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by TI58C
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint loses sound card settings / does not see card after sleep.
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Mint loses sound card settings / does not see card after sleep.

Hi newlinuxuser5000, For what it is worth: have exactly the same "problem" on my mint 19.1 Mate installed on old hp laptop with internal soundcard. My workaround: When sound = ok, open terminal and save the alsa state: sudo alsactl store After wake-up from sleep, open terminal and restore ...
by TI58C
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Guide to install PDF-XChange Editor on Wine
Replies: 19
Views: 679

Re: Guide to install PDF-XChange Editor on Wine

HI shuvashish76, Share your feelings about pdfxchangeview (and also free version of pdfxedit with ocr for a lot of languages). Have them installed on mint 19.1 by means of "Playonlinux" (a shell for wine). wine version 3.6, emulating windows 7. I like the much simpler interface as compared...
by TI58C
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.

Dear dmburkus,

Appreciate your taking time to say thanks, but it really is not necessary. Helping eachother is what this forum is about.

Wish you a lot of strength (and a good bit of luck) in your battle.

Robert
by TI58C
Mon May 10, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Need to combine 3 files, removing duplicate lines
Replies: 13
Views: 1815

Re: Need to combine 3 files, removing duplicate lines

PPS: The above assumes that each quote is on ONE line ! The majority of them take up two or more lines. Hi Jimallyn, Meld might do the trick, but I suspect it would need a lot of manual work. You said your quotes were separated by 2 blank lines. If that is always true, in all 3 files, then you coul...
by TI58C
Fri May 07, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Need to combine 3 files, removing duplicate lines
Replies: 13
Views: 1815

Re: Need to combine 3 files, removing duplicate lines

..... What I need is something that will merge these three files into one, and remove any duplicate lines in the process. The files are in LibreOffice .odt format, but they can easily be converted to plain text files if needed for processing, and I assume that a BASH command, one-liner, or script w...
by TI58C
Wed May 05, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: how to make a simple update of a backup folder
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: how to make a simple update of a backup folder

For all kinds of backups, nothing beats rsync. If you want / need gui, grsync that is just a graphical front-end for rsync. Yes, know you said you have "played" with it... It night help to check these: https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/how-to-become-an-rsync-power-use...
by TI58C
Wed May 05, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Is it safe to Dual Boot with Windows 10
Replies: 28
Views: 1374

Re: Is it safe to Dual Boot with Windows 10

Pierre wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 10:53 pm
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Yes .. you sure can .. you do have to edit an file, though.

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Go into /etc/config/grub .. edit this file ..

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Is this a recent change ? On my 19.1 system, the file to edit is /etc/default/grub. File you mentioned does not exist.

Robert
by TI58C
Tue May 04, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Is it safe to Dual Boot with Windows 10
Replies: 28
Views: 1374

Re: Is it safe to Dual Boot with Windows 10

..... Sadly, my old Netbook died. ...... OK, you say your old laptop failed. And you do not have external storage (usb-drive). And can / will not buy storage because you are "saving for RAM". So: If the hdd of your old netbook is still OK, do not throw away (recycle please !) but remove t...
by TI58C
Mon May 03, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Is it safe to Dual Boot with Windows 10
Replies: 28
Views: 1374

Re: Is it safe to Dual Boot with Windows 10

you sure can do this .. it's fraught with Danger, though. :( .... the main issue does seem to stem from using an 64bit version of Both operating Systems, in any UEFI / EFI / GPT disk arrangement. That might explain a lot ! My laptops are both 2nd hand, old, some might even say obsolete... But they ...
by TI58C
Sun May 02, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Is it safe to Dual Boot with Windows 10
Replies: 28
Views: 1374

Re: Is it safe to Dual Boot with Windows 10

Have used dual boot from the same drive for a very long time. Both with win7 and win10. Yes, have experienced problems with windows update not respecting the Mint install. But only 2 or three times in (10+ ?) years. Nothing that I could not restore without loss of system / data. And have not had any...
by TI58C
Sun May 02, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Battery Notification
Replies: 8
Views: 1309

Re: Battery Notification

Another script that is a bit more simple to read / adapt. As is, it will sound alarm when battery level drops beneath a set limit. But is easy to adapt. I have used prog "speaker-test" to produce sound. This is old and may not be on your system. But there are several other options. Save th...
by TI58C
Sun May 02, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.

Robert, I will read your suggestion carefully when my eyes are working a little better than they are right now, and see how that works. Thank you both for taking the time to help, and for your suggestions. Dear dmburkus, Have adapted the semi-oneliner script. Took a while beacuse this time around, ...
by TI58C
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.

Maybe a bit off-topic and for what it is worth, but still related: I use an alias that I call "win": wmctrl -p -l -x -G | awk ' BEGIN{ printf "\n" ; printf "%-12s %-8s %-8s %-17s %-35s %s\n\n","Wid","Pid","Wspace","Geometry","...
by TI58C
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.

Dear dmburkus, Please be advised: my "simple" method has a flaw....working on it. Update will follow shortly. As newlyminted7 wrote in his script: # For some reason there is vertical offset necessary # Apparently this comes form _NET_FRAME_EXTENTS value offset = get_offset(int(window.get_x...
by TI58C
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.

Another method that may be a bit unconventional, but is easy to do and does the trick (on my 19.1 Mate at least): 1. Open Firefox and manually position / size the FF window the way you want it 2. Open a terminal and copy / past this code Yes, all at once, it is a "one-liner": wmctrl -p -l ...
by TI58C
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Root Terminal
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Root Terminal

A note as to the immediately above: su root requires the password for user 'root' whereas sudo by default requires that of the invoking user. Mint by default does not set a password for user 'root' since a few versions and su is not recommended. Not generally nor in the odd chaining sudo su that yo...
by TI58C
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: Setting Firefox so the browser opens in the center of the desktop.

Dear dmburkus, I'm still using Mint 19.1 Mate. Assume it is quite like your 19.3. I also use firefox (ff) setting "restore previous session". Works for me every time. Closing and restarting FF, rebooting system. FF comes up with the tabs, and with window-size / window-placement the way it ...
by TI58C
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Root Terminal
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Root Terminal

Start terminal as normal user
Then:

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su root
Enter password.
Now you have root terminal. Take care not to change permissions of files in yout home-dir !!

Personally I like midnight commander, so I use:

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sudo mc
by TI58C
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] TimeShift Vs Backup Tool
Replies: 24
Views: 746

Re: TimeShift Vs Backup Tool

Legitimate question. Not entirely new. Bit of a "groundhog day" feeling. There have been long discussions about this subject and everybody seems to have their own preferred (and of course the one and only best) way of making backups. My 2 cents: NO, do not go along with the "belt and ...
by TI58C
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video downloader for Brave Browser ? (SOLVED)
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: Video downloader for Brave Browser ?

Just use youtube-dl in terminal and stay away from extensions.