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by redx87
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nvidia Drivers install help
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Nvidia Drivers install help

Hi DS, You could try the procedure I used to get my geforce card working well in Mint 19.1. Scroll to the bottom of the following page, read my post, and follow the steps. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=301721 The Nvidia driver website says your card uses driver version 430.107. I...
by redx87
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I install a Win 98 game using wine?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

How do I install a Win 98 game using wine?

Hi, I'm using Linux Mint 19.1 on my desktop pc and have Wine-stable installed. Wine seems to be working fine when I install a Windows program but I'm having problems installing a game named "Recoil". It's a futuristic tank shoot 'em up game and when I run the install.exe on the Recoil cd in Wine I j...
by redx87
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Recovery after a hard drive failure [SOLVED]-sort of
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Recovery after a hard drive failure

Hi Spearmint2, By mistake I deleted a partition on my spare 320gb hdd which held my Timeshift snapshots. This caused me to lose my grub configuration and crashed my Linux Mint 19.1 on my main 500gb hdd drive. I tried several things to fix it but finally had to admit defeat and accept the fact that I...
by redx87
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint tough as nails
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Linux Mint tough as nails

What is interesting for me is to read that your configuration settings have survived the re install. I always choose the option to erase the disk entirely when I do a new install. But it's nice to read that another option (is it the first option, top of the list, during a new install?) will save ma...
by redx87
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint font question.
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Linux Mint font question.

gm10 wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:28 am
Why care to change it if you don't even see it getting used?
I only changed it to see if it made a difference to anything, but when I couldn't see where it had any effect I reset it to default.

Thanks for the info.
by redx87
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint tough as nails
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Linux Mint tough as nails

Hi, I had to tell somebody this so I thought I'd post it here. Through my own blind stupidity I inadvertantly deleted a partition on my spare hdd which held my Timeshift snapshots. This somehow caused me to lose my grub configuration, and crashed my Linux Mint 19.1 on my main drive. Then, in my naiv...
by redx87
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint font question.
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Linux Mint font question.

Hi folks, For once, I don't have a problem that needs solving. I'm just here to ask a (possibly dumb) question. I've been using the Font Selection tool to enlarge some font sizes in my Linux Mint 19.1. due to poor eyesight. There are selections for Default, Desktop, and Document fonts and also Windo...
by redx87
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Browsers slow at first start. [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Browsers slow at first start.

it is only my browsers which are slow to open when first launched Could you try shutting off your router, restarting the computer, then starting one of the slow browsers. as you would normally. See if it is still slow. If it isn't that can narrow down the problem. If it is, it rules out your router...
by redx87
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Browsers slow at first start. [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Browsers slow at first start.

Well, I've managed to get Opera opening in 10 seconds each time now after reverting to the much older version 50.0. Any version higher than this takes around 20 seconds to launch first time and 10 to 15 seconds thereafter. I gave up on Chrome and uninstalled it as a bad joke, and Firefox is almost u...
by redx87
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Browsers slow at first start. [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Browsers slow at first start.

However, my problem is not about slow computer boot times, it is only my browsers... [/u] He did not say that it was . The implication is that something may be running when the desktop starts and that may be the cause . The suggestion is valid . I seem to have misunderstood the context of gittiest ...
by redx87
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Browsers slow at first start. [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: Browsers slow at first start.

Hi, Thanks for the reply. I have Timeshift doing daily backups but I don't know if it runs at start up. My startup programs are in the following list. I don't know if I need all these at startup but they were on by default so I just left them on. Backintime password cache Cinnamon Settings Daemon - ...
by redx87
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Browsers slow at first start. [SOLVED]
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Browsers slow at first start. [SOLVED]

Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has had issues with really slow opening times when launching their browser for the first time after booting up their pc each day. I use Opera as my preferred browser but also have Firefox and Chrome, and each of them takes about 20 seconds to open for the first time ...
by redx87
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: problems installation nvidier drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: problems installation nvidier drivers

Hi, I tried to install nvidia drivers for my GPU ( GTX 1080 ) with this command: sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall Hi zeiren, I don't know what Linux distro you're using but I have a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 card and have it running fine in my Linux Mint 19.1 64bit cinnamon desktop pc. It was easy eno...
by redx87
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Error: Onboard invalid pointer?? Mint 19.1.
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Error: Onboard invalid pointer?? Mint 19.1.

You could go to System Setting and disable notifications until you get it fixed. Have you tried completely uninstalling it and reinstalling it. It's in the Mint Software Manager. To uninstall you can use sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove onboard Then run sudo apt-get autoremove Hi blueocean, I've un...
by redx87
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Error: Onboard invalid pointer?? Mint 19.1.
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Error: Onboard invalid pointer?? Mint 19.1.

Hi folks, Error: Onboard invalid pointer My Linux Mint 19.1 desktop pc has been popping up this error fairly frequently over the past few weeks. I'v been searching for fixes but have found little info about it except the following - https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/onboard/+bug/1827125 "Bug...
by redx87
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Genealogy
Replies: 14
Views: 447

Re: Genealogy

I think that the name has a Mc prefix - McCannaughty or McCannoughty or McCannoughry. The o looks like it was interrupted - the letter o, in old handwriting was often written with a curly tail on top and therefore whatever followed had to be started with a fresh pen stroke from the line. Possibly t...
by redx87
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: disable chrome auto updates mint 19.1 (SOLVED)
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: disable chrome auto updates mint 19.1

Hi DAMIEN1307, I knew when I posted my question that I would be reminded about the security issues involved, and although I understand your concerns, and appreciate your advice, I will say that I'm fully aware of the risks, but I have my reasons for wanting to stop the updates. The security issue is...
by redx87
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: disable chrome auto updates mint 19.1 (SOLVED)
Replies: 4
Views: 193

disable chrome auto updates mint 19.1 (SOLVED)

Hi, I searched for answers to this question but all the results seem a bit dated. I'm using Linux Mint 19.01 and I prefer Opera as my default web browser, but there are times when I might use Google Chrome browser, so I installed it today. In Windows I preferred to have control over Chrome updates s...
by redx87
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Rolback an Opera update in 19.1? (SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Rolback an Opera update in 19.1? (SOLVED)

I have to mention that preventing your web-browser to get updates is not a good measure when it comes to security. Many bugs and vulnerabilities are handled by way of updates. Unfortunately in your case it might break things that previously have been working but there might be other specific soluti...

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