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by polarvortex
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse has just gone nuts!
Replies: 56
Views: 1133

Re: Mouse has just gone nuts!

What causes that [hardware errors]? And is there a way to fix it? Thank you. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failure_of_electronic_components What is this for? I do not click on links to wikipedia. It supports them if you do. It's a page that answers your question. It describes a myriad of hardware e...
by polarvortex
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse has just gone nuts!
Replies: 56
Views: 1133

Re: Mouse has just gone nuts!

fresh_breath wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:50 am
What causes that? And is there a way to fix it? Thank you.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Failure_o ... components
by polarvortex
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to use a short password (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: How to use a short password

Doesn't the bad guy already have to have physical access to the computer in order for a short login password to be of concern? My understanding is that especially if you are not using encryption you've already been pwned whether you have a long password or not.
by polarvortex
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse has just gone nuts!
Replies: 56
Views: 1133

Re: Mouse has just gone nuts!

It's not booting from the dvd then. Two possible reasons for that. Maybe it's not a properly burned bootable LM dvd, for example maybe it's a blank dvd. Or it is a LM dvd but the bios is not actually set to try to boot from dvd first. Depending on what options your bios has, you might be able to set...
by polarvortex
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]: Can't reinstall Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: [SOLVED]: Can't reinstall Mint

Maybe try a different slot if you have any. Worth a try.
by polarvortex
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Nemo's sort by name underscoreFoldername not on top?!?
Replies: 39
Views: 649

Re: Nemo's sort by name underscoreFoldername not on top?!?

Obviously those are example folder names shown to explain how they should sort under his method.

Based on what rene said, can't he just make his own LC_COLLATE, sorting underscores above letters? Or does that have undesirable effects across the os?
by polarvortex
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: UFW blocked connection, what is this connection?
Replies: 11
Views: 280

Re: UFW blocked connection, what is this connection?

If you have a router that has VLAN capability then I think you could keep the two computers in different VLANs so they couldn't communicate. Similarly, on wifi you could put the windows computer on the guest wifi and set your guest wifi to be isolated.
by polarvortex
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse has just gone nuts!
Replies: 56
Views: 1133

Re: Mouse has just gone nuts!

fresh_breath wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:30 am
Can't seem to figure out how to load a live session.
Specifically, what are you having trouble figuring out? When you follow these instructions: https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... index.html what part are you getting stuck on?
by polarvortex
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse has just gone nuts!
Replies: 56
Views: 1133

Re: Mouse has just gone nuts!

Did you manage to run the live session? Was the mouse still acting up in the live session?
by polarvortex
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Disabling Internal laptop monitor
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Disabling Internal laptop monitor

If you physically unplug the laptop monitor would that achieve what you are trying to do? It should be a ribbon inside the laptop that you can unplug.
by polarvortex
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: External driver with only read permissions
Replies: 1
Views: 184

Re: External driver with only read permissions

I don't know how to fix the permissions.

My only idea is that maybe hfs is causing the issue, and maybe ntfs would not have the problem?
by polarvortex
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse has just gone nuts!
Replies: 56
Views: 1133

Re: Mouse has just gone nuts!

https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... index.html

Go through that and stop before the part where it tells you to install. We don't want to install, we just want to load the live session and test the mouse.
by polarvortex
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to check the integrity of the downloaded ISO image of Linux Mint 18.3 on WinXP [Solved]
Replies: 22
Views: 482

Re: How to check the integrity of the downloaded ISO image of Linux Mint 18.3 on WinXP [Solved]

If evil hackers swapped the ISO, they might also have swapped the checksum file. We verify this didn't happen by running a GPG check. But if evil hackers swapped the ISO, then you are running a live session from a hacked ISO. The gpg in the hacked ISO might falsely report the ISO to be authentic. I...
by polarvortex
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to check the integrity of the downloaded ISO image of Linux Mint 18.3 on WinXP [Solved]
Replies: 22
Views: 482

Re: How to check the integrity of the downloaded ISO image of Linux Mint 18.3 on WinXP [Solved]

Wait. You guys are talking about using the iso to run a live session, and then using that live session to check the authenticity of the iso?

Why are you checking it if you already trust it? Logically speaking you cannot check authenticity this way.
by polarvortex
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: odd behavior of icons for music files.
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: odd behavior of icons for music files.

Maybe deleting the thumbnail cache would help?
by polarvortex
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can not copy a 3 Mb file from PC to USB on my router (Resolved)
Replies: 22
Views: 508

Re: Can not copy a 3 Mb file from PC to USB on my router

If you try to copy a 1mb file or a 200mb file to the router do you get the same error? Can you copy any files to the router?
by polarvortex
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse has just gone nuts!
Replies: 56
Views: 1133

Re: Mouse has just gone nuts!

If multiple mice plugged in in multiple ways are going nuts in both linux and windows, then this is not a linux problem. And now you've even eliminated the touchpad as the source of the problem by disabling it in bios. Try running the Mint live dvd, but don't install linux from there and wipe out al...
by polarvortex
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gonna scan photos from the 80s and 90s. Which file format from this list should we use?
Replies: 33
Views: 636

Re: Gonna scan photos from the 80s and 90s. Which file format from this list should we use?

Whether it makes a difference or not is mostly based on how large you'll be displaying the scanned image. The examples I gave are when higher dpi will make a difference. Roughly speaking, when you view the image on a computer it looks huge but when you print it out it's much smaller. So if your targ...
by polarvortex
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can malware jump from Windows to Linux in a dual boot set up?
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Can malware jump from Windows to Linux in a dual boot set up?

I guess if you are using NTFS and you get ransomware in windows it could encrypt all your files even on the linux side. No?
Personally I wouldn't even trust the malware known as Windows 10 to not monkey with your linux on the dual boot...
by polarvortex
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gonna scan photos from the 80s and 90s. Which file format from this list should we use?
Replies: 33
Views: 636

Re: Gonna scan photos from the 80s and 90s. Which file format from this list should we use? [solved]

My 2 cents, 350 dpi seems low to me if it's a matter of saving photos for posterity. Since you are doing the scanning work anyway, might as well go 600dpi. Consider if you want to make enlarged prints, or crop smaller parts of a photo and blow them up to a normal size. And consider the future of 4K ...

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