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by BG405
Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Does LM XFCE still have a keyring, wifi passwords problem
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Does LM XFCE still have a keyring, wifi passwords problem

Auto-login enabled on this one, no problems with default settings (haven't disabled anything mentioned above).
by BG405
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Success! :)
Replies: 16
Views: 1027

Re: Success! :)

top and, even better, htop are handy for monitoring system performance :)

htop screenshot: (hope this works!)

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by BG405
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Does LM XFCE still have a keyring, wifi passwords problem
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Does LM XFCE still have a keyring, wifi passwords problem

No problems here (so far) with a fresh install on one of the netbooks (see sig.) .. asked me to create a password for the keyring when I opened a network share which I declined the first time, share still worked. I entered one the second time. Don't remember it prompting for a keyring password when ...
by BG405
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I am really trying to back up and upgrade to Mint 18. Nothing works properly
Replies: 18
Views: 1210

Re: I am really trying to back up and upgrade to Mint 18. Nothing works properly

I encountered a similar issue but thanks to slipstick I now know there are other directories I should have excluded (/mnt was obvious! I'm making the backup to the separate data (fileserver) partition .. ntfs formatted, hope this won't screw up the permissions if I use an archive). I'll try again as...
by BG405
Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: FAT32 worth keeping? [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: FAT32 worth keeping?

On a similar principle I formatted the data partition on the machine I'm using as a fileserver & media centre in NTFS so that I could ensure accessibility from a Windows OS - not sure if VirtualBox would get round it anyway but it works well for me and my mate's Windows tablet can access the share. ...
by BG405
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command line: Displaying output one screen at a time [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Command line: Displaying output one screen at a time

Thanks for all the replies. I should have said "a parameter with the same effect as the /p switch when reading a directory in DOS". I've been reading rather a lot about Linux in general over the couple of months I've been using it but had forgotten about more etc.. In time there's a chance some of i...
by BG405
Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: FAT32 worth keeping? [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: FAT32 worth keeping?

It's easy enough to write a Linux ISO to a USB stick in Linux Mint so you might as well experiment with them. Maybe make one a persistent install? Or perhaps the .bat file can be re-written as a shell script.


Brian
by BG405
Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Command line: Displaying output one screen at a time [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Command line: Displaying output one screen at a time [SOLVED]

I've searched around but haven't been able to find anything, probably my search terms so please excuse me if it's already been covered; being new to Linux I thought it appropriate I ask in this section but mods please feel free to move it. Basically I'm looking for an equivalent to the MS-DOS /p com...
by BG405
Mon May 23, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Some reasons to avoid Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 8054

Re: One more reason to avoid Windows 10

The only way to guarantee avoidance of Win10 if you are running Win7 is to block all WAN access on Windows. Just let it see the IPs of other computers on your network (or the range of IPs if you're using DHCP which is often the case) and use Linux for all your Web access, which is what I'm doing now...
by BG405
Sun May 22, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Resolved] UK Date Format for Panel Clock
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: UK Date Format for Panel Clock

.. already been set for 'London Europe/London' but this doesn't affect the date format which still shows today as '19:26 Sun May 23' when I would prefer '19:26 Sun 23 May' .. I see what you mean, sorry I didn't quite interpret your first post correctly! Yes, that is rather a nuisance. I think file ...
by BG405
Sat May 21, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Don't Leave your Windows Open ...
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Don't Leave your Windows Open ...

That's excellent. The threat of this has been the main reason I switched to Mint. I haven't had to swear at the computers since the switch and when the Win7 hard-drives are used I'll be very careful what updates get installed, will probably just use Win7 offline for PC repairs (have paid-for softwar...
by BG405
Sat May 21, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Resolved] UK Date Format for Panel Clock
Replies: 7
Views: 1140

Re: UK Date Format for Panel Clock

If it's any help the format I use is:
%A %e %B %Y %H:%M:%S
example:
Saturday 21 May 2016 23:00:16

Easy to set in Cinnamon but afraid I can't help with your version. Does it have an applet with a custom date option?
by BG405
Sun May 01, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from another Linux convert!
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Hello from another Linux convert!

Thanks for all the replies; unfortunately my idiocy has struck once again and, having changed a setting in Firefox whilst still composting this post, have lost all the text. Again. D'oh The basics of it are that references to the Windows Registry make me cringe these days with how stupidly complex (...
by BG405
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from another Linux convert!
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Hello from another Linux convert!

Thanks for all the comments! Hope I'll be able to contribute something useful in due course. I've also found older Toshiba laptops to work great with most Linux distro' I've tried, along with IBM/Lenovo's, and even really old Dells with 256mb's of ram can become useable ... Nice to know the old IBM ...
by BG405
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from another Linux convert!
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Hello from another Linux convert!

A month or so ago, whilst battling with a Linx tablet on which I'd deleted the recovery partition and looking to make a custom recovery medium for it I decided to try downloading Linux Mint, putting it on a USB stick and see if I could get it to boot from that. Once I did there was no turning back, ...
by BG405
Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mint with 32bit UEFI
Replies: 7
Views: 24083

Re: Install Mint with 32bit UEFI

The issue with some of these devices is that they appear to require a GPT disk with NTFS partition for the OS. In the case of the tablets (BayTrail) an option for CSM does appear but I've not been successful so far in getting it to boot in this mode. These also refuse to boot from a DVD. Live USB Mi...
by BG405
Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mint with 32bit UEFI
Replies: 7
Views: 24083

Re: Install Mint with 32bit UEFI

I've been researching this for the past week or so (am new to Linux) having been trying to repair a Linx 7 tablet and have found that a GPT-formatted USB with a 64-bit Mint 17.3 distro will boot (via GRUB) on UEFI once you've copied "bootia32.efi" to the EFI/Boot directory. 32-bit will boot if you c...

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