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by markfilipak
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Preferences - Update Manager]
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: [Preferences - Update Manager]

Does setting Delay to zero cause it to not delay or never run? To give you an example, say you disable the initial refresh, your recurring refresh is set to 7 days, and you last refreshed on Sunday at noon. Then your next automatic refresh will be the next Sunday at noon at the earliest. If Update ...
by markfilipak
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Preferences - Update Manager]
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: [Preferences - Update Manager]

gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:27 am
The reason I prefer a "name" rather than just a sentence is that I want to be able to refer to it with that name in the log files, in changelogs, ideally in the manual (it's not quite that detailed), etc.
Or, you could do this:
Start-up Delay:
Update Rate:
by markfilipak
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Preferences - Update Manager]
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: [Preferences - Update Manager]

Let me state the problem as follows: There is a period of time expressed as "x days, x hours, and x minutes". Tell me what event begins that time period, and what event is provoked by the expiration of that time period. The flow in my version of the application (not yours) is as follows (assuming "...
by markfilipak
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Preferences - Update Manager]
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: [Preferences - Update Manager]

Again, if you read the entire line including the "table" that it points to with the colon it basically says Initial refresh after: x days, y hours and z minutes (with x, y, z being the values you chose). If you can suggest a much better approach, please do. :) Of course I read it, but I don't under...
by markfilipak
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Preferences - Update Manager]
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: [Preferences - Update Manager]

gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:06 am
Anyway, you're on an old release of Mint ...
I am?
by markfilipak
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Preferences - Update Manager]
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: [Preferences - Update Manager]

"Initial refresh after"... no ... after what? Does that mean after failure? after success? after installation (similar to Windows Task Manager)? delay on Linux startup? Which? I haven't a clue. Hmm? There's even a colon telling what "what" after. After x days, x hours and x minutes. I don't really ...
by markfilipak
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Preferences - Update Manager]
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: [Preferences - Update Manager]

In [Preferences - Update Manager] _/Auto-refresh\_ is found: 'First, refresh the list of updates after:' [365][-][+] days [0][-][+] hours [10][-][+] minutes 'Then, refresh the list of updates every:' [365][-][+] days [2][-][+] hours [0][-][+] minutes What do those mean? Of course, links to document...
by markfilipak
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Preferences - Update Manager]
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: [Preferences - Update Manager]

Larry78723 wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:22 pm
You can set the frequency to whatever you want.
Well, that's what you might think, but set to 365 days? I get update notices nearly daily.
by markfilipak
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: New menu launcher doesn't appear in 'All Applications'
Replies: 0
Views: 82

New menu launcher doesn't appear in 'All Applications'

I'm making a change to the way that my brower launches (name: 'Pale Moon from VHD'). Being careful to take this step-by-step, I tried to start by simply duplicating the existing launcher. I failed. - I added a new launcher (name: 'Pale Moon test'). - I duplicated the existing launcher settings to 'P...
by markfilipak
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Preferences - Update Manager]
Replies: 19
Views: 360

Re: [Preferences - Update Manager]

Hi Pjotr,
Pjotr wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:39 pm
Check it in its GUI and all will become clear. :mrgreen:
Where? I cannot find where that dialog is explained. The reason I ask is this: '365' days? Huh?
by markfilipak
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Preferences - Update Manager]
Replies: 19
Views: 360

[Preferences - Update Manager]

In [Preferences - Update Manager] _/Auto-refresh\_ is found: 'First, refresh the list of updates after:' [365][-][+] days [0][-][+] hours [10][-][+] minutes 'Then, refresh the list of updates every:' [365][-][+] days [2][-][+] hours [0][-][+] minutes What do those mean? Of course, links to documenta...
by markfilipak
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: UUID soup
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: UUID soup

gm10 wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:20 am
Who am I to stand in the way of a man's beliefs?
If I'm interpreting you correctly, then UUID/GUID '88c55591-ccd9-422c-8d91-0d23bc2bc353', which is the mount point directory for the VHD I've named 'Palemoon portable (Linux).vhd', was given that UUID/GUID by the Mint guest?
by markfilipak
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: UUID soup
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: UUID soup

Within the guest OS you are free to change your mount points to whatever you like, it is nothing to VirtualBox and certainly not to the (unrelated) Guest Additions. In a Linux Mint guest you can do so, for example, via the Mint menu > Disks tool (unmount > edit mount options > remount). I don't thi...
by markfilipak
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: UUID soup
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: UUID soup

UUID vs PARTUUID Thanks, but no cigar. I discovered the answer about 10 minutes ago. VirtualBox communicates with the Guest Additions via a slow-speed channel. Upon boot of the virtual machine, the VBox Manager sends a message to the Guest Addtions that names all the mount points of virtual hard di...
by markfilipak
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: UUID soup
Replies: 7
Views: 212

UUID soup

This is the Newbie section, and this doesn't seem like a Newbie question, but it doesn't seem to fit in any other section. In my Mint guest OS, I've attached a virtual USB stick to which VBox assigned a UUID of '88547b35-b43b-4fac-8671-b55688d6deff'. Linux mounted it automatically to '/media/mark/88...
by markfilipak
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Yet another "How do I mount..." question
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Yet another "How do I mount..." question

I meant exactly what I stated which had nothing do with parted. Please do not misrepresent me. Howdy, My mistake. When you stated that people prefer a GUI app (me, too), I thought you were rejecting 'gparted' as a CLI app, so I thought you were confusing it with 'parted' ...people do confuse them. ...
by markfilipak
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Yet another "How do I mount..." question
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Yet another "How do I mount..." question

For a new user both utilities are useful. If somebody ask how to perform disk management, I refer them the disks utility, because it is more useful for a new user. Most newer users are from the Windows or MAC world, and they are accustom to using a graphical user interface. You are thinking of 'par...
by markfilipak
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Yet another "How do I mount..." question
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: Yet another "How do I mount..." question

... CP/M, HDOS, MSDOS, Windows, Coherent, DGUX, HPUX, AIX, and RHEL ... For me, add VM386, SCO, Minix, VAX, IBM360 SPL, HP3000 PL1, and Intel, Motorola, and various other microprocessors and cores. Linux is not housebroken and will not be housebroken until Linus stops playing with kernels and start...
by markfilipak
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rename mount point directory?
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Rename mount point directory?

I've never bothered with a USB controller, but I'm assuming it operates the same as the IDE controller. Superficially, it does, but I've been advised not to use IDE for HDDs, that it should be used for CD/DVDs only. From inside the VM I have the Mint media attached as depicted in my prior post. But...
by markfilipak
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rename mount point directory?
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: Rename mount point directory?

How did you jamb that screen shot into this forum?
VM.png
Aha! I didn't know how to do that.

Note that the VHD is attached to the USB controller.

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