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by sdibaja
Thu May 24, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Hackers infect 500,000 consumer routers all over the world with malware

they lost me at "Hackers possibly working for an advanced nation..."
by sdibaja
Thu May 24, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Forum will no longer display insecure images
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Forum will no longer display insecure images

catweazel wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 8:57 pm
Spearmint2 wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 8:19 pm
that kills all images I post on my FTP site to forum.
Oh well.

https://imgbb.com/
nice gadget! thanks

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by sdibaja
Wed May 23, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Which SSD Should I Buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Which SSD Should I Buy?

Hoping someone here has awareness of all this technical data well, that is not me. But I have been using SSDs for more then a year, and now own several, and using them on several devices... Last year I was rehabbing some Dell 5410 laptops, found some 120 GB drives on Ebay for $40 each. I forget the...
by sdibaja
Wed May 23, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to move custom launcher to bottom of MATE's main menu?
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: How to move custom launcher to bottom of MATE's main menu?

I just now opened the Main Menu editor, selected one of the folders, and then moved it up and down using the arrows. The changes are effective in both "main menu" and the "menu bar". all I can think of is that Mint has some pieces of Mate missing. --sorry no screen shots, I quit dropbox and have not...
by sdibaja
Wed May 23, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to move custom launcher to bottom of MATE's main menu?
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: How to move custom launcher to bottom of MATE's main menu?

you are probably using Mint Menu or some such. Change to Menu Bar to get more features
by sdibaja
Tue May 22, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 173
Views: 8926

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

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I respect that
by sdibaja
Tue May 22, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 61
Views: 1905

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

Debian testing (Buster) is not bad. The first few months it was more quirky. I much prefer Stretch (stable) and use Buster Repos and Sid (unstable) Repos to get a couple newer things like Firefox 60. The available non-free images (codecs and drivers included) with preloaded desktops are: Cinnamon Gn...
by sdibaja
Tue May 22, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remmina or Teamviewer
Replies: 17
Views: 260

Re: Remmina or Teamviewer

I ponder a bit. Remmina is in the Debian Stretch (stable) repos, but Teamviewer is not, not even in the testing or unstable repos. I wonder why. It's not open source and it's a commercial product, albeit they don't charge for non-commercial use - doesn't normally sit well with Debian. Re non-commer...
by sdibaja
Mon May 21, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remmina or Teamviewer
Replies: 17
Views: 260

Re: Remmina or Teamviewer

I ponder a bit. Remmina is in the Debian Stretch (stable) repos, but Teamviewer is not, not even in the testing or unstable repos. I wonder why.
by sdibaja
Mon May 21, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Using previous home partition after fresh install
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Using previous home partition after fresh install

edit your fstab file to include partition you want to use as /home this is just an example (the system I am using at the moment), the UUID must be exactly the same ... no typos! # / was on /dev/sdb5 during installation #/dev/sdb8: LABEL="820.d9.root" UUID="da22c951-3ce0-48e4-bc89-0fec1461b690" TYPE=...
by sdibaja
Sun May 20, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 76
Views: 2304

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

sdibaja wrote: I am a proponent of all peoples of the world using only GMT (or whatever that is called these days) The sun is my clock I think what you mean is local time . That is, wherever you are, when the sun is directly overhead, it is noon. I think I am 7 hours behind GMT (Greenwich Mean Time...
by sdibaja
Sun May 20, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 76
Views: 2304

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

originally the concept of Daylight Savings Time was a bad idea.
It had it's place I suppose, but the intended goals never were reached.

I am a proponent of all peoples of the world using only GMT (or whatever that is called these days)

The sun is my clock
by sdibaja
Sun May 20, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Using Windows 10 was like...
Replies: 22
Views: 445

Re: Using Windows 10 was like...

I use a Garmin navigation system. We have replaced the Garmin maps with maps from OpenStreetMaps. That means we can update it on Linux, by simply downloading the maps and putting them on an SD card that goes into the device. I don't think that works for all brands and models, but for ours it does. ...
by sdibaja
Sat May 19, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 111
Views: 17021

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Is there a procedure to switch distros from LMDE2 Cinnamon to Debian [Stretch] Cinnamon? maybe you could try to upgrade to LMDE 3 by changing your sources list ? I see that Cindy repos seem to be available. I'm curious about that: http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Cindy the repos Will ...
by sdibaja
Sat May 19, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu

indeed Grub is mysterious. start here: https://wiki.debian.org/Grub then have a look here: https://www.gnu.org/software/grub/ but Google is your friend "grub delay": https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b&ei=TBoAW5fLHueM0wLhxZxA&q=Grub+delay&oq=Grub+delay&gs_l=psy-ab.12..0j0i22i30k1j0i22i10i...
by sdibaja
Wed May 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Panel flaws.
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Panel flaws.

>snip< And about that sweet spot: I suggest that clicking on any applet will show a submenu in the context menu for the panel, so that I can also access the panel settings when clicking on an applet on a panel, where a free “sweet spot” is inaccessible and bulky to find. I don't really see your poi...
by sdibaja
Tue May 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: <solved> how to add lmddgtfy.net to list of firefox/chrome search engines
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: how to add lmddgtfy.net to list of firefox/chrome search engines

https://is.gd/7qDiOF

PS: Pardon me for the Irony/Humor. I consider these things rather rude.
by sdibaja
Sun May 13, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New Build Storage/Partitioning Questions. [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: New Build Storage/Partitioning Questions.

Yes, you can use GParted (included in the .iso file from which you make the bootable USB) to prepare your drives (partition, format, etc.) prior to the install proper. Please refer to the following link for a rather thorough tutorial: https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gparted.html Thank you, Than...
by sdibaja
Sat May 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 111
Views: 17021

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Perhaps an idea for LMDE 3 would be to create a repository that augments Debian, rather than replace it, as a place to offer the latest MATE, Cinnamon, MDM, and some of the other bits and only go for a full repo if the Ubuntu route fails. The reduction in maintenance work might worth such an approa...

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