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  1. Re: Can you recommend a good computer repair kit?

    Decent workbench
    Soft 2 inch paint brush
    Phillips screwdriver (mag)
    Can of air
    Can of contact cleaner
    Smoll dish to hold screws and bits
    Coffee pot... big coffee pot
    /endtrans
  2. Re: the meeting has been moved forward by 2 days

    This is a civilian construct. Military would not quantify the delay but instead specify the new time/date.
  3. Re: When listening to music do you prefer audio only or do you like music videos ?

    Music only unless there is a specific interest in the performer(s), such as 9yo girl drummer Yoyoka Soma. I cannot recall the last time I saw an artist so in tune with their instrument. Her dream...
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    Re: if i were running Windows ...

    Now that the Australian government has legislated that adults (and by default, children) can no longer play texas hold'em, or any other variant of the game, online I find I have no further need for...
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    Re: How many friends do you have ?

    I have 1, and she's freakin brilliant. Hopefully, come November, I shall change my ways and become such a wonderful person that new friends will flock to my side. Or, not.
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    Re: what do you ask the first aliens?

    You chose Earth?
  7. Re: What exactly do you do with your computer at home ?

    I think I've mentioned this somewhere b4, but over in the corner is my TV set that I have watched for a total of about 4 hours over the past 4-5 years, and they were all David Rabbitburough shows. ...
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    Re: Brave Browser

    Perhaps I was a little unclear. I don't know what Chrome/Brave/Firefox/etc do with my data, but I assume that because I'm such a scatterbrain their AI systems are thrown into confusion... hence I...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Kernel Not Updating

    Bingo! Ty deadflower. As can be seen in the screenshot I'm now booting off the 5.2.0-10 kernel, although the nVidia graphics system has taken a pounding but that's normal.

    Thanks to all who...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Kernel Not Updating

    Ty QIII

    a. 'gut feel'... is that a legitimate reason? I guess because Eoan has not presented any problems for me and I do recall it updating the kernel early on in the piece. Perhaps I'm a...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Kernel Not Updating

    a. Am currently researching how to manually install the latest kernel, not having much luck.
    b. Metapacks? Not sure, how would I find out?

    Just had a look at the Ubuntu mainline kernel site...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Kernel Not Updating

    Greetings cruzer,

    wayne@x-core:/boot$ df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    udev 7.8G 0 7.8G 0% /dev
    tmpfs ...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Kernel Not Updating

    Greeting Sir, and thanks for the assist, although there appears to be some missing links in your post :)

    As requested,
    ii binutils-x86-64-linux-gnu 2.32.51.20190727-1ubuntu1 ...
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    [SOLVED] Kernel Not Updating

    I run a couple of Ubuntu partitions, one is an LTS with Bionic and the other is a 'development' install currently on Eoan ('cloned' from my Bionic install), both with xfce as the DE. I don't use...
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    Re: Brave Browser

    I was looking for a Chrome/Chromium replacement because I object to Google running 'tests' in the background over which I have no control, and thus looked at Brave. Yeah, nah. Brave uses the same...
  16. Re: Making a list of things about Linux that newbies should learn

    Patience.
  17. Thread: Platforms

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    Re: Platforms

    I've always found this to be appropriate.
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    Poll: Re: Computer VS TV.....Who wins ?

    I've watched about 4 hours of TV in the past 10 years, and they were all Rabbitborough shows. Computer for me.
  19. Thread: Re- Name ?

    by PJs Ronin
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    [SOLVED] Re: Re- Name ?

    I'm still trying to figure out how to pronounce 'eoan'. Three sources give three vastly different results.
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    [SOLVED] Re: xfce Panel Background Transparency.

    The alpha channel slider has been relocated and thus panel transparency is still available.
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    [SOLVED] Re: xfce4-panel missing background alpha

    A-HUH! Got it.

    Right click on a panel and select Panel > Panel Preferences > Appearance > Background > Style > Solid Colour then select the Colour button to choose a colour. Select the "+" to...
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    [SOLVED] Re: xfce4-panel missing background alpha

    Fully support your comment. However, in the changelog it mentions using "Add separator and hide window list handle for cleaner panel appearance" as (I assume) a method of achieving the same result...
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    [SOLVED] Re: xfce4-panel missing background alpha

    Not exactly missing, deprecated. I mentioned it here https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2400337
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    [SOLVED] xfce Panel Background Transparency.

    I've tried an upgrade of Bionic to Cosmic, a new install of 18.10 Xubuntu and a new install of Core xfce and all exhibited the same problem, viz, panel backgrounds can no longer be set to transparent...
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    Re: What's with the coffee?

    I very much enjoy coffee but find that the local baristas seem to be in a contest to find the most powerful and bitter brew they can find, so I become melancholic and return to my cave for my own...
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