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by sgtor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Does todays hardware encourage bad code?
Replies: 28
Views: 634

Re: Does todays hardware encourage bad code?

When there was no such thing as connectivity (particularly in the sense of the Internet) security was a significantly smaller issue. As hardware has scaled up, programming best practices, particularly in the commercial software space, overall did not rise to meet the challenge, hence (for example) ...
by sgtor
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED how come I can no longer locate, install or use "wine windows program loader"?
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: SOLVED how come I can no longer locate, install or use "wine windows program loader"?

You can also just follow these directions for getting it right from the winehq website if all else fails.

https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu
by sgtor
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm out of patience.
Replies: 33
Views: 1413

Re: I'm out of patience.

It's funny because back in the old days when I was first learning linux it took less time to learn things than it took windows 3.1 always crashing and rebooting. So now with Windows 10 it's the same thing except the reboots now are due to all the updates. And these days I know enough linux to make i...
by sgtor
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Problem!) Can't get rid of recovery menu on startup
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: (Problem!) Can't get rid of recovery menu on startup

I've never seen a blue screen on linux unless it was slackware installing or dpkg for configuring things. I really wasn't sure what you were describing so I just googled and got this. fixed this by rebooting. At the login screen, I switched to a terminal ctrl+alt+F1 and then running sudo apt-get upg...
by sgtor
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Android apps in Linux Mint
Replies: 14
Views: 2401

Re: Android apps in Linux Mint

smurphos wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:48 am
AZgl1500 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:39 pm
what am I lacking?
The full installation instructions.
You'll also need newer hardware too. My hardware won't run anbox, it needs container support, I don't really know enough about it to advise with any more detail than that.
by sgtor
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying to install apache
Replies: 22
Views: 508

Re: Trying to install apache

As long as you get a page at

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http://localhost
then you know it's working, if you don't then you need to get it working first.

What does this show?

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systemctl status apache2
Remember copy and paste these code samples, the last time you didn't copy and paste and things didn't work.
by sgtor
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: External USB hard drive keeps disconnecting
Replies: 7
Views: 1749

Re: External USB hard drive keeps disconnecting

An old post but I'll comment anyway. It does sound like a power issue but it could also be caused by the cord connecting the drive to the usb port and obviously if you're using an extension cable that can cause it even if the extension cable is good. Something like a USB multimeter can narrow down t...
by sgtor
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Loginscript to mount SMB shares [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Loginscript to mount SMB shares

IMHO using fstab is the "correct" way to do this. Agreed, it's what I've done. Additionally, I've mounted my NAS in /media - it is 'removable' and has the advantage of showing up in the removable drives icon in the panel - so easy to get at. Nice tip, I didn't think of that but I just tried it and ...
by sgtor
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Loginscript to mount SMB shares [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Loginscript to mount SMB shares

Hi Thomsus fstab is the way to do it and from there you need to use permissions to protect what you need to protect. for sure you need to protect the password file. chmod 600 /etc/cifspwd chown root /etc/cifspwd chgrp root /etc/cifspwd And then change these in the line that goes into fstab. uid=thom...
by sgtor
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: keylogger/surveilance of mint pcs
Replies: 21
Views: 590

Re: keylogger/surveilance of mint pcs

The number one thing you can do for your children is educate them about what dangers are out there in the world and then let them live their lives. Protect them to the best of your ability but still let them be free. Of course that changes depending on their age. This is a crazy world with more bad ...
by sgtor
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Loginscript to mount SMB shares [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Loginscript to mount SMB shares

You should add the mounts to your fstab file. Try this, add it to /etc/fstab //192.168.0.10/Share1/ /home/thomsus/MyMountfolders/Share1here/ cifs nofail,vers=1.0,uid=thomsus,gid=thomsus,iocharset=utf8,file_mode=0644,dir_mode=0777,perm,credentials=/etc/cifspwd 0 0 Extra drives mounted from fstab usua...
by sgtor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SD card will not mount
Replies: 18
Views: 621

Re: SD card will not mount

Thanks for you help guys. So far I've spent about 20 hours on the problem. I simply refuse to spent any more time on this, I don't find it worthy. Thanks for your help, you are the best If you do change your mind I would open up a terminal and try this. Frankly if it won't mount like this from the ...
by sgtor
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Playing Netflix on Linux Mint
Replies: 6
Views: 834

Re: Playing Netflix on Linux Mint

I don't know the current situation but it used to work in chrome or chromium but not firefox but I've since read that firefox works as well now. Just try it and see what works.
by sgtor
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SD card will not mount
Replies: 18
Views: 621

Re: SD card will not mount

The way you describe being able to see it in folder manager but unable to do anything with it.
That sounds like a permission problem.

So open your file manager as root and see if you can do anything then.

First run this right after you plug it in to see some information about it.

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dmesg | tail 
by sgtor
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: root without space
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: root without space

HaveaMint wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:14 pm
I think I was be more concerned about the 5 bad sectors on that drive.
And I agree with this, that should be the primary concern.
by sgtor
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: root without space
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: root without space

I just want to point out that this would be a lot easier to do with LVM, that is another topic though. How about running Disk Usage Analyzer to see what is taking so much space? Maybe you can delete what you don't need in addition to removing old kernels like it's been suggested. It would be helpful...
by sgtor
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Computer starting automatically
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Computer starting automatically

I used to have these problems and it could always be solved and permanently fixed on Linux. On windows I would fix it then windows would add something to the autostart scripts on one of their infamous updates and my computer in my bedroom would wake itself and myself up at 3:00am. I suppose one of t...
by sgtor
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Running MATE seems slower than Cinnamon?
Replies: 7
Views: 395

Re: Running MATE seems slower than Cinnamon?

If this is true I might actually switch to Cinnamon. The one and only thing that keeps me with Mate for now is the time in the panel. I know it's kind of silly but I really like the sun clock and it's actually the one thing I don't want to give up. lol Everything else in mate I could take it or leav...
by sgtor
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Possible minor bug in Pix
Replies: 15
Views: 206

Re: Possible minor bug in Pix

is there any potential for this (maybe system wide) bug to affect system harmfully? Well we're talking about computers and their security here so the answer is anything is possible. However does any kind of malware exist right now to take advantage of it? Probably not, if it does it would take some...
by sgtor
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Possible minor bug in Pix
Replies: 15
Views: 206

Re: Possible minor bug in Pix

to me that is a security bug as Pix doesn't consider the actual file contents to determine file type, rather relies on extension (in a system that does not do this by default, as I understand Linux to be). I agree it is a potential security flaw that could be exploited but as you also say it's not ...

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