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by BG405
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi to all
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Hi to all

glopedro wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:11 am
From London?
No, but the term "Blighty" as far as I'm aware refers to Britain in general or at least England*. I have worked "down in the smoke" though & have relatives there. :)

*I could well be wrong, though. Local conventions certainly differ ...
by BG405
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Understanding Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Understanding Linux Mint

if you keep using Windows7 while it is no longer supported you expose yourself to security risks... Very true, but this is where Virtualbox comes to the rescue .. easy to disable internet connectivity. That way it should be safe to keep using after EOS. As for installation media, these are availabl...
by BG405
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi to all
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Hi to all

Welcome from here in Blighty, too. :) Not sure why us Brits call it so, will look in to it. :wink:
by BG405
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 56
Views: 1219

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

Actually that's a dual-layer (~9GB) DVD Hoser Rob is referring to. :wink:
by BG405
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Frozen install of Tina 19.2 XFCE on Lenovo Thinkpad - SOLVED
Replies: 14
Views: 298

Re: Frozen install of Tina 19.2 XFCE on Lenovo Thinkpad

Drives: Local Storage: total: 14.62 GiB used: 210.7 MiB (1.4%) ID-1: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: Lexar model: USB Flash Drive size: 14.62 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.75 GiB used: 210.7 MiB (5.5%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 No hard disk showing there! Are you sure it's connected properly (interna...
by BG405
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Goodbye Windows 7! Hello Mint Cinnamon!
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Goodbye Windows 7! Hello Mint Cinnamon!

A warm albeit belated welcome from me too. I agree that this is amongst the best Forums and that Linux Mint is an excellent Distro as well as being the one I cut my Linux teeth on. I was so happy that I found something good which led me to giving Windows the heave-ho. :mrgreen:

Cheers! :)
by BG405
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 78
Views: 2865

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

Dogpile I'd just about forgotten about that! I used it for years until I changed to DuckDuckGo. For some reason, I thought Dogpile closed down The .co.uk site (and probably other regional variants) did indeed close down some years ago. However, the reason I switched was that search results were get...
by BG405
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My elderly Acer Aspire One
Replies: 49
Views: 3748

Re: My elderly Acer Aspire One

Sadly the trackpad decided to go missing Perhaps the little ribbon isn't seated properly - this and the bigger one for the keyboard are a bit of a PITA to fit .. I should know .. :roll: It could be that support was dropped with the later kernels. That was the case with the Toshiba NB305; had to sti...
by BG405
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Help is on the way maybe!
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Help is on the way maybe!

gm10 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:26 pm
How about:

Code: Select all

yelp man:program
Thanks not seen that one before. :)
by BG405
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Help is on the way maybe!
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Help is on the way maybe!

For useful commands, I simply redirect the manpage to a text file. Same for help pages. That way, they can be read with whatever application you choose e.g. Kate in my case, which has an excellent navigation sidebar. No need for an internet connection either. :) man program > /path/to/desired/direct...
by BG405
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi Linux Gurus.
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Hi Linux Gurus.

Welcome from me too, also having started out on my Linux journey with LM17.3 :D
by BG405
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seeking more capable system dialogs.
Replies: 73
Views: 1541

Re: Seeking more capable system dialogs.

Kubuntu doesn't receive the latest Plasma5 updates as Neon User Edition but is more like Neon User Edition LTS as they depend on the LTS version of Plasma5 I've read in several places that installing Kubuntu & then adding the Neon repos is the way round this. Might still have a Kubuntu VM around, w...
by BG405
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox 6 isn't starting
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: VirtualBox 6 isn't starting

What happens if you create a new virtual machine? If that starts up, e.g. with the Win10 ISO attached, you could try attaching the Win10 virtual hard disk to this & see what happens ... assuming you haven't already tried this of course. The RAM allocation shouldn't be an issue; 4GB is plenty for a W...
by BG405
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Computer monitor for Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Computer monitor for Linux

Unless I'm mistaken, hot keys won't work on an external monitor. You'll need to use the settings on the monitor itself to do that, unless you wish to use something like Redshift to do that, which I believe is pre-installed on later versions of Linux Mint. This program won't affect the backlight sett...
by BG405
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum postings and public domain
Replies: 24
Views: 547

Re: Forum postings and public domain

As far as I'm concerned, anything I post here may be freely read, linked to, copied/quoted in part or in full etc. (or deleted, for that matter :roll:) otherwise it sort of defeats the object of participating on this (or any) Forum. I wouldn't consider it as giving up any rights; in fact, I regard i...
by BG405
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Bluetooth Headphones No Sound After Auto-Connect
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: [SOLVED] Bluetooth Headphones No Sound After Auto-Connect

MrEen wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:18 pm
Nice work Rakantor!!
Indeed! :mrgreen: This may well help pthers (and myself, probably) .. bookmarked for future reference.
by BG405
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 78
Views: 2865

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

151tom wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:37 am
a few days ago they started using this dark theme
Isn't that optional? I've been using it for quite a while (from when it became available, I think) but sure I had to choose it in settings.
by BG405
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seeking more capable system dialogs.
Replies: 73
Views: 1541

Re: Seeking more capable system dialogs.

I think that's not a distro I would class it as one, but this is what they have to say about it: Is it a distro? 🔗 Not quite, it's a package archive with the latest KDE software on top of a stable base. While we have installable images, unlike full Linux distributions we're only interested in KDE s...
by BG405
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Just Joined...
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Just Joined...

Welcome to the Forum! :D When I first started the transition, I kept a VM around in order to boot into Windows if necessary for those programs, especially the embroidery programs as that's far more niche then even Adobe. Thankfully, for my use case, I was able to switch over full time to Linux. That...
by BG405
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How to stop web page redirecting
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: How to stop web page redirecting

mediclaser wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:02 pm
NoScript
+1, but note it does take a little setting-up a.k.a. allowing "trusted" scripts for the various sites you use, especially at first. It should work, though. :wink:

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