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by iironjade
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Linux Mint 32bit on an old Laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Linux Mint 32bit on an old Laptop

My elderly 32 bit laptop runs quite happily with 32 bit Peppermint Linux.
by iironjade
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Switching over to Linux with Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Switching over to Linux with Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5

My Lenovo Flex runs just fine with the Mint drivers.
by iironjade
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]oh but I don't want to give up my 32bit computer
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: [SOLVED]oh but I don't want to give up my 32bit computer

I removed W10 from my elderly 32bit laptop where it ran like a one-legged giraffe, and replaced it with 32bit Peppermint Linux. much better.
by iironjade
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Root password stopped working
Replies: 46
Views: 986

Re: Root password stopped working

This has happened to me too. The password works for normal updates and installs but not with anything requiring the terminal.
by iironjade
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Video Down Loader Stopped Working [Solved]
Replies: 42
Views: 2104

Re: Video Down Loader Stopped Working

At least Pornhub still works (I'm told). :D :oops:
by iironjade
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Video Down Loader Stopped Working [Solved]
Replies: 42
Views: 2104

Re: Video Down Loader Stopped Working

Most likely this is caused by YouTube wanting to stop people downloading for free. The Video Download Helper extension in Firefox also no longer works.
by iironjade
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gnutella on Linux? (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Gnutella on Linux?

Shareaza works reasonably well via WINE and accesses Gnutella 1 & 2. It also does Bittorrent. Some minor features don't work but it downloads OK. I tried dexterwire via WINE and i had to download a huge java TAR.GX file or something to get it so i didnt go that route. But does Shareza require a...
by iironjade
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gnutella on Linux? (SOLVED)
Replies: 12
Views: 483

Re: Gnutella on Linux?

Shareaza works reasonably well via WINE and accesses Gnutella 1 & 2. It also does Bittorrent. Some minor features don't work but it downloads OK.
by iironjade
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Random sizzling/grinding noise from hdd
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Random sizzling/grinding noise from hdd

Oddly enough, when I dual booted Widows and Ubuntu on an oldish laptop, the drive would click horribly with Windows but made not a peep with Ubuntu. The machine lasted for years too.
by iironjade
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why does Update Manager suggest bind9 to be installed/updated on desktop?
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: Why does Update Manager suggest bind9 to be installed/updated on desktop?

Just "We are unable to find that website" or similar from Firefox and Chrome. No other software that I know of. It didn't take long to identify bind9 as the culprit.
by iironjade
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why does Update Manager suggest bind9 to be installed/updated on desktop?
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: Why does Update Manager suggest bind9 to be installed/updated on desktop?

I dutifully installed the bind9 update and found that I could no longer access the Internet on any browser. I had to use Timeshift to get everything working again.
by iironjade
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't format SD-Card: says write-protected but it's not!
Replies: 25
Views: 862

Re: Can't format SD-Card: says write-protected but it's not!

I also had this happen with a SanDisk card. It suddenly decided it was read only when inserted (with an adaptor) into my laptop but in my tablet(minus adaptor) it was fine. No idea why.
by iironjade
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message
Replies: 30
Views: 2300

Re: Safely Remove USB Drive does not display message

So, I'll just say it - this is a bad design. When I right click on a device and select Safely Remove Device, three things happen: Short delay and the icons for the device vanish from the desktop. Then, a short delay and the wewooweet USB disconnect sound-effect happens. Then, a (good) few more seco...
by iironjade
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint and tor onion browser
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: Linux mint and tor onion browser

Tor runs on Linux but unless you're living under an authoritarian and oppressive regime it's really not worth the bother.
by iironjade
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) Saving large file on external HDD halts, what will happen if I use rsync?
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Saving large file on external HDD halts, what will happen if I use rsync?

Format the target drive to NTFS and it should allow you to copy very large files with no trouble.
by iironjade
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking for suitible laptop (SOLVED)
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Looking for suitible laptop

I use a Lenovo laptop with Mint. Even the touchscreen still works!
by iironjade
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Anti-virus protection (solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Anti-virus protection

None. It's not necessary.
If you're paying for Windows AV then you may well be wasting your money. The free Windows Defender does the job perfectly well.
by iironjade
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update may have broken Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Update may have broken Mint

This happened to me and despite other forum users' best efforts nothing worked so, being British I just ignored it until it went away. It fixed itself just as mysteriously as it began.
by iironjade
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 1514

Re: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).

Thanks.
I was starting to believe in demonic possession. :D
by iironjade
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update problem (solved by unknown forces).
Replies: 25
Views: 1514

Re: Update problem.

Whatever was causing this problem seems to have given up the struggle and now everything updates normally.
Thanks everyone for your attempts to help. :D :oops:

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