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  • Les. replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 2 days, 6 hours ago

    VFM, thanks, I will give it a try. Downloading right now.

    Cheers, Les.

  • Les. replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 2 days, 8 hours ago

    The problem mentioned previously is no PAE, not POE.

    So far I have run DSL and Bodhi, with Linux lite, Puppy and a couple of others all failing with l;ack of PAE generally cited as cause.

    So, today I tried  Ubuntu 10.04, which was my favourite until DDan pointed out that there was no support about 5 years ago.

    The other two distros which did…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Also, I forgot. If you do put long screws thro the M/B, don’t forget many are grounded, whilst others are insulated. When we built PCs and sold components, we would regularly get some smart a**e purchaser of M/B etc coming back insisting it was faulty. The first thing I would look for and point out was how they had managed to short out the M/B…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic DIY PC case in the forum PC Talk 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Is this a good idea? PCs are full of nasty square waves, all waiting to interfere with your radio, TV or anything else that relies of radio waves over a very wide frequency range. The metal cases of PCs both “ground out” much of this, but of course also shield the PC to keep it from escaping.

    I would make a fuss about the scrap people (amenity…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic HDD light in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 12 hours ago

    Other than the physical size, these shuttles’ on board stuff is absolutely conventional. 2 spare double USB connectors, the one you posted earlier for front panel, IDE, SATA, floppy, standard ATX power with the extra 4 pin, PCI and PCI-e as well as all the normal front and rear panel stuff.

    It is just the front panel itself of the earlier S.No.…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic HDD light in the forum PC Talk 4 days, 17 hours ago

    My shuttles are interesting. The one I bought new 8 or so years ago has “normal” HDD activity and a blue “PC on” light,  exactly like the arrangement Dave shows.

    However, the one I bought S/H last year, with earlier S.No. is different. I think the blue shows briefly, then goes off, whilst I think the HDD led is normal. Instead of the single…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 5 days, 3 hours ago

    Well, Linux Lite would not load. CPU does not have POE (I think POE). Next I downloaded Bohdi LEGACY version. That loaded OK, but in spite of  the info on networking, I could find nothing related. I will try to (find out how to) install it tomorrow, time permitting. My pal said he would use it, so I will try to get it running with WiFi if that is…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 5 days, 15 hours ago

    Boris, thanks for looking. I MAY try getting some off Ebay, but as Ed asks, what will I use it for? Actually, I may just pass it on to pal, so it would need to be pretty secure.

    Last night I concluded DSL was a bit too basic, but I later downloaded “Linux lite”, so may try that later.

    I did also look at Puppy, so we shall see how LL goes…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 6 days, 4 hours ago

    Planeman, yes, I see what you mean. I downloaded an iso for a “non-install”, burned to a CD, and booted straight in to it.

    Being used to Mint 19, it was VERY bare. I could not see an “Install” icon such as Mint gives you, nor did it notice that I have a WiFi card in there.

    I think I want something more “up to date” than DSL. I can see how it…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 6 days, 7 hours ago

    Boris, thanks for that lot. Yes, step 7 shows where I was, step 12 shows the one under the K/B. In the past when I only found one slot, there was permanent on board memory, I just assumed it would be like that here.

    Yes please, if you do have suitable ram.

    I will download DSL (thanks Planeman) and see what can be done.

    Cheers all.

    Les.

  • Les. replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 6 days, 8 hours ago

    Boris, I never thought of possibility of RAM increase.

    I opened the little “Ram” compartment, where I found a single piece of laptop ram, 256MB, DDR, PC2700.  CL2.5.

    I switched on just to confirm and it entered setup to confirm the change of RAM, so I just shut down and refitted the single stick.

    Obviously there must be an onboard 256 MB. That…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Cheap 120GB SSD in the forum PC Talk 6 days, 12 hours ago

    Thanks everybody, esp Boris, I ordered one earlier, and no extra postage for “Islands and Highlands”.

    Cheers, Les.

  • Les. replied to the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 6 days, 12 hours ago

    Interesting that nobody has said “Scrap it”! Ed, I won’t bother trying any Mint (don’t expect it to work anyway). Planeman, I  WILL try DSL as soon as I get a few minutes.

    Cheers all.

  • Les. started the topic Use or scrap? in the forum Linux Talk 1 week ago

    Yesterday I was searching for a suitable sized backing to use with my comb binder to make a ‘scope manual, and came upon a tidy looking laptop. After 24 hrs of head scratching, I think it was given to me by a pal about 8 years ago, before he left the island. I seem to have given it an XP install, but never used it since. My question them becomes…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic Cheap 120GB SSD in the forum PC Talk 1 week ago

    No super deal updates on the SSD front recently. What are the best 240GB SSD drives out there currently?

    Les.

  • Les. replied to the topic Mint missing again in the forum Linux Talk 1 week, 3 days ago

    Well, it is now 6 days since I did all the swopping about.

    At first switch on I mentioned I had to switch off then on again to make progress with boot up.

    Every day since, the same has happened. This morning I tried pressing DEL to get into setup, but nothing happened. No keyboard response, just had to switch off and on again, and normal…[Read more]

  • Les. replied to the topic WeFi problem. in the forum PC Talk 1 week, 3 days ago

    Yesterday a package arrived whilst I was out. MT have sent me a new router. A Technicolor  TG588V  v2.

    I have not had time to touch it yet, but I have an idea Dave has slated them in the past.

    How will it compare to my existing Netgear  DGN2200  – V4 I wonder. Maybe tomorrow I will find out.

    Les.

  • Les. replied to the topic I'm so scared! in the forum Other Tech 1 week, 4 days ago

    I had the same one about 2 weeks ago. I was just as scared as you, deleted it and moved on. I think I had it or one much like it a few months ago. Delete likewise.

    For the last 10 or more years, Linux has managed to keep me safe, long may it continue.

    Les.

  • Les. replied to the topic Brexit now = CETA +/-? in the forum Europe 1 week, 5 days ago

    I think my suggestion last week was possibly my first to this thread, but I for one am enjoying it. For the record, if I had had a vote it would have been to LEAVE, sorry Bob (who is not looking now) et al. Anyway, can I suggest you go back to last week’s message and think carefully. I think it is the only hope remaining for a wounded Tory party,…[Read more]

  • I have not had cause to use simple screen recorder this year, but on Saturday, I was given a BTSport pass, so could watch MotoGP practice OK. For the race on Sunday, I would be able to view the start, leaving SSR in charge when I went out on the bike for a scheduled ride.

    Go home, put it to play back the file, but as soon as the proper high speed…[Read more]

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