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by iain_33
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intermittent file system checks on boot
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Intermittent file system checks on boot

Thanks, I'll give that a try in the next few days and report back. This reminds me to do update my backup sometime soon as well!
by iain_33
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intermittent file system checks on boot
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Intermittent file system checks on boot

I've installed gsmartcontrol and I think it all looks good... any warning signals in there? smartctl 7.0 2018-12-30 r4883 [x86_64-linux-4.15.0-66-generic] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-18, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: West...
by iain_33
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intermittent file system checks on boot
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Intermittent file system checks on boot

Running Mint 19.1 Mate 64bit In the last few weeks I've been getting the file system check on startup ("press ctrl-c to cancel..."), but not every time. It only takes 5-10 secs to complete then everything continues as normal. I've checked the SMART data in gnome-disks and everything is "OK" - the HD...
by iain_33
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Can't see text cursor in Caja
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Can't see text cursor in Caja

Sorted, thanks gm10 8)
by iain_33
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Can't see text cursor in Caja
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Can't see text cursor in Caja

Running MATE desktop with a custom theme: Adwaita-dark controls / Mint-Y-Dark window border / Mint-Y icons / DMZ Black pointers. Quite happy with how it all looks, but when I'm renaming files in Caja, the text cursor is invisible - I presume it's set to the same as the background colour. I'm not afr...
by iain_33
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED - Can't get Samba working
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Can't get Samba working

Ah, I didn't see your post athi - thanks, that's solved it!
by iain_33
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED - Can't get Samba working
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Can't get Samba working

Further update - I went into gufw and turned it off, tried File Manager+ again and it connected instantly.

I've found where my problem lies - how do I solve it (other than turning the firewall off every time)?
by iain_33
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED - Can't get Samba working
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Can't get Samba working

Update - out of interest I tried to connect to another Samba share in Caja, entered 127.0.0.1 and my username & Samba password, and my shares come up fine. Seems I just can't access them from outside. Do I need to change something in the firewall?
by iain_33
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: SOLVED - Can't get Samba working
Replies: 5
Views: 304

SOLVED - Can't get Samba working

I've got an Android phone and tablet, and found out I can access the files on one from the other, with the File Manager+ app installed on both - going into "Access from PC" on one sets up an FTP service, which I can access remotely from the other. I'd like to set up such a service on my laptop (Mint...
by iain_33
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Intermittent problem - can't rename files in Caja
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Intermittent problem - can't rename files in Caja

Linux Mint 19.1, Mate edition, 64 bit. Every now and then, a problem crops up in Caja, in that I can't rename anything in a directory. Pressing F2 or right click > rename on a file or directory does nothing. If I create a new directory or file, it appears with the default new name "untitled folder" ...
by iain_33
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi - it me! - [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Hi - it me!

Hello Birger52, I haven't got a clue about network problems, but you may catch one of the forum's gurus attention posting in the Networking section. You can't remove drivers as they're built into the kernel, but you can disable your webcam by blacklisting the driver. In the terminal enter xed admin:...
by iain_33
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: [PARTLY SOLVED] Remove top window border (like Firefox on Windows 10)
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Remove top window border (like Firefox on Windows 10)

Hello drahreg,

I don't know about all windows in general, but in Firefox, you can right-click a blank part of the tab bar then go to Customise, then in the bottom-left corner, un-tick "Title Bar".
by iain_33
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: SOLVED - Desktop launcher for bash script not working
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Desktop launcher for bash script not working

gm10 wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:43 pm
Terminal launchers are broken by default in LM MATE. Run this once to fix them:

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sudo ln -s /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator /usr/bin/xterm
I've just tried that, changed my launcher back to how it was before (without the bash prefix) and it works now :D
by iain_33
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: SOLVED - Desktop launcher for bash script not working
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Desktop launcher for bash script not working

Thanks both for your replies.

I tried both "Application" and "Application in Terminal" with the same result.

I changed the command line to bash /home/iain/bin/screenoff and it works - I thought the #!/bin/bash line meant it would run by itself but hey-ho.
by iain_33
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: SOLVED - Desktop launcher for bash script not working
Replies: 5
Views: 633

SOLVED - Desktop launcher for bash script not working

I'm using Mint 19.1, MATE edition. I've created a simple little bash script to turn my laptop display off: $ cat ~/bin/screenoff #!/bin/bash sleep 1 xset dpms force off I've used it from the terminal a few times and it works fine. However, I can't get a desktop launcher to work for it (see attached ...
by iain_33
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 103
Views: 6808

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Can't start the day without a strong cafetiere - some time ago I accidentally picked up a pack of decaf coffee and I was falling asleep all morning - but apart from that I cant face much coffee, it's builder's tea the rest of the day.
by iain_33
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Copying files to an MTP device in the terminal
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Copying files to an MTP device in the terminal

Hi Lord Boltar, thanks for your reply.

I've installed go-mtpfs and jmtpfs, rebooted, connected my phone and made sure it's on file transfer mode, but it's still the same as before - operation not supported / permission denied.
by iain_33
Fri May 31, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: new boy 70 yrs
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: new boy 70 yrs

Hello & welcome Dave :D
by iain_33
Fri May 31, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Copying files to an MTP device in the terminal
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Copying files to an MTP device in the terminal

I've just connected my Android phone to my laptop to copy some new music across. I can copy/paste folders through Caja, but I figured it would be simpler in the terminal with rsync (I don't have a music player / syncer set up on Mint, I don't play music from my laptop). Straight away I ran into a pr...
by iain_33
Wed May 29, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Dumping the included Calculator
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Dumping the included Calculator

Go to the menu > Preferences > Keyboard, then the Shortcuts tab. Go to Custom Shortcuts, then Add custom shortcut. Give it a name (eg. Gcalc) and enter the command in the second box, then Add. Then double-click one of the "Unassigned" lines in the Keyboard Bindings pane, and press your calculator bu...

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