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Old 03-30-2019, 09:23 PM   #1
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Linux Mint 19 Terminal Trouble and Screen Saver Snafu :(


Hi Forum:

I just installed Linux Mint 19 x64, which was a snap .

After that, though, the road got quickly a bit bumpy .

1) After setting up the Desktop I tried to install a second browser (like e.g. Vivaldi, Opera, etc.).

Finding the command lines for the Terminal online was equally easy. However, after clicking 'Edit' and 'Paste' to enter the command lines in the Terminal (of course, one at a time only), e.g. URL=https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable, and pressing enter, nothing happened.

That is, the Terminal always repeated the same line, no matter what I did: john@john-HP-Compaq-8000-Elite-CMT-PC:~$. And after entering my password I only got: ***: command not found .

Would perhaps reinstalling Linux fix the problem?

2) Also, how can I set up a screen saver that allows me to use my own pictures? All I found in 'Preferences' and the 'Software Manager' and by Googling was more or less confusing...

Any help with these two issues would be greatly appreciated .

Thanks so much.

John aka LinuxDude319
 
Old 03-31-2019, 03:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ, LinuxDude319.

No, no need to reinstall Linux.

Let's just cover the first issue. Where are the online instructions that you are following to try and install Vivaldi?
 
Old 03-31-2019, 06:13 PM   #3
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Hi Hydrurga:

Many thanks for your reply and glad to hear that reinstalling Linux Mint 19 won't be necessary.

Anyway, these are the online instructions I followed when I tried to install Vivaldi, Linux Mint 19: Install Vivaldi for Web Browser.

Many thanks.

John aka
 
Old 03-31-2019, 06:16 PM   #4
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I may not be around when you get back on. So, generally in Linux when you want to install a package you look in the distro's repositories (Software Manager in Mint will show you many of the packages available there). If the software you want isn't there then I personally then check the software's web page for downloads and instructions on how to install it.

In this case, you don't need to use the command line at all to install Vivaldi. If you go to https://vivaldi.com/download/ and download the relevant package (which should be Vivaldi 2.4 64-bit Deb in your case), then double-click on the downloaded package using your file manager, the package should not only install, but in this case Vivaldi will also add its repository to your system so that it will be easy to keep it updated. For info, if you're also going to be installing them, Chrome and Opera also work in this way.

Give that a go and see how you get on.
 
Old 03-31-2019, 07:02 PM   #5
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The "john@..." line is simply a prompt. One reason never to accept the computer name it suggests during install ...
It is simply waiting for you to enter a valid command. And what is a valid command depends on what is installed - what distro, what desktop, what tools, ...
But URL=... sure ain't going to be a valid command - but it can be a parameter to say "wget"; that should all be covered in whatever instructions you were following as mentioned above.
As for the screensaver issue, if you are using Cinnamon desktop, it seems it was significantly pared down deliberately by the devs. A quick search found this
 
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You can download a .deb for vivaldi and chrome and it'll auto open the file and install it
 
Old 04-01-2019, 07:08 PM   #7
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Hi Hydrurga and Syg00:

Thanks a lot for your replies.

Thanks to your advice, Hydrurga, installing Vivaldi was real easy and went without a hitch.

And when I installed Clipgrab and qBittorrent using the Terminal things went just as smooth. Also, no more Terminal trouble.

The next time I need to reinstall Linux I'll make sure I pick a less zany computer name than the suggested one.

Anyways, there are a few additional issues I hope you'll perhaps be able to help me with.

1) In the Terminal, how can I switch to root (today this came up and I had no clue)
2) I unsuccessfully tried several times to install XDM, FlareGet and DamnVid to be able to download audio (for which I need XDM) and to have alternatives to ClipGrab. Nothing worked though, neither with Terminal command lines starting with sudo, tar nor rpm - aargh.
3) Is it possible with qBittorrent to download into a partition that's not Linux (my home partition isn't large enough for lots of downloads)
4) Last, but not least a friend of mine would like to know what software she'll need for video conferencing (in addition to obviously a camera and a headset or mic).

