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by cliffcoggin
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CAD recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: CAD recommendations

I have decided not to install LibreCAD as I am not adventurous enough to experiment with PPAs or anything not in the Mint 18.3 repository. Thanks for the advice everyone, but having hand drawn three versions of the tool I intend to make I feel my time is more productively spent with pencil and paper.
by cliffcoggin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need Help Adding USB HP Laserjet Printer SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Need Help Adding USB HP Laserjet Printer SOLVED

Until a year ago I was using a 19 year old HP 4000 like yours so I know it can be done, and it worked very well. It took a while for Mint to detect it as I recall because it used a parallel connection!
by cliffcoggin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: downscaling for noobs
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: downscaling for noobs

If you want to change the resolution of the whole screen follow Pierre's advice, however I interpret your question as wanting to reduce just the size of the panel (menu bar). If so, right click on the panel, select edit panel, then change the size.
by cliffcoggin
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CAD recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: CAD recommendations

Thank you gents. I'll investigate LibreCAD.

Back in the days of Win95 I had a free drawing programme, whose name I have long forgotten, that I had to re-learn it every year because I used it so seldom, so I have an inkling of how difficult CAD will be to learn.
by cliffcoggin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?
Replies: 27
Views: 612

Re: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?

Thunderbird will not connect or do anything unless you tell it to. You now have control of your computer, not Windows.
by cliffcoggin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?
Replies: 27
Views: 612

Re: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?

Why do you want to uninstall Thunderbird? If you do not use it simply leave it alone, it does no harm.
by cliffcoggin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CAD recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: CAD recommendations

My usage would be two dimensional line drawings to work from at a lathe or a milling machine, hence the need for accurate scale drawings with dimensions. 3D would be pointless for me because of the added complexity and longer learning process. I have no objection to paying a reasonable charge up to ...
by cliffcoggin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CAD recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 520

Re: CAD recommendations

I'd seen that thank you. I am looking for personal recommendations.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: CAD recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 520

CAD recommendations

Does anybody here have a recommendation for an engineering drawing (often known as CAD) programme they have actually used? Libreoffice Draw is unsatisfactory in many respects so I am considering https://librecad.org/ https://qcad.org/en/ https://qcad.org/en/ but I am open to suggestions. Note that I...
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Cinnamon

Glad to hear it. The only time I have used Timeshift to restore my system was from a live medium. I don't understand how it worked but it did.
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Cinnamon

Assuming you meant you have saved 3 daily snapshots rather than 3 times per day, open Timeshift and select a snapshot from before you made the changes, then click the restore button or whatever its called. Sit back and wait while Timeshift performs its magic.
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB text size
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: GRUB text size SOLVED

Yes the file opened and I was able to modify and save it, but when I saw the warnings I assumed the process had failed so I did not update GRUB. Having now done so and restarted the computer I am pleased to say I can now read the GRUB screen without straining my eyes. Thank you gents. I shall edit t...
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB text size
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: GRUB text size

Sadly that did not work.
Screenshot from 2019-07-06 18-52-15.png
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB text size
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: GRUB text size

Unfortunately I get the attached error message
Screenshot from 2019-07-06 18-37-29.png
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: GRUB text size
Replies: 8
Views: 188

GRUB text size

Given the recommendation not to use GRUB customisers, is there any other way to enlarge the size of the GRUB text? Normally I am content to let the default selection of Mint start on its own after ten seconds, but occasionally I need to scroll down and select Windows on my dual boot computer. The te...
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift borked my system (LM19.1 Cinnamon)
Replies: 20
Views: 421

Re: Timeshift borked my system (LM19.1 Cinnamon)

warpz0ne wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:43 pm

It could be worded like "Allow Timeshift to run until xGB free space remains for the selected snapshot partition."
But that's precisely what is displayed. The bottom line of your screenshot reads to the effect that snapshots will be created if there is more than 1GB of space.
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift borked my system (LM19.1 Cinnamon)
Replies: 20
Views: 421

Re: Timeshift borked my system (LM19.1 Cinnamon)

5 freaking backups a day? you didn't once think that was too much. I'm trying to understand why you think the OP was doing "5 freaking backups a day". I may be wrong, but the way I read his TimeShift schedule, he was doing one backup per day and keeping the 5 most recent backups on his disk. A good...
by cliffcoggin
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift borked my system (LM19.1 Cinnamon)
Replies: 20
Views: 421

Re: Timeshift borked my system (LM19.1 Cinnamon)

That you chose to ignore warnings about running out of space is your fault, not Timeshift's. I suggest you either store snapshots elsewhere or reduce the number you save.
by cliffcoggin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I am watching the "Linux Mint Should Die" in Youtube
Replies: 21
Views: 978

Re: I am watching the "Linux Mint Should Die" in Youtube

bob466 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:01 am

Beat you too...Ashes are coming up...will be very interesting.
We might loan you the Ashes for a while as a special favour, but you know in your heart of hearts they will always come home.

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