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by KBD47
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 42
Views: 1112

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

No, we're not. This seems to be pretty much a US American phenomenon; over here in Europe, political calls and especially robocalls are rare. You don't know how lucky you are. On a good day I might get 3-5, but some days 7-8 in a day. I strongly suspect everyone who has our phone numbers here in th...
by KBD47
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 42
Views: 1112

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

Once upon a long time ago when rotary dial telephones ruled, a student in a class taught by one of my favorite professors complained about how she, the professor, "like never answered his phone, even when she was in her office !" This professor could wilt flowers and scare children with a stare, an...
by KBD47
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 42
Views: 1112

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

Am I the only one who never answers a phone unless it is a number I recognize :) I figure if it is important they can leave a message. I'd hate to think how much time I'd waste answering sales and scam calls, which seem to be the majority of calls today.
by KBD47
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is anyone else having problems with Startpage.com?
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Is anyone else having problems with Startpage.com?

Do you have it set to startpage https? startpage in the search bar is usually added as a an add-on instead of putting it in manually. If you go to the startpage web site does it ask you to install it as an add-on to your browser? You might try that, or if you already have it as an add-on, remove it,...
by KBD47
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Brightness keys do not work on HP 15-dw0222ng with Linux Mint 19.2
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Brightness keys do not work on HP 15-dw0222ng with Linux Mint 19.2

InChrist wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:51 pm
Wow, that really helped.
Hovering ... for Cinnamon works fine.
Thank you very much. :-)

Blessings, Klaus
Great :)
by KBD47
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] Brightness keys do not work on HP 15-dw0222ng with Linux Mint 19.2
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Brightness keys do not work on HP 15-dw0222ng with Linux Mint 19.2

Depending upon the machine the default key controls may not always work. It does on my Thinkpads and certain HP machines. But I just end up controlling volume and brightness right from the bottom panel. You can use the scroll button on a mouse to increase or decrease volume and brightness by just ho...
by KBD47
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: On LMDE, couldn't find a way to specify / mount point
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: On LMDE, couldn't find a way to specify / mount point

When you are at the partition stage you should see your options to install the OS onto. At that point right-click on the partition and then you can format it including using the dropdown box with the / mountpoint.
by KBD47
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 19.10 Deb to Snap Transition
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Ubuntu 19.10 Deb to Snap Transition

Like it or hate it I think Ubuntu will win the day with Snap packages. It is just too tempting for devs to simplify their work and Only use Snap. Ubuntu is the largest distro, and while they have lost out in other issues to Redhat, Redhat is a server distro at heart and not an end user Desktop distr...
by KBD47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Advantage of Ubuntu over Debian as a package base for Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Advantage of Ubuntu over Debian as a package base for Mint?

LMDE seems pretty near perfect to me. But I am nervous a little because I know it is something of a niche/minor distribution and that at some point it might just sail off into the sunset. At a minimum it should have it’s own entry on distrowatch.com. The Fish Nothing to be nervous about. If, God fo...
by KBD47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Advantage of Ubuntu over Debian as a package base for Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: LMDE 4

The more pertinent difference is that Canonical guarantees security updates, whereas Debian LTS does not, the sponsor money is pooled and can be requested by those working on fixes, but there is no guarantee that anybody will do so. Anyway, don't argue with me, I'm not dev team anymore, argue with ...
by KBD47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Advantage of Ubuntu over Debian as a package base for Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: LMDE 4

COMMUNITY Companies sponsoring the LTS effort Long Term Support is a difficult commitment to make in Debian because volunteers tend to avoid the work that is not very fun. And providing security support for 5 years old software is — for many contributors — a lot less fun than packaging new upstream...
by KBD47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Advantage of Ubuntu over Debian as a package base for Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: LMDE 4

In contrast to that Canonical's security team handles the full 5 years of LTS (and beyond for ESM). Yes, it's a difference between a corporate owned distro (Ubuntu/Canonical) and a community owned distro like Debian. Canonical pays for the 5 years support for regular Ubuntu users, and Debian asks f...
by KBD47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Advantage of Ubuntu over Debian as a package base for Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: LMDE 4

gm10 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:28 am

Stable LTS base with security updates for 5 years for the core packages. No, Debian's community LTS isn't the same thing. Also to some extent the kernels with the larger driver and firmware base.
https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
by KBD47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Advantage of Ubuntu over Debian as a package base for Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: LMDE 4

a shame because lmde is a distro that should deserve more appreciation than just being a relapse option and test box Agreed. LMDE is generally lighter, faster, and with some effort would easily rival Ubuntu-based distros. Look at what has happened with Debian based MX Linux for instance. Not an acc...
by KBD47
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Advantage of Ubuntu over Debian as a package base for Mint?
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: LMDE 4

I have thought about doing that a few times (going with vanilla Debian plus Cinnamon) but I think that LMDE comes with a bit more “polish” that I might otherwise be missing. I wish that LMDE would be the primary focus but apparently the Ubuntu-based version has more fans. It is a bit more effort in...
by KBD47
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 70
Views: 8740

Re: LMDE 4

thefish wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:13 pm
Well, apparently there is a code name for LMDE 4 now, it’s “Debbie”. Excited to see this!

https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3802
Same here. Good to see. I have Debian 10 with Cinnamon on a laptop right now and it works great. LMDE4 should be great as well.
by KBD47
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – September 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 760

Re: Monthly News – September 2019

LMDE 4 got a couple of mentions. That will be a great release. Looking forward to it.
by KBD47
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 20
Views: 588

Re: My Opinion

Pjotr wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:00 am

For the forum helpers, command lines beat the hell out of describing tortuous and intricate clickety-click graphical steps that change every six months.... :mrgreen:
You got that right, Digging down into Windows menus makes a few lines in a Linux terminal seem heaven sent :)

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