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by BG405
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wireless Driver Missing - Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 20
Views: 253

Re: Wireless Driver Missing - Linux Mint 18.3

Is there a physical Ethernet (RJ45) port? What is the output of inxi -n ? Those Broadcom cards are indeed troublesome; I swap them with Atheros AR5B225 cards which are cheap enough (in Western Europe, anyway) and have worked out-of-the-box with all the Mint distros I've tried so far. Otherwise try a...
by BG405
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Excited for 19.x
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Excited for 19.x

Mint 19 will be a big leap forward: a brand new modern code base (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS). Cool stuff! :mrgreen: Us KDE users are less excited; no more dedicated KDE version. Still, despite the doubts I've read on here, I expect that KDE as a replacement for Xfce will be viable for years to come. Point z...
by BG405
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Verify each just written file on a DVD against its source on the hard disk
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Verify each just written file on a DVD against its source on the hard disk

I wonder if Meld will do what you want? It can compare files and directories; I installed it ages ago but haven't used it yet.

I'm also interested in writing a script, using diff etc., as this (comparing directories & files) is something I need to do before upgrading the server.
by BG405
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)
Replies: 154
Views: 2542

Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

It would be nice to read through various posts in a thread and, in knowing you want to reply to a few, being able to flag the ones you're interested in and then have the board stitch that all together. Whilst I agree with the idea, in my experience it will inevitably lead to posts with full quotes ...
by BG405
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED - TimeShift - what does it save? - With Instructions to a Newbie as to how to do it in the last post...
Replies: 33
Views: 685

Re: SOLVED - TimeShift - what does it save? - With Instructions to a Newbie as to how to do it in the last post...

Just to add that the reference to using ext2 on USB drives is specific to flash drives. As you have a standard hard disk attached via USB, the ext4 choice is the best one.

Thanks for posting your findings!
by BG405
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)
Replies: 154
Views: 2542

Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Flemur wrote:t inserts the [size][/size] but the text between them stays the same size (in a preview anyway).
Seems to work OK here. Just now shrunk mine to save valuable screen space.
by BG405
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)
Replies: 154
Views: 2542

Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Is it better with the hooked arrow ⤴ instead of the straight arrow ↑ like it was before? The hooked arrow is a lot easier to see for me as well, thanks. I did spot a possible bug, however. When clicking the Notifications and selecting the older of two links to a topic; one being "Reply from .." and...
by BG405
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon menu looks different after update
Replies: 30
Views: 432

Re: Cinnamon menu looks different after update

Dave B wrote:Possibly first try adding another user account, log into that account ...
Good suggestion.

Do those two methods always activate the same menu respectively? That doesn't sound like a Cinnamon crash as you seem to have found already; maybe the key assignment has been changed?
by BG405
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10---ARGH!
Replies: 41
Views: 1074

Re: Windows 10---ARGH!

trapperjohn wrote:The hardest part of managing a hive of Windows PCs is managing the users. Here is a typical morning
^^ :roll:

Sounds just like the modern-day version of some of our customers when I was in the TV service trade. Some would ask the stupidest of questions.

Mind you, so did a few of our trainees ...
by BG405
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Avoiding IoT
Replies: 60
Views: 1158

Re: Avoiding IoT

it's a bit of an open question if one can truly trust the hardware design to cut off the on-board mic if an external is connected. I wouldn't. I agree, but quite easy to test. Or, is it :?: I'd open the thing and disconnect the microphone if that were possible (haven't managed to open my tablet yet...
by BG405
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Avoiding IoT
Replies: 60
Views: 1158

Re: Avoiding IoT

None of this IOT stuff for me. I want direct control over stuff and don't want advertisers having data on my daily life. I do have a degree of home automation though. My fridge and freezer have thermostats to regulate the temperature. No silicon chips there. Washing machine has a programmer - a dial...
by BG405
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)
Replies: 154
Views: 2542

Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

An excellent job. Proof that web pages can be updated without making them abominable to view on a normal PC or laptop screen, i.e. huge banners, headline fonts and all that whitespace. Many don't quite fit the monitor resolutions any more, this includes some Linux sites and forums. For those sites t...
by BG405
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The CSD Initiative Is Pushing For Apps To Abandon Title Bars In Favor Of Header Bars
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: The CSD Initiative Is Pushing For Apps To Abandon Title Bars In Favor Of Header Bars

I like the consistency of title bars. They can be shrunk or hidden to minimize impact on screen space. CSD may make it easier for developers to make their interface unique but I feel it also invites divergence from the familiar UI experience.
by BG405
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Connections tray icons backwards
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Connections tray icons backwards

Did you manage to get these issues sorted? If not, it's worth checking if TKIP is in use on your router; I've read that this can cause connection issues. You could also try another WiFi card, usually easy to swap. I've had consistently good results with the Atheros cards e.g. AR5B225. Not sure about...
by BG405
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Boot partition is full
Replies: 30
Views: 1758

Re: [Solved] Boot partition is full

There should be maximum three last kernels in /boot, but Mint keeping ALL of them until there is no space left. Where is the logic ? If there was only one kernel series in use, that might be easy to implement. With Mint 18 offering kernels from 4.4, 4.8, 4.10, 4.11, 4.13, and in a few months 4.15, ...
by BG405
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10---ARGH!
Replies: 41
Views: 1074

Re: Windows 10---ARGH!

I briefly had Windows 10 on my tablet, soon got rid of it due to the compulsory update policy amongst other things. One REALLY irritating "feature" of Win8.x & Win10 adds to the general screen hogging experience: auto-maximize. On small tablets, in PC mode, it can not be disabled, effectively crippl...
by BG405
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your computers and Operating systems
Replies: 72
Views: 4335

Re: Your computers and Operating systems

Very useful, thanks. Wikipedia was actually my next port of call w.r.t. this, looks interesting!
by BG405
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your computers and Operating systems
Replies: 72
Views: 4335

Re: Your computers and Operating systems

The Digi-Comp I was a functioning, mechanical digital computer sold in kit form. It was originally manufactured from polystyrene parts by E.S.R., Inc. starting in 1963 and sold as an educational toy for US$4.99. Fascinating! And for a fiver? Never heard of nim though. I was looking for my PSION 3c ...
by BG405
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] Do I need to resize my HDD?
Replies: 52
Views: 994

Re: Do I need to resize my HDD?

I know this is solved but just thought I'd add my 2p worth: As it sits right now, it doesn't have the SMART feature. I don't know if it has something to do with all the connections it has to go through and what not or if it's just that old. smartctl 6.5 2016-01-24 r4214 [x86_64-linux-4.13.0-26-gener...
by BG405
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED-in a way] Software Manager no longer lists dependencies?
Replies: 15
Views: 275

Re: [SOLVED-in a way] Software Manager no longer lists dependencies?

+1 for Synaptic. I rarely use Software Manager and that's mostly been to check on package availability; otherwise find it too limiting.

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