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by chiefjim
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Browsing the Windows network on OLD Doze XP machine to retrieve files and folder refuses to work, whatever I try,
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Browsing the Windows network on OLD Doze XP machine to retrieve files and folder refuses to work, whatever I try,

it's not exactly clear, as to why you need to Network into that older win-xp machine. :? why isn't easier to use one of those Linux System - Bionic Pup(?) OS - to recover those files, onto an ext drive, of some sort :?: that's just what I've done, in the past, on various win-xp based PCs, & tha...
by chiefjim
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Adding Bluetooth to a desktop
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Adding Bluetooth to a desktop

I've been asked to add bluetooth speakers, perhaps earbuds, for a friend. Her system is a desktop that does not have Bluetooth embedded. OS is Mint 19.3 Mate. GIGABYTE GA­H97M­D3H LGA 1150 Would it be as simple as using a Bluetooth dongle or pci adapter to connect to Bluetooth capable speakers? Her ...
by chiefjim
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install old version of Gparted
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: How to install old version of Gparted

Hello all....my first time posting. I can usually figure things out on my own, but I'm stumped. I would like to install Gparted version 0.18.0 on my system running Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon which currently has Gparted 1.0.0. ********** I have a live version of it that I can boot into to do the thing...
by chiefjim
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Saving configuration files
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Saving configuration files

I was referring to creating the script in the first place.
by chiefjim
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Saving configuration files
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Saving configuration files

Think I may have found something I'd overlooked. The cat > command to get the whole process started.
by chiefjim
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Saving configuration files
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Saving configuration files

Hmmmm Now to finally learn how to create a script. All these years and I haven't done so yet.
by chiefjim
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Saving configuration files
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Saving configuration files

I rely on grsync/rsync for my backups. Would like to backup hidden configuration files/folders like .mozilla and .thunderbird without also gaining all the hidden files in the rest of /home. Also trying out luckyback as that has a nice way of showing additional include and exclude options. Desire is ...
by chiefjim
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GRSYNC slow startup
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: GRSYNC slow startup

Had access to that laptop this evening. Confirmed permissions were already set as the user. Did chown for the entire folder anyway. No difference at all. Opted to see what would happen with LuckyBackup, that doesn't start at all. Neither as user or root. Beginning to wonder if it is a kernel issue w...
by chiefjim
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GRSYNC slow startup
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: GRSYNC slow startup

I'll check that next time I have access to her computer. Thanks
by chiefjim
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GRSYNC slow startup
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: GRSYNC slow startup

Flemur wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:54 am
chiefjim wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:52 am
additional comments?
Start it from a terminal so you can see messages.
Partial update. Tried from terminal but a medical appointment got in the way of checking the terminal output. Did learn that starting it from terminal was no different, just slow. From root terminal nearly instantaneous.
by chiefjim
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GRSYNC slow startup
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: GRSYNC slow startup

My query is specific to the newer 20.1 release of Mint
by chiefjim
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GRSYNC slow startup
Replies: 9
Views: 310

GRSYNC slow startup

I just recently swapped out the hdd for an sdd in my sisters HP 350 G1 laptop. Used the opportunity to install Mint 20.1 Mate at the same time. That was easy enough. Noted that some applications like grsync are very slow to start. A Google search came up with what appears to be a related article: ht...
by chiefjim
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What word processor do you use?
Replies: 66
Views: 2282

Re: What word processor do you use?

Very happy using LibreOffice. As an aside I once used Works-for-Windows which saved word processed text files with the .wps extension. Later the corporation I was working for had a deal with Microsoft providing Office at a very deep discount for the employees. Well the MS business model quickly rear...
by chiefjim
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Chase Bank Login Using Linux
Replies: 20
Views: 903

Re: Chase Bank Login Using Linux

I must be lucky. I'm using Mint 20.1 beta and Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit). I can log in to Chase without a User Agent Switcher. Occasionally get the Captcha challenge, but after getting through the inconvenience of that, my login goes well. Probably jinxed myself. I'm running mint 18.3 the 32 bit syste...
by chiefjim
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Chase Bank Login Using Linux
Replies: 20
Views: 903

Re: Chase Bank Login Using Linux

I don't use Chase Bank but a friend I provide support for does. Was this a recent announcement or something that manifested itself all of a sudden. So far she hasn't complained about any inability to login.
by chiefjim
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Failing PCIe drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Failing PCIe drive?

Some improvement. Focused on the "failed efi build". Never connected, or forgot, the need for efi with NVMe drives. Tried an install with Mint 20 Mate and it is working. Trying to understand why. Was previously attempting with bios-grub in legacy mode.
by chiefjim
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Failing PCIe drive?
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Failing PCIe drive?

Trying to ascertain whether my drive has gone bad or if I may have overwritten some configuration files. Drive is a Sabrent SB-Rocket-256GB NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Motherboard is a Gigabyte B360M DS3H Bios version F6 The BIOS window does not see the drive. The PERIPHERALS window does. This drive was prev...
by chiefjim
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Virus in Ventoy?
Replies: 31
Views: 1359

Re: Virus in Ventoy?

tuxoneseven wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:05 am
Anyone using Ventoy?
I like it. Futzing around with different systems I find it quite handy to have the ISO's all available together. No need to locate which flash drive has the next ISO to evaluate.
by chiefjim
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to external HD (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: Installing to external HD

What you describe is much like my setup using a USB docking station. I found it best to allow the installer to use that external drive for the Grub menu. Later when desiring to boot from that drive I just select F12
by chiefjim
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Printing form text editor.
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Printing form text editor.

Perhaps not the solution you're looking for but consider using Libre instead to take those notes. Save the files created to whatever format you desire. The ease of adding emphasis by changing fonts, font colors, etc. will be appreciated in the future should you need those notes to resolve a repeated...

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