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by Webtest
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does Linux have to change the BIOS setting of the NUM LOCK key?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Why does Linux have to change the BIOS setting of the NUM LOCK key?

Esteemed Forum Participants and Lurkers!

Why does booting Linux have to change my BIOS setting of the NUM LOCK key? Since I run a locked LiveMedia system, that always bugs me.

Blessings in abundance,
Art in Carlisle PA USA
by Webtest
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: HOW TO? Copy (cp -p <folder>) is not preserving "x" executable !!!
Replies: 1
Views: 89

HOW TO? Copy (cp -p <folder>) is not preserving "x" executable !!!

Esteemed Forum Participants and Lurkers: NOTE: LiveMedia LM18.3 Mate 64-bit . . . default shell is BASH I am trying to write an installation script for the really GREAT "thonny" Python 3 IDE, which is WAY better than ICE in that it has an editing frame AND an execution frame in the same window. How...
by Webtest
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Yes I'm A 73 Year Young Non-Techie Newbie!
Replies: 36
Views: 1583

Re: Yes I'm A 73 Year Young Non-Techie Newbie!

Blessings mrvalentinetemplar ! I've got you beat by at least 4 years, but I have been a techie for a VERY long time ... my first unlimited access to a computer was on a Bendix G-15 ... a VACUUM TUBE computer with a 4 k rotating drum memory and a Teletype console. That was back in the early 60's. I h...
by Webtest
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USBs used to install Mint reusable? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: USBs used to install Mint reusable?

Blessings Moem ! Good catch on "gparted" ... as it says in my byline on all of my posts, I only run a LiveMedia system from locked flash drives and it never crossed my mind that it might be missing from a 'normal' installed system. I always appreciate your gracious and thoughtful comments. Blessings...
by Webtest
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USBs used to install Mint reusable? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 341

Re: USBs used to install Mint reusable?

Blessings cecilieaux ! You have a LOT more posts than I do, but I thought I would point out to any newbies that see this thread that in the Mint Menu , if you click on "Control Center" , in the "Administration" section you will find "gparted" . That is the application for creating, changing, formatt...
by Webtest
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Possible? Modify CP210x USB/Serial VCP driver for no "group"
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Possible? Modify CP210x USB/Serial VCP driver for no "group"

Esteemed Forum Participants & Lurkers ... Blessings! I'm definitely a GREEN NOVICE when it comes to driver level system programming. I have downloaded the source code for the CP210x USB to UART Bridge VCP Driver and noted that it is 'only' about 1500 lines long! That sure beats looking at the Thund...
by Webtest
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] GCC Library problems compiling for Serial Port
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: [SOLVED] GCC Library problems compiling for Serial Port

And THANK YOU again rene ! I really appreciate your gracious assistance ... it is excellent! The " ioctl list " (works with or without the underscore!) is VERY valuable, with the minor exception of the caveat "This list is very incomplete". And as you noted, the " -K " may be helpful at times, but d...
by Webtest
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] GCC Library problems compiling for Serial Port
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: [SOLVED] GCC Library problems compiling for Serial Port

A Google search for " TIOCM_RTS " popped the answer right to the top ... Search Results tty_ioctl(4): ioctls for terminals/serial lines - Linux man page " tty_ioctl " must be one of the myriad of references in " ioctl.h ". So, " man 4 tty_ioctl " lists all of the answers to my controller questions! ...
by Webtest
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] GCC Library problems compiling for Serial Port
Replies: 5
Views: 197

[SOLVED] GCC Library problems compiling for Serial Port

"rene" ... Blessings and THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I put in the includes just as you indicated and the program compiled perfectly ! Not only that, but THANK YOU for teaching me how to ferret out the nuances of library includes. Now I have learned how to dig much deeper on my own. I do have o...
by Webtest
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] GCC Library problems compiling for Serial Port
Replies: 5
Views: 197

[SOLVED] GCC Library problems compiling for Serial Port

Esteemed Forum Participants & Lurkers ... Blessings! I'm hosting some development work on Arduino boards on my Linux Mint 18.3 desktop booting from a LiveMedia USB thumbdrive. I have used GCC to compile some math and pointer tests successfully, and transferred that work over to AVR-GCC and the Ardu...
by Webtest
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Live USB (delicate move) help!
Replies: 8
Views: 403

Re: Live USB (delicate move) help!

