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by Laugh2
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Unable to Mount USB drive after System crash for Backup Drive.
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Unable to Mount USB drive after System crash for Backup Drive.

Hi, After a system crash I can not longer mount one of my external USB drives I use for backups and archiving. The drive is formatted for NTFS as I use it to backup and transfer to/from a work Windows 10 computer. A second external USB drive (also NTFS) also connected at the time of the crash appear...
by Laugh2
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox opens on Non-Active Workspace
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Firefox opens on Non-Active Workspace

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) is still behaving in this way, unfortunately, and there doesn't (yet?) seem to be anyway to return to the desired, tried-and-true behaviour of earlier times. Some relief can be found, however, by selecting "Always on Visible Worksheet" after a right-click at the top...
by Laugh2
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to slow down Mint's Screensaver Artwork
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: How to slow down Mint's Screensaver Artwork

Hi vimes666, Thank you for your reply. With Virus-hectic and Christmas I'm a bit late replying. Indeed right-clicking on the desktop background, and clicking 'Change Desktop Background' brings up a relevant windows. However, there is no Settings option. Do you have a different version of LM from me,...
by Laugh2
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Auto-start of Second Harddisk incomplete after LM20 fresh install
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Auto-start of Second Harddisk incomplete after LM20 fresh install

Hi AndyMH, Thank you for your reply. With Virus-hectic and Christmas I'm a bit late replying. While looking for the UUID, number of partitions, suitable Mount Points, etc. I noticed in LM20's utility DISKS, which also provides all the necessary info, that behind the gears icon there was an option &q...
by Laugh2
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Auto-start of Second Harddisk incomplete after LM20 fresh install
Replies: 3
Views: 287

[Solved] Auto-start of Second Harddisk incomplete after LM20 fresh install

Hi, Background I installed LM20-64 MATE onto a SSD. After updating, etc. the second (data) HDD was connected. On starting the computer the second HDD is seen by Caja (Mate's File Manager) but programs cannot access the second HDD. If, however, I select the drive using Caja then the second HDD become...
by Laugh2
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to slow down Mint's Screensaver Artwork
Replies: 3
Views: 781

How to slow down Mint's Screensaver Artwork

How can the artwork of LM's artwork be slowed down? In LM20 the Screensaver Preferences shows Idle Time, Lock Screen on/off, and a long list of great Screensaver Schemes to choose from. :D However, I'd like to make the movement of much of the otherwise great artwork slower i.e. more leisurely. I'd f...
by Laugh2
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Lots of "Free" space but 0Bytes "Available" space
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Lots of "Free" space but 0Bytes "Available" space

Hi Rene, Thank you for your help, which kept mum's machine running for a few more weeks. Unfortunately the logs kept accumulating to GB size in spite of efforts and removal of Timeshift (no more large Timeshift files appeared). So when I had a chance I went and picked up her computer and installed a...
by Laugh2
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Lots of "Free" space but 0Bytes "Available" space
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Lots of "Free" space but 0Bytes "Available" space

Thank you, Rene. Since my last post I had cleared some more space including in /var/log/. The free space has ben stable since Thursday close to the following (recorded a few minutes ago): sudo du -hx -d 1 /var/log 4.0K /var/log/speech-dispatcher 4.0G /var/log/journal 1.3M /var/log/installer 8.0K /va...
by Laugh2
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Lots of "Free" space but 0Bytes "Available" space
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Lots of "Free" space but 0Bytes "Available" space

Hi Rene, following your further suggestions I found that Flatpaks were not the issue but did find over 150GB in "/var/log". # flatpak list Ref Options com.skype.Client/x86_64/stable system,current us.zoom.Zoom/x86_64/stable system,current org.freedesktop.Platform.GL.default/x86_64/19.08 sy...
by Laugh2
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Lots of "Free" space but 0Bytes "Available" space
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Lots of "Free" space but 0Bytes "Available" space

