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by GreyGeek
Fri May 25, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 27786

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Regardless of the distro there are always folks who have problems with it. Most problems stem from user mistakes, inexperience and/or hardware incompatibility. (Disclaimer: I am a retired admin at KubuntuForums who has used KDE since SuSE made KDE 1.0 Alpha its DE in its 5.3 release in September of ...
by GreyGeek
Sun May 08, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How is RedHat different from Canonical?
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: How is RedHat different from Canonical?

My first Linux distro was RH 5.0, which was in the back of a $25 paperback "Learn Linux in 24 Hours", by Bill Brush, purchased on May 1st, 1998, at Barns & Noble. In September of that year I switched to SuSE 5.3 Both use the RPM, RedHat Package Management system. Ubuntu uses the Deb system. My own e...
by GreyGeek
Sun May 08, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked
Replies: 34
Views: 2101

Re: San Bernadino iPhone successfully cracked

+1 on everything you've written, Posreve. I fear my own government more than I fear the Russians or the Chinese. I am 75 years old and in my wildest imagination I never thought I would have to defend the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the "home of the brave and land of the free". Where it sh...
by GreyGeek
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: New Laptop recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 1832

Re: New Laptop recommendations

System76 has nice computers. You can build your own, too. My son bought the Bonobo and it is great. Comes with Linux preinstalled. Just tell them which one.
by GreyGeek
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen tearing
Replies: 17
Views: 2493

Re: Screen tearing

I'm trying this fix right now, but can't save the file. How did you do this? Having the same issue on a Gen 3 Lenovo X1 Carbon, and I'm curious as well. It appears that there may be some steps missing, since by default the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d directory doesn't exist. Are you running some type of r...
by GreyGeek
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My laptop screen turns on and off every 10 seconds.
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: My laptop screen turns on and off every 10 seconds.

xset may be of some help. Use "man xset" in a console.
by GreyGeek
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: reboot from terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: reboot from terminal

My question is, why do I need to be root to reboot from the terminal? Phyne By system level command he means that reboot (and halt, which is a link to reboot) are owned by root. So to use them you have to use sudo <command> and enter your home account password. Some utilities are owned by root but ...
by GreyGeek
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The future Linux w microsoft
Replies: 15
Views: 1502

Re: The future Linux w microsoft

I had seen that "news" on April first, so dismissed it as a hoax. Maybe there's something to it, but why all the press about it? I used to run Linux in VPC 2004 and VPC 2007 and used the router for shared folders between windows and linux and what I read doesn't sound much different, just a differe...
by GreyGeek
Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Stray Thoughts on the FBI and the iPhone
Replies: 45
Views: 2783

Re: Stray Thoughts on the FBI and the iPhone

First off, I don't really trust the media as a whole to deliver anything like accurate news. They're staffed and run mostly by a bunch of ignorant shallow thinkers. ... Many claim FoxNews is fauxnews because they are not far enough Left to please them. They are the shallow thinkers. Major Garrett w...
by GreyGeek
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VirtualBox - Kernel driver not installed (rc=1908)
Replies: 28
Views: 6365

Re: VirtualBox - Kernel driver not installed (rc=1908)

Put the term "header" ( without quotes) in the search box, click the name header to sort the results and scroll to where the headers should be in the list.
by GreyGeek
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Homeland Security warns Windows PC users to uninstall Quicktime
Replies: 16
Views: 1139

Re: Homeland Security warns Windows PC users to uninstall Quicktime

I prefer getting my tech news from a different source: US-CERT advice says kill Quicktime for Windows, quickly I agree. Fox News pollutes their "news" with gossip, innuendo and political slant too often to be a credible source. But the story behind the story is that Apple refused to allow the Feds ...
by GreyGeek
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VirtualBox - Kernel driver not installed (rc=1908)
Replies: 28
Views: 6365

Re: VirtualBox - Kernel driver not installed (rc=1908)

Perhaps the kernel headers for your new kernel haven't been installed. Search the repository for the header files of the new version. Header files are not needed in the normal operation of most Linux distros so they are not included during the install or when a kernel is updated to a newer release. ...
by GreyGeek
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth
Replies: 119
Views: 4177

Re: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth

Your analysis is somewhat shallow. Not really, I think it's more a case of you refusing to accept the reality, we are putting crap in the air, and we cut down trees which should filter that crap out, we pollute the oceans and stop them functioning properly, so like it or not this will buld up over ...
by GreyGeek
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth
Replies: 119
Views: 4177

Re: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth

..one would normally assume we were omnivores.. Guess you haven't looked at a Panda lately . . Nor a Lion. Panda's are not exclusive vegetarians, they do branch out, with about 1% of their diet comprising other plants and even meat. While they are almost entirely vegetarian, pandas will sometimes h...
by GreyGeek
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth
Replies: 119
Views: 4177

Re: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth

..... I just wanted to add this scientific research to the thread, oil money does a good job of propogating ice age theories, the reality that I am seeing speaks for itself North Pole 'moving towards London' because of melting ice sheets http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/north-pole-moving-towar...
by GreyGeek
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The future Linux w microsoft
Replies: 15
Views: 1502

Re: The future Linux w microsoft

Everyone, what started this rumor was published originally on April 1. Does that give a clue? http://www.pcworld.com/article/3050473/windows/heres-how-windows-10s-ubuntu-based-bash-shell-will-actually-work.html Don't believe so. The TechRepublic article I cited was written FOUR days ago and include...
by GreyGeek
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth
Replies: 119
Views: 4177

Re: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth

Al Gore... not a scientist -H A couple days after the 2009 FOIA zip file from the CRU was released to the public Al Gore was interviewed by CNN. The reporter asked what the emails in the leaked file contained, apparently not bothering to investigate them herself. He replied, "There's nothing signif...
by GreyGeek
Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth
Replies: 119
Views: 4177

Re: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth

richyrich wrote: The scientists also completely reject Intelligent Design.
I think I can count on member 1.618's agreement?
Only if you believe that scientific truths are determined by popular opinion.
by GreyGeek
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth
Replies: 119
Views: 4177

Re: scientists fear possible planet x can destroy life on earth

Today's climatologists have not only forgotten what Dr Ed Lorenz discovered in the early 1960's, that have turned Chaos on its head, claiming that weather can be modeled by "deterministic" Chaos. That's not what Dr Lorenz discovered.
http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10. ... 13-00096.1

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