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by AscLinux
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: keeping firmware time after linux mint, going back to windows
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: keeping firmware time after linux mint, going back to windows

Windows is known to make changes in firmware without any warning. Linux does not. In case of clock, it is hwclock utility which can read and write clock into firmware. That's all it can do. And it requires elevated privileges for this. Try for yourself, open a terminal window and execute hwclock.
by AscLinux
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: posting terminal display to the forum
Replies: 20
Views: 506

Re: posting terminal display to the forum

Select the desired text with mouse (no special copy/cut command needed), then use the mouse middle button to paste.
by AscLinux
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NVIDIA X Server Settings changes not persistent after reboot
Replies: 2
Views: 1813

Re: NVIDIA X Server Settings changes not persistent after reboot

I do not have any nVidia hardware right now, but settings used to go to ~/.nvidiarc.
by AscLinux
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Second (dual) monitor?
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Second (dual) monitor?

Some motherboards disable integrated video when an addon card is installed. Then there is nothing you can do, but install an addon card with two outputs.
by AscLinux
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19 stuck on boot logo after a system crash
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Linux Mint 19 stuck on boot logo after a system crash

RE: Surface test. 1. Easiest probably is to run long smartctl test. smartctl -t long /dev/sda 2. Also dd can be used to read every sector, failures will be registered by SMART. dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null conv=noerror bs=1M 3. Use badblocks application. 4. There are more ways to skin this cat ...
by AscLinux
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19 stuck on boot logo after a system crash
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Linux Mint 19 stuck on boot logo after a system crash

1. The system is a laptop that's less than 6 months old, so hard drive health shouldn't be an issue. The disk manager says that the drive is OK. I looked at SMART data provided and it was all OK. Means nothing. SMART data becomes useful only after testing, did you run some sort of surface test? Any...
by AscLinux
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19 stuck on boot logo after a system crash
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Linux Mint 19 stuck on boot logo after a system crash

Based on information provided, I'd:

1. Check the health of hard drive
2. Check the integrity of filesystems, attempt repair if needed
3. Make sure the OS is not running out of space
by AscLinux
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux mint install headache cure
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: Linux mint install headache cure

Looks like shameless advertising to me. In most forums moderators would remove post/thread like this.
by AscLinux
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to prevent external hard drive full of win malware, virus etc infecting my linux OS?
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: How to prevent external hard drive full of win malware, virus etc infecting my linux OS?

administrollaattori wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:03 am
Do not install and use Wine.
This is an internet myth. Wine is not not Windows. Assuming it has same security holes as Windows is plain amateur. Furthermore, even if it had it still could not affect the underlying OS.
by AscLinux
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to create Wlan from Lan ?
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: How to create Wlan from Lan ?

Access Point and Router are not the same thing. Granted, SoHo routers often have switch and access point built in, but you need to understand how these three components work before you can decide what you need to accomplish your goal. Chances are you need just to create an access point, not a router.
by AscLinux
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Simple way to connect a laptop to a desktop, via network cable
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: Simple way to connect a laptop to a desktop, via network cable

Regarding network. If none of these machines is connected to a router then you need to look up what is the IP address Windows has and assign an IP address to your Linux machine manually, make sure it is in the same subnet. Then use SAMBA or any other method you like. For instance, you could fire up ...
by AscLinux
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Simple way to connect a laptop to a desktop, via network cable
Replies: 9
Views: 652

Re: Simple way to connect a laptop to a desktop, via network cable

Crossover cable is history. For many years now all ethernet chips can auto-sense the wire type and connect seamlessly.
You need to share your folder in Windows and then use SAMBA client to connect.
by AscLinux
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Network or File Sharing - Is that the Same Thing?
Replies: 19
Views: 732

Re: Network or File Sharing - Is that the Same Thing?

NFS allows you to share directories across networks. Not sure if there is any GUI to set it up. Note: NFS identifies users by UID and GID, not username.
by AscLinux
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Compiling a printer Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Compiling a printer Driver

You may have better luck converting the RPM to DEB. Look for alien utility. There is also rpm2targz, in case you wish to do manual install.

https://community.linuxmint.com/software/view/alien
by AscLinux
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: PDF reader with form filler feature
Replies: 9
Views: 354

Re: PDF reader with form filler feature

You can use Chrome (Chromium). I haven't tried lately, but Chromium used to do the job. To save your work use print to file function. There is also pdfedit and Libreoffice.
by AscLinux
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] A Reboot Method that Always Works?
Replies: 15
Views: 1538

Re: A Reboot Method that Always Works?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key

Note, this feature must be enabled in kernel. Which probably is the case with mainstream distros.
by AscLinux
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do i use SSH outside of my lan
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: How do i use SSH outside of my lan

Not sure what's going on there, I have used SSH for decades to work remotely and never had nay issues I couldn't resolve. You could use key-based authentication (which is recommended anyway as more secure), but you need to copy the keys by hand before you attempt remote connection. My guess is somet...
by AscLinux
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do i use SSH outside of my lan
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: How do i use SSH outside of my lan

You can increase client verbosity for debugging.
by AscLinux
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I update my Bios?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Should I update my Bios?

Bricked forever is a little harsh. One can always invest a little in soldering equipment and a simple USB flasher costs around $10 from eBay. Plus all the thrills you get. 8)
And as always, you get to keep the tools and experience.
by AscLinux
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I update my Bios?
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Should I update my Bios?

If it works why fix it?
However. The BIOS update may contain new microcode for your CPU, fixing known vulnerabilities. But then again, you can choose to load new microcode from your OS instead.

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