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by bjmh46
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is there a linux program to burn files to iso
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Is there a linux program to burn files to iso

Not sure if this will do it but acetoneiso will create an iso from cd, dvd, or folder. It's under the menu heading "image conversion"

Bob
by bjmh46
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: weather panel plugin
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: weather panel plugin

The mx-17 version .10.1 seems to have done the trick for me on mint 19.3. I would consider this solved, but many folks won't really want to risk using an mx package.
thanks michael-hi!

Regards
Bob
by bjmh46
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: weather panel plugin
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: weather panel plugin

Thanks to all for your replies. At least now I'm sure it's not just me!

Bob
by bjmh46
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: weather panel plugin
Replies: 19
Views: 854

weather panel plugin

Anyone else having an issue with the xfce4 weather (panel plugin)? Mine has shown "No Data" for the past 2 or three days. This happened before on mint 17, but never on 18 or 19. I'm running 19.3 XFCE.

Thanks
Bob
by bjmh46
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: URL shortcuts
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: URL shortcuts

Hope someone has an explanation for this, cause I've seen the same behaviour with firefox, but only on certain launchers.
by bjmh46
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making a drive-to-drive file copies work faster?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: Making a drive-to-drive file copies work faster?

I have tested and tested and found that mint 19.3 & mint 20 & lmde4 all do usb file transfers about 40-50% slower than mint 18.3 (all xfce/thunar, except lmde4 ) What works for me is to install double-commander. With it, files transfer at the same rate or faster than they did with 18.3. Until I disc...
by bjmh46
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What backup and recovery strategy do you use? I'm curious.
Replies: 19
Views: 776

Re: What backup and recovery strategy do you use? I'm curious.

Not a fan of timeshift, therefore it's one of the first things I uninstall after a new install. I always partiton my drive with a boot part. (includes Home) an a separate data partition (I use NTFS). Most data is on the ntfs partition. I do a weekly Clonezilla backup of the boot part. to the ntfs pa...
by bjmh46
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Samba Issue - File sharing between Mint 20 & Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or Mint 19.2 [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Samba Issue - File sharing between Mint 20 & Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or Mint 19.2

You have to jump thru a few hoops to get it (samba) working but it does work. I got lucky and mine is working with both mint 19.3 and windows. I cheated a little and saved the original /etc/samba.config as samba.config.backup. I then copied /etc/samba.config from my mint 19.3 install and edited the ...
by bjmh46
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What are the other cons of snap, in your opinion?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: What are the other cons of snap, in your opinion?

No one has mentioned appimage and I have had decent experience with it. I am running Librecad as an appimage out of a folder in home. Starts really fast, and not a big footprint. The version in mint 19.3 is buggy and I need this application so I've found the appimage perfect. I've also run Freecad a...
by bjmh46
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: XnViewMP - segmentation fault in LM20 Cinnamon
Replies: 17
Views: 805

Re: XnViewMP - segmentation fault in LM20 Cinnamon

FWIW version .92 works perfectly.

Bob
by bjmh46
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE main focus?
Replies: 28
Views: 2404

Re: LMDE main focus?

Another vote for Mint going full Debian! I've got an install of lmde 4 that runs very well on several different laptops. The only thing is, I'm a big fan of XFCE, and would love to see lmde with xfce . If Cinnamon was the only de available though, I could get used to it and be perfectly happy 😊

Bob
by bjmh46
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Backup??
Replies: 14
Views: 686

Re: Backup??

In a word: Clonezilla. Been using it this way since mint 13. When you install (dump an image) on a new machine, there is a little cleanup that must be done.

Bob
by bjmh46
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?
Replies: 41
Views: 3473

Re: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?

Just a little update: Scanner issue in previous post solved. (PEBKAC issue). Re-read Pjotr's instructions and caught my error. Everything else working well on my Thinkpad t530 after all available updates. (XFCE). I will continue updating this install, and testing on the T530, as well as older and ne...
by bjmh46
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?
Replies: 41
Views: 3473

Re: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?

Not in the least!

Bob
by bjmh46
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?
Replies: 41
Views: 3473

Re: How is Mint 20 Compared to Mint 19?

Just installed and configured mint 20 xfce version. Boots and runs pretty snappy on Lenovo thinkpads sl510, t530, l430. Encountered a few bugs/instabilities but nothing showstopping. For example, printer applet refusing to close--had to log out and log back in. So far brother scanner installs but sy...
by bjmh46
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Double Commander - what is its use?
Replies: 27
Views: 1185

Re: Double Commander - what is its use?

On mint 19.3 xfce, thunar is extremely slow with large transfers over usb3 when tested vs. thunar on 18.3 xfce. Since I do a lot of data manipulation using hdd and ssd connected via usb3, I have installed double commander to do these transfers. A bandaid for the thunar problem, but the transfer spee...
by bjmh46
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: mint 19.3 Mate slow boot_older laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: mint 19.3 Mate slow boot_older laptop

Just a thought: You said that you put the swap on the 2nd hard drive. I wonder if your system is having a hard time finding swap? Running free -m will tell you if it was able to find it. You may try temporarily commenting out the line referring to swap in /etc/fstab, and see if your boot time improv...
by bjmh46
Sat May 23, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Too many updates
Replies: 17
Views: 516

Re: Too many updates

I have to agree with the OP. Updates for very obscure security risks are really a pain when they repeat 3 times in 2 days because of regressions. I do most updates, but I don't routinely do kernel updates. Occasionally I will do a kernel update IF I've read the ubuntu security notice, and found the ...
by bjmh46
Wed May 20, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Print bug in Evince?
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Print bug in Evince?

The topic line of your post caught my eye because I recently switched to Evince as my default pdf reader because of print problems with Xreader. Printing from Evince has been 100% reliable.
Bob
by bjmh46
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Kernel updates - a gentle moan!
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: Kernel updates - a gentle moan!

Add my "gentle moan" to the OP's. I gave up kernel updates long ago, unless there is a real security fix that I feel affects me/my use-case. I ran 17 for 5 years on the 3.13 kernel and probably only updated it twice. When the processor panic hit a couple of years ago, we were bombarded with kernel u...

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