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    Is there any way to control how Linux uses the second monitor?

    There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to Linux's use of the second monitor. My second monitor is used for monitoring my ip cams via browser and for nothing else. I was using Opera but an update broke it so it only opens on the primary monitor. So in the garbage it went. Most all of the...
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    Logitech K800 keyboard stopped working when I plugged in my new M510 mouse

    I think it tried to pair with the unified transceiver and failed and now it doesn't work at all. Google is useless and down right stupid when trying to find any info on this problem. I tried the K800 on another computer using the original transceiver and nothing. And of course I replaced the...
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    Just upgraded to Mint 21

    Kept waiting for it to show up in Update Manager but it never did so I upgraded via the cli. What a long drawn out process it turned out to be. Thought the questions would never end. Had to remove or convert a ton of PPA's, had ti interact with both the GUI upgrader and the cli even tho one was...
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    Need help getting into a Ruckus 7372 AP

    I've tried every browser there is and get the same message in all of them. This site can’t provide a secure connection 192.168.10.220 uses an unsupported protocol. ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH Hide details Unsupported protocol The client and server don't support a common SSL protocol...
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    Thinking about trying Manjaro

    Got a couple of questions. 1. How hard / time consuming is it to get it installed and properly configured? 2. Will it do everything Ubuntu and it's variants will? 3. Any HW compatibility issues? OK, that was 3 questions, sorry. TIA :)
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    Does Windows copy files in any particular order?

    Had to start and abort a copy operation 4 times due to my stupidity and each time it started with a different file. The last time I watched it and it appeared to be more or less copying in alphabetic order ever tho it didn't start with the first file. But it actually didn't, it skipped around...
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    Are Amazon USB drives legit?

    Just got an email from Amazon loaded with deals like this one - Would amazon openly push bogus drives? :confused:
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    Can I run iTunes on a computer with no Internet connection?

    Just want to back up my stuff, that's all. No music, no match, no other Apple giberish.
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    System Reports Perform usrmerge conversion, should I ignore this?

    I already did this and I'm still getting this message from System Reports. When I run it again I get Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done usrmerge is already the newest version (23). 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not...
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    Is modular cabling universal?

    Just picked up a modular 850w Seasonic and it's missing most of the cables. I have enough spares to replace them but I don't know which PSU's the spares came with. Will I let the magic smoke out if I assume they're all the same? TIA :)
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    How do you run a cli program in Linux

    Program in question is sg3_utils. Google has thousands and thousands of pages describing the program but I can find absolutely nothing on how to run it. All I get is "Command Not Found". :(
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    Just discovered something super cool

    A NIC in Linux can have more than one IP address. :cool: This just solved the problem of accessing my ip cams which are on a different subnet. :)
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    Is AppleCare+ worth getting?

    I don't usually go for extended warranties but then again, I've never paid over a grand for a phone before.
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    Just discovered "Vibrance" in X Server settings

    What a difference it makes. Turned my old washed out display into a new display with eye popping colors. Never went beyond basic setup of my 2 monitors in X Server before but decided to look a little deeper. Glad I did. :)
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    Just got a new iPhone. Got some questions about music

    Been Googling all afternoon and can't believe how freaking complicated this is, JHDFC. What I want to do is this. I have an mp3 player that I plug into my computer. I then copy songs from my computer to the mp3 player. I then unplug the mp3 player from my computer, stick my earbuds in my ears...
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    How to isolate wireless from LAN ?

    I'm using a TP-Link AP and can't find anything about doing this so maybe it's unpossible. If I put the AP in the DMZ in the router will that isolate the wireless clients or is there a better way? TIA :)
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    Anybody got any ideas?

    Trying to get a Canon ImageFormula DR-c225 document scanner working with Linux. I'm using Simple Scan and all I get is black pages. I know the scanner is OK because it works like it should under Windows. I've Googled this and all I found was one post by somebody who got it to work by...
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    Can Linux be loaded on a NVMe drive?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question. :p
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    Anyone ever replace a HD SAS connector ?

