health – Can I get infected from driver even when masks are worn?

Suppose I take an Uber taxi, me and driver as 2 persons only in the car. And the driver is COVID positive. I’m not positive. When I enter the car, there are no coronaviruses inside, in the air and on the surfaces. The driver is wearing a surgical mask and gloves. I’m also wearing a surgical mask and gloves. I’m sitting at the very back of the car (3 compartments car, like a car with 6 seats in 3 sections). And then the journey starts.

The driver sneezes once during the journey and coughs 2-3 times as he has mild symptoms, but he’s still wearing the mask.

Now this is is just imagination, but I’m soon going to travel to my hometown by taxi. I’m considering the worst-case scenario. So I wanted to make sure if it would be safe or not.

Can I get infected through the air (sneeze/cough droplets coming out of mask from the driver and entering through my mask) in this situation? I don’t see any other possibility of getting infected.

sql – Raspberry pi QT MYSQL driver not found


Those who are struggling getting your raspberry pi to work with mysql:
run following command in terminal to check what plugins you currently got

ls /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/qt5/plugins/sqldrivers

You should have file in there, if not run following command to install mysql plugin:

sudo apt-get install libqt5sql5-mysql

now check your sql drivers folder again:

ls /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/qt5/plugins/sqldrivers

if you have mysql plugin in the folder, you should be good to go

networking – Which driver is required for Marvell Technology network card for Ubuntu 18 on HP Pavilion

I am facing the common problem of adapter not found on Ubuntu 18 while trying to connect wifi.
I followed this WiFi adapter not found in Ubuntu 18.04

These steps:

sudo modprobe -r rtl8723de
sudo modprobe rtl8723de

give me “module not found error”.

So, I ran:
lspci | grep Ethernet
and got
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8039 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 14)

Now which driver do I require? What steps do I have to follow?

software – Epson Scanner V550 won’t scan B&W negatives, corrupted thumbnail driver?

I uninstalled my Epson Scan program from my windows 10 PC. The first time I opened the program after downloading it again, an error window popped up saying that my thumbnail scan driver was corrupt.

It will scan the negatives and show thumbnails when I select “color” negatives, obviously this isn’t suitable. But when I try to preview scan in b&w, it shows up as high contrast black and white only, like I’m scanning a document. Where the film should be it’s just a white strip with a few black rectangles on the edges.

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I just developed my first roll of film on my own, and I’m anxious to see the results.

Does anyone else have this problem?

How do I fix it? Please help!

Has anyone updated 20.04 with new kernel 5.4.0-39 yesterday resulting in nvidia driver problems?

Yesterday Ubuntu upgraded driver 5.4.0-37 to Upon reboot lost the second monitor, mouse jerky, display sluggish. Downgraded to 5.4.0-37 and all issues resolved. The nvidia driver is 440. The graphics adapter is GeForce 1050 Ti. Updated my other machine with intel graphics with no issue.


legal – What happens if police stops me when driving a rental car and I’m not the authorized driver (US-FL)?

You could possibly be charged with driving a vehicle without the owners consent, but more importantly if you are not a valid driver then you are driving without insurance.

Driving without insurance is illegal in Florida.

You should also be aware that the insurance you don’t have doesn’t just protect you against damaging the car. In the US, if you seriously injure someone in an accident they can and will come after you for their medical bills, which can run to hundreds of thousands of dollars. This is what your insurance covers you against (amongst other things). Unless you can afford to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars, don’t drive without insurance.

Further reading:

Intel wireless 7260 driver problem

I have a Lenovo T440s and have recently upgraded Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04.

Now in the Additional Drivers page of the Software & Updates application, it states:-

Intel Corporation: Wireless 7260 (Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260)
This device is not working.

o Using iwlwifi driver backport in DKMS format from backport-iwlwifi-dkms (open source)
o Continue using a manually installed driver
o Do not use the device

**No proprietary drivers are in use. **

The three o symbols above are radio buttons, and the first one is greyed out.

I have spent 6 hours going through the other questions on this subject, and tried many suggested ways to fix this, but without success.
I am writing this question in the hope that someone will be able to help. I am no techie or Linux expert, but can copy commands using the Terminal, or download software.

graphics card – Nvidia driver causing BSOD

I get BSOD stating ‘System thread not handled exception’ caused by nvlddmkm.sys. This occurs whenever I am trying to boot up windows. After windows loading screen appears, It directly goes to BSOD stating the above error. It may reboot fine after collecting the error information but the BSOD is quite annoying. I have checked with the device manager, it says that the device is working fine. I am using :

  • Windows 10 with latest updates,
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU 2.40GHz,
  • NVIDIA GeForce 820M,
  • 8 GB Ram,
  • SSD

The version of my driver is I have tried uninstalling my driver and restarting the PC with no luck. I also tried installing the driver previous version and still no luck. Any idea about what is going on