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    Re: Laptop charger makes unusual noise

    I think you mean DC socket, the port the charger plugs into on the laptop. That was my initial guess because it'd be such a shame to buy another charger as suggested.

    In some cases, the charging...
  2. Re: Asus K73TA/A73T laptop - Win 10 installation issues: accept, fiddle, or go to 8.1

    I am wondering which driver you installed?

    I believe the chipset driver is included with the graphics driver.

    The driver you want would be for the R5 200M series, going by AMD they have...
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    Re: Chocolate Fish...........

    At least kubuntu is similar enough to mint. I run Arch/Manjaro which can be quite different.

    Anyways where I have used ~.bashrc they all should be ~/.bashrc and ~/.bashrc.bak respectively. Its...
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    Re: Chocolate Fish...........

    umm, I thought we were using v4l2convert.so?

    And the command to try in the skype properties is just skypeforlinux

    If that does not work using our alias then you place the other line into the...
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    Re: Laptop charger makes unusual noise

    You say it worked fine for months, so this noise has only just started?

    I wish I knew what you are hearing but since electrical deaths/fires are no fun and I can't recommend poking around inside...
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    Re: Chocolate Fish...........

    sorry I cannot seem to escape quotes here so the echo command is not right

    it should have a single backslash before "env and after skypeforlinux""

    echo "alias skypeforlinux = \"env...
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    Re: Chocolate Fish...........

    Skype may have an auto start in its settings that you can turn it off or Mint may have a boot manager.

    and yes, you want to use that command for the desktop shortcut or any shortcut you use for...
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    Re: Chocolate Fish...........

    Sorry there was an error in the line I gave you it should be:

    env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libv4l/v4l2convert.so skypeforlinux

    If this line does not work, you need to make sure that...
  9. Thread: Covid Tracer App

    by Kame
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    Re: Covid Tracer App

    The reason I said this is because it's not the government that I worry about, its the fact that there's a group who are targeting it and/or have already broken into it. Only time will tell.
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    Re: Chocolate Fish...........

    catfish is fine. I really need to look into more GUI/user friendly methods but I feel it may require people to install these programs when I know everyone has the terminal.

    Anyways, it seems...
  11. Thread: Covid Tracer App

    by Kame
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    Re: Covid Tracer App

    I don't install spyware.
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    Re: Chocolate Fish...........

    Try to:

    locate v4l1compat.so

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    locate v4l2convert.so

    We just need to know where these libraries are located, may even require you to install libv4l# (1 or 2)
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    Re: Product Warranty Issues

    Obviously our government has no balls to tell the manufactures that they should stop offering warranties and use the CGA. Manufacturer warranties just misleads the consumer into thinking that once...
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    Re: Really Big Hard Drive

    Oh no, another mishap with the shrink ray gun. Hopefully they can restore that man to his proper height.
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    Re: My tablet has unstable wi-fi connection

    Try removing the SD card. Sometimes a faulty SD card can cause the wifi to be unstable.
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    Re: How does it tell the difference?

    I don't think you talking about having 2 laser assemblies? Because this is what people thought when wondering how dvd players could read cds and never considered it at component level. The reason dvd...
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    Re: Battery problem on laptop

    Does it run while not on the charger? How long?

    I would replace the laptop, sounds like it might be time for a new one.
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    Re: How does it tell the difference?

    CDs and DVDs the technology remains the same in how they are created, it's just the newer they got, the data became smaller and more compact. This is why a DVD player can be backwards compatible with...
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    Re: How does it tell the difference?

    It's not file formats but file system. File formats is more to do with how files are encoded while the file system is how data is stored. Files are nothing more than data stored in a system and then...
  20. Thread: Masks

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    Re: Masks

    In Firefox (Windows or Linux) Ctrl+H should open the History sidebar and Ctrl+Shift+H should open the History library. I am going to assume you've changed the system keyboard shortcut for toggling...
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    Re: How much should I sell my 'old' tower for?

    Going by the CPU, this is 8 years old. You could replace everything with newer for under $600.
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    Re: How to ask about feeling?

    English is so confusing, so here is my attempt to answer this.

    How are you feeling? is asking about a state that may have happened or is in the process of becoming, as in it could refer to past,...
  23. Re: Calling Plumbing Experts -- How to get rid of "Air-Lock"?

    Thinking about it, can you describe the noise?

    I am sure you would know what water hammering is, its when pipes vibrate violently that they normally bang against what they are fixed to. This is...
  24. Re: Calling Plumbing Experts -- How to get rid of "Air-Lock"?

    Usually air gets trapped in hot water lines because of the lower pressure. If it is trapped in the cold water line, which is odd, then is the cold water pressure too low? Since the pressure in the...
  25. Thread: Your help, please

    by Kame
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    Re: Your help, please

    I don't think I can help tell you the watts of this but explaining how it's calculated, you maybe able to get a good indication of what it could be if you get 2 pieces of the puzzle.

    Watts = Amps...
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