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by lewtwo
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: caja share extension
Replies: 1
Views: 97

caja share extension

The thing I really hate about setting up a new Linux Machine is getting SAMBA to work. I just set a new machine to serve as repository for software, video and backups. To be fair Linux Mint 19.2 (mate) does a work better than some previous interactions ( no max protocol patch needed ). It has a seco...
by lewtwo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to open an SQLite3 file in the terminal?
Replies: 20
Views: 2420

Re: How to open an SQLite3 file in the terminal?

well this is an old thread but ...... When trying to open the file in the native directory I get a "file is locked error" (file rights problem). database is locked.png However I copied the file to a directory ( ~/Downloads ) where I do have full rights and opened it without any problems. it has the ...
by lewtwo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [unresolved] SQLITE3 on Linux crippled
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: [closed - unresolved] SQLITE3 on Linux crippled

*** this is the proper syntax that WORKS in Windows *** sqlite3 "\\192.168.0.120\kwpvr\kwpvr3.db" *** no mounting of file system required *** NONE OF THE FOLLOWING WORKS IN LINUX .... WHY ??? sqlite3 "\\\\192.168.0.120\\kwpvr\\kwpvr3.db" sqlite3 "smb:\\192.168.0.120\kwpvr\kwpvr3.db" sqlite3 "smb:\\...
by lewtwo
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [unresolved] SQLITE3 on Linux crippled
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: SQLITE3 on Linux crippled

OK ... at least part of the problem is the mount command. In order to have read/write rights to the share from the desktop the command must include additional options: sudo mount -o username=[myname],password=[mypassword],uid=[myname],gid=[myname] -t cifs //192.168.0.120/kwpvr /mnt/kwpvr Now sqlite ...
by lewtwo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [unresolved] SQLITE3 on Linux crippled
Replies: 2
Views: 237

[unresolved] SQLITE3 on Linux crippled

Original Tittle: "SQLITE3 can not open network database file in readwrite mode" The new Title is a more accurate reflection of the status quo. First, version numbers: My desktop is running: Linux Mint 19.1 with the MATE 1.20.1 user interface, Kernel 4.15.0-52 Generic x86_64 The network machine is ru...
by lewtwo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [solved] "at" command
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: "at" command

Thank thee :-) For posterity, I will answer some of my own questions: Q: is there a daemon that has to be enabled and added to start up? A: No .... or at least on Linux Mint "sudo apt-get install at" seems to get the job done Q: Does the scheduled command open up a terminal window? A: No the command...
by lewtwo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [solved] "at" command
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

[solved] "at" command

OK ... this is going to be a really dumb question about the at command. When I search for linux and schedule all I find are references to cron. I need to schedule a command or script to run at a specific time on a specific date and cron is less than ideal for that purpose. I have tried searching on ...
by lewtwo
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Minimal Boot Files
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Minimal Boot Files

"Riddle me this batman" .... I have an older HP 8300 small form factor computer. I also have one of those PCIe-NVMe adapter cards with a 256 Gbyte NVMe drive. Now linux Mint will recognize the NVMe drive and happily abuse it after the OS ( drivers ) are loaded but it can not boot from it. So my que...
by lewtwo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 Install does not see NVMe PCIe Drive
Replies: 3
Views: 3286

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 Install does not see NVMe PCIe Drive

I do not think I could enable IDE mode for the NVMe drive even if I wanted to. Well maybe if I enabled Legacy support but I have not done that. This does have Intel RST ( Rapid Storage Technology ) built into the BIOS and thus far I have seen no way to completely disable it. I have tried both secure...
by lewtwo
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 Install does not see NVMe PCIe Drive
Replies: 3
Views: 3286

Linux Mint 19.1 Install does not see NVMe PCIe Drive

OK ... so I am probably screwing up somewhere. I have a new toy == HP Pavilion 15.1 Inch Convertible laptop model CR0037WM I have removed the Intel Optane 16 GByte module and the original 1 TeraByte Seagate hard disk . I have installed a Crucial NVMe PCIe P1 1 TeraByte drive. I also added 4 Gbytes o...
by lewtwo
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 133
Views: 26997

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Bottom line: most of the time when you use sudo for graphical applications, it's fine. Some of the time, though, it is not fine, and is, in fact, extremely bad.
Well said.
by lewtwo
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 2681

Re: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?

michael louwe wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:06 pm
According to netmarketshare, since Aug 2016(end of the free Win 10 upgrade offer) until Nov 2018, .....
Do not tell Microshaft but the "Free Win 10 upgrade" still works (I should say it is was still working last week).
by lewtwo
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 2681

Re: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?

I have been installing Windows 10 quite a bit lately. It is arguably a better OS than Windows 7 although the user interface sucks. If one uses the Oct 2018 release of Windows 10 then it does not need to spend days loading updates. I do have to immediately remove/disable some of the Microsoft bloatwa...
by lewtwo
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?
Replies: 29
Views: 2681

Re: windows 7 EOL opportunity for linux?

No, because most of Windows 7 users will buy a cheap laptop, which has Windows 10, and then they use that laptop about one year (the maximum time when 32 GB hard drive is full and Windows is unusable), and then they will buy a new cheap laptop, which has Windows 10, .... and so on. :lol: Let Window...
by lewtwo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Windoze 10 in VirtualBox as guest OS
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Windoze 10 in VirtualBox as guest OS

I got my new laptop in the mail. It took over 2.5 hours to load the M$ Win 10 updates, and 4 reboots. Ridiculous! (I hate Windows) Q: Why are Windows users so obsessed with bootup times. A: Because they do it soooooooooooo much. Oh yea and apparently my laptop does not have the 25 digit Windows Pro...
by lewtwo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: ShutDown Vbox before Shutting down Linux [solved] :-)
Replies: 15
Views: 1391

Re: ShutDown Vbox before Shutting down Linux

The script turned out to be a tad bit more complicated. So for posterity's sake: #!/bin/bash # file ~/bin/Wind7ShutDown # create a 'pause' function, used in debugging function pause () { read -p "$*" } # # This takes advantage of a line added to the file /etc/sudoers # username ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/...
by lewtwo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: ShutDown Vbox before Shutting down Linux [solved] :-)
Replies: 15
Views: 1391

Re: ShutDown Vbox before Shutting down Linux

Always had a habit of shutting down all running programs before shutting down the OS. Probably from my Windoz years :mrgreen: At one point when I was in IT we had a check list posted on the wall of the server room. It listed the shutdown order of all applications, servers, network switches, routers...
by lewtwo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: ShutDown Vbox before Shutting down Linux [solved] :-)
Replies: 15
Views: 1391

Re: ShutDown Vbox before Shutting down Linux

bassplayer wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:38 am
Do you have the file /etc/init.d/virtualbox ?? As it seems like they are all links to the /etc/init.d folder.
That would be a negatory.
by lewtwo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: ShutDown Vbox before Shutting down Linux [solved] :-)
Replies: 15
Views: 1391

Re: ShutDown Vbox before Shutting down Linux

I'm used an init sys v system and not this systemd related stuff, but you could try putting a script in /etc/rc0.d and /etc/rc6.d for shutting down the vm's. VirtualBox has a script in both directories already called K01virtualbox. Just makes sure it has a name that is before that one, like K01Shut...
by lewtwo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: ShutDown Vbox before Shutting down Linux [solved] :-)
Replies: 15
Views: 1391

Re: ShutDown Vbox before Shutting down Linux

The concept here is:
If the user tells Linux mint to shutdown without shutting down VBox first then do a proper shutdown anyway.

There is a option of start up programs. Why not an equivalent option for shutdown ... it is much more critical than start up.

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