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by tgwilt
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: looking for a plug and play webcam [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 76

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: 76

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: 118

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: 118

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: 299

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: 111

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: 13653

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: 111

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: 111

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: 111

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: 338

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: 860

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: 860

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: 860

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: 29
Views: 1039

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: 860

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: 213

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...
by tgwilt
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: firejail issues
Replies: 6
Views: 213

firejail issues

Hi all, I have used firejail for awhile, but at one point, using firejail for starting firefox didn't work well. Firefox would not load any pages. This is a known issue, and is usually addressed by starting firefox with firejail like this: firejail --ignore=seccomp --ignore=protocol firefox %u -no-r...
by tgwilt
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi drops regularly - Intel Wireless 7260
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Wifi drops regularly - Intel Wireless 7260

"What did
sudo sed -i 's/3/2/' /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/*
do?"

I believe it changes power management to off in /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf.

Changing the number 3 to 2 will make sure powermanagement is off after a reboot.
by tgwilt
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: vpn - yes or no
Replies: 9
Views: 338

vpn - yes or no

Well, I tried a couple of different vpn applications recently. I have come to the conclusion that I'm not going to use them. I'm happy with my home network security, having freshly installed LM 19, and am using ufw to effectively deny all inbound traffic while allowing my two machines ssh access to ...

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