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by RollyShed
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Asus TP200S [RANT?]
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Asus TP200S [RANT?]

... if you really want a problem try using an Asus TP200S. First of all it has a soldered in SSD (if you can call it that) and 2GB of RAM... It is beyond me to fathom how it is people can justify calling out the object of their poor purchasing decisions to avoid admitting they make poor purchasing ...
by RollyShed
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Asus TP200S [RANT?]
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Asus TP200S [RANT?]

There have been an occasional complaints about Windows and an occasional problem. OK, if you really want a problem try using an Asus TP200S. First of all it has a soldered in SSD (if you can call it that) and 2GB of RAM. That really means no disk size update available. There are comments about this ...
by RollyShed
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to know when you've got past Windows
Replies: 35
Views: 1111

Re: How to know when you've got past Windows

If the folders aren't folders why are the icons for them drawn like folders? They are also drawn the way folders sit in a filing cabinet while the Windows ones are drawn so that all the files fall out all over the floor. Typical of Microsoft, rubbish all over the office floor? Yes, we put files in f...
by RollyShed
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Certification for Beginners
Replies: 22
Views: 692

Re: Linux Mint Certification for Beginners

When listing these numbers it would be useful to site source. You mean "give source site" ... or "cite where from" or... :? In my case about a dozen users set up this past year and all from the same USB stick so how are they noted? About 20 over the previous two years. If a perc...
by RollyShed
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daddy tech support
Replies: 157
Views: 6194

Re: Daddy tech support

Home IT support - it is now a couple of years since my partner was "dropped" on to Linux Mint after the infamous October 2018 Microsoft Update "virus". IT support is help doing odd things, how best to copy a bit of a music diagram or find the best definition for printing. Maybe a...
by RollyShed
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Certification for Beginners
Replies: 22
Views: 692

Re: Linux Mint Certification for Beginners

Certification? Why? Over the past year near 20 people I know have had Linux Mint installed on their computers, by me, mainly on laptops and an SSD. If every Linux user did that it would spread faster than a virus, freely. Do I have or need certification to do it? NO. If what I provide works for them...
by RollyShed
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Xreader not complete reading on pdf
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Xreader not complete reading on pdf

An old thread but I've just come across an almost similar problem. I get sent and mount songs on a website for a ukulele group. The PDFs I have been getting recently display in ordinary text and sometimes with some words bold and sometimes an odd font for bits. Displaying / checking before download...
by RollyShed
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1231
Views: 210711

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

There is a learning curve involved in the transition. The software is different and there isn't a help desk you can call when you screw something up. Software difference? So the Windows users have been using Firefox or Chrome, LibreOffice (Write and the spreadsheet) and maybe VLC for videos. Where ...
by RollyShed
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to get rid of "Take a break!" [SOLVED]
Replies: 44
Views: 1218

Re: How to get rid of "Take a break!"

In the Mint repository is "Rsibreak". If that is the one and has been installed, just go to the computer's menu, right-click on Rsibreak and hit the Uninstall option.
by RollyShed
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: linux can't print music score pdf -solved [sort of]
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: linux can't print music score pdf

My understanding of PDFs was, "what you see is what you get". Have you tried viewing on the computer or downloading "Open Copy" (top left menu) then "Save Copy". Bottom right corner should show "PDF Documents" above "Save". There are 3 options there ...
by RollyShed
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: From a success story (LM 6) to an unsusable disaster (LM 20)
Replies: 22
Views: 1043

Re: From a success story (LM 6) to an unsusable disaster (LM 20)

To put it bluntly, why not simply run 18.x or 19.3 until the hardware fails totally. That is, why worry about updates if it goes, if it does the job it is asked to do? Windows go on about EOL, "end of life" for 7 but it isn't, it is EOS "end of support" and there are some still u...
by RollyShed
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daddy tech support
Replies: 157
Views: 6194

Re: Daddy tech support

Finally I look in the hose and see a clog filling the hose. I spent quite a few minutes yesterday with a clogged vacuum cleaner hose. It had been used in the Engineering workshop and the hose was clogged with metal swath. A wire with a hook, a snooker cue, etc. finally it was cleaned out. It is now...
by RollyShed
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: One super pissed off lady with W10 update - Done with it
Replies: 20
Views: 900

Re: One super pissed off lady with W10 update - Done with it

Thanks. I've listed it for reference. The one that wouldn't run a USB iso didn't have UEFI so no switch to Legacy. Yes, an old one. I have an emachines 350 that had 32 bit XP on it when we got it so had presumed 32 bit and had put on 32 bit Mint which was put on it 5(?) years ago on an SSD. I checke...
by RollyShed
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: One super pissed off lady with W10 update - Done with it
Replies: 20
Views: 900

Re: One super pissed off lady with W10 update

As a matter of interest, what model of Acer? I'm starting to make a list to remind me how difficult an SSD upgrade will be. I've installed Mint on a range of laptops and every one is different. The latest (two days ago), an Asus wouldn't boot off a USB stick. Getting in to the disk on a laptop also ...
by RollyShed
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Asus K50IJ Laptop - Mint installation (not via USB stick)
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Asus K50IJ Laptop - Mint installation (not via USB stick)

Basically a WARNING. This is the first laptop I've come across that refuses to read the iso on a USB stick and boot up on a USB stick. A search on the web shows I'm not alone with that problem. And No, it appears to be before UEFI and therefore no switch to Legacy. A Mint installation was done on an...
by RollyShed
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Google intents to cripple Chromium
Replies: 21
Views: 1245

Re: Google intents to cripple Chromium

As for Firefox, it is the ONLY browser that I consider worthwhile. all the others are crippled in the way they handle bookmarks/Library. Except Firefox doesn't always display a web page correctly or completely. Some times pictures or text lay on top of other text, another problem. I've got a web si...
by RollyShed
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What can Mint do about the flawed security model that Linux uses?
Replies: 47
Views: 2302

Re: What can Mint do about the flawed security model that Linux uses?

Of course, Running windows and worrying about malware is like worrying about a leaky faucet on the Titanic. I thought it would be more like worrying about hitting and iceberg? I think I'm gonna have to side with coffee412 on this. Port or starboard side? Maybe we need to tap into this. I thought ma...
by RollyShed
Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What can Mint do about the flawed security model that Linux uses?
Replies: 47
Views: 2302

Re: What can Mint do about the flawed security model that Linux uses?

coffee412 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:43 am
Of course, Running windows and worrying about malware is like worrying about a leaky faucet on the Titanic.
I thought it would be more like worrying about hitting and iceberg?
by RollyShed
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 20.1 over Windows 7: PC still defaults to Win7 on boot
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Mint 20.1 over Windows 7: PC still defaults to Win7 on boot

At first this lead me to think I did NOT install Linux, however after I reinstalled everything, I went to try it one last time and I was given the option to overwrite existing Mint 20.1 or completely erase disk (which I selected again) and still nothing. I did think about buying a new HD, which I m...
by RollyShed
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 20.1 over Windows 7: PC still defaults to Win7 on boot
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Mint 20.1 over Windows 7: PC still defaults to Win7 on boot

When installing you are given the choice of installing alongside what is on the disk already or deleting everything and installing Linux. Obviously you took the "install along side" option otherwise Win7 wouldn't be there to boot from. If there is nothing on the original disk that is wante...

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