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by MartyMint
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: A good VPN (minimum requirements)
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: A good VPN (minimum requirements)

I believe the killswitch defaults to off, but you can toggle it with:
expressvpn preferences set network_lock off
by MartyMint
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: A good VPN (minimum requirements)
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: A good VPN (minimum requirements)

FWIW, in my 2 years with ExpressVPN, I've never had it go down.
by MartyMint
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: A good VPN (minimum requirements)
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: A good VPN (minimum requirements)

There is no open source software for VPN on Linux that provide a kill switch, and compatible with VPN known companies (?) I don't understand what you're asking for....a clickey-clickey desktop button to toggle your VPN service? It's my understanding that a VPN kill switch is, if the connection to t...
by MartyMint
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Simple command lines failing.
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Simple command lines failing.

Hello, I just downloaded the file for VPN set-up. I tried to run simple cd /downloads "bash: cd: downloads: No such file or directory" then I tried sudo dpkg -l expressvpn_3.5.0.33-1_amd64.deb "dpkg-query: no packages found matching expressvpn_3.5.0.33-1_amd64.deb" confused is g...
by MartyMint
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: A good VPN (minimum requirements)
Replies: 11
Views: 212

Re: A good VPN (minimum requirements)

Menard wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:53 am
There is no open source software for VPN on Linux that provide a kill switch, and compatible with VPN known companies (?)
I don't understand what you're asking for....a clickey-clickey desktop button to toggle your VPN service?
by MartyMint
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: File transfer hangs for a long time before finishing
Replies: 38
Views: 5763

Re: File transfer hangs for a long time before finishing

JoeFootball wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:13 pm
AZgl1500 wrote: uh, hate to mention this, but you provided a link that exists only on your PC.... bad bad bad.
It works for me. :)
Works for me as well.
by MartyMint
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: SSDs and merging non continuous partitions
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: SSDs and merging non continuous partitions

A lot of wrong info there....
by MartyMint
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software
Replies: 25
Views: 609

Re: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software

This thread doesn't help with Mint's (rightly or wrongly earned) reputation as "The Windows of the Linux World"....

:roll:
by MartyMint
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I suck at terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: I suck at terminal

EpirusWarrior wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:55 pm
In mint you don't need terminal, at least not on daily basis.
Agreed.

I don't remember all the points from my driving test, but I get along just fine with driving every day.
by MartyMint
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software
Replies: 25
Views: 609

Re: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software

Storing passwords in plain text is a terrible idea.
by MartyMint
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing on a new laptop UX425ea
Replies: 6
Views: 131

Re: Installing on a new laptop UX425ea

Do you want to keep Windows?
by MartyMint
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot hangs at "A startjob is running for monitoring LVM2...etc"
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Boot hangs at "A startjob is running for monitoring LVM2...etc"

Are you running a RAID setup or encrypted drives?
by MartyMint
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1235
Views: 211133

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Level 2 - Applications: Linux simply does not have the software people want or need to do their job. No matter how many linux enthusiast tell you Gimp is just as good as PhotoShop, name the app of your choice here, that just is not going to fly with most Windows users who just want to get the job d...
by MartyMint
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software
Replies: 25
Views: 609

Re: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software

No.

I have no doubt part of the reason you're enjoying Linux (and will be enjoying it for years to come) is due to it's enhanced security.
Let's keep it that way.


P.S. ~ You can always change your password to something shorter, but still reasonably secure.
by MartyMint
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Nvidia Driver Issues - Linux Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Nvidia Driver Issues - Linux Mint

DPM wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:10 pm
dave1953 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:55 am
plagued by the problems associated with Nvidia drivers
I just don't give any money to a company that basically shows me the not-so-nice finger.
Let me guess, you just discovered the 7 year old Linus Torvalds video. right?

:roll:
by MartyMint
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hard Drive space at different total used?
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Hard Drive space at different total used?

Many Linux file systems also reserve space for journaling.
by MartyMint
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What is behind the need to "Name" a version number?
Replies: 28
Views: 1305

Re: What is behind the need to "Name" a version number?

Did Dr. Noonian Soong choose Data's name? (Not to mention Lore...)
by MartyMint
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Certification for Beginners
Replies: 22
Views: 711

Re: Linux Mint Certification for Beginners

Nothing says "lay a patch of rubber to the nearest Walmart" like cajoling an older relative into installing Linux on their creaky and sluggish Core2Duo desktop...
by MartyMint
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Video creation software options
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Video creation software options

That's good news.

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