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by majpooper
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using Timeshift to backup /home/user - Bad idea ?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Using Timeshift to backup /home/user - Bad idea ?

Biggest problem is that when you restore the snapshot you will lose all new documents and all document edits since the date of that snapshot. Timeshift is designed on the premise you'll use something else for data. Options include rsync (in Terminal), Grsync, Back in Time and Lucky Backup. I use rs...
by majpooper
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: {SOLVED} Timeshift restore
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Timeshift restore

OK - I'll bite - the answer is yes based on everything I have read although never actually tested it myself. Thanks. What is similar program to backup your home directory? Is it back in time? Funny you ask - I just submitted a post asking why it is not recommended to use TS to backup the home dir -...
by majpooper
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using Timeshift to backup /home/user - Bad idea ?
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Using Timeshift to backup /home/user - Bad idea ?

From what I read and understand it is supposedly not considered a good idea to use TS to backup anything other than system files. But why? I have two external hard drives, on 1TB the other 3TB. After a fresh install of 19.2 Cinnamon with all the tweaks and added software I did a manual snapshot and ...
by majpooper
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: {SOLVED} Timeshift restore
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Timeshift restore

OK - I'll bite - the answer is yes based on everything I have read although never actually tested it myself.
by majpooper
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: The applet menu@cinnamon.org don't let me configure it
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: The applet menu@cinnamon.org don't let me configure it

Hello , after i updated Linux Mint , i have a problem , which is the applet called menu@cinnamon.org don't let me to configure it and if i intent remove it and put it back , cinnamon said this error: something has failed with the applet menu@cinnamon.org, tell the developer Could someone give me a ...
by majpooper
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon new features video
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon new features video

Very nicely done - just did a fresh install of 19.2 Cinnamon a few days ago and I am really impressed with the performance and polish. I thought 17.3 Cinnamon was about as good as it could get but 19.x Cinnamon I feel will be the best Mint version ever to date.
by majpooper
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux for my grandmother.
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: Linux for my grandmother.

It is relatively easy to configure Linux Mint for older or "non-computer savvy" people. I have done this for three such folks - several others I just installed LM and pretty much turned them loose although do support them now and again. For the first category (who I also support with TeamViewer when...
by majpooper
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Tor Browser for LMDE
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Tor Browser for LMDE

@majpooper something is changed since i can't do this either. but the solution is 1: rightclick and extract here 2: go inside the extracted folder tor-browser_en-US/Browser/ 3: double click on start-tor-browser 4: Tor will start and create an icon in the folder extracted in #1 THX trytip that works
by majpooper
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Tor Browser for LMDE
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Tor Browser for LMDE

you do not install Tor browser you download it, rightclick on it extract here then in the extracted folder click Tor Browser Setup which will become Tor Browser . when you want to run tor come back to this folder and open Tor Browser https://www.torproject.org/download/download This does not work f...
by majpooper
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved)PrivateTunnel Questions [openVPN]
Replies: 29
Views: 719

Re: PrivateTunnel Questions [openVPN]

Looks like you got the OP covered - yeah, I was surprised at PrivateTunnel's naming convention.

Since I have VoIP (unlimted calling within the USA) I just put the folks I support on the speaker of my phone while I am on Teamviewer with them.
by majpooper
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved)PrivateTunnel Questions [openVPN]
Replies: 29
Views: 719

Re: PrivateTunnel Questions [openVPN]

Phd21, Please see my most recent reply to your PM. As mentioned, I now have qTox and TeamViewer installed but I don't currently have a microphone or camera for this machine. I'll get back when I have those items on hand. Thank you and respectfully yours, Massively ignorant I use TeamViewer to help ...
by majpooper
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What would you do if....
Replies: 30
Views: 812

Re: What would you do if....

CompuLab AirTop3 built to order with Linux Mint $2,889.10 CPU Core i9-9900K [C9900] RAM 4x 16 GB [D64] SSD 1x SSD 1 TB [HS1X1T] NVMe 1x EVO 970 256 GB [NVME1X256] Operating system Linux Mint [XLM] PCIe card Intel X550-T2 dual 10GbE adapter [GE10GX2] WiFi and Bluetooth WiFi adapter 802.11ac + BT 4.2 ...
by majpooper
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved)PrivateTunnel Questions [openVPN]
Replies: 29
Views: 719

Re: PrivateTunnel Questions [openVPN]

Hi "Massively ignorant" Don't want to hi-jack your thread and phd21 is doing a good job here. Just a couple of comments that may help as I use PrivateTunnel and find it very easy to use. First, if you are determined to get it setup in the network manager stick with phd21 he will get you there. Unfor...
by majpooper
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Guy with Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: New Guy with Problems

Here is the output from OP's inxi -Fxz in his Grey screen of death post https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=298306 @jnheslin hang in there lots of good help here and very friendly to new guys. johnh@johnh-AY030AA-ABA-CQ5320F:~$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: johnh-AY030AA-ABA-CQ5320F Kernel: ...
by majpooper
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 29
Views: 3922

Re: LMDE 4 on Buster?

There will be a LMDE 4 release at some point but there's nothing announced for it beyond that. I really think Clem and team should just ditch the Ubuntu-based version of Mint and make LMDE the flagship product. I would like that as well but doubt very much that will happen very soon if ever unless ...
by majpooper
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ROOT password. (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: ROOT password

That said read Pjotr's web advice why it is a good idea to set the root password Except he quite correctly also says himself: For good measure: a bad guy with physical access to your computer, also has other means to acquire root authority on your computer. So this fix certainly doesn't make your c...
by majpooper
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ROOT password. (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: ROOT password

Rob is right you really never need to do anything as root i.e. su since Mint gives you Admin privileges you can perform anything requiring root access with the sudo command. That said read Pjotr's web advice why it is a good idea to set the root password https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/f...
by majpooper
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Jumping In Feet First
Replies: 13
Views: 537

Re: Jumping In Feet First

Welcome to a very nice Operating System and a friendly forum that provides great support. Check out the link below which is maintained by Pjotr one of the more experienced and knowledgeable members of this forum. Mint is pretty good right out of the box but Pjotr's tips and tweaks make Mint perform ...
by majpooper
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Security
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Linux Security

turning off SSID and using MAC filtering is useless but implement those if you want. Implementing MAC filtering is merely useless (and bothersome), so this particular useless complication is innocent. But turning of SSID broadcasting is worse, because besides being useless it actually diminishes yo...
by majpooper
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GPARTED will not open in LMDE 3 Cindy (Cinnamon)
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: GPARTED will not open in LMDE 3 Cindy (Cinnamon)

all41 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:01 pm
These start it here:

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sudo gparted

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sudo /usr/sbin/gparted
Perhaps

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which gparted
will lend a clue
Most experts claim that you should not run graphical X apps with sudo but gksudo should be used instead.

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