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by allanr
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dropbox Install Failed in MintC 19.1
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Dropbox Install Failed in MintC 19.1

(Edit: Moved to a new topic as requested). I've just completed two fresh installs of Mint Cinnamon 19.1. All went well except when using Software Manager (SWM) to install Dropbox / Nemo-Dropbox. Each time SWM hung at about 70% and had to be force-closed.. Subsequently, Update Manager produced the er...
by allanr
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: SUDDENLY Windows 7 KB4480970 Blocks Access for Linux Samba shares
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: SUDDENLY Windows 7 KB4480970 Blocks Access for Linux Samba shares

UPDATE 2. I ran Windows Update again today but it still didn't offer the KB4487345 'fix' voluntarily, so I downloaded and installed it manually, and can confirm this restores normal Samba operation between Mint 18.3 and Win 7. If MS get around to providing KB4487345 with the regular Win Updates e.g....
by allanr
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: SUDDENLY Windows 7 KB4480970 Blocks Access for Linux Samba shares
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: SUDDENLY Windows 7 KB4480970 Blocks Access for Linux Samba shares

altair4 ... KB4487345 states: This update resolves the issue where local users who are part of the local “Administrators“ group may not be able to remotely access shares on Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 machines after installing the January 8th, 2019 security updates. So it looks like th...
by allanr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: SUDDENLY Windows 7 KB4480970 Blocks Access for Linux Samba shares
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: SUDDENLY Windows 7 KB4480970 Blocks Access for Linux Samba shares

Hello, allanr, You are aware that this is a Linux Mint forum, where you report a notorius Windows bug, introduced by mighty magic Microsoft in their fanatic January updates? ..... It is a Windows problem. Nothing which the Linux developers can fix. In particular it is not a Linux issue. Yes indeed,...
by allanr
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: SUDDENLY Windows 7 KB4480970 Blocks Access for Linux Samba shares
Replies: 10
Views: 429

SUDDENLY Windows 7 KB4480970 Blocks Access for Linux Samba shares

I've been happily accessing files on my Win 7 PC from Linux Mint 18.3 for a while now (thanks to Altair4's instructions). Suddenly (yesterday, Thurs 10Jan'19) all connection attempts from Linux to the Win 7 PC were blocked due to a user/password login loop. I actually noticed it first from a Raspber...
by allanr
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Errors after wine
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Errors after wine

Also note this recent update/change posted at https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu " The WineHQ repository key was changed on 2018-12-19. If you downloaded and added the key before that time, you will need to download and add the new key ." My Update Manager suddenly started to produce the errors you desc...
by allanr
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Losing internet connection after using 'SUSPEND'
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: [SOLVED] Losing internet connection after using 'SUSPEND'

Thanks to 'gm10'.

Your script solution has fixed both my desktop and laptop's failure to awake from sleep, which started with kernel 4.15.0-24 on Mint C 18.3.

Brilliant.
by allanr
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [Workaround] Network Issue With LM18.3 and Kernel 4.15.0-24
Replies: 2
Views: 455

[Workaround] Network Issue With LM18.3 and Kernel 4.15.0-24

After accepting the latest kernel 4.15.0-24 update, I realised my laptop wired Ethernet connection would not reconnect after sleep. It was ok after first boot, but failed to connect after any period of sleep. Reverting to 4.13.0-45 restored normal operation. I'm posting this in case it helps others....
by allanr
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [Resolved] Wireless not working
Replies: 8
Views: 3194

Re: Wireless not working

Yes, try reverting to kernel 4.13.0-45.

