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by HubertCumberdale
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint shuts down suddenly & unexpectedly
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Mint shuts down suddenly & unexpectedly

OK, I've just installed psensor - I've got 6 sensors and 6 different outputs. What should I be looking at? 'Core' is interesting. How high does it get? If you can get the program to display core temperature on your panel, that might be helpful. I've got 2 core figures displayed, both currently hove...
by HubertCumberdale
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint shuts down suddenly & unexpectedly
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Mint shuts down suddenly & unexpectedly

The most common problem of unexpected shutdowns is a overheating computer. The reason its overheating can vary though. It depends on the actual computer (laptop) that you have. Most commonly, People will take compressed air and blow INTO the vents and think that cleans it. All it does is force all ...
by HubertCumberdale
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint shuts down suddenly & unexpectedly
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Re: Mint shuts down suddenly & unexpectedly

Moem wrote:You could, for a start, install the application psensor so you can keep an eye on the temperature.
OK, I've just installed psensor - I've got 6 sensors and 6 different outputs.
What should I be looking at?
by HubertCumberdale
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem playing a 2nd DVD after watching the 1st
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Problem playing a 2nd DVD after watching the 1st

Linux treats a DVD drive in a similar way to a removable USB store. It's a mounted file system, so you must do the equivalent of 'Safely Remove Drive' to get predictable results. Just pressing the drive 'eject' is asking for trouble. Any communication problem between an optical drive signalling 'Me...
by HubertCumberdale
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem playing a 2nd DVD after watching the 1st
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Problem playing a 2nd DVD after watching the 1st

JeremyB wrote:Are you using the eject button on the DVD drive or the eject icon next to the DVD in the file manager?
I'm using the physical button on the side of the computer where the DVD drive is.
by HubertCumberdale
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint shuts down suddenly & unexpectedly
Replies: 9
Views: 468

Mint shuts down suddenly & unexpectedly

I've been having this issue for about 3-4 weeks now where Mint shuts down suddenly & unexpectedly. And when I say suddenly, I mean instantly. One second I'll be doing something and the next the laptop's off. No warning, nothing. Black screen. Generally I can go about 24 hrs between shutdowns, but so...
by HubertCumberdale
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem playing a 2nd DVD after watching the 1st
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Problem playing a 2nd DVD after watching the 1st

I have this weird problem where I can play a DVD fine, but if I take out the first DVD and then put in another, the second DVD won't play. In fact Mint doesn't even recognize the second DVD. If I restart my computer this sometimes solves the problem, but not always. Sometimes the 2nd DVD plays, othe...
by HubertCumberdale
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 64
Views: 5010

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

@HubertCumberdale There are a couple of online and offline dictionaries, which you can use on Linux. Maybe you find something that is useful for you on this German website: https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/W%C3%B6rterb%C3%BCcher/ Thanks for the link. It's a lot to wade through, but I'll be looking into ...
by HubertCumberdale
Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: WOT in Firefox
Replies: 17
Views: 3881

Re: WOT in Firefox

Enjoy the web as long as it can be, Well I still use are HTTPS Everywhere, NoScript and uBlock Origin Yeah, I use the same (and other extensions like Self-Destructing Cookies) in Firefox for general web browsing, but those extensions play havoc with any website you need to log into or interact with...
by HubertCumberdale
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to open an SQLite3 file in the terminal?
Replies: 20
Views: 1645

Re: How to open an SQLite3 file in the terminal?

If anyone has an answer please let me know.
by HubertCumberdale
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 64
Views: 5010

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

Portreve: In light of revelations by Ed Snowden, WikiLeaks, and others, ... How do you know Ed Snowden is a reliable source? Or even real? Same goes for WikiLeaks. I suspect both were either coerced, set up, or invented from scratch, by the CIA and/or NSA and/or other agency (see the film Wag The Do...
by HubertCumberdale
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 64
Views: 5010

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

Not so simple, because any distro that is created expressly for commercially licensed software might present certain challenges to the GNU licensing. Commercial Linux software already exists. Plus GNU has no problem with people selling free (as in speech) software. I don't get where you're coming f...
by HubertCumberdale
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 64
Views: 5010

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

wutsinterweb: I think much of what one might be concerned with is package management. It seems so. But remember, one can take source code and with some help and the right libraries, compile and install most linux software on most linux distros from my limited knowledge. True, although from what I've...
by HubertCumberdale
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 64
Views: 5010

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

But as already pointed out, the vast number of Linux distros and forks is a major obstacle when it comes to making Linux versions of Windows software. I actually think the impact of this issue is massively overstated. A single version compatible with Debian and it's derivatives (Ubuntu, Mint) would...
by HubertCumberdale
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 64
Views: 5010

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

BG405: Was XP in VirtualBox installed from the same XP disk? No, for some reason my XP disk has stopped working. Bit of a long story this: XP starts to install in VirtualBox but then always fails with an error after a couple of minutes. If I restart my computer with the disk in the CD/DVD drive, it ...
by HubertCumberdale
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 64
Views: 5010

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

HubertCumberdale wrote: Windows Millennium. AAARGGHHH! Quick, hand me the brain bleach! So WinMe was terrible. Everyone knows that. Hardly an insightful comment. And what the hell's brain bleach? The OP is right -- GNU/Linux does lack specialized software. There was nothing in your post supporting ...
by HubertCumberdale
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why do some questions have scrolling icons next to them?
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Re: Why do some questions have scrolling icons next to them?

OK thanks - so presumably there's no way to disable this behaviour and make these icons static, since then the "Hot topic" icon would look identical to the "Unread topic" icon. Also, I don't understand "Unread topic that you have posted in". If I posted in a topic, then it's read by definition. What...
by HubertCumberdale
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why do some questions have scrolling icons next to them?
Replies: 4
Views: 651

Why do some questions have scrolling icons next to them?

I use the term "scrolling icons" since I don't know how else to describe them. When I look at a list of questions on these Mint forums, most have static icons to the left of them. But some have "scrolling" icons (i.e. they're non-static).
How can I disable this behaviour? (As I find it annoying)
by HubertCumberdale
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 64
Views: 5010

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

MintBean, I wasn't aware of Snap/Flatpack, so I'll be reading up on that. If a dictionary, encyclopaedia or other reference work was produced as a .deb file, would it be guaranteed to work on every recent version of Debian, Ubuntu and Mint? Also, would it work regardless of the desktop environment? ...
by HubertCumberdale
Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: WOT in Firefox
Replies: 17
Views: 3881

Re: WOT in Firefox

I used to use WOT too, but uninstalled it when I learnt it was selling users' web browsing data. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOT_Services#Privacy_issues It's meant to have cleaned up its act, but I won't be reinstalling it. Once bitten, twice shy. If you install the uBlock Origin add-on in Firefox...

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