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by rambo919
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved} LM 20 Mate - Grub failed to appear!
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: [Solved} LM 20 Mate - Grub failed to appear!

I had a similar problem but of a different nature, editing the grub menu and changing GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden to GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=menu did nothing Then I changed GRUB_TIMEOUT=10 to GRUB_TIMEOUT=100 And grub appeared at the 80s mark So basically my problem was both that grub was hidden and that i...
by rambo919
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1058
Views: 195807

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

Win10 library? What happened, happened to about a million users in Oct 2018. I noted it was still happening in May 2020. Total erasing of everything except the basic operating system. In this case I'd copied everything over to a Linux disk before it got erased off the Windows disk - fortunately. As...
by rambo919
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1058
Views: 195807

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

My partner is using Linux Mint because of what you (almost) say, "for many Windows gives many more practical problems than Linux does for a variety of reasons" A year of "viruses" written by Microsoft, needing IT support (me) every month, plus ending up with a complete wiping of her system by Micro...
by rambo919
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1058
Views: 195807

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

snip To put things into perspective, if most of us could have stayed on win7 and it did not become a absolute mess of an OS.... we would have. It's not about how shiny it is it's about how effortless it is to do the things you need to. Windows has superior software, it always has, largely because p...
by rambo919
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa

I've done a bit of research, and it may stem from Malay: The Malay origin is explainable: the sailors of the VOC ships, who used Kaapstad as a stop between The Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies (currently Indonesia) have probably imported that name from Java. In Dutch there are also several Mal...
by rambo919
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa

Thanks. Etymologically, it's an interesting word: where does it come from? I can't relate it to any existing Dutch (dialect) word. I'm no expert but I can say that it's an easy comparison to maid, nooi=maid, nooien=maiden. Of course this is confused by "nooi" also meaning invite. I suppose someone ...
by rambo919
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa

I like this one: https://youtu.be/rKP8kkwCAhQ That's fine blues. Hits home. Like all good art, it makes you feel truth. Generally I avoid him he can get.... vulgar It looks to me that Bok van Blerk and Robbie Wessels are currently probably the best singers in Afrikaans. I lean more towards Wynand S...
by rambo919
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:56 am
Haha, this is fun... I also like some of the songs of Refentse. This one is my favourite:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_POpubUHB3g
You might get a kick out of this thread

https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/threads ... c.1075927/
by rambo919
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa

Afrikaans very much also leans on Deutsch ("German" as Anhosglophones know it) and especially older, written Afrikaans even followed the spelling and much vocabulary from that root. Interesting then to see how much Afrikaans was assimilated by other indigenous languages such as isiXhosa, isiZulu, e...
by rambo919
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa

But some of the force of Afrikaans to my Dutch ears is, that it's much more compact than the Dutch it stems from. In this respect it's a bit like the Latin that the Romans spoke: ultra compact, the language of power. It does tend to mostly be a very practical language yes, it might actually be more...
by rambo919
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa

That's funny! I see it as somewhat cute, and in many ways tender or poetic. It holds many memories of what Dutch used to be like. Inkopies must be a lot more fun than just going shopping... the word alone is already more fun even if you're just going to the kruidenier! Have you ever read a book in ...
by rambo919
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa

Some good music over there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlHqKJyo3GQ I love Afrikaans. Powerful, compact, hard-hitting. Strong as the people that speak it: the tough cousins of the Dutch. :) It's more that it's a honest and raw language which also makes it a highly emotional one where individual...
by rambo919
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: New from Kapstadt - Kaapstad - Cape Town, South Africa

You just had to shatter the myth that we have no technology or even running vehicles down here....... next you will let slip that we don't keep lions as pets.... would be fun though.
by rambo919
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sound Chip not being properly picked up and disconcerting pop noise
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Sound Chip not being properly picked up and disconcerting pop noise

Not working I have to run pulseaudio --kill a second before I apply otherwise it give a "device busy" error. Then no sound stream will start until reboot the PC. I restart hdajackretask and the override options are all "not connected" pulseaudio --start and --check gives no output. pulseaudio gives ...
by rambo919
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sound Chip not being properly picked up and disconcerting pop noise
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Sound Chip not being properly picked up and disconcerting pop noise

The first index would be my discrete GPU connected to my monitor.... which is not a sound output I ever use in practice. The second index is my onboard 7.1 chip with all the required output ports, there is one quirk where 7.1 requires the use of both the back 3 audio ports and the two front ports bu...
by rambo919
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sound Chip not being properly picked up and disconcerting pop noise
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Sound Chip not being properly picked up and disconcerting pop noise

2 card(s) available. index: 0 name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_01_00.1> driver: <module-alsa-card.c> owner module: 7 properties: alsa.card = "1" alsa.card_name = "HDA NVidia" alsa.long_card_name = "HDA NVidia at 0xa3080000 irq 17" alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel" device.bus_path = "pci-0000:01:00.1" sys...
by rambo919
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sound Chip not being properly picked up and disconcerting pop noise
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Sound Chip not being properly picked up and disconcerting pop noise

I have a new but relatively older (2017) motherboard which by now really should have received better support but probably because it contains (or so it seems to me) an obscure sound chip neither realtek nor the kernel devs have seen fit to properly support it. I should be able to get up to 7.1 but a...
by rambo919
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.
Replies: 71
Views: 4038

Re: LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.

Interesting, that log on refusal and resolution issue seems routed in possible GPU driver or Xorg compatibility issues though. If you haven't already done so it may be worth opening a thread about them. Post the full hardware information for your machine from inxi in it as described in the 'how to ...
by rambo919
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.
Replies: 71
Views: 4038

Re: LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.

It generally seems that the "utter disaster" seems to happen with any hardware outside of the window of attention that the package base devs can lend their attention to, which makes sense. You cannot have one group of people pay attention to ALL hardware, you need to split teams into groups of Ancie...
by rambo919
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.
Replies: 71
Views: 4038

Re: LM 20.0

I will only upgrade to LM20 to test this weekend but currently on LM19.3 I have an issue where ANY kernel past 4.15 results in refusals to log in. Test with a clean installation of LM 20, not with an upgraded 19.3. Funny thing that, I initially tried an upgrade yesterday, seemed to be going fine. I...

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