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by wiab4355
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint and Pi - sharing
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Mint and Pi - sharing

Catweazel; thanks for the link. What am I missing? There's no reference to the Pi anywhere!
by wiab4355
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint and Pi - sharing
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Mint and Pi - sharing

OK, better give more info!

Upstairs, there are movies, tv shows and music in shared folders on a desktop pc running LM19.

Downstairs, there is a Raspberry Pi running Xbian Kodi which can't "see" the shared folders.

Help, please?
by wiab4355
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint and Pi - sharing
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Mint and Pi - sharing

Hi all

Trying to do a server to client over router; Linux Mint to Raspberry Pi Kodi. The annoying thing is I've done it before successfully but Kodi had to be reinstalled and now I can't remember how I did everything!

So any help or links would be much appreciated.

Ta
by wiab4355
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: pc as amp?
Replies: 3
Views: 171

pc as amp?

Is it possible to use the pc as an amp? I've connected a cassette deck (to hear if some of my tapes are worth keeping), but can't get any sound out of it. I'll go through what I've done so far and maybe someone can spot an obvious hole! Connected line-outs to line-in, checked speakers are working (O...
by wiab4355
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] shared folders need user/password?
Replies: 9
Views: 574

[SOLVED] shared folders need user/password?

It worked! Thank you so much.
by wiab4355
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] shared folders need user/password?
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: shared folders need user/password?

Am I getting this right? If I run "sudo smbpasswd -a ian", then then kodi/pi will just access these folders? It's that simple?

Will try this tomorrow. Tonight it's La Traviata!
by wiab4355
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] shared folders need user/password?
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: shared folders need user/password?

Load smb config files from /etc/samba/smb.conf rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384) WARNING: The "syslog" option is deprecated Processing section "[printers]" Processing section "[print$]" Loaded services file OK. WARNING: The 'netbios name' is too long (max. 15 ...
by wiab4355
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] shared folders need user/password?
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: shared folders need user/password?

The shared folders are indeed on the Mint system, but as I don't live in the same house, this will have to wait until tomorrow!
by wiab4355
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] shared folders need user/password?
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Re: shared folders need user/password?

Thanks for the link, but I'm afraid 90% of it went over my head.

I also couldn't find any references to my problem!
by wiab4355
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] shared folders need user/password?
Replies: 9
Views: 574

[SOLVED] shared folders need user/password?

In trying to use an old RPi as a media player (downstairs, connected to a TV), I came across the subject problem even though I cleared the shared folders (upstairs, on a desktop PC running LM18) to be accessed by every/anyone. Don't know where to go from here. Not even sure if it's a Pi issue or a L...
by wiab4355
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: desktop to pi to tv
Replies: 2
Views: 392

desktop to pi to tv

Not really sure if this a newbie question or not, but here goes. Basically my Dad's DVDs, CDs and photos are going to be ripped and stored on a desktop (LXLE), sent by Ethernet to Raspberry Pi (Openelec/Kodi) and then to HDTV. Any software/hardware suggestions and, obviously, tips on where to start ...
by wiab4355
Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: access to drives connected to pi
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: access to drives connected to pi

OK installed gvncviewer, but now can't find it in list of installed packages.How do I use it?
by wiab4355
Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: access to drives connected to pi
Replies: 3
Views: 314

access to drives connected to pi

I've got a Raspberry Pi to which are connected a few drives. When the big TV is being used by She-who-must-be-obeyed, I can access these drives on my downstairs W10 laptop, put on headphones and enjoy my own stuff. I would occasionally like to do the same on my upstairs LM18.1Mate laptop, but have b...
by wiab4355
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: screensaver settings
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: screensaver settings

Thanks.

They all now use my pictures folder.

Let's hope that it kicks in (because the previous one didn't! I had to Ctrl-Alt-L).
by wiab4355
Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: screensaver settings
Replies: 2
Views: 330

screensaver settings

The screensavers that use pictures don't use mine; just some primary colour image. How do I get AntSpotlight, BlitSpin, Bumps, Carousel, DecayScreen, Distort, FlipScreen3D, GFlux, Gleidescope(?), GLSlideshow, Jigsaw, Maze(?), MirrorBlob, Photopile, Ripples, RotZoomer, SlideScreen, Slip, Spotlight, T...
by wiab4355
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: some keys aren't working
Replies: 1
Views: 243

some keys aren't working

Home, End, Delete, Page Up, Page Down and the four arrow keys have stopped working on my Dad's LM17 XFCE pc. I've checked the "Accessability" section and nothing has been accidentally ticked. I checked the "Input Method" section and got this: Current configuration for the input method: * Active conf...
by wiab4355
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update manager
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: update manager

kromaz wrote:
wiab4355 wrote:how would i be able to decide???
Scroll about halfway down on this page and read what clem posted about the update manager. :wink: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 2&start=60
Thanks for that. As I'm not really a techie, I think I'll leave them be.
by wiab4355
Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update manager
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: update manager

Mute Ant wrote:They can break a working installation. Ubuntu would just install them and wait for the screams, Mint lets you decide...
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=172127
how would i be able to decide???
by wiab4355
Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update manager
Replies: 5
Views: 727

update manager

how come levels 4 and 5 don't automatically get selected? are they dangerous?
by wiab4355
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: want to upgrade to 17 BUT...
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: want to upgrade to 17 BUT...

Thanks to all - installation went swimmingly and enjoying cinnamon for the first time

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