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by passerby
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOW TO: VPN for one application (or several)
Replies: 4
Views: 5494

Re: HOW TO: VPN for one application (or several)

Update: I've removed step 7 and added a new line to the end of the up.sh file.
This takes care of the final step for you, so to start split tunneling you only need to start openvpn; no need to enter any other commands afterwards.
by passerby
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOW TO: VPN for one application (or several)
Replies: 4
Views: 5494

HOW TO: VPN for one application (or several)

Preamble With the increasing amount of geoblocking, ISP website blocking, government monitoring, etc. the notion of using a VPN has become increasingly popular. One drawback when using a VPN, however, is the fact that all of your traffic goes through it, not just one or two programs. Of course, the...
by passerby
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Having trouble editing webpages running on local LM server
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Having trouble editing webpages running on local LM serv

What error does your FTP client give you when trying to upload?
Also, where is this home page located on your server? (eg. /var/www/)
by passerby
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Having trouble editing webpages running on local LM server
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Having trouble editing webpages running on local LM serv

What part doesn't work? Do you mean you're unable to upload a new version of your home page?
If so, what user are you logging in as through Windows? What user are you using to modify the home page on Linux? If they're two different users, you may not be allowed to overwrite the file.
by passerby
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM17 Failed to upgrade What's wrong?
Replies: 29
Views: 1721

Re: LM17 Failed to upgrade What's wrong?

The "levels" indicate how risky/new the update is rather than how urgent. Higher level updates are progressively tested and accordingly updated until they're considered safer and thus fall into lower level updates. That's not true. I have never seen an update starting at level 5 and then ...
by passerby
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM17 Failed to upgrade What's wrong?
Replies: 29
Views: 1721

Re: LM17 Failed to upgrade What's wrong?

Installed LM17 Cinnamon a few days ago. Just checked and I can't do the upgrade, W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux/linux-libc-dev_3.13.0-24.47_amd64.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.14 80] So how do I fix this? The error is coming up because that file does not e...
by passerby
Wed May 28, 2014 12:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Too many different flavors of Linux. How do they differ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1789

Re: Too many different flavors of Linux. How do they differ

The answers to most of your questions can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=54945#p314893
and here: viewtopic.php?f=151&t=129313&hilit=too+many+versions
or through a little bit of googling.
by passerby
Mon May 26, 2014 2:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox and Chrome run like molasses lately in 16
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Firefox and Chrome run like molasses lately in 16

Does this happen on a reinstall even with older versions of the browsers? Or are you using the latest?
If you're using the latest, this might be relevant: viewtopic.php?f=90&t=168231
by passerby
Sun May 25, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrade petra to mint 17 LTS without new install
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: upgrade petra to mint 17 LTS without new install

You can change repositories is a few ways. The most user-friendly would probably be to: -open Synaptic Package Manager -go to Settings -> Repositories -go to the "Other Software" tab -click on an entry and edit it. If it has the name "saucy", change it to "trusty". If i...
by passerby
Sun May 25, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is anyone else having problems with Chrome 35?
Replies: 31
Views: 4332

Re: Is anyone else having problems with Chrome 35?

You've updated your browsers in the midst of some prominent changes :? As of v35, Chrome on Linux uses its own graphics stack (Aura). I'm guessing that's why 34 works but 35 doesn't. As of v29 of Firefox, Mozilla introduced the Australis interface. New interface and suddenly black lines in the URL f...
by passerby
Sun May 25, 2014 3:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: upgrade petra to mint 17 LTS without new install
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: upgrade petra to mint 17 LTS without new install

Change your repositories from Petra to Qiana and Saucy to Trusty. Then run: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade Not the safest way to upgrade, but it does what you asked for. No reinstall, all programs and configuration remain. You might want to look at creating a separate /home...
by passerby
Sat May 24, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Subdomain Configuration on Mint nginx Server
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Subdomain Configuration on Mint nginx Server

I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you asking for help writing a PHP script to automatically generate and register a subdomain with nginx? Or are you having trouble manually creating subdomains? Either way, I don't think you'll be able to do all of this automatically via a script. Adding s...
by passerby
Tue May 20, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: cloud storage services?
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: cloud storage services?

Look up :lol: , copy has an app called copyagent that i have running automatically in the background and keeps my 'copy' directory sinc'd with my copy cloud storage :D Dropbox. Or, if you rent space on a server (or have your own network setup), there's Seafile and Owncloud. I've had good experience...
by passerby
Thu May 15, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint (or Ubuntu generally) Desktop Speed
Replies: 19
Views: 1535

Re: Linux Mint (or Ubuntu generally) Desktop Speed

As to MATE, I have not tried it. I have heard that XFCE and the other lightweight DE out there are fast, but honestly, using the live versions I can't say I notice much difference on older hardware. I haven't yet run with a full install however (of ubuntu flavors such as xubuntu or lubuntu). Runnin...
by passerby
Thu May 15, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Change from XFCE to Mate
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Change from XFCE to Mate

Pretty much, yeah.
To make sure you get everything, install the mate-desktop-environment package.
After that, just log out, choose "MATE" from the Session menu, and login.
If you don't want XFCE on your computer at all afterwards, you can optionally remove xfce through the package manager.
by passerby
Thu May 15, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Intel 4th gen integrated graphics in software rendering mode
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Intel 4th gen integrated graphics in software rendering

The software rendering problem is unique to Cinnamon, AFAIK, so you won't encounter it on Ubuntu. It could very well be using the same driver. You could install Mint MATE instead of Cinnamon and thus avoid the issue. Or, since you already have Ubuntu working, you could: -add the Mint 17 repository -...
by passerby
Sat May 10, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 17
Replies: 1
Views: 566

Re: Mint 17

Rather than rely on the next version suddenly curing everything, it might help to follow up on your previous queries. eg. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=156018&p=809112#p809112 There are many reasons why it might run hot, and many potential solutions. In order to figure out...
by passerby
Sat May 10, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install OpenVPN client with Mint Xfce desktop
Replies: 8
Views: 3044

Re: How to install OpenVPN client with Mint Xfce desktop

Hi, I seem to be having a similar problem. I've installed OpenVPN for years on Windows without a problem. However with Mint I've tried Software Manager and Synapatic Package Manager and I get them to download and install but what happens after that is a complete mystery. I can't locate OpenVPN anyw...
by passerby
Sat May 10, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which One (Solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Which One

There is no "solved" button. To mark a question as solved, edit your initial post and change the subject to "Which One [Solved]" or something similar.
by passerby
Fri May 09, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which One (Solved)
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: Which One

Software rendering will pass some graphics-intensive stuff to your CPU instead of your graphics card. Usually users are forced to use software rendering if their graphics card isn't good enough to run Cinnamon. It results in higher CPU usage and is typically much slower, though ultimately it depends...

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