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by chiefjim
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Unknown Timezones
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Thunderbird Unknown Timezones

Each time I fire up Thunderbird I'm seeing this message.

See Error Console: Unknown Timezones are treated as the "floating" local timezone.

Should I be concerned? Only references I see to this are via Google and they go back about 10 years.
by chiefjim
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Creating symlinks
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Creating symlinks

Trying to create a DATA partition using instructions from https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1609

One of the final steps calls for creating symlinks. Question is so where are they to be entered?
by chiefjim
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: VPN options
Replies: 9
Views: 361

VPN options

Brand new to this subject. The idea of adding VPN protection appeals to me. Specially for the laptops and tablets. Wondering if it makes any difference which provider is selected in order to use one account with types of hardware? Latest purchase is a Samsung Android tablet. I see where PIA VPN has ...
by chiefjim
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird local files
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Thunderbird local files

To be more specific. File folder(s) residing inside local folders. Some not auto mounting.
by chiefjim
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird local files
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Thunderbird local files

Is there a way to create Thunderbird local folders that don't automount? Over the years I have accumulated GB's of saved messages. Handy when I use the Thunderbird search function to find a specific item. But the memory load is high. Might there be a way to "mount/unmount"? I've tried experimenting ...
by chiefjim
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [Solved] Brother scanner not working, printer OK Mint Cinnamon 19.1
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Brother scanner not working, printer OK Mint Cinnamon 19.1

On my MFC-j450DW this note buried in the manual solved my problems. NOTE If you have previously configured the wireless settings of the machine, you must reset the network settings before you can configure the wireless settings again. On your machine, press Menu. Press a or b to choose Network. Pres...
by chiefjim
Thu May 30, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [Solved] Brother MFCJ450DW not printing through USB
Replies: 11
Views: 259

Re: Brother MFCJ450DW not printing through USB

With Windoz were you connecting wi-fi or usb? If wi-fi you may need to reset the device first. Tis in my manual! Learned about it the hard way.
by chiefjim
Wed May 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] About changing the Linux Mint edition
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: About changing the Linux Mint edition

Boot with your live media. Navigate to your existing /home. Open as administrator. In View select to show hidden files. Delete most of those hidden files. Use caution not to delete .mozilla or .thunderbird as they contain Firefox and email respectively. If you are using other applications like Slimj...
by chiefjim
Fri May 10, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: AMD Ryzen build recommendations (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: AMD Ryzen build recommendations

OK, perhaps time to ask my question a bit differently. What sort of problems manifest themselves with Linux Mint 19.1 and Ryzen processors? Are we talking about the video display in general or the quality when used with high frame rate applications like games? Some people have had display problems ...
by chiefjim
Fri May 10, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: AMD Ryzen build recommendations (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: AMD Ryzen build recommendations

OK, perhaps time to ask my question a bit differently. What sort of problems manifest themselves with Linux Mint 19.1 and Ryzen processors? Are we talking about the video display in general or the quality when used with high frame rate applications like games?
by chiefjim
Fri May 10, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: AMD Ryzen build recommendations (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: AMD Ryzen build recommendations

Any recommendations to help achieve this most welcome. Such as motherboards with a certain chip or perhaps a Ryzen not newer than "X" so as to be compatible with current Linux kernels? Linux runs fine on Ryzen. You're probably better off to use a discreet video card rather than a Ryzen with on-boar...
by chiefjim
Thu May 09, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: AMD Ryzen build recommendations (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: AMD Ryzen build recommendations

Here is for Ubuntu 18.04 https://askubuntu.com/questions/1112316/how-to-boot-and-install-ubuntu-on-an-amd-athlon-200ge-ryzen-2200g-2400g A good strategy is to try booting from live USB and testing the machine before purchase. Thanks for the dual postings Mint and Ubuntu recommendations. As to the p...
by chiefjim
Thu May 09, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: AMD Ryzen build recommendations (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 318

AMD Ryzen build recommendations (SOLVED)

Reviewing this forum and the web with the help of Google it appears the AMD Ryzen series is more difficult to get up and running. I'm looking to assemble a general purpose, as in non-gaming, system. Hopefully one that will be fine out-of-the box so to speak. Downloading .deb files fine but wish to a...
by chiefjim
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: json to html
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: json to html

Guess I'll use one of my spare machines for that task. Always have had a basic distrust for online only tools.
by chiefjim
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: json to html
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: json to html

I don't use Firefox any longer. Plus I'd prefer not to need to load multiple json files one after another. I've got dozens to work with.
by chiefjim
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: json to html
Replies: 4
Views: 117

json to html

Is there a utility available to convert saved FF json bookmarks to html?
by chiefjim
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't import Thunderbird abook.mab (Solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Can't import Thunderbird abook.mab (Solved)

Disregard, had bad path entry
by chiefjim
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't import Thunderbird abook.mab (Solved)
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Can't import Thunderbird abook.mab (Solved)

Needed to create new profile. Copied over the former abook and history mab files. File size indicate copy succeeded. But the data doesn't appear. Did I possibly miss an important step?
by chiefjim
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ikea is taking over the world!
Replies: 30
Views: 849

Re: Ikea is taking over the world!

Less than 3 miles away from that store. Will be awhile before I challenge the store crowds. In the meantime just enjoying the very competitive furniture ads from the area competition.

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