Re: [Dorset] I'm Having Trouble with apscheduler and pytz Under bullseye

2021-12-31 Thread Keith Edmunds
OK, so we've fixed the "I can't install zoneinfo" problem. I'll let someone else battle whatever the remaining problem is. -- Great music, chat and even some wit. Join me every Friday evening at 8pm for Keith's Music Box: Follow: https://www.facebook.com/KMBEngland On Friday go to:

Re: [Dorset] I'm Having Trouble with apscheduler and pytz Under bullseye

2021-12-31 Thread Keith Edmunds
> No specific new error, just thsame as before. Terry, I'm trying to help you here but you need to help me. Let's try one more time: what error do you get when you try to import zoneinfo? I get this: $ ipython3 Python 3.9.2 (default, Feb 28 2021, 17:03:44) Type 'copyright', 'credits' or

Re: [Dorset] I'm Having Trouble with apscheduler and pytz Under bullseye

2021-12-31 Thread Keith Edmunds
I read all the replies in this thread but didn't see what error you got when you tried to import zoneinfo. -- Great music, chat and even some wit. Join me every Friday evening at 8pm for Keith's Music Box: Follow: https://www.facebook.com/KMBEngland On Friday go to:

Re: [Dorset] I'm Having Trouble with apscheduler and pytz Under bullseye

2021-12-31 Thread Keith Edmunds
> when I tried to install zoneinfo it failed zoneinfo is part of the Python Standard Library, so you shouldn't need to install it. > from zoneinfo import ZoneInfo > > to the program and still got the error. What error do you get? -- Great music, chat and even some wit. Join me every

Re: [Dorset] Problem Mounting Memory Stick on Raspberry Pi

2021-11-29 Thread Keith Edmunds
> $ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /media/usb/ -o uid=pi,gid=pi Tell it the filesystem type (-t ext2) and then check in dmesg to see what it doesn't like. Maybe your pi doesn't support ext2? -- Great music, chat and even some wit. Join me every Friday evening at 8pm for Keith's Music Box: Follow:

Re: [Dorset] Xed V's Mousepad

2021-07-31 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 31 Jul 2021 10:31:41 +0100, zir...@xendistar.co.uk said: > I have been trawling through an old MySQL database and as it archived > Archive Manager was using Xed to look at the file What format is the file? (Hint: at command line, type 'file filename') > In the end I did a simple CTRL-A

Re: [Dorset] Chromium no Longer Stores Passwords on Kubuntu

2021-06-05 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 05 Jun 2021 12:28:36 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > Are you using it as an extension or as a full installation into Linux? Both. -- Great music, chat and even some wit. Join me every Friday evening at 8pm for Keith's Music Box: https://www.mixcloud.com/live/KeithsMusicBox/ --

Re: [Dorset] Chromium no Longer Stores Passwords on Kubuntu

2021-06-05 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 05 Jun 2021 10:40:22 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > first bitwarden has to be explicitly unlocked each time the browser is used. Each time the browser is restarted, not each time it's used. > The second issue is that it doesn't work when logging in to Google > itself. Unlike

Re: [Dorset] Chromium no Longer Stores Passwords on Kubuntu

2021-06-05 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 5 Jun 2021 10:19:56 +0100, petermerch...@hotmail.com said: > to see if it works across multiple devices It does. I'm using it on two Linux systems, my MacBook and my Android phone. -- Great music, chat and even some wit. Join me every Friday evening at 8pm for Keith's Music Box:

Re: [Dorset] Chromium no Longer Stores Passwords on Kubuntu

2021-06-05 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Fri, 04 Jun 2021 12:22:42 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > I'm left with two choices; post a bug on Launchpad or abandon Chromium. Or use something like Bitwarden. Open Source, runs on Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, IoS. Automatically syncs. Can be self-hosted if you're paranoid, but you

Re: [Dorset] Monitor Pings on WiFi Interface

2021-05-28 Thread Keith Edmunds
Smokeping is a daemon, so no X needed. The (optional) display is simply a web page, so no X needed. The notifications don't need X. -- Great music, chat and even some wit. Join me every Friday evening at 8pm for Keith's Music Box: https://www.mixcloud.com/live/KeithsMusicBox/ -- Next meeting:

Re: [Dorset] Monitor Pings on WiFi Interface

2021-05-28 Thread Keith Edmunds
Smokeping is your friend: https://oss.oetiker.ch/smokeping/ Demo: https://oss.oetiker.ch/smokeping-demo/?target=Customers.OP -- Great music, chat and even some wit. Join me every Friday evening at 8pm for Keith's Music Box: https://www.mixcloud.com/live/KeithsMusicBox/ -- Next meeting:

Re: [Dorset] Android (6) and Tesco shopping app.

