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by j2mcgreg
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: newbie help with software install
Replies: 28
Views: 584

Re: newbie help with software install

While it is true that on a stand alone linux machine anti-virus software is a waste of time, space and money, sometimes its use is a necessary courtesy to Windows users. For example: -- when connecting to a Windows based lan via Samba; -- when running a mail server -- when an employer demands it (th...
by j2mcgreg
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Just replaced other distro with MX.
Replies: 10
Views: 505

Re: Just replaced other distro with MX.

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.
by j2mcgreg
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Keeps failing to connect to wifi
Replies: 24
Views: 536

Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

I found this solution on the Linux Mint forums after doing a search on your laptop model. It involves making a change to the 'ant' line in the rtl8723be driver:

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic. ... #p1123045-+
by j2mcgreg
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Keeps failing to connect to wifi
Replies: 24
Views: 536

Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

That's odd. I'm now wondering if in this case a reboot of your computer is necessary.
by j2mcgreg
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Keeps failing to connect to wifi
Replies: 24
Views: 536

Re: Keeps failing to connect to wifi

Both cards are not working, ethernet as well as wireless. The problem seems to be bigger than we thought. I don't think that is the case here. The OP has stated that he has been getting the password prompt which indicates that the card is working. A more likely scenario is that after multiple fails...
by j2mcgreg
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Unable to play YouTube videos
Replies: 8
Views: 897

Re: Unable to play YouTube videos

What podcast was it?
by j2mcgreg
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Uploading Problem in MX through browser
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Uploading Problem in MX through browser

One of the purposes in posing my question to you was to try to eliminate your ISP as a source of the problem. With the end of 'net neutrality' in the U.S.A., throttling and attachment size limits set either by your own ISP, or one by one or more that your data must traverse in order to reach the des...
by j2mcgreg
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Uploading Problem in MX through browser
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Uploading Problem in MX through browser

Unfortunately, your question is a bit vague. You need to give us the complete specs of your computer, info on your ISP connection IE upload and down load speeds, data limit etc, and the version of MX that you currently use. Without this information, it will be very difficult to diagnose and hopefull...
by j2mcgreg
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Desktop Environment
Topic: Long Sign in time????
Replies: 21
Views: 1148

Re: Long Sign in time????

Here's an acid test to see if your Broadcom wireless card is the culprit. Temporarily connect your laptop to your router / modem using an ethernet cable and if the delay disappears, you have your answer. Also it would be a good idea to access your router/modem and make sure that the wireless broadca...
by j2mcgreg
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: How do I connect to WiFi with Dell XPS 15? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: How do I connect to WiFi with Dell XPS 15?

FWIW, the wifi toggle on a Dell XPS is 'Fn' key + 'PrtScr' key. Maybe, on your rig wifi is off by default.

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