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by piroska
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] nemo and Upload file to website problem
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: nemo and Upload file to webiste problem

thanks. that was it
by piroska
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] nemo and Upload file to website problem
Replies: 2
Views: 77

[SOLVED] nemo and Upload file to website problem

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=46&topicid=231929&page_no=1#1980698 - this website already has all the details of issue but they can't help This explains my issue with screen shots. I cannot select any folder other than Desktop or Downloads when I go to any website and select Upload to...
by piroska
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with terminal commands
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Help with terminal commands

Specifically, what do I type in terminal to do the following?

change /dev/usb/lp0 Permissions to include Read & Write for 'Others', then use sudo adduser 'username' lp to add my own login to the lp group
by piroska
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Xswing Help
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Xswing Help

by piroska
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Xswing Help
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Xswing Help

Anyone know how to make this work?
Tried the .sh, no joy.
Tried the .exe through wine but it says wrong java version BUt I updated java and that error is still the same.
by piroska
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nemo vs Terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Nemo vs Terminal

It's not that I don't like terminal. I had used DOS once and loved it. It's familiarity... Anyway he has 40 years experience in Unix, never mind lInux. Also he told me a different way to change the prompt, edit, profile prefs... It's so I know where I am, he might, it confused me before, so it helps...
by piroska
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Solved - TimeShift - what does it save?
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: Solved - TimeShift - what does it save?

Image? Timeshift is not an image. But I tell it to do these direct to my second internal drive. I did copy them across to my external but I had to take ownership first, it was owned by root., Whether that was a good idea, I don't know...others have more experience in that than me....I trust my tar m...
by piroska
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help install PeaZip [Resolved]
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: Help install PeaZip

How amazingly unhelpful.
You're new - don't install anything.


Actually it's main file lives in /username/usr/lcal/share/peazip

And the easiest way is to click a zip, tar or whatever file and Open With. Change it to use this instead.
I.m new too but figured that out.
by piroska
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backups
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: Backups

Is the USB drive Linux (ext3 or ext 4 or such?) or is it in Fat or ntfs? https://superuser.com/questions/752380/how-to-control-permissions-on-external-usb-hard-disk https://askubuntu.com/questions/251206/mount-usb-drive-with-write-permissions-for-everyone-or-specific-user A couple of threads on it. ...
by piroska
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Solved - TimeShift - what does it save?
Replies: 14
Views: 614

Re: Solved - TimeShift - what does it save?

What I am now doing is this:

A) Timeshift backups (not too bothered because of B)
B)tar cvf /mnt/mdir.tgz . (creates tar of /home/user)

tar xvf /mnt/mydir.tgz . (restores it)
by piroska
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backups
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: Backups

Yeah, despite me asking heaps of times, I didn't get a definite answer. SO now I know, the hard way, you can't file copy your stuff over.

Thanks to a guru friend I have (and some random experimentation on my part, it's fixed.
by piroska
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backups
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: Backups

It did not work. I copied it back after doing a reinstall. Permissions were root, fixed that, had a friend check , all ownership and permissions are now as they should be. Just nothing loads. Nothing at all. He got me to create a new user. t's got me here, but there's something bizarre, some thigs w...
by piroska
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backups
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: Backups

I understand that. I've read so many threads all over about backups. The main thing I wanted was a method of what I used to do with Windows. Image my customised install, with all intact, mail profile, Firefox profile, my files and folders, my wallpaper selection, all the bits you spend ages doing. N...
by piroska
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backups
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: Backups

So have copied /home over. Now what do I do? I would use gparted utility, not terminal. I would use my original boot disk, obviously I know I'd have to do that.... Can you explain the steps according to Lonestars144 idea. I would like to change the partitions though, currently sda1 is 157Gb and sda2...
by piroska
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backups
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Re: Backups

Spearmint2, that sounded good, although I don't understand that 1mb business. Lonestar144, now that sounds better and seems to eliminate the need for any programs to image or whatever. The thing is, you said boot and system is on sda1. I don't think anything is on my sda1, except it says this is the...
by piroska
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 23193

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

So I'll rephrase it. I want something that will allow me to wipe the install, re-do it so it's on sda1 properly, then restore my personal o/s. Like an image you do with C: and windows. SO I don't have to re-do everything from scratch. Timeshift, I ticked the bit that said backup /home/me as well, wh...
by piroska
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backups
Replies: 17
Views: 480

Backups

OK, I have Timeshift and Systemback. Run Timeshift, not the other yet. My boot is on sda1, and /home is sda2. I hate that. Can I wipe it out, reinstall back onto sda1 totally, ignoring sda2, then restore everything with Timeshift (or the other)? Will it do that? I really don't want to have to fiddle...
by piroska
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 23193

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

That means nothing to me: No need to restore, just boot to the old kernel. It will still be available from the grub menu, in Advanced or Previous Versions. IS this the thing when I boot? I have no advanced or previous thing there at all. So, I'd then have one? Actually, mainly I ask because the situ...
by piroska
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 23193

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

So...being a noob, if I do this and get an issue where it isn't booting.....exactly how do I get Timeshift to restore? I go into the CD I'm guessing? Can I then run timeshift? I'd just tell it to do a restore? Is that it?
Or something more?
by piroska
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nemo vs Terminal
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Nemo vs Terminal

So have done a few things. When I use a tool it's great. It's so easy, so helpful, so 100%. Terminal? Ugh. I go search, how to...and there are a lot of do this. I find site A) might say do 1, 2, 3, 4 Site B)says do 1. So, ok, more than one way...but shouldn't the easy way be standard? Especially for...

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