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by tgwilt
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can the printer settings icon (located in system settings) [SOLVED] be placed on the Cinnamon Desktop?
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Can the printer settings icon (located in system settings) be placed on the Cinnamon Desktop?

smurphos wrote

>Right click in menu - select add to desktop. No need for animal sacrifice...

Well DUH. I never checked the menu to see if Printer was there. To think I ordered a gallon of blue mud on ebay.

Thanks,

Tom
by tgwilt
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can the printer settings icon (located in system settings) [SOLVED] be placed on the Cinnamon Desktop?
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Can the printer settings icon (located in system settings) [SOLVED] be placed on the Cinnamon Desktop?

Subject says it all. I would like to be able to access the printer settings without having to open the system settings. I have tried dragging it, CTRL-dragging, ALT-dragging. Pressing the right mouse button to drag, and anything else I could think of doing. I even emptied the cat's litter box (cat b...
by tgwilt
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Logiteck C270 and Skype
Replies: 1
Views: 61

Logiteck C270 and Skype

Hello again, I replaced a cheap POS webcam with a Logitech C270,' The good: It is recognized by Mint and works with Cheese and gucview The bad; While it seems to work with Skype, the person calling cannot see any video. In the test audio and video section in Skype, The Webcam does not shoe up, inste...
by tgwilt
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: looking for a plug and play webcam [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: looking for a plug and play webcam

I made the classic mistake of buying a cheap POS on ebay. Works in Windows, but not in Mint. I did some more searching and have a Logitech C270 coming. This one has had some good reviews here on the forums. If it works when it gets here, I'll mark the topic solved.

Thanks for everything.

Tom
by tgwilt
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: looking for a plug and play webcam [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 104

looking for a plug and play webcam [SOLVED]

I actually searched the forums and couldn't find a definitive answer. So, I'm looking for a usb webcam that will just work with LM 19.

Thanks in advance.

Solved: Purchased a Logitech C270. Plugged it in and it works!

Tom
by tgwilt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: trying to mount samsung galaxy tab a
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: trying to mount samsung galaxy tab a

Forgot to add the result of lsusb:

lsusb
Bus 002 Device 025: ID 04e8:6860 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd Galaxy (MTP)

So it looks like the device is there. It actually shows up in the Computer icon as Samsung Android, but no files appear.
by tgwilt
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: trying to mount samsung galaxy tab a
Replies: 6
Views: 186

trying to mount samsung galaxy tab a

Recently got a Samsung Galaxy tab a 10.1 tablet. It works well and is really nice. I've been trying to use the file manager app to look at it, but no success. Earlier posts said to do this: sudo apt-get install mtp-tools mtpfs sudo apt-get install mtp-tools mtpfs but I get the error that mtp-tools c...
by tgwilt
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wireless adapter not seen in new Tara install [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Wireless adapter not seen in new Tara install [SOLVED]

Hi dman, I don't know what you mean by "canonical way to test the functionality of the wireless adapter". I just use the terminal command iwconfig to see the channel, dropped packets, and other information. There are a couple of apps you may wish to install via software manager, 1. "Linssid" 2.I occ...
by tgwilt
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: issues when trying to flash router firmware with dd-drt
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: issues when trying to flash router firmware with dd-drt

Further readin on the dd-wrt website indicates that Internet Exploder is the preferred btowser to use if trying to do things via the web intertface. I'm not a fan of IE, and may just try to find a Linksys EA6350 1200AC routere that is already flashed. I'm no stranger to rftp. When working for an ISP...
by tgwilt
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How to fix Thunar not having option to run scripts
Replies: 3
Views: 15119

Re: How to fix Thunar not having option to run scripts

Thanks for this info. I was having trouble getting Pale Moon browser to install from the .sh file, and the PPA method is an out dated version. Believe me, I am not trying to sound snarky or exude an "I'm smarter than you" attitude. Learning how to use some basic shell commands is always in your own...
by tgwilt
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: issues when trying to flash router firmware with dd-drt
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: issues when trying to flash router firmware with dd-drt

