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by AZgl1500
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Solved - Laptop hangs every time when starting up from Hibernate
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Solved - Laptop hangs every time when starting up from Hibernate

I am at a quandary. Nothing seems to be out of order, I used to always have Hibernate set up as the action performed when the lid is closed. then that went to crap with the pc "hanging" like it was never going to recover and run. I originally was using "Sleep" as the lid closed function, but this ha...
by AZgl1500
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to recover a deleted file? Please help.
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: How to recover a deleted file? Please help.

just a comment: if you have done very much file manipulation since that happened, it is very likely that you won't be able to recover the file intact. once a file is "deleted", the file manager marks the header "Deleted" but the data is still there, right where it was, fully intact.....................
by AZgl1500
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ( Solved ) Sharing issue - Linux laptop shares do not show up on the local network
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Sharing issue - Linux laptop shares do not show up on the local network

Sigh, I have lost a lot of brain cells and all of my hair over this issue. My avocation was in electronics and computer support.... so you would think I should be able to fix this right away... but at 75 years of age, and the recipient of a near fatal crash on my motorcycle with an 18 wheeler, I am ...
by AZgl1500
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ( Solved ) Sharing issue - Linux laptop shares do not show up on the local network
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Cellphone does not see my Linux laptop on 18.3 Cinnamon

No one has any ideas on how to make sharing show up on the Internet?

the local WiFi network, not the world at large.

17.3 does it w/o a whimper, why not 18.3 ?
by AZgl1500
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VirtualBox - How do I know what to select for the install?
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: VirtualBox - How do I know what to select for the install?

Thank for that detailed info.

I will print that out, and get on that tomorrow...
I am fighting the flu, or a cold??
whatever, don't feel so good right now.
by AZgl1500
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VirtualBox - How do I know what to select for the install?
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: VirtualBox - How do I know what to select for the install?

Make sure the installer creates the right groups (vboxusers and others) and puts your user account into them. Last time I installed VirtualBox from the Linux Mint repo it didn't. Manifested in me being unable to attach USB devices even after installing the guest additions. well, the "installer" wil...
by AZgl1500
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why would a login go oddly?
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Why would a login go oddly?

the above,

and for me, I have my laptop set to Hibernate when the lid is closed.

is faster, and a bit simpler to always come back to where you were.
by AZgl1500
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VirtualBox - How do I know what to select for the install?
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: VirtualBox - How do I know what to select for the install?

Thanks to all, and I see that I need to update my Signature to 64 bit.
by AZgl1500
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unsecure connections [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: Unsecure connections

Thank-you. Others have this problem I see. What does APP mean? that is a reference to Android OS on cellphones, or anywhere else for that matter. It is just shorthand for "Application" in this case, it is a reference back to Yahoo insisting that I install their proprietary application/program/softw...
by AZgl1500
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 18.3 Cinnamon won't play some videos
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: 18.3 Cinnamon won't play some videos

First, this laptop has been rebooted a few times, I have used Update Manager several times, as it seems that updating one thing, "breaks other things", and I just keep updating it. I have the controls set for "Keep that idiot in Safe Mode" :lol: so that only proven updates are available. Nearly all ...
by AZgl1500
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VirtualBox - How do I know what to select for the install?
Replies: 9
Views: 480

VirtualBox - How do I know what to select for the install?

I have been thinking about VirtualBox for quite a while, I have my laptop now totally formatted and on Mint 18.3 Cinnamon, but hey, there are things that live only in the Windows world that I need to use briefly.... I just looked at Software Manager and searched for VirtualBox and got more than a pa...
by AZgl1500
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unsecure connections [Solved]
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: Unsecure connections

Yahoo has been screaming that same piece of Diatribe at me for years simply because I refuse to use their APP. Anything else in their opinion is not secure. Well, I access my Yahoo mail from many devices with special apps on Android, Thunderbird on many PC/Laptops..... and I have a subscription to P...
by AZgl1500
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ( Solved ) Sharing issue - Linux laptop shares do not show up on the local network
Replies: 4
Views: 255

( Solved ) Sharing issue - Linux laptop shares do not show up on the local network

I use Android ASUS File Manager many times a day, every time I take a picture, I upload it to my other PCs, Win7 and Mint 17.3 ( Dell laptop ) and now on my newly installed ASUS laptop with Mint 18.3 which refuses to play house with me. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.asus.filemana...
by AZgl1500
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 18.3 Cinnamon won't play some videos
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: 18.3 Cinnamon won't play some videos

Using Firefox 57.0 quantum I did a restart of the laptop, and that update you mentioned actually did help a lot. most of the videos on Facebook are now playing, there is one or two that aren't, but I will have to continue to investigate to see what the source of those are. thanks for you help, it is...
by AZgl1500
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 18.3 Cinnamon won't play some videos
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: 18.3 Cinnamon won't play some videos

ArtGirl wrote: Hi AZ. If, on install, you chose to install multimedia codecs, there's no need to reinstall, but, otherwise ... apt install mint-meta-codecs (in terminal). Otherwise, it's a browser issue; I had to add a flash to html5 extension, for example. :)
well,
that installed okay, but it did not help :(
by AZgl1500
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 18.3 Cinnamon won't play some videos
Replies: 7
Views: 882

18.3 Cinnamon won't play some videos

YouTube seems be okay,

but I got an error message that HTML5 can't decode

and just now, I found a Facebook hosted video that won't play

https://www.facebook.com/santaontheinte ... 945687886/

this is what it looks like
by AZgl1500
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 18.3 Cinnamon won't let me share folder
Replies: 0
Views: 75

18.3 Cinnamon won't let me share folder

it tells me I don't have permissions/not the owner
by AZgl1500
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any feature similar to Windows paint
Replies: 35
Views: 1412

Re: Any feature similar to Windows paint

Moem wrote:For simple edits such as cropping, adding some text and adding a circle or rectangle, Pinta is my go-to application.
Wow!

my new favorite Quick 'n Dirty snap and grab, resize editor.
by AZgl1500
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Epson ET-2550 printer driver unavailable ( Resolved )
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Epson ET-2550 printer driver unavailable ( Resolved )

Ah!

Thank you so much for being gentle with me.

Resolved....

Libre Officer Writer can see and use the printer now
by AZgl1500
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Epson xp-245 printer
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: Epson xp-245 printer

at 75 y/o, I am dumber than dirt, but the guys on this forum helped me with much the same question just yesterday go to the Epson corporate website and select the 4th printer option down in the list, the list won't show until you ACCEPT the page. http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/DriverDownloa...

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