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by HBaguette
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Setting up Yubikey
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Setting up Yubikey

I recently got a pair of Yubikeys, and... while trying to follow their guide for setting it up to log in to my Linux system, they completely lost me. This step just says "add the following line to an appropriate file in /etc/pam.d/", but... doesn't say which file is the appropriate file. I...
by HBaguette
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Run sudo command on boot?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Run sudo command on boot?

Pjotr wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:20 pm
This is how:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... artup.html

It's a lot of work, but my how-to aims to make it easy....
This worked great, thanks.
by HBaguette
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Run sudo command on boot?
Replies: 6
Views: 224

[SOLVED] Run sudo command on boot?

Hey. Whenever my laptop boots, I open a terminal and run "sudo powertop --auto-tune", in order to increase the estimated battery life from around 2 hours to sometimes as much as 12 hours. However, doing this manually every time I use my laptop is a little tedious, but I can't seem to find ...
by HBaguette
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Charge cutoff script?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Charge cutoff script?

mikeflan wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:34 pm
Possibly:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/218148/ ... h-software
That seemes to be limited to Thinkpads, and my laptop's a Dell G3. I guess it's worth a shot, though, I'll post here if it works or not later.
by HBaguette
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:02 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Comparing text files from two different directories in Python
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Comparing text files from two different directories in Python

If the files aren't very big, you could just open both of them and iterate through them, comparing each individual character. This would likely be much slower than other ways, though, and more resource-heavy, but I'm pretty exhausted right now and can't think of much better at the moment. First, lik...
by HBaguette
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Charge cutoff script?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Charge cutoff script?

Hi, I recently learned that certain brands of laptops have the capability to limit charging to 80%, and only start charging when below 40%, in order to increase the battery's lifespan if the laptop is left plugged in. I know this is largely a firmware issue, but is there any way to achieve something...
by HBaguette
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I switch to BTRFS?
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Should I switch to BTRFS?

I dont believe that encryption would stop ransomware from freezing you out of your system at all. It only complicates things when anything goes wrong...What you really need to do for defense is to be sure your router and browsers are properly configured to eliminate ransomware possibilities. No, no...
by HBaguette
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I switch to BTRFS?
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Should I switch to BTRFS?

On a regular basis we get posts from newbies who have installed with full disk encryption and for whatever reason, broken their system. There is not a lot we can do to help. My advice - don't do it. If you have information you consider sensitive there are other ways to protect it, such as veracrypt...
by HBaguette
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I switch to BTRFS?
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Should I switch to BTRFS?

Don't use encryption so can't comment there, or brtfs, use ext4, it works, it's mainstream. But as pointed out timeshift takes care of the system. Being polite - I'm not impressed with the standard mint backup tool. There are complimentary tools to timeshift such as backintime or luckybackup, I use...
by HBaguette
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I switch to BTRFS?
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: Should I switch to BTRFS?

kato181 wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:48 am
Timeshift does not do backups. It only takes a snapshot of your O/S so you can restore it to working again.
If you want to backup your files then use back up that is part of LM20.
Ah, I see, that's good to know. Still, my questions stand.

I have a single 500GB SSD in my laptop, if that matters.
by HBaguette
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I switch to BTRFS?
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Should I switch to BTRFS?

Hi! I recently got a new laptop, and, obviously, I've set up Timeshift to make backups so I can restore everything, should the worst happen. However, since I'm... weirdly attached to absolutely everything (seriously, EVERY file), my backups are probably gonna be quite big. Apparently, this is much l...

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