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General Discussion / Re: Script to start GNC
« on: June 28, 2020, 01:37:37 pm »
Thanks for your reply, Kasey00.

I don't understand where I'm trying to convert a string to either upper or lower case.

Bruce

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New Users / Re: Blank screen on wakeup
« on: June 28, 2020, 01:30:38 pm »
Thanks, Murraymint.  That contains a lot of reading.  And I do want to understand it before I under take the installation.

Unless another solution shows up.

Bruce

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New Users / Blank screen on wakeup
« on: June 27, 2020, 02:46:24 pm »
I've several posts on this issue but couldn't find any thing recent/relevant.  inxi:
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I have the screen blank when I close the lid under power.  Nothing seems to wake it up and have to do a hard power off.  Same thing if I have it go to sleep via the start menu.
I ran nvidea-settings with the following message:
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Then I googled nvidea and downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.137.run.  On checking it out, it is a shell script.  I set permissions to allow it to run in terminal and executed it.  After some checking, it said that x server was running and I needed exit it.  So in terminal, I typed 'init 2' which gave a black screen with a cursor.  Another Power off!
I also tried one of the alternate grub selections but still got the gui.
Tried logging in on the cli login, it showed what I had typed and went into the gui.

How do I exit x server?

Bruce

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General Discussion / Script to start GNC
« on: June 26, 2020, 01:15:56 pm »
I'm running flatpak on Pepermint
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Since GNC now wants to put some files in the directory where I started it (via a soft-link), I'm attempting to write a script to start GNC.  I did a lot of .bat files in DOS (back before they added some switches) and am having trouble converting to Bash
Here is what I've got so far with annotations:
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If any one has any help for this, I would be very appreciative.   I have googled bash commands.  I did note that find will locate my data file but it also lists the log files, etc.

Bruce

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New Users / Automount
« on: June 24, 2020, 06:52:35 pm »
I attempted to follow the instructions in the official tutorials - the link didn't work!
However, I typed volman into software manager and loaded it from there.
Now, see if it works...
Bruce

Yes!  It works! :D

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: rem in terminal
« on: June 21, 2020, 11:28:15 am »
Thanks, Slim.
I knew that but forgot (Old Timers Disease?)
Bruce

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GNU/Linux Discussion / rem in terminal (SOLVED)
« on: June 20, 2020, 07:39:25 pm »
OK!  I quit using DOS CLI a long time ago, when they started adding single letters.  But, I'm having trouble converting some of the concepts to Linux.  I've type a long command but realized that I didn't want to execute it.  (In this case, because the download stopped at the halfway point.)  So, rather that doing a lot of back spaces to erase the line, I put rem in front
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Hopefully, there is a way to do what I intended.

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Hi there.
I also have an HP15.  Like you, I tried installing PM beside Windows and, like you, It would boot straight to Windows.  I've forgotten, now, what I did but, by jumping through some hoops, I was able to get into PM.
Then, Windows started acting flakier than it used to. so I wound up using the whole drive for PM.  For  some strange reason, this computer is more responsive (faster) than it ever was.  And I've not missed Windows changing my settings every time it updated.
I would like to do the same at work but qlabels will not do 1 job that I need frequently and have to use Avery Print in Windows.
Wait a minute! Avery has now gone to use their Design and Print online.  I'll have to try that.
Sorry! Just thinking on the keyboard, as usual.
Bruce

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: square brackets
« on: May 31, 2020, 09:32:00 am »
I don't know about your machine but on mine, the square brackets indicate windows that have been minimized.  To get rid of the brackets, just restore the window.
hth.
Bruce

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New Users / Re: first try at peppermint-10
« on: May 31, 2020, 07:46:19 am »
Thanks, Fritz.  Your instructions worked like a charm.
Bruce

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New Users / Re: first try at peppermint-10
« on: May 25, 2020, 08:39:24 am »
Where might one find this package?
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bruce@Acer-Aspire ~ $ sudo apt-get install grub-customizer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package grub-customizer
Bruce

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New Users / Re: Have to go to BIOS to start Peppermint
« on: May 06, 2020, 02:10:14 pm »
I decided that everything I wanted to do, I could do in Peppermint.  So, I erased the drive and loaded Peppermint.
First, I tried allocating partitions but it kept complaining that one was too small.  Since it wouldn't suggest a size, I started over letting do its own thing.  Wound up with 4 partitions.  I changed one to swap and, eventually, will figure out how to add a data folder to another.  And installed wine-stable for the few (very few) windows programs I still want to use.
Thank you all for your help, suggestions and encouragement.
Bruce

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New Users / Re: Installing wine
« on: May 05, 2020, 02:58:21 pm »
No.  I hadn't done anything wrong.  Just hadn't rebooted.  It is now able to play games I had carried from Win97.  Now to locate a program from either Win95 or Win3.1 era and see if it will run.  It hadn't years ago when I tried wine.
Bruce

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New Users / Re: Have to go to BIOS to start Peppermint
« on: May 05, 2020, 02:53:22 pm »
IIRC, I ran
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sudo grub-install /dev/sdaFor a moment there, I thought it might have been hda but I had already posted
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I'll probably wipe Windows (tomorrow) as this one is getting pretty flaky.
Should I reinstall from a CD or should I also delete the repair partitions?  That'll give a lot more disk space.
Bruce

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New Users / Re: Have to go to BIOS to start Peppermint
« on: May 05, 2020, 02:13:21 pm »
You understand correctly, Slim,  I do not see a grub menu.  And I do appreciate your assistance with this.
It amazes me as the three previous machines that I installed came up with the grub menu.  One was Windows Vista, another was Windows 10  Home (like this one) and the third has Windows 10 Pro.
One of my issues with grub is that Windows is at the bottom of the list.  Years ago, I had a brief experience with grub and, AIUI, there was a file that I could move one entry closer to the top.  I'm not finding it.
Perhaps lilo is available?
Thanks again, Slim and, hopefully someone can chip in with some more ideas.
Bruce

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