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by Charlie
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan
Replies: 19
Views: 746

Re: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan

Lots of answers there to think about. Thanks for the replies. Can't imagine why used 2TB HDD's are so expensive given their limited lifespan. I know they can be rebuilt though.
by Charlie
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan
Replies: 19
Views: 746

Re: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan

Thanks, I thought the writing wore the drive out most. I suppose if I back them up there's no worries anyway. :wink:
by Charlie
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan
Replies: 19
Views: 746

Non Linux question about hard drive lifespan

I have a few second user 3.5" HDD's which I have filled with movies and other video. These drives are now full and only read from and not written to, am I right in assuming that this will help prolong their lifespan?
by Charlie
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Properly preparing for installation
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Properly preparing for installation

Thanks for the reply! My personal files (including bookmarks and such) are already saved to my only USB-drive, which is why I have to get another to install Mint with :P Thanks for the useful link, if I understand him correctly I'll just need to disable "secureboot" in the BIOS and that's...
by Charlie
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Properly preparing for installation
Replies: 14
Views: 378

Re: Properly preparing for installation

Thanks for the reply! My personal files (including bookmarks and such) are already saved to my only USB-drive, which is why I have to get another to install Mint with :P Thanks for the useful link, if I understand him correctly I'll just need to disable "secureboot" in the BIOS and that's...
by Charlie
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions
Replies: 31
Views: 752

Re: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions

I don't mind the topic diversion to my thread (h/w solution is an interesting possibility!), but I would be grateful if someone would address #2 in my previous post... Every time my system reboots, any connected USB sticks are no longer mounted. I have to remove and reinsert to mount. I found an in...
by Charlie
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions
Replies: 31
Views: 752

Re: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions

If you use 3.5" drives to watch video you need a powered docking station, and a powered USB hub if you have more drives to watch them, they cannot draw enough power from a USB port alone. Buying a separate docking station or stations and hub for this is expensive. Buying one of these devices is...
by Charlie
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions
Replies: 31
Views: 752

Re: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions

I use a hardware solution to make backups of HDD's. Quite cheap and works perfectly. So do I...it's called Macrium Reflect Free Rescue Disk and it also works perfectly. :D Its main job on my system is a USB 3.0 powered hub, with multiple connection options. The clone feature/backup is not primary, ...
by Charlie
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transmission- replace inactive trackers? SOLVED!
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Transmission- replace inactive trackers?

I use qbitorrent, easier to import lists of trackers. And has its own search facility with plugins available to expand capability.
by Charlie
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions
Replies: 31
Views: 752

Re: 1st go-round with Clonezilla... I have two questions

I use a hardware solution to make backups of HDD's. Quite cheap and works perfectly. Also works as a hub and has various connectivity options.
by Charlie
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firejailing Claws-Mail
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Firejailing Claws-Mail

I think the problem is in the order in which the programs start. I think claws-mail is autostarting and being established before firejail has done it's stuff, and because it is already running, it is not being picked up and jailed.
by Charlie
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firejailing Claws-Mail
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Firejailing Claws-Mail

greerd wrote:
Charlie wrote:I tried altering that to

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/usr/bin/firejail claws-mail
which did not autostart.


Hey Charlie, you might want to try

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firejail /usr/bin/claws-mail
and see how that works.


Hi, tried that but it causes two instances to appear in the tray. Only one is jailed.
by Charlie
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firejailing Claws-Mail
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Firejailing Claws-Mail

NessM wrote:There must be others experiencing the same issue then? If it is so, and the developers have acknowledge this problem, they might be working on it already. You can always try asking them. Or google, if all else fails.
Good luck.


Cheers. Best mail client there is IMO. :wink:
by Charlie
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firejailing Claws-Mail
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Firejailing Claws-Mail

OK read the documentation and I can't find anything that covers apps that autostart. Cleaning up and creating new profiles won't do that and after reading the config files I don't see an obvious way of adding it either.
by Charlie
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firejailing Claws-Mail
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Firejailing Claws-Mail

Have you tried this? https://firejail.wordpress.com/documentation-2/building-custom-profiles/ Looks complex, I may have to try that if all else fails. There is already a claws-mail profile though. I may try editing that. Cheers The link I gave you is for a custom profile, but I'm sure you'll find t...
by Charlie
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firejailing Claws-Mail
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Firejailing Claws-Mail

It sounds to me like your autostart command is set to claws-mail and not firejail claws-mail (I don't use claws-mail so I don't know the proper syntax, but just adding firejail to the front of the command should work.) In XFCE this is edited in Menu > Settings > Session and Startup > Application Au...
by Charlie
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firejailing Claws-Mail
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Firejailing Claws-Mail



Looks complex, I may have to try that if all else fails. There is already a claws-mail profile though. I may try editing that.

Cheers
by Charlie
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firejailing Claws-Mail
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Firejailing Claws-Mail

It sounds to me like your autostart command is set to claws-mail and not firejail claws-mail (I don't use claws-mail so I don't know the proper syntax, but just adding firejail to the front of the command should work.) In XFCE this is edited in Menu > Settings > Session and Startup > Application Au...
by Charlie
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem connecting to a VPN
Replies: 22
Views: 423

Re: Problem connecting to a VPN

Install DD-WRT on your router, if supported, and then set up PPTP in there. Very easy to do and may be more stable for you. I use Open VPN that on my router. I think that's very dangerous advice. Why? Works fine for me. It is possible to set it up so that if the VPN disconnects the router will rebo...

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