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by farkas
Sat May 30, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can you use a hard disk drive as bootable media to install Mint on an external SSD?
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Can you use a hard disk drive as bootable media to install Mint on an external SSD?

Need more info about your "old laptop". Is it 32bit or 64bit processor? Make and model no.? Do the USB ports still work for reading and writing data files? Is it still running the original OS? Which version? Which OS did you try to boot? Do you have access to another to another PC? The more info you...
by farkas
Sat May 23, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox 32 bit only (Solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 3410

Re: VirtualBox 32 bit only (Solved)

Frank
It's always nice to find a solution that works!
Just curious, how did you find this old post?
farkas
by farkas
Fri May 22, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best HDD Imaging-Cloning Software
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Best HDD Imaging-Cloning Software

Try Foxclone
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=315557
It has an excellent users guide.
by farkas
Fri May 22, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New PC, new adventure
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: New PC, new adventure

Thanks MurphCID and Jose_Brown for your interest in the "Adventure" Update Running Raspbian and Ubuntu Mate 20.04. To switch between them I have to shutdown and swap out the sd card. Using a 64GB usb stick for extra storage, a 500GB SSD also works but it is a bit much for now. I may use that when ra...
by farkas
Tue May 12, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: System Monitor / Network Speed display
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: System Monitor / Network Speed display

Thanks for your answer xenopeek! ISPs are kind of running a scam by showing it in bits-per-second: 6.3 Mbps looks a whole lot faster than 0.7 MiB/s I agree it does look like a whole lot more compared between 0.7 and 6.3 Advertising big numbers will get your attention. Before my post I didn't know ab...
by farkas
Tue May 12, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: System Monitor / Network Speed display
Replies: 3
Views: 170

System Monitor / Network Speed display

Just a thought. Could it possible in System Monitor Resources network history display Mbps when the receiving speed exceeds 122 KiB/s. Appropriately scaled. It currently displays in bytes/s when less than 1000 bytes/s changes to KiB/s when it exceeds 1000 bytes/s. It would align with claimed speed b...
by farkas
Mon May 11, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Conflicting results from System Monitor and internet download speed tests. (Solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Conflicting results from System Monitor and internet download speed tests.

Thanks for your quick reply MrEen! It looks like that I missed that pesky little (i) in comparing download speeds. :oops: It still looks like it takes forever to download an ISO or any large file. I can't imagine downloading one with a 33.6k (3429 baud) modem hat I started out with many moons ago. :...
by farkas
Mon May 11, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Conflicting results from System Monitor and internet download speed tests. (Solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Conflicting results from System Monitor and internet download speed tests. (Solved)

Current installs, LM 19.3 Cinnamon on desktop and laptop. Modem model no: Centurylink C1100Z I have a landline DSL internet connection. Tried several speed test listed on google search. They are all pretty much the same. Showing a download speed with a high of 6.0 Mbps and a low of 4.3 Mbps. Averagi...
by farkas
Thu May 07, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Can't Install Windows 10 - Driving Me Mad
Replies: 17
Views: 478

Re: Can't Install Windows 10 - Driving Me Mad

Check on your pc's manufacturer's web site if it has something like this, it's for my dell laptop. https://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/dell-supportassist-pcs-tablets_Users-Guide2_en-us.pdf Maybe there is something like it for your hp probook 4530s. I had to install a working version of Win10 in Virtual ...
by farkas
Wed May 06, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New PC, new adventure
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: New PC, new adventure

Thanks for your encouragement MurphCID! Update Made another experiment to make the desktop more cinnamon like, without having it running in software rendering mode. I've used in the Synaptic Package Manager the 'save markings as' (a text file of about 55kB) and 'read markings' to restore my current ...
by farkas
Tue May 05, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message
Replies: 30
Views: 1431

Re: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message

FWIW This may be a bit clunky, but it works for me. To remove a USB I open Disks utility Select the USB to be removed and select and click Unmount and Power Off buttons. It's worked with USB sticks that have LED's that seem to stay on forever after clicking on eject or safely remove. Haven't had any...
by farkas
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New PC, new adventure
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: New PC, new adventure

Update on raspberry pi 4 adventure. Resolved problems with firefox and LM forums. A thank you to Kadaitcha Man. After numerous problems with Ubuntu 19.10 server 32bit, I abandoned it. Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS was released on 23 April 2020. 64bit only. Installed it with the Mate desktop, light-dm, aft...
by farkas
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Building new PC - best option for dual boot with Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 433

Re: Building new PC - best option for dual boot with Mint

Just make sure all your hardware choices are compatible check this link
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/
by farkas
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Buttons above text box don't work in LM forums post. (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Buttons above text box don't work in LM forums post.

Ok, exit FF, go into ~/.mozilla/firefox/, create a new directory and move all files and folders into that new directory, then start FF again. I expect that to work, and if it does, then you will need to restore your bookmarks etc and continue using the new profile. You can undo the changes above by...
by farkas
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Buttons above text box don't work in LM forums post. (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Buttons above text box don't work in LM forums post.

Ok, exit FF, go into ~/.mozilla/firefox/, create a new directory and move all files and folders into that new directory, then start FF again.
Thanks I'll give that a shot.
by farkas
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Buttons above text box don't work in LM forums post. (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Buttons above text box don't work in LM forums post.

OK, I understand.
Also cleared FF history and that didn't help either.
by farkas
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Buttons above text box don't work in LM forums post. (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Buttons above text box don't work in LM forums post.

Thanks for reply
Clear the FF cache. didn't work.
Works OK chromium browser.
I prefer FF and I'd like fix this issue.
by farkas
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Buttons above text box don't work in LM forums post. (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Buttons above text box don't work in LM forums post. (Solved)

There is something strange going on, when I make post or reply to a post in LM forums. None of the buttons above the text box work. Tried to use the </> button, nothing, the cursor just disappears, same with all other buttons. Cursor reappears with a left or right click on the mouse. Smilies don't w...
by farkas
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New PC, new adventure
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: New PC, new adventure

Thanks for your reply Moem Checked my settings as suggested All four buttons are marked yes. They've been like that for a long time. Clicked the reset button, no change. I was just about to make a post There is something strange going when I make post or reply to a post in LM forums. None of the but...
by farkas
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New PC, new adventure
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: New PC, new adventure

Thanks for your reply. I'm aware of the </> button's purpose. I noted in my original post "the </> isn't working". the button doesn't work There is something strange going when I make posts. None of the buttons work. Smilies don't work. Can't make an attachment. The only thing working is text entry....

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