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by blockhead47
Tue May 15, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Canon IJ scan utility
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Canon IJ scan utility

Might I suggest, for troubleshooting purposes, disable the firewall if you are running one.
by blockhead47
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved] IF THEN to check expressvpn status
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: IF THEN to check expressvpn status

I am an expressvpn user. For @Sugarcrisp there is a panel app called "VPN Look-Out" if your are using the Cinnamon desktop. It does what you are trying to do and much more. NOTE: The "expressvpn status" command always returns zero ( 0 ) for an exit code. Here is the output of "disconnected" status: ...
by blockhead47
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Updates that require restart
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Updates that requre restart

Another option might be to install debian-goodies so that you can run checkrestart after upgrades to determine which services are using old versions of libraries and need restarting.
by blockhead47
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: trying to set up a bash script and applet for expressvpn [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: trying to set up a bash script and applet for expressvpn

I had to modify the applet.js for newer versions of Cinnamon. Try the one below" const Applet = imports.ui.applet; const Lang = imports.lang; const Mainloop = imports.mainloop; const GLib = imports.gi.GLib; const UUID = "expressvpn@jon"; const REFRESH_INTERVAL = 5 function log(message) { global.log(...
by blockhead47
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Updatedb.mlocate: what's it good for? how to deactivate it?[SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Updatedb.mlocate: what's it good for? how to deactivate it?

updatedb and locate are the associated commands Both commands are standard linux commands. I believe both are in the core Linux Mint OS install I think most of your questions can be answered using the man command man updatedb and man locate A little googling produces a nice tutorial at https://www.t...
by blockhead47
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

I don't recall if this is included in the source but here is a script I use every time I update the kernel to add the driver to the new kernel. You can also use it for the initial build of the driver. #!/bin/bash # If not root exit if [[ $EUID -ne 0 ]]; then echo "This script must be run as root" ex...
by blockhead47
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

no realtek That's because "Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2357:0101" 2357:0101 is not defined in /var/lib/usbutils/usb.ids. If you want lsusb to show some information you will have to add it in the right sequence to /var/lib/usbutils/usb.ids. This is what I added: 2357 TP-Link 0101 RTL8812AU Archer T4U Not...
by blockhead47
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Networking Observation about Samba and plea for help <resolved>
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Networking Observation about Samba and plea for help

Show us the output of the command.

Code: Select all

testparm
by blockhead47
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: router just with ethernet cable connectivity
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: router just with ethernet cable connectivity

Is this something you are looking for? http://www.arris.com/surfboard/
by blockhead47
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Parted Magic on Thumb Drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Parted Magic on Thumb Drive?

For a native Linux app you might try Etcher https://etcher.io/
It's an AppImage app. Nothing to install. Just download and execute.
by blockhead47
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] UEFI Boot ISO from disk - possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: UEFI Boot ISO from disk - possible?

Thanks for those clues. They got me googling in the right spots. I did not have to install grml-rescueboot. Ultimately the solution was found using the grub command ls. At the grub boot menu I pressed c and entered the ls command. This showed me the boot disk as grub sees it. The solution was simple...
by blockhead47
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] UEFI Boot ISO from disk - possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 229

[Solved] UEFI Boot ISO from disk - possible?

I was able to do this just fine on my old BIOS system. My new system has UFEI boot. I dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint my daily driver. Both installed in UEFI mode. I have searched and googled but I cannot find a solution that works that allows me to boot an ISO directly from hard disk via the gru...
by blockhead47
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Xsane Gscan2pdf work Vuescan doesn't
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Xsane Gscan2pdf work Vuescan doesn't

If you have a firewall enabled disable it and see if that makes a difference. That may give some clues.
by blockhead47
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Adding Live disk ISO to Grub2 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Adding Live disk ISO to Grub2 ?

I have done this using this guide: https://www.howtogeek.com/196933/how-to-boot-linux-iso-images-directly-from-your-hard-drive/ But only on legacy BIOS system. I have not been successful (yet) doing this on an UEFI BIOS system. Probably just from my lack of knowledge. But would be interested if anyo...
by blockhead47
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TP Link Archer T9UH
Replies: 22
Views: 763

Re: TP Link Archer T9UH

I would use the Linux Mint Update Manager to install the newest 4.4 kernel, then use the Grub menu at boot to boot into the 4.4 kernel, then cd rtl8814AU make clean make sudo make install Reboot and use Grub menu to reboot into the 4.4 kernel NOTE: You should not have the USB device plugged in duri...
by blockhead47
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Fix]:Stuck at "grub>" gpt/efi Win10/LM18 dual-boot
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: [Fix]:Stuck at "grub>" gpt/efi Win10/LM18 dual-boot

You would have had the same issue with a MBR/BIOS boot. As previously mentioned, the last OS installed takes over the initial boot process. In your case it was Ubuntu. What you should have done before removing Ubuntu was boot into Mint Linux then issue these commands. sudo grub-install /dev/sda5 (Th...
by blockhead47
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, page counters, web bugs and hijackers
Replies: 28
Views: 1456

Re: How to block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, page counters, web bugs and hijackers

Thanks for the tip @trytip.
I forgot about the IPv6 addresses.
Updated my script to add those for each mvp host entry.
by blockhead47
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, page counters, web bugs and hijackers
Replies: 28
Views: 1456

Re: How to block block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, page counters, web bugs and hijackers

I also monitor MVPHosts and update my /etc/hosts file when a new version is posted. As many of you I also have that process automated with a script. I would not depend solely on browser based blockers. Other things, especially email might try to reach out and touch a bad site. If /etc/nsswitch.conf ...
by blockhead47
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: bios_grub SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: bios_grub SOLVED

Question, could that partition just be format fat32 or anything, just to avoid the gparted error, for now? Or would that have some impact on the grub boot info?
by blockhead47
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: System76 calls Linux Mint "Mint Linux" the only time they mention another distro that isn't Ubuntu. LOL
Replies: 14
Views: 933

Re: System76 calls Linux Mint "Mint Linux" the only time they mention another distro that isn't Ubuntu. LOL

Response to support ticket I opened:
Ah! Typos! Thanks for the info. I'll get those fixed. I'm working on the documentation this week, so I should get those fixed too.

Thank you! All of our customers are awesome!

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