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by magicchance
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Wi-Fi signal booster
Replies: 14
Views: 1168

Re: Wi-Fi signal booster

Well, that's a whole different story. How do you want to boost the signal if it's not yours? Did you plan on installing the repeater at a neighbor's? All that's left in that situation is boosting the reception. Running some wire down the side of your apartment complex to serve as an antenna would s...
by magicchance
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Wi-Fi signal booster
Replies: 14
Views: 1168

Re: Wi-Fi signal booster

I did mean it actually. I'd like something that acts like a 5g Wi-Fi antennae, can be set to capture a specific signal, then boost that signal, and then send it out via Bluetooth. Am I asking too much? Depends on the specific signal. Are we just talking about a wlan to bluetooth bridge? I suppose t...
by magicchance
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Wi-Fi signal booster
Replies: 14
Views: 1168

Re: Wi-Fi signal booster

Ignoring the bluetooth part, since I don't think you actually meant that, if you want to boost Wi-Fi strength/range then yes, there are plenty devices, look for something of this type: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_repeater I did mean it actually. I'd like something that acts like a 5g Wi-...
by magicchance
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Wi-Fi signal booster
Replies: 14
Views: 1168

Wi-Fi signal booster

I need to boost a weak Wi-Fi signal. Is there already a device on the retail market that you can set to a specific signal, which then traps and amplifies it, then sends it out as a Bluetooth signal to your PC or phone?
by magicchance
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked out - help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Locked out - help!!!

FYI to everyone here, this is what I mean by BIOS:
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(Apologies if its not right side up. My compression app doesn't know Up from Down.)
by magicchance
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked out - help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Locked out - help!!!

...magicchance - i don't know if iommu is the actual culprit or if it is a red herring as AscLinux suggests: never stumbled upon that kfd warning before myself. Run fsck, and pay note to whatever messages returned back in regards to which files got corrupted and/or repaired. Why such happened, with...
by magicchance
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked out - help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Locked out - help!!!

1) ... iommu explained ... (look in your bios for either Intel VT-d/x or IOMMU, and enable such...) 2) ...it's asking you to run a manual filesystem check / repair... type sudo fsck -yvf /dev/sda1 , press enter... 1. I don't see anything like this in the bios. 2. I am locked out. I can't get to my ...
by magicchance
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked out - help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Locked out - help!!!

I'm also getting this message as I try to reboot:

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by magicchance
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked out - help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Locked out - help!!!

How do you do that exactly?

What is iommu, and why does it lock me out of my PC?
by magicchance
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked out - help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Locked out - help!!!

Today for no reason I got this message as I was starting my PC just like I do every day:

As a result, I am locked out of my computer.

Edit: no matter what I do, the pic loads upside down. Sorry.

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by magicchance
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: update warnings (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: update warnings

richyrich wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:23 am
They are from the repositories (PPAs) that you have added to Mint. You may want to check their websites/forums.

The google earth error - they don't make 32 bit (i386) anymore.
Got it, thanks.
by magicchance
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: update warnings (SOLVED)
Replies: 2
Views: 165

update warnings (SOLVED)

I just made an Update, and these warnings popped up: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/colomboem/xUbuntu_16.04/Release.gpg: Signature by key 1A2E38D61775C3963A039A87E3757B8E0D988D6E uses weak digest algorithm (SHA1)An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is ...
by magicchance
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need help recovering deleted files
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: need help recovering deleted files

It's possible, depending. We need to know the file system the partition holding the lost files in using. I'm a total noob. I didn't create any extra partitions upon installation, just used the standard one or two that come with. I'm happy to provide any other info, if you can show me what you need ...
by magicchance
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need help recovering deleted files
Replies: 4
Views: 225

need help recovering deleted files

Six months ago I freed up space on my HD by deleting around 100G of files. But now I need some of them back. FYI, my PC has been off during this time (I was away on a trip), and this disc space has not been over-written by new files since the deletion occurred. Can this be done?
by magicchance
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED - Update Manager broken
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Update Manager broken

Is closing the UM window a requirement? If so, that explains it. I had left it open while trying to make the fix.
by magicchance
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED - Update Manager broken
Replies: 3
Views: 192

SOLVED - Update Manager broken

See attached pic. Some time yesterday my Update Manager stopped working, and I keep getting this warning. No idea what's going on, or why. Anyone else having this same trouble? Does anyone know how to get past it?
by magicchance
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Handbrake tips and tricks?
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Handbrake tips and tricks?

Can you show the best way to get avidemux loaded? The avidemux home pages has language/sources I'm not familiar with. Thanks!
by magicchance
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Handbrake tips and tricks?
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Handbrake tips and tricks?

But see if Handbrake-menu: File ->Single Title. makes any difference. Nope. I'm not getting anything with this, that I don't already get by just right-clicking straight on the DVD in the tray, and copying all the highlighted VOB files. Which is just a bunch of messy smaller files, but it's no diffe...
by magicchance
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Handbrake tips and tricks?
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Handbrake tips and tricks?

What happens when you enter the chapters by hand? (All of them, for one output file) Does it change it back? Thanks for stepping in. After scanning the source it tells you how many chapters there are. But then you have to select them individually, and rip them individually. As far as I can see ther...
by magicchance
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Handbrake tips and tricks?
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Handbrake tips and tricks?

I've searched and watched tutorials, but I can't find an answer as of yet: Is there a command for taking all the individual chapters and converting them into a single MP4 file while converting/ripping? At the moment, it only allows me to rip individual chapters, not even batches of chapters, and so ...

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