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by RedWagon
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: mesa/nvidia issue fixed?
Replies: 1
Views: 529

mesa/nvidia issue fixed?

I ran into the broken nvidia drivers after updating mesa yesterday but today I was able to fix it with sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx startx I wouldn't call the issue fixed yet because nvidia-glx still gets removed but it's definite...
by RedWagon
Fri May 20, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Samba Mount Points
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: Samba Mount Points

Worked perfectly, thanks!
by RedWagon
Fri May 20, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Samba Mount Points
Replies: 2
Views: 857

[SOLVED] Samba Mount Points

I'm mounting shares via the Nautilus network browser and trying to access the mounted points via the command line. I have had no trouble doing this in the past but I know there are lots of changes with smb and cifs so there's probably just some new feature I haven't caught up on. verdow@techcage-07 ...
by RedWagon
Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: App for downloading youtube vids
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: App for downloading youtube vids

I like youtube-dl, it's the simplest and easiest to use I've found. Run

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man youtube-dl

for a list of its options.
by RedWagon
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: ??: Install Propnet on Linux with Wine
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: ??: Install Propnet on Linux with Wine

What should I install from the extensive list on Winetricks?

Unless the Wine AppDB page ( http://appdb.winehq.org/ ) for your program says to install something using winetricks, don't.
by RedWagon
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install xnee on linux mint 9?
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Re: How to install xnee on linux mint 9?

verdow@techcage-07 ~ $ apt-cache search xnee cnee - X event recorder/replayer - command-line flavor gnee - X event recorder/replayer - GUI flavor libxnee-dbg - X event recorder/replayer - debugging symbols libxnee-dev - X event recorder/replayer - development files libxnee0 - X event recorder/repla...
by RedWagon
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] CUPS server error
Replies: 6
Views: 10272

Re: CUPS server error

This will show you all running cups processes: ps aux | grep -v grep | grep cups My output (cups running as it should) looks like this: verdow@techcage-07 ~ $ ps aux | grep -v grep | grep cups root 1748 0.0 0.1 76272 2376 ? Ss Jun28 0:00 /usr/sbin/cupsd -C /etc/cups/cupsd.conf verdow@techcage-07 ~ $...
by RedWagon
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 64 bit
Replies: 8
Views: 1424

Re: 64 bit

If you don't mind wasting a CD you can just try to boot from a 64 bit CD and see if it works.
by RedWagon
Mon Jul 05, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: BASH scripting question
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: BASH scripting question

Thanks antonone, that works great. There was a small mistake though, the hours line should look like this:

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hour=$((time/60/60%24))

otherwise it shows total hours and not just hours for that day.
by RedWagon
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: BASH scripting question
Replies: 3
Views: 319

BASH scripting question

I'm trying to format the output of uptime from

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 10:34:34 up 3 days,  1:02, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

to

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3 days,  1:02

by cutting everything before "up " and everything after ", load" in bash.
by RedWagon
Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: understanding root, sudo, new install
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: understanding root, sudo, new install

can I use this to allow family accounts to sudo with my password but not theirs?

not that I know of, but you can use su to run stuff under your name while they are logged in. Just open a terminal window and run

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su admin_account
by RedWagon
Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux alternative to Everything (tracker by Voidtools)
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Linux alternative to Everything (tracker by Voidtools)

What is this for? Is this to find personal files on your desktop, find a random image for a web server, pull files for users in a business environment, etc...? locate might be what you're looking for, it reads an index of the file system and is very fast: http://www.devdaily.com/blog/post/linux-unix...
by RedWagon
Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Extra folders in home folder
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Extra folders in home folder

How can i remove or change the destination ??????????

Menu -> Home -> View -> uncheck Show Hidden Files
or just hit ctrl-h
by RedWagon
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disconnected Router, why can't I connect directly?
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Disconnected Router, why can't I connect directly?

First, power cycle the modem.
How do you have your computer connected to the modem and how many other devices are connected to the modem? Also, why did you ditch the router? Most all home routers have a built in firewall which offers you some extra protection online.
by RedWagon
Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: understanding root, sudo, new install
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: understanding root, sudo, new install

EDIT: a couple people beat me to it, but there should still be some helpful info here... As I understand it the root account has no password and is effectively blocked. This is Ubunut's method. your root password is the same as the password you chose during the installation This is how Mint does it....
by RedWagon
Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Strange numbers on my Conky display
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Strange numbers on my Conky display

A bit confusing as the crit level was listed at part of the original code,

If you have any questions, this is the place to ask.
What grep crit does is look at the output from the last command and then filters out all lines except ones that contain crit.
by RedWagon
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Strange numbers on my Conky display
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Strange numbers on my Conky display

I did a few tests to try and it looks like I would have a similar issue if I had that command in my .conkyrc. If you add an extra | grep crit to the end of the command getting your temps it should fix it. (see the last command I ran) verdow@techcage-07 ~ $ sensors acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual d...
by RedWagon
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Strange numbers on my Conky display
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Strange numbers on my Conky display

I think this line is your problem:

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${voffset 8}${font Weather:size=18}${color3}xyz${color}${font}   ${color white}CPU Temperature: ${exec sensors |grep temp | cut -c13-40}

try running this:

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sensors |grep temp | cut -c13-40

in a terminal window and see if those numbers show up.
by RedWagon
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Run Command at Login/Startup
Replies: 7
Views: 2848

Re: Run Command at Login/Startup

Actually, what I do is put my startup commands in /etc/rc.local, which works perfectly fine for me.

Nice tip! That's a much easier way to do the exact same thing I was getting at.
by RedWagon
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Run Command at Login/Startup
Replies: 7
Views: 2848

Re: Run Command at Login/Startup

I would create an startup script for it in /etc/init.d/ and then add it to the proper run level. I don't know the specifics for Mint (never had to do this in an Ubuntu based distro) but that should get you on the right path.

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