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Re: How to export and share a long web page (thread)

alt.os.linux.mint

Posted: 1 Hour 36 Minutes ago by: Nic

Good to know. It works for me.

Re: How to export and share a long web page (thread)

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Posted: 4 Hours 25 Minutes ago by: david c

I use Brave, ctrl+p brings up print dialog. Would think it would be same for other browsers.

Re: How to export and share a long web page (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 37 Minutes ago by: Monsieur

Bad choice of words, sorry. I meant of course the whole page as it is rendered in memory, including the parts that are not visible on the screen yet. Don't know if it's necessary, but you may want to scroll to the bottom of the page f

Re: How to export and share a long web page (thread)

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Posted: 5 Hours 45 Minutes ago by: Monsieur

In Firefox press ctrl+shift+K, then type :screenshot --fullpage including the colon. This will save the whole page as it appears on the screen to a .png file in your home folder.

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 11 Hours 41 Minutes ago by: fafar2019

I saw this msg, but I don't use 6GHz band.

Re: How to export and share a long web page (thread)

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Posted: 12 Hours 11 Minutes ago by: Jeff Layman

Just about any program will print to pdf using Mint's built-in pdf print function. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that what you see on screen will appear the same way when printed to pdf. I have tried this with Firefox and Pale M

Re: How to export and share a long web page (thread)

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Posted: 12 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: Andrei Z.

"SingleFile is a Web Extension (and a CLI tool) compatible with Chrome, Firefox (Desktop and Mobile), Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, Brave, Waterfox, Yandex browser, and Opera. It helps you to save a complete web page into a single HTML file

Re: How to export and share a long web page (thread)

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Posted: 12 Hours 56 Minutes ago by: Chris Elvidge

Have you tried 'curl' to download the page? Or 'lynx -dump'? If we knew the address of the page, we may be able to help more.

Re: How to export and share a long web page (thread)

alt.os.linux.mint

Posted: 13 Hours 30 Minutes ago by: Nic

Try Firefox. it has a Print function which makes a pdf.

How to export and share a long web page

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Posted: 14 Hours 38 Minutes ago by: TimW

The page in question is a page of web stats as provided by a hosting Co through webalyzer or something, so a long page of text, tables, graphs and charts without any export facility that I can see. I can't screenshot what doesn't fit on

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 23 Hours 27 Minutes ago by: Paul

It happens many many times. I don't know how these things happen :-) Maybe it's my rough handling of the timepieces wot does it. I'm fixing these as fast as I can. I had to fix it at bootup, for example. Paul

Re: Ubuntu 22.10 is dropping PulseAudio (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day ago by: Paul

I think for most of us, the "endless sound wars" become more of a "will my sound work", than any discussion about the merits of the technical bits underneath. Think of the misery some Audacity developer is going through right now. Pa

Re: Ubuntu 22.10 is dropping PulseAudio (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 2 Hours ago by: Albert Arkwright

Is there anything safe these days? Did they give any reasons why they are dropping "PulseAudio"? I hope this world will continue to operate without PulseAudio!

Re: Ubuntu 22.10 is dropping PulseAudio (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Marco Moock

It is the sound system and provides pavucontrol as a user interface.

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 4 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Good. It is interesting how the kernel problems w/ that card come and go. I see a Apr 24 msg here about AX210 & kernel 5.18 talking about not being able to use the 6 GHz band but OK w/ 2.5 & 5. I assume not many people do 6. https:/

Re: Ubuntu 22.10 is dropping PulseAudio (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: Big Al

I think pulse audio is the sound app in Cinnamon Mint. It's installed & running on my system.

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 5 Hours ago by: fafar2019

I don't know why, I don't know how, but today, the stable kernel 5.18 is arrived and the wifi is working again ! Thanks for your help.

Re: Ubuntu 22.10 is dropping PulseAudio (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 10 Hours ago by: Marco Moock

At least in kinetic the packages are available, so we can maybe switch back if something isn't working. https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=pulseaudio

Ubuntu 22.10 is dropping PulseAudio (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 11 Hours ago by: Yrrah

X-posted: alt.os.linux.ubuntu,alt.os.linux.mint "Ubuntu 22.10 is making a big change to the future of the Ubuntu Linux distribution line, by switching the audio server setup from PulseAudio to PipeWire. The news was confirmed officially b

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Here's some 2022 May 17 firmware info: https://packages.altlinux.org/en/sisyphus/

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 6 Hours ago by: fafar2019

I tried to rename /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-ty-a0-gf-a0.pnvm to /lib/firmware/iwlwifi-ty-a0-gf-a0.pnvm.bak, but when I reboot, i had no wifi with any kernel :o(

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id!2371 But all of that biz is about older kernels than your issue; the most recent msg in the thread is from DR again 2022 Apr 3: So, apparently the AX210 is an on-again off-again breakage/u

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 8 Hours ago by: fafar2019

The  Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX210 160MHz card doesn't seem to be recognized. All was right with 5.17.x with x<=7, and 5.18.rc y, with y<=6.

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 2 Days 11 Hours ago by: fafar2019

*with kernel 5.18.rc 6 : wifi's working :* % uname -r 5.18.0-051800rc6-generic ef@ef-VivoBook-ASUSLaptop-X512FA-X512FA ~  % sudo dmesg |grep wifi [sudo] Mot de passe de ef : [    4.271441] iwlwifi 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0000

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 4 Hours ago by: Paul

Wifi can either be on USB bus or on a PCI-like bus. For the higher Wifi standards, the provided USB wiring may not be fast enough to make USB feasible as an interconnect. That's why the wiring can be PCI Express instead (which should show

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Clock police courtesy report: :-) your clock's on the wrong tz sir :-)

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

I was expecting you to paste the output of the command into a news msg here; that's why I pasted mine in by way of example. By your doing that, we can see several things you didn't say: - the exact description of the wifi device - th

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 11 Hours ago by: Marco Moock

Then please check dmesg and syslog for any error messages according to that driver.

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 13 Hours ago by: fafar2019

I tried this : I have : Device-1: Intel driver: iwlwifi The drivers are in place, but the wifi doesn't work.

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

In MX Linux, the usb-maker is named MX Live USB Maker and its v. is 22.1.01. My method: I booted a live mx linux 21.1 which I had copied to a ventoy multiboot usb. Since the LUM can't navigate to other drives/devices, I copied the/a mx

Re: Can Konq's Filter Results Be Alphabetized? (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 1 Hour ago by: Dr. Noah Bodie

nothing affects the context menu.

Re: kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7 (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Let's start w/ some basic info about your card & driver: inxi -Nn Inxi is installed by default in mint. If you want to munge your mac from the output, it isn't necessary here. mine (I have no wifi here, just giga ethernet, mac munged

kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, 5.18.rc7

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Posted: 4 Days 4 Hours ago by: fafar2019

hi, I installed kernel 5.17.8, 5.17.9, and 5.18.rc7 and i have the same issue : wifi isn't recognised when i boot. I have no wifi in the network manager. All is right with previous versions. An idea ? Thanks Emmanuel

Re: Removed Pictures from side menu (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Rob H

Thanks, that's done it for me.

