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by Resistor
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to block block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, page counters, web bugs and hijackers
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: How to block block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, page counters, web bugs and hijackers

these type of Host File Lists are useful, but you do need to constantly update them . . other folks just use a browser add-on like No Script to do the job. & there is nothing wrong with the "belt & braces" approach, either. 8) That be me... belt & braces. I'm glad to no longer...
by Resistor
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to block block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, page counters, web bugs and hijackers
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: How to block block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, page counters, web bugs and hijackers

I appreciate the insight, catweazel.
I know more now, than I did on Saturday... :mrgreen:
by Resistor
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to block block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, page counters, web bugs and hijackers
Replies: 6
Views: 127

Re: How to block block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, page counters, web bugs and hijackers

Thanks, catweazel.

I've often wondered how it worked in Linux.
Do we need to do anything with the other Host files?
by Resistor
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who "owns" our hardware ?
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Who "owns" our hardware ?

A slight tangent to your question, looking at a much bigger picture. Recall the recent collisions involving the USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain... There were a couple of other incidents of a similar nature, in recent weeks. And how many of our chips in phones computers and everything else are ...
by Resistor
Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WICD WiFi Connection Properties become inaccessable after a few security failures
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: WICD WiFi Connection Properties become inaccessable after a few security failures

Sorry for the delay in returning. Too much stuff going on... Thank you richyrich. The default network manager does not seem to be active. In the Boot-Up Manager Summary, networking - Manages your Internet connection, is not checked in the Activate column, on the left side. A right-click provides the...
by Resistor
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WICD WiFi Connection Properties become inaccessable after a few security failures
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: WICD WiFi Connection Properties become inaccessable after a few security failures

Is it not possible to re-gain access to the security properties when they become inaccessible?
by Resistor
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WICD WiFi Connection Properties become inaccessable after a few security failures
Replies: 3
Views: 237

WICD WiFi Connection Properties become inaccessable after a few security failures

How can I reset or otherwise access the security properties when they become inaccessible? This happened most recently when I visited friends and had to use their computer to access their AT&T internet service, as their password was not sufficient to log in from my own laptop. I opened the secur...
by Resistor
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint? SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint?

Sounds like you may have some connection issue outside of your computer.
I'm over my head, now.
by Resistor
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint? SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint?

The package manager is better for installing and removing applications. You do not have to uninstall it. It might be better to simply disable it. I disabled nm = network manager, but there were times I had to re-enable it. Refer to the commands I first listed. sudo stop network-manager echo "ma...
by Resistor
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint? SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint?

That could be a conflict between wicd and network manager.
I have had them both running at the same time, but eventually had to disable one.
by Resistor
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint? SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint?

You might uninstall, then reinstall.

I'm not sure about the need to reboot between uninstall and reinstall.

Go slow. There should be a notification that input will be required of the user, during installation. That is where you will see your user name, next to a check box.
by Resistor
Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint? SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint?

This will be over my head, after this suggestion.

On installation of wicd, you must manually select the user for which the install will apply.

If you did that, someone else will have to help you, here.
by Resistor
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint? SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint?

check your settings in wicd.
You have to manually check which networks to connect to automatically.
by Resistor
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint? SOLVED
Replies: 22
Views: 668

Re: Can I delete the default network manager that came with Mint?

Here are some commands I had saved to a text file: After installing WICD (from the software manager) I ran these commands-- sudo stop network-manager echo "manual" | sudo tee /etc/init/network-manager.override wicd-gtk --tray sudo start network-manager or sudo /etc/init.d/network-manager s...
by Resistor
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Kernels that Enable Sound on a Dell Inspiron Laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Kernels that Enable Sound on a Dell Inspiron Laptop

yaye, you are a genius.

No need to wait until I had more time.
I had added other options, but not this one.
That fix was so simple and easy, I'm surpised I had remained ignorant.

I just booted into kernel 4.2 and heard the start up sound.

Thank you.
by Resistor
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Kernels that Enable Sound on a Dell Inspiron Laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Kernels that Enable Sound on a Dell Inspiron Laptop

yaye wrote:Hello,

Check the posts by triplemaya and CrazyB on the first page here:

http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=103547
Thank you, yaye.
Been a little busy and will follow your link in a day or 2.
by Resistor
Sat Jun 04, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Kernels that Enable Sound on a Dell Inspiron Laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Kernels that Enable Sound on a Dell Inspiron Laptop

Hi, Rob. Running about 3 years with this computer, now. I tried a lot of things with alsa, pulseaudio, etc. Thank you for responding. Here is the output: $ sudo aplay -L default Playback/recording through the PulseAudio sound server null Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (captu...
by Resistor
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Kernels that Enable Sound on a Dell Inspiron Laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Kernels that Enable Sound on a Dell Inspiron Laptop

This is for a Dell Inspiron, as detailed in my signature. I've tried a few kernels, but only a couple of them enable sound. Those that enable sound are: 3.16.0-37 3.16.0-38. None of these enable sound and I'm unable to do so from any settings. 3.13.xxxx 3.19.xxxx 4.2.0-18 4.2.0-36 4.4.xxxx
by Resistor
Wed May 11, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why did the Update Manager start crashing?
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Why did the Update Manager start crashing?

This may be a bigger problem than I first thought. No difference after uninstalling and reinstalling the Update Manager. Edit to insert the following from the right-click information option: (synaptic:15772): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_widget_hide: assertion 'GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed 05.11@20:34 ++ ...
by Resistor
Tue May 10, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why did the Update Manager start crashing?
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Why did the Update Manager start crashing?

Hello, austin.

I have some distractions and will try this tomorrow.

Thank you.

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