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by gittiest personITW
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird messages won't delete [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Thunderbird issues / queries

Hi Simon,
Are they Yahoo or Gmail or Hotmail etc?

Are they web based accounts or for work / MS Exchange etc?
If both are the same domain then that would be a puzzle.
by gittiest personITW
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED and thank you] Change permissions for internal drive (non system)
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Change permissions for internal drive (non system)

OK - Thought I'll try setting permissions in fsab first before going in for the kill if needed with file permissions. Found the courage to go into fstab but it won't let me save to fstab - I can only save the file to somewhere in /Home. I reckon I can get around it by copying it over in terminal in/...
by gittiest personITW
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED and thank you] Change permissions for internal drive (non system)
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Change permissions for internal drive (non system)

Ok - figured out about changing / adding users now - the sawdust in the skull is zinging with LM fineries. I've been experimenting on a sacrificial file to see if I can get permissions to work on this single file though using chown/chmod/chgrp commands. Whatever I do, the file doesn't seem to have a...
by gittiest personITW
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sound Security
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Sound Security

Hi Peter, If you see this post - it is pretty much the exact question. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=295947&sid=70db37916d8778df5d1759d44726d82e What you are looking to do, it sounds like to me, is to make you files 'read only' to everyone else apart from you. They'll still be ab...
by gittiest personITW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED and thank you] Change permissions for internal drive (non system)
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Change permissions for internal drive (non system)

Thanks for the lightning fast reply. I'm still happily dribbling along in "Disks" GUI at the moment. I've heard about this fstab and not quite sure I'm up for it at the mo. Will read carefully before clicking 'save'. Out of interest, If I backup the fstab file, make a couple of mistakes in the activ...
by gittiest personITW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED and thank you] Change permissions for internal drive (non system)
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Change permissions for internal drive (non system)

Doh -
Found a handy applet called USERS AND GROUPS in the Menu!

Also
https://www.faqforge.com/linux/linux-add-user-to-group/
seems to explain in idiot language how to do simple things.
by gittiest personITW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED and thank you] Change permissions for internal drive (non system)
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Change permissions for internal drive (non system)

Thanks for the link - this goes hand in hand with this site https://www.computerhope.com/unix.htm I am fine in old DOS - cut my teeth on that. So understand that chmod is similar to the old attrib commands. Still can't see how you add a user to a group though. Groupadd adds a new group which can onl...
by gittiest personITW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED and thank you] Change permissions for internal drive (non system)
Replies: 23
Views: 708

[SOLVED and thank you] Change permissions for internal drive (non system)

LM 19.1 Hi, I've looked at man chmod but find it hard to make head or tail of it, and would rather not play around too much without seeking counsel. There are 2 Administrator accounts and 2 User accounts on the system. There are 3 internal hard drives - 1) is the System drive 2) is the backup for Ti...
by gittiest personITW
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Used Timeshift to restore and am locked out
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Used Timeshift to restore and am locked out

Is the username case sensitive?
james / James / JAMES
by gittiest personITW
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cloning system drive - is it worth it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1330

Re: Cloning system drive - is it worth it?

Will you be able to use "Shadow" within LM to image the system drive like Acronis TI?
That would be amaaaaaaazing.....
by gittiest personITW
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Standard user or Admininstrator?
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Standard user or Admininstrator?

Generally, with MS OS, I'd use login as Admin just because it was a pain in the butt to do otherwise. This was why I thought it would be a good time to find out what old timers do ! Yes, agree completely, if one is not careful then it would be best to wrap up in bubble wrap but we all make mistakes ...
by gittiest personITW
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Standard user or Admininstrator?
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Standard user or Admininstrator?

Thanks, that was very handy.
by gittiest personITW
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC hangs the computer
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: VLC hangs the computer

Hi, I've got the same issue.
It halts the system. Only thing that moves is the mouse. No kb commands or even clock works.
Did you find out what was causing it?

No matter, uninstalled VLC (first time in many many years) and installed SMPlayer which works just as well allbeit with goudy gui.
by gittiest personITW
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Standard user or Admininstrator?
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Standard user or Admininstrator?

Still don't get some of the bits...... When you say "A standard user account no sudo group only for ......." What do you mean by a 'sudo group'? OK - by my way of thinking and I don't know if this is correct or not, and some of the other posts on this forum and topic seem to indicate I'm not the onl...
by gittiest personITW
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Standard user or Admininstrator?
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Standard user or Admininstrator?

Do you mean that you can stop Sudo from being summoned in a user account?
It shouldn't matter that much anyway as the user would need to know the password if they know the admin password?
by gittiest personITW
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Standard user or Admininstrator?
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Standard user or Admininstrator?

Hi -
Just reading through that link on tldp.org

Excellent starting point. Cheers
by gittiest personITW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Standard user or Admininstrator?
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Standard user or Admininstrator?

Can't the User account call up and ask for a password for Sudo as well though to do install software/update etc? I understand the heirarchy, I think Root / Su / Sudo = God Admin = Sargent Major User = Private Guest = Shoe shiner I've got to sleep now as I was up till 3am again, playing in Terminal a...
by gittiest personITW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Standard user or Admininstrator?
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Standard user or Admininstrator?

I think that is just open Terminal as root Go easy tiger. Didn't know that option was there, but not sure I like it! For now. My first installation I think I managed to bugger up because I had a problem with hardware and I started copying text from all over Google into terminal in the hope of fixing...
by gittiest personITW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Standard user or Admininstrator?
Replies: 43
Views: 1382

Re: Standard user or Admininstrator?

Hi, Go to Menu / (start), and type in user. You'll get a couple of programs that will help you sort out users and passwords. I got that far but enabling permissions and groups etc is something I'm a bit stuck on at the moment. Just got my user (Admin) account working mostly how I want it, so will le...
by gittiest personITW
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Backup Timeshift / Clonezilla snapshots
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Backup Timeshift / Clonezilla snapshots

Brilliant. Thanks for the replies. Clonezilla I found to be quite a lot easier than most posts said it was. Mostly picked the default options but did understand them, which is a start. I'm fine with the large files as i reckon adding another thing to go wrong means things are more likely to go wrong...

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