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by rene
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Libre Office ignores umask
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: [Solved] Libre Office ignores umask

... but that report remaining in "new" state with 0 comments for a month is the reason I don't bother myself anymore with open-source bugzilla's.
by rene
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Sudden increase in size of /home
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Sudden increase in size of /home

A "trash" folder directly in /home still sounds peculiar and if it that's in fact there I'd look there manually ( sudo ls -la /home/trash , do a sudo ls -la /home/lost+found and sudo ls -la /home for good measure) but otherwise, okay I guess. Responded while I was out of of bed for "five" minutes ne...
by rene
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Sudden increase in size of /home
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Sudden increase in size of /home

You are probably not looking/counting correctly. I.e., please be explicit; df and du -shx ~ would be good to see.
by rene
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: dns resolution not working
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: dns resolution not working

Not certain but I am seeing something weird on the wire there. I.e., you query Standard query 0x1234 A debian.telus OPT and get a response Standard query response 0x1234 A debian.telus OPT A 192.168.1.70 You're unfortunately not showing queries for non-local names but what I am seeing here on the wi...
by rene
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Data recovery from formated linuxmint
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Data recovery from formated linuxmint

deepakdeshp wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:56 pm
+1 well said.
Minus one detail: people do not have/wear seatbelts because of prudence but because of legislation. And conversely thankfully no such legislation existing for backups means many won't ever have them...
by rene
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 21
Views: 625

Re: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

How can I convert all JPEGs in one folder into grayscale, while keeping the same filename for all files? The straightforward way is generating the output into a temporary directory and then moving it over the original. As a single line: DIR=$(mktemp -d) && for JPG in *.jpg; do jpegtran -grayscale "...
by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon writes a lot of info to my ssd for nothing. Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 737

Re: Cinnamon writes a lot of info to my ssd for nothing. Why?

Personally, I don't "reboot" (turn of, in fact) "to keep the numbers small" I can assure you. Right now for example I'm doing so because I'm turning in. G'night :)
by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon writes a lot of info to my ssd for nothing. Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 737

Re: Cinnamon writes a lot of info to my ssd for nothing. Why?

Yeah, nice, get a life has always been your best argument, thanks for your contribution. That was first of all not meant in a significantly confrontational manner (seems I struck a nerve though?) and second, how, "has always been"? Can not recall an instance nor do I in fact feel I know you well en...
by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 48
Views: 1396

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

Just contemplating how lonely life must be for Indian Microsoft employees.

"Hello, my name is Shrinivas and I am calling you from Micros... <click>"
by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon writes a lot of info to my ssd for nothing. Why?
Replies: 28
Views: 737

Re: Cinnamon writes a lot of info to my ssd for nothing. Why?

gm10 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:39 pm
/discuss
It would seem that you both need to live a little; shut down / reboot the system more. Up a few hours:
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by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Data recovery from formated linuxmint
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Data recovery from formated linuxmint

"Professional data recovery expert" or nor, the former encryption means one would need to be able to restore the pre-format situation pretty precisely to have any chance; encryption rules out simply scrounging around the disk at the block level. We recently had a situation where nothing but the part...
by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 56
Views: 1242

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

I still have a Duron up; they were in the (single) GHz range or just below; P3/P4 era. A far cry from a P1.
by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 56
Views: 1242

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Spearmint2 wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:49 am
It wouldn't be too bad if he just ran Firefox and Thunderbird on it
On a Pentium 1, 60 to 233MHz? Oh, you naive one... :-)
by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 21
Views: 625

Re: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

Instead of asking us how to get to what you think the best answer is (grayscale), why not ask us the actual, broader question? If it were me I'd answer that to be because of in that case immediately receiving "broad" replies as to how I should not be doing what I'm doing in the first place, and how...
by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Language indicator missing in 19.2
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Language indicator missing in 19.2

Pardon if I came across as complaining about "wasting time" on this issue; that was of course not as intended since on here all Id have to do to not do that is not respond in the first place... I have no experience with Fcitx / IBus beyond some basic and general playing-around-with, but if I install...
by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 25
Views: 816

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

UEFI booting would in a general sense take a bit longer, yes, it dealing with an actual file system (the ESP, FAT32 formatted) rather than just straight binary data... but the VeraCrypt encrypting Windows stuff makes this a bit too specific to for me have (m)any general notions left. Judging from af...
by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 56
Views: 1242

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Although not sure what the fun of messing with a Pentium 1 system in 2019 were to be if you are wanting to be able to simply download "updates", your 512M does mean it's significantly more capable than the average 2019 Pentium 1 so if that's what you are looking for, I'd not mess with Mint but try a...
by rene
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Audio Status: Muted/ Audio Status: Normal.
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: HEEEELP: Audio Status: Muted/ Audio Status: Normal.

The notification does not look familiar; is certainly not a "regular" desktop notification. Together with Google being utterly silent on the subject I expect you'll find this to be fairly specific your system. Do you for example have TeamViewer or alike installed on this "work pc"? I.e., I expect th...
by rene
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 56
Views: 1242

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Complete test with default settings of 64M on a Pentium 233 MMX took 17 minutes. Times 8 or more for your 512M -- but if something is very amiss it'll bomb out much earlier

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