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by uncle mark
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: How to silent boot(solved)
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: How to silent boot(solved)

Jerry3904 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:18 pm
Wish we had a Wiki write up on that method
Subtle as a sledgehammer.
by uncle mark
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Just replaced other distro with MX.
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Just replaced other distro with MX.

turtlebay777 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:36 pm
I only use Waterfox and Ublock Origin is already running in it. That set up is rock steady on my other older Dell laptop.
Good deal. Still, look at the MSVP Hosts file filter in uBlock, or just install it directly. It will make a biiig difference.
by uncle mark
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Just replaced other distro with MX.
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Just replaced other distro with MX.

turtlebay777 wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:07 pm
it seems to go completely haywire when I use Facebook.
Feature.
by uncle mark
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Just replaced other distro with MX.
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Just replaced other distro with MX.

j2mcgreg wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Don't reinstall just yet. Instead install a decent adblocker and see if the behaviour changes for the better. Over the past few months I've noticed that some ads cause Chrome and Firefox to completely lock up.
uBlock Origin. Also enable the MSVP Hosts File 3rd party filter.
by uncle mark
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Just an observation...
Replies: 23
Views: 747

Re: Just an observation...

turtlebay777 wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:35 pm
When reading thru these sort of interesting conversations, isn't it annoying that there isn't a Facebook style 'like' button!

So this will have to do instead +1.
There use to be a Rep button, but I screwed that pooch a long time ago.
by uncle mark
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: UEFI Dual Boot HP Desktop Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: UEFI Dual Boot HP Desktop Problems

This is, as far as I can tell, a 2012 model. OEM Windows 7. The simplest fix was to wipe the drive, and ONLY install MX-17. That's what I did. [...] I really wonder if I should have installed everything legacy INSTEAD of UEFI... So if you want Windows, and the W7 code sticker is readable, you can a...
by uncle mark
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Has any one tried a HP 745 G3 AMD laptop for MX 17?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Has any one tried a HP 745 G3 AMD laptop for MX 17?

A quick Google makes me think that's going to have 1366x768 as well.
by uncle mark
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: [Solved]Routers and Linux
Replies: 14
Views: 172

Re: Routers and Linux

Netgear, hands down. I use a WNDR3400 myself, have a higher end Netgear in service at my workplace, and have recommended and installed Netgear in homes of people I support. Additionally, I have Netgear range extenders in both my home and workplace, and have had very good luck with them. I personally...
by uncle mark
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ideas for a "Quick Start" document
Replies: 42
Views: 1063

Re: Ideas for a "Quick Start" document

As I've said here (and elsewhere) many many times, the best prospect to convert to desktop Linux is the least sophisticated user imaginable. So-called self-proclaimed Windows "power users" are a waste of time. I've done a dozen or more conversions. I vet those candidates carefully, the least savvy t...
by uncle mark
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Ideas for a "Quick Start" document
Replies: 42
Views: 1063

Re: Ideas for a "Quick Start" document

Window users coming to linux need to know that linux is NOT windows. There are some similarities, that's all. That doesn't mean linux is difficult, just different and users should EXPECT it to be different. Those users that 'get this' will stay with linux, those that don't will give up. Oldie but g...

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