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by lsemmens
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Fresh install or upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Fresh install or upgrade

I'm of the blow it all away and start again brigade. As has already been stated, that way you don't inherit any issues from the old system.
by lsemmens
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Man pages for idiots (like me)
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Man pages for idiots (like me)

I just installed it. and update did not fix it.
by lsemmens
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Man pages for idiots (like me)
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Man pages for idiots (like me)

I wish!
All I get is

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leigh@leigh-HP-Lappie:~$ tldr -l
Invalid option `-l'

Usage: tldr [-v|--version] [--update] COMMAND
  tldr Client program
leigh@leigh-HP-Lappie:~$ 
by lsemmens
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to axe Windows Mobile
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Microsoft to axe Windows Mobile

Though I can see why M$ tried the mobile market. If they came in with a competitive product (which it wasn't) at a price point to compare with decent androids, AND it conformed to the Windwoes OS without following the standard (BSOD, rinse, repeat) then they might have stood a chance in the mobile s...
by lsemmens
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] After automatic login, message to unlock keyring - 19.1
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Automatic login no longer unlocks keyring in 19.1

Just thought I'd piggy back on this one as it's a recent thread, rather than make a new one. pt. You are still better off opening a new thread. As this one has been marked <SOLVED> you may not get as much assistance as you'd need, and it gets confusing if the topic is very active as to who is telli...
by lsemmens
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot times in Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Boot times in Linux

Yes, I did upgrade from 18.1 by the Format and Reload route. Old habits from M$ days. :D I've disabled nmbd and so far all seems happy, though Boot time is still around 30 seconds, about 25 of which is waiting for the Mint logo to appear. I'm fairly certain that BIOS looking for something in Hardwar...
by lsemmens
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Making a dementia friendly family machine
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: Making a dementia friendly family machine

Here's another brainwave. What about setting the system up using TruCrypt which has the ability to give access to the casual observer and a hidden file system that is not even visible to anyone but the person with the appropriate password. Haven't had any real experience with it so cannot be more sp...
by lsemmens
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot times in Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Boot times in Linux

I've been playing around and now the nmbd.service is slowing me down. What is it? And can I improve it? In my playing around I managed to tell the keyring to start with every boot. Now that I've turned that off, I now cannot autologin like I used to, I must now always log in manually. which, I suspe...
by lsemmens
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Making a dementia friendly family machine
Replies: 23
Views: 319

Re: Making a dementia friendly family machine

Why not just set up the machine to autoboot into Linux that they can all use. Given their less than perfect memories, I doubt that it would matter if they all used the same system. Could you possibly set up his Windwoes game to work using WINE, PlayOnLinux or, now here's a thought. Set up the entire...
by lsemmens
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Difference between
Replies: 1
Views: 118

The Difference between

by lsemmens
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from Australia.
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Hi from Australia.

Hi, Moonweed
Are you cooking like the rest of us? What part of this Wide Brown Land do you call home?
by lsemmens
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot times in Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Boot times in Linux

Interesting, I just went through BIOS and turned off a heap of stuff and now boot time is down to 30 seconds, 20 of those waiting for the Mint logo to show up. SO - there must be something in BIOS that is slowing me down, methinks.
by lsemmens
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 100
Views: 5415

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

Yes, quite beautiful, but, Bluddy hot! 41C or thereabouts for the last week and more to come. Hottest place was Moomba with 49.6C though there have been reports of 52C from some places. Lots of nice hills to ride through, so, not only will your legs get a workout, but keeping cool and hydrated is al...
by lsemmens
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot times in Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Boot times in Linux

I think that systemd-analyze only measures the time between hitting the enter in Grub to the login prompt. There are some people on here, including myself, that disable unused services, one of the popular ones is ]. If you don't use a modem then disable ModemManager.service etc. Thanks for that, it...
by lsemmens
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot times in Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Boot times in Linux

I read on various posts where boot times are in the order of a few seconds on various machines, however, the best I can achieve is something approaching 1 minute, usually longer. This occurs on ALL of my machines all running Mint Tara fully up to date leigh@leigh-HP-Lappie:~$ inxi -Fxz System: Host:...
by lsemmens
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Communicate with Windows 7 Network Machines ??? [SOLVED]
Replies: 20
Views: 449

Re: Communicate with Windows 7 Network Machines ???

The answer is yes, and no! Windwoes is notorious for clobbering file shares, even with other Windoze machines. Yes, you can share, by enabling Samba in Linux. All the usual caveats regarding same workgroup/permissions apply. The ONLY stable way I have found of sharing files is to do away with M$ all...
by lsemmens
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 100
Views: 5415

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

David Chiang wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:53 am
EdgarNo wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:55 pm
I like to ruin family dinners by talking about the destruction of the bourgeois system.
An excellent idea, that you should do at various weddings as a self-invited guest too! :lol:

Ok, for me is it cycling, kiteboarding and sailing. :)
So, are you riding in the Tour Down Under? ;)
by lsemmens
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from a new Mintie
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Hi from a new Mintie

Welcome aboard, the Skye. If you like Mac, then there are mac like interfaces in the libraries if you so desire. I can offer no more on this subject as I have no desire to change my theme.
by lsemmens
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: sub-folder
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: sub-folder

MY wife used to be able to talk people through their computer problems over the phone. Some would comment to me that it must be great to have a wife who knows about computers. She couldn't even turn one on, let alone use one! She'd just heard me so often, that she knew the standard questions and ans...
by lsemmens
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Media Server - What to use?
Replies: 24
Views: 2453

Re: Media Server - What to use?

Wife was given a Fetch TV box for her birthday, so I've bitten the bullet and set up Plex for her. A bit of stuffing around and renaming a few thousand files and all seems well. Thanks for your assistance all.

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