2021-05-26 Thread Keith Edmunds
There are apps you can get that will allow you specify the orientation for each app you run as well as a default orientation. You can even force "portrait only" apps to run in landscape, and vice versa. -- Great music, chat and even some wit. Join me every Friday evening at 8pm for Keith's Music

Re: [Dorset] Links from 2021-05-04's Pub Meet.

2021-05-20 Thread Keith Edmunds
Nice summary, thank you Ralph. -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2021-06-01 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk New thread, don't hijack:

Re: [Dorset] SSD system

2021-03-12 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Fri, 12 Mar 2021 12:59:55 +, gra...@gemmill.name said: > 1.    I understand that the BTR file system may be better than ext4 for > SSDs Not heard that before. All our SSD systems run on ext4. What problem is "better" solving for you? > #rsync -av /opt/ /mnt/nasdata/

Re: [Dorset] Failure of wireless connections again.

2021-03-11 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 11 Mar 2021 17:48:20 +, ci...@cewland.uk said: > Thinking of reporting this to Talktalk if it happens in 2 weeks time > again; or am I wrong in thinking it's their fault? I think you're wrong in thinking that TalkTalk will care in the sligtest, to be honest. TalkTalk have a deserved

Re: [Dorset] stdout and stderr redirection weirdness

2021-02-18 Thread Keith Edmunds
OK, this is what I would do. Check whether logger (typically /usr/bin/loggger) is installed on the system. If it is, create a script that runs at boot as follows: #!/bin/ash [if /bin/bash is available, I'd use that] /usr/bin/logger -t xyzzy "SHELL=$SHELL" /usr/bin/logger -t xyzzy "me=$(whoami)"

Re: [Dorset] stdout and stderr redirection weirdness

2021-02-18 Thread Keith Edmunds
> I'm finding that during startup piping and redirecting output doesn't > work. This is using the ash shell from busybox. By "during startup" do you mean system startup or your process startup? -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online,

Re: [Dorset] Terminate a Python Program Conditionally (or Alternatively Trace a Running Program)

2021-02-12 Thread Keith Edmunds
Have you tried debugging with pdb? I'd put a breakpoint where the code stops the player, then step through it from there. If you're not familiar with that technique it would be helpful for you to understand the difference between the debugger commands 'next' and 'step'. Let us know how you get

Re: [Dorset] Wireless dropping out

2021-02-11 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 11 Feb 2021 12:45:46 +, ci...@cewland.uk said: > To answer your question 'no' the only Fluorescent or microwave is in the > kitchen which is not in line of sight; it's off to one side by 6m+ and > has 2 extra walls between them and the router.  Never had a problem > before like

Re: [Dorset] Wireless dropping out

2021-02-11 Thread Keith Edmunds
Do you have either a fluorescent light or a microwave over anywhere near the wifi transmitter or receiver? -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2021-03-02 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing

[Dorset] Linux job

2021-02-09 Thread Keith Edmunds
If anyone's interested in working with Linux every day, we're recruiting: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/linux-support-consultant-211/ -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2021-03-02 20:00 Check to whom you are

Re: [Dorset] Microsoft on Raspberry Pi

2021-02-06 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 6 Feb 2021 10:54:41 +, petermerch...@hotmail.com said: > Of course I am aware that M$ now owns Git, and this seems to me to be > underhanded extending their reach. Microsoft does not own git. Do we have to refer to "Microsoft" as "M$"? Seems unnecessary. -- Linux Tips:

