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by GS3
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Redshift not working/glitching
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Redshift not working/glitching

it is night and my screen is changing from red to normal every 2-3 seconds. You are not the only one. I installed Redshift on my wife's computer and she complained about the same thing and told me to uninstall it. And I agree with the geolocation being unnecessary. There has to be a better way of d...
by GS3
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Credit card version of the missing dollar riddle
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Credit card version of the missing dollar riddle

There is a very common scam used "against" store cashiers which works in a similar way and cashiers are explicitly taught to detect it and not fall for it. I forget the exact details but it is similar in that the customer gives the cashier a bill and then changes his mind and gives her som...
by GS3
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Crashes randomly followed by glitched screen
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: Crashes randomly followed by glitched screen

One thing you can try is removing the video card and using the onboard video and see if that is stable. If it is stable then you know the problem is with the video, if still unstable then your video card is not the problem.
by GS3
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mountpoint /run/timeshift/backup?? What is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: mountpoint /run/timeshift/backup?? What is this?

I have restarted the system several times and now sbd2 mountpoint shows as "/" which is what I expect and /run/timeshift does not even exist. I still do not understand what happened or why. I understand Timeshift takes a "snapshot" of the system and keeps it somewhere but why wou...
by GS3
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mountpoint /run/timeshift/backup?? What is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

mountpoint /run/timeshift/backup?? What is this?

I now have the old 500GB HDD with LM18 and the new 240GB SSD with LM20 and I can boot into one or the other. Everything seems to work fine ... until I find: ~$ lsblk -o name,mountpoint,label,size,fstype,uuid,partuuid | egrep -v "^loop" NAME MOUNTPOINT LABEL SIZE FSTYPE sda 465,8G ├─sda1 /b...
by GS3
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Remove "Favorites" from nemo tree view in LM20.1
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Remove "Favorites" from nemo tree view in LM20.1

With MS-Windows, in the worst of cases, you could usually tinker with some key in the Registry and put things the way you wanted them. I am sure there is some file somewhere in LM which contains the secret key to deleting the odious star. The question is where. BTW, I just now realized the meaning o...
by GS3
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Credit card version of the missing dollar riddle
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Credit card version of the missing dollar riddle

I assume we are all familiar with the missing dollar riddle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_dollar_riddle I just had a similar real-life situation. I am simplifying the story a lot so it was easier to get confused than it may seem now. But still... With a credit card I was paying monthly for s...
by GS3
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My data gone after update!
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: My data gone after update!

root home and user home are different homes. One is up the street from the other but sometimes are mistaken for each other.
by GS3
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Remove "Favorites" from nemo tree view in LM20.1
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Remove "Favorites" from nemo tree view in LM20.1

I don't understand why they would at least not give the user the option to delete it.

If it were up to me I would also get rid of "Home" and leave only "File System". I mean, if you display the root file system then Home is right there.
by GS3
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot connect to Samba shares from Win PCs[solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Cannot connect to Samba shares from Win PCs

Right under the client min protocol = NT1 line add its server counterpart: server min protocol = NT1 Alright! Wonderful! That did the trick! I will bookmark this thread because I know I will have to refer to it in the future. I truly appreciate all the help you have given me over the years I have b...
by GS3
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot connect to Samba shares from Win PCs[solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Cannot connect to Samba shares from Win PCs

Mint 18 and 19 has SMB1 enabled of the server side whereas Mint 20 does not. But I am not having any problem getting Windows shares. The problem is getting Samba shares from Windows. In my searches I did read about the SMB1 issue and added a line to conf which did not solve the problem. net usersha...
by GS3
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot connect to Samba shares from Win PCs[solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Cannot connect to Samba shares from Win PCs[solved]

With LM18 and LM19,after some initial difficulty I did manage to get Samba working in both directions. Now I have installed LM20.1 and from the LM machine it can access the shares on WinXP (only by IP address or machine name but good enough) but not in the other direction. The WinXP machine can ping...
by GS3
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Moving GRUB from one drive to another [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Moving GRUB from one drive to another

I went to another forum and it turned out to be extremely simple and it's done.

One of those rare instances where things turn out to be much simpler than expected because normally it is the other way around.
by GS3
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Zip contents names
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Zip contents names

It's supposed to be standard , but there's nothing preventing the incorrect use of a .zip extension, or using the term "zip" to mean something else. Regardless, 7-Zip uses the correct zip standard when it's selected. I do not agree with this characterization because programs and files are...
by GS3
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disable Update Manager and configure manual system updates
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Disable Update Manager and configure manual system updates

I have it set to NOT apply updates automatically so I have to apply them manually and I do this whenever is convenient for me. Why would this not work for you? This MAY work for my personal machine, but I'll give you a few reasons why I'm looking for a different /more autonomous/ solution: - it tra...
by GS3
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installed wrong driver, and wifi adapter not working anymore
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Installed wrong driver, and wifi adapter not working anymore

Well, that was easier than I thought! I didn't even know what I was doing! :)
Best of luck with Linux Mint and please mark the thread as [solved] in the title.
by GS3
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Zip contents names
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Zip contents names

As you can see "ZIP" is a very loose standard with many versions and implementations and each with their own glitches and bugs. Many formats are like that. They are supposed to be universally valid but in fact they all have their glitches. Right now I am dealing with a TIFF image that prin...
by GS3
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installed wrong driver, and wifi adapter not working anymore
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Installed wrong driver, and wifi adapter not working anymore

Sorry, I posted my edit to my earlier post after you posted. This thread seems to deal with your same issue: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=321761 have a look. If you google linux driver "0bda:8179" or linux driver RTL8188EUS you will find many people who have experi...
by GS3
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installed wrong driver, and wifi adapter not working anymore
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Installed wrong driver, and wifi adapter not working anymore

Have you tried Administration - Driver Manager? -- Never mind. Please post the output of lsusb Your machine has three network adapters: Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel Device-3: Real...

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