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by lsemmens
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Media Server - What to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 310

Re: Media Server - What to use?

I decided to go without a media server and just set up a heap of launchers on the desktop. They, then, open Firefox to the appropriate website or Nemo to the appropriate folder as necessary. Wife VERY happy. :D

Thanks again folks, it was an interesting diversion.
by lsemmens
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: SOLVED - How to create a LAN through a router, with a GUI ?
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: How to create a LAN through a router, with a GUI ?

MintyMorkyMindy wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:27 pm

* Samba does NOT work properly in LM19, no menu entries.
Not too sure about that. I used samba to network all my machines with no issues. There are no menu entries for Samba.
by lsemmens
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Preparing a new hard drive. Need advice.
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Preparing a new hard drive. Need advice.

Please read and comprehend Jimaylin's post first, because I am going to contradict some of what he says. In the not too distant past I migrated from Windoze 10 to Linux so, now I've established my "credentials". Don't worry about partitioning. Back up all critical data FIRST - don't forget things li...
by lsemmens
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dual monitor
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Dual monitor

A location might help us tell you what is available in your area.
In Australia I have found that MSY (a computer store) is consistently cheaper that evil Bay for many computer parts. For your needs, I'd suggest that just about any cheap card would suffice.
by lsemmens
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: SOLVED - How to create a LAN through a router, with a GUI ?
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: How to create a LAN through a router, with a GUI ?

Select the folder you want to share. Right click on it and select sharing options, turn that on and select the appropriate check boxes. All being well, that may be all you need.
by lsemmens
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Only One way connection available.
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Only One way connection available.

After a bit of stuffing around and searching I found that by adding comment = Anonymous share access path = /shares/anonymous browsable = yes writable = yes guest ok = yes read only = no force user = nobody force group = nogroup to the end of my smb.conf file on the "server" it started working as I ...
by lsemmens
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 45
Views: 1198

Re: Catweazel - over and out

The quickest way to get correct advice on any forum is to post blatantly INCORRECT advice. :D
by lsemmens
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 95
Views: 1898

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

In some ways, the Windoze 8 debacle was the right thing at the wrong time. M$ was trying to emulate the touch screen epidemic that has taken the mobile world by storm. In their case, given the number of convertible tablets out there now, they were a few years too soon. It was certainly one thing (no...
by lsemmens
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ** I just heard about this new technology called a "server".
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: ** I just heard about this new technology called a "server".

Simply, some people also call them "the wife", but only if you want a rapid divorce..... Seriously, xenopeek has explained it well enough. You'll also hear of things called peer to peer networks or client - server networks. Both achieve similar ends. In a client - server situation think of it like g...
by lsemmens
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: how to change the font on panel and menu?
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: how to change the font on panel and menu?

Good question, Not one that I know the answer to, though, maybe we are just not holding our tongues right.
by lsemmens
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Old School Terminal Colors
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Old School Terminal Colors

Green or Amber?
by lsemmens
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Only One way connection available.
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Only One way connection available.

Further to my question re:SAMBA which was answered more than adequately by altair4. I have installed Samba and enabled file sharing between two of my machines. BOTH running Mint19 both using the same UID and Password. I have set up sharing of my "Documents" folder on my laptop. On my server I can se...
by lsemmens
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.
Replies: 80
Views: 4531

Re: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.

I started off back in DOS, too. ME has the dubious honour of lasting the shortest time on any of my machines, (15 minutes!) M$ has always been Miss and Hit. I started with Dos 2, did not bother with 3 or 4, Windoze 2 was Ho Hum, 3 was my go to until W95 came out, Strangely enough, I never did find a...
by lsemmens
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: <Solved: Question answered> Is SAMBA really needed?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Is SAMBA really needed?

Thanks for that Altair4. It seems that Samba is the simplest for the average noddy. I just don't believe in loading my system up with unnecessary "utilities" if I can avoid it. It sounds like no matter what i do I am going to need another layer, so I shall use Samba as I have used it when I had Wind...
by lsemmens
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.
Replies: 80
Views: 4531

Re: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.

While Windows 10 is the most stable of the Windows, it pretty much has completely removed my ability to "get under the hood" and tinker. Until Patch Tuesday in January, I would have agreed. That was what drove the last nail into the coffin of Windoze for me. Not to mention the "Hurry up and wait wh...
by lsemmens
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: <Solved: Question answered> Is SAMBA really needed?
Replies: 2
Views: 115

<Solved: Question answered> Is SAMBA really needed?

I may be mistooken but, I thought that SAMBA was only there to allow file sharing with Windoze or the like? If my entire network is Linux, do I need it to enable file sharing? Linux tells me to install it when I attempt to set my shares. So, simple questions. Do I need SAMBA? If not, how do I set up...
by lsemmens
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install .exe files on linuxmint cinnamon 18.3?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: How to install .exe files on linuxmint cinnamon 18.3?

Hello, I am working with linux since a pretty long time. But yesterday I was working on libreoffice writer and i needed to draw some specific diagram. I tried many softwares from the software manager but they were not satisfactory. I don't know whether we can install .exe files on linux or not but ...
by lsemmens
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oops!
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Oops!

What do you call an Englishman holding the World Cup.






















The Engraver
by lsemmens
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 123
Views: 3448

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

I log into faceache only rarely to see what my kids and grandkids are up to. They all talk to me on the phone regularly, so it is only to see pictures or the like. In this day and age it is a necessary evil that is best avoided.
by lsemmens
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Typing Programs
Replies: 3
Views: 42

Re: Typing Programs

I found the easiest way is to spend time posting on various fora. Writing letters and the like. Your typing speed will improve rapidly as you become more familiar with the keyboard. That said, try using all of your fingers rather than "hunt and peck". You'll note that on the f ad j keys there are sm...

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