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by canam101
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ping - Operation not permitted
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: Ping - Operation not permitted

eanfrid wrote:You did not allow icmp traffic. Denying all outgoing network traffic by default on a desktop computer is not a very good idea: many things will break, most probably things you never heard of before.
Thank you. What rule would I need to add to allow icmp traffic?
by canam101
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ping - Operation not permitted
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: Ping - Operation not permitted

Same kind of problem. I installed ufw and allowed all outgoing. That let me ping bbc.co.uk for example. Then I figured that was not enough security so I changed the default for outging to DENY, and added a bunch of rules to let me do the usual things - smtp, pop, http, https, etc. But now if I try t...
by canam101
Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing a new kernel
Replies: 4
Views: 737

[Solved Maybe] Re: Installing a new kernel

After adding liquorix repos to /etc/apt/sources.list.... Thank you, that was helpful and got me some interesting results. I was able to install the kernel. Here is the uname result: 3.6.0-4.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 but it had messages saying I needed to upgrade some drivers. I ignored that and tried to...
by canam101
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing a new kernel
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Installing a new kernel

I have the usual freezing problem with my I5 Ivy-Bridge pc. I ended up installing ubuntu 12.04 and gnomifying it to get rid of the stupid unity desktop. It's pretty good, no freezing, works well, but not quite as good as mint. I would like to make mint my regular distro again, but to do it without t...
by canam101
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about clonezilla and partitions
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Re: Question about clonezilla and partitions

Thanks for the replies. It sounds like backing up just the sda1 partition is the best way to do it. I'm glad to hear that somebody else finds the swap file kind of useless - I don't think it has ever needed to be used by a machine I was running.
by canam101
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Question about clonezilla and partitions
Replies: 6
Views: 780

Question about clonezilla and partitions

I installed maya 13 64-bit and it works well. I chose to have the installer use the entire disk which resulted in one partition, sda1, with / and /home, and a second, extended partition, sda2. This contained one partition, sda5, with the swap file on it (I wonder what happened to sda3, and 4?). When...
by canam101
Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux Mint
Replies: 25
Views: 18127

Re: Add Option of Full Disk Encryption to all future Linux M

cb474 wrote:Yes, please add the option for full disk encryption with lvm during install.
I would like to see that too. The lack of full disk encryption is the one big thing that is missing in mint.
by canam101
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backup with Linux Mint (Cinnamon)
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Backup with Linux Mint (Cinnamon)

I like to keep it brainless and complete, so I do periodic backups using clonezilla. You have to boot with the clonezilla dvd to do backup or recovery but it is worth it to get a complete re-installation and to do it brainlessly. In case I want to install another os, I do a nightly backup of /home u...
by canam101
Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to get swap file to be recognized
Replies: 1
Views: 330

How to get swap file to be recognized

I would like to copy my encrypted swap file to a new partition. I already tried doing it, using the cp command, and the copy worked. I then deleted the old swap file and created more room for another partition. But when I rebooted, the system did not recognize that there was a swap file. fstab looks...
by canam101
Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Extract, Compress in right-click menu?
Replies: 3
Views: 3669

Extract, Compress in right-click menu?

I am using mint 13 mate and like it a lot. One thing that seems to be missing is a way to extract a compressed file by right-clicking on it and choosing 'extract'. And to compress it by something similar. I found file roller and gzip and another one, but still nothing shows up in the right-click men...
by canam101
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] OK to shrink a partition?
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: OK to shrink a partition?

Thanks, I made the change and there was no problem.
by canam101
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] OK to shrink a partition?
Replies: 2
Views: 374

[SOLVED] OK to shrink a partition?

I installed mint recently and made the mistake of using the entire disk, so the / is now about 150 g. I don't need more than about 10 g, and I like to use clonezilla to make an image copy every week or two. But I can not use it with a 150 g partition, so I thought I would boot up with a live disk an...
by canam101
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there some way a script can tell if a program is running?
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Re: Is there some way a script can tell if a program is runn

My thanks to the two gentlemen who replied. I tried the pgrep command and it worked like a charm.
by canam101
Fri Jan 14, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there some way a script can tell if a program is running?
Replies: 1
Views: 230

Is there some way a script can tell if a program is running?

Is there a file that can be opened and a program name searched for? If it is there, the program is running, else it is not. Something like that? I have a program that stops periodically. If I could run a script every 30 minutes or so to check the hypothetical file, it could re-start the program if t...
by canam101
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Using ffmpeg to save web cam video
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Using ffmpeg to save web cam video

Hi, Can you try something like below? http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/v4l-v4l2-setup-for-ffmpeg-533603/ Regards, Thanks, interesting tips there. I'll bookmark it for my ffmpeg education. The camera is a logitech pro 9000. Since I posted the question, I tried luvcview and w...
by canam101
Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Using ffmpeg to save web cam video
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Using ffmpeg to save web cam video

Hi, Can you try something like below? http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-hardware-18/v4l-v4l2-setup-for-ffmpeg-533603/ Regards, Thanks, interesting tips there. I'll bookmark it for my ffmpeg education. The camera is a logitech pro 9000. Since I posted the question, I tried luvcview and w...
by canam101
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Using ffmpeg to save web cam video
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Using ffmpeg to save web cam video

I tried to use ffmpeg to save video from my web camera. The camera works with webcamd so I know it is ok. Webcamd requires video4linux so that must work with the web cam. And it uses /dev/video0 so that is the web cam device name. When I ran the command ffmpeg -f video4linux -i /dev/video0 /tmp/out....
by canam101
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: crontab shutdown question
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: crontab shutdown question

Thank you kindly. That worked.
by canam101
Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: crontab shutdown question
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: crontab shutdown question

22 00 * * * /usr/sbin/shutdown now &> /var/log/shutdown.log I do not have a Linux box on hand right now - check the path for me above! What's the .log say? I used your template, setting the time a few minutes into the future. Nothing happened. I checked, and found shutdown.log had been created but ...
by canam101
Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: crontab shutdown question
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: crontab shutdown question

So you are using a scheduling mechanism, to schedule a command at some point in the future, to schedule a command at some point in the future? :roll: Why not just make a cron with: 22 00 * * * shutdown now I tried that after I had posted the question, setting the time to a few minutes in the future...

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