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by Termy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: The Screen turn black - now and then
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: The Screen turn black - now and then

I had this issue at one point, with one distribution or another. The solution for me was to run xset s off in a terminal, and if that failed, to amend it to ~/.bashrc. Not sure why it happens though.
by Termy
Tue May 29, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection
Replies: 27
Views: 960

Re: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection

sure wish the OP link included a list of infected routers, instead the webpage itself is full of nasty tracking. not the OP fault, these security news articles are like a pile of sweaty sticky poo attracting flies https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/vpnfilter-iot-malware Thank you --...
by Termy
Tue May 29, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: which hard drive has Windows 7 on it?
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: which hard drive has Windows 7 on it?

You could unplug just the data cable, reboot, see if Windows loads up, and if not, rinse and repeat. You needn't unplug and remove everything. I've run into this issue myself, as I have a lot of drives in the machine. :roll:
by Termy
Tue May 29, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox V.S. Chrome
Replies: 19
Views: 1356

Re: Firefox V.S. Chrome

I think you're better off with Firefox. I trust that far, far more than I ever would Chrome. :roll: But, it's up to you, so whichever one suits you and meets your needs.
by Termy
Fri May 25, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint bad video performance
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: [SOLVED] Linux Mint bad video performance

You're welcome. Glad things are well again. :) If you have any issues with the newer kernel, remember you can start the system up, go into GRUB, then pick the previous kernel you used when things were going slowly.
by Termy
Thu May 24, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: BASICS: if statement (part 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 529

Re: BASICS: if statement (part 1)

IF that bloke did not waffle so much THEN I might have gone beyond 30 seconds ELSEIF he were better looking THEN I might have watched the entire thing ENDIF :D The bloke is me. I'm not sure why people think I'm waffling, when it's precise and scripted. lol To each their own. Fast-paced videos are n...
by Termy
Thu May 24, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Bash script executing commands like a babboon's ___
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Re: Bash script executing commands like a babboon's ___

I'm definitely no true Bash master. My scripting is a last resort time torcher to save time in the long run, so I just grab and modify existing code that seems to work without learning the ins and outs of Bash or checking too much for proper form, until something doesn't work as intended. Unfortuna...
by Termy
Wed May 23, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Help reading this PS1 prompt setting
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Help reading this PS1 prompt setting

Sure. \[\e]0;\u@\h \w\a\] This just sets the terminal window title text. Because of the tricky nature of the PS1 prompt, escape sequences need to be protected by escaped brackets, \[\] ; this is just for the PS1 prompt; possibly other PS* prompts too. \e]0;TITLE\a This part sets the title bar text o...
by Termy
Wed May 23, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Bash script executing commands like a babboon's ___
Replies: 14
Views: 902

Re: Bash script executing commands like a babboon's ___

First, you don't need to run ls in a subshell just to test if something is a directory. See help test for summary of file testing options you have. Instead of: if [ "$(ls -d /directory)" ] Use this to test the file exists and is a directory: if [[ -d "/directory" ]] See http://mywiki.wooledge.org/B...
by Termy
Wed May 23, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

Have you installed HOME on a different device? Perhaps an external one? It may be reconnecting and connecting rapidly, indicating that it or a cable is malfunctioning.
by Termy
Wed May 23, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint bad video performance
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Linux Mint bad video performance

No worries. Really important that you know something, though: Some kernels, for whatever reason, won't work with your hardware. It's not likely, in my experience, but it can happen; it's typically referred to as kernel panic. If you have this issue wherein you can no longer boot, just spam the shift...
by Termy
Wed May 23, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint bad video performance
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Linux Mint bad video performance

I believe the other poster was suggesting that you use the proprietary nVidia driver, rather than the open-source alternative. Since you seem to already be using it, according to your inxi results, I imagine that's now moot. I see you have a Skylake processor, and it looks to be a portable device. I...
by Termy
Wed May 23, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: Multiple copies of Home Folder opening

Unplug the keyboard to see if it's that causing the issue.
by Termy
Wed May 23, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: BASICS: if statement (part 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 529

BASICS: if statement (part 1)

Thought I'd post this here, in-case it helps anyone out. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlRxJMw8KYc
by Termy
Mon May 07, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: soft link security
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: soft link security

The real file attributes are those of the file the symbolic link points to.
As explained from the other poster, the permissions of the link aren't the real permissions; they're instead that of the file to which the link points. No need to worry.
by Termy
Mon May 07, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: update

Out of interest, what became "corrupted"; which update? Have you been using PPAs or compiling software yourself? Whenever I mess with Mint, I always update everything. Two package issues in half a year seems pretty good to me, to be honest. I usually find package problems are easy to fix in Ubuntu-b...
by Termy
Mon May 07, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: disabling system sounds
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: disabling system sounds

The sudo apt-get remove sound-theme-freedesktop command will get rid of a fair few system sounds you tend to hear by default in various Linux setups; if for some silly reason Mint asks to remove more than that package, then say no and go with the aforementioned method, unless you're okay with what i...
by Termy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to set a function for mouse middle button ?!
Replies: 17
Views: 259

Re: How to set a function for mouse middle button ?!

Are you referring to Firefox? You need only enable autoscrolling:

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Preferences > General
by Termy
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to stop 'File last accessed.....'
Replies: 19
Views: 503

Re: How to stop 'File last accessed.....'

Assume for a minute, and this is only one example, that you have an encrypted file on your computer and your computer gets confiscated by a law enforcement agency. Pretty hard to deny that you don't remember the pw if the file shows you've accessed/modified recently. All depends on your 'threat mod...

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