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General Help & Advice / Re: Managing big data
« on: January 05, 2020, 08:29:02 pm »
Thanks Tony,

But that still leaves me with the problem in my own first solution..

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do it on one drive, then just empty the others, one by one, and copy the whole lot across. The problem with that is that if any of the files on the first drive are corrupt, the three backups will also end up corrupt.

I think I'm going to end up doing this manually. I suppose there's no real hurry, as long as all the data is backed up at all times.

Regards,

M

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General Help & Advice / Managing big data
« on: January 01, 2020, 08:22:28 pm »
Happy New Year everyone..

I thought I'd start 2020 with a nice new thread.

I have a 1TB external drive and three external backups of it. Although I'm fairly careful about taking backups, I allowed the large amount of space to cause me to get sloppy about organising data. Consequently, there are a lot of duplicate files, plus it's not always obvious where to find things. I need to tidy up.

That's going to involve a lot of deleting and moving files, which is fine, but I need to duplicate the effort on all four drives. Not so easy.

My first thought was to do it on one drive, then just empty the others, one by one, and copy the whole lot across. The problem with that is that if any of the files on the first drive are corrupt, the three backups will also end up corrupt.

My second thought was to set up a raid 1 array which, as I understand it, would mirror any changes I make on the first drive without copying anything from one drive to another. There seem to be problems with that idea though, in that the four drives would cease to be separate entities which I could return to using as incremental backups.

I'm becoming resigned to doing this manually (and over a long period of time) unless anyone can suggest a better idea, (which must include data security as the paramount consideration).

This is your mission, should you choose to accept it..

Thanks in advance.

M

3
General Help & Advice / Re: Update problem
« on: December 08, 2019, 11:22:44 pm »
Ok, I'm now running the new version and it seems to be fine.

It's a bit odd though. I deliberately unticked Virtualbox from the list of updates, as I had problems once before with upgrading it and wanted to postpone any possible problems until I have a bit more time on my hands. However, software updater blithely ignored my choice and upgraded anyway. Luckily it seems to have worked, but it's a bit cavalier in my view. Almost like having a referendum and then blatently ignoring the result...  :o

Thanks again Mark. I'll call this solved now.

4
Jobs Offered / Re: Design Engineer (f/m/d)
« on: November 13, 2019, 02:48:46 am »
Agreed. Maybe guessing how to apply is part of the process..

At least it's a real job, not just SEO.

Any idea what f/m/d stands for?

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Jobs Offered / Re: Design Engineer (f/m/d)
« on: November 12, 2019, 10:07:36 pm »
Hello Mark,

It's a bit of a roundabout way, but if you follow the link in para.3, you can find this job and apply for it online...

Scroll to the bottom and click Careers. At the top of the next page, click Job Map. Then click on the 3 jobs apparently in the English Channel. Two of them are in the UK, one being the role in question.

M

6
General Help & Advice / Re: Update problem
« on: November 04, 2019, 01:17:26 am »
Will do Mark,

Sorry for the lack of response. Bit busy this end.

I'll report back once I've done it.

M

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General Help & Advice / Re: Update problem
« on: October 23, 2019, 08:50:40 pm »
Thanks Mark,

My connection seems fine tonight, and the software updater has popped up saying that updated software is available. No mention of partial upgrades.

Virtualbox is listed under "install or remove" and the technical description says
Installed version: 6.0.8-130520~Ubuntu~xenial
Available version: 6.0.14-133895~Ubuntu~bionic.

Which course of action would you think is safer? Running the software updater, or not?

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General Help & Advice / Re: Update problem
« on: October 22, 2019, 11:17:38 pm »
I did get errors Mark - see below.

To add to the fun, my internet connection keeps dropping out then coming back. I assume either BT or my ISP is working on it as I type, since the router seems to be quite happy and claims to be connected. I re-booted it to be on the safe side. Maybe the drop-outs explain some of the problems below (I'm thinking of the last five lines in particular)?

