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by ronsmeyer
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What are the benefits of doing a fresh-install of Mint 20 VS upgrading from 19.3?
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: What are the benefits of doing a fresh-install of Mint 20 VS upgrading from 19.3?

I have been using Mint as my main OS since 2015. In that time, I have a lot of stuff installed , and I am dependent on those apps. Formatting the hard drive, installing the OS, and reinstalling plus configuring all the applications and then restoring all the data would be a 3 to 4 day project. I don...
by ronsmeyer
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 20 upgrade lost Virtual Box
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Mint 20 upgrade lost Virtual Box

Following the instructions posted by "lyca" I was able to get VBox up and running. That solves the immediate problem of being able to install it, but the original problem of the Package Installer freezing up still exists. I posted on the Virtual Box forum about it. Hopefully, they'll have more insig...
by ronsmeyer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 20 upgrade lost Virtual Box
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Mint 20 upgrade lost Virtual Box

One additional piece of info. I have two Mint computers: my main desktop machine that I had the problems with, and a laptop that I don't really use for a lot. The laptop did not have Virtual Box on it at all when I upgraded to 20 last week sometime. As an experiment, I tried to install V.B. on the l...
by ronsmeyer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 20 upgrade lost Virtual Box
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: Mint 20 upgrade lost Virtual Box

Ok. Thank you. I will try those things when I get back to it. But I won't have time again for a few days.
by ronsmeyer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 20 upgrade lost Virtual Box
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Mint 20 upgrade lost Virtual Box

So I went through the recommended process of removing PPA's, downgrading packages and so on. I thankfully, took all the before and after Timeshift snapshots. For the most part the upgrade went smoothly and almost everything looked good. Until I tried to start Virtual Box. I found that Virtual Box ha...
by ronsmeyer
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Don't install the new Teamviewer.
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Don't install the new Teamviewer.

There was a Teamviewer update today. New version 15.5.3, Old version 15.4.4445. Every connection now says "Cannot connect to partner". :(
I've spent half the morning running Timeshift and putting everything back to the way it was. It's working again. Geez...don't need this now.
by ronsmeyer
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: High resolution scanner recommendation ?
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: High resolution scanner recommendation ?

^^ What I understand as high resolution is the photo quality of the scan is equal to the original photo. The scan quality from my little Canon all-in-one TS6020 is definitely below that mark. The scan results are not as clear and the colors are off. I'm looking for a product that will faithfully rep...
by ronsmeyer
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: High resolution scanner recommendation ?
Replies: 3
Views: 433

High resolution scanner recommendation ?

I have boxes and boxes of old family photos that I'd like to scan and catalog. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good quality, high resolution scanner that works well with Linux? I don't believe my little Canon all-in-one is up to the task and it's also slow as a turtle. It needs to be a flatb...
by ronsmeyer
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (solved) Backup options
Replies: 36
Views: 1613

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: 388

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: 1048

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: 1048

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: 1048

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: 1048

[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: 280

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: 1316

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: 1316

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: 1316

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: 1316

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: 3602

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.

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