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by GS3
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox Home page?
Replies: 13
Views: 216

Re: Firefox Home page?

Davyn wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:41 am
I've already tried that mate and was't successful.
Do all the boxes show the same? Not just the homepage but the other boxes? Custom URLs?
by GS3
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox Home page?
Replies: 13
Views: 216

Re: Firefox Home page?

In Firefox 62.0, Preferences- Home- Homepage and new windows -
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by GS3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Connecting to wifi
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Connecting to wifi

You should see a network icon on the lower right of the screen. Click on it and it shows the wired and wireless connection. Click on wireless and it should show a list of networks in range. Click on the one you want to connect to and it will ask you for the password.
by GS3
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine doesn't appear on my menu
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: WINE:

You should find WINE and windows programs at

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/home/<username>/.wine/
/home/<username>/.wine/drive_c/
etc
A sample command to launch a program would be

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wine "C/windows/program.exe"
by GS3
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Canon Laser Shot printer driver
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Canon Laser Shot printer driver

I still have no idea. Can I just plug in the printer and hope LM will find a driver? Or should I install some driver first?
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Canon Laser Shot printer driver
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Canon Laser Shot printer driver

I have received a Canon Laser Shot LBP-1120 printer and I would like to connect it to my Linux machine. Can I just connect it and the machine will find and install drivers? Or do I need to install the driver myself? In the Canon web site I see a driver which is composed of two .rpm files but I have ...
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed updates
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Failed updates

Yeah, thanks but no thanks. Not worth the trouble. I was curious as to what had failed to update (had to be level 1 or 2) but It is not worth spending more time or effort on this.

Maybe the update did somehow succeed in spite of the message.
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed updates
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Failed updates

I checked to show all levels and now I have a bunch of level 3 and 4 updates listed. But I guess I would not apply those. In any case, the one(s) which were not installed would have been level 1 or 2 because those are the only ones I had showing. The Update Manager said they had not been installed b...
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed updates
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Failed updates

Well, yes, I already did that. It says "downloading package information" but then says everything is up to date.

The only pending upgrade shown is Linux kernel 4.4.0-135.161 which I have not installed because it is not checked by default. Would this have anything to do with it?
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Add new wi fi router
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Add new wi fi router

Using a router as an access point is not using it as a router and does not count as using it as a router. We need to communicate clearly. A device is called what it is actually doing regardless of what else it can do. My router right now is a computer, not your typical router-in-a-box. That is my ro...
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed updates
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Failed updates

Nope. Still shows as "your system is up to date".

So now what?
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Add new wi fi router
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Add new wi fi router

For someone not knowledgeable about network configuration I cannot imagine needing to have more than one router. And I mean router, not router acting as access point (that is an access point), or router being used as switch (it is a switch). I have several networks configured as separate LANs with s...
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Need suggestion for wireless adapters
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: Need suggestion for wireless adapters

I have been running RTL8187 on Windows and Linux and never had a problem so I keep buying them and using them. It may be that they are older and only do 802.11g and now there are better and faster things out there but I keep using the RTL8187 because it just works well and reliably, both windows and...
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Add new wi fi router
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Add new wi fi router

I am not quite sure what you are trying to do. You only need one router at a time. If you want to switch back and forth the simplest way is to unplug one and plug everything into the other. What are you trying to do?
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed updates
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Re: Failed updates

Wow! $ apt update [sudo] password for a: Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/pj-assis/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [109 kB] Ign...
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wifi Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Wifi Issues

My cat's breath stinks. Why would that be?
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed updates
Replies: 10
Views: 155

Failed updates

My internet connection can be crappy at times. It usually is crappy. Update Manager was downloading updates and it came up with a message that it could not download some update and did I want to continue without it. I clicked yes believing it would later detect the missing update but now it says all...
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I do this? [SOLVED but any further advice welcome]
Replies: 34
Views: 580

Re: Can I do this?

I have my LM and Win installations on different drives and I find this is the very best way as it keeps them completely separate and independent. In fact, the Win drive is usually not powered unless I am booting from it. Note that installing Linux Mint tends to take about 10 to 15 minutes unless you...
by GS3
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wired Ethernet problem........
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Wired Ethernet problem........

John the Fatbloke wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:43 am
Issue is no wired ethernet (wireless is provided by powerline network adapters I believe).
I believe that is self-contradictory. Powerline ethernet adapter connects to your machine with a very wiry wired ethernet cable. To the machine that is a wired connection.
by GS3
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to auto-detect character encoding in text file?
Replies: 20
Views: 239

Re: How to auto-detect character encoding in text file?

gm10 wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:30 pm
It's true that xed can't do it, but xed is trash, anyway.
But that is what the OP was asking.

At any rate, I do not care for the tone of your posts so I bow out now. I have posted what I believe is correct information and I stand by it.

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