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  1. Re: How we I protect my hard drive from being copied without my consent?

    If it's practical, could you remove the hard drive before taking it to the shop? Some people, when they buy a new PC also buy a spare hard drive. Maybe set up the new PC with the original hard drive...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu for university students

    So Universities in the Netherlands teach IT skills, not Microsoft skills. I think the former will result in a more rounded education.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Slow upload speed

    If it were me, I think I'd the TheFu's advice and time downloads and uploads. Use a large enough file that it takes several seconds at least to download and upload. I've seen different speedtest apps...
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    Re: What is your opinion on Snaps?

    In certain applications snaps are quite useful. SWMBO would be beyond upset if she lost the use of Shutter. Shutter is available in 18.04 repos, it is not available in 20.04 repos. I've tried...
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    Re: interesting read about linux security

    I think computer security is ripe for scaremongering. Most people have little understanding of computers and technology so are prone to believe what they're told, especially if it's presented in a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: ubuntu for university students

    Was this in the U.S.? I'd be surprised. I'm under the impression that Microsoft Office document formats are required, not optional at most U.S. schools.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Scanner support for Raven Original

    I suspect this will be a real challenge if it's possible at all. I'd maybe try wine or play on Linux without any real hope. That isn't just a scanner by the looks of it but an entire document...
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    Re: I mean, why though?

    Mint users might take issue with your last statement. It's nice to have options.
  9. Re: Canon PIXMA iP2600 printer driver for Ubuntu 18.04

    I have no experience with Canon printers so take that into consideration. I would follow Dino99's advice. If that doesn't work, Canon does offer Linux support though it may be less obvious than...
  10. [ubuntu] Re: Cannot boot in UEFI mode with Secure Boot disabled from 20.04.1 Live USB

    This is a very good point. Often motherboards will require a certain BIOS version or newer in order to boot Ryzen 3rd generation processors. Your motherboard vendor's web site should have pertinent...
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    Re: Ubuntu Compatible Used Desktops?

    I do not know your level of expertise or experience but have you considered a motherboard/processor/video (if needed) transplant? I've done this a couple times and have been able to get a machine...
  12. Re: Samsung printer suddenly prints gibberish

    I have a Samsung Xpress 2870(?) that will print gibberish - one or two lines of random characters per page and will continue until the paper is exhausted if I use "driverless" printing. The latest...
  13. Re: Focal Fossa updates - unattended upgrades dialog - nothing happens

    unattended-upgrades has been okay for me in 20.04. It was a pain in 18.04 on one install though. Anytime I wanted to do a manual check for new software I got a message "waiting unattended-upgrades to...
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    Re: samsung ML-2010 printer

    I have a Samsung Laser MFD. It's seen automagically but doesn't print properly with all apps. Some work, some will produce 1 or a few lines of gibberish per page and will keep going until it runs out...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Gnome top bar has shrunk

    Here is an extension that will definitely change the size and color of the top panel plus a bunch of other things like adding a second bottom panel.

    'Taskbar 2020'. There is a predecessor called...
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    Re: NVME on Ubuntu - general questions

    I have an NVMe 512 GB branded HP, actually provided by MultiPointe Systems if memory serves. The firmware update utility is Windows only. It was plug 'n' play for me. I did lose access to one of 4...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: Is there an equivalent for "Device Manager" from Windows in Ubuntu?

    Here is something that tweaked my interest:

    name of display: :1display: :1 screen: 0
    direct rendering: Yes
    Extended renderer info (GLX_MESA_query_renderer):
    Vendor: VMware, Inc....
  18. [SOLVED] Re: The Dreaded "Installer Crashed" Question

    Perhaps I missed it but what happens if you try to boot without any USB drive installed?
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    [SOLVED] Re: Backups never works. Why?

    My needs are pretty simple - single user nothing complex - so I copy the folders in /home that contain consequential files. I've been using luckybackup but may experiment with grsync. I wasn't sure...
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    Re: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS vs Firefox

    I have nowhere near TheFu's knowledge and sophistication so I created a 2nd installation with as few add-ons as I can manage, not even a printer driver. That O.S. is used ONLY for information that...
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    Re: NetGear Wireless not working

    Possible typo? Should sudo modrobe 8812au be sudo modprobe 8812au? I've never made a typo - not me - not ever - and my nose is so long it makes Pinochio's nose looks dainty:biggrin:.
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Can't make Waterfox Classic a "favorite" on launcher in Ubuntu 20.04.1

    Somebody more knowledgeable should be along to correct me if I give you bad advice, I'm not an expert. I suspect the exec line should show the path to the executable, something like

  23. [kubuntu] Re: Brother printer support for Kubuntu ?

    Brother's inventory of new printers has been limited on many sites. I keep an eye on Brother printers, my current Brother inkjet multi-function is 11+ years old and ink jets don't normally live that...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: does this mouse is a good buy for linux?

    It should I'd think. The problem with mice and linux start when there multiple buttons that require specific software to program those extra buttons. I don't think any manufacturer provides software...
  25. Re: Brand new laptop, external display not detected, need help please!

    I too had problems with Ryzen and integrated graphics running 18.04. That install eventually got so bad it would no longer boot. You could try using Wayland instead of, that seemed a little...
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