Helpful feedback on any of these issues would be fantastic!

Thanks so much.

LinuxDude319 aka John
 
Old 04-01-2019, 07:10 PM   #8
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Hi Hydrurga, Syg00 and Germany Chris:

Thanks a lot for your replies.

Thanks to your advice, Hydrurga, installing Vivaldi was real easy and went without a hitch.

And when I installed Clipgrab and qBittorrent using the Terminal things went just as smooth. Also, no more Terminal trouble.

The next time I need to reinstall Linux I'll make sure I pick a less zany computer name than the suggested one.

Anyways, there are a few additional issues I hope you'll perhaps be able to help me with.

1) In the Terminal, how can I switch to root (today this came up and I had no clue)
2) I unsuccessfully tried several times to install XDM, FlareGet and DamnVid to be able to download audio (for which I need XDM) and to have alternatives to ClipGrab. Nothing worked though, neither with Terminal command lines starting with sudo, tar nor rpm - aargh.
3) Is it possible with qBittorrent to download into a partition that's not Linux (my home partition isn't large enough for lots of downloads)
4) Last, but not least a friend of mine would like to know what software she'll need for video conferencing (in addition to obviously a camera and a headset or mic).

Helpful feedback on any of these issues would be fantastic!

Thanks so much.

LinuxDude319 aka John
 
Old 04-02-2019, 02:02 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by LinuxDude319 View Post
1) In the Terminal, how can I switch to root (today this came up and I had no clue)
where did this come up?
usually, one would prepend 'sudo' to the command in question.

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2) I unsuccessfully tried several times to install XDM, FlareGet and DamnVid to be able to download audio (for which I need XDM) and to have alternatives to ClipGrab. Nothing worked though, neither with Terminal command lines starting with sudo, tar nor rpm - aargh.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
i think you assume too much about us knowing all these softwares.
what are you trying to achieve?

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3) Is it possible with qBittorrent to download into a partition that's not Linux (my home partition isn't large enough for lots of downloads)
If that partition is mounted, yes.
many linux users dual boot with windows and have a separate data partition that can be read by both.

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4) Last, but not least a friend of mine would like to know what software she'll need for video conferencing (in addition to obviously a camera and a headset or mic).
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ght=video+year
 
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Old 04-05-2019, 02:02 PM   #11
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Hi Ondoho:

Many thanks for your reply and my apologies for assuming too much.

As for the software I mentioned and failed to give more details about their function . Xtreme Download Manager (XDM) is really fast and downloads both video and audio. The same goes for DamnVid and FlareGet, though I'm not sure that they also do audio.

I think the problem with not being able to install these three programs was that I was trying to do it with older versions and a download sites that had changed. Applying this 'theory', i.e. modifying the Terminal commands where necessary, I was able to install XDM, FlareGet and DamnVid quite easily.

As for downloading YouTube contents and torrents into 'non-Linux' partitions, which in my case are an internal and an external hard drive are mounted. Still, when I go into qBittorrent's preferences I can't select only a download path within the Linux system.

So, how can I create a separate data partition that can be read by both? I found this Ubuntu article, How to create a shared partition between Ubuntu and Windows. At first glance it looks a bit involved...?!

Thanks also for the Skype and Wire tips with regards to video conferencing. I'll pass this on to my friend.

Many thanks again.

John aka LinuxDude
 
Old 04-05-2019, 02:12 PM   #12
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As for the software I mentioned and failed to give more details about their function . Xtreme Download Manager (XDM) is really fast and downloads both video and audio. The same goes for DamnVid and FlareGet, though I'm not sure that they also do audio.
sounds like you really want youtube-dl. does much more than just youtube. integrates with mpv, the best video/media player for linux. graphical frontends exist.

beyond that, didn't you say you already have a windows partition that you can access through your filemanager?
please open a terminal and enter
Code:
mount
and show us that output, all of it.
please use code tags for code, like i just did.
 
Old 04-05-2019, 07:29 PM   #13
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Hi Ondoho:

Thanks for your reply and the youtube-dl tip.