Blessings zzvk64l92 ! zzvk64l92 wrote: I have two hard disks in my computer and I want to prevent any type of changes to them With Linux it is a piece of cake! (but it took about 5 months of research to figure it out!) Notice my Avatar ... No Hard Drive ! I only run Linux from LiveMedia USB ROM - Ka...
by Webtest
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Entire system crashes when opening Firefox??
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Entire system crashes when opening Firefox??

Well, we need a little more detail than "entire system seems to crash" . I'm running 18.3 Mate 64-bit from Locked LiveMedia (SD card) on an old Core 2 Duo and I have noticed a very few system "Freezes" that seem to be related to certain versions of Firefox (???). The screen, mouse, and keyboard free...
by Webtest
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Storm last night now laptop won’t stay connected
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Storm last night now laptop won’t stay connected

Blessings chopsui101 ! You could have at least said SOMETHING about your Internet delivery method. If you have DSL via copper pairs that have been in place for a long time, corroded connections somewhere along the line is a prime consideration for your problem. Blowing rain gets into places it doesn...
by Webtest
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: HOW TO? Write new Python Requests login request and data fetch!
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: HOW TO? Write new Python Requests login request and data fetch!

Thank you gm10 !!!
It worked! I knew I was close, so thank you for helping out! It is GREAT to have smart guys like you on the forum.
Now I can finish cleaning up my DSL Meter!

Blessings in abundance, Art
by Webtest
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: HOW TO? Write new Python Requests login request and data fetch!
Replies: 3
Views: 151

SOLVED: HOW TO? Write new Python Requests login request and data fetch!

Esteemed Forum Participants and Lurkers: My old CenturyLink Zyxel PK5001Z DSL modem has been rendered "obsolete" and I have received a new Zyxel C1100Z as a replacement. I have a running "DSL Meter" application written in Python 2.7.12 "Requests" for the old modem, but the new one has different "pa...
by Webtest
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing time format to 12hr
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: Changing time format to 12hr

Blessings jeffogah ! Just saw this ... I don't know about LM19, but for LM18.3 Mate the following command lines using " clock " rather than " clockapplet " work instantly: mint@mint ~ $ dconf write /org/mate/panel/objects/clock/prefs/format "'12-hour'" mint@mint ~ $ dconf write /org/mate/panel/objec...
by Webtest
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] HOW TO? Start Maps page in Firefox & close terminal?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: SOLVED! HOW TO? Start Maps page in Firefox & close terminal ???

Thanks xenopeek ...

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setsid firefox https://www.google.com/maps/@40.100580,-77.117110,13z &>/dev/null
Your suggestion not only works, but it works MUCH faster by dumping ALL terminal I/O to null.
Marked "SOLVED" - Blessings, Art
by Webtest
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] HOW TO? Start Maps page in Firefox & close terminal?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: HOW TO? Start Maps page in Firefox & close terminal ???

Thanks xenopeek ... I'm presuming the "warning" messages can be ignored without consequences (no reply needed). When I tried to find out how to close the script terminal after starting an application, I found a couple of articles on the "Google ETERNITY" that discussed the relative merits of setsid ...
by Webtest
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can anyone recommend a good Mint FireWall
Replies: 22
Views: 743

Re: Can anyone recommend a good Mint FireWall

Getting back on topic ... Blessings WinParted ! The sad fact is that Linux Mint images come with UFW (Firewall) INACTIVE. Also, it is a very basic configured Firewall. If you want to learn more about it, here is a tutorial that seems to be pretty good. Even if you don't have any interest in changing...
by Webtest
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] HOW TO? Start Maps page in Firefox & close terminal?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

[SOLVED] HOW TO? Start Maps page in Firefox & close terminal?

Esteemed Forum Participants and Lurkers: * Linux Mint 18.3 Mate 64-bit LiveMedia ROM on LOCKED flash drive. NEWBIE ALERT! I have a script to load "www.google.com/maps" centered on my residence. Since I'm running from ROM, this resolves the nuisance of Google Maps opening up at seemingly random loca...

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