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by slipstick
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Any other books comparable to "How Linux Works" by Ward...?
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Any other books comparable to "How Linux Works" by Ward...?

An excellent book that I learned a lot from is "A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux" by Mark G. Sobell. Particularly useful as Mint is based on Ubuntu. It's a 1300 page tome and starts you off at the beginner level, but has a lot of advanced material too. The only problem is that even the latest (four...
by slipstick
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The joys of living in Rural Areas
Replies: 98
Views: 2079

Re: The joys of living in Rural Areas

That's interesting. I read some time back that US domestic supplies were ususlly derived from a centre-tapped 110-120V supply giving a maximum of 55-60V either side, making it safer. This is how our site transformers work .. I have one, along with a box of 110V 60W bulbs for the lantern. I'll have ...
by slipstick
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The joys of living in Rural Areas
Replies: 98
Views: 2079

Re: The joys of living in Rural Areas

Are we talking 50A at 115V single phase or is it 3 phase. You could always try fitting a soft starter on the HVAC to reduce inrush current. Note my electrical engineering degree is over 40 years old, probably not the best person to offer advice :) He's probably talking about 50 amps at 240 volts si...
by slipstick
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon just crashed[solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Cinnamon just crashed

I see you have the same graphics adapter that I have. I also have a Gigabyte MB, though I have a different version and a different Intel CPU. I have found that I have to always use "nomodeset" to boot or else Cinnamon will usually crash. If you haven't already tried "nomodeset", try this: https://fo...
by slipstick
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Help with screen brightness (or, how my monitor is slowly killing me)
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: [Solved] Help with screen brightness (or, how my monitor is slowly killing me)

trope wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:18 pm
What is the default value so I can change it back in case I do not like it?
6500

EDIT: Use man redshift to see all the redshift options.
by slipstick
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Remember Brightness Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Remember Brightness Settings

I control my screen brightness manually using redshift. You might consider it a disadvantage that the screen gets a more reddish tint when the brightness is turned down this way, but it works for me.

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by slipstick
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulties verifying ISO image
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Difficulties verifying ISO image

You don't put it into the /bin system folder owned by root. Put it into your ~/bin folder or your ~/.local/bin folder. Note ~stands for your home folder, so ~/bin is the same as /home/username/bin where username is your user name. For example, on my system, I put the file into /home/steve/bin. Both ...
by slipstick
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Difficulties verifying ISO image
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: Difficulties verifying ISO image

Now this line is slightly different. Is there something wrong with the official instructions? See this explanation from "gm10": https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=291771#p1619558 The easiest way to do this, IMO, in Linux is to use a script file. So if I copy your script, what do I sa...
by slipstick
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: question concerning how to verify iso images
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: question concerning how to verify iso images

Try this instead: gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-key "27DE B156 44C6 B3CF 3BD7 D291 300F 846B A25B AE09" This is in my script file and has always worked for me. Also, you might want to try this script to automate the whole process: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=28317...
by slipstick
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Mate 18.3 Timeshift SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Mint Mate 18.3 Timeshift SOLVED

Timeshift is a memory hog so even 16 GB will rapidly be filled. I have 8 snapshots that occupy 77 GB of an external SSD. That's surprising - I currently have 14 snapshots that only occupy 18GB total: steve@steve-Z97X ~ $ sudo bash -c "du -shc /media/root/LM18_timeshift/timeshift/snapshots/*" 9.2G /...
by slipstick
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't make sense of backintime
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Can't make sense of backintime

Unfortunately I couldn't make Backintime work on my PC. It never saw the external USB drive. Did you look in /media/<your user name> ? You wouldn't be the first to have this problem - quoted from another thread: "About the external HDD not showing up, I think it doesn't show up like it does in a fi...
by slipstick
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Aptik
Replies: 30
Views: 656

Re: [SOLVED] Aptik

Hello, I've been testing BiT for a while now, do you know where I could find something like a dry run feature? Grsync, Timeshift have a dry run feature and I absolutely love that, not sure if it's available in BiT. Should be though, as all of them use rsync. I see that under Expert Options, there i...
by slipstick
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I do NOT miss winduhs!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1096

Re: I do NOT miss winduhs!!

Off topic, but I couldn't resist :wink: I still have an old LC Smith and Corona 811 typewriter that I was given when I went away to university in 1964. Plus, I still have a box of carbon paper - I dug that out to verify that I still had it and noticed that the top few sheets had been used (but still...
by slipstick
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bad update?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Bad update?

If you have an nvidia graphics card, this may be your problem:
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by slipstick
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Aptik
Replies: 30
Views: 656

Re: [SOLVED] Aptik

I think the files ownership, group and permissions are stored on a separate file because you've Preserve ACL enabled. I could be wrong though. Full rsync is great but it's better to have backups in read-only mode, so I'm really confused which is better. I don't think having the Preserve ACL enabled...
by slipstick
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Aptik
Replies: 30
Views: 656

Re: [SOLVED] Aptik

On a unrelated note, do you use a plugin to bulk upload images to postimage from your file manager? And is that Shutter you're using for screenshots? I'm just using the Screenshot program in Cinnamon. Menu>Accessories>Screenshot, and I've got a launcher for it on my panel. As for uploading those, I...
by slipstick
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Aptik
Replies: 30
Views: 656

Re: [SOLVED] Aptik

I don't really back up everything on BIT - some of it gets backed up with TimeShift. I hope I'm getting everything, but I have never needed to use BIT to restore anything. I have used TimeShift to recover from a problem, and it worked fine. The only change that I could see that TS made during the re...
by slipstick
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon just crashed (Tessa 19.1 as well as Sylvia 18.3)
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Cinnamon just crashed (Tessa 19.1 as well as Sylvia 18.3)

"Cinnamon just crashed" into "Fallback Mode" after updates. This applies (at least) for 32 bit versions of Tessa 19.1 as well as for Sylvia 18.3. I can supply log files. (The 32 bit versions were installed on a 10 year old Packard Bell laptop that does function without hardware problems) Thanks on ...
by slipstick
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi there! New newbie with lots of questions here
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Hi there! New newbie with lots of questions here

However, it seems I have something up, related perhaps, that is of greater urgency: this morning I turned on my computer after having accepted a bunch of updates (including the most recent kernel one) and I got an alert saying a cinnamon file is terminally damaged (I am paraphrasing and translating...

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