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by chazb
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Luckybackup is not easy
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Luckybackup is not easy

catweazel wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:56 am
Are you making an observation or do you have a question?
Well ya , sorta, I was hoping I might incite some one to say I used this tutorial or this example etc. At 71 I don't see as well as I used to and , the Luckybackup instructions do not respond to keyboard attempts to make the print larger.
by chazb
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Luckybackup is not easy
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Luckybackup is not easy

The instructions are long and in tiny print. Tried a test and this was the result: status: NOT INCLUDED
Checks are disabled. This task will be skipped. Found nothing in the instructions on this.
by chazb
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to delete all of luckybackup
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: how to delete all of luckybackup

also open up Package Manager AKA synaptic: - check that LuckyBackup is Not listed in there & if it is,, then use the 'completely remove' function of synaptic to erase it completely. 8) then - re-try installing the new version. :) Tried that, for some reason synaptic wont mark for, complete removal.
by chazb
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to delete all of luckybackup
Replies: 4
Views: 87

how to delete all of luckybackup

Lm 17, Quana, Cinnamon. How do I get all of luckybackup off my computer? No it doesn't uninstall in the Menu, it leaves stuff behind. So when I go to install a newer version, the installer Gdeb detects the pieces of the older program, and won't install the new one. Telling me I need, the older progr...
by chazb
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy HOME to usb stick
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: copy HOME to usb stick

However, no matter your file system, your best option would be to archive your home folder into a compressed container and then copy that to the USB: tar cvzf /tmp/home_$USER.tar.gz $HOME cp /tmp/home_$USER.tar.gz /usb/mount/point/ Not giving up: I have created a mount point called usb-drive2 and m...
by chazb
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy HOME to usb stick
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: copy HOME to usb stick

chazb wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:25 am
gm10 wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:42 am
However, no matter your file system, your best option would be to archive your home folder into a compressed container and then copy that to the USB:

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tar cvzf /tmp/home_$USER.tar.gz $HOME
cp /tmp/home_$USER.tar.gz /usb/mount/point/
by chazb
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy HOME to usb stick
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: copy HOME to usb stick

gm10 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:39 pm
I suspect that time estimate is a mistake, you could probably copy 6 GB faster writing it down by hand. :lol:
Please Forgive me if I have tried your patience, I know newbies can be a real pain sometimes.
by chazb
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy HOME to usb stick
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: copy HOME to usb stick

However, no matter your file system, your best option would be to archive your home folder into a compressed container and then copy that to the USB: tar cvzf /tmp/home_$USER.tar.gz $HOME cp /tmp/home_$USER.tar.gz /usb/mount/point/ Not giving up: I have created a mount point called usb-drive2 and m...
by chazb
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy HOME to usb stick
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: copy HOME to usb stick

depends on your usb stick and port speed It will take about a 12 to 20 hours to do it graphically and I suspect doing it with the terminal,, wouldn't be much faster on my computer. so I am just going to copy my personal stuff. And when I get over to LM 18.3, just down load and re-install Thunderbir...
by chazb
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy HOME to usb stick
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: copy HOME to usb stick

You can most certainly access /tmp in your graphical file browser. File System > tmp or press Ctrl+L and type /tmp in the location bar, then press Enter. You can copy the archive to your USB that way no problem. I didn't 'copy, I 'moved' will that work? Yes. :) how long should it take to move 6 gig...
by chazb
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gmail account stays signed in despite clearing browsing history and shutting off computer since moving to Linux
Replies: 23
Views: 312

Re: Gmail account stays signed in despite clearing browsing history and shutting off computer since moving to Linux

So I'm used to staying logged into Chrome and thus any google service despite whatever I do with Cookies. It appears judging from the responses that if you don't log in to Chrome and don't use sync deleting cookies should be enough. If I sign out of sync it signs me out of my gmail and if I sign in...
by chazb
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy HOME to usb stick
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: copy HOME to usb stick

gm10 wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:29 pm
You can most certainly access /tmp in your graphical file browser. File System > tmp or press Ctrl+L and type /tmp in the location bar, then press Enter. You can copy the archive to your USB that way no problem.
I didn't 'copy, I 'moved' will that work?
by chazb
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy HOME to usb stick
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: copy HOME to usb stick

I would like to do a similar thing (copy home directory to a new computer which will have linuxmint 19 on it. Would one copy the compressed file to the usb stick, then copy that file again to the new home directory and expand it there? Thanks -Howard gm10 Provided both the compression commanded and...
by chazb
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox froze system
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Firefox froze system

LM 17 Qiana, Cinnamon. Linux Mint needs to find another default browser. I was busy exploring ways to mount my usb stick and opened a terminal window while at an instructive website. Some how a second terminal window opened and every thing froze, the only thing moving was Firefox's little dot moving...
by chazb
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy HOME to usb stick
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: copy HOME to usb stick

LM 17 Quana, Cinnamon. Why does linux always have to be hard..... So I tried to copy the Home Dir. graphically to a usb stick, that I have formatted in EXT4. Why EXT4 because I have read, FAT32 is unrelable on usb sticks larger than 16 gb. The word Copy in the drope down list is greyed out. I suppo...
by chazb
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: DWeb and what next - Distributed Web
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: DWeb and what next - Distributed Web

Sounds like YaCy, would be a good place to start.
by chazb
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: changing computers
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: changing computers

I poured coffee accidentally on my Dell Inspiron laptop about three years ago and quickly pulled the cord on. Pulled out the sata hdd and put it in an old Dell Optiplec tower also sata and it worked fine. I am Running LM 17.3 and discovered Linux Mint is not architecture dependent. Unlike Microsoft ...
by chazb
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: screenshot bug [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: screenshot bug

richyrich wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:08 pm
Ever accidently press the PrintScreen/SysRq key on the keyboard ?
I understand that key doesn't doesn't work in linux, one has to jump through extra hoops to do a screenshot.\

It has been happening sense 2016.

It is my keyboard, Dell computer Dell keyboard, "print screen /sysrq" works.
by chazb
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: screenshot bug [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 63

screenshot bug [SOLVED]

Lm 17, Quana, Cinnimon.

I have a file my Home Dir. that contains, randomly taken screenshots. Screenshots I did not take. Any Ideas about this?
by chazb
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy HOME to usb stick
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: copy HOME to usb stick

Okay I think I have figured it out. I open the Desktop Home Dir.> open file system,,,,,In the File System is Home Dir, and copy from there. Home, won't copy from file on desktop, but will copy from file in File System, it will take 2 hours and thirty minute3s.

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