Re: [Dorset] Problem with 'full' Root partition

2021-01-31 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 31 Jan 2021 10:15:59 +, ci...@cewland.uk said: > Is there a command to show files in root and there sizes?  I tried 'ls' > but that lists only my home folder. 'ls' will list the directory you're in unless you pass an argument. So, if you're in your home directory: $ ls [list

Re: [Dorset] Problem with 'full' Root partition

2021-01-29 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Fri, 29 Jan 2021 15:16:43 +, ci...@cewland.uk said: > Thanks.  I've taken a copy as 'Root' into my /home/copyvartmp folder; > had to enter each folder a root. You could have just (either as root or with 'sudo' in front): # cp -a /var/tmp/* /home/copyvartmp That would copy all files and

Re: [Dorset] Problem with 'full' Root partition

2021-01-29 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Fri, 29 Jan 2021 13:04:35 +, ci...@cewland.uk said: > 12G /tmp/var I suspect you mean '/var/tmp' You're unlikely to need anything in there. Take a look first, but probably safe to delete. If you want to take a copy just in case, you could copy to somewhere on /home (but delete it later

Re: [Dorset] Problem with 'full' Root partition

2021-01-28 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 28 Jan 2021 18:38:21 +, ci...@cewland.uk said: > If I can't find out what is happening then I'll re-install Mint 19.2 Clive, you really, really do not need to reinstall Mint. Files in /var/tmp are, generally speaking, safe to delete. The key difference between /tmp and /var/tmp is

Re: [Dorset] Flask web development book

2021-01-23 Thread Keith Edmunds
It's all available online (I think it's close to the same as the book): http://blog.miguelgrinberg.com/post/the-flask-mega-tutorial-part-i-hello-world And it's excellent. -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday,

Re: [Dorset] Using Flask to render a set of Buttons.

2021-01-22 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:06:23 +, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > One annoying thing when it comes to textbooks is that you cannot copy > the text in any Kindle type, so you have to type the code by hand. Install the Kindle Optimizer Pro Chrome extension. Works very well. "Adds Google Search,

Re: [Dorset] Using Flask to render a set of Buttons.

2021-01-21 Thread Keith Edmunds
I don't know how well you know Flask, Terry, but this is an excellent intro. It's not going to be the immediate answer to your question, though. http://blog.miguelgrinberg.com/post/the-flask-mega-tutorial-part-i-hello-world -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/

Re: [Dorset] Recommendations for webcam?

2021-01-08 Thread Keith Edmunds
I'm using a Logitech C270 HD Webcam under Debian and it works perfectly. -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2021-01-05 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ...

Re: [Dorset] Migrating from VirtualBox to KVM/QEMU with virt-manager

2020-12-17 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 17 Dec 2020 16:34:22 +, hamis...@live.co.uk said: > a way to move an activated Windows > install without deactivating it? Mine is an OEM copy You cannot (officially, at least) move OEM Windows to any other device. -- Linux Tips:

Re: [Dorset] Issues with mpg321 / mpg123 - Part 2

2020-12-05 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 05 Dec 2020 12:08:38 +, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > I think that is unworthy of you. Terry, I'm not looking for fight. Sorry if I offended. -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2020-01-05 20:00

Re: [Dorset] Issues with mpg321 / mpg123 - Part 2

2020-12-05 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 05 Dec 2020 11:43:50 +, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > > It's Open Source software. If it doesn't scratch your itch, fix it. > > Well maybe I would if I could. Ah, the standard response to the joys of Open Source software. You might not want to fix it, but you almost certainly

Re: [Dorset] Issues with mpg321 / mpg123 - Part 2

2020-12-05 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 05 Dec 2020 11:05:01 +, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > I can't see why anyone would want to do that. Millions of people can't understand why anyone would want to run Linux on their everyday PC. Does that make them right? > Hmmm. So the author thinks legions of people will want to

Re: [Dorset] Issues with mpg321 / mpg123 - Part 2

2020-12-05 Thread Keith Edmunds
How about: while :;do mpg123 -m --list playlist1.txt done -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2020-01-05 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk

