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by ralplpcr
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not sure what happened?!
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Not sure what happened?!

I'm afraid I don't know of a better way to change the resolution remotely. I suppose technically, you're not "changing" it - - you're "enabling" it. You can change the resolution to anything that's been enabled in Linux - - either by using the display settings, or directly via xrandr. For example: x...
by ralplpcr
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not sure what happened?!
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Not sure what happened?!

Hmm - I've never used RealVNC, so I can't say for certain? I am curious where you got those xrandr settings, though? From what it looks like, you're trying to remotely set your Mint resolution to a full-screen 1080p mode. Did you generate these *on* the Mint box (ie - when you were first setting it ...
by ralplpcr
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: slingplayer
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: slingplayer

hi thanks for the replies I have a slingbox in UK which i connect to when oevrseas ,, the browser plugins for firefox , chrome etc are no longer operated by slingplayer ,, you have to use their desk top portal software which is a shame i will try the suggestions mentioned other wis e i will have to...
by ralplpcr
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not sure what happened?!
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Not sure what happened?!

I'm not at home right now so I can't go non-headless at the moment. I am using a VNC. Most apps run perfectly but a few do not. mostly the system graphics/fonts and at least 1 app. I've seen something similar to this before. My suspicion is that you've got either a resolution issue, either with you...
by ralplpcr
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not sure what happened?!
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Not sure what happened?!

As far as the missing GUI stuff, there could be several reasons. I would start by making it "non-headless" - at least temporarily. If it's only not showing properly when connecting remotely, that's one path to follow. If it still doesn't show properly when you're directly on the machine, that's anot...
by ralplpcr
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not sure what happened?!
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Not sure what happened?!

I'm not sure that the sec=ntlm portion of your command is needed? I've never had to use it between Mint (or Ubuntu-based) machines. From what I can see, your command is very similar to what I use. The biggest thing I see that's missing is the file_mode and dir_mode parameters. Here's how I have a Mi...
by ralplpcr
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to do "Desktop Sharing" in 18.2?
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: How to do "Desktop Sharing" in 18.2?

smurphos wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:48 am
Machine B is probably running xrdp - an opensource Linux implementation of RDP.
Beat me to it! That's what I was thinking, though I didn't think it came pre-installed with Mint - - the OP would have had to install it at some point?
by ralplpcr
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not sure what happened?!
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Not sure what happened?!

Your second code block looks like you accidentally pasted the contents of your copied inxi -Fxz into your terminal - - so it only makes sense that you can't execute those commands. I wouldn't worry about that part. The results of your mount commands tell me that you have something not quite right go...
by ralplpcr
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not sure what happened?!
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: Not sure what happened?!

Do you have the ability to connect a keyboard/mouse/monitor to your Mint box temporarily? It may be easier to debug rather than dealing with it all remotely. So you're obviously able to access the network in some fashion since you're able to connect remotely. Can you clarify what you mean when you s...
by ralplpcr
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: memory usage [solved]
Replies: 22
Views: 268

Re: memory usage

I only have 1.5GB installed in my T42 laptop and was wondering if this will be OK for Linux Mint..?? It'll run, but it won't be a speed-demon or anything. I'd recommend using the XCFE version - - it's the "lightest" of the 4 current environments. While the others will technically run,they're likely...
by ralplpcr
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: memory usage [solved]
Replies: 22
Views: 268

Re: memory usage

In a terminal, type free -g . This will show your memory usage in GB. *Note: approximately 1GB is normally "reserved", so your total will show 1 less than is actually installed. $ free -g total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 7 5 2 0 0 1 -/+ buffers/cache: 3 4 Swap: 7 0 7 Alternately, the top c...
by ralplpcr
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: slingplayer
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Re: slingplayer

By "Slingplayer", are you talking about the box that re-broadcasts your cable &/or media over the internet so that you can watch it elsewhere, or are you referring to the newer SlingTV, where you get a streaming TV connection of several channels over the internet? If you're talking about the first, ...
by ralplpcr
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint is Now Extremely Laggy - How can I fix it?
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Linux Mint is Now Extremely Laggy - How can I fix it?

First thing to try is to create a new user. Go into "Users & Groups" and press the "Add" button. It doesn't much matter if it's a Standard or Administrator user - - just enter a name & password. Then log out of your current account and into the newly-created one. Did that fix the problem? If so, the...
by ralplpcr
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: html tags in posts [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: html tags in posts

Yes - - by any chance were you doing a copy/paste from a browser preview?
by ralplpcr
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to do "Desktop Sharing" in 18.2?
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: How to do "Desktop Sharing" in 18.2?

1. after the connection, when scaling to full screen, I can not actually see the full screen (the system menu bar at the bottom is hidden!) When using VNC protocol, the Remmina's setting does not have a "use client resolution" option when RDP protocol is selected. Then how to set the resolution in ...
by ralplpcr
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to do "Desktop Sharing" in 18.2?
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: How to do "Desktop Sharing" in 18.2?

Never used vino, but from what I've read it performs a similar function to X11VNC? If that's true, then vino alone won't be enough - - you need to tell Linux to listen for the connection before vino can accept it. For each Linux system that I've got an X11VNC connection working, I found that install...
by ralplpcr
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CLI command will not run in Crontab (SOLVED)
Replies: 38
Views: 365

Re: CLI command will not run in Crontab

Check your /root/Desktop folder. Depending on how you've set it up, Crontab may be running as a different user, and "~" may not point to the directory you think it does. If you find that it contains your file, then change your Crontab to touch /home/tony/Desktop/Crontab_last_ran_at\ -`date '+%T'` ?
by ralplpcr
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED IT - CUPS error when trying to add SAMBA Network Printer
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: CUPS error when trying to add Network Printer

Have you made certain that the Windows 7 system is sharing the printer correctly? Is it set to require authentication of any type, and if so, are you filling in the authentication details in Mint when trying to set it up? Based on your screenshots, it doesn't look like the printer wizard is even con...
by ralplpcr
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making battery last longer? Underclocking cpu?
Replies: 21
Views: 401

Re: Making battery last longer? Underclocking cpu?

I've had pretty decent results with the TLP power management program. I believe it's part of the repositories starting with the 18 series of Mint, but if you can't find it via the software manager, you can add it via PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ins...
by ralplpcr
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: lenovo thinkpad ultra sensitive
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: lenovo thinkpad ultra sensitive

Have you tried adjusting the sensitivity & speed adjustments for the touchpad yet? Or does that not do the trick for you? It's also possible to fine-tune the settings using the xinput commands. There's a pretty decent page on the Ubuntu site that explains how - - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Sy...

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