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  1. Re: Can't Install Win Game in Ubuntu 20.04. It Runs Good in 18.04 (different computer

    Thank you, CelticWarrior and mastablasta. I didn't know about PlayonLinux. I'll read up on it and give it a try. I had been using Wine on Ubuntu 14.04 for a business program several years ago, but...
  2. Can't Install Win Game in Ubuntu 20.04. It Runs Good in 18.04 (different computer).

    I have a very simple Windows Sudoku game (Simple Sudoku) running fine in my Ubuntu 18.04 computer under Wine. I'm upgrading to a new computer running 20.04.1 but can't seem to get it to work in...
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    [ubuntu] Re: How To Excude Copying A File-Grsync

    That looks good. I'll try it and do a dry-run to see what happens. Thank you.
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    [ubuntu] Re: How To Excude Copying A File-Grsync

    Thank you, ajgreeny. I tried to put a command in under "file" "Preferences" and it disabled Grsync so that I had to completely remove it and start over. I didn't think about the Additional options...
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    [ubuntu] How To Excude Copying A File-Grsync

    Anyone know if a there a way to exclude copying a file in Grsync? That was easily possible in Backintime which used rsync. I don't see an option for it in Grsync. I have a folder that is 59 GB to...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Where is the security update for Thunderbird 52.8 to 52.9?

    Thank you. That is exactly the type of info that I didn't have.
  7. [ubuntu] Where is the security update for Thunderbird 52.8 to 52.9?

    I may not be as well-informed as I should be, but it seems that Canonical has been regularly updating Thunderbird and Firefox with security updates on my Ubuntu 14.04 system. I receive regular...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 14.04 is causing random PIA-VPN crashes (crash message here)

    Thank you very much, TheFu. You nailed it with your link involving the renegotiation interval. The first problem was that I didn't use my stopwatch and clipboard to correctly identify the connection...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 14.04 is causing random PIA-VPN crashes (crash message here)

    i apologize for not using the code tags. I neglected to take the time to learn how to do it. It didn't take any time at all--my bad. I don't throw my socks on the floor for my wife to pick up and I'm...
  10. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 14.04 is causing random PIA-VPN crashes (crash message here)

    Thanks for spending all this time with me on this tricky and frustrating issue.
    I've tried all the different port and connection types listed. I've been running the openvpn recommended by PIA. It...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 14.04 is causing random PIA-VPN crashes (crash message here)

    Both of our desktops need to go to 16.04 and it needs to be done as a clean install, but I just don't have time for that now. She mostly uses her Ipad for important stuff and only plays solitaire...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 14.04 is causing random PIA-VPN crashes (crash message here)

    You last paragraph underscores how little I know. Although I included an error message, I have no idea what it means, where to find the stack you mention or what it even is, where the lowest level...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 14.04 is causing random PIA-VPN crashes (crash message here)

    I believe PIA allows 5 at one time, but that is never an issue as I only run this one computer on it about 98% of the time and two, at the most. I thought it a PIA server or ISP problem, until I used...
  14. [SOLVED] Ubuntu 14.04 is causing random PIA-VPN crashes (crash message here)

    My PIA VPN continually loses connection with servers at random times ranging from 10 minutes to an hour. Occasionally it is accompanied by an error message, but that is only about 1 out of 15...
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  16. [SOLVED] Re: How to convert a SAVED .eml file as a .pdf?

    Here is what I discovered after some research (I've also posted this at the Thunderbird forum on email problems): the best workaround for this issue for me (using Ubuntu 14.04 and Thunderbird...
  17. [SOLVED] How to convert a SAVED .eml file as a .pdf?

    How do I convert a SAVED .eml Thunderbird file to .pdf?
    I know I can directly print a Thunderbird email to pdf (or even print it on paper). But once I save the T-Bird email to an .eml file somewhere...
  18. [ubuntu] Manual "Suspend" kills video but power mgmt "Suspend" works fine

    My wife has asked me to fix her Dell precision 490 desktop with Nvidia NV44 video card, 8 GB computer memory running Precise P. There’s also an 8 GB swap partition. The power management is set to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: An Alternative to Swap Encryption?

    I had read somewhere that when you "swapoff -a", all of the data in the swap partition is transferred to your available physical memory. And since nothing is saved in that memory when you shutdown, I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: An Alternative to Swap Encryption?

    Thanks to all for your good advice. As far as hibernation goes, I gave up on that in 10.04 when I couldn't get it to work. For a desktop, "suspend" probably works just as well for shutting things...
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    [SOLVED] An Alternative to Swap Encryption?

    Recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14 LTS from 12.04 and have run afoul of the dev/mapper/cryptswap1 bug that has rendered my swap partition unencrypted. (/home is OK) Otherwise, the swap functions as it...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Graphics driver change now boots to terminal; can't access GUI

    Updating to 14.04 gave me a new Grub menu, but allowing it to just boot to the new 14.04 kernal (4.2-27, I think) resulted in the monitor screen shutting down AGAIN. Tried again, but this time...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: Graphics driver change now boots to terminal; can't access GUI

    What you suggest here is pretty much what I spent about 8 hours doing 3 days ago. I remember these two specific commands. After purging nvidia, I tried to reinstall with something like “sudo apt-get...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Graphics driver change now boots to terminal; can't access GUI

    Thanks, him610. One less worry and I can put a new computer farther back on the back burner.
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Graphics driver change now boots to terminal; can't access GUI

    Memory lapse (mine, not hardware) about using Shift to force boot menu. I can now get a terminal prompt but don’t know what to do with it.


    I agree: path of least resistance ; but
    If I can...
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