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by NoahsArk
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Sophos - For Beginners
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Sophos - For Beginners

Hi Folks, Thought I would post this excellent YouTube tutorial link for any beginner/newbie who is thinking of installing Sophos for Linux. It is very simple - must be if I can understand it! :) Yes, yes, I know, Linux never gets any viruses including Corona Virus! But some like to stay on the safe ...
by NoahsArk
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint P.C. For Mint - Recommendations Please
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: Mint P.C. For Mint - Recommendations Please

Sincere thanks for all the replies. Such a terrific community. Xenopeek: Lots of ideas. Thank You. I’m very much interested in the Linux Mini Compact Form - MintBox 3. I’ll wait for Clem’s review. I like the idea it is probably not an energy guzzler. I12K4: Thanks for your links. For a moment I forg...
by NoahsArk
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint P.C. For Mint - Recommendations Please
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Re: Mint P.C. For Mint - Recommendations Please

Hello! Thanks for the prompt reply. Boring stuff mainly - never any gaming. Desktop Publishing, viewing films and YouTube, Internet, email and database management. Ability to run Virtual Box. I'm still using old programmes on Windows 8.1 lol. Budget: £1500.00 - $ 1,920.15 approximately. Current Leno...
by NoahsArk
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [solved] Initctl: unable to connect to upstart
Replies: 12
Views: 16042

Re: [solved] Initctl: unable to connect to upstart

As good as three years late to the party but never mind. I came on to offer my sincere thanks to xenopeek for his advice. I had the exact problem as the original poster. I used xenopeek's tip and was up and running in no time. It's thanks to people like him and the many others on here with years of ...
by NoahsArk
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint P.C. For Mint - Recommendations Please
Replies: 15
Views: 786

Mint P.C. For Mint - Recommendations Please

Hi, I am thinking of buying a new p.c.as my Lenovo Ideapad is getting a bit old - like me! I had thought of buying an iMac and using Virtual Box but would prefer to stay with a dedicated Linux Mint p.c. - especially after learning about Apple strangling their iphones including mine! It will not be u...
by NoahsArk
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Printer Problems - HP LaserJet 6L
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Printer Problems - HP LaserJet 6L

For anybody else using this printer. As good as sorted. It wasn't working with the Foomatic Cups system. I therefore changed it to HP LaserJet 6L - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.11 which is working fine.

Cheers

:lol:
by NoahsArk
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Printer Problems - HP LaserJet 6L
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Printer Problems - HP LaserJet 6L

Hi, I've managed to get my ancient Laser Jet 6L working but I am getting a problem. I used the software from the repository. It is using "HP LaserJet 6L Foomatic/ljet4 (recommended)" via a USB cable. The problem is this: Each page I print shows the print preferences in the margin. At the side if A4 ...
by NoahsArk
Mon May 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I too unforgiving?
Replies: 17
Views: 1542

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: 705

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: 705

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: 8509

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: 162
Views: 14614

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: 1034

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: 528

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: 528

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: 528

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: 528

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: 4801

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: 528

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: 4801

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...

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