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by bally1001
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Freezes
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Linux Mint Freezes

I have been suffering from this very problem too....In fact half way through writing this it froze....It only happens during on-line activity.....My OS is Mint 18:2 on an SSD.....On PJOTR's advice subsequent to a previous post (YouTube) I updated the kernal to the latest 4.4.0-119, checked its insta...
by bally1001
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Printers.
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Re: Printers. (Solved)

All OK now, thanks for your help.
by bally1001
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Google Earth (sorted)

Many thanks gents.....This version works just fine.
Cheers.
by bally1001
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Printers.
Replies: 5
Views: 343

Printers.

After moving from Windows, I knew my printer (Epson XP-225) would not be able to communicate with Mint.......Is there a patch available that I can install so that at least I can scan and print at a basic (because Linux won't recognize the Epson software CD) level?......At the moment I have to use a ...
by bally1001
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: YouTube.
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: YouTube.

OK thanks.....the copy is here:- brian@brian-Aspire-5536 ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: brian-Aspire-5536 Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Machine: System: Acer (portable) product: Aspire 5536 v: 0100 Mobo...
by bally1001
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: Google Earth

Thanks for your answers.....Even though I have deleted the current version from all the places I can think of, when trying to install the version recommended that I have downloaded, the installation manager keeps on telling me there is a newer version already installed and I cannot see a way of over...
by bally1001
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: YouTube.
Replies: 3
Views: 229

YouTube.

When watching any YouTube video that lasts for more than 15 minutes or so, my Mint 18:1 Cinnamon OS crashes.....That is to say, I either get the white screen of death or the Black s.o.d....Is this an inherent issue or can I get around the problem?.....If I download any lengthy YT video (using the 4K...
by bally1001
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Google Earth

Now I don't use Windows on-line, I've tried to install Google Earth (Linux version) on my Mint 18:1 Cinnamon OS.....It downloads OK and the system says all is OK with the installation but, upon trying to activate it all is not OK.....First, the screen is half empty and secondly nothing will respond....
by bally1001
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 64
Views: 6391

Re: On-Line banking (Solved)

Hi,
Many thanks gents (and possibly ladies) for your replies.....I feel much more confident with on-line banking activity, (not that I use it that much)......Finally I can now use my Mint Laptop 100% of my time online.....No more time wasting Windows updates that serve only to screw things up.
by bally1001
Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 64
Views: 6391

On-Line banking

Hi, I have now, over the past few months gradually completed my move from Windows to Mint for all laptop activity......There is however one major uncertainty.....That is, I have always depended on Kaspersky Safe Money for on-line banking protection......And of course, Kaspersky is only compatible wi...
by bally1001
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deleted files
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: Deleted files

Hi, Perhaps it's a question of semantics....When the dialogue box says "hides" rather than "overwrites" deleted files it suggests they still exist but remain hidden.....Well we all know that a "hidden" file is not really overwritten but accessible with the right software. Maybe I'm just being picky....
by bally1001
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deleted files
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: Deleted files

Thanks for your replies, Not wishing to appear negative, I think for my confidential documents I will stick with using Windows, because, knowing how MS stores all kinds of info, after saving such documents onto a secure pen-drive, to clean the laptop drive I have the software that will, by using mul...
by bally1001
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deleted files
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: Deleted files

Thanks for your comments......It seems I need to continue with my (Windows) custom of saving all my personal files to pendrives and then, on the equipment used to create the file, 'erase the content' and then 'save' the empty file before deleting it......That does raise another question though:- I d...
by bally1001
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deleted files
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Deleted files

Now I am now using my Linux laptop more and more in place of my Windows laptop, whereas I know that Windows will not destroy confidential documents or indeed any other file, only delete the file from normal access until it is overwritten....Therefore other software (Privazer) has to be used to chang...
by bally1001
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen display size
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Screen display size

@pjotra........Thank you for all your help and info, alas, to no avail.......I downloaded the Xfce version and burned it onto a disc, then installed it onto a cleaned (by Acronis software) disc in case there were traces of other artifacts.....I followed your guide to the letter and, upon rebooting t...
by bally1001
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen display size
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Screen display size

Hi Pjotra,.....I'm not too sure what 'Xfce' means.....For both the laptop I'm using now and the troubled one, I used the Mint 18.1 given free by "Linux" magazine.....Yes, I followed the instructions to the letter...Point 5a & 5b threw up a "file not known" result.
by bally1001
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen display size
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Screen display size

Thanks for your answers, but unfortunately there was no solution......I had to re-install three times after following exactly the terminal instructions from the link provided by "pjotr" because an imitation of the infamous Windows 'screen of death' appeared.....It effectively rendered the laptop unu...
by bally1001
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Protection Software
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Re: Protection Software (Solved)

OK, many thanks for that....I use Mint on a separate laptop (old W7), so I'll go with the consensus and leave things be.
by bally1001
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Protection Software
Replies: 14
Views: 754

Protection Software

As a slowly converting Windows user that has relied upon Kaspersky's protection for years, before I start to use Mint for more personal activities I would like to ask if there are comparable packages available for Linux.....Obviously I have the Firewall activated, and I know that Linux is not normal...
by bally1001
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen display size
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Screen display size

Many thanks....I'll work through that and see if I can fix it.

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