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by sgtor
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What I Wish I Could do with Linux Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: What I Wish I Could do with Linux Mint

I decided to configure that other computer today and I found this nice tutorial.
https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2334

That explains it pretty clearly so if you ever do decide to go with vnc there you have it.
by sgtor
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What I Wish I Could do with Linux Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: What I Wish I Could do with Linux Mint

I currently do that with vnc, are you opposed to using vnc? I agree that it is not easy as in not plug and play. I've tried a few different servers and got them working so it is possible just not easy. If you can follow a tutorial it should be obtainable. The beauty of it is you can usually set this...
by sgtor
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Small Issue, need to know if normal
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Small Issue, need to know if normal

Interesting how people have different preferences. I actually prefer to have those lines show during bootup so I can see what's going on. Anyway let me just add some more clarification. With root access open /etc/default/grub and change this line to look like this. GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet ...
by sgtor
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: FreshTomato: well worth a try!
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: FreshTomato: well worth a try!

I'm using it on my router too and I couldn't more happy with it. I started with DD-WRT years ago but later found Shibby's Tomato worked a bit better for my router so I was using that for a long time.

Shibby's wasn't being updated anymore though so I was happy to find out about FreshTomato.
by sgtor
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] How to get back to command prompt after running ls|less
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: how to get back to command prompt after running ls|less

You simply press the letter q on your keyboard.

Also type h before you exit out of it to see what else you can do with less.
by sgtor
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot Partition is full what to do? Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Boot Partition is full what to do? Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon

Looks like you just need to delete the old kernels that you're not using. To delete your kernels just run update manager and select View-Linux kernels Ignore the warning if there is one and click Continue Click remove old kernels or remove the old ones you don't want. Don't remove the one marked as ...
by sgtor
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Starting with Linux Mint from zero
Replies: 17
Views: 627

Re: Starting with Linux Mint from zero

It looks like all your questions were answered.

The only thing I can add is you can also just logout to get the login screen if your wife want's to use her account, instead of rebooting.
by sgtor
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Find currently used partition
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Find currently used partition

The output of these two commands should give enough info for you to figure it out but really lsblk is enough. df lsblk fdisk will give you pretty much the same info sudo fdisk -l So what you're looking for there would be your Linux directories like: / /home /mnt /root /boot you probably only have / ...
by sgtor
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Disabling Firefox's titlebar
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Disabling Firefox's titlebar

I use mate and just tested this and see no problem here so I can't help much with that part of it. If you hit your alt key it toggles the menu so try that before you aim for your close button or you can hit Ctrl-Q to close, alt-space-n to minimize, alt-space-x to maximize. Edit: 19.2 is due very soo...
by sgtor
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware
Replies: 26
Views: 925

Re: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware

Excellent point, I like to do that for data partitions out of principle. Me too. However, this can be circumvented with my "trick" depending on the way the archive manager in use works. If it extracts to e.g. /tmp before it executes then noexec won't affect it (and mounting /tmp with noexec will br...
by sgtor
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware
Replies: 26
Views: 925

Re: EvilGnome: New Linux Spyware

I'd also like to point out that a preventive step to gm10's idea, which is a very good trick, would be to have a separate drive for downloads and make the drive itself un-executable. As long as that shell script is on that drive it won't execute even if the file is executable. For example /dev/sda2 ...
by sgtor
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Floppy disk drive...?
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: Floppy disk drive...?

absque fenestris wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:26 pm
For this purpose I have an external floppy disk drive with USB port.
Works with Linux and OSX...
+1
I got one from Amazon pretty cheap and it works great. I got through all my old floppy's while watching movies in my spare time. Works great.
by sgtor
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] HDD in a swapable external 'bay'.
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: HDD in a swapable external 'bay'.

Larry78723 wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:26 am
No Peter, but I've been a dev, before I retired, and that's just the way it is. Devs don't release anything before they think it's ready.
Unless you work for M$ :lol:
by sgtor
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Don't play untrusted videos on VLC Player until patched!
Replies: 23
Views: 986

Re: Don't play untrusted videos on VLC Player until patched!

Also don't forget to run

Code: Select all

snap blame
:mrgreen:
by sgtor
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] why does computer:/// show no information?
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: why does computer:/// show no information?

it is in list format - but why are there columns there if they never show any information? Yes, I can see what is there if I click on each drive. That is not the question. I misunderstood your question, I thought you had started caja in it's default mode and only saw icons. The first two posts had ...
by sgtor
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My journey of replacing my HDD with an SSD
Replies: 22
Views: 896

Re: My journey of replacing my HDD with an SSD

Sounds to me like it would have been easier to just maintain current backups of your data and so a fresh installation, repatriate your data, and call it good. That's what I did when I changed out my MBP's HDD for what is probably the same SSD that you have. This is generally how I do it too. I agre...
by sgtor
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Two feet in one shoe (one /home dir for multiple distros)
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Two feet in one shoe (one /home dir for multiple distros)

Can you? Sure you can do anything you want, but should you? No you'll turn your system into a big mess if you do.
by sgtor
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Don't play untrusted videos on VLC Player until patched!
Replies: 23
Views: 986

Re: Don't play untrusted videos on VLC Player until patched!

all41 wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:59 pm
I'm using the snap 3.0.7 version till Mint updates it
+1
Me too and I'll probably just keep the snap version. I don't notice any difference from the repository version and the snap will always be newer and more secure.
by sgtor
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why is Firefox starting with a small window?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Why is Firefox starting with a small window?

Something I've been using for position and sizing of all my windows is devilspie2. You may want to check that out too.
by sgtor
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox emergency security patch 67.0.3 / 67.0.4 [solved]
Replies: 15
Views: 910

Re: Firefox emergency security patch 67.0.3 / 67.0.4

Here is something to feed people's panic. :twisted: Security bugs are detected and patched by Mozilla faster these last few days than the repository maintainers of Ubuntu and Linux Mint can deploy the most recent security patches to their users: Only today Mozilla has released: + Firefox 67.0.4 (re...

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