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by JerryF
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Remmina Remote Desktop Client
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Remmina Remote Desktop Client

Not sure about this, but I seem to recall reading that Mint 19 no longer includes a VNC server by default. If that is true, the simple fix would be to install one. Thanks for the reply. Forgot to mention that the desktop can connect to the laptop. So, this begs the question: why can the desktop con...
by JerryF
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Remmina Remote Desktop Client
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Remmina Remote Desktop Client

Hello all, To preface, I set up my partner's desktop with Mint 19 Xfce. He had (and still does have on a separate disk) 18.3 Cinnamon. I installed Remmina a few weeks ago and was able to connect easily to the desktop (18.3 Cinnamon) from my laptop (19 Xfce). I used the VNC option by typing in the de...
by JerryF
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Unlimited Partitions Being Limited To Only 7
Replies: 15
Views: 193

Re: Unlimited Partitions Being Limited To Only 7

actay thway e message reads is that i'd have to erase the disk, so yes gparted needs to reword heir message. anyway all unmounted, pnew partition created, rebooted, and have all including the new one showing in nemo. the partition is a ntfs volume. i don't have fast boot nor secure boot on, nor do ...
by JerryF
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Tara, text in Firefox login dialogues invisible
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Text

looker1, welcome to the forums.

Have you tried a different web browser to see if the same thing happens?

You can get Chromium (very similar to Chrome) from the Software Manager.
by JerryF
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik
Replies: 14
Views: 231

Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Aptik is one of two programs I use for backing up and restoring. I like a backup of the backup. Aptik is great for doing a complete backing up and restoring of the same version (18.3 to 18.3). I'm upgrading my desktop from 18.3 Cinnamon to 19 Xfce. I'm using Aptik only for a listing of what was back...
by JerryF
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Keeping software on your OS..
Replies: 24
Views: 435

Re: Keeping software on your OS..

I have what may be a bad habit.. I keep software on mint. What I mean is, I have 3 word processors, 3 web browsers, and other software I hardly use. Always annoys me when space is taken up by a Firefox update when I never use it. However, I am paranoid that one day I'll quickly need the internet, a...
by JerryF
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: hi to all
Replies: 7
Views: 85

Re: hi to all

Welcome!
by JerryF
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: [SOLVED] Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop

lsemmens wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:53 pm
It was simple enough to set up, it just does not work "out of the box" There is a thread that I started asking about it. If you can find that, you'll see some very useful answers there.
I will! Thanks.
by JerryF
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: [SOLVED] Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop

The only issue I foresee with using xfce is that file sharing is a little more convoluted than in Cinnamon. I had to set xfce up on a small lappy that is my spare and file sharing does not work "out of the box" on that. Thanks for that advice. I've never had good luck with file sharing in either DE.
by JerryF
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] dpkg is broken
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: dpkg is broken

You don't need to type it in at all.

If you click on the "SELECT ALL" that's above the code someone give you, you can then right-click on it and select copy.

Then in Terminal, right-click and paste.
by JerryF
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: hello
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: hello

Welcome oldbloke to the forums!
by JerryF
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop

administrollaattori wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:33 pm

Code: Select all

find /home/jim/Desktop -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 744
As I told gm10, I'm going to install Xfce. Seeing permissions works from properties and the links open the URLs.

Thanks!
by JerryF
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop

I then proceeded to drag the URL onto the desktop. When I clicked on the newly-created shortcut, it opened Linux Mint page, which it should. Then I checked permissions by right-clicking and choosing Properties. Again, permissions can't be determined. I already explained this to you a few months ago...
by JerryF
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop

Well, I just did a fresh install of 19 on the desktop. The first thing I did was to open Firefox. In a fresh install, that opens the Linux Mint page. I then proceeded to drag the URL onto the desktop. When I clicked on the newly-created shortcut, it opened Linux Mint page, which it should. Then I ch...
by JerryF
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop

I have a heap of those sorts of launchers that do that on a first run after installing a new OS, but once I double click on them and Linux tells me that the permissions are suspect, if I tell it to allow them, I never have the trouble again with that launcher on that computer. If you have hundreds ...
by JerryF
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Gparted
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Gparted

I don't know why the installer says that LVM is easier to manipulate partitions. Gparted can't resize/move LVM partitions. I experimented with that and this is what shows as an LVM disk:

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by JerryF
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What happened? Site was GONE.
Replies: 25
Views: 578

Re: What happened? Site was GONE.

What happened? The site was gone almost all day today. Same thing for Linux Mint site. I kept getting this: Unsupported protocol The client and server don't support a common SSL protocol version or cipher suite. When I go to the Linux Mint site I get a blank page and nothing else. What is going on,...
by JerryF
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Linuxing easy?
Replies: 31
Views: 659

Re: Is Linuxing easy?

... Browsing the web. At the moment I use Firefox for this and from what I have read it should work well with Mint. If I have hat wron please tell me! Firefox comes already preinstalled when you install Mint. :wink: Word processing. A do alot of writing, and at the moment I use OpenOffice most of t...
by JerryF
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 140

[SOLVED] Cannot read file permissions of shortcuts created on desktop

Hi all, I'm getting prepared to move my partner from 18.3 to 19. I don't want to do an in-place upgrade because I've run the simulation and there were LOTS of errors, plus his system is getting strange, hence the fresh install of 19. Here's the situation: right now, he has URL shortcuts on his deskt...
by JerryF
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't create folder without being root
Replies: 9
Views: 141

Re: [SOLVED] Can't create folder without being root

all41, Thanks. So if I make copies of files from my hard disk and put them onto my external USB and then use it on any other computer, I have to be root in order to work with the files? As of now, when I plug it into the desktop, that's what I get. I have to sudo or be root to copy the files off the...

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