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by TI58C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Out of my depth ....
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: [SOLVED]Out of my depth ....

Hi akstirling,

saw you marked this as solved.

Would you mind telling us HOW you solved it ? I for one am very curiuous,


Robert
by TI58C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 19.2 Mate:- can i export list of installed applications?
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: 19.2 Mate:- can i export list of installed applications?

Just for completeness sake, there's also the Backup Tool (mintbackup) which allows you to export and restore the list of installed applications via a GUI. But it cannot be automated. Yup, I use both. In Dutch, there is an expression that is a bit difficult to translate. Basically, it says : "a doub...
by TI58C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Moving Timeshift
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Safely Moving Timeshift

Tested on two USB-sticks. works OK. Did this include a test of restore? That really the issue, ISTM. You are of course correct. I did test so far as to select copied snapshot and click "restore". Got the expected timeshift window "restore snapshot (as superuser)" with bold "select target device" . ...
by TI58C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problem with synaptic touchpad
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Problem with synaptic touchpad

Can only offer my own results of xinput list-props. Maybe comparing them will help ? Mine is very basic. only enabled edge-scrolling vert+horiz. Robert Device 'SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad': Device Enabled (160): 1 Coordinate Transformation Matrix (162): 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.00000...
by TI58C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 19.2 Mate:- can i export list of installed applications?
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: 19.2 Mate:- can i export list of installed applications?

Hi Boca, As to syntax: outputfile="reinstall.sh" create a variable with the name of the shell-script we are going to create comm -23 <(apt-mark showmanual | sort -u) <(zcat /var/log/installer/initial-status.gz | sed -n 's/^Package: //p' | sort -u) Command "comm" compares two sorted! text files (long...
by TI58C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Moving Timeshift
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Safely Moving Timeshift

There is nothing magical about Timeshift. It saves all the snapshots in a root-owned directory "/timeshift" on the partition you have set in timeshift settings->location menu . In that directory, tha snapshots are in subdirs. These snapshots are based on rsync. So, you can simply move (OR COPY FOR S...
by TI58C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 19.2 Mate:- can i export list of installed applications?
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: 19.2 Mate:- can i export list of installed applications?

Or see https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=252813&start=40#p1617187 Based on the same idea as gm10's solution. But will also filter out libs, kernels. And make the output of apt-get install a lot better readable. Improved version: outputfile="reinstall.sh" ; comm -23 <(apt-mark showman...
by TI58C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Out of my depth ....
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Out of my depth ....

Select Boot Order - Use Bios Set-up Boot Order You can disable Intel PXE in BIOS setup to disable this annoyance. I'm afraid that's a bit too simple. Normally, the PXE boot-option is the last choice. System tries to boot from hdd, cd, usb (depending on priority set in BIOS) If you get the PxE messa...
by TI58C
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.2 - Problems with clicking
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Mint 19.2 - Problems with clicking

Are you using caja as file manager ? Then , in caja, you might try menu Edit-> Preferences-> tab Behavior. At the top of that tab, under header "Behavior", you can select either Single click to open items or Double click to open items Double click is the default. You might try "Single click to open ...
by TI58C
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Application Autostart sudo
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Application Autostart sudo

Had the same problem connecting my Garmin GPS to my system. At first I used root to access the device. Later I found that connecting to the serial port is restricted to the group "dialout". You might try to add yourself to that group with sudo usermod -a -G dialout $USER then do a reboot and check i...
by TI58C
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: directories in home folder owned by root <SOLVED>
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: directories in home folder owned by root <SOLVED>

Gentlemen, let's stop neuras or please show me reasons to "change" (or correct) that. Before anyone starts complaining about my getting "personal" : "neuras" means "neurotic", insecure, anguished, etc... I did not start this, but I do take offense and am reacting to epithets / bad language used by ...
by TI58C
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Can bash be used for stuff like this?
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: Can bash be used for stuff like this?

Or take a look at autokey if you like python

Robert
by TI58C
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Notification when bluetooth is on?
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Notification when bluetooth is on?

As for checking bluetooth status: you might try service bluetooth status | awk '/Active:/{print $2}' ; rfkill list bluetooth | tail -n2 That would tell you the status of bluetooth and tell you if it was blocked by rfkill (soft-blocked) or by switch (hard-blocked). My laptop has switch that kills/ena...
by TI58C
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: directories in home folder owned by root <SOLVED>
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: directories in home folder owned by root

In my home directory there are 2 folders owned by root. ".gvfs" and ".dbus" They are empty. They don't bother me at all. Pjotr is absolutely right. Just try to make a backup of your home-dir with (g)rsync and see what happens. As far as I'm concerned, my question is solved. Will be upgrading to 19....
by TI58C
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] Problem installing 2 Mint versions on same laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Problem installing 2 Mint versions on same laptop

The way I do it is like this: Start from live-usb installer stick. Use gparted to create an ext4 partition on the unallocated space of your hard-drive. Start installation During install, you will see the "choose something else" option. Choose this. In the screen that follows, set the newly created e...
by TI58C
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: directories in home folder owned by root <SOLVED>
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: directories in home folder owned by root

..... But within a series it's safe and recommended to upgrade in-place. Because, as gm10 already said, the upstream code base remains identical and solely the Mint-only packages are being updated. Definitely no risks there. ..... Hi Pjotr, Thanks, I'll give it a try. And by the way : Bedankt voor ...
by TI58C
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: directories in home folder owned by root <SOLVED>
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: directories in home folder owned by root

Hi gm10,

Thanks, but... been there, done that, got the t-shirt. I prefer to start with a clean install. Saves effort in the long run, in my experience.

Robert
by TI58C
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google Earth does not work !
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: Google Earth does not work !

Hi Vilsen, Maybe you could try to state your question more clearly. Your post basically says "it does not work". Then you give us a screenshot with some messages in a scandinavian language. I think that screenshot contains important error messages, but I cannot even use google translate because it i...
by TI58C
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: directories in home folder owned by root <SOLVED>
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: directories in home folder owned by root

And it's not just .gvfs, also .cache files. At the moment I'm only using programs from the official repositories. If 19.2 really solved this, I think I'll switch to that. But was just getting to know 19.1. The .cache files were fixed in 19.2 as far as mintupdate is concerned. The .gvfs issue I neve...
by TI58C
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: directories in home folder owned by root <SOLVED>
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: directories in home folder owned by root

Hi gm10, smurphos, Thanks for helping to track this. So it seems to me it's bound to some legacy software using some deprecated functions that create it maybe. For it to be root owned the application must run at least in part as superuser. What Mint version and DE are you using? ~/.gvfs temporarily ...

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