Thanks for your help, as always. Forgive me if I don't respond tonight. I may not be able to..





mike@xubuntu:~$ sudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list

(mousepad:4417): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:49:38.368: Theme parsing error: <data>:2:29: The style property GtkButton:default-border is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4417): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:49:38.368: Theme parsing error: <data>:3:37: The style property GtkButton:default-outside-border is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4417): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:49:38.368: Theme parsing error: <data>:4:27: The style property GtkButton:inner-border is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4417): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:49:38.368: Theme parsing error: <data>:5:31: The style property GtkWidget:focus-line-width is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4417): Gtk-WARNING **: 22:49:38.368: Theme parsing error: <data>:6:28: The style property GtkWidget:focus-padding is deprecated and shouldn't be used anymore. It will be removed in a future version

(mousepad:4417): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 22:51:55.323: g_object_ref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(mousepad:4417): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 22:51:55.323: g_object_ref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(mousepad:4417): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 22:51:55.323: g_object_ref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
mike@xubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update
Err:1 https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease       
  Temporary failure resolving ‘download.virtualbox.org’
Err:2 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease                   
  Temporary failure resolving ‘dl.google.com’
Err:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                     
  Temporary failure resolving ‘archive.canonical.com’
Err:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                   
  Temporary failure resolving ‘archive.ubuntu.com’
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB]   
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]     
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/restricted i386 Packages [8,600 B]
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [16.7 kB]
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/restricted Translation-en [5,144 B]
Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 Packages [1,015 kB]
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe i386 Packages [982 kB]
Get:13 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe Translation-en [312 kB]
Get:14 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [254 kB]
Get:15 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [202 kB]
Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [451 kB]
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages [764 kB]
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main i386 Packages [597 kB]
Get:19 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main Translation-en [273 kB]
Get:20 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [295 kB]
Get:21 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main DEP-11 48x48 Icons [73.8 kB]
Get:22 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [143 kB]
Get:23 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [6,932 B]
Get:24 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [8,092 B]
Get:25 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/multiverse Translation-en [3,972 B]
Get:26 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,468 B]
Get:27 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/multiverse DEP-11 48x48 Icons [29 B]
Get:28 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/multiverse DEP-11 64x64 Icons [2,638 B]
Get:29 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports/universe i386 Packages [4,020 B]
Get:30 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports/universe amd64 Packages [4,020 B]
Get:31 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports/universe Translation-en [1,856 B]
Get:32 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [7,916 B]
Get:33 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [29 B]
Get:34 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [29 B]
Get:35 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports/main amd64 Packages [2,512 B]
Get:36 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports/main i386 Packages [2,516 B]
Get:37 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports/main Translation-en [1,644 B]
Get:38 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/restricted amd64 Packages [9,856 B]
Get:39 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/restricted i386 Packages [4,280 B]
Get:40 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/restricted Translation-en [3,480 B]
Get:41 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe amd64 Packages [616 kB]
Get:42 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe i386 Packages [594 kB]
Get:43 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe Translation-en [205 kB]
Get:44 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [42.2 kB]
Get:45 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [16.4 kB]
Get:46 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [116 kB]
Get:47 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main i386 Packages [386 kB]
Get:48 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 Packages [541 kB]
Get:49 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main Translation-en [180 kB]
Get:50 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [38.5 kB]
Get:51 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main DEP-11 48x48 Icons [17.6 kB]
Get:52 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [41.5 kB]
Get:53 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [5,476 B]
Get:54 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/multiverse i386 Packages [4,288 B]
Get:55 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/multiverse Translation-en [2,500 B]
Get:56 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,464 B]
Get:57 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/multiverse DEP-11 48x48 Icons [29 B]
Get:58 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/multiverse DEP-11 64x64 Icons [2,638 B]
Fetched 8,524 kB in 35s (247 kB/s)                   
Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/InRelease  Temporary failure resolving ‘archive.ubuntu.com’
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/bionic/InRelease  Temporary failure resolving ‘archive.canonical.com’
W: Failed to fetch https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/dists/bionic/InRelease  Temporary failure resolving ‘download.virtualbox.org’
W: Failed to fetch http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/dists/stable/InRelease  Temporary failure resolving ‘dl.google.com’
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
mike@xubuntu:~$