First off it's not a trivial matter to flash your router with DD-WRT or Tomato or LEDE, etc etc. It's quite possible that you'll brick it. I'm sure you know this already though. I suggest reading everything that DD-WRT website tells you to read before you proceed any further. That being said. It so...
by tgwilt
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: issues when trying to flash router firmware with dd-drt
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: issues when trying to flash router firmware with dd-drt

Yes, using cat5 into ethernet port1. I tound a WRTG router pre-loaded with DD-WRT firmware and purchased it. I really dislike closed source stuff. They think they've got you held in an unbrakable grip, but there is usually a way around it. Just wish more people would support open source (and not jus...
by tgwilt
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: issues when trying to flash router firmware with dd-drt
Replies: 5
Views: 124

issues when trying to flash router firmware with dd-drt

I know that this may not be the best place to ask, but I'll give it a shot. I have a linksys EA6350 wireless router. Decided to flash the firmware with a DD-WRT file found on the dd-wrt website, linksys-ea6350-webflash.bin. When trying to flash the firmware, after 30 seconds or so, the process stops...
by tgwilt
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: vpn - yes or no
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: vpn - yes or no

OK, I sprung for the one year subscription to PIA VPN. It was extremely easy to setup and launch. It just works. Now I'm thinking of flashing my Linksys EA6350 router using the DD-WRT file I found on the DD-WRT website (linksys-ea63500-webflash.bin. Just a bit apprehensive. I've flashed the firmware...
by tgwilt
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Restart Function Stopped Working in Linux Mint 18 - Even Though No Changes Were Made to System
Replies: 49
Views: 1086

Re: Restart Function Stopped Working in Linux Mint 18 - Even Though No Changes Were Made to System

I like using the command line more than using gui stuff. Clarkson is closer to me, so I just used the following command in the terminal: wget http://mirror.clarkson.edu/linuxmint/iso/images/stable/19/linuxmint-19-mate-64bit-v2.isolarkson.edu/linuxmint/iso/images/stable/19/linuxmint-19-mate-64bit-v2....
by tgwilt
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Restart Function Stopped Working in Linux Mint 18 - Even Though No Changes Were Made to System
Replies: 49
Views: 1086

Re: Restart Function Stopped Working in Linux Mint 18 - Even Though No Changes Were Made to System

Once you download an iso image, you can burn it to a DVD or usb stick and then boot into a live session. At that point, you can see if your computer is still acting up during the shutdown sequence. If it is still giving you the same problems, it may, indeed, (note the use of the Oxford comma there. ...
by tgwilt
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Restart Function Stopped Working in Linux Mint 18 - Even Though No Changes Were Made to System
Replies: 49
Views: 1086

Re: Restart Function Stopped Working in Linux Mint 18 - Even Though No Changes Were Made to System

Damien, Thanks again for your comments. I felt like way too much of a newbie to come out and say it as clearly as you did -- so thank you for spelling it out. I have wasted a huge amount of time and experienced a tremendous amount of frustration -- even before I posted in the forum. And even after ...
by tgwilt
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?
Replies: 30
Views: 1925

Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

I recently bought a Panda Wireless PAU09 adapter from amazon. It is a USB unit with 2 external antennae, and I have been extremely pleased with it. It just works on Mint 19, plug and play. I also have to agree with Jeremy about a regular card in your desktop. USB occasionally exhibits certain vagari...
by tgwilt
Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Restart Function Stopped Working in Linux Mint 18 - Even Though No Changes Were Made to System
Replies: 49
Views: 1086

Re: Restart Function Stopped Working in Linux Mint 18 - Even Though No Changes Were Made to System

Just a quick question --> have you tried using the terminal and the command ;sudo reboot? I don't have anything else to offer, as others have added better advice than I have at this time. Good luck! I'm using a Toshiba Satellite 755 Laptop that is older than what your computer (2011), I truly hope y...
by tgwilt
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: firejail issues
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: firejail issues

And here's why you shouldn't follow my lead. Chrome will not launch at all using firejail chrome %u. Noe my syslog file first showed errors with expressvpn.service, even though I thought I had completely rmeoved it with dpkg, then issues with bluez. I used software manager to remove bluez, bur chrom...

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