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by LateJunction
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Am I on a Domain, or Private or Public netwrok (using Nitroshare)
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Am I on a Domain, or Private or Public netwrok (using Nitroshare)

I realise this sounds like an obvious question but the behaviour of my network is confusing me. I also realise this may be a Windows only problem. I'm running a home Ethernet network with Windows 10 and Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon computers connected, using Nitroshare to transfer files between Windows an...
by LateJunction
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Confused by GUFW - based on 'Firewall Monitor for MInt 20'
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Confused by GUFW - based on 'Firewall Monitor for MInt 20'

For Nitroshare if you know what ports it's using you can specify a specific inbound rule allowing traffic on that port. For added piece of mind you can restrict that access to incoming from your LAN only or from specific IPs on your LAN. For your other application unless you be sure of what ports i...
by LateJunction
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Confused by GUFW - based on 'Firewall Monitor for MInt 20'
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Confused by GUFW - based on 'Firewall Monitor for MInt 20'

I just cannot make sense of GUFW and would appreciate a pointer to an effective learning source (i.e. not the man pages). Specifically there are 2 objectives I wish to achieve: 1). Allow the app. Nitroshare to work effectively between the Linux and Windows machines on my network (and, yes, I am awar...
by LateJunction
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Firewall monitor for Mint 20
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Firewall monitor for Mint 20

<snip> In a normal domestic situation, there is therefore absolutely no need for a firewall on a local Linux machine because you're already sitting behind one. <snip> I think you have described my installation - built upon ignorance - precisely, but raises some question in my mind, to which I would...
by LateJunction
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to recover from dual boot system which will not boot
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: How to recover from dual boot system which will not boot

I finally chose the nuclear option, eliminating dual boot entirely.

Thanks for advice to all. This thread should be regarded as closed.
by LateJunction
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where to find nitroshare for Mint 20
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Where to find nitroshare for Mint 20

I just rebuilt my Mint 20 Cinnamon installation. Before the clean re-install (secure erase of all disks) I was running nitroshare without problems with other Mint and Win 10 computers on my network. After the re-install of Mint 20, I cannot even find a nitroshare binary package to download. The PPA ...
by LateJunction
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to recover from dual boot system which will not boot
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: How to recover from dual boot system which will not boot

Hmm, I cannot but agree with your reaction: it mirrors my own , aside from being less acerbic and more based on knowledge than mine. The 'assumption' I made is the only one I could formulate to explain this total inability to boot. What fascinates me is that a detailed scrutiny of all three drives s...
by LateJunction
Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to recover from dual boot system which will not boot
Replies: 5
Views: 220

How to recover from dual boot system which will not boot

I have a dual boot system running Win 10 (2004) and Linux Mint 20, Cinnamon edition. When trying to boot Windows 2 days ago, Windows told me that my PC had a problem (EC 0XC000225) and attempted to do repair and reboot - which failed. To fix the problem I followed the usual YouTube videos advice on ...
by LateJunction
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install get_iplayer in Mint 20 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: How to install get_iplayer in Mint 20 ?

Ah! That worked very nicely for me; thank you. Thanks too, for the pointer to the Wiki; I was not aware of this previously. Normal service has been restored. so I've taken down the 'interlude' video....
by LateJunction
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Darktable Release 3.2.1 - PPA available
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Darktable Release 3.2.1 - PPA available

This PPA is not accessible from my install of Mint Cinnamon 20. Attempts to add the PPA result in the errors,as follows (sorry, not well formatted, because of operator incompetence): "Executing: /tmp/apt-key-gpghome.wuyJ9eyGwH/gpg.1.sh --keyserver hkps://keyserver.ubuntu.com:443 --recv-keys A0062203...
by LateJunction
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install get_iplayer in Mint 20 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

How to install get_iplayer in Mint 20 ?

I have just completed the process for upgrading my Mint XFCE from 19.3 to 20, using mintupgrade, as described elsewhere. For me the upgrade was seamless, with no issues that I could see. I was even able to re-install some 'foreign applications' and have them continue on from where I was on 19.3. How...
by LateJunction
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2 folders same name in directory - how?
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: 2 folders same name in directory - how?

Brilliant!; you are quite correct. Why didn't I think of that? (Please refrain from telling the truth in your answers). More importantly,, how ever did the 'system' allow me to do that? Is that a 'valid' folder name (according to some rules of validity)? If so, we need to change the rules, in my opi...
by LateJunction
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2 folders same name in directory - how?
Replies: 5
Views: 223

2 folders same name in directory - how?

I can't understand this: in a directory in my install of Linux Mint 20, Cinnamon, I find two folders with the same name. How can that be. Screen shot attached (I hope).
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by LateJunction
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Unable to connect to Network Hard Drive after Mint 20 install
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Unable to connect to Network Hard Drive after Mint 20 install

Being an elderly user of Linux rather than a support technician or developer, I'm afraid that this does not mean much to me. I have followed the suggestions in the linked article as best I can. None of them prevent the "Software forced abort" error. The "server" I am trying to access is an Iomega de...
by LateJunction
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Unable to connect to Network Hard Drive after Mint 20 install
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Unable to connect to Network Hard Drive after Mint 20 install

I;m in a bit of Catch-22 here: I did all the necessary back-ups before deleting/creating partitions as part of a clean Mint 20 install. The install has completed without any problem, but I am unable to connect to my network attached hard drive. That is where all my backed-up data is, so I can't do a...
by LateJunction
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Keyboard remapping: is there a package for this?
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Keyboard remapping: is there a package for this?

One has to differentiate between the mapping and the physical keyboard. the mapping for that particular layout assigns the back-slash to a key that is adjacent to and to the left of the Z key. My keyboard has no such key, which is a justification, of sorts, for my assertion that the back-slash symbo...
by LateJunction
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Keyboard remapping: is there a package for this?
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Keyboard remapping: is there a package for this?

Answers:
LM 19.3, Cinnamon
English (UK, intl., with dead keys)
Add back-slash key, not currently printed on any key.
by LateJunction
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Keyboard remapping: is there a package for this?
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Keyboard remapping: is there a package for this?

Thanks for this. In trying to answer the question 'what is your keyboard layout?' I was guided to system settings and learned that I could change the layout there as well as select a different keyboard layout from the panel. Switching to a different layout has solved all my problems (except one) in ...
by LateJunction
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Keyboard remapping: is there a package for this?
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Keyboard remapping: is there a package for this?

My 'Compoint' mini-keyboard has some mismatches between the key top labels and what Mint actually 'produces'. I have just used the Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator application under Win 10 on another computer to correct a serious mismatch on its keyboard. The MSKLC program surprised me by working s...
by LateJunction
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Login Loop (sorry to raise it again)
Replies: 3
Views: 370

Re: Login Loop (sorry to raise it again)

Firstly, you can interrupt the grub boot process and start Linux in the recovery mode. Repetitiously hit the escape key during the boot grub process to get the interactive grub menu. Select the Advanced options . Select the first (recovery mode) option. After the Recovery Menu appears, select the "...

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