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by felemur
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video Locks Computer
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Video Locks Computer

Sometimes when I start a video by clicking on the file name, just as VLC starts (I have set it as the default), it locks everything up. The mouse will still move around, but it seems I can do nothing but start Raising Elephants, and as we know, that Is So Utterly Boring (REISUB). It does not happen ...
by felemur
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation (Solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation

Thanks so much for this! I was going bonkers trying to find out what was causing this issue and getting nowhere until I read your post.
Now that you're not going bonkers from this issue, you can change your name to NoLongerWackyWalt. Welcome to the forum NoLongerWackyWalt.
by felemur
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation (Solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation (Solved)

LOL, I guess I missed that making myself go 'round the roundabout one more time. :roll:
by felemur
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation (Solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation (Solved)

Just an FYI for anyone else: After removing 4.15.0- 24 , an update for Linux kernel 4.15.0- 26 appeared in the update manager. I thought, wow, version 26 is here, so I installed it. After I rebooted, I had the same looooong boot issue as before. When I went to the Update Manager to view the kernels,...
by felemur
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation (Solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Re: Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation

Thank you! Fixed. Wow, that was fast. (and now so is my boot time) One thing to note, I had to press Shift before the logo to get into the grub menu. Also, I had 4.15.0- 23 , and using it seems to have done the trick. Really appreciate your help gm10, and I also really appreciate the great people on...
by felemur
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation (Solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Incredibly Slow Boot Time with New Mint 19 Installation (Solved)

I installed Mint 19 Cinnamon on my Toshiba Satellite L770D with a 128Gb Samsung SSD, and 8Gb RAM. Before Mint 19, I had Mint 18 Cinnamon on it, and before that was Mint 17 Cinnamon. When I installed Mint 19, I did a fresh install. When I turn on the laptop, it quickly boots to the point where you se...
by felemur
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File Copying Configuration Question (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: File Copying Configuration Question

That Grsync is fantastic. I've been working with it, and love how simple and straightforward it is. In hindsight, I probably could have used the already familiar FreeFileSync that I used for incremental backups, and I bet FreeFileSync uses rsync as its back end, but the Grsync is so clean and simple...
by felemur
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File Copying Configuration Question (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: File Copying Configuration Question

Marziano wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Rsync with GUI >> Grsync (available in the repositories)
Yesssssssss! That was close, I almost opened Terminal. I am the GUI guy. LOL. :D

(Thanks Marziano)
by felemur
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File Copying Configuration Question (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: File Copying Configuration Question

Thank you for that. I normally prefer GUI interfacing, but if learning that solves my problem, then I'm going to learn how to use the rsync command. Seems like I always get dragged kicking and screaming into the terminal. I've done some reading on it already, and I really like the things it can do. ...
by felemur
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File Copying Configuration Question (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 121

File Copying Configuration Question (Solved)

I'm wondering how to change a default configuration setting when copying files from one drive or folder to another. I sometimes have to copy very large folders/files from one drive to another, often over 300Gb worth of data (I do some video editing & creation). When I start the copy, it will say som...
by felemur
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

Thank you.
by felemur
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

OK, thanks for that information - it helps. I will see what I can do to figure out how to resolve the address issue with the routers, and try the Samba share again. I'll post back here whether it works or not. Thanks again for all your help and time in working to resolve this for me. It is much appr...
by felemur
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

I was looking for the address of each computer, and it shocked me that they were both 192.168.1.2 It took me a moment to figure this out, but I had forgotten I have another router set up as an access point. The access point router is wired to the main router. The optiplex is wired to the main router...
by felemur
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

From Optiplex: david@david-OptiPlex-7010:~$ ping -c3 david-Satellite-L770D.local ping: david-Satellite-L770D.local: Name or service not known david@david-OptiPlex-7010:~$ From L770: david@david-Satellite-L770D:~$ ping -c3 david-OptiPlex-7010.local ping: david-OptiPlex-7010.local: Name or service not...
by felemur
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

Did it on both, but no change on what I see in Nemo on both.
by felemur
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

I don't know which machine is which so I'll do both: From david-OptiPlex-7010 open a terminal and run: nemo smb://david-Satellite-L770D.local Do you see the [Docs_L770D] subfolder? From david-Satellite-L770D open a terminal and run: nemo smb://david-OptiPlex-7010 Do you see the [Docs_Dell] subfolde...
by felemur
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

Thanks for doing this. One thing to note: on the laptop I can see the Netgear Readyshare drive on my router (a USB drive), while on the desktop, that does not show. Not sure if that helps. On the desktop: Output for: testparm -s david@david-OptiPlex-7010:~$ testparm -s Load smb config files from /et...
by felemur
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

....... For Samba: ** Install samba: sudo apt install samba ** Open Nemo ** Right click your Public folder ** Select Sharing options > Share this folder > and select the other two boxes. Mint19 thanks to Ubuntu will automatically announce it's samba presence to the rest of the network so you will s...
by felemur
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

Thanks for that. I'll let you know how it goes.
by felemur
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Samba Setup - Mint 19 Cinnamon

OK, thanks. Let me explain what I need it for, and maybe you can judge what is right for me - the problem I have is I'm totally unfamiliar with this except for what I read, and I'm trying to guess the right approach - I'm finding it confusing. I have a laptop that has a smallish SSD - 128Gb. My desk...

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