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by somelurker
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?

I checked the log as you suggested, and it looks like the error was just what you said; programs not found in the PATH. Out of frustration, I added my entire PATH variable (as determined by echo $PATH ) to the crontab file, and I got updates working for the first time. Thank you so much for all your...
by somelurker
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?

I put in the exact line you mentioned, but it did nothing upon a reboot, so I added in this line as well: PATH="/usr/bin" My full crontab now looks like this (not counting the comment lines): PATH="/usr/bin" @reboot sleep 1m && mintupdate-tool -r list && mintupdate-tool -l 123 -y upgrade I specified...
by somelurker
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?

All right, I'm ready to make the change. Where is this root crontab file you mentioned? I tried searching around, but it doesn't appear to be a file I can access directly.

Also, does anyone know what was wrong with my original method of simply adding my command to startup applications?
by somelurker
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?

Using the crontab method, is there a way to automatically agree to install all dependencies without having to prompt the user?
by somelurker
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] Volume on USB sound card not loud enough
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: [Solved] Volume on USB sound card not loud enough

Thanks for all the responses! By the way, I can confirm that alsamixer's volume setting did stay at 100% after a reboot.
by somelurker
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] Volume on USB sound card not loud enough
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: [Solved] Volume on USB sound card not loud enough

I'll mark this problem solved since in my case, raising the volume in alsamixer alone was enough to bring the volume to the level I need. For future reference though, is this the Sound 150% app you were talking about?: https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/306 If so, I could be wrong bu...
by somelurker
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?

This computer is running Mint 18.3, so I need to find a way for automatic updates to work without having the benefit of Mint 19. I need to set at least certain safe updates to install automatically; the user doesn't want to be burdened with having to do this, and it's understandable. They're used to...
by somelurker
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] Volume on USB sound card not loud enough
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Volume on USB sound card not loud enough

Thanks! There were only 3 settings: 1. Speaker 2. Mic 3. Auto Gain Control

I don't know what the gain control did, but I set the speaker to max, and that solved my problem. I assume Mic is microphone, which I don't use at the moment.

Will these alsamixer settings persist after a reboot?
by somelurker
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?

Is Update Manager supposed to default to installing updates automatically? Because it does start automatically when the computer powers on. I want to set it to install safer updates automatically for a user who doesn't know which updates to install. Judging from the edit to crontab, it should be ins...
by somelurker
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] Volume on USB sound card not loud enough
Replies: 8
Views: 198

[Solved] Volume on USB sound card not loud enough

I recently plugged in a USB sound card. I've found that the volume is not loud enough in certain applications, such as videos being played in my browser. The volume setting within the video is already set to maximum. My output volume as set by the speaker icon in my panel (bottom right) is also at m...
by somelurker
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?
Replies: 14
Views: 338

[Solved] How to run mintupdate-tool automatically on startup?

I am helping set up a Mate computer that I can't always be around to update. Therefore, I want to set Update Manager to automatically update the computer when it starts up. I found out about a handy command that does this automatically: mintupdate-tool upgrade. However, since I can't actually be aro...
by somelurker
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: A kernel update killed my Ethernet, and TimeShift doesn't work
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: A kernel update killed my Ethernet, and TimeShift doesn't work

Sorry for the lack of replies. I had a very busy weekend. I managed to fix the problem by manually uninstalling, using Update Manager, the kernel version that TimeShift had supposedly reverted me to. Initially, I was on a working 4.15.x version, and the problematic update was to a newer 4.15.x versi...
by somelurker
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: A kernel update killed my Ethernet, and TimeShift doesn't work
Replies: 14
Views: 493

A kernel update killed my Ethernet, and TimeShift doesn't work

Using TimeShift, I took a snapshot of my system before upgrading to a newer kernel version. The kernel version killed my Internet (I've already ruled out router issues using another device connected to the router via Ethernet). I did what I've done before; I used the snapshot of TimeShift I took pri...
by somelurker
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to get rid of the microphone icon at bottom right?
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: How to get rid of the microphone icon at bottom right?

I apologize for the delay. I didn't explicitly install any programs that I intended to use for recording audio, if I understood the question correctly. So nothing like Audacity or similar programs. I installed the exact same programs on another system that didn't show this icon. But your reply made ...
by somelurker
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to get rid of the microphone icon at bottom right?
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: How to get rid of the microphone icon at bottom right?

There is no "Quit" option. The only 2 options when I right-click it are "Mute" and "Sound Preferences". I also see no general preferences. Picking "Sound Preferences" opens up the Sound Preferences App. It's the same app as the volume output adjustment icon, which I do want, so I can't kill the app ...
by somelurker
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to get rid of the microphone icon at bottom right?
Replies: 9
Views: 599

How to get rid of the microphone icon at bottom right?

On my installation of Mate 18.3, a microphone icon seems to have appeared at the bottom right of my screen in the panel. It's between the network manager icon and my sound output icon. It wasn't there when I first installed Mint. I don't want to accidentally turn on my microphone, and it's taking up...
by somelurker
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?

slipstick, what is the difference between what your script does and just copying the entire Timeshift folder to an external drive? For example, it appears that the default storage location for snapshots is simply /timeshift. If I were to copy /timeshift to an external hard drive, would this do the s...
by somelurker
Tue May 29, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?

Ok, that makes sense. I guess it would be safe to delete most older snapshots then, because if I understood this correctly, each snapshot is a full backup of the system and doesn't depend on any other snapshots. The resolution of this minor problem is major progress, but it brings up two new problem...
by somelurker
Tue May 29, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Re: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?

I mentioned that I was using RSYNC, so this basically forces incremental backup. If Timeshift's description is accurate, there is no option to use differential backup while using RSYNC. The hard link explanation was quite clear as to the effect of deleting previous snapshots. But there's something I...
by somelurker
Mon May 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?
Replies: 17
Views: 1250

Effect of deleting old snapshots in Timeshift?

I'm using Timeshift in RSYNC mode. I believe I read somewhere that future snapshots only save changes to older snapshots, so it made me wonder if it is safe to delete older snapshots. Let's say I make 3 snapshots as follows: Snapshot A: Oldest snapshot Snapshot B: Taken between snapshots A and C Sna...

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