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by pcwolf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop
Replies: 28
Views: 2722

Re: Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop

I had a Digi-Comp 1 *AND* a Digi-Comp 2 (the one run by falling marbles) :)

First networking was punched tape run through a Model 28 TTY through a 300 baud telephone handset acoustic modem to the local university mainframe. 1972

-Not Windows fanboi Phil
by pcwolf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Parsing data from inxi -xxxW to Conky ? (For weather)
Replies: 7
Views: 3263

Re: Parsing data from inxi -xxxW to Conky ? (For weather)

Works now, thank you both! ${execi 600 inxi -c 0 -xxxw | cut -c12- |sed -re ':a;N;$!ba;s/\n//g;s/(Conditions:)/\nCurrent:/;s/(Wind:)/\n&/;s/(Humidity:)/\n&/;s/(Pressure:)/\n&/;s/(Wind Chill:)/\n&/;s/Location:.*$//'} Punkbiscuit, lowercase w supplies local conditions, uppercase W can select any city,...
by pcwolf
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Parsing data from inxi -xxxW to Conky ? (For weather)
Replies: 7
Views: 3263

Re: Parsing data from inxi -xxxW to Conky ? (For weather)

This line displays what and how I want in terminal:

inxi -xxxw | cut -c16- |sed -re ':a;N;$!ba;s/\n//g;s/(Conditions:)/\nCurrent:/;s/(Wind:)/\n&/;s/(Humidity:)/\n&/;s/(Pressure:)/\n&/;s/(Wind Chill:)/\n&/;s/Location:.*$//'

Now trying to learn myself how to have it update on interval X

-Phil
by pcwolf
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop
Replies: 28
Views: 2722

Re: Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop

BigEasy wrote:For example, Fedora and OpenSUSE is not enthusiast's hobby and never was.
BigEasy ... could you expand this for me a little bit? Do you mean they are purpose-built for other things?

-Phil
by pcwolf
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop
Replies: 28
Views: 2722

Re: Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop

Hopefully, my tongue-in-cheek came through. Anyway, I pulled up my asbestos underwear before posting :D I *am* digging the geekiness of poking around and trouble-shooting the (admittedly few) bugs. Now that I am retired, I am in a very real sense returning to my first love: computers. I learned a lo...
by pcwolf
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop
Replies: 28
Views: 2722

Linux (Mint, or Anything) will *never* take over the desktop

Greetings! I started with MS-DOS ("640k should be enough for anyone") then Dr-DOS, Win 3.1, then OS/2 2.0 through Warp EOL. From there I threw in my hat and migrated to Windows 7 and stayed throughout my military career because DoD is a Microsoft shop. Somewhere in between I dabbled with Redhat long...
by pcwolf
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky Showoff thread
Replies: 568
Views: 284768

Re: Conky Showoff thread

Banjo ... I leave the Conky window up on desktop ... figure out how to get it to update on an interval you set?

Nevermind, I think I see it. Use "execi" with interval.
by pcwolf
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky Showoff thread
Replies: 568
Views: 284768

Re: Conky Showoff thread

re: Inxi weather: I got it to display how I want it in terminal finally; now I am trying to learn how to invoke the execi magic wand: inxi -xxxw | cut -c16- |sed -re ':a;N;$!ba;s/\n//g;s/(Conditions:)/\nCurrent:/;s/(Wind:)/\n&/;s/(Humidity:)/\n&/;s/(Pressure:)/\n&/;s/(Wind Chill:)/\n&/;s/Location:.*...
by pcwolf
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky Showoff thread
Replies: 568
Views: 284768

Re: Conky Showoff thread

I hear ya, Banjo, my first try as well, and it took a *lot* of Google cut'n'paste and headscratching. Thanks for the link, I had not found that. Right now I am lost in trying to parse "Inxi -xxxw" data in order to provide a very simple weather snapshot. I got just about everything displayed, but hav...
by pcwolf
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is Linux using only half my ram??
Replies: 10
Views: 2731

Re: Is Linux using only half my ram??

