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by Benedetto
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Does anybody still use DVDs?
Replies: 42
Views: 896

Re: Does anybody still use DVDs?

Not often, but for some reason, only known to my desktop, a DVD is the simplest, most straight forward of installing or re-installing Linux Mint.
I do have many CD's/DVD's with details of islands, lighthouses and other factors that I use in my Ham radio hobby.
by Benedetto
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?
Replies: 44
Views: 1056

Re: Spying in Mint?

I had to make a quick check to see if was still September 1st. and not April 1st. :lol:
by Benedetto
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 2546

Re: Catweazel - over and out

The 11th. century, which is the time that Catweazel apparently lived, the language spoken would be old English very much based on Anglo-Saxon. The Norman influence had not got deeply rooted into English at that time and Catweazel, who looks a serf, most likely knew little Norman French. :lol: I neve...
by Benedetto
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox problem - Server Not Found. Alternative browsers?
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Firefox problem - Server Not Found. Alternative browsers?

Try Opera. Of those you mention the more well known are often intrusive; I know little of thee less well known ones. I suggest you download Opera (for Linux) from the Opera web site and not anywhere else. I have used Opera for years and it has some good features, If you don't like it - no reason I c...
by Benedetto
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera Missing from Synaptic
Replies: 21
Views: 349

Re: Opera Missing from Synaptic

I have used Opera for years in the other place and now in LM.
The version available on LM is an old version - or it was. M suggestion is to download Opera from:
https://www.opera.com/
You will see Linux is an option. It worked fine for me in the three LM Cinnamon 18's and does so in LM Cinnamon 19.
by Benedetto
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Indonesian volcano puts on a show for yours truly
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Indonesian volcano puts on a show for yours truly

I hope Mt. Agung is quieter in December, giving you chance to get closer. It is always active and its gods frequently remind the locals of their presence. It has has had a couple of big eruptions this year causing panic, movement of people and livestock and grounding flights. As I have family on Bal...
by Benedetto
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 285
Views: 5440

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Linux Mint 19, despite one 'hiccup', did not send me back to Windows, in fact it was totally the opposite. I erased Windows 10 when installing LM19. I go along with the comments about gaming etc. which is a principal reason for a 'U' turn back to Windows. There will always be, as in other walks of l...
by Benedetto
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kernel 4.15.0-24
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Kernel 4.15.0-24

Back at the end of June, when I clean installed LM19 I found there were issues with this 24 kernel. I had to do a re-install but kept the 4.15.0.23 that seemed to be part of the install and blacklisted version 24. Kernel 4.15.024 is still blacklisted. Since using LM for almost a year I have always d...
by Benedetto
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 2546

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Gee, thank you everyone. I didn't realise. Your words of encouragement are genuinely heart warming. Maybe my trip away will relax me a bit and I can return refreshed. It's nice to know I have so many genuine friends. I'll be back in very early August. Everyone take care and stay safe. Early August ...
by Benedetto
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 2546

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:26 am
Sorry to see you go.... Surely there's no need for such a drastic step? :shock:

From time to time, we all make mistakes in our advice. I know I do. That's life....
What more can one say!
Enjoy the change of temperature, watch out for all those Aussies. :lol:
by Benedetto
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera 54
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Opera 54

There has been a more recent Opera update, even so the problem still exists. Having installed LM 19 Cinnamon successfully on both my desktop and laptop I decided to install the solution mentioned by previous posters. All seems fine now.Thanks guys for the assistance.
by Benedetto
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews
Replies: 29
Views: 3160

Re: Mint 19 Opinions and Reviews

I mentioned in another thread that I was hoping to install Mint Cinnamon 19 yesterday. Initially I had wondered about the upgrade route, but most experienced users favoured a clean install. For some inexplicable reason the live USB method does not work for me ( it didn't for my initial 18.1 installa...
by Benedetto
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who no longer uses Windows?
Replies: 61
Views: 3754

Re: Who no longer uses Windows?

The last vestige of Windows (10), having used M/Soft since XP, should disappear from my desktop tomorrow when I hopefully install LM 19 and erase the Windows partition, simply leaving Linux Mint on the pc. I moved to Linux almost a year ago but due to uncertainties kept to a dual boot Linux/Windows ...
by Benedetto
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera 54
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Opera 54

I did not install the links in the post by gm10, I just put the earlier Opera 53 programme which is fine. I have noticed that even the most recent version of Opera 54 has the same problems for me. So until they fix it I am happy enough with version 53. Incidentally, when using Windows 10 a while ago...
by Benedetto
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera 54
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Opera 54

Hello same problem here so I downgraded to 53 again and it works. you can download older version here: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera/desktop/53.0.2907.99/linux/ Don't allow it to upgrade in upgrade manager for awhile maybe they will get 54 fixed soon. When update manager tries to update opera...
by Benedetto
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Opera 54
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Opera 54

The latest update for Opera, 54. has some codec issues. Plug in are blocked and cannot be made to work. That is how I find it. I wonder how many others have these issues?
Is there a way to revert to version 53 (the previous one)? Any attempt to download seems to result in version 54 coming up.
by Benedetto
Fri May 04, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation
Replies: 50
Views: 2204

Re: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation

This is the view from the BBC Technology web page:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44003850
by Benedetto
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x
Replies: 62
Views: 16396

Re: What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x

To say this issue has been a nightmare might be an understatement. In a previous post I reported that I was able gain access eventually, following advice here, to Linux Mint. I also commented that I was unable to get internet access. Investigating I also noticed that the firewall was being turned of...
by Benedetto
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x
Replies: 62
Views: 16396

Re: What to do if you can't login to Linux Mint 18.x

I am grateful for this thread. Dank u wel, mijnheer Xenopeek. Having been a victim of todays Virtualbox saga I tried many ways, as recorded in another thread here, of getting Linux Mint up and running again. Many of the tips, for some reason or another failed to work. However the info here (not the ...
by Benedetto
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 12944

Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

Having another computer -- Sony VAIO laptop on Windows 10 - I have been able to read the issues facing many Linux Mint users since the Vitualbox update.. However, I guess there are far more with issues than those posting here. As far as my desktop - Linux 18.3 Sylvia, 64 bit with the latest Kernel a...

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