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by ralplpcr
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to control fan speeds?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: How to control fan speeds?

I don't have a MAC, so I can't guarantee it'll do what you need...... but a quick search in the software manager came up with macfanctld. It's listed as "Fan control daemon for apple macbook / macbook pro computer". Maybe worth a shot?
by ralplpcr
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing a win95 game (wine?)/ (ABANDONED)
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Installing a win95 game (wine?)

I'm afraid we might need a bit more information before we can give you a good answer. Knowing what the game is would help, but I think the biggest thing we'd need to understand is whether the CD ROM is used purely to install the game, or if it contains data that is regularly accessed while the game ...
by ralplpcr
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) VPN + Gufw Firewall + router's built in firewall: Is Gufw Firewall unnecessary?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: VPN + Gufw Firewall + router's built in firewall: Is Gufw Firewall unnecessary?

I look at it this way: NordVPN - trusting somebody else to manage your security Router Firewall - partially under your control Gufw - almost completely under your control While I don't think NordVPN or your router are necessarily risks, it was likely someone else who wrote the code for them and you ...
by ralplpcr
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Safe to grow MDADM array with two drives at once?
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Safe to grow MDADM array with two drives at once?

Excellent! I don't know much about that stripe_cache_size, but in any case it seems to have worked for you - so good job!

If you're satisfied this is solved, you may wish to update your topic to show [SOLVED] so that others will know, and can benefit from your experience.
by ralplpcr
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Safe to grow MDADM array with two drives at once?
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Safe to grow MDADM array with two drives at once?

Let us know how this goes! I've got a few systems set up with mdadm arrays, though at present I've had no need to make them any larger.
by ralplpcr
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved, kind of] Remote Desktop on Mint 19
Replies: 27
Views: 818

Re: Remote Desktop on Mint 19

...I have too re-enter all the settings in x11vnc every time I reboot the computer. We'll see, maybe I go back to using TeamViewer if it annoys me to much. Yes, that is an annoyance to be sure. You still could go & install xrdp , but you'll need to remember to log out each time you disconnect from ...
by ralplpcr
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux on tablet
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Linux on tablet

Mint does support the touch screen - at least for some touch hardware - right out of the box. It does NOT automatically change the theme to some large-iconed touch-friendly new theme with an automatic on-screen keyboard. You have to do some manual adjustments to add these things, if you want them. A...
by ralplpcr
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Safe to grow MDADM array with two drives at once?
Replies: 6
Views: 105

Re: Safe to grow MDADM array with two drives at once?

I've never tried it myself, but my understanding is that the risk is about the same as using --grow with a single drive. Either way, with an array that large, it could well be a multi-day process. Make sure you've got some kind of battery backup to protect against power spikes/outages. Reference: ht...
by ralplpcr
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 200

Re: Question about multiple monitors vs one larger display size monitor

I typically prefer a multi-monitor setup myself, but like you, I've found that it's not always as seamless as it appears in Windows. I have been able to make it work, but it does occasionally require some tweaking with xrandr to get the settings just right. Generally speaking, it seems to work best ...
by ralplpcr
Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved, kind of] Remote Desktop on Mint 19
Replies: 27
Views: 818

Re: Remote Desktop on Mint 19

Well, I finally had some time to give ralplpcr :s and this time it worked perfectly using Remmina and x11vnc. Everything looks amazing, I hope it stays that way... When I tried this solution last time x11vnc shutdown for me all the time, so I ended up having to walk over to the other computer anywa...
by ralplpcr
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sharing file between Linux and Windows - Best Practices
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Sharing file between Linux and Windows - Best Practices

Where did you hear this? I use SAMBA and it works fine for me. I would think the LAN speed would be the limiting factor here, not SAMBA. Agreed - SAMBA is pretty much the only option for direct file sharing to/from Windows with a direct UNC path. As long as you set up the permissions properly, you'...
by ralplpcr
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A fresh install with Raid (halfway solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: A fresh install with Raid (halfway solved)

Simply put, you shouldn't do it to the drives sda, sdb, etc., but to the partitions sda1, sdb1, etc. The reason for this is that the raw drives aren't set up with the necessary indexing to allow data to be read/stored yet. You don't format a drive, you create a partition, and format that partition. ...
by ralplpcr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A fresh install with Raid (halfway solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: A fresh install with Raid

Are you trying to install Mint on a RAID volume? If so, then you're likely going to want to get some type of hardware/pseudo-hardware RAID - - either via BIOS or an add-on card. MDADM is a software RAID, and the RAID is not actually assembled until partway through the boot sequence. The default beha...
by ralplpcr
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Guest Account?
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Guest Account?

It really comes down to just how secure you want to make your computer? If physical access is available, someone with sufficient skills will be able to get into it - be it through resetting BIOS passwords, booting up via live USB, or logging into a guest account. If the person is of average skill, t...
by ralplpcr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: good media player for two monitor set up?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: good media player for two monitor set up?

Anyone heard of this option? Or did I dream it? :? Not sure - VLC tends to show/hide certain options depending on the plugins that are installed and what hardware is detected when it is launched. I don't have a 2-monitor setup handy to check....though it looks as though this may be a feature which ...
by ralplpcr
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint + RDP (from Windows) + Multi Monitors (on windows side)
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Mint + RDP (from Windows) + Multi Monitors (on windows side)

Rather than type it out again, please refer to my post here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=277397#p1524907 This is a discussion of how to remotely connect 2 Linux machines, but the same preparation needs to occur on the remote machine in order to connect from Windows. Follow the ...
by ralplpcr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: good media player for two monitor set up?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: good media player for two monitor set up?

Might the Syncplay plugin for VLC do the trick for you? http://syncplay.pl/
by ralplpcr
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lenovo Thinkpad X220 best synaptics trackpad configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X220 best synaptics trackpad configuration

Also, if you don't intend on using the TrackPoint (little red eraser-thing in your keyboard), suggest you disable it. You can do so by opening the "Mouse & Trackpoint" settings.
by ralplpcr
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding unallocated disk space to Linux partition
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Adding unallocated disk space to Linux partition

There are 2 main methods you could pursue: adding the unallocated space, or simply reinstalling. If your installation is relatively new and you don't have tons of files/programs that you've added in, the safest solution would be a complete reinstall. The installer will give you the option of erasing...
by ralplpcr
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Formatted USB reads 1% used
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Formatted USB reads 1% used

The simplest way to put it is "overhead". A blank drive will contain the full amount of bytes as indicated by the specified size - usually rounded up to MB, GB, or TB using 1000 instead of the "real" 1024 units/MB, GB, or TB. But in order for operating systems to read or write to the drive, it must ...

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