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by BG405
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 237
Views: 12679

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I've been giving Manjaro a spin on my Acer D255E since I installed it late Friday night. Set up with a separate /DATA partition, containing a (fairly) recent backup of the LM17.3 KDE /home partition, brought it up to date last night. Quite impressed with it so far although there's a few teething pro...
by BG405
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: LIFE DETECTED on Mars
Replies: 45
Views: 816

Re: LIFE DETECTED on Mars

Has anyone seen the Beagle yet ..?
by BG405
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dell inspiron 6400 Broadcomm wi-fi card.
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Dell inspiron 6400 Broadcomm wi-fi card.

I had a look at the specs of your machine, you should be able to swap the WiFi card for a better one. According to some of the listings yours is Wireless G only which limits you to 54Mb/s (6.75MB/s) theoretical but as this includes protocols etc. the actual data rate is lower. I'd recommend an Ather...
by BG405
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Possibly Erroneous Error Message re: GRUB
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: [SOLVED] Possibly Erroneous Error Message re: GRUB

You're most welcome! Thanks for updating us; it may help someone else with the same problem. BTW. Had it been a wrong UUID (which does happen, especially when partitions are changed) it would likely have caused a slow startup, or problems starting up. It's the first time I've seen a missing line lik...
by BG405
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 229
Views: 40249

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

exactly 8 1/2 minutes ... The entire process took only eleven minutes. :D I downloaded a couple of Linux ISOs using my mate's phone hotspot last Saturday & was getting similar speeds (i.e. about 3x the transfer rate I get on my home connection). He's got loads of data left which the provider will s...
by BG405
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Switching to Linux
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Switching to Linux

Welcome from me too. There are a lot of very knowledgeable and helpful people on here in case you need assistance with anything. :)

ETA: Pretty much what jimallyn said; I didn't reload before posting.
by BG405
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: out of space on flash drive
Replies: 20
Views: 474

Re: out of space on flash drive

Sorry I'm not very familiar with USB + persistance, but assuming it runs OK once you clear out some files, it's well worth a look in /var/cache/apt/archives as this can get cluttered with old packages.
by BG405
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 229
Views: 40249

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

gksudo no longer works in 19 :shock: Hopefully that will be fixed soon! I haven't tested the Mint 19 editions yet but that does come as a surprise. It took more than 4 hours to download the iso. Is that normal or am I just slow? That does seem slow, just downloaded the Mint 19 Xfce ISO at approx 1....
by BG405
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The "fox" is buying the hen house??? Microsoft purchases Github
Replies: 52
Views: 1414

Re: The "fox" is buying the hen house??? Microsoft purchases Github

I'm not at all happy about this. Seems like corporate greed & we all know what often happens when companies swallow their competitors, a bit like BSB satellite TV in the UK (anyone remember that?), which Sky bought and then killed off, not saying MS will kill off GitHub (not straight away, anyway) b...
by BG405
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No Bios Boot Menu
Replies: 19
Views: 505

Re: No Bios Boot Menu

Only time I don't see the BIOS access option is when the machine is in Suspend (or Hibernate?) mode (which is usually the case with my Acer netbook). I wonder if this had something to do with it? Perhaps a flag had been erroneously set with the previous 18.3 installation?
by BG405
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 229
Views: 40249

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

whiteEagle wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:39 am
currently, I'm only using 19GB /root
That sounds a bit high, mine's about 16GB after more than 2 years' use. May be normal for Mint 19 though. How much stuff is accumulating in /var/cache/apt/archives ? Mine needs cleaning up again. Got rid of about 4 or 5 GB last clearout.
by BG405
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to use Xorg by default
Replies: 22
Views: 1436

Re: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to use Xorg by default

Lucap wrote:LOL , saves 500mb. :P
Not worth it unless they can make it small enough to fit on a 3-inch DVD i.e. <=1.4GB :P
by BG405
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection
Replies: 27
Views: 810

Re: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection

:mrgreen: That evidently works best with the English pronunciation "rooter" used for such devices and tallies with "root" (spelled "route") to navigate the road network (we use "router" for the carpentry tool). :wink: I wonder if this is the cause of some recent internet outages. A week or so ago I...
by BG405
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux>Mac>Windows
Replies: 20
Views: 715

Re: Why Linux>Mac>Windows

f a Windows user isn't happy with Windows than the Windows user should have the initiative to look for a better alternative. True, but the thing is, many people are either oblivious to the existence of good alternative operating systems like Linux Mint or they don't know that it can (usually) be ea...
by BG405
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection
Replies: 27
Views: 810

Re: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection

It connects to Photobucket and attempts to d/l a picture. on the way it drops the payload at the router and sits there. After a while it connects to another server and downloads Stage 2, which is basically a packet sniffer. :shock: I'll have to dig in to the router settings & see if it's possible t...
by BG405
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 229
Views: 40249

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

All files will be owned by newname including everything in the /name directory. I wouldn't have guessed that newname would be the owner of all the files. Neither would I, thought you'd have to do a chown on them. What I'd do though, is rename the old /home/username and use the original name for the...
by BG405
Thu May 31, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection
Replies: 27
Views: 810

Re: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection

Actually, the WNR1000 I had that appeared to have issues was right out front. I swapped it for another model not on the list. It was the WiFi provider, that's why it was out front. That's interesting, I wonder what difference it makes? Obviously approved WiFi connected devices can access the Intern...
by BG405
Thu May 31, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Possibly Erroneous Error Message re: GRUB
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Possibly Erroneous Error Message re: GRUB

Erasmus , be aware reinstalling Grub won't fix the fstab issue Agreed, and thanks for pointing this out. I should have done but got sidetracked with the GRUB questions. :oops: Adding the missing fstab line, using either nano or as pbear recommended, xed should get rid of the error messages, as per ...
by BG405
Thu May 31, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: GPA
Replies: 23
Views: 540

Re: GPA

... after a general cleanup I have one item I do not know how to deal with: find $HOME -not -user $USER -exec ls -lad {} \; drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Apr 19 15:38 /home/a/.gvfs find: ‘/home/a/.gvfs’: Permission denied I did not want to touch this as I do not know what it might be. Again, I am not...
by BG405
Wed May 30, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whine about Searching with Boolean operators
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Whine about Searching with Boolean operators

Yeah, duckduckgo is hopeless. If you think that's bad you should try the one on the AdTurds website. :lol: Seriously though, it should be basic functionality? I didn't realize it was missing! :oops: I really thought it was just my poor search-fu. :x It really can be hard to guess the cryptic search...

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