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by BG405
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Leopards do change their spots, and why you should care
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: Leopards do change their spots, and why you should care

catweazel wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:36 pm
I agree.
So do I. Looks llike the FSF is keeping a very close eye on things, so this is a good thing .. and also reveals some extent of their concerns.
by BG405
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need help getting past the GNU Grub menu on a tablet
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Need help getting past the GNU Grub menu on a tablet

administrollaattori , the OP said he is unable to connect a keyboard at present. What I'd suggest is getting an OTG hub. That way, you should be able to power the tablet and also connect both installation USB stich and a keyboard (& mouse) at the same time. This worked with my Linx tablet & cost ar...
by BG405
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New user
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: New user

It's also possible that the hard disk has issues, especially if it's the original one. Worth checking with the Disks utility using its SMART test feature.

Might be worth trying another hard disk, if you have one.
by BG405
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) How to check out a new USB stick
Replies: 17
Views: 277

Re: (Solved) How to check out a new USB stick

It would be interesting to know what the actual capacity is. Might still be useful for something. :wink:
by BG405
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Posting screenshots problem [Solved]
Replies: 27
Views: 357

Re: Posting screenshots problem [Solved]

on my version of GIMP 2.8.16, that menu will NOT come up That's odd. When I've selected the file type, name and location & then click the Export button, the little dialogue box with the image settings pops up (at least, it does with JPG which I normally use). It won't proceed to export without OK-i...
by BG405
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thinking back to my childhood days
Replies: 29
Views: 396

Re: Thinking back to my childhood days

I had a couple of lawnmowers with no engine Used to have one of those too. It worked quite well & no long extension cables to trip over or cut through. :mrgreen: I have the privilege of having friends older than my grandparents. Two of them (a couple) still have a rotary phone. :mrgreen: I'm undoub...
by BG405
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Project: sync tool
Replies: 22
Views: 724

Re: Project: sync tool

That looks really good so far on both dark and light themes. Could I be a bit cheeky though and ask how the program's label is presented for the titlebar to display? What I mean by this is did you set this explicitly or is it read from some config file? The reason I ask this is that sometimes incorr...
by BG405
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dr Who!
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Dr Who!

lsemmens wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:55 pm
At the top for me would be Tom Baker followed closely by John Pertwee
I agree with all your post, especially this bit. Mind you, I grew up in the era where Tom Baker had always been "The Doctor" (from 1974 to 1981 no less, so they must have gotten something right).
by BG405
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dr Who!
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Dr Who!

I don't agree with their order either. It appears to be based entirely on the personal opinions of the author(s), rather than a scientific study gauging average viewer numbers per actor, in relation to the alternative programming available at the time of viewing, or something like that. It'd be quit...
by BG405
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from The Netherlands
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Hello from The Netherlands

A slightly belated welcome from me too. It's great to see that people such as yourself are making good use of the great Linux tools we have for photo & video editing. I hadn't heard of DaVinci Resolve; will look into that. I use Kdenlive, which is a fantastic program. It would be interesting to know...
by BG405
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Oooooh! Aaaaaah!
Replies: 14
Views: 438

Re: Oooooh! Aaaaaah!

catweazel wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:52 pm
started work on my promised SyncToy(tm) for Linux project, tentatively called Touchwood :)
Excellent! I'd been wondering if you were still pursuing that. :D
by BG405
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dr Who!
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Dr Who!

Some of her moments reminded me of Tom Baker, if she is half as good as him, she'll be well ahead of those who followed Tom up until the show's hiatus until 2005. I haven't watched any of the new episodes yet so it'll be interesting to see if it's any good with the new cast. The most memorable acto...
by BG405
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: How to install Linux?

Welcome to the Mint Forums! I'm sure it won't take long for you to see how friendly this place is; plenty of very knowledgeable and helpful people here and a great community. :D
by BG405
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Faster WiFi is going to be available in 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 355

Re: Faster WiFi is going to be available in 2019

Now actually touching an electrical component can really get your attention.... in 1964 I was working as a field TV technician and was reinstalling a Color TV chassis into a TV set that I knew I had grounded the Cathode Ray tube when I pulled the chassis out for repair..... but, I did not appreciat...
by BG405
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux
Replies: 56
Views: 1206

Re: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux

I've been using separate partitions for data and cache etc. for a long time before I switched to Linux. Never liked the "Windows way" of putting EVERYTHING in "My Documents", especially as most of the stuff it stores there by default isn't actually a "Document" at all. Lumping all user data in with ...
by BG405
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: pros/cons?
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: pros/cons?

Thanks CW. It wouldn't hurt for me to look into LMDE a bit more as it'll be interesting to know more about the differences. :)
by BG405
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LinuxMint can't mount hard drive, can't install. Possibly bad superblock.
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: LinuxMint can't mount hard drive, can't install. Possibly bad superblock.

I've also discovered an odd quirk, when I boot from a LiveCD the hard drive is not detected at all, but then if I suspend linux and re-open it the hard drive is visible, only I still can't mount it really find out anything about it, other than that it is referred to as sdb. This could be a clue as ...
by BG405
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The Face of Linux Mint Support
Replies: 29
Views: 1321

Re: The Face of Linux Mint Support

IRC is not my thing, like some others here; prefer Forums where one can reply when ready, rather than being effectively tied to a single activity. Usualy have too much else going on to deal with live chat. I don't do PMs as a rule, either. However, I'll have a peek at the Mint IRC to see what's on o...
by BG405
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB pendrive no more mounted
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: USB pendrive no more mounted

If you do get rid of Windows altogether, you'll be better off re-formatting your pen-drive(s) to ext2. That should avoid future issues (apart from wear, but this is lessened by using ext2 rather than ext4). :wink: If, or more likely when you do acquire more NTFS-formatted disks after removing Window...
by BG405
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Cruel World!
Replies: 36
Views: 866

Re: Hello Cruel World!

Great introductory thread! Looks like you'll get on great with Mint (and on here). 8)

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