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by lewtwo
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ubuntu Advantage Tools [solved]
Replies: 26
Views: 2950

Ubuntu Advantage Tools [solved]

I just did an update to a computer with Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia 64-bit, MATE 1.18.0. That update included something called: Ubuntu Advantage Tools .... Setting up ubuntu-advantage-tools (10ubuntu0.16.04.1) ... Setting up ubuntu-minimal (1.361.2) ... Setting up apt-transport-https (1.2.29) ... Setting...
by lewtwo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Timeshift partition [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Timeshift partition

hmmmm ..... this by the way the error I was getting (consistently): CanNotMount.jpg Regarding mounting at /media/<username> vs /mnt. If I am reading the FHS standard correctly then the /media directory is "intended" for temporary things like cd-roms, iso files, floppies... etc. This is a hard drive ...
by lewtwo
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Timeshift partition [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Timeshift partition [solved]

I have a 1.5 TByte drive dedicated to backups. On it I created a huge ext4 partition named "BACKUPS". Then I pointed Timeshift at it as the location to store its data. Next I wanted to set up some other backup program (i.e. BackInTime). Surprise: I can not mount or see the entire BACKUPS partition. ...
by lewtwo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox Raw Disk needs Root Access [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: VirtualBox Raw Disk needs Root Access [solved]

So I hit my GOTCHA! :roll: I can point both Windows and Linux to new locations for the users files but VB/Windows may or may not write the changes until it shuts down. So the linux OS will not see the changes. I can get round that problem by using VirtualBox's shared folders but that would kind of l...
by lewtwo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox Raw Disk needs Root Access [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: VirtualBox Raw Disk needs Root Access

Thank Thee :D :D :D As I already had the bin directory I just created a file with those lines in it. #/bin/sh /usr/bin/pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY HOME=$HOME "$@" Now the command for the Virtual Box Desktop Icon reads: /home/jack/bin/gksudo.sh VirtualBox %U The window for the ...
by lewtwo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox Raw Disk needs Root Access [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: VirtualBox Raw Disk needs Root Access (Triple Boot)

Thought I would explain the third drive and the reference to Triple boot. The third drive "sdc" is an old 3.5 inch Western Digital 1.5 Tbyte hard disk. It has a 40 Gbyte ext4 partition with Ubuntu 18.04 Mate "minimal install". The rest of the disk is a LARGE ext4 partition labeled "BACKUPS". This OS...
by lewtwo
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox Raw Disk needs Root Access [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 800

VirtualBox Raw Disk needs Root Access [solved]

I have a somewhat unusual setup. I am building a machine to 'ween' my friend off of Windows. It is dual (triple) boot with Windows 7 and Linux Mint 19 (Mate user interface). Hardware: HP 8300 Small Form Factor, I5-3470, 8 Gbytes Ram with a SSD for the Operating systems. There is an additional drive ...
by lewtwo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Desktop Sharing ??? [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 4027

Re: Desktop Sharing ???

Well maybe you were correct the first time .....
I "timeshifted" back to the beginning and downloaded nomachine again ..
it installed and is up and running.
Now I can dump the extra keyboard :D :D :D :D :D :D
by lewtwo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Desktop Sharing ??? [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 4027

Re: Desktop Sharing ???

'Make sure you pick the right deb for your architecture" Yep ... download and install directly from their site ... the error was not such file or directory so I guess something changed for the install script. Sent them a quick email with the error dump. Been trying vncx11 as per: https://community.l...
by lewtwo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Desktop Sharing ??? [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 4027

Desktop Sharing ??? [solved]

To be honest I usually use nomachine because it is dead simple and it works ... Sadly the no machine install FAILS on Linux Mint 19 (mate desktop environment). So as an alternative I decided to try "desktop sharing" however it seems to be nowhere to be found. So then I try loading vnc4server and Rem...
by lewtwo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Re: Custom partitioning - SWAP? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Custom partitioning - SWAP? [SOLVED]

Actually they both need quite a bit of elbow room if to enable "disk protection" in windows and "Timeshift" in Linux mint.
by lewtwo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where the heck is my DVD-ROM ??? [ignore]
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Where the heck is my DVD-ROM ??? [ignore]

Never mind --- stupid operator error ....
by lewtwo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where the heck is my DVD-ROM ??? [ignore]
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Where the heck is my DVD-ROM ??? [ignore]

I need to burn a copy of my Windows7 Install DVD-Rom to a USB drive. Now there are lots of programs, instructions, recipes to that. Problem is that they all assume the you use "dd" to create an ISO file from the DVD-ROM and that the DVD-ROM is /dev/cdrom or /dev/sr0 or /dev/sg0 or /dev/dvd or someth...
by lewtwo
Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wins Server (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Wins Server (solved)

The DHCP server on my router needs/wants the address of the WINS server to hand out. I have searched and looked and read all sorts of stuff for Linux, Linux Mint and Samba ... The machine that I want to do this is used as a file server and lives in a hole in the wall running 24x7. What I can not see...
by lewtwo
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Draftsight 2015 SP3
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: Draftsight 2015 SP3

Affirmative. I had it running on Linux Mint X64 17 mate 1.8.1 Have to "Activate" each time the application is run but otherwise it was fairly stable. I made the mistake of replacing it with Draftsight 2015 SP5. THe graphics cursor is so lethargic that the application is useless. I reverted to SP1 be...
by lewtwo
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen Capture, Full Desktop ONLY (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: Screen Capture, Full Desktop ONLY

Have you tried the keyboard "Print Screen" codes? [PrintScreen] Captures Full Screen to the Clipboard [Alt] [PrintScreen] Captures Active window to Clipboard This has been working fine for the past several versions of Mint. (It was broken back around v10 for awhile). It works fine in Mint 15 Mate. ...
by lewtwo
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen Capture, Full Desktop ONLY (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Screen Capture, Full Desktop ONLY (solved)

Seems like something has changed after I applied the latest updates (29 March 2015). Linux Mint 17.0, Mate desktop. The screen capture tool only captures the full desktop regardless of which button is selected. $> mate-screenshot --interactive Select "Select area to grab" Select "Take Screenshot" Re...
by lewtwo
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Workspace Applet missing, Linux Mint 17, Mate desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: Workspace Applet missing, Linux Mint 17, Mate desktop

Thanks to both of you. It had not occurred to me to right click on an empty portion of the panel as I rarely have an empty portion. However that did the trick. Thank you again.
by lewtwo
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What differences will I notice going from 64 bit to 32 bit?
Replies: 17
Views: 1319

Re: What differences will I notice going from 64 bit to 32 b

My computer has a 64 bit "CPU architecture" ... <snip> ... So I'm curious what to expect. There are a few applications that are available only in 64 bit incarnation ( the Draftsight CAD package is one that comes to mind ). As time goes on this is likely to be more prevalent. A big advantage of of 6...
by lewtwo
Sat Mar 14, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Workspace Applet missing, Linux Mint 17, Mate desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Workspace Applet missing, Linux Mint 17, Mate desktop

Ctr + Alt+Right and Ctr + Alt+Left will let me switch between workspaces Every reference I can find says there is also supposed to be a icon for the Workspace Applet at the lower right of the tool panel. Mine has no such icon/panel. So I search the web for " Mate Workspace Switcher Applet Missing "....

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