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by Linuz
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to use back in time to back up system settings and personal files?
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: How to use back in time to back up system settings and personal files?

A bit of confusion in your wording. If you mean system settings as referring to your theme, custom panel icons, Nemo settings and so on, then you don't need to run it as root because those are hidden files in your home directory. On the other hand if by system settings you mean installed software, ...
by Linuz
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Please recommend a YouTube downloader
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Please recommend a YouTube downloader

I love youtube-dl. I've used so many wy outube downloader websites, but their speeds can be really slow or they try to get you to install malware. Cut out the middleman between you and Youtube by using youtube-dl! I like to download my videos from youtube in the highest quality. So what I use is thi...
by Linuz
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to use back in time to back up system settings and personal files?
Replies: 6
Views: 140

How to use back in time to back up system settings and personal files?

I want to use Back in Time to back up my personal files in /home and back up all my system settings starting from the root folder. When you install Back in Time, it has two versions that come with it. One is called simply "Back in time". The other is called "Back in time (root)". Do I need to use "b...
by Linuz
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1569

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

Explains why TimeShift is a complete POS... I only installed it to do the Mint 20 upgrade, I've removed it since. I do not understand this post. Could please explain what this post means. He simply installed time shift once to make a system snapshot before upgrading from linux mint 19 to 20. This w...
by Linuz
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Driver Manager is empty after reverting back to open source drivers from proprietary ones?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Why Driver Manager is empty after reverting back to open source drivers from proprietary ones?

Yes that is expected. Open source is not proprietary after all. So Driver Manager doesn't show the open source drivers. I believe the switching ability you mentioned is added to Mint 20... I might be wrong though. I originally installed linux mint without proprietary software (e.g. no adobe flash)....
by Linuz
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why Driver Manager is empty after reverting back to open source drivers from proprietary ones?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Why Driver Manager is empty after reverting back to open source drivers from proprietary ones?

Hello all, After installing Linux Mint 19.3, I decided to switch to the proprietary driver offered by Nvidia for my graphics card to see if my gaming performance improved at all from the default open-source Nouveau driver. I just recently decided to switch back to the Nouveau driver, just to make su...
by Linuz
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I change file/folder owners and permissions so that back in time can back up the contents of my /home folder?
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: How do I change file/folder owners and permissions so that back in time can back up the contents of my /home folder?

+1 @Flemur solution If you haven't did this already it will be revealing to explore the /home/username ownerships via terminal inquiry: ll -la All but one should show your username ownership. If this is not the case and some are showing root ownership/groups then you need to rethink how you are cal...
by Linuz
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I change file/folder owners and permissions so that back in time can back up the contents of my /home folder?
Replies: 5
Views: 161

How do I change file/folder owners and permissions so that back in time can back up the contents of my /home folder?

Hi all, I ran into an issue with a corrupted system and had to: 1. Wipe my OS disk to a blank EXT4 partition. 2. Run Live USB of linux mint to install a fresh version of linux mint to the disk. This gave me a base install of linux mint onto which I could restore a previous timeshift backup. 3. Resto...
by Linuz
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why can I still see greyed out Timeshift snapshots that I deleted?
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Why can I still see greyed out Timeshift snapshots that I deleted?

Did you check that you recovered the hard disk space after deleting them? It's possible that they were moved into some hidden, root-accessed Trash folder on your drive. In Nemo/Caja/Thunar right-click and choose "Show Hidden Files" (or it may be an option from the View menu, or Ctrl+H). So I just n...
by Linuz
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why can I still see greyed out Timeshift snapshots that I deleted?
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Why can I still see greyed out Timeshift snapshots that I deleted?

I recently deleted a bunch of old snapshots I made in Timeshift after dealing with issues recovering my system after it needed to be reinstalled. I used the GUI menu provided by timeshift to select all snapshots, then click the 'X' delete button. After the software went through the process removing ...
by Linuz
Sun May 31, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1569

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

Not sure why you would use any backup software at all. Just get an external USB hard drive that is large enough in size to store your backups. So, if you have a 1TB hard drive I would recommend a 4TB external USB hard drive. Create a folder for each computer you backup. Then just drag and drop your...
by Linuz
Thu May 28, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck

Ok, I explain everything and how I got where I am, so I'll try again. Had Linux Mint 19.3 installed on an SSD in my desktop connected via SATA. Also use a 2TB HDD with SATA that's always on to run daily Timeshift snapshots. I keep up to 31 at a time. One day I started getting weird errors with my co...
by Linuz
Thu May 28, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1569

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

From the looks of what you did I don't think it would boot if it did restore from an apparent bad snapshot. When you "Wiped" the SSD and reinstalled it assigned new UUID's to the partition/partitions you created. The old snapshot has the old UUID's and will fail to boot. I don't understand why you ...
by Linuz
Thu May 28, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1569

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

From the looks of what you did I don't think it would boot if it did restore from an apparent bad snapshot. When you "Wiped" the SSD and reinstalled it assigned new UUID's to the partition/partitions you created. The old snapshot has the old UUID's and will fail to boot. I don't understand why you ...
by Linuz
Thu May 28, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1569

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

I don't see where you stated the problem your having. I described my recent issue here. Either Timeshift compares files indefinitely when I attempt a restore, or it performs the restore, but with errors (which usually means I can't boot my OS anymore). Timeshift had been working fantastically until...
by Linuz
Wed May 27, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck

"Timeshift is designed to protect system files and settings. It is NOT a backup tool ." Moreover, I'm very good with rsync ( example ). It is, in fact, what I use for system backup (try finding comprehensive restore instructions for that some time). I don't think I could do what you have in mind. S...
by Linuz
Wed May 27, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck

You're trying to pretend Timeshift is a backup app. It isn't. Says so, right on the website. Again, I use the term "backup" interchangeably with "snapshot". I "backed up" or made a snapshot of my system settings with Timeshift. I use a separate program, Back in Time, for backing up my home director...
by Linuz
Wed May 27, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck

Night-before-last, Windows update blew up my landlord's computer so badly I couldn't fix it. Stuff happens. Yes, but that's why I made snapshots with Timeshift in the first place... In case something screws up, I should be able to rely on my backups. I have an external HDD that I use for offline ba...
by Linuz
Wed May 27, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1569

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

Is this repository on github of timeshift different from the one the Linux Mint devs packaged with the distro? https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift On this repository, when I tried to make a github account and file a bug report about an issue I have been dealing with, the developer had an automat...
by Linuz
Wed May 27, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck
Replies: 17
Views: 448

Re: Timeshift restore snapshot appears stuck

Look, I'm not going to debate. As for the rest, it's a computer. Nothing is 100%, even if you pay for it. Linux is "as is." Surely you know that. If anyone has something to suggest, please feel free to jump in. And this is why people are too scared to venture outside of the walled gardens of Apple ...

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