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About d0nut

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  • Birthday 06/16/1934

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  1. Thanks for the input. You know, I think you are correct. The reason that I don't come on here as often as I did in the past, is probably because today I run a PC with SSDs, loads of memory and mainly trouble-free. Also, as Gigsy says, people are more computer-savvy, these days. I know I am. I'm not brilliant, by any means, but can cope with things which, a few years back, would have had me stumped. All very sad. That's progress, I suppose. Funny, I can recall my first post on here, back in January, 2003. I can't recall the exact content, but I do remember Volt (don't know if he's still aroun
  2. I am surprised to see that there are so few folks posting on here these days. I have been a member for many years, and I recall when topics used to come thick and fast. Nowadays, it's more like Aberdeen on a flag selling day. Anyone like to tell me what has happened?
  3. I have just been checking the visitor statistics for my website, and came across this http://www.artus-fh.co.uk/source/Pics.html Is this sinister? Thanks. d0nut
  4. Thanks, Amir. Very useful.
  5. Don't know if this has already been put up on here, but I found a very useful tool for coloring folders at http://www.snapfiles.com/get/rainbowfolders.html I found it particularly useful for identifying those folders which I might want to back up in the event of a re-format ( I've colored them all red ) and I also keep all my desk-top short-cut icons in a green folder. Saves hunting around. Oh, and it's free.
  6. Ho, hum. Sorry about the faulty link. Anyway, it seems that when I reinstalled XP it did not do a reformat as I thought. so I now have two copies of Windows. I shall have to delete one. We just had a 80 mph gale here which caused a power surge, resulting in my desktop giving up the ghost. While I was checking inside the case, I noticed that many of the electrolytics on the mother-board were swollen and leaking. This could well be the cause of my initial problems which forced me to reinstall. A new mobo is now on the cards. Are they easy to configure? Never done one. I will probably get one
  7. Tom. Did you not see my link in post #7?
  8. Thanks again. As far as I know, I have only installed once. This is a screengrab of my boot.ini display. http://www.artus-fh.co.uk/source/Pics.html
  9. Thanks. The question is, which one will I delete? I tried making one (the one which seems to have 2 partitions) the default drive, but I was requested to go back and reverse this mocve. Bit out of my depth here, methinks Brandon. No, I only ran set-up once.
  10. Because of problems with my Windows XP desktop I have just reinstalled. However, when I boot, I get a choice of systems, Windows XP Professional or....................er..........Windows XP Professional. I have to hit 'enter' to carry on. Can anyone tell me how I can rectify this, please? Also, after reinstalling, I downloaded Thunderbird mail client and configured it, accounts and everything. I switched off and went back to it an hour or two later. When I re-booted, all the account information had disappeared and I had to go through the whole process again. Any help appreciated. Thanks.
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    Hi! I've now got Opensuse 10.3, and guess what? Firefox is crashing, the last time twice in about 3 minutes. I'm running on Windows at the moment, until I can find a solution. Otherwise, 10.3's great.
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    OpenSuSE 10.3

    Thanks for the advice, dooglo and bg. d0nut
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    OpenSuSE 10.3

    Will installation involve uninstalling 10.2 and reinstalling? If so, how do I uninstall 10.2? Also, will I have to back up all my other stuff? Thanks. d0nut (Newbie Linux user)
  14. Well, by a stroke of good fortune I stumbled on the answer in a forum. For the username type in 'root' followed by the password which I had already put in during the installation. Thanks, everyone.
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