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by Resistor
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block adult content
Replies: 27
Views: 977

Re: How to block adult content

This sounds like a perfect problem for the /etc/hosts file...
https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts
by Resistor
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: All boot options in BIOS boot to Win10.
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: All boot options in BIOS boot to Win10.

Hi, Pierre. I've been in a rush working on installations for 3 laptops and an external hard drive. That external hard was formatted as msdos and I think it messed up the EFI boot options, as every option booted to Win10. Same on one of the HP laptops. I found a fix in the gaming computer, maybe temp...
by Resistor
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: All boot options in BIOS boot to Win10.
Replies: 2
Views: 131

All boot options in BIOS boot to Win10.

This just occured on my own Dell gaming computer. It also happens on one of two HP laptops on which I have recently installed Mint. One is about 6 years old, the other about 1 year old. I can not get a proper boot menu from both of the HP computers and have to boot via BIOS options. One of them can'...
by Resistor
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.2 Lost ability to paste from clipboard with middle click.
Replies: 0
Views: 99

19.2 Lost ability to paste from clipboard with middle click.

This is 19.2 on the gaming box. No similar problems on the older box. System seems to have become unstable. It is hard to type in xed. Pointer jumps to text already entered, highlights text and deletes it before I can catch it. Same in this composition box. I've run out of time looking for an answer...
by Resistor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual boot install offers GRUB options (6). Which should I choose?
Replies: 22
Views: 497

Re: Dual boot install offers GRUB options (6). Which should I choose?

I don't know anything about Peppermint9, but it sounds like you downloaded an OEM version of Mint.

You might want to delete it and start over from the beginning:
Download LM19 Cinnamon:
https://www.linuxmint.com/download_all.php
by Resistor
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

Re: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS

I'm going to burn this whole world down <command removed> Do you think it's wise to bring up this potentially dangerous command even if it is in your signature? Warning : The above code is a fork bomb. It defines a shell function that creates new copies of itself. The process continually replicates...
by Resistor
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: [SOLVED] How can I get the buttons in Nemo look bigger on Mint-Y-Dark-Blue?
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: How can I get the buttons in Nemo look bigger on Mint-Y-Dark-Blue?

Smurphos! Thank you so much for your help! It did work!! :D The only thing that is not working is the scroll bar on the left, when using the Mint-Y-Dark-Blue theme. The part that you can drag up and down to scroll the page is invisible on Nemo (it's actually dark grey on dark grey and remains dark ...
by Resistor
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: More Spyware and Malware and Other Scams...
Replies: 6
Views: 477

Re: More Spyware and Malware and Other Scams...

Search 'stuxnet'. It had all the earmarks of a 'state' actor. I think the same ones that control US .gov. It reportedly caused a great many problems in Iran's nuclear activities. A few years ago, there were reports of US.gov infiltrating the firmware of both computers and peripherals, of most if not...
by Resistor
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.

I know I should be using a separate post for each specific issue. The issues on this gaming computer are different than the older laptop and it seems there should be a common denominator that ties the issues together. You've cleared up a long-standing question about ownership. I'll have a cleaner sy...
by Resistor
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.

I closed the editor and noticed it is in fact, in the panel, on the left side. A right-click in the menu and it still offers a setting to add it to the panel. A right-click on the panel and it offers a setting to un-pin it from the panel. This is normal - add to panel's function varies depending on...
by Resistor
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.

Fonts.. Menu - Settings - Fonts is on the very top line.. Can change just about anything there - see attached/ If you are happy with the general font (but just too small) then increasing the Text Scaling Factor works too... fonts.png Thanks, RIH. The other fonts are working. I already had Text Scal...
by Resistor
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Tiny Menu Fonts on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon, and other quirks.

I've been hoping an update would provide a fix for these tiny fonts. Has not yet happened, so I'm frequently putting on my reading glasses, then taking them off. Is there an easy way to increase the font size, in the menu.? The quirks in this version seem to change with each update, at least on the ...
by Resistor
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Unbound DNS Failed
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Unbound DNS Failed

I'll have to come back to this, later. Earlier today, I found that my boot partition had been reduced to 33 mb. I think it seemed locked or otherwise inaccessible, so I reformatted. Then, had to drop it before I could get it reinstalled. Live Mint is all I have, because I do not boot into Windows. T...
by Resistor
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Unbound DNS Failed
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Re: Unbound DNS Failed

Looks as if I will be reinstalling in the next day or so...
The promise sounds good, but way over my head to fix what broke.

Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=289587#p1604746
by Resistor
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

Re: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS

Here is the link to some of the issues I experienced..

Unbound DNS Failed
viewtopic.php?f=157&t=289830

If this were my primary computer, I would be in big trouble.
by Resistor
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Unbound DNS Failed
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Unbound DNS Failed

I've fallen and can't get up... I had to boot to Live Mint to get back on the web. Had to use elevated permissions to set up Pale Moon. I'm just glad this is on the new laptop, if I have to re-install. It is a toy in deference to the 6 year old laptop, until I can get Mint 19.1 stabalized. I will be...
by Resistor
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

Re: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS

Since I've fallen and can't get up...

I'm starting a new thread in the Other Networking topics sub-forum, for support, to comply with the rules.

Unbound DNS Failed
by Resistor
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

Re: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS

This looks interesting. Is there any conflict with the MVP Hosts file? Is there any duplication with the MVP Hosts file? Is there any indication when it works or does not work? No there should be no conflict with the Hosts file. I don't like host files for blocking because they don't support domain...
by Resistor
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS
Replies: 13
Views: 1326

Re: Block Malware/Ransomware with Unbound DNS

This looks interesting.

Is there any conflict with the MVP Hosts file?
Is there any duplication with the MVP Hosts file?
Is there any indication when it works or does not work?
by Resistor
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Complaints_Mint 19.1-Cinnamon
Replies: 0
Views: 195

Complaints_Mint 19.1-Cinnamon

Complaints_Mint 19.1-Cinnamon My compliments to Clem and all that contributed to this effort. The result is a functional and pretty system, but a few problems I have been unable to resolve... This is a list of issues going back 3 + months. I can not seem to spot a central thread that would time any ...

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