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by trapperjohn
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Watch tv
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: Watch tv

Hi,

When you say watch TV, do you mean broadcast TV or online TV?
by trapperjohn
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video card for dell optiflex 390
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Video card for dell optiflex 390

Hi, Out of the box, the kernel supports most NVidia cards (except the old timers). I have always had good luck with Asus and, usually, Gigabyte manufacturers. I use the GIGABYTE GeForce GT 1030 GV-N1030D5-2GL Low Profile 2G Computer Graphics Card on many machines in conjunction with VBox. The card h...
by trapperjohn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Disable notifications in MATE desktop
Replies: 10
Views: 1196

Re: Disable notifications in MATE desktop

Yes!. I asked too but they still don’t answer Well.... I gave it a try. :D Trapperjohn (alias heroldman) PS: I have several VMs running on Linux systems with the Mate DE at work. These machines auto-start the VMs at boot and run it full-screen so the habitual Win users are happy (in fact, they don'...
by trapperjohn
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Backup & Restore - Again
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Backup & Restore - Again

Consider rsync for a comprehensive system backup (to a partition on the new drive). You will have to install a bootloader as well.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Rs ... up_utility
by trapperjohn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Did you expect that you'll use Linux?!
Replies: 45
Views: 3621

Re: Did you expect that you'll use Linux?!

Is there any other OS?
by trapperjohn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Question about preferred remote access tool
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Question about preferred remote access tool

Hi, I tunnel port 5900 over ssh. On the remote computers I use x11vnc to create the VPN and firewall incomming connections on 5900. Finally, I connect with Remmina at localhost:5900. The connection: ssh -L 5900:localhost:5900 xyz@memoteIP Starting the vnc on the remote machine (from the ssh remote t...
by trapperjohn
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 4942

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

I told the guy I used Linux and OMG the guy went off and started screaming to take my Linux computer and shove it up my @$$ over and over. I had a female "technical service" call me about "my Windows computer." When I started to snicker she followed with a lengthy cluster-f##k. When I asked her for...
by trapperjohn
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 4942

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: 551

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: 990

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: 4237

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: 777

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: 220

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: 227

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: 1213

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: 227

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: 679

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: 623

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: 598

Re: DVD authoring

I have used devede. It does the job.

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