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by j2mcgreg
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: My computer upgrade
Replies: 42
Views: 1769

Re: My computer upgrade

Assuming this is the same case you had prior to the cpu upgrade, it's logical to also assume that its existing cooling was designed for the original cpu. In post # 36, the upper interior picture shows a space for an exhaust fan directly left of the cpu and I think that would be your best option.
by j2mcgreg
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: The year-long rash of supply chain attacks against open source is getting worse
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: The year-long rash of supply chain attacks against open source is getting worse

Just another 'the sky is falling' type article. We all know that computer attacks are on the increase. What's interesting about the article is what's missing in its content: -- there's no mention oh how the attackers were able to get access to the original code of the packages in order to make their...
by j2mcgreg
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: System Keep Freezing (Solved)
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: System Keep Freezing

Based on this from your system info: Processes: 237 Uptime: 20m Memory: 3.66 GiB used: 1.36 GiB (37.1%) Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.33 I think that your best chance at improved performance would be to add more ram to your system. This page from th...
by j2mcgreg
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: Interesting
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: Interesting

Addressing people normally when you have a complaint with forum staff helps a lot. If the mod had given their name instead of cowardly hiding behind the word 'mod', a normal complaint could have been addressed. How are we supposed to know which 'mod' is writing? Let's see. In your first post you as...
by j2mcgreg
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: 4k Monitor: does it make sense?
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: 4k Monitor: does it make sense?

Based on this review: https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/hp/27f I would pass on the HP. A wobble due to a flimsy stand would drive me crazy. Also keep in mind that HP doesn't manufacture monitors rather they re-brand them for the retail market. I think that you'd get a better deal by buying from...
by j2mcgreg
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Chat
Topic: What Linux Needs To Do To Reach The Masses.
Replies: 62
Views: 3464

Re: What Linux Needs To Do To Reach The Masses.

For all intents and purposes, Microsoft is a monopoly and it will take a major breech that is undeniably attributable to a Microsoft failing and / or a malware attack that renders a global swath of PCs unusable with a lengthy period of time (like Boeing's problem with it's new 737) to break their st...
by j2mcgreg
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inkjet paper which can cope with high air humidity: Recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 969

Re: Inkjet paper which can cope with high air humidity: Recommendations?

How about a work around? Your friend could purchase a resealable plastic tub large enough to hold a couple of reams of paper and then add a few of these desiccant packs

https://www.amazon.ca/Dry-Packs-Silica- ... B003DKQB02

to control / cancel out the ambient humidity.
by j2mcgreg
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: wifi that no longer works
Replies: 38
Views: 2420

Re: wifi that no longer works

It took some digging, but I found this possible solution on an Ubuntu forum:

https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/wifi-is ... nel/2146/5

In your case you will have to switch out "acer_wmi" for "hp_wmi".
by j2mcgreg
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: wifi that no longer works
Replies: 38
Views: 2420

Re: wifi that no longer works

Don't bother as I think that we have zeroed in on the problem. In a terminal run this command:

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ifconfig wlan0 up
and then see if you can connect to the internet.

Note: you may have to run the command as root

(edited one time because cat's don't type very well)
by j2mcgreg
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: wifi that no longer works
Replies: 38
Views: 2420

Re: wifi that no longer works

Can you access other wireless networks -- say at a bar or cafe with free wifi?

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