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by LindseyD.
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Cannot Connect to Wireless Router
Replies: 14
Views: 1921

Re: Cannot Connect to Wireless Router

Sorry, qwertz, I didn't realize you weren't the OP. But the topic's still findable with a SOLVED, so that's good. I agree the solution isn't ideal, but you've identified the culprit, which is a huge step. And if you put / (root) on a separate partition, it's only about 15 minutes to reinstall. So yo...
by LindseyD.
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Cannot Connect to Wireless Router
Replies: 14
Views: 1921

Re: Cannot Connect to Wireless Router

I'm really glad you got this sorted, on behalf of all KDE users. Where KDE works, it's brilliant. But sometimes they make decisions for users without thinking it through. Please mark your first post SOLVED. Just edit the post and change the subject line. Other people will have your problem and you h...
by LindseyD.
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [solved] Old internal HD now external--how to access?
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Old internal HD now external--how to access?

Hi Karl: Thanks for the quick reply. I am most embarrassed. :oops: :oops: I called the shop because it's too far to go if they were only going to fob me off (Linux support here is abysmal). The technician I spoke to swore he'd tested the drive. He had me unplug everything then plug it in again. As s...
by LindseyD.
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [solved] Old internal HD now external--how to access?
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Old internal HD now external--how to access?

Hi Karl: "sudo fdisk -l" gives details about the partitions on the harddisk /dev/sda only. If I plug a USB stick in, it shows up: (Skim down to the green text) Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488397168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512...
by LindseyD.
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [solved] Old internal HD now external--how to access?
Replies: 5
Views: 521

[solved] Old internal HD now external--how to access?

This must have been answered somewhere, but I can't find it :-( I took the old hard drive out of a dead computer and put it in a USB hard drive enclosure. Actually the tech at the shop did it for me so I'll assume nothing went wrong there. When I plug it in, it doesn't mount. The drive isn't encrypt...
by LindseyD.
Mon May 08, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend my new, fast-GPU Linux Mint Laptop.
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Recommend my new, fast-GPU Linux Mint Laptop.

These people will custom build a laptop for you:

http://www.eurocom.com/ec/main()ec
by LindseyD.
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KOrganizer plugins
Replies: 0
Views: 289

KOrganizer plugins

I suspect this problem is just me, as googling returned no results for KDE5. Just installed Mint18.1. Among several problems and disappointments, I can't figure out how to add plugins to KOrganizer. The "Configure Plugins" box is greyed out. From what I can gather, they're installed. I have, for exa...
by LindseyD.
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Set up remote screen from terminal
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Set up remote screen from terminal

richyrich wrote:
1. Boot up, wait till the HD light stops flashing.
*** Hit Fn + F5 key combo *** , then
Yes, thanks. I just left out a line :oops:
by LindseyD.
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Set up remote screen from terminal
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Set up remote screen from terminal

This is mostly a lack-of-progress report. She tried the Fn-F5 combination this way: 1. Boot up, wait till the HD light stops flashing. 2. Hit right arrow key once. 3. Hit Enter. She also tried with right arrow key twice and three times. No luck. Next step is to pull the laptop apart, which could tak...
by LindseyD.
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Set up remote screen from terminal
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Set up remote screen from terminal

Marc, thanks so much for this. I've emailed a link to your post to my friend. I hope she has the courage to unscrew her laptop. I know she has the screwdrivers.

If she has success I'll mark this solved.
by LindseyD.
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Set up remote screen from terminal
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Set up remote screen from terminal

Connect external monitor and reboot/power off->on computer and check if external monitor is auto detected; No, sadly. we already tried that. If nothing work you can try with a live USB image and see there if you have any result. We tried that too. this is how it look the menu if you press the Fn+Fx...
by LindseyD.
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Set up remote screen from terminal
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Set up remote screen from terminal

Yes, her computer needs to be running before the function keys will work. Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear. I meant does XFCE itself have to be running? Because she can't log in to get it running. IOW, can she use the Fn keys while XFCE is loading? After boot-up, try the function key combo, followed b...
by LindseyD.
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Set up remote screen from terminal
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Set up remote screen from terminal

There should be a Function (Fn) key combo for her laptop to switch between internal and external monitors. Does she have it ? Have you tried it ? OMG, neither of us ever thought of that! I shall immediately google her laptop & see what I can find. Thanks so much! LATER: Just got off the phone with ...
by LindseyD.
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Set up remote screen from terminal
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Set up remote screen from terminal

A while back, I installed Mint18 XFCE on a friend's laptop for her. She loves it, but her laptop screen has died, and she wants to use it with a regular computer monitor. I'm a KDE user, so completely unfamiliar with XFCE commands and such. Nor have I ever had this problem myself. It seems to me we ...
by LindseyD.
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: A new laptop for the Spouse-Unit
Replies: 38
Views: 3683

Re: A new laptop for the Spouse-Unit

For some reason, the pictures aren't loading for me, so I can't see the thing, but: Although HP itself is fairly careful about distinguishing notebooks from laptops, I've learned that other people are much more casual. The crucial difference is that notebooks have fans on the bottom, and therefore c...
by LindseyD.
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Accented characters in non-KDE applications
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Accented characters in non-KDE applications

Depending how much non-English typing you're doing, it may be easier to use Compose rather than a different keyboard. As you'll see it works in FF. I don't have cryptocat so I can't test that, but I know it works in LibreOffice. For those not familiar with Compose: It's a nifty built-in program for ...
by LindseyD.
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Fake Firefox Security Alert
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Fake Firefox Security Alert

Thanks for the amazingly quick reply, administrollaattori.

Will do as suggested, but I guess I won't mark it as solved until I'm pretty sure that thing doesn't show up again.
by LindseyD.
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Fake Firefox Security Alert
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Fake Firefox Security Alert

I had several tabs open in FF, but none of a web page I hadn't visited many times before. I don't think I clicked anything. In fact, I'm pretty sure I hit Ctrl-W to close the tab I was on. In any case, FF closed and when I reopened it, a voice was telling me I had a trojan, and to call a number to g...
by LindseyD.
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Dolphin fish unmount
Replies: 3
Views: 709

Re: Dolphin fish unmount

To my knowledge, there is no way. Maybe through the command line? I always use Dolphin in split screen mode. One panel is the connection to the server, so closing that panel would not show the connection to anyone else using the machine. If there is a command line way, pressing F4 will show the term...
by LindseyD.
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Login theme (not doable yet)
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Login theme (not doable yet)

I doubt you can have the same theme, as they're two separate programs: MDM and screenlocker.

However, I googled kde screenlocker themes and found several articles. This one looks promising: https://www.maketecheasier.com/customiz ... ck-screen/

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