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    Command Question

    Thanks much, I'm glad I looked around before attempting the first fix I came across.
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    Command Question

    Thanks, I solved my problem with this command: sudo chown -R vnstat:vnstat /var/lib/vnstat Is it safer? I got it from the unbuntu website. I think it means that ownership of the file has been switched to vnstat, so now it's able to write to the file and display bandwidth use.
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    Command Question

    Thanks for that info. So would you say it's safe to try that command out and see if it solves my problem? I got it from https://aspratyush.wordpress.com/tag/vnstat-not-enough-data-available-yet/
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    Command Question

    What does $ sudo chmod a+rw -R /var/lib/vnstat/* do? I came across it while trying to figure out how to get vnstat to record bandwidth usage for my broadband connection. Since yesterday it keeps telling me "Not enough data available yet". I think for some reason it's not writing the bandwidth to...
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    Vnstat Bandwidth Monitor

    Can anyone tell me how I can get Vnstat to detect and record my broadband bandwidth usage? It detects and records my wifi but not the broadband, I don't know why.
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    Best distribution for netbook?

    I installed not to long ago linuxmint 18.1 xfce on my eeepc with 1g of ram and I'm happy with it. It's not super fast but it's not a turtle either.
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    Saving Snapshots

    Thanks Don't know what you mean by "how do I plan to access the snapshots if I need to restore from the stick"? Wouldn't it be by accessing the stick? I haven't used or installed Timeshift yet, have only been reading about it, is there something I'm missing?
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    Saving Snapshots

    I want to install Timeshift and save the snapshots to a usb stick, does it need to be formatted to ext4 or can the snapshots be saved on fat32?
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    Unmount Vs Eject

    Interesting. I noticed that on some usb drives when I plug them into Windows I get a message saying there is a problem with it and to let Windows fix it although the usb drive seems to work just fine. Now I wonder if maybe it was caused by Linux. I have been using the "Eject" option when...
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    Unmount Vs Eject

    What's the difference between unmount and eject? When I want to take out a usb drive which should I pick?
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    Linux Google

    Nothing, I don't think you can get Linux for a phone
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    Epson XP-340

    I don't know what that gutenprint is. I've been to this page here: http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/DriverDownloadInfo.do?LG2=EN&CN2=&DSCMI=104918&DSCCHK=f4af1a8de19da08e2e1da28e9fbddefc949c9eed but am not sure if I'm suppose to download all those files or just one, I downloaded the...
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    Epson XP-340

    The driver for the xp-340 is not in the list when I tried to install my printer, I chose the generic option but it didn't work. Can someone tell me how I can get my printer to work? I'm new to linux and do not know how to use the terminal. I have mint 18.1 xfce installed on a netbook.
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    Which Lite distribution for my needs please?

    What Linux distro do you have on the usb drive?
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    Which Lite distribution for my needs please?

    It might make it appear?
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    Which Lite distribution for my needs please?

    You can turn off fast startup from within Windows - go to the control panel, click "power options" and select "choose what the power button does", then uncheck fast startup
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    Which Lite distribution for my needs please?

    Did you turn off "fast startup"?
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    Bandwidth Monitor

    Has anyone heard of Bitmeter OS? I came across it while searching and its seems very simple to use.
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    boot does not show usb option

    Yes you need to get Linux on a flash drive before you can install it on your computer. The size doesn't need to be large, 4 gigs is all that's needed. Rufus is very simple: 1. Open Rufus, plug in the usb drive (flash drive) and Rufus will automatically detect it. (see picture) 2. Click select...
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    Bandwidth Monitor

    I sometimes connect to the internet with broadband and I need to keep track of how much bandwidth I use but I can't seem to find any way to do that in Mint 18.1 xfce. Would anyone know? I'm not yet familiar with using the terminal so if there is a simple way of checking bandwidth use that would...
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