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by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: help with 'rtl8812au-dkms' driver for A6100 USB wireless
Replies: 1
Views: 125

help with 'rtl8812au-dkms' driver for A6100 USB wireless

I recently installed Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon Edition and now have troubles with the driver for my Netgear™ A6100 USB wireless/ac adapter module rtl8812au-dkms . Symptoms at boot, the device is not detected/identified as expected, the module does not get loaded installing the package from Synaptic w...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: seeking replacement for 'namebench' DNS utility
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: seeking replacement for 'namebench' DNS utility

namebench 1.3.1 is in the repos for Mint 18.x and 19.x although it looks like it will be retired by the time we get Mint 20 (possibly only because it's a python2 app and python2 will be gone in 20.x) I have namebench but it is roughly 10 years old and seems to have been abandoned. I've run both the...
by SaintDanBert
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking supported 54mm or 34mm "Express Card"
Replies: 0
Views: 80

seeking supported 54mm or 34mm "Express Card"

NOTE -- This might be a duplicate posting. I tried this last week, but cannot find my OP. I'm guessing the nut came loose in the ops chair. Apologies in advance. Can someone direct me to Express Card devices for my ThinkPad X220-tablet laptop? I'm seeking these card that Mint 19.3 w/ kernel v5x wil...
by SaintDanBert
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: seeking replacement for 'namebench' DNS utility
Replies: 3
Views: 225

seeking replacement for 'namebench' DNS utility

I have used namebench to scan for DNS servers and report on their speed and other details. Can someone direct me to a replacement for this tool? I'm looking for a utility that will permit me to scan for the fastest DNS servers that I can access from the workstation running that tool. report on the l...
by SaintDanBert
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: flatpak house keeping
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: flatpak house keeping

Follow-Up: I found this article online: Remove Unused Flatpak Runtimes This speaks to some of what I'm trying to discover. I'll keep looking. At least now I have more room on /var prompt$ df -h /var Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda7 9.8G 6.7G 2.7G 72% /var prompt$ [/i][/color] Li...
by SaintDanBert
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo, "activities", Google Drive and friends
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Re: Nemo, "activities", Google Drive and friends

Colleagues, I'm still trying to get Linux Mint Nemo to access my Google Drive(s). Can someone please direct me to some solution? I'm running Mint 19.2 w/ Cinnamon with all patches/updates through 31 October mint-update . Most of the articles that I find keep talking about changes to "Activities". I ...
by SaintDanBert
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: seeking email "processing" suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: seeking email "processing" suggestions

https://www.systutorials.com/docs/linux/man/1-procmail/ Thank you for the reply and this link as a suggestion. As I read about Procmail , it seems to require a fully operational email server, DNS, etc. to make it operational. That might make sense on a server, or high-end desktop configuration. I a...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: seeking email "processing" suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 574

seeking email "processing" suggestions

Colleagues, Can anyone offer suggestions for how I might "process" email on my workstations? I've considered fetchmail but it wants a mail server or maildrop . I really don't want to burden my workstation with a full blown mail system. I use the standard-issue Thunderbird v60.9.0 to receive email fr...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo, "activities", Google Drive and friends
Replies: 1
Views: 483

Nemo, "activities", Google Drive and friends

Colleagues, can someone help me sort this out? I suspect that I've changed some setting and just now notice this situation. Also, I try to keep my workstation up-to-date using mint-update . I used to have a "network" entry in the tree display in Nemo v4.2.3. It's gone. This "network" item used to ha...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: flatpak house keeping
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: flatpak house keeping

smurphos wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:13 pm
It probably should do but out of control numbers of flatpack-cache-* files is the subject of many a bug report over on the flatpak github.
Yes, I saw that. I'm hoping that someone has a work-around handy that is effective.

Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan
by SaintDanBert
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: flatpak house keeping
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: flatpak house keeping

I have a separate, 10GB /var partition. Out of curiosity, why? ... IOW, I'm wondering whether you only have this problem because of the separate partition. I have run a separate /var partition for years specifically so that I get this sort of warnings. All sorts of things write to files and folders...
by SaintDanBert
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: flatpak house keeping
Replies: 11
Views: 579

flatpak house keeping

How do I clean space used as /var/tmp/flatpak-cache-* ? If flatpak needs to keep this stuff around, can I configure and have this store go elsewhere? Can I configure so that these cache files expire are vanish without my actions? I don't know enough about flatpak to simply delete all this stuff. I g...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: repeated disconnect/connect for laptop network (wifi)
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: repeated disconnect/connect for laptop network (wifi)

Have you installed the rtl8812au-dkms package? The dkms has been broken since 2016 and the fix is to change the dkms.conf file It contains MAKE="'make' all" And that needs to be changed to MAKE="'make' all KVER=${kernelver}" I don't find those statements in my copy of the Makefile.dkms identified a...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: repeated disconnect/connect for laptop network (wifi)
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: repeated disconnect/connect for laptop network (wifi)

There are other postings about my struggles with keeping the rtl8812au module current across mint-update activities. This will do that for you. The dkms type of install stays with each kernel upgrade when installed. mint 18 (xenial) https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial/rtl8812au-dkms mint 19 (bionic)...
by SaintDanBert
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: repeated disconnect/connect for laptop network (wifi)
Replies: 6
Views: 408

repeated disconnect/connect for laptop network (wifi)

I keep getting desktop notifications: "... disconnected ..." "... connected ..." on my laptop. The workstation is in a stable, static location, ie - not moving. Can someone tell me where to enable and see logs that explain why these disconnects happen? /var/log/syslog reports "association failed" bu...
by SaintDanBert
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking help - Netgear A6100 with Realtek chipset
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: seeking help - Netgear A6100 with Realtek chipset

i was able to get mine working just by using the driver manager. Driver Manager offers (as of 16-Aug-2019) only the "version 4.3.8.12175.20140902.. " Synaptic only offers this same edition, but that is no surprize. I found "version 4.3.14..." through 'git'. I'll need to use sudo make -f Makefile.dk...
by SaintDanBert
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: seeking HOWTO -- Win10 in VM on Mint 19.2
Replies: 9
Views: 287

seeking HOWTO -- Win10 in VM on Mint 19.2

Would someone kindly direct me to a HOWTO so that I might run Windows-10 in a Virtual Machine (VM) one a Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon host? I've been searching and presume that I simply don't know enough to ask the right questions in the right places. I have a Win-10 Pro official media. I understand tha...
by SaintDanBert
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking help - Netgear A6100 with Realtek chipset
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: seeking help - Netgear A6100 with Realtek chipset

phd21 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Hi SaintDanBert,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

There is a section on Realtek in the link below you might want to look at.
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Hope this helps ...
Looks like I have much reading to do.
Thank you for these.
~~~ 0;¬ Dan
by SaintDanBert
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking help - Netgear A6100 with Realtek chipset
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: seeking help - Netgear A6100 with Realtek chipset

... if it is possible for you to follow a german linux mint forum, maybe I've found a solution for your special chipset. A user has modified a driver for your device and you can download it there and follow the install instructions (answer 7). It should run from the kernel 4.15.0-47 - ?. It's a dkm...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking help - Netgear A6100 with Realtek chipset
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: seeking help - Netgear A6100 with Realtek chipset

Follow-Up: I found the following article from January 2019 about *buntu 18.04: Lubuntu 18.04 Problem Installing USB wifi Realtek rtl8812AU It seems to hold information about all of the various moving parts of my issue. I'm still not clear when I need to do this all over again. I say, "when," meanin...

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