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how do i switch from dual boot to single boot?

how do i switch from dual boot to single boot?:

i have Pop!_OS and Manjaro installed on my SSD. i used pop, then decided to try Manjaro. now i want to only use Manjaro, but i installed it as a dual boot system, and is there any way that i can switch to only using Manjaro instead of having 2 partitions? thanks!

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Long time mint and Ubuntu user setting up dual…

Long time mint and Ubuntu user setting up dual boot:

I bought a used laptop with windows 10. I want to make it a dual boot. I love Linux mint but it is such a pain to upgrade is there something similar that isn’t so hard to upgrade?

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Stuck at this screen when trying to boot to kd…

Stuck at this screen when trying to boot to kde neon with kernel 5.2 or higher. Hp laptop with Amd ryzen 5 2500u:

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Screensaver won’t start after I awake my syste…

Screensaver won’t start after I awake my system from sleep in Manjaro i3:

I’m using i3 window manager with Manjaro and have the lines exec --no-startup-id xset s 600 and exec --no-startup-id xss-lock -- i3lock in my config file for my screensaver. After I boot up it will work perfectly if I am not doing anything for 10 minutes. Eventually I will execute systemctl suspend to put my computer to sleep. Once I awake it, my screen will be on for over 10 minutes without the screensaver ever starting. What should I do to figure out how to get my screensaver to persist after I awake my computer from sleeping? Thanks.

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According to terminal Ubuntu installed in uefi…

According to terminal Ubuntu installed in uefi mode however it only boots when legacy support is on in the bios. When legacy support is off it goes to windows repair which then deletes the Ubuntu partition which I have to reinstall.:

I have tried many things like deleting the windows bootloader running boot repair and formatting the boot partition but there seems to be some sort of built in mechanism to override everything unless legacy support is on. When I boot up and run the command to check it shows efi as a result and not bios.

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how to save ssh sessions on a Linux terminal?

how to save ssh sessions on a Linux terminal?:

Hi,

I read that putty client on windows can save ssh sessions for later reuse. What’s the best approach to save ssh sessions from a Linux terminal? Thanks

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Steam Games Not Launching – Linux Mint Cinnamo…

Steam Games Not Launching – Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.1:

Okay, I’ve recently decided to dual-boot my old laptop with the above-mentioned distro of Linux Mint with the express purpose of playing some (linux compatible) Steam games (the hardware I’m using is so poor that Windows 10 is hogging the vast majority of resources). Steam appears to have installed perfectly fine, but I’m running into issues getting other games to run despite them being listed in Steam to work with Linux+SteamOS (Sunless Sea, Faeria), . I have a few titles that will launch no problem (CrossCode, Dex, Bleed 2, for instance). However, I have several that will not launch at all (the “Preparing to Launch…” pop-up will show and the screen will blink black for an instant, but then nothing happens).

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How do I fix my os-prober?

How do I fix my os-prober?:

Hi,

Yesterday I asked about why my computer was restarting when running dpkg reconfigure, and didn’t get a very helpful response.

I determined that I needed to disable the GRUB os-prober, so I went into /etc/default/grub and added the line “GRUB_DISABLE_OS_PROBER=true”, and that fixed everything. However, I feel like the os-prober should be operational (it runs by default, so it must be there for a reason), so although my computer functions without it, could anyone talk me through how to repair it?

Thanks!

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How to check if my RAM is running in Dual Chan…

How to check if my RAM is running in Dual Channel?:

I upgraded my laptops RAM memory from 8 to 16gb by adding 2nd stick of 8GB with the same model number as 1st. There doesn’t seem to be information in BIOS(UEFI) that tells me that I am in DC mode. I checked on Windows with CPU-Z and it does state I am in DC.

My question is: is there a way to check if my memory is in Dual Channel on GNU/Linux? I am running Pop!_os(Ubuntu based distro).

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How do I compare contents of two directories a…

How do I compare contents of two directories and automatically update conflicting files and remove no longer existing files?:

Bonus if I can also either ignore 3 already existing folders

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