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      Forum software upgrade   10/29/17

      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
      A few things that have changed. We no longer have community blogs (was never really used) We no longer have a portal page.
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ianw1974 last won the day on November 8 2017

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  1. Forum software upgrade

    Yeah :) looking good now, before it was reading everything. Couldn't find where to turn it off in admin panel.
  2. Forum software upgrade

    Any way to control the amount of info being displayed under the avatars to the left? Mine is huge :D
  3. Forum software upgrade

    Don't think we need the portal. I think it's fine how it is right now.
  4. Forum software upgrade

    Can we enable the rewrite url option? Would be much nicer. In admin panel under SEO, but needs to have .htaccess enabled. When enabled, Friendly URLs will not include 'index.php'. In order to support this you must configure your web server to rewrite all URLs for your community directory to the index.php file. For assistance on how to do this, contact your hosting provider or system administrator. To see the .htaccess used for Apache servers for comparison, download this file.
  5. Wine, Crossover and Playonlinux

    Haven't used wine for ages. Tried Medal of Honor - Allied Assault, but couldn't get it to work. Wouldn't install. Main reason, because on my son's laptop with Windows 10, it's unable to install, because they removed something from Windows that dealt with the copyright on the disks. So now, cannot be used, unless Windows XP or perhaps Windows 7. Pity as forgotten that I'd bought the game, and now can't play it at all. Usually searched the winedb to see if it was supported and found that a lot of the apps I wanted to use just didn't work. Have used playonlinux and winetricks, which were quite good. Didn't bother much with Crossover.
  6. Monitors

    John, Using xset is temporary, but it allows you to check and test without editing xorg.conf and rebooting. So you missed the point a little bit there. For permanent changes, you add it to xorg.conf. The link I gave you also had the info there to add it to xorg.conf. As I wrote in my first post Temporarily you can from the console disable DPMI and then gave you the info about using xset. And from the link in the very first section after the contents: the identifier of course will be different depending on your computer. The key line was the dpms false. All the info was there in my post and link that I gave, so no googling was required :)
  7. Monitors

    I was using standard monitor on standard DSUB port. Also on my laptop. So, it'll be something with the HDMI and power management settings for sure, since it's going after 10 minutes. See if you can find a way to disable DPMS. This you should be able to find under NVIDIA settings I expect. Here is a link with more info: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Display_Power_Management_Signaling I know it's Arch Linux, but the same methods will apply. Temporarily you can from the console disable DPMI. xset -dpms and then when you want to enable it again, just put a + instead of the - before dpms. Failing that, try: xset s off -dpms from the link above it says, to disable dpms and prevent the screen from blanking.
  8. Monitors

    John, I've had this problem, it's not the monitors, rather something in the distro that is ignoring the fact that when watching a video, the screensaver shouldn't kick in or power management causing them to blank. If I remember correctly, there can be a setting in the program you are using to watch videos, that stops the screen from blanking or screensaver from kicking in. Changing from one distro to another fixed the problem. Once, I had it working, then using another distro it stopped working, then switched to something else, and was working again as it should. So this for sure, rules out the issue that its your monitors, but rather a distro inconvenience. This annoyed me previously also, and in the end ended up stopping power management from turning the monitors off, or even from having the screensaver set. Then if I wanted to lock the computer, I just did it with a CTRL-ALT-L to activate the screensaver, rather than have it set for a certain time to come on.
  9. Shutdown time [solved]

    John, See attached screenshots. 01.png - go to Tools, System Tools, System Settings. 02.png - scroll down for start/shutdown options and double-click. 03.png - disable the confirm logout option. 04.png - this is how the screen should look after you disabled the logout option. Click Apply. now choose restart or shutdown or whichever you want, and you'll now find that it will do it immediately instead of waiting 30 seconds.
  10. Shutdown time [solved]

    Doing a generic search gives this: https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=83273#p140480 the 30 seconds is hard-coded. So you can't change it. But what you can do is disable the confirmation box which is what is displayed for 30 seconds. So if you do that, it will then just shutdown or reboot instead of waiting for 30 seconds. From the link above:
  11. Shutdown time [solved]

    I expect that to be a KDE setting somewhere if it's possible to decrease it.
  12. Shutdown time [solved]

    I've made a virtual machine. Now my question is. When I click an option to shutdown the machine, I'm given a dialog box if I want to then click the reboot or shutdown option. The dialog box has a timer of 30 seconds. Is this what you are referring to? That in case you don't click anything, it will wait 30 seconds, and then restart? Or do you mean that you click restart, the process takes too long to complete? (IE: not related to the timer/dialog box). Please let me know.
  13. Shutdown time [solved]

    John, Not found anything right yet, just some bugs, but nothing hinting at a solution. So am downloading Mageia 5 and I'll make an install tomorrow. Please let me know what desktop did you install? KDE4? As per your signature?
  14. Shutdown time [solved]

    For now, some additional info as I investigate: https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7923#p50327 If I find anymore in the meantime, I'll try and help, otherwise, I'll be installing it to check it out and find a solution.
  15. Shutdown time [solved]

    Yep, I think I know what you mean, although have no idea where to look. Let me make a default install of Mageia, and I'll see if I can then try and find the setting that you're talking about.