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by vansloneker
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: British spelling
Replies: 23
Views: 309

Re: British spelling

see3ducks wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:26 am
English-US is at the top for languages.
English (en) is the second one.
There are no others
note: Libre Office does not do this.
See the image gm10 posted.
Have you tried Add Dictionaries...
by vansloneker
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: British spelling
Replies: 23
Views: 309

Re: British spelling

Have you tried language settings?
by vansloneker
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WhatsApp desktop app looking for Google Chrome
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: WhatsApp desktop app looking for Google Chrome

I now have this same issue on another system, not a clone from the previous one. This system does have Chrome. I updated Chrome, looked for updates for WhatsApp Desktop -none.

I do get the impression though WhatsApp Desktop is just sort of a browser connecting https://web.whatsapp.com
by vansloneker
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New installation in old desktop
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Re: New installation in old desktop

On LM19 many legacy drivers have been removed. That is why it is no longer suitable for older systems. Like I posted before, the latest 18, 18.3 will still run on most older systems.
by vansloneker
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: WhatsApp desktop app looking for Google Chrome
Replies: 1
Views: 118

WhatsApp desktop app looking for Google Chrome

I am on a system where I have installed and used the WhatsApp desktop app as it is available through Software Manager. As of last night, on starting it does not connect to the phone but I get a message WhatsApp works with Google Chrome 36+ To use WhatsApp, update Chrome or use Mozilla Firefox, Safar...
by vansloneker
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 4K.. yes I do..)
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: 4K.. yes I do..)

[OT]Interesting username you have, HarzVieh. Do you want to talk about your username in Usernames?[/OT]
by vansloneker
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 4K.. yes I do..)
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: 4K.. yes I do..)

I have a 4K TV on my wish list but so far there are no free view 4K channels on satellite or cable bar the advertorials.
by vansloneker
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New installation in old desktop
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Re: New installation in old desktop

LM19 installed is not quiet the same as LM19 live, apparently. You may better install 18.3 XFCE which is the least demanding current Mint and a LTS. Since you have a spare disk, well go ahead and try it. The performance will not be what you are used from the HP 8300. But it will work, and if you do ...
by vansloneker
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New installation in old desktop
Replies: 34
Views: 539

Re: New installation in old desktop

I have installed Lubuntu on a system as low as a P3 and a Celeron.
by vansloneker
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?
Replies: 25
Views: 579

Re: Do Windows users delete system files and folders?

I do delete particular files and folders. To name one: After experiencing a user who for a small network issue not even caused by the system but from a bad router followed Windows' suggestion to restore things back to default and have many hours of hard word washed away through a clean Windows insta...
by vansloneker
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: move ~/.cache/thumbnails to ramdisk?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

move ~/.cache/thumbnails to ramdisk?

I went on to block the thumbnail folder the hard way: rm -rf ~/.cache/thumbnails/* chmod 555 ~/.cache/thumbnails sudo chown root:root ~/.cache/thumbnails When I installed a system for someone I got the question "is it possible to see thumbnails when displaying a folder with images?" Turns out blocki...
by vansloneker
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chassis intruded!
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Chassis intruded!

Ken Parkes wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:03 pm
...The box is an old Aries, looking at their website they don't seem to soil their hands with selling machinery any more...
Your image shows it has an Asus mainboard.
by vansloneker
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Chassis intruded!
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Chassis intruded!

phd21 wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:37 am
...Also, check and replace the Bios (cmos) battery if need be....
Was going to suggest that as well.

Probably the bios has a setting for power state after power failure that could be previous, off, or on. By setting it to on it should power on when the mains gets powered.
by vansloneker
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: How to remove Ubuntu and shift to Linux Mint?

My pleasure and enjoy Linux!
by vansloneker
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing to USB messed up grub - SOLVED
Replies: 16
Views: 407

Re: Installing to USB messed up grub - SOLVED

I guess there are several tools to do install the ISO to a Flash drive from Windows. Yes there are. But if it works you did the right thing. What I have not yet determined is how to get the laptop to boot from a external portable hard drive on a USB port. Basically, you go into the bios and set the...
by vansloneker
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recording Video On Linux Using DSLR
Replies: 22
Views: 951

Re: Recording Video On Linux Using DSLR

MrEen brought up a imho very good point. I can't tell if it is THE issue, but it really CAN matter.
by vansloneker
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Broken file system on USB key
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Broken file system on USB key

Just for sure, you may want to perform above actions on the USB stick from a live CD/DVD/USB with all internal hard disks disconnected by unplugging the sata cable.
by vansloneker
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: difference in allocation unit size - gparted vs MS$ formatting
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: difference in allocation unit size - gparted vs MS$ formatting

In the filesystem, files are saved in predefined blocks. Like units on shelves in a storage room. The file takes as many free units as are needed. If e.g. the allocation block size is 32K, and the file size is 40K, the file takes 2 blocks of 32K. One block is used entirely, while the second block is...
by vansloneker
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Is Linuxing easy?
Replies: 36
Views: 1167

Re: Is Linuxing easy?

DaveMcSu2 wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:27 am
Is Linuxing easy?
The more experienced you get, the more problems you experience.

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