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  1. Re: Linux FatDog64 not reading savefile on mmcblk0 drive

    The partition with the 'savefile' is the only one, and contains the whole OS. It writes to the file Ok when you shut it down, but for some reason will not read it when booted. If installed to a...
  2. Linux FatDog64 not reading savefile on mmcblk0 drive

    I have been trying to get FatDog 64 to read its save-file on a mmcblk0 drive.
    When installed to a conventional SDA drive there is no problem.
    When installed to a mmcblk0 drive it can not find the...
  3. Thread: Rogue PDF

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    Re: Rogue PDF

    Unfortunately she deleted it, but she had to call in someone to sort it out. Someone had installed Norton Security which was dead, also Defender (W10) wasn't working either. Of course its all my...
  4. Re: Strange Gmail account recovery process/problem?

    If you have a Gmail account, why are you using Thunderbird? Much better to do your email on google. Files don't get to your computer unless you download them. Especially as you are using W7. Google...
  5. Thread: Rogue PDF

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    Rogue PDF

    I sent a PDF document as an attachment to a gmail to an address in London. The PDF file was 570 kB in size. When the file was received it had grown to 6 MB. The file still worked, but was difficult...
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    Re: Open Office or ..?

    The most common, and compatible one is Libre Office which is available in most versions of Linux, and Windows.
    My favourite is Softmaker Free Office 2018, also available for Linux, and Windows.
    I...
  7. Re: Specsavers: "We could all do with a spare pair."

    The words 'dementia' and 'glasses' reminds me of the time when I was trying to find my glasses, and my son asked me what I was doing. I replied "looking for my glasses". he replied "you'r wearing...
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    Re: Strange problem with NTFS partitions.

    Linux has no problems with any of the drives, nothing to report.
    The problem no longer exists. I have removed Windows 10, and installed it in VMWare hosted by Cinnamon 18.3 . Works a treat, and no...
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    Re: Bad update Google Chrome

    I feel like a bit of an idiot! Turns out that in the past "hardware acceleration" was disabled by default, and now it is enabled. With "hardware acceleration" off everything is normal. With it on the...
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    Re: Strange problem with NTFS partitions.

    The folders, and files in Sda1 are displayed in the Windows file manager, but can not be copied, or opened. They are normal in Linux. Sda2 is normal on both Os's. The settings are identical on both...
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    Fake problems with external hard drive.

    I have a 1TB USB hard drive which I use on Linux & Windows 10. Every time I plug it in to W10 it notifies me that it needs to be scanned. If I let it do a scan it can find nothing wrong. Linux never...
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    Strange problem with NTFS partitions.

    A Laptop with two drives. The system drive a Samsung SSD M2. It has Linux Mint & Windows 10 Pro on it.
    The data drive is 1TB with two NTFS partitions which are shared by both systems. Recently Sda1...
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    Re: MS Win 10 Problems?

    I agree with you about Mint 20. It has many problems, incompatible with a lot of the software, software that used to be free has been 'upgraded' and requires a license, the older versions will not...
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    Re: Problems with Dell Inspiron i7 5000 series

    So far as the sound goes, I will remove the back & fix the plug, probably a bad connection, or an insect or something. It works sometimes, is at the moment.
    I think Mint 18.3 is the best, Mint 20 is...
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    Problems with Dell Inspiron i7 5000 series

    I have a few problems with the above laptop running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3 & Windows 10 Pro 2040.


    1] The earphone socket is damaged, so I am using a 'creative' USB sound card. Works well on...
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    Virtualbox usb & hard drive sharing

    I have never been able to get Virtualbox, in Linux (Mint), to support USB, or share a drive partition. Extension tools have been installed.
    Vmware does both, but is a pig to install. Does anyone...
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    Re: Bad update Google Chrome

    I have installed Slimjet, and think its very good. Had to install "IdeaNova Drm Extension" before it would work on TVNZ. Works well on 7Plus, and Channel 9.
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    Re: Bad update Google Chrome

    The saga continues. I replaced Mint Cinnamon 18.3 with a Macrium Image made about two months ago. Everything was fine until I did an update last night. I thought it would be Ok. Now both Chrome &...
  19. Thread: Image you PC

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    Re: Image you PC

    I use Macrium Reflex 7 free because it has no problems with multibooting, windows, linux, anything on the drive. Also you can backup a single partition, also able to mount the image as a virtual...
  20. Re: Old chestnut - "Problem ejecting USB mass storage".

    Right click on the drive in the file manager, and select 'eject'
    or
    Log out, then log in again.
  21. Re: Avira A/V blocking You Tube videos in Firefox and Chrome

    If you are using Windows 10 you don't need it, Defender is very good, except that it takes forever to do a scan.
    In any other Windows I use "360 Total Security" (Chinese) which also replaces crap...
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    Re: Pin a window to stay on top of other windows

    With Linux you just right click on the window & select 'always on top'. Don't know why Windows doesn't do the same.
    Also in Linux if you press Alt you can drag a window by any part of it, very...
  23. Problem with HP 11.6 Chromebook G7 EE 6ZH15PA

    My Grandson has an HP 11.6 Chromebook G7 EE 6ZH15PA which is out of warrantee.
    Most of the time it is fine, but occasionally the keyboard prints nonsense, making log-in impossible. If you slap it on...
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    Re: Vaccine for Covid not the Complete Solution

    Of course, if your name is Donald you haven't a thing to worry about :)
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    Re: Bad update Google Chrome

    I installed an old version of Chrome, must be about a year old, and it worked fine, excepting for Google advising me to update it. I did an update and it is now useless again. In full screen it only...
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