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  What dumb thing did YOU do today?
Posted by: Richard - 04-02-2021, 03:17 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (1)

I was having a permission problem using dd to make an image of my hard drive onto an external hard drive. I set the permissions of the external drive to read/write for all users with my Ubuntu 16.04 system, but when I boot up into a USB live system, it will not allow me access to the partition on the external drive that I need to copy the image to.

After several hours of this, in a moment of frustration, I changed to the external drive:

cd /richard/media/backup

and typed sudo chmod 666 /. which made every file in the root directory read/write only; nothing in the entire computer was executable.

Talk about dumb. Sometimes I wonder. Thank you Timeshift. I was back in business in just a few minutes.


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  Help with Orca Screen Reader
Posted by: Mike628t - 03-29-2021, 10:02 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (1)

I've been using Linux Mint for a couple of years now, but I am losing my vision due to chemotharapy. I will have to migrate over to Orca screen reader to continue using a computer. It seems I can't find any tutorials for Orca. Can someone help me out with obtaining instructions on how to use it?

Mike in Pittsburgh

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  Video driver present in live environment but not after install
Posted by: Evo_Evz - 03-27-2021, 11:04 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (5)


I tried installing Mint 20 on an older laptop and if worked perfectly when booting via the USB/ISO into the live environment when testing it out. Resolution was more than adequate so I installed it.

Now after the install the resolution is terrible and it seems like the video driver is not installed. Sure I could and did look for the driver online unsuccessfully but an adequate driver exists on the USB stick.

Does anyone know how I get Mint to use the driver it used when booting into the live enviro?

Many thanks

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  File cataloging software...
Posted by: EJett - 03-26-2021, 12:16 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (3)

I have a need to catalog a number of hard drives, and USBs with the goal of removing duplicate files and freeing up disk space so that in some cases, by moving files to another drive I might be able to free up an entire drive perhaps which could then be used for another project.  I'd like some suggestions of programs that work well for this as well as those that don't.

Some of the programs that I've run across are no longer available even though the inet search returns information.  e.g. - "WhereIsIt"

New here, but not real new to Linux and an old timer in Window.  Apple stuff is foreign and will remain that way.


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Question New user needing Mint advice
Posted by: 1awatchman - 03-25-2021, 07:10 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (5)

I just watched a 4 year old Joe Collins video Top 5 mistakes new Linux users make. I'm so sick of Microgarbage Windows 10 which in my opinion has more flaws than users. I really want to get started learning with Mint as Joe suggested. However I'm concerned because I just bought 3 weeks ago a new HP Pavilion 8 GB ram 1tb HDD low budget I've had cancer 3 times and 2 surgeries in the last 5 years and am broke. I was wondering what are the odds of crashing this laptop by installing Mint? I cannot afford another or to put a new HDD in my old computer at the moment. So I obviously can't afford to break this one. Unfortunately my kidney cancer is back so I don't see having any money before it kills me this time. I still possibly have 2 years and feel that if your not learning something everyday you are wasting time. I can't find any online work and I'm not physically able to be a carpenter anymore. So any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've had this computer 3 weeks and windows 10 has so many errors all from Microsoft themselves admitting that they are all software or hardware or both related. I'm not bashing them this is what the error codes say on Microsoft forums.  So if I'm going to learn something I want it to be how to never have to use Microsoft again. Thanks Anyone Huh

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  How much GPU for video editing?
Posted by: NoWinBob - 03-23-2021, 12:13 AM - Forum: Mint - Replies (5)

I am currently running Mint 20.1 cinnamon on an intel I5-8600k@3,6 gh.Mint says it is 6 core,but I think it is 4.I have 24 GB ram, and 1TB nvme ssd.I want to do a modest amount of video editing.Should I add a video card,or am I wasting my time/money?So far the only video software I can figure out is Pitivi,from the mint repo.Will a GPU speed this program up a significant amount?The reason I want to use this program is because A.I can figure it out,and B.it seems to be able to separate the audio track.Yea I know they all claim to do that,but thats useless if I cant figure the program out.

