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by j2mcgreg
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: [SOLVED]WIFI adapter?
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: WIFI adapter?

I just installed on of these:

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https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_1048_1049&item_id=047183
on an eight year old Acer Aspire and it worked in true plug and play fashion. Note that there is a spelling error in the ad and it really is PCIe.
by j2mcgreg
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: PC shutdown diagnostic
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: PC shutdown diagnostic

I'd open the case and look for dust build up on the CPU's heat sink and on any cooling / exhaust fans. Use a can of compressed air to remove it. If this is an AMD based system, you should add extra exhaust fans in any case.
by j2mcgreg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Site Help
Topic: Disconnected
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: Disconnected

That Disconnection screen is probably provided by the hosting service for forum, isn't it? No, it comes from your own ISP and it's telling you that here are too many hops between you and the destination site. You also said that after you are disconnected, it takes about an hour before you can recon...
by j2mcgreg
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Site Help
Topic: Disconnected
Replies: 19
Views: 256

Re: Disconnected

What ISP do you use?
by j2mcgreg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pdf reader for win 7
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: pdf reader for win 7

Foxit did the trick.

Thanks again
by j2mcgreg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pdf reader for win 7
Replies: 6
Views: 218

pdf reader for win 7

Hi Folks, I know that asking a Windows question on a linux forum is a bit odd, but I'm hoping that some of you still service Win boxes for pocket change and can help me out. My sister needs windows for her job and Acrobat Reader DC has imploded on her laptop IE: it was uninstalled by the Adobe unins...
by j2mcgreg
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: Need help with upgrading Pentium P6200 in Lenovo G560 laptop ..
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Need help with upgrading Pentium P6200 in Lenovo G560 laptop ..

You are going to have to find an i3 series cpu that is the same vintage as your current G560 laptop. The Coffee Lake build of the 'i' series that is presently available from Intel is substantially different from the earlier iterations.
by j2mcgreg
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Distrowatch 7 day page hit ranking
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Distrowatch 7 day page hit ranking

What it suggests to me is that the rankings are subject to manipulation and therefore a bit pointless.
by j2mcgreg
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Test Repo Full Upgrade - SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Test Repo Full Upgrade

Usually, when a printer is issuing gobbledygook it means that a wrong version of PCL and / or Ghostscript has been installed. I think that you should deselect the test repo and then re-install the driver from the standard repos.
by j2mcgreg
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ​Microsoft open-sources its patent portfolio
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: ​Microsoft open-sources its patent portfolio

I see this as a strategic move By Microsoft. They likely needed unfettered access to some of the patents held by OIN and freeing up some of their own patents was likely far cheaper than a protracted court battle they knew they probably wouldn't win.

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