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by James_Smith
Wed May 09, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Alienware 15 R3 won't boot all of the sudden. Problem started after it overheated. Related? Hmm...
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: My laptop won't boot: it might be because it overheated

all41 wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 10:47 pm
I would try booting from a Mint dvd/usb .iso and see if I get to a desktop.
Yes, it works from a USB boot drive.
by James_Smith
Wed May 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Alienware 15 R3 won't boot all of the sudden. Problem started after it overheated. Related? Hmm...
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Alienware 15 R3 won't boot all of the sudden. Problem started after it overheated. Related? Hmm...

This might be a software/OS problem but I suspect it's hardware. Let me explain: While traveling, I put my Alienware 15 R3 in my luggage. Unfortunately, I forgot to turn it off so I'm sure it got quite hot. When I turned it on it had the typical "your battery is low" screen that I've seen dozens of ...
by James_Smith
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I need to delete a specific cookie without deleting all of them
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: I need to delete a specific cookie without deleting all of them

1) You didn't said for which browser...if on Firefox, Edit - Preferences - Privacy & Security - remove individual cookies... 2) Apple might be doing geolocation detection, so removing their site's cookies might not do the trick... Right. I forgot to mention the browser. I've edited it now. It's Chr...
by James_Smith
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I need to delete a specific cookie without deleting all of them
Replies: 3
Views: 158

I need to delete a specific cookie without deleting all of them

I travel a lot and every time I go to a certain site (ok, it's apple.com) it sends me to the Netherlands site. I want to delete the cookie so that I can log onto the US site.

EDIT: It's on the Chromium browser.

Thanks
by James_Smith
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: If your Linux machine is lost or stolen is there anything like what Apple has?
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: If your Linux machine is lost or stolen is there anything like what Apple has?

There is one I know of called prey it's cross platform, unfortunately they charge but do have a free option, not sure how that compares to their other products. you can read about it here: https://www.preyproject.com/download How to forge also has some discussions on how to track missing laptops he...
by James_Smith
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: MacBook Pro (High Sierra) problems at step 3: Installation Type. Only see one partition (dev/sda)
Replies: 1
Views: 158

MacBook Pro (High Sierra) problems at step 3: Installation Type. Only see one partition (dev/sda)

I'm currently typing this from my MacBook Pro. I'm running Linux from the USB. It's kind of cool. However, I am stymied. I have followed the instructions here . When I get to the step "Installation Type" I don't see any choices (as I have every time I've installed Linux on a PC). There is no option ...
by James_Smith
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: I want to adjust the colors on my display so that everything is green. Works on Dell; no luck on Alienware =(
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Re: I want to adjust the colors on my display so that everything is green. Works on Dell; no luck on Alienware =(

I realize it's gauche to bump, but I really need a solution here. This is far beyond a computer tech issue—it's a health issue.
by James_Smith
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Hard drive is full but it's not even close to being full. It's only 25% full but won't let me add more files
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Linux says hard drive is full but it's not even close to being full. It's only 25% full but won't let me add more fi

Ok, it's solved. I shut it down and rebooted. Previously, I had selected restart, but that's apparently not the same as shutting it down and restarting it manually.

Everything works now and looks normal.

Weird.
by James_Smith
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Hard drive is full but it's not even close to being full. It's only 25% full but won't let me add more files
Replies: 5
Views: 308

Re: Linux says hard drive is full but it's not even close to being full. It's only 25% full but won't let me add more fi

a 256 GB SSD but it has less than 60 GB of stuff in it (mostly music) and it won't let me add anything at all while giving me a warning that there isn't enough room on the hard drive. What is "it" and exactly what is the error message? Your partition (plus swap) and home directory look OK. I mean t...
by James_Smith
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Hard drive is full but it's not even close to being full. It's only 25% full but won't let me add more files
Replies: 5
Views: 308

[SOLVED] Hard drive is full but it's not even close to being full. It's only 25% full but won't let me add more files

