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by CapraFan
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [Solved] Failed to retrieve share list from server. Connection refused.
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Failed to retrieve share list from server. Connection refused.

Since no one more knowledgeable has responded, I'll point out this post in case you haven't seen it:

viewtopic.php?t=322404
by CapraFan
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MintBackup and Mint 19.3 upgrade to Mint 20 [Solved}
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: MintBackup and Mint 19.3 upgrade to Mint 20

A clean install and the paid ($25) version of Aptik (https://teejeetech.in/2019/07/14/aptik-v19-07/) is often recommended for this situation.
by CapraFan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Backintime; How to Run It [solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Backintime; How to Run It

Is it formatted ext4?
by CapraFan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Backintime; How to Run It [solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Backintime; How to Run It

First you need to set it up. Have a look here:
viewtopic.php?t=290899
by CapraFan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Zip+unzip app with GUI
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Zip+unzip app with GUI

You're welcome.
by CapraFan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Zip+unzip app with GUI
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Zip+unzip app with GUI

No need for a separate app. Highlight the files you want to zip. Right-click-->Compress. Type desired name and choose desired compression type (zip is an option).
by CapraFan
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: connect iPhone
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: connect iPhone

If your goal is to transfer files back and forth, you should be able to connect your phone to your computer via the USB cable that came with it and then "authorize" the computer when an authorization window comes up on the phone. The phone will then show up in the file manager as a storage device. I...
by CapraFan
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dual boot Windows 10 first
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: dual boot Windows 10 first

Make sure to create the installer using the official Windows 10 Media Creation Tool (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/softwar ... /windows10). I've found it more reliable than other methods, including Rufus.
by CapraFan
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] What would be a good way to increase knowledge as a Mint user?
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: What would be a good way to increase knowledge as a Mint user?

Be sure to read Dedoimedo's Ultimate Guide to Linux for Windows Users:

https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ult ... users.html

Not specific to Mint, but the best overall user-friendly introduction to Linux I've ever seen.
by CapraFan
Tue May 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?
Replies: 18
Views: 833

Re: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?

I run a little hobby business supporting local home computer users. In a few cases when their Vista or Windows 7 machines stopped receiving updates I have installed Mint and they've all been happy as clams with virtually no problems. When their OS is reaching EOL, my approach is to ask them if they ...
by CapraFan
Sun May 10, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Files from a Windows machine
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: Files from a Windows machine

While Windows malware generally isn't going to run under Linux, just to be safe I'd boot the XP machine with a Linux live usb (thereby bypassing any malware that would be resident if you booted into XP) and copy your data to an external drive. Then I'd connect the drive to a Windows machine (not dan...
by CapraFan
Sat May 02, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Min PC Spec for Decent Web Browsing
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Min PC Spec for Decent Web Browsing

You shouldn't need to spend much to get a decent machine that will run Mint -- particularly with the xfce desktop, which is the lightest of the standard builds. Personally I've never had a problem installing Mint on any old Windows machine. So to save money, you can go with 4GB of RAM. Eight would b...
by CapraFan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Faxing from computer (Brother MFC printer)
Replies: 16
Views: 540

Re: Faxing from computer (Brother MFC printer)

There may be some other way, but I've used services like https://faxzero.com/ in the past.
by CapraFan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift crashes during start of Restore
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Timeshift crashes during start of Restore

OK Andy and pbear, my mistake.
by CapraFan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift crashes during start of Restore
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Timeshift crashes during start of Restore

It sounds like the OP may be trying to restore overtop a running system. If so, that would be the problem.
by CapraFan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: XRDP on Mint 19.3
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: XRDP on Mint 19.3

by CapraFan
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Sharing External Drive with Linux and Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Sharing External Drive with Linux and Windows

You'd want to be sure that a file and its backup exist not just in separate partitions but on different drives, to protect against drive failure. Given that, your setup should work.

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