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by chiefjim
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why is Bleachbit removing 700 MB on Mint 19?
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: Why is Bleachbit removing 700 MB on Mint 19?

my project this morning was to install W10 so I could update the maps in my Garmin. it ended up taking most of the day... nasty program, crappy installer. With some (most?) Garmins, you can also switch to OpenStreetmaps and those can be updated by loading new map material onto an SD card. I'd look ...
by chiefjim
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Shift key inconsistency
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Shift key inconsistency

I did that last evening prior to swapping keyboards. Also had rebooted and used different USB ports. Remain baffled why it didn't work, then worked on the other machine, and finally worked again back on the original machine.
by chiefjim
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Shift key inconsistency
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Shift key inconsistency

AZiO Vision keyboard (KB506) This keyboard has been in use quite awhile. Well before my current installation of Linux Mint 19 Mate. Yesterday pressing Shift T failed to produce the capital T. The caps lock worked normally though. No issues with any other keys. Swapped keyboards with my backup machin...
by chiefjim
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.x Custom Remaster?
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Mint 19.x Custom Remaster?

Yes. At least that is my experience so far.
by chiefjim
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.x Custom Remaster?
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Mint 19.x Custom Remaster?

I'm a steady user of PinguyBuilder. Find it very simple to create install ready images of my current system. Something I routinely do after confirming updates and/or newly installed software. So very handy to have when after upgrading to a newer release realizing you still like that former one better.
by chiefjim
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Missing Mapbox GL JS CSS (Solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Re: Missing Mapbox GL JS CSS (Solved)

Apparently this baffled all. My solution was to delete and reinstall from scratch. No clue what lead to the issue. But this method worked.

Only hassle being to setup printers and such.
by chiefjim
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup partition
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: Backup partition

I concur that it's best to have a separate SSD/HDD/USB drive for backups. I replace the optical drive (DVD/CD) on many laptops with a Sata 2.5" hard disk enclosure (using the original DVD/CD faceplate) which contains a 1TB SSD/HDD for backups. These 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD enclosures fit in the place of ...
by chiefjim
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Missing Mapbox GL JS CSS (Solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 179

Missing Mapbox GL JS CSS (Solved)

This has me perplexed. Website being accessed is wundermap. No mapping appears on the page. Just a note which appears as the subject line of this topic. Browser being used is Slimjet 19.0.7. Installed via a remastered flash drive Mint 19 Mate. Odd because when accessed directly from the flash drive ...
by chiefjim
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup partition
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: Backup partition

An external drive gives an added degree of protection. An electrical surge might fry your motherboard, cpu and all internal hard drives. The external drive sitting on the shelf survives. This is where I've been a proponent of external docking stations. Simple to use and readily available to any othe...
by chiefjim
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: Install on iMac

Will the Apple wireless keyboard and mouse pad work? I played with one for a very, very short period of time today and wasn't able to get them working. Based on the age could have been tired batteries. When the owner turned the iMac on without the flash drive present a fair amount of setup was requi...
by chiefjim
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: ubiquity installer do not see SATA disk on legacy motherboard
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: ubiquity installer do not see SATA disk on legacy motherboard

Motherboard GA-K8NF-9 CPU Athlon 64 Linux mint 19 64-bit SATA drive Seagate ST380817AS Perhaps related Motherboard Gigabyte H370M D3H Linux Mint 19 SATA drive Seagate ST2000DM006 My system setup as legacy. User Manual almost useless when it comes to what settings should or should not be changed whe...
by chiefjim
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installed software
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Installed software

when using the command dpkg -l often times the resulting filenames are truncated.

Is there a way to force full descriptions? Or perhaps another command that will?
by chiefjim
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 2274

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Kindly reconsider. I tend to receive much more advice than I am able to return. Along the way I accepted a simple reality, that because of hardware differences results may vary even though the same software is being used. Never know in advance whose comments will resolve my issues. Along the way I a...
by chiefjim
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift frustration
Replies: 62
Views: 2289

Re: Timeshift frustration

... If the OS is out of date the remaster flash drive can make it current in mere minutes. i don't think the intention of timeshift is to be able to carry your os to your family member and install it on their computer and i wouldn't mind if mint also included a nice remaster program that can also i...
by chiefjim
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift frustration
Replies: 62
Views: 2289

Re: Timeshift frustration

I don't see where Timeshift would be an advantage. After all if the system is already "borked" what are the odds you can even access Timeshift ? Personally I like to use a remastered flash drive. That will restore my system default settings in about 5 minutes. Data already sits on separate partitio...
by chiefjim
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift frustration
Replies: 62
Views: 2289

Re: Timeshift frustration

This thread has strayed pretty far from where I started it. I'm trying to use Timeshift, not as a backup to my personal folder, simply with the default settings. When I do so using a USB Flash Drive of 256 GB, it simply doesn't work per the description in my original post. Any ideas of what further...
by chiefjim
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: On-Line banking

To "chiefjim" and others, there are also TurboTax alternatives as well and posts on that too, search for "turbotax". Open Tax Solver http://opentaxsolver.sourceforge.net/index.html Thanks for the info on Open Tax Solver. Definitely worth learning more about. Fingers crossed that the new tax laws he...
by chiefjim
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: On-Line banking

Another vote for Kmymoney. Really liked Quicken right up until the sunset provision programmed in by Intuit took hold. Made me seriously look around for alternatives. Found Kmymoney was easier to navigate and had more of the features suited to me. And no sunset provision! Now if I could just find a ...
by chiefjim
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed
Replies: 21
Views: 590

Re: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed

This in my view is the best way to go, but always do your research before buying a bunch of parts. Agreed. My vendor of choice is Newegg. For things like motherboards I'll look at the reviews searching keywords Mint, Ubuntu, Linux. Odds are someone has made a pro or con statement. Never hurts to as...
by chiefjim
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed
Replies: 21
Views: 590

Re: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed

I recommend you consider a slightly different option - assemble your own. Anyone who has replaced an optical drive, added memory, or swapped out a power supply knows the inside of a desktop case is not scary. Start with a case that allows your hands to move around, I like the mid tower atx size. Sel...

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