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by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: SD car is write protected
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: SD car is write protected

kazemimorteza68 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:57 am
Thanks.
but this SD car don't have any lock slider.
Well, according to what you told us in the first post, it is one of these two devices.

If it's the larger one, then yes it does have a lock slider. If it's the smaller one, you should have been more specific in your first post.
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: SD car is write protected
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: SD car is write protected

As always, you have to make sure the Lock slider on the side of the card is in the read/write position, not the lock position. If you slide it into the port in a read/write position but comes out in the lock position (I've seen it happen) then there's something in the port that is causing the proble...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi adapter needs to be unplugged everytime i boot
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Wifi adapter needs to be unplugged everytime i boot

You'll need to run these commands when the card is active. I don't see your WiFi card in either of these output files. We need both to see what changes are being made when the card fails.
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Static IP in 19 Xfce?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Re:[SOLVED] Static IP in 19 Xfce?

In this case, DHCP fails and the connection gets dropped and I can't even get to the router web interface. This is why you should never connect to your router via WiFi. Always use a wired connection. If you can't use a wired connection due to distance from the router, etc., find a way to move them ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint and laptops
Replies: 37
Views: 910

Re: Linux Mint and laptops

Well, how much money are you willing to spend? Is "speed" an issue? (The reason for putting "speed" in quotes is because what's fast to you may be slow to me.) Does it have to be a new computer? I agree with Reorx on the Intel hardware, though other hardware will work with a little extra configurati...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Static IP in 19 Xfce?
Replies: 7
Views: 184

Re: Static IP in 19 Xfce?

You should assign the static IP on the router first. Then configure the computer with the same static IP. Don't forget to reboot. I had to do that with a problematic Atheros WiFi card and it solved all of my connection problems. As much as DHCP should work, go static if you have to.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
Replies: 80
Views: 1799

Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

to you, that is nice, to me, it is most hideous POS theme I have seen.... the Banner bar at the top of the page is invisible. folks with vision problems need SOLID COLORS, not a bunch of pastel junk that I can't see what the hell is going on... put a color chart in front of me, and I don't see a da...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installed Tara, now cannot live boot to any other OS
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Installed Tara, now cannot live boot to any other OS

If you are going to dual boot Windows/Mint, it is always recommended to install Windows first and then follow the tutorial on this forum to install Mint as the dual boot option.

viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163126

This has always worked for me on every computer I have chosen to dual boot.
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Boot Screen (Grub2) Theme: Sunshine-Linuxmint. NEW: Auto-Install
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: Boot Screen (Grub2) Theme: Sunshine-Linuxmint. One Size Fits All.

Coming soon: automatic installer. Might I suggest as a feature, a way to choose your own background? There may need to be some instructions on file size, type (PNG,JPG), and width/height. I've already done this and it does work okay. I just had to resize a photo to 1024x768. It's so much nicer to u...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
Replies: 80
Views: 1799

Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Where do you pick window themes in Cairo? I have the Alu theme picked, and I think I'm going to have to do some tweaking to it myself, but I'd like to push this as far as you have as a test. This is actually pretty alright, btw. As long as the Alu theme has a star next to it on the Themes tab, that...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews
Replies: 23
Views: 2189

Re: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews

I upgraded my iMac to Mint 19.0 Cinnamon. I was rebuilding my WD Passport USB external 1TB drive and it seemed to screw up GRUB on the iMac. I have no idea why but when I finally got the external drive working properly (dual boot with macOS and Mint 19) I just upgraded the iMac to Mint 19 to solve t...
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wi-fi is not Working at all
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Wi-fi is not Working at all

First, is this a laptop? If so, is there a hardware switch on the computer that controls the WiFi? My Dell laptop does and I've turned it off more than once and thought something bad had happened. Something bad did happen; a person (me) touched the computer!!! If this is a desktop or a laptop with n...
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice Calc Vs. Excel for Excel Power Users
Replies: 19
Views: 340

Re: LibreOffice Calc Vs. Excel for Excel Power Users

LibreOffice's macro capabilities are IMO worthless. +10 Sorry, but VBA is superior to any other macro language. It is easy to learn and read, very powerful, great interaction with the operating system, pretty much everything. And you can use VB Scripts to interact with Excel from outside of Excel a...
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice Calc Vs. Excel for Excel Power Users
Replies: 19
Views: 340

Re: LibreOffice Calc Vs. Excel for Excel Power Users

I am in the exact same boat as you. Unfortunately, there is no way to have the VBA macros work natively on any Linux system. They may work in a Virtual Box but I've never tried so I can't speak to that. I can access my OneDrive from Linux via FireFox so that will work. However, I don't know about an...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 51
Views: 3497

Re: Linux is secure…right?

Used to have a regular job cleaning out all the viruses and other crud from machines, without destroying user data wherever possible (very time consuming) only to see the same machines back within months with the same issues. This happens because people refuse to read the install instructions on ev...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Hardware lifespan? Software to monitor it?
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Hardware lifespan? Software to monitor it?

Check out SpinRite by Gibson Research . It is claimed that SpinRite works on Linux file systems but that's your call. You can put it on a DOS boot disk and run it from there. If you have a dual boot system with Windows/Linux, I would recommend running it from Windows. Either way it is considered one...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is secure…right?
Replies: 51
Views: 3497

Re: Linux is secure…right?

Security is what the user makes of it. If you have up to date, expensive, anti-malware / anti-virus installed on your Windows computer and you click on every hyperlink on every webpage and install everything without reading what is being installed and just keep clicking NEXT and OK, you're going to ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Boot Screen (Grub2) Theme: Sunshine-Linuxmint. NEW: Auto-Install
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: Boot Screen (Grub2) Theme: Sunshine-Linuxmint. One Size Fits All.

I installed this on a Dell Inspiron 3400 with Mint 18.3 Cinnamon / Win 10 dual boot. Followed the instructions in the ReadMe file and everything works fine. Even let Update Manager update the system after I changed GRUB but before the reboot.
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED Need info for laptops that will install a dual boot mint /windows system
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Need info for laptops that will install a dual boot mint /windows system

Well, if it will run Windows, it will run Mint. My recommendation is if you are not sure about the hardware, make sure it has Intel. CPU, GPU, wireless, etc. I've had practically no problems with Intel hardware. I have an old Dell Latitude E6400. It's not dual boot but it runs Mint 18.3 Cinnamon jus...

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