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by trapperjohn
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: devede
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: devede

In synaptic, choose the "Status" filter on the left (just below Sections). Then click "Installed (auto-removable). Do you see a list of packages? If so, then select them them and uncheck the "automatically installed" check box (from the Package menu item). Sometimes apt (and...
by trapperjohn
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: SOLVED How to find/read/etc old e-mail-adresses after format
Replies: 7
Views: 736

Re: How to find/read/reuse old e-mail-adresses after formatt

run:
thunderbird -no-remote -p

Create a new profile and when you get to the part where it says "Completing the create profile wizard," click the choose folder button and navigate to the folder where your old tBird profile resides.
by trapperjohn
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Document Viewer bug
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Document Viewer bug

We haven't heard from the OP for a while. Meanwhile, here is an interesting example of a pdf form that cannot be opened by any of the opensource document readers: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pnw-ppe/rfcpp-ppcpr/Guidelines_lignes-directrices2014-15-eng.pdf (Let me know if you disagree.) If this is the p...
by trapperjohn
Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Document Viewer bug
Replies: 7
Views: 836

Re: Document Viewer bug

Hi,

Do you get:

Please wait...
If this message is not eventually replaced... blah, blah, blah
by trapperjohn
Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Handbrake Crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: Handbrake Crashing

If you want to re-explore the terminal error approach, do this: Open a terminal and type: handbrake Then press enter Handbrake will open. Use it until it crashes. Go back to the terminal and copy all of the text. The text will include the error. Paste the text into a reply to this thread and be sure...
by trapperjohn
Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System freezing when mounting TrueCrypt vol (CLOSED)
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Re: System freezing when mounting TrueCrypt vol

That's cool.

The tcplay (cryptsetup will also open TC volumes) does have a rugged set of command sequences. Using zenity in scripts takes a lot of the hunting and pecking away.
by trapperjohn
Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System freezing when mounting TrueCrypt vol (CLOSED)
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Re: System freezing when mounting TrueCrypt vol

Perhaps,

All I can tell ya is, it worked for us. ... and it migrated us away from an unsupported package.
by trapperjohn
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System freezing when mounting TrueCrypt vol (CLOSED)
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Re: System freezing when mounting TrueCrypt vol

I have seen this anomaly on one machine. I switched the user to tcplay and the problem is fixed. It's a commandline package https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Tcplay I automate opening containers with a script. #!/bin/bash # Open a Truecrypt container using tcplay # Provides an alternate that does...
by trapperjohn
Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Handbrake Crashing
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: Handbrake Crashing

Hello,

Let's get an error message. From a terminal, run:
handbrake
When it crashes the terminal will show an error message about the crash. What does it say?
by trapperjohn
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Change from nvidia to AMD vid cards
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Change from nvidia to AMD vid cards

Promise us you'll try it again sometime.

Meanwhile:
Well, as a rule Nvidia is the better choice in Linux. Better Linux drivers than ATI / AMD....
As posted recently,
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.p ... 6#p1028206

I agree.
by trapperjohn
Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvidia or AMD?
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Nvidia or AMD?

I use, and prefer, NVidia on all machines where I have a choice. I have not had problems with NVidia GPUs on any Linux distro (over 15 years). NVidia GPUs are supported out-of-the box by the Linux kernal's open source driver named nouveau. You have the additional option of using NVidia's proprietary...
by trapperjohn
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CPU Scaling (scaling down)
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: CPU Scaling (scaling down)

GOVERNOR="conservative"

or

GOVERNOR="powersave"
by trapperjohn
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: ssh works with putty, but not with nemo's"connect to server"
Replies: 14
Views: 2591

Re: ssh works with putty, but not with nemo's"connect to ser

I have also confirmed that the process works when connecting to a Linux host from a Windows putty client. I haven't setup a Windows cygwin host recently, but I am sure no one here would be interested in setting up a Windows host anyway. (If the new install uses a different username and you are re-us...
by trapperjohn
Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: ssh works with putty, but not with nemo's"connect to server"
Replies: 14
Views: 2591

Re: ssh works with putty, but not with nemo's"connect to ser

Hello, I am the author of http://mark-bishop.net/whitehat.php?page=page2 I have confirmed that the process works for Linux to Linux host-guest combinations. I have not confirmed the process for Windows putty clients nor have I confirmed the process for Windows cygwin hosts. In my confirmation, I use...
by trapperjohn
Sun May 17, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: how to send a no key wifi hotspot
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: how to send a no key wifi hotspot

Here's what I use:
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=162895

Also see:
https://github.com/oblique/create_ap


With the script made executable (chmod +x create_ap), the following makes a wireless hotspot that bridges to a wired NIC:
sudo ./create_ap --no-virt wlan0 eth0 MyAccessPoint
by trapperjohn
Tue May 05, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why so serious about GNU/Linux?
Replies: 20
Views: 1455

Re: Why so serious about GNU/Linux?

Mine also. But contrary to you, I still think it's too hot Well, I cheat. I use Arch for any machine that has an NVidia and/or Intel GPU that might be used for videos. With multi-use machines, I often create a separate boot for media applications/videos that has essentially no other resource hoggin...
by trapperjohn
Tue May 05, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why so serious about GNU/Linux?
Replies: 20
Views: 1455

Re: Why so serious about GNU/Linux?

Well, my spouse was burning through laptops with commercial OSs by simply watching videos, browsing the web, and getting/sending email. During movies the units would roast at 85-90 C. Booting the system would give the endless "waiting" routine while loading settings. The system would crawl...
by trapperjohn
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: DNS Issues / Keeps Using ISP DNS
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: DNS Issues / Keeps Using ISP DNS

Hello,

I don't use vpnkillswitch but I am thinking yes based on what I have read about it. I secure vpn over ssh.
by trapperjohn
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: DNS Issues / Keeps Using ISP DNS
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: DNS Issues / Keeps Using ISP DNS

Hi, That command will last forever. In fact you won't be able to delete resolv.conf or edit it - even as root - unless the immutable attribute is removed first. I am apprehensive about what was causing resolv.conf to be overwritten in the undesired way. I am concerned with the network manager settin...
by trapperjohn
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: DNS Issues / Keeps Using ISP DNS
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: DNS Issues / Keeps Using ISP DNS

A temporary hack: Edit the resolv.conf to reflect your desired nameservers. Immediately after saving it, make it immutable: sudo chattr +i /etc/resolv.conf This will make it impossible for any service to overwrite the file, ever. It can be undone with: sudo chattr -i /etc/resolv.conf As for the orig...

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