Search found 34 matches

by ronsmeyer
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (solved) Backup options
Replies: 36
Views: 943

Re: Backup options

It is too bad the author of ARECA BACKUP has abandoned it so it is about time to move on. I've been using Areca for several years for differential backups and the one thing I like is the way it can do a merge to update the full-backup base to keep it current. So after a set number of backups, you ca...
by ronsmeyer
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Could not install the security updates
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Could not install the security updates

Second time this week; earlier with the firefox and snmp update. Today the with new version of Update Manager that it want to install. I click "Apply the Update" and enter the password. It sits for a bit and then stops. There is a message at the bottom of the screen says "Could not install the secur...
by ronsmeyer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Unknown File Type. The file "network" has no known programs associated with it.
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: [SOLVED] Unknown File Type. The file "network" has no known programs associated with it.

Thank you. Barada Nikto. It only bothered me because I didn't understand it. That was very helpful and I appreciate the answer. The only Windows I'm sharing with is a Virtual Box Windows 10 which I use for Quicken on one of the hosts. Virtual Box sharing takes care of what I need so I see no need fo...
by ronsmeyer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Unknown File Type. The file "network" has no known programs associated with it.
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Unknown File Type. The file "network" has no known programs associated with it.

^^ Thank you...So that was probably it. After fiddling with this for hours, I remembered Timeshift which I had not thought about in forever. I hit the restore-button which put everything back to the day before and that has fixed the issue. It's just the two machines at my home; desktop and laptop th...
by ronsmeyer
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Unknown File Type. The file "network" has no known programs associated with it.
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: Unknown File Type. The file "network" has no known programs associated with it.

Thank you. It's cinnamon and Mint 19.1. When it asks to select a program I keyed in "nemo". But that opens the "Files" screen. Network appears on the sidebar of that screen but when you select it, it says network:/// Nemo cannot handle network. So nemo doesn't work. Where in the heck are these deskt...
by ronsmeyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Unknown File Type. The file "network" has no known programs associated with it.
Replies: 6
Views: 384

[SOLVED] Unknown File Type. The file "network" has no known programs associated with it.

Not network-manager for the internet. The Network icon on the desktop where you see the file shares.
I'd reinstalled samba and now when I click the Network icon I get this pop-up message.
It gives me a screen to select a program but I have no idea what to pick. Could someone please help?
by ronsmeyer
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bump ABI
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Bump ABI

There are dozens of kernel updates with nothing in the changelog but "Bump ABI". What does "Bump ABI" mean?
by ronsmeyer
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issue with the weather app?
Replies: 18
Views: 807

Re: Issue with the weather app?

So I hope this screenshot shows. But yes, I see the temperature just fine. i guess you're in luck. haven't used this weather app since ubuntu 12.04 but in my mint 19.1 cinnamon and xfce i don't see the temperature only the icon. what version of mint are you on? Mint 19.1; Most current versions of O...
by ronsmeyer
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issue with the weather app?
Replies: 18
Views: 807

Re: Issue with the weather app?

So I hope this screenshot shows. But yes, I see the temperature just fine. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gBDtbFjH2YfAZv0aOMKseIv7Wqlb7aSSSbrc3C3F-yODpNhVy2hVzVc8M90cddBWpG78Uz5Dz1oNDZiufh5v_luI9V1OElIjg6zeCG93wNTvGjleAz77AH6BvdxRUmYKq39jROH8gZmzfUDHYjgDiC0e9Xe0twv-wQ11bJx_4579PrZ6_cZay0Gia0tQZtE...
by ronsmeyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issue with the weather app?
Replies: 18
Views: 807

Re: Issue with the weather app?

for mint19 whoever wants my-weather-indicator_0.9.1-0extras18.04.1_all.deb if you don't want to install the ppa cinnamon/xfce mint 19.1 is not showing temperature in system tray only the icon is visible with my-weather-indicator. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hTywRK2HbaY/U0U8gXncx5I/AAAAAAAAIGg/7ID7-c...
by ronsmeyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issue with the weather app?
Replies: 18
Views: 807

Re: Issue with the weather app?

Apparently YAHOO is no longer providing weather data (to anyone) so the app has nothing to load.
by ronsmeyer
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: So much for the weather applet
Replies: 31
Views: 2585

Re: So much for the weather applet

Actually, I've found the Weather Desklet works pretty darn good. So I've switched to that.

I spent about half a day trying to get the WeatherBug desktop app to work in WINE but couldn't. It seems anything I try in WINE that needs .NET doesn't work.
by ronsmeyer
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: So much for the weather applet
Replies: 31
Views: 2585

Re: So much for the weather applet

avb12 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:44 am
WOEID Lookup Service is RESTORED
see http://woeid.rosselliot.co.nz/

But the applet still doesn't show anything
So did Yahoo turn it back on or what?
by ronsmeyer
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)
Replies: 9
Views: 1139

Re: mockturtle Weather applet no longer working (bug report raised)

I'm not sure there is much mockturtl can do if the data source has been discontinued. It's not technically a software bug. We can just hope he can find another source.
by ronsmeyer
Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to restore cinnamon settings dconf/user and make them stick?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: How to restore cinnamon settings dconf/user and make them stick?

Thank you for the advice. I tried all of those things but the result ended being the same. I finally decided the best thing was to manually reconfigure everything. It would still be interesting though to understand what was happening and how it was getting reset.
by ronsmeyer
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: How to restore cinnamon settings dconf/user and make them stick?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

How to restore cinnamon settings dconf/user and make them stick?

So I messed up my panel configuration checking out the new "modern" panel in 19.1. So I timeshifted back to 19. I restored from the backup directories ~/.cinnamon and ~/.config/dconf and restarted cinnamon. Everything was great.... until I rebooted or just restarted cinnamon again. Then everything w...
by ronsmeyer
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved: Upgrade to T'bird 60.2.1 zaps Lightning Calender add-on
Replies: 70
Views: 3885

Re: Upgrade to T'bird 60.2.1 zaps Lightning Calender add-on

Not only that. I can't even send an email. The entire area where you key in the TO, CC, BCC addresses is blanked out and I can't even move the cursor into the body area to type anything. Someone really hosed up this update.
by ronsmeyer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intel-microcode update ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1763

Intel-microcode update ?

So if I install this Intel-microcode update that is in update manager today, is my computer going to start running like a turtle?
by ronsmeyer
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 Tabs On Bottom Easy Solution
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Firefox 57 Tabs On Bottom Easy Solution

That is good information. My question is how did you know to do this and where are all of these userChrome options and variables documented? I can see this being very useful.
by ronsmeyer
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 111
Views: 10426

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

Tried it in a VM first. EVERY addon is broken. Not doing it. That was the main reason for staying with FF to start with...all the UI customization. Setting ignore in update manager.

Go to advanced search