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by momist
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Another 'Best Printer' thread. Recommendations please. [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Another 'Best Printer' thread. Recommendations please.[SOLVED]

Thanks @Jim Hauser. I looked at the Envy range yesterday and was quite considering them. I also found the Canon TS8050 which looked almost ideal for me, for it's reduced footprint, six separate ink technology, large Black cartridge etc. The Mint Forums were down for over a day here (not sure why for...
by momist
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Another 'Best Printer' thread. Recommendations please. [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Another 'Best Printer' thread. Recommendations please. [SOLVED]

Hi everyone. I've been using an HP Photosmart Premium C310a for a few years now, and today it has developed a fault I can't seem to get around. It copies, and prints small sizes, but will not print at A4 any more. The fault message is "Paper Mismatch" and this appears even if I ask it to p...
by momist
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Persistent update manager fault for several days - NO_PUBKEY 6494C6D6997C215E
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Persistent update manager fault for several days - NO_PUBKEY 6494C6D6997C215E

So, of course this has resolved itself meantime. No replies though, where is everybody?
Oops. Sorry, one reply. Thanks xenopeek. I missed that.
by momist
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Persistent update manager fault for several days - NO_PUBKEY 6494C6D6997C215E
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Persistent update manager fault for several days - NO_PUBKEY 6494C6D6997C215E

Hi everyone. I've been getting this error now for several days (less than a week). It may be coincidence, but it could be linked to me accepting a level 4 security update for the Linux kernal around that time. The error message I receive is this: An error occurred during the signature verification. ...
by momist
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: "some Cinnamon spices failed to load correctly"
Replies: 0
Views: 97

"some Cinnamon spices failed to load correctly"

Hi everyone. I've updated my Mint 18.1 to 18.2 Sonya using the software upgrade route. Since then I've had a notification warning on every reboot (I shut down at night) saying that some Cinnamon spices failed to load correctly, and that I can find details in the system log. I've looked and looked th...
by momist
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Google earth installed but not found
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Google earth installed but not found

Anyone trying to use GoogleEarth on Linux Mint should have a read here: https://apipeandakeyboard.com/2016/07/03/install-google-earth-with-photos-on-linux-mint-18-64bit/ There is now a rumour that Google will only permit GE to run within Google Chrome. I assume that is for the new "browser only...
by momist
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox audio on autoplay [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Firefox audio on autoplay

Thank you Pierre. The instructions in your link say that for Firefox you do this: Firefox has built-in controls to prevent autoplaying videos. 1. Type about:config into the URL bar, and confirm you’ll be careful by clicking the I’ll be careful, I promise button. 2. Search for the string labeled medi...
by momist
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox audio on autoplay [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Firefox audio on autoplay [Solved]

Hi everyone. Often, when I go to a website using Firefox with some kind of video, or even just audio, the sound part of the media starts playing immediately even if I haven't started the stream. If the site carries several videos (or audio streams), then the audio on each and every one of them start...
by momist
Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 48
Views: 9357

Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

That's interesting. I have just been offered the Mint Update in the update manager, and it tells me the URL cannot be reached. Too busy, I suspect! :mrgreen:
by momist
Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: RT2870 WiFi dongle. Need help with driver.
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: RT2870 WiFi dongle. Need help with driver.

Thanks JeremyB. I can dig through my Firefox history to find where the driver came from, but not tonight. I have given up on this unit now, and a friend is buying it off me for a windows machine. I have decided that a cheap wireless 'n' PCIe card may be the better solution anyway, so I'm bidding for...
by momist
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: RT2870 WiFi dongle. Need help with driver.
Replies: 3
Views: 476

RT2870 WiFi dongle. Need help with driver.

Hi everyone. I've been happily connecting my desktop pc with a borrowed USB dongle (from Samsung) which worked 'automagically' when I plugged it in, but unfortunately it has become time to return it. To replace this, I bought a dual band USB WiFi dongle off an auction site "NEW USB 3.0 1200MBPS...
by momist
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE released!
Replies: 32
Views: 4681

Re: Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” KDE released!

I admit, I am being a little lazy here. I am a long time user of Linux in various forms, and converted entirely to Linux quite a few years ago. My desktop PC runs LM18 Sarah Cinnamon. However, I also have an old laptop which I use to test out different distros, just for fun. Currently on there are L...
by momist
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mount only at backup time? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Mount only at backup time?

@rene, you are a star! I managed to find a half hour to sit and think may way through what you suggested, and then make the changes you said, and it works when I start backintime. Thank you so much for your assistance, and I now know what callback is and how it is used. Only need a final test to see...
by momist
Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mount only at backup time? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Mount only at backup time?

Note to self: Be more precise in your language. Thanks again rene. You are correct, the choice of backintime as user or as root is in the two entries in the Mint menu structure, which is what I should have said. Once the UI is open as one or the other, there is no further choice. I don't believe thi...
by momist
Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mount only at backup time? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Mount only at backup time?

Explicit "mounting" of said partition would consist of you making it accessible somewhere explicitly and not of it "appearing" somewhere. I take it you mean that when you switch on (?) the backup drive its only/backup partition is currently automatically mounted on /media/ian/Ba...
by momist
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: BackInTime and crontab
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: BackInTime and crontab

OK, 'sudo crontab -l' shows: #Back In Time system entry, this will be edited by the gui: 0 22 * * * /usr/bin/nice -n 19 /usr/bin/ionice -c2 -n7 /usr/bin/backintime backup-job >/dev/null #Back In Time system entry, this will be edited by the gui: 0 11 * * * /usr/bin/nice -n 19 /usr/bin/ionice -c2 -n7...
by momist
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: BackInTime and crontab
Replies: 1
Views: 198

BackInTime and crontab

I am running Linux Mint 18 (Cinnamon) and trying to understand how BackInTime works. I have backintime set to run, as root, daily at 22:00. There are no backintime entries in my /etc/crontab file, and I can't find anything in cron.daily either. I suspect that Mint is using anacron, but there is noth...
by momist
Sat Aug 20, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mount only at backup time? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Mount only at backup time?

<snip> (LBAK=LinuxBAcKup) /mnt/LBAK has to exist. You can mount it with, among other things, mount /mnt/LBAK and unmount with umount /mnt/LBAK OK Flemur, I can see this working but I still have a few problems with it. 1. I can see no entry in crontab referring to backintime, even though I have set ...
by momist
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mount only at backup time? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Mount only at backup time?

Thanks for that @Flemur.
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EDIT: *Apologies, I was looking for directories, of course the files are there in /etc. Sorry.
by momist
Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mount only at backup time? [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 1124

Re: Mount only at backup time?

Thanks for your reply @rene I'm not a backintime user but if you check the manpage ( man backintime from a terminal), also available online at: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/xenial/man1/backintime.1.html then you will find it to mention a ~/.config/backintime/user-callback script that gets cal...

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