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by feffer
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mount multiple directories in NFS
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Mount multiple directories in NFS

Using NFS, I want to mount several directories from my file-server to a single mount-point on my client machine. They would appear as sub-directories on the client's mount point. Symbolic links do not work. I've looked around quite a bit and suspect that using "bind" might work, but don't ...
by feffer
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox on multi-boot machines
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: [Solved] Dropbox on multi-boot machines

To sync ownership and permissions between server & client using samba (cifs) do the following: First on the server machine, edit /etc/samba/smb.conf something like this: The howto in the previous post was successful in maintaining ownership and permissions between a share on my server and one o...
by feffer
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox on multi-boot machines
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Dropbox on multi-boot machines

OK, I want to add a file server function to my headless debian server. Pretty easy via samba & cifs by adding a share in smb.conf in the server and an entry in the client's fstab file. But I'd like to retain the same ownership and permissions for my files both in both the server and the client....
by feffer
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox on multi-boot machines
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Dropbox on multi-boot machines

Edited this summary...previously too wordy. Virtually all of the suggestions given in this thread are workable. Which you choose depends on how your network is set up. If you're starting fresh, just make your server (for backups etc) also your network file-server. Use either NFS or Samba as @caf4926...
by feffer
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: cdcat with snap downsides?
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: cdcat with snap downsides?

Maybe I'm not understanding. I archive older data files onto a DVD and then delete them from the local drive...they are no longer on my computer, but only on the optical disc. The CD or DVD is then catalogued into a data-base file with cdcat. It's not common but sometimes I need to retrieve one of t...
by feffer
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: cdcat with snap downsides?
Replies: 2
Views: 78

cdcat with snap downsides?

In the past, I've used CDs & DVDs to archive data files. I use cloud and rotating HD now, but I sometimes I need to get something from an old DVD. I used to use an app called cdcat to catalog and search these, but this app is old and not compatible with modern linux systems including mint. Searc...
by feffer
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox on multi-boot machines
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Dropbox on multi-boot machines

That would work, but... The downside to that is if the file server isn't present. I've got three laptops and a desktop, if one of the laptops is 'away from home', no server, no files. That's why I used unison in a script - it syncs (auto copies both ways) one folder so that (as long as the server i...
by feffer
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox on multi-boot machines
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Dropbox on multi-boot machines

You can't preserve permissions with cifs, it is a windows protocol and doesn't understand linux. If you want to preserve linux permissions you will need to use nfs. I know enough to connect to a server with nfs but that's where my knowledge ends. OK, thx...I was becoming aware of that. No matter wh...
by feffer
Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox on multi-boot machines
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Dropbox on multi-boot machines

OK, I want to add a file server function to my headless debian server. Pretty easy via samba & cifs by adding a share in smb.conf in the server and an entry in the client's fstab file. But I'd like to retain the same ownership and permissions for my files both in both the server and the client. ...
by feffer
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox on multi-boot machines
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Dropbox on multi-boot machines

Yeah, that seems logical to me too. I've been resisting because I did not originally set up my network that way. It means redoing quite a few things.
by feffer
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Dropbox on multi-boot machines
Replies: 16
Views: 414

[Solved] Dropbox on multi-boot machines

Using Basic (free) Dropbox for years. Very convenient on my home network where I have multiple machines each with multiple instances of various linux distros. Essentially I've been using it to sync most of my data files to whichever machine or distro is booted. Now free Dropbox is limited to 3 insta...
by feffer
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wireguard VPN fails with some kernels?
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Wireguard VPN fails with some kernels?

As @gostal implied, the wg issue was kernel based. Early on, there was no kernel support, so a wireguard module had to be installed. Later kernel support was added, but did not work well in all cases. Currently (Nov 15, 2020), everything seems resolved...at least as far as installation and use goes....
by feffer
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved]Thunderbird too old?
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Thunderbird too old?

To the best of my knowledge, all Thunderbird installations, which access the shared Thunderbird user profile, have to be on the same application version, e.g. 78.4.0. Yes, and you're right, LMDE gets 78.4 from it's repo. So there is no issue with TD on all 3 of my OSes! Thank you! In addition, I di...
by feffer
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved]Thunderbird too old?
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Thunderbird too old?

Karl, I've gone over your links and agree with this path. I like apt and the debian repos ...much easier to maintain a system. One quirk with my setup. I moved the .thunderbird file from /home/user to /home/user/data where "data" is all my data on a common drive and mounts the same in each...
by feffer
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] LMDE borked...hardware or software?
Replies: 26
Views: 992

Re: [Solved] LMDE borked...hardware or software?

This thread was a bit confusing because I was not sure whether the issue was hardware or software related. For anyone with a similar issue, I'll try to summarize here. 1. On my multiboot machine one linux OS, LMDE-3 became unresponsive. I was never able to figure out why. Researching the logs would ...
by feffer
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] LMDE borked...hardware or software?
Replies: 26
Views: 992

Re: LMDE borked...hardware or software?

Yes, the other OSes are all detected. I've installed current LTS versions of mint & lmde. Ubuntu is still the older one and it's on the 1st SSD partition. You're right, I'd like grub on the linux SSD. Can I do that simply during ubun_20 install by choosing that as my grub location? I think so......
by feffer
Fri Oct 30, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] LMDE borked...hardware or software?
Replies: 26
Views: 992

Re: LMDE borked...hardware or software?

Afraid I dug a deep hole. Did three things. 1: based on another poster, went into BIOS and settings. Legacy-EFI boot to only EFI boot, and also the boot order. This caused immediate problems so changed back to Legacy-EFI boot. 2. Used gdisk to convert MBR to GPT. 3. Installed LMDE_4 via iso. on SSD ...
by feffer
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] LMDE borked...hardware or software?
Replies: 26
Views: 992

Re: LMDE borked...hardware or software?

thx for the reply! I use fsarchiver for OS and have a good backup of LMDE. However, this is probably a good time to install LMDE-4. I usually go from LTS versions to the next one...Ubuntu and Mint are also on previous LTS versions. So maybe a major redo is in order. When setting up this machine, I u...
by feffer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] LMDE borked...hardware or software?
Replies: 26
Views: 992

Re: LMDE borked...hardware or software?

all41 wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:28 pm

Depending on the results I would most likely disconnect the other drives while addressing this problem.
I posted the results of the two cmds that all41 gave me, and was hoping that he could follow up on this.
by feffer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved]Thunderbird too old?
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Thunderbird too old?

I had other priorities...and procrastinated on this. Still trying to decide the best alternative. If getting TB directly from their site, not sure how to maintain it. Put a hold on TB in the Mint repo (to disable snap)? And then how to update from the TB site? Same question about "flatpak"...

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