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by andyO
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dmesg microcode error
Replies: 3
Views: 153

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: 153

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: 672

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: 338

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: 207

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: 1003

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: 1003

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: 779

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: 1123

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: 122

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: 779

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...
by andyO
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux (and Mint) contribute to my anger levels
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Re: Linux (and Mint) contribute to my anger levels

heh - I like your thinking lsemmens.

Sympathies to others here with a "profitable" working environment.
by andyO
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux (and Mint) contribute to my anger levels
Replies: 8
Views: 457

Linux (and Mint) contribute to my anger levels

<vent>
I mean when I know there is such a solid OS as GNU/Linux (Mint) out there, it *really* irritates me when I am forced to fight against windows each day in work to get things done.

Sigh.
</vent>
:lol:
by andyO
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 28799

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2018

Venlaw wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:33 am
X-Arc-Darker with Mint-Y-Dark window borders - https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1167049/
Mint-Y icons
CinnVIIStarkMenu panel
Weather panel

No Conky cause I would hardly be looking at it. Background I found.
Thanks. : )
by andyO
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Language learning
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Language learning

Just thought I'd say good luck with the learning Davyn. I'm one year into the process of trying to learn German. I find going to an evening class good for me. Gives me some increased motivation and also comes with a room full of other people who want to practice speaking the language. I don't have a...
by andyO
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 28799

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2018

Venlaw wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:45 am
Click for larger (3440x1440).

Image
Venlaw, that is nice. Which theme are you using?
by andyO
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes
Replies: 35
Views: 11009

Re: Cinnamon 3.8.x - Mint 19 Additional Window Borders / Metacity Themes

Just wanted to give a shout out of thanks to Smurphos. I downloaded your Mint-Y-BB theme files and examined them to see how to make the buttons bigger. Now I have made my own metacity theme with bigger window min/max/close buttons and the close button coloured red when you hover over it. These were ...
by andyO
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 1790

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

Startpage for me as well.

It gives good results and I like its privacy features.
by andyO
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Be more active in life..not just computer science
Replies: 28
Views: 995

Re: Be more active in life..not just computer science

Portreve wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:12 am
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Portreve, I really value your informative and thoughtful posts on this forum. Being a technology enthusiast is great and the knowledge you have gained comes across.
Wish you all the best with the future I'm sure you'll find someone who values your knowledge.
by andyO
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 195
Views: 8280

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

Ooh I just found Nightwish courtesy of this thread. Very nice - thanks. :)

This is a bit different but still lovely, I've been listening to this album a lot recently. The Unthanks - Black trade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7GSI-4yZKg

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