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  Hey; where have you all been? Post something.
Posted by: Richard - 03-18-2021, 02:20 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (5)

I have been experimenting with Arch with the ZFS file system as virtual machines. It seems to be the file system of the future (maybe). There are some advantages. For one: you can create snapshots. They are not an alternative to a system back-up because the snapshots live on the main hard drive, but if you break your system you can bring it back in a flash.
  I am also running a virtual Ubuntu machine with ZFS. There are advantages to Ubuntu as well. Ubuntu makes it easier with automatic snapshots, whereas with Arch you have to set them up with Cron or something else. But then, that's one of the things I like about Arch: you don't get all of that stuff you don't need or use that takes time to load every time you boot up.
  And that newest version of the Gnome desktop. Don't even get me started on that. It's bloated like Windows after Win 2000.
  An even greater advantage with ZFS is the ability to repair a corrupted system. You can set it up easily with a mirror on a second hard drive that is always up to date. You have a mirror image of your Linux system at all times when the inevitable hard drive failure occurs.


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  kubuntu 20.04 LTS 2 issues (LAN & KB Shortcuts)
Posted by: wouter1984 - 03-11-2021, 01:44 PM - Forum: Ubuntu - No Replies

Good Afternoon,

I have two issue on my Ubuntu 20.04 box at work lately,;

1) LAN: Sometimes when the system boots my LAN connection is running "setting up network" for a long time and eventually giving an error: Connection deactivated / ip configuration unavailable.

I cannot seem to find what is causing this. I have dual boot Win10 / Ubuntu 20.04 on the system. I reboot to Windows 10 and then back to Ubuntu 20.04 and the network is working again. When I reboot directly to Ubuntu it fails again... Weird stuff :-p
--> See attachment ERROR.png

2) Keyboard Shortcuts
I like to use keyboard shortcut CTRL + ALT + T for my terminator terminal app. When I set the keyboard shortcut in System Settings --> Shortcuts --> Global Shortcuts It doesn't seem to work... Pressing the Key Combo does not do anything. I have even removed the file ~/.config/kglobalshortcutsrc and reset using the set default in the system settings, but again cannot find a solution for this.

At home I also use Kubuntu 20.04 on two computers and there it is working fine. I can reinstall, but I would prefer not to do so... :-p

Anybody's help would be appreciated!

Greetings from the Netherlands,

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  How do I make gnome-calculator to no adopt the system theme?
Posted by: siegfried - 03-06-2021, 12:31 AM - Forum: Mint - Replies (1)

Hi there, I have a very annoying issue with the gnome-calculator 3.36.0 which I occasionally use. I have a dark theme for my Linux Mint 20.1 which the calculator also renders. The problem is that it's very hard to see the equation above the result in a dark theme as opposed to a light theme. I don't see from the gui side of gnome-calculator a way to have a custom theme. I tried from the terminal the man page. The gnome-calculator --help-gtk doesn't seem to show/do what I want.
I tried to see where the calculator lives on my system with the whereis command. I see /usr/bin/gnome-calculator /usr/share/man/man1/gnome-calculator.1.gz. The first one is a library the second one a .gz. Well beyond my knowledge. So can you please show me how can I achieve this simple desire.

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  I just switched from Ubuntu to Arch linux. Can someone explain to me why my hair is o
Posted by: David42 - 03-02-2021, 04:44 AM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (1)

I was basically sitting around on Ubuntu not switching to Arch because I liked apt package management so much. actually, it was just that I was used to typing the commands, not that I actually liked the package manager under the hood in any way. I never really liked PPAs, but I thought it was just something I was stuck with.
Now that I'm on Arch, using pacman, I will never go back. The first few packages I installed most certainly failed to install because it finished so quickly. The terminal output looked entirely different than what Ubuntu does, but I couldn't find any errors in there. I tried running the programs, and they worked! I was shocked.
What I'm wondering is, what is it that makes such a huge difference with this? I never thought apt was slow before, because I had no idea how fast it actually wasn't. pacman (and AUR vs PPA) has been really great, and rolling release is excellent.
It's amazing to be here and I'm really excited, thanks for everything.


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