You don't indicate what produces the numbers you give; is this an approx. 300G partition? If so, seems we're talking about the regular root-reserve. You could post the output of df and sudo du -hx -d 1 / to make the situation clearer. Hi Rene, Thank you for your reply. The values for Free and Avail...
by Laugh2
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Lots of "Free" space but 0Bytes "Available" space
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Lots of "Free" space but 0Bytes "Available" space

Hi, On my mum's computer: After running into problems with Timeshift I deleted all backups from within Timeshift and disabled it but scheduling no automatic backups. It freed up about 20GB of space and after emptying Trash (separate actions for users) I had about 1.5GB of Available space. Next day t...
by Laugh2
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Automatic Keyboard wake from Suspend/Sleep (How to deactivate)
Replies: 19
Views: 10046

Re: [Solved] Automatic Keyboard wake from Suspend/Sleep (How to deactivate)

Thank you, Kseanfitz_1.
Yes, your Bios/UEFI comment is relevant. However, I had disabled those options in the Bios/UEFI but it didn't solve the problem in my case.
by Laugh2
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Automatic Keyboard wake from Suspend/Sleep (How to deactivate)
Replies: 19
Views: 10046

Re: [Solved] Automatic Keyboard wake from Suspend/Sleep (How to deactivate)

Thank you again, Magnus7. :-) This also works perfectly in LM20.
by Laugh2
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox opens on Non-Active Workspace
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Firefox opens on Non-Active Workspace

I found that it is linked to the option "Restore previous session" in Settings. Unfortunately I haven't found a solution yet, so I'm regularly wasting time and focus hopping through all the Workspaces searching for Firefox when it starts, and then moving Firefox to the workspace I'm workin...
by Laugh2
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Automatic Keyboard wake from Suspend/Sleep (How to deactivate)
Replies: 19
Views: 10046

Re: [Solved] Automatic Keyboard wake from Suspend/Sleep (How to deactivate)

Hi, unfortunately this annoying aspect of Linux Mint has persisted into LM20 MATE i.e. even slight movement of mouse or keyboard wake the machine from suspend.

Will Magnus7's last suggestion above also work for LM20?
by Laugh2
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox opens on Non-Active Workspace
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Firefox opens on Random Workspace

I'll assume you're using fluxbox window manager even though it's pretty rare because that's what I use and it give me an excuse to brag about how flexible it is. ... Hi Flemur, Thank you for your thoughts. I don't think the standard install includes Fluxbox and my quick search didn't find it. If I ...
by Laugh2
Fri May 29, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Battery Profile for Performance in LM19?
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Battery Profile for Performance in LM19?

I know of nothing in Mint that would cause such slowdown on your machine operating on battery. There is a good battery optimizer call slimbook-battery you can get it from this page by following the instructions to add the slimbook PPA. https://mintguide.org/tools/914-slimbook-battery-tool-to-save-b...
by Laugh2
Fri May 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Run openvpn client without sudo
Replies: 17
Views: 3388

Re: Run openvpn client without sudo

Ok, I am trying to do this in 19.3 Tricia Mate I don't want to connect every time that I log into the operating system I want to choose when I connect. Can your instructions be adapted for those specifications? Here are the instructions provided by the service provider https://mullvad.net/en/help/l...
by Laugh2
Fri May 29, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Re: Removing Zoom gives error reply "Unable to locate package zoom"
Replies: 5
Views: 718

[Solved] Re: Removing Zoom give error reply "Unable to locate package zoom"

Thank you, smurphos. That got me onto the right path. (I'm obviously pretty new to Flatpak.)
by Laugh2
Fri May 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox opens on Non-Active Workspace
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Firefox opens on Random Workspace

Moem wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 5:43 am
Hello, please see How to get help. Especially point 5.
Thanks for your post. I've edited the original post to include "MATE" and that it is a recent, standard install. I hope all necessary details are now present. (I don't imagine hardware is the issue here.)

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