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by Executioner
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cloning system drive - is it worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1071

Re: Cloning system drive - is it worth it?

Should you take system images to an external drive - YES! They are your last line of defence in the event of disaster. Your first line of defence is utilities like timeshift/backintime/luckybackup - these are file level backup utilities. Clonezilla is confusing for newbies and redo is abandonware. ...
by Executioner
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux mint 19.1 running in software rendering mode (VB vs VMWare)
Replies: 3
Views: 167

linux mint 19.1 running in software rendering mode (VB vs VMWare)

I have a Lenovo T510 laptop. Yes it has the crappy Intel graphics, but on this same laptop, I have Mint 18.3 Cinnamon installed and working just fine. What that said... I wanted to see what Mint 19 would look like, so I swapped out the SSD drive and installed my Win 10 PRO SSD. I already had VMWare ...
by Executioner
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Samsung Galaxy S9+ [SOLVED]
Replies: 24
Views: 987

Re: Mint 19.1 Samsung Galaxy S9+

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9, and I'm able to access all the files on the phone, but I'm using Mint 18.3.
by Executioner
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: weather applet not working
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: weather applet not working

I already have it on my desktop, but would rather have it in the panel like the old one. I guess I can live with it on the desktop for now until another solutions comes about.
by Executioner
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: weather applet not working
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: weather applet not working

Can you explain how you configured the desklet to work with weather.com? Right click on the weather desklet and choose Configure. Set the Data service to weather.com. You'll have to find your Location from https://weather.codes/ Thanks but I can't change the data service in Configure. It's grayed o...
by Executioner
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: weather applet not working
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: weather applet not working

There's a current discussion about it in this thread: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=285381&sid=32869d29bc965894f5d34b637d235d02 If that doesn't suit your needs, the weather desklet works for me with weather.com as the data service. Can you explain how you configured the desklet ...
by Executioner
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issue with the weather app?
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Issue with the weather app?

yah, it's the weather applet (not desklet) and the applet is sorely missed :cry: because Yahoo has yanked the free weather api needed by the applet so it is broken applet until author figures something besides yahoo to feed it the data. OP, I installed Meteo , which is also a systray app, uses Open...
by Executioner
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Issue with the weather app?
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Issue with the weather app?

The weather applet no longer updates. Just says, "loading". I'm using Mint 18.3.

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by Executioner
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Several newbie questions
Replies: 42
Views: 1309

Re: Several newbie questions

I've been using Mint just under 2 years on a spare laptop to get use to the OS. I'm coming from Windows. I do have Wine installed, as I really missed the old WinAmp 2.90 version which has migrated on several windows versions during the years. With Wine installed and WinAmp, I have a WinAmp icon on t...
by Executioner
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bluetooth on Thinkpad
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: Bluetooth on Thinkpad

I have a 510, and I don't think it has Bluetooth. Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 004: ID 17ef:480f Lenovo Integrated Webcam [R5U877] Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc...
by Executioner
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difference between Eject and Safely Remove
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Difference between Eject and Safely Remove

For a flash drive. While moving some files off the HD, I used Eject and lost some files. Can someone explain the difference between these two options?
by Executioner
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox Address Bar
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Firefox Address Bar

Yes thanks very much for this. I was wondering the same question. Why is this not the default for FF in Linux?
by Executioner
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What Are Important Details To Know When Using Timeshift?
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: What Are Important Details To Know When Using Timeshift?

I have a related question to Timeshift.

I have it saved to an external USB drive. My question is: what happens when you can't even boot Mint at all? I'm currently running Mint 18.3. Do I need Mint 18.3 USB boot drive, or will Mint 19.x work for performing the restore?
by Executioner
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 18.3 to 19 Question
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: 18.3 to 19 Question

Thanks for the replies. I was hoping to hear from a few that have actually performed the upgrade. I currently have 18.3 installed on a older Lenovo thinkpad T510. It has 6 gigs of memory, and a 128 GB SSD that has only 12 GB left. I've been using this laptop as a test so I can move to Mint in the ne...
by Executioner
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 18.3 to 19 Question
Replies: 9
Views: 232

18.3 to 19 Question

I'm curious if I can update to 19 from 18.3 I ran this command: mintupgrade check After the check, I get these results: 2419 upgraded, 495 newly installed, 44 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 2,236 MB of archives. After this operation, 402 MB of additional disk space will be used. So my que...
by Executioner
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Cleaner or not?
Replies: 40
Views: 819

Re: System Cleaner or not?

I asked the same question using BleachBit: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=275333&p=1510386#p1510386
by Executioner
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Scroll bars
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Scroll bars

Are you referring to the missing scroll arrows? If so, there is some discussion here and a fix. I haven't tried it yet.

viewtopic.php?t=249218

then points to the fix here: viewtopic.php?f=42&t=251022
by Executioner
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: DuckDuckGo
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: DuckDuckGo

Yeah I noticed that Google is no longer my preferred search engine, but if you go here, you can add it:
https://www.linuxmint.com/searchengines ... Google&c=y

and here shows all results: https://www.linuxmint.com/searchengines.php
by Executioner
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I forgot to enable partition space for Timeshift!
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: I forgot to enable partition space for Timeshift!

I forgot I had an old Maxtor 250G external HD with 2 USB 2 plugs. I split the drive in 2 for NTFS and EXT4. Ran TimeShift which took about 20 minutes to complete, so now I have my first backup of 18.3. Since the drive is external, in order for me to restore it, I need to boot from a USB drive with M...
by Executioner
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I forgot to enable partition space for Timeshift!
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: I forgot to enable partition space for Timeshift!

What type of file system is needed for TimeShift? Can I use FAT32?

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