Category Archives: Linux

Red screen at night on Linux

f.lux and Redshift are the two major players for making your laptop screen turn red. I had f.lux working on Linux Mint but recently upgraded to Linux Mint 18 and it stopped working. I cannot get the applet to show … Continue reading

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Have Linux access Windows hard drive again

In Windows 8 and 10, Microsoft added a “Fast Startup” feature that saves a state of the computer to disk. This is like Hibernation, which for a while has prevented Linux from mounting a Windows partition. This new feature makes … Continue reading

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Brother printing blank pages on Linux

The Brother HL 2140 is a good printer but getting it to work on Linux Mint is a bit of a hassle. There are many forums online with the problem of the Brother printing many blank pages. Finally, I found … Continue reading

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Picking a Linux Distro for a Server

An old laptop that is going to be running a home server is going to be limited on computing resources, so it is worth looking into running your server with as little overhead as possible. I was looking for the … Continue reading

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Install NVidia on Linux Mint

If you have a NVidia graphics card, you will need to install drivers for your Linux Mint OS to use this hardware. If you got it, use it, especially if you are using multiple screens. Follow the instructions on this … Continue reading

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Linux Mint 17.3 and OwnCloud Desktop Client

How to do it wrong, way 1 Using the OwnCloud client that is in the Software Sources provided in Linux Mint is wrong! This downloads an older version of the Desktop Client that will fail when connecting to your updated … Continue reading

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Find weak file permissions on a shared drive

There are two reasons you want to find weak file permissions on a drive shared with other users: You want to protect your files from other users. You want to prank other users by modifying their files Find the files … Continue reading

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