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by Termy
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Community Projects
Topic: User-Submitted Package Reviews Viewer via Terminal
Replies: 0
Views: 116

User-Submitted Package Reviews Viewer via Terminal

Hi! A good while back now, I wrote a somewhat-decent shell (Bash) program called Reviewer, but it's long since been rewritten, tweaked, improved, and still maintained in Perl, as Previewer. It's lightweight, fast, and portable. I can even see it having a use for whomever moderates the reviews people...
by Termy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: mint 19.2 crashed, hdmi
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: mint 19.2 crashed, hdmi

That sucks. It's possible the kernel (middle-man between your software and your hardware) is too new in 19.2.
by Termy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Incremental backup - what app are you guys using?
Replies: 26
Views: 727

Re: Incremental backup - what app are you guys using?

The only backup solutions I need and use are BackMeUp (spoiler alert, I wrote it) and the amazing Clonezilla. I hands down have to recommend Clonezilla, especially if you're exploring Linux distributions, or going more in-depth into Linux.
by Termy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Firewall app GUI will no longer start Mint 19.2
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Firewall app GUI will no longer start Mint 19.2

ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'gi'
That's a good clue. GUFW depends on what looks to be a missing package, so install/reinstall it: sudo apt-get install --reinstall python-gi
by Termy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to diagnose a random crash?
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: How to diagnose a random crash?

Hi, First thing I want to say, before I forget, is that if ever you run into a situation like that, do not just outright reboot the machine, for risk of data loss, and also, because you may not even need to. Log in using a different TTY (completely non-GUI environment) by using the keyboard shortcut...
by Termy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mounting an internal disk?
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Mounting an internal disk?

You can mount any filesystem without an entry to which being in the `fstab` file. Using `fstab` is typically for ensuring filesystems are mounted at startup, or perhaps, when mounted, it has specific settings applied. In your case, Timeshift, you, or some other process may have mounted the filesyste...
by Termy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it possible to assign a specific color to a character
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Is it possible to assign a specific color to a character

I assume you're referring to the terminal, but are you talking about an editor like nano or vim? The only thing I can think of, is that it depends on the terminal emulator you're using. I looked at setterm , stty , tset , and even tput . Nothing suggests it's doable, outside of the terminal emulator...
by Termy
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: HDD Enclosure Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 160

SOLVED: HDD Enclosure Not Working

This is just something I've come across and thought it'd be helpful to searchers and people here, who might be having problems with Linux and their external HDD. I have a USB3 SATA enclosure with an OTB (One-Touch Backup) button which my folks got me for Xmas. Unfortunately, it didn't work on my hea...
by Termy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The Screen turn black - now and then
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: The Screen turn black - now and then

I had this issue at one point, with one distribution or another. The solution for me was to run xset s off in a terminal, and if that failed, to amend it to ~/.bashrc. Not sure why it happens though.
by Termy
Tue May 29, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection
Replies: 27
Views: 1235

Re: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection

sure wish the OP link included a list of infected routers, instead the webpage itself is full of nasty tracking. not the OP fault, these security news articles are like a pile of sweaty sticky poo attracting flies https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/vpnfilter-iot-malware Thank you --...
by Termy
Tue May 29, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: which hard drive has Windows 7 on it?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: which hard drive has Windows 7 on it?

You could unplug just the data cable, reboot, see if Windows loads up, and if not, rinse and repeat. You needn't unplug and remove everything. I've run into this issue myself, as I have a lot of drives in the machine. :roll:
by Termy
Tue May 29, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox V.S. Chrome
Replies: 19
Views: 3879

Re: Firefox V.S. Chrome

I think you're better off with Firefox. I trust that far, far more than I ever would Chrome. :roll: But, it's up to you, so whichever one suits you and meets your needs.
by Termy
Fri May 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint bad video performance
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: [SOLVED] Linux Mint bad video performance

You're welcome. Glad things are well again. :) If you have any issues with the newer kernel, remember you can start the system up, go into GRUB, then pick the previous kernel you used when things were going slowly.
by Termy
Thu May 24, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: BASICS: if statement (part 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 1228

Re: BASICS: if statement (part 1)

IF that bloke did not waffle so much THEN I might have gone beyond 30 seconds ELSEIF he were better looking THEN I might have watched the entire thing ENDIF :D The bloke is me. I'm not sure why people think I'm waffling, when it's precise and scripted. lol To each their own. Fast-paced videos are n...
by Termy
Thu May 24, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Bash script executing commands like a babboon's ___ [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 3268

Re: Bash script executing commands like a babboon's ___

I'm definitely no true Bash master. My scripting is a last resort time torcher to save time in the long run, so I just grab and modify existing code that seems to work without learning the ins and outs of Bash or checking too much for proper form, until something doesn't work as intended. Unfortuna...
by Termy
Wed May 23, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Help reading this PS1 prompt setting
Replies: 4
Views: 1648

Re: Help reading this PS1 prompt setting

Sure. \[\e]0;\u@\h \w\a\] This just sets the terminal window title text. Because of the tricky nature of the PS1 prompt, escape sequences need to be protected by escaped brackets, \[\] ; this is just for the PS1 prompt; possibly other PS* prompts too. \e]0;TITLE\a This part sets the title bar text o...
by Termy
Wed May 23, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Bash script executing commands like a babboon's ___ [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 3268

Re: Bash script executing commands like a babboon's ___

First, you don't need to run ls in a subshell just to test if something is a directory. See help test for summary of file testing options you have. Instead of: if [ "$(ls -d /directory)" ] Use this to test the file exists and is a directory: if [[ -d "/directory" ]] See http://mywiki.wooledge.org/B...
by Termy
Wed May 23, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

Have you installed HOME on a different device? Perhaps an external one? It may be reconnecting and connecting rapidly, indicating that it or a cable is malfunctioning.
by Termy
Wed May 23, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint bad video performance
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: Linux Mint bad video performance

No worries. Really important that you know something, though: Some kernels, for whatever reason, won't work with your hardware. It's not likely, in my experience, but it can happen; it's typically referred to as kernel panic. If you have this issue wherein you can no longer boot, just spam the shift...

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