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by vansloneker
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Laptop with external screen keeps getting reverted to laptop after closing lid.
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Laptop with external screen keeps getting reverted to laptop after closing lid.

I had to restore a Mint 18.3 XFCE installation on a laptop with an image made shortly after the initial installation. In the mean time an external screen has been connected and since restoring the image, it won't stay on when the laptop lid is closed. I went through the power and display settings ov...
by vansloneker
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Plagues...
Replies: 119
Views: 8921

Re: Plagues...

Me also can't stand the stupid descriptions and many I have edited out. Other annoyances: the hijacking of Firefox default page and bookmarks. Really, I know I just booted Linux Mint and if I want to I can set it as homepage myself. Dozens of wallpapers. Sorry to all contributors but I use just one ...
by vansloneker
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A cat and his "pet" magpie
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: A cat and his "pet" magpie

The cat understands a well fed bird tastes better, so he is nice now and when the day comes the cat is away the mouse will play .... :wink:
by vansloneker
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows XP
Replies: 47
Views: 1677

Re: Windows XP

It is a while ago I was in a nuclear plant which ran on Windows 95.
by vansloneker
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Build in coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3991

Re: New Build in coming

MurphCID wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:41 pm
...They have also added stickers to the case, which everyone knows makes things run better and faster. ...
:D
by vansloneker
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED with work-around] Xviewer: default to full-size?
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: [SOLVED with work-around] Xviewer: default to full-size?

Thank you gm10. I'll try to work out what it does through https://www.shellscript.sh
by vansloneker
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED with work-around] Xviewer: default to full-size?
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: [SOLVED with work-around] Xviewer: default to full-size?

I searched for the same question as in the opening post. I already found that adding

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-f
to the launcher made it open in fullscreen. But I have not yet found how to open in max windowed size. It is terribly annoying to have to resize the window over and over again.
by vansloneker
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life
Replies: 41
Views: 1828

Re: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life

If you're in unknown territory, the navigation helps you to get to your destination. That is what counts in that moment. Whenever possible, I try to look up routes upfront, and look for landmarks on Google Streetview. It is true the navigation often gives routes that are not the most logical. I ofte...
by vansloneker
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life
Replies: 41
Views: 1828

Re: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life

Local news report: https://www.kdrv.com/content/news/GPS-maps-steer-Jackson-County-drivers-wrong-Sheriffs-Office-says-565550702.html “We are seeing an increasing trend of drivers choosing to blindly follow a GPS into areas they are not familiar with and as we have seen in other areas, this could ha...
by vansloneker
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Redobackup / Rescuezilla (Solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 906

Re: Redobackup / Rescuezilla

I know of PING but I have never used it and I don't know if it supports Ext filesystems.
Same for HDClone.

About cloning software: https://www.ubuntupit.com/top-15-best-d ... -for-linux
by vansloneker
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: return to windows emotional support group
Replies: 71
Views: 4602

Re: return to windows emotional support group

I had to fire up an old laptop running a perfectly legitimate and activated Vista. It hadn't been used for maybe over a year. Now suddenly it is unactivated, even displaying the watermark message on the desktop it is an illegal copy... :x
by vansloneker
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Waterfox does not replace Firefox
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Waterfox does not replace Firefox

Legacy extensions for Waterfox, Pale Moon and similar have been collected and saved in the Classic Addons Archive.
If you install the Classic Addons Archive you can from there install many extensions in Waterfox.
by vansloneker
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lossless Cut executable no longer executable?
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Lossless Cut executable no longer executable?

I keep this on a small partition with similar downloads and AppImages. I am not skilled with making links, therefore I start them from the filemanager. Also with every new version of an AppImage, the previous link is useless.
by vansloneker
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lossless Cut executable no longer executable?
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Re: Lossless Cut executable no longer executable?

Thanks for your reply. It is all very complicated to me but I try to comprehend it.
by vansloneker
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lossless Cut executable no longer executable?
Replies: 5
Views: 394

Lossless Cut executable no longer executable?

1st let me mention the problem is resolved because the current latest version 2.6.2 of Lossless Cut is an AppImage that does work. However I had/have a problem getting to run Lossless Cut 2.6.0 which I downloaded as a tar.bz2 and I just want to know why. Up to version 2.4.0 I could download a zip wh...
by vansloneker
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Re-install WIndows
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Re-install WIndows

I always prepare partitions from a Linux bootstick using Gparted. If the entire disk is going to be used I make a new msdos partition table. Then a primary partition the size dedicated to Windows. This avoids Windows creating and installing extra partitions that just waste disk space and make things...
by vansloneker
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Anything against moving /var/log/samba/ to ramdisk (and have it cleared with each shutdown)
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Re: Anything against moving /var/log/samba/ to ramdisk (and have it cleared with each shutdown)

Thanks all for the replies.

Sorry for my late reply, I missed the notifications, was not well and too occupied.
by vansloneker
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Anything against moving /var/log/samba/ to ramdisk (and have it cleared with each shutdown)
Replies: 5
Views: 1352

Anything against moving /var/log/samba/ to ramdisk (and have it cleared with each shutdown)

I was looking at /var/log/samba/ and found there files for about every IP and every computer name in my network, going back to over one year. I don't want to keep that information on my system for ever and I want to move the /var/log/samba/ to the tmpfs ramdisk to have it disappear automagically and...
by vansloneker
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Build in coming
Replies: 41
Views: 3991

Re: New Build in coming

Consider it an early x-mas gift for the girl. I hope she is as delighted with her phone as with her generous daddy. I know a couple of people who got one of those. Several had really old Apple phones really worn out. People seem to do long with iPhones. One friend showed how the new phone can record...

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