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  1. Lord Boltar

    Newbie to Linux, network question

    What version of MS Office are you using if it is prior to 2013 it cannot read .odt or .ods extensions from OpenOffice or LibreOffice if it is docx then open it as a MS Template and edit it then save it as new file or download to the Windows machine then open it then replace it on the share drive
  2. Lord Boltar

    Newbie to Linux, network question

    If you are opening them in LibreOffice and you are in Tabbed View click the Review Tab then Edit Mode You can also open the documents as a template, this creates a new read/write file with a copy of the existing read only document. If you need to save changes you have to write to a new file...
  3. Lord Boltar

    Cannot boot from DVD due to UEFI

    I take it when you say CMOS you mean BIOS if secureboot is not listed in the security tab of your BIOS then the only way I know of around that is to change it to Legacy - I had this same problem on my ACER laptop no way to turn off SecureBoot - I ended up changing it to Legacy had to wipe the...
  4. Lord Boltar

    RedHat acqusition of IBM, a big mistake?

    The DoD also uses RedHat Linux in things like Blue Force Tracker. Now that IBM has control over RedHat that could mean millions of $ in support to the US DoD
  5. Lord Boltar

    Frustrated with Virtualbox Error (rc-1908)

    Have you added yourself to the VBOX User Group? sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers username Reboot Also have a look here https://stegard.net/2016/10/virtualbox-secure-boot-ubuntu-fail/
  6. Lord Boltar

    External HDD for BOTH Windows and Linux

    No the case will not make a drive last longer - it is made just to make it portable like a premade external drive - my general rule of thumb is this - if man makes it eventually it will break the question is when not if. I have both SSD and HDD drives - to me the SSD are better no moving parts...
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    External HDD for BOTH Windows and Linux

    Drive failures do happen it does not matter the make or model - The main difference between an internal hard drive and an external hard drive is location. Basically they are the same. The small portable drives are nothing more then a standard laptop drive enclosed in a case. You can buy just the...
  8. Lord Boltar

    [SOLVED] Realtek RTL8125 2.5GbE Network Card Not Working

    There are 2 firmware versions 8125b-1 or b-2 You can grab the firmware from here - https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/rtl_nic/rtl8125b-1.fw and https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/rtl_nic/rtl8125b-2.fw b-2...
  9. Lord Boltar

    Linux is Fine When Used For Other Devices

    Have you looked at ReactOS - https://reactos.org/
  10. Lord Boltar

    Linux is Fine When Used For Other Devices

    There is Project Meshnet - https://projectmeshnet.github.io/ and here - https://github.com/ProjectMeshnet/ProjectMeshnet.github.io to setup a WiFi mesh go here - https://kasiviswanathanblog.wordpress.com/2021/02/04/wifi-mesh-in-linux/
  11. Lord Boltar

    Linux Popularity vs Windows

    I do not know if you know of this or not but since you like Ham Radio thought I would pass you this link - https://sourceforge.net/projects/kb1oiq-andysham/
  12. Lord Boltar

    Linux Popularity vs Windows

    I left Windows when Vista came out and been using Linux as my desktop ever since it does everything I need it to do
  13. Lord Boltar

    TouchPad not detectable in Linux.

    On an AppImage there is nothing to install it is a self contained program - simply right click it select properties then Permission tab and put a check mark in the block "Allow this file to run as a program" then just double click it to run
  14. Lord Boltar

    Restrict file manager "show hidden files" toggle

    My bad forgot the name was change to dconf-editor sudo apt install dconf-editor Also in the synaptic package manager if you have that installed I have run out of ideas maybe someone else has a way but I do not know of any
  15. Lord Boltar

    Restrict file manager "show hidden files" toggle

    I do not know about setting a password for just that function but you can remove it altogether with dconf-editor - here is how if you are interested Install the "dconf editor" using the command: sudo apt install dconf-tools open dconf editor using the command: dconf-editor Browse to org > gtk >...
  16. Lord Boltar

    Cloned Lubuntu 18.04 VM - can't edit network connections after changing IP address

    You could try and delete the old connections You should have 1 file for every net you have tried to connect, open a terminal and use the commands: sudo ls -l /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ To list all the files, after you have found the network that you want to delete, remove them with...
  17. Lord Boltar

    External HDD for BOTH Windows and Linux

    Have a look here for Firefox-ESR - RPMs are available https://madb.mageia.org/package/show/name/firefox Mageia use to have SeaMonkey but that has not been ported to Python3 yet - the problem I have with Mageia that their releases are supported for only 18 months. Otherwise it is a good OS
  18. Lord Boltar

    External HDD for BOTH Windows and Linux

    That would depend on how you want to transfer your files i.e. thumb-drive, SSH, FTP - any hard drive is pretty much compatible to Linux - I have several - Toshiba, Western Digital, Fujitsu, Seagate and a couple of others that I can't remember at the moment - It is the formatting that makes the...
  19. Lord Boltar

    Connected but no internet

    You could check your resolv.conf file to see if there is a nameserver listed sudo gedit /etc/resolv.conf It seems to me that it is not picking up the nameservers in the connections dialog boxes - by default Ubuntu uses 127.0.0.53 you may have to add nameserver 8.8.8.8 to the resolv.conf and see...
  20. Lord Boltar

    External HDD for BOTH Windows and Linux

    For you Ventoy questions have a look here - https://www.ventoy.net/en/doc_start.html If you want to access ext4 from Windows have a look here - https://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/access-ext4-from-windows/ If you want to create a bootable Linux thumb drive from Windows I would recommend...
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