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by ajgringo619
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Struggling to understand Timeshift
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: [SOLVED] Struggling to understand Timeshift

I'm sorry, I don't know what you meant by that. You quoted several quotes but left a response off, so I guess the point was the several quotes, but the meaning there escapes me. If Timeshift actually creates incremental backups, I'm all for it. The evidence I've seen on my own computer is that it d...
by ajgringo619
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Struggling to understand Timeshift
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: [SOLVED] Struggling to understand Timeshift

Once you understand how hard-links work, this will make more sense. I just used Timeshift to delete all the snapshots. According to Timeshift there are now 191G free on the disk. Disk analyzer also says there are 191 free. According to Thunar, there are 168. So I tried using the terminal: df -h sho...
by ajgringo619
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Uninstall Python 3.9.1 and install Python 3.7
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Uninstall Python 3.9.1 and install Python 3.7

As long as you don't try to remove the default python version for your system, you should be able to add/subtract any other without a problem. I have python3.9 on my LM 20.1 system, but didn't touch python3.8. To the OP - how did you install python3.9? Does apt search python3.9 | grep ^i show anythi...
by ajgringo619
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Struggling to understand Timeshift
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: [SOLVED] Struggling to understand Timeshift

Once you understand how hard-links work, this will make more sense.
by ajgringo619
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to use Python 3.8 on Mint 20.1
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: How to use Python 3.8 on Mint 20.1

Ok, that's probably the flatpak version. I would recommend downloading the one from the JetBrains site. I had similar problems switching python versions due to flapak's sandboxing.
by ajgringo619
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to use Python 3.8 on Mint 20.1
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: How to use Python 3.8 on Mint 20.1

How did you install PyCharm?
by ajgringo619
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Adobe Digital Editions in Virtualbox. Known problems?
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Adobe Digital Editions in Virtualbox. Known problems?

<snip> The only reason I've installed Windows and Virtualbox is to be able to use ADE. That's the only program that allow you to borrow books from the public library. Libby (https://libbyapp.com/welcome) works from any browser on any platform; been using it for 2+ years now with my local public lib...
by ajgringo619
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Struggling to understand Timeshift
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: Struggling to understand Timeshift

Yes, my disk space is down. I checked the size of each Timeshift snapshot in Thunar, and I also looked at the disk with the Disk Usage analyzer. It's okay, Clonezilla does what I want, and I obviously don't understand Timeshift's purpose. I'll mark this as SOLVED. Well, I'm glad you're satisfied. B...
by ajgringo619
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Struggling to understand Timeshift
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: Struggling to understand Timeshift

Timeshift is really easy to use, or so it seems. But watching videos about it on YouTube, I've seen several people say the snapshots are incremental, however I've made three snapshots and they are all about 12G in size - in other words, the size of my system disk. What do I need to reset to change ...
by ajgringo619
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: (NO) Linux Mint Developers Will Force Updates on Users Like Microsoft Does with Windows 10
Replies: 24
Views: 670

Re: ( NO ) Re: Linux Mint Developers Will Force Updates on Users Like Microsoft Does with Windows 10

I don't mind the OPTION for an OS to be 100% idiot proof (I'm just a user, with some programming experience), but as long as it never forces it on you under any circumstance, ever. So I'm glad it won't be *forced* like Windows does. Typical of today's decline in anything even resembling journalism ...
by ajgringo619
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Confusion trying to install 7zip
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Confusion trying to install 7zip

@RIH is correct on the package name. This thread, even though it's old, should still apply to Nemo (LM Cinnamon's file manager).
by ajgringo619
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to multi-boot via multiple drives on UEFI?
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: How to multi-boot via multiple drives on UEFI?

Systemd-boot is a simple boot loader, nothing more. The only thing it will automatically scan for is Windows installations. It also adds a boot entry to go directly into your UEFI BIOS settings. And does it create a boot menu (like GRUB does) that will pop up during one's startup? Yes. Here's an ex...
by ajgringo619
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GSmartControl
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: GSmartControl

Well, today I tried to launch GSmartControl for the 1st time after upgrading Mint to 20.1 from 20. Before it was working normaly. Now the app's window appears, showing a message that the system is scanned (apparently for drives) but crashes after a couple of seconds. I have the impression that it p...
by ajgringo619
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to multi-boot via multiple drives on UEFI?
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: How to multi-boot via multiple drives on UEFI?

I really don't think that UEFI is the bad-guy here. ... In my personal opinion, I think GRUB is the more of the problem. I recently switched to systemd-boot and have been really happy with it. <snip> Question #1: Is systemd-boot an older equivalent of GRUB as I think I once read somewhere? (or a ne...
by ajgringo619
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to multi-boot via multiple drives on UEFI?
Replies: 23
Views: 745

Re: How to multi-boot via multiple drives on UEFI?

I really don't think that UEFI is the bad-guy here. I've read so many posts about dual-boots, especially with Windows, that got completely hosed using BIOS/MBR; worse thing I've ever experienced with UEFI and Windows (both 7 and 10) is Windows sometimes changes the default UEFI bootloader to itself ...
by ajgringo619
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LILO??? Are you serious???
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: LILO??? Are you serious???

antikythera wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:50 pm
ajgringo619 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:05 pm
Any other place I can look?
Not sure, if there's an equivalent folder in /var/logs for apt-get look in there.
Nope - nothing else.
by ajgringo619
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LILO??? Are you serious???
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: LILO??? Are you serious???

Weird...I tried looking at this file, both as me (fish shell) and root (bash) in xfce4-terminal , and it not only didn't show any transactions except from my original install (2/4), but I had to kill the terminals (would not reset, prompt was trashed, etc.). Opening the file in vim at least didn't c...
by ajgringo619
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LILO??? Are you serious???
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: LILO??? Are you serious???

UPDATE: this is coming from Ubuntu, not Mint. On my Ubuntu 20 VM, it tried to install GRUB and LILO after switching to systemd-boot (my Mint system already had a block of GRUB in-place). Not sure why these systems can't detect that a boot loader is already installed. Does anyone here run rEFInd? Cur...
by ajgringo619
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LILO??? Are you serious???
Replies: 5
Views: 220

LILO??? Are you serious???

Running my normal updates routine a few minutes, and got a blast-from-the-past in the updates list: sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: lilo linux-...
by ajgringo619
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GSmartControl
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: GSmartControl

Try running gsmartcontrol-root -v - this will give you a whole lot more info; maybe something in there will make more sense as to why the program is crashing.

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