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by CaseyMarie
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Ethernet port on a pi and on a desktop
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Ethernet port on a pi and on a desktop

Hi everyone. Something really annoying has happened. About a week ago there was some sort of power surge in my flat and it killed my router and tripped my fuse box. I have ordered a replacement one and this one works again yay. However it appears that as part of the power surge the Ethernet ports on...
by CaseyMarie
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Getting started with electronics
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Getting started with electronics

Those sound like nice ideas. I've done things like installing ram and a hard drive before but never completely stripped a PC. Are you talking about a ham radio or more one for picking up AM/FM? Fritzing looks interesting as well although I need to fix launching errors. Wish me luck! Edit: Well I've ...
by CaseyMarie
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Getting started with electronics
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Getting started with electronics

Well I've not really had much experience with my soldering iron so I'll really appreciate the practice ^^ I have had an idea to build a robot to sort mini hama beads by for a while now. I think there are quite a few people who have done that with guides on the internet. Using a pi and a webcam, it l...
by CaseyMarie
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Getting started with electronics
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Getting started with electronics

Hi everyone and thanks for looking at my post. I'd quite like to learn a little bit about electronics. I know a lot of the basics, I.E i know what a capacitor, resistor, transistor etc does but I would like to learn more. I know that there are some electronic circuit design programs for Linux but ar...
by CaseyMarie
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 8GB of ram, would more be worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: 8GB of ram, would more be worth it?

I honestly don’t think it’s a graphics card issue. There’s no artifacts it’s just like a vertical sync issue where it sometimes tears in a way that it didn’t used to on windows 10. Not by any means a deal breaker though. I don’t know if it’s maybe something to do with flash or Firefox, on my laptop ...
by CaseyMarie
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 8GB of ram, would more be worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 272

8GB of ram, would more be worth it?

Hiya So I have a couple of questions regarding RAM. I'm currently running Linux Mint but I don't really know too much more about the computer. It might have been built rather than being something with a model number I'm not sure. I think the ram is DDR3 but I couldn't really say much else. Anyway wh...
by CaseyMarie
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: The busybox shell on battery failure.
Replies: 0
Views: 222

The busybox shell on battery failure.

Hi I'm a non technical user who is a convert from Windows. I've been using Linux mint on my laptop now for probably 6 months. Luckily I'm someone who really has tried to embrace the idea of learning this from scratch. I have bought books and tried to learn bits and pieces of the command line. This h...
by CaseyMarie
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Making Mint and Windows "see" each other for steam home streaming
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Making Mint and Windows "see" each other for steam home streaming [solved]

Thanks for the help, the how2geek article worked out for me but I had to make a small change. It says you can type in the name of the windows install but it would not work for me at all, it did work when I put the IP in though. Also the folder that it gets you to create for the share is owned by roo...
by CaseyMarie
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Making Mint and Windows "see" each other for steam home streaming
Replies: 3
Views: 157

[Solved] Making Mint and Windows "see" each other for steam home streaming

Hi Everyone. I'm hoping to try out the steam home streaming service. It almost sounds too good to be true if I can get it to work. The problem I am having though is my windows 10 computer isn't showing up within the steam options and when I go to my network places on windows it doesn't see the lapto...
by CaseyMarie
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs

I do admit that the idea of running a VM of Mint inside Mint is a little bit silly. I didn't realise there was such a thing as a hypervisior and I was going to try and go with what you were saying by making the mint install as light as I can. I don't have much experience working outside of a DE at t...
by CaseyMarie
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs

Thank you for your replies. I think the best thing I can do with this is just setting it up and seeing if my system can take it. I think the main thing I was looking for was if someone was going to say that is a terrible idea! Installation went pretty well, both my laptop and desktop seem to be able...
by CaseyMarie
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Using Mint as a base operating system for VMs

Hi and thanks for taking the time to read my question. I'm currently running Mint on my laptop and Windows on my desktop computer. This weekend I'm planning on upgrading my desktop to Mint as well. I tend to use my laptop almost exclusively for web browsing however I am hoping to do a lot more with ...
by CaseyMarie
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An early ironic Christmas present :D
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: An early ironic Christmas present :D

Yes that was quick nibble! I adored my Amiga! Perhaps it's because I was little and computing was still this magical thing I didn't really understand but I have so much nostalgia and memories about it, it's really how I got started. I guess actually having physical disks was a lot more tactile than ...
by CaseyMarie
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An early ironic Christmas present :D
Replies: 2
Views: 313

An early ironic Christmas present :D

My friend Leah gave me a wonderful little present today! I don't know how many of you remember the Amiga. But if you do it was likely that you were extremely familiar with this piece of software! This is the only original copy I have ever seen! I don't think I even believed one existed! Maybe I shou...
by CaseyMarie
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Content blocking extension plausibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Content blocking extension plausibility?

Well maybe the extension could scan a directory and every time I found a different version of the mascot I could save it to that directory?
by CaseyMarie
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Content blocking extension plausibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Content blocking extension plausibility?

Hi everyone. I was just wondering how plausible it would be to create an extension for Firefox which when on YouTube it would look at the avatar and if it matched a database of icons or it found one that was similar it would censor the comment? There's a certain mascot out there which I'm not going ...
by CaseyMarie
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Another Distro with a Linux Mint base
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: Another Distro with a Linux Mint base

A question I've been wondering, is forking Mint a net loss for the project because it's developers who could be working on Mint instead but are now working on something else or are these developers who wouldn't want to work for Mint for whatever reason? I ask because I'm aware that Mint is a fork of...
by CaseyMarie
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Putting some security
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Putting some security

I agree that using the command line can be the simplest and fastest way of doing things which is why despite being a novice user I try to use it frequently because I don't want to be scared of it, however if you read YouTube comments and watch videos about Linux a lot of people will complain about h...
by CaseyMarie
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Putting some security
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: Putting some security

I should read up on this, so far all I've done in terms of security is: sudo ufw enable.

Just out of interest if mint is aimed at the beginner who might never use the terminal why does the distro ship with the firewall turned off by default?
by CaseyMarie
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?
Replies: 47
Views: 3381

Re: Is distro hopping ultimately pointless?

Depends. If they actually installed Arch and got it running the way they wanted then they had to be pretty knowledgeable. Users who aren't are not going to have much luck there or with Debian. Well maybe! But if it isn't slackware compiled from source or openBSD then it's not as geeky for geekyness...

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