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by GS3
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing VirtualBox
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Installing VirtualBox

Thanks, I appreciate it. I will try to do it when I have a bit more free time. I have the Win XP install disk from my other computer but what about all the updates, patches, etc? Will I need to download everything from MS? Is that possible? How about serial? is it necessary? I suppose once I have Wi...
by GS3
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing VirtualBox
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Installing VirtualBox

Follow the instructions further down in the link you posted rather than installing from Deb, that way you get updates. Download and install the extension pack in mint. Can't remember if you need to install guest additions in win with xp. Didn't need a licence for xp. Don't use the version in softwa...
by GS3
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing VirtualBox
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Installing VirtualBox

I have heard good things about VirtualBox. I understand I could run win XP SP3, which is what I have in my other computer, inside VB. I took a look at https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads and I suspect I would need to install VirtualBox 6.0.12 for Linux Ubuntu 18.04 / 18.10 / 19.04 / Debi...
by GS3
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Corrupted usb drive? [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Corrupted usb drive?

Thanks. I know GParted and I have it installed but it did not occur to me. I did format the USB stick and it worked. I do not know why it was corrupted but it may have been that I plugged it into a TV tuner thing while doing some tests some time ago and maybe the TV tuner tried to format it or somet...
by GS3
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Corrupted usb drive? [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Corrupted usb drive? [solved]

usb drive seems to be corrupted Error mounting /dev/sdf1 at /media/a/SOAP1GB: Command-line `mount -t "vfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=1000,shortname=mixed,utf8=1,showexec,flush" "/dev/sdf1" "/media/a/SOAP1GB"' exited with non-zero exit status 32: mount: /dev/sdf1: can't read supe...
by GS3
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer not working right - Video card conflict?
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Teamviewer not working right - Internet connection issue?

Still not working. Very frustrating. Can anyone suggest what NVidia settings I might change as to avoid conflict with TeamViewer?
by GS3
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer not working right - Video card conflict?
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Teamviewer not working right - Internet connection issue?

Well, we might finally have a lead. It seems V14 has a known issue with certain video cards or drivers or something. This could make sense because my machine and my wife's machine are exactly alike in HW and in SW except that she is using the on-board Intel video and I am using an NVidia Gforce 730 ...
by GS3
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer not working right - Video card conflict?
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Teamviewer not working right - Internet connection issue?

Have you tried a different browser or FTP? Well, the main problem is with TeamViewer. I do not have another browser installed. I am trying to think what other programs use Internet access and I seem to remember Google Earth also slows down to a crawl but I would have to confirm it but the more I th...
by GS3
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer not working right - Video card conflict?
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Teamviewer not working right - Internet connection issue?

Everything static. As you say, DHCP can get wonky so I always use static addresses. What I find baffling is that, while TeamViewer and FireFox are obviously having connection problems, Ping keeps getting normal responses like everything is OK. This might indicate some issue with different packet typ...
by GS3
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer not working right - Video card conflict?
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Teamviewer not working right - Internet connection issue?

Thanks for your interest Larry. Here is the output: inxi -Fxzd System: Host: HP-Compaq-LM Kernel: 4.4.0-154-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.4 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Compaq Elite 8300 CMT Mobo: Hewlet...
by GS3
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved for me.) Setting up a USB drive to store encrypted passwords?
Replies: 19
Views: 632

Re: (Solved for me.) Setting up a USB drive to store encrypted passwords?

I would not store my private PGP keys anywhere in the open. In theory you need a password to access them but I suspect breaking that is much easier than breaking the key itself. No way. My PGP keys primary "residence" is in a pendrive I carry with me. If I am in my primary residence and the computer...
by GS3
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer not working right - Video card conflict?
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Teamviewer not working right

No firewall, no firejail, just a plain router serving several computers. I have noticed that at times the internet connection becomes extremely slow and unreliable in the Linux machine so it is not only with TeamViewer but also with Firefox. It is like everything takes forever and most often just ti...
by GS3
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer not working right - Video card conflict?
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Teamviewer not working right

I still have not resolved this problem and it is very frustrating. By the symptoms I believe it is most probably a connection problem. At times Teamviewer finds a very slow connection to the internet and it times out. This means the problem may not be with Teamviewer as much as with Linux Mint and i...
by GS3
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer not working right - Video card conflict?
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Teamviewer not working right

I am running V14 on all computers, Windows and Linux. I seem to remember V14 complaining about connecting to V12 so I upgraded all. The Linux machine is 64 bit. I do not know if that makes a difference or even if Teamviewer itself comes in 32 and 64 bit versions. In Windows I know how to have the di...
by GS3
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Teamviewer not working right - Video card conflict?
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Teamviewer not working right - Video card conflict?

Teamviewer use to work just fine with Linux Mint but beginning with version 14 I have had nothing but problems. While I am not sure what is the root cause I think it may be that Teamviewer cannot connect well to the Internet even though all other programs work just fine. I have posted in the Teamvie...
by GS3
Tue May 28, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: set the boot sequence in the BIOS, only the HDD is on two positions
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: set the boot sequence in the BIOS, only the HDD is on two positions

I am not sure what you are asking but in my system when I bring up the BIOS boot menu the Linux disk shows up twice, once under UEFI and once under regular BIOS. Is this what you are asking? If so then I think this is normal.
by GS3
Tue May 28, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Transferring Files from Win 10 Maintaining File Ownership
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Transfering Files from Win 10 Maintaining File Ownership

Ow That Hurts wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:14 pm
I have my own separate machine running Win 10 64-bit, and my son has his own Win 10 64-bit box as well.
Ah, OK, so your next question will be about setting up Samba :)
by GS3
Tue May 28, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Chinese input woes
Replies: 8
Views: 1249

Re: Chinese input woes

To be honest I do not know the first thing about scripts so I just searched online for commands that might work. I put in a pause in between because I have had experience in the past where doing something similar in windows the device would be deactivated but then the activation command would give a...
by GS3
Tue May 28, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Transferring Files from Win 10 Maintaining File Ownership
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Transfering Files from Win 10 Maintaining File Ownership

In my instance, I am not using Samba (I am not even sure what Samba is, but I think it has something to do with networking). In my instance, it is a single HP PC with two hard drives. A WD500 with Win 10 on it, and a Hitachi with Mint 19 on it. I boot in to Linux and then try to copy the files from...
by GS3
Tue May 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Transferring Files from Win 10 Maintaining File Ownership
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Transfering Files from Win 10 Maintaining File Ownership

This thread might be of interest: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=267962 Especially this post: I still haven't figured out if this is a Samba question or not. If it is edit /etc/samba/smb.conf and right under the workgroup = WORKGROUP line add this one: force user = gs3 Replace gs3 with...

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