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by kyphi
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: World Solar Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: World Solar Challenge

Some insight into the background of participating in this race:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-16/c ... ar/9051794
by kyphi
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to speed up automated suspend in linuxmint 18.1 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: How to speed up automated suspend in linuxmint 18.1 ?

To confirm, the timer setting in dconf-editor is in seconds and it works. Tested with 15 which was too brief (for me) and tested with 60 so that suspend will activate after 1 minute of inactivity. Be aware that these shortened suspend settings do not accommodate reading long articles online. Thanks ...
by kyphi
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtual box not seeing USB drive
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Virtual box not seeing USB drive

You will have to install the corresponding Extension Pack for the version of VirtualBox you have installed and also check in Users and Groups that your name and admin status is ticked.
After that USB devices will show in VirtualBox.
by kyphi
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to speed up automated suspend in linuxmint 18.1 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: How to speed up automated suspend in linuxmint 18.1 ?

The advice was to use dconf-editor not gconf-editor.
by kyphi
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: World Solar Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: World Solar Challenge

Here you are Dutchy, looks like you are doing it yet again. Well Done and Congratulations. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-13/dutch-likely-to-win-challenger-and-cruiser-classes-in-solar-race/9049086?section=technology On another note, this could be a bit of a worry: http://www.abc.net.au/news/201...
by kyphi
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to speed up automated suspend in linuxmint 18.1 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: How to speed up automated suspend in linuxmint 18.1 ?

You don't seem to have evaluated the best answer that has already been given. For example, Moem suggested making an adjustment in the Power Settings screen - open System Settings, Hardware, Power Management and under Extra options, "When the power button is pressed" select "Suspend&qu...
by kyphi
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: World Solar Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: World Solar Challenge

... someone should take their blown 302C for a spin right past these tree huggin electric racers :D Hmmm! ...and I thought that Neanderthal man was extinct. More news on the World Solar Challenge: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-10/world-solar-challenge-day-on-the-road-racing-high-tech-vehicles/...
by kyphi
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printer won't wake from standby
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Printer won't wake from standby

Just to let you know what is happening on my network. Epson Artisan powered on, the configuration screen for WLAN in my router (Fritz!Box) shows Epson as wi-fi connected and active and also shows the signal strength. Signal strength is also displayed on the Epson Artisan screen. All other devices (a...
by kyphi
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: World Solar Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: World Solar Challenge

Some more news here:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-08/w ... rt/9028088

Interesting that the rules governing this race allow for a storage capacity of 5 kWh, so they must have a battery on board (for a fan?).
by kyphi
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: World Solar Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: World Solar Challenge

It is called "tongue in cheek" jimallyn :wink: I doubt that many people living in the northern hemisphere would have any idea of how hot it can get here at this time of the year, especially up north? The only consolation might be that it gets cooler as you travel south and "no", ...
by kyphi
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to speed up automated suspend in linuxmint 18.1 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: How to speed up standby time in linuxmint 18.1 ?

I use "Suspend" whenever I am called away to attend to other activities. It is instant. Suspend ceases with a mouse movement or keyboard press. The mouse also has a switch to turn it on or off.
Caveat: watch out for the cat walking on the keyboard :)
by kyphi
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting a keyboard short to open a pdf
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Setting a keyboard short to open a pdf

To create a shortcut to a document, locate the document, right click on it and select "Make link". Then you can cut and paste the link to your Desktop change its name and change the icon.
by kyphi
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 13 & exFat
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Mint 13 & exFat

1. You could remove the hard drive and temporarily install it in your new computer so that you can transfer your music collection to the new drive. 2. You could use another storage medium such as an SD card or USB stick DVD or CDs. 3. You could leave things as they are and store the old computer in ...
by kyphi
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: World Solar Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: World Solar Challenge

I hope that the sun shines on them in their endeavour :D

Hopefully these vehicles are air-conditioned? It will get pretty hot in those tiny cabins in full sun.
by kyphi
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: try to learn Rsync - preserve old files
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: try to learn Rsync - preserve old files

Have a look at Grsync, rsync with a graphical user interface which will show you all the configurations you can use.
by kyphi
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printer won't wake from standby
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Printer won't wake from standby

While in sleep mode, the printer does not print and all requests accumulate in the print queue. Whether or not these will print later I do not know. I suspect that the driver being downloaded and installed when setting up a Network Printer is a Network driver. This is not shown in Driver Manager. Do...
by kyphi
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printer won't wake from standby
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: Printer won't wake from standby

Well of course it won't print while the printer is in sleep mode. The message in the printer window states that the printer is "Unplugged or turned off". Touch one of the controls on your printer even if not lit up and wake it up, there is no need to turn it off and back on again. It is cu...
by kyphi
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED LM18.1-64 frozen-bubble quit working
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: LM18.1-64 frozen-bubble quit working

When you un-installed frozen-bubble did you also remove the "hidden" configuration file in your home directory?
by kyphi
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sandisk USB3 Ultra Fit doesn't work in USB 3 port
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Sandisk USB3 Ultra Fit doesn't work in USB 3 port

The ID code is different: SanDisk Ultra Fit: 0781: 5583 SanDisk Ultra: 0781: 5581 and here are a few others which all work as intended: SanDisk Cruzer Blade: 0781: 5567 SanDisk Cruzer Facet: 0781: 5576 SanDisk Cruzer: 0781: 5530 SanDisk Cruzer Switch: 0781: 5572 Is the Ultra Fit marked as "boot...
by kyphi
Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sandisk USB3 Ultra Fit doesn't work in USB 3 port
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Sandisk USB3 Ultra Fit doesn't work in USB 3 port

Several laptops, a netbook and a custom build i7.
SanDisk Ultra works in all of them.

No extra drivers needed.

What did you mean by "the drive disconnects"? If it is "unmounted", the icon for it disappears but the device is still accessible.

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