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by lsemmens
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 673 posts to date, and this is my worst forum experience so far...
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: 673 posts to date, and this is my worst forum experience so far...

I must admit, I do not tend to read the long and involved posts such as the OP because 90% is irrelevant to the problem at hand. If, however, I have a problem, I DO take the time to investigate all solutions offered AND respond to each and every poster with the results of my repair attempts. If you ...
by lsemmens
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Proposed new build 2400G + NVME drive
Replies: 6
Views: 36

Re: Proposed new build 2400G + NVME drive

I cut my teeth on This sort of stuff :D

Keep us posted on your build. Most of my machines are about the same vintage of your old one. :D
by lsemmens
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: DVD Drive not accessible
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: DVD Drive not accessible

Thanks again, mate, no, dma issue did not fix it. I can click on Eject using Brasero or Disks and the disk ejects. I put the disk back in, and the drive spins up, but nothing! I'm beginning to suspect dead optics because nothing tells me that there is a disk in the drive.
by lsemmens
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Developing Applications on Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 87

Re: Developing Applications on Linux

Nah! It's just that the Python has given up smoking.............[runs....hides]
by lsemmens
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello From Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: Hello From Virginia

Hi Shaggy, you'll find more than enough to keep you occupied here.
by lsemmens
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the U.S.
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Hello from the U.S.

Hello velcro squid, I'm sure you'll be like your name and stick around, :D The natives are (mostly) friendly.
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: DVD Drive not accessible
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: DVD Drive not accessible

The disk spins up The response to the commands here, administrollatori - there leigh@leigh-lappy:~$ groups leigh adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin sambashare leigh@leigh-lappy:~$ ls /*/cdrom /dev/cdrom leigh@leigh-lappy:~$ dd if=/dev/cdrom of=mydvd.iso status=progress dd: failed to open '/dev/cdrom...
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox Home page?
Replies: 13
Views: 182

Re: Firefox Home page?

Maybe you should be investigating "Group Speed Dial" from the Firefox addons page. Works well for me.
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dogs...wonderful
Replies: 12
Views: 438

Re: Dogs...wonderful

We had a Ridgeback Cross that wandered into our yard one day and never left. At the time he was scrawny and riddled with ticks. We suspect he was a camp dog, anyway we fed him and cleaned him up. He remained with us for over 10 years. The dog did not think of himself as anything other than one of th...
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Enter Key Executes By Itself
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Enter Key Executes By Itself

If your problem persists with another keyboard plugged in, don't rule out mechanical failure just yet. First thing I'd do is try and determine the exact, and repeatable problem. Boot from a live CD and determine if the problem persists. If there is a key stuck on the laptop keyboard, that will still...
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: DVD Drive not accessible
Replies: 5
Views: 63

DVD Drive not accessible

As the title suggests, my optical drive just does not want to play with Linux. It shows in "Disks" and even in "inxi -Fxzd" but nothing seems to want to address it. Currently there is a known good movie disk in the drive and nothing tells me it is there, let alone play it. I've tried blank disks and...
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Cruel World!
Replies: 14
Views: 255

Re: Hello Cruel World!

Hi, tater. One of the beauties of MINT is that once installed, that is all you need. There is little that the average user will need outside of the default install. Try that with Windoze or Macinslosh. :D
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Namaste from India
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Namaste from India

Welcome aboard N3wb, you'll find a lot od Windwoes refugees here. :D
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 143

Re: Hello from Scotland.

Welcome BrianI. I am a descendant of brothers who migrated from Alvie in the early days of South Australia.
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux 0.01
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: Linux 0.01

Happy Birthday Linux, Where's the party?
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software to collect inspirational quotes
Replies: 20
Views: 250

Re: Software to collect inspirational quotes

GCstar collections manager may give you what you. It can be modified to suit your needs, but does require a little work on your part to make it do what you want. Otherwise Kexi or a Spreadsheet, for that fact even a Writer document will do what you want.
by lsemmens
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 32
Views: 994

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

I think the ME reference was an attempt to get a reaction as it is the ONLY OS that has lasted less than 15 minutes on any of my computers. I usually give a new OS a few days to test them out. NOW, BOT. If you choose to ask nicely, there are many knowledgeable and helpful members here who have solve...
by lsemmens
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you use as a Downloader?
Replies: 16
Views: 292

Re: What do you use as a Downloader?

Another vote for the Browser download here. Rarely do I need anything more, and then it's just a matter of patience.
by lsemmens
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Installation menu
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Installation menu

I go even further than Moem (Who's advice is sound) and keep all of my critical data on a separate drive. I can then safely blow everything away on my OS drive and not risk forgetting something.
by lsemmens
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...
Replies: 28
Views: 656

Re: Microsoft to start charging monthly fee for Windows 7...

I keep getting these amusing scam phone calls. "Emergency phone call from Microsoft. Yeah, get them quite regularly, if I have the time, I lead them on for as long as I can. When they finally realise that I am not using Windwoes they "Offer to escalate", which, I am happy to. Always their escalatio...

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