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by vintagepen
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Windows virus still does SOME damage in Linux
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Windows virus still does SOME damage in Linux

Pjotr wrote:Don't shout.

Sorry for that, - and I do acknowledge that your advice was correct
by vintagepen
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Windows virus still does SOME damage in Linux
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Windows virus still does SOME damage in Linux

Yes, it does appear to be necessary to explain that resetting firefox to defaults includes losing all work, tabs, passwords, configurations and introducing Yahoo malware into my computer: Heck, even gmail now has a screwed up, completely alien and totally non-intuitive look which seems to have been...
by vintagepen
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Windows virus still does SOME damage in Linux
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Re: Windows virus still does SOME damage in Linux

[b][i] rm -v -R ~/.mozilla Press Enter. Well that was absolutely catastrophic! Though it may have got rid of the malware, - as has been pointed out to me, IF I had it. But this is my fault because I am not sure why I followed the destructive instructions after i had refreshed firefox and that SEEME...
by vintagepen
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Windows virus still does SOME damage in Linux
Replies: 16
Views: 500

Windows virus still does SOME damage in Linux

Anyone know how to get rid of the ActiveDiscount virus please? ClamAV doesnt seem to remove it and my experience is that none of the half dozen windows AV programs [except Zoek] can find it. I dont suppose there is a way of effectively running Zoek in linux, is there? Ii got it by following a 2012 l...
by vintagepen
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: What does it mean when 18.1 mate doesnt see wifi networks?
Replies: 8
Views: 795

yeah but is this cause or effect?

WELL SPOTTED!! Though my lateral stinking antennae arent equipped to know whether this is cause or effect. I can boot up, the system scans, logs on and if I press the networking icon on the lower right, the system can see a half dozen networks. As little as eight minutes later, the signal is dropped...
by vintagepen
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: What does it mean when 18.1 mate doesnt see wifi networks?
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: What does it mean when 18.1 mate doesnt see wifi networks?

Sorry to bother you all with this question. I can see no conceivable reason why the scanner can see no networks either in fully updated 18.2 or using an old 17 live DVD. This is the result of the command: $ inxi -Fxzd System: Host: dm-VGN-AR170G Kernel: 4.4.0-87-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desk...
by vintagepen
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: What does it mean when 18.1 mate doesnt see wifi networks?
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: What does it mean when 18.1 mate doesnt see wifi networks?

I tried booting off an old 17 live disc, so using an elderly kernel and the results are the same. No wifi networks seen But something is definitely interfering with the scanning function. I invoked the 'update drivers' section of the Welcome Screen and updated the NVidia and something called the Int...
by vintagepen
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No option to "Install Mint Alongside WindowsXP"
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: [SOLVED] No option to "Install Mint Alongside WindowsXP"

Well I have often completed installation in this way after install didnt tell me that it has found windows on the drive and cant remember the last time anything went wrong. But you are suggesting that putting a note on the gpartd page saying not to worry and that install will pick up the windows OS ...
by vintagepen
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: What does it mean when 18.1 mate doesnt see wifi networks?
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: What does it mean when 18.1 mate doesnt see wifi networks?

Thanks for that jveen, I have been trying to identify the problem since you posted but with no joy. I did try sudo sed -i 's/wifi.powersave = 3/wifi.powersave = 2/' /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf but with no success. The problem is partly that I am using an intel prowirele...
by vintagepen
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No option to "Install Mint Alongside WindowsXP"
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: I have often wondered why install was so confusing on this point?

Is that really all there is to it when install doesnt see the windows OS at the beginning of the installation procedure? Just let it resize the partition as it suggests, proceed with the installation; let it finish / install GRUB? After which it will automatically see the windows OS and set up GRUB ...
by vintagepen
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: What does it mean when 18.1 mate doesnt see wifi networks?
Replies: 8
Views: 795

What does it mean when 18.1 mate doesnt see wifi networks?

I am having massive wifi problems with my Vaio VGN-AR170. The system does (or did) fundamentally work but I live in an apartment building where every one has their own network yet my system doesnt see any more than one or two networks at a time! It logged on and off mine (pretty much automatically) ...
by vintagepen
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?

I can turn raid off in the BIOS and then I suppose I shall never be able to boot xp again, which is no loss. Especially once I have installed a far superior and ten years newer mint 18! WIth a system this complicated, I suppose I must wipe out the whole xp installation. But there does seem to be a r...
by vintagepen
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?

is RAID a problem in mint installs or is there some special procedure to obviate this partman error message?
by vintagepen
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?

Anyway, well spotted!! But there is no indication anywhere in XP that this is RAID and adjustments seem only to be in the BIOS and as far as I can see, the only option is to enable it disable it or delete things
by vintagepen
Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: SORRY IF I HAD MISINTERPRETED

SORRY IF I HAD MISINTERPRETED what is going on! It just never occurred to me that a 2008 XP Media Center domestic laptop might be RAID! But there it is in the BIOS, a 2 drive setup with the option to SHOW the RAID setup, which when enabled ets me into Intel Storage Manager & lets me turn RAID of...
by vintagepen
Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?

No, there isn't anything in XP's disk management (or in the BIOS) that can do anything to correct this disk/partitioning problem, though it does offer to do things like defrag this C: drive over what it doesn't seem to recognise are these two HDDs. I had kinda given up on XP when I couldnt find any ...
by vintagepen
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?

two hard drives.

If there were two partitions, this problem would have been corrected long ago.
by vintagepen
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?

Sounds easy but a whole problem with this system is that it's 300gb C drive comprises TWO 149gb Fujitsu hdds! And I cant figure out what is on which of them.

Or can I assume that if XP boots properly and seems work largely OK, there is nothing on the catastrophically partitioned HDD?
by vintagepen
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?

mint ~ # sudo fdisk -lu /dev/sda Disk /dev/sda: 149.1 GiB, 160041885696 bytes, 312581808 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: dos Disk identifier: 0xe811c7f8 Device Boot S...
by vintagepen
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?
Replies: 31
Views: 665

Re: What does it mean when live cd install can''t see OS?

it just gives a plethora of errors which cant be cured without some horrendously extravagant testdisk procedure? sudo parted --list Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk! Ignore/Cancel? i Model: ATA FUJITSU MHV2160B (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 160GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Parti...

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