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by lewtwo
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Putting a picture as a folder icon in Mint 19.3 (solved)
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: Putting a picture as a folder icon in Mint 19.3 (solved)

absque fenestris wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:45 pm
Pay attention to "places". No matter what icon flavor.
Thank thee :D
by lewtwo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Putting a picture as a folder icon in Mint 19.3 (solved)
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: Putting a picture as a folder icon in Mint 19.3

Folder with own pictures: as far as it is Mint MATE 19.3 I see no problem. Click on the folder icon in "Properties" > in the window that opens, navigate to a picture folder of your choice and double-click the desired picture. Then set the size with "Resize Icon ...". Is actually exactly the same as...
by lewtwo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: NoMachine NX protocol
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: NoMachine NX protocol

Pjotr wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:50 am
.... so perhaps it's as simple as downloading that .deb file and double-clicking it.
That is the client/server software and yes it is just that simple but you need to do it on both machine (player and server or source and target).
NoMachine Screenshot.png
by lewtwo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: NoMachine NX protocol
Replies: 2
Views: 161

NoMachine NX protocol

I apologize but I am getting old and senile. I seem to remember reading something about a future version of Linux Mint incorporating NoMachine NX protocol for remote desktop management. I found that very interesting as I have been running NoMachine for years. Now I can not seem to find any reference...
by lewtwo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What backup and recovery strategy do you use? I'm curious.
Replies: 19
Views: 698

Re: What backup and recovery strategy do you use? I'm curious.

In my opinion ( which is worth less than what you are paying for it ): BACKUPS: fsarchive is BY FAR the most reliable backup and can be run on a LIVE system or Live CD or Live USB timeshift is the most convenient backup rsync is more complex but can be extremely efficient Note: I always configure Ti...
by lewtwo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: mint20 firefox bloat
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: mint20 firefox bloat

The fourth thing I do on any new Linux Mint installation is:

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cd ~/Downloads
wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
# will not show up in menu until after reboot
/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable
by lewtwo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 20 success or issues
Replies: 125
Views: 8332

Re: Linux Mint 20 success or issues

I have done three installs of: Release Linux Mint 20 Ulyana 64-bit (based on based on Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa") MATE 1.24.0 on Oracle Virtualbox with very few problems or difficulties encountered. I use a file server based on Linux Mint 19.x with Samba file shares. I was pleasantly surprised to fi...
by lewtwo
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
Replies: 33
Views: 1639

Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?

I am still running 19.X on my desktop but I have Oracle VirtualBox to run test systems. I run several installs for each version of Linux Mint Mate that I use and make notes so the next time I have a straightforward and consistent procedure to build a 'base' OS image to my liking. So from those notes...
by lewtwo
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Caja Password Help, Please
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Caja Password Help, Please

I need help removing a name/link/password for an FTP site in Caja. The password is permanently saved ("remember always"). The problem is that the name.password combination give me access to the lower level of the FTP site. I need to replace the name/password combination to get access to the root lev...
by lewtwo
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Draftsight 2D CAD
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Re: Draftsight 2D CAD

I know this is an OLD thread but .... I have previously used Draftsight on both Windows and Linux. It was a branded copy of Grabert's Ares Commander which is still available for Linux. Also note that 'Corel CAD' for Windows was the same program with a few add-ons. I am sorry to hear of Draftsight's ...
by lewtwo
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 133
Views: 26495

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

I never understood why some people seemed to think the ONLY problem this caused was editing configuration files (which is easy enough to get around).
by lewtwo
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 133
Views: 26495

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

robsku wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:23 pm
altair4 wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:12 am
We don't need no stinkin' gksu.
We Linux desktop users have an understandable...
Speaking of trolls, the post that you are responding to is over a year and half old.
by lewtwo
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 133
Views: 26495

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

This issue is going to get far less attention now that Ubuntu changed how sudo works. sudo no longer keeps the home environment of the user that invokes it. It changes it to root like all the other branches of Linux. Pray tell in what version? I am running Linux Mint Mate 19.2 $ echo $HOME /home/le...
by lewtwo
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 133
Views: 26495

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

majpooper wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:53 pm

Download it here:

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https://pkgs.org/download/gksu
Thank Thee :D :) :wink:
by lewtwo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mounting smb shares with WRITE capability [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: mounting smb shares with WRITE capability

Try using this: sudo mkdir /media/$USER/private sudo chmod 777 /media/$USER/private sudo mount //srv9521.local/private /media/$USER/private -w -o username=$USER OR sudo mkdir /mnt/$USER/private sudo chmod 777 /mnt/$USER/private sudo mount //srv9521.local/private /mnt/$USER/private -w -o username=$U...
by lewtwo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mounting smb shares with WRITE capability [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: mounting smb shares with WRITE capability

And what does this do: sudo mount -t cifs //srv9521.local/private /media/$LOGNAME/private -o username=$LOGNAME,uid=lewis A CIFS mount always mounts with owner=root. uid=lewis replaces root as owner with you. $ sudo mount -t cifs //srv9521.local/private /media/$LOGNAME/private -o username=$LOGNAME,u...
by lewtwo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mounting smb shares with WRITE capability [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: mounting smb shares with WRITE capability

[2] What is the relationship between $LOGNAME and the user:lewis. Only $LOGNAME can get to the "private" folder so unless the two are the same it's irrelevant what the permissions on "private" happen to be. They are the same .... I do not have multiple personality disorder. FYI: The "data" partitio...
by lewtwo
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mounting smb shares with WRITE capability [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 366

mounting smb shares with WRITE capability [SOLVED]

argh .... All I want to do is backup some files from one computer to another and both are running Linux Mint 19.2 Target machine is //srv9521.local Target share is /private Target user is lewis (that would be me) Screenshot 01.png Screenshot 02.png No matter what I do it tells me I do not have permi...
by lewtwo
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: caja share extension
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: caja share extension

I will answer part one of my own question: "/var/lib/samba/usershares" For part two I only have this comment: "Consistency is next to godliness .... and this is NOT consistent" Seems I only have 'anonymous' shares working ... private ( logged in user ) is still failing. Edit: I had to set the SAMBA ...
by lewtwo
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19
Replies: 7
Views: 13426

Re: Sharing a folder Mint Mate 19

sdet00 wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:05 am
Gosh this is needlessly complicated. Is there really no easier way to share a folder via SMB?
AMEN !!!

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