I have been have a snooper on my old devuan install every time I go to a utube how to video someone comes in and delays startup while it collects some information, I don't know who or what it is so I started to look for a different OS.
First I tried Zorin 16.1, it installed with no problem. But when I try to use it, Zorin will not recognize my password after several tries with the same failure I reloaded Zorin 16.1 same failure as before. I reloaded it once more same failure again. Zorin 16.1 is not for this computer.
Next on my list was Sparky 5.9 after 97% loaded I get failure to load after much looking I fine their sever is down.
Next on my list is Solus 4.3 again about half way through the install failure to load comes up. this time I just go to the next OS.
list is Linux Mint 20.1 last time I looked at Linux mint I did not care for it but at this point any port in a storm. surprise it loads there is just one problem to start with it starts up in terminal with the word grub blinking at me. I shut down the computer it being a HP I start it and begin punching the Esc key it opens and I push the F9 key go to sata one and push enter and entered Linux Mint. still do not like it, but it does work. It is very slow and has a few glitches besides having to open through Bios. After using it for a week and liking it even less I thought of something that I had done several years go that worked that was to install Ubuntu 10.04 then install the next OS over that.
So that is what I did. and the Next OS I had for loading was the updated Devuan 4.0 I did and it works very well and no snoopers on the utube videos.
The good lady tells me that I need to buy a new computer from system 76 maybe she is right I know that I have had this one for at least 14 years and I think maybe longer, cannot remember when I bought it. and being old my memory is not what it use to be. Take care people and try to have some fun.
I see in the news where the Koch Brothers are saying that there bottom line in there Russian business is more important then a few people being killed by Russia in the Ukraine. This typifies what the Koch Brothers are.
That is what I use for the main screen font size but it does not work in terminal. I checked in the settings menu for keyboard shortcuts but found no help there. I could not find anything in my Linux Bible either. Thanks for trying.
Has any one found a way to enlarge the font in terminal? I am running Devuan and the font is so small in terminal That I cannot make out unless I use a magnifying glass.
We here are excited about getting it, now we will have it on vacation at Hilton head Island.
The good Lady received an e-mail from system 76 saying that her laptop is ready and is being shipped. Said we would receive it Tuesday of next week and that some one needs to be home to sign for it. Big surprise for us, was not expecting it till October.
I was told that the wait was due to a lack of chips.
Received e-mail from systems 76 asking us what spects we wanted for new laptop
this is what the good Lady specified:
Pangolin (Pang 11) 15 inch screen
pop!_os 20.4 lts 64 bit with full disc encryption.
1x 4.0 ghz ryzen 5 5500U (2.1 up 4.o ghz-8mb cache-6 cores-12threads.
16GB Dual chanel DDR4 at 32 ghz (2x8GB)
500GB NV me seq read 2400 MB/s seq write 1750 MB/s
They will build this laptop and ship it to us in Oct.
I don't know what all of that means but I do know what most of it is. Hopefully
this will last the good lady for a few years.
the old HP is still locked up I have heard of a place near here that does work on laptops just need to find a adress for them.
I pulled all the files out before I tried to put on a newer OS so there is nothing on it to worry about. I will look around for a repair shop to take it too. I put myself on a waiting list at systems 76 to buy a new laptop for the good lady.
cannot get any where but to the box that wants the administration pass word I have been wondering if I could plug into the laptop from another computer and by pass the administration password that way nothing I have tried so far has worked.