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  bu-usb_backup_tool Revision
Posted by: Geodude - 02-15-2020, 01:47 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - No Replies

I use the BU tool often ( five laptops ) and i was wondering if anyone has considered
revising their version to first check and see if their usb is large enough to hold the
etc/home dir of the computer you are updating before proceeding with the backup.
i am not a script writer nor want to be just asking,. i have done this several times
and waste a lot of time when it gets to 32g and announces error...... which is not enough
space on usb, and yes i know i can go into each dir and check volume and yes i could always
use 64g storage,

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  diskcheck program
Posted by: dooley - 02-13-2020, 11:50 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (2)

Hello, I'm messing around with some older drives I have and got an error about cannot find/cow or something. No biggie I will figure it out.  My issue is when I did a search on the error having booted off of a live flashdrive I found a utility someone had made and it seemed great. Forgetting I was on a live system I saved it and the location. But of course I really didn't save anything. Has anyone seen a utility that runs in the terminal and checks for 24 line capable screen? This one did, and it looked very informative and cool.


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  Memory consequences of deleting a file?
Posted by: jhguynn - 02-13-2020, 07:57 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (3)

I frequently delete files from my Linux desktop (right click + delete). But where do they go? In my old "windows" days I'd periodically delete files in the trash to free up memory. But how does this work in Linux? Is there a persistent burden on memory because these deleted files linger somewhere else? What should I do about this?

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  Mouse is waking up my computer from suspend mode
Posted by: JJC@southernAZ - 02-13-2020, 04:07 AM - Forum: Mint - No Replies


I have recently upgraded to Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia from Linux Mint 19.2.  When I was on Linux Mint 19.2, when the computer was in a suspend mode.  If I hit a key on the keyboard, that would wake up the computer, which is fine.  Ever since I have upgraded to Linux Mint 19.3, by moving the mouse, it would wake up the computer.  How do I stop the mouse from waking up the computer?  Thx

This is my specs for my computer is below

Cinnamon Version: 4.4.8
Linux Kernel: 5.3.0-28-generic
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz x 4
Memory: 15.5GB (16GB)
Hard Drive: 960.0 GB (1TB)
Graphics Card: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller

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  Guest Installation Issues with Virtualbox
Posted by: CodeSchlocker - 02-12-2020, 07:21 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (11)

Yet another Virtualbox issue, that will probably remain as unanswered as the rest of my Virtualbox questions.  It seems that I just don't know how to ask a question about Linux correctly.

I've installed 8 guest VMs now on a Linux Mint 19.2 host machine.  My machine is an HP Pavilion G6 -2231DX.

I've installed Windows 7 Pro, Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, Zorin OS Core, Debian Jessie, Manjaro 18.1.15 XFCE, Slacko64 6.3.2, Lubunto 19.10, Ubunto Mate 18.04.01, and Linux Mint Debian edition.

All of the installations, with a few minor issues went just fine.  But two of them, Slacko64 and the latest I've tried, Linux Mint Debian Edition 3, are doing the same thing.

They are both installing initially as Live editions, that is, they are running off of the DVD, or, in a virtual machine instance, the .iso file, and are not installing to the .vdi hard drive.

I double-click on the DVD icon on the desktop to do a complete install, and get as far as the screen that asks for the language.  I double-click on English, try enter, try Tab, and I can't get it to advance to the next page.

To me, it sounds like the installer program for Slacko64 and Linux Mint Debian Edition are not compatible with Oracle's Virtualbox.

Any suggestions?


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Posted by: Wolf - 02-12-2020, 08:26 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (4)

It is with great sadness I announce the passing of a valued family member: the old IBM Thinkpad T43 that served me and then my son so well.

It passed away this evening in the midst of a heat wave.  It is survived by... well, a lot of things.

It is being succeeded by the old Dell GX280 desktop which is undergoing a fresh Debian transplant as I write this.

