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by altair4
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: NFS mount in /etc/fstab of my QNap shares
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: NFS mount in /etc/fstab of my QNap shares

Have you seen these:

This one about how to set up the QNAP: Mount Qnap NFS Share on Linux OS

And this one from QNAP: Mounting an NFS share on Ubuntu
by altair4
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sharing a folder over network using SAMBA (can't create a user)
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Sharing a folder over network using SAMBA (can't create a user)

The only way I can help you is if you run these commands and post their output in your next post:

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testparm -s

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net usershare info --long

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hostname
And please tell me what version and what desktop you are using. Mint18-Cinnamon, Mint17-Mate, ...?
by altair4
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sharing a folder over network using SAMBA (can't create a user)
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Sharing a folder over network using SAMBA (can't create a user)

All I want to do is have a place to drop in stuff to back up. I don't even care about it being secure. Then you don't need to add a user to the samba password database. But if you want to do it anyway you have to preface your command with sudo: sudo smbpasswd -a username If you get into trouble wit...
by altair4
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Configuring Samba
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Configuring Samba

Gosh. it's almost like you are begging me to rant about this subject. ** First off for me personally you are preaching to the choir since samba is pretty much all I do in Linux forums these days.. ** The system-config-samba problem is an Ubuntu issue not a Mint issue. It was a utility created by Ubu...
by altair4
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: NFS mount in /etc/fstab of my QNap shares
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: NFS mount in /etc/fstab of my QNap shares

* add this line to my /etc/fstab : * [ipadresofmyQNapNAS]/Backup /home/[myusername]/NAS/Backup nfs _netdev,auto 0 0 I haven't used NFS since the Boer Wars but I don't think that is the right syntax for an NFS mount in fstab. In fact it looks like a cifs mount syntax except for the "nfs" entry. Shou...
by altair4
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Configuring Samba
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Configuring Samba

Welcome to the wonderful world of Samba on the Linux desktop. Have installed Samba + system-config-samba, but there is no evidence that anything has been installed... It wouldn't matter if it did add an entry into the menu since it will not run. There are a number of internal dependancy issues with ...
by altair4
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Did You switched mint to non systemd init???
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Did You switched mint to non systemd init???

I played around with their search facility. Mint shows up under "not systemd", "systemd", and "SysV. "

Haven't followed LMDE or what version of Debian it's based on - does it still use SysV?
by altair4
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Did You switched mint to non systemd init???
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Re: Did You switched mint to non systemd init???

DistroWatch does indeed list Linux Mint as not using systemd:
DWMint.png
Looks like a mistake to me.
by altair4
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: sudo vs. gksudo
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: sudo vs. gksudo

If I may interject: How does the File Manager open up as root in the following example? sudo or gksudo Shutter_002.jpg Hi JerryF. I can say that in the case of Xfce, it uses gksu. Here's the relevant section of ~/.config/Thunar/uca.xml: <action> <icon>stock_open</icon> <name>Open as Root</name> <un...
by altair4
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: No Network sharing after update level 3
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: No Network sharing after update level 3

Fun Fact: In Mint 19 Samba will automatically register itself via multicast (avahi ) thanks to someone at Ubuntu who finally got around to reading the instruction manual from samba and realized he should have compiled support for it years ago. It will do it through another method but still using ava...
by altair4
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: No Network sharing after update level 3
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: No Network sharing after update level 3

All i can suggest is adding a multicast dns registration file to all of your Mint machines: Create a file: /etc/avahi/services/samba.service With this content: <?xml version="1.0" standalone='no'?> <!DOCTYPE service-group SYSTEM "avahi-service.dtd"> <service-group> <name replace-wildcards="yes">SMB ...
by altair4
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Messed up FSTAB
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Help! Messed up FSTAB

/etc/fstab tells you how to do this in the file itself: # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass> So from blkid: /dev/sdd1: LABEL="cxx" UUID="af03fae6-94d9-45fe-9770-678672dab24e" TYPE="ext4" <file system> == LABEL=cxx OR UUID=af03fae6-94d9-45fe-9770-678672dab24e <mount point> == ...
by altair4
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Random timestamp changes on read-only SAMBA share
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Random timestamp changes on read-only SAMBA share

This is more an FYI as I have no great insight into this particular problem but your two share definitions differ by more than just its "read only" setting. Samba will interpret your [YY] share this way: [YY] path = /mnt/YY available = yes valid users = user read only = yes browseable = yes public =...
by altair4
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: The Future
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: The Future

The past is history
The future is a mystery
But today is a gift
That's why they call it the present.
by altair4
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Bookmark folder in a mounted partition
Replies: 15
Views: 241

Re: [SOLVED] Bookmark folder in a mounted partition

If so, it's because of a bug in ntfs-3g preventing non-root users to mount it. Why do you want non-root users mounting partitions? non-root users are always prevented from mounting any partitions. The "user" option in fstab allows a non-root user the ability to mount a partition - But only if the p...
by altair4
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Bookmark folder in a mounted partition
Replies: 15
Views: 241

Re: Bookmark folder in a mounted partition

LABEL=NTFS /mnt/NTFS ntfs windows_names,user,noatime 0 0 **His partitions have no labels. ** The user option in this context is irrelevant. ** And if he tries to restore a file he sent to the trash he will not be able to because the mounted partition is owned by root so he would need to add a uid=b...
by altair4
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Bookmark folder in a mounted partition
Replies: 15
Views: 241

Re: Bookmark folder in a mounted partition

I don't agree with the way MattyBoy is going about this but rather than cause chaos I have only one recommendation: Stop using Disks.
by altair4
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Bookmark folder in a mounted partition
Replies: 15
Views: 241

Re: Bookmark folder in a mounted partition

Please post the output of the following command:

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cat /etc/fstab
by altair4
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: [suggestion] Replace Xed with Gedit
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: [suggestion] Replace Xed with Gedit

As I recall Xed is a fork of Pluma which is a fork of Gedit2 so it already is using gedit.
by altair4
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gksudo dropped in LM 19 - goodness knows what else
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: gksudo dropped in LM 19 - goodness knows what else

pkexec requires a policykit "rule" for ever application that wants to use it. In Xubuntu one is already created for thunar ( /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.xfce.thunar.policy ) and one is already created for mousepad ( /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/com.ubuntu.pkexec.mousepad.policy ). In Mint's XFCE...

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