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#1
General Discussion / Re: Is it me?
June 23, 2022, 05:31:25 PM
Mike.

I think there might be some confusion here over the use of the term "ISO file" - but I'll skip that.
If you can get your PC connected to the internet why not just transfer the file(s) by email or via Dropbox (or similar cloud file storage such as Mega.nz) and pick them up on another PC? 

Keith
#2
General Discussion / Re: Is it me?
June 20, 2022, 04:48:56 PM
Hi Mike.

Xfburn provides four options: 
1. Burn Image
2. New data composition
3. Blank disk (preparing a disk for a new burn)
4. Audio CD
Since your files are not ISO images, I am guessing that you used #2 or #3. 
"New Data" looks like the appropriate one - did you use that? 

You say that Linux can see the files (on the CD?) but Windows can't.  Do they need to be visible in Windows?  Not sure what your problem actually is. 

Keith
#3
Linux Support / Re: Can't execute scripts
May 01, 2022, 12:21:26 AM
Hi Brian.

Your commands don't work, surprisingly, although if I go to the directory .bin where the scripts are, that appears to work.
But your suggestion of changing directory permissions worked a treat!  As directory permissions are not generally shown, it didn't even occur to me to try that.   
Many thanks.    

Keith
#4
Linux Support / Can't execute scripts [SOLVED]
April 29, 2022, 06:38:08 PM
I've just bought a new laptop - Dell Latitude E5570 - and am still trying to come to terms with its quirks.  Installed Ubuntu 20.04.   

I have all my scripts in a directory /home/keith/.bin and have changed the PATH to include it:
[email protected]:~$ echo $PATH
/home/keith/.bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin

....and I've made the scripts executable.  But when I type a script name I get a "command not found" error. 

I've not had problems in the past as the process is so simple.  Any ideas what I'm not doing?

Keith
#5
Linux Support / Re: Is Debian good for ThinkPads?
April 23, 2022, 10:45:31 PM
Not sure if this is helpful----- I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Thinkpad T500 with 2GB RAM and 500GB SSD, and it's absolutely fine. 
#6
Linux Support / Re: Installing new printer
March 26, 2022, 05:33:16 PM
I think Dave intended to writesudo alien Downloads/epson-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.7.18.1lsb3.2.i486.rpmWorth a try.

Keith
#7
Linux Support / Re: Installing new printer
March 26, 2022, 04:43:03 PM
I guess Alien is looking in a default location for the .rpm file (possibly Downloads or Temp). 
Trysudo alien Desktop/epsom-inkjet-printer-escpr-1.7.18.1lsb3.2.i486.rpmbut David will know the right answer.

Keith
#8
Hi Rincon.

On my UK keyboard, the exclamation mark (!) is on the same key as the numeral "1", near the top left of the keyboard.  You will need to use the Shift key (up-arrow at bottom left of your keyboard). 

Keith
#9
Linux Tips & Tricks / Re: Etcher alternative
March 05, 2022, 11:39:11 AM
You link doesn't work, Brian. 

Although specifically for Fedora, this link might be useful: https://fedoramagazine.org/how-to-make-a-live-usb-stick-using-gnome-disks/

Keith
#10
Linux Support / Re: Adding a command to run at start-up
February 26, 2022, 10:57:48 AM
Hi Data10 - and welcome to the Forum. 

I am not familiar with Clear Linux but you might find in System Settings something like "Startup Applications" where you can enter applications to be loaded at start-up.

Failing that you might be able to use crontab.  There are many tutorials on-line and details will be found in the man pages:man crontabYou can see what (if any) applications are started in crontab by issuing the following command:crontab -l

Keith
#11
Linux Support / Re: MAJOR problems
February 26, 2022, 10:53:27 AM
Helen,

I'm pleased that you have resolved your immediate problems - even if it is at the cost of a new machine. 
Pleased also that you intend to keep on with Linux with a view to using it in the future.  Familiarity is the key to any OS and I am sure that ultimately you will fall for Linux.  We hope to see you back here. 

As an aside, you may not know that from Windows 10 the Terms & Conditions give the Microsoft the right to monitor users' keystrokes.  For purely technical reasons, of course!   

Keith
#12
Sorry to hear that Matilda.  Better luck next time.

Keith
#13
QuoteCould it be a problem with the iso itself?
Yes, it could be.  Did you check the MD5SUM after downloading it? 
#14
QuoteI know a lot of people recommend Etcher, and it was the very first one I tried. What happened was it told me that the burn had 'failed' despite the fact it was a brand new USB device.
I know a of of people recommend Etcher, and it has many useful facilities, but perhaps not the best one for a beginner.  Anyway, you have RMPrepUSB which you are happy with, except that the "extraction failed" message is probably important.  Significantly; RMPrepUSB does not appear in the Linux Repositories, but UNetbootin does which makes it a recommended application. 

QuoteWhat worries me though is that it suddenly froze. I don't know if this is because I was looking around without installing yet, or if it was because of the extraction failed message I got at the end of the burn
Running any OS from a USB will always be slow but freezing looks like it might be related to your "extraction failed message" message.

QuoteI eventually got to RMPrepUSB, by which time 200MB had inexplicably vanished from the maximum capacity of my device, don't know how, I formatted the device between each attempt
No, it hasn't disappeared.  When you delete files from a USB device, it puts them in Rubbish Bin on the USB device not the one on your computer.  (Why this is the case is left to the student as an exercise).  To see what's happening, start Windows, insert the USB device and in the file manager select View Hidden Files.  You should then see a directory named something like .Trash.  Open this and you might find two sub-directories called something like files and info.  These contain your deleted files which are occupying your lost space.  To delete them, highlight them as usual but now press Shift+Delete.  Not just Delete, or they will simply re-appear. 

Incidentally, 200MB does seem rather a small amount of memory for an operating system, so the warning message you had is probably real!
If you have any doubts, I recommend that you install Unetbootin for Windows and use it to download Ubuntu (it offers many Linux OSs) and burn the USB all in one go. 

I'm pleased that you like Ubuntu and hope that you persevere. 
  Keith
#15
Hardware Compatibility / Re: Can my gaming pc run debian?
February 14, 2022, 11:32:14 AM
Hi Kid - and welcome to the Forum.

Your CPU and memory should be fine but you might have problems with the GPU.
Have a look at https://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=135330.  A web search might reveal more information. 

Keith