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by Buzzsaw
Fri May 01, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Best place to automount disks
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Best place to automount disks

The original correct place to mount things manually was under /mnt.

/media/<username> is meant for automatic mounting. 'udisks2' mounts things there and things mounted there appear as shortcuts on the left of all the major file managers.
by Buzzsaw
Fri May 01, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Drive became read only
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Drive became read only

When a solid state storage device such as a USB flash drive becomes read-only, it means it has died. From now on you will always be able to read from it, but not write to it. Like a data CD.
by Buzzsaw
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Disable hyperlinks in terminals - how?
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Disable hyperlinks in terminals - how?

I'm using xfce4-terminal 0.6.3 and changing MiscHighlightUrls=TRUE to MiscHighlightUrls=FALSE works, but the path to the file is different from what you wrote. On my computer it's ~/.config/xfce4/terminal/terminalrc.
by Buzzsaw
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Package Manager can't fix Broken Package
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Synaptic Package Manager can't fix Broken Package

It looks like your status file is broken. Do this, then try again: sudo mv /var/lib/dpkg/status ~/status.bak sudo cp /var/backups/dpkg.status.0 /var/lib/dpkg/status sudo apt-get update If this doesn't work, try one of the even older status file backups in /var/backups . You'll need to decompress the...
by Buzzsaw
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Files Won't Delete From Directory
Replies: 10
Views: 427

Re: Files Won't Delete From Directory

Input/output error
Hardware is broken.
by Buzzsaw
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Package Manager can't fix Broken Package
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Synaptic Package Manager can't fix Broken Package

You can try:
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo dpkg --configure -a
by Buzzsaw
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Held broken packages, can't install wine
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Held broken packages, can't install wine

Have you deleted ~/.wine?

Also try sudo apt-get -f install
and sudo dpkg --configure -a
by Buzzsaw
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unable to install .sh file (TIE Fighter from gog)
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Unable to install .sh file (TIE Fighter from gog)

If it says 'No such file or directory' but the file is there, it means you've typed it wrong. If the file is in ~/Downloads, then first do cd Downloads.

According to the top of the 418MB file, there should be another file called 'installer-file.sh'.
by Buzzsaw
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) In terminal every command points to Bash
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: in terminal every command points to Bash

Try reinstalling bash using Synaptic Package Manager. Currently behind the $ are 2 characters, the first one is obscured by my username overlapping it, but it doesn't seem to be a letter, more likely a symbol { [ | The second is ~ These two symbols are meant to be there. The first is a : and the sec...
by Buzzsaw
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Change default network connection
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Change default network connection

In the network configuration, set it so that the wireless network is not connected to automatically.
by Buzzsaw
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: TrueCrypt, VeraCrypt, or ???

... advised that VeraCrypt is more current and more secure. Main improvement of VeraCrypt is a delay in processing password, which make brute force attacks more difficult. Whether this matters depends on what sort of "adversary" you have in mind. For casual busybody security, doesn't matter. For go...
by Buzzsaw
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: laptop doesnt turn off
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: laptop doesnt turn off

If you press Esc when the logo is displayed it will show terminal messages instead that might explain why it is not switching off.

Also, sudo apt-get purge modemmanager might fix your problem.
by Buzzsaw
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Easily set drives to mount automatically at boot
Replies: 10
Views: 16785

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: 1638

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: 1013

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: 1013

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: 1013

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: 93

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: 460

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: 1037

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.

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