Re: [Dorset] funny in python software

2020-11-12 Thread Keith Edmunds
I've never used Kate (vim for me), but it sounds as if it is syntax-highlighting 'connect' in one file and not the other. That suggests either something else has changed so that 'connect' doesn't make sense, or there may be some non-visual problem with 'connect' (eg, an 8bit char in there or -

Re: [Dorset] Paths relative to a current working directory whose path contains symbolic links

2020-11-09 Thread Keith Edmunds
One way (which may or may not be convenient) is to run this from the shell: $ cd $(realpath .) That will set your current directory path to the path with all symlinks resolved. More info here: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/linux-tips-finding-real-path/ -- Linux Tips:

Re: [Dorset] Very high memory usage (ignoring cache) after being powered on for days

2020-09-10 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 22:01:20 +0100, hamis...@live.co.uk said: > but [...] using 20GB of RAM with almost nothing open [...] is not good > behaviour Why not? Is there an actual problem in the day to day use of the system? Or is the problem that you've seen some numbers you don't like the look of /

Re: [Dorset] Very high memory usage (ignoring cache) after being powered on for days

2020-09-10 Thread Keith Edmunds
Using swap is not a bad thing in itself (quite the opposite in many cases). The actual process of swapping is expensive, though, and you want to minimise that. One way to see whether you have a lot of swapping going on is to run "vmstat 1" (you don't need to be root). That will produce a new

Re: [Dorset] Very high memory usage (ignoring cache) after being powered on for days

2020-09-10 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 21:03:21 +0100, hamis...@live.co.uk said: > Any more ideas? This has definitely revealed something interesting, just > not sure what it is yet/what to do about it. You don't need to do anything about it. -- Linux Tips:

Re: [Dorset] Very high memory usage (ignoring cache) after being powered on for days

2020-09-10 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 14:07:00 +0100, hamis...@live.co.uk said: > No difference to the output. Surprising. Here: $ ps aux|wc -l 364 $ ps maux|wc -l 1872 -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2020-10-06 20:00 Check

Re: [Dorset] Very high memory usage (ignoring cache) after being powered on for days

2020-09-10 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:57:09 +0100, hamis...@live.co.uk said: > ps aux Doesn't show threads. Try "ps maux" (or, if you prefer, "ps -Lef"). -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2020-10-06 20:00 Check to whom you

Re: [Dorset] Very high memory usage (ignoring cache) after being powered on for days

2020-09-10 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 10 Sep 2020 12:09:51 +0100, hamis...@live.co.uk said: > Using htop in that way seems to show processes that aren't currently > running any more - like previous invocations of firefox, in the stats. > Is that expected? Not expected nor correct. htop shows processes that exist in the

Re: [Dorset] Very high memory usage (ignoring cache) after being powered on for days

2020-09-10 Thread Keith Edmunds
What problem are you trying to solve? If you're just curious about memory usage, run htop, press F6 and sort by M_RESIDENT or, if you're feeling more adventurous, run atop and press M (not m). Either will show you how much memory each process is using, with htop giving a less detailed but

Re: [Dorset] How to Cancel Existing systemd.timer(5) OnCalendar Values.

2020-09-09 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Wed, 9 Sep 2020 09:44:44 +0100, hamis...@live.co.uk said: > so has anyone experienced cron jobs sporadically (kind of randomly) not > running when they're meant to? No, never (and I've been using Linux since the early 90s, and UNIX before that). Set up your cron jobs so that the command is:

Re: [Dorset] Subject: Re: BeautifulSoup

2020-08-27 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 27 Aug 2020 13:17:39 +0100, gra...@gemmill.name said: > [nci.html text/plain (0 bytes)] I think the problem is a lack of input data. Seriously: can you reduce the problem to a minimum example? Then you can post the dozen or so lines of html plus your example code. -- Linux Tips:

Re: [Dorset] Understanding EXT4 disk options

2020-08-27 Thread Keith Edmunds
It's not clear to me what role D-Link plays in this. Why is a script from a proprietary company mounting your partitions? Does the usual /etc/fstab not come into play? Your workarounds are certainly kludgy and I agree that you're right to find a better way. -- Linux Tips:

Re: [Dorset] HTML

2020-07-01 Thread Keith Edmunds
Sure, send it. -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2020-07-07 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk New thread, don't hijack:

