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by RIH
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint is few seconds slower in terms of boot time than Windows 10
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Mint is few seconds slower in terms of boot time than Windows 10

Can you please run these 2 commands through the terminal & copy back the output as you have already done with your system information. systemd-analyze This will show how long your startup is taking. systemd-analyze blame This lists the times that instructions are taking at boot, by descending time t...
by RIH
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED: Is there a program that records video & audio of my desktop?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Is there a program that records video & audio of my desktop?

Not that I have any experience, but FOSS is usually pretty good with its' recommendations..
https://itsfoss.com/best-linux-screen-recorders/


It certainly is something you will want to practice with first though!! :D
by RIH
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New Install-Old Passwords?
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: New Install-Old Passwords?

What Browser are you using?
Did you create a browser profile?
Did you backup your browser passwords??
by RIH
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Restart and open grub
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Restart and open grub

Restart the computer & hold down the Shift Key.
Grub should appear..
by RIH
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow Boot
Replies: 71
Views: 1478

Re: Slow Boot

You might find that the option to turn on/off Secure Boot is actually on a different tab.
Try Security &/or Advanced..
by RIH
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 20m VLC issues
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Linux Mint 20m VLC issues

A friend phoned me first thing this morning. He runs Windows 10 on a fairly new (1 year old) laptop. Watching a movie on VLC last night & when it ended his computer completely froze. He tried everything to get out of VLC &/or shut down the laptop. Nothing worked. He, eventually, solved the issue by ...
by RIH
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unable to locate Simple Scan on my Linux Mint 20
Replies: 29
Views: 628

Re: Unable to locate Simple Scan on my Linux Mint 20

jamiemint wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:39 pm

p.s. Nice graphics! Very clear.

Jamie

Thanks Jamie.. :D

I find that people (well, probably, me :D ) easily get confused by technical jargon - but not by pictures.
ksnip just makes it so easy to take a limited size picture of what you are doing & annotate it..
by RIH
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unable to locate Simple Scan on my Linux Mint 20
Replies: 29
Views: 628

Re: Unable to locate Simple Scan on my Linux Mint 20

Clean, up to date ISO install on VirtualBox, no software added by me. Menu, All Applications. scan.png However, no such package exists in Synaptic Package Manager...Although I do have Simple Scan installed. :D scan1.png So it would appear that the package Simple Scan is now known by the title Docume...
by RIH
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unable to locate Simple Scan on my Linux Mint 20
Replies: 29
Views: 628

Re: Unable to locate Simple Scan on my Linux Mint 20

I believe that it is called Document Scanner in Mint 20 & comes pre-installed..
scan.png
by RIH
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual boot with windows 10 question?
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Dual boot with windows 10 question?

Disconnect the Windows disk.
Add new disk for Linux.
Install Linux.
Reconnect Windows Disk.
Use BIOS (Usually F12) key to select disk to boot from - either Windows or Linux...
by RIH
Mon Aug 31, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cleaning up PCs to be donated to my church
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: cleaning up PCs to be donated to my church

If you go with Libre Office then they offer very comprehensive Help & Tutorials. For example.. https://documentation.libreoffice.org/assets/Uploads/Documentation/en/WG6.0/WG60-WriterGuideLO.pdf https://www.libreofficehelp.com/libreoffice-calc-tutorials/ There are also of video tutorials out there on...
by RIH
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new rig how to install for anonimity
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: new rig how to install for anonimity

Tor is slow because it routes requests indirectly & encrypts three times on the way. That is bound to give an individual a greater amount of anonymity than any other Browser. However you can configure many other Browsers so that very little remains of you for others to see. It is just a matter of ca...
by RIH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What are the first things you do when you boot up?
Replies: 25
Views: 611

Re: What are the first things you do when you boot up?

Start looking at the data in the 8 web pages that Opera has automatically opened up..
by RIH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new rig how to install for anonimity
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: new rig how to install for anonimity

blackbird needs to be installed before w10 or after? i read to install linux after win10 cause the other way around would bring prob to linux . how to fix this? if i only isntall mint, do i need to avoid fb ? what other hygiene setting or habits do i need to set take? i i use mint and tor is too sl...
by RIH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox vboxdrv terminal command error
Replies: 19
Views: 310

Re: Virtualbox vboxdrv terminal command error

You are welcome. I am just sorry that we couldn't find a good resolution for you. If you haven't got anything vital on your system then a re-install & try again with a download from Oracle might be the way to go. There is a VirtualBox Forum, with a section specifically for users using a Linux Host. ...
by RIH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new rig how to install for anonimity
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: new rig how to install for anonimity

Well, the first thing would be don't install Windows. If you MUST for some reason then take a look at immediately installing something like Blackbird. https://www.getblackbird.net or one of the many alternatives.. https://alternativeto.net/software/blackbird/ Even with those trying to tie down Windo...
by RIH
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox vboxdrv terminal command error
Replies: 19
Views: 310

Re: Virtualbox vboxdrv terminal command error

The video describes how to download VirtualBox from the repositories - so via Software Manager or Synaptic. It seemed, to me, a reasonable representation on how to do that. The Terminal step for adding your User to vboxusers would be unnecessary as you have already done that via the GUI. As I said b...
by RIH
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Libre Office - How to turn off font color
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Libre Office - How to turn off font color

That's fine. I want to escape from the font color function. Then read my link above & assign it to a keyboard combination as explained in the article. I imagine that assigning it to esc might not be possible as Libre in Linux might have already assigned esc to something else. You can assign it to A...
by RIH
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Virtualbox vboxdrv terminal command error
Replies: 19
Views: 310

Re: Virtualbox vboxdrv terminal command error

where do I find the vboxusers group vb.png L/quote] I thought that you had already checked that & said it was set... Yes been in user/group and that is there I am sorry I am now out of ideas as to your problem. Downloading from the VirtualBox site has always installed flawlessly for me as long as B...

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