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kleinbl00  ·  313 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 22, 2020

FOSS can lick my nuts.

At 8am I decided to install Brave on my linux VM on the least-used PC to play games. 4 1/2 hours later and I'm up from VMWare 12 to VMWare 15, have upgraded Mint from 16 to 17, have lost copy-paste, have gained audio, am unable to find "the universe" and am currently binning the whole f'n Mint distro and attempting to do a clean install of Ubuntu 18.

Windows or Mac I could have clobbered in the head and rebuilt three times over by now.

user-inactivated  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    sudo add-apt-repository universe

You may now paste that one bash.org quote.

kleinbl00  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

LOL hell that might have worked. As it is, Ubuntu didn't give me the same errors.

Now if you can get my copy-paste working...

user-inactivated  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Is it copying and pasting into and out of the VM that you're having an issue with? I'm not that familiar with vmware, but there will have to be something like Virtual Box's Guest Additions to make that work. Google tells me that the something is called VMware Tools.

kleinbl00  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah that's a program that effectively never works. "have you updated VMTools?" "of course I've updated goddamn VMTools." "On the host and the guest?" "Yes of course on the host and the guest." "and you've tried uninstalling and reinstalling?" "Yes I have followed the only three available steps anywhere on the Internet and no it has not fixed the problem."