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by lsemmens
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: BIOS trouble or OS write same place???
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: BIOS trouble or OS write same place???

I am no expert, but, everything looks OK to me, best wait for a true expert to turn up. IIRC corrupt Hiberfil.sys can be corrected by booting into Safe Mode in Wondwoes and then re-starting. Haven't had to deal with that for a couple of years, so I cannot recall exactly.
by lsemmens
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

A specific model of your laptop might help us narrow down your problem, too.
by lsemmens
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 18.3 vs 19.0 what is recommended for non linux expert?
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: 18.3 vs 19.0 what is recommended for non linux expert?

I've several computers of varying age and technology. All are happily running LM 19. Obviously this is going to remain "Supported" for longer than 18.3. but, there ius nothing really wrong with 18.3,
by lsemmens
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Latest update of Thunderbird
Replies: 9
Views: 133

Re: Latest update of Thunderbird

60.2.1 here works fine (64bit). I use IMAP for all my e-mails so all my old stuff is kept on their servers. Unless, of course, something is so critical that I cannot afford to lose it then I have a local copy and a hard copy.
by lsemmens
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Resize the Font in this Forum Solved
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Resize the Font in this Forum Solved

Those hints are also valid for other apps, too.
by lsemmens
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [Solved]Problems removing $WINDOWS.~BT
Replies: 16
Views: 241

Re: Problems removing $WINDOWS.~BT

To disable Windwoes updates, in the past, all that was needed was to tell windwoes that you were on a metered connection in your settings somewhere, Haven't tried it lately 'cause I don't like winwoes any more.
by lsemmens
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Run A Windows Program In Linux Mint?
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Run A Windows Program In Linux Mint?

Ditto for Audacity, unless you have VERY specialised software, I'm sure that you'll find a valid Linux alternative. NAME and SHAME the program that you are looking to run, it will make our job a lot easier in helping you.
by lsemmens
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Issue Linux Mint 19
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Install Issue Linux Mint 19

Bugga! My server has a Gigabyte Mobo in it and works flawlessly, (I'd better not tell it! :wink:) You do know you just blew it, right? You shouldn't have told it it was running Linux! It's too scared to give me any trouble, it knows how close it came to becoming a pensioner in the last couple of we...
by lsemmens
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Dropbox? What is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Dropbox? What is it?

It is pretty much as I had surmised, then. CLOUD storage, nothing more, nothing less ;)
by lsemmens
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Well I give up
Replies: 90
Views: 2692

Re: Well I give up

Are we not straying awfully close to the "God" debate?

Of course the only thing that is certain "Where there's a will, there's a relative......Boom boom! :lol:
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Just wanted to say hi
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Just wanted to say hi

Hi Kira,
You'll find us very helpful here, you are in the right place. :D
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, I'm the new guy! :)
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Hello, I'm the new guy! :)

Hi Kujo. Welcome.
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: BIOS trouble or OS write same place???
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: BIOS trouble or OS write same place???

I'm wondering if you have a UEFI BIOS enabled for Windoze and installed Linux without UEFI. Can You please open a terminal (little black icon with a $ sign in the corner) type the following command: inxi -Fxzd copy the resultant output and paste it in your reply between [ code ][ /code ] tags (remov...
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Usernames
Replies: 16
Views: 230

Usernames

It has occurred to me that there are many weird, and wonderful, usernames in use here. How did you choose yours, and why? Mine is just a contraction of my name Leigh Semmens, I have enough trouble remembering a myriad of passwords without having to remember a new name for each account to which I sub...
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Dropbox? What is it?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Dropbox? What is it?

Another thread had me wondering. I've seen plenty of references to Dropbox but, what is it???? I'd always considered it as cloud storage, but This Thread tends to indicate otherwise. Is it just a fancy name for a shared folder? Or what?

Treat me as an absolute ignoramus on this topic. ;)
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 18
Views: 356

Re: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...

Thought Bubble! If, as seems likely, more and more people use their tablets and smart phones, will the computer, as we know it, become a tool for the "experts" and there will be a job for the traditional "typist" for the more extensive typing tasks that would be a right pain on a tablet.
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unix Software Engineer Moving Back To Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 359

Re: Unix Software Engineer Moving Back To Windows

Thanks for all the feed back! After spending a few months mastering FOSS software on windows, I am back to Linux for good! I installed Linux Mint 18.3 instead of 19 and the Epson Scanner V600, ScanSnap 500, Brother Laser printer all work with manual driver installs Jay I thought you were leaving Li...
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from another new Mint user
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Hello from another new Mint user

Hi John, Windwoes 10 January updates weaned me completely, so I understand. :D Welcome to a refreshing way of computing.
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Issue Linux Mint 19
Replies: 11
Views: 199

Re: Install Issue Linux Mint 19

Bugga! My server has a Gigabyte Mobo in it and works flawlessly, (I'd better not tell it! :wink:)
by lsemmens
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Well I give up
Replies: 90
Views: 2692

Re: Well I give up

trytip wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:17 pm
MrEen wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:34 pm
Arch_Enemy wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:20 pm
Maths is not a strong point.
Don't worry. It's all relative anyway. :wink:
you must first have an absolute before you can have a relative. time can be relative, but it's origin is absolute.
And when was that? :wink:

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