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by chiefjim
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Using search in LM forums is very frustrating.
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Using search in LM forums is very frustrating.

Found this inside another subject item here in the LM forums about a month ago. Works great for me. Just substitute your search parameters instead of where best vpn appears


Try this from Google Search or another search engine.

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site:forums.linuxmint.com best vpn
by chiefjim
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Forum languages displayed
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Forum languages displayed

Simple question regarding these form pages, is it possible to set just one language. I only read, write, and speak in one language. Checked the settings within this forum browser but find nothing for filtering what I see.

Is it possible?
by chiefjim
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?
Replies: 67
Views: 1606

Re: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?

Or get yourself a SSD, or you need an SSD and need to trash the HDD because it was yesterday and the future is now? I'd like to see more threads comparing the durability of SSD vs HDD. My personal experience with SSD is limited to NVMe PCIe M.2 used for root. That device didn't last one year. Grant...
by chiefjim
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Judge Judy
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Judge Judy

Should not be overlooked is the simple fact this is a TV show. Watch enough of it and you will see instances where the defendant never had a chance to speak. Routine disclaimer says the show has been edited. One instance stands out where a party had a printout of the specific state law to support th...
by chiefjim
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Linux mint 19.3 on Old PC
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Re: Installing Linux mint 19.3 on Old PC

I recently had a good experience on a machine of about the same vintage, Acer Aspire 3002LCi, which uses the Mobile Sempron 2800+. For this I used the debian-10.5.0-i386-netinst. I like knowing updates, etc., will be available.
by chiefjim
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]
Replies: 231
Views: 20358

Re: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]

My wife got me a gift which arrived this weekend as well. She decided to get me a new laptop (14") size. I have such a wonderful wife (and children since they told her what to buy) I am doing the road test going on this weekend. I was shocked, not what I would have ordered but hey, its a gift, so I...
by chiefjim
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]
Replies: 231
Views: 20358

Re: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]

A credit card can actually save you money. Starting with one with serious cash back, like a Citi/Costco Visa. Use it for stuff you would have purchased anyway, like gas and groceries. Each year the cash back offsets the membership completely with ample funds remaining to give me another great groce...
by chiefjim
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]
Replies: 231
Views: 20358

Re: Birthday gift for me [System 76 Darter Pro]

A credit card can actually save you money. Starting with one with serious cash back, like a Citi/Costco Visa. Use it for stuff you would have purchased anyway, like gas and groceries. Each year the cash back offsets the membership completely with ample funds remaining to give me another great grocer...
by chiefjim
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: American College is a Waste of Money
Replies: 36
Views: 1210

Re: American College is a Waste of Money

I have a couple of personal observations: The people that I know who seem to have done well, very well and not so well based on outward appearances i.e. perceived standard of living. I realize this is subjective - if you majored in medieval Gaelic poetry and live in poverty but are happy - then who...
by chiefjim
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell Dimension 2400 desktop
Replies: 22
Views: 423

Re: Dell Dimension 2400 desktop

JoeFootball wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:33 pm
And it looks like Debian still offers CD-sized ISOs.
Along with the net install option. Recently used it on my 2005 vintage Acer Aspire 3002LCi, Far peppier than I expected.
by chiefjim
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to store archived Thunderbird emails?
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: How to store archived Thunderbird emails?

We might be doing much the same but using different wording to explain it. My email resides on a different hdd within a partition called /data. Got over 129GB of just mail files there. Yes, also backed up onto other drives. The .thunderbird folder in /home is largely empty as it mostly just points t...
by chiefjim
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Broadcom BCM 4312 issues
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: [SOLVED] Broadcom BCM 4312 issues

On my ancient Acer Aspire 3002LCi the wifi light at the front of the laptop is also the switch.
by chiefjim
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Broadcom BCM 4312 issues
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Broadcom BCM 4312 issues

Have found that sometimes the b43-legacy installer works when the standard one doesn't. Even when the so called supported chipsets don't include the series number I'm using.
by chiefjim
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to store archived Thunderbird emails?
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: How to store archived Thunderbird emails?

You can also export your profile and local folders to a different partition. Then when starting with a fresh install you need only enter in terminal "thunderbird -p" (less the quotes). When creating a profile go slow and simply navigate to the location where you placed the profile. Extremely handy w...
by chiefjim
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Replace Laptop every x years?
Replies: 45
Views: 1503

Re: Replace Laptop every x years?

Got my Acer Aspire 3002LCi back in July of 2005. Still running strong. Not the fastest machine around though, has only 512mb ram. Put in the current 80GB hdd more than 10 years ago. Finding 32-bit operating systems the biggest challenge. At least it was until I put in Debian 10 Buster. Their net ins...
by chiefjim
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub boot options multiple OS
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Grub boot options multiple OS

Using a 500gb external hdd for evaluating various flavors of Mint as well as other distros. GPT partitioned for 10 allowing each to have individual root and home partitions. All share a common bios-grub. Data held on a different hdd. Is it possible to setup each instead with its own grub file? And n...
by chiefjim
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using rsync to backup system
Replies: 28
Views: 759

Re: Using rsync to backup system

Longtime user of grsync for doing those tasks. Hint, after setting up grsync copy the hidden folder .grsync to another location. Within it is the grsync.ini file which contains each of your backup operations. Like .mozilla or .thunderbird you'll be real happy to have .grsync ready for any new insta...
by chiefjim
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using rsync to backup system
Replies: 28
Views: 759

Re: Using rsync to backup system

Longtime user of grsync for doing those tasks. Hint, after setting up grsync copy the hidden folder .grsync to another location. Within it is the grsync.ini file which contains each of your backup operations. Like .mozilla or .thunderbird you'll be real happy to have .grsync ready for any new instal...
by chiefjim
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change Default Installation Drive for programs
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Change Default Installation Drive for programs

Perhaps consider a slightly different approach. Use that SSD primarily just for root and home. The HDD can then be your data drive holding anything else. Doing data backups becomes a breeze. For additional flexibility connect an external hdd docking station. A cinch for when needing to use other sel...
by chiefjim
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Warpinator
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Warpinator

Works fine here. Activated on machine #1. Then when machine #2 was activated connection was made right away. File transfer went seamlessly.

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