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by trope
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to Remap keys?
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: How to Remap keys?

You can modify the file keypad . By default first part of the file (lines 1-23) is used to map the keypad. Swap values KP_0 - KP_9 . After saving the file run this command in terminal and restart the computer: sudo dpkg-reconfigure xkb-data For lines 1-23, why are there 2 values for each key? Eg fo...
by trope
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to Remap keys?
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: How to Remap keys?

Apart from messing with someone else's head what is the actual purpose of doing this? :? I have an application that I use those 6 keys extremely frequently, but it's very awkward right now to press them because the 0 is the large button on the bottom left of the keypad and 5 is in the middle, so I'...
by trope
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to Remap keys?
Replies: 5
Views: 161

[SOLVED] How to Remap keys?

I would like to remap the keypad keys "4 5 6 1 2 3" to be instead "0 1 2 3 4 5", either globally or for a particular application. I have not found any simple instructions on how to do it. I tried looking in Keyboard settings. I am using Mint 20, MATE. Generic-105 key PC. Can I modify the file "keypa...
by trope
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: GNOME Maps offline
Replies: 1
Views: 66

GNOME Maps offline

I would like to use GNOME Maps (3.36.1) for Mint 20. I installed it through the package manager but get the error message: Maps is offline! Maps need an active internet connection to function properly, but one can't be found. Check your connection and proxy settings. I am online and able to use the ...
by trope
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Backing up Virtual Machines
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Backing up Virtual Machines

ajgringo619 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:52 pm
What exactly are you trying to backup - important data or the whole machine?
The whole machine. Important data I have in a shared folder.
by trope
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Backing up Virtual Machines
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Backing up Virtual Machines

Any recommendations for how to back up virtual machines? Since each one is 10s of GBs, I would ideally want a differential backup, but AFAIK most linux software would recognize even a small difference in a 50 GB file as an entirely new file and thus be wasteful in backups, even in incremental mode? ...
by trope
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Defend my Computer from Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 423

How to Defend my Computer from Windows?

I've had a laptop for a couple years that is multi-boot including Windows 10 (which came with it) and Mint. I came across this scary thread https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=270547 that describes Windows 10 updates overwriting other partitions. I rarely use Windows but I'd like to ke...
by trope
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Copy Timeshift to an External Hard Drive
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: How to Copy Timeshift to an External Hard Drive

try copying the contents like you wanted to with the file manager with rsync instead. It's what Timeshift uses as backend for non-btrfs volumes anyway. The below will preserve any symlinks and file permissions. It will also display some transfer information while in progress. sudo rsync -aHAXS --in...
by trope
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Copy Timeshift to an External Hard Drive
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: How to Copy Timeshift to an External Hard Drive

FWIW, I maintain a set of shadow snapshots on flash drive, but prefer to run Timeshift separately for those. My reason is that I've noticed several threads where difficulty restoring seemed to be caused by an error in the snapshots themselves. My way, the shadow snapshots are independent. I don't t...
by trope
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Copy Timeshift to an External Hard Drive
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: How to Copy Timeshift to an External Hard Drive

I have TimeShift setup to always store its' backups on an external drive. just plug in the extUSB drive and then make your timeshift backups. So you are making manual timeshift backups? Is it okay to use the OS normally while the timeshift snapshot is in progress? I am not sure if timeshift schedul...
by trope
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Copy Timeshift to an External Hard Drive
Replies: 11
Views: 315

How to Copy Timeshift to an External Hard Drive

I have 4 timeshift snapshots, 2 each from different OSs. I want to copy the entire directory to an external HD. I made a 40 GB partition. I check the size of the timeshift directory in the terminal and it is 34G. However when I open Caja, right-click the timeshift directory, "Copy", and then "Paste"...
by trope
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Graphical bugs in some applications (including VS code)
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Re: Graphical bugs in some applications (including VS code)

If you were using 19.3 for a year before these things started happening, and it is not commonly reported as being associated with Mint, maybe it a problem with your computer?
by trope
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to Change Timeshift Location for 2 OSs
Replies: 1
Views: 62

[SOLVED] How to Change Timeshift Location for 2 OSs

I have 2 partitions for Mint 19 and Mint 20 and a 3rd partition that is for data, and shared by both. Timeshift on Mint 19 is stored on the /data partition. In Mint 20 when I try to run the Timeshift wizard, it does not give me the option of specifying where to store timeshift files, and specificall...
by trope
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No Sound when Log out and Log in - Mint 20
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: No Sound when Log out and Log in - Mint 20

Okay, in the terminal enter xed admin:///etcpulse/default.pa and when the file opens add this line to the bottom: set-sink-port alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo analog-output-headphones Save and close the file, ignore any warnings in the terminal, then reboot and it should behave from now...
by trope
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No Sound when Log out and Log in - Mint 20
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: No Sound when Log out and Log in - Mint 20

Is there way to program Mint 20 to recognize that it should be on "Headphones" for my speakers to work? Yes there is. To give you the proper command, I'll need to see the output of pacmd list-sinks . Working sound or not doesn't matter, I just need to see what's in the name: field. with sound worki...
by trope
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No Sound when Log out and Log in - Mint 20
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: No Sound when Log out and Log in - Mint 20

I ran that command 3 times: when initially logged into Mint20 after start-up - no sound after unplugging and plugging in speakers into the headphone jack - sound working logging out and logging back into Mint20 - no sound The differences I found: between the 2 with no sound: diff 15c15 < current lat...
by trope
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mount LUKS drive at user login
Replies: 3
Views: 485

[SOLVED] Re: mount LUKS drive at user login

I figured out how to do it. Followed the instructions at: https://averagelinuxuser.com/auto-mount-encrypted-partitions-at-boot/ Basically modify the file /etc/crypttab to be: name_of_encrypted partition /dev/disk/by-uuid/ UUID_of_encrypted_partition none luks and add the following line to /etc/fstab...
by trope
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to install chromium in linux mint 20
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: how to install chromium in linux mint 20

Brave browser is based off chromium, I installed it without an issue using the instructions on the Brave website, might be another option.
by trope
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No Sound when Log out and Log in - Mint 20
Replies: 7
Views: 209

[SOLVED] No Sound when Log out and Log in - Mint 20

I have external speakers that are plugged into my laptop's headphone jack. In Mint 20, when I log out and then log back in, there is no sound. I have to physically unplug and re-plug in the headphone jack. But in Mint 19 (which I have also), it does not have this issue. The sound continues to work i...

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