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by greerd
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cinnamon is currently running without video hardware acceleration
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Cinnamon is currently running without video hardware acceleration

Hi blankblankthe and welcome to the forum. Your inxi shows that the proprietary nvidia drivers are not loaded. You should probably run 'Driver Manager' from the Menu - Administration and see what is says. If it shows that 'nouveau' is loaded, then check the latest nvidia driver and reboot when you s...
by greerd
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best note taking software for Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Best note taking software for Linux

I use 'zim', a desktop wiki, maybe that'll work?
by greerd
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: UFW: Blocking all internet but allowing Google
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: UFW: Blocking all internet but allowing Google

MechWright wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:54 am
The problem is number 2. Google uses the IP range 172.217.0.0-172.217.255.255, so I need to allow
all that. How is this done?
172.217.0.0/16 should allow 172.217.0.0 - 172.217.255.255.
by greerd
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: 19.1 Cinnamon: how can I disable highlighting of desktop files when hovering?
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: 19.1 Cinnamon: how can I disable highlighting of desktop files when hovering?

Hi Pjotr,

I think you're sol, I looked around dconf Editor (org/nemo/desktop) but nothing there. Have you thought about not showing the desktop icons?
by greerd
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gufw firewall not working
Replies: 61
Views: 958

Re: Gufw firewall not working

sudo ufw status [sudo] password for user: WARN: /etc is world writable! WARN: /etc is group writable! Status: active This probably isn't the issue here but having /etc as world and group writable is not secure. Could you post the output from ls -l /etc ls -l /etc/gufw ls -l /etc/ufw
by greerd
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gufw firewall not working
Replies: 61
Views: 958

Re: Gufw firewall not working

If you didn't install and configure a VPN then you probably aren't using one, if ifconfig shows a 'tun0' or 'tun1' then you are using a VPN. Firejail, I didn't think of that. I use firejail as the 'simple method' firejailing only specific apps, not the 'full desktop integration' as explained here . ...
by greerd
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gufw firewall not working
Replies: 61
Views: 958

Re: Gufw firewall not working

I've had been using gufw for a couple of months without any issue. Last week I had to reinstall Linux Mint and from then on gufw simply doesn't work for me. I can use the firewall ufw from the terminal. All the commands work there correctly. Even when I enable ufw there, the profiles I made with gu...
by greerd
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gufw firewall not working
Replies: 61
Views: 958

Re: Gufw firewall not working

Is this the problem? I guess you'll have to delete /etc/gufw manually, rmdir won't remove a directory if there's files in it. I'd use nemo for this, right-click on a folder in the main window pane and select 'Open as Root', then navigate to /etc/ in the new nemo with elevated privileges so that the...
by greerd
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gufw firewall not working
Replies: 61
Views: 958

Re: Gufw firewall not working

Try apt purge gufw then apt policy gufw which should show (None) as installed, then apt install gufw again and see if that works. It should remove and reinstall your config files. Earlier you said that when you ran gufw from the command line you got no output in the terminal, but did you get the req...
by greerd
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gufw firewall not working
Replies: 61
Views: 958

Re: Gufw firewall not working

Did you try installing/reinstalling?

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apt install --reinstall gufw
Adding sudo infront is not necessary as it will ask for a password.
by greerd
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Radio apps don't run after LM upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Radio apps don't run after LM upgrade

Check if your old drive has a ~/.local/share/streamtuner or maybe ~/.config/streamtuner, if so then replace the directory on the new drive with the one from the old. I don't use streamtuner so can't say for sure. Re. radiotray, yes you can add shoutcast stations to radiotray. What I do is surf shout...
by greerd
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Bought Nvisdia GTX 1050, what next?
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Bought Nvisdia GTX 1050, what next?

Do you have a buddy with a desktop that you could test your card in or a nvidia card you could test in your desktop? If not you might want to think about exchanging the card.
by greerd
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Failure to send email with nordvpn dual boot
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Failure to send email with nordvpn dual boot

Try following Pjotr's Easy Linux Tips Project here.
by greerd
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Radio apps don't run after LM upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Radio apps don't run after LM upgrade

It should of been created when radiotray is first run. I think it's probably there but is hidden (any 'dot' '.' the prefaces the file/directory will hid it). In nemo, 'ctl-h' OR 'View - Show Hidden Files' will show all hidden files. Then click Home and scroll down to .local, you should be able to fi...
by greerd
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird Notification Area icon
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Thunderbird Notification Area icon

I know of two ways to add an email icon to the system tray. 1. Add the firetray addon using a work around found here by mint-me viewtopic.php?f=47&t=279655 . Note that firetray is no longer supported. 2. Install birdtray which is newer and supported by following phd21's post here viewtopic.php?f=47&...
by greerd
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Failure to send email with nordvpn dual boot
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Failure to send email with nordvpn dual boot

I don't know about yahoo but gmail requires one to reduce it's security setting to allow third party (email clients) access. Try logging into gmail with chrome browser. Not sure if FF or other browsers make it as easy as chrome but using a browser will prove your access and if you log in successfull...
by greerd
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140
Replies: 346
Views: 22540

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Were you already implementing intel-microcode prior to the driver change? Yes. I happened to be part of a thread where the OP used the old Edgers ppa which was the defacto nvidia driver ppa before graphic-driver (launchpad) ppa was here and the OP said that 375 was the last available. Since I have ...
by greerd
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Radio apps don't run after LM upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Radio apps don't run after LM upgrade

Looks the same as mine (Mint 19.1 cinnamon) except the last line. Here's my ~/.local/share/radiotray/config.xm settings: ~ $ cat ~/.local/share/radiotray/config.xml <config> <option name="volume_increment" value="0.02"/> <option name="volume_level" value="0.8"/> <option name="url_timeout" value="100...
by greerd
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Radio apps don't run after LM upgrade
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Radio apps don't run after LM upgrade

Could you try running radiotray from the command line and posting the output of the command here?
by greerd
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Failure to send email with nordvpn dual boot
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Failure to send email with nordvpn dual boot

The first thing I'd try is to check if nslookup gmail.com works, and if it does I'd then try ping -c 3 gmail.com . If both of these work then I suspect it's something in the nordvpn setup, otherwise I'd suspect that gmail is actively blocking the exit node from nord's server. EDIT: to elaborate, if ...

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