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by heshchet
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reinstall Mint from Within Current Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Reinstall Mint from Within Current Installation

If restoring with Time Shift can I opt to remove the full disk encryption?
by heshchet
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reinstall Mint from Within Current Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Reinstall Mint from Within Current Installation

Is it possible to have a fresh install of Mint from within my current Mint 19 installation.

I don't want to have to install it from USB or might blow my brains out, so am hoping there's a way to do it from within the current installation.

Surface Pro 2, 128gb, i5 intel, 4gb ram, Linux Mint 19 64-bit
by heshchet
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Install Mint on Surface Pro 2?
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

Install Mint on Surface Pro 2?

If I install Mint XFCE on my Surface Pro 2 will pen and touch work immediately, or will I need to do some tinkering? Also will Mint be able to handle battery life roughly as well as Windows does? As you can see by the stats in my signature I used to use Mint on my Thinkpad, but when I got the Surfac...
by heshchet
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Webp and BPG (Better Portable Graphics) Support
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Re: Webp and BPG (Better Portable Graphics) Support

For those interested, installation help for the webp patch is here: https://forum.xfce.org/viewtopic.php?id=8951
by heshchet
Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Webp and BPG (Better Portable Graphics) Support
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Webp and BPG (Better Portable Graphics) Support

I'd love to see Webp and BPG (Better Portable Graphics) supported. A patch was created for tumbler: https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12528 I've tested this webp patch on Linux Mint 17.3 xfce, the latest Manjaro xfce, Xubuntu 16.04 xfce and it works like a charm. And there's a patch for BPG,...
by heshchet
Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Burning Audio CD with Track Titles
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Re: Burning Audio CD with Track Titles

Thanks! I used the cd-text option in kb3 and installed the extra codecs.
by heshchet
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Burning Audio CD with Track Titles
Replies: 4
Views: 2004

Burning Audio CD with Track Titles

I need to burn an audio cd that will include the song titles, so that when the cd is playing in cd players the proper name of the track will appear. I have Brasero, K3B, and XFBurn, but I'm not able to get any of them to do this.
by heshchet
Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache

Thanks!

I replaced the code in my bash file.

I deal with lots of images with Flickr.
by heshchet
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache

What command would I use to just delete the contents of the .thumbnails folder, so that I don't have to restart the computer to create a new .thumbnails folder? There are two folders inside the .thumbnails folder named "large" and "normal". Could I just delete those folders, and so I wouldn't have t...
by heshchet
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache

Another question. I notice that when the thumbnail cache is deleted (including the .thumbnails folder) I can still see thumbnails before I restart the computer. Shouldn't this be impossible? If there's no .thumbnails folder how am I able to see thumbnails? Edit: Maybe I can see them because they're ...
by heshchet
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache

Great tx!
by heshchet
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache

Okay thanks! I just added the command to crontab -e with nano editor. Another question: I just used a cron generator to change the command so that the command is run every even hour , every day, every week, and every month. The generator gave me this command: 0 */2 * * * /home/myhomefolder/rmthumbs....
by heshchet
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache

Thanks! Do I place the code at the bottom of the crontab file, like so: # /etc/crontab: system-wide crontab # Unlike any other crontab you don't have to run the `crontab' # command to install the new version when you edit this file # and files in /etc/cron.d. These files also have username fields, #...
by heshchet
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Re: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache

Thanks for the reply!

How would I modify that so that it deletes that cache once a week?

And does any code need to be placed inside the rmthumbs.sh bash script?
by heshchet
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache
Replies: 12
Views: 3573

Automatically Delete Thumbnail Cache

Linux Mint stores a thumbnail of every image I've ever looked at in the .thumbnails folder in my home folder. Every month or so I have to manually delete the thumbnails. There doesn't seem to be a way to do this automatically. I read that on Ubuntu the thumbnail cache is deleted automatically after ...
by heshchet
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 52825

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

I'm pretty happy with Linux Mint. I have two problems, but I think they are Linux problems, and not necessarily unique to Mint. I've come across two bugs (if that's what they are) that I haven't been able to resolve. I don't think they're unique to Mint though. One involves jbd2 process hogging 99% ...
by heshchet
Wed May 14, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Moving Versus Copying Files
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: Moving Versus Copying Files

I learned of another solution for moving files versus copying them: use the right-click mouse button to drag-and-drop instead of the left-click button. The files will be moved automatically. A little popup window will appear asking you to confirm if you want to move the file.
by heshchet
Mon May 12, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Moving Versus Copying Files
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: Moving Versus Copying Files

Okay thanks, altair4. Even though I've received a solution I think I'll leave the thread open in case others know of alternative solutions.
by heshchet
Mon May 12, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Moving Versus Copying Files
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: Moving Versus Copying Files

Actually that does work, altair4. You right click the thing you want to move. While keeping the right click button pressed, you drag the clicked item over the folder. Then press down the shift key and let go of the right click button and the shift key at roughly the same time. And voila! It's better...
by heshchet
Mon May 12, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Moving Versus Copying Files
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Re: Moving Versus Copying Files

altair4 wrote:If you press the "Shift" key when you drag and drop it moves instead of copying.
Thanks for the tip, but I just tried that and it didn't work. It still copies.

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