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Forum: Linux 12. Oct 2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By dollyp
How to mount a second drive

I'm adding a new much larger mSATA SSD to replace the small one fitted in my laptop. There will be room for most of /home on it but I will need to leave 'videos' and 'downloads' on the main HDD...
Forum: Mobile Apps 11. Jul 2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,969
Posted By dollyp
The main thing that bothers me with second hand...

The main thing that bothers me with second hand phones is the battery. Most of the newest phones now have batteries sealed inside and not accessible, e.g. iphones and the new Samsung S6. My...
Forum: Linux 13. Jan 2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,155
Posted By dollyp
As the man says, that is one seriously attractive...

As the man says, that is one seriously attractive distro. Thanks MC. I may give this a try when I next feel like a change from Mint xfce. I agree that there is some doubt whether this guy can keep...
Forum: Linux 13. Nov 2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By dollyp
I second Mint and suggest you try the xfce...

I second Mint and suggest you try the xfce desktop - in practical terms it is very close to Windows in looks, is remarkably stable and in my experience will pick up and configure most hardware.
Forum: Mobile Apps 29. Oct 2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,449
Posted By dollyp
I've only just got a smartphone (been too busy...

I've only just got a smartphone (been too busy with Windows and latterly Linux - oh and work) and whilst I've gone with Google (Moto G) I'm trying to keep my dealings with the tax-shy, nosy data...
Forum: Linux 16. Sep 2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,311
Posted By dollyp
MC. I would be interested in what you are...

MC. I would be interested in what you are referring to when you say "takes xfce to a new level". I can't see from their website what makes this distro better than Mint17 xfce or xubuntu. (Apart from...
Forum: Linux 06. Mar 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,025
Posted By dollyp
I downloaded and tried both the KDE and XFCE...

I downloaded and tried both the KDE and XFCE versions of the latest Manjaro. Sadly neither of them would boot from a usb stick; with both the screen went blank after the 'grub' menu.

Rather a lot...
Forum: Linux 21. Jan 2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,969
Posted By dollyp
I take your point about majority user base. It...

I take your point about majority user base. It just seems so natural to expect a distro to install over more than a single drive, especially since Solyd makes the point that it comes from Mint; and...
Forum: Linux 09. Jan 2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,002
Posted By dollyp
KDE - Bad font rendering in F/fox and T/bird

Mint16KDE - the fonts used in rendering websites and messages in KDE are ugly to say the least. This appears from a browse on Google to be a regular issue with multiple suggested cures.

Trouble is...
Forum: Linux 09. Jan 2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,969
Posted By dollyp
SolydK - a disappointment

Since I had difficulties installing Mint on my laptop (dual-boot) I decided to get rid of Win8 and single boot. I also decided to go for a distro that didn't require regular reinstallations. With the...
Forum: Linux 26. Nov 2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,103
Posted By dollyp
Manage partitions with distro hopping

I've been using Mint Mate almost exclusively for the past 8 months and am about to get rid of my unstable dual-boot with Win8 on a Lenovo Ideapad. I had anticipated that moving to a single Linux...
Forum: Linux 15. Nov 2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 90
Sticky: Poll: What Distro
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Posted By dollyp
That is a smart desktop. MC, is that your sense...

That is a smart desktop. MC, is that your sense of humour to have a button with Windows icon on it?

Regards
David
Forum: Linux 08. Nov 2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,804
Posted By dollyp
I'm going to quibble over this. Windows installs...

I'm going to quibble over this. Windows installs fairly easily because of the huge array of drivers and software that has to be bundled by the hardware manufacturers. I've installed Windows on dozens...
Forum: Linux 24. Jul 2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,202
Posted By dollyp
I'm going in the Linux direction. My new comp...

I'm going in the Linux direction. My new comp came with Windows8, which I really hate! I'm in the process of moving over towards Linux and have dual booted with Mint15 Mate. I now use Mint most of...
Forum: Linux 27. Jun 2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By dollyp
Thanks, MC.

Thanks, MC.
Forum: Linux 26. Jun 2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By dollyp
Linux and Antivirus software

It seems to be generally recognised in all I've read about Linux that I don't need to worry about viruses etc. However in browsing the screen dumps of other's desktops I see that many of those posted...
Forum: Linux 26. Jun 2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By dollyp
Dumb Question about KDE

Probably a dumb question, but is KDE desktop the same as Plasma desktop? I see both these terms being used.

Regards
David
Forum: Linux 11. Jun 2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By dollyp
The version of Remastersys in the link in the...

The version of Remastersys in the link in the last post does not install due to failed dependencies. An older version I found on the web also failed. Back to the drawing board.

David
Forum: Linux 08. Jun 2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By dollyp
Remastersys seems to have been forked and I...

Remastersys seems to have been forked and I followed the links that 1002richards gave (thanks) to the new website, which is http://system-imaging.blogspot.co.uk/. The link to the "old" program is in...
Forum: Linux 06. Jun 2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By dollyp
I don't at the moment have Windows. I tried to...

I don't at the moment have Windows. I tried to dual-boot Win8/UEFI with Mint but couldn't get it to work; got fed up and installed Mint on it's own.

I'm trying to find Linux solutions for...
Forum: Linux 06. Jun 2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,078
Posted By dollyp
Linux Backups

Mint 14 Cinnamon

Two things I'm missing from Win7 are Macrium Reflect (to make backups of my OS partition from time to time, and as my Linux tool for restoring when I mess up) and MS's SyncToy to...
Forum: Linux 06. Jun 2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,219
Posted By dollyp
It doesn't surprise me. Mint has been...

It doesn't surprise me. Mint has been concentrating on providing their own versions of tools and owning their own DE seems a logical step, a bit like Canonical has being doing with Unity.

On the...
Forum: Linux 28. May 2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,683
Posted By dollyp
I'm really only getting to terms with 14 Cinnamon...

I'm really only getting to terms with 14 Cinnamon so will probably delay with 15, or even miss it out altogether. There's not much in the list of new features that I would consider essential to have....
Forum: Linux 13. May 2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,660
Posted By dollyp
Well I've finally done it. Got fed up trying to...

Well I've finally done it. Got fed up trying to get Mint to dual-boot with Win8 and also to use the m-sata ssd.

I deleted all the partitions on both hdd and ssd and installed Mint Cinnamon as the...
Forum: Linux 12. May 2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,660
Posted By dollyp
Yes, its there in Cinnamon also. I guess you must...

Yes, its there in Cinnamon also. I guess you must have a box that is attached to mains power all the time. Those of us with laptops need to be sure that we don't lose what we were doing if we don't...
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