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by jimisbell
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Text size before boot and Boot menu maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Text size before boot and Boot menu maintenance

That worked PERFECTLY.....but it took me over half an hour to pick my way thru the operation of that editor!! It isnt even close to being intuitive. Is there a place where I can find a guide to the commands for it?
by jimisbell
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Brave-browser
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: [SOLVED] Brave-browser

WOW, Brave is fast as greased lightning!!!
by jimisbell
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Brave-browser
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: [SOLVED] Brave-browser

It seems that the process wasnt complete and just hitting "return" finished the installation but there was no text to indicate an additional input. A fault of the installer.
by jimisbell
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Brave-browser
Replies: 2
Views: 295

[SOLVED] Brave-browser

I tried to install Brave using the following text in terminal. It seemed to run fine and returned no errors. But I cant find it anywhere. Maybe I am not looking in the right place? sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo ...
by jimisbell
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do Themes work.
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: [SOLVED} How do Themes work.

That explains it. I was expecting more than I should. Now I see how it works, what I saw was reasonable.
by jimisbell
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do Themes work.
Replies: 3
Views: 225

[SOLVED] How do Themes work.

I have tried installing several themes from the list but no mater what I install, nothing changes???? What havent I done?
by jimisbell
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Text size before boot and Boot menu maintenance
Replies: 3
Views: 194

[SOLVED] Text size before boot and Boot menu maintenance

I am 83 so spend a lot of my time trying to enlarge the text and eliminate superfluous stuff so I can read what is really necessary. The text on my "boot menu", the list of the various OS that are available, is so small I cant read it on a 16" monitor and I havent the foggiest idea where to adjust i...
by jimisbell
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Start Menu resize
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Start Menu resize

That worked perfectly. Problem solved. Thank you.
by jimisbell
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Start Menu resize
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Start Menu resize

Cinnamon
by jimisbell
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Start Menu resize
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Start Menu resize

When I right click on panel the choices I have are:

"add to panel"
"add to desktop"
"add to favourites"
"Uninstall"

I am running Mint 19.2 maybe its different.
by jimisbell
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown
Replies: 35
Views: 2234

SOLVED wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

SOLVED. There was apparently something wrong with the USB modem, even though the computer could find it, because I now have another one plugged in and it is working fine and it restored the WiFi option to the menu. I have both the wired and WiFi option working now. Thanks everyone.
by jimisbell
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Start Menu resize
Replies: 7
Views: 499

[SOLVED] Start Menu resize

Is there a way to increase the size of the menu that pops up when you click on "menu" The font is too small for me to read easily. Or maybe just resizing the font. I have tried every place that offers font modification and cant find one that affects that font so maybe just making the menu bigger wil...
by jimisbell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow down the boot?
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Slow down the boot?

Just in case anyone is following this, pressing the Del key AFTER the first message appears on the screen not BEFORE,during boot will put you into the CMOS setting menu
by jimisbell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow down the boot?
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Slow down the boot?

The board is an American Megatrends. Found that out buy holding the Tab key while booting and immediately hitting the PB key before it disappeared. In that message it suggested hitting the DEL key to reset but hat only releases the hold and it goes merrily on as does hitting the F12 key which it als...
by jimisbell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow down the boot?
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Slow down the boot?

OK, that was a good suggestion. I started just hitting different keys till something worked. There is a key labeled just , "PB" and when I hit it, everything comes to a screeching hault and I can read the messages. I dont know what the keyboard manuf meant by "PB" but I will consider it to be "Pause...
by jimisbell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow down the boot?
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Slow down the boot?

Maybe I am asking the wrong question. There are at least three text messages that appear on screen during boot, Two of them suggest a <cntl> plus a number that I can press to alter the boot. They do not stay on screen long enough for me to read them so I dont know whether to press the suggested keys...
by jimisbell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow down the boot?
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Slow down the boot?

Well, the reason I want to slow down boot is because at least one of the messages and maybe two are offering me keys to press to alter the boot path. Seeing them after the fact is of no use to me. I want to see what they are offering and maybe I want to follow a different path.
by jimisbell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow down the boot?
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Slow down the boot?

What was this supposed to do? I got several pages of text scrolling across the terminal but didnt see any change in the speed of the boot when I rebooted and could not read the messages.
by jimisbell
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow down the boot?
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Slow down the boot?

During boot there are several messages flashing across the screen. Too fast to read them. Is there a way to slow or stop the boot so I can read, what might be important? Mint 19.2
by jimisbell
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown
Replies: 35
Views: 2234

Re: wireless does not show in the Network connections menu. Only Wired is shown

Thanks. For now, the wife has gotten used to the cable across the livingroom floor. After I calm down I will look for a Buffalo. I have a 45-70 that should be able to handle a Buffalo if things dont work out...... :lol:

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