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    Re: Hard drive errors?

    It's not unheard of for brand new electronic gadgets to fail very early in their lives - some refer to it as infant mortality. It's also possible that the manufacturer's quality control people were...
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    [ubuntu] fix that works for me

    enter this line in a terminal

    gsettings set org.gnome.shell disable-user-extensions false

    I've had extensions 'turn off' for no apparent reason. The reason behind the change to desktop icons as...
  3. Re: how can i install a vpn on my computer

    Firefox is offering a VPN for $4.99/month no contract. There is not yet support for Linux AFAIK, they're working on it. I presently have Private Internet Access about which I have no complaint. My...
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    [lubuntu] Re: snapd software slow to load

    I installed the Okular snap. The first time I launched it took 10 sec.+. The next time was instantaneous. Log out and back in still instantaneous. The only time I find snap app launch a little slow...
  5. Re: Can't move files/folders OUT any external drive - but can move them in and view t

    I use rsync with a GUI to sync folders between folders on my /home and folders in a flash drive. I think I did format the flash drive to FAT32 in case I needed to access the files with a non-linux...
  6. Re: Which laptop would be better for Ubuntu

    Certainly true about AMD and the newest software. I had a Ryzen 3 2200G which was not happy with 18.04 using the integrated graphics. The graphics themselves worked okay with 18.04, suspend/resume...
  7. Re: N600 WNDA3100v2 is not recognized on Ubuntu 20.04, HELP?

    Your solution may not be the least costly or most convenient but it will be in all likelihood the most trouble free and fastest. I'm using a MoCA 2.0 solution for wired ethernet, our house has cable...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th Gen - cannot install Ubuntu - nvme / ext4-fs problems?

    I'm glad you were able to get Ubuntu installed. I'm curious as to why the Liteon wouldn't cooperate with the Ubuntu installer. Some sort of custom firmware that Lenovo installed on the Liteon drive?...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Okular and snaps

    Thanks Dennis. I don't have Okular installed on this machine but I'll try this when I get home. I like the idea of not adding dozens of KDE dependencies to my main machine. Being able to delete an...
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    [SOLVED] Okular and snaps

    I hope this is the right place for this. If not, please feel free to move it. I've followed a thread about snaps and Okular and got curious. I've installed Okular in the past and it has worked well...
  11. Re: Ubuntu 20.04 printer issue maybe bug??

    If it's installed by Ubuntu without your first installing Samsung/HP drivers it's using 'driverless printing' I'm pretty sure. I think you may be right about something between certain apps and the...
  12. Re: Ubuntu 20.04 printer issue maybe bug??

    Did you install Epson printer drivers or are you using Airprint (driverless printing)? I have a Samsung [something something] 2870 and when printing from certain applications I get a line or two of...
  13. [xubuntu] Re: USB CompactFlash card readers not recognized

    Sorry this isn't much help for your existing readers. I've installed a few multiple card readers in 3.5" floppy bays. They're typically USB connected and show up as boot devices in UEFI. I don't have...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gnome Extensions often Wake Up "OFF"

    Naw, extensions are enabled by default. Why they got disabled with no known input is the mystery.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Build Tower or PC

    My last build I installed and connected as much as I could before mounting the motherboard to the case. I find the front panel connectors - power, reset HD LED connector the most fiddly. They're...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Do I miss something if I only use Ubuntu instead of Windows?

    Two reasons I can think of to keep a Windows partition. One is covered above - updating hardware that only have Windows support such as navigators. A second reason to keep a Windows partition or...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: does Ubuntu support 160 MHz WiFi channels?

    I don't know about Charter, we've had Verizon FiOS for years. We have a speed that is no longer offered to new customers. We have 50/50 upgraded from 15/15 to 25/25 then to 50/50. If we got new...
  18. Re: Is my laptop compatible with ubuntu???

    Don't get too hasty. I'd first create a Windows restore USB or Windows iso. Then create a live *buntu USB and make sure the important parts work, pointing devices, WiFi (big one, most likely...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gnome Extensions often Wake Up "OFF"

    [QUOTE=kurt18947;13973232]Yup, seen it on Ubuntu 20.04. Here is what works for me. I haven't seen it rear its ugly little head for probably a couple weeks.


    gsettings set org.gnome.shell...
  20. Re: Which smartphone brand do you think provides best service in least price?

    The next phone I buy I'm looking at something with Android One. My phones usually run out of support while they're still working as advertised. I have a Motorola from probably 2015 and it's still...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Gnome Extensions often Wake Up "OFF"

    Yup, seen it on Ubuntu 20.04. Here is what works for me. I haven't seen it rear its ugly little head for probably a couple weeks.


    gsettings set org.gnome.shell disable-user-extensions false
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    [ubuntu] Re: 20.04 printing headaches

    I guess I'm a grumpy ol' fart but I guess I do things old school -- because they work. All my printers are networked and have static I.P. addresses. My URI will look something like...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Seagate disk read error/anomaly

    I've read to not install an SSD in a video or surveillance system. Those systems perform lots of writes, far more than what general use PCs do. Writes wear SSDs much more than conventional hard...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Any practical difference between 18.04 & 20.04

    If you're planning on a Ryzen APU system, I would recommend 20.04. Ryzen APUs are CPUs with integrated graphics, you can tell them by the G (graphics) suffix. An example is Ryzen 3 3200G. I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 20.04 printing headaches

    How did you install the printers? If you used the driverless printing, you might try installing the drivers supplied by Brother. I have an old inkjet MFC-6490CW and HL-3170CDW. The HL-3170 works okay...
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