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    [SOLVED] Re: WIN 8.1 to be dual boot ?

    This has forced me to re-evaluate my "need" for Windows. Single boot has worked many times on that laptop, meaning fresh installs by using a usb. I'll steer clear of dual booting on that laptop. The...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    Could be,



    There are options in Kubuntu to "sync", etc, but I'm not able to get that far with it. Even when I read up on grub and dropped into the options at boot time and select "text...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    @sudodus, thank you for your reply. I had initially wanted to make a WIN 8.1 drive as dual boot, and add Kubuntu 20.04.3 - see...
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    [SOLVED] Re: WIN 8.1 to be dual boot ?

    Thanks everyone for your replies. I have now been trying for a few hours just to do


    sudo parted -l

    in an attempt to see if the Win 8.1 is EUFI or not. This is an old HP Probook 4330S with no...
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    Re: Howto make USB boot drives

    I'm wanting to make a 20.04.3 boot usb device. I used "clone" and although I could boot up okay from the usb, it went to a desktop and no options/functions/menus ??

    So am now using a "live"...
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    [SOLVED] WIN 8.1 to be dual boot ?

    I have WIndows 8.1 on an old laptop. Can I boot from a Kubuntu usb and install Kubuntu 20.04 in another partition, so that the laptop is dual boot ? As Windows seems to be particular about wanting...
  7. [kubuntu] FontOnLake: Previously unknown malware family targeting Linux

    Not sure if this is an issue for the Ubuntu repositories ? - https://www.welivesecurity.com/2021/10/07/fontonlake-previously-unknown-malware-family-targeting-linux/

    This thread has great advice...
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    What is required to update Claws-Mail ?

    The latest version of Claws Mail for Ubuntu is 3.17.8 , shown at https://packages.ubuntu.com/impish/mail/claws-mail

    I'd like to bring that up to the latest version (see...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: Screen has black squares intermittently - "BadWindow" messages

    Just an update - I have not had the black square issues since following the advice in regards to a Firefox configuration ( https://techcult.com/how-to-fix-firefox-black-screen-issue/ ). Currently...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Can I remove Ruby ?

    Thanks for your reply. For some reason I saved the log file from the Jekyll installation and it does seem that was "why" I installed Ruby. There is a lot of libraries there. Seems that install was...
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    [kubuntu] Can I remove Ruby ?

    I think I may have installed Ruby or Ruby on Rails for use with Jekyll ( https://jekyllrb.com/ ), which involved gem and bundler

    As I don't use Jekyll anymore (now Hugo - https://gohugo.io/ ) ,...
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Screen has black squares intermittently - "BadWindow" messages

    I have made no changes to the drivers. On the 7th Sept I changed the Firefox settings as per How To Fix Firefox Black Screen Issue , and there have been no problems since. So I will have to assume...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Bash script at startup or Cron ?

    Thanks for your reply. I think your approach is better than a bash script or cron job, as it simply takes care of itself. I compared what your specs were with what I have ..There was the obvious...
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    [SOLVED] Bash script at startup or Cron ?

    Trying to free up disk space today and noticed this command


    #To delete all entries older than two days, use this command:
    sudo journalctl --vacuum-time=2d

    and it resulted in
  15. [SOLVED] Re: Screen has black squares intermittently - "BadWindow" messages

    Good idea. I'll have to backup everything first though. Nothing worse than no monitor when trying to troubleshoot.



    Dell have advised that the nVidia GPU is a chip , and the integrated GPU is...
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    [SOLVED] Re: 403 Forbidden - Ubuntu updates ??

    It downloaded and updating everything except the archives with the "403". I just tried it again now, and it was able to retrieve those as well. So it's all okay now. Maybe next time I just wait for a...
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    [SOLVED] 403 Forbidden - Ubuntu updates ??

    $ sudo apt-get update




    $ sudo apt upgrade
  18. [SOLVED] Re: Screen has black squares intermittently - "BadWindow" messages

    From https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-15-3542-laptop_reference%20guide_en-us.pdf#Cedar_15_specs.indd%3AVideo_1 there is only one video...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Update (sudo apt update) errors ??

    Thanks, as you say, it's okay now.
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    [SOLVED] Update (sudo apt update) errors ??

    $ sudo apt update
  21. [SOLVED] Re: Screen has black squares intermittently - "BadWindow" messages

    Yes, the 470 didn't fix it. What will booting from a usb stick prove or not prove, when the problem is intermittent, and there were hundreds of updates since the initial installation. It is only...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Screen has black squares intermittently - "BadWindow" messages

    Have now installed nvidia-driver-470 and uninstalled nvidia-driver-460
  23. [SOLVED] Re: Screen has black squares intermittently - "BadWindow" messages

    It's a Dell Inspiron 3542 - Specs are at https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-15-3542-laptop_reference%20guide_en-us.pdf


    $ ubuntu-drivers...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Screen has black squares intermittently - "BadWindow" messages

    Thanks for your reply. I did have another monitor hooked up, but of course it can only be hooked up as HDMI and it is a reflection/mirror of the laptop. So yes, it did happen on the external monitor,...
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Screen has black squares intermittently - "BadWindow" messages

    To catch it will be very hard, as it goes within a second or two, disappears, then later it may appear again. It is very much like the picture at https://silicophilic.com/black-box-keeps-flashing/
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