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by mchandler
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 308
Views: 32977

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

Today I'm listening to The Cure, starting with Three Imaginary Boys (and will probably stop at Disintegration). Yesterday it was a mix of Thrice, Rival Schools, The Fall, Beastie Boys, random house music, and Little Richard.
by mchandler
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Browser/web app & Ctrl key
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Browser/web app & Ctrl key

deepakdeshp wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:56 pm
Does the ctrl key work, in a terminal? Where ctrl c aborts any command?
Good question. I'll ask.
by mchandler
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Browser/web app & Ctrl key
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Re: Browser/web app & Ctrl key

deepakdeshp wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:46 pm
There may be some problem with the ap? Though the chances of this are very negligible.
I ran the same app (SketchUp web/free) and it worked fine with both Chrome and Firefox.
by mchandler
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Browser/web app & Ctrl key
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Browser/web app & Ctrl key

Any ideas why a browser-based app wouldn't detect that the Ctrl key is or has been pressed? The Ctrl key acts as a modifier when copying objects, but it's not working on this person's Mint 19.0 system. Works fine on my 19.1 setup, so I'm wondering if it's a key-mapping conflict.
by mchandler
Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Clipped text on (application) menu [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Clipped text on (application) menu

That's a deficiency in your Desktop theme in that the search entry box doesn't expand for scaled fonts. You can change this in your Themes GUI accessible from the menu. The stock Cinnamon theme suffers the issue. The stock alternatives Linux-Mint, Mint-Y and Mint-X should be OK. Thanks. Switching t...
by mchandler
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Clipped text on (application) menu [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Clipped text on (application) menu [SOLVED]

Has anyone noticed text getting clipped on the application menu? Any character with a descender (q,y,p) looks like it's cut off. Screenshot (text is q u i p): Screenshot from 2019-02-15 18-48-43.png I have large text enabled in Accessibility > Visual and my system info is as follows: Kernel: 4.15.0-...
by mchandler
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Isn't "newbie" a warning to new users?
Replies: 24
Views: 1037

Re: Isn't "newbie" a warning to new users?

My two cents on LM and printers: My Epson WF-2450 works better on Linux Mint (19.1) than it ever did on Windows 10. On Mint I get all the maintenance/status messages whereas I never did on Windows. Mint isn't my first Linux distro, either, I spent a year on Ubuntu (16.x and 18.x) and I find Mint to ...
by mchandler
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Basic CAD Drawing Program
Replies: 21
Views: 1167

Re: Basic CAD Drawing Program

Just FYI, running SketchUp (standalone client app) on a VM is not officially supported. As other folks have pointed out, though, it usually runs just fine.
by mchandler
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth can't remove device nor add
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Bluetooth can't remove device nor add

I had a similar problem and here's how I fixed it. If you haven't already installed Pulse Audio Volume Control (PAVC), do so. After you install PAVC, install the Bluetooth module using this command: sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth Pair your BT headphones or speaker. Launch Spotify (...
by mchandler
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluethooth didn`t work
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Bluethooth didn`t work

I had a similar problem and here's how I fixed it. If you haven't already installed Pulse Audio Volume Control (PAVC), do so. After you install PAVC, install the Bluetooth module using this command: sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-bluetooth Pair your BT headphones or speaker. Launch Spotify (...
by mchandler
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Basic CAD Drawing Program
Replies: 21
Views: 1167

Re: Drawing Program

Check out SketchUp. There's a browser-based version, and a Windows desktop app that can be run in a VM.
by mchandler
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backup Tool can't write to external HD
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Backup Tool can't write to external HD

WharfRat's suggestion fixed the problem.

Thank you!
by mchandler
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backup Tool can't write to external HD
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Backup Tool can't write to external HD

WharfRat wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:38 am
I don't use that app, but it probably has elevated privileges to access a filesystem owned by root.

Mount the partition to /mnt and sudo chown $USER:$USER /mnt then try to copy a file to it.
Thanks, I'll give that a try.
by mchandler
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backup Tool can't write to external HD
Replies: 3
Views: 193

[SOLVED] Backup Tool can't write to external HD

I've got an external (USB) HD and am having trouble with write access/permissions. I can run Timeshift and save to the ext HD, but when I try to backup my /home directory using Backup Tool, I get the You don't not have permission to write in the selected director y error. The disk I'm trying to writ...
by mchandler
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 5607

Re: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?

[Maybe it is, but the size of the image depends on the used space on the partition, it can be quite small (mine are normally between 3 and 15 GB). Do you have two free USB slots? One for the Clonezilla software, the other for the backup disk or flash card. I have a few free USB ports. I'll check th...
by mchandler
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 5607

Re: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?

That was perfect--thank you. On my system blkid shows: /dev/sda1: UUID="639C-3488" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="4e9c8e05-e23f-41a4-a29e-8dc9bb0e0cc1" /dev/sda2: UUID="78b35f52-b118-447f-9000-91b69d3f6d41" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="9efdd136-8ab6-420c-be18-d2a8119fe800" With Disks showing: Screenshot from 2019-0...
by mchandler
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 5607

Re: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?

This is really helpful--thanks.

How difficult is it to restore a cloned image using Clonezilla if I've borked my system and just want to return to a known, working state?
by mchandler
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth can't remove device nor add
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: Bluetooth can't remove device nor add

I'm getting the same thing on my laptop....A brief window pops up and says the device is not configured yet......then it disappears before I can click on it.....I'm running LM 19.1. The same device shows up on my main computer and I was able to click on it and get it set up..... i don't know what t...

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