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by iain_33
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: fstab and LUKS partitions
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: fstab and LUKS partitions

Partly solved with some duckduckgo'ing - turns out crypttab needs nofail too, as the fourth parameter: wd_passport UUID="6de7e341-7300-4049-8476-0b00f98c29ec" none nofail The none indicates there's no password file - instead it asks for the password during bootup if it's connected. BUT - if I connec...
by iain_33
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: fstab and LUKS partitions
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: fstab and LUKS partitions

Bump

Anyone?

At the moment my laptop freezes during boot, until I connect the external HDD. Not what I want - I'd like the system to boot without it if it's not there, and automatically mount it when it's connected.
by iain_33
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: fstab and LUKS partitions
Replies: 2
Views: 157

fstab and LUKS partitions

I've formatted an external HDD as ext4 LUKS, and I'd like it to mount at /wd_passport. I created /etc/crypttab with the below line: wd_passport UUID="6de7e341-7300-4049-8476-0b00f98c29ec" ...and added the below to /etc/fstab : /dev/mapper/wd_passport /wd_passport defaults,nofail 0 0 This works fine ...
by iain_33
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Sounds that SOOTH me...
Replies: 20
Views: 830

Re: Sounds that SOOTH me...

I thought I enjoyed the sound of silence, until one night a couple of years ago I went and camped up in the mountains. It was a quiet place, the spot I picked for my tent was sheltered from the breeze, and once I was inside, it was even quieter. Once I turned my torch off to go to sleep, the dead si...
by iain_33
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "In the old days we...."
Replies: 128
Views: 5384

Re: "In the old days we...."

I remember the computers back when I was at school, I can't remember what generation of CPU it was at the time, but the cases had an LED display on the front boasting its dizzying 66MHz speed ... as long as the Turbo button was in, otherwise it dropped to 33MHz. The thought of 66MHz being "turbo" an...
by iain_33
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading to Mint 20, and Timeshift
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Upgrading to Mint 20, and Timeshift

I was figuring on putting a comment on the last snapshot before upgrading to Mint 20 so I'd know restoring anything before that would put me back to 19.3. Just wondering if there's too much changed in the system for snapshots to continue across the upgrade?
by iain_33
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux
Replies: 47
Views: 2425

Re: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux

Meh, no-one's making you use it. If you don't like it, don't use it. I've never had to use the terminal in the 2 years I've used Mint, but as I've learned the system I've found it quicker to do some things that way. There's nothing forcing me to use an arcane command line. And certainly for giving h...
by iain_33
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading to Mint 20, and Timeshift
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Upgrading to Mint 20, and Timeshift

Currently I've got Mint 19.3 installed on my SSD, and a dedicated partiton on the HDD for Timeshift snapshots. I'm planning on wiping the SSD partiton clean to install 20. Can I set up the new Timeshift to carry on from 19.3's snapshots, or would I be best wiping the Timeshift partition too? And if ...
by iain_33
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how do you install programs
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: how do you install programs

Menu - click on the Linux Mint logo in the bottom left corner
by iain_33
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how do you install programs
Replies: 12
Views: 356

Re: how do you install programs

Easiest way to install anything is to search in the Software Manager first & install from there if it's available.

If not - is there a .deb file in what you downloaded? If so double click that & it will install.
by iain_33
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual booting systems and ransomware
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Dual booting systems and ransomware

I'd just add that whether or not you could lose your stuff to ransomware, it's just as likely that you could lose it to HDD failure. Backup, backup, backup!
by iain_33
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to remove one copy of Mint 19.3 Mate
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: How to remove one copy of Mint 19.3 Mate

Do you mean you've got Mint installed to two partitions on your HDD? If so - from the installation you want to keep, open the Disks tool, select the partition with the installation you want to remove, and format it - doesn't matter what type, just to remove its contents. When it's done, open the ter...
by iain_33
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual booting systems and ransomware
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Dual booting systems and ransomware

If your files are on a Linux partition like ext4, they're untouchable by Windows or any Windows virus, unless the virus corrupts the partition table - and even then they're recoverable, with some time and effort. If a virus messes with grub, you could just boot from a Live USB and fix it. Heck, neve...
by iain_33
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Persistent calendar applet, Mate-style
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Persistent calendar applet, Mate-style

Is there any way to make the calendar that pops up when you click on the taskbar clock, stay open while you click around in other windows, until you click on the clock again? Like it does on Mate? Not really interested in a more full-featured calendar applet, just the simple one that shows the month...
by iain_33
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Keyboard mappings - use right ctrl key as Fn
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: [SOLVED] Keyboard mappings - use right ctrl key as Fn

The solution I found has been working fine for me - the xmodmap commands are in a script which I've put in my Startup Applications. But if I suspend my laptop, when I "wake up" again my xmodmap settings are gone. Is there some place I can put my script so it's run again on wakeup? I've also found th...
by iain_33
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED ... Installing pix from source
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: SOLVED ... Installing pix from source

For anyone who's interested - how to change the ctrl / scroll wheel behaviour - Download the source as per Smurphos' link - Open the file gth-browser.c - Search for the function gth_browser_viewer_scroll_event_cb (on the version I've got - pix-2.4.6+tricia, it's line 5311) - Change the line if (even...
by iain_33
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED ... Installing pix from source
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: SOLVED ... Installing pix from source

Thanks Smurphos - and surprisingly my changes to the source worked first time 8) A minor tweak this may be, but now I've learnt how to do it who knows what else I can get my hands on and change... really appreciating the "freedom" thing of Linux. I couldn't imagine taking some of the built-in apps o...
by iain_33
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED ... Installing pix from source
Replies: 4
Views: 177

SOLVED ... Installing pix from source

I've been using geeqie as a picture browser for a while, but I prefer the interface of pix, except I don't like the scroll wheel behaviour - mouse scrolling zooms images / ctrl+scroll navigates back & forwards - but I'd rather have it the other way, as geeqie does (scroll navigates / ctrl+scroll zoo...
by iain_33
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Linux mint is most customizable os ?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Is Linux mint is most customizable os ?

I'm by no means an advanced user - barely graduated as a newbie - so Gentoo will go nowhere near my daily driver, but I like a challenge - I'm bound to learn something on the way
by iain_33
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Linux mint is most customizable os ?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: Is Linux mint is most customizable os ?

I was only reading yesterday about Gentoo Linux in which all software (even the kernel if you want to go that far) is downloaded as source and configured and compiled by the user as they wish - don't think you can get much more customizable than that! I'll stick with Mint on my main laptop, but thin...

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