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by ralplpcr
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automate MDADM checking?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Automate MDADM checking?

For $US50 you can buy an ASR 6805T 6G SAS/PCIe 2 hardware RAID card .... Actually, for under $20 I could get an AMCC 9650SE-8LPML SATA-II / SAS card that would do just as well. Believe me, I thought about it.... and if it were up to me, that's probably what I'd do. It's all in whether I want to don...
by ralplpcr
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automate MDADM checking?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Automate MDADM checking?

Hi Lazarus, I haven't had time to mess with this for the past few days, and will be away this weekend.... so probably won't get back to it until next week. I'll definitely check the mdadm.conf to see whether or not that's set up, and give it a try from there. I've been testing using the code sudo md...
by ralplpcr
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automate MDADM checking?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Automate MDADM checking?

Well, I have a partial solution? I've at least figured out how to get an email to send from a bash script. So now if I can get that pesky --program parameter working from mdadm , I should be able to get it to send an email when there's a failure in the RAID. In order to get the email to send through...
by ralplpcr
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automate MDADM checking?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Automate MDADM checking?

Well, it *seemed* like a good idea, but either I'm doing something terribly wrong, or my ISP has the port blocked somewhere. What I've tried so far: Editing /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf to add my email address Restarting the mdadm service Installing sendmail Setting SMTP passthrough on my router Manually c...
by ralplpcr
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automate MDADM checking?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Automate MDADM checking?

Laurent85 wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:14 pm
See the configuration file /etc/mdadm/mdadm.conf. You can configure an email address to instruct the monitoring daemon where to send alerts.
Thanks Laurent - I shall check that out. It would certainly be preferable to making my own!
by ralplpcr
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Automate MDADM checking?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Automate MDADM checking?

I've been asked to build what basically amounts to a NAS for a friend. This friend is *not* Linux-literate at all, and really is only user-level under Windows. So whatever I build will need to be as "plug & play/ low maintenance" as possible - both for my own sanity as well as for ease of use. Since...
by ralplpcr
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Remote Desktop on Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Remote Desktop on Mint 19

There are several different ways to connect remotely from one Linux machine to another - each with varying degrees of difficulty. The easiest one for me to connect within my own network is to use a combination of tools - OpenSSH, X11VNC, and Remmina: You can set it up completely point & click throug...
by ralplpcr
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Mint on an ancient pre-historic laptop???
Replies: 13
Views: 256

Re: Installing Mint on an ancient pre-historic laptop???

Seconded. I've got MXLinux running pretty nicely on an old single-core Athlon laptop running at 900MHz. It's no speed demon by any means, but it performs decently enough. You may not get smooth video streaming from Netflix or YouTube, but for email/simple browsing around, it should work well enough.
by ralplpcr
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: changing computers
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: changing computers

If you're doing a straight copy of the home directory from your old Mint installation to a new Mint installation, it should be pretty straightforward - - just copy the files back into your home directory. Mint will ask if you want to merge the folders &/or overwrite some files: just pay attention to...
by ralplpcr
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Getting set up on an 'inherited' computer
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Getting set up on an 'inherited' computer

To your knowledge, is there anything on that computer that you'd wish to save? If not, then the easiest & fastest thing to do would be to format/re-install the OS of your choice. Installation of Mint is pretty simple, and you can then set your root & user passwords however you'd like. That's assumin...
by ralplpcr
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: windows 10 and Cinnamon 18.3 dual boot to Xfce 19
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: windows 10 and Cinnamon 18.3 dual boot to Xfce 19

As Pierre already indicated: .....therefore the you want the next available option, which is to erase the entire drive, & install LinuxMint onto the entire drive & this option will give you just the two partitions: - - / root ,, /swap,, and the latest version of LinuxMint will only give a swap-file ...
by ralplpcr
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help with correct Mint version?
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Help with correct Mint version?

Agree completely with gm10 - Mint 19 is what you'll want to run. With the Skylake processor, you're going to want the most updated kernel to get the best compatibility/performance. @ Moem - NVMe = Non-Volatile Memory Express. Basically, the next evolution of an SSD drive. Runs on a small stick throu...
by ralplpcr
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: """RESOLVED"""MINT 19 virtually on MSWindows 10+ laptop ?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: MINT 19 virtually on MSWindows 10+ laptop ?

@ alton : So based on your above post, I do believe that you have the Ubuntu subsystem. This is most certainly *not* a full installation of Ubuntu - you can't download an Ubuntu "app" from the Microsoft store that will give you anything other than their subsystem. You'll have access to run commands ...
by ralplpcr
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Incorrect screen size
Replies: 14
Views: 873

Re: Incorrect screen size

Perhaps I'm thinking too simply, but have you attempted to use the monitor's "auto-adjust" function? I'm not sure what it may be called on that LG, but most monitors have some built-in function that will detect the current incoming signal, and attempt to adjust the display to best match what it's be...
by ralplpcr
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I have a 7z file that I could not decompressed in the last 22 months.
Replies: 20
Views: 375

Re: I have a 7z file that I could not decompressed in the last 22 months.

I've no idea whether you can trust it, but I did come across a Windows program that will supposedly completely ignore passwords of compressed files? http://trustedinstalls.com/extensions/ignore-pass-4-7-rar-zip-7z-password-remover/ I've never used it, and would highly recommend that if you're going ...
by ralplpcr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to play .swf files
Replies: 12
Views: 244

Re: How to play .swf files

administrollaattori wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:03 pm

Gnash should work. What tells a command

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file filename-here.swf
Confirmed - it's working for me? Perhaps if you could provide the version & DE that you're running - - type inxi -S (that "S" must be capital) and post the output here, if you'd please?
by ralplpcr
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: """RESOLVED"""MINT 19 virtually on MSWindows 10+ laptop ?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: MINT 19 virtually on MSWindows 10+ laptop ?

I may be off base, but by chance could you actually have the Windows 10 Linux subsystem ? If that's the case, then you're dealing with a whole different situation than a virtual machine or dual-boot system. I've never used it, but my understanding is that it's mostly limited to a terminal mode. I do...
by ralplpcr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Cron Job Failing
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Cron Job Failing

johnywhy wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:30 pm
*/1 * * * * means run every minute.
https://tecadmin.net/crontab-in-linux-w ... -schedule/
That's a new one to me - - I've only ever seen it expressed as * * * * * before.
Learn something new every day! :)
by ralplpcr
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Cron Job Failing
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Cron Job Failing

Not quite sure I follow the */1 at the front of your statement - are you trying to make it execute every odd minute, or every minute? I've got 2 possible suggestions. At work now, and can't try it out myself, but I'd think you'd want to include the full path. You *may* also need to tell it to run in...
by ralplpcr
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VMWARE and Cinnamon
Replies: 19
Views: 437

Re: VMWARE and Cinnamon

Downloaded a copy of VMWare Workstation version 14.1.3, and have now successfully installed on Cinnamon 19. :D I ended up using the exact same instructions as I posted before. I'm not sure what "errors" you got in your make, but it worked for me. Perhaps they were just warnings? What I ended up doin...

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