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by iain_33
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi - it me! - [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 251

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: 130

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: 4
Views: 173

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: 4
Views: 173

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: 4
Views: 173

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: 21
Views: 430

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: 107

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: 248

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: 107

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: 206

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...
by iain_33
Tue May 28, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, new here.
Replies: 26
Views: 526

Re: Hello, new here.

Hello and welcome to the forum. I'm still quite new and only understand terminal basics, but the good thing about this forum is, although you'll most likely need to use the terminal, you don't need to understand it. Copy and paste the command someone here gives you, then copy and paste the "gibberis...
by iain_33
Sat May 25, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED - How to run Sublime Text with root permission?
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: How to run Sublime Text with root permission?

I see ... I'd assumed it was Linux-native along with the other editors.
by iain_33
Sat May 25, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED - How to run Sublime Text with root permission?
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: How to run Sublime Text with root permission?

Hi xenopeek, thanks for your reply, that works, albeit opening the file with a temporary filename - I'd have to remember what it "really is" if I had several open.

I'm curious about why admin:// & pkexec don't work, when they do for all the other editors?
by iain_33
Sat May 25, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Locking down apache / PHP / MySQL
Replies: 0
Views: 41

Locking down apache / PHP / MySQL

I've installed apache2, PHP, MySQL and phpmyadmin on Mint 19.1, for localhost use only, and between my complete ignorance of network settings and paranoia :lol: , I'm trying to find as many settings as I can to lock it down. I've enabled ufw - are the defaults sufficient? I've edited /etc/apache2/ap...
by iain_33
Sat May 25, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED - How to run Sublime Text with root permission?
Replies: 4
Views: 131

SOLVED - How to run Sublime Text with root permission?

I've settled on Sublime Text as my editor of choice, but can't seem to get it to open files with root permission. Eg. /etc/fstab: I've tried /opt/sublime_text/sublime_text admin:///etc/fstab but it opens up a blank file called ~/admin . Tried pkexec /opt/sublime_text/sublime_text /etc/fstab , it ask...
by iain_33
Fri May 24, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connect HDD to ethernet port
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Connect HDD to ethernet port

I'm up and running 8) inxi -Fxzd System: Host: xxxxxxxxx Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP G70 Notebook PC v: F.32 serial: <filter> Mo...
by iain_33
Fri May 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connect HDD to ethernet port
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Connect HDD to ethernet port

Hi phd21 While 480 Mbps ethernet would indeed be much better than 100 Mbps, my aim was to get a faster connection than 480 Mbps for an external HDD so in that case it's no better for me (I don't otherwise use the ethernet). As I write, Mint is installing on the shiny new 1TB HDD I've just replaced t...
by iain_33
Fri May 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connect HDD to ethernet port
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Connect HDD to ethernet port

Hi phd21, thanks for your suggestions. I presume a USB to RJ45 adaptor will give me an ethernet connection better than the 100Mbps I currently have, but no better than USB 2.0's max 480Mbps, in which case I'm no better off... I don't have any external SATA ports, but I have in the past considered re...
by iain_33
Fri May 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connect HDD to ethernet port
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: Connect HDD to ethernet port

Hi Lord Boltar, thanks for your reply, but I realise I should have checked my specs before considering this ... I've over estimated my old steed again, its ethernet controller (Realtek RTL810xE) is 100Mbps max so a long way short of USB 2.0's 480 Mbps, even allowing for that being theoretical and ac...
by iain_33
Fri May 24, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connect HDD to ethernet port
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Connect HDD to ethernet port

One of the frustrating things with my old laptop is it doesn't have USB 3.0 ports, only USB 2.0, so large transfers to an external HDD (ie. backups) are slow. It has an ethernet port though, and I've read that USB 3.0 and ethernet speeds are comparable. Is it possible to connect a HDD to the etherne...

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