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by chiefjim
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: VPN options
Replies: 3
Views: 121

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: 60

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: 60

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: 152

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: 216

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: 296

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: 296

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: 296

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: 296

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: 296

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: 60

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: 60

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: 842

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.
by chiefjim
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Playtime
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Playtime

Wondering if I have hardware issues. Trying to install Mint 18.1 the installer hangs when about 2/3rds done at Configuring Hardware. Hanging for hours. Peppermint 9 reports a module missing but the description flashes by too fast to read. The display doesn't allow screen movement by Alt-drag to comp...
by chiefjim
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Playtime
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Playtime

I'll give each Mint 18.1 and Peppermint 9 a try. Curious at this point is there a method available to "install" the image onto the SD card using a card combination read/writer on another machine? Sure would take less time if possible.
by chiefjim
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Unable To Mount Android SmartPhone?
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Mint 19.1 Unable To Mount Android SmartPhone?

Rephrasing what Moem replied with. With the phone on look for a pop-up on the phone when you connect the USB cord. You may need to grant permission at the phone for the connection to be established.

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