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by iain_33
Fri May 24, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connect HDD to ethernet port
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Connect HDD to ethernet port

I'm up and running 8) inxi -Fxzd System: Host: xxxxxxxxx Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP G70 Notebook PC v: F.32 serial: <filter> Mo...
by iain_33
Fri May 24, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connect HDD to ethernet port
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Connect HDD to ethernet port

Hi phd21 While 480 Mbps ethernet would indeed be much better than 100 Mbps, my aim was to get a faster connection than 480 Mbps for an external HDD so in that case it's no better for me (I don't otherwise use the ethernet). As I write, Mint is installing on the shiny new 1TB HDD I've just replaced t...
by iain_33
Fri May 24, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connect HDD to ethernet port
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Connect HDD to ethernet port

Hi phd21, thanks for your suggestions. I presume a USB to RJ45 adaptor will give me an ethernet connection better than the 100Mbps I currently have, but no better than USB 2.0's max 480Mbps, in which case I'm no better off... I don't have any external SATA ports, but I have in the past considered re...
by iain_33
Fri May 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connect HDD to ethernet port
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Connect HDD to ethernet port

Hi Lord Boltar, thanks for your reply, but I realise I should have checked my specs before considering this ... I've over estimated my old steed again, its ethernet controller (Realtek RTL810xE) is 100Mbps max so a long way short of USB 2.0's 480 Mbps, even allowing for that being theoretical and ac...
by iain_33
Fri May 24, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Connect HDD to ethernet port
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Connect HDD to ethernet port

One of the frustrating things with my old laptop is it doesn't have USB 3.0 ports, only USB 2.0, so large transfers to an external HDD (ie. backups) are slow. It has an ethernet port though, and I've read that USB 3.0 and ethernet speeds are comparable. Is it possible to connect a HDD to the etherne...
by iain_33
Tue May 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Moved LAMP app from Windows to Linux, now got garbled text
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Moved LAMP app from Windows to Linux, now got garbled text

Looking at it further I wonder if the text itself in the database has become corrupted. I've tried opening the mysqldump file that I restored the database from (created in Windows / restored in Linux), and the accented characters are garbled in there too - I've tried opening it with different encodi...
by iain_33
Tue May 21, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Moved LAMP app from Windows to Linux, now got garbled text
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Moved LAMP app from Windows to Linux, now got garbled text

I enabled mbstring with phpenmod mbstring, restarted apache, no luck :(

I checked php.ini, mbstring.http_output wasn't set so I googled it, php.net told me it's deprecated and to use default_charset instead, which is set to UTF-8 already.
by iain_33
Mon May 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Moved LAMP app from Windows to Linux, now got garbled text
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Moved LAMP app from Windows to Linux, now got garbled text

Not sure if this question is appropriate to this forum, but here goes. Back in the Windows days I had a self-built web app which ran on a localhost Apache / PHP / MySQL setup. The database collation was set as utf8_general_ci , and all the pages have content-type as charset=utf-8 in the header. Sinc...
by iain_33
Sat May 18, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint on an old Thinkpad R61
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Mint on an old Thinkpad R61

After replacing Windows 10 with Mint 19.1 Mate some months back and not looking back since, I'm hoping to do the same with my dad's laptop, an old, reconditioned Thinkpad R61. I tried it today with a Live USB, and first impression was bad. I had a black screen during boot, every minute or so got err...
by iain_33
Sat May 18, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Two questions about DE's
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Two questions about DE's

Hi pbear, what I meant was, I assumed his old laptop would need xfce so I'd install it on mine too, but if Mate works then even better, I won't have to alter mine
by iain_33
Thu May 16, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Two questions about DE's
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Two questions about DE's

It would be great if Mate works - I was thinking if I installed xfce then I'd put it on mine too as dual-boot so I can get to know it for the "tech support". I'm getting my hopes up now :D
by iain_33
Thu May 16, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Two questions about DE's
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Two questions about DE's

I'm not expecting his old laptop to Cinnamon or Gimp or resource heavy games, just your typical web browsing / email / word processing. I'm thinking xfce should do just fine, as long as I can keep it "similar" to the Win 10 system - similar desktop, firefox, Word 97 if I can. Familiarity is key. I'l...
by iain_33
Thu May 16, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Opinions sought on backup - ing. (Solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Opinions sought on backup - ing. (Solved)

https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/components-and-upgrades/hard-drive-enclosures/dynamode-2-5-usb-3-0-sata-hard-drive-enclosure-10146607-pdt.html USB 3.0 SATA enclosure, £10.45. Plenty of others around the same price Not sure where you're looking, I've never paid much for them. Edi...
by iain_33
Wed May 15, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Opinions sought on backup - ing. (Solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Opinions sought on backup - ing.

I don't understand your cables setup - I've never had to connect an external HDD with a molex connector. If it's flimsy like you say then it may trip out while it's in use then you might corrupt data that's being backed up or restored. Is it an internal HDD that you're using externally? I use them i...
by iain_33
Wed May 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: MATE menu - overlapping categories
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: MATE menu - overlapping categories

I thought that may be the case. Am I right in thinking then, that most of those applications are made by different developers with different ideas of where they should be? In which case could they be persuaded to get together and organise them a bit better. Maybe even combine some of the application...
by iain_33
Wed May 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Two questions about DE's
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Two questions about DE's

Thanks gm10. I'm hoping to get at his laptop with a Mint Live USB sometime soon, just to see if / how it runs, and to get an inxi output to get some opinions. I'm getting my hopes up in that I keep reading good things about Thinkpads here. It does seem wasteful that perfectly good hardware, still in...
by iain_33
Wed May 15, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Two questions about DE's
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: Two questions about DE's

Hi WharfRat, thanks for your reply. I'm not intending on installing another DE, my question was more about installing dependencies from another DE. For example on my MATE system, would installing DigiKam and all its KDE dependencies cause me the same trouble as trying to install KDE itself? And let'...
by iain_33
Wed May 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: MATE menu - overlapping categories
Replies: 3
Views: 396

MATE menu - overlapping categories

A suggestion to merge or reorganise the System Tools / Administration / Preferences categories on the MATE menu. The three seem to overlap, some programs I'd expect to be together are split across categories, and I never know which one to look in to find what I need. I find the Control Centre is muc...
by iain_33
Wed May 15, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Two questions about DE's
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Two questions about DE's

A relative has an old laptop, even older than mine, circa 2007 - a reconditioned Thinkpad R61 - and Windows 10 is giving him headaches (how often do we read that here!), so I'm considering putting Linux on it - I'm expecting it'll need a light desktop environment, or even a lighter distro than Mint....
by iain_33
Wed May 15, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Backups for Windows that can be read in Linux:SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: Backups for Windows that can be read in Linux

I gave up on proprietary backup programs long ago (whilst still on Windows) for that reason - if for any reason I can't use the backup program anymore - eg. it's no longer supported on my system or I lose the installer - or the backup archive becomes corrupt, then I don't have a backup. I just used ...

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