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by slipstick
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: UPS supply: How do they work and why are they needed?
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: UPS supply: How do they work and why are they needed?

I use an American Power Conversion APC Back-UPS XS1000 for my desktop PC, monitor, modem, and router. It connects to the PC with a USB cable. It comes supplied with software for Windows and Apple, but the program apcupsd from the repository works very well. As the name indicates (apcupsd = apc - ups...
by slipstick
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partioning advice dualboot LM18.3 and 19
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: Partioning advice dualboot LM18.3 and 19

Here's how I have my system set up. I haven't yet installed LM19, but plan to use this method by overwriting the current (unused) LM17.3 installation. It may be more elaborate than you want to try, and the partitioning is easier if your disk is gpt. This worked very well for me transitioning from LM...
by slipstick
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Bluetooth hearing aids
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: Bluetooth hearing aids

I just got some new hearing aids - GN ReSound LiNX 3D 962 Receiver in the Ear type. Much better than my 7 year old Audigy AGXS (made by Starkey) aids. Controlled with an app on my Android phone so I can select different programs (All Around, Restaurant, Outdoors) with selections for noise and wind f...
by slipstick
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thinking back to my childhood days
Replies: 29
Views: 421

Re: Thinking back to my childhood days

I think back to road trips when i was young...the billboards we would see from Florida all the way to New Hampshire, were the "Yokens, thar she blows" seafood restaurant on Lafayette rd. in Portsmouth NH...very famous and well known back then...my younger brother was one of their chefs...sadly it w...
by slipstick
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thinking back to my childhood days
Replies: 29
Views: 421

Re: Thinking back to my childhood days

Anyone remember the Burma Shave signs by the roadside? I remember seeing these in the early 50's in west Texas and SW Oklahoma when we visited my grandparents.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma-Shave
http://burma-shave.org/jingles/
by slipstick
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thinking back to my childhood days
Replies: 29
Views: 421

Re: Thinking back to my childhood days

See ya later, alligator! After while, crocodile! Be there, or be square! It was a different world - one I fondly remember from my childhood. On another thread, the comedian Jack Benny was mentioned - got me remembering the shows I watched as a boy (got our first TV when I was about 6 or 7, and of c...
by slipstick
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: How to install Linux?

Thanks - I didn't realize all those old Jack Benny shows were on Youtube. Brings back memories!
by slipstick
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: How to install Linux?

Sorry. I am 39. So am I. Well, 39 and some months , as some comedian used to say. Can't remember which comedian, but I think he said it right up until he died in his 70s or 80s. Welcome to the Mint forums, momoftwogirls! If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask. That's what we're here for!...
by slipstick
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: World Time & Date Map
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: World Time & Date Map

This isn't a map, but gives current local times for a large list of cities around the world.
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/full.html
by slipstick
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The pitfalls of sharing '/home' partition in multi-boot
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: The pitfalls of sharing '/home' partition in multi-boot

I have two editions of Mint on my computer - 17.3 and 18.3. Both have their own home partitions (I actually didn't need to use separate partitions) and both share a common Data partition, as described here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=274215&start=40#p1502429 I use this method ...
by slipstick
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking for backup answers.
Replies: 43
Views: 663

Re: Looking for backup answers.

All your Firefox settings and bookmarks are in the profile folder in ~/.mozilla/firefox . This folder will have a name like xxxxxxxx.default where xxxxxxxx is a string of letters and numbers, like mwad0hks.default . Similarly, all your TBird settings and emails are in the TBird profile folder in ~/....
by slipstick
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Redshift has stopped working. What to do?
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Redshift has stopped working. What to do?

Can you change the color using redshift in a terminal? For example, to set a color temp. of 4500 K, enter redshift -O 4500 Actually, this is the way I use redshift, rather than the "normal" way of letting it adjust throughout the day. I have three keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl-Alt-M (morning) redshift -O...
by slipstick
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]No boot after Update last night.
Replies: 16
Views: 237

Re: No boot after Update last night.

If the above suggestions fail, you can supposedly prevent the new microcode from being loaded at boot (I assume it falls back to the code in your motherboard firmware): http://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/changelogs/non-free/i/intel-microcode/unstable_README.Debian Scroll down to "Recovery Procedu...
by slipstick
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Best software for backups?
Replies: 15
Views: 334

Re: [SOLVED] Best software for backups?

I've never tried LuckyBackup, so don't know if it has this one feature of BackInTIme that I like - the capability to have different profiles. This is very useful to me due to the way I have my system structured. As I have mentioned in other posts, I keep two LM systems installed - currently 17.3 and...
by slipstick
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Luckybackup is not easy
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Luckybackup is not easy

Here's a reason you may not want to use luckybackup (from this link - http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/ ) note on development progress Unfortunately the development of luckybackup is almost frozen. I will not stop supporting this project but please have in mind that this will affect future fixes o...
by slipstick
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 290
Views: 6283

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

What is your point? I don't think there was a point, Shall call it nerd poetry written while under the influence, reminiscing times long past? If you get his references it was a mildly entertaining read. :) And what was that bit about slide rules? Slide rules still rule! I have one on my desk and u...
by slipstick
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I forgot to enable partition space for Timeshift!
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: I forgot to enable partition space for Timeshift!

A bit dated - the part about extended and logical partitions aren't relevant if your disk partitioning is gpt rather than legacy msdos. Run gparted from the live OS because the partitions you modify must be unmounted. https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html On my LM18.3 system, my TimeShift...
by slipstick
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any good books on LM?
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Any good books on LM?

Does anyone have any suggestions for good books on Linux Mint. I keep fining books on Ubuntu, but so far none on LM. I've seen youtube tutorials, but I just deal better with books. I don't know of any books specifically for Linux Mint. There is one Ubuntu book that I used to recommend, but it is pr...
by slipstick
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I forgot to enable partition space for Timeshift!
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: I forgot to enable partition space for Timeshift!

What type of file system is needed for TimeShift? Can I use FAT32? No, if your file system partitions are ext4, your TimeShift partition should be ext4, because the TS partition has to support hard links, which are fundamental to how TS works. TS also works with btrfs file systems, but I don't use ...

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