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General Discussion / Re: Changes to the Forum pages
« on: June 25, 2021, 12:26:45 pm »
Hello HZ - and welcome to the Forum.

We're pleased that you like the changes to the site and look forward to your posts.

Keith

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Linux Support / Re: Partitions
« on: June 19, 2021, 01:43:05 pm »
Sounds like a good option!

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General Discussion / Re: Changes to the Forum pages
« on: June 18, 2021, 08:00:00 pm »
Thank you, Sezo. 

Displayed font size seems to be a combination of browser and web page font sizes.  I've set my FF font size to 14 which suits the average web page but they do vary, and now the Forum font seems rather large to me at my default value. 
You are right that users can change the browser default settings and also alter the "Toggle reader view" in the Firefox address bar, but it would be a nuisance to keep changing it;  hence the enquiry. 

Keith

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General Discussion / Re: Changes to the Forum pages
« on: June 18, 2021, 06:57:41 pm »
Thank you for the feedback, Wishbone.


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General Discussion / Changes to the Forum pages
« on: June 18, 2021, 04:18:04 pm »
Following a plea by one Forum Member, The Management has increased the font size.  What do you think?  Too big now or just right?  In particular, the post editing box has a larger font than the remainder of the site.  Is that useful? 

We want to make the Forum accessible to everyone but without putting people off. 
Please do let us have your views - after all it's your Forum. 

Keith

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Linux Support / Re: Installing dash-to-panel via Gnome
« on: June 18, 2021, 04:11:13 pm »
Hi Golcarjack - and welcome to the Forum.

I note that there is a known bug in "Dash-to-panel".  You  might find this link helpful:
https://github.com/home-sweet-gnome/dash-to-panel/issues/1265#issuecomment-861987521

Keith

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Linux Support / Re: My scanner doesn´t work on Ubuntu
« on: June 17, 2021, 01:55:35 pm »
With the scanner plugged in try:
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scanimage -L
and report the output.

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General Discussion / Re: Suggestion for this forum view set up
« on: June 16, 2021, 10:15:03 pm »
Hi Melissa.

Chromebooks are available in screen sizes: 11.6, 13.3, 14, 15.6 inches.  Which is yours?  If it's a small one, then the text will be very small in order to fit it all on the screen.  Expanding the text size will naturally put some text off-screen so that you have to scroll to see it. 

One thing you could try if you are running Firefox on your Chromebook is to click on the small, rectangular "page" icon at the right-hand end of the Firefox address bar.  This will display just the text without any graphics and the text is larger.  I attach a screen shot of it. 

Keith

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Linux Support / Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« on: June 16, 2021, 09:59:37 pm »
Mike,

Do the mouse & KB freeze at boot-up or later?  If the latter; how much later?

Keith

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Linux Support / Re: Linux 64 bit installation problem [Solved]
« on: June 14, 2021, 07:43:32 pm »
Many thanks.

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Linux Support / Re: Linux 64 bit installation problem
« on: June 14, 2021, 04:45:11 pm »
I'm pleased that your patience and tenacity has solved the problem.  And many thanks for keeping us up-to-date with your various tests. 
To assist other people looking for the solution, please edit the title of your first post on this topic as [SOLVED].

Thank you.
   Keith

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Linux Support / Re: NEED HELP PLAYING DVDS ON UBUNTU COMPUTER PLEASE
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:39:39 pm »
Hello Matilda - and welcome to the Forum.

VLC player is generally very good but if you are having problems with it you might like to try "MPV Media Player" which is available in the Software centre. 
You can set the default video player in System-settings/Details/Default-applications.  If you have difficulty doing that, just come back here.

By the way:  Are you using Ubuntu's default Unity Desktop (with the large icons down the left hand side)?  If so you might prefer "Classic view" which is much easier to navigate.  If you want to try it do ask. 

Keith

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Linux Support / Re: Rsync
« on: June 07, 2021, 03:11:13 pm »
Freelance, 

you give your command as:
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rsync -v -a  --max-size=4GB --delete <home directory> .
<mount point> .
I note three points:
1. you have two lines here - is that how you issue the command?
2. You show two full stops (.).  They have a particular meaning in Linux (it means your current directory) so the first line would copy your Home directory (if that's where you are) to the home directory. 
I am guessing that your actual command is
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rsync -v -a  --max-size=4GB --delete <home directory> <mount point>
Is that the case?

3. Do you really want to back up the whole of your Home directory?  Including all the system files?  Mine comes to 64GB.  If you do, you might be better off using the tar command which saves the whole lot as a single file which can be compressed, too.  Its rather fiddly to use which is why I use rsync but I back up only the important directories (Documents, Pictures, etc) and you can put them all on the same line like so:
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rsync -av --delete --max-size=4GB Documents Pictures Music .bin etc  <mount-point>
Keith

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Linux Support / Re: ip neigh and arp - incorrect MAC address
« on: June 05, 2021, 10:14:12 pm »
"how I can scan my entire network for MAC Addresses assuming this "unknown" one is on my network"?

If you log into your router it should show you the name, MAC address and IP address of each device the router can see.
For example;  my router address is http://bthomehub.home/index.htm?pg=home.htm.   Or just bthomehub.home will do. 
Beyond that, I can't offer any advice. 

Keith

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Linux Support / Re: Linux 64 bit installation problem
« on: June 03, 2021, 08:58:42 pm »
Join the club, Graeme. 
I'd forgotten about cpuinfo which is exceptionally informative. 

Steve; you can find more info on the flags here: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-general-1/proc-cpuinfo-flag-lm-358563/

Keith

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