[nmglug] new laptop

Ted Pomeroy ted.pome at gmail.com
Sat Aug 3 10:21:55 PDT 2019

Brian. Check "Properties" of a directory. If "open with" is not what you
expect you can change it there. Ted P.

On Sat, Aug 3, 2019, 8:14 AM Brian O'Keefe <okeefe at cybermesa.com> wrote:

> Now the joy of migrating my email and browser data! BTW, my older ACER has
> decided to open directories in FF instead of Nautilus. Any idea of how to
> stop this bead behavior or why it started?
> On 8/1/19 6:04 PM, Satsangat Khalsa wrote:
> Congrats on the new Asus
> On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 6:27 PM Brian O'Keefe <okeefe at cybermesa.com>
> wrote:
>> Howdy all,
>> I bought a on-sale laptop. It's an: ASUS VivoBook 15.6" FHD Laptop,
>> Quad-Core Ryzen 5 2500U Processor (up to 3.6 GHz) with Radeon Vega 8
>> Graphics, 8 GB DDR4, 256 GB M.2 SSD, 802.11ac Wi-Fi - F505ZA-DH51. It's a
>> race car for me at least. I downloaded Ubunu 19.04 and made a bootable USB
>> drive and installed. Boy is it good looking! I can't wait to get all of my
>> data migrated but I am. As you see the SSD is not so large as the 1TB I
>> have on my old ACER. I thought that I was using about 45% disk space and
>> was not, of course, worried because the drive is so large capacity. I never
>> finished migrating all of my data from my previous and hosed 500GBSSD that
>> Mark helped, or actually did, save so I have some scattered data on the
>> ACER and on the 500SSD. In prepping to start moving stuff around I used the
>> GUI Disk Analyzer and very much to my surprise I found files of up to
>> 49GB!! I have 5 or 6 WINE programs I run and that shows up as a 39GB
>> folder. Now that makes no sense at all, as is the case with several other
>> folders. I have a folder for my activism stuff and that's 29GB which is
>> outlandishly wrong. So the Disk analyzer is wrong or somehow these folders
>> have been growing on their own, bloating like a president's ego. My Q is,
>> what console tool would give me the disk usage in a tree-like format (I
>> know not like a GUI but a list from highest to lowest size of folders). Is
>> this possible?
>> It appears that if the GUI Disk Analyzer is correct then I can lose a few
>> items, like the wine programs, VMs and other unnecessaries and have plenty
>> of space on the new drive. I had planned to use the 1TB drive as a storage
>> device for my 10,000+ photos, etc. This would work but I don't trust the
>> GUI and don't want to start some weird event and lose data nor do I want to
>> transfer mostly useless data that is actually  a couple Gigs and not the
>> tens of GB I am seeing.
>> I'll check out the forums for a console command but i thought I'd go to
>> the best first.
>> Cheers
>> Brian
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