I am setting up a Dell 13 7378 with Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon for my mom. I've done something wrong and I can't figure out what. As I said in the Subject above, it's a 256 GB SSD but it has less than 60 GB of stuff in it (mostly music). When I try to transfer movies and music from my external hard dr...
by James_Smith
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I hide files and folders? (two questions in one post)
Replies: 16
Views: 494

How do I hide files and folders? (two questions in one post)

1. I know how to view hidden files and folders, but I need to know how to hide them. How do I do this? 2. Ok, so question number 1 deals with just hiding folders or files so I don't have to look at them (for example, a folder called .comments or $RECYCLE.BIN). Question number 2 deals with something ...
by James_Smith
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I delete some (but not all) autofill information from Firefox.
Replies: 3
Views: 182

How do I delete some (but not all) autofill information from Firefox.

I'm sorry, I know this isn't a Firefox forum, but I'm a little annoyed. About a year ago, I let a dude check his email on my computer. Now, every time I go to log in to something online (even this forum) his name pops up in the "user name" section. In fact, his name is listed above my name. How do I...
by James_Smith
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] I'm getting a warning that Adobe Flash is out of date. I thought we didn't use Flash
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: I'm getting a warning that Adobe Flash is out of date. I thought we didn't use Flash

Ok, I'm going to call this one solved. I've had a Chromium update and I have no problems now with that browser, and I see there's now an update for Firefox, so it should be good.
by James_Smith
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] I'm getting a warning that Adobe Flash is out of date. I thought we didn't use Flash
Replies: 11
Views: 708

[SOLVED] I'm getting a warning that Adobe Flash is out of date. I thought we didn't use Flash

Pardon my ignorance, but I thought from LM 17 and newer, Adobe Flash wasn't used. Suddenly, the other day, I started getting this notification when using Firefox. Today I started getting it with Chromium. What gives? How do I solve this? I went to the Synaptic Package Manager and searched for flash ...
by James_Smith
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: I want to adjust the colors on my display so that everything is green. Works on Dell; no luck on Alienware =(
Replies: 1
Views: 213

I want to adjust the colors on my display so that everything is green. Works on Dell; no luck on Alienware =(

Sounds like a strange request but if you check out this thread , you'll see why I want this. The tl;dr version is this: I get migraine headaches. The green colored light has been scientifically proven to ease migraine pain. I want everything on my screen to be green. Yes, everything. And the strange...
by James_Smith
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Now soliciting any and all advice on installing and setting up Linux on a MacBook Pro
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Now soliciting any and all advice on installing and setting up Linux on a MacBook Pro

The MacBook I mentioned here is on the way to my house right now. Unfortunately, I won't be home for another 2 weeks, but I'm reading all I can about making MacBooks into Linux machines because, frankly, I'm a little nervous. I hope this isn't considered a duplicate thread. I don't think it is becau...
by James_Smith
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is there any advantage to installing Linux on an Apple machine?
Replies: 20
Views: 1767

Re: Is there any advantage to installing Linux on an Apple machine?

*tag* I messed up the formatting on my previous post so when you quoted me it messed yours up, too. I've fixed it now. I mean, you don't have to fix it, but I used to be a moderator over at (the now-defunct) iidb.org and I always liked a clean-looking thread :wink: My bedroom's a mess but I like al...
by James_Smith
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is there any advantage to installing Linux on an Apple machine?
Replies: 20
Views: 1767

Re: Is there any advantage to installing Linux on an Apple machine?

I'd like to thank everyone who replied. I just bought a Linux-themed protective skin for my MacBook. That should wrankle the Mac fanboys and girls :wink: :mrgreen: If you gave us a picture, maybe I could text it to my uncle so he could think of switching to Linux (probably). Pictures will be posted...
by James_Smith
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is there any advantage to installing Linux on an Apple machine?
Replies: 20
Views: 1767

Re: Is there any advantage to installing Linux on an Apple machine?

catweazel wrote:
BaltyRaven wrote:Thank you so much for actually giving us this link
You're most welcome.
I'd like to thank everyone who replied. I just bought a Linux-themed protective skin for my MacBook. That should wrankle the Mac fanboys and girls :wink: :mrgreen:

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