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by ugly
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: DEMO: System Transfer using Timeshift
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: DEMO: System Transfer using Timeshift

I actually had to do this a couple months ago. I had a hardware failure that destroyed my CPU, but my drives were okay. My Mint install is on an NVMe drive and the spare computer I had doesn't have an NVMe connector, so I had no way of accessing the data. Fortunately, my Timeshift backups (and a sep...
by ugly
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED> notify-send notifications do not work from bash script.
Replies: 46
Views: 1069

Re: notify-send notifications do not work from bash script.

I was actually just dealing with this issue yesterday. I think smurphos is correct about notify-send being run with sudo. I was able to get around this issue with the information in the arch-wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Desktop_notifications#Usage_in_programming Tip: An overview on the...
by ugly
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: linux mint name change
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: linux mint name change

Intel used to trademark numbers that they used in their CPU models (eg 286, 386, etc). Until I judge decided that it wasn't appropriate for a company to own a trademark for a simple number. That's when they started using proper names, eg Pentium, for their CPUs. No, that's a bit of a myth. You can ...
by ugly
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: linux mint name change
Replies: 28
Views: 1291

Re: linux mint name change

all41 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:28 am
How could you claim trademark "Mint'"?
Perhaps lawyers could?
Of course you can get a trademark on "Mint". So long as nobody else is using the mark for the same goods or services.

For example, here is one
by ugly
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen 3700X and Kernel 5.3
Replies: 23
Views: 1068

Re: Ryzen 3700X and Kernel 5.3

I have a Ryzen 3600 and a B450 motherboard. I installed 5.3 earlier from the Ubuntu proposed PPA. At first it wasn't giving me any sensor values. I checked just now, and there are some CPU sensor values. From inxi: System Temperatures: cpu: 50.4 C mobo: N/A Use of uninitialized value $val2 in string...
by ugly
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Ryzen 3600 & MSI B450 Tomahawk - Reboots while gaming
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: [SOLVED] Ryzen 3600 & MSI B450 Tomahawk - Reboots while gaming

Thanks for the recommendations. Turns out it was a trick question. The problem turned to be the video card. Looks like the hardware failure I had before upgrading took out both my old CPU and my video card. The video card mostly worked, but seemed to cause these system reboots under particular circu...
by ugly
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Automate configuration of system settings
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Automate configuration of system settings

This won't give you one-by-one settings, but you can back up and restore your system settings under Cinnamon: Save settings to the file location ~/cinnamon_desktop_backup dconf dump /org/cinnamon/ > cinnamon_desktop_backup Restore your settings with: dconf load /org/cinnamon/ < cinnamon_desktop_back...
by ugly
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Ryzen 3600 & MSI B450 Tomahawk - Reboots while gaming
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Ryzen 3600 & MSI B450 Tomahawk - Reboots while gaming

DisturbedDragon wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:14 am
Sounds like bad RAM. Run memtest to completion to test.
Thanks, I thought that too. I've run both memtest and the mprime memory stress test. Both had no issues. I've also tried 3 different sets of RAM.
by ugly
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Ryzen 3600 & MSI B450 Tomahawk - Reboots while gaming
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Ryzen 3600 & MSI B450 Tomahawk - Reboots while gaming

I had to do a separate post because I was over the character limit: journalctl -r around the time one of the reboots happened: Oct 09 20:33:09 rickpc kernel: Linux version 5.3.0-12-generic (buildd@lcy01-amd64-004) (gcc version 7.4.0 (Ubuntu 7.4.0-1ubuntu1~18.04.1)) #13~18.04.2-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 18 ...
by ugly
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Ryzen 3600 & MSI B450 Tomahawk - Reboots while gaming
Replies: 6
Views: 678

[SOLVED] Ryzen 3600 & MSI B450 Tomahawk - Reboots while gaming

Edit - Turned out to be another hardware issue - replacing my video card solved the issue. I was recently forced to upgrade due to a hardware failure on my previous build. I purchased an AMD Ryzen 3600 CPU along with the MSI B450 Tomahawk motherboard. I was able to re-use my RAM, PSU, GPU and SSDs/...
by ugly
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: What is your gaming resolution?
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: What is your gaming resolution?

I was hoping the new Navi cards would be a good option. But it looks like they're still a bit new for Linux. There's support in the newly released kernel 5.3 for the Radeon RX 5700 Navi series. Thanks. I'll keep an eye out for reports on how well it's working. Ideally (although probably unlikely) p...
by ugly
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: What is your gaming resolution?
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: What is your gaming resolution?

It's tempting to go higher, but that involves a big investment. Even fairly modern games run well on an old AMD HD7850, which is the only thing in my system I haven't upgraded in the last few years. To go to a higher resolution, I'd need to invest in a new video card (which I plan to do soon, but i...
by ugly
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Screen selection capture with timestamp on screen
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Screen selection capture with timestamp on screen

I haven't done it before, but maybe I can point you in a direction that works. Take the screenshot, and then use imagemagick to from the command line to insert the date and time as text to the image. https://imagemagick.org/Usage/annotating/ With a bit of work you can make script that could create a...
by ugly
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Recording TV season passes - UK, local region specific
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Recording TV season passes - UK, local region specific

I use MythTV to record using a TV tuner (not a card, but it's the network-attached SiliconDust HDHomerun, which works similarly). MythTV works well. But, it is very difficult to set up. But when it is set up it works well. There are ways to get free schedule data. But it is a little more work. You c...
by ugly
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: What is your gaming resolution?
Replies: 11
Views: 915

Re: What is your gaming resolution?

I've been at 1920x1080 for a while. It's tempting to go higher, but that involves a big investment. Even fairly modern games run well on an old AMD HD7850, which is the only thing in my system I haven't upgraded in the last few years. To go to a higher resolution, I'd need to invest in a new video c...
by ugly
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MythTV no Go
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: MythTV no Go

Setting up MythTV was probably the most difficult thing I've done on Linux. It's far from user-friendly. Connecting to the backend database somehow always seems to not work the first few times you try. When I set things up initially, I followed along with this video tutorial. It's a bit old, and dir...
by ugly
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to add MP3 files on external drive to music player?
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: How to add MP3 files on external drive to music player?

Libraries are a feature that I think started with Windows 7. It's not just for music, but by default there is a music library. Here's a description: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/libraries-great-feature-windows-7 I think it basically acts as a collection of folder locations that you can access in ...
by ugly
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Is Lutris safe ?
Replies: 1
Views: 914

Re: Is Lutris safe ?

There's always a risk when you enter your credentials into any program. You're always making a judgment call about how much you trust the software you are installing. For Lutris, you shouldn't need to enter your credentials if you decide you don't trust the program with your credentials. That just h...
by ugly
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Auto start Python Script with init.d
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Auto start Python Script with init.d

I found using init.d to be unreliable. It took a lot of work and never worked quite right.

systemd has worked a lot better for me for running scripts at startup.

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