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by GS3
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem with permissions on files received via network / nemo switches
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Problem with permissions on files received via network / nemo switches

How have you made shared the Linux Machine's file-system? I'm guessing Samba? I haven't used Samba for a long time but IIRC the reliable way to do this would be to ensure that permissions were correct would be to restrict the share to your user name - i.e. to 'push' files from another machine that ...
by GS3
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem with permissions on files received via network / nemo switches
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Problem with permissions on files received via network / nemo switches

Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya, Cinnamon 3.4.4 When I transfer files from another computer to my Linux Mint desktop via the network I have problems moving the files around because the machine says I do not have permission. If I "pull" the file from the other computer into the Linux machine then I am the owne...
by GS3
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reinstalling computer with dual winxp/linux mint partitions
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Reinstalling computer with dual winxp/linux mint partitions

I have Linux Mint and Win 7 on the same machine but I have installed them on different HDD which makes it simpler and more robust. This way there is no possibility of conflicts when booting. I just select from the UEFI menu and boot from one or the other independently. If one HDD dies or is corrupte...
by GS3
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Google Earth

For many people, for whatever reason the newest version of GE just does not work properly. I am one of them, however an older version 7.1.8* works just fine. 7.1.8.3036 (64 bit) is the version I am running without problem. I did not know there is a newer version and I will avoid it just to be safe.
by GS3
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Google Earth

While I have no suggestions for the problem posed in the OP I can say that Google Earth works great on my Linux Mint computer. It is one of the very few programs I used in Windows and works fine in Linux Mint. I wish more Windows programs had Linux versions. Maybe you can try different options in To...
by GS3
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is triple booting possible
Replies: 20
Views: 1060

Re: Is triple booting possible

Another vote for just using different HDD for each OS. That is what I do. The UEFI boots into Mint by default but I can choose another OS in the menu. In fact, most of the time I have the Windows 7 HDD disconnected because I very rarely use it and disconnecting it saves heat, wear and tear, risk of ...
by GS3
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't get Windows to run after running Linux Mint from bootable USB
Replies: 20
Views: 392

Re: Can't get Windows to run after running Linux Mint from bootable USB

I have had similar problems in the past and even reinstalled Windows more than once. Turns out Linux mounts the HDD and somehow marks it as "in use" or something like that and then it will not boot. The solution that works for me is to restart Linux, unmount the Windows disk and then close down Linu...
by GS3
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Icon for desktop shortcut messed up
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Icon for desktop shortcut messed up

Well, I resolved the issue by finding the icon online and downloading it again.

Still the main issues remain:

- How can I find the icon file currently being used.

- The grid on the desktop behaves erratically.
by GS3
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Icon for desktop shortcut messed up
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Icon for desktop shortcut messed up

I have two identical computers with Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya, Cinnamon 3.4.4, Firefox 59.0.1 64 bit On the desktop I have a shortcut to Firefox. After applying some updates the shortcut to Firefox has lost its icon and the Firefox icon now is just like a sheet of paper. I would like to get the old icon...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Public wifi access point security

Wikipedia has some information on SSL / TLS : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security It seems vulnerabilities arise from tricking the browser into reverting to insecure older versions which may be retained for compatibility. I do not have my Linux machine at hand but I seem to rememb...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Public wifi access point security

It seems you did not read that page because it supports what I said that https is safe. That is the whole point of encrypting traffic. It seems you need to read a little bit further, to the part about malicious hotspots. Is it safe to log into your bank’s website on public Wi-Fi? The question is mo...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Public wifi access point security

So, I ask again, in what way is "using wifi offered by random strangers may be unsafe" true? Don't take my word for it... inform yourself. It seems you did not read that page because it supports what I said that https is safe. That is the whole point of encrypting traffic. In spite of what that pag...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Public wifi access point security

Pretending your machine is the access point for Starbucks, McD and so on is a common tactic used by cybercriminals to get people's login credentials and other sensitive data. It takes literally minutes to set up a "Man-in-the-Middle" You realize a "Man in the middle" does not work with https? The c...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Public wifi access point security

How do you know that the wifi access point that you used actually was Starbuck's? Why would he care? Because using wifi offered by random strangers may be unsafe. Pretending your machine is the access point for Starbucks, McD and so on is a common tactic used by cybercriminals to get people's login...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Public wifi access point security

I recently sat in a parkette near an unprotected Starbucks and used it on my phone to google a nearby restaurant's phone number How do you know that the wifi access point that you used actually was Starbuck's? Why would he care? He just wanted to use any internet connection to find out a restaurant...
by GS3
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public wifi access point security
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Public wifi access point security

I just saw some ignorant lawyer repeating on TV the same misinformation and it ticks me off because anyone who knows a bit about encryption and security knows how false the "public wifi risk" is but it just keeps being repeated by those who want to pretend they know something and they just repeat wh...
by GS3
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: Mi experiencia con Linux Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Mi experiencia con Linux Mint

linux123 , muchas gracias por tu apunte. He actualizado a la nueva versión y queda solucionada la cuestión de los iconos. Gracias otra vez. hatteras , a pesar de haber leido a Julio Verne no recordaba el personaje. Lo único que conocía yo por ese nombre es el cabo Hatteras, en Carolina del Norte, c...
by GS3
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: End Of Line character(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: End Of Line character(s)

Spearmint2 wrote:I just open in the Linux text editor and resave the file as "windows type" instead.
Thanks! I had totally missed that option. I have tried it and it works fine!
by GS3
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: No puedo compartir una carpeta Linux en red Windows
Replies: 1
Views: 234

No puedo compartir una carpeta Linux en red Windows

He creado una carpeta en el escritorio para compartir en la red de Windows pero no aparece en la red de Windows. El ordenador Windows ve el Linux y ve las impresoras pero no ve la carpeta compartida. Los resultados de los comandos "hostname" , "net usershare info --long" y "testparm -s" me parecen c...
by GS3
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Español (Spanish)
Topic: Mi experiencia con Linux Mint
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: Mi experiencia con Linux Mint

Gracias a todos por vuestras bienvenidas y comentarios. hatteras como navegante me pica la curiosidad este nombre. Ya me dirás si tiene algún significado especial. los iconos no se solapan en Linux Mint 18.2, que incluye Cinnamon 3.4.4 :D Vaya, parece que me pasé a Linux demasiado pronto! :) Creo qu...

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