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by BlackVeils
Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make a backup of my hard disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: How to make a backup of my hard disk?

i use dd, but i shrink the partition first, then resize it after the cloning process.
by BlackVeils
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Post installation script Linux Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 3235

Re: Post-installation Cinnamon Linux Mint configuration script

in bash = is for comparing, == is for something else.
by BlackVeils
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] How do I turn off mouse acceleration in mint 18?
Replies: 8
Views: 5844

Re: How do I turn off mouse acceleration in mint 18?

just add a startup program item like you would normally, and give it one of these commands:

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xset m default

bash -c "xset m default"
you may or may not need to give it a startup delay.
by BlackVeils
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can Timeshift write its backups directly to USB?
Replies: 2
Views: 2398

Re: Can Timeshift write its backups directly to USB?

i am not familiar with how to use TimeShift, but if there is no obvious way, then try setting the path to /media/username/disk-name , replace "username" with your name, and "disk-name" with the name of your external disk. that path is located in the 'Filesystem', see the mounted external devices by ...
by BlackVeils
Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux lite vs Mint xfce
Replies: 5
Views: 6664

Re: linux lite vs Mint xfce

both are nice, based on ubuntu, intended to be friendly for new users, and have custom tools. you could have better luck with hardware on either, just depends. i'd say, the only real negatives about linux lite are: * not UEFI friendly, or not the last time i knew, which is fine if you can be bothere...
by BlackVeils
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Stopping ex from having access to computers
Replies: 20
Views: 1174

Re: Stopping ex from having access to computers

seems to me the logical thing to do is reset router, change all account passwords, and reinstall/factory restore the operating systems.
by BlackVeils
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I update Flash when Firefox says it is outdated?
Replies: 18
Views: 1004

Re: How do I update Flash when Firefox says it is outdated?

should really search the forum for this flash issue. facts are that Linux is not supported for new versions, it only gets security updates. also different websites will have different requirements for version and DRM. DRM may also only work occasionally (with hal installed via PPA), it depends on th...
by BlackVeils
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea - questing for a good cup
Replies: 53
Views: 3567

Re: Tea - questing for a good cup

Fred Barclay wrote:
cinnamoncoffee wrote: Even the most healthy tea such as nettle...
Nettle? As in "stinging nettle?"
People make tea out of that? :shock:
its actually rather refreshing, particularly when hot. i drink it for 8 months of the year to prevent chronic sinus headaches.
by BlackVeils
Sat Jun 25, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unattended Upgrades (the horrors!)
Replies: 46
Views: 2015

Re: Unattended Upgrades (the horrors!)

vlamnire wrote: That's what I was thinking but wasn't sure since it didn't have bin/bash. Thanks for this though I like it.
I have other code in my file, so I stupidly forgot to add the #!/bin/bash before.
by BlackVeils
Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unattended Upgrades (the horrors!)
Replies: 46
Views: 2015

Re: Unattended Upgrades (the horrors!)

you wont necessarily want that exact script, you could simply have the notify-send command run every couple of days or something to remind you to check for updates. personally i've added it as a startup program, so i used this command for the startup item: bash -c "/path/to/script.sh" you need to sa...
by BlackVeils
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unattended Upgrades (the horrors!)
Replies: 46
Views: 2015

Re: Unattended Upgrades (the horrors!)

yeah.. not a good idea. if you want to notifed in a less passive way, that can be easily done with a basic little script, of which you could run in any way you want. the key command in there will be notify-send for a pop-up notification. I'd be interested to try this. I'll look into it. As for ever...
by BlackVeils
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unattended Upgrades (the horrors!)
Replies: 46
Views: 2015

Re: Unattended Upgrades (the horrors!)

yeah.. not a good idea. if you want to notifed in a less passive way, that can be easily done with a basic little script, of which you could run in any way you want. the key command in there will be notify-send for a pop-up notification.
by BlackVeils
Fri Jun 24, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Access to Beautiful wallpaper
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Access to Beautiful wallpaper

if you are using the default login theme, then a configuration file for it lists the images used for the slideshow, but i imagine they will be from the default wallpapers. i edited my file.
/usr/share/mdm/html-themes/Mint-X/slideshow.conf
by BlackVeils
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Post installation script Linux Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 3235

Re: Post-installation Cinnamon Linux Mint configuration script

test for folder if [[ -a /folder/path ]]; then echo "folder exists" else echo "no folder" fi xbacklight ? I think you need to figure out what range of numbers you have to I crease or decrease by. xbacklight -inc 5 xbacklight -dec 5 maybe there is another way to use it to set specific number, I don't...
by BlackVeils
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Post installation script Linux Mint
Replies: 11
Views: 3235

Re: After installation script configuration

personally what i do for web browser config, is configure the program directly on a fresh profile, then save the profile folder.
by BlackVeils
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: rsync safely same variable multiple disks
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: rsync safely same variable multiple disks

yes i have error handling. it would be safe to simply add sync afterwards? or what about running the second destination commands in a subshell? nice lsof use, i didnt know about that.
by BlackVeils
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: rsync safely same variable multiple disks
Replies: 4
Views: 927

rsync safely same variable multiple disks

its not really a problem, but its bugging me not knowing. put simply, i do the same backup stuff from one source to 2 other destinations. i was wondering if its safe to put that procedure into a function, and before calling it, set a variable for those destinations. the function would run sequential...
by BlackVeils
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots - 1st Half of 2016
Replies: 51
Views: 21436

Re: All Desktop Screenshots - 1st Half of 2016

i'm not into wallpapers. i like to keep things simple. * desktop: xfce * dock: plank * compositor: compton * theme: Mint-X-Grey * window borders: Radiance-XFCE-LXDE-Graphite * icons: Faenza, i always use these, i'm picky about icons, and i like this theme. http://i.imgur.com/n1XJzsS.jpg http://i.img...
by BlackVeils
Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which audio formats do *you* use?
Replies: 11
Views: 1033

Re: Which audio formats do *you* use?

have always kept audio in mp3 format, no need to complicate things - files in my Music folder and podcasts i download. i use a bash script to sync to my mp3 player.
by BlackVeils
Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Getting Kolourpaint to work in Cinnamon
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Re: Getting Kolourpaint to work in Cinnamon

perhaps you could use 'Pinta' instead?

if the cropping bug in this version of Pinta is of relevance to you, you can install it from PPA instead:

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sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-stable; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get -y install pinta

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