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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    Just a BTW Rob - Timeshift acts as Root in its operations so assign root permissions to all files in screenshots, if copying back, just adjust for that. It reassigns permissions appropriate with a proper Restore. Cheers.
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    The best linux Distro for a Intel Celeron n3050?

    Not so, folks. (Wizard appears in a puff of smoke, bearing 2 stone tablets - one with good news, the other with bad news. Drops one of the tablets - oh well, can't read them anyway, they are in Hebrew) Jerry Bezencon, maker of Linux Lite, has long had a hate relationship with UEFI and...
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    Party Pooper - I was saving that for Ron (lateR ON):) You can. Using either GUI point and click or Terminal. Say the file is named robsstuff.odt (Libre Office Writer doc), and we are on Fedora (for Debian-based, skip the "/run/") 1. From the Summary page in Timeshift that lists your...
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    Any problems, seems quite tonight.

    Is there a purpose to this Thread? Welcome to linux.org @Daviboy Please do not go around posting your email address in Forum, it can attract spambots and other nasties. And we don't need people being directed offsite unless we cannot answer their questions here in Forum. Thank you Chris...
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    Audio Problem

    OK, you're losing me a little here, friend. o_O 1. How so? Your summary screen shows what appear to be successful snapshots stored on /dev/sda6 which is a good, large partition. We can work with that. 2. Chose it for what? That screenshot of 14 September was taken on demand (tag O) which...
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    Audio Problem

    Have you actually run the Restore process, Dick? From Sylvia? If you had, you would have been taken to a full screen like a full-page Terminal screen, grey or black, with white text output spooling down the screen for a minute or two. Once that finished, the computer would have automatically...
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    Printer Problems

    See #16 again, Sue sudo usermod -a -G lp susan You failed to include sudo, hence permission was denied. Yep, an easy mistake. Because we are part of the adm (admin) group, and part of the sudo group, unfortunately does not mean that we can use certain commands without prefacing them with...
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    Timeshift & Similar Solutions - Safeguard & Recover Your Linux

    Excellent, Sue - as that is one screen which is mega-important :) I'll explain a little now, and more soon. As part of the process you'll follow, you will change the choice on that screen to check the two buttons on the right, where currently the two on the left are checked. This will enable...
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    Audio Problem

    When it does, share it with me - I spent 30 years with Windows, and I still have to think hard some days, about Linux :) Dick, open your Timeshift. If you get the following SCREENSHOT 1 - WIZARD'S WIZARD ... just press Finish, or X out of it top right, and you should be brought to a Summary...
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    Audio Problem

    OK Dick, there's something rotten in the State of Denmark. I said earlier Your typing of the sudo dpkg remedy was correct, however the process should take longer, and produce a lot of output and perhaps update grub as well. It didn't. So something's buggered with the package management...
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    Audio Problem

    What is possibly the case is that Dick has reached the Desktop after login and then tried to enter the commands. If not, a previous update process has stalled, and left temporary blockages to apt-get. In Mint, 30 seconds after you hit the Desktop the Updates Manager kicks in to show you on its...
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    Audio Problem

    Sorry that 2nd one should be sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock Yes, he has, Tom. I'll explain in a moment. Wiz
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    Audio Problem

    Dick just passing through :) You could try that again now, and if it outputs the same, apply the following (my comments hashed) sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend #followed by /var/lib/dpkg/lock And then repeat Tom's (@poorguy 's) commands. Wiz
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    Trouble with booting from Ext SSD HDD 500Gb Samsung T5

    Hi Quaser I have to leave for my Sunday evening but back on deck tomorrow. An alternative to Nvidia is the generic Nouveau driver developed for Linux, available in Additional Drivers. But first if your current situation remains stable for a day or two I would consider installing Timeshift...
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    Rock Roxx

    Speaking of Divas - Carole King. I have either 9 or 11 of her albums, can't remember. Following is Jazzman, from the Wrap Around Joy Album 1974. Session musicians are often overlooked despite their having an important role. Tom Scott, who played horns for Jazzman, also appears on Paul...
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