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by trapperjohn
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 42
Views: 1100

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

Hi,

Here in my neck of the woods the mad dialers can masquerade as a local number. The local number that appears on the caller ID sometimes is a hyjacked number owned by a hapless resident. Once my number showed up on another fella's caller ID and he promptly called me back and told me off.
by trapperjohn
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Building a new tower, hardware recommendations.
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Building a new tower, hardware recommendations.

Bleading-edge hardware from Asus works out of the box for me every time. (and... I don't work for them.) I have had very good luck (over 50 builds) using Asus ROG boards. I have had no problem with Ryzen processors. My home desktop is a Crosshair board but the less expensive Strix boards work well. ...
by trapperjohn
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Screen Resolution when using remote desktop
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Screen Resolution when using remote desktop

Have you tried:

xrandr --fb 1920x1080



?
by trapperjohn
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Recording streaming video under linux
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Recording streaming video under linux

simplescreenrecorder

is the package I would use.
by trapperjohn
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Advice please on :- How to remove Intrusive ads on Android
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: Advice please on :- How to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Netguard.
Optionally block ads using a hosts file (not available if installed from the Play store)

https://github.com/M66B/NetGuard
by trapperjohn
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] What are the recommended permissions of the ssh files?
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: What are the recommended permissions of the ssh files?

700 for the .ssh folder (drwx------)

600 for the files in it (-rw-------)
by trapperjohn
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: file system cannot locate USB drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: file system cannot locate USB drive?

Humm... All seems well. When you open your file manager, does it show on the left? If so, clan you click it from there and mount it? If not, let's make sure it's not corrupted somehow. First make sure it's recognized again by lsblk as sdb1. If so, run: sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt Then run: ls -la /mnt...
by trapperjohn
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: LAN Speeds
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: LAN Speeds

Humm...
A Gigabit NIC will transfer 1000 Mbits/sec. Yours look pretty close to me.
by trapperjohn
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: file system cannot locate USB drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: file system cannot locate USB drive?

Without the usb plugged in, run: lsusb then plug it in and run: lsusb Comparing the two, does plugging in the usb change the output? If not, then it's hardware troubles. If it does, then the device was recognized, so, next run: (With and without the drive plugged in) sudo lsblk If the usb is recogni...
by trapperjohn
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: NAS software.
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: NAS software.

Hi

Give Open Media Vault a look. I use it in a few different locations.
https://www.openmediavault.org/


FreeNAS is a good choice too, but I prefer to use it only on commercial LANs
by trapperjohn
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Finally Getting Some Support Around Here...
Replies: 7
Views: 445

Re: Finally Getting Some Support Around Here...

My dog uses Windows NT and hates the vacuum cleaner. The wife, however, uses Mint and seems very happy. But... Yesterday I got in trouble because I block all Facebook IPs on one of my firewalls. Today, the Wall Street Journal gave me redemption on the frount page, top story: Apps Send Sensitive User...
by trapperjohn
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: DVD authoring
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: DVD authoring

I have used devede. It does the job.
by trapperjohn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: doing new install, formatting of Win7 drive taking way too long
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: doing new install, formatting of Win7 drive taking way too long

Yup, depending on the make, the BIOS can be nettlesom.

Also, be sure Windows itself is not constraining the machine to secure boot.

Warn your friend... administering a spouse's computer can be a treacherous task.
by trapperjohn
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Most compatible desktop graphics card
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Re: Most compatible desktop graphics card

I always use nvidia GPUs. I have never been unhappy.
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [Solved] How do I install Win10-Pro in Virtualbox using Mint 19.1 on a Lenovo Thinkpad 13?
Replies: 15
Views: 594

Re: How do I install Win10-Pro in Virtualbox using Mint 19.1 on a Lenovo Thinkpad 13?

Or you could dd the media to a file named w10.iso and attach it as a cd storage device.
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED I think]Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: [SOLVED I think]Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space

Hi, Not a question. The expression is just an inequality: GiB is not the same as Gb. There's a calculation we do because different applications use different units for expressing size. It's confusing because the abbreviations for the two units are very similar: GiB for one and GB for the other. You ...
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED I think]Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: Clone to larger SSD left unallocated space

Great!

Looks like there is an 8 G swap

GiB != Gb
230 + 8 = 238GiB = 250Gb

PS: you are using a different filesystem than I.
by trapperjohn
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I have just be reminded why I ditched Windwoes
Replies: 13
Views: 641

Re: I have just be reminded why I ditched Windwoes

I have run into that problem. The number given by the install was no longer available. At the time I was able to hunt down an alternate number ((888) 571-2048). Does that no longer work?


I am glad I have these dinosaurs in VMs.

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