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by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved: Linx Mint 19 Hangs on Boot After Updates (ASUS UEFI BIOS Secure Boot issue)
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Linx Mint 19 Hangs on Boot After Updates (ASUS UEFI BIOS Secure Boot issue)

your welcome...DAMIEN

PS...in the subject line of your first post...if this is solved, mark that subject line as solved so all will know. that way it will flag people to view it if they are having the same problem.
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Weird problem, can't access yahoo mail & other websites since two weeks
Replies: 21
Views: 328

Re: Weird problem, can't access yahoo mail & other websites since two weeks

ive been using a slightly different way around the barn for disabling ipv6, so here goes nothing...DAMIEN PS...i think pippins way should work though. either way, use the test code to see if it worked...if it shows no results after running test, you were successful...if it returns :ipv ready, then t...
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?
Replies: 15
Views: 230

Re: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?

if common sense is so common, why dont more people have it?...lol...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?
Replies: 15
Views: 230

Re: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?

hi majpooper...i agree 100%...this always comes up with people new to linux who do not know any better after just coming from windows or mac...and yes a very thorough section covering browsers should be a part of it along with suggested extension applications to be used for improving browser securit...
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved: Linx Mint 19 Hangs on Boot After Updates (ASUS UEFI BIOS Secure Boot issue)
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: Linx Mint 19 Hangs on Boot After Updates (UEFI issue?)

if im reading your screen shots correctly, it appears that your "secure boot" is enabled...it should be disabled to avoid boot problems in linux OS...DAMIEN edit...if you read the bottom of your screen shot, it tells you that "secure boot" is only used for microsoft windows systems in so many words ...
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

i do have a propensity to always err on the side of caution at all times...lol...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

report from my browser when attempting is as follows...all was blocked due to my security settings...DAMIEN http://localhost:19999 Location Camera Microphone Notifications JavaScript Flash Images Pop-ups and redirects Ads Block if site tends to show intrusive ads Background sync Sound Automatic down...
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

using localhost address through browser in order to use curl is a security issue as you expose the inner runnings of your system over the web that is not at least https connection etc...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

hmmm...lets see, marriage, children, deaths in the family, retirement, my heart attack and several strokes...yep, those are life changers...a piece of software?...i think not!!!...sounds like a TV commercial advertisement...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?
Replies: 15
Views: 230

Re: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?

if your running windows...you need anti-virus...in linux you do not...read the following page from easy linux website which will explain the basics of security built into linux distributions...then please come back where we can help you with any other questions you may have...DAMIEN https://sites.go...
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Jazz anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Jazz anyone?

im from N.H. (presently retired here in N.M.) noticed also your from R.I...when i was married, i lived in barrington...the music is quite good thank you for sharing...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A Sad Day for Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 581

Re: A Sad Day for Mint

hi altair4, hi catweazel...massacred those punctuations, paragraphs and ellipses didnt i...just doing my bit to "disambiguate", (pun intended), proper english sentence structure ...lol...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A Sad Day for Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 581

Re: A Sad Day for Mint

hi moem...that was for murphcid where he mentioned what i was replying to... Well it is a little annoying to discover that there are "secret: settings in BIOS that you have to tweak to get Linux to load. I had fits with my little HP Spectre x360, and it was annoying. I hope that those smarter and be...
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A Sad Day for Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 581

Re: A Sad Day for Mint

keep in mind that those "secret" settings in bios has nothing to do with the developers at all...in your case, you can thank HP for that because microsoft told them that things like fastboot for enabling windows hybrid shutdown, secure boot which is for windows boot up manager etc are required for w...
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager
Replies: 19
Views: 312

Re: Linux equivalent of MS Task Manager

if your running linux mint. it is already installed...it is called "system monitor" if your running another linux distro other than mint and may not be installed already...in that case you can install it using either the software manager by looking for gnome-system-monitor or use the terminal to ins...
by DAMIEN1307
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A Sad Day for Mint
Replies: 28
Views: 581

Re: A Sad Day for Mint

the op stated "I have been building computers, installing operating systems, and, fixing technical issues for decades." and also " after my thousands of Linux installs, I am personally so fed up, that, not only am I going to stop installing Linux for others. I am going to put Windows back on my pers...
by DAMIEN1307
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Code of Conduct and Linus Torvalds
Replies: 26
Views: 479

Linus Torvalds takes break to work on his personality flaws?

Linus is recognising that he has personality flaws that is hurting others and effecting developers, so he mentions in the article below...guess he does not want to be another Steve Jobs...I think we can all give him a few kudos on this...DAMIEN https://www.zdnet.com/article/linus-torvalds-takes-a-br...
by DAMIEN1307
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I do this? [SOLVED but any further advice welcome]
Replies: 34
Views: 564

Re: Can I do this? [SOLVED but any further advice welcome]

hi rene...with that last word did you mean..."buffalo chips", "bull cookies", "meadow muffins" or all of the above?,..lol...DAMIEN

PS...thats why i always clean install and have only what needs to be used/saved on that USB...you understood perfectly, exactly why i do it this way.
by DAMIEN1307
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Cruel World!
Replies: 12
Views: 213

Re: Hello Cruel World!

hi tater and welcome to the forum...i notice you mentioned "file geopgraphy"...LM 18.1 Mate uses Caja... "Caja is the official file manager for the MATE desktop. It allows for browsing directories, as well as previewing files and launching applications associated with them. It is also responsible fo...
by DAMIEN1307
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I do this? [SOLVED but any further advice welcome]
Replies: 34
Views: 564

Re: Can I do this? [SOLVED but any further advice welcome]

if it helps you out for future, do what i do...i have a large amount of tweaks i do on my systems and have all of them including installation of programs wanted and the purge commands for everything i dont want etc. all neatly on a USB...everything is in a systematic order...its just way to easy whe...

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