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by fred19
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub question SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Grub question

Currently in Legacy mode

Is that ok?
by fred19
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub question SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Grub question

Windows 10 was the first install. Does that make any difference?
by fred19
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub question SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Grub question

Thanks. Another daft question. Is the boot loader in Swap partition? Do I enter that partition number or just use "sda" for the whole hard drive.
by fred19
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub question SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Grub question SOLVED

I have Windows 10, Antix and Cinammon 18.1 on my laptop. I installed Xfce to try and cure a problem with the second monitor and that now has control of the grub. I now want to delete Xfce but how do I reset the grub to Cinammon? I have done a search but not sure if the answers were relevant to my se...
by fred19
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Text not quite sharp SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Text not quite sharp SOLVED

Thanks all, as usual it was me being dozy. Pressed the auto settings button on the monitor and all is now fine.
by fred19
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Text not quite sharp SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Text not quite sharp

Thanks, tried hinting but no difference. I am assuming it is to do with the graphic card drivers. Unless there is some other setting to try?
by fred19
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Text not quite sharp SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Text not quite sharp SOLVED

I am trying an additional 22" monitor with my laptop but the text is very slightly fuzzy, the laptop screen is fine and the monitor text is pin sharp when I boot into Window 10. The text is also fine when the 22" screen is plugged into my desktop running Xfce. I have checked "drivers" but nothing sh...
by fred19
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dropbox new computer
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Dropbox new computer

Thanks for that, icon now working, although the bottom panel does flash in and out and sometimes disappear when I click on it,

Still have the problem of synchronising between the two home folders.
by fred19
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dropbox new computer
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Dropbox new computer

Ah that was the reason. Desktop has Xfce and the Dropbox icon doesn't work so was looking at accounts on the web page. Laptop has Cinammon and found Selective sync. Sadly this only seems to alter the sync between the Dropbox folders it doesn't set up synchronization between folders in the two Home d...
by fred19
Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dropbox new computer
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Dropbox new computer

Thanks for the reply. I can't find the Selective sync option on my Dropbox.
by fred19
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dropbox new computer
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Dropbox new computer

Correct :)
by fred19
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dropbox new computer
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: Dropbox new computer

Thanks for the reply. Dropbox on the new laptop has all the folders from the old desktop but the folders in home/Documents and home/pictures are empty. I want to link from Dropbox back to these.
by fred19
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dropbox new computer
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Dropbox new computer

I have Dropbox on my main desktop with symbolic links to folders for Pictures, Documents etc. i am now moving to a new laptop and installed Dropbox with the same user name and in the Dropbox folder are the "linked to" folders from the old desktop. Can I now link the new laptop to these folders so bo...
by fred19
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon 18.1 64bit boot time
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Cinnamon 18.1 64bit boot time

Ah right. So can I speed up the boot time of the installed version? I just want to use this laptop for quick access to the internet.
by fred19
Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon 18.1 64bit boot time
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Cinnamon 18.1 64bit boot time

I have been trying Cinnamon on a spare laptop, the boot time from the Live USB is 60 secs but when installed is 100 secs.

As I don't use this laptop for storage would I be better just running off the USB?
by fred19
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: KDE 18.0 64 bit applications menu
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: KDE 18.0 64 bit applications menu

Is there any way of resetting the start menu to defaults?
by fred19
Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: KDE 18.0 64 bit applications menu
Replies: 1
Views: 186

KDE 18.0 64 bit applications menu

I have messed up again trying to install Picasa 32bit on a 64 bit machine. The Applications/Graphics list now just shows Picasa, all the other entries, Gimp etc,have disappeared.

Can't find any setting for the application lists.

Any ideas? Ta.
by fred19
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bigger shutdown button? - mint xfce
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Bigger shutdown button? - mint xfce

Have you tried KDE 18.0?

I have installed this on a couple of computers for elderly friends and they find the start menu is very clear and easy to follow.
by fred19
Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mate 18 auto login
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Mate 18 auto login

Auto login wouldn't work till I changed the password from a four digit one.

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