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by royston
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Compatible?

Thank you. I will look into Thinkpads.
by royston
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Compatible?

I am looking at: HP ProBook 6475b 14" AMD A6-4400M 2.70GHz 4GB RAM 320GB HDD
and I think Mint will work on it. I have done some RTFM work but want more informed opinion before I spend my $.
Opinions?
by royston
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice

I have created a very basic /etc/rsync.conf file: roy@sartoris:/etc$ cat rsyncd.conf # remarked out anything I did not understand # "global-only" options # syslog facility =local5 # global options which may also be defined # in modules #use chroot = yes #uid = nobody #gid = nobody #max connections =...
by royston
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice

I think I found my backedup files: they are in /var/backups. Sorry, I'm slow...
by royston
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice

Ok, I have been doing RTFM and am going to abandon the renice idea. I have been reading my existing /etc/init.d/rsync and I think this starts and controls my rsync daemon which runs along just fine except it uses too much bandwidth and I don't know where the backedup files are located. These are sig...
by royston
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice

Thanks to all. I have altered my renice_rsync.sh to use full paths: # renice running rsync processes sudo /usr/bin/renice 19 $word1 &>trashfile sudo /usr/bin/renice 19 $word2 &>trashfile sudo /usr/bin/renice 19 $word3 &>trashfile sudo /usr/bin/renice 19 $word4 &>trashfile and syslog indicates that t...
by royston
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice

Thank you. I am looking into this. I'll try to figure this out...
by royston
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 188

automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED

I run into the problem with rsync that it takes such complete control of my workstation that I can't get it to do anything else. I literally have to either walk away from my computer and go do something else for a while or force a shutdown by holding down the power button. I don't dare for either of...
by royston
Wed May 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: passwords
Replies: 20
Views: 831

Re: passwords

Reading the above question and replies it occurs to me that adding these lines: Cmnd_Alias EXEMPT_CMDS = /sbin/poweroff, /sbin/halt, /sbin/reboot, /usr/bin/mintupdate yourusername ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: EXEMPT_CMDS could be done to /etc/sudoers.d/myfile rather than to /etc/sudoers itself. Any problem w...
by royston
Fri May 17, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: naming terminals
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: naming terminals

I installed MATE and I like it! Problem solved! Thanks everybody!
by royston
Fri May 17, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: naming terminals
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: naming terminals

This didn't work. I got to system settings > preferred applications (see screenshot)
preferred_apps.png
but the terminal button did not offer a drop-down menu. Is there a way to install alternative terminals?
by royston
Fri May 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: naming terminals
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: naming terminals

I may have this handled: open System Settings >> Preferred Applications >> and select Terminal ? I will try that. Thanks again.
by royston
Fri May 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: naming terminals
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: naming terminals

Thanks you. I was not aware that different terminals were available. Any suggestions on how to change mine?
by royston
Fri May 17, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: naming terminals
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: naming terminals

Here is a screenshot of the terminal I am using (right-clickingdoesn't seem to offer any alternatives) :
present_terminal.png
by royston
Fri May 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: naming terminals
Replies: 8
Views: 176

naming terminals

When using NetBSD i found it useful to name the tabs of the terminal emulators I was using: vi, ./, top and so on. I have not been able to discover how to do this in Linux Mint. Is there a way?
by royston
Thu May 02, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to make vi default editor for visudo
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: how to make vi default editor for visudo

Thank you! That was easy!
by royston
Thu May 02, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to make vi default editor for visudo
Replies: 2
Views: 82

how to make vi default editor for visudo

I am familiar with vi and vim. I am not very familiar with nano. When I call visudo I am compelled to use nano. I would prefer to have vi as my default visudo editor rather than having to learn nano. How can I do this?
by royston
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mounting nfs problem SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: mounting nfs problem

SOLVED
by royston
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon No Sound Problem Disappeared
Replies: 43
Views: 1182

Re: Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon No Sound

Should I mark this thread as "solved"? The problem is fixed but I didn't solve anything.
How would I so mark this (and any other) thread?
Royston

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