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by scrognoid
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Google Provider fails after update Thunderbird 68.2.1 [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Google Provider fails after update Thunderbird 68.2.1 [solved]

I use Thunderbird Lightning for calendar and Provider for Google Calendar gets me access to my google calendar. After the recent upgrade to TB 68.2.1, any calendar access, including starting TB, pops up a google oauth (I think) window that complains about cookies. (see attached screenshot) I tried a...
by scrognoid
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: home dir .aptitude appears [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: home dir .aptitude appears [solved]

Easy. Thanks.
by scrognoid
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: home dir .aptitude appears [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 78

home dir .aptitude appears [solved]

Why is there suddenly (couple of weeks ago) a root owned directory in home called .aptitude? Is it safe? Do I need it?

I noticed it because it causes a Permission Denied error in my backups.
by scrognoid
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LuckyBackup rsync: Name or service unknown [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: LuckyBackup rsync: Name or service unknown

Thanks but that was not it.

A literal ready of the error suggested that my computer name was unknown. A full network cold start (modem, router, computers) did the trick. I had previously restarted the computers but that was apparently not sufficient.
by scrognoid
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LuckyBackup rsync: Name or service unknown [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 99

LuckyBackup rsync: Name or service unknown [SOLVED]

LuckyBackup stopped working with this error rsync: getaddrinfo: tim19-1.local 873: Name or service not known rsync error: error in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(128) [Receiver=3.1.1] The tail of /var/log/rsync.log: 2019/08/21 20:00:46 [3949] building file list 2019/08/21 20:00:49 [3949] sent...
by scrognoid
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: ffmpeg fails to capture, library configuration mismatch
Replies: 0
Views: 95

ffmpeg fails to capture, library configuration mismatch

This worked a week or two ago. The only change I can think of would be updates to Mint. Using ffmpeg to capture audio/video via Hauppauge USB-Live2 from VHS. As per this procedure ( http://tedfelix.com/linux/hauppauge-usb-live-2-linux.html ) I can see the video with ffplay -f video4linux2 /dev/video...
by scrognoid
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo luckybackup permission denied [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: gksudo luckybackup permission denied

I figured it out. The main thing I had to do was run LB remotely as the user I was backing up*. The user owns all his files so when he runs LB there are no permission problems. LB has two ways of doing this - Remote Module and SSH. RM looked easier though less secure; I am fine with the security lev...
by scrognoid
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gdk error in terminal using xed
Replies: 0
Views: 109

gdk error in terminal using xed

Whenever I call xed from the terminal it spews errors like: (xed:5294): Gdk-CRITICAL **: 18:16:13.993: gdk_window_get_window_type: assertion 'GDK_IS_WINDOW (window)' failed It does not seem to cause a problem but it annoys. If I edit the same file via caja right-click I wouldn't know anything is wro...
by scrognoid
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: luckybackup rsync daemon: chdir failed [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: luckybackup rsync daemon: chdir failed

Doh! Typo in the destination path name in /etc/rsyncd.conf
by scrognoid
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: luckybackup rsync daemon: chdir failed [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 317

luckybackup rsync daemon: chdir failed [solved]

I'm trying to set up luckybackup to remotely pull backups. - Started rsync daemon on source computer - /etc/rsyncd.conf on source: use chroot = false # use chdir = false [hometim] path = /home/time - I'm using the rsync connection method with password file, not ssh - rsync command generated by lucky...
by scrognoid
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: smbd high cpu [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: smbd high cpu [solved]

It fixed itself. Ran at high cpu for about a day. Now it's fine. smbd does not show up in top.
by scrognoid
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: smbd high cpu [solved]
Replies: 1
Views: 323

smbd high cpu [solved]

I'm seeing high CPU usage by smbd in top. It's not causing a problem that I can see; I just don't think it's right. I noticed residual activity in System Monitor where I am used to seeing nothing. For some reason, System Monitor does not list smbd as a process. Linux Mint 19.1 Mate kernel 4.15.0-43 ...
by scrognoid
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo luckybackup permission denied [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: gksudo luckybackup permission denied

Very helpful. Thanks. I don't routinely store bookmarks on the desktop. I had exported them assuming the backups would pick them and I would be covered for an OS upgrade. If I take ownership of /mnt, can I then run backups with the same power as sudo? Are you sure that taking ownership of /mnt from ...
by scrognoid
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo luckybackup permission denied [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: gksudo luckybackup permission denied

It may come to that, at least for /home. Most user data is elsewhere. But I don't want to use that for pictures, videos, docs.

I get that application files may be in use on /home. But if the app is closed I would think sudo could access it.
by scrognoid
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo luckybackup permission denied [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 380

gksudo luckybackup permission denied [SOLVED]

I ran luckybackup as super user but still have files that are not backed up, I presume because of permission issues. I thought sudo could do anything. Ideally I would want automatic backups but if I have to give sudo a password I could live with it. But even that didn't work. Thunderbird files are m...
by scrognoid
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Clean up network browser? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Clean up network browser?

I did both. Everything is working and the browser is much cleaner. Thanks.
by scrognoid
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Clean up network browser? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Re: Clean up network browser?

All 3 machines are running linux mint.

In directory /etc/avahi/services are files

1) samba.service samba.service_save udisks.service [xps13, mint 17.3]
2) samba.service [late5430, mint 18.3]
3) nothing [jenxps, mint 19.1]
by scrognoid
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Clean up network browser? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 337

Clean up network browser? [SOLVED]

When my backup server browses the network using caja, it sees two of everything, plus another set in Windows Network. I have three computers. Caja sees: XPS13 and XPS13 SMB (Mint 17.3) LATE5430 and LATE5430 SMB (18.3) JENXPS (File Sharing) and JENXPS (File Sharing) Windows Network>Workgroup> XPS13 L...
by scrognoid
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Black screen, no boot options after update [solved-ish]
Replies: 15
Views: 1305

Re: Black screen, no boot options after update

Reinstalled the OS, upgrading to 19.1. No problems doing that.

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