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by MichaelJohn
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi asks for password authentication & won't connect
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Wifi asks for password authentication & won't connect

How old and what model is your laptop?
by MichaelJohn
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft SQL Server
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Microsoft SQL Server

We have been using MySQL in anger for about two years but started development about three years ago. I had been using it at a previous gig over five years ago. A consultant did suggest MariaDB and it was looked at but not taken further as some issue cropped up! I doubt M/S SQL will be a real contend...
by MichaelJohn
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Razer Valerie
Replies: 0
Views: 224

Razer Valerie

I have seen a brief write up on this (very expensive) new laptop. It has three fold out screens. There was nothing about the OS which I suspect is Windows. Rather than a continuum it would be real cool 8) to me to run Mint 17.3 (for ongoing support/development), Mint 18 (for cutting edge) and Window...
by MichaelJohn
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft SQL Server
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Microsoft SQL Server

One issue I have had is that the MySQL CLI uses my.cnf (a configuration file) whereas the visual tool 'MySQL Workbench' does not but uses its own C/C++ libraries. This caused inconsistent behaviour until understood and is pretty bad practice by the MySQL development people IMHO. The other problem ha...
by MichaelJohn
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft SQL Server
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Microsoft SQL Server

The main SQL server I use is MySQL (M/S < 10%) but there have been a couple of horrendous problems which were logged years ago and remain unfixed. TBH in my previous job (five years ago) we changed from M/S to MySQL as we hit problems and M/S wanted £££££ to talk. So I will watch developments with i...
by MichaelJohn
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft SQL Server
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft have announced their latest version SQL Server 2017 will also have a version for Linux. Is anybody planning to use this? I only use it occasionally these days as the main database server is MySQL...
by MichaelJohn
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Notifications on new Mint versions
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Notifications on new Mint versions

I don't think there is any need to jump to a new version as soon as it is released. .... No kiddin'. I'd never be the first on the block. You know how in Windows savvy users wait until the first Service Pack of a new release before installing? It's just like that. Ditto - SQL Server although I beli...
by MichaelJohn
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Notifications on new Mint versions
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Notifications on new Mint versions

I just glance at "Releases and Announcements" on this forum. Currently use 17.2 as need to do numerous changes to run some Python software on Mint 18!
by MichaelJohn
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No spell checker
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: No spell checker

I downloaded and installed it, still no good. Am I missing something, do I need to install it in Libre office, if so how.] The plugin I linked to is just for a spell checker in FireFox. Is it working in FireFox? For Libre Office I use this extension to be able to get a UK English spell checker http...
by MichaelJohn
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Build a Distro based on Mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: How to Build a Distro based on Mint?

For our applications I do this in two st\ages The first is to install the Mint OS from a download followed by a bespoke install script for optional packages, icons and wallpaper, and finally our software packages. The install script is written in Python... Michael John ... could you perhaps attach ...
by MichaelJohn
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Build a Distro based on Mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: How to Build a Distro based on Mint?

For our applications I do this in two st\ages The first is to install the Mint OS from a download followed by a bespoke install script for optional packages, icons and wallpaper, and finally our software packages. The install script is written in Python...
by MichaelJohn
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No spell checker
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: No spell checker

Just picked this up. Will try and reply before end of week as need to do a bit of research. Currently waiting on a heart op for hereditary heart disease so may be off forum for a period at short notice.
by MichaelJohn
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 17.1 Date & Time Disappered from Task Bar
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Linux Mint 17.1 Date & Time Disappered from Task Bar

MichaelJohn, Thanks very much for your great help. I recently lost the date/time clock after it strangely went astray into the screen from the task bar. As there was nothing I could do to rein it in, I somehow removed it from the screen. That was how I lost it. Julianvb Glad I could help. All deskt...
by MichaelJohn
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 17.1 Date & Time Disappered from Task Bar
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Linux Mint 17.1 Date & Time Disappered from Task Panel

Click on the task-bar -> Add and select Clock.Puzzling how you lost it!
by MichaelJohn
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.1 from official cd to vergin pc (incapable to instal)
Replies: 15
Views: 333

Re: Mint 18.1 from official cd to vergin pc (incapable to instal)

Did the PC come with a pre-installed OS? If so which one?
by MichaelJohn
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Lamp no mysql
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Install Lamp no mysql

An update would be useful!
by MichaelJohn
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Lamp no mysql
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Install Lamp no mysql

I have installed MySQL on Mint 17.3 via the Synaptic Package Manager. A couple of years ago for another project I set up a LAMP server under Mint 13 installing all components via the Package Manager...

Please could you give more details of the problems you are having...
by MichaelJohn
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No spell checker
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: No spell checker

Sorry been away - hospital :( and annual leave :) ... Have you installed myspell-en-gb? Install in via the Package Manager to ensure you get no dependancy issues...
by MichaelJohn
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No spell checker
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: No spell checker

Is this in LibreOffice or another application?
by MichaelJohn
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Testing Internal USB Hub
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Testing Internal USB Hub

One project uses an external USB hub connected to between four and nine sensors with USB connectivity. We used to have numerous USB errors that were eventually traced to the external USB hub. Upgrading these to a better quality hub (there is a lot of carp for sale out there) solved the problem. Now ...

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