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    Re: I mean, why though?

    +1
    Its fish that smells a bit but I think I will give it a try also.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Groovy fails to load printer.

    Since you know that it is working you may want to try an install with "system-config-printer" which is the retired printer config. I had to use that to solve my Brother printer problems. It still...
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    Re: I mean, why though?

    I mean, why not though. This thread goes to the heart of linux desktop. Why are all of the programs I left behind in Windows not ported to Linux. What Microsoft is proposing is not harmful at all. ...
  4. Re: Electrical power draws for multiple desktops, amplifier, a/c etc.

    So far as the circuit loading is concerned I would put a watt meter on those systems and see what the load is. It is possible that you can replace those systems for less than the load on your power...
  5. [all variants] Re: how do you make sure links are virus free before sending it?

    I usually test the link on my Windows 10 partition with secure boot turned off. If it explodes I don't send the link unless it is to a friend with Ubuntu.
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    Re: no problems here

    No problems here.
    Have wife on 20.04 Lenovo Laptop.
    Have self on two 20.10 Lenovo Laptops.
    Happy wife, happy self.
    All good here.
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    Re: Unexpected use of swapfile

    ~$ free
    total used free shared buff/cache available
    Mem: 12136748 1551728 8562120 277332 2022900 10018476
    Swap: 1358916 ...
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    Re: Unexpected use of swapfile

    to check
    cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness

    A normal default swappiness should be 60. 100 would mean always swap. 0 would mean never swap unless absolutely necessary. If you have a lot of ram you could...
  9. Re: Low Space on Root, Reinstall or Change Partition size

    If it was me, I would reinstall and choose "other" at the install options screen.
    If it is 20.04 or later I would go with
    35Gig root
    the rest as /home
    The 35 Gig root allows room for the...
  10. [all variants] Re: How to get further with the boot problem of groovy - looking for workarounds

    I know you are the OP but the OP can't by default be about what is know as MS Secure Boot (signed shim). Workaround means "not secure". I think you are right to put this in the Development section...
  11. [all variants] Re: How to get further with the boot problem of groovy - looking for workarounds

    @sudodus,
    I wouldn't want to argue any of your valid points however the OP is looking for "workarounds" . What I have is exactly that. For me it all comes down to what is primary. Am I a Linux...
  12. [all variants] Re: How to get further with the boot problem of groovy - looking for workarounds

    I don't know exactly what the changes to the boot processes are but I am having no problem installing anything including Windows 10 with my bios set to legacy. One thing that has changed for me with...
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    Re: Ubuntu 10 FTW

    @OP
    Don't know for sure what release you are using but 10.04 Lucid was a very good release, however 10.10 Maverick was an absolute rocket on the system I was using at the time. 11.04 Introduced...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Backups never works. Why?

    Lucky Backup for me. It is just a frontend for rsysc but I have never been able to script rsync to do exactly what LuckyBackup does well. Plus all backups look exactly like the original file...
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    Re: Disable Snap Store Service - Startup

    @OP
    You don't say what release you are using but if it is 20.04 or later and you purge snapd you will also remove gnome-software. The result is that you will have to install deb packages from the...
  16. Thread: broken Groovy

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    [SOLVED] Re: broken Groovy

    Ok, fully updated with proposed disabled. Running Gnome/Wayland session with no problems.
    So, proposed strikes again. Been awhile, we deserve it.
  17. Thread: broken Groovy

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    [SOLVED] Re: broken Groovy

    Have reinstalled, this time without formatting root to save time. I run legacy not efi and it gives me a "probably not boot" at the end of the install but it boots anyway. Running updates now...
  18. Thread: broken Groovy

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    [SOLVED] Re: broken Groovy

    Yep, its proposed verified. If you have it up and running don't update with proposed enabled.
  19. Thread: broken Groovy

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    [SOLVED] Re: broken Groovy

    Now I remember why my Groovy crashed. It was the 2nd reboot after I installed the 5.8 Mainline kernel. Backing up to the default kernel after that didn't help. I also could not get to root or even a...
  20. Thread: broken Groovy

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    [SOLVED] Re: broken Groovy

    If one is using a Development Ubuntu STOP I think the forum should rename this section to "Unstable". If one is using an Unstable release of Linux their curiosity should allow them to run the...
  21. Thread: broken Groovy

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    [SOLVED] Re: broken Groovy

    I had the same problem this past weekend. Endless loop at login prompt. I got a /root out of space warning. I use a separate /home partition on my systems so I consolidated /swap, /boot, and /root...
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    Re: Disable Snap Store Service - Startup

    you can use "systemctl stop snapd" to stop it. Pretty sure you can use "systemctl stop --disable snapd" to disable it.

    My favorite solution is "apt purge snapd" which gets rid of it completely. ...
  23. Re: Looking for a laptop with a real CapsLock LED

    All of the LED's on my various laptops are on keys. Caps, Num, PWR. Desktop Keyboard have the LED's on the upper right deck, usually.
  24. Re: Looking for a laptop with a real CapsLock LED

    OK, I think I have found a solution. If you find a laptop you are interested in such as ThinkPad X390 , Just do a google search for "ThinkPad X390 keyboard images". If you do a zoom onto the...
  25. Re: Looking for a laptop with a real CapsLock LED

    I don't remember ever seeing a specification and description regarding a computer that had a point by point description of the keyboard. Such as "LED" on Num Lock, "LED" on Power Key, "LED on CapsLk....
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