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by LinuxJim
Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bash on Linux on Win 10
Replies: 26
Views: 1855

Re: Bash on Linux on Win 10

Please, don't understand me wrong for these questions. I'm simply unable to imagine who will benefit from this. I think (and these are just educated guesses based on a long history) the only benefit in sight is Microsoft's market share. As OSX and Linux have become more popular, a sizable number of...
by LinuxJim
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Resolved] Copy/Paste do not work RELIABLY
Replies: 25
Views: 4732

Re: Copy/Paste do not work RELIABLY

Specifically what has tripped me up - over and over - is... -opening a text file (using KWrite) -hi-lighting some of the text -using <Ctrl+C> to copy the selected text -closing KWrite -opening a different text file (again, with KWrite) -using <Ctrl+V> to paste the text I copied above - nothing past...
by LinuxJim
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked
Replies: 34
Views: 2003

Re: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked

That said, if my old IBM PC with the 5.25" floppy disk drive went bad it would be impossible to fix. Sure, if the problem was diagnosed as a leaky capacitor or a resistor that has moved out of specs due to heat a/o oxidation issues, or corroded traces or connections, one could repair or replace tho...
by LinuxJim
Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?
Replies: 385
Views: 48808

Re: What are you most dissatisfied with in Linux Mint?

The only place I have found where Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V do not work for Copy/Paste is from the command line. Either a console or a terminal session. This is because those shortcuts already had established uses long before Apple ignored an existing standard and created a new one. The circle was complete...
by LinuxJim
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Language Flexiblility
Replies: 22
Views: 2349

Re: Language Flexiblility

Documents are unicode by default, and can thus contain characters from all languages. You don't need to set code pages. I think you mean locally *created* documents, not documents imported from an external source. Correct? For example, if I have an old, 7-bit ASCII text file that was created on a J...
by LinuxJim
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED>one file(photo) per one folder when I transferred pics from camera to computer
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: one file(photo) per one folder when I transferred pics from camera to computer

Assume all files are jpeg, and have unique filenames.
Assume the parent of those 250+ folders is /home/user/import
Assume you want them all in /home/user/Photos

Code: Select all

 find /home/user/import/ -name "*jpg" -exec mv {} /home/user/Photos/ \;
by LinuxJim
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Improve mouse and touch pad experience?
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Improve mouse and touch pad experience?

I'm still not exactly sure how they tie in to touchpad sensitivity, but increasing those values together seemed to make mine less jumpy Hysteresis is a threshold value which sets how much 'wiggle room' a signal has before it is considered to have 'changed'. It is designed to compensate for noisy ha...
by LinuxJim
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Document versioning? {Solved}
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Document versioning?

Just a note about back ticks in case you run into the newer syntax. I've been plowing through Mark Sobell's "A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux" - 4th edition and just came across this yesterday, regarding back ticks, which he refers to as an "older syntax". The newer form would be $(command) instea...
by LinuxJim
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked
Replies: 34
Views: 2003

Re: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked

State of the art as they were back then I never want to go back to that level of technology. This iPhone 6 I am using to type this post blows away every computer I used before 2010. Yeah, but what do you do if it acts up? ;) Part of the charm of those older systems is that one person can wrap his h...
by LinuxJim
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Document versioning? {Solved}
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Document versioning?

While you're here, what do you reckon is the simplest way to implement the copy script? I'm trying to automate backup or else I never do it. Do you reckon a udev rule is the best way to go? Well, I presume you want versioned backups at particular points in your project. Thus, some form of manual ac...
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] kernel tweaking gui
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: kernel tweaking gui

Here is how you change the scheduler(s):

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel ... xt?id=HEAD

I'm not aware of any GUI tools to do this, as they would be highly coupled to how the kernel was compiled.
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Installing printer results in list of dependency issues
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Installing printer results in list of dependency issues

Using the car analogy, Windows has fuel injection, and Linux has 4 carbs that need to be synchronized. That is a fair analogy as well, if not taken too far. The 'fuel injectors' in Windows have many vacuum leaks, while the 'carbs' in Linux sometimes backfire through the throat. ;) Yes, I did go ste...
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Authentication - Double-Down?
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Authentication - Double-Down?

It sounds like your display manager (MDM) is restarting. You can try sudo apt-get purge mdm followed by sudo apt-get install mdm Make sure you do them BOTH in the same session - before logging out. If you've switched to a different display manager (like lightDM), substitute it for 'mdm' above.
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Installing printer results in list of dependency issues
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Installing printer results in list of dependency issues

This is madness! Something simple and necessary like installing a printer becomes a confusing nightmare with Linux. Confusion is the key here. I respectfully suggest that you are doing things to your system that you don't understand, based on your comments about CUPS and LSB. It's no wonder that it...
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Network connection, no internet. Help welcome
Replies: 14
Views: 2020

Re: Network connection, no internet. Help welcome

after installing another thing i forget what it was again. i first install mint Xfce then got my wifi running with another posts help then i plan on doing the same to ode after reinstalling it then for the title post to that help so i came here after installing home-esset.... something and now my w...
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked
Replies: 34
Views: 2003

Re: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked

one of the covert activities that led to a quick and successful conclusion to Gulf War I was that our gov "persuaded" Texas Instruments to put a kill code into the printers it sold to Iraq. When the war started Iraqi commanders found that their printers died mysteriously. They had to write orders b...
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Document versioning? {Solved}
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Document versioning?

The "Cloud" is not an answer to anything. I believe him copying to USB is "properly backing up". Could he use a secondary? Sure, and a tertiary to complete the 'set'. And as far as Security goes, I trust a USB in my pocket more than some "cloud". It puts the emphasis on me, not some "service" at I-...
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Document versioning? {Solved}
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Document versioning?

Hey folks, What I'd like to do is to copy my current thesis.docx into a versioned folder, with the following format: YY-MM-DD-Time-thesis.docx Only problem is, I don't know how to do the timestamps. Can anyone help me on this? I imagine the solution would look something like this: cp /USB/Uni/thesi...
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> unmount partitions that are in use?
Replies: 8
Views: 7402

Re: unmount partitions that are in use?

bad medicine wrote:I think I've got it figured out...we'll find out in a few minutes when the install is done, lol
/dev/sdb

Let me guess - either you forgot about an SD card in the card slot, or your USB stick that you are installing from has another partition?
by LinuxJim
Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: files sourced when terminal is opened
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: files sourced when terminal is opened

From ~/.profile: # This file is not read by bash(1), if ~/.bash_profile or ~/.bash_login # exists. # see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files for examples. # the files are located in the bash-doc package. so, if there is a .bash_profile or .bash_login in your home directory, then .profile is b...

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