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by I2k4
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB3.1 & higher on a Thinkpad T440p
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: USB3.1 & higher on a Thinkpad T440p

Link to usb3.2 article https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/26/usb-3-2-coming-to-desktop-pcs/ I only learned recently that the blithering fools who decide USB naming conventions "renamed" ordinary USB 3.0 as "USB 3.1 Generation 1" and then the faster specification "USB 3.1, Generation 2" - not always l...
by I2k4
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen goes off (black) until I suspend and resume the system, how can I run a command to reboot screen without suspend?
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Screen goes off (black) until I suspend and resume the system, how can I run a command to reboot screen without susp

I use this on a bedroom laptop to toggle the screen without suspending, in order to play audio with the screen off: Super-Z Toggle Screen Off sh -c 'sleep 0.3 && xset dpms force off' The same key (set whatever you like) combination both darkens and relights the screen, without suspending - just test...
by I2k4
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen goes off (black) until I suspend and resume the system, how can I run a command to reboot screen without suspend?
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: Screen goes off (black) until I suspend and resume the system, how can I run a command to reboot screen without susp

The Screen Saver is certainly one dimmer, on by default - there are also several Power Manager settings that might be set to turn off / lock the screen. You don't mention the Desktop Environment: in Cinnamon there is a handy taskbar applet called "Inhibit" that can toggle power management off so not...
by I2k4
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: preserving live CD sessions
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: preserving live CD sessions

Very wise to thoroughly test out various Linux distributions and desktop environments over some time and on all your PC's internals and peripheral attachments. I always use Live USB, with "Persistence". Live CDs are a) much slower and less "realistic" regarding actual performance on your system, and...
by I2k4
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows and Linux
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Windows and Linux

This may be the incorrect area for this topic so apologies if so. Running dual boot Windows 7 and Linux Mint. Using Mint the past year 99% of the time. Last week switched to Windows for an hour and left the room. Came back an hour later and immediately knew the operating system I was running by the...
by I2k4
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox Sync Account - Incorrect password
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Firefox Sync Account - Incorrect password

May or may not solve your problem, but FF is currently up to version 67+. Updating third party apps is something I do after any fresh Mint install, and before configuring them. No point fooling around with old versions. Yes updating to FF 67+ first makes sense. After that will attempt to import the...
by I2k4
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox Sync Account - Incorrect password
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Firefox Sync Account - Incorrect password

May or may not solve your problem, but FF is currently up to version 67+. Updating third party apps is something I do after any fresh Mint install, and before configuring them. No point fooling around with old versions.
by I2k4
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems opening/closing LibreOffice Writer/Calc docs
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Problems opening/closing LibreOffice Writer/Calc docs

Java slows LO down tremendously, and the suite runs much snappier when it's disabled. As far as I know, JRE is only required for Base and to access templates. Disabling it is the first thing I do for a new install of LO. I generally have not bothered to uninstall JRE from the system, but LO seems to...
by I2k4
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.3 needs an upgrade...
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Linux Mint 17.3 needs an upgrade...

I ran M17.x for four years through all the point releases but it began kicking back updates some months ago. Along with trying M19.x, out at the time, I had been testing a move from 32 bit to 64 bit on PCs that had shipped with Windows 7 32 bit. I strongly recommend a persistent live USB install tes...
by I2k4
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Verifying the ISO image on Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Verifying the ISO image on Windows

For dual boots and thumb drive testers, I've been downloading and installing "unverified" ISOs on Win 7 with Pendrive installers since Ubuntu 10.04, using the nearest local hosting site listed. Never had a problem, or for that matter read of anybody else having a problem, with that. Only hair-pullin...
by I2k4
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help me Samba with school project
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Help me Samba with school project

I can't help with Samba set up, gave up trying years ago and use cloud sync between Windows and Linux boxes. But it does look like you're trying to do this on a single box with VMs, while the normal problem is network sharing between two completely separate boxes with independent operating and file ...
by I2k4
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: For windows refugees - some software choices and tips
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: For windows refugees - some software choices and tips

A good topic, but in my case not for "refugee" status but dual-citizenship - I'm always looking for multi-platform software that will manage and not bugger up personal document and media files. I'll add a few, but also have to point out that a lot of functionality for casual viewing and editing is a...
by I2k4
Sun May 19, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW
Replies: 32
Views: 1036

Re: Mint Photographers recommend a monitor for RAW

Not to make too fine a point of it, a monitor is for your own satisfaction and enjoyment, and that of whoever is sitting next to you looking at that screen. The second an image goes "out there" to intermediating web services, they'll rerender and possibly even modify it to suit their limitations, an...
by I2k4
Thu May 09, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Old laptop

I doubt it's the laptop's age or specs - it's M19.1. I recently replaced M17.3, which I'd run happily and snappily for four years through all the point releases, with M19.1 on several machines and both the 32 bit installs and 64 bit Live USB testers are taking much longer to boot than either M17.x o...
by I2k4
Thu May 09, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3
Replies: 110
Views: 6362

Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

JoeFootball wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:25 am
Firefox 66.0.5 is now available via the Update Manager.

Joe
Yup, both 64bit and 32bit FF. And the fix is working for the disabled extensions, although had to find and reinstall them, and the wonky right-click entries.
by I2k4
Tue May 07, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3
Replies: 110
Views: 6362

Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

Can vouch for FF66.04 fixing the mess already on Windows boots (not only extensions, but right-clicking URLs to open a new tab seems to have gone wonky) but will give Ubuntu a few more days. I found this interesting how-to go about the tar ball alternative, but I still don't like them and would rath...
by I2k4
Mon May 06, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My own linux mint
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: My own linux mint

I've recommended to others, but always first given them a persistent live USB with a suggested desktop environment for that machine, to let them fully try out everything they can and cannot do until they're convinced, or not. Everybody has a personal use case, that ought to be respected, as well as ...
by I2k4
Fri May 03, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Time problem in dual boot
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Time problem in dual boot

Hi I installed linux mint 19.1 recently beside the windows . Every time when i boot the windows , windows time is incorrect and i have to set again . but linux time always correct . what can i do ? A common problem fixable on the Windows side. You don't specify.the Windows version, but this works o...
by I2k4
Fri May 03, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ***SOLVED*** Delete Windows 10 from Dual Boot
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Delete Windows 10 from Dual Boot

Agree with the other comment that since you've probably not invested tons of time in the current Mint set up, just reinstall it completely over the top of Windows. That said, while I use Mint 80-90% of the time on three machines, I like having Windows in a back pocket for easy interaction with MS Of...
by I2k4
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My hands have started to shake.
Replies: 25
Views: 1028

Re: My hands have started to shake.

... Re, voice recognition, 1) Software, Windows is a possibility, but it's far from a desirable one. 2) Perhaps foolishly, I'm very reluctant to have a microphone attached to any of my systems, in the same vein, I don't have a camera connected to either of my tower computers. ... I'm with you on se...

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