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by brancalessio
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Avoid that Timeshift starts when laptop is on battery
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Avoid that Timeshift starts when laptop is on battery

Thank you for your answer. If I had to do the backup manually, I would do it somehow very rarely... Inspired by /etc/cron.daily/mlocate I wrote a small bash script (to be runned by cron) that checks whether the computer runs on ac or not and only if on ac runs timeshift. Let's how it works. There is...
by brancalessio
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Avoid that Timeshift starts when laptop is on battery
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Avoid that Timeshift starts when laptop is on battery

Hello everyone!

It happened that Timeshift started when my laptop was on battery. Is there a way to do it?

Maybe I could modify crontab (or the command that is runned from crontab) and use the command on_ac_power, but maybe there is a simpler way.

Thank you for your answers!
by brancalessio
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Setting and testing Google DNS
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Setting and testing Google DNS

Thank you all for your posts. At the end this thread is much more interesting than my initial question :)
by brancalessio
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: high cpu usage in Skype (also after a call) (version: 8.53.0.85)
Replies: 7
Views: 2135

Re: high cpu usage in Skype (also after a call) (version: 8.53.0.85)

It seems (at least for me) that the issue is now fixed. I could make a video call normally, the use of the CPU remained normal and the fan did not start. Skype for Linux version is 8.61.0.95 (currently the latest). Operating system is Linux Mint 19.2 Tina with Linux kernel 4.15.0-108-generic (from m...
by brancalessio
Thu May 28, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Setting and testing Google DNS
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Setting and testing Google DNS

Hello everyone! Actually I forgot to report that this wifi is reachable from a captive portal, that is to say, unlogged I can only use its own DNS. Nevertheless, it is weird that after logging I still have only this choice. I think I will give up and use DNS over HTTPS in Firefox, which is actually ...
by brancalessio
Tue May 26, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Setting and testing Google DNS
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Setting and testing Google DNS

Thanks for your answer. Interesting, I have to read this long post.
rene wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 3:47 pm
brancalessio wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 2:39 pm
I think I've been actually cheated.
Are you per-chance in the UK? We've seen DNS-hijacking by UK-providers as a seemingly legal matter before. I.e., viewtopic.php?p=1700197#p1700197
by brancalessio
Tue May 26, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Setting and testing Google DNS
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Setting and testing Google DNS

Thank you for your answer. Yes, I restarted the computer, flushed DNS Cache in Windows and browsers. I actually today I discovered DNS over HTTPS and, setting DNS over HTTPS for OpenDNS in Firefox, it works (of course just in Firefox). Hi brancalessio, I just read your post and the good replies to i...
by brancalessio
Tue May 26, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Setting and testing Google DNS
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Setting and testing Google DNS

Hello everyone! I think I've been actually cheated. Even though I think I correctedly configured the new DNS, I am still using my provider default ones. The point is that my internet connection uses by default Google DNS. This seems also to be indipendent of what I configure in "Network". I realised...
by brancalessio
Sun May 24, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Setting and testing Google DNS
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Setting and testing Google DNS

Thanks! It seems I am actually using Google DNS.
by brancalessio
Sun May 24, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Setting and testing Google DNS
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Re: Setting and testing Google DNS

Thanks! It seems to be correctly configured:

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Link 3 (wlo1)
      Current Scopes: DNS
       LLMNR setting: yes
MulticastDNS setting: no
      DNSSEC setting: no
    DNSSEC supported: no
         DNS Servers: 8.8.8.8
                      8.8.4.4
          DNS Domain: ~.
by brancalessio
Sun May 24, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Setting and testing Google DNS
Replies: 18
Views: 781

Setting and testing Google DNS

Hello everyone! I'm trying to understand why several websites are very slow in my network (Gmail, Google in general, Facebook, ...). I substituted my Internet Provider DNS with Google ones. What I did is just in "Settings"->"Network" choose the configuration of my wifi and substitute in "IPv4" tab t...
by brancalessio
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Check root filesystem manually
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Check root filesystem manually

In addition to my previous post: fsck version on the initramfs is the same as in the installed system. That is to say, this procedure uses the up-to-date version of the tool.
by brancalessio
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Check root filesystem manually
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Check root filesystem manually

So... it's solved!

In Grub I replaced "quite splash" with "break" and the boot stopped in the initramfs in a shell. There I could start fsck with the normal command line and worked. To reboot you have just to type "reboot".

Many thanks!
by brancalessio
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Check root filesystem manually
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Check root filesystem manually

Thank you for your answers. Maybe it is enough to stop all services that have opened files (for example logging), but I could not identify all of them or there is something more... Another possibility could be to modify /etc/fstab in order to mount the root filesystem read-only. I do not know if som...
by brancalessio
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Check root filesystem manually
Replies: 10
Views: 358

[SOLVED] Check root filesystem manually

Hi everyone! I would like to check the root filesystem manually with an extra option (-D), but I don't get it. If I start the system in recovery mode and open a root shell, the root filesystem is open read-write and I cannot remount it ro. I write in the console mount -o remount,ro <device> but it s...
by brancalessio
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: high cpu usage in Skype (also after a call) (version: 8.53.0.85)
Replies: 7
Views: 2135

Re: high cpu usage in Skype (also after a call) (version: 8.53.0.85)

Cool! same issue here (8.53.0.85), CPU remains high after a call with screen sharing. I tried to check the Electron Developer tools (Debug mode: CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-D -> CTRL-SHIFT-I) for console errors ... unfortunately nothing. Profiling also didn't show anything. Instead of restarting skype, reloading...
by brancalessio
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: high cpu usage in Skype (also after a call) (version: 8.53.0.85)
Replies: 7
Views: 2135

Re: high cpu usage in Skype (also after a call) (version: 8.53.0.85)

As far as I am concerned, the high CPU usage is a problem of version 8.53.0.85. In previous versions there was no such problem. Maybe other problems... but not this one.
by brancalessio
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: high cpu usage in Skype (also after a call) (version: 8.53.0.85)
Replies: 7
Views: 2135

high cpu usage in Skype (also after a call) (version: 8.53.0.85)

Hi everyone! In the last version of Skype (8.53.0.85, released more or less a week ago) I have the following problem. The CPU usage during a video call is very high, so high that the fan activates during the call all the time. Moreover, after a call the CPU usage remains high (unchanged) and the fan...
by brancalessio
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Prevent normal users to mount (or unmount) partitions using gnome-disks
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Prevent normal users to mount (or unmount) partitions using gnome-disks

why not just comment them out in the fstab file? Put # in front of those lines. That way if you change your mind later, at least they will be there where you can set to mount them again. Might check the mtab file also, remove if in there. No, I do not want to do this. I actually added the lines in ...
by brancalessio
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Prevent normal users to mount (or unmount) partitions using gnome-disks
Replies: 22
Views: 653

Re: Prevent normal users to mount (or unmount) partitions using gnome-disks

As I mentioned before, that's working as intended, the default policy is to let any user mount new filesystems (otherwise you couldn't use USB sticks or things like that), and if it's the user that mounted it then the same user can also unmount it again. Other users cannot without invoking root rig...

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