Re: Removed Pictures from side menu (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 6 Hours ago by: Big Al

If you're talking about nemo (you say files), then open the pictures folder then on the toolbar 'bookmarks' -> add bookmark. Or just cntl-D. It will put it in the bookmarks part of the sidebar and you can drag and drop it any place you

Removed Pictures from side menu

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Posted: 4 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rob H

I don't know how I did it , but I have removed Pictures from the side menu of Files. I restored the pictures from the rubbish bin,and is showing under Home, but Pictures doesn't show up on the left side menu. How do I get it back.

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Mike Easter

There are two things to do here; when you use the lum live usb maker, you must use the 'full-featured mode' to create space for the persistence AND when you boot the antix you must use its boot menu F5 function to bring out the persist

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days ago by: Mike Easter

mkusb can work w/ MX https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb/gui#Linux_distros_where_mkusb_works That page is older; since then mkusb-plug has been integrated into the mkusb package. But, the proof is in the pudding; actually succes

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

A weakness/ deficiency of the 'lum' as they like to call live-usb-maker is that its 'file finder' function does not provide a wide range (some file managers have an 'other' function) of navigation; you can only navigate to your own dev

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

When you boot antiX, there is a boot option F5 which provides a complex persistence options lineup. <graphics & persistence info> https://antixlinux.com/the-most-extensive-live-usb-on-the-planet/ The Most Extensive Live-usb on the Pla

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: Paul

You can save stuff. https://download.tuxfamily.org/antix/docs-antiX-19/FAQ/persistence.html Once you understand the mechanism, you may need to resize something... Paul

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 4 Hours ago by: pinnerite

I have an Asus motherboard too but I couldn't find any reference to F8 in the manual. I tried it anyway and bingo! I have yet to test the Antix system for persistence. Can I just save stuff or do I have to mutter incantations first?

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 5 Hours ago by: Big Al

I took a different route. I installed Linux Mint 20.3 right onto the thumb drive just like I would any other drive. So there is no limit to storage other than the size of the drive. Works like a charm. I put it on a 32G drive, one th

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 6 Hours ago by: Paul

Looks like a hybrid. Should have worked. If you "dd" that, chances are it'll work to boot on USB. If you use some other tool for USB stick preparation, a tool with persistence, it might just copy the files and not the exact structure. I

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Now that I've watched the rest of the vid, I find that this full-featured mode is ONLY available if the .iso is antix/mx. Apparently it is the usb maker from 'inside' antix/mx. So; that provides me another similar way to make a persiste

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

That is a common problem/limitation. I'm a big fan of live USBs, also persistence, also multiboot live USBs. Presently I do persistence one way; multi- another. What I like about antix persistence is its power and flexibility; I'm no

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: david c

Check if it's a bootable usb.

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rene Lamontagne

I agree with Big Al, leave your bios settings as they were, and use the boot menu key to select the USB drive, on my Asus motherboards it's F8. I have good success with Rufus or BalenaEtcher for USB stick creators. If you want a nice e

Re: [OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 12 Hours ago by: Big Al

Rather than rely on the boot order in the BIOS to pick the device, hit whatever key it is on you model of PC that brings up the boot device list. Not the BIOS editor, but the list of bootable devices. On my computer F2 gives me the BIOS

Re: Can Konq's Filter Results Be Alphabetized? (thread)

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Posted: 5 Days 13 Hours ago by: Abandoned_Trolley

and thats how a tool is turned in to a job :-\

[OT] Booting Antix from a live-USB drive

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Posted: 5 Days 14 Hours ago by: pinnerite

I always like to have a live CD or live USB drive handy for special situations. The ones that I have had so far have not supported persistence, the ability to retain configuration changes for example. On one of the newsgroups (I cannot rem

Re: Can Konq's Filter Results Be Alphabetized? (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 2 Hours ago by: Paul

Find a sorting preference somewhere ? https://askubuntu.com/questions/1040499/kubuntu-18-04-how-does-dolphin-file-manager-sort-files-naturally That's the beauty of computers -- every day, a new puzzle. Paul

Can Konq's Filter Results Be Alphabetized?

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Posted: 6 Days 3 Hours ago by: Dr. Noah Bodie

When you click the "Filter By Type" button to show the folder contents the listings are never in alphabetical order. Is there any way to change this? For example, it will list the contents as: Gzip Archive (3) shell script (1) Zip arch

Re: Firewall (thread)

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Posted: 8 Days 14 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Bud Frede wrote: And that's the general problem with the majority of users -- they don't remember they enabled it and/or don't know how to configure it, and then blame the PC. Same, excep

Re: Firewall (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 12 Hours ago by: Bud Frede

The only real downside to enabling a firewall on a desktop system is that you have to remember that it's enabled. If you then decide to install some service, you will also have to change the firewall rules to allow access to it from outs

Re: Firewall (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Dr. Noah Bodie

It may block installing/updating FireFox apps. I just tried to update an extension and the firewall kept it from being installed. I had to disable it in order to get the update.

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

(snip) When I came to Ubuntu from W7, I had a hard enough time getting my head around the disk structure (what had happened to the C: drive?!...). Once it'd sunk in that my Home folder was what I should be backing up, and the rest wa

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 14 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Jeff Layman wrote: Something else --> 'du' -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCgAdFiEE3asj+xn6fYUcweBnbWVw5UznKGAFAmJ80vIACgkQbWVw5Uzn KGDyDw/+OGZesj/aPx+aiGkms7+1UU06QE256yS6NDQyrmvI

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 16 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

It's above me, I'm afraid, but this is the result: $ sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sda1 tune2fs 1.45.5 (07-Jan-2020) Filesystem volume name: <none> Last mounted on: / Filesystem UUID: 4ff5880b-636b-4ae2-ba51-484e7e3c58de File

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bit Twister

Does the reserved disk space round out your disk free/usage computation? tune2fs -l /dev/sda1

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Aragorn

It does both, depending on how it is used. The snapshot functionality is limited to btrfs. A btrfs snapshot is based upon the copy-on-write principle, and btrfs snapshots exist on the same filesystem as the original files, but as spe

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 4 Hours ago by: Paul

Using the GUI for Timeshift, clean out the old snapshots. I don't know the innards of Timeshift worth a damn. I'm told it does "snapshots", not "backups"! That observation becomes important... when you discover that for a snapshot stor

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

I quite like the way that Nemo works as a file manager. I assume that most file managers are simply GUI front ends for df in a terminal, but perhaps someone can confirm this, or if otherwise, explain what they do. This is what df shows

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Nic

Is it possible to remove Nemo and find an alternative File Manager.

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

Is that with Nemo using "properties" or something else? It might be a bug in Nemo; the /proc folder size of 140TB appeared immediately, even though it was obvious that items were being added. Any idea why Nemo should report different "

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Aragorn wrote: I don't recall that ever showing a discrepancy in capacity between various implementations of "how much space is left". Certainly more discrepancy between "capacity on the b

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: Aragorn

The filesystem journal also takes up a certain amount of space. ;)

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 9 Hours ago by: Aragorn

/proc is an interface to the kernel that gets abstracted to userspace in the form of a virtual filesystem, but its contents do not exist on your drive. /dev esists on a tmpfs — i.e. a filesystem in virtual memory, of which the conten

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 10 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Jeff Layman wrote: "/proc" (as well as "/sys") is a pseudo-filesystem that the kernel generates (/sys is based on hardware, /proc is based on the kernel ABIs and/or data structures. Kind o

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 10 Hours ago by: Bit Twister

Maybe the reserved space is not taken into account. When you create partitions, a default 5% reserved blocks percentage is set aside for super-user usage in the event if the drive goes full. Anytime I create large partitions I use mke2f

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 11 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

I am getting more and more confused by what Mint is telling me about the contents of my HD. I have a 1TB HD. In Nemo, Properties reports the folder sizes as follows: /boot 4.7GB /home 38.3GB /lib 16.4GB /timeshift 49.5GB /usr 23.5GB /v

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Paul

Since you seem to know about these items, there is no need to worry. It would be a different matter, if you knew of 100K items and the tools were telling you there were 32 times as many. But since you acknowledge the storage has a high

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

I have only 28 items running to 70.7MB in that folder. Not a lot in the scheme of things!

