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by MichaelJohn
Tue May 15, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Archive of Operating Systems
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Archive of Operating Systems

A note of caution here! Whilst you,may be able to run older OSs on older hardware they should not be connected to the internet as they will be very insecure. Life can become very difficult if say your e-mail is hacked and extremely difficult if your bank account has been hacked...
by MichaelJohn
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Print PDF problem - master-pdf. Foxit, qpdfview
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Print PDF problem - master-pdf. Foxit, qpdfview

A couple of years ago I used 'atril' for this quite successfully.
by MichaelJohn
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse not working at boot. [Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: Mouse not working at boot.

Run 'lsusb' before you remove the mouse and after you reconnect it. Can the system see it before unplugging.
by MichaelJohn
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Printers.
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Printers. (Solved)

bally1001 wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:37 am
All OK now, thanks for your help.
It would be useful to others to say how it was solved as there were three answers.Thank you...
by MichaelJohn
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Printers.
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Printers.

This should give you a starting point\\;- https://www.epson.co.uk/viewcon/corpora ... 3458/#toc1
by MichaelJohn
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install 18.3 Cinnamon on same hard drive as 17.3
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Install 18.3 Cinnamon on same hard drive as 17.3

Sorry I do not know the answer but have exactly the same problem. If the forum had upvotes I would give you an upvote! :)
by MichaelJohn
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] USB 2.0 is suddenly USB 1.0
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: USB 2.0 is suddenly USB 1.0

So what were you installing? Mint xx.y = ?
by MichaelJohn
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: wxPython Locking Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: wxPython Locking Laptop

Sorted! :) 8)
by MichaelJohn
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My Wifi keeps dropping. It shows connected but internet goes off every few minutes.
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: My Wifi keeps dropping. It shows connected but internet goes off every few minutes.

Sorry I have been in hospital for a few days.I suspect you may have broken packages. Try "sudo apt-get install -f" capturing the output and then try again...
by MichaelJohn
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My Wifi keeps dropping. It shows connected but internet goes off every few minutes.
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: My Wifi keeps dropping. It shows connected but internet goes off every few minutes.

Please try connecting via cable and then Menu >Administration> Driver Manager.Give it a few minutes for find your hardware - then install the recommended driver Should be bcmwl-kernel-source. Once installed reboot and see if it works.
by MichaelJohn
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: wxPython Locking Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: wxPython Locking Laptop

It appears there have been subtle changes to the matplotlib wxPython interface. Currently modifying some code.I'll be back... :|
by MichaelJohn
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My Wifi keeps dropping. It shows connected but internet goes off every few minutes.
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: My Wifi keeps dropping. It shows connected but internet goes off every few minutes.

Atre you using a WiFi card, if so which one, or a WiFi USB stick (same question)...
by MichaelJohn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: wxPython Locking Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 81

wxPython Locking Laptop

I have an application written in Python 2.7 and wxPython 2.8.It runs without issue on Mint 13, both 32- and 64-bit.However with Mint 17.3 it can lock up when you select an option (Button). There seems no logical explanation for this as the software has been used from Mint 8 upwards. Has anybody expe...
by MichaelJohn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My Wifi keeps dropping. It shows connected but internet goes off every few minutes.
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: My Wifi keeps dropping. It shows connected but internet goes off every few minutes.

Have you checked the WiFi is OK with another device, such as a mobile phone. It could be a router problem for instance.

I have had the odd WiFi issue with 17.3 which disappeared by going to Mint 18.
by MichaelJohn
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How Red Hat is Improving Battery Life on Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: How Red Hat is Improving Battery Life on Linux

I would love to see similar things done on many mobile phones!
by MichaelJohn
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 18.x and Python 2.7
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Mint 18.x and Python 2.7

I am involved with a major application that started ten years ago and has absorbed well in excess of 20,000 man hours. Over the years it has run on Mint 8, 9, 13 and 17. For longevity (till 2021) it now needs to be ported to Mint 18. The application is written in Python 2.7, wxPython 2.8 and MySQL. ...
by MichaelJohn
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Canot Delete Files in Places Window
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Canot Delete Files in Places Window

OP has never logged back in - so was there a problem?
by MichaelJohn
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Canot Delete Files in Places Window
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Canot Delete Files in Places Window

I suspect there may be permissions problems if you have loaded data from a back up. You need to check ownership and permissions. If you are unfamiliar with this check out the chown,chgrp and chmod commands.
by MichaelJohn
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Merry Christmas 2017!
Replies: 24
Views: 671

Re: Merry Christmas 2017!

Have A Happy Christmas And All The Best For 2018!

I am powering down at lunchtime and locking the office until 2nd January! :D

Unless a client messes up big time ! :cry:
by MichaelJohn
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File Deletion - Must Be Unrecoverable
Replies: 6
Views: 217

File Deletion - Must Be Unrecoverable

I have a requirement to delete files on disk when they reach a certain age. However, they must be totally deleted and not recoverable by any means whatsoever.What is the best way to delete them permanently?

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