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by BG405
Wed May 23, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Boring Mint??
Replies: 39
Views: 1087

Re: Boring Mint??

Maybe you missed this bit?
deanr72 wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 6:52 pm
This would have taken me ages to work out with Mate - but, no - Mint was right there to solve the problem for me without any issues. So, boring, yes - maybe. Awesome, yes.
:)
by BG405
Mon May 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 86
Views: 1998

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

I do not quite understand people who say "I need to use Facebook because it is the only way to communicate with X". True. In my case it's a temporary glitch; a stopgap, pending more suitable methods of future communication. I don't have her email address yet as it was too busy & need to send a few ...
by BG405
Mon May 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 86
Views: 1998

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

As of the time of this post, I haven't been on Facebook for quite a while, maybe 6 months, maybe a year. I might have to break that absence though as it's the only present way of communicating with a friend who I haven't seen in ages, after a catch-up at my local the other night. She's been on her t...
by BG405
Mon May 21, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 76
Views: 2239

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

i was taught in school that Ben Franklin was an early proponent of daylight saving time because with America being at the time an agrarian society, that this was beneficial for farmers...my question for my teacher was "did anyone tell the cows that their milking time is now going to be changed twic...
by BG405
Mon May 21, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-waste
Replies: 41
Views: 810

Re: e-waste

That is very strange. Once it validates it is good until you make some major hardware change. Indeed. That's what I expected too. It is possible, though, that I'd swapped a 2GB stick for a 1GB one, but think I'd already installed witth the 1GB RAM module, sorry was over 2 years ago now, memory not ...
by BG405
Mon May 21, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 165
Views: 8584

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

kc1di wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 8:57 am
I've never had a problem with Nemo not finding my NTFS drives.
That could be read either way :mrgreen: I know what you mean though. Never had a problem accessing them with Nemo myself, either.
by BG405
Mon May 21, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-waste
Replies: 41
Views: 810

Re: e-waste

- most folks just don't realize this bit. ie: it's their machine & they can darn well do what they like with their machine. :wink: I see what you meant now, thanks. Was a bit late (just saw I posted after 3AM). Now, if you do not have a legitimate key then don't blame MS. Look, I like to hate MS as...
by BG405
Mon May 21, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: security questions...
Replies: 22
Views: 607

Re: security questions...

In this case, the key file itself is chosen randomly by a human, so in effect the result is comparable, I would think?
by BG405
Mon May 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 165
Views: 8584

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I'm holding off until Mint 19 Xfce is released so I can see how a KDE conversion works out before I make a decision. Will probably set up a triple-boot on the Acer; existing LM17.3 KDE, adding KDE Neon and LM19 + KDE. However, I'd sooner stay within the Mint ecosystem on both my main machines if pra...
by BG405
Sat May 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-waste
Replies: 41
Views: 810

Re: e-waste

these folks have the attitude, that it's their machine Actually it is, unless on a rental or hire-purchase type contract. It's the operating system which isn't yours. In my case, a machine bought with a Win 7 Starter licence key and subsequently upgraded to Win 7 Ultimate, not cheap .. amd, also, A...
by BG405
Sat May 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-waste
Replies: 41
Views: 810

Re: e-waste

I've had the issue of the licence key being rejected after a period of not using the computer. Reinstalling & configuring Windows 7 (on the same hardware) seemed to go OK, then after putting it to one side for a few months had the "Not Genuine" message occur.

I just erased it and put Mint on it.
by BG405
Sat May 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 76
Views: 2239

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

I do not understand the concept. So in winter you work 9 to 5 but in summer you can't just change your schedule and work 8 to 4? You have to pretend it is still 9 to 5? Because 8 is too early to start work? Exactly my thoughts, too. It's just stupid everyone having the hassle of being forced to set...
by BG405
Fri May 18, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Boring Mint??
Replies: 39
Views: 1087

Re: Boring Mint??

I spend too much time experimenting & messing with stuff to get bored. Had some fun fixing various (usually man-made) faults, including rebuilding the x server & reinstalling loads of system components on my Acer, after a run-in with the Virtualbox updater. :roll: .. another GUI lockout caused by fo...
by BG405
Fri May 18, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My mouse stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 100

Re: My mouse stopped working

A lot of us like to knock MS, but their hardware peripherals are pretty good. True. I'd get another wireless 3500 tomorrow if I could afford it, mine's showing its age, a bit like its owner. Still works though, except the scroll wheel. :( I'd suggest taking it back for a replacement, it will still ...
by BG405
Thu May 17, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: GNOME 3.28 Removes Option to Put Icons on the Desktop
Replies: 28
Views: 1350

Re: GNOME 3.28 Removes Option to Put Icons on the Desktop

However, the next major release of the Budgie Desktop is to be Qt-based, but not in any way KDE. My thought is that perhaps Clem could do the same basic kind of thing, and even maybe he and his team may be forced in the same direction, depending on how much effort they have to make just to keep thi...
by BG405
Thu May 17, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Occasional, total system freeze?
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Occasional, total system freeze?

My apologies, I missed an essential part of the emergency shutdown/reboot; I've added the missing bits in red to my above post. :oops: I get system freezes (usually temporary) with heavy loading; only have 3GB RAM + 4GB SWAP in this machine & the browser has quite a few tabs open, some of them activ...
by BG405
Thu May 17, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3, VirtualBox 5.2.6, Guest Additions!
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Mint 18.3, VirtualBox 5.2.6, Guest Additions!

there isn't a vboxsf group The group should be vboxusers :wink: & to install the extension pack, make sure VB is not running then click* on the downloaded package e.g. "Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-5.2.12.vbox-extpack" which will launch VirtualBox and start the installer. * Double-click, if ...
by BG405
Thu May 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why I no longer use Linux?
Replies: 35
Views: 2114

Re: Why I no longer use Linux?

Last night at my local, I opened my Acer netbook and pressed a key to wake it up. Within seconds it had automatically connected to the Pub WiFi; all I needed to do was visit the Pub's homepage and had a working connection. No fuss, no messing about. :mrgreen: A mate arrived a few minutes later and o...
by BG405
Tue May 08, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 86
Views: 1998

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

There's a new series of adverts in the UK for one of the banks (what, exactly, is a Bank doing providing Internet educational "services"?) showcasing online data collection. In the past, people referred to "keeping your heart on your sleeve" or something to that effect. Now, people keep all their pe...
by BG405
Mon May 07, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Occasional, total system freeze?
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Occasional, total system freeze?

Update - realised I had Sophos AV running and top would reveal occasional 100% CPU usage.. AV software is usually a big resource hog and isn't really necessary on Linux systems. Best to just run it on the Windows systems as these AV programs are really only intended to detect Windows virii anyway, ...

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