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by NoahsArk
Mon May 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I too unforgiving?
Replies: 17
Views: 864

Re: Am I too unforgiving?

When I drag a file or folder from another window to the desktop, instead of being placed where I put it the desktop places it somewhere else and later I have to move it again to where I want it. The grid positioning does not work as it should. And sometimes icons will be positioned on top of each o...
by NoahsArk
Fri May 11, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager misbehaving [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 492

Re: Update Manager misbehaving

Have you tried this? When it is showing the green tick, click 'Refresh' and see what happens? Mine changes to the red cross saying can't refresh. The only way I can get it to go back to green is to do as above post i.e. Update Policy. Weird?
by NoahsArk
Fri May 11, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager misbehaving [Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 492

Re: Update Manager misbehaving

GS3. Glad you posted this. I have the same identical problem as yourself. Stays on the green tick for a while then goes to the red cross. I discovered that going to the update manager menu -> Edit -> Update Policy and clicking on the OK Policy box made it go back to green tick but only for a short w...
by NoahsArk
Wed May 09, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 4301

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

Yes, have hundreds of CD’s. Last one I bought was last week:soundtrack to Paper Moon. Before that some Leonard Cohen. I’ve got too much junk. 78’s, cassette tapes, rare vinyls, mini discs, 160gb iPod, Zen player as well as a ton of sheet music. I often feel as if I am a volunteer victim of consumeri...
by NoahsArk
Wed May 09, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 163
Views: 8101

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

I can’t think of one single misanthrope who would approve of Faceache, not a one and that includes myself. As for Google Tube. Pft! Sat watching Zimermann playing Beethoven’s 5th piano concerto and then half way through some advert for a nasal spray! Yes, as a species, we or rather they, have lost i...
by NoahsArk
Wed May 09, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtual Box Steep Learning Curve
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Virtual Box Steep Learning Curve

As noted in a different post, I’ve just installed VB in my Mint 18.1 along with an old original Windoze 8.1 Thanks to this forum and after watching countless videos, all is working fine. You really can teach an old dog new tricks with patience and good searching abilities. And then today...! Got an ...
by NoahsArk
Wed May 09, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office Base Full Screen
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Libre Office Base Full Screen

G’Day, as they say in your part of the world. Thanks for your ongoing interest. I trust you are well. Believe me, I have spent ages searching various database solutions suitable for use across platforms but to no avail. GCStar never came up in any of the searches I wish it had. I’ve now given up on ...
by NoahsArk
Tue May 08, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office Base Full Screen
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Libre Office Base Full Screen

No, there is nothing. Since my last post I have done some searches and it appears others have had the same problem. What I find strange is that every other Libre Office programme is both re-sizeable and can be scrolled - e.g. calc, writer and draw. Likewise all my programmes on Linux Mint can be res...
by NoahsArk
Mon May 07, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office Base Full Screen
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Libre Office Base Full Screen

Tried changing the driver to NVidia 396. It shows four. 340, 384, 390 and 396. No change. Card-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Card-2: NVIDIA GK208M [GeForce GT 740M] bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAI...
by NoahsArk
Mon May 07, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office Base Full Screen
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Libre Office Base Full Screen

Hi Rob. Thanks for the prompt reply. I tried Alt and noting happened. Are these the details you need? System: Host: Z710 Kernel: 4.4.0-122-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9) Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Machine: System: LENOVO (portable) product: 20250 v: Lenov...
by NoahsArk
Mon May 07, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1
Replies: 7
Views: 2205

Re: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Just wanted to say a sincere thanks to you all for the help and tips. I now have a Kobo and I can even use my Playbook with network Wi-Fi.

I would have replied sooner but I've been unwell.

Thank You.
by NoahsArk
Mon May 07, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office Base Full Screen
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Libre Office Base Full Screen

Hello! Am having problems with Libre Office Base using a Form. It fills up the entire screen! No matter wherever I move the mouse cursor there are no drag handles or anything to change the size of the form. I can't even see the Mint taskbar! I have checked all the menus and there is nothing to resiz...
by NoahsArk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1
Replies: 7
Views: 2205

EBook Reader For Linux Mint 18.1

Hello All! Hope you can help. When I ditched Windows (Hallelujah!) I saved all my Epub books on a hard drive. I now have them on my Linux Mint 18.1 Serena using Calibre. I now want to buy a reader which I can use in bed or when out and about. I don't want an app - I actually want a reader but what I...
by NoahsArk
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: TheGuardian.com...
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: TheGuardian.com...

Not need to worry. It is back to normal now. I had the same fault on Chromium and Firefox.

:lol:
by NoahsArk
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intel-microcode update ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1440

Re: Intel-microcode update ?

I installed it a couple of hours ago using the Update Manager and it seems fine or rather I can't tell any difference. Running i7-4700 At first it didn't want to install so I rebooted and tried it again and it worked. Information Here. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27431/Linux-Processor-...
by NoahsArk
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 27753

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

Thank You for the guidance exenopeek. Feedback Running Intel i7 Single boot - i.e. no Windows junk. Lenovo Z710 Kernel: 4.4.0-109-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena To remove old kernels I refer to this excellent article by Pjotr. I'll not be removing any ...
by NoahsArk
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Printer?
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Printer?

See the detailed thread below for a inexpensive Brother printer that works with 18.2 Includes installation guide. Take note of Pjotr’s post.

Mine works from the USB. It also works on wif-fi for such things as iPad.

viewtopic.php?f=51&t=250714
by NoahsArk
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do Apple products (specifically, the iPad) play well with Linux Mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Re: Do Apple products (specifically, the iPad) play well with Linux Mint?

I’ve answered you James in your other similar post.

All The Best For 2018

:D
by NoahsArk
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ipad Mini 4: not able to transfer files to or from
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: Ipad Mini 4: not able to transfer files to or from

Hello James. In a sentence -forget it! For whatever reasons Apple hates Linux. Maybe because it is free. I am an old hand at transferring files from iPad to Linux and it can be a pain in the neck. There is an app called OPlayerHDLite which goes on both the iPad as an app and also on Linux. Sadly bec...

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