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by t-bone
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Editing SW for Older Laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Video Editing SW for Older Laptop

I'm a rank noob wanting to learn videography and video editing, but can't invest in a new laptop. Current rig is a Lenovo X1 Carbon 4th (I think) gen with these specs . I know there are a ton of FOSS editors out there, but was wondering if anyone could recommended one specifically that will work mor...
by t-bone
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunderbird will not recognize Gmail password (or so it is claimed)
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Thunderbird will not recognize Gmail password (or so it is claimed)

All that sound and fury, and all I needed to do was be on the latest release. :oops: Problem solved. Thanks.
by t-bone
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunderbird will not recognize Gmail password (or so it is claimed)
Replies: 3
Views: 140

[SOLVED] Thunderbird will not recognize Gmail password (or so it is claimed)

This began months ago. I ended up giving up and moving over to Evolution, but really prefer Thunderbird. If I try to add my Gmail account to TB, the wizard a) finds my ISP settings as it should b) takes me over to Google's web page to grant TB permissions, as it should c) returns me to the wizard wi...
by t-bone
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Email client like Thunderbird?
Replies: 26
Views: 1839

Re: Email client like Thunderbird?

I use Evolution and am quite happy with it. Fast, connects nicely to my Gmail calendar and contacts. Gets the job done.
by t-bone
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restoring from Timeshift Following LM Re-Install
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: Restoring from Timeshift Following LM Re-Install

it is far easier and more efficient to use TeeJee's other backup package Aptik to do what you want. Thanks. I ended up going with Aptik. While I appreciate the advice I've received re Timeshift, some of it went beyond my current skill level. Once I've upped my game a bit, and if I feel the need, I'...
by t-bone
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restoring from Timeshift Following LM Re-Install
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: Restoring from Timeshift Following LM Re-Install

Hmmm...I'm trying to restore with Timeshift and not having any luck rebooting after the restore. Oh man, this hole keeps getting deeper. OK, I lost very little personal data. My main reason to restore was to grab all the customizations I'd made to Cinnamon and installed apps. I can re-do that as a ...
by t-bone
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restoring from Timeshift Following LM Re-Install
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: Restoring from Timeshift Following LM Re-Install

trytip wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:36 pm
"you can't fit a square peg into a round hole"
You may not know the question, but I think I have my answer. :lol:

The question was can I restore to a filesystem that's different than the one used to create the Timeshift backup? If so, how?
by t-bone
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restoring from Timeshift Following LM Re-Install
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Re: Restoring from Timeshift Following LM Re-Install

you're contradicting yourself. no need to install a fresh linux in order to restore it from a snapshot. i've done dozens of restores from timeshift and the only things you'll need to edit is /etc/fstab if you are restoring to a partition that has been deleted/formatted or newly created you need to ...
by t-bone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restoring from Timeshift Following LM Re-Install
Replies: 11
Views: 1221

Restoring from Timeshift Following LM Re-Install

Questions: 1. When re-installing LM after a Timeshare backup to external SSD, is it necessary for the re-installed version's filesystem to match--or at least include--what existed when the system was backed up? 2. When using the installation "Something else" option for filesystem creation, do I need...
by t-bone
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift on external drives
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Timeshift on external drives

I just set up Timeshift to back up to an external SSD. On doing so, I noticed a message in the GUI to the effect that a) there is no fixed schedule for backups [because] b) the system runs a "maintenance" job every hour to create snapshots. My reading of the message is that the snapshots are created...
by t-bone
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Timeshift and the Settings
Replies: 25
Views: 33941

Re: Timeshift and the Settings

The term "backup" should be used with caution. If the backup is to the same storage device, you lose the backup when the device fails. If the backup is in the same computer, you lose the backup when the computer fails. If the backup is in the same location... One of my customers had computers backi...
by t-bone
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Adding Google Drive Bookmark to File Manager Sidebar
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Adding Google Drive Bookmark to File Manager Sidebar

Ah, %20. Of course. Thank you for that and the GUI solution.
smurphos wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:09 am
file:///home/peter/Google%20Drive GoogleDrive should do it. You could also use the GUI option within nemo whilst in the Google Drive folder - Bookmarks > Add Bookmark.
by t-bone
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Adding Google Drive Bookmark to File Manager Sidebar
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Adding Google Drive Bookmark to File Manager Sidebar

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=232966 Thanks, but--maybe I'm missing something--I don't see my question answered in that thread. Unless you're saying that my solution is using Gnome's online accounts function to add access to Google Drive. I'd already tried that--and ditched it becaus...
by t-bone
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Adding Google Drive Bookmark to File Manager Sidebar
Replies: 4
Views: 217

[SOLVED] Adding Google Drive Bookmark to File Manager Sidebar

Running LM19/Cinnamon. Decided to download overGrive, which syncs to the cloud via a "local" folder called Google Drive. I want to add this folder as a file manager sidebar bookmark. I edited ~/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks to add this line at the bottom for the new bookmark. file:///home/peter/Google\ ...
by t-bone
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Odd Behavior in File Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: [SOLVED] Odd Behavior in File Manager

Thanks! That took care of it.
by t-bone
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Odd Behavior in File Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 151

[SOLVED] Odd Behavior in File Manager

So this is odd. Running LM 19 Cinnamon. If you view this screenshot of my home directory, you see that from the File Manager, with the sidebar view set to “Places”, there’s a small yellow exclamation mark on the icon for the Pictures folder in the sidebar. If you hover over the icon, it shows the pa...
by t-bone
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Greetings!

Hey, everybody. I spent a fair amount of time wrestling with Ubuntu maybe 10 years ago. I found it frustrating, abandoned my efforts, and returned to Windows. But now, sick to death of the software behemoths and fearing for my privacy, I'm back. And I'm amazed at how much I'm enjoying myself. Instal...
by t-bone
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New again!
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: New again!

TLARbb wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:11 pm
privacy concerns with Facebook, Win 10, Chrome have me itching for better privacy, if there is such a thing anymore.
Preach. After abandoning my efforts to adopt Linux some years back, I've decided--for this very reason--to jump back in. Couldn't be happier!

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