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  FSlint janitor and Grsync
Posted by: rick forges - 10 hours ago - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - No Replies

Came across FSlint while looking for a Win. program replacement for AllwaySync .A google search came up with a number of them , and I liked the Lint ones Gui.
Great for someone that has ripped Music or Video titles to find duplicates . Doesn't show dates but that's easy enough to find in FM. Cleaned out a whole wack of them.

Will look at Grsync to copy a Keeypass database file I just set up automatically to a cloud so my Tablet , Cell and other computers can access the websites. I see rsync is used in Timeshift , so... I've been using only a few common passwords for far too long now as Tom Murosky at SwitchedtoLinux my other favorite dude. channel mentioned.

ya ya I know , too lazy ATM to do that with the CLI. atm but I'll get there. As Joe said , Linux can do most if not better than Windows can , just needs a little digging. Love learning new stuff anyways.

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  Joe's -- The Truth about Linux
Posted by: rick forges - 10 hours ago - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - No Replies

Great video Joe , Handy to have on hand when i 'Convert' ppl. from Windows

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  LVM video
Posted by: rick forges - 10 hours ago - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (1)

stumbled across this on utube re. logical Volume Manager.
wondered what that was. not that i'd use it on a desktop but neat to learn about.
very well explained. 


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Posted by: c w - Yesterday, 03:21 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (2)

New to the forum and to Linux. Very refreshing to discover people willing to share their knowledge freely, the most valuable of resources and without whom I would not be here. Very grateful for Jo's friendly and informative videos. I now have Linux Mint and Ubuntu installed and I am ready for this new journey.

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  New to Linux
Posted by: MooFasa - 12-10-2018, 12:02 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (2)

New to this site and Linux in general.  Can anyone help me find a decent Distro for maybe a little Open Source Gaming, and maybe a little programming?  I'm trying to get into that providing I am able to learn.  Thank you all ahead of time for the help.  In case of system specs, im running a Dual Core Pentium at 2,7GhZ, and 3gb of RAM.  Its a Older Laptop that came with Vista Premium *EWWW*  Currently rocking Ubuntu 16.04LTS, however I'm having issues with the Ubuntu Software application not loading any software.  Any ideas on for what could be causing that??  Thank you all ahead for support!  I LOVE the Linux community

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  System freeze
Posted by: Pim - 12-08-2018, 10:30 AM - Forum: Mint - Replies (4)

Hi all,

I'm a bit in a pickle here. I am running Linux Mint 19 "tara" with the cinamon desktop.
Something happened, my system froze when i was using Krita and listening to music. The music started at repeating it's own beat and nothing worked anymore. I couldn't even use the command xkill. After a hard reboot i looked up the log, this was the output:

11:13:47 pulseaudio: [pulseaudio] bluez5-util.c: GetManagedObjects() failed: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

11:13:21 kernel: Error parsing options; rc = [-2]
11:13:21 kernel: Could not find valid key in user session keyring for sig specified in mount option: [9a547ad743221c2b]
11:12:43 lightdm: PAM adding faulty module: pam_kwallet5.so
11:12:41 kernel: amdgpu 0000:09:00.0: Invalid PCI ROM header signature: expecting 0xaa55, got 0xffff
11:12:41 kernel: Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e
11:12:41 kernel: MODSIGN: Couldn't get UEFI db list
11:12:41 kernel: Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e
What went wrong and most of all, can i fix this so it won't happen again?

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  Battery Warning?
Posted by: dai-3 - 12-06-2018, 07:18 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (1)

Hello, I am just getting irritated by my computer not notifying me of when by computer is about to shut down.

Has anyone seen a tool in software manager  or other to add an alarm or pop-up when low etc?

Any help appreciated, as the settings just say show icon or not. Not great. Thanks.

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  Search engines
Posted by: spudnuts - 12-03-2018, 09:41 PM - Forum: Ideas - No Replies

Just a question Joe, are search engines able to find this forum for info, I ask because I entered several topics in duckduckgo to see if we (as in the forum) are helping others with their linux problems and it never brought anything from this site up.

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Lightbulb Introduction to DMENU - aka how to add a simple GUI menu to your bash script
Posted by: leon.p - 12-03-2018, 03:08 AM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (2)

In this post I want to introduce 'dmenu',
a really cool (and lightweight) tool to add graphical menus to shell scripts.

'dmenu' is however not a traditional GUI, like some GTK+ application.
It is used to display keyboard controlled menus to the top (or bottom) of your screen.

'dmenu' should be in the repositories of pretty much any major distribution
and all its dependencies should be already installed if you have an X server installed.

This works best with X. Wayland technically works via 'Xwayland' but I would not call that stable.

Let's get started:
As a first exercise (after installing it), you can use dmenu to display something on your screen.
This is done by simply piping something into it:

echo foo | dmenu

A (quite small) bar will appear on top of your screen.
It lets you input text but also displays what you have piped into it.
The program will grab your keyboard focus.

For now, press escape to exit dmenu.

If you want dmenu to display more than one selectable item, you have to seperate them via a newline '\n':

echo -e "foo\nbar" | dmenu

The bar will appear again, this time showing two items.
You can select them with the arrow keys.

If you want the selectable items to appear in lines instead of collums,
you can provide dmenu with the '-l' switch plus a number of how many items you like it to dsplays at once.
I determined that 20 is a good ammount for standard screen sizes.

echo -e "foo\nbar" | dmenu -l 20

Again, you can select with the arrow keys (this time up and down instead of left and right)
and exit with escape.

Now we want to increase the font size to something readable.
For this, dmenu accepts the '-fn' flag, which allows you to specify a font.
The default is 'monospace:size=10'.
To increase the size, increase the number; I personally like 20 for the monospace font.

echo -e "foo\nbar" | dmenu -l 20 -fn "monospace:size=20"

This time, instead of closing dmenu, select an item and press enter.
Dmenu will close and print the contents of the selectet item to stdout on the terminal.
To quickly select a desired item, dmenu lets you filter them.
Open dmenu again with the above command and try typing "f" or "b".
If you type something that has no match, dmenu will output what you have typed instead when enter is pressed.

How can this be used for menus?
Here is a little example script:



selection=$(echo "$items" | dmenu -l 20 -fn "monospace:size=20")

case "$selection" in
  foo) echo foo ;;
  bar) echo bar ;;
  baz) echo baz ;;

This example script will show a menu with three items "foo", "bar" and "baz".
If you select one of them and press enter,
the command(s) in the corresponding case statement get executed.
In this example, they are 'echo' commands,
but they can be replaced with anything if you are a little creative.

You can also change the color of dmenu with the '-nb' (normal backgroun),
'-nf' (normal foreground), '-sb' (selection foreground) and '-sf' (selection foreground) flags.

If you want dmenu to appear at the bottom of the screen, use the '-b' flag.

To set a prompt, use the '-p' flag, like this: 'dmenu -p prompt_string'

I use dmenu for a lot of small (and also larger) scripts.
It allows me to run those script in the background and still interact with them.

Here are a few of them as example:

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Photo Updating
Posted by: eredwood007 - 12-02-2018, 12:35 AM - Forum: Mint - Replies (2)

My question is what is the differences between the Linux-mint up date icon.  And running apt-get update in the terminal? [see attachment].


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