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by RIH
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: sudo security vulnerability
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Sudo Vulnerability

Now???
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by RIH
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block adult content
Replies: 27
Views: 975

Re: How to block adult content

phd entered the correct link, however the forum has a ban on the word p o r n.
Hence that is changed in the url to 4 *
Copy the url, paste it into your bowser & replace the 4 * with the letters p,o,r,n & you will find the correct page.
by RIH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: reformatting from NTFS to Ext4
Replies: 41
Views: 924

Re: reformatting from NTFS to Ext4

Timeshift is capable of backing up everything - system & data- but that was not its' original intent & so, is probably not a very sensible approach to take when alternative programs designed just to back up personal data are available. Timeshift is really Linux's answer to Microsoft System Restore &...
by RIH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Extreme Lag and Blocking when ram reaches 80%
Replies: 20
Views: 518

Re: Extreme Lag and Blocking when ram reaches 80%

The only posts that I have read concerning Cinnamon using very large amounts of CPU seem to centre around video card/driver issues. I think that a copy of the output of inxi -Fxz put into the terminal would be very useful here. That command lists out the full details of your equipment without showin...
by RIH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Extreme Lag and Blocking when ram reaches 80%
Replies: 20
Views: 518

Re: Extreme Lag and Blocking when ram reaches 80%

The

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top
command in the terminal will show what functions are consuming RAM & CPU in descending order.

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free -h
shows what the system sees as RAM & Swap & how much (in total) is being used/free.
Both are worth doing & sharing when you hit the 80%.
by RIH
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Power management
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Power management

I think that you need to neutralise the screen saver as well...
by RIH
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 877

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

Calibre have just (today) released version 4.1. Version 4 was only released a few days ago but included a new reader. While it was very more book-like it dropped the ability to see what page number you were on & how many pages were in the book in total plus it no longer remembered where you were in ...
by RIH
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint? [solved]
Replies: 46
Views: 877

Re: Can someone please guide me in installing Windows version of Calibre on my Linux Mint?

The desktop is dual boot Win 7 & Mint 19.2.
My Calibre library is on a completely separate USB Hard drive formatted to NTFS.
Windows & Mint are both happy for Calibre to access this library..
by RIH
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block adult content
Replies: 27
Views: 975

Re: How to block adult content

Hello and thanks, I tried both files but got an error on both. When I tried to install the Debian file I got this: Error:Dependency is not satisfiable : libtommath1 . When trying to install the ubuntu file I got a similar error: Error:Dependency is not satisfiable :libevent-pthreads-2.1-6 Yes I tri...
by RIH
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block adult content
Replies: 27
Views: 975

Re: How to block adult content

Go to here.. https://gitlab.com/fredbcode/e2guardian/tree/packages/ Click on the Download Button Dload.png A file (e2guardian-packages.tar.gz) will download. Use Archive Manager to extract its' content to a new Folder. The extracted Folder contains Folders containing 6 different versions of the prog...
by RIH
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: suggestion: PDF Printer
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: suggestion: DARK READER for Linux Mint Windows

Open PDF in Okular.
Go to
Settlings - Configure Okular - Accessibility -
Click Change Colours - leave Colour Mode as Invert Colours.
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by RIH
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block adult content
Replies: 27
Views: 975

Re: How to block adult content

You might want to look at this...although I am not sure how active they still are..

http://www.e2guardian.org/cms/index.php

As others have already pointed out, Mozilla has some Add Ons.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefo ... ly-filter/
by RIH
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Solved - Update Manager Won't Update
Replies: 32
Views: 535

Re: Re- Update Manager Won/t Update

Revicam wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:11 pm
Anyone know how I can, or maybe someone else will, mark this thread as "Solved"?

Peter
Glad you finally got it sorted.

Only you (or a Mod/Admin) can mark it solved.
You do that by editing (the pencil icon) your original post heading to add the word SOLVED to it.
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by RIH
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Attempting to login to a Win10 laptop [ Gave it up, not happening ]
Replies: 39
Views: 700

Re: Attempting to login to a Win10 laptop

Just a thought as you seem to be having so many problems with doing it this way.. You could go via a free cloud service. Onedrive (Microsoft) or Google Drive or a free DropBox account. Personally I use DropBox as Android will automatically load camera pictures there if you direct it to do so. The on...
by RIH
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slower and slower boot speed.
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Slower and slower boot speed.

Put the following 2 commands into the terminal & then copy & paste the results back on this thread between the Code Display (</>) tags. systemd-analyze - this will show how long it actually took to boot. systemd-analyze blame - this will show which items took what time in descending time taken. I am...
by RIH
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint Partition Seems to have disappeared
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: Mint Partition Seems to have disappeared

Ah you did

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inxi -fxz
not

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inxi -Fxz
Unfortunately in Linux size sometimes does matter... :D

If you re-do using a capital F then you will give a great deal more information..
by RIH
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint Partition Seems to have disappeared
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: Mint Partition Seems to have disappeared

Fire up GParted in your live session & post a print of what your drives show back here would be a good starting point..
Or just

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inxi -Fxz
in Terminal & copy the output back here between the Code Display Tags (</>) also might be very useful...
by RIH
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Dumb Question re updating
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Dumb Question re updating

It is not unusual for the number of updates - the number will continue to grow for new installs. As log as you had no issues with your original install concerning things like wi-fi or video cards then my personal approach would be to install all the updates immediately & continue to do so as soon as...
by RIH
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to change your own Linux?
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: How to change your own Linux?

If you want your own Linux system then I guess Linux From Scratch is a good place to start. http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/ If you just want to personalise a version of Mint then I guess it very much depends how severe those customisation are... There are certainly a couple of very knowledgeabl...
by RIH
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED chrome/brave browser: temporarily use other search engine
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: chrome/brave browser: temporarily use other search engine

I gather than DuckDuckGo uses a system it calls 'Bangs' in order to search just a specific site for a term. To search for content more quickly from a specific website, DuckDuckGo comes with a feature called Bangs. Bangs are a feature of DuckDuckGo that allow you to search for your search terms direc...

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