Re: [Dorset] Internet Access Using Tethering

2020-06-21 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 21 Jun 2020 10:20:24 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > Am I missing the point? Probably not. I know there are challenges, but being able to directly ssh to your RPis from the outside, ideally filtered by source IP, would be considerably simple. I know you said that network is owned

Re: [Dorset] Internet Access Using Tethering

2020-06-21 Thread Keith Edmunds
I'm pleased you got it working, but...it sounds like a nightmare to support and maintain. Very hacky, undocumented, alpha software, multi-hoop jumping. Do you have a clear understanding of how it works, what components do what, why each is there, and a network diagram marked with subnet

Re: [Dorset] VPN Options

2020-06-08 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Mon, 08 Jun 2020 12:51:43 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > I've not been able to find any Tutorials (or indeed any mention of the > tool, apart from in his links) That's sufficient reason to keep looking. > Alternatively, does anyone else have any information about other VPN > Servers

Re: [Dorset] Wireguard on RPi

2020-06-07 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 07 Jun 2020 16:38:30 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > If you want Wireguard then you'll have to manually install it. It's in the Buster backports repo on Debian: $ apt policy wireguard wireguard: Installed: (none) Candidate: 1.0.20200513-1~bpo10+1 Version table:

Re: [Dorset] Using macvlan to increase Ethernet Ports

2020-06-06 Thread Keith Edmunds
So you need remote access to Raspberry Pi. If you have fixed IP addresses at home, ssh that is firewalled to those addresses is easiest. If you don't have fixed IP addresses, ssh access authenticated only by keys is easy once set up. If you'd like help with that, what operating systems will the

Re: [Dorset] Using macvlan to increase Ethernet Ports

2020-06-06 Thread Keith Edmunds
Terry, rewind. You've decided you need a VPN, but the VPN is to achieve something. Define clearly what that something is. What are you are trying to achieve? -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Online, Jitsi, Tuesday, 2020-07-07 20:00

Re: [Dorset] Using ZOOM on Linus

2020-03-26 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:38:48 +, ci...@cewland.uk said: > Does Zoom work and is there any problem with it please? Try it! Let me know if you'd like to set up a quick proof-of-concept call. -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: BEC,

Re: [Dorset] Switching away from Evernote

2020-01-18 Thread Keith Edmunds
Joplin (https://joplinapp.org/) Open source, clients for web, Android, IOS, Mac, Windows. Syncs to your choice of sync'd filesystem (I use Nextcloud). Markdown. Import from Evernote. Just works. Been using it for 18 months or so, never looked back. -- Linux Tips:

Re: [Dorset] Caps Lock indicator

2019-12-21 Thread Keith Edmunds
> having an indicator to let me know caps lock is on. As a serious (but long term) suggestion: learn to touch type. The "indicator" is then the screen, because you can see what you type as you type. I taught myself touch typing in the late 80s. Painful at the time, but I type every day of my

Re: [Dorset] SMTP Hosting Sought.

2019-12-14 Thread Keith Edmunds
I hear very good things about Fastmail (https://www.fastmail.com/). The only reason I don't use it is because I have wet string Internet connectivity. -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: BEC, Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2020-01-07 20:00 Check

Re: [Dorset] Very slow Desktop startup problem

2019-07-06 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 06 Jul 2019 07:54:08 +0100, ra...@inputplus.co.uk said: > Having an unnoticed option can be the cause of awkward bugs Try this: $ ls [directory listing] $ ls * [same directory listing] $ touch -- -l # make a file called '-l' $ ls * [long directory listing as file '-l' is interpreted as

Re: [Dorset] Very slow Desktop startup problem

2019-07-02 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:48:43 +0100, ra...@inputplus.co.uk said: > swapon -s You might need that to be /sbin/swapon unless you run as root the lines Ralph posted (and we don't run things as root unless we have to, right?) Neat trick though, Ralph! -- Linux Tips:

Re: [Dorset] The Linux Solution book

2019-05-01 Thread Keith Edmunds
Terry, thanks for your comments and thank you also for buying a copy - it's much appreciated. -- "I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting you really believe what you just said" - Willam F Buckely jr -- Next meeting: BEC, Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2019-05-07 20:00 Check to whom you

[Dorset] The Linux Solution book

2019-05-01 Thread Keith Edmunds
Hi everyone! My book, "The Linux Solution", is available on Kindle for 99p today. All proceeds to Great Ormond Street Children's Charity. I'd appreciate it if you were able to support both the book and GOSH by spending 99p on it (the offer is only for today).

