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by chrispop99
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: The end of spinning rust...
Replies: 16
Views: 306

Re: The end of spinning rust...

Until you have experienced Linux on a reasonably modern machine, with an SSD boot drive, you wouldn't understand why they are the best modification you can make!

Chris
by chrispop99
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: USB port not working
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: USB port not working

Many laptops (and some desktops) only have USB drivers in the BIOS for one set of ports. They rely on OS drivers for the others, and so wouldn't have been detected until on OS was installed.

A range of Dell laptops I use has this issue; you can only USB boot from one of the ports.

Chris
by chrispop99
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Small Whisker menu change
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Small Whisker menu change

It seems difficult for new users to find the manual. I wondered if a small change might help?

If the 'Comment' line of the Manual entry was changed from 'Orientation and Information' to 'Help and Information', then a new user who typed 'help' into the Whisker menu would see the Manual entry.

Chris
by chrispop99
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: [solved] mx-17 freezing
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: mx-17 freezing

Thanks for the feedback.

Chris
by chrispop99
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Scanner Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: Scanner Issues

One other thought - are you able to check with a Windows machine that it is working?

I love Canon hardware - their inkjet printers and scanners are the best, but why oh why is hardware support such a lottery? I would rather they just said they won't support Linux at all!

Chris
by chrispop99
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Scanner Issues
Replies: 17
Views: 289

Re: Scanner Issues

Canon's page (at least in the UK) says it is no longer supported in Linux, although that doesn't mean it can't be made to work. One suggestion on another forum says that it won't work if plugged into a USB3 port, but is OK in a USB2 one - something to try, perhaps? Is it visible if you do this in a ...
by chrispop99
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: [solved] mx-17 freezing
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: mx-17 freezing

I haven't been able to simulate this problem. I can only suggest two things to try. Random freezes can sometimes be caused by bad RAM. Run MemTest86 from the GRUB menu, preferably overnight. If that passes OK, temporarily install another image viewer. Mirage is lightweight, and available from the Pa...
by chrispop99
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Tips&Tricks
Topic: The exFAT file system in Linux & beyond
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: The exFAT file system in Linux & beyond

Great write-up; thanks. I feel I should point out that most USB devices, and the various SD cards, up to and including 32GB, are formatted fat32 as supplied. Over 32GB they are usually exFAT. This can create problems, with many devices such as phones and cameras unable to recognise exFAT formatted d...
by chrispop99
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: No Newsreader works after latest update
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: No Newsreader works after latest update

I can't solve your problem for you, but I just installed Pan on a test box, entered the server details, and it all worked.

If anyone more knowledgeable wants me to test, I will be happy to do so.

Chris
by chrispop99
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Torrent Team
Topic: Distrowatch torrent seeds -
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Distrowatch torrent seeds -

Well spotted!

Chris

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