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

Yes. According to QDirStat, /usr has almost 2M items, and /var about 65K. Also, according to QDirStat, /timeshift itself has over 3.2M items. Note there would have been some more, but I stopped QDS reading after about 30 minutes. Wha

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 19 Hours ago by: Andrei Z.

$ sudo apt autoclean What is difference between the options "autoclean", "autoremove" and "clean"? - Ask Ubuntu https://askubuntu.com/questions/3167/what-is-difference-between-the-options-autoclean-autoremove-and-clean?noredirect=1&lq=1

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jack Strangio

Mint's apt downloads *.deb package files to /var/cache/apt/archives where they stay to save downloading them a second time if they are required for a re-install. Mine currently has 94 packages saved taking up 420 megabytes. You can safe

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 4 Hours ago by: Paul

But what does your calibrated eyeball tell you ? Is it possible there are 2052003 items ? Using other tools that list disk content, maybe you can find the irregular structure on the disk. Paul

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. My comment about temp files was, I think, a fading memory from Windows days when, IIRC, files replaced during updates were stored in a folder somewhere which just got bigger and bigger. A fol

Re: Dictionary. Where is it. (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 8 Hours ago by: Big Al

Rats!, I was thinking there might be a common file for all to use. Thanks. I did find the Libre Office one.

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nic

Have a look at Sweeper https://utils.kde.org/projects/sweeper/ Been using for a while now with no problems. Sweeper Sweeper helps to clean unwanted traces the user leaves on the system. The latest stable release is version *21.12*

Re: Dictionary. Where is it. (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: crab

/home/mintuser/.config/libreoffice/4/user/wordbook/standard.dic Thunderbird: /home/mintuser/.thunderbird/pr0f1l3-default/persdict.dat Poke around in ~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile>/ and you'll likely find some similar file.

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 10 Hours ago by: Paul

In Windows, the in-box cleaning is called "CleanMgr". But it may be removed eventually. The Windows third party thing, is called "CCleaner" from Piriform. The current owner of the software is a wee bit evil, so you might want an older ve

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 12 Hours ago by: Yrrah

+1 https://www.bleachbit.org dl: https://www.bleachbit.org/download/linux Yrrah

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 12 Hours ago by: Bit Twister

How is the /tmp directory cleaned up In a search engine gets me About 27,000,000 results (0.60 seconds) at https://www.google.com/advanced_search

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 13 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Rob H wrote: If only "some" files aren't readable, I would suspect that either (a) the filesystem is bad (e.g. needs windows chkdsk to fix) (b) the drive is faulty (old, damaged in tra

Re: Firewall (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 13 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Brad Boimler wrote: In a home environment -- I wouldn't, ESPECIALLY if it's my only PC (or like 1 of 2). If you're taking it to Starbucks or something, it's not a bad idea. Note that by d

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 14 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 cb wrote: Those're awesome methods to ruin your install :| -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCgAdFiEE3asj+xn6fYUcweBnbWVw5UznKGAFAmJ45vIACgkQbWVw5Uzn KGCBdQ/9GzvwROfmOwrSrvBA/w8u735d

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 14 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Jeff Layman wrote: The time isn't a case of "temp files"; but rather that timeshift has to think about what it's doing. 1. Check all files in "current snapshot" against "previous snapshot"

Re: Cleaning out old files (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 15 Hours ago by: cb

maybe Bleachbit ? alternative to Ccleaner

Cleaning out old files

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Posted: 15 Days 16 Hours ago by: Jeff Layman

Although it's rather a long time since I used it, I seem to remember that there was "disk clean" or something similar in Windows which would clear out temporary files and free up disk space. Is there anything like that for Mint? I use Ti

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 17 Hours ago by: Edmund

Sorry I didn,t read your posting very well. I thought it was a ext4 driver and then you suddenly mentioned a NTFS drive, my bad. Off course the brand doesn't matter and I don't think the problem you experience should happen.

Re: Dictionary. Where is it. (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Big Al

Actually it's the user's dictionary that I save words into that are not in the mail dictionary that I'm looking for. A reload will replace the others easily.

Dictionary. Where is it.

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Posted: 15 Days 20 Hours ago by: Big Al

I type in Thunderbird, Firefox, Open Office, etc etc and there is a spell checker everywhere (seems like at least). But where are they, or it (hopefully, only one) ? I would like to back it / them up. Al

Re: Addendum see link (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Paul

The Toshiba Canvio is someones backup drive. In a computing situation where apparently files from more than one OS are stored. The drive happens to be formatted NTFS. The OP reports some sort of non-specific issue with reading the files.

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days ago by: Aragorn

Neither Microsoft Windows nor NTFS had anything to do with the creation of GNU/Linux or the ext* fileystems. The first ever versions of GNU/Linux were using the Minix filesystem, which was then later replaced with ext2. ext3 is ext2

Re: Addendum see link (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext4

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nic

The conclusion I get from this scrit is that NTFS is on the way out, who came up with EXT2 and EXT3 and EXT4, was it the intent to form a different hd formatting that rise above the limitations of NTFS? I use NTFS for my storage drive,

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 1 Hour ago by: Paul

At the current time, the NTFS driver is a "minimal" one. (The Paragon NTFS driver is incoming, and something might change...) The intention is to support basic storage. To contrast the two, look at the *permissions* representation. The

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Linux has a 'history' about NTFS. There are a couple of ways to inform yourself about the history and the significance of which kernel you are using. I like this section of a wp article for a historic overview incl kernel 5.15 & NTFS3

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rob H

yes yes that is what I mean

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rob H

A toshiba Canvio 1Tb

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Rob H

Ok thanks, I only asked as I wasn't sure if they could be read on an NTFS file system

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Big Al

Linux can make links to other files in it's own way. Windows can't use this way of linking. Other than links, I see no reason a file on linux can't be read on NTFS. I have an NTFS drive that I write to for bulk storage of wallpapers. Li

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Edmund

Which external drive?

Re: linux files on a NTFS disk (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

I don't understand what this is saying. One place seems to be saying ext4 format and another place seems to be saying NTFS format. Do you mean there are partitions formatted differently? Or, do you mean 'somewhere else the linux file

linux files on a NTFS disk

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Posted: 16 Days 9 Hours ago by: Rob H

Some one sent me a 1Tb external hard drive with what are linux files which were on a formated ext4 drive. The external drive is formatted NTFS, and somem of the files are not either readable nor open. Is it possible that because the dri

Re: Firewall (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yrrah

Enable the firewall and forget about it. https://www.maketecheasier.com/how-to-set-up-firewall-linux/ Yrrah

Re: MATE Screensaver, Pictures Folder - Limited Selection? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 9 Hours ago by: Aragorn

This is due the nature of the randomness itself. I've had the same thing happening here — in Manjaro, with KDE Plasma — with far fewer photos than you have in your collection. That should be doable, yes.

