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by BrianD
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] ssh, ping and "no route to host" message in network
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: ssh, ping and "no route to host" message in network

I have my computers set up in a similar manner, some wired Ethernet and some wireless. On all of the machines, regardless of wired/wireless, I do the following: 1. "reserve" a specific IP address (192.168.1.101, 192.168.1.102, etc.) for each machine in the router/dhcp according to MAC addr...
by BrianD
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: TomTom Navigator
Replies: 15
Views: 869

Re: TomTom Navigator

Cosmo -- "Mogelijk mijn fout, ik had niet gekeken of ik op de engels sprekende groep zar of de Nederlands sprekende groep. Ik ben vrij nieuw hier en beloof beter op te letten" --> "Perhaps my mistake, I did not see if I was in the English speaking group or the Dutch speaking group. I'...
by BrianD
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: can I change root password
Replies: 26
Views: 5008

Re: can I change root password

...and that lovely MAN system you applaud from BSD is actually a holdover from Unix and is available on every Linux installation (of any stripe) that I've ever logged into.

mint@mint ~ $ MAN passwd
by BrianD
Tue May 23, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: [SOLVED] Print Screen Key Binding
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Print Screen Key Binding

...ah. and I now see, after responding, that you say you're running Cinnamon. Probably posted here in the XFCE section by mistake. I'm not sure what mechanism Cinnamon uses for application shortcuts and such -- I've never run Cinnamon for more than a few minutes, as it is not compatible with my (ver...
by BrianD
Tue May 23, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: XFCE
Topic: [SOLVED] Print Screen Key Binding
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Print Screen Key Binding

You may create one, if you desire. From the menu, choose 'Settings' then 'Keyboard' In the Keyboard dialog, choose the second tab labeled "Application Shortcuts" Click on the Add button. In the ensuing dialog, you'd enter the command you wish to run, followed by the 'hotkey' sequence you w...
by BrianD
Fri May 05, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TAR Usage Question
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: TAR Usage Question

One problem I see with your analysis is your misinterpretation of the information presented.

./ refers to the CURRENT DIRECTORY
/ refers to the ROOT DIRECTORY

(clearing up this misunderstanding should make it evident why you get the same results with or without the ./ prefix. ;) )
by BrianD
Tue May 02, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What command moves swap to RAM?
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: What command moves swap to RAM?

I was once and advanced for many years. Extra now - back when you still had to know the Morse code :) Still love code and use it when ever I can. Not on the air much on HF these days - Retired last year and have no way of putting up an antenna. .... .. ;) 73 de AI4AI Hope you enjoy mint ;) I do! :)...
by BrianD
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox bookmarks transfer
Replies: 46
Views: 927

Re: Firefox bookmarks transfer

perhaps you only have READ permissions on the bookmark file, but no WRITE permission -- that would cause the issue as described. Extremely unlikely in this case. Extreme rush to judgement in this case on your part, is more like it. Do you know what the default permissions on the file are supposed t...
by BrianD
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon cpio command help
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon cpio command help

Thank you Brian for your reply. I have already have 260 GB of data on sdc. If I use the dd command as suggested by you,it will over write the old contents of sdc. I had used cpio in the past but have forgotten how to use block size. cpio is a pretty elegant solution,believe me. Tar should work too ...
by BrianD
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox bookmarks transfer
Replies: 46
Views: 927

Re: Firefox bookmarks transfer

perhaps you only have READ permissions on the bookmark file, but no WRITE permission -- that would cause the issue as described.
by BrianD
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon cpio command help
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Mint 18.1 Cinnamon cpio command help

are you married to the idea of using cpio? I prefer dd, as it 'seems' more straightforward to me. let's say your aging disk (with the thousands of files and hundreds of folders) is on /dev/sdb, and your new disk is on /dev/sdc -- the dd command line to copy *everything* from /dev/sdb to /dev/sdc wou...
by BrianD
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to partition
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: How to partition

you should install grub to /dev/sda [and not /dev/sda1, /dev/sda2, or /dev/sda3].
by BrianD
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: broke Mint after upgrade to Qiana via apt
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: broke Mint after upgrade to Qiana via apt

I know Mint officially discourages upgrades via apt [...] I just did it anyway


...and now you understand why Mint officially discourages upgrades via apt. It doesn't always work.
by BrianD
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:05 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Dual screen problem, one screen mostly black.
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: Dual screen problem, one screen mostly black.

if you make changes to /etc/default/grub, you should probably run sudo update-grub to write those changes out to a new grub.cfg ;)
by BrianD
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dual head with both radeon and fglrx, possible ?
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Dual head with both radeon and fglrx, possible ?

sure. ...but, you may need to do it manually. create an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (or edit the one that's there) to give you something like: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Screen 0 "Screen0" 1920 0 Screen 1 "Screen1" Above "Screen0" InputD...
by BrianD
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 17 Permissions Problem - SOLVED
Replies: 13
Views: 640

Re: Mint 17 Permissions Problem

NTFS is not ext4. You can't set "Linux permissions" on a non-Linux filesystem.

You can still store your data on NTFS (your windows disk(s)), but you can't store any access permissions that accompany them... nor can you set executable permissions on them.
by BrianD
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Eclipse on Linux Mint 17
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: Eclipse on Linux Mint 17

as it said in the initial error message that you posted, additional information on the exact nature of the error can be found in the specified file.

share with us, if you will, the contents of /home/ptolani/src/bexapps/trunk/projects/radiusrep3uk/src/site/resources/uml/hs_err_pid5575.log
by BrianD
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] My Dilemma - Told in past to set up Admin and User
Replies: 23
Views: 1611

Re: My Dilemma - Told in past to set up Admin and User - Why

yeah, it can be confusing, I'll admit. also, in more recent versions of Windows, you're in "user" mode whether you know it or not, and you need to specifically open something (such as terminal) "as Administrator"... it's all about protecting you from yourself, and preserving the ...
by BrianD
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ffmpeg on lm 17
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: ffmpeg on lm 17

FLV to mp3: ffmpeg -i <flash filename> -ar 44100 -ab 160k -ac 2 <mp3 filename> i.e. if you wanted to convert goofy.flv to goofy.mp3, you'd type: ffmpeg -I goofy.flv -ar 44100 -ab 160k -ac 2 goofy.mp3 and, yes.. you answered your own question -- probably easiest to learn how to use ffmpeg. Google is ...
by BrianD
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: nVidia drivers change boot screen
Replies: 21
Views: 1694

Re: nVidia drivers change boot screen

I ran into this issue as well. The initial video resolution has probably been set to 640x480 during your video driver installation. Here's how you can fix it: sudo vi /etc/default/grub (or, use whichever editor you're comfortable with, and since you'll be writing outside your home directory, you'll ...

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