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by Halbarad
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message
Replies: 30
Views: 1743

Re: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message

19.3 Mate: no option for either Eject or Safely Remove appears in Caja when I right click on an external USB drive (HDD or SDD). The only option for removal is " Stop ". If I select Stop , no notification appears and so it's anybody's guess when the USB disk can be safely removed. I use Disks (in Ac...
by Halbarad
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Wine 32-bit on Linux Mint 19 64-bit ?
Replies: 17
Views: 7405

Re: How to install Wine 32-bit on Linux Mint 19 64-bit ?

Sorry for replying so late, I hope it may be of help to someone. There are several typos in AndyMH's reply. The command for generating a Wine 32 bit prefix is: WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="~/.newprefix32/" winecfg or equivalently WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="/home/YOURUSERNAME/.newprefix32/" winecfg Alw...
by Halbarad
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' What are your First Impressions?
Replies: 218
Views: 13385

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' What are your First Impressions?

I just tried 19.3 Cinnamon alongside Mate (in dual boot). Mate seemed to me more responsive and just a bit less customizable than Cinnamon, so I have gone for it. I just don't like the new Mate icon for the Network Manager but I can live with it...
by Halbarad
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' What are your First Impressions?
Replies: 218
Views: 13385

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' What are your First Impressions?

I have installed Mint 19.3 Cinnamon in my laptop (HP 250 G3, i5 4210U, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD Crucial mx500) alongside Mint 19.1 Mate and Lubuntu 18.04.3 . The following comparison is not really significant, but as far as first impressions go... Boot (I set autologin to test this): both 19.3 Cinnamon ...
by Halbarad
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Forms in PDF
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Re: Forms in PDF

Sorry for replying so late, I guess the OP has already solved one way or another, but this may be of interest to someone else. Libreoffice Draw is very convenient for filling up pdf forms. Open the pdf document with Libreoffice Draw. You can then fill in forms that have suitable input boxes but you ...
by Halbarad
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC control bar erratic behaviour in full screen
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: VLC control bar erratic behaviour in full screen

I just noticed something similar using 18.3 Xfce. A workaround I just found was to click on Video > Fullscreen (Video > Always Fit Window was automatically selected) Does that help? I regret it does not, VLC behaves just the same way. By the way, I also found out how to turn off transparency in the...
by Halbarad
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC control bar erratic behaviour in full screen
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: VLC control bar erratic behaviour in full screen

Update: I have "discovered" a difference between the Lubuntu and the Mint VLC: the control bar is in solid colour in the Lubuntu version and it is partly transparent in the Mint version (that is, when it appears at all). I am going to investigate this a bit more. By the way, does anyone have a simil...
by Halbarad
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC control bar erratic behaviour in full screen
Replies: 3
Views: 250

VLC control bar erratic behaviour in full screen

Hi, I have Mint 19.1 Tessa and Lubuntu 18.04 in dual boot. When I start VLC in full screen mode the control bar should show up when I move the mouse. In Mint it does not: it sometimes appears if I keep moving the mouse for a while but its behaviour is quite erratic. If I move the cursor where the co...
by Halbarad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Changing Grub Default Boot - [ Solved ]
Replies: 30
Views: 12057

Re: Changing Grub Default Boot - [ Solved ]

I know that the last post is six months old, but I wish to thank rui no onna for the simple and elegant solution to the problem. update-grub and install-grub did it. Many thanks also to Pjotr for his advice and his easylinuxtipsproject, which proved very useful. My past experience with Grub Customiz...
by Halbarad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

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

Why so aggressive, love? While I can of course not know what obscure instructions you may remember, the official instructions suggest to do exactly what I was referring to: https://clonezilla.org/livehd.php The page you link to exactly specifies the procedure I mention (the 'obscure instructions' I...
by Halbarad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

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

This is an advantage of using "dd", it can run in that minimal environment. Running e2fsck on the backup is required. OK, that's fine. But I think the main arguments stand: a reboot is required and dd also backs up free space, unless one zeroes and uses conv=sparse. I am not trying to say that dd s...
by Halbarad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

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

While not CloneZilla specifically, my GRUB has several entries to boot a number of file system images, so I guess you can count me. It's a very useful feature of GRUB. Your way of drawing conclusions from premises is... interesting. You don't have Clonezilla between your ISO images to boot to there...
by Halbarad
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

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

IMHO, documentation that is lacking is not a product of lack of time but lack of understanding of its importance in creating something of quality the author wants. [...] For software that may run as "root" and that deals with vital components (like the root filesystem) the standards of quality must...
by Halbarad
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

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

We even specifically forked Mint's version of Timeshift That's good to know. If the author is seriously committed to his job, as he seems to be, would it be possible to raise some money for him, in some not-too-conspicuous way? But this is surely not a matter for discussion here. Since we already d...
by Halbarad
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

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

Entitled much? Be happy you get the program for free at all, nobody is under any obligation to write a free operating system and supporting software for you, nor the documentation for it. Be happy so many enthusiasts spend parts of their free time letting you profit of their work for free already. ...
by Halbarad
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

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

I read that the author of Timeshift only recently decided that his income from donations was insufficient and henceforth would be charging for it. You can't blame Mint for that if it happened after you installed Timeshift. Thank you, I am actually very happy with Mint. For a time I have been disapp...
by Halbarad
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

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

So does that mean I would clone both sda1 and sda2? That's OK, you have an EFI partition in /dev/sda1 and a Linux partition in /dev/sda2. It's better to make images of both: it's always good to have a copy of the boot partition, parts of the grub and connected files are in it and the image is quite...
by Halbarad
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

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

@mchandler 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? This is actually Clonezilla's main use. You install Clonezilla to a flash card or a DVD then you power off and reboot from Clonezilla's medium. Clonez...
by Halbarad
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 39
Views: 4927

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

I installed Mint 19.1 Tessa two weeks ago, in dual boot with Lubuntu. I have been using several Linux distributions for some 20 years and I am very happy with Mint, especially because it is solid and all the subsequent installing went incredibly smooth (HP network printer, Virtualbox, Dropbox etc.)....

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