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by trapperjohn
Fri May 03, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Very General WIFI Networking Question
Replies: 13
Views: 1966

Re: Very General WIFI Networking Question

Force feed the DNS server. In your IP4 settings use "automatic DHCP addresses only." Then specify the DNS servers in the box. Use the Google DNS as an experiment: 8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4

If that works, then take a look at other dns servers like opendns. You separate the DNS IPs with a comma.
by trapperjohn
Thu May 02, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problem with Asus USB N-13 Wireless Adapter on Linux Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Re: Problem with Asus USB N-13 Wireless Adapter on Linux Min

I currently use the N13 without problems with Mint 13. I have had problems with the N13 on some distributions. Usually, it was the driver that caused the headaches. With your N13 plugged in, you can view the driver(s) that are loaded with: lsmod | grep rt My working installation shows that rt2800usb...
by trapperjohn
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvidia Geforce 7900
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: Nvidia Geforce 7900

I use the NVidia drivers. Hunting down the driver for linux 64 will take a bit of work. Start at http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us. The install will need to be done from the console with the display manager shutdown. I actually run an NVidia Development drivers on my machines. Her...
by trapperjohn
Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: best way to remote administer Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: best way to remote administer Linux Mint

Hi, You can completely skip the VM part and just apply the Putty/ssh and remote desktop strategy to a native install. Using the tutorial, Install and configure openssh on the computer that will be remote. Install Putty on the local machine and generate a key pair, then extract its public part. Bring...
by trapperjohn
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: best way to remote administer Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: best way to remote administer Linux Mint

I prefer ssh. Have a look at http://mark-bishop.net/Vbox.php . My article includes a remote administration strategy. Basically, I use Putty to manage the ssh sessions. Usually, I run apt updates directly from the Putty terminal. When I want access to the desktop, I run x11vnc at the remote machine (...
by trapperjohn
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Black screen - vnc - Cinnamon server
Replies: 6
Views: 5730

Re: Black screen - vnc - Cinnamon server

Hi, Since my original post, I have found that using x11vnc as the server application on the native install instead of vino gives me better results. X11vnc provides many command line control switches to fine tune the server (man x11vnc). Start out simple with something like: x11vnc -ncache -display :...
by trapperjohn
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Black screen - vnc - Cinnamon server
Replies: 6
Views: 5730

Re: Black screen - vnc - Cinnamon server

Hi, Thanks for you reply. Both the Mint Cinnamon machine and the Mate machine are VBox machines. Perhaps it's a VBox guest additions or extension pack shortcoming. I will try a native install of Cinnamon and post on VBox if it works. I plan to migrate my host machines from Ubu 10.04 to Mint 13. Righ...
by trapperjohn
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Black screen - vnc - Cinnamon server
Replies: 6
Views: 5730

Black screen - vnc - Cinnamon server

Firstly, thank you to the Mint team for this Unity alternative. When running x11vnc server (or Vino) from Cinnamon, we can connect from another machine (Mint/Mate, Lynx) using Vinagre (or Remmina). I see the confirmation on the server. At the machine making the connection, we see a black screen. Log...

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