Re: [Dorset] KMail "ghost" messages after deleting from IMAP folders

2019-04-12 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:05:23 +0100, t...@ls83.eclipse.co.uk said: > IMHO, Thunderbird is a pretty much flawless IMAP client and has been for > many years. Gosh! Just goes to show how one man's meat is another man's poison! -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/

Re: [Dorset] Knotes and other means of keeping files

2019-03-27 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:39:00 +, p...@aptanet.com said: > Anyway, I now use Joplin Paul, thanks for that. I'd looked at Joplin once before but - for some reason that escapes me - I'd dismissed it. Since you posted your note, I've moved all my Simplenotes notes to Joplin and more besides. The

Re: [Dorset] Kubuntu, clamav, and daily cron job

2019-03-24 Thread Keith Edmunds
As root, run 'crontab -e' and add that line to the end (without the vertical bars). Explanation of numbers at start of line: "man 5 crontab" -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: BEC, Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2019-04-02 20:00 Check to whom

Re: [Dorset] Cannot open nano in boot a shell

2019-03-11 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 10 Mar 2019 15:47:15 +, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > I couldn't get `TERM=linux nano' or `TERM=vt220 nano' to work Then: On Sun, 10 Mar 2019 18:16:51 +, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > > If you then enter, on one line, `TERM=vt220 nano', and press Enter then > > nano should

Re: [Dorset] Cannot open nano in boot a shell

2019-03-11 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 10 Mar 2019 18:16:51 +, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > Exactly the same here in KMail and in BlueMail Those links that Ralph posted are URLs. Look at the web pages: there are three blank lines under your name on one, but not on the other. -- Linux Tips:

Re: [Dorset] Micro:Bit

2019-03-10 Thread Keith Edmunds
So, er, what's the question? -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: BEC, Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2019-04-02 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ... http://dorset.lug.org.uk/ New thread, don't hijack:

Re: [Dorset] Monitoring Internet Connectivity.

2019-03-08 Thread Keith Edmunds
You might want to install arpalert, too. http://www.arpalert.org/arpalert.html -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: BEC, Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2019-04-02 20:00 Check to whom you are replying Meetings, mailing list, IRC, ...

Re: [Dorset] Network connectivity issues

2019-01-12 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 12 Jan 2019 19:56:35 +, t...@ls83.eclipse.co.uk said: > I can't see a laptop on my network from my own computer What exact commands are you typing, and what exactly is the response? -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting at BEC:

Re: [Dorset] Linux Format Magazine contributor

2018-12-04 Thread Keith Edmunds
I'm not exactly local, but maybe something could be arranged... -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting at *new* venue: Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2018-12-04 20:00 Check if you're replying to the list or the author Meetings, mailing list, IRC,

Re: [Dorset] Swap file issue

2018-12-02 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 2 Dec 2018 12:17:19 +, t...@xendistar.co.uk said: > I noticed a script I added several month ago (and completely forgotten it) > which cleared the swap and memory cache over night Glad you found the problem, but what were (are) you trying to achieve with that script? -- Linux

Re: [Dorset] Swap file issue

2018-12-02 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 2 Dec 2018 11:15:23 +, t...@xendistar.co.uk said: > sudo grep checkswap /var/log/messages > > Assuming that is correct it has not shown me anything. OK, it should be creating an entry every 50 seconds, so something is wrong. It may be that the message isn't going into

Re: [Dorset] Swap file issue

2018-12-01 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 01 Dec 2018 12:31:46 +, ra...@inputplus.co.uk said: > while sleep 50; do date -Is; swapon -s; done >swap.log Nice, but I'd use: while sleep 50; do swapon -s | logger -t checkswap That will put an entry in the system logger that's tagged 'checkswap'. You can look at all

