Using my birth name instead of a forum name.

For A long time I have surfed under several user names.  It used to be the norm. But social media and mobile applications have changed that. After A lot of complexities, I have decided to use my birth name.  for simplicity Neil Thompson. Neo Trinarty is an anagram of Terry Nation. A Dalek related user …

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Ubuntu 18.04 and other random stuff

With the count down to the release of Ubuntu 18.04  just a matter of days away now, I am getting quite excited.   Before I used  Linux Mint I used Ubuntu, and like many Unity annoyed me enough to change Distro.  Now that unity is gone and Gnome has returned I will try Ubuntu once again, …

New 1tb HDD 2 Linux Mint towers

Today I installed a new 1TB HDD in my main gaming machine,  as the last HDD failed. I went to reinstall windows 10, but it did not find the HDD. So  being a bit of a tech geek I instantly gave up and Installed Linux Mint. I really could not be bothered to try and …

Blender 2.8 requires open GL 3.3

This post will only have made sense to 3D cgi creators. "Up until now, the viewport was lagging behind the rest of Blender. Not anymore! Blender 2.8 brings the minimum OpenGL version to 3.3, with even newer features for compatible hardware." quote from the Blender Web site. Bugger my 2yr old laptop only has version …

Mint 18.3 is my Desktop OS of choice

I have always ran Windows as my primary Desktop OS of choice and used mint on most of my other machine. Tonight my most used Windows 10 machine would not start . I eventually got it going but it ran awful and the HDD was running at 100%.  I solved this but it got me …

Mint 18.3 update and midlife crisis ideas requests

5 of the 6 computers on which  i run Linux Mint I have now updated  to version 18.3 Its gone smoothly on every machine so far. Its just a matter of getting the time to do them all.   I have way to many computers, but whilst I keep collecting them from friends and family I …

gnome-keyring-daemon still running – solution

This solution worked for me - my Mint versions have not shut down properly for ages. Updating to version 18.3 did not solve it. This link gives the solution that worked for me. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=251965 basically I had to purge my old kernel versions - As i had chose to upgrade my kernal. sudo purge-old-kernels It …