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by Flemur
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Accidentally Updated Kernel / VirtualBox Broken
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Accidentally Updated Kernel / VirtualBox Broken

I accidentally installed a level 4-5 kernel update. It broke my VirtualBox which I absolutely need for work. You don't say which kernel, but I had vbox 5.2 working fine with 4.13 kernel. It ran a virtual machine created with earlier versions. Edit: Extra repo for 5.2: deb http://download.virtualbox...
by Flemur
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Firefox and Waterfox Chokes Mint
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Firefox and Waterfox Chokes Mint

The command free -m will show if you are running short on RAM. You can check how much memory the browser is hogging using top - "htop" is better but you'll need to install it if you haven't already. Good ideas. To keep it updating, do: watch free -m I had FF 56 and lower versions often &q...
by Flemur
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED - Wine in Menu - Want to remove it from Menu
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: Wine in Menu - Want to remove it from Menu

the command you provided, did not even give any appearance of having done anything: That's normal if it worked correctly. You can add "-v" for "verbose": $ $ rm a rm: cannot remove 'a': No such file or directory $ echo "hello" > a $ rm a $ [nothing returned] $ $ echo &...
by Flemur
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED - Wine in Menu - Want to remove it from Menu
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: Wine in Menu - Want to remove it from Menu

I went through and removed each Wine/sub-menu item one by one, until I got to this last one and I can't remove it. https://i.imgur.com/3voHjC6.png I get this message: https://i.imgur.com/QGBkjum.png It looks like you made a typo somewhere with an extra (or missing) single quote (='). And it might b...
by Flemur
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Password resets every 30 days in Linux?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Password resets every 30 days in Linux?

SyncroScales wrote:I was reading that Linux resets a password every 30 days.

I've never had that happen, or, IIRC, heard of it.
by Flemur
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED - Wine in Menu - Want to remove it from Menu
Replies: 15
Views: 177

Re: Wine in Menu - Want to remove it from Menu

I did a reboot and it is still yet showing in the menu. LOL. Sorry! and I have "supposedly removed all the programs it is showing" You might also want to rm ~/.local/share/applications/wine-extension*.desktop which are windows programs that wine associates with linux files, e.g. open an h...
by Flemur
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block a domain with umatrix ?? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: How to block a domain with umatrix ?? [SOLVED by hack]

If so, they mislabelled it: "One URL per line." Not "one hosts file name per line". (And a nice "file not found" error message. Not!) Nothing is "mislabelled", you are just misunderstanding what "URL" means: A Uniform Resource Locator (URL) [...] is...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to disable PrtSc in Cinnamon
Replies: 23
Views: 2330

Re: How to disable PrtSc in Cinnamon

Those are not apostrophes ''''' they are back-ticks ````` sudo chmod a+x `which gnome-screenshot` He was doing it correctly - see my bold-big-font correction of the bad advice I gave him above. $ which apt-get /usr/bin/apt-get $ sudo chmod a-x `which apt-get` $ which apt-get [nothing returned] $ su...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to disable PrtSc in Cinnamon
Replies: 23
Views: 2330

Re: How to disable PrtSc in Cinnamon

I tried sudo chmod a+x `which gnome-screenshot` within bin directory and within home directory, it is giving me an error saying chmod: cannot access 'which gnome-screenshot': No such file or directory which gnome-screenshot returns the location of the executable, so it doesn't matter where you run ...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File/Folder Naming conventions
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: File/Folder Naming conventions

Almost no system executables start with capitals (linux is case-sensitive. Actually, e.g. if you do "ls /", very few system files have capital letters). Try find / -xdev -name "[A-Z]*" | grep bin So - I start my ~/bin executables with capitals to distinguish them: PS, W, Find, et...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block a domain with umatrix ?? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: How to block a domain with umatrix ?? [SOLVED by hack]

I think you've misunderstood the purpose of that tab - it's for hosts files not addresses. So you'd enter say: file://home/user/my-hosts-file.txt ... at least that's what I thought it was for. If so, they mislabelled it: "One URL per line." Not "one hosts file name per line". (A...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block a domain with umatrix ?? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: How to block a domain with umatrix ??

A hack solution: block the "1st party" components.
If anyone knows how to operate the "Hosts files" tab, I'm still up for a better answer!

umatrix2.jpg
by Flemur
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to disable PrtSc in Cinnamon
Replies: 23
Views: 2330

Re: How to disable PrtSc in Cinnamon

rishiddh wrote: ubuntu bin # chmod a-x gnome-screenshot
...
I need to revert this change, how can I do that?

The "chmod" change?

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sudo chmod a+x `which gnome-screenshot`


Or reinstalling gnome-screenshot might fix it...
by Flemur
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block a domain with umatrix ?? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 89

How to block a domain with umatrix ?? [SOLVED]

Edit: Answer: Enter * hostname * block in "My rules" tab, right side. Entering "downloadhelper" doesn't block "downloadhelper.net", so, AFAIK, no wild-cards like "*.downloadhelper.*" "hostname" = hostname.com, hostname.net ... dunno about leading www...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Funniest Wallpaper [SOLVED???]
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Funniest Wallpaper [SOLVED???]

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by Flemur
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: default app when loading a dvd
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: default app when loading a dvd

This file has your custom settings: ~/.config/mimeapps.list edit it, look for a dvd-looking item and remove that line - it might be in two places! You also might want to remove - ~/.local/share/applications/whatever.desktop whatever = userapp-(something like media player)-funnynumber.desktop
by Flemur
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Intermittent wifi connection using Realtek RTL8192CU
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: Intermittent wifi connection using Realtek RTL8192CU

xf2 wrote:Unless you have any other ideas?

Nope, I run that stuff as soon as my wifi messes up. JeremyB might have a different answer.
by Flemur
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 2 Users
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: 2 Users

Been using Linux OS now since 2005 and always remembered 2 users when a terminal window is open. I think it's that ubuntu has hacked the real, er, "effective", "root" user for reasons I can't understand. Try this: $ login root login: Cannot possibly work without effective root e...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Intermittent wifi connection using Realtek RTL8192CU
Replies: 19
Views: 133

Re: Intermittent wifi connection using Realtek RTL8192CU

So, I went to https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes and it said that installing that driver was deprecated. That's a good find. I've been running that for quite a while, (and haven't looked at the website in quite a while), including recently on 4.4 and 4.13 kernels, and it has always helped. U...
by Flemur
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is WICD worth trying as an alternative to Network Manager?
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Is WICD worth trying as an alternative to Network Manager?

I have done so in the past (no major problems), and went back to the default setup. (Something to do with setting dns servers...? Don't recall. ) If you fiddle with it, keep in mind that IF YOU BREAK YOUR INTERNET you won't be able to reinstall the original packages; so, first reinstall the ones (ne...

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