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by andyO
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: TV or Monitor
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: TV or Monitor

Thanks for the input - it's appreciated.
by andyO
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: TV or Monitor
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: TV or Monitor

I was using the previous TV for sound output, but am open to getting a stand-alone speaker system. The TV option certainly looks like the cheapest option from my research so far.
by andyO
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: TV or Monitor
Replies: 9
Views: 274

TV or Monitor

Just wondering if the clever people of LM Forums have any opinion on my next hardware purchase. : ) I use a LM small form factor PC as my 'media hub' in the living room. I don't have any aerial or satellite dish, everything I watch or listen to in the living room is served through my little LM machi...
by andyO
Wed May 27, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Shut down problem
Replies: 30
Views: 1470

Re: Shut down problem

Two points which may help. 1st point: I think you made a slight mistake editing the grub file hanson53. I think the acpi=force needs to be inside quotes, like this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi=force" 2nd point: Could this be related to TLP? I did not have a shutdown problem, yester...
by andyO
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: GPS watches - is there a 'best' option for linux
Replies: 0
Views: 322

GPS watches - is there a 'best' option for linux

I am considering treating myself to a nice gps watch to use while hiking and running. The obvious options would be a Garmin Fenix or Suunto type of device. Does anyone have any experience of using these type of devices with Linux, transferring recorded tracks across etc? I'd much prefer to transfer ...
by andyO
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 28768

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020

Thanks Smurphos. : )
by andyO
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 28768

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2020

smurphos wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:42 am
A bit of a change...
Do you mind if I ask what you have configured there smurphos, I quite like it?
by andyO
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to set up Firefox not patch by linux mint
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: How to set up Firefox not patch by linux mint

If you just want to reset the default search engine, it is easy to do this manually: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/firefox-search.html I know you said that you wanted it to come from resetting your profile and not have to set it up manually, but if it is *just* the search engine issue,...
by andyO
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Set Bluetooth received folder
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Set Bluetooth received folder

Does anyone know how to set the folder that files received over bluetooth are put in?

By default, they seem to be put in a hidden folder in my /home folder.

Thanks!
by andyO
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dmesg microcode error
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: dmesg microcode error

Thanks for the responses guys. Damian: Yes those three packages are installed. smurphos: Thanks for the link to determine the latest microcode. At least I know that the correct microcode is being loaded, so there is theoretically nothing to worry about, providing nothing starts crashing when I use t...
by andyO
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dmesg microcode error
Replies: 3
Views: 450

dmesg microcode error

Hi, As a new year treat I have updated my pc: I updated the BIOS to the latest version available on the Dell website. I installed LM 19.1 and applied all the updates. When checking the microcode version installed by grep-ing dmesg though I see these errors: andy@blackbox:~$ dmesg | grep microcode [ ...
by andyO
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: new site for easy linux
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: new site for easy linux

My go to site for solid information about maintaining my machine. Thank you Pjotr.
by andyO
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Yep, Happy New Year everyone, hope you all have a happy and healthy 2019!

I don't post here much but I do read the forum regularly and have got so much useful information from these pages. Thank you to everyone here who is helping enhance LM.
by andyO
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Update Bios in Dell Computers with Linux
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: How to Update Bios in Dell Computers with Linux

I know this rely is somewhat late, but just in case it helps anyone, I thought I would say that I updated the BIOS on a Dell Inspiron using option 2 on the Dell website link from the original post.

It all worked flawlessly as advertised by Dell.
by andyO
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Time to talk about WhatsApp
Replies: 21
Views: 1406

Re: Time to talk about WhatsApp

Thanks for everyone's thoughts and opinions. I definitely don't want my life played out on the internet, I don't have FB (and never will). Thanks for the link xenopeek (which I should have maybe found for myself <blush>). I'm coming to the opinion that this is maybe just one of those times in life w...
by andyO
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Time to talk about WhatsApp
Replies: 21
Views: 1406

Time to talk about WhatsApp

I apologise in advance if this has been done already and I'll say here I don't want to start a big argument. I am just wondering what people's opinions are. So, my sports club uses WhatsApp to organise activities such training, events, meet-ups etc etc... and you know, I *do* want to be involved, at...
by andyO
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which timezone is used on this forum? And how many are american or european?
Replies: 36
Views: 1169

Re: Which timezone is used on this forum? And how many are american or european?

Heh, your story makes me smile lsemmens, 2 years ago a buddy of mine cycled from Perth to Sydney going across the "big deserty bit". From his stories it does indeed sound like it is a good journey if you like to get away from the crowds and be thirsty. Pretty amazing trip, more amazing in that he go...
by andyO
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM often doesn't boot on my MBM2 Pro
Replies: 15
Views: 1804

Re: LM often doesn't boot on my MBM2 Pro

I have noticed the same problem with a Mintbox Mini 2 I got recently. Will monitor the situation more closely and report back.

Thank you for posting the reported solution from Compulab Soulrescuer.
by andyO
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mintbox Mini 2-Users: pls post your /etc/default/grub
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Mintbox Mini 2-Users: pls post your /etc/default/grub

Here you go /etc/default/grub # If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update # /boot/grub/grub.cfg. # For full documentation of the options in this file, see: # info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration' GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true GRUB_TIMEOUT=...
by andyO
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which timezone is used on this forum? And how many are american or european?
Replies: 36
Views: 1169

Re: Which timezone is used on this forum? And how many are american or european?

I really like that this forum is so International, it is great to be able to read the news that people post from other countries. For instance I am now following the news about the Australian data encryption laws thanks to Pierre. I am currently residing in the UK. :) From a purely pedantry perspect...

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