Category Archives: Mint

Read no longer pauses bash script when using a program launcher

Upgrading Linux Mint to Version 19.1 (Tessa) seems to have broken the ability of a read command at the end of a bash script to pause the script so leaving the terminal window open. Such scripts work correctly when run … Continue reading

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Missing Public Key for Wine with Mint 19.1 (Tessa)

After upgrading Linux Mint to Version 19.1 (Tessa), Update Manager displayed the error: Could not download all repository indexes; Failed to fetch https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/dists/bionic/InRelease The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 76F1A20FF987672F

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Changing the date/time format on the panel

By default, the clock/calendar display on the panel in Linux Mint 19 (Tara) takes a form such as 11:15. Short and sweet – but perhaps too much so. However, the format can be easily changed by right-clicking on the calendar, … Continue reading

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Could not download all repository indexes

Running Update Manager produced the error: Could not download all repository indexes Repository ‘https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable InRelease’ changed its ‘Origin’ value from ‘Opera Software ASA’ to ‘Opera Software AS’

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Disk mounting as read-only

My “DataDisk” is a dedicated partition that is used by both Linux and Windows 10 when either of the dual-booted operating systems is activated. Today, the data disk suddenly became read-only (ro) even though it is mounted as read-write (rw) … Continue reading

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Installing Adobe Cordova and Android Studio

I tried out Android Studio some time ago (see: Android Programming) but, since I don’t really know anything about Java, and even less about the architecture of Android apps, I found the program development process to be rather complex. Recently, … Continue reading

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Activating the scanner on a Brother DCP7020 multi-function laser printer

I recently did a clean install of Linux Mint onto my computer and installed the drivers for my Brother DCP7020 multi-function laser printer. The printer worked fine but attempting to run the scanner with Simple Scan produced the error “Failed … Continue reading

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