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by Madmogone
Mon May 06, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can not start NitroShare on Mint 18.1 Mate
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Can not start NitroShare on Mint 18.1 Mate

Hi all,As of note (1), not having any problems with nitroshare on two machines running 18.3 xfce, I use one machine as a repository for all my data plus a back up drive on that machine and the other machine I use to rip dvd,s cd,s etc and store the data on the repository machine using nitroshare. I ...
by Madmogone
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Re- how to block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies etc
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Re- how to block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies etc

The link for the putorius web site takes you to https://www.putorius.net/block-unwanted ... ts-on.html ,I believe it was from a tip supplied by majpooper.The article being dated Jan 16 2012 so it probably could be out of date for 18.3 xfce.
by Madmogone
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Re- how to block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies etc
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re- how to block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies etc

Hi all , I have been looking at how to block ads etc from a tutorial by catweazel using entries generated by MVPS HOSTS and the auto download and update link supplied by him. The link is to the putorius web site. Alas I can not get either option to work. When I try to paste the files from MVPS after...
by Madmogone
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Using a scanner in Linux
Replies: 26
Views: 1094

Re: [SOLVED] Using a scanner in Linux

Hi all, I am not replying with a solution, but depending on where you live, I reside in the UK, the next issue of LINUX FORMAT magazine (issue 248) has an article on scanning problems and just for info this months issue has an article on hardening mint. I hope this is of use to you all. Cheers.
by Madmogone
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any good books on LM?
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Any good books on LM?

Hi all, I obtained a book from my local Sainburys supermarket called " Complete Linux Mint ", priced at £11.99. It only covers the 18* series of mint. It covers things like intro to linux mint, installing mint,explore the mint decktop,mint management, linux mint apps, intro to the terminal,exploring...
by Madmogone
Sun May 13, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: update for firefox is different on two machines.
Replies: 0
Views: 226

update for firefox is different on two machines.

Hi all,I have several machines that I have updated firefox from 59 to 60 through the update manager, everything went well but one machine now displays no MINT categories in the left hand side bookmarks, ie :- Linux mint, Blog,Forums, Community. I now get only :- Ubuntu and free software,Ubuntu,Ubunt...
by Madmogone
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: extremely slow file copy to USB
Replies: 25
Views: 17620

Re: extremely slow file copy to USB

HI all,I have just tested a 7 year old usb 2.0 Lexar 4GB stick which my daughter used for school, college and then university so it has had some use.I transfered my music archive of FLAC files, (132GB) to the stick, yes the transfer told me that my destination was not large enough, but I told it to ...
by Madmogone
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just wondering about HEADS.
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Just wondering about HEADS.

Hi all,Thanks for the reply jimallyn, it certainly made interesting reading and probably confirms what a lot of people thought could be happening.Reading the articles made me think back to an experience I had about a couple of years ago.I was in the market for a firewall/router as I had been reading...
by Madmogone
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just wondering about HEADS.
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Just wondering about HEADS.

HI all, I am enquiring whether anyone has tried or experience of the HEADS o/s, an alternative to TAILS o/s?. (I love the opposite name)I know it has the failings of the exit nodes of TAILS, but it is built with totally free software,in that all the code is there to be checked if needed and does not...
by Madmogone
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED.Lost ability to start programs and also lost icons from taskbar
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Lost ability to start programs and also lost icons from taskbar

Hi all again, just tried shutting down and re-booting my machine, logged in ok and the ethernet symbol appeared in the taskbar but the speaker symbol is was still missing so I shut the machine down again, re-booted ok but the speaker symbol did not appear, how do I get the speaker symbol back?.Cheer...
by Madmogone
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED.Lost ability to start programs and also lost icons from taskbar
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Lost ability to start programs and also lost icons from taskbar

Thanks all,virtualbox has now been removed and all programs are opening as normal but the ethernet symbol and the speaker symbol are still missing from the taskbar.The update manager symbol is in the taskbar.
by Madmogone
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED.Lost ability to start programs and also lost icons from taskbar
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Lost ability to start programs and also lost icons from taskbar

Hi all, When I press ctrl-alt-F7, it takes me to blank screen with (Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia aerocool tty1) in the top right hand corner and underneath that line I get aerocool login: then flashing cursor.When I put in my log in password it then asks for my password underneath, when I put this in (no ...
by Madmogone
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED.Lost ability to start programs and also lost icons from taskbar
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Lost ability to start programs and also lost icons from taskbar

Hi all, thanks for the fast response, I have followed the instructions and put the cli command in to the terminal but the terminal will not accept my log in details, it keeps coming up with an incorrect input.Have pressed the ctr/alt/f8 keys and I can get back to the full screen but when I press ctl...
by Madmogone
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED.Lost ability to start programs and also lost icons from taskbar
Replies: 11
Views: 590

SOLVED.Lost ability to start programs and also lost icons from taskbar

HI all,Just started one of my computers and once it had booted I noticed that the "update manager, internet symbol and the speaker symbol" had disappeared from the lower task bar and that non of the programs would open up either from the task bar or from the main screen (Firefox, update manager, sof...
by Madmogone
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: I installed an SSD SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 2588

Re: I installed an SSD

Hi all, I too only use ssd,s now for the operating system, but still use the old hdd,s for storing data, (plenty fast enough for me, and cheaper),The ssd,s are great for laptops too, run cooler,save battery life and are more robust.The only downside to them apart from the cost,is I believe that when...
by Madmogone
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: clarity on firejail and flatpacks.
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: clarity on firejail and flatpacks.

Hi all, sorry for not responding sooner, but I have had a busy weekend.I think I am going to just install firejail from the repositories (18xxx) for now and just get the security updates.Will check whether flatpacks are covered with firejail before I install any at any time.Is it better to install f...
by Madmogone
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: dual boot windwoes/mint smoke loader malware
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: dual boot windwoes/mint smoke loader malware

Hi all, yeah looks like it could get very interesting in the future.I think the problems are going to arise more with the commercial end of the market,admins not updating etc so as not to upset the general running of their systems but that could impact more on us mere mortals.WE shall only see.Any h...
by Madmogone
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: clarity on firejail and flatpacks.
Replies: 5
Views: 230

clarity on firejail and flatpacks.

Hi all, seeking clarity on using firejail.I have been reading that the new flatpacks come ready sandboxed when downloaded, so if I download firejail for sandboxing firefox, will firejail conflict with any flatpack programs that I install or should it make no difference?. Also is it safe to download ...
by Madmogone
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: dual boot windwoes/mint smoke loader malware
Replies: 3
Views: 421

dual boot windwoes/mint smoke loader malware

Hi all, just a bit of info reading recent linux format mag,does not involve myself as I do not dual boot with windwoes, but may be of use to those who do.Malwarebytes has discovered a fake Meltdown and Spectre patch that deposits "smoke loader" malware onto the victims Windwoes machine.Info at http:...

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