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by bally1001
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cloudfare
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Cloudfare

Thank you for your detailed comments. After using ‘settings’ to nominate “Cloudfare” (1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1) as the final DNS server on both Windows 10 and Linux Mint (19.1) laptops, I regularly consult “dnsleaktest.com”. The Windows device always reports Cloudfare as the final DNS server, in my case ...
by bally1001
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cloudfare
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Cloudfare

I have for the past year or so used Cloudfare ( 1.1.1.1 & 1.0.0.1 ) as the secondary DNS on my Windows laptop. Upon doing a leak test the results identified Cloudfare correctly without leaks.....Upon doing the same leak test on my Linux Mint 19.1 laptop (in which Cloudfare is set up the same way), t...
by bally1001
Sun May 19, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Login jingle
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Login jingle

Thanks for your reply, although I had already restored the default file .......My query really was whether or not I was attempting to do something that couldn't be done....or, if it could be changed, how to do it.
by bally1001
Sun May 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Login jingle
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Login jingle

Hi, I thought I was being clever by changing the login jingle to my preference......I converted a WAV file into an OGA file (using a Windows device) naming it login.oga, and, using the root level authorisation accessed the Mint systems folder (usr/share/mint-artwork/sounds) containing the default fi...
by bally1001
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I write Spanish in Linux Mint 19.1?
Replies: 9
Views: 304

Re: How do I write Spanish in Linux Mint 19.1?

Hi,
Just read your query regarding writing in Spanish. I hope I have read your query correctly....I have 19.1 installed and my keyboard is European Spanish. To write the accented vowels press the key to the left of "Ç" together with the vowel.

Hope this helps
by bally1001
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: DNS ID
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: DNS ID

Thanks gents for your replies.......DNS issue was far simpler than I had imagined. @ gm10.....I looked at the two terminal processes, but the info provided was a little above my head...Presumably events shown in red are an issue so I did a screenshot wondering what (if anything) I can do to resolve ...
by bally1001
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: DNS ID
Replies: 4
Views: 162

DNS ID

I've recently installed Mint 19 on a clean SSD (replacing Mint18) and am really happy with the improvements....I do have a couple of questions to ask. 1) How do I re-define from default to the DNS settings I prefer?....In Windows it is easy but I guess I need to use the terminal in Linux. 2) I like ...
by bally1001
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Password for encrypted drive
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Password for encrypted drive

Good afternoon, I recently re-installed Mint 18.1 (from a CD) onto a new SSD in an old W7 laptop......This time I decided to encrypt the whole drive for no other reason than to see how it performed.....As expected it took a while longer to start up.....However, the problem is, when I am invited to e...
by bally1001
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File deletion and/or restore
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: File deletion and/or restore

@ Mute Ant """Every write goes into least-used free space, leaving the old data intact but marked as free-space.""" Yes, I understand that (now)....It therefore means that if the BleachBit option 'wipe free space' (in either basic or root mode) is activated, its interpretation of ''free space' is so...
by bally1001
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File deletion and/or restore
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: File deletion and/or restore

@ Mute Ant....Thanks for your reply....But I'm not too sure I follow and more info would be appreciated.....A lengthy ODF spreadsheet document, for example, which is updated frequently (such as bank account tracking) over a long period cannot, logically, retain a copy at each update event even under...
by bally1001
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File deletion and/or restore
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: File deletion and/or restore

Interesting replies to my initial question. Thanks. So, having concluded that, with Linux distros, even after using Bleachbit (root) there is no totally secure way to eliminate all traces of unwanted files from either HDD or SSD, the only way is to, before any deletion process, save a copy of the fi...
by bally1001
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File deletion and/or restore
Replies: 14
Views: 574

Re: File deletion and/or restore

Thanks for your reply, and for the link to file restoration that supports Linux. The 3rd party program I mentioned (PrivaZer) doesn't actually delete any targeted file until free space (including that labeled for overwriting) is securely wiped. That process is an option within the software. As you s...
by bally1001
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File deletion and/or restore
Replies: 14
Views: 574

File deletion and/or restore

As an ex Windows (10) user I was accustomed to secure confidential file deletion using PrivaZer software which used to corrupt the file at binary level making it nonsense. And then during their clean-up process it removed any trace in the MFTs and other logs. Equally, Piriform's Recuva software faci...
by bally1001
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Linux Mint Freezes

I have been suffering from this very problem too....In fact half way through writing this it froze....It only happens during on-line activity.....My OS is Mint 18:2 on an SSD.....On PJOTR's advice subsequent to a previous post (YouTube) I updated the kernal to the latest 4.4.0-119, checked its insta...
by bally1001
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Printers.
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Printers. (Solved)

All OK now, thanks for your help.
by bally1001
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Google Earth (sorted)

Many thanks gents.....This version works just fine.
Cheers.
by bally1001
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Printers.
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Printers.

After moving from Windows, I knew my printer (Epson XP-225) would not be able to communicate with Mint.......Is there a patch available that I can install so that at least I can scan and print at a basic (because Linux won't recognize the Epson software CD) level?......At the moment I have to use a ...
by bally1001
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: YouTube.
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: YouTube.

OK thanks.....the copy is here:- brian@brian-Aspire-5536 ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: brian-Aspire-5536 Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Machine: System: Acer (portable) product: Aspire 5536 v: 0100 Mobo...
by bally1001
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Google Earth

Thanks for your answers.....Even though I have deleted the current version from all the places I can think of, when trying to install the version recommended that I have downloaded, the installation manager keeps on telling me there is a newer version already installed and I cannot see a way of over...
by bally1001
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: YouTube.
Replies: 3
Views: 199

YouTube.

When watching any YouTube video that lasts for more than 15 minutes or so, my Mint 18:1 Cinnamon OS crashes.....That is to say, I either get the white screen of death or the Black s.o.d....Is this an inherent issue or can I get around the problem?.....If I download any lengthy YT video (using the 4K...

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