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by br1anstorm
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo X230 won't boot from USB 3.0 port
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Lenovo X230 won't boot from USB 3.0 port

A few months ago I got a refurbished Lenovo X230 laptop to use as a spare and experimental machine. It happens to have Windows10 installed. The laptop has two (blue) USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port. Recently I decided to run one or two live sessions of Linux distros (Mint, LMDE, and MX Linux) on ...
by br1anstorm
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to store archived Thunderbird emails?
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: How to store archived Thunderbird emails?

Thanks, chiefjim . As I do indeed have a multiboot system with a separate partition this is useful advice. But just to be clear, I wasn't aiming at this point either to do a fresh install or to move my Thunderbird from one system to another. My aim, and the reason for my original post, was to "thin ...
by br1anstorm
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to store archived Thunderbird emails?
Replies: 8
Views: 381

Re: How to store archived Thunderbird emails?

This link mentions Thunderbird archiving options (including Mailstore Home for Windows) so there might be something there you could use. Thanks to both SMG and - in separate post - wallaroo for that helpful advice. I think I have found what I need. It is the Thunderbird Addon "ImportExportTools NG"...
by br1anstorm
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

Don't see how removing Flatpak could affect Software Manager. .... Took me by surprise when it happened a year ago. See the sequence of posts between me and gm10 in the thread from July 2019 at https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=298752 . The disappearance of the Software Manager was ...
by br1anstorm
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

.....Since it seems you have already uninstalled Flatpak at some point, you can dispense with that as it will probably show nothing (it does no harm if you run it). But I'd still run the 'remove' and 'purge' commands to clean out any remaining Flatpak system files, then use the last command for the...
by br1anstorm
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Re: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?

Here's my understanding, bearing in mind I've probably gotten a bit of the jargon wrong and maybe mis-stated a few details. Pretty sure the gist is correct. ...... [edit] Yeah, it’s complicated. That’s why computer geeks make the big bucks. Thanks, linux-rox . That was a pretty decent attempt to ex...
by br1anstorm
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Re: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?

Thanks to both Kadaitcha Man and AndyMH (BTW glad to see you've got FoxClone up and running....that's on my "to look at" list, as I have until now relied on ReDo!). I don't encrypt my data,so I'm not going to grapple with the issues that raises. My main desire is to ensure I have a reasonably recent...
by br1anstorm
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

Thanks, bendipa , for keeping an eye on this. Just a quick check. Although I have all the assorted flatpak files as shown in that search, I don't actually have the Flatpak app installed. Am I right that in order to run a command like flatpak uninstall --unused , I need to have the package installed?...
by br1anstorm
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?

I have Mint 19.1 XFCE on my laptop. I use Timeshift to take periodic backups of the system, usually before doing an update which involves a newer version of the kernel. And I use BackInTime to do backups of my data (Documents, Photos, etc). Obviously both tend to fill up the space on the external dr...
by br1anstorm
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

Ah.... my latest post crossed with the advice from bendipa , which seems to offer a more thorough way of getting rid of Flatpak completely. I'll see what happens when I try those commands. UPDATE/EDIT : Do I need to reinstall Flatpak as such again, before going through that sequence of commands? I t...
by br1anstorm
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

Well, we're not there yet. I installed Flatpak from the Software Manager. Then I tried the flatpak remote-delete flathub command. Got an error message "not found" (I didn't copy the exact message wording off the terminal). So I uninstalled Flatpak, thinking I would try the other option of simply del...
by br1anstorm
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

Once again, thanks for your patience yellowfinch , .... and for the tutorial! If you want to keep old kernels, don’t run the autoremove. Thanks, so that's one command I'll skip, as I'd like to keep some of the old ones. The main thing you have left is the hub. The short and sweet method is to manual...
by br1anstorm
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

As if there aren't enough command options already, here's what I just found in a post about removing Flatpak on the "Ask Ubuntu" site..... I would recommend reinstalling flatpak and running the following commands: flatpak uninstall --unused sudo apt-get remove --autoremove flatpak sudo apt-get purge...
by br1anstorm
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

Well, well, the plot thickens... I thought I would simply try the Pjotr command again, and see what happened. This is what I got: $ sudo apt-get purge "*flatpak*" [sudo] password for brian: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Note, selecting 'flat...
by br1anstorm
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

Thanks again - to both ajgringo619 and yellowfinch . Looks as if I may now have a couple of ways of "cleaning out" whatever bits of Flatpak may be lurking in my system. But before I start, can I just clarify exactly what "....doing an apt autoremove ....." requires in terms of precise terminal comma...
by br1anstorm
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

Thanks for stepping in, ajgringo619 . In fact a quick browse in the forum after I had posted led me to try that same command. This was the result: $ flatpak list Command 'flatpak' not found, but can be installed with: sudo apt install flatpak Following another forum comment, I also went to look at m...
by br1anstorm
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Flatpak - do I need it?

I've been running Mint 19.1 XFCE 64-bit on my laptop for a year or two. I do all recommended updates, and I'm not (yet) looking to upgrade. But I'm trying to springclean the system as it seems to be getting a little slower. I have deleted two or three old kernels (and could maybe remove more). I am ...
by br1anstorm
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to store archived Thunderbird emails?
Replies: 8
Views: 381

How to store archived Thunderbird emails?

I have been running my current system (Mint 19.1) for several years. I use Thunderbird to read and manage all my emails (I have several accounts and addresses). I tend to keep all important emails, using the Thunderbird 'archive' option to save them - within Thunderbird - in an archive folder for ea...
by br1anstorm
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing old kernels - how many to keep?
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Removing old kernels - how many to keep?

I am running Mint 19.1 XFCE on my Samsung RF511 laptop (8GB RAM, Intel Core i5 2.50 GHz CPU, 750 GB HDD). Not the latest and fastest laptop, but it works well. I'm in no rush to move to Mint 20. I am conscientious about updating, and of course the Software Manager now automatically includes and reco...
by br1anstorm
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] New user account - login loop, can't access account at all
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: New user account - login loop, can't access account at all

<MrKnowItAllOn> For the future and the next time a similar thing happens: I also created a standard user account for my wife. She hasn't used it.... and now neither of us can remember her user account password. After trying various possibilities, all unsuccessfully, I concluded the only option was ...

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