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by j2mcgreg
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: keyring prompt
Replies: 34
Views: 467

keyring prompt

After today's update, I get a Keyring prompt every time I launch Chrome. It's really annoying. How can I permanently disable it?
by j2mcgreg
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: No USB 2.0, no WiFi MX 17.1
Replies: 1
Views: 98

No USB 2.0, no WiFi MX 17.1

I have a computer built on a Gigabyte GA 970A-D3P motherboard which when booted to a live session of MX 17.1 has no functioning USB 2 ports and no WiFi capability (both utilities work fine in Win 10). The keyboard is an old IBM PS2 model and the wireless mouse works when connected to a USB 3 port wh...
by j2mcgreg
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Dual boot installation with WIN 7
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Dual boot installation with WIN 7

I, too, am setting up a dual boot system. However I plan to use a second hard drive for MX rather than re-partioning the Win 10 drive. Are there any gotcha's I should be aware of with this scheme? Also, the Gigabyte board for this system was manufactured in 2015. It does not have 'secure boot' but i...
by j2mcgreg
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Moore's Law no longer happening
Replies: 20
Views: 688

Re: Moore's Law no longer happening

I'm not sure that's true. I think that the focus has shifted and that desktop / laptop progress is in a sort of holding pattern while phones and tablets play catch-up.
by j2mcgreg
Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Random Scroll Wheel Speed?
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Random Scroll Wheel Speed?

Are any of your other machine on concurrently when the problem occurs? I'm wondering if your laptop is simultaneously responding to signals from other active mice or other bluetooth devices like say, a gaming pad?
by j2mcgreg
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: New Linux forum
Replies: 14
Views: 687

Re: New Linux forum

Not interested. The site looks like a scratch searching for an itch.
by j2mcgreg
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: Chrome lock-up solution
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Chrome lock-up solution

I was having a problem where Chrome would sporadically freeze and if left unchecked, would continue on to a freeze of the entire computer. After a bit of googling, I found an entry on a Mint site that stated the solution is to disable hardware acceleration in Chrome. I tried it and it works -- and C...
by j2mcgreg
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How do they know?
Replies: 23
Views: 668

Re: How do they know?

I think that it's just the potato chip manufacturer's marketing plan. He / she/ they will want to avoid a scenario like ... Oh they taste great but they look disgusting ..., so they take pains to make sure that only top notch ingredients and best practices are used in the initial product runs. Once ...
by j2mcgreg
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Translations
Topic: How to work on .ts files ?
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: How to work on .ts files ?

.ts files are part of the MPEG2 codec. You can open and work on them with Avidemux (it's in the repos).
by j2mcgreg
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Recommendations for "archival grade" blank DVDs?
Replies: 20
Views: 1034

Re: Recommendations for "archival grade" blank DVDs?

I'm in Canada and of the brands available here, I've found that Verbatim brand DVDs are consistently good quality.

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