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by msseufert
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need to report a bug in openssh-server
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Need to report a bug in openssh-server

I have an issue with openssh-server not binding to an IP on boot, but if I do systemctl restart sshd , it starts right up. I tried reporting using the ubuntu-bug tool (after installing apport) but it says I can't report the bug because it's not a "Linux package" (whatever that means), in spite of th...
by msseufert
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life
Replies: 41
Views: 1978

Re: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life

We are seeing an increasing trend of drivers choosing to blindly follow a GPS into areas they are not familiar with [...] That's the problem. GPSs are tools, not autopilots. It's not the GPSs fault that people don't know how to use them. IF you accidentally smash your finger with a hammer, is it th...
by msseufert
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Package update issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1312

Re: Package update issue

ccase01 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:19 am
The following packages have been kept back:
libodbc1
It will eventually. As you can see, it's currently being held back.
by msseufert
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Missing SSD in File Browser
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Missing SSD in File Browser

I am talking about two different drives here. A fact that you did not disclose in this thread and indeed changes the situation. You will see I had a great deal of advice from some very experienced Linux users in helping me do this. I have not, nor will memorize all the other threads. If you are rec...
by msseufert
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Missing SSD in File Browser
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: Missing SSD in File Browser

Devices can only be used by 1 system at a time, so if a hard drive image is in use by the VM, it cannot be used by the host. The same is true for USB thumb drives and peripherals as well.

Example: you cannot use your webcam on both the host and the guest simultaneously.
by msseufert
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I give a folder ownership back to root?
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: How do I give a folder ownership back to root?

Ok. Root should be the owner of the home directory it's self; sudo chown root:root /home The default Linux Mint permissions for /home is root has rwx, group and others have rx, that is fixed with : sudo chmod u=rwx,go=rx /home These 2 commands are NOT recursive. ------ Once the /home directory is so...
by msseufert
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: File System Free Space Full, Home Empty?
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: File System Free Space Full, Home Empty?

Is there a way to do this without deleting all the contents of my OS? You can use a tool called gparted to resize your partitions. The problem is that you cannot resize a partition while it's in use, so you'll likely need to boot off of a Linux Mint installation USB/CD/DVD and do it. If gparted is ...
by msseufert
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ownership on a FAT partition-SOLVED
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Ownership on a FAT partition

You are correct. FAT doesn't support Linux permissions.
by msseufert
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I give a folder ownership back to root?
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: How do I give a folder ownership back to root?

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sudo chown root:root /home
To insure the permissions are set as default

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sudo chmod u=rwx,go=rx /home
by msseufert
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not Enough Space?
Replies: 9
Views: 339

Re: Not Enough Space?

so what was the output of:

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df -h
by msseufert
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox: Was this a mistake with the install? [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: Virtualbox: Was this a mistake with the install?

You're fine on both accounts. the amd64 tag tells apt to only use the 64bit version. Omitting that tag on a 64bit system will still install the 64bit version. and 19.1 is built on bionic.
by msseufert
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Package update issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1312

Re: Package update issue

ok, well there is nothing wrong with what you pasted. It simply means there was more than 1 available version. Just run: sudo apt upgrade and it'll go away.
by msseufert
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Minimal install and HDD usage
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Minimal install and HDD usage

IF that's all you are using the laptop for, any version of mint would be over kill. You wouldn't even need to run a GUI. If you need/want a GUI then Mint MATE would be the most economical on resources. If you are ok with terminal: Disable UI/UX (graphical interface) sudo systemctl set-default multi-...
by msseufert
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows Boot Manager Disappeared
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Windows Boot Manager Disappeared

Hey everyone, Last night I tried to install mint for the first time. After I installed and restarted, my computer booted straight to windows. It should have booted to Linux Mint; just saying. This fact might play a role in the issue. Long story short, I've been messing around with stuff and now win...
by msseufert
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Package update issue
Replies: 17
Views: 1312

Re: Package update issue

What were you doing when you seen that?
by msseufert
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not Admin of my own system
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: Not Admin of my own system

MentalMolly wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:39 pm
If I go to Frys or wherever and get a new machine it will most likely already have Windows preinstalled on it. Any recommendations on where to go to get a system I don't have to throw away a Microsoft User License on?

https://itsfoss.com/get-linux-laptops/
by msseufert
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to make the Grub start-up choice menu visible by starting up the computer?
Replies: 44
Views: 1937

Re: How to make the Grub start-up choice menu visible by starting up the computer?

Besides, the point of the exercise is to get the menu to display. Yes, I know, but since the normal way of doing things wasn't working, I thought I'd suggest something abnormal because stranger things have happened. OH! and FYI, according to the grub docs, if missing it defaults to 'menu'. I unders...
by msseufert
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not Admin of my own system
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: Not Admin of my own system

MentalMolly wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:35 pm
holy crap! I changed my password! lol i've been wanting to do that for a couple of years now! THANK YOU! lol
lol, you're welcome. You can change your password with the passwd command too, but if you don't like the terminal it can be changed in the users and groups section under system settings.
by msseufert
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Not Admin of my own system
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: Not Admin of my own system

If the sudo access works that jglen490 suggested, then: Type: sudo -i Enter your password. It'll drop you to root, then type passwd to change your root password. this is for security reasons as we must assume your "friend" knows it. Alternatively root can be disabled with: sudo usermod --expiredate ...
by msseufert
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (solved) Backup options
Replies: 36
Views: 1620

Re: Backup options

A note about using cp to back up. The copy (cp) command isn't designed for use as a back-up, nor for large amounts of files. rsync is far superior. rsync will pickup where it left off if interrupted and supports incremental back-ups. rsync can also be used to back-up files remotely.

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man rsync

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