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by rbsudo
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Scammer's webpage when opened Firefox
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Scammer's webpage when opened Firefox

Thank you all for the replies. I have done all the suggestions recommended, and so far all is good with Firefox. After all these years using Linux and LM, I think this is the first time I've encountered this one. I consider it just a nuisance since it was confined to just the browser and I was able ...
by rbsudo
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Scammer's webpage when opened Firefox
Replies: 10
Views: 376

[SOLVED] Scammer's webpage when opened Firefox

Earlier today I went to use Firefox browser and opened it as usual. To my surprise, a scammer webpage opened up pretending it was from Microsoft customer service and that my computer was going to hell, and that I needed to call the number they were displaying there...... pretty obvious scam stuff. E...
by rbsudo
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ubuntu Cleaner on Mint 20
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Ubuntu Cleaner on Mint 20

Has anyone been able to install Ubuntu Cleaner on LM 20?
by rbsudo
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium-browser not working
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Chromium-browser not working

jackcq, Thanks for your post. Initially I wanted ungoogled-chromium also and tried the same link you provided, but it did not work for me. Last night, after some searching around, I found this one which did work for me, and now I have ungoogle-chromium. https://software.opensuse.org/download/package...
by rbsudo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Where to go to change my login password
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Where to go to change my login password

Thank you for your prompt reply.
I finally found it.
Profile>Edit profile>Edit account settings
Thanks again.

p.s. that was for the Linux Mint forum
by rbsudo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Where to go to change my login password
Replies: 2
Views: 82

[Solved] Where to go to change my login password

Hi,
I am having difficulty finding the location where to go to change my login password.
I went to profile, but don't see it there.
Thanks for your help.
by rbsudo
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium-browser not working
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Chromium-browser not working

I had the same problem eldergeek. I went to youtube and followed Phillip Yip's instructions (using snap/snapd) and it installed easily and quickly. To save time start looking at the chromium install at 16:41 into the video. And don't forget to restart the computer after you are done with the termina...
by rbsudo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: When to update to a new Linux kernel
Replies: 35
Views: 3053

Re: When to update to a new Linux kernel

Linux 4.4 installed and active. Thanks again.
by rbsudo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: When to update to a new Linux kernel
Replies: 35
Views: 3053

Re: When to update to a new Linux kernel

Just so you know, kernel series 4.10 reached its end-of-life 8 months ago. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Support?action=AttachFile&do=view&target=16.04.x+Ubuntu+Kernel+Support+Schedule.svg Thanks, I wasn't aware of that. I went back to the old Dell Inspiron 531 desktop (ca 2007) running LM 18.3, a...
by rbsudo
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: When to update to a new Linux kernel
Replies: 35
Views: 3053

Re: When to update to a new Linux kernel

Yes, I just checked my old Dell Inspiron 531, running LM 18.3 w/ Cinnamon 64-bit, and Timeshift is pre-installed there. Linux Kernel 4.10.03-38-generic is installed. I just initiated it for the first time and doing the first Create right now. Thank you all.... I appreciate all the posts so far.
by rbsudo
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: When to update to a new Linux kernel
Replies: 35
Views: 3053

Re: When to update to a new Linux kernel

Thank you both.... great suggestions. Have any of you, or anyone else here, ever tried to roll back, and what has been your experience..... was it a smooth thing or did it create problems like the warnings say?
by rbsudo
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: When to update to a new Linux kernel
Replies: 35
Views: 3053

When to update to a new Linux kernel

I have read somewhere that updating to a new Linux kernel should be done with much awareness as it can create problems for your pc. I'm not sure how one, especially a newbie, is supposed to be able to make that judgement other than just by trial and error. I have an old Dell desktop that can be cran...
by rbsudo
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Display resolution after new install
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: [SOLVED] Display resolution after new install

Since running Linux Mint for awhile now, I had never encountered the Display feature showing Unknown VGA. Yesterday I found the cause. It turned out to be a loose VGA cable connection at the monitor itself. After connecting the cable firmly, the Display feature recognized my monitor and its native r...
by rbsudo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Display resolution after new install
Replies: 4
Views: 283

[SOLVED} Re: Display resolution after new install

I found this and it's working for me.

See his comments near the end about entering the two commands from xrandr in the profile and saving.

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... u-desktop/
by rbsudo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Display resolution after new install
Replies: 4
Views: 283

[SOLVED] Display resolution after new install

I just re-installed LM 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit w Kernel 4.10.0-38-generic. After the install the Display showed Unknown VGA and the highest resolution (of two shown) was 1024x768. The resolution for my HP x22LED is 1920x1080. After searching around, I found how to add 1920x1080 to the Display dropdown ...
by rbsudo
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED]How to fix dns leaks?
Replies: 40
Views: 10158

Re: How to fix dns leaks?

Lots of good info on this thread. Should it be pinned for ease of future reference?
by rbsudo
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED]How to fix dns leaks?
Replies: 40
Views: 10158

Re: How to fix dns leaks?

phd21, I don't have any idea what the packages nscd and unbound do. I found the suggestion, saw where a couple of people confirmed it worked for them, and tried it. It worked for me too. I just did a search on those two packages and found this. https://linux.die.net/man/8/nscd https://www.unbound.ne...
by rbsudo
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED]How to fix dns leaks?
Replies: 40
Views: 10158

Re: How to fix dns leaks?

Just saw this thread. I use VPN Gate (Open VPN). I searched a long time for a way to stop my vpn from leaking. I found this and it has worked for me. 1.Open a terminal and enter: sudo apt-get install openresolv nscd unbound 2. Restart the pc. 3. Activate the VPN. 4. Check for leaks on https://ipleak...
by rbsudo
Thu May 10, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Chromium on Linux Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 2319

Re: Chromium on Linux Mint

Thanks for all the above replies... quite a few options. I also see that cookies can be set to clear automatically from Chromium when you exit the browser. Chromium Settings>Advanced>Cookies>Keep local data only until you quit your browser That takes care of cookies. When you open Chromium again the...
by rbsudo
Wed May 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Chromium on Linux Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 2319

Re: Chromium on Linux Mint

Hoser Rob, does Click & Clean extension do it automatically on sign-off or do you have to click to clear before signing off? Thanks!

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