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by blueocean
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: im an Oldie but a Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: im an Oldie but a Newbie

Have you read this? https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... en/latest/ Check each category on the left. Afterwards, post any specific question(s) you have and someone will help. Good luck!
by blueocean
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remove all files
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: Remove all files

If you enable viewing hidden files in your home directory, find Mozilla and Chromium and delete them. Those were your personal settings. Otherwise, best to leave the rest of the root directory alone.
by blueocean
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ext4 or NTFS
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Ext4 or NTFS

/home "data" ... - doesn't exactly sound like Windows... Maybe I ask stupid - but a not insignificant company in the northwest of the United States behaves at least as stupid... It can be used for this with something like Grsync, or even copy/paste from Home to it, and still be used in Windows if i...
by blueocean
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bootable FlashDrive/CD Help
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Bootable FlashDrive/CD Help

CD lacks capacity. DVD R is what you used and need. Any quality brand should be fine. Verbatim works well.
by blueocean
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message

So, I'll just say it - this is a bad design. When I right click on a device and select Safely Remove Device, three things happen: Short delay and the icons for the device vanish from the desktop. Then, a short delay and the wewooweet USB disconnect sound-effect happens. Then, a (good) few more seco...
by blueocean
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message

For flash drives with Cinnamon, the easiest is to use with a mouse, I think, is right click the icon and choose Eject. Watch the tray icon and when it disappears, you can remove the drive. If a flash drive has Safely Remove in the right click menu, it's still best to use Eject. For portable hard dri...
by blueocean
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ext4 or NTFS
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Ext4 or NTFS

We don't know if the OP wants Windows access on that drive. I suppose the simple answer is, Ext4 if no Windows, and NTFS if yes Windows. Btrfs and XFS have worked well for me though. I'm a sucker for trying different things. I'm glad Linux and Windows is oil and water. Hope it always stays that way....
by blueocean
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ext4 or NTFS
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Ext4 or NTFS

I forgot to mention exFAT doesn't support TRIM, so NTFS would be your only viable choice. Both Windows and Mint support TRIM with it.
by blueocean
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ext4 or NTFS
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Ext4 or NTFS

It's in Disks. When you format with it it's in the "Other" options. You highlight the drive on the left and click the 2 gears under the window>choose format>label it and then choose "Other". Of course it has to have a partition table first, either MBR or GPT (Disks or Gparted will do that if needed).
by blueocean
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ext4 or NTFS
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Ext4 or NTFS

If you want to use it in Mint and Windows, it would need to be NTFS or exFAT. If only Mint, the Ext4, XFS, Btrfs, are all good choices. Ext4 is the file system most users would choose. I really like Btrs and XFS; they all support TRIM.
by blueocean
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bootable FlashDrive/CD Help
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Bootable FlashDrive/CD Help

Size of flash drive for Mint 19.1, 19.2, 19.3: The iso files are 2GB. A 4GB flash drive is adequate. A 2GB flash drive really doesn't have a full 2GB usable space, I doubt it would be adequate, although back when the iso files were smaller like Mint 17.x it would have been ok to use a 2GB drive. You...
by blueocean
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Hell can't boot and live cd linux mint can't read the sd card with Timeshift backups
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: [SOLVED] Hell can't boot and live cd linux mint can't read the sd card with Timeshift backups

There are a few ways to configure Timeshift for more complete recovery. The first pic is default settings, the 2nd is essentially everything but Home, the third is everything but your data.
Default-Ext4.jpg
Root.jpg
Ignores-Data-In-Home.jpg
by blueocean
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello just another Win7 refugee..
Replies: 15
Views: 229

Re: Hello just another Win7 refugee..

Welcome to Mintopia :)
by blueocean
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Hell can't boot and live cd linux mint can't read the sd card with Timeshift backups
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Hell can't boot and live cd linux mint can't read the sd card with Timeshift backups

oldgranola wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Ya but OP said he got a permission problem when trying to open the files with the timeshift image.
I'm thinking he tried to access them directly from the SD card. In which case he'd get that permission dialog. Just have to wait until he responds.
by blueocean
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Hell can't boot and live cd linux mint can't read the sd card with Timeshift backups
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Hell can't boot and live cd linux mint can't read the sd card with Timeshift backups

Live session>Menu>Timeshift>Settings>Location tab>radio dot button in SD card>Close window>goes back to Timeshift main window. Are your snapshots there? If so, select the one you want>Restore>Follow prompts.
by blueocean
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Note on desktop?
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Re: Note on desktop?

The best I know of is Sticky-Indicator. Essentially sticky notes. To install: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:umang/indicator-stickynotes sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-stickynotes Every time your PC boots up, the note(s) will be on the desktop. To create a certain look for font and ...
by blueocean
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: L@@K what showed up today
Replies: 13
Views: 511

Re: L@@K what showed up today

JosephM wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:53 am
My Logitech mouse is what it shows after enabling it again. It shows 55%
I have two different ones and that always read 55%. My logitech wireless keyboard always reads 95% no matter what. They just don't seem to report something properly.
Now, at least I know they're not picking on me :D
by blueocean
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Video Wallpaper
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: Video Wallpaper

After apt purge --autoremove komorebi run the commands in this post viewtopic.php?p=1582125#p1582125
That's much easier and cleaner! We're lucky to have you :)

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