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by slipstick
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is it safe to uninstall intel microcode on AMD CPU?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Is it safe to uninstall intel microcode on AMD CPU?

You probably don't need it, but my inclination would be to leave it alone on the chance that removing it might break something, and it probably doesn't take up that much space anyway.

Intel-microcode inAMD Ryzen laptop?
by slipstick
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler

slipstick wrote: From your first post above I get the impression that you had a short one-time experience with a swamp cooler. So maybe the cooler wasn't working correctly - maybe the water pump wasn't working? Well, I can't say because "I know nothing" about swamp coolers. But like I said, at nigh...
by slipstick
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler

...outside temp right now (1 PM my time) is 90 degrees farenheit,...humidity here right now is 16%.. PS...i tend to run the unit in the summer and still have not had an electric bill over 48 dollars a month. Lucky you! 92 deg. F here (33 deg. C) and 47 % humidity and the summer is just getting star...
by slipstick
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler

slipstick wrote: Actually, swamp coolers work well in the right climate. Which is, what? My (bad) experience with swamp coolers was in a desert environment, low humidity and high heat (above 100° F). From your first post above I get the impression that you had a short one-time experience with a swa...
by slipstick
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 281

Re: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler

Actually, swamp coolers work well in the right climate. I lived in El Paso for a few years when I was a boy in the late 50's and every house had a swamp cooler on the roof. I don't recall being uncomfortable from the heat there. Prior to that, in Oklahoma City, we had no A/C other than fans, and it ...
by slipstick
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird profile question
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Thunderbird profile question

I use Cinnamon, but I assume the file manager in Mate is similar. In the Cinnamon file manager (Nemo) there is a way to display hidden files which have names beginning with a . (period). So you will need to display these hidden files to see the .thunderbird directory in your home. In Nemo, you click...
by slipstick
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird profile question
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Thunderbird profile question

It's in the directory /home/<your user name>/.thunderbird. Look for an 8 alpha-numeric character name ending in .default, such as, for example, zsw2x4o8.default. If there is more than one, look in the text file profiles.ini in that same directory to find the active one.
by slipstick
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Cell Phone Compatibility?
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Moto G5 Plus here. I can transfer photos to the PC once I figured out how to do it:

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=273364#p1497606
by slipstick
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backups and imaging - need for a tutorial?
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: Backups and imaging - need for a tutorial?

Timeshift - a system image tool. Linux-only? Requires ext4 formatting. Can rapidly fill up the space allocated to it unless default frequency of snapshots is adjusted. Not useful for backing up personal data, it's a system-restore tool TimeShift will also work with btrfs format. I've never tried it...
by slipstick
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Iris blue light filter? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: How to install Iris blue light filter?

I use Redshift, but in a manual mode rather than letting it automatically adjust. I use three levels of brightness - easy to use more levels if you want. The temperature values listed in the linked thread below work well for me, but depending on your room lighting, windows, window placement, and mon...
by slipstick
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Question about Timeshift
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Question about Timeshift

To prevent automatic deletion, add a comment, as shown in the Changelog in your post at #211. I don't know if that would work for those marked for deletion, as I have never used that option.
by slipstick
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backup Timeshift / Clonezilla snapshots
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Backup Timeshift / Clonezilla snapshots

I keep my TimeShift snapshots on my internal HDD on a separate partition so I can leave my external HDD unplugged, but I also keep a copy of those snapshots on an external HDD which I update every few days, using a script file which preserves the hard links. Note both source and backup partitions ar...
by slipstick
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] new version of e2fsck
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: new version of e2fsck

Did you happen to format those ext4 partitions with LM19 or 19.1 before installine LM18.3 onto them? It seems that some changes were made to ext4 filesystems and the older tools won't all work on them. See this thread for the problem I had with that: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t...
by slipstick
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just for laughs!
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Just for laughs!

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by slipstick
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Terminal shell = BASH?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Terminal shell = BASH?

Or echo $SHELL
But note that sh links to dash, not bash.

If you want to refresh your memory, I recommend this book which is available free as a pdf download:

http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
by slipstick
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Only coffee or tea? No MATE? :)

For me, it's almost always coffee - once in a while a cup of green tea. Not a fanatic about it.
by slipstick
Thu May 30, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from Denmark!
Replies: 16
Views: 295

Re: Greetings from Denmark!

Welcome Swampthing!

For learning the command line, I like this book - free pdf download from this site:

http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
by slipstick
Thu May 30, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] /accessories/disk doesn't load up
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: /accessories/disk doesn't load up

It looks like something bad has happened to that program. On my system, it is listed as a Program, 521.5 kB size. When I double click on it, it opens and displays the disk partitions. I also have the "unknown" and "link to unknown" in that directory - under the "detailed type" column these are liste...
by slipstick
Wed May 29, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] /accessories/disk doesn't load up
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: /accessories/disk doesn't load up

Try using your file manager to navigate to File System -> /usr/bin and click on gnome-disks to see if it will start from there.
by slipstick
Wed May 29, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: RESOLVED -What are the mulitple *** in timeshift exclude patterns
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: What are the mulitple *** in timeshift exclude patterns

For an explanation of the ***, open a terminal and type in "man rsync", then scroll down (way way down) to the section labeled "Filter Rules". Configuration files in your home are hidden files with names starting with a . (dot). I back up my system and the hidden files in my home with TimeShift, and...

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