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by Grateful4Linux
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Project leader Mark Greaves (Peppermint OS) has died
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Project leader Mark Greaves (Peppermint OS) has died

Oh my gosh, that is so awful and terribly sad! I didn't know he was ill. Peppermint OS was my first foray into the world of Linux, and I still have it on a very old laptop. I also use Peppermint's ICE software on my Linux Mint installation. I've been very grateful for all of Mark's hard work. What a...
by Grateful4Linux
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [Solved] - Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.
Replies: 27
Views: 1590

Re: Impressions - All Linux household after 3 weeks.

1. Scanner does not work. I have a Epson V550 Perfection flatbed scanner. After several hours of trying to make it work, I found a reference on the SANE trouble shooting site. The scanner is currently unsupported by Linux. The decision points are either buy a new scanner or setup Virtual Box with a...
by Grateful4Linux
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Phones
Replies: 18
Views: 1160

Re: Linux Phones

I've been following Librem 5 and Pinephone for a while, and I would love a Linux phone. I have an Android phone that I hate, and I use it as little as possible, so I don't think I could justify the cost of the Librem 5 for myself. (I'm referring to the cheaper one not made in the USA. The other vers...
by Grateful4Linux
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?

blueocean wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:05 am
When you do, let me know if it cures it. There are more thermonuclear methods of erasing it :mrgreen:
Thanks, I will. :lol:
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox: creating New Folder for Bookmarks.... How to Type in the name you want [solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Firefox: creating New Folder for Bookmarks.... it won't let you type name

this has been occurring over the last few updates to Firefox, today, it finally pissed me off enough to try to go to Mozilla Community and find out what is wrong. lost cause, I can't even get to a place to make a complaint. Scenario: control-D to create Bookmark mouse down to find the right folder ...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?

Completely format it with Disks. Open Disks, highlight drive on left, click the hamburger menu upper right choose format disk, choose MBR, format it. Now click the + sign below the window and give it a short name with caps,or numbers and caps, dash is okay also. Keep it less than 11 characters so W...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?

Timeshift is so very much better than System Restore. Believe me, it's incredible. Yes chown is change ownership. Yes. Pretty much everything about Linux Mint is so much better than Windows! Thanks for checking on the Windows zip situation. I already had 7zip installed because that's what I used fo...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?

I hope it lasts. ;) The previous gen was good. It's not a SSD, just a flash drive. Generally flash drives a pretty tough. Take a lot of use. That's good to know! What I really need to figure out how to do (and will probably be a separate thread some time in the near future) is how to back up the va...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?

What's it's write speed? I just got a updated version of a Corsair Voyager GT 32GB. The read speed is about 400. Write is about 40. Your SSD should be higher by far. You can password protect compressed folders or files with Mint. Right click the file, choose compress>select zip>click other options ...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Re: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?

If I really needed to access files on it, I could plug it into a usb port on my windows 7 laptop and then boot from a live Linux Mint usb - is that accurate? Be a real hassle. Will give you permission denied if it's Ext4. You'd have to chown it or open as root. Flash drives have a delayed write and...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message

I just started a Newbie thread hoping for advice about what to do with my new SSD flash drive. I haven't even taken it out of the package yet. It's Sandisk, and now I'm anxious to see if it will have both Eject and Safely remove. Humm, I don't see it. Let me know on the Sandisk. It's this one - htt...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message

I have all 5 sizes of Transcend Jetflash 810. 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. Safely Remove only works smoothly on the 32GB and 64GB. The others have issues. All 5 work perfect with Eject. Overall I use flash drives without the Safely Remove because I forget and use it. I have quite a collection....
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?
Replies: 14
Views: 283

Best way to format & encrypt a new SSD flash drive?

My system information: System: Host: marie-miniPC Kernel: 5.3.0-26-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: SYWZ model: S200 Series serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5.12 d...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message

Choosing Eject, works better for flash drives because it doesn't power off the device like Safely Remove (not many brands show Safely Remove with Cinnamon Mint - my Transcends do). That way any latent writing has time to finish, at which point the tray button disappears, or it disappears from the l...
by Grateful4Linux
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message

So, I'll just say it - this is a bad design. When I right click on a device and select Safely Remove Device, three things happen: Short delay and the icons for the device vanish from the desktop. Then, a short delay and the wewooweet USB disconnect sound-effect happens. Then, a (good) few more seco...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow copy from SSD to USB 3.0 flash drive SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: Slow copy from SSD to USB 3.0 flash drive

t looks like the Corsair Flash Voyager supports Trim, It's essentially an SSD. I seriously doubt it will support TRIM on Linux. Call their support and ask. For flash drives it's best to use the Eject option. That way it unmounts and yet is still powered on and can finish any activity. The safely re...
by Grateful4Linux
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow copy from SSD to USB 3.0 flash drive SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: Slow copy from SSD to USB 3.0 flash drive

SSDs support Trim. Flash drives I've never seen or heard of one that does. Do you know of a specific brand? It looks like the Corsair Flash Voyager supports Trim, see this video around the 6 minute mark - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zr-rQ51Vbg It is pricey, but has a five year warranty and goo...
by Grateful4Linux
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Green and nuclear power
Replies: 32
Views: 1075

Re: Green and nuclear power

I've also been rooting for this company/technology - https://www.technologyreview.com/s/523391/startup-thinks-its-battery-will-solve-renewable-energys-big-flaw/ https://www.betterworldsolutions.eu/saltwater-battery-gets-33-mln/ http://aquionenergy.com/ But I'm not sure what's going on with them righ...
by Grateful4Linux
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Green and nuclear power
Replies: 32
Views: 1075

Re: Green and nuclear power

There's as yet no good solution for storing electricity on a large scale. Batteries are expensive crutches which require all kinds of rare metals, which makes them in this respect both commercially and environmentally unsound and unfit for providing large-scale electricity to the power grid of a co...
by Grateful4Linux
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Calender scaling in Mint 19
Replies: 16
Views: 1359

Re: Calender scaling in Mint 19

I was very frustrated by the built-in menu too, mainly because of exactly what you said. I could make the fonts large enough for me to read, but I needed to also enlarge the whole box and couldn't find that option. In the stock menu's config you can increase the minimum height of the favorites box ...

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