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by Charlie
Fri May 25, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VPN service issues
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: VPN service issues

You might want to specify a keep alive ping in the "Advanced" tab. Outside chance that might work. Value entered is for illustrative purposes only, you may have to experiment/read up.

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by Charlie
Sat May 12, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]Cannot copy files to another HD, read only.
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: Cannot copy files to another HD, read only.

Rebooted and it worked. I fixed it by creating a file in

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 /etc/udev/rules.d/
named

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90-usb-disks.rules
into which I added

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# UDEV Rules to change the permission of USB disks
#

KERNEL=="sd*[0-9]", ATTR{removable}=="1", ENV{ID_BUS}=="usb", MODE="0666"
rebooted.
by Charlie
Sat May 12, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]Cannot copy files to another HD, read only.
Replies: 1
Views: 37

[Solved]Cannot copy files to another HD, read only.

I have applied several updates recently and now cannot copy files to an external HD. The drive is apparently read only. Two days ago it was not. What can I do to allow me to copy files to this drive? I tried a procedure that I have used before when a flash drive was read only but that does not seem ...
by Charlie
Mon May 07, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Labels and taskbar icons disappearing.
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Labels and taskbar icons disappearing.

Seems fixed. Many thanks and apologies to the kind poster that helped. Closing thread.
by Charlie
Mon May 07, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Labels and taskbar icons disappearing.
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Labels and taskbar icons disappearing.

Rebooted and everything is back but it won't stay that way. The last fix that I tried managed to disappear the "Menu" button, the "Date" and the "Update Manager". The labels did not come back until reboot.
by Charlie
Mon May 07, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Labels and taskbar icons disappearing.
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Labels and taskbar icons disappearing.

Thanks for that but it seems to have devastated my icons, a few have gone and the start button has vanished.
by Charlie
Mon May 07, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

Re: Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)

Good stuff. I have resorted to running DNS on my router as I had too many issues in Mint. I just wish DNS Crypt was installed on DD-WRT. I just couldn't rely on Mint working 100% no matter what configuration, DNS on my router has less problems, a lot less.
by Charlie
Mon May 07, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Labels and taskbar icons disappearing.
Replies: 4
Views: 90

[SOLVED]Labels and taskbar icons disappearing.

I have missing labels on my desktop and sometimes the icons in the taskbar vanish. charlie@charlie-ThinkPad ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: charlie-ThinkPad Kernel: 4.4.0-122-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: System: L...
by Charlie
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make an FTP server/site
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: How to make an FTP server/site

If your router is capable just install alternative firmware like "Tomato" or "DD-WRT". An FTP server is included, so all you would need to do is tick a box, set a username and password and apply. Your router should also have a USB port in which you would plug in an external drive, an old laptop driv...
by Charlie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

Re: What's the verdict on this new DNS service?

I don't really fancy using 9.9.9.9 as the British Police are involved in it.
by Charlie
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

Re: What's the verdict on this new DNS service?

If I use Bind9 and tell it to use RESOLVCONF by changing the value from "no " to "yes" in /etc/default/bind9 And add 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 to RESOLVCONF replacing the default, will bind9 now ensure there are no DNS leaks from 1.1.1.1 ? I have tested it and it works but I do not know if it is secure.
by Charlie
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

Re: What's the verdict on this new DNS service?

I just thought I hadn't seen this discussed and I know there are some seasoned pro's around here that would really know about it. Thanks for the replies. I have tested it and for now I think I will stick to Dnscrypt or Bind9. Unless someone comes up with a tool to improve it, like I am not convinced...
by Charlie
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

Re: What's the verdict on this new DNS service?

Pepi wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:19 pm
I’m using it without any problems. I also see some faster surfing with it. NOW, is it safe ?????
Hoping to get some expert opinions so we can all make a decision on using it maybe.
by Charlie
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)
Replies: 25
Views: 1069

What's the verdict on this new DNS service?

https://1.1.1.1/ Glad to hear your thoughts about this.
by Charlie
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fingerprint Scan and Password Managers and Lastpass
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Fingerprint Scan and Password Managers and Lastpass

I have a usb fingerprint scanner on my 18.3 mate desktop, and it works fine for desktop login. I have some non-tech users (who share this PC) with 'forgot my password' issues. So, I thot I'd try fingerprint scanning with them. Most of authentication issues are with Chrome/browser logins. I use last...
by Charlie
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need a wifi finder like Netstumbler was..
Replies: 12
Views: 237

Re: need a wifi finder like Netstumbler was..

Open a Terminal window and type sudo apt-get install LinSSID press Enter
by Charlie
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: DNLA streaming
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: DNLA streaming

OK, now working perfectly, video and audio. Switched on digital audio detection.
by Charlie
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: DNLA streaming
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: DNLA streaming

I just tested my suggestion and it plays video perfectly via my Minix Android TV box, via AirPlay, however there is no audio.
by Charlie
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: DNLA streaming
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: DNLA streaming

Mini-DLNA is a part of the DD-WRT firmware on my router. I can't say I've ever used it though. It seems simple enough though, you may wish to try that.
by Charlie
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Channels that my WiFi card supports.
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Channels that my WiFi card supports.

This is the output. charlie@charlie-ThinkPad ~ $ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net; iw reg get; dmesg | > grep -i crda 00:19.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection [8086:1049] (rev 03) Subsystem: Lenovo 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection [17aa:20de] Kernel driver...

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