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by ralplpcr
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: OCI8 Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: OCI8 Problems [Worked Around]

While I have not been able to get OCI8 working in XAMPP yet, I have been able to get it working as part of a generic LAMP stack. :D It's not ideal for me, but it does work well enough to get me by. I'll document here the steps I took, in case anybody else needs such a function. (or maybe knows how t...
by ralplpcr
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any options? Or too late?
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Any options? Or too late?

Thanks all, you're probably right. I can install 19.2 (or 19.3 soon) in far less time than trying to figure out how to get 17.3 to update. Since 95% of what they do on the computer is browser-based, it shouldn't be too difficult to make it all similar enough to what they're used to seeing. Just figu...
by ralplpcr
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any options? Or too late?
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Any options? Or too late?

Try this https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=277741 My main concern is that Karl's update from the 17 series to 18 series occurred *before* the end of support for Mint 17 back in April. I can do the mintupgrade steps, but if the repositories are no longer there, not sure how that'll work?
by ralplpcr
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any options? Or too late?
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Any options? Or too late?

I messed up. I thought I had gotten all the Mint 17.3 systems updated to at least Mint 18..... but it seems that I've missed one. It's not one that I normally use, but had loaned to my parents.... and since I didn't take care of it, they obviously had no idea it would be necessary. Is there any way ...
by ralplpcr
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: OCI8 Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: OCI8 Problems

I have some partial success getting OCI8 working with PHP7....unforutnately, it is only working via the CLI and not the web interface, however. I utilized the instructions found here as a base. I had to modify them in several places in order to better match the XAMPP paths & variables, but at least ...
by ralplpcr
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: OCI8 Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 114

OCI8 Problems

This may be a longshot, but I figure it can't hurt to ask: has anyone here successfully gotten the OCI8 extension working with XAMPP using PHP 7? And if so, can you tell me how? Long story short: as part of my job, I need to access an Oracle database to extract data for analysis. In the past, I've d...
by ralplpcr
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Read-only access on Windows Partition
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Read-only access on Windows Partition

This can happen sometimes if your Windows partition is hibernated/suspended, or if Fast Startup is enabled in Windows as mentioned previously. Basically, the partition wasn't properly unmounted before Windows was shut down - - which is why it's read-only. One thing you can try is a built-in Linux co...
by ralplpcr
Tue May 21, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Back Up a Hard Drive
Replies: 76
Views: 1230

Re: Back Up a Hard Drive

sudo mount -v -t cifs //192.168.1.64/ /media/nas -o credentials=/studio/.nas_creds,uid=1000,gid=1000 [sudo] password for studio: error 2 (No such file or directory) opening credential file /studio/.nas_creds (my home is studio) Just out of curiosity, are you certain that the NAS drive mount point i...
by ralplpcr
Tue May 21, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Back Up a Hard Drive
Replies: 76
Views: 1230

Re: Back Up a Hard Drive

Sounds to me like rsync would be the way to go if your intention is to clone the content of one drive to another - - but you don't necessarily need it to be in the exact same format/partition size. Here is how I would go about it. You should be able to so something similar, but you'd need to adjust ...
by ralplpcr
Fri May 10, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: El PC no arranca . PC does not goes on. It seems Hibernating
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: El PC no arranca . PC does not goes on. It seems Hibernating

.... As the PC did not detect USB wireless I tried to install CD drivers but the PC blocked with grey screen This is not the correct procedure, in most cases. Drivers for USB wireless are normally included in the Linux kernel - - while there are *some* that require additional configuration, unless ...
by ralplpcr
Fri May 03, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ***SOLVED*** Delete Windows 10 from Dual Boot
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Delete Windows 10 from Dual Boot

... HOW without leaving the Dual Boot menu in situ and to leave the boot direct to Cinnamon ?? It depends on how much time you have invested in your current installation, and whether you're comfortable playing with partitions. You certainly *can* erase your installation of Windows & update the GRUB...
by ralplpcr
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help with MDADM? [Gave up]
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Help with MDADM?

Well, I think it's time to give it up as a lost cause. I've scoured all the different message boards & help pages I can regarding MDADM. While I've found several different methods to try, none of them have been successful - - they all appear to require at least *1* of the drives to still have superb...
by ralplpcr
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Help with MDADM? [Gave up]
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Help with MDADM? [Gave up]

I'm not sure if this may be more suited to "hardware" - if so, mods may feel free to move it. I've got a problem with a crashed MDADM RAID 5, and I'm hoping someone here may be able to help me revive it. I've got 5 2TB drives set up as JBOD connected to an old AMCC 9650SE-8LPML adapter. We've recent...
by ralplpcr
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]Having trouble setting up and using CIFS to access USB storage on router.
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Having trouble setting up and using CIFS to access USB storage on router.

If I understand correctly, the problem is that you are not supposed to have access to the /media directory by default. This is normally reserved for the root system processes to create temporary links to detected disks. For example, when you insert a CD or DVD, it may come up as /media/cdrom, but th...
by ralplpcr
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Create identical computers
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Create identical computers

Are you talking about a one-time synchronization, or some way to *keep* them "as identical as possible"? Those end up being very different things, and would require quite different actions to set up. If you mean just a one-time synchronization, then yes - something like Clonezilla would be the easie...
by ralplpcr
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using a 4k TV as monitor?
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Using a 4k TV as monitor?

Using a TV as a monitor is certainly possible - - I do it pretty regularly. As far as putting workspaces into different "quadrants", that will be much trickier. First, your TV would need to support PIP. While this was a popular feature several years ago, I don't think it's quite as common on newer t...
by ralplpcr
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Windows 7 after Linuxmint 19.1 Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 257

Re: Installing Windows 7 after Linuxmint 19.1 Cinnamon

For what it's worth, I would recommend AGAINST installing Windows 7 as a dual-boot at this juncture. While it's certainly possible, and the advice listed is fine, Windows 7 goes end of support in January 2020. No security updates, antivirus support goes away, etc. All in all, if you plan on booting ...
by ralplpcr
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – March 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4055

Re: Monthly News – March 2019

... if the text can not be read because of low contrast such as grey on grey, or green on green, or fuzzy text, it becomes impossible to find a way to change it. I respectfully disagree. While it may not be obvious or easy for everyone, just about everything in Linux Mint & the LM website can be cu...
by ralplpcr
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – March 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4055

Re: Monthly News – March 2019

One thing I've learned from being an application/tool developer myself is that no matter what you do, you can *never* make 100% of the users happy 100% of the time. There's always going to be someone that complains that things aren't exactly the way he or she wants it, and will grumble & gripe in th...
by ralplpcr
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Mint Hyper-V or VirtualBox
Replies: 18
Views: 1837

Re: Mint Hyper-V or VirtualBox

Make sure that you have virtualization enabled in your BIOS or UEFI settings. Virtualization will sometimes work without it, but performance & function are usually reduced greatly. Also, make sure that you've got adequate memory/cpu power to handle the settings you've made for your virtual machine. ...

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