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by slipstick
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Nemo Is Great Compared To Windows Explorer, But ...
Replies: 36
Views: 634

Re: (SOLVED) Nemo Is Great Compared To Windows Explorer, But.....................

Even though it is already marked solved, I'll add this. The way I normally move files and folders from one directory to another is to open both source and target directories in dual pane mode (F3), select the source directory by clicking in it, if it is not already selected, then middle click (mouse...
by slipstick
Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] - Verifying ISO?
Replies: 24
Views: 450

Re: Verifying ISO?

I have found the easiest way is to use a script file to verify and authenticate - that way I don't have to remember all the steps after 6 months to a year since I did it the last time. Here's a post where I describe how I do it (this is for LM19 CInnamon - you'll need to update for later versions or...
by slipstick
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What Are Important Details To Know When Using Timeshift?
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: What Are Important Details To Know When Using Timeshift?

As I said above, I keep my TS snapshots on my internal HDD, but backup periodically to a USB hard drive. I have heard that USB flash drives can wear out fairly quickly (limited number of write cycles), so that's why I prefer the USB hard drive. A flash drive would probably be OK if you didn't make a...
by slipstick
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How Do I Change the Kernel Version Loaded?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: How Do I Change the Kernel Version Loaded?

Here's the only other way I can think of to do this, and I'm not sure it will work - haven't tried it myself. This assumes that your two OS's are both Mint (or Ubuntu) and installed in UEFI mode. In UEFI, the boot-loader in the /boot/efi/EFI/Ubuntu directory uses the file /boot/efi/EFI/Ubuntu/grub.c...
by slipstick
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What Are Important Details To Know When Using Timeshift?
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: What Are Important Details To Know When Using Timeshift?

1. Timeshift will work with Ext4 or BTRFS. I have never used BTRFS, but Ext4 works well. 2. Make the target Ext4, assuming that your installation is Ext4, not BTRFS. TimeShift is generally recommended only for the system files. I use and like Back-In-TIme for backing up my home and data. I am runnin...
by slipstick
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: You Daily Dose of Humor...
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: You Daily Dose of Humor...

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by slipstick
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why System Snapshots?
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Why System Snapshots?

I keep my TimeShift snapshots (system files only) on my internal HDD in a separate partition so I can restore quickly if an update goes wrong, or if I screw something up. This has saved me a lot of grief on two occasions, one of which was a combined kernel update and Nvidia driver update that messed...
by slipstick
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED} Terminal code
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: [SOLVED} Terminal code

Excellent book - free .pdf download

http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
by slipstick
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 636

Re: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

I'll bring this one up again. I posted this a couple of years ago and it led to a lot of discussion. No fair looking up the old thread before you try to solve it. :P You are on a game show. In front of you there is a wall with three closed doors. Behind one of the doors is a new automobile; behind e...
by slipstick
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 428
Views: 12077

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

On my Moto e5 Play, plugging in defaults to USB Charging, and the pull down menu offers options including "Transfer files". That opens up the file system on the phone to Nemo, but any attempt to access those files on LM flips up "libmtp" errors each time. As I said in the post I linked above, the "...
by slipstick
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 428
Views: 12077

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

My father ditched Linux when the photos he took on his Android phone couldn't be easily downloaded to his Linux Mint Laptop, after he plugged it into the laptop with a USB cable. I had some trouble the first time I tried that on my desktop - the solution was simple, but not obvious to me. https://f...
by slipstick
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: iPhones are allergic to helium !
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

absque fenestris wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:22 pm
It is less about Apple and iPhones than about micromechanical parts and how molecules - such as helium - can act on these parts...
But "iPhones are allergic to helium" is a catchier title than "Micromechanical parts are allergic to helium".
by slipstick
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Harddrive full, can't login
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: [SOLVED] Harddrive full, can't login

Off Topic dpkg-query -W -f '${Version}\n' 'linux-image-[^g]*'|sort -u|sed -e '/^$/d' -e 's/\~[^~]*$//' -e 's/\.[^.]*$//' -e "/$(uname -r|sed 's/-generic\|-lowlatency//')/d" -e 's/.*/linux-*-&*/'|tr '\n' ' '|xargs -r sudo apt-get remove --purge -y Shouldn't that command be in the "What sends noobs ru...
by slipstick
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Won't boot on Ryzen 5 2500U without "nomodeset"
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Won't boot on Ryzen 5 2500U without "nomodeset"

I have to use "nomodeset" on my machine. It's easy to make it permanent, so that you don't have to enter it every time you boot. Edit (as Root) the file /etc/default/grub and add "nomodeset" (without the quotes) to the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT. Make sure it goes within the quote marks and if ...
by slipstick
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: new here
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: new here

Welcome to the forum. You may find some interesting links for python in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=275034
by slipstick
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: When to update to a new Linux kernel
Replies: 35
Views: 2106

Re: When to update to a new Linux kernel

ISo I was wondering, how do members here approach Linux kernal updates when offered by Update Manager? I keep three three kernels installed - the active one and the two before that. So when a new kernel update appears, I wait until I am finished using the computer for the day, and close all my apps...
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: 24
Views: 1132

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: [SOLVED] Partioning advice dualboot LM18.3 and 19
Replies: 17
Views: 2021

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: 570

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...

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