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by GusGF
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chrome (v57 64-bit) installed but not displaying links
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Chrome (v57 64-bit) installed but not displaying links

Now working, my problem was I'd changed the password for the OS login from the command line which in turn hadn't updated the keyring automatically so had to follow these procedures https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=242177&p=1294109#p1294109 to resolve it
by GusGF
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: the password you use to login in to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: the password you use to login in to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring

Well I ended up getting the solution here http://blog.roberthallam.org/2010/07/current-password-does-not-match-keyring-fix/

or by going to the menu and searching for passwords or keys and right clicking on login and chose "Change password".
by GusGF
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: the password you use to login in to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring
Replies: 2
Views: 384

the password you use to login in to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring

"The password you use to login in to your computer no longer matches that of your login keyring" Okay I used a password that was 7 characters long and too short for the OS post install, since the OS wouldn't accept the shorter password I used the following command to achieve this. sudo pas...
by GusGF
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chrome (v57 64-bit) installed but not displaying links
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Chrome (v57 64-bit) installed but not displaying links

I've got firefox installed as well and this works faultlessly but when I open up chrome and try and load a page all I get is a spinning arrow on the tab.

Any ideas on how to fix would be appreciated.
by GusGF
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: password too short
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: password too short

Thanks for all the great replies. Yes that makes sense because I have also just installed Mint on my laptop and it happily accepted a shorter password and tbh I can't remember but I must have set it during rather than post installation. I might then try the command line to set the shorter password f...
by GusGF
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: password too short
Replies: 9
Views: 350

password too short

I have just installed 18.1 Cinnamon on my laptop and it has a single user account but is not accepting my chosen password (7 characters)?

Any idea why? Worked fine on previous installations/versions?!
by GusGF
Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Win10 UEFI setup
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Dual boot with Win10 UEFI setup

@ GusGF, ....... Another link for your reference ... https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/Home Oh well done good find. You know I'd seen this site before but dismissed it, but now taking a closer look it's definitely got good stuff. ATM I'm stuck at the pre-installation stage getting ...
by GusGF
Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Win10 UEFI setup
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Dual boot with Win10 UEFI setup

The questions are relevant and important. Some motherboard BIOS' have special needs/conditions and having to deal with a pre-installed Windows installation limits options/flexibility. My motherboard doesn't have a the old BIOS it's UEFI. As for whether Windows was preinstalled or not how is this pe...
by GusGF
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Win10 UEFI setup
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Dual boot with Win10 UEFI setup

lostfarmer wrote:what make/model of comp or motherboard ? did MS Windows come pre-installed ?


Struggling to see how this is relevant considering the info I supplied above!

Not trying to be awkward just trying to figure out why you are asking this.
by GusGF
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot with Win10 UEFI setup
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Dual boot with Win10 UEFI setup

This will be my first time attempting to setup a dual boot with Win10 on a UEFI motherboard using the default GPT. So before I get into a mess because like the traditional BIOS/MBR setup there are so many people on the web suggesting different ways of doing the same thing. Can I get suggestions for ...
by GusGF
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to dual boot with Win7 but can only see Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Trying to dual boot with Win7 but can only see Linux

Xeno wrote:When you boot up does it go straight into linux or does a boot screen come up letting you select an OS



It offered a menu but Win7 wasn't on there!

Having spend a couple of hours reading long winded solutions I'm glad I didn't get bogged down and instead found this simple solution :D
by GusGF
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to dual boot with Win7 but can only see Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Trying to dual boot with Win7 but can only see Linux

OMG OMG So simples

Found the answer here http://askubuntu.com/questions/450185/lost-windows-7-in-grub-after-installing-ubuntu-14-04

Simple issued the following command within my installation...

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sudo update-grub


Straight away it picked up all partitions and it worked :D
by GusGF
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to dual boot with Win7 but can only see Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Trying to dual boot with Win7 but can only see Linux

Followed the instructions here https://itsfoss.com/guide-install-linux-mint-16-dual-boot-windows/ on an existing Win7 installation on an old laptop with an SSD. Got Linux Mint 18.1 installed but when booting up I can no longer see Windows 7 as an option to boot into!! I then looked at the instructio...
by GusGF
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Creating USB install sticks ARRRRgh!!
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Creating USB install sticks ARRRRgh!!

Have installed Linux but now I've got another problem with my dual boot grrr :evil:
by GusGF
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Creating USB install sticks ARRRRgh!!
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: Creating USB install sticks ARRRRgh!!

I've found UUI Universal USB installer and that seems to be doing the trick
by GusGF
Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Creating USB install sticks ARRRRgh!!
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Creating USB install sticks ARRRRgh!!

Why oh why do the tools which create linux usb install sticks never accommodate the latest versions of the linux flavours. I'm trying to install linux mint 18.1 Cinnamon and am on this occasion using the tool Live-usb-install but it only goes up to 17.3. So my query is can I still use this to create...
by GusGF
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Advice needed regarding splitting ethernet connection
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Advice needed regarding splitting ethernet connection

Brilliant thank you for reading the original question and answering very clearly :D Just as an FYI - if you purchase a Gigabit router, then it won't matter which ports you use on the switch. If you purchase a "Fast Ethernet" (10/100Mbps), then you'll have to pay attention to which port is...
by GusGF
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Advice needed regarding splitting ethernet connection
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Advice needed regarding splitting ethernet connection

The cheapest solution is to buy a 5 or 8 port switch connect your 5m cable to the switch and two additional short patch cables for your two computers. Just as an example: http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-SF1005D-5-port-100Mbps-Desktop/dp/B000FNFSPY/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440928072&sr=8-...
by GusGF
Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Advice needed regarding splitting ethernet connection
Replies: 11
Views: 780

Re: Advice needed regarding splitting ethernet connection

In my limited googling it looks like a switch is the cheapest but not the best solution for reasons I still haven't quite got my head around. Router, more expensive and more efficient. The first computer is connected to a wireless router but via a ethernet cable. The wireless router is connected to...

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