Re: [Dorset] Next Meeting - One Week Tonight

2018-11-28 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Wed, 28 Nov 2018 09:35:00 +, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > I'll pick you up at around 7:30; usual place. Oooo! Just like a spy movie! -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting at *new* venue: Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2018-12-04 20:00

Re: [Dorset] Having repository troubles

2018-11-24 Thread Keith Edmunds
The unhelpful advice is "don't do things that lead to this problem". Usually, that's forcing installs or using disreputable repositories (ie, not Debian ones). However, as mentioned, that's not helpful given that you've arrived here. Resolving this will probably be protracted (but, to me, kinda

Re: [Dorset] Database with GUI Front End for Non-Database Experts

2018-11-12 Thread Keith Edmunds
Start by writing your requirements. The hard part: do NOT include any implementation details in the requirements. Focus on what, not how. For example, "The database should be hosted on a website somewhere" is not a requirement. It is a way of achieving an unstated requirement; there may be other,

Re: [Dorset] In-line Replies in Thunderbird

2018-10-11 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Thu, 11 Oct 2018 07:23:03 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > So you guys who don't use Thunderbird are seeing '>' chars at the > beginning of the quoted text above? Yep. -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting at *new* venue: Bournemouth,

Re: [Dorset] Thunderbirds are go?

2018-09-18 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:38:42 +0100, dorset@mailman.lug.org.uk said: > Mail from the LUG is filtered into a DLUG folder. In this folder the > emails have the tabs Reply/*Reply List*/ Forward etc. In other folders > the Tabs are Reply/Forward or if to multiple addressees Reply/Reply >

Re: [Dorset] Lets all laugh at me, my tale of woe

2018-09-05 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Wed, 22 Aug 2018 21:47:47 +0100, dorset@mailman.lug.org.uk said: > I just upgraded a week or so ago from Kubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 and > forgot to do a backup first Do backups regardless of whether you think you'll need them. One day you *will* need them, and life is such that you don't know in

Re: [Dorset] Links from 2018-05-01's Pub Meet.

2018-05-03 Thread Keith Edmunds
For password management, you could keep it Open Source with Bitwarden. Runs on Window, Mac, Linux; apps for iPhone and Android; browser plugins for Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, Safari and even the Tor Browser. https://bitwarden.com/ -- Linux Tips:

Re: [Dorset] Alternative to Simple Backup Suite

2018-04-29 Thread Keith Edmunds
RSnapshot uses rsync, but it's a bit more than a "front end" to rsync. It organises backups in a space-efficient way, again by utilising hard links. It's nice for running hourly/daily/weekly/monthly snapshots. The time period is arbitrary: if you wanted retain a fortnightly or quarterly backup,

Re: [Dorset] Alternative to Simple Backup Suite

2018-04-29 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 15:28:44 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > What if I accidentally delete a file and don't remember > until after the next backup? The products I cited all retain backups for a user-specified time. We typically configure 30 days' retention, but it could just as easily be

Re: [Dorset] Alternative to Simple Backup Suite

2018-04-29 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 15:14:54 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > So I wouldn't be able to install it on the NAS, which is where it needs > to be. Well, if the NAS runs Linux - many do - then maybe you can, but don't. I thought your original problem stemmed from sbackup being dropped from

Re: [Dorset] Alternative to Simple Backup Suite

2018-04-29 Thread Keith Edmunds
Duplicity, BackupPC, RSnapshot and others maintain a "current" backup of all files in the source directory. You can browse that directory and see every file that was present in the source. However, if a file hasn't changed since the last time it was copied, it isn't re-copied: the backup system

Re: [Dorset] Alternative to Simple Backup Suite

2018-04-29 Thread Keith Edmunds
No. BackupPC is a backup server which backs up clients, possibly including itself. It may be overkill for what you want, though, on reflection. -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2018-05-01 20:00 Meets, Mailing list,

Re: [Dorset] Alternative to Simple Backup Suite

2018-04-29 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 15:03:38 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > So how do I take a full backup once a month as I've been doing for the > last ten years? Rather than use terms like "full backup" and "incremental backup", describe what you actually want to achieve. I suspect you misunderstand

