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by yellowfinch
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best practices for sandboxing applications
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Best practices for sandboxing applications

ShadowRz wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:02 am
  • How to sandbox web browsers to give them the minimal amount of infomation
  • [...]
  • And other tips to secure the os
In his constantly updated blog (Easy Linux Tips Project), Pjotr concurs with RIH with regard to Firejail. You will probably find many other interesting tips in there.
by yellowfinch
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Re: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?

Anyone who wants to follow your advice is free to do so. Not the end of the world. But it's unnecessary. They should not. I had already acknowledged that “ deleting any snapshot would involve the same overhead ”, and I have now edited the earlier post to indicate that my recommendation was wrong. I...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Re: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?

would be nice if you could supply a cite for the quoted assertion. I’ve explained in detail the observed behaviour that led to my assertion. Although, as I noted before, it was majpooper ’s mention of naming the first snapshot that led me to make the connection between the two issues. However, havi...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Re: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?

Links run only from file name to inode (no link from inode back to file names). No links between file names, when talking about hard links Well... There are links of some kind somewhere. Otherwise, how would we get a perfectly complete restore result when using, as the source, a snapshot that conta...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Re: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?

The important work is being done at the inode level. Yes, I’ve read just about everything there is out there about hardlinks and inodes. But stating that “snapshots aren’t actually linked” could be misinterpreted, I think. (Maybe you meant to emphasize the word actually , or expected the reader to ...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remote desktop on Android phone
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Remote desktop on Android phone

deepakdeshp wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:59 am
Which client do you use on the Android phone to connect to AnyDesk?
AnyDesk is a complete system, available for all OS. You get the Android client from the Google Play Store, of course.
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remote desktop on Android phone
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: Remote desktop on Android phone

How do I have RD of my mint machine on my Android phone? I use AnyDesk on up to three Android devices (not at the same time) to remotely control two LM machines. (Both running MATE, but I don't expect the DE to make any difference.) And there are other similar systems out there. I saw several menti...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?
Replies: 33
Views: 912

Re: Managing backups - how many snapshots to keep?

My main desire is to ensure I have a reasonably recent backup of my data without filling an external drive with multiple (daily, weekly or monthly) snapshots. I see that all other relevant concepts have already been explained above, except for the notion of storage space. You may have figured it ou...
by yellowfinch
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift priority
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Timeshift priority

regular chron is what the Timeshift developer recommended as a workaround for this problem. Yes, but it was a reply to a question about running the backup at a fixed time of day. And, indeed, if that is important to you, that would be one major argument in favour of using cron , because one definit...
by yellowfinch
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift priority
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Timeshift priority

1. Create file in the /etc/cron.d folder, for example Using cron is not ideal for a backup, unless it’s on a server that runs all the time. Otherwise, if your computer is off at the scheduled time, the backup simply won’t get done. There is no “catching up” for skipped tasks. That may not be a big ...
by yellowfinch
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

if I try to delete Flatpak - by whatever means is most sensible - will that corrupt my Timeshift snapshots? No. If you delete all Flatpak-related files, including those in your Timeshift snapshots, that won’t corrupt those snapshots in any way; they will still be perfectly usable. (All snapshots ex...
by yellowfinch
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Change system time from 12 hour into 24 hour
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Change system time from 12 hour into 24 hour

it reverted back after restart. :? I’ve never had that problem and I’ve been doing the same thing since I first started with LM 17, followed by two installations each of 18 and 19. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean I understand the intricacies of the locales system. If you look again at the AskUbunt...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Change system time from 12 hour into 24 hour
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Change system time from 12 hour into 24 hour

It would be great if there is a GUI way, but I'll use the terminal if someone can give me the code. With en_US as the basis, it is normal for the time to be displayed in 12h format by default. I doubt that there’s any GUI that would offer what you need. I had searched for one, a couple of years ago...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

someone else had added in a further post the suggestion flatpak uninstall --all . That is clearly meant to ask the flatpak system to uninstall all the apps that were installed through it, not to uninstall the flatpak system itself. You have no apps that were installed by flatpak, so... This point i...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

I'm trying to be rigorously logical about each step and what it does That is very wise. I thought I would simply try the Pjotr command again, and see what happened. Aside from the “apt-get purge” mentioning that you have several redundant kernels, you got the very same result that I got on both my ...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

Is that all I put into the terminal? autoremove what? sudo apt remove Yes, that is all. Do man apt first, if you want to see the explanation of what it does. It’s quite simple, but I won’t attempt to translate it or paraphrase it. I can’t see where in the Software Manager there is any icon or symbo...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpak - do I need it?
Replies: 22
Views: 709

Re: Flatpak - do I need it?

The terminal result suggests that there are no Flatpak apps installed (which confirms what I was already pretty sure to be the case). But my system nevertheless seems to have some sort of Flatpak software (the "hub"?) in the /var/lib/ location which is 1.9GB in size. If so, what is that, why is it ...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can one single step through search results?
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Can one single step through search results?

Or is there an alternative approach to achieve the same outcome? Pix offers a search function. It’s not as fast as other methods (it doesn’t seem to use the mlocate index) but if your library of images is not gigantic, it should be workable. Once you have the results of the search, right-click on t...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to disable Mouse Acceleration with GUI and without downloads?
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: How to disable Mouse Acceleration with GUI and without downloads?

Tried the "Custom Acceleration" setting but that just massively messes with how your mouse moves, in that putting it to minimum makes it ultra slow for some reason, instead of just disabling it. I normally leave that setting in the middle, but I’ve just tried it at the minimum and, while there is a...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to remove and invisible applet? (LM 19.3 MATE)
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: How to remove and invisible applet? (LM 19.3 MATE)

hydrurga wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:41 pm
I edited the object-id list and removed both of these from the list.
:wink: My reasoning had been backward.

Removing the items from the object-id-list field was indeed the solution.

Thank you so much! 👍

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