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  1. Re: Is it safe to abort the Software Updater?

    Interesting. When I do that, I get no output. Snaps appears to go into never never land, and nothing happens. I have to get out by doing a ctrl-Z. So, it appears that snaps is the problem, not the...
  2. Re: Is it safe to abort the Software Updater?

    Well, it happened again tonight. The update was only about 60KB, which it downloaded in a few seconds. Then, it ended up again with the message "updating snaps" for nearly an hour. So, I just let it...
  3. Re: Is it safe to abort the Software Updater?

    Thanks for the info.
    In retrospect, I think I was having slow Internet problems when I was doing the update. So, that would probably explain the problem.

    I would certainly avoid interrupting an...
  4. Re: Is it safe to abort the Software Updater?

    Never mind. I guess I was too impatient. It finished updating, as soon as I posted the above message.
  5. Is it safe to abort the Software Updater?

    I started running Software Updater about an hour ago. For the past 1/2 hour the progress bar has been doing a left-right-left dance, and the info below the bar says: Updating snaps. It appears to be...
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    Re: How do I install xbanish?

    Unclutter was the first thing I looked at, but everything I read about it indicated that it had quickly become broken with a new system update, or that it had never worked correctly in the first...
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    Re: How do I install xbanish?

    That helps explain something that had confused me. The documentation on github mentioned xinit, but I couldn't find either an xinit directory or file on my system. I'll put together a .desktop file...
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    Re: How do I install xbanish?

    I'd marked this thread as Solved last night, but I've now changed it back to Unsolved, because xbanish doesn't appear to be running at boot time. Or, if it is, it must be quitting at some point. If...
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    Re: How do I install xbanish?

    Thanks. I installed that, and the make file now runs and compiles properly.
    Next problem: I realized that I didn't know what to to to make it run when the system boots up, but I found the following...
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    Re: How do I install xbanish?

    Thanks, but it didn't help. It tells me that all of those are already installed, and after it's done and I try 'make' again, I still get this:


    cc -O2 -Wall -Wunused -Wmissing-prototypes...
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    Re: How do I install xbanish?

    Sorry, I should have mentioned that I'm running Xorg, I think. It's whatever the the 20.04 LTS installation defaults to. I thought Xorg and X were the same thing.
    Are you suggesting that xbanish may...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Clonezilla for Dummies?

    Thanks. That's good to know. I don't expect to have them both plugged in at the same time. I'll probably keep the old HD as an emergency backup for now. Once I get more familiar with how things work,...
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    How do I install xbanish?

    Trying to make the mouse pointer disappear when I start typing, I discovered that this feature is not inherent in the window manager, and so I need to install xbanish.
    https://github.com/jcs/xbanish...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Clonezilla for Dummies?

    Good point. When I did the transfer I just did a Select All, and dragged them over, but probably forgot to have the Show Invisibles option selected. Since I'm still quite new to Linux, I'm not yet...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Clonezilla for Dummies?

    After I made my last post late last night (early this morning), I came to the same conclusion as the above two posts: Just do a new install on the new SSD, and then manually copy the other files...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Clonezilla for Dummies?

    I just tried dd using the dd command line from the previous post. It copied all of the files, but the target disk is not bootable. When I use the Gnome disk utility to compare it to the existing...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Clonezilla for Dummies?

    The new SSD is 125GB. The existing internal HD is 85GB, which probably gives you some idea of how old this computer is (2007 HP Compaq notebook). Anyway, the new drive is bigger than the old one. So,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Clonezilla for Dummies?

    Thanks for the replies.

    Maybe I should take a step back and explain what I'm trying to do. I want to replace my internal HD with an SSD. So, I just need to copy the internal HD to the new SSD. I...
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    [SOLVED] Clonezilla for Dummies?

    I've read that Clonezilla is the easiest application for cloning a hard drive. So, I went to their website, and tried to download it. I was met with a barrage of technobabble questions that I was...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Rebooting the wifi

    Thanks very much for the help.

    It does appear that the power setting changes have fixed the problem, but just to be sure, I'll wait a couple more days before marking it solved. Murphy's Law, and...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Rebooting the wifi

    I realize that the SSIDs are broadcast publicly, but some of them contain people's first and last names. So, I redacted them. There were also a couple of non local IP addresses, probably related to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Rebooting the wifi

    I agree that there are no passcodes, and the MAC addresses have been redacted (sort of), but the SSID's of 16 of my neighbours' networks are in the file, as are a number of non-redacted IP...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Rebooting the wifi

    Here is the router configuration info:

    Mode: Mixed 11/54Mbps
    SSID: xxxxxxxxx
    DHCP Server: Enable
    Channel: 6
    Encryption Function: Enabled,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Rebooting the wifi

    Thanks for the suggestions. Here's what I get from the dmesg command:

    sudo dmesg | grep -e iwl -e wlp
    [ 21.163361] iwl3945: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG/BG Network Connection driver for Linux,...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Rebooting the wifi

    Unfortunately, it didn't work. A few minutes ago, the wifi shut down, and I tried the modprobe command, but it didn't do anything. I had to reboot the computer to get it going. I was curious about...
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