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by altair4
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Worried about the future: Linux Mint 19

Um ... going to have to agree with Pjotr again. Synaptic installs just fine on Ubuntu 18.04 - I just did it. It's a good thing it does install since the "Ubuntu Software" application seems to be inebriated. If I search for samba the only entry is: UbuntuSoftware.png I have no intention of installing...
by altair4
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: pdfsam - how acces NAS folder structure
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: pdfsam - how acces NAS folder structure

When you go to nemo smb://NAS/ShareName the system will create a mount point under: /run/user/$UID/gvfs Where $UID is your user id number. So for example nemo smb://NAS/ShareName would produce a mount point of /run/user/1000/gvfs/smb-share:server=nas,share=sharename I don't use pdfsam but if it can ...
by altair4
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 34
Views: 696

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Also, I thought "gksu" changes permissions the same way "sudo" does but "gksudo" doesn't? One is a symbolic link to the other: ls -al /usr/bin/gksudo lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Oct 2 2012 /usr/bin/gksudo -> gksu And no it does not - did not - change permissions the way sudo does - um - I mean did: te...
by altair4
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Cannot change the ownership ntfs drive contents
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Cannot change the ownership ntfs drive contents

An ntfs partition by default in Linux will mount with owner = group = root but with permissions of 777 meaning everyone and your Aunt Tilly can add and delete anything they want.
by altair4
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Cannot change the ownership ntfs drive contents
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Cannot change the ownership ntfs drive contents

The reason a chown has no affect is that the NTFS partition has no linux permissions bits to change. NTFS in Linux is mounted as a "view" that makes it appear to have Linux permissions. So if you want to change ownership of the mounted partition you have to specify that in fstab. So if for example y...
by altair4
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 34
Views: 696

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

I betcha this will work though :) :

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sudo nano /etc/default/grub
by altair4
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 34
Views: 696

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Using sudo gedit /etc/fstab runs the entire gedit process as the root user, with full system wide privileges. As noted you can do it instead with the gvfs admin:// paths: gedit admin:///etc/fstab Or in Nautilus press Ctrl+L and type the admin:// path and then any text file opened from there opens f...
by altair4
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 34
Views: 696

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Although you mitigated the use of sudo with the -H switch it points out the issue Pjotr made in his original post: And for editing system config files, it almost feels as if we're being pushed towards abusing "sudo". In Ubuntu 18.04 this runs fine: sudo gedit /etc/fstab Well ... it doesn't run fine ...
by altair4
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 34
Views: 696

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

@Flemur, I can reproduce that error: tester@vmin183xfce ~ $ gparted-pkexec ==== AUTHENTICATING FOR com.ubuntu.pkexec.gparted === Authentication is required to run the GParted Partition Editor Authenticating as: tester,,, (tester) Password: polkit-agent-helper-1: error response to PolicyKit daemon: G...
by altair4
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 34
Views: 696

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

We don't need no stinkin' gksu. We Linux desktop users have an understandable feeling of superiority over those poor Windows and macOS users. You can't feel superior if you are part of the majority. Removing gksu and making all of those HowTo's out there that specify it's use useless is just a way t...
by altair4
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] CIFS vs Shared Folder in Windows Server 2012 R2
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: [SOLVED] CIFS vs Shared Folder in Windows Server 2012 R2

I don't know if you will get notification of this post but I have a question. Is bob@dude-uk the actual user name or is the dude-uk part really a domain? THe reason I ask is because on Win10 you can log into the machine with a Microsoft Account name which is in fact an email address. So if I log int...
by altair4
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Network Discovery in only one direction + # of users question
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Network Discovery in only one direction + # of users question

There's two things about your post that has made me hesitant to reply: It's not clear if you want a samba solution or something else like AFP. I have no experience in AFP. HFS+. I have very little practically no experience with hfs+ on Linux. 1. I can log into my Mint machine from my Macs as long as...
by altair4
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] CIFS vs Shared Folder in Windows Server 2012 R2
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: CIFS vs Shared Folder in Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm afraid I do not have an answer to your original question but I may have an insight into this one: Nemo can mount the shared folders. Unless you have modified smb.conf yourself the highest negotiated smb dialect that Nemo can attain is smb1 ( NT1 in samba-speak and vers=1.0 in CIFS-speak ). mount...
by altair4
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Need help networking with Win 7
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Need help networking with Win 7

Anyways, would you mind showing me how to do it the other way also... like doing a direct access like that from the Win 7 machine to the Linux laptop shared folder? It's fine if you can't, but that would be a big bonus for me. :) It's easier on Windows: Open Explorer ( file manager ) and type: \\19...
by altair4
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Need help networking with Win 7
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Need help networking with Win 7

Now open a terminal and run:

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nemo smb://192.168.1.64/Videos
Do you gain access to the share?

Just a note: Static ip addresses are your friend in Samba. If your Win7 server always had the 192.168.1.64 ip address you could create a bookmark to smb://192.168.1.64 and that would be the end of it.
by altair4
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Need help networking with Win 7
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: Need help networking with Win 7

Start slow. [1] Can you ping from Mint the Win7 machine by it's ip address: ping -c3 <win7-ip-address> [2] If the ping is successful run the samba client command to get a list of your shares and post the output. This is going to get tricky depending on how things are set up: smbclient -L <win7-ip-ad...
by altair4
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How to auto mount ntfs partition on dual boot windows-linux to share files multi user
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: How to auto mount ntfs partition on dual boot windows-linux to share files multi user

altair4 said: Anyhoo ... it looks like Mute Ant already answered this duplicate post: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=267808&p=1458449#p1458449 So, that way of mounting at fstab: UUID=(device) /media/mount-point ntfs defaults,uid=(user),windows_names 0 0 also applies for a multi-user sceario, so that both use...
by altair4
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How to auto mount ntfs partition on dual boot windows-linux to share files multi user
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: How to auto mount ntfs partition on dual boot windows-linux to share files multi user

To achieve what you want, simply create the mount point, set permissions on it then mount the volume in fstab. It's just the opposite. All mounts to a mount point override the permissions of the mount point with their own. All mounts - NTFS, ext4, cifs, ... Anyhoo ... it looks like Mute Ant already...
by altair4
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Cannot view and copy files using 2 Linux machines <SOLVED>
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: Cannot view and copy files using 2 Linux machines

In network folder it seems I have an icon to many: LOU-P35-DSL3, lou-P-35-DSL3 SMB and lou-ThinkPad-T440 SMB. Actually that's normal. The host name without the SMB attached at the end LOU-P35-DSL3 is Samba finding netbios hosts the way Windows does it. The host name with the SMB attached at the end...
by altair4
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Cannot view and copy files using 2 Linux machines <SOLVED>
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: Cannot view and copy files using 2 Linux machines

By "delete" do you mean going into the desktop and "un-sharing" them? I do not know how to answer that since I don't know what is in "a" and "public1"?

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