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by barneyblogggs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: messengerfordesktop issue
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: messengerfordesktop issue

Hi and thanks for the replies which I appreciate very much. Hoser Rob I will give your suggestion a go. For completeness in my response, Larry78723 the output is: ls -l /opt total 16 drwxrwxr-x 4 root root 4096 Sep 21 12:46 messengerfordesktop drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Aug 25 18:48 teamviewer drwx...
by barneyblogggs
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: messengerfordesktop issue
Replies: 4
Views: 106

messengerfordesktop issue

Hi All, I have Linux Mint 20 installed. 64-bit Before I upgraded from LM19.3 I used an app called messengerfordesktop 2.0.9-171 Installer is called messengerfordesktop-2.0.9-linux-amd64.deb When I install it on LM20 it appears to install OK but when I try to start the app, nothing happens and I see ...
by barneyblogggs
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Peculiar problem related to SD Card
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Peculiar problem related to SD Card

Hi JustCame2Earth, Just a suggestion here. Try using gparted on linux to format the card as fat 32. Then copy your stuff from Windows. Back in Linux you should then be able to see all your copied files. I always use gparted to format removable drives before using them on Windows and never have any p...
by barneyblogggs
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 20 & Firefox
Replies: 90
Views: 2205

Re: Mint 20 & Firefox

GS3 wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:19 pm
This is what I see.
Me too :-)

barneybloggs
for the record I have no problems with the browser
by barneyblogggs
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 20 & Firefox
Replies: 90
Views: 2205

Re: Mint 20 & Firefox

Hi all, Just another quick question related to this topic. Sorry I cannot tell you what my previous version of FF was but now after upgrading to LM20 earlier this week I have FF version 78.0.2 for Linux Mint. Does the version of FF you end up with after the upgrade depend on: the version you had pri...
by barneyblogggs
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird error messages
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Thunderbird error messages

Ah! As Homer Simpson once said Doh!
Yes the addon we transfer was enabled.
It is now disabled and......
no more we transfer related error messages.
It took me about 10 minutes to fully understand your point but I got there in the end.
Its been a long day.

Thanks once again.
barneybloggs
by barneyblogggs
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird error messages
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Thunderbird error messages

Hi antikythera , Forgot to mention. The reason I want to call Thunderbird in my script is to update the password to authenticate to gmail, then do a full system backup all within the same script so that I am backing up TB with the newest up to date password. Thanks for the hints anyway. I just wante...
by barneyblogggs
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird error messages
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Thunderbird error messages

Thanks for the response antikythera
btw loving the signature :-)

Regards,
barneyblogggs
by barneyblogggs
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird error messages
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Thunderbird error messages

Hi All, Im trying to run Thunderbird from the terminal as part of a script using: /usr/bin/thunderbird The app opens up OK but when I look back at my terminal I see the following messages: 1595813242493 addons.xpi WARN Can't get modified time of /usr/lib/thunderbird/features/wetransfer@extensions.th...
by barneyblogggs
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Login loop( really serious problem)
Replies: 29
Views: 1260

Re: Login loop

Hi not sure if you are dual booting with Windows or not.
If you are then take a look at this topic. Same error message that you have reported regarding 'dirty bit'
viewtopic.php?t=238953
It may actually be a Windows issue.

Regards,
barneyblogggs
by barneyblogggs
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Neighbors Computer
Replies: 16
Views: 6977

Re: Neighbors Computer

Printing/scanning and IOS device support (ipads) are two big things I think. in my household I have to keep my Windows PC handy just to be able to print or scan, or recover an ipad if required. IOS device support I can do via a Virtualbox VM running Windows 10. But this isnt ideal for some people. B...
by barneyblogggs
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic file copy for backup - how to get ?
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Automatic file copy for backup - how to get?

Take a look at this thread
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=292281
Created by me.
The replies to my questions may help you.

barneyblogggs
by barneyblogggs
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Automatic file copy for backup - how to get ?
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Automatic file copy for backup - how to get

Hi Enterprise Guy, from 1 newbie to another welcome to the world of Linux where probably the best solutions are free (Unike Windows) Have a look into Timeshift which is installed by default on Mint 19.x Also have a look into rsync Once you have researched these you will find that you can do more or ...
by barneyblogggs
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Timeshift insufficient disk space
Replies: 33
Views: 822

Re: Timeshift insufficient disk space

I run Timeshift on a monthly basis. I have an almost identical HDD size to yours. I have partitoned an external HDD with a Timeshift partitioin and a rsync partition (used for my own data backups) I have configured Timeshift to backup to the external HDD only and i have no problems with space relate...
by barneyblogggs
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] How to change vertical scrollbar width and color?
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

Re: How to change vertical scrollbar width and color?

What did work for me was - move to: home/USERNAME/.config/gtk-3.0 folder create a file called: gtk.css (by typing - sudo touch gtk.css - in terminal) put those lines to this file: *{ -GtkScrollbar-has-backward-stepper: 1 !important; -GtkScrollbar-has-forward-stepper: 1 !important; -GtkRange-slider-...
by barneyblogggs
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: purge timeshift backups
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: purge timeshift backups

Hi pbear,
Many thanks for the explanation.
Im now more confident that I havent f&%$ed things up.
Many thanks to slipstick too who you say gave you the inspiration for your answer.

Regards,
barneyblogggs
by barneyblogggs
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: purge timeshift backups
Replies: 4
Views: 408

Re: purge timeshift backups

Thanks ajgringo619. Simple as that. I was concerned that doing that I would ruin the incremental nature of the backups But I have looked at them again and there were monthly backups created at a later date after the on demand ones so I have deleted the on demands. I have also deleted the oldest mont...
by barneyblogggs
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: purge timeshift backups
Replies: 4
Views: 408

purge timeshift backups

Hi, I am running out of space on my external HDD and need to purge old timeshift snapshots but am not sure how to do this. I create monthly backups and use the command timeshift --check If the check reveals its not time for the monthly backup yet I use timeshift --create Thus I have a mixture of On ...
by barneyblogggs
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Easiest way to remote access a computer
Replies: 16
Views: 4095

Re: Easiest way to remote access a computer

Ive downloaded and am now running nomachine.
Excellent.

barneyblogggs
by barneyblogggs
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icons
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Desktop Icons

Thank you all for your help.
So basically as smurphos is saying they are 'shortcuts' that I see on the graphical desktop.
What I get from that is that Mint does not show shortcuts in the filesystem which is why I dont see anything in

/home/username/Desktop

Regards,
barneyblogggs

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