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by Pheeble
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: "Standards-Compliant" Web Browser Reference?
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: "Standards-Compliant" Web Browser Reference?

Yeah, I'd go back to version whatever of Firefox in a heartbeat. Haven't figured out how, yet. I use PaleMoon browser ( http://www.palemoon.org// ) for most of my browsing. It's a fork of Firefox that's sticking with XUL addons. Linux builds are available from the PaleMoon forum at https://forum.pa...
by Pheeble
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why is Grub ignoring my 5 second timeout to boot? [Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Why is Grub ignoring my 5 second timeout to boot?

Have you the updated the grub menu by doing 'sudo update-grub'? Changes to '/etc/default/grub' do not become active until you do so.
by Pheeble
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED>Setting up links to remote directories
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Setting up links to remote directories

I tried on the server "sudo chown -R -H leigh:/leigh/media/documents" with the response chown: missing operand after 'leigh:/leigh/media/documents' Try 'chown --help' for more information so I tried "sudo chown -R -H leigh:/media/documents" with the same response If I run showmount on the ip addres...
by Pheeble
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED>Setting up links to remote directories
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Setting up links to remote directories

Sorry, I was just using the /home..Documents thing as an example. So the mount point for the Documents drive is /media/documents. The 'chown' command takes the form 'chown -R -H userid /path/to/folder' or 'chown -R -H userid:usergroup /path/to/folder' so for /media/documents it will be 'sudo chown -...
by Pheeble
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED>Setting up links to remote directories
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Setting up links to remote directories

as you can see, I tried varying options with no luck. What am I doing wrong? Using sshfs to login automatically requires using public key security instead of a password. Here's the first example I found for Ubuntu: https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/SSH_public_key_authentication_under_Ubuntu Linu...
by Pheeble
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED>Setting up links to remote directories
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Setting up links to remote directories

So, can you please spell out what I would need to do to set up my server (first) with shares to the "Documents" drive and the "Downloads" drive. No problem. It's been a couple of years since I set up my NFS server, but hopefully I won't go too far wrong. I use my NFS to have common home folders for...
by Pheeble
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: "Standards-Compliant" Web Browser Reference?
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: "Standards-Compliant" Web Browser Reference?

A good place to start would be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... b_browsers. Scroll down to the sections on standards compliance: Acid scores, HTML5 support, Web technology support. etc.
by Pheeble
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED>Setting up links to remote directories
Replies: 23
Views: 563

Re: Setting up links to remote directories

Did you have any particular network file system in mind? Samba (Windows networking) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samba_%28software%29 This should be simple but I've occasionally had odd problems running a Samba network system. NFS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_File_System See https://help.u...
by Pheeble
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

I routinely use Darktable ( https://www.darktable.org/ ) for photographic processing. I also use Darktable for tethered shooting using my Nikon DSLR. Darktable is free and open source. It is a very powerful program: raw image processing, lens corrections, presets for various cameras, etc. For other ...
by Pheeble
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternative email server [SOLVED]
Replies: 24
Views: 572

Re: Alternative email server [SOLVED]

There is another email provider that seems to be unpopular these days: Yahoo. I don't use it for anything particularly important, but there is one thing about Yahoo that I really like: Using a Yahoo email account, I can create up to 500 disposable email addresses that are not simply a variation of m...
by Pheeble
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Random Freezes w/Thunderbird
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Random Freezes w/Thunderbird

I'm not familiar with TbSync, but I've used Thunderbird with Lightning for many years without a problem. My first idea is to try temporarily disabling the TbSync addon and restarting Thunderbird. That should at least help to narrow down your search for a cause. If the freeze disappears with TbSync d...
by Pheeble
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installed by apt-get install
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Installed by apt-get install

I installed from the command line using apt-get install. I can open Synaptic and see things installed using it, but not things I installed using the command line. I don't understand how that is possible. Synaptic is a front-end for apt. Anything installed via apt-get install should be displayed as ...
by Pheeble
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Flash update or alternative -- SOLVED
Replies: 16
Views: 281

Re: Adobe Flash update or alternative

And, it's not all of the .pdfs I am having trouble with -- just some -- some never open, and others are just slow to open. Have tried deleting old .pdf and rescanning the documents (as a new .pdf), but even that doesn't help. Do you have a PDF viewer installed - apart from Firefox, I mean? If you r...
by Pheeble
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Flash update or alternative -- SOLVED
Replies: 16
Views: 281

Re: Adobe Flash update or alternative

Sorry, I should have been more explicit. I was referring to the preferences in Firefox. I'm using Firefox ESR 52, but I think they use the same menu paths. So in my Firefox it looks like this:
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Firefox Preferences menu item
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PDF Action
by Pheeble
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installed by apt-get install
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Installed by apt-get install

Try 'dpkg --list' - but be warned it could be a very long list. To make it more manageable, it's probably better to combine it with 'less' so you can page up and down through the list: 'dpkg --list | less'.
by Pheeble
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Flash update or alternative -- SOLVED
Replies: 16
Views: 281

Re: Adobe Flash update or alternative

Firefox can download .pdf files without any add-on required. You can set Firefox's behaviour for .pdf files in Edit->Preferences->Applications. There is a list with two columns, 'Content Type' and 'Action'. Scroll down the list to find content type 'PDF Document'. If you click on the Action column f...
by Pheeble
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: sony laptop - keyboard backlight bizarre behaviour : not working on boot, working after sleep resume
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: sony laptop - keyboard backlight bizarre behaviour : not working on boot, working after sleep resume

I haven't heard of the suspend issue before, but if - and this is a big 'if' - it is caused by the laptop's firmware, then it sort of makes sense. The suspend state is managed by the BIOS firmware just as booting is. There is more information on power states in the Linux kernel at https://www.kernel...
by Pheeble
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit kernel update
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit kernel update

The 'uname -r' does not show the complete version information for the active kernel. Try 'uname -a' (and 'man uname' to check other uname options). Looking in Synaptic and searching for 'linux-image' also shows that my installed version is '4.13.0-36.40~16.04.1'. This can also be checked via dpkg to...
by Pheeble
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Enable Nvidia gpu and Intel integrated gpu simultaneously
Replies: 1
Views: 289

xorg.conf version: Enable Nvidia gpu and Intel integrated gpu simultaneously

Sometimes it is necessary to use a device configuration in /etc/X11/xorg.conf - as I do due to a missing edid in my Viewsonic monitors: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout" Screen 0 "nvidia" Inactive "intel" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "intel" Driver "modesetting" BusID "PCI:0@0:2:0...
by Pheeble
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Enable Nvidia gpu and Intel integrated gpu simultaneously
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Enable Nvidia gpu and Intel integrated gpu simultaneously

After repeatedly reading that it is impossible to enable both an Nvidia gpu and an integrated Intel gpu at the same time, I have discovered a simple method that has worked for me in my desktop pc. Apparently this has been possible since RandR version 1.4 in 2013. In fact, the Intel gpu is not being ...

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