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by speleomania
Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable Update Manager and configure manual system updates
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Disable Update Manager and configure manual system updates

Sharing a quick and dirty script I've put together to update my system. It's meant to be used as anacron job, still testing it but will be happy to receive constructive "code reviews" on what/how/where can be improved #!/bin/sh # Linux Mint auto update script by Speleomania # Last revision...
by speleomania
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable Update Manager and configure manual system updates
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Disable Update Manager and configure manual system updates

I have it set to NOT apply updates automatically so I have to apply them manually and I do this whenever is convenient for me. Why would this not work for you? This MAY work for my personal machine, but I'll give you a few reasons why I'm looking for a different /more autonomous/ solution: - it tra...
by speleomania
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable Update Manager and configure manual system updates
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Disable Update Manager and configure manual system updates

Thanks for the reply not many people here would be happy to do all your dirty work for you, unless, of course, you're prepared to pay the going Linux development consulting rate, which ranges from $US250 to $US850 per hour Out of curiosity I asked Mr Google for a second opinion and this is what he s...
by speleomania
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable Update Manager and configure manual system updates
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Disable Update Manager and configure manual system updates

I don't like the way the default Mint Update Manager is designed. A good update manager /or any manager really/ should be invisible and out of the way until things go wrong. I do not need to see pending list of updates every single day, in fact I'd like to schedule automatic updates let's say twice ...
by speleomania
Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent system from going to sleep while file copy operation is in progress
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Prevent system from going to sleep while file copy operation is in progress

Let's say I have a large video folder I need to transfer to a new machine. Both running Linux Mint. The way they're currently setup the machines will go to sleep after 15-30mins of inactivity Let's say the copy operation will take 4h to complete, so I'd like to leave it running overnight If I attemp...
by speleomania
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)

Couldn't get it to work unfortunately and I think I've wasted enough time on this already ... throwing the towel :cry:
Thanks a lot for your support though
by speleomania
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)

pacmd update-sink-proplist alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1b.0 device.description="" No sink found by this name or index. pacmd update-sink-proplist alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo device.description="" Failed to parse proplist. Due to a possible bug https://gitlab.freedesktop...
by speleomania
Tue Dec 08, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)

I spent a couple of hours on this, rebooting, messing around with config files etc. Managed to freeze and restart my cinnamon in the process I did make some progress though: - I changed the device description on both outputs which now are shown in the pulse audio applet - also managed to get rid of ...
by speleomania
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)

Quick update: I decided to try the Micro$oft solution and did a full reboot of my system and I'm happy to report that the simultaneous audio driver/device is now gone! Must have been a glitch in cinnamon or something. Okay, there is no documented way to change the port name, so I figured out how to ...
by speleomania
Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)

Thanks for the prompt response MrEen, Things are not so simple unfortunately: Run paprefs again and uncheck the box on the last tab should remove it permanently. It didn't. Well....it did it 50% - when i left click on the applet and choose "Sound Settings", the first tab under Devices used...
by speleomania
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Remove Audio Devices in the Cinammon Audio Applet (Mint 19.3)

Right-clicking on my Audio Applet in Mint 19.3 then selecting Output Device shows 4 available options: Simultaneous output to ..... < very long string here> HDMI / Display Port Line Out HDMI / Display Port 2 Now - I have no need for 2 of those (The Simultaneous virtual output device and the HDMI / D...
by speleomania
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: qTox and sys tray icon in Mint Cinnamon 19.3 and 20
Replies: 1
Views: 106

qTox and sys tray icon in Mint Cinnamon 19.3 and 20

I have two machines running Mint 19.3 and 20, both x64 Cinnamon edition Installed the latest flatpak version of qTox from the Software Center Interestingly I'm experiencing a buggy behavior on my Mint 20 machine suspecting the culprit is not qTox /as the two versions are identical/: - Checking all t...
by speleomania
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Need some help backing up my older Samsung S5 Android 4.2 phone
Replies: 0
Views: 173

Need some help backing up my older Samsung S5 Android 4.2 phone

Trying to make a full offline backup of my older Samsung S5 Android 4.2 phone to my Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon desktop Some notes: - Phone is rooted - debug/developer mode is enabled - desktop machine is registered with the Desktop so the command adb devices recognizes my phone without complaining tha...
by speleomania
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: "unknown file type" error while accessing network share
Replies: 1
Views: 201

"unknown file type" error while accessing network share

Im noticing today that right after rebooting my machine im able to mount a network share just fine Once unmounted however any subsequent attempts to access the share result in an error message: Unknown file type The file "" has no known programs associated with it. Use the open with dialog...
by speleomania
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Silly file association question
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Silly file association question

C# is out
What about Vala? Is it dead?
I understand it uses the c# syntax but is unmanaged and eventually compiles to C which in turn compiles to native code, is this correct?
by speleomania
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Silly file association question
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Silly file association question

Alright - I think you deserve a beer! I'm impressed. Couple notes I need to make though: // Begin rant - Your solution to what I thought was a pretty basic question /not that you claimed it was gonna be simplistic/ is 60+ lines and involves working with the terminal, copying & pasting cryptic xm...
by speleomania
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Silly file association question
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Silly file association question

Let's say you give a real-world example, then let's say I'll show you how to fix it. I did not expect this would be of any significance but since you requested it, here it is: MyMusic.audpl is actually called Leps-BestOf.audpl MyText.txt is actually called Readme.txt The rest is the same. Your turn...
by speleomania
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Silly file association question
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Silly file association question

Let's say I have two files: MyMusic.audpl MyText.txt First one is a music playlist (plain text file) consisting of a list of mp3 files to be played in Audacious. Second file is a plain txt file. I had my txt files associated with Leafpad as my default editor. Problem is linux does not care very much...
by speleomania
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: No sound after switching users and firefox active
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: No sound after switching users and firefox active

I should probably mention that my default audio output is the "Simultaneous audio output driver" since I don't want to be switching audio outputs between regular speakers and audio over HDMI - I have both receiving signal all the same time, but only one is actually on at a time

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