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by Flemur
Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Is there a way to identify files/directories with spaces at end/beginning {SOLVED}
Replies: 29
Views: 1920

Re: Is there a way to identify files/directories with spaces at end/beginning

I had hoped there was some ready made command you could use to check something is a valid Windows filename. You could mount the windows partition with "windows_names" ** and then the files with bad names are found like: $ touch "a :?" $ cp a* /mnt/BU_NTFS cp: cannot create regul...
by Flemur
Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:24 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Is there a way to identify files/directories with spaces at end/beginning {SOLVED}
Replies: 29
Views: 1920

Re: Is there a way to identify files/directories with spaces at end/beginning

I want to make my Mint data files compatible with Windows and understand that NTFS can't use file/directory names with spaces at beginning or end of file/directory names. Can anyone suggest a script or command that will identify these these files/directories? I did google a solution but have not fo...
by Flemur
Tue Feb 08, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Move home folder from one partition to another
Replies: 6
Views: 1359

Re: Move home folder from one partition to another

Another problem is that I cannot see sda2 nor sda3 nor sda4 from Mint 20 in file manager Nemo.. Well, you should see them under "Places" or some such, click to mount. To get your info straight and make SURE about your /home on another partition, boot Mint 19 and provide the output of df a...
by Flemur
Tue Feb 08, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: After I moved the file, the non-English file name became
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: After I moved the file, the non-English file name became

I am using nano for the move, from EXT4 to NTFS I thought nano was a text editor - did you mean nemo ? In any case, if cp works properly, why not use cp ? Or if you really want to use a file-browser, try xfe , it'll look a bit primitive but it often works where nemo is having problems with multiple...
by Flemur
Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cannot View System Boot [SOLVED!!]
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Cannot View System Boot

I used to be able to see all the boot screens. Now, I have nothing until the system has booted and shows my Linux login screen. The other mods you were shown here are to display the boot menu; if you want to see a bunch of information as the system boots, in /etc/default/grub change GRUB_CMDLINE_LI...
by Flemur
Mon Feb 07, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: After I moved the file, the non-English file name became
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Re: After I moved the file, the non-English file name became

Pierre wrote: Mon Feb 07, 2022 3:12 am can you post up, one of the non-english file names ?
- as it should be displayed.
I couldn't see it on my linux browser or in his video, so here's a shot from my phone, where it seems to be readable:
Screenshot.jpg
by Flemur
Sun Feb 06, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remember dowload location
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Remember dowload location

Chriske wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 8:51 amHow do I solve this...?
Go into firefox settings and make it look like:
firefox.jpg
It'll "Always ask", because sometimes I want to save it somewhere else, but it'll be at that given download location and I just hit "Save" to save it at the given location.
by Flemur
Sun Feb 06, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: How much do you pay for internet? and what speed do you actually get, let's compare plans
Replies: 65
Views: 5129

Re: How much do you pay for internet? and what speed do you actually get, let's compare plans

We live near some areas with no cellphone coverage and no land-based internet coverage (4-corners/Navajo res), so I feel pretty lucky to get CenturyLink 10Mbps DSL which has been completely reliable, can watch 1080 TV without problems while downloading other files, and costs $50/month. (Their ads sa...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to access Xfce's "Whisker Menu" without Xfce
Replies: 0
Views: 742

How to access Xfce's "Whisker Menu" without Xfce

...or at least without most of Xfce; you need to install xfce4-panel and xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin which brings in some extra packages, but it's not too bad. I was trying to get the "Whisker Menu" (WM) running from an lxpanel, apparently no-go, so I set up a method to pop-up and then pop-do...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Fonts
Replies: 26
Views: 7049

Re: Fonts

I use liberation fonts for just about everything (they're actually quite similar to other font sets, croscore and the MS fonts, IIRC). My ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf file has <alias> <family>serif</family> <prefer><family>Liberation Serif</family></prefer> </alias> <alias> <family>sans-serif</fa...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: installed programs that are not found?
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: installed programs that are not found?

hello everyone, I'm not very experienced. why do so many programs from the application manager, once installed, do not appear? I've seen that question here a couple of times lately, so I wrote a tutorial which I hope will help: "Why can't I find a program that I installed? Tutorial" https...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 29, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Why can't I find a program that I installed? Tutorial
Replies: 0
Views: 1339

Why can't I find a program that I installed? Tutorial

People ask: "Why can't I find a program that I installed?" That generally means they can't find the program in the system menus. To see if it's supposed to be in the menus: - start synaptic , (see below for terminal method) - rt-click on the package name -> Properties -> Installed Files --...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Edge browser aborts
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: Installing Edge browser aborts

Halvor_Raknes wrote: Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:53 pm I have downloaded microsoft-edge-stable_97.0.1072.76-1_amd64.deb and I try and run it.
How are you trying to "run it", namely what commands are you issuing?
by Flemur
Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Recording internetradio [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Recording internetradio

This gives me a single continuous mp3 file with 200mb. The stream also has artist and track names but they don't get saved. Is there a way to save that information? With this windows program, at least: https://streamwriter.org/en/ "Track splitting with silence detection ... Writing of tags to ...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Open Chat
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 311
Views: 55372

Re: What are you listening to right now?

I'm listening to a bunch of reggae on my new favorite music player, quodlibet, which comes with a BIG list of internet radio stations.
by Flemur
Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Stuck in login loop - how do I free-up space on /boot with only Command Line access?
Replies: 129
Views: 7796

Re: Stuck in login loop - how do I free-up space on /boot with only Command Line access?

Hi, I just tried sudo du -hd1 | sort -h from within /boot. It returned du: invalid maximum depth ‘l’ Try ‘du - -help for more information. No, you made a typo (l=L should be 1=one) and didn't run the command I posted; you should copy the commands that are posted here. But the du should have been (w...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Stuck in login loop - how do I free-up space on /boot with only Command Line access?
Replies: 129
Views: 7796

Re: Stuck in login loop - how do I free-up space on /boot with only Command Line access?

Well, I have found out that most of the files that I want to remove are currently write-protected, and so I cannot remove them, even using sudo . Is there a way for me to change them from read-only to read/write from the CLI? The current ‘permissions’ string on each of them is: - r w - - - - - - su...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 28, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Stuck in login loop - how do I free-up space on /boot with only Command Line access?
Replies: 129
Views: 7796

Re: Stuck in login loop - how do I free-up space on /boot with only Command Line access?

I have looked at many old ‘login loop’ threads already, but have not found one that tells me how to free-up space in /boot. This will remove old kernels: sudo apt-get autoremove --purge In an emergency you could also run uname -a to see which kernel you using, e.g. 5.11.0-37-generic , then remove, ...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: Stuck in login loop - how do I free-up space on /boot with only Command Line access?
Replies: 129
Views: 7796

Re: Laptop BRICKED after Java toolkit update from Mint official Update Manager

Unfortunately, that DIDN’T WORK - every option I tried returned a message like “cannot update from Una to Focal”. I resolved to raise that as an issue here. That's weird: Una is a Mint release, Focal is a Ubuntu release. If I try to open the ‘Guest’ account that I put on the machine (which requires...
by Flemur
Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: fstab error in 20.3? SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: fstab error in 20.3?

AN ntfs partition could use some other settings, too. Line in /etc/fstab file, broken into 3 lines so easy to see: LABEL=BU_NTFS /mnt/BU_NTFS ntfs defaults,noauto,noatime,windows_names,user,rw,utf8, umask=007,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 1 Using a LABEL helps you keep tracks of partitions and it'll auto-moun...

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