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by chiefjim
Thu May 17, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: URL or saved file?
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: URL or saved file?

I understand the clearing of the cache. But there are MB's of others in there I'd prefer to retain. Is there a way to selectively search within those cache files?
by chiefjim
Mon May 14, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: URL or saved file?
Replies: 4
Views: 86

URL or saved file?

Interesting situation recently regarding a restaurant. Year ago I had " bookmarked " the menu for a local restaurant. Accessed the page confirming the menu. Later proceeded to the restaurant only to discover the operating hours were different from what I had read earlier that same morning. Apparentl...
by chiefjim
Tue May 01, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-waste
Replies: 41
Views: 787

Re: e-waste

Come 2020, there will be millions of used OEM Win 7 Pro computers entering the refurbishing market. Wonder what will the refurbishers do.? Feels like Déjà vu. Years back I enjoyed taking older M$ systems in, wiping the drives clean of crud, then reinstalling either the same or updated version of Wi...
by chiefjim
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird - export
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Thunderbird - export

actually you can drag and drop a saved .eml file from it's folder into the Thunderbird folder of choice. To my understanding the OP wants to transfer all of his mails, that are most likely by far more than some ten, perhaps hundreds or thousands. Dragging thousands of mails does not sound, what is ...
by chiefjim
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird - export
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Thunderbird - export

If your email server uses IMAP then you can safely just set up TB on the new machine and all your messages will be downloaded from the server anyway. Just be aware that means all messages remaining after your other TB synced with the server. If you store messages elsewhere, like in local folders, t...
by chiefjim
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: KMyMoney 5
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: KMyMoney 5

I've been using the Clay Weber v4.8 with no problems. On my spare machine I booted a live install of Ubuntu 18.04 beta 2 and from there tried the Kmymoney v5. No glitches discovered. To be fair did not spend enough time with it to do more than confirm how well it works with those features I utilize ...
by chiefjim
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: VPN missing step?
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: VPN missing step?

Sure wish that had a gui controlled script instead. Although cli is inherently accurate I often get snagged by nomenclature I don't fully comprehend.
by chiefjim
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: VPN missing step?
Replies: 2
Views: 184

VPN missing step?

Trying to learn about VPN. So far managed to create a .ovpn file which was imported when creating network connections. When activating the link it requests the Private Key Password. Is this embedded withing the .ovpn file? Or perhaps was I not paying closer attention to where I should have created o...
by chiefjim
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Trouble diagnosing error
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Trouble diagnosing error

Any ideas regarding what else should be checked before sinking funds into another base system? Try disabling secure boot and Vt-d. Thank you. That appears to be the resolution but I want more time for testing before I mark the thread solved. Wondering why after prolonged use with no problems how th...
by chiefjim
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Trouble diagnosing error
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Trouble diagnosing error

Odd happenings. I’ve been using this desktop, Intel Pentium CPU G3258, for quite sometime to create Mint live flash drives. Just recently began noticing a warning “MACHINE CHECK ERROR” when booting from the flash drive. Have used both UNetbootin and USB Image Writer and got the same result. If I use...
by chiefjim
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remastering LMDE (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Remastering LMDE

fsmithred over at refracta linux would be the best person to ask as antiX snapshot is based on his remastering tool for Debian and Devuan. https://www.ibiblio.org/refracta/ Refracta also includes special tools - refractainstaller, refractasnapshot and refracta2usb - that allow you to customize your...
by chiefjim
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remastering LMDE (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Remastering LMDE

Keeping thread alive. Anyone with LMDE using a remastering application? I see where antiX has one called snapshot but so far haven't found any that work with 32-bit LMDE.
by chiefjim
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Old PC in basement.
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Old PC in basement.

Maybe a PAE problem? antiX 32 bit has a non-PAE kernel, I believe. Try Linux Mint Debian (LMDE). The MATE 32 bit works great for me on an old non-pae IBM Thinkpad laptop. This thread has been timely for my own project keeping a 13 year old Acer laptop from becoming a doorstop. Two prime requirement...
by chiefjim
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Archiving Gmail (Thunderbird?)
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Archiving Gmail (Thunderbird?)

An alternative method is here . I've been happily using ImportExportTools for some time. Messages saved to a folder away from /home in eml format. A copy of which then saved to the local folders. Thunderbird easily searches this folder. Amusing to surprise friends with quotations from messages they...
by chiefjim
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remastering LMDE (Solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Remastering LMDE (Solved)

Working once again with an older 32-bit laptop. LMDE runs fine on it. Would like to remaster the install if possible. Both remastersys and pinguy builder rely on casper which is unavailable. Any suggestions?
by chiefjim
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?
Replies: 77
Views: 3269

Re: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?

For desktops DIY better fulfills my requirements. Over the years I may have wanted eSATA, additional USB 3.0, more sata ports, etc. Picking my own motherboard solved that. Off the shelf boxes built to a price point often had inferior power supplies. DIY meant I could build in surplus capacity with a...
by chiefjim
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you use Windows?
Replies: 56
Views: 2236

Re: Do you use Windows?

I use Windows 7 (dual boot) once a year for income tax preparation and e-filing. Not sure what I'll do when W7 is no longer supported. On-line tax prep? IRS Free File? pencil and paper? Pay an accountant? At any rate, I will not use Windows 10! Same here. Prefer not to use the cloud for filing taxe...
by chiefjim
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Hello from Texas

sevendogs wrote:Hello from Texas as well! San Antonio here :D Enjoy your stay!
Make that two of us.
by chiefjim
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on external
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Install on external

Sounds not unlike my situation where I utilize external docking stations. Take specific note of how that drive is identified. Pretty simple if that external drive is a different size. Then when installing to it pay close attention to the menu regarding where Grub installs. You want it to be that new...
by chiefjim
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Rebuilt" my machine...now what do I do...
Replies: 24
Views: 725

Re: "Rebuilt" my machine...now what do I do...

I couldn't find a Rosewill with enough front bays small enough to fit my desk. My massive case has been hanging between the desk and the 'printer tower' for a few years and I wanted to get some space back, and be able to load all my photo drives from the FRONT. The CoolerMaster I had was also block...

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