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by RIH
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] No button to create a new topic in "Desktops and Window Managers" subforum
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: No button to create a new topic in "Desktops and Window Managers" subforum

I believe that you need to select which Desktop section first - Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce, KDE or Other first.
Then the new Thread is available..
Once posted in a section it then also appears in the General Section below..
by RIH
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oh dear!
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Oh dear!

The United Kingdom's GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre has just released its' annual report.
Included in the report is the detail that...
at least 318 public sector networks still routinely using Windows XP despite Microsoft having pulled nearly all support for the operating system in 2014
by RIH
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How much space for each partition?
Replies: 9
Views: 264

Re: How much space for each partition?

anki_ar in another thread you have already seen my laptop system allocation. Below is how my Desktop is set up for Mint. Desktop.png As you can see, here I allocated nearly 40GB to the / root partition. I did that as I have not allocated a separate swap partition & I believe that any swap file that ...
by RIH
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Creative Suite 5.5
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Adobe Creative Suite 5.5

Sadly it looks like you will have no choice but to dual boot Windows & Mint.
Normally I would suggest that you try using Windows as a VirtualBox guest on Mint, but Pierre has already said that gives a poor result with this product .. :(
by RIH
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safe to download kernel from kernel.ubuntu.com
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Safe to download kernel from kernel.ubuntu.com

The current kernel of the 4.15 series available through update manager is 4.15.0-54 which is supported until April 2023. The newest kernel available through update manager is 5.0.0-20 which is supported until February 2020. Personally I would never install anything except a 4.15 range kernel on Mint...
by RIH
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux on VM on a macbook
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Linux on VM on a macbook

As far as I am aware it is impossible to use a USB drive to create a VirtualBox guest system. It must be an ISO - either as a DVD in the hosts' CD/DVD drive or as In ISO located somewhere within the hosts' file system. USB connections to a guest system cannot be created until after you have installe...
by RIH
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved for me.) Setting up a USB drive to store encrypted passwords?
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Setting up a USB drive to store encrypted passwords?

If you like video instruction then this might help (it is a few years old now)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-cKvTUUgNQ

Personally, I like written instructions, so this might be worth a look..
https://keepass.info/help/base/firststeps.html
by RIH
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved for me.) Setting up a USB drive to store encrypted passwords?
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Setting up a USB drive to store encrypted passwords?

I don't encrypt anything, so I am no help there, sorry..
However, you could do things slightly differently but, I believe, equally secure.
Download KeePassX & use it to create a password database on the USB..
Then, when you need a password, put in the USB, startup KeePassX & there you go..
by RIH
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Sharing Files with VMs
Replies: 33
Views: 549

Re: Sharing Files with VMs

Open VirtualBox. Highlight the Guest that you want to add a Shared Folder to. Click on Settings. Click on Shared Folder. Click on the Add New Folder Icon (the + sign) In Folder Path Select Other vb.png This is where it can get a bit long winded!! If you have the Shared Folder somewhere in your /Home...
by RIH
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oh dear!
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Oh dear!

She is far from alone.. :D
I landed in Yangon (Rangoon when I went to school) a couple of months ago & the baggage retrieval screens all displayed the identical XP logo.
Luckily there were only 4 carousels & only 1 was moving...
by RIH
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1304

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

My laptop is 100% Mint. The desktop dual boots with Mint & Windows 7. I don't use Windows 7 at all myself now, it is only for friends who are hooked into Windows & have issues. Oh, VirtualBox on the desktop is currently guesting 11 different Os's/Distributions - but that was what I bought the deskto...
by RIH
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Translations
Topic: [SOLVED] What on earth does it mean in English?
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: What on earth does it mean in English?

smurphos wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:26 am
Move the slider quickly when you click the scroll bar path
Can that be added as the English (United Kingdom) translation as well please?? :D
by RIH
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Translations
Topic: [SOLVED] What on earth does it mean in English?
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: What on earth does it mean in English?

Thanks smurphos. Neat idea as well - although even speaking English as a first language that I do - I would have never guessed that was what the result would be from the description even in situ. :D I don't think it is a very apt description for what it does, but I am struggling to come up with anyt...
by RIH
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Translations
Topic: [SOLVED] What on earth does it mean in English?
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: What on earth does it mean in English?

I think you might need to give a bit of extra detail as to what the subject is about Pjotr. Out of context it makes little sense in English!! :D Warp can mean to twist out of shape. Sliders can be movable buttons that shift a window up or down, or in & out. Trough can be something that is indented o...
by RIH
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MS Excel buttons loosing their text [Solved by using PlayOnLinux]
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: MS Excel buttons loosing their text

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by RIH
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Problems with "Installation type"
Replies: 34
Views: 555

Re: Problems with "Installation type"

Yes, my / root drive is a bit big to be honest, but I had plenty of space. I like a separate /home partition, but that is certainly not necessary. You could, if you wished just have 1 partition & Mint will happily install on that. I think the fact that the live disk works & yet you currently can't s...
by RIH
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mint from a pendive SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Install Mint from a pendive

i am running with Cinnamon so USB Image Writer is pre-installed, so all I would need would be the Mint ISO download.
usb.png
by RIH
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Problems with "Installation type"
Replies: 34
Views: 555

Re: Problems with "Installation type"

Here is my disk on my laptop, nothing but ext4 partitions in sight. Boots fine..
disk.png

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