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by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent "rm -rf /"
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Prevent "rm -rf /"

Thanks for that, I haven't looked into BTRFS yet. BTW youtube-dl doesn't like the redirect link (it does download it though): [brian@BG-T440-MANJARO Downloads] $ youtube-dl -f 'bestvideo[height=720]+bestaudio[ext=m4a]/best[ext=mp4]/best' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H7e6BcI5Fo&feature=youtu....
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent "rm -rf /"
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Prevent "rm -rf /"

That is a relief for sure. I was worried they might have been scared off! Thanks for the clarification.
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Computer Manufacturerers Splash Screen Replaced With Error in Linux Mint 20
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Weird Error When Starting Up, but Linux Mint Works Fine

Re. those ACPI errors, I get pretty much the same on one of my Toshiba machines (an NB250) and on that, the screen brightness control does not have any effect, which is why I asked about that. If this, and other ACPI-related features, work OK you can probably ignore those error messages but trying a...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent "rm -rf /"
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Prevent "rm -rf /"

There was an issue once here on the forum were one user told another to run that and somehow had included a space after the first slash before the rest of the path. A couple of us tried to post corrections and report the post to the mods, but it was too late. That's a very nasty surprise for the &q...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Over 600 forum users read the following post, but nobody could be of help. Please try again and help!
Replies: 36
Views: 1889

Re: Over 600 forum users read the following post, but nobody could be of help. Please try again and help!

If it were a case of Answer A fixes the issue, I'd still post that as others with the same issue might find the thread, but I'm not going to ask for more info to help diagnose an issue from someone that may never return. This is probably the best policy. I've fruitlessly asked the same on a few occ...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Who hates MATE?
Replies: 38
Views: 2843

Re: Who hates MATE?

And don't forget: 3 thick, bold dots ... One of my pet hates with modern UI design too. For the unitiated, WHAT, exactly, is three dots supposed to mean ..? Nothing. Zilch. Nada. It is visually meaningless . I can not think of a valid reason to change from a "gear" or "spanner" ...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent "rm -rf /"
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Prevent "rm -rf /"

mr_raider wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:04 pm
that's quite a few accidental keystrokes.
:mrgreen:
.. or not enough intended ones before accidentally catching the Enter key (or a cat does..) ..

If like me you do a lot of system admin remotely via SSH etc., it might be a risk :oops:
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Computer Manufacturerers Splash Screen Replaced With Error in Linux Mint 20
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Weird Error When Starting Up, but Linux Mint Works Fine

Kernel incompatibility issue possibly? Do the screen brightness controls work? It would be helpful if you'd provide the output of inxi -Fxxxz (copy and paste from Terminal, place between [code] & [/code] tags using the </> button at the top of the reply window as this makes the output easier for...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!
Replies: 29
Views: 920

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Brilliant! :lol: :lol:
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020
Replies: 175
Views: 38774

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020

Here you go:
catweazel wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:04 am
Image
... maybe CW will see this.
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020
Replies: 175
Views: 38774

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020

Wrong thread ..oops! :oops: I was a bit surprised at all these replies but did think it was the same one. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Maybe I'll quote his post here. Ask them to Post them again Unlikely, given he was last active here at the turn of the new year, sadly. Hope he's ...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!
Replies: 29
Views: 920

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

I did find it amusing myself; sorry I didn't indicate that at any point!

BTW I have seen double rainbows on several occasions. Used to do a lot of hiking and hill-walking at one time. :)

.. Guess no-one's seen ckuster-rainbows however .. :mrgreen:
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Prevent "rm -rf /"
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Prevent "rm -rf /"

I suppose you could add an alias to redirect it to something harmless even if used with sudo. Not absolutely sure if that would work so best to try in a test virtual machine first.
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How to verify whiich MInt version you are running
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: How to verify whiich MInt version you are running

hydrurga wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:02 pm
One person's verbosity is another person's useful information. ;)
True, I do usually suggest full verbosity but in some cases it isn't needed. You're right though, it's usually better to ask for the full info anyway. just in case. :)
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020
Replies: 175
Views: 38774

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020

Where's Catweazel's post gone? Those screenshots were great! (the one with the astronaut on the Moon in particular).
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How to verify whiich MInt version you are running
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: How to verify whiich MInt version you are running

If you add the z it'll still filter stuff (MAC addresses etc.) but without the extra verbosity e.g. inxi -Sz.
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Opinions on Linux Distros i've tested.
Replies: 86
Views: 4261

Re: Opinions on Linux Distros i've tested.

I think I'm actually getting the feeling of users of rolling-release distros. There certainly seem to be a few of us on here! Great for having the latest & (hopefully) greatest, as long as you're happy with the regular rafts of updates .. and doing the occasional "fix" when something ...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] How to make the forum text bigger.
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: How to make the forum text bigger.

What I'd like to have is more granularity in the zoom settings (in FF/Waterfox), instead of 100, 110, 120, 133, 150 etc.. Reason is, some pages are either too narrow or (sometimes, infuriatingly, only slightly) too wide to fit the display, due to crappy web page design.
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] I think I've messed up grub
Replies: 11
Views: 467

Re: I think I've messed up grub

dollyp wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:43 pm
the grub menu appears as it should but it has lost the theming
;)

Just the theme issue then ...
by BG405
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] How to make the forum text bigger.
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: How to make the forum text bigger.

In Firefox (and Waterfox along with probably most browsers):
CTRL + + to enlarge, CTRL + - to reduce, CTRL + 0 to reset the zoom level.

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