Actually, I can access ALL Windows partitions plus obviously the external HDDs through the Linux Filemanager. I just can't do that with qBittorrent or for example access music files on a Windows partition with the Linux Media Player. To listen to that music I have to go to that partition, click on the music file I want to listen to, then click on Open with and select the player I want.

Anyways, here's what the Terminal spat out :

john@Workstation:~$ mount
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,size=2984832k,nr_inodes=746208,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,gid=5,mode=620,ptmxmode=000)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,noexec,relatime,size=603416k,mode=755)
/dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,data=ordered)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
tmpfs on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,size=5120k)
tmpfs on /sys/fs/cgroup type tmpfs (ro,nosuid,nodev,noexec,mode=755)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/unified type cgroup2 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,nsdelegate)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/systemd type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,xattr,name=systemd)
pstore on /sys/fs/pstore type pstore (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/perf_event type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,perf_event)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/net_cls,net_prio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,net_cls,net_prio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/pids type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,pids)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/blkio type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,blkio)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/devices type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,devices)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpuset type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpuset)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/cpu,cpuacct type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,cpu,cpuacct)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/memory type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,memory)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/hugetlb type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,hugetlb)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/rdma type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,rdma)
cgroup on /sys/fs/cgroup/freezer type cgroup (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,freezer)
systemd-1 on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type autofs (rw,relatime,fd=27,pgrp=1,timeout=0,minproto=5,maxproto=5,direct,pipe_ino=14176)
mqueue on /dev/mqueue type mqueue (rw,relatime)
hugetlbfs on /dev/hugepages type hugetlbfs (rw,relatime,pagesize=2M)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
tracefs on /sys/kernel/debug/tracing type tracefs (rw,relatime)
configfs on /sys/kernel/config type configfs (rw,relatime)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw,relatime)
/dev/sda6 on /home type ext4 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)
tmpfs on /run/user/1000 type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,size=603412k,mode=700,uid=1000,gid=1000)
gvfsd-fuse on /run/user/1000/gvfs type fuse.gvfsd-fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=1000,group_id=1000)
/dev/sde1 on /media/john/ECC23BA3C23B7146 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096)
/dev/sdg1 on /media/john/Intenso type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper= udisks2)
/dev/sdh1 on /media/john/Movies 3 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper= udisks2)
/dev/sda2 on /media/john/Movies 4 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper= udisks2)
/dev/sdb2 on /media/john/Data 2 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper= udisks2)
/dev/sdc1 on /media/john/Movies 5 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper= udisks2)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/john/Movies 1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper= udisks2)
/dev/sda1 on /media/john/Windoze type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper= udisks2)

Many thanks again.

John

P.S. If you were referring to the Terminal output I don't think there's any code like you used for youtube-dl?!
 
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/dev/sdg1 on /media/john/Intenso type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdh1 on /media/john/Movies 3 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sda2 on /media/john/Movies 4 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdb2 on /media/john/Data 2 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdc1 on /media/john/Movies 5 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sdb1 on /media/john/Movies 1 type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
/dev/sda1 on /media/john/Windoze type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096,uhelper=udisks2)
i put part of your output in CODE blocks.
my signature tells you how to do that yourself from now on.

the last seven partitions are mounted "type fuseblk" and are most likely NTFS partitions. from e.g. qbittorrent, can you navigate to one of these paths (that is the second path, /media/john/...) and tell it to store downloads there?

btw, if you don't understand some of the terms used here feel free to employ your favorite search engine. queries like "linux ntfs partition" or "linux what is fuseblk" should give enlightening results.
 
Old 04-07-2019, 11:20 AM   #15
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Hi Ondoho:

Many thanks for your reply.

I wasn't able to navigate to the HDD where I want to download torrents. However, in the download settings of qBittorrent I was able to manually change the path from john/... to media/john/ and was then able to navigate to the desired hard drive to have the downloads stored there .

So, thanks so much for helping me solve this torrential riddle .

John
 
  


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