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by ajgreeny
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtualbox DKMS *solved*
Replies: 6
Views: 96

Re: Virtualbox DKMS

I suggest that you install the package dkms, not virtualbox-dkms which I have never installed in any of my hosts or guests; I just install dkms in both and it seems to work fine for my host OS and all my VMs.
by ajgreeny
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get into recovery mode?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: How to get into recovery mode?

I made these edits to my /etc/default/grub file in Xubuntu 14.04 and now 16.04 to ensure that I see the grub menu for a few seconds at every boot even though I have a single OS system which will not show the grub menu by default. GRUB_DEFAULT=0 #Next line will make the countdown time show menu by de...
by ajgreeny
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC media player
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: VLC media player

You can also left click on the small down-arrow-head (or maybe the vlc icon) far left of the title-bar, or right click anywhere in the title-bar.

Do you actually see a title-bar or are you missing window decorations on windows?
by ajgreeny
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Firewalld vs GUFW
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Firewalld vs GUFW

GUFW is solid. As far as I know, it just blocks ports using IPtables and doesn't do anything with services. And don't forget that GUFW is just a tool to make changes to the iptables firewall itself; once you have made changes to the settings as you want them there is no need for GUFW to be running ...
by ajgreeny
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to list all user-installed Linux programs
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: [SOLVED] How to list all user-installed Linux programs

I've no idea where I first got the idea of doing it that way; I think it was a search I did in logs for something completely different, probably a grep in dmesg or similar, but whatever, I find it so useful I have had the alias mentioned above for a couple of years now along with similar aliases for...
by ajgreeny
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to list all user-installed Linux programs
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: How to list all user-installed Linux programs

To see all the packages installed through any of the "apt"-derivatives, enter the following in a command window: apt-cache pkgnames Stuff you installed from Source will NOT be listed because that didn't use any of the apt-based commands or tools. But I think that shows every package that ...
by ajgreeny
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Be gentle with me
Replies: 37
Views: 1286

Re: Be gentle with me

Ubuntu forums aren't particularly rude, in fact it's the best Linux support forum there is, period. Debian forums aren't either. The issue there is that real experts (and Debian is meant for experts) do not have the patience to slog through questions asked by people who have no clue how to ask them...
by ajgreeny
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Folder Permissions None
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Folder Permissions None

You need to run that successful command recursively by adding the -R option to it.

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sudo chmod -R 0755 "/home/cata/Downloads/New Folder"
which will then change the permissions on all sub-folders and files contained within Downloads/New Folder.
by ajgreeny
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How do I connect my phone on USB? [Solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: How do I connect my phone on USB?

This thread https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2226702 is for Ubuntu 14.04 on which Mint 17 was based I believe, so may also help you. I now use Xubuntu 16.04 in which android tablets and phones appear to connect with no file edits or any extra steps needed, so perhaps when, or if, you move t...
by ajgreeny
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Can't change desktop environments
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Can't change desktop environments

Depending on the display manager in use, which provides the login screen, the cog to change DE may not be visible until you have entered the username and moved to the password entry screen.

I do not know if this is so in Mint with XFCE or LXDE but have a look to see when you get to the login screen.
by ajgreeny
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Audio Software for Linux Mint
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Audio Software for Linux Mint

I am pretty sure you can use alternative applications for all of those needs; in fact audacity is certainly available for Mint and something I have used quite a lot, so no need to look for an alternative for that. I don't know what the SAM encoder plugin for winamp is but there are many audio player...
by ajgreeny
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Computer beeps when started
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Computer beeps when started

hi PoetApe...i beep is usually just at the end of computer self testing on boot or reboot and usually just means "all systems clear"...when there are a series of beeps then there is a problem...DAMIEN Agreed. My previous desktop computer running a Sempron cpu, though I can not remember th...
by ajgreeny
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Is it the end for LMDE?
Replies: 16
Views: 969

Re: Is it the end for LMDE?

Just remember that as far as software packages are concerned, newer does not necessarily mean better and you may achieve a more stable OS by staying just a little bit behind the most recent versions of everything. I have a VM of Debian 9 in virtualbox and that has had very few upgrades to packages s...
by ajgreeny
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Disabling compositor for certain apps
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Disabling compositor for certain apps

You can turn off compositing for specific applications if you are using compton rather than the default compositor in Mate, whatever that is. You need to add lines to the ~/.config/compton.conf file as I had to for the following four apps. The added lines are "n:w:*Firefox*", "n:w:*Ch...
by ajgreeny
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to create hotkeys for audio up down etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: How to create hotkeys for audio up down etc.

I am not sure how you create new keyboard shortcuts in Mint as I am using Xubuntu 16.04 but I think these three commands may work in any DE so you can try using them with your keyboard shortcut creation utility. amixer set Master playback 3dB- command to reduce volume by 3dB amixer set Master playba...
by ajgreeny
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Saving file error help
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Saving file error help

I do not fully understand your actions which give you that problem but I wonder if this is a problem with command which include a file or folder with a space in the name such as your file KAY A.xls . If you are trying to do anything with this file using a command line you will need to either escape ...
by ajgreeny
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transfering photos btw. Huawei and Linux Mint
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Transfering photos btw. Huawei and Linux Mint

My Xubuntu 16.04 automatically finds the Huawei Ascend Y530 phone that I have when I connect with a USB cable, the power cable that came with the phone. Previous versions of *ubuntu needed a bit of fiddling with mtp system files to get it to work but it was very easy one you knew what was needed. Se...
by ajgreeny
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Updater/synaptic not asking for root
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Updater/synaptic not asking for root

Authenticating as: Frontrider,,, (frontrider) Password: polkit-agent-helper-1: error response to PolicyKit daemon: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: No session for cookie ==== AUTHENTICATION FAILED === Error executing command as another user: Not authorized This from your termina...
by ajgreeny
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: XFCE
Topic: Thunar file-copy error: "Failed to add new shortcut"
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Thunar file-copy error: "Failed to add new shortcut"

I suspect that you did not quite get the drag to the Sandisk icon exactly right but missed by a millimetre or so and this tried to add the file as another shortcut. Take a bit more care when you do it again and make sure the icon for the USB is highlighted before you release the mouse button. THis i...
by ajgreeny
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Updater/synaptic not asking for root
Replies: 18
Views: 404

Re: Updater/synaptic not asking for root

Let's also see the output of command

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cat /usr/share/applications/synaptic.desktop

Perhaps for some unknown (at this stage) reason the command being used is incorrect.

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