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Messages - Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Linux Support / Re: Which SSD?
October 17, 2019, 08:53:12 PM
Why not try cloning first, easy enough to reformat and fresh install if necessary.

Clonezilla LiveUSB would be my tool of choice
Linux Support / Re: Looking for some tuning software
October 11, 2019, 08:41:44 PM
Don't know of any personally, and you've probably already seen this .. but just in case you haven't:
https://www.elmelectronics.com/help/obd/software/#Linux (https://www.elmelectronics.com/help/obd/software/#Linux)

Which includes scantool which is in the Ubuntu default software repositories.
https://samhobbs.co.uk/2015/04/scantool-obdii-car-diagnostic-software-linux (https://samhobbs.co.uk/2015/04/scantool-obdii-car-diagnostic-software-linux)
I'm not convinced you'd need any.

What's the output from
Linux Support / Re: Which SSD?
October 11, 2019, 08:32:29 PM
You'll have to partition it .. though the mint installer will do it automatically for you.

As I said manually partitioning leaving some empty space (overprovisioning) is the ideal, although technically you could also just install mint then later use the LiveUSB to shrink the partition a bit.

The ideal is to leave somewhere between 5% and 7% of the SSD unpartitioned for overprovisioning .. and to ALSO never fill the partition completely.

So get the largest drive you can afford .. the more unused capacity, the better wear levelling works and the drive should last longer.

That said, just bunging it in and treating it no different to an HDD shouldn't really hurt a modern SSD too much .. the above is just playing it cautious.
You shoudn't need to install any drivers for the network adapter in a VM .. the network should be passed through from the host OS

Hence why I said this likely won't work in a VM .. and add that to the fact the drivers I hosted previously are highly unlikely to compile against the 5 series kernel.

And add to that I don't know Kali well enough to give you instructions.

The Kali forum is your best bet.

I can give you a working link to the drivers I linked to in the old topic if you want ?, but I'm nearly 100% sure they won't compile against recent kernels so you'd be wasting your time with them .. beyond that I'm afraid I can't help.
General Discussion / Re: Execute code from terminal
October 10, 2019, 09:56:13 PM
What command are you trying to run ?

Have you tried prefixing the command with "sudo", as in:
sudo mycommand
then entering your password when prompted ?
a) please don't post terminal output as a screenshot (in fact please don't post any images as attachments unless asked to do so by forum admin) .. TIA.

b) Is this a VM of Kali ? .. if that's the case, you shouldn't need to install any drivers in Kali, the VM client will pass wireless through from the Host OS.
(if you're attempting to use the adapter for wireless scanning/cracking in Kali, I'm afraid a VM won't do it because there's no way to access the drivers in the Linux client directly .. but neither will I help you to do that, the Kali Linux forum would be your best bet)
Open a terminal and run:
gedit ~/.config/autostart/xscreensaver-autostart.desktop
when a blank file opens in the gedit text editor, make it read:
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Xscreensaver Autostart
Comment=Autostart the Xscreensaver Daemon
Exec=xscreensaver -nosplash

SAVE the file and exit the text efditor.

Log off/on (or reboot)  <-- IMPORTANT

Once you've logged back on, test the screensaver
Neither of these additional problems really fall under the title "Odd thing going on with ITV player- won't play on my Peppermint netbook" .. new topics with descriptive titles please.
Are both monitors listed in:-

Menu > Settings > Display


If not, click "Identify Displays" .. are both listed now ?

and is "Configure new displays when connected" ticked ?
Linux Support / Re: Scanner not working
October 10, 2019, 05:54:44 PM
Install sane-utils
sudo apt-get install sane-utils
then post the output from
scanimage -L
sudo scanimage -L
sudo sane-find-scanner

These links are only here for my future reference
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=150579 (https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=150579)
http://meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/ (http://meier-geinitz.de/sane/gt68xx-backend/)
Which distro/version ?
If this is Peppermint, look in the system tray (bottom-right of screen by the clock), and you'll see a shield shaped icon (probably with a blue circle in it at the moment, signifying you have updates waiting) .. click that icon.

In the resulting window, click the "Refresh" button.

When it's finished refreshing, click the "Install Updates" button.
(enter your password when prompted, and click "OK")

When updates have finished (indicated by the window closing and the shield icon in the system tray now having a green tick), REBOOT.
(you don't normally need to reboot after updates, only if you got an updated kernel .. but you probably did, so reboot now)

Once rebooted, try ITV Player (works for me in Firefox).

And from now on, run updates every now and again (weekly, or whenever you see the blue circle in the shield icon would be good) ;)

Linux Support / Re: Scanner not working
October 09, 2019, 06:36:03 PM
What says "unable to connect" ?

What's the make/model of scanner ?

How is the scanner connected ?
Have you tried the monitor on any other hardware (to see if it's the monitor) ?