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    Re: Laptop recommendation needed

    Done thanks.
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    Sticky: [SOLVED] Re: Laptop COMPATIBILITY List.

    Lenovo E531
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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...
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    Re: Laptop recommendation needed

    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...
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    Re: Laptop recommendation needed

    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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    [SOLVED] Re: best way to segregate browsing activities

    Thread Tools (at top of thread) -> Mark as Solved
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    Re: Laptop recommendation needed

    Thanks, the Dell one is simply too expensive, but System76 sounds like a good idea, and a good company to support :)
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    Re: Laptop recommendation needed

    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.

    Here's /var/log/Xorg.0.log:


    ...
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    Laptop recommendation needed

    Hi all,

    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...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Overheating Laptop

    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...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Overheating Laptop

    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...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Overheating Laptop

    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...
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    [ubuntu] Overheating Laptop

    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...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Show the difference of two folders

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    [ubuntu] Show the difference of two folders

    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:


    Folder A:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I recover my data?

    Hi,

    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.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I recover my data?

    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.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How do I recover my data?

    Hi,

    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...
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    [ubuntu] How do I recover my data?

    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...
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    [ubuntu] Re: localhost localdomain

    What is the output of:


    cat /etc/hostname
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    [SOLVED] Re: Recursive restore certain files in Deja Dup

    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...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Recursive restore certain files in Deja Dup

    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/

    When it...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Recursive restore certain files in Deja Dup

    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),...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Recursive restore certain files in Deja Dup

    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.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Recursive restore certain files in Deja Dup

    Thanks. I've done that, but the problem is this:

    Say this is /home/duncan currently:


    dir1
    sub1
    dir2
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    [SOLVED] Re: Recursive restore certain files in Deja Dup

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    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...
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