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by Lady Fitzgerald
Sun Apr 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I mount a new data drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: How should I mount a new data drive?

Since the other drives I connect mount in my user folder in /home on the NVMe drive, would it hurt to relocate my data drive from /media to my user folder? I do not want the hidden files in /home to wind up on Data 1 and stay on the NVMe drive with the rest of Linux. Are the "other drives" in this ...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I mount a new data drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: How should I mount a new data drive?

I've had a new problem crop up (mutter, mutter, mumble, mumble). When I try to use FreeFileSync to backup Data1 to an external backup drive, the program locks up and puts my CPU into overdrive. I can externally connect two different drives to the computer and use FreeFileSync to move data between th...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Like/Thanks button for posts?
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: Like/Thanks button for posts?

I personally like them (pun not intended) but I can understand the PTBs (Powers That Be) not liking them (OK, pun intended) for fear it could turn this forum into a form of social media with all the wackadoodles that infest those sites. .......I still don't see how a thank you (via a button instead...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Like/Thanks button for posts?
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: Like/Thanks button for posts?

Ironically, like buttons actually cut down on what many see as superfluous posts. I personally like them (pun not intended) but I can understand the PTBs (Powers That Be) not liking them (OK, pun intended) for fear it could turn this forum into a form of social media with all the wackadoodles that i...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Connecting a TV to a Computer [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Connecting a TV to a Computer

This one was a bit sneaky. Overscan was off on the TV input. I had thought the settings applied to all inputs. So much for me thinking (I really should give it up). Once I reset the overscan on the HDMI input, all was good. I love it when a plan comes together!

Than you very much!
by Lady Fitzgerald
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Connecting a TV to a Computer [Solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Connecting a TV to a Computer [Solved]

I have a new System 76 Serval WS computer with Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.3 installed on it. The screen is a 17" 1920 x 1080 and the GPU is NVIDIA (getting that driver installed was fun). My TV is also 1920 x 1080. When I connect the TV to the computer via HDMI and try to mirror the computer screen on t...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I mount a new data drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: How should I mount a new data drive?

The GUI way to create symlinks is to hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys, left click and drag the file or folder you want to link, and drag them to where you want the link. You can do multiple folders or files by highlighting them, then dragging them to the desired location. Only the new symlinks get...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I mount a new data drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: How should I mount a new data drive?

The GUI way to create symlinks is to hold down the CTRL and SHIFT keys, left click and drag the file or folder you want to link, and drag them to where you want the link. You can do multiple folders or files by highlighting them, then dragging them to the desired location. Only the new symlinks get ...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm not leaving mint ever again
Replies: 22
Views: 1476

Re: I'm not leaving mint ever again

LanceM wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:23 pm
I'm in Mintopia too.
Mintopia. I love that! :D
by Lady Fitzgerald
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I mount a new data drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: How should I mount a new data drive?

This is why I don't like video tutorials. Almost always light on substance. It's an inherent limit of the medium. Easy to digest, but low on content. Take a look at this Tutorial ( tweaks ). Explains how to do symlinks also. Thanks for your comments. I agree that a lot of "instructional" videos are...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I mount a new data drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: How should I mount a new data drive?

Thanks! I commented out the superfluous line in fstab and deleted the no longer needed folder in mnt. I rebooted a couple of times to make sure everything worked correctly, which it did. I'll ignore fstab.save file for now on the really odd chance I'll need it and delete it further down the road. It...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I mount a new data drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: How should I mount a new data drive?

OK, I'm a wee bit confused here. First, do I edit the fstab file or the fstab.save. Is the fstab.save file even supposed to be there? It doesn't exist on my other Linux machine. The drive is internal, not external so I'm thinking I need to edit out the /dev/... line, not the one with Data1 in it. Is...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I mount a new data drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: How should I mount a new data drive?

Thank you! No panic yet, just nervous, hence the caution. Here 'tis: jeannie@Laptop1:~$ cat /etc/fstab /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be used with UUID= as a more robust way to name devices # that works ...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I mount a new data drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: How should I mount a new data drive?

I'm reporting back and it's not exactly a happy one. This is the video I found on how to properly mount an internal drive. https://youtu.be/4eza4QYHUJE I followed the directions (or, at least, I think I did) up to the point where I'm supposed to reboot. After rebooting, I had two icons for the drive...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why Use Linux Mint - Review
Replies: 16
Views: 1582

Re: Why Use Linux Mint - Review

English and proofreading - Never proofread your own work. The NZ SeniorNet has been putting up instruction sheets on its website. A classic error I spotted where "curser" had been used. The writer obviously didn't know that the "curser" is the grey haired old bloke using the computer. The "cursor" ...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Shutdown problems - Failed to wait for process: Protocol error
Replies: 94
Views: 11275

Re: Shutdown problems - Failed to wait for process: Protocol error

I have an NVIDIA card and it has been happening to me also. I see the same thing on my new laptop with an NVIDIA card I don't get that on my notebook with Mint and integrated graphics. When I shut down, the error message shows up six times almost instanaeously, then message that has "boot" in it sh...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Mint for filing taxes
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Best Mint for filing taxes

What version of Mint should I download to get the most up to date browsers so I can avoid buying a new windows or mac and still continue operating online in the real world? :P Browsers are not distribution related. In order to get the most up-2-date browser, there are 2 options: - 1 Google Chrome, ...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How should I mount a new data drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 1049

Re: How should I mount a new data drive?

If the drive is permanently mounted, it would be better to mount it in fstab somewhere useful like /home/you/mynewdrive or wherever you want. I just found where the drive got mounted: the /mnt folder. Perhaps this is what you did. The easiest way to find where a partition is mounted is Disks. OTOH,...
by Lady Fitzgerald
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: FreeFileSync
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: FreeFileSync

I used FreeFileSync in Win 7 and now use it in Mint. I had some problems getting it to work initially but that was mostly due to Linux being so different under the hood than Windows. FreeFileSync has a good forum (https://freefilesync.org/forum/index.php?sid=c58569e325038b7da17ab0a77dd998ef). The fo...

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