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by Cammo
Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 53707

Re: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?

mintybits wrote:Can't run MS Office without running Windows in VBox.
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Poor games support
A few compatibility problems, eg: Java and Chrome.
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Linux devotees who entirely blame users incompetence for linux' shortcomings.
+1 for each. +10 for the last one.
by Cammo
Sat May 31, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I have/like Mint- but...WHY? What was the point??
Replies: 78
Views: 17998

Re: I have/like Mint- but...WHY? What was the point??

The point is, for a lot of people, Win XP's demise. That was a huge opportunity for the OSS community generally. I think that *nix, but especially easy to learn distros like Mint, have mostly missed that opportunity. From my personal experience (admittedly anecdotal evidence), many of the people wh...
by Cammo
Sat May 31, 2014 2:06 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [solved] A curious backup issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: A curious backup issue

Thanks, that fixed it for me.

Much appreciated :-)
by Cammo
Tue May 27, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [solved] A curious backup issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: A curious backup issue

Hi WharfRat, My SD card is a 32G SD-HC, which registers as vfat. I've checked that it isn't write-protected and I can write to it by sudo'ing - except, oddly enough, with rsync --update. Do you have any ideas on how to fix the problem? I'd prefer to avoid reformatting my sdcard to ext-n (because I a...
by Cammo
Mon May 26, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [solved] A curious backup issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

Re: A curious backup issue

Sorry for the late reply WharfRat, I've been bogged down in assignments over the last few days. Getting ready for exam season, and all the joys that entails! Ok, I ran WharfRat's suggestion, here's the code I used: cameron@cameron-ThinkPad-X220 /mnt/Storage/Test $ echo "I was created on $(date)" > t...
by Cammo
Fri May 23, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [solved] A curious backup issue
Replies: 6
Views: 1306

[solved] A curious backup issue

Hi forum, I've made a backup bash script using rsync to sync files between my laptop and USB. Basically, I use rsync -uai x y to backup x to y. Now, the files transfer fine, but interestingly the script doesn't update old files on y with the newer versions from x. It just skips them. Isn't the -u sw...
by Cammo
Sun May 11, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Making a backup script
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Making a backup script

Hi Wharfrat, That's it - I can't believe I overlooked mounting the USB before trying to write to it! :facepalm: I guess I'm so used to HAL (I think?) doing the hard yards of mounting it when I plug it in. Anyway, that's solved it for me. Here's my solution in case it helps anyone else: 1. Run lsusb ...
by Cammo
Sun May 11, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Making a backup script
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Making a backup script

Ok, so far you're right - running the udevadm test code with the original file gives an error saying invalid use of ACTION. I've made the changes you recommended - I changed 90-usb-backup.rules to say: DRIVERS=="usb",ATTRS{idVendor}=="0781",ATTRS{idProduct}=="5576",RUN+="/mnt/Data/Documents/backup-s...
by Cammo
Sat May 10, 2014 1:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Making a backup script
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Making a backup script

Hi WharfRat, Thanks for your help! You were right, I ran a version of your script and it returned ATTRS instead of SYSID. I've tried amending my udev rule, restarting my computer, but it still doesn't run my script. I've double checked that it is executable and in the location the rule looks in. All...
by Cammo
Thu May 08, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Making a backup script
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

[Solved] Making a backup script

Hi all, I'm trying to make a backup script that runs when I plug my USB in, following this guide: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4189383/bash-script-to-detect-when-my-usb-is-plugged-in-and-to-then-sync-it-with-a-direc My script works fine and does what I want it to do when I call it from the con...
by Cammo
Sun May 04, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The best thing for CLI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2634

Re: The best thing for CLI?

most people have no need to know all the different system administration programs This is true! It also makes it easy for people like myself who come from a gui environment too. That's something that I love about Mint - it makes you the owner of your computer. I've only recently come to realise how...
by Cammo
Sat May 03, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The best thing for CLI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2634

Re: The best thing for CLI?

that is even a bridge too far for most... While that may be true for some/most cases, surely that comes more from the ubiquity of the internet as a problem solving medium? In fairness, often finding the GUI way of doing things in certain Mint programs is different to what Win users are used to, and...
by Cammo
Sat May 03, 2014 2:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The best thing for CLI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2634

Re: The best thing for CLI?

[quote="Pilosopong Tasyo" <Off topic> (Explains command) [/quote] Cheers for that. it would be better to help a newb learn about availible gui tools than to send him to the terminal. Agreed, especially If you're dealing with a noob migrating from Windows who's used to seeing GUI, GUI everywhere (suc...
by Cammo
Fri May 02, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (SOLVED)How to sync files to a USB stick, INCLUDING DELETING
Replies: 7
Views: 2240

Re: (SOLVED)How to sync files to a USB stick, INCLUDING DELE

Hey Habitual, I know this is an old post, but thanks for the tutorial - helped me out too.
by Cammo
Thu May 01, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The best thing for CLI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2634

Re: The best thing for CLI?

Sometimes, you just need the computer to narrow down your choices to a reasonable amount and present them so you can make a decision; that's what a GUI is for Please don't think I'm maligning GUI in any way - I'd be mincemeat without it. I'm simply asking for thoughts on how to spread the power of ...
by Cammo
Thu May 01, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The best thing for CLI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2634

Re: The best thing for CLI?

What is the output of "date -u +%V$(uname)|sha256sum|sed 's/\W//g'"?(Required) 9a93b71d5b2841e649195bc81f8e38600860a040bc368cdbd0cde346b73248a1 Point proven. Honestly, just looking at that command made my eyes hurt. I figured out parts of it - I knew it was doing something with turning the date int...
by Cammo
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The best thing for CLI?
Replies: 23
Views: 2634

The best thing for CLI?

Hi all, As you're all undoubtedly aware, Linux based systems aren't anywhere near as popular as Windows. I'm thinking a big part has been due to the GUI based framework of Win - it makes transitioning to CLI terrifying, even for experienced Win users. As you can probably tell, I'm a relative newbie ...
by Cammo
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: about installing GRUB without installing mint
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: about installing GRUB without installing mint

Or alternatively, you can boot with your live cd/usb and fix from there - that's what I do every time I break my GRUB. I found a nifty little install guide: http://www.webupd8.org/2009/05/fix-restore-grub-boot-loader.html Essentially, you find out what your boot partition is using sudo fdisk -l . On...
by Cammo
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up programs to run on startup
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Setting up programs to run on startup

Hi all, @karlchen - thanks for explaining the PATH variable for me. I guess it's one of those things that must exist to make the console work, but I'd never given any thought to. Much appreciated! @all - I've found a workaround that works ok in Cinnamon (I'm guessing because it's an offshoot of Gnom...
by Cammo
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Setting up programs to run on startup
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Setting up programs to run on startup

sudo rfkill block bluetooth @administrollaattori, thanks for your reply. Apologies if my OP was ambiguous on this point, but that part of my rc.local had been working fine for me - what I'd had problems with was running redshift and jitsi on the lines after it. I followed karlchen's advice, taking ...

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