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by coffee412
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What can Mint do about the flawed security model that Linux uses?
Replies: 47
Views: 2312

Re: What can Mint do about the flawed security model that Linux uses?

I havent read the article yet. Dont know if I really will. I haven't read it either so I won't comment. Not much sense in uninformed hot takes, is there. Ouch. :( Every time I hear about some bug or what ever about linux its fixed rather quickly or already has. So, I dont even read the articles any...
by coffee412
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What can Mint do about the flawed security model that Linux uses?
Replies: 47
Views: 2312

Re: What can Mint do about the flawed security model that Linux uses?

I havent read the article yet. Dont know if I really will. The normal run of events seems to be that a hole is discovered in linux. Then a patch is made and updates applied. Then the article comes out. I adhere to that in most cases. Of course, Running windows and worrying about malware is like worr...
by coffee412
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Which distro do you use as a daily driver?
Replies: 39
Views: 1727

Re: Which distro do you use as a daily driver?

Im using this operating system called linux. I dont know if anyone here has heard of it. Especially Linux Mint with the Mate desktop.

For my servers I use Debian Buster. Im afraid I am falling in love with debian. But do not worry, Linux Mint will always be my first and only real love.
by coffee412
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: SOLVED: Wireless printer won't work unless I turn it off and on
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: SOLVED: Wireless printer won't work unless I turn it off and on

Great to hear its working again.

Go into your printer and router settings and give it a static IP address so this doesnt happen again. :)
by coffee412
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: SOLVED: Wireless printer won't work unless I turn it off and on
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Wireless printer won't work unless I turn it off and on

Without sitting in front of it..... How about printing off a configuration sheet from the printer - Just need the network settings printed out. Then compare them with the settings in Mint. Sometimes if the printer is getting a dynamic ip it could change I would think. To me it sounds like the printe...
by coffee412
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: SOLVED: Wireless printer won't work unless I turn it off and on
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Wireless printer won't work unless I turn it off and on

I have this problem on a clients brother mono toner printer. I think it has something to do with a sleep mode on the printer itself. I have not gotten into it yet though. You might check that?
by coffee412
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: domain naming for just a local network?
Replies: 1
Views: 181

domain naming for just a local network?

Hi Everyone :) Just a quick question here relating to domain naming. In the past I used to use *.local to name them. Now I understand that is taken on the WWW and I have to use something else. What should I use? It will not be a registered domain and will be private. It will be for file sharing in a...
by coffee412
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: PSA warning for men wearing chastity belts :S
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: PSA warning for men wearing chastity belts :S

Women get chasity belts.

Us men become Eunuchs.

Boy, We sure do have it rough :)
by coffee412
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: PSA warning for men wearing chastity belts :S
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: PSA warning for men wearing chastity belts :S

Perhaps it would be better to just decide that its not really a problem - just an added feature?

:lol:
by coffee412
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: High Contrast theme --- LM Mate 20
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: High Contrast theme --- LM Mate 20

Hello antikythera, Yes, I know about those themes but it seems it does not change everything to black and white. Then I sat down and thought about it and felt like a 'dumb bunny'. You cannot expect the theme to also cover other programs - lol. So, I started playing around and kinda worked it like th...
by coffee412
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: High Contrast theme --- LM Mate 20
Replies: 2
Views: 246

High Contrast theme --- LM Mate 20

Hello Everyone :) I have a friend that is pretty much blind as he has to be about 2 inches away from the screen to see things. I took him off centos7 and put him on LM 20 with the mate desktop. However, I need to get him into a "Hight Contrast" desktop. I assume that is where it is black a...
by coffee412
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: kernel panic need to restore firefox data
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: kernel panic need to restore firefox data

What I do: Compress (zip) the .mozilla folder that you want to save. Save it as mozilla.zip Make sure firefox is closed and remove the existing ~/.mozilla folder. Unzip the saved mozilla.zip file in your home directory. Make sure that your ownership is correct (chown -R <user>:<user> .mozilla) Then ...
by coffee412
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Newly formatted WD 1T drive detected in Disks as /dev/sdc on the Mint 19.3 but not in file browser
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Newly formatted WD 1T drive detected in Disks as /dev/sdc on the Mint 19.3 but not in file browser

1. Run a smart test on the drive first in 'disks'.
2. Wipe out and setup a new partition. I would not use mbr because you do not need a boot sector on it.
3. format as NTFS.
by coffee412
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Newly formatted WD 1T drive detected in Disks as /dev/sdc on the Mint 19.3 but not in file browser
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Newly formatted WD 1T drive detected in Disks as /dev/sdc on the Mint 19.3 but not in file browser

If your not planning on windows then do a ext4. I might be outdated but windows does not recognize ext4. You could do NTFS instead, That would be fine for a hard drive - I probably would recommend that.
by coffee412
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Newly formatted WD 1T drive detected in Disks as /dev/sdc on the Mint 19.3 but not in file browser
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Newly formatted WD 1T drive detected in Disks as /dev/sdc on the Mint 19.3 but not in file browser

As hapibeli said - check that you actually formatted after partitioning.

In disks click on the drive and use the menus that show just below it. If its not formatted click the gears button. If you are going to mount it click on the button with the black square.
by coffee412
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Newly formatted WD 1T drive detected in Disks as /dev/sdc on the Mint 19.3 but not in file browser
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Newly formatted WD 1T drive detected in Disks as /dev/sdc on the Mint 19.3 but not in file browser

mount /dev/sdc mount: can't find /dev/sdc in /etc/fstab Because its not listed in your /etc/fstab file there are some options missing for the mounting. example: mount -t ext4 /dev/sdc /mnt/thedrive Need to know what format you are using and where to mount it. I just gave a quick example above. If y...
by coffee412
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Root Drive Full
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Root Drive Full

Why not move your whole /home directory to the drive? This would free up probably a lot of room on the root (/) partition. 1. Copy whole /home directory to the other drive 2. Make sure permissions are correct for your home folder. 3. Edit fstab file and redirect /home to the other drive. I have mine...
by coffee412
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Buy Software or New Scanner
Replies: 25
Views: 886

Re: Buy Software or New Scanner

Before you go out and waste money why not post what issues you are having when installing the driver(s) and see if a bit of help from others can get this working? I downloaded the tar file package and attempted a configure/make and the make failed. It could not find itld.h which is available in a s...
by coffee412
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Buy Software or New Scanner
Replies: 25
Views: 886

Re: Buy Software or New Scanner

Coffee, did you get the software from this site :?: http://support.epson.net/linux/en/imagescanv3.php#linux_mint or maybe ----> https://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/search/01/search/searchModule They list four driver downloads :?: I am not sure which ones need to be applied. The software looks to dep...
by coffee412
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 20: Slow boot time AMD Ryzen 5
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Mint 20: Slow boot time AMD Ryzen 5

Duncan,

Use "ls -l" instead of just "ls" so that it shows the file sizes and repost output. :)

(l = small L)

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