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by cliffcoggin
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Disk full only boots into terminal no recovery
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: [Solved] Disk full only boots into terminal no recovery

Use your installation USB or disc to delete a few Timeshift snapshots to liberate some space and allow you to start the computer. Then modify your Timeshift schedule to retain fewer snapshots in future. Timeshift is a wonderful feature but it can consume a lot of space if you are not careful.
by cliffcoggin
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Easy way to open Camera and dir with photos
Replies: 19
Views: 382

Re: Easy way to open Camera and dir with photos

So it's not a camera after all, it's a phone. Pity you did not mention that earlier.
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Easy way to open Camera and dir with photos
Replies: 19
Views: 382

Re: Easy way to open Camera and dir with photos

I have my Preferred Application for Photos set to Image Viewer, (not Pix,) and it works as I described above.
by cliffcoggin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Corrupt file when printing only to HP MFP M477fdw
Replies: 26
Views: 327

Re: Corrupt file when printing only to HP MFP M477fdw

Ah, yes. I missed the plug-in column by having my screen resolution set large to make it legible. It's a shame that table does not have a search function as the order of models follows no recognisable sequence.
by cliffcoggin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Easy way to open Camera and dir with photos
Replies: 19
Views: 382

Re: Easy way to open Camera and dir with photos

Have you considered using a photo application such as Pix? Set it to be the default picture application and it will detect your camera automatically, open the appropriate camera folder, and offer to download the photos to your Pictures folder, or any sub-folder you choose.
by cliffcoggin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Corrupt file when printing only to HP MFP M477fdw
Replies: 26
Views: 327

Re: Corrupt file when printing only to HP MFP M477fdw

Having ruled out HPLIP, there's nothing else I can suggest.
by cliffcoggin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Corrupt file when printing only to HP MFP M477fdw
Replies: 26
Views: 327

Re: Corrupt file when printing only to HP MFP M477fdw

What version of HPLIP do you have? Your printer needs 3.15.11 or higher.
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills
Replies: 24
Views: 522

Re: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills

Come the end of civilisation it will take more than button pushing skills for survival.
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills
Replies: 24
Views: 522

Re: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills

You mean one can't get an app for the smart phone that will fix the leaking tap? Oh calamity!
by cliffcoggin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What printer should I get?
Replies: 26
Views: 582

Re: What printer should I get?

If you want to go with HP you can check model compatibility with Linux here:
https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... ices/index
by cliffcoggin
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Huawei Continues To Feel The Screws Tightening...
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Huawei Continues To Feel The Screws Tightening...

I don't use Facebook, I don't have a smart phone, and I am not in the USA so, to quote a line from an old film, "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."
by cliffcoggin
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Flat 'Modern' GUI design and where it comes from (and reflections of Clems March 2019 blog post in relation to that)
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Flat 'Modern' GUI design and where it comes from (and reflections of Clems March 2019 blog post in relation to that)

Well perhaps we have different ideas of what constitutes flat design. The Mint X themes you showed earlier all display the elements that I consider poor aspects of flat design, namely insipid colours, indistinct borders, & low contrast controls, which together conspire to present a vague and hard t...
by cliffcoggin
Thu May 30, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Flat 'Modern' GUI design and where it comes from (and reflections of Clems March 2019 blog post in relation to that)
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Flat 'Modern' GUI design and where it comes from (and reflections of Clems March 2019 blog post in relation to that)

namely the general tendency across the whole computer world for the trend to flat GUI. I am glad to see that this has been recognised by the Mint developers, and as a result some text has been given increased contrast in one the Mint 19 versions. I don't understand this argument. What has contrast ...
by cliffcoggin
Thu May 30, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What use is learning the command line for someone new to Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: What use is learning the command line for someone new to Linux?

I can't quite see how I will be making use of it in the future. I can see how people like administrators and programmers are likely to get a lot of use out of it, but what about the "average" computer user? When I adopted Linux two years ago I resolved to not use the command line as an experiment t...
by cliffcoggin
Wed May 29, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Still failing to successfully install Mint (19.1 this time)
Replies: 25
Views: 783

Re: Still failing to successfully install Mint (19.1 this time)

Minto2019 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 5:48 am

I might buy another mag (for a different distro though). I'm pretty sure that I will have no problem installing it onto my PC.
I don't understand your reason for doing so when you can get the guaranteed genuine software for no cost, but it's your money and your choice.
by cliffcoggin
Tue May 28, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Flat 'Modern' GUI design and where it comes from (and reflections of Clems March 2019 blog post in relation to that)
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Flat 'Modern' GUI design and where it comes from (and reflections of Clems March 2019 blog post in relation to that)

It's unfortunate that Zak mentioned Clement's blog as it diverted attention away from the main thrust of his argument, namely the general tendency across the whole computer world for the trend to flat GUI. I am glad to see that this has been recognised by the Mint developers, and as a result some te...
by cliffcoggin
Mon May 27, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux Mint in a separate SSD without interfering my existing Windows 10
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Installing Linux Mint in a separate SSD without interfering my existing Windows 10

My approach to dual boot dual drive was slightly different in that I added a second SSD to a computer that already had Win7. I installed Mint 18 using the "something else" option without removing the first SSD and it was, and has remained, entirely trouble-free. The GRUB menu appears automatically a...
by cliffcoggin
Mon May 27, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Flat 'Modern' GUI design and where it comes from (and reflections of Clems March 2019 blog post in relation to that)
Replies: 31
Views: 914

Re: Flat 'Modern' GUI design and where it comes from (and reflections of Clems March 2019 blog post in relation to that)

Thank you Zak, for enunciating my own feelings about the trend towards the flat appearance of modern displays which I have long felt sacrificed functionality on the altar of design. The tendency to make GUIs harder to read and interpret and use goes against the first principle of ergonomics which ca...
by cliffcoggin
Mon May 27, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Still failing to successfully install Mint (19.1 this time)
Replies: 25
Views: 783

Re: Still failing to successfully install Mint (19.1 this time)

Have you considered that the magazine software may be corrupt? For the price of a small USB memory stick you could download a copy of Mint directly at no cost, validate it at no cost, and know that you have a reliable source of software.
by cliffcoggin
Sun May 26, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.
Replies: 24
Views: 762

Re: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.

gm10 wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 1:59 am

Not
Image
but
Image

(just in case anybody else had that association reading that :lol:)
Damn! That explains the white greasy smears on the computer.

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