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  new guy .. be nice ok ..
Posted by: frenchy - 02-11-2020, 06:19 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (13)

hi guys .. first time here and first post so .. be gentle with me ok .. i'm fragile .. actually no i'm not .. just confused .. to make it as brief as i can i've been an end user on computers since the 70's .. and usually did ok with them . had my own busines in the 90's and got my own computer and ran ms dos .. then got windows 95 and then 98 and then me and then xp and then vista and then 7 .. and thats where i drew the line .. i'm not goin to 10 .. i don't care if they wanna gimme it for free ..i'm just not .. i had a custom built machine that i put zorin 12 on it about a year or so ago .. probably longer cause they're up to 15 now .. and i liked it well enough .but i couldn't really find the imagin software i liked .. i use faststone cause its quick and easy and everything is right there for most of the things you wanna do . and its not available for linux ..and then everything crashed .. i thought it was zorin but it was actually the hardrive .. a samsung ssd too . so who woulda thunk it ?? in the meantime i got another asus essdentio machine cause i already ad one of them and liked it a lot and went back to windows on that machine too .. so everything was fine till windows threw me off the bus and under the bus for the last time with 7 .. end of life and all that b.s .. so i'm thinkin of linux .. but somethin thats gonna be stable .. it don't have to be the latest and greatest .. it just has to work .. i'm gettin too old to keep learnin new software all the time .. 

so my big questions are .. how do i find out what linux would work well with an asus essentio .. seems its also the machine that can give you headaches so why try and install somethin thats gonna be a fight from start to finish ?? and i'd like to try a few different distro's on a few different machines i have here .. an old 32 bit vista machine .. as well as an old acer laptop and a sony windows 7 laptop .. 2 distros i had in mind for the asus machines was zorin 15 and linux mint .. not sure which version of mint tho .. the most stable version .. i guess from there i can give my 2 cents on which ones i like and why .. commin from windows it might help someone else .. but the truth here is i'm not lookin to be a coder or a programmer .. just an end user .. any and all reply's would be appreciated .. thanks a bunch .. frenchy ..

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  BU backup by Joe and Jeremy
Posted by: wardloc - 02-08-2020, 10:06 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (6)

Just installed BU on both my distro's. Works great! Have CYA on both distro's,too. I use this command a lot:
  inxi -F && dmesg | grep -i errors. This is in the output on Ubuntu Studio 19.10 EE.

   [ 3713.796395] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] Synchronize Cache(10) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK

This is out put from inxi report on my LM 18.2 Cinnamon distro after running BU. More errors now than with XBT 1.8 that I was using previous.
[ 7287.069797] gnome-disks[4711]: segfault at 0 ip 00007f4878c2ed8f sp 00007ffdcb11b570 error 4 in libgio-2.0.so.0.4800.2[7f4878b41000+180000]
[ 7343.288155] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Synchronize Cache(10) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK
[ 7780.204044] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Synchronize Cache(10) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK
[ 8237.644043] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Synchronize Cache(10) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK
[11054.800145] sd 5:0:0:0: [sdb] Synchronize Cache(10) failed: Result: hostbyte=DID_ERROR driverbyte=DRIVER_OK

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  Unable to access website on Linux Mint
Posted by: jhguynn - 02-07-2020, 03:20 PM - Forum: Linux Tips & Tricks - Replies (1)

I'm trying to access the following URL from my Linux Mint (18.3) laptop: http://help.payprotec.com/

I can access it no problem from a Windows PC (cough cough).

But from Linux I get the following error message:

This site can’t be reached
help.payprotec.com’s server IP address could not be found.

I've tried several browsers: Chrome, Brave, Firefox, all with the same result. And I've tried using https, but it reverts back to http.

I note that some of the helpful prompts suggest checking my firewall, but I don't think I have one.

Anybody know what steps I can take to restore access?

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  Ubuntu touch on Galaxy Tab
Posted by: NoWinBob - 02-07-2020, 02:19 PM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (2)

I just bought a used Samsung Galaxy Tab E-T-560NV.I would like to run some form of Linux on it such as Ubuntu,or any other distro that is known to perform well on that hardware.I don't know if it is even possible on that particular tablet.I tried one Youtubers version of rooting and installing,but couldn't even figrue out how to root it.Maybe I'm aver my head here,as I know zero about tablets.I just want a familiar OS(Ubuntu) and also want to get rid of the crapware.So far I cant even find my google bookmark bar on the android OS.Help.......BTW,it is a WiFi only tablet,not sure how old.

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