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by ugly
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Mounting Samba Shares on Startup and Unmounting on Shutdown
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Mounting Samba Shares on Startup and Unmounting on Shutdown

Wow, I don't know where you managed to dig up this topic from. I completely forgot about it. I don't know what was causing the issue with the particular setup I had back then. But I did manage to find an alternate solution (using similar scripts). I'll make a note to post a more comprehensive update...
by ugly
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: n64 roms
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: n64 roms

ROM files aren't .exe files. If a website is offering .exe files as ROMs, then you shouldn't be on that website.

I think ROM files for the N64 are either .n64 or .z64 or .v64 files.

You need an emulator to play ROM files.
by ugly
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED: Anyone using PIA?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: SOLVED: Anyone using PIA?

Yeah, I used to do the same thing with a similar setup. It worked fine until about v76. It took me a long time to figure that one out. The only reason I managed to figure it out was because I decided to run the v81 installer from a live Mint environment to see if it was a problem with my setup or wi...
by ugly
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED: Anyone using PIA?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Anyone using PIA?

I have PIA and it's working fine.

I had some trouble with it connecting at first. For me, the problem was I downloaded the installer to an NTFS drive. When I ran the installer from my /home directory, I had no more connection issues.
by ugly
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there any way to rename files from a spreadsheet?
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Is there any way to rename files from a spreadsheet?

If it's in a spreadsheet, then you would probably be able to export the cell contents as CSV (comma separated values).

I'm sure someone smarter than me would be able to come up with a script that could rename files from a CSV.
by ugly
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MythTV - help needed, please
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: MythTV - help needed, please

I set up MythTV a long time ago. It's a frustrating experience. I'm actually afraid of upgrading my PC that runs it out of fear of having to figure it out again. I've never tried using the front-end for live viewing. I usually do that through VLC as a network stream. But I do use MythTV for recordin...
by ugly
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux
Replies: 48
Views: 2694

Re: Steam now lets you play Windows games on Linux

There have been a lot of rumours about this the past week or so. Very interesting news. Gaming is one of the only reasons I still have a dual boot. I think I have about 160 games on Steam and only 50 or so run natively on Linux. Unfortunately, I have less and less time to spend on gaming, but one le...
by ugly
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Startup scripts in Mint 19.x
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Startup scripts in Mint 19.x

Thanks for the helpful tutorial and additional information links. I've been able to make a few startup scripts using systemd units. I'm too new to Linux to understand why some people think systemd is the devil. In my, limited, experience, getting scripts to run at shutdown and startup using systemd ...
by ugly
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba Share is Locked Down
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Samba Share is Locked Down

I think the file that you need to provide is: /etc/samba/smb.conf

You probably need to add something like:

Code: Select all

read only = no
writable = yes
to your share.
by ugly
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Anyone with A New PCIe x4 M.2 SSD w/ Linux? (Compatibility)

I don't think it's a PCIe x4. I think it's only a x2.

But I have a MyDigitalSSD SBX

And it works fine.

Honestly, I didn't even think to check if it would work.
by ugly
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Password Managers, What do You Use?
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: Password Managers, What do You Use?

I use Password Safe.

Works on Linux, Windows and Android.

I can't really say it's better or worse than anything else. It's been good enough and reliable. So I've never felt the need to look elsewhere.
by ugly
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 396
Views: 10383

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Exactly. Same way not everyone should own a car - at least NOT without having actually taken driving lessons before . Don't wanna read & learn the basics of the OS of your own choice? Then off to...cooking recipes, Windows, and what not - nothing wrong with that, the world will still evolve just fi...
by ugly
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 396
Views: 10383

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

I really can only speak for myself about when I get really frustrated using Linux. But I'm not sure how to describe it clearly. And maybe this is a little beyond the scope of 'noobs'. I think part of the problem can be lack of documentation and feedback. Along with 'moving targets'. Often times it i...
by ugly
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions
Replies: 12
Views: 1097

Re: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions

@ugly, I'm not sure why pia v8.1 doesn't work for you, it works fine on my Mint19 cinnamon as did earlier versions. But there is an alternative gui that AirVPN forum member corrado wrote using python and PyQt that I've been using since its early development (May). From github : Qomui Written in Py...
by ugly
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth headphone not letting me change its profile to a2dp once connected
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Bluetooth headphone not letting me change its profile to a2dp once connected

I'm far from knowledgeable enough to find a solution for you. When I connect my BT headphones they usually connect as a2dp. Once in a while, they connect as HSP. I made a little script that selects between different audio sources, and part of selecting the BT headphones, I have it select a2dp. Maybe...
by ugly
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth headphone not letting me change its profile to a2dp once connected
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Bluetooth headphone not letting me change its profile to a2dp once connected

This was a problem for me for a long time in LM 18.x. After doing a clean install of LM 19, the problem seems to have gone away and connecting my bluetooth headphones works like I expect it to. When I did have the issue, I found a script someone made that does the whole disconnect/reconnect routine ...
by ugly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.
Replies: 12
Views: 2093

Re: The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.

Thanks for the followup. I was able to fix the issue. I removed the repository from /etc/apt/sources.list.d My script had this in it: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu `lsb_release -cs` partner" I must have found it on some forum before I knew what I was doing (not tha...
by ugly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.
Replies: 12
Views: 2093

Re: The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.

E: The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file. How do I fix this issue? And why am I always getting this error, even on new installs? Your sources are messed up. For example, Ubuntu doesn't provide a 'tara' release but a 'bionic' release (19.04). ...
by ugly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.
Replies: 12
Views: 2093

[SOLVED] The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.

Whenever I install Mint, I always end up with an error in the Update Manager. I get the red X icon and the error is: The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file. I get similar errors on previous versions of LM. I get a similar error if I run from a ...
by ugly
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Private Internet Access
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Private Internet Access

I have the PIA client installed. I've never had a problem installing it. However, with versions v77 and above the client doesn't work for me. It installs successfully, but cannot connect to any of the servers. If it helps, for reference here is what I get when I install the client: rick@rickpc:/mnt/...

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