I had laptop issues with the network failing to awake from sleep after updating to kernel 4.15.0-24, and had to revert. There seem to be driver compilation failures with 4.15.0-24 and LM 18.3

See also Cinnamon issues with 4.15.0-24 and LM 18.3.
by allanr
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24
Replies: 52
Views: 5390

Re: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4 15.0-24

Thanks everyone for responding with helpful thoughts/suggestions. Looks like my elderly nvidia GeForce 7600GS video card and legacy 304.135 driver are the limiting factors. As recommended I'll stick with kernel 4.13.0-45 for the moment and trust that when I do eventually upgrade to LM 19 all will be...
by allanr
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24
Replies: 52
Views: 5390

Cinnamon constantly crashes after update to kernel 4.15.0-24

My LM Cinnamon 18.3 PC was working well until today when Update Manager offered Kernel 4.15.0.24, and I accepted! Prior to that the kernel was 4.13.0-45-generic x86_64 (64 bit), and Cinnamon version is 3.6.7. Now after every start, this error window appears: "Cinnamon just crashed. You are currently...
by allanr
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 15289

Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

Phew, massive panic over. (Just as well I've an old Win7 PC to search the Internet for these solutions!) Thanks to all for the advice to correct this show-stopper. My inxi -SGxx is: allan@RTX100 ~ $ inxi -SGxx System: Host: RTX100 Kernel: 4.13.0-37-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamo...
by allanr
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gnome-keyring-daemon not responding
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: gnome-keyring-daemon not responding

I've inadvertently found a reliable workaround (at least for me) for the "gnome-keyring-daemon not responding" issue. My wife wanted a simpler / more direct way to shut down her laptop and I found the Session Manager applet fitted the bill nicely. Trying out the applet on my PC first, I realised I n...
by allanr
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "gnome-keyring-daemon not responding"
Replies: 14
Views: 15318

Re: "gnome-keyring-daemon not responding"

I've inadvertently found a reliable workaround (at least for me) for the "gnome-keyring-daemon not responding" issue. My wife wanted a simpler / more direct way to shut down her laptop and I found the Session Manager applet fitted the bill nicely. Trying out the applet on my PC first, I realised I n...
by allanr
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Error connecting windows share (SMB, UFW & kernel 4.8)
Replies: 12
Views: 5556

Re: [SOLVED] Error connecting windows share (SMB, UFW & kernel 4.8)

psicotron3 wrote The correct and documented way to enforce advanced iptables commands is described on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UncomplicatedFirewall#Advanced_Functionality That's an elegant solution, thanks for sharing it. It works for me too. Not having to re-fresh iptables-persistant after gufw ch...
by allanr
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gnome-keyring-daemon not responding
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: gnome-keyring-daemon not responding

The solution which works (most of the time) for me is detailed in this thread
by allanr
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "gnome-keyring-daemon not responding"
Replies: 14
Views: 15318

Re: "gnome-keyring-daemon not responding"

This issue started for me directly after upgrading from Cinnamon 18.2 to 18.3 in mid-December, after which every switch-off hung for 60s or longer. I only have the one logon account, and tried all the fixes suggested here, but only two helped: 1) After running gnome-keyring-daemon -s -d shut-down wa...
by allanr
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] 18.1 -> 18.2 No more local network (smb)
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: 18.1 -> 18.2 No more local network (smb)

If you've exhausted altair's excellent advice in Installing Samba Server in Mint 18 , and How To - Simple File Sharing in Mint , have a look at thread Error connecting windows share SMB, UFW & kernel 4.8 , in particular the post by peter_szekeres . His solution worked for me. It seems that 18.2 (def...
by allanr
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Error connecting windows share (SMB, UFW & kernel 4.8)
Replies: 12
Views: 5556

Re: [SOLVED] Error connecting windows share (SMB, UFW & kernel 4.8)

Given that any new Mint 18.2 installations will load the 4.8 kernel by default, I expect more and more people will run into this network issue. (with kernel 4.8/4.10, Samba and ufw/gufw firewall fails to connect using "hostname", but absolute IP address is ok e.g. 192.168.0.2.) I'd be interested to ...
by allanr
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] New Canon MG6853 Printer Produces Dull Muted Colour/Color Prints
Replies: 2
Views: 778

Re: New Canon MG6853 Printer Produces Dull Muted Colour/Color Prints

Printer properties does indeed show "Canon MG6800 series - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.11". Thanks for the link to the Canon drivers. At the moment I'm just printing basic documents with text/graphs/tables, so the Gutenprint driver is adequate now that CYMK is fixed!. If I need to print photos then I'll co...

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