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by BG405
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint and laptops
Replies: 55
Views: 1300

Re: Linux Mint and laptops

but I will upgrade it to 8; should I initially create a 9 GB swap when installing mint? 9 or 10 GB should be fine. As for the Win7 VM, you can save its state & quickly resume when needed, if you need to free up resources. One of my installs has a number of VMs "saved" ready to fire up. On low RAM m...
by BG405
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 56
Views: 727

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

Unlike Windows XP or Windows 7, the current Linux kernel has built-in support for USB 3.0 This .. and yes, if it'll boot off a flash drive, it'll normally boot off a suitably prepared USB HDD too. YES you can load to, and boot from an external HDD with one caveat! It stuffs up Grub on the primary d...
by BG405
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 56
Views: 727

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

n fairness, apart from accidental disconnection, the other stuff aren't really an issue for 2.5" SATA SSDs as those are already enclosed. True but I don't have (nor can afford) SSDs at present. I'm sure many others are also in this position. :( The board I'm using now would still be just as vulnera...
by BG405
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 56
Views: 727

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

You're not talking about the exact same thing that I gave in the link, but you talk generally about a USB<->SATA Adapter, right? It's the same model you've just ordered :) hope it has the same chipset. Your supplier is offering these to the UK for £4.11 inc. P&P. I'm taking risks using unprotected ...
by BG405
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?
Replies: 56
Views: 727

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition: how?

Right. Yesterday, I ordered this: ... The USB(2.0+3.0) <--> SATA chip that it uses is JMicron JMS567. Good find, indeed! Hope it works well. I've found a supplier in Hong Kong selling them for £1.20 including postage & packaging! Think I'll order one (probably 2, so I can clone disks more easily), ...
by BG405
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 19 wakes by mouse moving
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Mint 19 wakes by mouse moving

And I see a lot of value for laptops, into throwing them into and out of suspend by linking that to the opening and closing of the lid....(with or without screen lock) and ALL the accessories can be locked out / disabled... If you are really studying or working, you only need the screen opening swi...
by BG405
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to enable hibernation with swap partion on Linux Mint 19
Replies: 25
Views: 1210

Re: How to enable hibernation with swap partion on Linux Mint 19

neither of those solutions actually turns your computer off to the point where you can cut the power. Exactly. Although I use suspend (sleep) by default on my D255E netbook, Hibernate is an essential function in the event of low or critical battery levels when one can't access a mains socket. Espec...
by BG405
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 2268

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Portreve wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:18 pm
Also, it's interesting to hear them use a very distinctly Germanic way of telling time: "half nine".
Common usage in England. Although by "half nine" we mean "half past nine" whereas in Germany that would mean "half to nine". :)
by BG405
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 231
Views: 3649

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Yeah NINE HOURS!, NINE HOURS! for one stinking update. Ridiculous. I must say that updating Mint has spoiled me for Microsoft updates. It just should not be that painful. Those agonizingly slow updates are a fading memory for me, but strewth! Don't think mine ever took THAT long, with Win7 Ultimate...
by BG405
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 2268

Re: Catweazel - over and out

MrEen wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:53 pm
thx-1138 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:39 am
i recall that he scared me!!!
How appropriate! :wink:
Scared ..?

I've got skin a foot thick having spent most of my working life in factories & been frequenting Forums since the 2000s.

Still, I'm being careful .. :mrgreen:
by BG405
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to enable hibernation with swap partion on Linux Mint 19
Replies: 25
Views: 1210

Re: How to enable hibernation with swap partion on Linux Mint 19

This will create confusion. The original method speaks of the file “/etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkla”. The alternative method speaks of the file “/var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/com.ubuntu.enable-hibernate.pkl”. Different directory and different e...
by BG405
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint on 2 in 1 devices
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Mint on 2 in 1 devices

those 2 in 1 devices, would require an operating system on Both Half's - wouldn't they ?. My understanding is that the mainboard (motherboard) is in the monitor section, with the KB section simply providing extra USB sockets, etc., although TBH I have not researched these devices to any significant...
by BG405
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 156
Views: 4373

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

That article is unfortunately behind a pay-wall for me, but the headline, if an actual quote, stinks of corporate control. How, exactly, do they "give" "their" users to the banks? They own us, then? Well, in my interpretation of this, they evidently think they do. :x
by BG405
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux programs come to Chromebooks
Replies: 21
Views: 844

Re: Linux programs come to Chromebooks

They usually only offer the choice of Mac or Windows and support that. I'd say usually support that, but there are holes even in this scenario .. e.g. try finding WiFi drivers for Windows 7 for a Toshiba NB520. That's right, Toshiba hosts/hosted most of the drivers but this one was notably absent. ...
by BG405
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Cannot mount external hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Cannot mount external hard drive

Should I format all my future external drives to this? External hard disks and SSDs, yes I'd recommend that. For flash drives, ext2 is better as it avoids the extra writes you get with ext4 (journalling), which is an issue with the limited number of write cycles flash memory is generally capable of...
by BG405
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Cannot mount external hard drive
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Cannot mount external hard drive

If you're not using Windows then there's no need to have NTFS partitions. Presumably the disk came already formatted this way? Assuming the files you copied still exist in their original locations, your best bet is to reformat it as ext4 using GParted (which you will need to install, via Software Ma...
by BG405
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Florida, USA
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: Hello from Florida, USA

Welcome from sunny Blighty! (Nice to be able to say that). :D
by BG405
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Hdmi problem
Replies: 20
Views: 255

Re: Hdmi problem

The HDMI audio option was missing also on one of my machines. I fixed it using these steps: Close the PulseAudio settings. Connect your TV or external monitor through HDMI. In a Terminal issue the command pulseaudio -k - this kills the running daemon. Open Sound Settings again. The HDMI option shoul...
by BG405
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 231
Views: 3649

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Firefox. If you really need to use Firefox it seems to have zero issues on Windows, but always some sort of drama on Linux from extensions broke, not working right, missing buttons, crashing. I had the opposite experience. Firefox used to be pretty solid on Windows 7 .. before they started their ra...
by BG405
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140
Replies: 274
Views: 18304

Re: Folding@home-Team Linux Mint-76140

I'm happy to report that the Dell might prove to be be viable after all. Having sorted out the thermal transfer materials, which evidently weren't that well applied in the first place & were in a rather poor condition, the overheating issues have hopefully been sorted. Further testing required; time...

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