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by .William.
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 18.3 xfce: problem setting up WiFi connection pc to router
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Mint 18.3 xfce: problem setting up WiFi connection pc to router

UFW disabled didn't help any.

Won't using an old kernel make my pc more vulnerable for malware etc?
by .William.
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 18.3 xfce: problem setting up WiFi connection pc to router
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Mint 18.3 xfce: problem setting up WiFi connection pc to router

Linux mint 18.3 xfce CPU dual core intel pentium t2330 kernel 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 Qualcomm Atheros AR242x/AR542x Wireless Network Adapter After upgrading to Mint 18.3 xfce I can’t connect to my router from my laptop. I know the router is functional since I can connect from my smartphone. On my...
by .William.
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remapping numpad keys in Mint XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Remapping numpad keys in Mint XFCE

I tried the tutorial, but the NumLk didn't get disabled, but Return did. How do I undo this? [EDIT] Logging out will undo it. I retried the xev command, now it gave a different output. I guess I did something wrong before. I added xmodmap -e "keycode 77 = """ to my startup, so it should be right thi...
by .William.
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remapping numpad keys in Mint XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Remapping numpad keys in Mint XFCE

You're right, but as you can see, the NumLk key is right beside the two Del keys: I keep accidentally pressing it. You may call me stupid, but I do not use this specific PC on a regular basis. I have tried getting used to it for many years, but unsuccessfully. NumLk is one other key I never have a n...
by .William.
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remapping numpad keys in Mint XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Remapping numpad keys in Mint XFCE

Hi, I would like to remap one key in the numpad on my keyboard. https://imgur.com/eYqrI9K.png As you can see the two DEL keys of the keyboard and the numpad are very close to each other. I keep confusing them, ending up not with a delete, but a dot. I would like them both to be just a delete. By the...
by .William.
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

Thanks for your help. It took some time, but I got everything working. I took your advice and reformatted the partitions like you suggested. Since I was working on partitions, I decided it might be wise to increase the size of the partitions as well. / was running out of space and /home only had 3 G...
by .William.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

Perhaps a bit of confusion - yet no Babylon. What I intended to say is that I used an ISO of LM 18.3 xfce from a LiveUSB to install it on my laptop, which had LM 13 xfce on it. I opted to re-use the existing partitions, while keeping the /home partition untouched, to save what's on it. You can call ...
by .William.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

After upgrading Mint 13 xfce to 18.3 xfce, I get the following message:

Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

I made a screen:

Image

I checked from the live USB, through GParted,
and my partitions are as follows:

Image

Help please?
by .William.
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Q: Simple fall-back option if upgrade fails ?
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Q: Simple fall-back option if upgrade fails ?

Hi, I am about to upgrade my PC from Linux Mint 13 XFCE to 18.2 XFCE. Since my PC is dated and my graphics card (SiS 671/771) is not very common and badly supported, I tried 18.2 XFCE from a USB flash drive first, and investigated the possibility of getting my graphics card to work properly. I disco...
by .William.
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox: How to add Privatelee search engine ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Firefox: How to add Privatelee search engine ?

@Cosmo: I am fully aware that there are some serious risks attached to my decision, but apart from the option to use the ESR, which by the way I hadn't thought about, there are not to many options. Looking at Mint Software Manager, my options for a modern web browser are: Opera, Firefox or Chromium ...
by .William.
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox: How to add Privatelee search engine ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Firefox: How to add Privatelee search engine ?

Thanks, now at least I have confirmation that the issue is specific to my installation of FF. Could it have something to do with the FF version I use ? I haven't updated FF since 34.0 because FF just seems to get worse every new version. And above I read that the current version is terrible. So I gu...
by .William.
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox: How to add Privatelee search engine ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Firefox: How to add Privatelee search engine ?

@Hoser Rob: Mint Search Enhancer is disabled. @Pierre: I pressed the ADD "privatelee to searchbar" link, but it didn't add Privatelee to searchbar. @Cosmo: What I mean is that when I opened the context menu in the Privatelee searchbox, there was no context menu item "Add to searchbar". The 'Manage s...
by .William.
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox: How to add Privatelee search engine ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Re: Add-on is also blocked from adding Internet search engin

Install the addon Add to search bar and you can add whatever you wish and what has a search field on the website to the search bar (via right click menu in the search field of the web site). Thanks Cosmo, but that addon is also blocked from adding Internet search engines to searchbar. Typical detai...
by .William.
Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox: How to add Privatelee search engine ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1036

Firefox: How to add Privatelee search engine ?

I'd like to add Private Lee https://privatelee.com/search/?q= as search engine. It appears that Mint is blocking adding search engines to Firefox that are not on their own official list. I compared Privatelee with DuckDuckGo and found Privatelee gives me better results. Is there a way to add that se...
by .William.
Wed Feb 12, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Internet banking on Linux - My bank says it can't be done
Replies: 11
Views: 1661

Re: Internet banking on Linux - My bank says it can't be don

Thanks for all your replies. The problem is that to be able to use my banks Internet banking I need to install a browser-plugin first. Installing is impossible, the ABN Amro website will tell me my operating system is not supported. My guess is that since Java is generally supported under Linux Mint...
by .William.
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Internet banking on Linux - My bank says it can't be done
Replies: 11
Views: 1661

Internet banking on Linux - My bank says it can't be done

Hi, The Dutch bank ABN Amro ( https://www.abnamro.nl/en/personal/payments/internet-banking/index.html ) has Apps for Internet banking for Windows, Mac, IPhone and Android. I asked them why there isn't one for Linux. In their reply they said that Linux is not suitable for Internet banking. Transscrip...
by .William.
Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hostile GRUB update overwrites BURG installation & settings
Replies: 0
Views: 484

Hostile GRUB update overwrites BURG installation & settings

The GRUB update that came in through Mint update manager this last weekend has overwritten my installation of BURG. I was not asked for permission at any stage. I received no warnings. Why doesn't the Mint team overlooking this update think of alternative boot-managers ? :arrow: And why does the GRU...
by .William.
Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Mint XFCE connection problem sis190/191 Ethernet
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Mint XFCE connection problem sis190/191 Ethernet

Since upgrading to Maya XFCE I'm experiencing problems with my wired (Ethernet) network connection. Connections are very slow and I'm also experiencing that mintUpdate will just give up on trying to connect. Ofcourse I also have wireless Internet, but since it's less secure then Ethernet I would rat...
by .William.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Can not change any settings of Cinnamon
Replies: 29
Views: 4285

Re: Can not change any settings of Cinnamon

Just a heads up that I managed to successfully change my Gnome Cinnamon to KDE Plasma desktop by simply installing KDE Plasma through Software Manager, reboot, log in into KDE and then uninstalled Cinnamon. I am very happy with my decision. Maybe I will try Cinnamon again in the future when it has m...
by .William.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Can not change any settings of Cinnamon
Replies: 29
Views: 4285

Re: Can not change any settings of Cinnamon

dalcde wrote:Yes. Just make sure you install KDE first, or else after you install cinnamon, you'd have nothing to use!
Thanks, I'll do just that :D

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