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by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint has a BIG Problem.
Replies: 18
Views: 495

Re: Mint has a BIG Problem.

Strange. I'm on a dual boot system right now; I bought the parts and put it together myself. I upgraded my wife's computer to Mint 18.3 yesterday -- dual boot with Windows 10. I have two full Mint only installs on a Dell laptop and an iMac 9.1. All were built with a LiveUSB and ZERO problems. The on...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] HP laptop battery recall and Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: HP laptop battery recall and Mint

I would use some some google-fu and search for "battery failure hp" and add your battery serial number. I'll bet someone, somewhere, has the same battery and maybe theirs needed replacing. Another option is to see if you can get a cheaper battery on-line, not from HP. I know $60 is pretty ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: U.S. Nuclear Missiles Are Still Controlled By Floppy Disks
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: U.S. Nuclear Missiles Are Still Controlled By Floppy Disks

The system is pretty much hack-proof. To goof up these systems you'd have to get an 8 inch floppy disk with your code on it, have someone bring it into a top security command center, have them put it into the drive and then run the program. Modems and dial up? That's an easy fix; unplug the phone li...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED]Still having problem with the network
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Still having problem with the network

[1] Make it so that the file manager uses something other than SMB1 to access the WIn10 machine: Samba Without SMB1 YES! Your first suggestion hit the bull's eye! Finally all ok now. Thanks a lot! exsencon , please change the title of your post to include the [SOLVED] keyword so anyone with a simil...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 not opening files on Android 6 phone
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Mint 18.3 not opening files on Android 6 phone

When I plug in my Android phone with a USB cable I get a pop up that asks to allow or deny access. I press Allow on the phone and the Cinnamon file manager opens and I have access to all of the files.
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oh, you know computers
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Oh, you know computers

A friend has a pick-up truck and this bumper sticker: "Yes, this is my truck. No, I won't help you move." Personally, I have no problem helping anyone with their computer. They put a lot of money into buying that computer and it should just work. I will not force them to pay even more mone...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: review of linux mint 18.3
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: review of linux mint 18.3

"now I don't have to listen to Dave yell at the computer any more." HAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahaha! This is literally a case of I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you. I yell at my work computer, my home computers, and any friend's computers they ask me to fix. Windows has it's uses, ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: review of linux mint 18.3
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: review of linux mint 18.3

If your main computing needs are web browsing, paying bills on line, shopping on line, social media, photo management (galleries, not much photoshopping), music management (playlists, etc.), some basic to moderate word processing (letters, homework, recipes) and spreadsheets (simple home finance, ho...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (Resolved) Acer Aspire - Linux 18.3 Install Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Acer Aspire - Linux 18.3 Install Problem

Try holding down the F2 key before you power on the laptop. Press the power button and and continue holding the F2 key. Wait until you see the BIOS load (you may get a few beeps) and then release the F2 key. Make sure that your CD or USB drive is before the hard drive in the boot order. Remember, yo...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best AC wifi usb adapter for Mint XFCE?
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Best AC wifi usb adapter for Mint XFCE?

According to the Q&A on the page, it doesn't really work with Linux. I don't know what network card it uses (Broadcom, Intel, Qualcom, etc.) so I can't say what the problem may be. I can tell you that most every Intel and Broadcom chip will work with Linux. So you may want to find one of those. ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your Fav Car at this moment?
Replies: 36
Views: 816

Re: What is your Fav Car at this moment?

1971 Dodge Challenger Convertible - 383 cubic inch displacement engine - Plum Crazy Purple with White interior (the photo has a 340 not a 383 but I'd take it anyway) https://i.imgur.com/a4YEHyX.jpg 1967 Chevelle SS396 Convertible - 396 cubic inch displacement engine - Silver with Black interior. I e...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best AC wifi usb adapter for Mint XFCE?
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Best AC wifi usb adapter for Mint XFCE?

Take your pick.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=usb+ac+wifi+linux

I've never tried any of them but you can research them and see what ones are highly rated.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: INTEL announces vulnerabilities in Firmware
Replies: 20
Views: 1371

Re: INTEL announces vulnerabilities in Firmware

My system MAY be vulnerable, according to the tool from Intel. However, Dell says I am not vulnerable because the E6400s are not on their list.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Anyone good at getting USB device to work (non-storage)
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Anyone good at getting USB device to work (non-storage)

When plugged in the device will create a file in the /dev folder called hidraw6 with only ROOT permissions. You can search for hidraw6 under the following folder: /sys/devices/ -- The device information is stored there. This tells me you have 7 Human Interface Devices on your computer. I only have ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Annoyed with FF yet?
Replies: 68
Views: 2298

Re: Annoyed with FF yet?

Version 57 surprised me when I first opened it, but I like it now. No problems so far. And I do like the speed.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installation issue
Replies: 16
Views: 374

Re: Installation issue

I've had the swap at the end of the disk and now at the beginning and have found it to be no difference in startup time nor performance. The best reason for the swap at the end of the disk is so you can change the size if necessary. If you partition your drive like this: UEFI - no more than 500MB n...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: 18.3 Cinnamon

Linux.Blue wrote:Although I don't know what Cinnamon is like, I do prefer 17.3 over 18 (KDE). 17 just looked more polished, structured, professional.

+1

I have an ISO of Mint 17.3 KDE. Just in case. I use Cinnamon but I prefer the 17.3 version of KDE over the 18 version. Polished is a perfect way to describe it.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need to re-install my Mint, a question or two, OK?
Replies: 37
Views: 906

Re: Need to re-install my Mint, a question or two, OK?

white stone wrote:Many thanks for your input and help.

You're welcome.

As I said, the global find and replace would make short work of that. But it's your call. I have a downloaded book that is similar. I've had to do exactly what I recommended to you for your KJV. My book works great now in any browser!
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need to re-install my Mint, a question or two, OK?
Replies: 37
Views: 906

Re: Need to re-install my Mint, a question or two, OK?

NOW = Double click the INDEX file and it opens a page in the Firefox Browser on my desktop and none of the links to the other pages work because it is outside the perimeter of the folder within all those files reside. See the HREF for the "Next" anchor in your code below? The MHC00001.HTM...
by CaptainKirksChair
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: What application do I install to play BluRay disks?
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: What application do I install to play BluRay disks?

Unfortunately, you don't. Blu-ray is proprietary. When I had to repartition my Windows computer due to a Windows 10 "upgrade" and go back to Windows 7, my Blu-ray no longer worked. It was installed as part of the original sale but didn't get reinstalled on rebuild. You can probably PAY to ...

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