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by BG405
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Corrupt downloads
Replies: 35
Views: 899

Re: Corrupt downloads

A shot in the dark .. it may be worth checking/replacing the CMOS backup cell as failing ones can cause strange issues (i.e. not keeping the BIOS settings correctly). It's usually a CR2032 coin cell, located near the BIOS flash chip. These don't tend to last much more than 10 years.
by BG405
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Site of device drivers
Replies: 15
Views: 397

Re: Site of device drivers

Whilst I can't help with your specific issue, I think you are more likely to attract attention of someone who has experience with those printers if you change the title in your opening post in this thread to something like "Canon LBP6200 installed but no print output". :wink:
by BG405
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from the UK
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Hello from the UK

That's great! Maybe you will be losing the "L" Plate soon. :mrgreen:
by BG405
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Corrupt downloads
Replies: 35
Views: 899

Re: Corrupt downloads

I think those AMD Athlons are 32-bit only (mine is, and it's a similar one to yours). In my case LM17.3 Xfce ran just fine (ran, because I knocked a cap off the motherboard and haven't replaced it yet). EDIT : I didn't read your INXI report properly; seems your CPU is indeed 64-bit capable. What I'd...
by BG405
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Win10 is an abomination
Replies: 35
Views: 1081

Re: Win10 is an abomination

On the other hand, I wouldn't trust M$ Windows 10 wirh my personal and financial data either. They "own" the rights to everything on their systems. Less "exposed" maybe with regards to the Internet but still not private IMHO.
by BG405
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Just switched from Windows - Multiple questions
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: Just switched from Windows - Multiple questions

Regarding the initial exclamation mark it seems it is ignored ... unless you put three of them and then they do take precedence. Weird. This depends on the file manager. For example, if I recall correctly, those YouTube videos I downloaded some time ago whose filenames are preceded with ▶ (probably...
by BG405
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Incorrect text display
Replies: 36
Views: 717

Re: Incorrect text display

You're welcome. As for Terminal, I use it all the time but it's entirely up to you if/when you want to explore it. I (along with a number of others on here) just find it easier to post Terminal commands for stuff like this plus I'm not sure which desktop environment you are using, hence my guess at ...
by BG405
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: When will this forum site get a new modern design?
Replies: 90
Views: 2759

Re: When will this forum site get a new modern design?

I quite like this forum. It's easy to read, easy to navigate Exactly. Another thing .. it's not a "load-on-demand" (LOD) site such as the likes of Reddit, the Manjaro Forum etc., I find those LOD sites hard to navigate and also they can not be pre-loaded for offline reading later. This severely inh...
by BG405
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Incorrect text display
Replies: 36
Views: 717

Re: Incorrect text display

Is this reversible in case I screw things up further? It is, if you need to, as long as you make a backup of the file you are replacing before you copy the new one there. I tend to make a backup of such files by copying it to e.g. fonts.conf.old (in the same directory) so if things go awry, you can...
by BG405
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Win10 is an abomination
Replies: 35
Views: 1081

Re: Win10 is an abomination

windows SSD is setup as RAID Makes me wonder why they do this. Seriously, what is the point of setting up a RAID-based system with only one storage unit .. and often, the machines can only accommodate one disk ..? If it isn't a multi-disk system it is not true RAID, same as a single cell isn't a ba...
by BG405
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Incorrect text display
Replies: 36
Views: 717

Re: Incorrect text display

I suppose it's worth a shot copying the fonts.conf file from the new account to the original one & taking ownership of it there with sudo chown $USER:$USER ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf from within the original account, to see if that fixes it.
by BG405
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Win10 is an abomination
Replies: 35
Views: 1081

Re: Win10 is an abomination

I find it's like keeping budgies and the house cat in the same cage. :lol: :lol: True enough by many accounts .. although as for your last line I'd say Windows 10 is operated and mis managed from Redmond. :mrgreen: The machine I'm using now came with Windows 10 which I only booted to make sure the ...
by BG405
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Upgrade from 19.2 to 19.3
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Upgrade from 19.2 to 19.3

maintain a recent screenshot of her desktop This is what I resorted to doing with Windows prior to 7. I was never a minimalist either and had everything arranged in order, in "zones" keeping related items in groups on the desktop with any remaining space separating said groups. Regular hiccups resu...
by BG405
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Moving GRUB to second Mint install
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Moving GRUB to second Mint install

As a general rule the latest-installed OS will take over control of GRUB. If you install an additional Linux OS on the system you'll need to repeat Flemur's instructions from within the OS you wish to have control, if it's not the last to be installed. Hope this helps!
by BG405
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Unable To Mount Location
Replies: 19
Views: 507

Re: Unable To Mount Location

I'd also like to add that sudo is not necessary with nano etc. for viewing these system files unless you do intend to edit them. They will open as non-writeable, avoiding the chance of an accidental edit.

Tip: There are easier ways to list such file contents as well e.g. cat /etc/fstab. :D
by BG405
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I get my display scale below 1 (100%)?
Replies: 20
Views: 468

Re: How can I get my display scale below 1 (100%)?

Thought I'd post a link here to the thread discussing (amongst other things) newrez:
viewtopic.php?f=60&t=287226&p=1623349
in case this is of any help. :wink:
by BG405
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140
Replies: 481
Views: 37237

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

Looks like a bit of a wait to check the stats:
stats.foldingathome.org uses an invalid security certificate.
The certificate expired on January 2, 2020, 9:06 PM. The current time is January 3, 2020, 3:56 AM.
Error code: SEC_ERROR_EXPIRED_CERTIFICATE
by BG405
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: When will this forum site get a new modern design?
Replies: 90
Views: 2759

Re: When will this forum site get a new modern design?

This is why I suggest we don't go one way or the other. Let's do both! If and when there ever is a design revamp, why not just provide options? Either you can stick with the current design or you can choose the new modern design. It's that simple...everyone gets to use what they prefer. I agree wit...
by BG405
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: ./helloworld.sh > forums.linuxmint.com/posting.php
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: ./helloworld.sh > forums.linuxmint.com/posting.php

A warm albeit belated welcome from me too! Love the title. :mrgreen:
by BG405
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How can I get my display scale below 1 (100%)?
Replies: 20
Views: 468

Re: How can I get my display scale below 1 (100%)?

For scaling you could look in to "newrez" which I was using on my D255E to make its 1024x600 display more practically useable. The results were quite good considering the physical limitations. As for xrandr; great tool for managing displays & this is how I've gotten round issues with bad cables etc....

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