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Oct 26 2017
30 December 2017 - 19:24

The good lady's laptop has somehow lost it's operating system. She called me in because her password would not work, I check my note book and she was using the correct password. I went to bios-system-security and we changed the password. it now works but tells us no operating system found. so I went to boot set up and it shows that there is no operating system. I did a quick check on the harddrive and it passed. I stuck a DVD with a ios on it in the dvd drive and the drive does not start up. I get a box saying no operating system, install operating system. At the moment I am at a lost at what to do. Any sugestions?

13 January 2018 - 16:06

One of my niece's came to visit me yesterday and as I was trying to make copys of old family photos I found all the old photos locked and I could not copy them. I went to permissions and change it to read and write, that did not change anything still could not copy photos. does anyone have an idea how to get around this locked program?


23 January 2018 - 16:00

Don't really know if this goes here are not.
The good lady got a security patch a few days ago she installed it, and it really made a mess of her laptop.
lost the search part of fire fox, could still go to about half of her boodmarked sites could not get to the others. she brought it to me to fix. Really weird what I was seeing look like she was running in vpn mode grub was corupted and more broken parts of the system then I could deal with, I thought easy solution re install. Easier said then done. What I had to do was erase everything on the hard drive before I could reinstall Sparky. On todays news in tech section of BBC news Intel is telling people not to install the Security patch that they put out it might slowdown your computer or worse, well here it was worse.

03 March 2018 - 17:41

I have been trying to install clamav on my Sparky installation. I went to synaptic downloaded it, could not find it any where so went to terminal and tried apt-get. terminal says I have the latest clamav. I still can't find it, so being an old geezer I go to the Expermintal pull up pclinux and try again getting the same results. Then I went to clamav web site and read for two hours no help for what I am looking for there. so I came to the experts. What I am doing wrong?

13 March 2018 - 17:17

I have a ISO on a thumb drive that I would like to remove. normally I can just delete or move it to trash this one will not allow me to do that. any sugestions?

22 June 2018 - 15:36

I stuck Ghostery on my main computer. slowed down the computer incredibly on many of the sites I visit I could get the text but not the photos. Some of the sites would only show me 2 or 3 posts and then nothing else. Just wondering if this is normal for ghostery? Took it off and every thing is back to normal. if any thing can be normal for this old man.

13 August 2018 - 18:05

Had updates on Sparky and Firefox this pass week now can no longer view you tube videos. some have sound but no video and some have neither. So need to learn weather it was the Firefox or Sparky update that cause this. I have 3 different Sparky installs plus Zorin, Slax, and Rebellin. 2 of the Spark's I never update. will see if I can figure this out and will post back.

24 August 2018 - 18:23

Using pale moon is there simple add on to down load html5 videos? I have found a you tube video of a 9 year old dutch girl singing Opera I would like to save it in my video file.

23 January 2019 - 16:41

enlarging fonts in a ISO. Due too poor eyesight I need a way to enlarge the fonts. I have tried going into systems-fonts and enlarging from their did not work even when rebooting after enlarging I can read size 12 fonts without too much trouble but 14 is better. I have not found anything in the linux bible addressing this.


20 February 2019 - 22:28

The experimental computer has been shutting down and then rebooting for a couple of days by itself last night it shut down and would not restart. This morning I put it on my bench and opened it up cleaned up the dust bunnies and plugged it in at the bench to check the fans everything was working. brought it back in and hooked it up no power nothing came on. replaced the power cord with the one at my bench it now works. When I checked out the power cord that did not work, hot side was good, common side was good, checked out ground and had infinite Resistance. Can some one tell me why a computer needs ground to run?