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by Buzzsaw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Easily set drives to mount automatically at boot
Replies: 7
Views: 10794

Re: Easily set drives to mount automatically at boot

Good tutorial! Stickied. 11. Optional - if the disk is a solid state (SSD) you may wish to stop the system writing the time of the last file access to files when they are used. This saves on writes which add wear to the disk. To do this, edit the field that has no label but contains a bunch of opti...
by Buzzsaw
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to watch TV in VLC media player and schedule automatic TV recordings using the command line
Replies: 0
Views: 686

How to watch TV in VLC media player and schedule automatic TV recordings using the command line

There are several GUI Linux programs that offer to schedule TV recordings. I've tried Kaffeine , Me-TV , MythTV , VLC media player (via its cvlc interface) and xine . However when I tried them I found that they were either buggy or they didn't work at all. All of them except VLC media player seem bl...
by Buzzsaw
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 834

Re: Finding unique files (SOLVED)

That's two unexplained anomalies in one thread: first find not finding files that are there, and then rsync saying that identical files are different. Something is amiss and I suspect it's related to DropBox. I wouldn't rely 100% on these backups if I were you.
by Buzzsaw
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 834

Re: Finding unique files

If the two directories exist, contain files, and their contents are viewable (i.e. you have permission to view the contents) then the method I gave will work. You can test the method by creating a directory, putting some files in it, copying it, then deleting a couple of files from the copy. Then co...
by Buzzsaw
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding unique files (SOLVED except for. possibly OP-specific, anomaly))
Replies: 33
Views: 834

Re: Finding unique files

This is what I would do: 1. Create list of the contents of /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox and write it to a file in your home directory: $ cd /media/tony/DropBox_A/Dropbox $ find -type f | sort > ~/file1 2. Create a list of the contents of /media/tony/DropBox_A/Backup_of_dropbox and write it to a sec...
by Buzzsaw
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Duplicated Menu Entry - Nautilus
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Duplicated Menu Entry - Nautilus

It's probably a bug. The actual files corresponding to the menu entries will be in /usr/share/applications . You can compare them by opening them in a text editor. If you want to you can remove one of the entries from the menu by copying its .desktop file to $HOME/.local/share/applications then addi...
by Buzzsaw
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) youtube downloader with gui
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: (SOLVED) youtube downloader with gui

I'd be interested in trying the command line version, but I'd need some instructions on how to use it. Are there any around? thanks. To download the best quality single-file video: youtube-dl <URL> To see what different quality formats there are to download of a particular video: youtube-dl -F <URL...
by Buzzsaw
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software for watching and recording TV
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Software for watching and recording TV

It seems that VLC player could be a good substitute but I am not able to record TV program in it. Clicking on record button has no effect.
Look in your Downloads directory.
by Buzzsaw
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: My USB device shows a red stop icon...
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: My USB device shows a red stop icon...

That looks like a 'proper icon not found' icon.
by Buzzsaw
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: In which directory is it safest to install a software?
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: In which directory is it safest to install a software?

Files in /opt have access to the whole system only if they're executed as root. The proper place to put a manually-installed, pre-compiled program is in its own directory in /opt . If you do this you'll need to add the new directory to your PATH. Alternatives are $HOME/bin or $HOME/.local/bin . Thes...
by Buzzsaw
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gpodder downloading only 199 of 500+ episodes
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: gpodder downloading only 199 of 500+ episodes

Not ever having used gPodder, I can't advise you any more about it, except that you could try searching every file in your home directory for the string: grep -r max_episodes_per_feed ~ Alternatively you could possibly use wget to download all of the episodes. You would need to view the page source,...
by Buzzsaw
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: looking for a plug and play webcam [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: looking for a plug and play webcam

I think it's very rare for a webcam not to be supported by the Linux kernel. Every webcam I have owned has worked.
by Buzzsaw
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: blu ray player doesn't work with Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: blu ray player doesn't work with Mint

Are the discs encrypted?
by Buzzsaw
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to limit Synaptic search results to installed packages?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: How to limit Synaptic search results to installed packages?

1. sudo apt-get install apt-xapian-index

2. In Synaptic Package Manager click on Status -> Installed.

3. Type the search term into the 'Quick Filter' field that is on the right of the 'Search' button.
by Buzzsaw
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: regulatory.db missing
Replies: 16
Views: 1153

Re: regulatory.db missing

regulatory.db is part of the package wireless-regdb. On my System (Xubuntu 16.04.3) I have the file in /lib/firmware.

What's the output of this command on your system: dpkg -l wireless-regdb?
by Buzzsaw
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED]USB drive mount point problem
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: USB drive mount point problem

I would do this: 1. Unmount the volume from both mount points. Use the file manager to do this, or use udisksctl unmount -b [block device] if the file manager can't do it. You can find [block device] by using lsblk . 2. Power-off the USB hard drive, again using the file manager or udisksctl power-of...
by Buzzsaw
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunar file manager causes CPU to max and system hangs
Replies: 21
Views: 1083

Re: Thunar file manager causes CPU to max and system hangs

If you don't mind not having thumbnails, tumbler can safely be removed. I don't use thumbnails myself. This will fix your problem:

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sudo apt-get purge tumbler tumbler-common libtumbler-1-0

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