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by chiefjim
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Rsync and multiple GPT partitions
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Rsync and multiple GPT partitions

I've been a user of rsync, more accurately grsync, for quite some time. Did well for maintaining backup copies on my usb docking stations. To gain greater control I've begun using a 3TB drive with GPT with multiple added partitions. But doing so has slowed down my backup routine. Is it possible for ...
by chiefjim
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New hard drive - should GPT be used
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: New hard drive - should GPT be used

As for the size limit on the docking station, I've read of such limitations but am afraid I don't know the reasons for this. It is possible it'll work once partitions have been set up (it's how I used to get round the BIOS 33GB limitation on older machines some years back). So it's worth a try I su...
by chiefjim
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New hard drive - should GPT be used
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: New hard drive - should GPT be used

For your first question, I am using GPT on ALL newly prepared hard disks & now also create an EFI partition for future use (I only have one machine currently which has UEFI). It doesn't seem to matter whether you are installing in legacy or (U)EFI mode as either can access both partitioning schemes...
by chiefjim
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New hard drive - should GPT be used
Replies: 5
Views: 159

New hard drive - should GPT be used

3TB drive soon to arrive. From my readings it appears GPT would allow additional partitions to be created and used to help isolate and protect data. Such as read only archives. Installing in legacy mode would ensure compatibility with my other drives that are legacy mode. Am I correct so far? Curiou...
by chiefjim
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Panel notifications
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Panel notifications

Believe what I am referring to is Indicator-Applet-Complete Tried activating it but nothing shows.
by chiefjim
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Panel notifications
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Panel notifications

While comparing Linux Mint 19 Mate with Ubuntu 18 Mate I discovered one small feature rather attractive. In their Mate Panel an email icon would change color when new messages had arrived. Simple, silent, unobtrusive. Can that be added to my Linux Mint 19 Mate?
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: File conversions - Undelete?

If you have not done a lot of writing to disk you may be able to undelete the files you lost. I assume you have checked the Trash to see if they are there, if not there is a tool called Photorec that tries to undelete files. It should be installed by default,but if not it shows up in synaptic. here...
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 134

File conversions

I had the need to convert .eml to .pdf and found a Thunderbird tool that did so perfectly. In the process I deleted some of the original .eml files. Curious if there exists a tool to go from .pdf back to .eml? My search in Synaptic and on Google only shows eml-to-pdf. Do not want to use an online se...
by chiefjim
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kmymoney Missing tab labels (Solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Kmymoney Missing tab labels

Is there a setting that covers this or perhaps might this a bug? First image taken from my backup desktop. I can't see what the problem is. I can see three tabs and each tab has a label. I think you need to describe the issue and how it's reflected in your screen shots. You focused on the larger ta...
by chiefjim
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kmymoney Missing tab labels (Solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Kmymoney Missing tab labels (Solved)

Screenshot at 2018-10-01 10-41-10.png
Kmymoney 4.8.0
has tab labels

Screenshot at 2018-10-01 10-39-16.png
Kmymoney 5.0.0
does not

Is there a setting that covers this or perhaps might this a bug? First image taken from my backup desktop.
by chiefjim
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Brother MFC-J480DW Won't Install?
Replies: 28
Views: 342

Re: Brother MFC-J480DW Won't Install?

Rule still applies if on the first attempt you tried installing as wireless, url, usb, etc and currently are attempting to install to a connection type different from the first. I have several machines as well. If machine A was setup to use usb that rendered all others unable to connect. Aware that ...
by chiefjim
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Brother MFC-J480DW Won't Install?
Replies: 28
Views: 342

Re: Brother MFC-J480DW Won't Install?

Back in the day when you used it with 17.2 KDE were you using a different connection? Years ago I had similar installation problems until I found this buried in the instructions. "NOTE: If you have previously configured the wireless settings of the machine, you must reset the network settings before...
by chiefjim
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Combo modem/router
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Combo modem/router

Consider my OP being placed on hold. Installed openwrt-18.06.1-ramips-rt3883-tew-692gr-squashfs-factory.bin

What a difference! Time to give this a chance to settle in before declaring a fix has been found.
by chiefjim
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: cannot download from youtube
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: cannot download from youtube

Try the Slimjet browser. Works great for me. No add ons needed.
by chiefjim
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Combo modem/router
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Combo modem/router

My system consists of a Motorola/Arris SB6141 modem with a Trendnet TEW-692GR router. Several times over the past few months I'll lose Internet on this desktop (LAN connected). My VOIP device (Ooma) has remained connected. It is connected to a different LAN port. Currently connecting directly with t...
by chiefjim
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Exporting Thunderbird local messages
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Exporting Thunderbird local messages

My local folders have multiple sub-folders used to organize mail received from and sent to numerous persons. I've been using import/export tools to export and save as pdf. Works great - takes all day. Is it possible, using cli, to select a date range, and have all those sub-folders exported sequenti...
by chiefjim
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Screen resolutions (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Screen resolutions

Hi, @chiefjim While Mint wasn't the solution for you, I'm pleased you got your machine running. Cheers. Mint remains my #1 go to choice. But this time around my needs centered around something minimal, something that Mint developers have chosen not to include. Why? Between Synaptic and Software Man...
by chiefjim
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Screen resolutions (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Screen resolutions

I see you have a single-core machine with a BIOS dated 2005. If I read your output correctly, you have only 512 meg of memory? Probably not a good candidate for Mint 19 Mate. You might try the Xfce version off a live usb or dvd to see if it works better for you. I've had good luck with old machines...
by chiefjim
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Screen resolutions (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Screen resolutions

Mint 19 Mate 32-bit OK the hardware shown below is old but works rather nicely. There have been many attempts to get Mint 19 running on old hardware. Unfortunately I don't fancy your chances. Recently there has been a concerted effort to remove old code from the Linux kernel and the cost is that ol...
by chiefjim
Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Screen resolutions (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Screen resolutions

You could give the solution outlined here a try. https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4776.msg47761.html?PHPSESSID=gddnacd61oi7592pijg68a86s0#msg47761 Peppermint 7 is an Ubuntu 16.04 bases distro, same as Mint 18.x. So if you can't get it up and running on Mint 19 you may have better luck...

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