Marty Fried

California

I've been a computer hobbyist since before the IBM PC, and a professional programmer not too long after that. I've had experience with electronic repair, manufacturing, and testing of professional audio.

I tutored other students in Fortran before PCs existed, built my first computer from bare circuit boards and reject parts (S-100 CP/M system), and transitioned from stereo repair, to professional audio manufacturing at Dolby Labs, where I set up the automated functional testing for Dolby professional equipment. From there, I went into programming full-time as a C programmer for Mac presentation graphics systems, then to Windows C++ video programming. My last 10 years was as a C++ Windows software engineer for a corporate source code control system.

I'm now a Linux user, retired from active work but still helping friends with computer problems, configuration, audio/video setup, and other electronic devices.

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comment Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Deletes All Of My Photos & Videos
Well, sorry I can't help. To be honest, I never heard of Infinix. :-(
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revised Command-line to list DNS servers used by my system
Added applicable version information
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comment How do I find my network IP address, netmask, and gateway info?
@ThomasW. - Thanks for that info, but TBH, I personally think that there is such a thing as too much information. The question was pretty simple, and I gave a simple answer using what information I knew would work. I'm really not knowledgeable enough to "support" your information; also, I think anyone who is would know their gateway address and would not be trying to find out this information.
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revised How do I find my network IP address, netmask, and gateway info?
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comment How do I find my network IP address, netmask, and gateway info?
@Shubh , I know; I'll add that caveat to the answer to stop future comments about it.
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comment Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Deletes All Of My Photos & Videos
Well, my phone came with Marshmellow, so I have no direct experience, although I'm active on several Android forums and never read about this happening. Usually, unless you do a factory reset, nothing will delete your media, not even installing a different ROM. Apps and settings yes, but not the internal memory partition. Perhaps your particular update either did a factory reset, or had that option, and then the apps were automatically restored by Google, which is normal (apps, but not settings, I think).
Jan
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comment How can I run a sudo command without entering a password?
Perhaps you could use this as a guide: askubuntu.com/q/290099/39753
Jan
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comment Need help troubleshooting virtual host
What is the database connection error that is returned? And why am I able to display the page for awards.ifma.org?
Jan
26
comment MMS cannot be sent or recived on LG VS 415 PP phone
What messaging app?
Jan
26
comment My phone somehow accessed my boss's Gmail account?
I don't think linking 2 accounts would generate that message. But if he forwards mail from the one you access to the other, he could get the warning on the other account. AFAIK, you only get that message when you actually log into one or the other account. I get it a lot, because I sometimes use private browsing to log into an alternate account, which is always unknown. Without the password, you should not be able to access the alternate account.
Jan
26
comment Uninstalled apps still show up on "Apps installed on" in Google Play Store
One note about this: if you accidentally select more than one app, the X will be greyed out (or possibly missing). This can inadvertently happen if you highlight one app, then try to remove a different one, IIRC.
Jan
26
comment Uninstalled apps still show up on "Apps installed on" in Google Play Store
That will do nothing except waste time. Uninstalling a program is not supposed to remove it from the Play Store history.
Jan
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comment Cannot connect Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T705 to computer vis usb
Or, another question might be, does it charge when you plug it into the computer port? Make sure the hardware (cable and the port) is working before installing software.
Jan
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comment Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Deletes All Of My Photos & Videos
So, all your apps are there, but just the media is gone? What about app settings?
Jan
26
comment unable to open system storage so i can move apps and free up soace
I hate to say this, but it is probably a good thing you can't, as it sounds like you have no idea of the consequences of doing that. There is a good reason why you cannot do it easily.
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awarded Guru
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awarded Yearling
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awarded Yearling
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awarded Necromancer
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revised How to view the DNS address assigned by DHCP?
Better formatting and more clarification
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