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by elmarts
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox URLs from windows not working in FF on MINT?
Replies: 8
Views: 741

[solved] Re: Firefox URLs from windows not working in FF on MINT?

Actually, I found that WINE solved the problem, in that it opens these url files with rundll32 :)
by elmarts
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: manually checking for updates fails?
Replies: 4
Views: 303

{solved] Re: manually checking for updates fails?

perfect! I didn't know that app existed :) <solved>
by elmarts
Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: weird bar blanking bottom of primary monitor
Replies: 0
Views: 116

weird bar blanking bottom of primary monitor

I have a display problem. I have 2 displays running of a gt240, and they used to come up just fine. Now when I boot, I get a band of blue covering the bottom 20% of the main screen, thus hiding the menu bar. The menu bar is still there under the blue panel (the start button pops up the usual stuff, ...
by elmarts
Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Having issues with Linuxmint 18 display.
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: Having issues with Linuxmint 18 display.

I would like to chime in on display problems. I have 2 displays running of a gt240, and they used to come up just fine. Now when I boot, I get a band of blue covering the bottom 20% of the main screen, thus hiding the menu bar. The menu bar is still there under the blue panel (the start button pops ...
by elmarts
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: backupgnucash
Replies: 5
Views: 318

<solved>Re: backupgnucash

OK - so save the 2 folders elsewhere and I'm golden! :) Thanks all.
by elmarts
Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: backupgnucash
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: backupgnucash

Did you happen to backup your ~/.gnucash directory? If so you can just restore that and you should be good to go. It's that simple? <boggles> It hasn't been that simple since the old CPM days :) That will save everything? Don't I have to save the .aqbanking folder as well? And where are the reports?
by elmarts
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: backupgnucash
Replies: 5
Views: 318

backupgnucash

Well, on my moving from win7 in to Mint, gnucash itself went well after I found out what had to be moved :) The next problem is backing up the program data, including reports and aqbanking data, to my google drive. On the win7 side, it worked well. But I cannot seem to get the jar file working on th...
by elmarts
Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Reinstalling Windows with Linux Mint 17.3
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Reinstalling Windows with Linux Mint 17.3

Yes, I took an image with the native windows software. It didn't work :(
by elmarts
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Reinstalling Windows with Linux Mint 17.3
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Reinstalling Windows with Linux Mint 17.3

or you do disk/partitions backups using a Macrium Reflect boot disk. It is always a good idea to snap a complete disk image when you buy a new computer. I am leery of Macrium. My attempts to upgrade from win7 top win10 failed with a fatal pssnap.sys error, whioch is traced to the macrium reflect di...
by elmarts
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: right click mouse button menus?
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: right click mouse button menus? <solved>

chrisuk wrote:
rograj wrote:Hi, On later cinnamon press down both mouse buttons and drag and release

Rog
Works with Mate too...
Perfect! thanks all.
by elmarts
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: right click mouse button menus?
Replies: 5
Views: 414

right click mouse button menus?

I am trying to find out if there is a way to get back the right mouse click/drag menu in linux which exists in windows, i.e. when you right click/drag file, a menu poops up asking move or copy or create-link (shortcut). At the moment\, it seems as if the only way yo move files is to do 2 actions: cu...
by elmarts
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: moving from 32 bit to 64 bit?
Replies: 1
Views: 152

moving from 32 bit to 64 bit?

Does trying to move from 32 bit Mint 18 to 64 bit Mint 18 require completely reinstalling everything, or (wild hope here) does the installer recognize that a previous Mint installation exists, and will simply replace the 32 bit with its own 64 bit version, leaving all else in place? - Elmar
by elmarts
Tue Aug 23, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] "Best" password manager?
Replies: 9
Views: 2205

Re: "Best" password manager?

fred19 wrote:I use LastPass addon in Firefox and Chromium.
I used 1password on the windows side, but since they didn't nartively support linux, I went to lastpass, and it works very well for me.
by elmarts
Sun Aug 21, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] How to access homegroup on Windows 7
Replies: 20
Views: 8556

Re: [SOLVED] How to access homegroup on Windows 7

Finally got things to work! It was adding the lines (as administrator) to the samba conf file that did it. I had to 1) respecify the workgroup name, and 2) add in the name resolve order line. It should not have to be this difficult ... but all's well that ends in the well, as they say :)
by elmarts
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] How to access homegroup on Windows 7
Replies: 20
Views: 8556

Re: [SOLVED] How to access homegroup on Windows 7

Reading through this thread, accessing windows machines with drives set to share seems to require a fixed IP. But all my windows machines are DHCP, so I never know what the IP will be assigned (except that it is in the 192.168.1.x range). What do I need to do to automatically scan the network for av...
by elmarts
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: manually checking for updates fails?
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: manually checking for updates fails?

1) how do I disable it, and 2) I think (newbie here) that I used it to get the driver for my epson scanner.
by elmarts
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: manually checking for updates fails?
Replies: 4
Views: 303

manually checking for updates fails?

Clicking the checked shield in the icon bar, and hitting refresh in the update manager windows results in the following error" W: http://www.openprinting.org/download/printdriver/debian/dists/lsb3.2/Release.gpg: Signature by key F8897B6F00075648E248B7EC24CBF5474CFD1E2F uses weak digest algorithm (SH...
by elmarts
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: strange installation error with tesseract
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: strange installation error with tesseract <solved>

yes, it does show the man page correctly. thanks.
by elmarts
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: strange installation error with tesseract
Replies: 2
Views: 188

strange installation error with tesseract

Tried to get tesseract ocr from the package manager and got this error as it tried to install: W: Can't drop privileges for downloading as file '/root/.synaptic/tmp//tmp_sh' couldn't be accessed by user '_apt'. - pkgAcquire::Run (13: Permission denied) I'm running as superuser (the manager asked for...
by elmarts
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New HTTPS Attack
Replies: 17
Views: 1284

linux TCP vulnerability?

Ran into this story -
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 080916.php

Should we by default do the recommended?

1. Open /etc/sysctl.conf, append a command "/net.ipv4/tcp_challenge_ack_limit = 999999999".

2. Use "sysctl -p" to update the configuration.

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