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It all depends on the kernel (Linux Mint 15 which I installed comes with 3.8):
3.8 locks up randomly and you have to hold down the power button
3.9 the brightness...
It depends on your kernel version, at first I was only kernel 3.8 because that is the latest that Linux Mint 15 supports. Wireless "just worked" but it would randomly lock up sometimes, which was a...
To update this old thread, I ended up getting the Lenovo E531. It has a 15.6" screen, Intel i5 3.2GHz processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD, and Lenovo seems to get a pretty good reputation. It is listed on...
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Thanks, the Dell one is simply too expensive, but System76 sounds like a good idea, and a good company to support :)
It's not so much of a problem now that I take care: I always have it propped up on a piece of wood when I use it and that helps. But it would be nice to fix it.
Currently I have an Acer Aspire 5534 — it's just over 3 years old now and it has the following problems:
The microphone doesn't work with Linux
The battery now lasts only 5...
I assume you're getting that from the difference between 1.10 and 1.18. However there's only 3 versions listed for download on the website if you actually select Aspire 5534.
Actually, looking at...
I booted into Windows and (after waiting 10 minutes for it to open) Windows Update refused to work. I can't be bothered spending the next 5 hours working out why.
However I went back into the BIOS...
True... I do often use it propped up on a piece of wood, and that helps. But I don't expect to have to do that all the time.
In fact, just before I read this I shut it down and pointed a...
I have an Acer laptop (Aspire 5534). I have a big problem with it - overheating. I use the desktop stats viewer conky to check my computer's core temperature and it usually reports something around...
I have got my home directory into a bad situation with a mistyped rm command. I have now got as far as getting a backup onto an external hard drive as regular files.
So I have:
I also have no experience with Deja Dup, but from what I understand a standard "restore" won't let me select from a list which files to restore and which to not.
From my OP:
Thanks for posting, but that link said to do what I've already tried and had a problem with, as said in my OP.
It seems to me that is a program to recover deleted data from the disk. Surely, since I deleted them from the disk a while ago, it would be better to use my Deja Dup backup? I just need to...
I accidentally deleted some data over a month ago. I have a Deja Dup backup from before then. But I have not found a way to restore from it, so I've been sitting here with some of my home folder...
What is the output of:
OK don't worry about the above question. I've put off reinstalling to next weekend, and I will simply copy my files onto the drive. No TARs to worry about.
But I'll only do that once I've got my...
Edit: disregard this post, read below post
So I tarred my home directory with the command in my post above:
tar cvpf /media/FreeAgent\ GoFlex\ Drive/backup/current.tar /home/duncan/
The reason I found files missing in the first place was that I was backing up /home/duncan/ to do a clean install.
So here's what I'll do:
a) c = create, v = verbose (tell me what's happening),...
The backup's about a month old due to my negligence. So I'd need some kind of program to help me compare the two folders and copy what's missing.
Thanks. I've done that, but the problem is this:
Say this is /home/duncan currently:
If I really need to I can put the entire backup on my external hard drive and use some program to find out what files exist on the drive but not the computer, and copy the ones I choose. Can...