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by rbsudo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: When to update to a new Linux kernel
Replies: 35
Views: 1966

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: 1966

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: 1966

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: 1966

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: 1966

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: 130

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: 130

[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: 130

[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: 2755

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: 2755

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: 2755

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: 866

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: 866

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!
by rbsudo
Wed May 09, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Chromium on Linux Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Chromium on Linux Mint

Thanks Joe2Shoe. I'll give it a try after I figure out how to make it executable and then how to run. Would that be manual or automatic?
As you can see.... newbie here. :)
by rbsudo
Tue May 08, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Chromium on Linux Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Re: Chromium on Linux Mint

Thanks Marziano, That's a new one for me.
by rbsudo
Tue May 08, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Chromium on Linux Mint
Replies: 15
Views: 866

Chromium on Linux Mint

In the short time I've been using Chromium on Linux Mint, I've never understood why it ( also Chrome, its parent) doesn't give a user the option to clear cookies when you sign off. I find it a real pita to have to go into settings, dig it out, and manually clear it every time before signing off. Tha...
by rbsudo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Old Compaq desktop not booting
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Old Compaq desktop not booting

hrmcrm,

Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it, but no luck. The HD light at the power switch still will not come on.
by rbsudo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Old Compaq desktop not booting
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Old Compaq desktop not booting

Thanks to everyone for the replies. I'll try to answer them so far on here. Pierre: There are no beeps. Cannot get into the BIOS.... nothing appears on the monitor, not even the COMPAQ logo. I tried booting from a Live LM USB drive and also from a Windows installation disc, but nothing appears on th...
by rbsudo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Old Compaq desktop not booting
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Old Compaq desktop not booting

I have an old Compaq SR5210NX desktop that will not boot. It is dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 7. This is what the pc looks like: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883109006 When I press the power button to turn it on, the light at the button (hdd) does not come on. The fans a...
by rbsudo
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot find Software Manager
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Cannot find Software Manager

Hmm.....I just finished installing LM 18.3 64-bit on an old Dell Inspiron desktop yesterday, and it shows the Software Manager icon under the Firefox icon. I'm running this desktop that I'm on right now live from the LM 18.3 64-bit thumb drive and it came up with the Software Manager under the Firef...

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