Re: Linux Mint 21 "Vanessa" and a new upgrade tool (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 11 Hours ago by: wicklowham

======Repeat alfabeth......simple Frank in County Wicklow - Ireland

Re: Firewall (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 11 Hours ago by: Bit Twister

You use a firewall to prevent incoming internet access to services/daemons that you have running. Good example is blocking ssh access if you have it enabled on you system so you can log into it from work. If so then you would want the f

Firewall

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Posted: 16 Days 15 Hours ago by: Brad Boimler

Hi there, maybe it's a lame question, anyway... Do I need to turn on the firewall on Linux Mint? I just read an article on a magazine (about Ubuntu) saying to turn it on, but not explaining why... What should I do? Thanks

Re: MATE Screensaver, Pictures Folder - Limited Selection? (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 16 Hours ago by: Gordon

Random numbers are not what one would they are. If you toss a coin it is possible to get many heads or tails after each other. Another theory is that if something happens by chance, then it is likely to happen again in a short period of

MATE Screensaver, Pictures Folder - Limited Selection?

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Posted: 16 Days 17 Hours ago by: Jack Strangio

Hi All, I have thousands of photos in various subdirectories in my '/archive/photo' directory which is soft-linked to 'Pictures' in my /home/username folder. So when the 'Picture Folder' screensaver kicks in I get a random selection of ph

Re: Ventoy (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Rene Lamontagne

Good show, I installed Ventoy on the 64GB Sandisk and installed 5 Linux distros including Knoppix 9.1 for kicks, they all worked great with the exception of 9.1 which threw a black screen. looks like a great time saver when you want to

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

I believe MX/AntiX have the most persistence options in the boot parameter: https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/boot-parameters/#Persistence

Re: Ventoy (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nic

64GB would be very suitable, prepare yourself for a great experience, and I read that it had some kind of persistence, think of it, having 30 Linux Distros and Flavors that you can boot into.

Re: Ventoy (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Yes; ventoy does a good job at that. I previously used the Win Yumi, but Ventoy is *much* more reliable. Yumi 'breaks' easily during remove and replace (the new replaced .iso doesn't boot), whereas ventoy doesn't. My experience has b

Ventoy

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Posted: 17 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rene Lamontagne

I see a couple people here are using this software to make it easier to run various distros from one USB device (I think), this is new to me so I am asking, does this make it easier and quicker to go this route? If so I might give it a

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Yes. Also Puppy simplifies saving the squash to a hdd 'parking place' such as a Windows part w/o bothering the Win. I haven't been able to figure out the 'inconsistency' of the various persistence strategies in terms of performance s

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 12 Hours ago by: David Catterall

I'm wondering if this is one of those systems where all the persistent changes are loaded from the USB drive into RAM at boot up and loaded back from RAM to the USB drive at shutdown. Or is there another way to overcome the slowness o

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nic

Great news. I will give it a try:-)

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Rene Lamontagne

Yes indeed, persistence is built right in Puppy, I didn't have to do anything, it is all on the USB stick, persistence right out of the box, gotta love it. :-) Rene

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nic

I gave up on Knoppix a couple of years ago, before flash drives. If I understand what you are saying, you have managed to use a flash drive to burn a Puppy and the persistence occurs within the flash drive? Not on one of your hard drive

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Rene Lamontagne

Yes I have, both in Puppy Zenial 7.5 and Fosssapup 9.5 and I gotta tell ya they both work great. :-) But I've given up on Knoppix 9.1 :-( Rene

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nic

Curious Nic wonders, have you succeeded in using a flash drive to have persistence with Puppy?

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 4 Hours ago by: Rene Lamontagne

Thanks for all the effort Paul, I gave it my best shot and thought I had it but failed in the end. I think I'll stick to Mint 20.3 and Puppy Zenial 7.5 for the time being. Rene

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 9 Hours ago by: Paul

The way Knoppix works, is you start with the cheatcodes. ftp://ftp.uni-kl.de/pub/linux/knoppix/knoppix-cheatcodes.txt ### Configuration / Persistent image ### knoppix toram # Copy to RAM and run from there [4GB DV

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

As well as I can tell so far, the flash-knoppix would be good for a remaster, but not the kind of persistence I would want. I booted the knoppix I made w/ its flash-knoppix and it reminds me of one of those 'slow' usb/s and I think may

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days ago by: Rene Lamontagne

Yes, Puppy is one of the best done ever little distros, I use Xenial Pup 7.5 and it does everything I need when I use it. Scanner and printer always work without any hassle and everything else Just Works every time. Rene

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 1 Hour ago by: Mike Easter

I booted the Knoppix 9.1 I had on the Ventoy multiboot USB and used its terminal to run flash-knoppix which said: // This program creates a bootable copy of knoppix on an usb flash disk or hard disk, optionally with an overlay for stor

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 2 Hours ago by: Rene Lamontagne

As promised yesterday I formatted the USB stick With Rufus and tried again, nope, same 'No configuration files found', tried again with a brand new 32GB stick formatted with Gparted, same results. There is also an option to put it on a

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Catterall

–Except that Knoppix does not use squashfs but uses cloop to produce a compressed file system! Sorry, lads, David

Re: [OT] How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: Bit Twister

Nope, Tried scripting KDE configuration via custom configuration scripts and aborted the attempts when I found it much easier on Xfce.

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Catterall

Paul, I find similar results myself: more recent USB sticks slow down a persistent live system so as to make it tedious. The best way to have a customized live Knoppix System is to save one's changes to a squashfs file named KNOPPIX3

Re: [OT] How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Did you ever tinker w/ Trinity DE, like KDE 3.5? There's a repo for Mageia.

Re: [OT] How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Bit Twister

Stared with Redhat, moved to Mandriva then Mageia because of easy gui control center interface for modifying the system setup. https://doc.mageia.org/mcc/8/en/content/software-management.html Lots of live iso for test driving https:

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Mageia. Were you formerly Mandriva before Mageia or something else? Is your preferred DE KDE or what?

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Nic

This what I get gdisk -l /dev/sda GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.3 Partition table scan:   MBR: MBR only   BSD: not present   APM: not present   GPT: not present *************************************************************** F

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Bit Twister

Not required. I was just suggesting that labeling partitions can be helpful when moving/copying partitions when you have to start troubleshooting problems. I see lots of posts by people using partition cloneing tools and wind up bootin

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Nic

I am not sure what you are suggesting. Given that my system is booting up and working to my needs. Are you suggesting that I use Gparted to write labels for my drives and partitions? Is that necessary for my computer to work properly?

