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Messages - Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Boot / system issues
« on: December 06, 2018, 03:33:31 pm »
Absolutely you can (as long as you don't install  any proprietary graphics drivers before you move the drive back to the original PC) .. unlike Windows, you can move a drive between PC's and it should just adjust itself to the new hardware.

In fact that's the reason LiveCD/LiveUSB's work .. hardware is detected and the required drivers loaded AT EACH BOOT.

BTW, Welcome to the forum :)

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Linux Solutions / Re: Recomend software for creation of a platform
« on: December 06, 2018, 11:01:05 am »
So you're planning on purchasing a VPS (webserver) running Linux ?

If so, how about this forum software (SMF) with an Ajax Live Chat plugin ?
(it allows access restrictions via membergroups)

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Linux Solutions / Re: Recomend software for creation of a platform
« on: December 05, 2018, 10:47:11 pm »
Not sure what you mean by "platform" ?

You mention a "site|" .. do you mean a website ?

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General Help & Advice / Re: Card reader
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:52:06 pm »
Are you using any USB extension cables ?

Have you tried another cable ?

Have you tried another USB port ?

Is there a BIOS setting to limit the USB speed ?

It's still showing "print_req_error: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 4095872" (and other read errors) and apparently disconnecting .. which suggests a problem with the card itself (or possibly the reader/cabling)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Install older version of Thunderbird (resolved)
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:42:39 pm »
You're welcome :)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Install older version of Thunderbird
« on: December 02, 2018, 07:57:21 pm »
Run these commands in sequence:
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sudo apt-get remove thunderbird
then
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cd /opt
then
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sudo wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/52.9.1/linux-x86_64/en-GB/thunderbird-52.9.1.tar.bz2
then
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sudo tar xjvf thunderbird-52.9.1.tar.bz2
then
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sudo ln -s /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird
then
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gksudo xed /usr/share/applications/thunderbird-custom.desktop
and when a BLANK file opens, make it read:-
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[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Thunderbird Mail
Comment=Send and receive mail with Thunderbird
GenericName=Mail Client
Keywords=Email;E-mail;Newsgroup;Feed;RSS
Exec=thunderbird %u
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=thunderbird
Categories=Application;Network;Email;
MimeType=x-scheme-handler/mailto;application/x-xpinstall;
StartupNotify=true
Actions=Compose;Contacts

[Desktop Action Compose]
Name=Compose New Message
Exec=thunderbird -compose
OnlyShowIn=Messaging Menu;Unity;

[Desktop Action Contacts]
Name=Contacts
Exec=thunderbird -addressbook
OnlyShowIn=Messaging Menu;Unity;
SAVE the file, and exit the text editor.

Now see if Thunderbird Mail in the main menu works, and opens version 52.9.1



To UNDO (and reinstall the more recent version from the repos)
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cd /opt
then
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sudo rm -rv thunderbird
then
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sudo rm -v thunderbird-52.9.1.tar.bz2
then
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cd /usr/bin
then
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sudo rm -v thunderbird
then
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cd /usr/share/applications
then
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sudo rm -v thunderbird-custom.desktop
then
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sudo apt-get install thunderbird
Done.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Card reader
« on: December 01, 2018, 08:23:01 pm »
See if Linux now recognises the card ?
(or still throws that error in dmesg)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Card reader
« on: December 01, 2018, 05:35:59 pm »
You might want to copy off all the files in Windows, then reformat the card in your camera.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Card reader
« on: December 01, 2018, 04:08:12 pm »
Will it read anything else, such as an SD card ?



The reason I ask is because this repeated message:-

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[  977.966234] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 Add. Sense: Incompatible medium installed
[  977.966237] sd 2:0:0:0: [sdb] tag#0 CDB: Read(10) 28 00 00 3e 7f 80 00 00 08 00
[  977.966239] print_req_error: I/O error, dev sdb, sector 4095872

Seems to suggest there's an input/output problem with reading the card.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Card reader
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:59:53 pm »
I assumed when you said "Plugging card reader into Mint 19" you were referring to a USB card reader ?

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General Help & Advice / Re: Card reader
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:13:33 pm »
What's the output from:
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lsusb
and can you also unplug the card .. wait 10 seconds .. replug the card .. then post the output from:
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dmesg | tail -n 40

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General Help & Advice / Re: Cannot refesh update list
« on: December 01, 2018, 02:11:08 pm »
You're most welcome :)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Install older version of Thunderbird
« on: November 30, 2018, 11:56:41 pm »
Just extract the archive, enter the just extracted "thunderbird" directory, and run the "thunderbird" binary executable by double-clicking on it.

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General Help & Advice / Re: Cannot refesh update list
« on: November 30, 2018, 10:39:51 pm »
Opera have changed their repo certificate origin value...

Open a terminal and run:
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sudo apt update
you will be prompted:-

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E: Repository 'https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable InRelease' changed its 'Origin' value from 'Opera Software ASA' to 'Opera Software AS'
N: This must be accepted explicitly before updates for this repository can be applied. See apt-secure( 8 ) manpage for details.
Do you want to accept these changes and continue updating from this repository? [y/N]

Hit the "Y" key, then the "Enter" key.

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