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General Help & Advice / Re: Installing Chrome
« on: Yesterday at 02:18:06 pm »
I'm personally not seeing any problems with Chrome or Chromium (but then I'm on an Ubuntu base) .. but it's always a good idea to have the latest version of a web browser.

General Help & Advice / Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade (resolved)
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:16:50 pm »
Can't remember .. Windows will have copied them to (I think)
or something like that .. just copy them all
Place them in:-
(create that directory if necessary)

Then run:
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sudo fc-cache -fv
and ya done.

Internet Connectivity / Re: Broadband speed checkers
« on: May 18, 2019, 02:05:38 am »
just use the netflix one .. seems fairly accurate (if basic).
(click the "show more info" button if you also want latency and upload speed)

And don't use a wireless connection to your router, or you'll likely be limited by that local LAN connection rather than the broadband WAN connection.

In truth I don't think any of them are hyper-accurate .. better for 'comparisons', so always use the same one.

Ubuntu / Re: Force resolution on login screen at startup
« on: May 18, 2019, 01:55:38 am »
Is there any output from
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ls -al /var/lib/AccountsService/users

Security / Re: New to Linux: Best antivirus and Security suite?
« on: May 16, 2019, 10:36:18 pm »
Sorry, but no I'm not seeing "necessary" ???

Personally I think running AV in Linux is not only not necessary, but because it'd need to run with elevated privileges to work it becomes an attack vector in its own right.

General Help & Advice / Re: Partitioning SSD
« on: May 16, 2019, 11:56:46 am »
Solid policy .. you'd get my vote :)

General Help & Advice / Re: Bluetooth speaker won't work
« on: May 16, 2019, 11:53:48 am »
Does that little laptop even have bluetooth ?

What's the output from:
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inxi -Fz
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rfkill list
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dmesg | grep -i blue
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service bluetooth status

Internet Connectivity / Re: NO Internet connection Mint 18.3
« on: May 16, 2019, 11:46:05 am »
Sometimes using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut is the easiest (and often the quickest) way :)

You can faff about for days trying to be surgical .. or just nuke and pave in a couple of hours .. sometimes (specially when you're in a hurry) the thermonuclear option just makes the most sense.

Glad you're back up and running.

Internet Connectivity / Re: NO Internet connection Mint 18.3
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:41:56 pm »
Okay looks like DNS isn't working.

Have you tried first rebooting your router ?

and if that makes no difference, manually setting your DNS servers in network-manager ?

Try these settings:-
from here,2027.msg19758.html#msg19758

Internet Connectivity / Re: NO Internet connection Mint 18.3
« on: May 14, 2019, 02:53:41 pm »
What's the output from
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ping -c 5
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ping -c 5

General Help & Advice / Re: LIBRE OFFICE why no upgrade (resolved)
« on: May 14, 2019, 02:43:29 pm »
No problem Tramlink, glad I could help :)


Something else I do is copy all the TTF fonts that come with Office across to Linux .. it can often help with keeping document formatting more consistent.

General Help & Advice / Re: No flash
« on: May 12, 2019, 09:07:53 pm »
Peppermint 9 should already have flash installed for Firefox.

click this link

Click the Blue "Edit a Photo" button.

You should see a "Run Adobe Flash" icon in the middle of your screen .. click it.

At the top, a popup should appear asking you if you want to allow Adobe Flash to run on this site .. put a tick in the "Remember this decision" box, then click the "Allow" button.

General Help & Advice / Re: Netbook won't connect to internet
« on: May 09, 2019, 02:27:59 pm »
So is this (SOLVED) ?

General Discussion / Re: where files save when running off of USB
« on: May 08, 2019, 08:30:23 pm »
If it's a LiveUSB with persistence, your user files will be stored in the persistence file (on the USB stick, but inside a special file)

if it's a 'proper' installation (just to a USB stick rather than a hard drive), then your user files will be stored on the USB in the normal way.

Either way, they're saved on the USB stick unless you choose to save them somewhere else.

General Help & Advice / Re: Partitioning SSD
« on: May 05, 2019, 12:37:41 pm »
Sorry Rich, I'm just super busy with the upcoming Peppermint 10 at the moment, so didn't have time to respond :(

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