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 8 Hours ago by: Bit Twister

That indicates / is mounted on sda1 and you have no labels on partitions. No FSAVAIL FSUSED columns indicate you have an older lsblk app than what my distribution has. I can suggest systemrescuecd https://www.system-rescue.org/ http:/

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 9 Hours ago by: Aragorn

It's a file, not a directory. It normally contains a line for each filesystem that is to be mounted at boot time, although you can also add lines for each removable device, if you will. Each line is a record, comprised of six fields, s

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 9 Hours ago by: Nic

This is what I get NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda      8:0    0 931.5G  0 disk ├─sda1   8:1    0 864.5G  0 part / └─sda2   8:2    0  67.1G  0 part sdb      8:16   0   3.7T  0 di

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 9 Hours ago by: Bit Twister

I will second that. I also label my partitions and change /etc/fstab to use labels rather than UUIDs.

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 9 Hours ago by: Bit Twister

And the missing /etc/fstab makes me think it was not done correctly. :( If so, old/original partition is being used for booting/running. I suggest booting a rescue cd and use gparted to label all partitions, boot install and see what yo

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

GParted is my preferred formatter and partitioner prior to installation on a hdd.

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 11 Hours ago by: Nic

My system is working fine and my original post was about the method i used to migrate LM to a larger drive.

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 12 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Nic wrote: .... once again, systemd fixing something that wasn't broken ... *sigh" '/etc/fstab' is a FILE, not a DIRECTORY. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCgAdFiEE3asj+xn6fYUcweBn

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 13 Hours ago by: wicklowham

To format a device I am always happy with Gparted , being a Linux only user. Frank , in County Wicklow Ireland

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Sometimes 'strangely' configured sticks such as 'various' partitions and those which don't even show up for Windows or show up there 'oddly' need to be formatted first w/ a 'good' formatter before you try to do anything else w/ them.

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 22 Hours ago by: Rene Lamontagne

I Just went through the Knoppix flssh routine from my running 9.1 to a 64GB Sandisk and gave it about 10GB of what they term as "Overly'. The whole procedure took about 8 minutes, On trying to boot from it it failed with "Could not fin

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Another type of persistence I've been meaning to sample but haven't is that of Ventoy. Since V does what I've asked of it so far, maybe it also has great persistence.

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

I've never used Rufus persistence; I haven't 'figured it out' yet. Historically, Rufus never offered persistence. Now (current rufus v), sometimes rufus offers persistence and sometimes it doesn't. When I saw that you said rufus had don

Re: Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1 (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days ago by: Paul

Have you tried Rufus.ie ? I seem to remember a generous persistence option there. There's no way to guarantee these things, as the Knoppix isn't always bolted together like all the other stuff. Some of the Knoppix discs, had the proble

Persistence 1n Knoppix 9.1

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Posted: 20 Days ago by: Rene Lamontagne

OK, I now have Knoppix running with 'Knoppix nomodeset.' I installed it on a 32GB USB stick with Rufus and put in 8GB for persistence. So now I have a 20gb Knoppix fat32 partition and an 8GB ext3 persistence partition. BUT, no persi

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Nic

Thank you for your answer to my question, which you can see how my question was shaped by DanP suggesting that such a directory should be there. I might add that this machine has 3 8GB Ram disks, which ~23GB is seen by Linux. May I assu

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 5 Hours ago by: Big Al

Thanks, puts my mind at ease. I almost always use gparted so that fits in just perfect.

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: Aragorn

You were inquiring about how it can be that you do not have an /etc/fstab file. I merely gave you the answer to that inquiry. I did not say anything about listing partitions, because that has nothing to so with what you were asking a

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 6 Hours ago by: Paul

There are two parts to storage. The "envelope" size, diagrammatically shown this way. +-----+------------------------------------+ - - - | MBR | Envelope / nominal size | +-----+-----------------------------

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 8 Hours ago by: Nic

I really don't understand what you are saying. I found this website https://linuxhandbook.com/linux-list-disks/ 6 Different Ways to List Hard Drives in Linux Table of Contents 1. Listing Hard Drives in Linux <https://linuxhandb

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 8 Hours ago by: Aragorn

It means that your partitions are either being mounted by systemd units, or that they are automatically detected by systemd from the entries in your GPT partition table. If you have a simple partition layout — /, /home and /boot/efi

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 10 Hours ago by: Nic

Yes I meant swap-partition. I checked the folder /etc/---and there is no fstab, what does that mean?

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Nic wrote: That's a swap partition, not a swap file. A swap file is merely a file (generally in "/" ) that would not be visible to gparted. Don't forget to check your /etc/fstab to ensur

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Big Al wrote: Just a typo -- it's 'resize2fs' (at least for ext 2/3/4 partitions). That being said, when using 'gparted' to do the work, it should automatically include the necessary comman

Re: How I migrated to a larger drive (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 11 Hours ago by: Big Al

I always thought that expanding the partition doesn't expand what linux thinks is there. There was some command you had to type to make it use the full partition. Like 'resizefs'. Maybe I'm wrong. I have been reluctant to do any resiz

How I migrated to a larger drive

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Posted: 20 Days 13 Hours ago by: Nic

I have been using a 500GB SSD and was running out of room, what to do? I purchased a 1TB SSD and used a device made by Wavelink for cloning bought on Amazon. It is a cloning device where the source must be smaller than the target.The pro

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: Paul

Knoppix might be using DRM (Direct Render Mode) and maybe it accepts "nomodeset" ??? The pisser with that, is not being able to set the resolution to a reasonable value. Something I was testing here, seemed to be stuck at 640x480. Others

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days ago by: Rene Lamontagne

Good show Mike, Knoppix nomodeset did the trick, It all works fine now. Funny, it worked on my Sons machine but not on mine.. Many thanks for all your help, really grateful. Rene

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

If you get to the knoppix graphic where the boot: options appears, then you can input something after boot such as knoppix nomodeset or knoppix nocomposite (that might be a good idea) or knoppix no3d You can see the numerous options w/

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Rene Lamontagne

Today I was able to use my Sons machine for a couple hours, So ussing the same ISO file and the same Version of Rufus and the same USB stick , I installed it on his computer. It booted up OK and ran properly with all the features and

Re: .xsession-errors --- help getting large (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 4 Hours ago by: Andrei Z.

With dconf I set org.cinnamon.desktop.thumbnail-cache maximum-age: 180 -> 10 :)

Re: .xsession-errors --- help getting large (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 5 Hours ago by: Big Al

Found it. I cleared the thumbnail cache. ~/cache/thumbnails 3 folders. Just deleted the data. Well something learned. I've been editing hundreds of icons for my desktop themes and probably that many new thumbnails and the constan

Re: .xsession-errors --- help getting large (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: Big Al

Nothing there. Only a few lines, ~50. My google found the same info that it seems there is an image with a bad location like C:/ or /home/alan\docs etc. But stopping every item that I can doesn't seem to do anything. Even wallpaper set t

Re: .xsession-errors --- help getting large (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 6 Hours ago by: Andrei Z.

Looks like some image is empty or does not exist. Have a look at Melange log. Super+L to open Melange (Cinnamon debugging tool).

Re: .xsession-errors --- help getting large (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: Big Al

It's logging an error only 2 times a second. But Still....

.xsession-errors --- help getting large

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Posted: 21 Days 9 Hours ago by: Big Al

This file is getting huge. Every so many hundredths of a second, this is popping up. (cinnamon:1645): St-CRITICAL **: 11:01:16.632: st_theme_node_render_resources: assertion 'width > 0 && height > 0' failed I have changed from my persona

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 11 Hours ago by: Nic

Oh well, such is the state of things.

