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Software & Applications / Display background color
« on: February 05, 2020, 03:08:18 pm »
I'm not sure how to describe this so I'm linking a picture.  Due to the way the background is highlighting I can't read the text.  I haven't a clue where to correct this?


Advanced Topics / database lock file contains a pid
« on: December 27, 2018, 06:59:44 am »
Just installed Peppermint 9 on a old Dell laptop. Installation went fine.  I installed Darktable via the software GUI not terminal. Then when trying to run it I got something like;

... database lock file contains a pid that seems to be alive in your system

So then I go looking for answers on the Internet.  Unfortunately I don't understand how to navigate the directory structure in Linux and I even tried reading about that as well. I came from the Windows world (as far back as the late 80's, DOS era).  I understand what a 'path' is but I haven't a clue how to navigate to the proper directory to delete the locked files (nor where they reside).  I have worked in terminal a little in Xubuntu on another machine so that's not completely new to me. Is it possible to get root privileges in the GUI interface and navigate to the files I need to delete? If not  then how (like precisely) do I accomplish this? I tried using the sudo command in terminal but without success thinking that would let me find the proper directory for the locked files. I'm pretty sure I need root privileges but even then I'm probably not savvy enough to find the locked files. Hopefully this makes sense and you realized I'm new to Linux.

Cheers ....

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