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General Discussion / Backup program
« on: August 02, 2014, 09:06:22 am »
I got a list of backup progs here http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-outstanding-linux-backup-utilities/
Are any of these particularly good, or is a better one not listed ?
Or is the already installed Deja DUP all I need ?

I have my install on a 1TB disk, and have a spare 1TB disk that would be good for my backups I think. I don't need to back up the OS, just important data.
I suppose I could just copy and paste to the spare drive but is there a better way ?

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Android devices / Linux on Ainol tablet ???
« on: July 19, 2014, 01:10:11 am »
Let's say I bought an Ainol 10.1 inch tablet (I did) and I'm wondering if I can have linux on it - what's the best way ?

Can I put it on an SD card like you can put it on a USB stick ?

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General Discussion / Re: Return of the Cinnamon fallback curse
« on: July 17, 2014, 11:10:18 pm »
Hmm, thanks but I'll pass on that - Gnome works fine for me, does all the things I want it to. Nice and stable. I've found that once I've used linux for a bit, and found a user friendly and reliable distro - which has taken a while, I don't want to go back to windows.

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General Discussion / Re: Return of the Cinnamon fallback curse
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:22:07 pm »
Using ubuntu 14.04 now - fglrx working fine with Gnome classic. Such a shame about Cinnamon because it's so nice.

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General Discussion / Re: Return of the Cinnamon fallback curse
« on: July 09, 2014, 04:40:47 pm »
I can see/open/save yes.  I did wonder if I should do it from within Ubuntu for that reason but I got full proper access from my ubuntu now - permissions say owner is me - seems like it went OK. I can also drag things from my mint install to my ubuntu install from within ubuntu and it's OK.

If I look, from within ubuntu, at file on mint, it says group permission is for the ubuntu ID with read only.

So I'm guessing "me" is root ?

What if a bad person hack my wifi ? They can then access my stuff ?

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General Discussion / Re: Return of the Cinnamon fallback curse
« on: July 09, 2014, 11:38:13 am »
Mint. Just pasted into ubuntu home.

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General Discussion / Re: Return of the Cinnamon fallback curse
« on: July 09, 2014, 03:27:59 am »
Ah, that's very good thank you very much. No bitching yet, just copy and paste. I expected trouble because passwords and user names are different for each install.

So, even though I have different Identity on each disk, the UID number is the same because I represent the same thing to each - the root user and owner. That seems like iffy security to me.

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General Discussion / Re: Return of the Cinnamon fallback curse
« on: July 09, 2014, 01:52:08 am »
Endlessly. I'm migrating to an ubuntu install. I just have to figure out file ownership.

I have a mint HDD and an ubuntu HDD on the same machine.

I copied a bunch of stuff to my ubuntu home folder, but I'm surprised I wasn't asked to enter a password before doing so. Does this mean my ubuntu installation is open for any Tom Dick or Harry to write to ?

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General Discussion / Re: Return of the Cinnamon fallback curse
« on: July 08, 2014, 09:16:00 pm »
But.... it works with other distros. Ubuntu Gnome does it right, Mint Cinnamon doesn't.
I've done additional drivers, apt-get, software centre, synaptic and downloaded package from AMD. None of these have worked for as long as I have used Cinnamon.

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General Discussion / Re: Return of the Cinnamon fallback curse
« on: July 08, 2014, 04:40:56 pm »
HD 5850. Big selling card, millions out there in the wild, should be catered for. Anyway, no point complaining here I suppose. Where does one go to make one's opinion known ?
Then again - linux is free, a gift, so maybe it's out of order to moan about a free service. Constructive criticism, that's the thing.

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General Discussion / Return of the Cinnamon fallback curse
« on: July 08, 2014, 05:13:48 am »
I've tried to get Cinnamon running along with fglrx drivers for the last few releases - never worked. I think I've been trying since mint 13. Just tried 17 - junk.

I do everything simple and right.
Install OS
Update/upgrade
Install fglrx
Do the aticonfig thing
Reboot
Fail

Did that with all of them.

Millions of people use AMD cards. Tens of millions. Why not make life possible for them ?
I'm not looking for a solution, I can't throw more time into it, I'm just having a moan.
The open source drivers gave me a nice dual screen out the box - that's a win, but no fglrx = no games and OpenCL

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General Discussion / Happy Announcement
« on: June 27, 2014, 10:37:17 pm »
I'm pleased to say that the new Xubuntu makes all my ralink USB wifi dongles work out the box.
I've got three different models and only one of them would work without tinkering - but I just made a new install and now they all work right away, so I say well done to the ubuntu team !!

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I'm sure a smart guy like me can figure this thing out.

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Do i really have to mess around with ownership of files - can't i just copy/paste all my stuff to the new installation ?

Would a 32GB SSD be ok just for OS system files, and stick my /home on a big HDD ?  Linux only takes up about 9GB or so doesn't it ?

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Well 17 is out now so maybe it's time for a wipe and upgrade anyway.

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