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nic

Is this some pit of madness where souls struggle to escape, tell me has the machine stopped going into an infinite loop when 0 is divided into anything? Do you trust the results of the machine, while knowing the best have written code t

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Personally I don't share your desire to shape the future. See above. I'm pretty lazy; I like to do what I do. I'm not looking for something new. In my limited experience seeing developers and regular users attempting to share the sam

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nic

Perhaps, how does that sit with you? How do you measure contributions, do you see a future where non technical supporters have a say in shaping the future.

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

My 'standard' approach to Debian is to navigate to and dl the non-free live .iso version of the DVD size as amd64 by torrent if possible, directly if not. Currently the live 11.3.0 non-free .iso comes as 7 different DEs, gnome, kde, cinn

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nic

A Debian LD LiveDistro. They do offer a non net installation, which is ten times the size of the net install. Where talkning about a 394MB/3.9GB. Have you explored into other competing operating systems? I would regret if asked what dur

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

The big distro tree doesn't really address the subject of alternate DE/s at all; it is a distro (only) tree. Using the example of Mint, the Debian section shows a reddish-orange Ubuntu branching in 2004. The tree then shows Mint off t

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 4 Hours ago by: Rene Lamontagne

*That* is a master work of Art and Dedication to say the least! Rene

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nic

re: "a somewhat mind-blowing huge graphic showing the linux distro tree" you put it mildly, I did a print preview in FF and printed to pdf, it took longer to print than most jobs. The only minor thing that I would suggest to the authors

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

There are several main 'streams' of linux distro/s, Slackware, Debian, and RedHat and then there are also independent dev/s. Ubuntu is a derivative of Debian, but it has its own repo/s; whereas Mint is a derivative of Ubuntu and adds Min

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nic

Thank you, that was a lot of information. I guess I have to bone up to learning what a gnome versus some KDE means. My desktop really enjoys LM Cinnamon, they say a picture is worth a thousand words,  think of it  a graph that shows t

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

I'm past my own transient Knoppix .iso problem; I'm just twiddling w/ it now that I have it around. If you mean the 'flagship' Ub, I'm not a gnome fan, so I'm more likely to boot some KDE than some gnome. My daily driver is Mint Cinn

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 3 Hours ago by: Nic

There is a question I have for you Mike, if we can get beyond this knotty Knoppix problem, how familiar are you with Ubuntu? What I am wondering is Mint some fork of Ubuntu and is Ubuntu the the Linux version that will survive the Linux

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Another feature of knoppix is that it can boot into LXDE, Gnome, or KDE from the boot command. Interestingly to me, because I'm interested in the wide range of ram used to the desktop by KDE which is 'all over the map' depending on th

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

If I use knoppix64 instead of default boot, it boots the 64 bit kernel, but inxi -S report still says bits 32 (and kernel 64). I haven't figured that out yet. But booting knoppix64 shows my ram OK, whether from inxi or top. Knoppix w

Re: How to safely remove a usb drive (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

I have never accessed the Computer icon from the desktop before. What that is/presents is a file manager opened one dir /before/ the file system. Interesting. You can also get there by opening the file manager from the taskbar or menu

Re: How to safely remove a usb drive (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jack

He said this in his post "problems reading the drive in the future". Did you miss it or is there something not clear to you?

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Knop 9.1 was released '21 Feb. 9.2 has been released more recently to a more limited audience. I believe that RL and I have had two completely different problems. I don't know the answer to what his was. Mine came about because I w

Re: How to safely remove a usb drive (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Nic

I have in the past as an example used the Computer icon on the desktop to see my drives, if you do it this way you will see the drives in the left panel and the right panel, if you try to right click on the drives in the left panel and

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: David Catterall

+1 IIRC I used dd to put the image on to a USB stick. David in Co Longford

Re: Moving /home back (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Rob H wrote: "mount /dev/whatever /mnt/location" . Assuming there's nothing weird about either filesystem, that is. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCgAdFiEE3asj+xn6fYUcweBnbWVw5Uzn

Re: How to safely remove a usb drive (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 8 Hours ago by: Paul

A lot of the same component parts are used. Even though the name is different, the OS knows there are certain things it should do, to prevent a dirty file system. A part of that, is flush() of caches out to the physical media. That's par

Re: How to safely remove a usb drive (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: Yrrah

So what's the problem? Yrrah

Re: Moving /home back (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: Paul

You have two storage areas you're working in. / /dev/sdc1 /home /media/home /dev/md0p1 Once /dev/md0p1 is mounted as /media/home, you can clean out the underlying /home mount point (if you didn't clean

Re: Moving /home back (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: Rob H

Ok, thanks, but how do I mount /dev/sdc1 and /dev/md0p1 to separate locations, like where to. Presently /home is just 8Gb

Re: Thunderbird annoying popup (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Edmund wrote: If you don't agree to Google's TOS for using gmail ... stop using gmail. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCgAdFiEE3asj+xn6fYUcweBnbWVw5UznKGAFAmJujOAACgkQbWVw5Uzn KGDt

Re: Thunderbird annoying popup (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Edmund wrote: Is it the gmail oauth2 credential request? If so, you have to complete that in order to let thunderbird authenticate with your gmail account. Remove the gmail account from

Re: Moving /home back (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Rob H wrote: I am assuming you mean that you've mounted /dev/md0p1 to /home. In that case, the easiest fix is a live session. NOTE -- assumption is that your $HOME directory is sufficient

Re: How to safely remove a usb drive (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 NP2 wrote: Yes, "eject" is "safely remove". In my experience, the phrasing depends on which file-manager you choose to use (but ultimately, both call eject(1)). -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATUR

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: Paul

The evidence of 32-bit mode, was that "top" only shows a 4GB memory present, when the machine has more than 4GB of memory. My assumption is that typing "knoppix" instead of "knoppix64" still gives 32 bit versus 64 bit operation. Pau

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: Paul

[Picture] https://i.postimg.cc/NG1GZ2zv/Kmoppix-32bit-text-test.gif Test Results: Boot in UEFI mode (let the machine do what it wants with the DVD), caused the boot process to hang with the underline cursor (fixed not blink) at two inc

Re: How to safely remove a usb drive (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 10 Hours ago by: NP2

I noticed the option "safely remove drive" isn't always there so then I choose "eject" instead, hoping that's the same thing.

Re: How to safely remove a usb drive (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 11 Hours ago by: Rob H

Yes I do that, left click on the usb stick then select remove drive.

How to safely remove a usb drive

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Posted: 23 Days 11 Hours ago by: Nic

I have noticed while using Nemo file manager that the correct way to remove a usb drive is to right click on the drive in the left panel, then a notification appears saying that it is safe to unplug the drive. If you use the right panel

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 12 Hours ago by: pinnerite

I haf been watching this thread and decided to check which version of knoppix I had been using. KNOPPIX_V9.1DVD-2021-01-25-EN.iso I installed this to a DVD and a flash drive in June 2021. I have never had a problem booting from either. S

Moving /home back

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Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: Rob H

Ok silly question time here. I moved my /home folder according to these destructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving. Now I want to move /home back to it's default location on the disk it was installed on.

