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by Minterator
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: trying to back up personal folders to usb drive {SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: trying to back up personal folders to usb drive

thank you...the drive seems to be mounted according to sudo lsblk...back-in-time won't accept my configuration...just tried again and it did! YAY! I'm so bloody ignorant of this that I don't know what i did/did not do, to make it work...but thank you kindly for the support, it's another little step...
by Minterator
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: How to Determine Meltdown & Spectre Vulnerability

$ sudo ~/Downloads/spectre-meltdown-checker-master/spectre-meltdown-checker.sh Spectre and Meltdown mitigation detection tool v0.31 Checking for vulnerabilities against running kernel Linux 4.11.12-041112-generic #201707210350 SMP Fri Jul 21 07:53:15 UTC 2017 x86_64 CPU is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 ...
by Minterator
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: trying to back up personal folders to usb drive {SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: trying to back up personal folders to usb drive

Could be that the backup drive is not mounted or not mounted where you think it is. Find out with this command sudo lsblk Command to backup your user folders should be something like rsync -a --delete /home/$USER /media/$USER/backup Use double quotes if the path contains spaces, "/home/$USER" "/medi...
by Minterator
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to synchronize 2 computers on Local Network
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: How to synchronize 2 computers on Local Network

I can't get rsync to work. Trying to copy contents from /Downloads folder on my laptop to my Desktop machine (192.168.1.2). Here is the command I'm using on the laptop: rsync -avz Downloads/ root@192.168.1.2:/home/larry/Downloads Both machines have rsync installed. Here is what I get when I run it:...
by Minterator
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: new tabs on firefox
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: new tabs on firefox

Firefox has a setting named browser.link.open_newwindow with a default value of 3, change it to 1 or 2 to control how FF opens links.
by Minterator
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?
Replies: 19
Views: 482

Re: How can one block unwanted updates from the main repository?

In Update Manager you can set unwanted packages on ignore. When they come up for update, right-click, select Ignore, and they will never update again. Mine includes Firefox and Skypeforlinux.
by Minterator
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop does not auto-suspend
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Laptop does not auto-suspend

I found this here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AMD_Catalyst At the top it says in bold: "Catalyst packages are no longer offered in the official repositories. It is no longer updated by AMD and does not support the latest Xorg, s o installing an old Xorg is required ." A new X.Org X server ...
by Minterator
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problem Intel graphics
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Problem Intel graphics

After updating to the latest kernel (4.4.0-109) my Intel graphics unit (SkyLake Integrated Graphics (8086:1912) rev. 06) makes trouble. The desktop flickers. Loading an older kernel (3.19.0.-32) solves the problem. I am using Mint 17.3 Cinnamon, 64 bit. The system is actually updated (sudo apt-get ...
by Minterator
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop does not auto-suspend
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Laptop does not auto-suspend

But after x minutes of inactivity it does NOT auto-suspend. It just blanks the screen and may log me out. Have you already checked your power settings? Are they configured properly? Yeah, auto-suspend is set to x minutes for both AC & battery power. $ inxi -F System: Host: A8 Kernel: 4.2.0-42-gener...
by Minterator
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop does not auto-suspend
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Laptop does not auto-suspend

If I click on the Suspend button, it goes to sleep just fine. But after x minutes of inactivity it does NOT auto-suspend. It just blanks the screen and may log me out.

I have both LM 17.3 and 18.3 installed and neither OS will auto-suspend. Auto-suspend used to work before, any ideas?
by Minterator
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype 8.13.0.2
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: Skype 8.13.0.2

Right, the new version doesn't work at all. I downloaded & installed Skype version 8.11.0.4 (skypeforlinux-64.deb) which works. As soon as Update Manager offered to install the update, I put Skype on ignore.
by Minterator
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 205
Views: 19202

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

Thank you. So no patches will be installed automatically by Update Manager? i.e. one has to manually install the kernel you specified above?

If one does not wish to install patches for the time being, they don't have to do anything?
by Minterator
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 565
Views: 22267

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

What about virtual machines? Will a Windows 10 running in VirtualBox download patches? Does a guest OS even have direct access to the host's kernel memory?
by Minterator
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint installation on HP Spectre x360 is a dream!
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Mint installation on HP Spectre x360 is a dream!

I have my eye on that one too, except the Ryzen version for obvious reasons -- HP ENVY x360 15z

Is the keyboard backlit?
by Minterator
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)
Replies: 565
Views: 22267

Re: ATTN!...Intel CPU owners (Spectre & Meltdown flaws)

This is the topic of the decade, it really belongs in "Releases & Announcements"
by Minterator
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Driver for Radeon HD 4000 Series
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Driver for Radeon HD 4000 Series

Here's what I get in 18.3 without any proprietary driver. $ /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD ARUBA (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.10.0-42-generic, LLVM 4.0.0) OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Not software rendered: yes Not blacklisted: ...
by Minterator
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Theme colour tab disappeared in 18.3
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: Theme colour tab disappeared in 18.3

The only thing I haven’t figured out yet is how to set the ToolTip color. Tooltips (pale yellow color): gtk-3.0 > gtk.css - @define-color tooltip_bg_color: #F5F5B5; #ced8e1; gtk-3.0 > settings.ini - ntooltip_bg_color:#F5F5B5 gtk-2.0 > gtkrc - ntooltip_bg_color:#FBEAA0 Thank you, I already tried tha...
by Minterator
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Non Paypal donations!
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Non Paypal donations!

austin.Texas Ho - no political issues but unauthorised transactions which according to my contacts with the two different banks involved was originated in that service. I cannot say that their assertions are true of course but I have taken the option of not using that particular service provider. A...
by Minterator
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Theme colour tab disappeared in 18.3
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: Theme colour tab disappeared in 18.3

... To test my c-6 theme for binary executables run: find ~/.themes/c-6/ -type f -executable -exec file -i '{}' \; | grep 'x-executable; charset=binary' Also, you can configure most colors by editing "~/.themes/c-6/metacity-1/metacity-theme-2.xml" But if one uses the file command, gtk.gresource is ...

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