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by Webtest
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Build a Distro based on Mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: How to Build a Distro based on Mint?

For our applications I do this in two st\ages The first is to install the Mint OS from a download followed by a bespoke install script for optional packages, icons and wallpaper, and finally our software packages. The install script is written in Python... Michael John ... could you perhaps attach ...
by Webtest
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Printer Help
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Printer Help

I can confirm Pjotr's first point: "Connect your printer to your computer by means of a USB cable (even when you intend to use it as a network printer later on: for initial installation a USB cable is often needed). Then turn on your printer." Ahhhh JimAllyn ... I'll bet the IT guy(s) at ...
by Webtest
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: hdmi to tv
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: hdmi to tv

Hello abcdesi : LM 17.2 LiveMedia Mate 64-bit I'm running LM 17.2 Mate, and whenever the HDMI TV/Monitor is plugged in it automatically mirrors the laptop screen. However, the sound does NOT automatically go the the TV. You have right-click on the task bar speaker icon to open the "Sound Prefe...
by Webtest
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: HOW TO? Control "mate-volume-control" in a script?
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: HOW TO? Control "mate-volume-control" in a script?

Thanks, jimallyn Yes, I always check the -h / --help and man page features. Some are excellent, and some are 'brain dead' like for mate-volume-control. The entries are different for help and in the man page (options listed in "help" are not even included on the man page!), and not very hel...
by Webtest
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: HOW TO? Control "mate-volume-control" in a script?
Replies: 2
Views: 176

HOW TO? Control "mate-volume-control" in a script?

Esteemed Forum Participants & Lurkers: LM 17.2 LiveMedia ROM Mate 64-bit I just upgraded our Internet at home so that my wife can watch stream TV. I'm trying to make the setup as bullet-proof as possible. The process is already complex enough with having to change the source on the TV remote, a...
by Webtest
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: HOW TO? Load crontab job from script?
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: HOW TO? Load crontab job from script?

Esteemed Forum Participants & Lurkers: The solution to this task is so trivial that I am almost embarrassed! However it required researching several web references to actually figure it out. They are listed above in the original post. If you look at them, you will see what I mean. For a detaile...
by Webtest
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: HOW TO? Login DSL Modem with Python Requests: need Click "Apply" Button
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: SOLVED: HOWTO? Login DSL Modem with Python Requests: need Click "Apply" Button

Esteemed Forum Participants & Lurkers: The solution to this problem is given in detail at: SOLVED: How To? Basic Inet Monthly Usage Monitor The keys to the solution, in brief, are: * Use Python Requests * Use your browser "Developer" tools to trace the required software events and for...
by Webtest
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: HOW TO? Basic Inet Monthly Usage Monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: SOLVED: How To? Basic Inet Monthly Usage Monitor

Esteemed Forum Participants & Lurkers: I have solved my problem using a software solution that reads and logs the usage value from my DSL modem/router on my LAN. The solution is written in Python. It allows me to easily keep track of the cumulative monthly DSL usage total of all of the devices ...
by Webtest
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: HOW TO? Load crontab job from script?
Replies: 1
Views: 140

SOLVED: HOW TO? Load crontab job from script?

Esteemed Forum Participants and Lurkers: ======================================== LM 17.2 RO LiveMedia Mate 64-bit with NO hard drive I have a bash script that I need to schedule via the script if it is not already loaded into cron . There are a LOT of opinions on how to do this, but so far, NONE of...
by Webtest
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: HOW TO? Login DSL Modem with Python Requests: need Click "Apply" Button
Replies: 1
Views: 105

SOLVED: HOW TO? Login DSL Modem with Python Requests: need Click "Apply" Button

Esteemed Forum Participants & Lurkers: ============================== Python 2.7.6 - I am a Novice at web programming. DSL Modem/Router: ZyXEL PK5001Z For background reference, see: How To? Basic Inet Monthly Usage Monitor I am NOT a web programmer ... I just want to do a simple task: Read "...
by Webtest
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: HOW TO? Basic Inet Monthly Usage Monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: How To? Basic Inet Monthly Usage Monitor

You might consider another option, which is to make sure your local ISP cannot tell what you are doing. I don't care if my ISP knows what I'm doing. I just care that I know the Byte count they are getting from the DSLAM that feeds the DSL to my phone line. Thanks for all of the other suggestions yo...
by Webtest
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: HOW TO? Basic Inet Monthly Usage Monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 351

Re: How To? Basic Inet Monthly Usage Monitor

if you are using Mate, then try Mate Netspeed & https://network-traffic-monitor.en.uptodown.com/ubuntu Most of these software solutions are "per machine" solutions. In our house we have my Linux machine(s), my wife's Windows machine, a laptop next to the TV that would typically be run...
by Webtest
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: HOW TO? Basic Inet Monthly Usage Monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 351

SOLVED: HOW TO? Basic Inet Monthly Usage Monitor

Esteemed Forum Participants and Lurkers: =============================== CenturyLink, and other Internet providers, as I have come to discover, place caps on Internet usage just low enough so that if I stream much HD video, it will exceed the cap, and nasty things will happen and they will make a lo...
by Webtest
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB
Replies: 22
Views: 954

Re: SOLVED: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB

The USB Image Writer in Mint works very well though. It works ok, but it was designed for installing Mint on a HDD, so it stops on shutdown for you to eject the boot media and you have to hit <Return> to continue the shutdown. UNetbootin installs a system that starts up and shuts down completely wi...
by Webtest
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB
Replies: 22
Views: 954

Re: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB

Esteemed Forum Participants & Lurkers: ============================== Well, I've finally got LiveMedia systems of both LM18.1 Mate 64 and LM18.2 Mate 64 , but it was a chore getting them loaded on SD cards with UNetbootin . There are several tricks to accomplishing this, and I'm not sure which o...
by Webtest
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB
Replies: 22
Views: 954

Re: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB

I would run gdisk command on that USB flashdrive, just to be sure it's not somehow ended up with GPT partitioning. Thank you for the comments on GPT . They are very informative. I'll run gdisk tomorrow. The flash media that I have been using has been in use for over 2 years, so I'm positive that if...
by Webtest
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB
Replies: 22
Views: 954

Re: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB

Thank you "Spearmint2" ... Thanks for your gracious comments. I am adept with chmod and chown , as well as Nautilus open as administrator and sudo -i , and I didn't have any significant problem getting files transferred ... it was just some subfolders written with 18.1 that were badly fark...
by Webtest
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB
Replies: 22
Views: 954

Re: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB

uncompression error -- system halted And, I've NEVER seen this error and have no idea what's with that. Is there ANY chance your USB device is borked? Have you attempted to use another? Thanks again "srq2625" ... What is borked (I think) is LM18.1 (and above?) because all of my flash medi...
by Webtest
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB
Replies: 22
Views: 954

Re: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB

Thank you "srq2625" ... Yes, I've used Ddump before ... just not for loading Mint distros, because I've never needed to and I like the UNetbootin startup and shutdown processes. I tried your excellent instructions and loaded what appears to be a 'nominal' boot device, in terms of the folde...
by Webtest
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB
Replies: 22
Views: 954

Re: Why I hate upgrades - Unetbootin won't create 18.2 USB

Thanks JoeFootball ... Well, some slight progress ... I was able to get 18.1 Mate 64 onto an SD card from my 17.2 system using USB Image Writer. The key for that was creating a FAT16 partition on the drive. I never could get it to work with the drive formatted FAT32, although both my LM15 and LM17 s...

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