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by JackA
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely update ONLY FIRMWARE from new kernel version?
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Safely update ONLY FIRMWARE from new kernel version?

Lord Boltar - Thanks for the response, but the update I'm referring to s the one actually offered by the Update Manager in Mint. Not looking to update the actual firmware on the device , was inquiring about applying the update called "linux-firmware," currently showing rev 1.157.11. I appreciate the...
by JackA
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely update ONLY FIRMWARE from new kernel version?
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Safely update ONLY FIRMWARE from new kernel version?

Getting prompted at this time for three level 5 updates - Linux, Linux Kernel and Linux Firmware. I don't see a real impetus to upgrade the Linux or Kernel, but it appears that the firmware includes updates for my wireless NIC. As this has been a huge PITA for me (Intel 8260 does NOT like to hook up...
by JackA
Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Trying to determine my 'Backup' method
Replies: 23
Views: 1012

Re: Trying to determine my 'Backup' method

Sorry it's been a while since I've been on, but I thought I'd jump in here and add my $0.02 worth. I use Veeam Agent for Linux to back up my Mint18 system to my Linux based QNAP NAS. Here's the doc that I wrote to help me install it next time: Install Veeam Backup for Linux Download from https://www...
by JackA
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sharing to Windows Network machines?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Sharing to Windows Network machines?

Read through the linked docs, didn't see a way to have a user on this machine able to connect from a Windows box. For instance, my wife needs to get to it from her Windows machine in the other room, so I need for her to have access. But I really don't want to have the "Everyone, including those with...
by JackA
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sharing to Windows Network machines?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Sharing to Windows Network machines?

Well, derp. Sorry about that. Mint 18 Cinnamon, not 18.1. Running on a Lenovo Thinkpad 560 (Best Buy equivalent) with an Intel 8260 WLAN card. The Windows box SEES the share, I just can't connect to it. It won't accept any variation of credentials that I supply, with or without machine name. Sorry f...
by JackA
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 48
Views: 12368

Re: Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” Cinnamon released!

@Clem - While I appreciate the new version, I have a newer laptop with a Skylake chipset. When can we expect a release with a 4.8 kernel to improve support for these specific chipsets and hardware? Believe me, this isn't a slight against the existing versions, I've just got wireless issues with my I...
by JackA
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 645
Views: 313746

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

Write.
It.
Down.

You're gonna screw up. Take it from me - I've had to rebuild more than a few times. You'll forget how you did something. Open LibreOffice and a Write document. Keep it open as you go along, take notes as you get things right (or wrong). Make it repeatable.

Ask questions.
by JackA
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Sharing to Windows Network machines?
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Sharing to Windows Network machines?

(n00b) I've been back and forth, trying to find a simple way to share a local directory on my Linux laptop ("Public") to other machines on my Windows network. I've got a NAS that's running embedded Linux that "just works," but I'll be darned if I can find a way to simply share a directory on my mach...
by JackA
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Snipping Tool
Replies: 5
Views: 8140

Re: Snipping Tool

As a fellow n00b, I'll pass along what I use. In the Windows world, I'm a corporate site administrator of a purely Windows environment. In that role, I found and got hooked (and hooked the rest of my coworkers) on an older freeware utility called "MWSnap" that's used throughout our various sites. I ...

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