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by PhilippeH
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Malicious keylogger?
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Malicious keylogger?

I'm posting because I got the same spam last night, but return email address is one from my contact list which I haven't used in 4+ years. So I wonder how he got that? Faking your email as a sender is easy, but getting your contacts is not, and could be the sign that your email address is or has be...
by PhilippeH
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! Windows 10 OS installation in VM
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Help! Windows 10 OS installation in VM

Funny story: a few months ago, I bought a second hand ThinkPad that had a licence key for Windows 7, with a sticker in the battery compartment, but when I installed Mint, I wiped the whole internal SSD, having at the time no use for Microsoft's OS Unfortunately, after a while, I discovered I needed ...
by PhilippeH
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "System Info" utility very limited in Mint 19. No "Hardware Manager"?
Replies: 19
Views: 681

Re: "System Info" utility very limited in Mint 19. No "Hardware Manager"?

If you click "upload system information", it will open in your browser a page containing all available details

Otherwise, launch a terminal and type inxi -F for the same output. The inxi command allows filtering results, such as inxi -m for memory. To find out about all filters, type man inxi
by PhilippeH
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19.1 lost
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 lost

George_Knight wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:48 am
Thank you for your help guys. :D :D
As far as I know, Moem is a lady :wink:
by PhilippeH
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux (mint) works just as well with AMD as INTEL processors ?
Replies: 13
Views: 482

Re: linux (mint) works just as well with AMD as INTEL processors ?

Please be gentle with old chaps, they may be rough sometimes, but they are much appreciated. And in my humble opinion, rants and personal attacks do not serve any purpose here ;)
by PhilippeH
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Project: sync tool
Replies: 55
Views: 2387

Re: Project: sync tool

catweazel wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:36 am
It's intended only for personal files.
Oh? Sorry, I misread this thread somewhere :oops:
by PhilippeH
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Project: sync tool
Replies: 55
Views: 2387

Re: Project: sync tool

Athenaeum suits me fine on the grounds that you'd probably have to go searching go-ogle for the meaning. I encourage self-sufficiency in that department :) Hello catweazel. I followed your advice and googled for Athenaeum. First result, and domain name strict match, return this . Being French, I de...
by PhilippeH
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Sign petition for logitech support for linux
Replies: 19
Views: 913

Re: Sign petition for logitech support for linux

cliffcoggin wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:28 am
It's a worthy cause but I shall not be signing that petition as I don't want change.org tracking me or collating data about me.
Or even selling its databases to whoever is interested in collecting valid e-mail addresses and political views ;)
by PhilippeH
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – February 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 1477

Re: Monthly News – February 2019

I actually like very much the new logo proposal, as I like material design.

However, I believe it would be difficult to please everybody, and I think it is a trivial detail. If one does not like the icon, it is very simple to replace it...
by PhilippeH
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: First post - Warranty voided if Mint installed on new laptop?
Replies: 19
Views: 635

Re: First post - Warranty voided if Mint installed on new laptop?

I would definitely follow JeremyB's advice : change the disk that contains Windows and keep it safe, and replace it in case you have to return the computer.
by PhilippeH
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Một số thương hiệu đồng hồ treo tường cao cấp trên thế giới.
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Timeshift in Mint 19

I have used Timeshift on a couple of occasions to revert from a mistake or a broken upgrade (which was a mistake in the first place). It works really fine, and each time I recovered a working system within a few minutes. Another use I've had of Timeshift, is when I recently changed my computer. Befo...
by PhilippeH
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from France
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Greetings from France

Hello I subscribed to this forum some time ago but never came to introduce myself. As I am very likely to stick around, here it goes. I live in south-eastern France in Toulon, by the sea. I have been fiddling with web servers for the past 20 years, mostly on Linux systems, but decided to use Mint on...
by PhilippeH
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Teamviewer
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Teamviewer

Hello. TeamViewer works fine for me on Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. Version of TV used at the moment is 14.1.9025, initially installed from a deb package downloaded on their website, and updated since then from their repository Otherwise, AnyDesk works fine as well, although you will not find it installed on...
by PhilippeH
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Solved] Do I need to use the Nvidia driver ?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Do I need to use the Nvidia driver ?

It's recommended because according to nvidia docs that's the one. OK, I understand that Mint devs cannot try all hardware combinations and have to rely on some manufacturers' recommendations. I will mark this thread as solved, thanking you two for your useful advices. Do I need to say how I am happ...
by PhilippeH
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Solved] Do I need to use the Nvidia driver ?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Do I need to use the Nvidia driver ?

Thank you WharfRat for this answer. I think that I will stick to your advice, unless some other member can show me advantages in trying again.

If I may ask however, for my education, what would be the use case for installing the proprietary driver, and why is it recommended by the driver manager ?
by PhilippeH
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Solved] Do I need to use the Nvidia driver ?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

[Solved] Do I need to use the Nvidia driver ?

Hello I just acquired a second hand Lenovo ThinkPad W520, and need advice on which graphics driver to use. Here comes the inxi -Fxz result : System: Host: philippe-hp Kernel: 4.15.0-45-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.9 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 1...
by PhilippeH
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Specific characters
Replies: 19
Views: 511

Re: Specific characters

Oups, did not get it right : try with Ctrl+Shift+Space
by PhilippeH
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Specific characters
Replies: 19
Views: 511

Re: Specific characters

Did you try with ctrl + space ?
by PhilippeH
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Specific characters
Replies: 19
Views: 511

Re: Specific characters

I use an azerty keyboard and mostly type in french, and I do not really understand your issue ; if I need the uppercase version of é, è, ç, à, I just have to press capslock and then type the lowercase key without any other combination. The keyboard layout I use is "Français (variante)" but it may be...
by PhilippeH
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Can I change Desktop back to "Traditional"?
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Can I change Desktop back to "Traditional"?

I switched back to Traditional as well, by the way. Can't get used to that grouped window stuff. Same here. By the way, when changing from Modern to Traditional or the other way round, all icons, applets, panel sizes, etc. get reset to defaults. This means having to redo all tweaks every time. I th...

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