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by UltramaticOrange
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: openQA
Replies: 1
Views: 520

openQA

Just finished the last day of Linux Fest Northwest 2016 and went to a talk about how RedHat and OpenSuSE are doing QA before a release using a project called openQA that programmatically does visual inspections of their builds. The QA team at SuSE has it to the point where they trust openQA enough t...
by UltramaticOrange
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: username and password dialogues
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: username and password dialogues

Thanks both! I'll set an image first and see how that goes.
by UltramaticOrange
Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: username and password dialogues
Replies: 4
Views: 531

username and password dialogues

So, I frequently find myself typing half my password before I realize that I'm on the username dialogue. This is because both the username and the password dialogues look the same and sit on the exact same space on the screen. Luckily it hasn't been an issue yet, but it's only a matter of time befor...
by UltramaticOrange
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] - Wireless on Lenovo Y700 (Intel 8086:1010)
Replies: 1
Views: 2481

[SOLVED] - Wireless on Lenovo Y700 (Intel 8086:1010)

Here's how I got Wireless working for my Lenovo Y700. This is mix of different solutions that I pieced together to be as Mint-y/Ubuntu-y as possible. That's also to say that, while I'm doing this on Mint, these instructions should also work on Ubuntu. Verify that you're working with the correct hard...
by UltramaticOrange
Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Touchscreen
Replies: 6
Views: 7428

Re: Touchscreen

Touchscreen on my HP m7-n101dx on 17.3 isn't working for me, either. It's worth noting that I thought I'd give a few distros a shot before returning to Mint; the touchscreen worked just fine in Solus and OpenSUSE (tumbleweed). This suggests a configuration or hardware detection issue specific to Min...
by UltramaticOrange
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:15 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [SOLVED] Bash, replace ' ' in string, output to variable?
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: [SOLVED] Bash, replace ' ' in string, output to variable

There was (is?) a very long standing bug surrounding replacing spaces using sed, and as a result, I strongly recommend NOT using sed to replace whitespace. Use 'tr' instead.

e.g.

Code: Select all

user@linux$ echo "$filename" | tr " " "_"
by UltramaticOrange
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: no sound after upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: no sound after upgrade

Check and make sure that the default audio device didn't change on update.
by UltramaticOrange
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: The location is not a folder
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: The location is not a folder

I suspect that the media device is taking too long to respond to mint. To confirm this, try the following. From the wife's machine, access the path/file (try #1, then try #2). From your own machine, try to access the path/file again. If there's no error, then the media device is (partially) at fault...
by UltramaticOrange
Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Micro lags (freezes / stuttering) (17.1, ATI 7700)
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Micro lags (freezes / stuttering) (17.1, ATI 7700)

Stuttering has been a classic problem of ATI cards from the early 2000s depending on the model. Generally, this been considered a driver problem. What happens when you dial back the in-game graphics settings a little? With that said, stutter has historically only been noticeable in benchmark results...
by UltramaticOrange
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba share password retrievel
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: Samba shares for Windows PCs Passwords View/Update

you can use smbpasswd to change the password for the user+share, but recovery of the old password isn't really an option on Linux.

However, you can boot the windows machine with the below. It'll take anywhere from a few minutes to a few centuries to run.
http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net
by UltramaticOrange
Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ebay and Chromium Picture problem[SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Ebay and Chromium Picture problem

When I view the source code for an ebay.co.uk page, the below seem to be the most common URLs for image hosting.

i.ebayimg.com
ir.ebaystatic.com
by UltramaticOrange
Sat May 30, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: All applications are invisible. Graphics driver problem?
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: All applications are invisible. Graphics driver problem?

Yeah, I ran into this same problem while using the drivers direct from AMD and then installed updates. Using the driver directly from AMD and the regular Mint updates REALLY do not play well together. I've been using Linux for 13yrs and even I struggled a little with undoing what the updates had don...
by UltramaticOrange
Sat May 30, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Torrent download speed decreases
Replies: 6
Views: 640

Re: Torrent download speed decreases

Require encryption in your torrent client and see what happens. I can't speak for other ISPs, but Comcast uses Deep Packet Inspection to see what type of traffic you're creating and then throttles it accordingly. This combo is called "Quality of Service" (or less commonly, "traffic shaping") and in ...
by UltramaticOrange
Thu May 21, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Managing Hard Drives
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Managing Hard Drives

OK, but could you tell me what this means? sudo blkid /dev/sda1: UUID="efdeee6b-053f-4984-bfeb-885562204874" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda5: UUID="6f70e2a8-2644-40be-8d0d-e710116e8099" TYPE="swap" /dev/sdb1: UUID="9D1C9B55EEE9CA5C" TYPE="ntfs" /dev/sda1: the first partition (1) on the first hard drive (sd a...
by UltramaticOrange
Wed May 20, 2015 8:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17 can't get past "minty" logo
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: LM 17 can't get past "minty" logo

I wouldn't try to transfer anything that isn't your home directory. If I were going to do something like what you want, I would create a list of installed packages dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall > ~/Desktop/packages Copy my home directory to an external storage device cp -r /home/USER' /m...
by UltramaticOrange
Wed May 20, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Logitech h600 wireless headset
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Re: Logitech h600 wireless headset

d'oh. Yeah, sorry. There's a submenu or something in the tray icon. I dropped my LM machine :oops: so I can't check exactly what that is, but the process is more or less what I've done in the past.

Glad you got it sorted!
by UltramaticOrange
Tue May 19, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Malware anti virus
Replies: 22
Views: 5137

Re: Malware anti virus

Hello and thanks for replying, Well I was listening to some guy on YouTube talking how most Linux user thnk they can't get any Malware on their systems but in fact you can, he also claims he him self, got Trojans on this machine and needed anti malware to get it off. I was just wondering if there w...
by UltramaticOrange
Tue May 19, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Excessive memory usage(17.1 Cinnamon)
Replies: 1
Views: 250

Re: Excessive memory usage(17.1 Cinnamon)

Nope, not normal. Sounds like there's a service running in the background that has a serious memory leak. Just as a place to start, I think I'd install htop and keep an eye on what processes is eating up memory.
by UltramaticOrange
Tue May 19, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: pantum 2010 printer installation
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: pantum 2010 printer installation

My default with any laser printer is to try a generirc postscript driver.
by UltramaticOrange
Tue May 19, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Make Iron my default browser?
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: Make Iron my default browser?

There should be an option within Iron to set it as the default browser. Just make sure any other browsers have this setting disabled first. I was also using Iron at work until a coworker pointed out that there's no real difference between Iron and Chromium; they should both have the googley bits pul...

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