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by j2mcgreg
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware /Configuration
Topic: How do I connect to WiFi with Dell XPS 15? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: How do I connect to WiFi with Dell XPS 15?

FWIW, the wifi toggle on a Dell XPS is 'Fn' key + 'PrtScr' key. Maybe, on your rig wifi is off by default.
by j2mcgreg
Mon May 28, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Adventures With Windows 10
Replies: 46
Views: 6119

Re: Adventures With Windows 10

Earlier this month Microsoft issued a huge update to Win 10 that among other things pooched the built in email client Win 10 Mail. The solution is to go to Settings – Privacy – Email and turn on ‘Allow other apps to access email’, reboot, and voila! It works again. Now, this setting is one of the on...
by j2mcgreg
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX and my problem
Replies: 29
Views: 3650

Re: MX and my problem

this may be of no use at all (so apologies in advance if that's the case). The Nvidia 1050Ti cards are known to freeze in Windows 7 / 10 when the user is driving a high end or very large monitor. The solution there is to use the Nvidia Control Center app. to change the power management setting from ...
by j2mcgreg
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Microsoft Linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: Microsoft Linux?

I don't think they have to pursue Ubuntu. I think that for all intents and purposes their 2006 agreement with Novell gave them immediate and continuing access to SUSE's intellectual property.
by j2mcgreg
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: New name for the mx-installer
Replies: 63
Views: 9199

Re: New name for the mx-installer

Despite my earlier tongue-in-cheek suggestions, I don't think that linux veterans will much care what it's called, so I'm assuming that this exercise is really aimed at new users. In that vein, how about "The Disk Magician", which I think implies other functions besides just installing the operating...
by j2mcgreg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Problem no sound with usb sound card
Replies: 7
Views: 1154

Re: Problem no sound with usb sound card

Usually when a new sound card is inserted into a motherboard, the integrated sound card is automatically disabled. However since your new card is essentially an external device, I think that you probably will have to enter the bios and manually disable the integrated card.
by j2mcgreg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New name for the mx-installer
Replies: 63
Views: 9199

Re: New name for the mx-installer

Microsoft's Bane
Sanity Injector
This is not Bill Gates' Panacea Shop
The Windows Remover
by j2mcgreg
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: [solved] Windows clock always an hour slow
Replies: 52
Views: 5413

Re: [solved] Windows clock always an hour slow

It's a known bug and here's the fix according to Microsoft: https://support.microsoft.com/kn-in/help/2001086/incorrect-time-displayed-on-64-bit-versions-of-windows-7-or-windows-se When this bug hit me I found that I had to add a twist to Microsoft's instructions. I changed my time zone location to a...
by j2mcgreg
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what was the first linux distro you used
Replies: 85
Views: 12501

Re: what was the first linux distro you used

Started with Red Hat in 1996 but it wasn’t stable enough on my rig to be usable. Moved to Calera in 97-98 and it worked fairly well, but updates became few and far between and then non-existant. I then alternated between Mandrake and Suse between 1999 and 2006. Mid 2006 I switched to Ubuntu for abou...
by j2mcgreg
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The latest bad news.
Replies: 57
Views: 9599

Re: The latest bad news.

It may be possible to swap out a laptop's video card depending on how accessible the manufacturer made it, but the reality is that the labour costs will likely outweigh the value of doing so. In my experience, the client has two options: either buy a new machine or install linux on the existing comp...

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