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by michael louwe
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Finally [SOLVED] no reboot or shutdown (a 6 month tale of woe with kernel 5)
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Finally [SOLVED] no reboot or shutdown (a 6 month tale of woe with kernel 5)

.. . Thank you for your post. ....... So, you were also MIA on this forum for about 2 months cracking your head over this "PEBKAC" or Linux-specific issue, ie besides winter-vacationing in Indonesia. It is quite common knowledge that advanced Power Management features are poorly supported in deskto...
by michael louwe
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Where is streaming support for html5?
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Where is streaming support for html5?

a1623yankee wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:26 am
It's interesting that Mint has evolved from 19.01 to 19.02 but where is the full support for streaming, particularly from html5 sites like netflix, amazon, yahoo, opera, aol, etc?
https://forums.opera.com/topic/31273/ne ... nux-ubuntu
by michael louwe
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Flatpack?
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: [SOLVED] Flatpack?

Thanx that is good to know. In other words stay with the Software Manager to avoid those trappings...the reason I'm moving over to Mint in the first place. . It's likely that Canonical Inc will eventually do away with Gnome Software Manager and replace it with the Snap Store in Ubuntu = LM's Softwa...
by michael louwe
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Flatpack?
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: [SOLVED] Flatpack?

What is flatpack and how does it compare to software manager? . Basically, Flatpack(= a Red Hat Inc-Fedora initiative) and Snap(= a Canonical Inc-Ubuntu initiative) in desktop Linux OS will most likely become like the UWP apps in M$ Store of proprietary(= closed-source) Win 8/10 and like the exclus...
by michael louwe
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 14
Views: 250

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

If you have a lively local second-hand market I'd try and flip it. "New, with all accessories and original packaging!". Many people wouldn't even have enough of an idea to ask such as you did... Please don't take this in a wrong way. I am not trying to ignore what you wrote but frankly speaking I f...
by michael louwe
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you I think I have made a big mistake by buying a 720p TV ?
Replies: 14
Views: 250

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

Hi, I have purchased this TV https://www.panasonic.com/in/consumer/home-entertainment/televisions/LED-TV/th-39e200dx.html My digital cable provider has given me a 1080i set top box. The picture quality of HD channels is not bad but still what is your opinion ? Do you I think I have made a big mista...
by michael louwe
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How to remove Intrusive ads on Android
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: How to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Boca wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 am
have started getting full-screen 30s ads on my Samsung A5.
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https://forums.androidcentral.com/ambas ... lprit.html - Full screen ads. How to find the culprit.
https://forums.androidcentral.com/htc-o ... p-ads.html
by michael louwe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux running my tv and my fridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Linux running my tv and my fridge?

I didnt know Google Android was running on fridges and cars already. Embedded Android on smart fridges, smart TVs, smart speakers, smart displays, etc(using either Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa or M$ Cortana); and Android Auto. GNU/Linux software is very malleable, Canonical Ltd developers creat...
by michael louwe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Telstra 4G Modem shows up as a " storage device ".
Replies: 29
Views: 567

Re: Telstra 4G Modem shows up as a " storage device ".

finally got back home today , and started the trusty Optiplex . I got the Linux desktop ( well , most of it anyway , not all icons appeared ) , and then it just crashed. . Most likely, LM was borked when you tried to get LM on the Wifi-incapable Dell Optiplex to Internet-connect to the Telstra/Huaw...
by michael louwe
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Telstra 4G Modem shows up as a " storage device ".
Replies: 29
Views: 567

Re: Telstra 4G Modem shows up as a " storage device ".

suppose I`ll just mark this down to experience , go back to Windoze , and put up with it like most . . For additional info, https://www.siliceo.es/en/las-5-best-solutions-for-sharing-internet-mobile-3g-4g-with-a-router-wifi/ - Top 5 solutions to share 3g/4g mobile Internet with a WiFi router http:/...
by michael louwe
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Update Manager
Replies: 34
Views: 812

Re: Update Manager

With the new no levels how is one to know the probability of certain software having bugs before allowing the updater to install? Is it only after experiencing a bug that a future update to that software can be blacklisted. If a bad update is installed it is difficult to go back to a previous versi...
by michael louwe
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software similar to modem-manager-gui for LTE wireless 4G router
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: software similar to modem-manager-gui for LTE wireless 4G router

I have a Marvell-Mobile Composite device, a 4G dongle which I use to connect my desktop machine (which lacks a wireless adapter) to the internet. (Incidentally, when the dongle is powered up, my laptop is able to connect wirelessly.) ... I used to get messages to my 3g dongle using modem-manager-gu...
by michael louwe
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tablet options
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Tablet options

Hello people... Love the linux mint i have on my laptop... Question... For travelling want something lighter with touchscreen i. e. A tablet..... Are there tablets out there that i can use linux on. . Installing LM or Ubuntu on the recommended x86 tablets(= non-ARM) as per my above link, can be a h...
by michael louwe
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux running my tv and my fridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Linux running my tv and my fridge?

I got this idea by an article about Android, which is based on Linux, and is basically open source, although in practice any Android phone is closed source, but you still CAN tweak it yourself if you want to and you know what you are doing. . AFAIK, we need to know that Google Inc sponsors the Andr...
by michael louwe
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Tina is the TOP news item in the final issue of Linux Journal
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Tina is the TOP news item in the final issue of Linux Journal

Linux Journal Ceases Publication . https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/co9kks/since_linux_journal_is_closing_down_i_made_a_ftp/ = Linux Journal has been archived. https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/what-linux-journals-resurrection-taught-me-about-foss-community - What Linux Journal's Resurrec...
by michael louwe
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Telstra 4G Modem shows up as a " storage device ".
Replies: 29
Views: 567

Re: Telstra 4G Modem shows up as a " storage device ".

What you say about the modum / Router is right , but the odd thing is , that my windows Hewlet Packard PC does not connect to the wifi internet either , until I plug it ( the modum/router ) in via that usb cable. . EDIT: Seems, the 4G Wireless modem-router also allows the PC to connect to 4G Intern...
by michael louwe
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift documentation?
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Timeshift documentation?

Where is the documentation for Timeshift? Thank you for your help. . AFAIK, the full documentation for advanced use will only be provided by the Timeshift developer by email after you donate minimum US$10 to him. Notice that the LM Team has forked Timeshift with LM 18.2++, have it built into LM and...
by michael louwe
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Telstra 4G Modem shows up as a " storage device ".
Replies: 29
Views: 567

Re: Telstra 4G Modem shows up as a " storage device ".

and Ernie - - hasn't stated which Telstra 4G Modem that is in use - - there is a few of them, available these days. Hi Pierre , its a Telstra " 4G Advanced Pro X " . Connected by a usb cable. https://i.imgur.com/lJezXlf.png . I think there is a bit of confusion here. As per https://www.youtube.com/...
by michael louwe
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Telstra 4G Modem shows up as a " storage device ".
Replies: 29
Views: 567

Re: Telstra 4G Modem shows up as a " storage device ".

I only have limited experience with cmd line in Win 7 , and never even opened a linux terminal before today , let alone tried to use it. Daunting for a beginner , and exactly the reason why I have not moved to Linux before. Internet access is a must have for me , and I`m not sure I can get through ...
by michael louwe
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux for my grandmother.
Replies: 17
Views: 455

Re: Linux for my grandmother.

There are mobile phones available with large numbers and without any difficult menu buttons. How about a Linux version that my grandmother would be able to use? . Yes, I see many elderlies using Linux-based Android smartphones and not many elderlies using desktop Linux computers. They often use Win...

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