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by norm.h
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Intermittent failure of wifi mouse.
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Intermittent failure of wifi mouse.

I have gone back to kernel 143, just to see what happens.
I'm unsure if updating to 145 was coincidental with the issue starting :?

Well that didn't help - shut down overnight, fired up today, still playing silly beggars. :(
by norm.h
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Intermittent failure of wifi mouse.
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Intermittent failure of wifi mouse.

This has only started to happen recently. From time to time and after the laptop has been asleep or completely shut down, the cursor will not move until I remove and refit the receiver. Trying different USB ports makes no difference. The mouse has a brand new battery. Any ideas, please? Linux Mint 1...
by norm.h
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Buying my first Linux laptop
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Buying my first Linux laptop

You could buy a laptop of your choice without an OS and do your own installation. If you feel happier, post the spec. here for comment before you buy. If you can't source such a laptop in Denmark, it might be worth having a look here: https://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/home/ They do trade with Europe...
by norm.h
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to linux and I have a question for my laptop and battery life
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: New to linux and I have a question for my laptop and battery life

You might like to have a read of this: https://www.lifewire.com/overcharging-laptop-battery-causes-life-span-to-decrease-2378126 You'll find various options in the Power Management section in the Main Menu. If, in the General tab, you select " Only show an icon when charging or discharging " the ico...
by norm.h
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Skype not working anymore Updated
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: Skype not working anymore Updated

Resurrecting this thread because it seems Ghetto-skype no longer works on my 32 bit machine. It was OK last week, but when tried yesterday I got the message "Browser not recognised". Since Ghetto-skype is/was merely a browser to the "Skype for Web" site, I have to assume that Microsoft [bless 'em] h...
by norm.h
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: top taskbar and bottom taskbar
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: top taskbar and bottom taskbar

I'm running 18.3 Mate. I was interested to see how Window List worked so installed it via Add To Panel in the normal way. Deciding I didn't need it, I attempted to remove it by right clicking to Remove From Panel - didn't work, I didn't get the usual drop-down menu. I had to delete the entire panel ...
by norm.h
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Question - Donating To Linux Mint Project
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Question - Donating To Linux Mint Project

NoahsArk wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:43 pm
Maybe one day it will be possible to donate in pounds sterling.......
I find it strange that we can't.
There must be many users for whom GBP is their native currency who would like to do so.
by norm.h
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Choosing a new desktop
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Choosing a new desktop

If you are in the UK, have you looked at Novatech? https://www.novatech.co.uk/promo/nvidia-1080-launch.html#utm_source=affiliatewindow&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.volata-blog.com I've bought 4 laptops from them over the years, all without an OS and all have run Linux without a...
by norm.h
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SD card will not mount
Replies: 18
Views: 775

Re: SD card will not mount

This thread prompted me to go back to my thread https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=251636, where I had similar conditions as those outlined in the OP. At the time I was running 18.2, and decided to live with it. Since then I've upgraded to 18.3 so today I decided to try again, and it ...
by norm.h
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kernel 4.4.0-140.166 [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Kerner 4.40-140.166

It updated OK for me today.
When you say it won't update, what exactly do you mean?
That it won't download, or that it's not "active"?
It won't become "active" till you next reboot.
by norm.h
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype launcher command from main menu? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: Skype launcher command from main menu?

I don't know the answer to "why is this?", but if you want the correct command, this screenshot shows mine
I'm running Mint 18.3 Mate.
by norm.h
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.3 download verification
Replies: 9
Views: 172

Re: Mint 18.3 download verification

I used the instructions here: https://linuxmint.com/verify.php
by norm.h
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Index seen briefly when changing pages
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Index seen briefly when changing pages

Understood - thanks.
Prompted me to try Chrome - it doesn't do it there, so must be a Firefox thing.
by norm.h
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Index seen briefly when changing pages
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Index seen briefly when changing pages

It "lingered" a while this morning, and it seems to be a Welcome Page. :?
by norm.h
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Index seen briefly when changing pages
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Index seen briefly when changing pages

Not sure how best to describe this, but when changing forum pages I get a very brief glimpse of a page which appears to be some sort of index page. I tried to catch a screen shot but it goes too quickly.
Is this normal, as I've never noticed it before?
Mint 18.3 Mate Kernel 4.4.0-137 generic
by norm.h
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype update error [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Skype update error [Solved]

Update Manager has just given me skypeforlinux 8.31.0.92. 8)
by norm.h
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype update error [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Skype update error

I've not had the symptoms detailed in the OP for two days now, so I'll take a chance and mark "Solved"
Thanks for the interest and advice.
by norm.h
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Skype update error [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Skype update error

I was being facetious in my previous post :wink:
Thanks for the explanation - I will do as you advise.

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