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by slipstick
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Continuing the Mint 19 Adventure
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Continuing the Mint 19 Adventure

Where did you get the new ISOs? I'm not seeing anything on the blog or main sites. If I go to the Linux Mint web site, select Cinnamon, and then click on a mirror, for example, the Heanet mirror, I only see the old version offered. But if I go directly to https://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/sta...
by slipstick
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Re: Timeshift: should these patterns be excluded in snapshots?

I don't use encryption as the OP apparently does, but I use TS to back up system files, including /root and the hidden files (configuration files) in my /home directory. I back up /root because it will not be backed up by my data backup program (back-in-time), so would not otherwise be backed up. Al...
by slipstick
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?
Replies: 22
Views: 430

Re: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?

And the links that Faust posted it doesn’t recognize the “is” command. That command is not "is", it's ''ls" (lower case letter L, not i), short for "list". Useful info here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Troubleshooting#grub.3E-1 Do you think there’s anyway of fixing it without haveing to...
by slipstick
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firejail beta-testers wanted!
Replies: 87
Views: 2462

Re: Firejail beta-testers wanted!

Thanks for your help. The problem with not being able to use xed to edit config files in my /home is not a big deal - I don't need to do that often and can work around it - really more of an attitude on my part that I should be able to do what I want to files I own. But I would like to get the xread...
by slipstick
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Firejail beta-testers wanted!
Replies: 87
Views: 2462

Re: Firejail beta-testers wanted!

Fred - your post today on FIrejail and Mint 19 reminded me of this thread. I'm still using LM18.3 (holding off on installing 19 until things settle down a bit and/or a new .iso is released) and firejail version 0.9.54. I'm still running with /usr/local/bin/xreader removed (because otherwise I can't ...
by slipstick
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Use of Linux Mint Camera.app
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Use of Linux Mint Camera.app

I had some difficulty at first trying to transfer photos and video from my Android phone to my computer. I plug the phone in and it is recognized (icon pops up on the desktop) and it is shown as a mounted device in Nemo, but there are no files listed for the device. Finally, I figured out that I hav...
by slipstick
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hola, Hello
Replies: 13
Views: 220

Re: Hola, Hello

¡Hóla! ¡Y Bienvenido! I know just about enough Spanish to be able to read it and get the meaning, though I miss a word here and there, but not enough to write or speak the language. Con respecto a la acentuatión, there are different keyboard layouts, several in Spanish, or the one I use, which is En...
by slipstick
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshots
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Timeshift snapshots

To backup snapshots, copy the Timeshift directory to an EXT4 formatted backup disc. (Assuming you aren't running a BTRFS filesystem). If you just copy the TS directory, I think you will end up with multiple copies of most of the data, because each snapshot looks like a complete system backup - in o...
by slipstick
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Timeshift keeps more snapshots than it should
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Timeshift keeps more snapshots than it should

The first two are On-demand snapshots - they will remain until you manually delete them. You will also have seven daily snapshots with the oldest ones being deleted as new ones are added.
by slipstick
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift snapshots
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Timeshift snapshots

In the settings menu, if you set the number of backups to keep, it will automatically delete the snapshots that are older. The only exception is the on-demand snapshots which will be kept until manually deleted. It might be useful to have some older snapshots, just in case there was a problem (possi...
by slipstick
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [BUG] TimeShift: Problems after deleting snapshots via GUI
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: [BUG] TimeShift: Problems after deleting snapshots via GUI

I don't know why the two snapshots cannot be removed, but as for the 10 snapshot folders not shown in the GUI, are they really full snapshots, or perhaps broken symbolic links? I have seen TimeShift leave broken links when I deleted a snapshot using its GUI. For example, I deleted a boot snapshot us...
by slipstick
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Listing of OS keyboard shortcuts?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Listing of OS keyboard shortcuts?

For Cinnamon, many of the shortcuts can be found by selecting: Menu->Preferences->Keyboard->Shortcuts, then select the shortcut in the top window to see the key combination in the bottom window.
by slipstick
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I made a mistake with timeshift and i lose everything /home
Replies: 14
Views: 308

Re: I made a mistake with timeshift and i lose everything /home

Two programs I have seen recommended to recover data are TestDisk and PhotoRec. I have never used either one, but I hear some people have had success with these. I have no idea whether or not they will work in your situation. From a couple of forum threads: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php...
by slipstick
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nvidia driver crash my Linux mint 18.2's Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 105

Re: Nvidia driver crash my Linux mint 18.2's Cinnamon

Have you tried using "nomodeset" at boot-up? I have a Nvidia 750 Ti adapter, using the 384.130 driver, and I have to use nomodeset or else Cinnamon will crash almost every time at log-in. You can try that to see if it works, following these instructions: https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_sylvia_cinnamon...
by slipstick
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Denmark
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Greetings from Denmark

I can come up with only one thing that sadly isn't supported on Linux yet. That's my Malwarebytes Antimalware (using vers. 1.70.0.110) I bought years ago. So after spending quite some time learning how to make a workable installation of Malwarebytes (it even made a working shortcut on my desktop) u...
by slipstick
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift and required file systems?
Replies: 56
Views: 1031

Re: Timeshift and required file systems?

Thanks for the quick answer, Haveamint. One further comment/question. I see nothing in Timeshift documentation about encryption: this seems to be a serious gap. If someone gets ahold of an external storage device with your snapshots on it, that would be a colossal security breach. So, if I use gpg ...
by slipstick
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift and required file systems?
Replies: 56
Views: 1031

Re: Timeshift and required file systems?

I hope this is sufficiently on-topic. I'm just starting to use timeshift, and I'm unclear on how the incremental (rsync) backing up works. I'm keeping the snapshots on a usb drive, in case my system gets fubar, and I'm worried about eventually running out of room. If I delete older snapshots (using...
by slipstick
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: seeking "fresh install" process advice
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: seeking "fresh install" process advice

My HDD is 1TB. I don't see how you could have all of those partitions in that sort of space. I have exactly one drive HDD in my workstation. My server has several drives. I have separate /, /boot, and /home file systems. I have a file system /wrk for my projects and a swap partition{see note}. I st...
by slipstick
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What are my options here.
Replies: 20
Views: 512

Re: What are my options here.

@ slipstick: I do about the same thing. I don't move all my personal files in my old /home partition to the new /home (such as my Calibre library), but just mount that partition when I need to access it. I don't move the files from the old home to the new one, but I copy most of them. There are not...
by slipstick
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What are my options here.
Replies: 20
Views: 512

Re: What are my options here.

Here's what I do to make the new installation easier - it does require a little more disk space, but I don't think that's a big problem for most people. This worked very well for me upgrading from LM17.3 to 18.3 and I expect it to be even easier upgrading to 19 because I now have a list of things to...

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