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General Help & Advice / Re: Update problem
« on: October 22, 2019, 10:07:16 pm »
# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted

# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic main restricted
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates main restricted
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic universe
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial universe
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates universe
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main restricted
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security multiverse
###### Oracle VirtualBox repo
# deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic contrib # disabled on upgrade to bionic

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General Help & Advice / Re: Update problem
« on: October 21, 2019, 11:29:00 pm »
Hello Mark,

outputs as follows

mike@xubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for mike:
Hit:1 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]   
Hit:3 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                     
Get:4 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]   
Ign:5 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease                   
Get:6 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release [943 B]             
Get:7 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main i386 Packages [382 kB]
Get:9 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 Packages [530 kB]
Get:10 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main i386 Packages [597 kB]
Get:11 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [38.5 kB]
Get:12 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main DEP-11 48x48 Icons [17.6 kB]
Get:13 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages [763 kB]
Get:14 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable/main amd64 Packages [1,109 B]
Get:15 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [41.5 kB]
Get:16 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe i386 Packages [594 kB]
Get:17 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main Translation-en [273 kB]
Get:18 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe amd64 Packages [614 kB]
Get:19 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [295 kB]
Get:20 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe Translation-en [205 kB]
Get:21 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main DEP-11 48x48 Icons [73.8 kB]
Get:22 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [42.0 kB]
Get:23 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [143 kB]
Get:24 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [16.4 kB]
Get:25 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [116 kB]
Get:26 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [16.6 kB]
Get:27 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/restricted Translation-en [5,120 B]
Get:28 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,464 B]
Get:29 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe i386 Packages [982 kB]
Get:30 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 Packages [1,014 kB]
Get:31 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe Translation-en [312 kB]
Get:32 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [254 kB]
Get:33 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [201 kB]
Get:34 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [442 kB]
Get:35 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [2,468 B]
Fetched 8,153 kB in 3s (2,780 kB/s)                             
Reading package lists... Done


mike@xubuntu:~$ cat /etc/apt/sources.list; for X in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*; do echo; echo; echo "** $X:"; echo; cat $X; done
# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted

# deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted
# deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted

# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic main restricted
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates main restricted
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic universe
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial universe
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates universe
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial multiverse
deb http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-updates multiverse
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb-src http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security main restricted
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security universe
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security multiverse
# deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security multiverse
###### Oracle VirtualBox repo
# deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic contrib # disabled on upgrade to bionic


** /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list:

### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main


** /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list.distUpgrade:

### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main


** /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list.save:

### THIS FILE IS AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED ###
# You may comment out this entry, but any other modifications may be lost.
deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
mike@xubuntu:~$



I freely admit to being a bit baffled...



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General Help & Advice / Update problem [solved]
« on: October 20, 2019, 09:58:09 pm »
Hello Folks,

I'm having a problem with system updates. I keep being told not all updates can be installed, and to run a partial upgrade.

Problem is, when I try that, the upgrade threatens to uninstall Virtualbox 6, which I rely on. Therefore I keep cancelling the upgrade.

Any help much appreciated.

Mike

Xubuntu 18.04
Virtualbox 6.0

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General Help & Advice / Re: Brave browser
« on: October 04, 2019, 10:28:22 pm »
Yes. As I said, I wondered whether it was too good to be true.

Good points Mark, thank you. I also use FF and DDG. I'll stick with them. I hate google anyway..

Marking this solved now.

M

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Come on Mark... I don't doubt your judgement, but please expand. The OP will benefit, and so will I (and others).

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General Help & Advice / Brave browser [solved]
« on: September 29, 2019, 09:26:33 pm »
Evenin' all,

I'm thinking of installing Brave. Anyone tried it/got an opinion please?

It sounds good, but I'm wondering whether it's one of those 'too good to be true' situations.

TIA.

Mike

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General Help & Advice / Re: Wi-Fi cameras
« on: August 01, 2019, 11:34:12 pm »
Thanks Mark,

I'm going to call this solved now.

M

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