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  1. Re: Best way to share docs between desktop and laptop?

    Personally, I just email, with attachments, to myself. Works just fine, for a few files.

    A USB thumb drive would likely hold all the files.

    Just trying to KISS.
  2. Re: Why does Ubuntu work so well on my Thinkpad T495?

    I don't regret using Manjaro at all; I'm even using the Testing repositories. Arch's "stable" packages are Manjaro "testing" packages.

    Using those repos for about 5 weeks, and nary a problem.
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  3. Re: Why does Ubuntu work so well on my Thinkpad T495?

    I have a 7-year old Dell Inspiron, and every distro I have tried has run like a top. I don't use Ubuntu any more, because Canonical has removed, over the years, a number of utilities (exfalso,...
  4. Re: Why does Ubuntu work so well on my Thinkpad T495?

    I have a 7-year old Dell Inspiron, and every distro I have tried has run like a top. I don't use Ubuntu any more, because Canonical has removed, over the years, a number of utilities (exfalso,...
  5. Re: I cannot cd into a dir as normal user ?

    The recommended way to edit system text files (at least AFAIC) is nano.

    sudo nano /etc/default/grub
    For example. Nano does not use standard commands, but every command is on the margin of the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gimp locks up the entire system

    Use this:

    sudo apt install htop
    This very useful utility is the old top command on steroids. It has easily-selectable between CPU and MEM, or other displays. It is the very easiest way to kill an...
  7. Re: Hard drive crashed after Ubuntu update?

    The cable is the first thing to check. A lot of electronic problems are caused by cables failing. In other words, blame the connectors FIRST!

    Even cables which have been in one position and not...
  8. Re: Slow Steam Game Download in Ubuntu 18.04

    I had an Amiga back in the 80s. I was about the first person to have one in my area in 1986, and about the last person to still be using one in 1996. I loved AmigaOS, which was inspired at least by...
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    Re: install Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060

    You have an ATI card. Superb drivers are already part of the system. In the old days, nVidia was the choice with their closed-source drivers, which beat the open-source Noveau drivers for NVIDIA all...
  10. [all variants] Re: Looking for a linux operating system that will run on a windows XP built in 2003

    Also, old memory such as that old deck has can probably be procured cheaply, and I do mean cheap, to make everything run a lot more smoothly. The 3.64 or whatever amount of RAM that a 32-bit CPU can...
  11. Re: Mounting a USB drive to a folder on another drive.

    When installing, you could mount an external drive as /home, but it almost certainly will be slower than an internal drive.

    It can be done otherwise, but, seriously, I'd reinstall myself.
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    Re: Simple New Dual Boot Idea?

    The biggest problem with dual-booting Windows and Linux is that one of the self-rebooting "updates," because "Windows cannot update files while they are in use." The boot sector can be overwritten,...
  13. Re: Slow Steam Game Download in Ubuntu 18.04

    I did say goodbye to Canonical and moved to Manjaro, and, well, it's better and faster than a Debian-based system.

    I'm still here, of course, but Manjaro is my permanent distro from now on. It,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Hard disk led simulator on screen

    Ubuntu MATE's System Monitor has a HD activity indicator available, and, for that matter, CapsLock and NumLock.

    No HD LED shows the difference between read and write operations. I set it to red...
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    Re: Problems with Ubuntu

    14.04 is no longer supported. Why are you determined to use it, when there's real reason to keep using it?

    Ubuntu puts out 2 releases a year, and only the LTS versions, which come out every...
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    Re: Ubuntu is fantastic work

    Well, if you do any development work, you'll quickly find the superiority of Linux as a platform!
  17. Re: Slow Steam Game Download in Ubuntu 18.04

    I have no idea why one Linux distro would download from Steam quickly, and another would be pokey.
  18. Re: installing a program not in 'Ubuntu Software' ?

    To find any Ubuntu program, do this:

    sudo apt install synaptic

    Synaptic shows all the software available. It categorizes types of software, and has a search function which looks at the...
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    Re: GRUB Ubuntu, ParrotOS and Windows

    I make two / partitions, and install each OS on one of them. Set it to boot from the first partition, and you'll get a menu on boot, from which you can select one or the other. That's how I dual-boot...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Issues on Boot Up

    Basically, the advice says to reinstall with Legacy mode. I have, personally, never had a working install using UEFI; Grub fails to install every time.

    It's never failed in Legacy mode, FWIW.
  21. [lubuntu] Re: how do I customize the 'Start Menu' in Lubuntu?

    Ubuntu MATE has, in MATE Tweak, a setting called "Redmond," which gives you a Windows 7-like interface. I highly recommend it.
  22. [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu only boots at the second attempt

    I wouldn't bother removing grub; even if it doesn't get used, you may still come to grief removing it. It'll do no harm not to uninstall it, and it's a tiny program anyway.
  23. [ubuntu] Re: how to add seconds to the ubuntu clock?

    Hardly. It's already built into the program, which counts seconds anyway.
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    Re: what does this command do ?

    By the way, apt itself does the job even better than apt-get.

    Just sayin'.
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    Re: What sort of games?

    To quote Wikipedia, there are over 5,000 Linux games on Steam.
    Valve officially released Steam for Linux on February 14, 2013. As of May 2019 the number of Linux-compatible games on Steam exceeds...
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