I have the AsRock Killer SLI/ac board with two 8GB ram modules in the same slots your picture shows. Ram is Crucial CMU16GX4M2C3000C15 x 2 "free -m" shows all 16GB Also, manages to run at 2933mhz although memory is also not on the compatibility list. Mint 18.3 KDE kernel 4.13.0-31 and UEFI 3.20 Anot...
by pcwolf
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager icon mousing behavior in panel/tray
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Update Manager icon mousing behavior in panel/tray

Complete noob I'm not even sure I can describe this ... 1) Update Manager minature icon on panel does not launch with left mouse button, as all other system icons do (Bluetooth, Network, Clipboard). Have to click with right button, which sends out another tray, then ANOTHER click to launch or exit. ...
by pcwolf
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Conky Showoff thread
Replies: 568
Views: 284768

Re: Conky Showoff thread

Just the facts, ma'am :)
by pcwolf
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kernel-Updates - yes or no? [solved]
Replies: 25
Views: 4550

Re: Kernel-Updates - yes or no?

No problem, Pjotr, I am just a newb finding my way around. I appreciate your tech savvy demonstrated on your many informed posts here on the forum. It is just hard to know which advice to follow. I appreciate your kind acceptance of the spirit of my note.

-Phil
by pcwolf
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kernel-Updates - yes or no? [solved]
Replies: 25
Views: 4550

Re: Kernel-Updates - yes or no?

But recently I read: Don't change the kernel of a distribution! Install every update, but stay with the kernel which comes initially with a distribution! Stay with the first two numbers: Kernel 4.10 should stay kernel 4.10. Install updates, but only those which don't change these first two numbers....
by pcwolf
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Home Ethernet Network Design w/ Security Cams
Replies: 6
Views: 1285

Re: Home Ethernet Network Design w/ Security Cams

I built a new home last year and hung the ethernet myself on the bare framing. Have a single cabinet media center bringing Cox Cable ISP to a central amplifier and switch. As OP mentioned I draped excess loops of Cat6 cable at each corner of the rancher. I run two types of IP cameras, both with pan/...
by pcwolf
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: unable to sudo mount -a
Replies: 14
Views: 2031

Re: unable to sudo mount -a

smbclient -L //Synology

smbclient -L //server

Both result in: "Connection to server failed (Error NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT)"

Mint KDE 18.3 with kernel 4.13.0.26 here for me. Synology shares worked before kernel upgrade. Just another data point.

-Phil
by pcwolf
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: WiFi Driver is not being listed in Driver Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: WiFi Driver is not being listed in Driver Manager

I had trouble with my Wifi after installation and doing research I was surprised to learn that drivers for my Intel card are cranked inside the Linux kernel. Not a separate file ala Windows. Part of my solution involved hitting DEL key before boot, then disabling power saving in the hardware BIOS. H...
by pcwolf
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ryzen/Mobo/Linux Mint compatabilty
Replies: 12
Views: 2836

Re: Ryzen/Mobo/Linux Mint compatabilty

I built a new system last month using an Asrock X370 board with a Ryzen 1700X booting from an M.2. NVME Samsung drive. I wanted the 16 cores for BOINC number crunching. Works fine dual-booting with Windows 10. Unbeknownst to me, I somehow managed to install both Linux Mint 18.2 KDE and WIN10 in lega...
by pcwolf
Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any reason to prefer UEFI versus Compatibility BIOS install?
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Any reason to prefer UEFI versus Compatibility BIOS install?

Thank you for the replies. I will maintain the legacy Compatibility BIOS installation since it is working well and no good reason to switch. Lucky beginner. I believe I have the freeze solved. Editing the default power-saving option on the M.2 Intel wifi card to "no power management" seems to have s...
by pcwolf
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any reason to prefer UEFI versus Compatibility BIOS install?
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Any reason to prefer UEFI versus Compatibility BIOS install?

Built a new home rig with latest ASRock MB, Ryzen CPU, and NVMe M.2 boot SSD. Somehow I managed to install both Win 10 and Linux Mint 18.2 KDE in legacy Compatibility BIOS mode and Grub allows me to dual-boot without issue. I have enough persistent shutdown from Linux problems (lockups, losing wifi ...

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