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Thanks, I had a spine injury and am still on medication after about 10 years. (eventually had spinal fusion) That, and a previous accident in work (hit on the head with a 25 pound bottle jack) made my memory pretty bad for everything and learning new stuff incredibly difficult. I used to teach and could remember most names of class within a few days (about 32 per class) Although the head injury seemed pretty minor, a doctor asking me if I though I needed an MRI was way out of line in my opinion (Florida has the absolute worst working laws in the USA favoring employers above workers at all costs) What really pisses me off though, I managed to ride motorcycles for over 40 years without any major incidents (including a couple of years doing motocross) I had way worse accidents due to students screwing something up in 10 years of teaching at a trade school.
I agree with you 100% about this community it is the best one I’ve seen, I wish I had joined sooner but really thought it was for professional programmers. I tried some programming around 1980, Sinclair ZX80, cassette tape and all. Took days to do the simplest things so I gave up on it.

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That’s impressive. I am self taught but I started on motorcycles at 11 yrs old, tried getting a psychology degree once but ended up living with the (female) lecturer ;o) She was a member of MENSA (IQ 168) Never met anyone so dumb about the real world though.
Always been bad at math but learned what I needed to do various calculations when tuning. Simple enough stuff that doesn’t need differential equations or calculus. I used to be an exceptional ‘forensic mechanic’ able to understand how things got broken and the cause just by looking at stuff, kind of idiot savant mental picture of working mechanisms even from 2D line drawings, wear patterns or crystalline patterns

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I have a friend I met online through motorcycle forum who has been trying to get me into Ham radio for several years. I forget his call sign though? He’s in Washington state

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I should have actually set this as the solution but got carried away when it worked.

are you able to change the solution. if not, i should be able to.

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I haven’t actually tried yet, maybe both are solutions, different terminal plus don’t mess with broken one? ;o)

well the system only accepts one official “solution” so if there is one you think would be more helpful to a user in a similar situation to the one you were in when you posted, i think that would be a good one to mark. additionally you could maybe append your initial post with the second solution :slight_smile:

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Goodness, am sorry to hear that, you must be exceptional person. I do firmly believe in Plasticity of the Brain, having seen it over the years, from a friend in a bad horse fall. He was a vegetable initially but within 10 years was walking talking and laughing plenty, but not fully normal. My Son just brought a 2011 Ktm 350 exc-f so if I am lucky may get a ride, friends at Mount Fox still do speedway and trail bike riding, Rob my mate is 4 months older than me, we are 71 years old Rob beat me by 4 months on to the Planet lol. I have has some nasty horse falls and car accidents but managed to come off scot-free always managed to stay one step ahead, 3 years ago had a aggressive malignant melanoma, seem to have come away scot-free from that also lol, the American workers, I shudder, poor people. Well I better mention my love of LInux Mint, my first pc was one some one had thrown out I soldered a tiny track the the button battery had leaked and eaten through, and got it going, that did wonders for my confidence into the technology age, lol, it was 3.1 i think, then 95, then I think 98 then xp then 7 after that it was Linux I think MATE was the first one I had, I could not believe it was free and you could put it on any machine you liked, lol. since then I have done the flirtation with Ubuntu Debian and a couple of other distros, basically all the same, the terminal commands seemed to all be the same. I have completely buggered a couple lol, the terminal can be fun but also rather destructive lol. Thanks for you reply 1crazypj, really nice to meet you.

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cordx also came up with a solution after I found Guake terminal worked, don’t mess with original and use what works. I’m good with that

I’ll wait until 19.10 comes out give it a few weeks to make sure nothing is ‘broken’ then get the latest update/upgrade

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Might be the best idea. I think it is due out at the end of the month if I remember this week’s newsletter from @abhishek You are using Ubuntu as you mentioned 19.10 which is a Ubuntu number. You’d have to wait a very long time for 19.10 in Mint, because it will never go that far and the next version is 19.3

Oop’s. Wasn’t paying enough attention. The next stable mint update.

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i realize it is a bit off-subject (hopefully @1crazypj won’t mind too terribly since a solution has already presented itself :slight_smile:), but is .3 about as high as mint release numbers get? just wondering since 18 will be supported for a while longer. really more of a trivia question curiosity than anything as distro naming/numbering conventions can be a bit tricky to pick up on.

That’s okay - it is easy to do. The current stable release in Mint is 19.2, 19.3 may be out at the end of the year as it usually follows a couple of months after the Ubuntu one - sometimes longer. At present the 18 series are supported until April 2021 and the 19 series until 2023 - Yes I know this is off topic, so I’ll give myself a smack hand for doing it. Oh and I couldn’t have done my previous edit correctly on this - have a nice day

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I don’t tend to worry about ‘off topic’ the way my mind works everything is just a continuation. 18 being supported until 2021 is OK with me. I don’t like sudden change :innocent:

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Oh but is my job not allow too far a stray :wink: so as long as it is not too far :wink: otherwise my OCD will click in :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

As long as it is just OS you’re talking about then if it ain’t broke don’t fix otherwise a change is as good as a rest :crazy_face:

LOL, Now I have a working terminal, I just open Guake because I can. .

Sorry for the real late reply, grandson has been hyperactive for the last month or so, I haven’t managed to check e-mails for days (weeks) at a time. He’s great fun though but playing ‘Christmas’ every day does get old (particularly at 3~5:00 am) Telling me your age gives me a lot more hope that I can get back to ‘playing with motorcycles’ when Jaxon grows out of his current state . He want’s to ‘help’ with everything but has attention span of less than 2 mins before he drags me off to do something else LOL

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Great stuff thanks,its good exercise lol i hope you all have a wonderful 2020 best wishes

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From the Desktop right click then choose open in terminal.

To make things ‘execute’ open file manager click on desktop. Single click on one entry.
Click on edit and choose preference under general check don’t ask questions on launch.