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by Charlie
Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Iridium browser problem with PPA
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Iridium browser problem with PPA

trytip wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:04 pm
looks like https://iridiumbrowser.de/ no longer gives a certificate error. try installing again
The red X is gone and I hadn't noticed. Thanks for letting me know. Holiday over perhaps.
by Charlie
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Iridium browser problem with PPA
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Iridium browser problem with PPA

trytip wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:03 pm
looks like https://iridiumbrowser.de/ fails the certificate check in my chrome browser you'll have to wait for site owners to update new certificate
Thanks. Might be on holiday.
by Charlie
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Iridium browser problem with PPA
Replies: 4
Views: 223

[SOLVED]Iridium browser problem with PPA

When I try to update sources I get an error from Iridium. This is a recent development as all was fine a few days ago. My list of updates now has a red X. And refresh points to Iridium as the culprit. The repository 'https://downloads.iridiumbrowser.de/deb stable Release' does not have a Release fil...
by Charlie
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Problem with ALT keys
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Problem with ALT keys

magnus7 wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:21 am
Keyboard > Layouts > Options > Key to choose the 3rd level > Left Alt and Right Alt never chooses 3rd level
Alt keys will be swapped in their functions.
Fantastic, thank you. That works perfectly. I chose the CapsLock key as that is closer so easier to do.
by Charlie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Problem with ALT keys
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Problem with ALT keys

Seems like this is a Lenovo problem as others have had similar and worse experiences. The solution is in Intel Graphics Settings software. How to solve : Open Intel Graphics Settings in your computer. Go to Options And Support Go to Hot Key Manager Disable the option "Manage Hot Keys". Click on Appl...
by Charlie
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Problem with ALT keys
Replies: 3
Views: 143

[SOLVED]Problem with ALT keys

I live in the UK but my machine has a Danish keyboard which is fine for 99% of the time as most things are the same really. One problem I have is that in order to get the @ symbol to work I must press ALT and @ at the same time. I have two ALT keys, one on the left of my keyboard and one on the righ...
by Charlie
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 38
Views: 2241

Re: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

Traveler who refused to give device passwords to police found guilty of obstruction in UK court In France until 1999 use of any kind of encryption required previous government permit (!) Rules were relaxed somewhat but now France and Germany are trying to implement the obligation of depositing encr...
by Charlie
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Email client like Thunderbird?
Replies: 26
Views: 1338

Re: Email client like Thunderbird?

I use Claws-Mail as it is light efficient fast and does everything I need via the plug-ins. Thunderbird is heavy by comparison and I do hate heavy slow running programs.
by Charlie
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Low Disk Space
Replies: 27
Views: 474

Re: Low Disk Space

Whenever I get this message the culprit is usually old kernels after several updates. Unless I have been downloading videos of course. I let Mint take care of partitioning during install.
by Charlie
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting for best performance.
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Setting for best performance.

preload is worth trying, you don't have to config it. You also have to have the right video drivers, unfortunately for old hardware they may not exist. Copy/paste thisto the terminal and paste the text output of this here (no screenshots please): inxi -Gx charlie@charlie-ThinkPad-T430:~$ inxi -Gx G...
by Charlie
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting for best performance.
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Setting for best performance.

Setting Swap to 10 is a good start - I have 16G RAM and have not had a SWAP partition in years with no ill effects. I tested using the command in the terminal swapoff fora few months before I went that route though. I also go through settings one by one and turn off all the bells and whistles. But ...
by Charlie
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting for best performance.
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Setting for best performance.

Maybe you'll smile at this .... or maybe you won't, but the first thought that came to my mind was, "Find that switch with a | and O on it and press on the | . A better thought is to ask you a couple of questions (since my crystal ball is still in the shop): What do you mean by "best performance?" ...
by Charlie
Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Setting for best performance.
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Setting for best performance.

My newest machine has 12GB of RAM. What is the recommended setting for best performance. I have changed swappiness to 10.

Cheers
by Charlie
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Fingerprint GUI use in Mint
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Fingerprint GUI use in Mint

seems like I have to do it a lot, fresh install perhaps. Well yeah, that makes sense. But it's temporary. In any case, I hear that fingerprint readers aren't very secure... false positives can happen. Maybe food for thought. True, but a criminal would have to get past the multiple passwords I have ...
by Charlie
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint?
Replies: 148
Views: 7356

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

Like most people I liked Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 but it grew tiresome dodging bullets all the time, in a security sense. There was a time when I wanted to get into Linux but the folks at University forbade the use of Linux programs and forced MS Office onto us. Eventually I stopped studying, an...
by Charlie
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Fingerprint GUI use in Mint
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Fingerprint GUI use in Mint

Slightly tangential, but I'm curious: What are you doing that makes you enter your password so often? I only need to enter it when I log in, when I install software and when updating. Those things you mention maybe others, seems like I have to do it a lot, fresh install perhaps. Anything that needs...
by Charlie
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Fingerprint GUI use in Mint
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Fingerprint GUI use in Mint

Am I right in my observation that the opportunity to use the fingerprint/biometric scanner as a quick n dirty way of entering your password has been extremely limited in the latest Mint? On my older laptop I still have the ability in a majority of occasions. I miss that on my new laptop. It has prom...
by Charlie
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED}Reassign key
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Reassign key

gm10 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:09 pm
Your physical layout doesn't matter, just select a UK layout in the Keyboard settings.

And yeah, with upcoming Brexit joining the Euro after all is pretty much out of the question.
Don't need to now, cheers anyway.
by Charlie
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED}Reassign key
Replies: 3
Views: 111

[SOLVED}Reassign key

I bought a cheap used Lenovo Thinkpad T430 it has an English keyboard but not a UK layout, so I have a Euro key but not a GBP key (pound). I was wondering if I could reassign that Euro key as I never use that. Cheers. P.S We will probably never join the Euro either. EDIT: I've only gone and found it...
by Charlie
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: WiFi amplifiers. Good or bad.
Replies: 35
Views: 4008

Re: WiFi amplifiers. Good or bad.

I read somewhere that these amplifiers run hot so ordered a cooling fan. That is not correct, they run cool. I can use the fan on something else. I am putting too much into it at 30dBm as it states the max is 20dBm input. I haven't noticed any negative effects from overpowering it, I thought heat wo...

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