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Now that I have this all sorted out and have a good (proven) .iso, I wrote it to the Ventoy stick I tried before and it boots fine there too. Writing/Copying to the Ventoy stick is *MUCH* faster than writing to USB w/ Etcher and makes

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Knoppix 9.1 .iso has the same hash as previously. I wrote it to a 16G usb which had been formatted by Rufus whose formats I like, and I wrote it w/ Etcher in Win. It successfully booted into a graphical desktop of LXDE kernel 5.10.20,

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

I'm going to go back to the beginning, dl from another mirror, check its hash (also compare the alternate site's hash w/ the one I got before) and see what rufus and etcher say about the 'new' .iso.

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 1 Hour ago by: Rene Lamontagne

I' beginning to think 9.1 might be a dud, yet it flashes and boots OK on my system but won't do Text. Rene

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

New report on non-bootability: Rufus 3.18.1877 (portable) This image is either non-bootable or it uses a boot or compression method that is not supported by Rufus. Knoppix suggests using its own tool, such as would be found in the kn

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 2 Hours ago by: Nic

Was it Einstein that said something about the insane look for different results over and over, may I be one who sends you compliments for the fact that you are typing your thoughts and experiences in this digital world and I hope that w

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 3 Hours ago by: Rene Lamontagne

Yes Nic, I will stay with 8.6.1, But for the hell of it I just tried it one more time. This time I went to Major Geeks who are very reliable, that sent me to Sonic where I downloaded the English 9.1 version. I installed it on a 64GB S

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Nic

Stay with 8.6.1 and be happy it works.

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 4 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

The 3rd time I wrote knoppix to ventoy usb it again failed the hashcheck and I tried to boot it anyway, but it failed w/ the same error msg. The ventoy site says that 9.1 has 1 reports of booting as legacy and the same report of not bo

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

The torrent situation didn't work out - no seeds, but I got 9.1 I took a couple of 'buntu/s off a Ventoy to make room for the 4.4G Knoppix DVD. Historically I've used Win to dl, hashcheck, authenticate and write ..iso/s to usb using ei

Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 6 Hours ago by: Paul

Messages on USENET have headers. Using things like "header view" in a news agent, you can see the lines in the beginning of the message, that control and identify the message. The MID or Message ID, is a unique identifier (no two alike)

Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

That is a message ID: http://al.howardknight.net/?ID5125864500 From: Mike Easter Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.mint Subject: Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 09:17:32 -0700 Message-ID: <jd2hctFc3pnU1@mid

Re: Knoppix 9.1 problem (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

I haven't yet tested 9.1 which was released '21 Feb, but there is also a 9.2 released '22 Feb, but I don't find it on the mirrors. Since the 9.1 is available via DW torrent, I'll dl that one and put it on a Ventoy stick later today.

Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 7 Hours ago by: Edmund

I don't know what this : "<jd2hctFc3pnU1@mid.individual.net>" means, anyway nothing changed here. I will dump mate and go back to XFCE

Knoppix 9.1 problem

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Posted: 24 Days 8 Hours ago by: Rene Lamontagne

Not finding any NGs relating to Knoppix I decided to try here. I occasionally used Knoppix Ver 8.6.1 which I have on a 16 GB USB stick for over a year with no problems I decided to upgrade to Ver 9.1 just to keep current. So I downloade

Re: Thunderbird annoying popup (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Ralph Fox

A third (and final) alternative is: c) Create an App Password and use that in Thunderbird in place of your main Google account password (with 'Normal Password'). Catch: You have to turn on 2-Step Verification before you

Re: Thunderbird annoying popup (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Edmund

Thank you Ralph, I will look into it. For your first suggestion : enter your address and password for this Gmail account. it continues with that I have to agree with a bunch of google terms....I hate that. Edmund

Re: Thunderbird annoying popup----Solverd (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Ralph Fox

But you may not be able to access your Gmail after May 30th. <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/automatic-conversion-google-mail-accounts-oauth20> <https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255>

Re: Thunderbird annoying popup (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 15 Hours ago by: Ralph Fox

As of May 30th, Google/Gmail will no longer support the use email programs which user your main Google account password to log into Gmail [1]. To allow Thunderbird to keep working with Gmail after May 30th, Thunderbird 91.8.0 conve

Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

In my case, I was using a live Mint Mate 20.3 whose default user was mint. I opened a terminal in /usr/bin and used the command sudo su to get a 'root' # prompt. Then I used the command chown mint xkill to change the owner to mint and

Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: Edmund

I like to try that, how exactly did you do that step by step? Go to /usr/bin and CHANGED ownership to what? I don't see why that keyboard shortcut should work after you changed the ownership, but if you tell me how you did it, I will t

Re: Thunderbird annoying popup----Solverd (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: Edmund

No, this grap https://support.google.com/accounts/thread/51536029/cannot-get-rid-of-one-account-all-of-google-popup?hl=en In thunderbird server settings security setting authentication method there was "OAuth2" After changing that to N

Re: Thunderbird annoying popup (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 6 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Are you talking about gmail trying to provide a security alternative in which it wants you to provide either a cellphone number or an alternative email in case of such as a lost pass? Or something else.

Re: Thunderbird annoying popup (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 7 Hours ago by: Andrei Z.

Text or screenshot would be helpful.

Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

That is, a cursor w/ an X icon. If one had several windows open they could move the X to the window/app they wanted to close.

Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

When I was trying to do this before, I had activated sticky keys, which I prefer. Occsly sticky keys condition interferes w/ some modifier key functions; usually not.

Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 7 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

I was able to do it now. First I used chown to change the permission for xkill. Then I created a custom shortcut named xkill whose command was xkill. Then I double-clicked the xkill item in the Custom shortcut section and used my alt-k

Re: Thunderbird annoying popup (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: Edmund

Can you be an bit more specific? Edmund

Re: Thunderbird annoying popup (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 8 Hours ago by: Andrei Z.

Thunderbird and Gmail - Thunderbird Help https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/thunderbird-and-gmail

Thunderbird annoying popup

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Posted: 25 Days 9 Hours ago by: Edmund

After a message from my ISP about quitting TLS 1 version and some devices will stop working with email ... Thunderbird was named. I checked all Thunderbird setting and now I experience a very annoying popup in Thunderbird from Google...

Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 15 Hours ago by: Edmund

Well under -Control Center- Keyboard Shortcuts there is an option "Add" I would think that add option should make it possible to add something but I might be wrong. Selecting "add" opens a window (1) with "custom shortcut" and a "name

Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 23 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

I changed the ownership of Mate's xkill and I created a custom shortcut, but it didn't work; giving me an error that I didn't understand: "Error while trying to run (ctrl+alt+k) which is linked to the key (<alt>k)" There was an earlier

Re: Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate (thread)

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Posted: 26 Days ago by: Mike Easter

I don't know what instructions you are following. I dl/ed LM Mate 20.3 and wrote it to a multiboot Ventoy stick and booted it. xkill was installed by default in the x11-utils package and it is located in /usr/bin. Its default permiss

Re: Cannot make a keyboard shortcut for "xkill" Mint mate (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 14 Hours ago by: Edmund

Cannot make a keyboard shortcut for "xkill" Mint mate

Re: sleep suspend hibernate (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 15 Hours ago by: Paul

To be fair, I just tested it: sudo pm-suspend on my Ubuntu 20.04, and it worked. Tapping a key on the keyboard, was enough to wake it up. I didn't need to walk over and use the front Power button. What I'm trying to prepare Pinner

Re: 158 Updates in my Update Manager (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 16 Hours ago by: RonB

I probably run into fewer of these kinds of the issues because my video cards are so simple. Intel. (Not a game player, so they work great for me.)

