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by chiefjim
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Consolidating files
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Consolidating files

Somehow the original request has been bypassed. Perhaps just need someone else to jump in here . Command being used is: find . -mindepth 2 -type f -print -exec mv {} . \; I need to have that command modified to output either just the newest files or list the ones with changes in some sort of order
by chiefjim
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Consolidating files
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Consolidating files

But I am doing so to multiple folders as in one DVD at a time. Rather than copying the entire contents over what would the command line look like if reading the DVD with the output on an external hard drive? ex: /media/jim/ This source DVD having multiple folders and sub folders. If it matters I nor...
by chiefjim
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Consolidating files
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Consolidating files

Where in the command line would either get placed? Does anything already there need to be removed?
by chiefjim
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Consolidating files
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Consolidating files

Currently I have multiple CD's, DVD's, and Blu-Ray discs filled with years and years of archives. I'm in the process of removing them from multiple folders and saving into a common folder. Command being used is: find . -mindepth 2 -type f -print -exec mv {} . \; Many filenames get repeated and I'm p...
by chiefjim
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Determine the maximum size hard drive supported
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Determine the maximum size hard drive supported

Need help in understanding the limitations of hard drive support. Is it the chipset? Or OS? Or? Ideally would like to learn of a utility that would report the capability of an installed system. Or perhaps a website that has a cross reference chart of some sort. In the end I want to avoid ordering a ...
by chiefjim
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Garmin devices using open street maps
Replies: 20
Views: 973

Re: Garmin devices using open street maps

Well the good news is I got copies of the maps downloaded and ready to go. I like the detail of the single state maps. Disappointed though to learn things like school zone alerts are provided from the maps, Maps from OSM don't have this. Wonder if that function could be added? Near me school zone 20...
by chiefjim
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Simple-Scan question
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Simple-Scan question

Is the MFC-J450DW connected USB or Wifi? USB. And I have experienced this before with other motherboard/cpu combinations. I've installed and reinstalled sane as well as simple-scan. Baffled as to why the device is sometimes not detected. Of course it could be the device itself. But if that were the...
by chiefjim
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Simple-Scan question
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Simple-Scan question

Mint 19.1 Mate Brother MFC-J450DW Works perfectly. Well 99% of the time. But that other 1% when Simple-Scan begins it won't auto-detect the device. Most often that gets resolved if I shut down and reboot. But why? With 16gb of installed memory it shouldn't be running short. Plus this random situatio...
by chiefjim
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on external hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Install on external hard drive

Yes i''m trying to install Linux Mint 19.1 on an external hard drive. The system installs fine on the external hard drive but the boot loader always goes onto the internal drive. I changed where it should install the boot-loader in the installation but I've done it 3 times and each time I put insta...
by chiefjim
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Choosing a new desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Choosing a new desktop

Assemble your own instead. Best way to ensure you get a machine that meets both your needs and desires.
by chiefjim
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Installing Mint on secondary drive
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Installing Mint on secondary drive

A family member is using Win 10 on HDD but would like to try out Mint. I suggested getting a secondary drive, a SSD to keep the two OS's separate. The computer is about 4 years old, but at this time I don't know if it uses BIOS or UEFI. I would install Mint to the SSD and set the bios to boot from ...
by chiefjim
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Just wondering - How Come, the ISO releases will find the wireless adapters, but the installs can't?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Just wondering - How Come, the ISO releases will find the wireless adapters, but the installs can't?

Glad to read video card was mentioned. All too frequently a flash drive live session will operate in my older laptop just fine. But following installation I'm locked at 640x480.
by chiefjim
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Recommend a sub $80 all in one mostly for scanning?
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: Recommend a sub $80 all in one mostly for scanning?

I've been very happy with my Brother MFC-J450 purchased 3 years ago ($69). Used primarily for scanning and when the need for color printing is required. My b&w laser handles the rest. Also a Brother purchased 10 years ago. This series uses individual color cartridges which helps keep costs down. Fou...
by chiefjim
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic acting odd (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Synaptic acting odd (SOLVED)

Well not actually solved - bypassed being more correct. Installed Mint 19.1 Mate which restored synaptic to normal operation.

Now to spend time finding out if something else slipped from the good status with this new release.
by chiefjim
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic acting odd (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Synaptic acting odd

This is becoming even more interesting. With a lack of online suggestions I opted to reinstall Mint 19 Mate. Reformatted root and removed hidden configuration from /home. Normal routine. Following install was prompted to run updates. I did noticing that mint mirrors was among them. For good measure ...
by chiefjim
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic acting odd (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Synaptic acting odd

My concern is more correctly focused on synaptic. Specifically why when I click on settings, respositories nothing appears at all.
by chiefjim
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic acting odd (SOLVED)
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Synaptic acting odd (SOLVED)

This morning the update manager alerted that the Vivaldi site wasn't available. Thinking no big deal I went into the settings with the intent of unchecking the Vivaldi repository. Problem is Synaptic won't open that selection. Thinking Synaptic is somehow corrupted, using the terminal I deleted, reb...
by chiefjim
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [Solved] End of life notification
Replies: 22
Views: 779

Re: End of life notification

cliffcoggin wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:51 am

Planning for EOL is not the issue; remembering the date is.
Perfect use for a planning calendar
by chiefjim
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Garmin devices using open street maps
Replies: 20
Views: 973

Re: Garmin devices using open street maps

Moem wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:15 am
See how you like the maps you can get from here: http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/
Mixed results. Sometimes I get the DOWNLOAD button but most of the time I don't. Tried looking in the FAQ's but no hints found as to why. Trying to select multiple tiles spanning several states always fails.
by chiefjim
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Garmin devices using open street maps
Replies: 20
Views: 973

Re: Garmin devices using open street maps

Got the needed card. Trying to discover what web sites are best for downloads. OpenMapChest has a map I'd like but it won't save properly to the card. File is 4.1gb and card was formatted to FAT32. Card itself is a 16gb. I understand some Garmin devices balk at files that large but with the card sti...

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