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by Edward M. Grant
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printer stopped working: cups-ipp-wrong-http-version
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Printer stopped working: cups-ipp-wrong-http-version

So, my printer was fine a few weeks ago. Today, any attempt to print says 'cups-ipp-wrong-http-version'.

Anyone know what broke this, and how to fix it?
by Edward M. Grant
Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Improving cifs abysmal performance over wifi?
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Improving cifs abysmal performance over wifi?

Is there any way to make cifs not totally suck over wifi? I used to think NFS was bad, as it could cause all disk access on the machine to freeze when the wifi went out for a few seconds, but cifs to my Windows 7 machine is far worse; I start copying a gigabyte file to the Windows PC, the wifi drops...
by Edward M. Grant
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SSD benefits & advice, Skylake & USB 3.0 Questions [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: SSD benefits & advice, Skylake & USB 3.0 Questions

I put the Mozilla cache and MATE thumbnails cache in a RAM drive to reduce disk writes, but modern SSDs are good enough that you probably don't need to worry too much. I've been using this SSD for several years on a laptop that's used several hours a day, and the SMART wear indicator is still showin...
by Edward M. Grant
Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Wanted: Linux success stories
Replies: 67
Views: 6483

Re: Wanted: Linux success stories

Back in the 90s, I used SunOS at work, and had no PC at home. Then I bought a laptop to take on a round-world trip, and installed Linux on it from about a dozen floppies. That allowed me to develop and update my website from wherever I was in the world, running X, a web browser and a web server in 8...
by Edward M. Grant
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will you upgrade to Win 10 upon release?
Replies: 57
Views: 4092

Re: Will you upgrade to Win 10 upon release?

We'll be 'upgrading' this laptop, as it has a Windows 8 hard drive we never even booted after I pulled it out and slapped in the SSD with Mint installed. My girlfriend wants to try Windows 10 for a few days, so she knows what to say when people ask her about it at work... after that, the SSD will go...
by Edward M. Grant
Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Could steam gaming on linux be the death of windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 786

Re: Could steam gaming on linux be the death of windows?

Fred Barclay wrote:I mean (but didn't say) most home computers. Thanks for pointing this out. :)
Most of them run Windows 7, Vista or XP. It's a much smaller jump from those operating systems to Linux MATE than to Windows 8's tablet GUI.
by Edward M. Grant
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is this a Linux Friendly laptop?[SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Is this a Linux Friendly laptop?[SOLVED]

I've never installed a different kernel to the one provided with the distro, so that's something new to learn. You just select it in the update manager (View/Linux Kernels/3.19.0-18), install it, then reboot :). If there's a problem, you can select the old kernel from the GRUB menu (press shift whe...
by Edward M. Grant
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is this a Linux Friendly laptop?[SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 552

Re: Is this a Linux Friendly laptop?[SOLVED]

One thing you might have to do is install the 3.19 kernel. My Toshiba L70 needs that to make the Intel HD graphics work correctly.
by Edward M. Grant
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Encrypted hard drive password
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: Encrypted hard drive password

I had a similar problem on my Asus netbook last year. I found a keyboard on Ebay and swapped it over, and it worked fine after that.

Wasn't terribly hard, as someone had a video on Youtube showing how to do it.
by Edward M. Grant
Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: can't install virtualbox in mint 17 64bit
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: can't install virtualbox in mint 17 64bit

Actually, I installed this a few days ago, and had problems. 'apt-get install virtualbox' installed part of it, but then I had to go and install a few other virtualbox-* packages before it was usable. I'm sure I didn't have to do that when I installed it on an older version of Mint.
by Edward M. Grant
Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Getting OpenVPN Files <SOLVED>
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Getting OpenVPN Files <SOLVED>

Yeah, they could have put that link in a better place, so it's not as easy to miss.
by Edward M. Grant
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Getting OpenVPN Files <SOLVED>
Replies: 4
Views: 558

Re: Getting OpenVPN Files

Didn't you download them from the link in step 5?
by Edward M. Grant
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LC_CTYPE warning?
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: LC_CTYPE warning?

Weird. I didn't change anything, but it went away a day or two later. I guess it was fixed by a later update.
by Edward M. Grant
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Systemd
Replies: 46
Views: 12035

Re: Systemd

Why all the hate for system.d? Because it started as a good idea (replacing the clunky old init scripts), but is now trying to take over most of the operating system. I don't have a particular opinion either way, but it's breaking from traditional Unix/Linux development by building a huge glob of c...
by Edward M. Grant
Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux security no longer a non-trivial issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Linux security no longer a non-trivial issue?

1. Don't install trojans.
2. Exploiting X bugs usually means that the code performing the exploit is already running on your machine, so your machine is already toast.
3. Wayland and Mir are sure to have exciting new security holes.
by Edward M. Grant
Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LC_CTYPE warning?
Replies: 2
Views: 275

LC_CTYPE warning?

Anyone know why, since yesterday, I've been getting: "bash: warning: setlocale: LC_CTYPE: cannot change locale (en_CA)" Printed out three times every time I hit tab on the command line to complete a filename? It's really annoying, and makes tab-completion almost useless. I'm assuming it was added in...
by Edward M. Grant
Sun Nov 02, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mate 16 - restarts when asked to shut down - Dual boot
Replies: 7
Views: 1156

Re: Linux Mate 16 - restarts when asked to shut down - Dual

I had that problem on my old Toshiba. Eventually I upgraded the BIOS to the latest version, and it went away... it was presumably an ACPI issue in the BIOS, where the OS asks it to shut down and it restarts instead.
by Edward M. Grant
Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing MATE, what to do next?
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: installing MATE, what to do next?

You should be able to select a MATE session from the login manager when you go to log in.
by Edward M. Grant
Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: No openGL with Intel graphics?
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: No openGL with Intel graphics?

Are you using a laptop? Used to be that going all Intel was the most reliable way to get a laptop that worked with Linux, but the drivers for the latest Intel integrated graphics seem to have lots of bugs.
by Edward M. Grant
Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: eth0 config slow to apply on boot so nfs mounts fail
Replies: 6
Views: 1163

Re: eth0 config slow to apply on boot so nfs mounts fail

Redhat type systems use the rc system and when networking starts it does not proceed till networking is setup, or there is an actual failure. Redhat requires you to configure network file systems with netfs; I know that, because my database server with the database on an iSCSI drive doesn't boot ot...

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