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by slipstick
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I find my earlier posts on this forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: How do I find my earlier posts on this forum?

Log in - click "Quick links" - click on "Your posts"
by slipstick
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: About to take the plunge but, I'm stuck, looking for advice please :)
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: About to take the plunge but, I'm stuck, looking for advice please :)

It's not clear to me if when you replaced "quiet splash" with "nomodeset" did you just do that during the boot process which is a one time temporary change, or did you modify the file /etc/default/grub ? On my system, I have to use "nomodeset" for every boot, so I have modified my /etc/default/grub ...
by slipstick
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: About to take the plunge but, I'm stuck, looking for advice please :)
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: About to take the plunge but, I'm stuck, looking for advice please :)

This site, by one of our forum members, Pjotr, has useful tips for installation and what to do after installation:

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... -mint.html
by slipstick
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

I hope this doesn't detract from what has gone before, but a question, and it involves writing, one or two spaces after a full stop? I always use one but came across a writer a day ago, originally a teacher, who insisted on two spaces. I was taught in school to use two spaces (USA circa late 1950's...
by slipstick
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Night Mode
Replies: 8
Views: 12205

Re: Night Mode

I think most people set up Redshift according to their geographic location so that it automatically shifts the spectrum of light from the screen according to the time of day. I prefer to use it in manual mode so that I can adjust the light appropriately for a sunny day or a cloudy/rainy day or night...
by slipstick
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Foxclone or Rescuezilla as a .deb or an .iso?
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Foxclone or Rescuezilla as a .deb or an .iso?

If you have done what I do - install mint on an external USB HDD, then install foxclone inside it and use it as both a boot drive and backup drive, then all you need to do is download the latest deb file. When downloaded, double click on it in your file manager and it will re-install foxclone with ...
by slipstick
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Foxclone or Rescuezilla as a .deb or an .iso?
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Foxclone or Rescuezilla as a .deb or an .iso?

AndyMH wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:37 pm
Will put putting the latest version on the website tomorrow, UK time.
Best way to update previous version installed on USB HDD ?
by slipstick
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Terminal [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Terminal [SOLVED]

There's already a link posted above to linuxcommand.org - just wanted to add my recommendation for "The Linux Command Line" book available from that site, especially as it's a free .pdf download!
by slipstick
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux makes my eyes ache. Windows doesn't.
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Linux makes my eyes ache. Windows doesn't.

I use redshift in manual mode with three different levels of brightness and keyboard shortcuts to select each one, as described in this post:

viewtopic.php?p=1610369#p1610369

Of course you could use more than three levels of brightness.
by slipstick
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] BAD signature from "Linux Mint ISO Signing Key
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: [solved] BAD signature from "Linux Mint ISO Signing Key

I modified the script (didn't bother to change comments) and started with the .iso file and the two checksum files in the folder, along with the script file: #!/bin/bash #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # Save this ...
by slipstick
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] BAD signature from "Linux Mint ISO Signing Key
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: BAD signature from "Linux Mint ISO Signing Key

hi slipstick, i am not on a live system. It's pretty hard to get my head around this... but i managed! :) I will try to make the script work for other iso as well. Would be nice , its always such a hassle to verify. " I am not that good at math ... linuxmint-20-cinnamon-64bit.iso: OK Done." Great! ...
by slipstick
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] BAD signature from "Linux Mint ISO Signing Key
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: BAD signature from "Linux Mint ISO Signing Key

Looks like you didn't change the directory into the folder where the .iso is located before executing the command. In the link I posted with the script file, look at the output I got from running it - in the first line you can see where I changed directory into the folder containing my .iso, then I ...
by slipstick
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] BAD signature from "Linux Mint ISO Signing Key
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: BAD signature from "Linux Mint ISO Signing Key

I have had better luck verifying and authenticating LM iso's using a script file, as in this post: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1891954#p1891954 You can just copy it and follow the instructions at the top of the file. The script as written is for LM20 - modify it if using a different...
by slipstick
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: History of computing
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: History of computing

It was a nice brief article. Other than the small PDP1 notation, the article left out a lot about mini computers. Companies like, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Data General, Prime, Wang, and Apollo allowed small companies to own more affordable mini computers to help run their business. Most...
by slipstick
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Ham radio code practice
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Ham radio code practice

Here's a link to a Morse training program I ran across years ago. Just tried it again and the beep sound still works fine on my PC. Site says they use the Koch method - don't know if that is what you are looking for, but it appears they have separate adjustments for character speed and effective spe...
by slipstick
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't access any other folders than Downloads
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Can't access any other folders than Downloads

So you are running TB and FF in firejail. Only being able to access the Downloads folder is normal behavior in that case. For more info on firejail:

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... ndbox.html
by slipstick
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't access any other folders than Downloads
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Can't access any other folders than Downloads

It sure sounds like you have Thunderbird running in a firejail sandbox. Open a terminal window and enter

Code: Select all

firejail --list
to check this. Post back your results.
by slipstick
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: gpg: can't open signed data 'sha256sum.txt' SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: gpg: can't open signed data 'sha256sum.txt' SOLVED

I have it scanned into my computer as a pdf. Send me a PM with your e-mail and I'll send it to you. It's 17.7 MB.
by slipstick
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can My Browser Get Infected with Malware?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Can My Browser Get Infected with Malware?

Firejail is highly recommended! I run FF, Chromium, and Thunderbird firejailed. More info here: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/sandbox.html https://sourceforge.net/projects/firejail/files/ EasyLinuxTips recommends the LTS series or download the .deb file for the latest LTS. What was eas...
by slipstick
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] where's the "make link"?
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: where's the "make link"?

I don't know about 19.3 (booted into 18.3 ATM) but you could install Dconf-editor if it's not already installed (in the Software Manager).
Select Menu>Administration>dconfEditor>org>nemo>preferences>context-menus-show-all-actions

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