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by djph
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Bug reporting for iCloud mail.
Replies: 25
Views: 547

Re: Bug reporting for iCloud mail.

This is a mail service similar to gmail, right? That is, you go to "https://mailservice.apple.com" or some such, right? If so, the OS has nothing to do with whether or not emails get put into specific directories. More likely their web interface is either configured to not save 'sent' messages; or ...
by djph
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changed my username while logged in; lost admin privileges
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Changed my username while logged in; lost admin privileges

Good news - this is a relatively easy fix: 1. Follow the instructions here to get into a root shell -> https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/339 (up to and including the step "press B to boot"). 2. Once in the root shell; you'll likely have to remount / as read-write --> mount -o remount,rw ...
by djph
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Bug reporting for iCloud mail.
Replies: 25
Views: 547

Re: Bug reporting for iCloud mail.

This is a mail service similar to gmail, right? That is, you go to "https://mailservice.apple.com" or some such, right? If so, the OS has nothing to do with whether or not emails get put into specific directories. More likely their web interface is either configured to not save 'sent' messages; or s...
by djph
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help With File Management
Replies: 46
Views: 1489

Re: Help With File Management

Thank you all for trying to help, I fuond a few helpful replies but mostly I'm worried I won't ever find an OS I want. I think a lot of you have a misconception of what I am asking for, though. My ideal OS would be one where all the system files at initial boot are in a single "system" directory, t...
by djph
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No password option in Nemo GUI's "Compress Files"
Replies: 14
Views: 2886

Re: No password option in Nemo GUI's "Compress Files"

I want to be able to make a certain folder 'password secure' and found this procedure which works fine. My question is, whenever I make changes to the files in that folder, do I have to go through the whole compressing procedure from scratch, or is there some other way of saving them in the secure ...
by djph
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Snaps. Why? Please stop.
Replies: 52
Views: 5803

Re: Snaps. Why? Please stop.

Your history books are somewhat wrong. [...] https://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/cs201/projects/corporate-monopolies/development_microsoft.html - The Making of Microsoft - 1996. While a decent history of MS, the linked article doesn't bolster your statements concerning Linux's predecessors in t...
by djph
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Backup Backup Backup!
Replies: 16
Views: 804

Re: Backup Backup Backup!

all41 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:16 pm
Backup is very necessary-but it is only accurate if proven
How many of us actually prove our backups, and how do we do that?
VM to restore "backups" to; do it every year or so. At least for mostly-static stuff (media, .config, etc.)

More volatile data is checked monthly.
by djph
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Snaps. Why? Please stop.
Replies: 52
Views: 5803

Re: Snaps. Why? Please stop.

You say that like it's a bad thing. It is bad in the sense of fragmented desktop Linux having a minuscule world market share of about 2% for more than 20 years. To tech-geeks, it is a good thing, eg for them to play with to their hearts' content = a niche market. Perhaps "Linux" as a whole isn't tr...
by djph
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Trust Direct Web Scan 19200 on Linux Mint 19.1
Replies: 4
Views: 259

Re: Trust Direct Web Scan 19200 on Linux Mint 19.1

Logout and login again -- sounds like you added yourself to the groups, but haven't yet reloaded the login session to pull said groups.
by djph
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error when trying to update and on booting [help still required]
Replies: 19
Views: 343

Re: Error when trying to update and on booting [help still required]

If you have to keep running 'fsck' , it means your filesystem is extremely unhealthy (usually caused by drives dying)

Fire up a live session, and run a SMART test on the drive (note: you may need to install smartmontools). Paste the resulting output here.

Command is:

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sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda
by djph
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Snaps. Why? Please stop.
Replies: 52
Views: 5803

Re: Snaps. Why? Please stop.

If I'm not mistaken, in the early 1990s, Stallman and his Free Software Foundation created the 1st Linux distro, Debian, which was usable only by tech-geeks. If he had imposed a Linux Anti-Fragmentation Policy/Agreement on all Debian developers, Ubuntu could have been the only average-user-friendly...
by djph
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 25374

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

P S - I am also against the removal of 32bit Live Linux ISO/image files because they can be run on modern computers with 64bit CPUs whose owners are non-power users and may prefer to use less computer resources. You're not actually saving all that much -- maybe 10-15% heavier memory wise than an id...
by djph
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Do I need the ethernet interface?
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Do I need the ethernet interface?

If the machine doesn't include an ethernet interface, you shouldn't see eth0 / enp00s00 (etc) at all, given that there's no device by that name.

might be a bug in powertop?
by djph
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] networking for idiots
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: networking for idiots

"Computer Networks" by Andrew Tanenbaum is a decent primer -- though what *exactly* are you after?
by djph
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: file system media folder essentially empty?
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: file system media folder essentially empty?

As far as I understand it (because I don't use 'disks'), if you mount things from there, they get stuck in /mnt.

"/mount" sounds like something you created on your own.

"automounts" (e.g. plugging in a USB Key) would typically be added as "/media/username/drive-uuid-string-here"
by djph
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Never used Linux before
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Never used Linux before

This should help you sort it out -- https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/339.
by djph
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Spotchat down?
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Spotchat down?

Looks quite dead at the moment: Day Time Hostname:Port (Linkname) SSL Identifier Channels Visible Errors Jun 27 10:25 irc.spotchat.org:6667 off 0 connection refused Jun 27 10:25 irc.spotchat.org:6667 off 0 connection refused Jun 27 10:24 blub.de.spotchat.org:6667 off 0 Failed to get IP! (note, timez...

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