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by blockhead47
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: <SOLVED>Trying to install Virtualbox Linux Mint extension pack from terminal
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Trying to install Virtualbox Linux Mint extension pack from terminal

Have your tried the command:

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VBoxManage extpack install --replace /path-to/Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack
by blockhead47
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Partition manager and other small suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Partition manager and other small suggestions

The thing I like about the Windows Mini Partition Tool vs Linux Gparted is the Windows tool shows ALL disks in its main view. In Gparted you have to select each disk to view its layout. Most "new to Linux" users don't know that and are not familiar with the device layouts, /dev/sdX, and partition sc...
by blockhead47
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Find currently used partition
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: Find currently used partition

You might also try the command:

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lsblk -p -o Model,Name,Size,fstype,Label,UUID,Mountpoint -x name
Which shows you almost everything, with one command.
by blockhead47
Fri May 31, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone tried out the Distro Feren
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: Has anyone tried out the Distro Feren

I am running Feren OS 04_2019 on a Dell Laptop and dual boot with Mint 19.1 on a Dell desktop. There are things I like and things I don't, compared to LinuxMint. I do not have Feren completely configured to my liking, yet. So Mint will remain my "Production" OS for now. Faren does feel a little quic...
by blockhead47
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Problems with using tr cmd in bash script. [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Problems with using tr cmd in bash script.

This is how I have done the same thing: #!/bin/bash # printf "\n\tRemoving spaces from --->ALL<--- file names in current path $(pwd)\n\n" printf "\t" read -p "Press Enter to continue (Ctrl-C to quit) " junk find . -type f | while read i do mv -v "$i" "${i// /_}" 2>/dev/null done
by blockhead47
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Canon PIXMA 922 and Mint 19
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Canon PIXMA 922 and Mint 19

I use the drivers and ScanGear app from Canon's web site. Get them at https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/printers/inkjet-multifunction/mx-series-inkjet/mx922#Z7_MQH8HIC0L88RB0AMD0F1Q42K25 if you have not already done so. Select Operating System Linux, not Linux 64 or 3...
by blockhead47
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Canon PIXMA 922 and Mint 19
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Re: Canon PIXMA 922 and Mint 19

My first question would be is it connected via USB or LAN?

I have this very printer connected to my LAN and 3 Mint 19 Cinnamon PCs work with it just fine, both printing and scanning.
by blockhead47
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Not so Luckybackup in mint 19
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Not so Luckybackup in mint 19

I am using "luckyBackup 0.4.9 (using Qt)" on Mint 19 Cinnamon with no issues backing up "/".

Actually, I am still using the profiles I was using with Mint 18.3, one for my home directory run as me and one for "/" run as root.
by blockhead47
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Safety tips for Mint 19 users.
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Safety tips for Mint 19 users.

Thanks upuv.
Very informative information. This explains some of the DNS issues I saw after I upgraded to Mint 19.
by blockhead47
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some handy command line aliases
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Some handy command line aliases

A few of my favorites:

alias drives='lsblk -p -o Model,Name,Size,fstype,Label,UUID,Mountpoint -x name'
alias lsroot='find ~ -user root -exec ls -lad {} \;'
alias partitions='sudo parted -l && sudo blkid -o list'
alias specs='inxi -Fxz'

lsroot finds files owned by root in your home directory
by blockhead47
Tue May 15, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Canon IJ scan utility
Replies: 7
Views: 2819

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: 1556

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: 390

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: 373

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: 2611

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: 977

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: 977

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: 757

Re: Networking Observation about Samba and plea for help

Show us the output of the command.

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testparm

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