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by tlmcca
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Linux mint for me?
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: Is Linux mint for me?

I agree with the suggestion of upgrading memory to 8G. You might also try running System Monitor to see where the bottlemark is.

Terry
by tlmcca
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Cinnamon 4.0.9 highlighting..?
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: Cinnamon 4.0.9 highlighting..?

marsea,

Do you mean drag/drop in Nemo? I just ran a quick test and the mouse pointer changes to clenched hand when a file is selected in the source and I see the directories in the target being outlined as the mouse pointer passes over them.

Terry
by tlmcca
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Have you ever had to back off any update delivered by Update Manager?
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Have you ever had to back off any update delivered by Update Manager?

In my research before upgrading to 19.1 I read several anguished comments about the departure from a safety first recommendation for applying updates to one of apply them all and protect yourself with Timeshift. In my 8 years of running Mint I used a policy of applying all updates and accepted the r...
by tlmcca
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Has anyone ever gotten a legitimate warning from rkhunter?
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Has anyone ever gotten a legitimate warning from rkhunter?

I've been running Linux on my home PCs since 2012 and Mint since 2016. I've run rkhunter daily for each every distro I installed in that time and I have never received an alert that did not turn out to be a false positive. This means I've spent a lot of time configuring rkhunter and researching dire...
by tlmcca
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What's the meaning of multiple * in timeshift filters?
Replies: 3
Views: 340

[SOLVED] What's the meaning of multiple * in timeshift filters?

Thank you slipstick. It hadn't occurred to me that the format might be rsync related.

A summary for anyone who might find this in the future:

- ’*’ matches any path component, but it stops at slashes

- ’**’ matches anything, including slashes

Terry
by tlmcca
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What's the meaning of multiple * in timeshift filters?
Replies: 3
Views: 340

What's the meaning of multiple * in timeshift filters?

I'm posting this in the Newbie forum since I'm a complete noob as for as Timeshift goes. I haven't been able to find any documentation on formatting a filter to exclude directories from backup by TS. I've seen examples of forms /<dir>/<subdir>/** and /<dir>/<subdir>/*** . My assumption is the asteri...
by tlmcca
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: simple script problem....
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: simple script problem....

sudo chmod u+w "$file" && echo "The file is now writable"
I've never used sudo in a non-interactive script but I would expect it to prompt for the effective user's password and just hang.

Terry
by tlmcca
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Choice of major or minor release
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Re: Choice of major or minor release

Point releases (i.e. minor Mint version upgrades) can be installed via Update Manager, so if you want you can get everything.
Fantastic! Since I've been running 17.3 there was never a newer minor release so I didn't see such in UM. I'll look forward to that when 19.2 and 19.3 are released.

Terry
by tlmcca
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Choice of major or minor release
Replies: 2
Views: 253

Choice of major or minor release

Please excuse me if this has already been answered but I was unable to find any previous discussion. I am currently running 17.3 Cinnamon on three desktop systems in our household. With support ending next year for 17 I am planning for replacing 17 with 19. I've already installed 19.1 on my Dell E64...
by tlmcca
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How to get involved in the testing team?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: How to get involved in the testing team?

Okay, I received my E6420 this morning and installed 18.3 Cinnamon and that went very well. I worked through testing everything I was able to do and registered on the community.linuxmint.com site to share what I found. I completed the New hardware device form and when I click Save this hardware devi...
by tlmcca
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How to get involved in the testing team?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: How to get involved in the testing team?

Are those details from previous reviews available?

Terry
by tlmcca
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How to get involved in the testing team?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

Re: How to get involved in the testing team?

What I am looking for is to provide an update to the Hardware Database which I assumed would require some sort of structured testing.

Terry
by tlmcca
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How to get involved in the testing team?
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

How to get involved in the testing team?

I just purchased a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop on eBay from a seller who ships with Mint 18.3 installed and expect delivery by Apr 9. I chose this model even though the Hardware DB doesn't list a status for 18.3 but does show it worked perfectly with older releases. That and the seller's guarantee ma...
by tlmcca
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved: When will Mint see version 64 of the Chrome browser?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Solved: When will Mint see version 64 of the Chrome browser?

Pilfer, Thanks for your response. I see that v65 just went stable yesterday so I expect to see it in a day or so. There must be a compatibility reason for you to still be running 17? 18 runs wonderfully!! It has always been my inclination to stay with my stable release of Mint as long as possible gi...
by tlmcca
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved: When will Mint see version 64 of the Chrome browser?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: When will Mint see version 64 of the Chrome browser?

I don't know why but Software Manager ==> Software Sources did not have the Google repository enabled. I enabled, refreshed cache and refreshed Update Manager and Version 64 is now there to be applied.

I'll have to remember that for the future.

Terry
by tlmcca
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved: When will Mint see version 64 of the Chrome browser?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Solved: When will Mint see version 64 of the Chrome browser?

I am currently running Mint 17.3 on the three desktop machines in my home. My trigger for applying maintenance has been the arrival of fixes to Chrome since they tend to come at a semi-regular basis and the browser is the portal to many of the uses of our PCs. Version 64 of Chrome was released Janua...
by tlmcca
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Scanners
Replies: 21
Views: 3541

Re: Scanners

I'm running Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinnamon and using a Brother MFC-L2700DW and I found a post identifying changing the <dev>/<bus> permissions to 666 as part of the set up for using xsane. That eliminated the "Invalid argument" error when starting xsane. However, the <dev>/<bus> assignment seems to c...
by tlmcca
Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: User experience with Private Internet Access
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: User experience with Private Internet Access

Hi phd21, Thanks for your thoughts on my situation. I doubt that the owner will allow me access to the router but I'll keep that in mind; the passord is really pathetic. The Firefox solution is interesting but some quick research indicates that this mode serves to keep your browser history from bein...
by tlmcca
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: User experience with Private Internet Access
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

User experience with Private Internet Access

I will be vacationing in Florida for three weeks and taking my laptop along. The condo I'm renting has WI-FI so I'll have access to the internet. I do all of my banking online and will need to do some of that while I'm away so I will want a VPN. I saw that Private Internet Access is a main sponsor f...

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