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by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 32
Views: 555

Re: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?

OK. If at least some of your channels are delivered to you as 720 (some are for me) then keeping the set top box outputting at 720p will be best, deinterlacing only taking place in that case. [EDIT] Looking closer at the specification sheet for your TV it seems you in fact have a 1366x768 panel (mor...
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 32
Views: 555

Re: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?

Mind you, if the source when it enters the set top box is indeed 1080, i.e., if scaling is needed in the first place, it is not a given that the set top box's scaler will be better than the TV's built-in one. You'd carefully compare...
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Intel ValleyView Gen7 on Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 10 (kernel)
Replies: 5
Views: 1900

Re: Can't run newer kernels on Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 10

Read some Manjaro forum post where the author was able to run a 5.3 kernel. I’m apparently missing something. What could that possibly be? A 5.3 kernel? 5.0 is the latest series available for Mint 19.2 through the regular update manager. So unless you went of your way somewhat to install 5.3 -- whi...
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Can't stay logged in to forums (Solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Can't stay logged in to forums

That'll not be a hardware issue: being logged in on a forum inside a browser means having a certain cookie active. Perhaps you have a corrupt cookie store. I could sort of imagine a suspending laptop, suspending network connectivity, to cause e.g Firefox to drop current state only to reload it on re...
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 'Email not sent' message
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: 'Email not sent' message

Cheers :)
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How to upload books for free download?
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: How to upload books for free download?

Well, sure, but he will not have been creating "in PDF" directly; PDF is an end-product format, not a production one. Smashwords suggests Microsoft Word but also mentions Open Office explicitly. I expect he'll have been creating the books in a word processor? If so, get him to provide you with those...
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How to upload books for free download?
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: How to upload books for free download?

PDF is (essentially) an image format whereas EPUB and word processors formats are (essentially) not. That is, I in fact have a few free ebooks from smashwords and would recommend them; if these are books written by a colleague I suppose he'll have a more suitable source format to convert to EPUB?
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 32
Views: 555

Re: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?

MurphCID wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:26 am
Are you happy with it, and does it meet your needs? If so, then no, you did not make a mistake.
Technological barbarians...
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Verify ssh public key fingerprints
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Verify ssh public key fingerprints

The former command is showing you the host key fingerprint. That is, if you have the latter verify /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key instead you'll undoubtedly find them to match.
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 'Email not sent' message
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: 'Email not sent' message

If you simply google for no-reply@operator.com the very first hit is one implying that this is AT&T's email-to-text gateway telling you it couldn't relay the email. I.e., AT&T probably just recently upped its spamfilter-settings or alike and you have nothing to be concerned about.
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

Yes, of the four things catweazel's reply enumerated an enabled firewall is the least significant problem in practice; usually it only does no more than provide the user with the warm & fuzzies. I'm no fan of warm & fuzzies... This thread hasn't furthermore seen discussion of "chkrootkit". To OP: I'...
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

Much like, theory aside, chopping of one's peepee is best practice regarding avoiding unwanted pregnancies.
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 32
Views: 555

Re: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?

I by the way reviewed my own statements due to reading your above post, and you may wish to note that analogue television does not (really) have a horizontal resolution as such; only vertical in the sense of scanlines. Moreover, that it certainly wasn't "p" for either PAL or NTSC: all analogue broad...
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

What would you suggest to a newbie if Linux Mint is being used in an airport or hotel on business? Nothing. And see, that's the issue I have with firewall advise: the overwhelming (utterly overwhelming) majority of people using or advising a firewall do not understand what it is. A firewall does no...
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

Well, I believe Skype is past being cool these days, but that sort of stuff and file-sharing is another impacted area. As, by the way, gaming itself. As to the "no idea" part: it was a very straight-forward analogy w.r.t. firewalls; nothing weird.
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

I see no disadvantage in switching the default firewall on. I've been doing it in all installations as a matter of routine. Maybe I'm missing something? Perhaps an actual LAN. I.e., rsyncing from one local machine to another needs with an enabled firewall someone cognizant of networking in the sens...
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

... and, referring to catweazel's compact enumeration, because chkrootkit does no more in practice then spew false positives, encryption being advisable at best for mobile machines (i,e., that leave the house and can be forgotten) and only then in specific circumstances and preferably only for an ex...
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

CommonJoe wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:25 am
It has them install clamAV and chkrootkit.
This automatically means few experienced Linux users would recommend your instructions. No point having new Linux desktop users coming from Windows believe there to to continue to be a realistic need for that nonsense.
by rene
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 32
Views: 555

Re: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?

rene wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:06 am
[ ... ] I've for example been impressed by my own Panasonic's upscaling from 720p (DVD) to 1080p.
Note, mistake; DVD is 720x480, not Hx720. Vertical 720 in facts also counts as HD in the nomenclature. As said, it's been a few years...
by rene
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Login Screen Loop
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Login Screen Loop

Something relevant at the relevant time; the message promised it would be there... I don't at the moment have a system with home directory encryption available to quickly check things, but what I said should really be all there's to it. So just in case you misunderstood: by "old" and "new" password ...

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