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by Lanser
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to change the display scale on tightvnc viewer?
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: How to change the display scale on tightvnc viewer?

Try using realvnc viewer instead. Plenty of screen options to tweak.
Lanser
by Lanser
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice Writer randomly crashes
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: LibreOffice Writer randomly crashes

DDR-4. I had a similar problem with a Thinkpad E560 running LM18.x Mate. LibreOffice docs and spreadsheets would crash the xwin session, if the window was closed by the user, instead of being saved then closed first in Office. The Laptop is a Hybrid Graphics model and I assumed that the problem was ...
by Lanser
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PlayOnLinux problem
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: PlayOnLinux problem

gazzol. This is old 32bit Win code. Even if you get it to run, I suspect you will have issues with the RS232 interface. And even more fun if you are trying to use a USB to RS232 converter as well. Not saying you can't get it run, but I don't think the playonlinux layer was really intended to talk to...
by Lanser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Issues trying to encrypt a disk
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: Issues trying to encrypt a disk

Hello Linuxheld. Just my 10c worth but I would suggest that Veracrypt is not the tool you are looking for. It is very good for encrypting whole disks or partitons or files that need to be mounted after you have booted into your OS. It is not very suitable for whole drives that contain boot partitons...
by Lanser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] mintupdate -history export
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: mintupdate -history export

Thank you gm10. Perfect. I should have realised that it was "dpkg" action.
Using timeshift snapshots to restore is often the quickest way to fix an update problem, but I learn more if I try to understand the root cause and fix options.

cheers
Lanser
by Lanser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] mintupdate -history export
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: mintupdate -history export

Old habits. When I see updates that are more complex and maybe have implications down track, I document and keep a record for "change control".
Maybe I have been in IT for too long...but it has helped me identify and fix a few issues over the years
Lanser
by Lanser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] mintupdate -history export
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: mintupdate -history export

Sure. The history view provides a detailed list of the individual updated files which I find useful for problem determination. The primary update descriptions generally only provide a high level description of an update that often includes multiple files. Occasionally one of these files causes an un...
by Lanser
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] mintupdate -history export
Replies: 6
Views: 131

[Solved] mintupdate -history export

Does anyone know how to export the update history from mintupdate ? [LM19.1 Mate 64]
A search in the obvious places doesn't locate a txt or a log file and mintupdate-cli doesn't seem to have a history option.
I've been using screen grabs, but a txt file would be more useful.
many thanks
Lanser
by Lanser
Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: lost all recent urls (NOT bookmarks)
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: lost all recent urls

Firefox makes daily backup copies of your bookmarks. Check in your profile under "bookmarkbackups". Firefox should be able to restore any of these.
Regardless, I manually run a bookmark export and save a copy every month... just in case.

Lanser
by Lanser
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft and Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: Microsoft and Linux

Rick. MS is not needed for your scanner.

Try VueScan. https://www.hamrick.com/vuescan/fujitsu ... nformation

If you like it, buy a Licence from Ed. Worth every cent.

Lanser
by Lanser
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ibm thinkpad hard drive
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: ibm thinkpad hard drive

Newegg has a few PATA 2.5" options including a couple of SSD's. You won't get much more speed from going SSD but you might have more price / capacity options. Just my 10c. But you can probably pick up a later model Thinkpad T400 for $50 or less and add a new SATA drive for the same total cost as upd...
by Lanser
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: fwupd & Thinkpads
Replies: 0
Views: 118

fwupd & Thinkpads

Posting this as a "Heads-Up" to Thinkpad T series users. (and others) Host: T4688 Kernel: 4.15.0-51-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa . This morning I received a software notfication pop up offering to "update" my Thinkpad T460s BIOS. This was strange because...
by Lanser
Wed May 08, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird cache
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Thunderbird cache

Very Strange. Here are my settings and the reported usage.
by Lanser
Mon May 06, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Change ownership
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Change ownership

You should be able to create a folder within the mounted veracrypt volume. (If you can't you have other ownership issues) Move your files into the folder then just right click to properties and change the folder and contents permissions. BTW I happily use both CMD and GUI but for messing with veracr...
by Lanser
Mon May 06, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird cache
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Thunderbird cache

Sorry WHVW. The accidentally highlighted line is not the config item I was referring to.
Have a look at the other settings. cache.disk.capacity and cache.disk.enable.
My cache has been set at zero for years.

Lanser
by Lanser
Mon May 06, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird cache
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Thunderbird cache

Set cache to zero in about:config [ preferences / advanced / config editor ]

Lanser
by Lanser
Sun May 05, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Change ownership
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Change ownership

Strange. I usually just right click on the mounted desktop icon and change the permissions of the volume, folders and included files. Never had a problem doing it this way with veracrypt. Lanser Interesting... just created a test volume and mounted it. Added files then tried to change permissions. D...
by Lanser
Sun May 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Change ownership
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Change ownership

Have you tried mounting the veracrypt volume and changing the folder & file permissions ?

Lanser
by Lanser
Sun May 05, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Thunderbird profile refused
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Thunderbird profile refused

I do the same, but I always initialize a fresh Thunderbird install with a new acc setup first. Then copy the correct mail folder and tweak the ini.

Lanser
by Lanser
Fri May 03, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird cache
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Thunderbird cache

preferences / advanced / network & disk space / override automatic cache management set to zero

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