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by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

Having a separate partition for /home seems like a great idea! I'm curious how .configs would get loaded during bootup. For example, when I set up compiz wallpapers, I set each of the 4 different wallpapers to be from my internal backup drive. I figured that way I wouldn't have to make duplicates of...
by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

Thanks Moem, I'll give hex a try. My home is not on a separate partition. Should it be? Guess I'll start googling all that tomorrow.
by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: If you compile - remember build-essential and checkinstall
Replies: 18
Views: 28959

Re: If you compile - remember build-essential and checkinstall

That's Awesome, what a great tip! Why is Check Install not installed by default? Seems like a great tool for us newbs (especially me). That's the biggest reason I had to go through the headache of learning all the ins and outs of timeshift. You're likely misunderstanding. In your other thread you s...
by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

What I don't understand is, if my snapshot file is only 8.5GB (and the filter is set to include all) and I delete a game from ~/.steam/.steamapps, then how is Timeshift able to rebuild all those files of that game? The game itself was 7.2GB alone. Either another mistake on your end in checking the ...
by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

Somewhat related: You can also reinstall your system without overwriting your home folder, that way you can wipe the slate clean without losing any of your user-specific settings. Thank You GM10. You've been so patient and helpful. How can you do that system reinstall w/out overwriting home folder?...
by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

I've done 3 test so far where I've added stuff, deleted stuff, and changed configs and everytime Timeshift restore has put everything back to the way it was when I created the snapshot. Which is great and I'm thrilled for that. What I don't understand is, if my snapshot file is only 8.5GB (and the f...
by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

gm10 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:04 am
Either you did something wrong with your filters or that's a bug in Timeshift that I have not run into.
I did something wrong. I edited my post above to reflect that.
by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - [SOLVED]A Few Basic Questions

Odd thing though...the new "Test Folder" was still in /home. Even though it wasn't there when I created the initial snapshot. I thought new stuff got overwritten/deleted when restoring. No, you only specifically included your own user's home folder, other content in /home is still excluded from the...
by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: If you compile - remember build-essential and checkinstall
Replies: 18
Views: 28959

Re: If you compile - remember build-essential and checkinstall

That's Awesome, what a great tip! Why is Check Install not installed by default? Seems like a great tool for us newbs (especially me). That's the biggest reason I had to go through the headache of learning all the ins and outs of timeshift.
by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - [SOLVED]A Few Basic Questions

That worked out great. I made a snapshot of everything (home, root, hidden files), and had it saved to my external HDD. I then deleted a game in .steam in the home folder. a folder in /lib and i deleted a file in /usr. Then I tweaked and turned off some settings in Compiz. I also added a folder in /...
by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

Thanks GM10. I'm reading it now. Thanks for your replies. Thank you everyone who replied. I think I have it now. I'm going to mark as solved, as soon as I know how. Then I'm going to make a snapshot and test it in various ways.
by Glitched
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

Just need some clarification on this stage. What is the difference between include hidden and include all? Wouldn't Include all mean it also includes hidden? If that is true, then what is the point of include hidden? I can only select 1 and I would like to include my hidden files along with non-hidd...
by Glitched
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

I've definitely been sticking with the software and package manager for the reasons of 1)software specifically for this distro and 2)clean uninstalls. That's why I'm opposing the idea of using something like aptik or clonezilla? Last install I had come across a program for removing orphaned libs and...
by Glitched
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

"This one I don't understand. Why would you have to re-download your favorite game? As you noted yourself, Timeshift does, by default, ignore your home folder, so if you restore a snapshot taken with default settings nothing in your home folder will be changed and your games will still be there." Th...
by Glitched
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

Thanks catweazel :) I instantly recognized your name and profile pic from reading other post on this forum :) I feel honored. I guess now I have to learn the difference between snapshots and backups. Still though, it does seem like Timeshift is exactly what I would want to use in this scenario. What...
by Glitched
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions
Replies: 28
Views: 866

[SOLVED]Timeshift and the Settings Cont. - A Few Basic Questions

1st: Moderators, I'm sorry if this topic has been beat to death. I'm still unclear on what constitutes "hijacking" a thread. I would have liked to asked a few questions on a couple of similar threads that were somewhat recent. I.E. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=272993 I've read t...
by Glitched
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings & Salutations
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Re: Greetings & Salutations

[/quote] it was really nice of your pc tech teacher to give you a copy of Mint 4.0
8)
the LM project, has come a long way, since those days... do you still have that CD ?.
[/quote]

Nah, looking through my stack of disk, the oldest I still have is mint 7 and Ubuntu 7.10 and also ArkLinux 2007.1.
by Glitched
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings & Salutations
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Greetings & Salutations

Hi everyone. About 10 yrs ago, within the first few days of class, my pc tech teacher puts a cd on my notebook in front of me. It's a burned cd labeled "Mint 4.0". I ask "what is it?" He says, "Just set your pc to boot from your optical drive, put that in, and boot up." Ever since then I've been an ...

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