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  1. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    Hi,
    Well I've given Gnome Boxes a brief trial and have decided it is not for me - I much prefer VirtualBox. My question now, which perhaps should be posed in a new thread, is what is the best way...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    @kema77,
    I'm learning more by just playing with the VM and am certainly rather more confident than I was this time last week. I don't intend overloading XP with software although I have set up a...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for your input. I'll have a look at Gnome Boxes but while I have VirtualBox doing everything I require, I shall keep that on the system.

    My guest system, XP Professional SP3,...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    UPDATE:

    Thanks to the help and encouragement I have received on this forum especially from kema77 and CelticWarrior, I have resolved the issue with the scanner and learned fair bit en route. The...
  5. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    Hi CelticWarrior,

    Thank you for your patience and the time you have given in helping me. I guess I'm a poor student but at nearly eighty years old perhaps I can plead senility. I've made some...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    Hi CelticWarrior,

    This is proving rather more complicated than I first imagined. Thanks for the link - It's a bit difficult to understand but I will work at it. I do have some preliminary...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    Hi CelticWarrier,

    Thanks for your interest. When I try to pass the scanner to the guest operating system by using 'Select source' in 'Import' in my 'PhotoPlus' software, I get an error message...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    Hi kema77,

    Whether or not you are an expert your help has been invaluable. Unfortunately I still cannot get the XP guest to recognize usb connected peripherals so it looks like my wish to use my...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    UPDATE:

    @kema77, Your helpful advice has enabled me to get XP to recognize the CD/DVD drive so I was able to install the scanner driver and software. Unfortunately I am still having problems...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    Thanks Kema77,

    I found installing software via the dvd drive a problem so cheated by copying the appropriate files to a shared folder (I've now set up several thanks to your advice) and installed...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    Hi kema77,

    Thanks for your useful input. Slowly I am making progress. Following your advice I have now been able to create a shared folder. The method was an adaption of the advice you gave...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    Thank you ajgreeny - I've tried what you have suggested but I am still struggling. As yet I have not added any software or drivers to XP so I have not attempted to test the scanner. I am still...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the replies.

    I've had another go and I did use Synaptic again as I did this before seeing your advice 'SeijiSensei'. I installed virtualbox 6.1.16 base binaries,...
  14. [SOLVED] VirtualBox Installation and Required Extras

    Hi,

    I am running Xubuntu 20.04.2 from an external usb hdd. This has proved reliable and allows me to dual boot it with Linux Mint 20.1 which is installed on the desktop computer to which the hdd...
  15. Re: Removing .Trash-1000 folder from pCloudDrive folder in Lubuntu 18.04 (Mate)

    UPDATE:

    Hi,

    Somehow, mysteriously, the situation has resolved itself. I do have pCloudDrive on another computer running Linux Mint 19.3 XFCE and syncing to the same cloud account. I checked...
  16. Removing .Trash-1000 folder from pCloudDrive folder in Lubuntu 18.04 (Mate)

    Hi,

    I have a minor yet irritating problem in trying to remove a .Trash-1000 folder and its contents from my pCloudDrive folder in my home/username folder. Normally I have no problem in removing...
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    Re: Editing menu on panel problem

    Hi Catkiller,

    I haven't tried logging out and logging back in but I have rebooted several times since I first noticed the problem - would this normally have the same affect? The main menu editor...
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    Editing menu on panel problem

    Hi,

    I am running Lubuntu 18.04 with the Mate desktop. Although there are no major problems in opening items from the panel menu, there is an irritation which I cannot figure out. I would like to...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: Leftover login screen after trying XFCE

    Hi Websake,

    Thanks for your help.

    Unfortunately, somehow I managed to stop Lubuntu rebooting but was able to use a system image backup to get Lubuntu back and the restored image was created...
  20. [SOLVED] Leftover login screen after trying XFCE

    Hi,

    I'm running Lubuntu 18.04 on a desktop computer in a dual boot arrangement with Windows 7 Professional.

    Generally everything is fine. I installed the Mate desktop manager because I had a...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: File system become read-only after some time

    Hi Will,

    You are not, by any chance, running your Ubuntu in a dual boot arrangement with Windows 10 are you? Apparently Windows 10 updates can reset BIOS/UEFI fast startup to enabled when it had...
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    [ubuntu] Re: AutoCAD replacement

    Hi this isn't a replacement as such but it is a viewer and converter that might be useful. As far as I know it is not in the Ubuntu repositories but can be downloaded from:...
  23. Re: Ubuntu 18.04 installation keyboard problem

    That seems to be a common problem - have a look at https://techwiser.com/fix-keyboard-not-working-in-ubuntu-18-04/ as it might help.
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    Re: wps office crashes, ubuntu 18.04

    Apart from ajgreeny's and my response of a week ago at the time of this post, you are not getting any replies. This is likely to be because your thread would be best placed in the 'General Help'...
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    Re: wps office crashes, ubuntu 18.04

    Hi YovelCohen,

    Sorry if this response is a little late but I've only just seen your post and noted it has not been marked as resolved.

    I've had crash problems with WPS in the past so stopped...
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