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by barneyblogggs
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Login loop( really serious problem)
Replies: 29
Views: 427

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: 3353

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: 10
Views: 295

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: 10
Views: 295

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: 708

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: 922

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: 288

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: 288

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: 288

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: 3511

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: 272

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
by barneyblogggs
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Desktop Icons
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Desktop Icons

Im running 64-bit 19.1 (Tessa) with the Cinnamon Desktop Environment. I have a hopefully simple question. When I first logon to my computer I see the 'Desktop' with my wallpaper / background and it has two icons on it (Computer and Home) When I browse through the filesystem to /home/username/Desktop...
by barneyblogggs
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: recovering from a forgotton logon password
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: recovering from a forgotton logon password

All, Many thanks for the responses. I am very relieved to hear that brute force decryption of an encrypted Home folder isnt a simple affair. I for one am really happy to admit that I did not read that bit correctly. So I dont need to start sleeping with my laptop under the pillow at night :-) Regard...
by barneyblogggs
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: recovering from a forgotton logon password
Replies: 8
Views: 374

recovering from a forgotton logon password

If I am reading this article correctly: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1355 then in the event of my laptop being lost or stolen, my data isnt safe, even if the the home folder is encrypted (one comment to the post was offering advice on how to bypass the encrypted status) So basically...
by barneyblogggs
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift backups
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Timeshift backups

Thanks all for the replies and suggestions. After testing on a different computer I have settled on the following: external HDD with two partitions (1)timeshift, (2)grsync both ext4 Am gonna use timeshift as suggested by you guys to backup the OS, and grsync to backup my files. Gotta admit to having...
by barneyblogggs
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift backups
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Timeshift backups

How long does your timeshift / backintime backup take?
Im currently backing up 125G and it takes me c.1 to 1.5 hrs. I tend to leave this til last thing at night when im off to bed.

barneyblogggs
by barneyblogggs
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift backups
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Timeshift backups

Hey all,
Many thanks for the replies. I must say that I did try the Mint Backup Tool first and didnt like it. This was my reason for settling on Timeshift.
Since I posted my original question I have now installed grsync and performed a backup, so will use both going forward.

regards,
barneyblogggs
by barneyblogggs
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift backups
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Timeshift backups

In my Timeshift I have configured my Home directory to be backed up (I think) My Exludes list contains entries beginning with a '+' which the guidance states entries beginning with a + will actually be included rather than excluded Entries of concern are + /root/.** + /home/myusername/.** + /home/my...
by barneyblogggs
Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Password Policy in LM19.1
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Password Policy in LM19.1

Hi smurphos,
Many thanks for the response.
I missed that one..thanks.

regards,
barneyblogggs
by barneyblogggs
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Password Policy in LM19.1
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Password Policy in LM19.1

Hi All,
Is there a way to prevent the reuse of the previous x number of passwords in LM19.1
Ive set the minimum length using minlen=N by adding it to /etc/pam.d/common-password
I now want to prevent the use of the previous, lets say 10, passwords if there is a way.

Regards,
barneyblogggs

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