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by Resistor
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Not Solved - Verticle Scrolling causes flashing-flickering in Pale Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Not Solved - Verticle Scrolling causes flashing-flickering in Pale Moon

I'm led to believe the issue is a crappy company belonging to Alphabet, call google and their device Recaptcha . It seems that organization discriminates against Pale Moon and maybe other niche browsers with Recaptcha . https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24101#p188070 The next post after...
by Resistor
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Not Solved - Verticle Scrolling causes flashing-flickering in Pale Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Not Solved - Verticle Scrolling causes flashing-flickering in Pale Moon

Problem seems resolved on another site, but not on the Mint forums.

I'll have to test it later, after rebooting.
by Resistor
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Not Solved - Verticle Scrolling causes flashing-flickering in Pale Moon
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Not Solved - Verticle Scrolling causes flashing-flickering in Pale Moon

Edit: Called it Solved. The problem seems to have gone away. I don't know if it was the libgd3 update, today, or 2 python3 updates on Wednesday. Or something else. I corrected my failure to Apply when I forced the earlier version and the problem seems to be resolved. Version 65.0.3325.181-0ubuntu1 i...
by Resistor
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Battery of Laptop not recognized or charging
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Battery of Laptop not recognized or charging

I have one of them VivoBooks and wondered the same thing. For a minute or 2, off and on. Lost power and computer continued to function. Power came back and she showed 'On Battery' power, but behaved as if she were plugged in. After a while, she showed 100% charged. I think she is back to showing 'on...
by Resistor
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

As a thinkpad fan, what's wrong with lenovo? The thinkpads are very linux friendly. Lenovos are Linux friendly but, as someone else pointed out, they have been caught loading spyware on their computers, some of which is hard to remove, such as the infamous Superfish. I have three Lenovos, the one I...
by Resistor
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

Not much help to you as I am in Australia. I go to a local auction house who still run live auctions. Another (also local - only run web auctions, but pickup is always local). Thanks, anyway. I used to have some US.gov auction links, but it would take some looking around to see if I still have them.
by Resistor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

Do you currently have a laptop? What's wrong with it? I've purchased a ex-Government HPs at auction that I am happy with. Could be worth investigating there. .gov auction is an idea. Do you have a link.? I've been doing laptops for close to 20 years. I put LM 9 on a Dell for the first time, in late...
by Resistor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

I've been noticing that in looking around, getting acquainted.
Mine is also plugged in most of the time.
I may wind up lugging around a bigger power supply than I would prefer.
by Resistor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

Thank you for your insight, kc1di.
by Resistor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

I will second the Lenovo thinkpads I'm using a Lenovo t450 refurbish paid a little of 200 us dollars for it and it just works with Mint and Linux in general. I would look for one with and I5 and above and a SSD Happy hunting. Hi, kc1di. I have an i5 with Nvida and the power requirements are heavier...
by Resistor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

All my thinkpads are second hand ex corporate, I've been buying lenovo/ibm laptops for close to 20 years. I wouldn't consider buying anything else. They are well supported with detailed manuals available from lenovo, parts easy to get and a thinkwiki and thinkpad forum. Readily available second han...
by Resistor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

I guess I have to spell it out, though this is an international community.

It may well be that I've "been fed FUD".
But I do make an effort to retain the context within which I'm discussing,,,,

Bottom line: I try to avoid doing business with my enemy.
by Resistor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

I appreciate it.
by Resistor
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

Thanks, Moem, but...
My price range for the past 10 + years, has been around $ 400. US.
I understand about inflation, cost-cutting, etc., but I'm trying to stick to that limit.
And
They are also now a Chinese brand.
by Resistor
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Linux not shutting down
Replies: 22
Views: 3095

Re: Linux not shutting down

I had this problem on an external SSD. The problem seemed to be that the installer does not install grub where you tell it to install grub. The installer says it complied, but apparently it did something else, on its on. The EFI partition size suggested it was not even looked at. I fixed it by insta...
by Resistor
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Re: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

Hi, Andy A Lenovo fan said that on the low end, Lenovo is absolute crap and they have been caught pre-installing spyware, in the past. And Lenovo desktops have embedded dial home reporting active on the CPU. No way to disable it, and it runs on its own hidden cpu within the larger CPU (on same chip)...
by Resistor
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.
Replies: 23
Views: 546

Recommend a laptop brand, not Dell.

I can no longer find a Dell off the shelf that suits me and I'm not sure that asking for custom options might price me out of their market. I'm particularly interested in brands that do a pretty good job of implementing the uEFI firmware. That would indicate Linux-Friendly, if I'm not mistaken. I wi...
by Resistor
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved - Kernel 5.3.0-26 controls; Update Mgr fails
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Kernel 5.3.0-26 controls; Update Mgr fails

On a lark, I updated grub.

That fixed the problem. I can now update the system and I presume install packages from Synaptics, as well.
by Resistor
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved - Kernel 5.3.0-26 controls; Update Mgr fails
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Solved - Kernel 5.3.0-26 controls; Update Mgr fails

I have not seen this issue presented. Have I missed anything needed for diagnostics....? Kernel 5.3.0-26 will not update and will not be removed nor completely removed, via Synaptics Package Mgr. I tried to install Kernel 4.15.0-74 I think I also tried to install Kernel 4.15.0-72 Both failed to inst...
by Resistor
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New GRUB theme after latest updates?
Replies: 6
Views: 789

Re: New GRUB theme after latest updates?

I created a new folder in themes, as root.

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/boot/grub/themes/.linuxmint
Then moved .linuxmint into that folder.

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/boot/grub/themes/.linuxmint/.linuxmint
Then, installed the Sunshine-LinuxMint theme.

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/boot/grub/themes/Sunshine-LinuxMint

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