    Came upon a 6TB 12G SAS Dell branded HGST HD with a broken power connector. Only the plastic part is broken. I'm using an SAS to SATA connector at present. This works because the pins themselves are intact and required just a little straightening to go into connector. The drive itself is fine...
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    Have a security issue with Vivaldi

    I need to connect to ipmi on a Supermicro server. Vivaldi will not allow me to connect via http, is automatically changes it to https. It won't save the password and I assume it's because it connects via https. I've searched and can't find any security settings at all. Security is a total non...
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    Problem running a script

    I have a script on the Desktop named QuantaFanSpeed.sh I run the command to make it an executable - chmod +x QuantaFanSpeed.sh from a command prompt and I get this - The file is clearly on the desktop so what am I missing? :confused: TIA OK, so I moved the script to the home directory and...
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    Firefox has pushed me as far as I'm going to be pushed

    The latest in a long line of shit changes they've implemented is a non stoppable update nag. They can kiss my ass, I'm done with Mozilla. So what's a good replacement ? TIA
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    Need networking help....again

    Trying to connect to a Windows box. Linux wants to know the following : Server Share Folder Name Password In my mind I want to connect to a SHARE on the Windows box. "Folder" should be irrelevant but apparently it's not. So what exactly is the share and what is the folder? TIA
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    I thought a kernel update required a reboot

    Mint Cinnamon 20.2. Just had a kernel update come down the tubes and after the install it said nothing about a reboot required. Never seen this before. I went ahead and rebooted for S&G but still can't help wondering why this one was different. :confused:
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    Updates, do I need them all?

    I usually install updates as they arrive without giving them any thought but the latest one has me questioning - I don't have a modem attached to or installed in this box. If they're referring to a cable modem, it's attached to my PFSense box. Do I really need this and if not, how can I get...
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    Do patrol scrubs wear out a spinner HD early

    Seems like they would being they are mechanical devices.
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    Linux and FTP

    I have an FTP URL link. I need to download the file the link points to but apparently Linux doesn't know squat shit about FTP. It asks me to choose a program to open it with and when I click the button it opens to the last location I had open and not to a folder containing programs. I've...
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    What's a good NAS software?

    I'm done with FreeNAS/TrueNAS, it/they suck unwashed ass. As much as I want zfs, it just isn't worth the grief. I need something functional and user friendly enough to be workable, not some geeky BS that only club members can decipher. TIA
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    Need some SAS cable help

    MB is a Supermicro X9SRH-7F which has 8 individual SAS ports. I want to hook this up to an expander backplane. What kind of breakout cable do I need? TIA
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    TrueNAS access denied

    TrueNAS sucks. What a steaming pile of garbage. It's a NAS OS that supposed to allow access to data stored on it but it does nothing of the sort. "ACCESS DENIED" Is all I get when I try to copy files to the share. Absolutely nothing I do gets me anything but "ACCESS DENIED". Why is sharing...
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    What's causing this?

    OS - Windows Server 2012 R2 MB - Supermicro X9SRH-F HBA - Dell Perc H310 )Plugged into a PCI-e 2.0 slot HD's - 6 x IBM Branded Seagate 2TB SAS 3.5 I've tried 2 different H310's and different slots and the results remain the same. I update to the latest drivers, they're from 2013. I have...
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    My PfSence box decided to take a dirt nap

    It's a SFF DFI In dustrial AMD based box. Been running without any problems for over a year then suddenly, without warning it up and died. Performed an autopsy on it and was able to get into the BIOS once and saw the CPU temp was 94c :woot:. I plulled the plug and started tearing her down. I...
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    Will this make a good conspiracy theory?

    I have 2 mini ITX systems that are EXACTLY the same. One has Windows 10 installed and the other has Linux Mint Cinnamon. With both system completely shut down the Windows system blinks the network activity LED continuously and the Linux system does not, it's completely off. Both systems function...
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    O joy

    I have found a theme that makes the task bar translucent, just like Windows Areo. :ROFLMAO:
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    How does Linux decide if a drive is removable?

    Redid my box a while back. It contains 2 1.9TB SSD's. Linux was installed on one of them and the second is a data drive. The second drive was marked as removable which is stupid as shit. When you connect to a remote computer using Remmina the share folder is not stored and you have to reconnect...
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    Anybody upgrade an Intel Compute Stick to Windows 10?

    This one currently has Windows 8 on it. It does meet the minimum requirements (just barely). I'm on my third attempt now. Keep getting a "Windows 10 failed to install" message then back to Windows 8. First attempt it said there was not enough space, said to plug in a USB drive of at least 10GB...
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    Any GIMP experts here?

    Trying to figure out how the crop tool works. Well, it doesn't. Seems stupid as shit to me that when you make a selection and the go to crop the crop to selection command is grayed out. Even tho the selection was made using the selection tool. Help describes the tool exactly like you'd think...
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    How do you load Linux in a VM using an ISO?

    Trying to load Feren OS from an ISO into VirtualBox and I'm getting a Kernel panic. Something about can't find init. I have never been about to load from an ISO. Can somebody edumacate me? TIA :)
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    What's your Linux update policy?

    I've recently (this year) started to update my Linux install when the updates become available, running Timeshift first of course. I haven't run into any issues...... yet. But in the past I hardly ever updated because I've lost my Linux install completely due to an update. Seems like something...
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