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by Helmut
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WiFi issues
Replies: 0
Views: 290

WiFi issues

Hi folks, there are two computers on the same WiFi network in this place. They are both fully identical, both running Mint 19.3 in Mate, both with the same hardware. They both have a b/g/n Edimax PCI WiFi card, and both use the rt61pci driver. Both are very close to the common access point and get a...
by Helmut
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] "default" WiFi channel in network connection means what?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: "default" WiFi channel in network connection means what?

Thank you very much! SOLVED! Linssid is definitely a good thing to have as a tool for getting WiFi to work properly, wasn't aware of it. One little thing: The "button" Linssid in the applications menu does not start the application. It must be started by terminal, although it does have a button to s...
by Helmut
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] "default" WiFi channel in network connection means what?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

[SOLVED] "default" WiFi channel in network connection means what?

Although the WiFi access point is as close as possible to the computer, interference from dozens of neighbours causes occaisional problems, such as low WiFi bandwidth. The Access point itself has "automatic" channel selection, and so automatically uses channels with less interference. On the compute...
by Helmut
Wed May 13, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Safer, less hijackable alternatives to Firefox / Thunderbird?
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Safer, less hijackable alternatives to Firefox / Thunderbird?

What about occurence Nr. 3 and Nr. 4 ?

If it were needed to install a new browser and an email prtogramme, what lesser known alternatives in Mint are there realistically?
by Helmut
Tue May 12, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Safer, less hijackable alternatives to Firefox / Thunderbird?
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Safer, less hijackable alternatives to Firefox / Thunderbird?

Thanks for the reply. You may recall I said FF has repeatedly been hijacked on this box . It runs Mint 19.1 in Mate and is updated almost imediately whenever updates are out. The symptoms? Occurence1: There was Mail demanding ransom, at another occaision (occurence2) with a Mint box that had been se...
by Helmut
Tue May 12, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Safer, less hijackable alternatives to Firefox / Thunderbird?
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Safer, less hijackable alternatives to Firefox / Thunderbird?

Hi Folks, My Firefox browser and my Thunderbird mail has been hacked or hijacked multiple times. My Thunderbird addressbook has also been compromised a few times while they were at it. Generally, I use a non-HTML-only mail client for everyday work, but thats not the solution because some mail will o...
by Helmut
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] Warning "PAE disabled"
Replies: 2
Views: 631

[SOLVED!] Re: Help! Warning "PAE disabled"

Thanks Karlchen!

For others with the same problem:
I did not see "forced PAE" on the boot menu during the countdown to autoboot.
If ENTER is pushed during the boot countdown, "forced PAE" is shown and can be chosen.
by Helmut
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] Warning "PAE disabled"
Replies: 2
Views: 631

[solved] Warning "PAE disabled"

I have an old IBM T41 laptop, and tried to install 32bit Mint Mate.
Upon beginning to boot from DVD it stops and shows an error message
"Warning PAE disabled. use parameter "forcepae" to enable. Unable to boot please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU"

Question: What should I do?
by Helmut
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to tell if running 32 or 64bit Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: How to tell if running 32 or 64bit Mint?

Solved! Thanks everybody!
by Helmut
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to tell if running 32 or 64bit Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 148

[SOLVED] How to tell if running 32 or 64bit Mint?

On an older laptop with a wearing-out HD drive there is an old version of Mint. I want to replace that HD by a new SSD and install a recent Mint version in the process.

Question: Is there an easy way of finding out if the existing Mint installation is 32 or 64 bit?
by Helmut
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: How to fix grub after re-installing windows
Replies: 9
Views: 32122

Re: SOLVED: How to fix grub after re-installing windows

You my want to see this thread about updating a "lost" bootloader after installing Windows:

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=304618
by Helmut
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: Installing Windows without killing Mint?

Thank you all, especially decrepit. Problem solved. How I installed Windows whithout killing Mint: 1) I had an installation with Mint only, and added a SSD for installing Windows later. 2) The SSD's with Mint were disconnected, and Windows was installed on the new SSD 3) After Windows was installed,...
by Helmut
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] No automatic login to WiFi at bootup
Replies: 12
Views: 1719

[SOLVED] Re: No automatic login to WiFi at bootup

Thank you all!
After some days the issue has not repeated.
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: Installing Windows without killing Mint?

Thank you very much, sarge816!
Will try doing that as soon as I get my new SSD.
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 1273

Re: Security Question

You may want to look at the " Firefox tweak thread" if you are concerned about browser highjacking.
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: Installing Windows without killing Mint?

Thanks Pierre and Pjotr, I really appreciate your words of wisdom! However I would like to put the Windoze stuff on a seperate SDD. If I temporarily disconnected sda and sdb (my current Linux installation), and installed Windoze on a brand new drive to be reconnected as sdc later on, could a working...
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: Installing Windoze without killing Mint?

That windows program I need to install is in 32bit, another program I really should install is a tax program which only runs in 64bit. Therefore I would rather like to add a new SSD and put windows plus those programs on that, and not mess with existing installation more than absolutely necessary. H...
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: Installing Windoze without killing Mint?

That program is on seven DVD's without VMware.
In that case would a seperate Windoze installation make better sense? In the end it would be a dual boot system, but with Windoze installed last.
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: Installing Windoze without killing Mint?

Thanks Pjotr, but the program I need to get working runs inside Windoze in a virtual machine running on XP...
I think Mint with VM to run Windoze, then another VM inside Windows running XP, then the actual blasted program I need running within that VM is just a bit too much.

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