Re: [Dorset] Alternative to Simple Backup Suite

2018-04-29 Thread Keith Edmunds
We use BackupPC. DWISOTT. Takes a little time to set up, but then fully automated and a reasonable web UI. It's written in Perl, but other than that we like it. -- Linux Tips: https://www.tiger-computing.co.uk/category/techtips/ -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday, 2018-05-01 20:00

Re: [Dorset] Education

2018-03-20 Thread Keith Edmunds
In 15 years of running an IT support/consultancy business, we've had one female applicant for a technical role. I would love to hire a (suitable) female techie! -- "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter" - Winston Churchill -- Next

Re: [Dorset] Using shred

2018-02-17 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:31:53 +, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > I'd be happier if there was no chance of data recovery. Then destroy the drives. -- "Laughter is the best medicine, though it tends not to work in the case of impotence" - Jo Brand -- Next meeting: Bournemouth, Tuesday,

Re: [Dorset] Using shred

2018-02-17 Thread Keith Edmunds
Shred is slow. No one will trivially read the ex-data following a reformat. I suppose if the drive used to hold your plans for world domination, a few more hours of shred is a small price to pay. However, if the drive only held data of interest to you and you don't want the PC running overnight,

Re: [Dorset] Eric Raymond Rails Against Uninterruptible Power Supplies.

2018-02-11 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 11 Feb 2018 23:36:13 +, pugwash1...@gmail.com said: > I know a fair bit about how UPS's work and I would be interested i trying > to build a home brew one if there is enough interest and support. Enough interest and support to do what? In my experience, if you want to do something,

Re: [Dorset] Funny Business When I Try to Connect to Amazon in Chromium

2016-12-26 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sat, 24 Dec 2016 17:52:55 +, t...@xendistar.co.uk said: > >> Mine is 53.0.2785.143 from Debian Testing [...] > Cheers Terry, Debian repos are dragging there heels again, "Their", not "there". Jessie Updates has 55.0.2883.75: $ apt-cache policy chromium chromium: Installed:

Re: [Dorset] Problem with security certificate

2016-10-04 Thread Keith Edmunds
Hi Ralph > What modem-only hardware do you like? DrayTek Vigor 130. I would no longer recommend DrayTek routers, but their modems seem solid. > And did you consider a router that can run OpenWRT or similar? I have one running Tomato, which seems pretty good. My attitude to these things has

Re: [Dorset] Problem with security certificate

2016-10-02 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 2 Oct 2016 17:06:11 +0100, gra...@gemmill.name said: > I cannot understand why a router should start imposing security > certificates A lot of domestic routers intercept web browsing, so it wouldn't surprise me to see security certificates. A quick Google showed up this screenshot where

Re: [Dorset] IMAP instead of POP3 in KMail

2016-06-13 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:32:07 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > Presumably IMAP doesn't work in reverse There are IMAP copy utilities around. In short, you could upload all your local mail to remote IMAP folders, but it would take a bit of work. Unlike others, I abhor Thunderbird - but the

Re: [Dorset] IMAP instead of POP3 in KMail

2016-06-12 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Sun, 12 Jun 2016 12:04:44 +0100, d-...@hadrian-way.co.uk said: > Sometimes I wonder why I stick with KMail! So change... > My question therefore is this. If I changed from POP3 to IMAP, (to > ensure that I can find the messages again in the future using any tool > if this happens again)

Re: [Dorset] Microsoft: Better Linux support for Skype

2016-04-27 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:28:47 +0300, mr.fbee...@gmail.com said: > The ultimate goal would be to develop something that pisses off > Microsoft to the extent they have a temper tantrum. Some cleverly > thought out program where they could do nothing about it. It's not going to happen. Microsoft has

Re: [Dorset] Microsoft: Better Linux support for Skype

2016-04-26 Thread Keith Edmunds
On Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:38:09 +0100, c...@smithies.org said: > I just signed the petition "Microsoft: Better Linux support for Skype". Why? Microsoft's only interest in Linux is minimizing the damage it can do to their revenue stream. If you want to run Skype, run Windows. If you want a VoIP

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