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New Users / Re: Firewall rules!!!
« Last post by AndyInMokum on Today at 12:39:17 am »
You should be able to access your router's setting.  From there you should be able to set a static IP Address using your computer's MAC address.  It's usually found under the heading of DHCP Binding.  I can't be more specific because annoyingly, each router's layout is different.  If that's not available, you can set a Static IP Address directly from the Network Manager installed in your computer: Change from DHCP to Static IP Address.  The format shown is slightly different because the tutorial is using the Unity Desktop.  The process is the same as are the end results.  The router method is preferable, if it can be done.  Otherwise, set it up from your computers.  I hope this helps  ;).
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that's exactly how i feel , i generally go pretty far out of my way sometimes to do something that will break my installation just so that i can see if i can figure out how to fix it ... LOL , not really but i dont ever have any hesitations in making a change that might be catastrophic cause i know all my data is backed up and i can reinstall in under 15 minutes  .. the most fun i have is my never ending search for lesser known apps and tools that simplify the tasks that i do
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New Users / Re: Firewall rules!!!
« Last post by arky217 on October 14, 2018, 10:22:20 pm »
Running P8 on two computers; both connected to the same router.
I'm trying to make the Nitroshare file transfer program work.
I have installed it on both computers and it works fine if I disable
the firewalls on both computers.

I'm not familiar with creating firewall rules, but I tried making a
simple rule on both computers allowing in for the name of the
other computer and selecting port 20 on both.

Didn't work.
How would I make a rule on each computer's firewall and what
port should i choose ?


I tried that as well, but the problem is that if your isp provides you with a dynamic ip,
as is the case in most instances, (unless they offer a static ip, which is usually at an
increase in price), then your rules won't work after your ip is changed due to your
router going down (blip in power, etc.).

I find that it is easier just to turn off the firewalls on each computer, make your
transfers, then turn the firewalls back on.

By the way, in my opinion, Dukto works better and is simpler to use than Nitroshare.

I had a problem with Nitroshare always creating an empty folder on the recipient
computer that had the same name as the file being transfered. Could not figure out
how to make it stop doing that.

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New Users / Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Last post by scifidude79 on October 14, 2018, 09:13:03 pm »
Yeah, I think he just needs to change the button text, since that links to the store with the shirts.
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General Discussion / Re: Windows Upgrade
« Last post by perknh on October 14, 2018, 08:54:48 pm »
I understand! ;D
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New Users / Re: No Peppermint USB for sale?
« Last post by Joesplace on October 14, 2018, 08:38:40 pm »
They might want to remove the "Purchase USB" button from the web site. Kind of misleading . . .  :-[
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I told you in the last post about what I did without any effects and I undo back at the original how was before.
I think to leave everything how it is now.
The important for me is do not use anymore Windows , even though some functions doesn't working properly like as the webcam or the brightness maybe in some future edition of Peppermint OS ( Even though in my opinion could be an unresolved case ), but doesn't matter.
I tried in the past Antix, Lubuntu, MX Linux and Mint Mate without solutions or with more problems like as no sound, or problems related with the display rotation and touchscreen unusable. Peppermint is enough for me I set up the display at the first installation and not sound problems ( touchscreen unusable) .
Thank you very much for your time, consideration and effort.
Best regards,
Richard Chancellor

Sent from my SM-T310 using Tapatalk

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General Discussion / Re: Windows Upgrade
« Last post by VinDSL on October 14, 2018, 08:20:29 pm »
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User Submitted Tutorials / Re: how to disable the recently opened files folder
« Last post by PCNetSpec on October 14, 2018, 08:10:11 pm »
That's the cool thing about Linux .. always something new to learn, then tweak.

On Windows there's plenty to understand, but once learned there's nothing you can do with the knowledge .. no fun to be had bending it to your will :)

That right there is what I admire so much about Linux .. everything is tweakable, just depends how far down the rabbit hole you choose to venture.
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General Discussion / Re: Asus T101HA Transformer brightness and webcam problems.
« Last post by PCNetSpec on October 14, 2018, 08:03:04 pm »
I wasn't expecting the backlight to work yet .. I just wanted to see if the output from:
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ls /sys/class/backlight/
had changed after applying the kernel boot parameter and rebooting or not ?

So what does your current:-
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=
line read ?

and what's the output from:
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ls /sys/class/backlight/
?
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