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by millpond
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: setting a path screws up bash
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: setting a path screws up bash

I am not too familiar with Ubuntu, but historically Linux has always had a main configuration file for users, such as bashrc in either /home or /etc. Distros have been putzing with this recently. If you find your version, it wil, or should have default paths defined already within it. Then simply ad...
by millpond
Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Resizing Virtual Box VM
Replies: 0
Views: 1418

Resizing Virtual Box VM

I needed to increase the size of my VBox Mint18 VM (In Win7) and naturally, went to google for the instructions. Only to find that nothing really worked. But from piecing together bits and pieces I was able to find the way. The primary difficulty was that my VM had numerous snapshots, and Gparted wi...
by millpond
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VB USB in Mint18
Replies: 0
Views: 355

VB USB in Mint18

I am running Mint18 in a Win7 VB and its actually running fine. The problem is with trying any kind of I/o I have the usp devices recognized in the VM main setup, but Mint cant see them. It can see the actual USB ports, but says they are empty. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/31726/mount-usb-devices...
by millpond
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: WOT in Firefox
Replies: 17
Views: 3556

Re: WOT in Firefox

I have found WOT to be useful, but it will obviously have alot of false positives, especially on sites with hacking or politically debatable subjects. I always assume ALL 'free' sites will try to sell metadata. Unless a guy is running a server in his bedroom, hosting sites for reasonably popular pag...
by millpond
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: executable files - SOLVED!
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: executable files

Alan_Hepburn wrote:Thanks for the quick response! I found it in the .profile - it looks like if I create a bin directory then it gets added to the PATH. It's been 8 years since I even looked at linux - I've got a LOT to relearn!
Nothing gets automagically added to PATH (at least that I am aware of).
by millpond
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble with instalation
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Trouble with instalation

The dd command MUST have if= and of= operands.
by millpond
Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install windows (dual boot) after Mint is already installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: Install windows (dual boot) after Mint is already installed?

+1 for millpond post. Hard disks are inexpensive these days, I'd put each OS on separate disk, otherwise Windows will trash your boot loader. Better still, forget dual booting, you can use VirtualBox to run both OSes simultaneously . Personally, I would not recommend VB or VMWare to a new user. Des...
by millpond
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Would you assist law enforcement?
Replies: 17
Views: 897

Re: Would you assist law enforcement?

Here in the Empire if the cops ask you for a backdoor, you are not permitted by law to even speak of the request.
You can refuse.
And you can also get audited.
And kiddie **** found on your machine.

Merde happens.
by millpond
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: What is the difference between KDE version and Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 3616

Re: What is the difference between KDE version and Cinnamon

The 'heaviness' of KDE is due mostly to the Akinadi/baloo/strigi PIM stuff, which is more efficiently replaced by other utils. Unfortunately you cannot uninstall them, though you can turn a lot off in the services manager under 'Personal'. Google for more thorough deactivation. That way i can run it...
by millpond
Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: software manager disappears after loading
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: software manager disappears after loading

After I put in my password I clicked on some other screen and then software manger disappeared (password is correct). It wasnt in my taskbar at the bottom. I've tried to restart it again but now everytime after i put in my password and it loads it disappears, like its being auto minimized and I can...
by millpond
Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install windows (dual boot) after Mint is already installed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Re: Install windows (dual boot) after Mint is already installed?

First of all I would *highly* recommend getting s second hard drive for dual booting. It would be well worth the cost. Then: Remove the first drive, put the second one in its place, and install Win7 on the fresh drive. Then remove the Win7 drive, put the Mint drive where it originally was. Then put ...
by millpond
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Android interface to Linux Mint (as Wine for WIN)
Replies: 9
Views: 703

Re: Android interface to Linux Mint (as Wine for WIN)

The best solution is VirtualBox as it will run the code without emulation. http://www.howtogeek.com/164570/how-to-install-android-in-virtualbox/ The default install should connect to the net without problem. But you will need to *manually* install the addons for communication with devices and other ...
by millpond
Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtualbox installed? but nowhere to find. [SOLVED]
Replies: 28
Views: 2033

Re: Virtualbox installed? but nowhere to find.

Two things you need to do: Install the virtualbox guest addons in Mint. That however does NOT actually install it. Use: VBoxManage extpack install --replace [exact name of addons package] To install it. It should also be installed in a Windows version, but google for the GUI instructions on that. It...
by millpond
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Are dark themes or light ones better for the eyes? (scientifically)
Replies: 19
Views: 3042

Re: Are dark themes or light ones better for the eyes? (scientifically)

The key to avoiding eyestrain is to reduce contrast. Historically for those suffering from eyestrain special books printed on GREY paper with BLACK print have been recommended. I used them as a kid. White on a black background is probably the very worst situtation for eye strain sufferers. Grey or a...
by millpond
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google is playing God
Replies: 53
Views: 2430

Re: Google is playing God

Rule of thumb: Data on the Cloud is ****NOT**** your data. Period. QED. Ipso factum.... Corporations can do what they want with it, and cancel your accounts at will. Forget about legality. We are no loger run by rule of law. If you are concerned about security do what we do: Only permit ONE machine ...
by millpond
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How To Deal with Linux Shortcomings...
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: How To Deal with Linux Shortcomings...

Some idle thoughts as I wait a program to finish up. 1. Whereas I delete Outlook on sight, you probably have a good use for it. Or should. For a decent, if heavy PIM, you can try out the goodies that come with KDE. Akonadi by name. 2. Linux is late to multimedia, though I find VLC blows anything Wi...
by millpond
Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How To Deal with Linux Shortcomings...
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: How To Deal with Linux Shortcomings...

Some idle thoughts as I wait a program to finish up. 1. Whereas I delete Outlook on sight, you probably have a good use for it. Or should. For a decent, if heavy PIM, you can try out the goodies that come with KDE. Akonadi by name. 2. Linux is late to multimedia, though I find VLC blows anything Win...
by millpond
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox 50.0
Replies: 29
Views: 7141

Re: Firefox 50.0

Does anyone know the oldest version of Firefox that fully supports HTML5 and does not require their ridiculous and annoying 'ceritfication'. I tried to turn it off in v47 here, but no luck. I do not really care about security vulnerabilities, as I have the firewall running full blast, and I'm in a V...
by millpond
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Removing Nemo
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Removing Nemo

My experience has been that the gui in Linux has problems with moving a large amount of files, and especially with gnome-commander would freeze. I never liked any of the DE file managers. What I would recommend for large transfer is mc. It wont freeze, but it may miss a few, so you may need to repea...
by millpond
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: accidentally used chmod 777 on / and now mint acting strange
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: accidentally used chmod 777 on / and now mint acting strange

The last time I looked there was no utility for backing up and restoring permissions on a filesystem. tar https://linux.die.net/man/1/tar Not without including the files ! Though complete backups are the ideal, they may not be practical for default disk space in your typical laptop system. One poss...

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