Re: 158 Updates in my Update Manager (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 16 Hours ago by: RonB

Okay. I think I did see something about that. It didn't seem like a big deal to me, but that was probably because I wasn't paying close enough attention. Thanks for the response and links.

Re: sleep suspend hibernate (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 16 Hours ago by: pinnerite

Very informative replies, thank you. I had been hoping for some method of pre-timed automatic wake-up.

Re: sleep suspend hibernate (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 18 Hours ago by: Bit Twister

Sounds like pinnerite might want to consider one of those wall plug mechanical timer switches to power up the system.

Re: sleep suspend hibernate (thread)

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Posted: 27 Days 19 Hours ago by: Paul

My machine: S0 Desktop idle 100W with a single SSD plugged in (my year 2000 PC was 150W!) S3 Sleep 7.5W for eight sticks of RAM (hybrid sleep the same) S4 Hibernate 0.5W (if meeting EuP) 1.5W otherwise S5 Soft

sleep suspend hibernate

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Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: pinnerite

I get my machine to shutdown after it is set to record something. I reboot it the following morning. Sometimes I would like it to restart early in the morning to enable another recording. Can I emply sleep, suspend or hibernate? Would this

Keyboard shortcut NOT working in MInt - Mate

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Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Edmund

Keyboard shortcut NOT working in Mint - Mate I like to add a keyboard shortcut with "xkill" Following the instructions lead to nothing After adding the "name" and "command" there is no way to couple a key combination. Edmund

Re: Thunderbird TLS version? Solved probably :-) (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 2 Hours ago by: Edmund

Thanks for help and suggestions. It seems that TB will work just fine, I wait and see what happens. Edmund

Re: Thunderbird TLS version? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: Paul

Thunderbird is derived from Firefox code. There is a pretty complete copy of browser source in the Thunderbird tarball. When you do a Thunderbird build, a .mozconfig file allows you to specify "build a BROWSER please". This is a test tha

Re: The 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux Desktop (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 6 Hours ago by: NP2

I've posted this here before, but well, here it is again: https://cjoint.com/doc/22_04/LDArcResmt4_Clonezilla.png I don't trust a program that doesn't know basic math.

Re: Thunderbird TLS version? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 7 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Edmund wrote: It's probably just some generic "you'd better make sure your application supports $TLSVER or it's gonna stop working". -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCgAdFiEE3asj+xn6

Re: Thunderbird TLS version? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

The biz about which TLS v. are supported in about:config are such as "3" and "4" in .max vs .min in security.tls.version.(max/min) where 4 is 1.3 and 3 is 1.2. The default config in the Tb 91.8 is max 4 min 3. I don't currently have

Re: Thunderbird TLS version? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Edmund

Version 91 something and in the mean time I found out that TB is using 1.2 and 1.3. So why I get a warning from my provider, I don't know. Edmund

Re: Thunderbird TLS version? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Dan Purgert

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA512 Edmund wrote: What version of Thunderbird is it? -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQIzBAEBCgAdFiEE3asj+xn6fYUcweBnbWVw5UznKGAFAmJoBosACgkQbWVw5Uzn KGCc9A/+Mr4MXTpdtqcIfj3MBSYKY7JYmS7SuoKO5+

Re: Thunderbird TLS version? (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

Saying 'Thunderbird TLS version' is confusing to me. The security protocols over the years have been TLS 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3 corresponding to 1999, 2006, 2008, and 2018. The default condition of Tb 78 is to not support TLS 1.0 or 1.1,

Thunderbird TLS version?

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Posted: 28 Days 9 Hours ago by: Edmund

Thunderbird TLS version? My provider warned me about they changing to TLS version 1.2 and/or TLS 1.3 My current thunderbird will stop working according my provider. Is there a way keep using thunderbird, I didn't find anything on changi

Re: The 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux Desktop (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 12 Hours ago by: Paul

"A maze of twisty passages, all the same" https://www.cyberciti.biz/media/new/cms/2014/08/clonezilla-1.png Where am I ? How many menu levels are above or below me ? Which step of the process am I on right now ? How many more choice s

Re: The 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux Desktop (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 19 Hours ago by: Gordon

Clonezilla has many options as is powerful. Does the home owner need to clone 40 machines, not really. Clonezilla has a UI which is basic but get the job done. Having to satrt over is you pick the incorrect menu is a drag. As is having to

Re: The 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux Desktop (thread)

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Posted: 28 Days 19 Hours ago by: Gordon

A reason as to why would be helpful. Choice is good.

Re: The 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux Desktop (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 1 Hour ago by: Killadebug

I've been using Clonezilla also ...It has saved my bacon several times....Every other backup I zap my ssd with a secure erase, then restore it using the last clonezilla image....Has not failed me yet

Re: The 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux Desktop (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 4 Hours ago by: Rob H

I am presently using dd to clone a ubuntu disk to another. As it is being done through a usb 2 interface, it is quite slow, but I'm in no rush anyway.

Re: 158 Updates in my Update Manager (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 5 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

In the mint blog link previously about updating, the users were encouraged to update regularly or frequently and then to use timeshift if there were a problem. Of course, the more timeshifting the more demanding of 'time' and storage.

Re: The 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux Desktop (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 5 Hours ago by: jjb

I use Clonezilla and it saved my bacon more than once. I would be the first to agree that the interface is not the easiest, an error is easily made so you have to start over. There are examples on the web for most operations, though. Wha

Re: 158 Updates in my Update Manager (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nic

Good advice.

Re: The 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux Desktop (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 6 Hours ago by: Nic

I have not had good luck with Clonezilla either, I just brought this up so that a discussion could be started in the hope of learning what others use and who knows maybe add to this list.

Re: The 15 Best Disk Cloning Software for Linux Desktop (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: david c

And that article states Clonezilla is the best. I've used quite a few, and Clonezilla is the worst in my opinion. Redo is simple and makes an image, but there are so many out there!

Re: 158 Updates in my Update Manager (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike Scott

...... So did I. But an update a nearly a year (IIRC) back seemed to have done something very nasty to the system libraries, and some untouched programs failed to give proper video output. I never found out what was wrong, because a c

Re: 158 Updates in my Update Manager (thread)

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Posted: 29 Days 8 Hours ago by: Mike Easter

I can't remember which update managers did it which way. Once upon a time, the UM had 5 'levels'. This article is old and undated: https://sites.google.com/site/easytipsforlinux/linux-mint-update-manager-explained Linux Mint Updat

Re: 158 Updates in my Update Manager (thread)

alt.os.linux.mint

Posted: 29 Days 9 Hours ago by: RonB

I guess I've missed something. What do you mean by "the current setup?" I haven't noticed anything different.

Re: 158 Updates in my Update Manager (thread)

alt.os.linux.mint

Posted: 29 Days 9 Hours ago by: RonB

Updates can also bring new and unwanted or unneeded features that sometimes break some integration. But, for the most part, I trust Linux Mint and just update. That's the worst part of updates, when they break something that WAS work

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