[SATLUG] welcome back and etc

Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Thu Jun 4 22:54:04 CDT 2009


Cheryl Holmes wrote:
> Thanks Geoff!
>
> Hi Alex,
>
> I know it is puzzling you...what this thing is doing or not doing..but it
> acts like it "forgets" things.  I have the print / font aize set in Firefox
> yet it doesn't remeber it from one website to the next.  Emails are missing
> that were previously there on gmail, can't use yahoo mail at all because
> while the yahoo website where my inbox is, is set in a font I can see, when
> I open an email it becomes microscoptic and looks like tiny ants on the
> page, can't adjust screen resolution, it won't let me, won't let me run
> Synaptic, and the very first thing that alarmed me was it wouldn't load
> Hardy for you when Hardy had been on it since Hardy was released.  It should
> have loaded Hardy...I suspected bad sectors on the HD or that it had failing
> sectors on it, but have no idea how to check that part out.  I never
> suspected component or board breakdown.
>
> I did change the CMOS battery less than 2 years ago when it acted like it
> had memory loss before like with the time and date.
>
> The more I run it and do what I do with it, the more I notice things it will
> no longer do that it used to do.  That's all Alex...I don't know what else
> to say..I know there were a few other things I'm noticing that I can't
> remember right now.  On the surface, it does seem fine, until you want to
> change website font sizes, enlarge print, change screen resolution, run
> synaptic.  My printer won't run in this version either for some reason.  It
> won't let me install HPLIP and Hpoj.
>
> I can't help but still suspect the HD but have no way to chk it.
>
> YES, I do have A/C and have always had AC.  It's Herb who doesn't.  I
> couldn't live without it especially with all my medical problems.  The heat
> would make everything I have much worse and could kill me.  I keep it as
> cold as I can get it in here.
>
> It's frustrating to not be able to see...I love fooling with computers...the
> hardware anyway.  While I was very advanced in Windoze, I'm a moron in Linux
> OS and software.  Just so thankful you Alex and Herb have come to my
> rescue!  Like you said, this new system will be AWESOME!  It should last a
> long time I would think at least as long as mine is old now, 8-9 years or
> more.  Maybe even longer than I will last who knows!
>
> Geoff, I'm curious, you mentioned a cap...do you still troubleshoot down to
> the component level?  I know that was done way back when mobo's cost over
> $1000.  You'd get a schematic and troubleshoot, but I didn't think anyone
> does that now that boards have come down so much in price...that's terribly
> labor intensive..just curious...cheryl 
>   
Cheryl have you tried setting in firefox 
..Edit/preferances/tab-content/Font&colors-advanced/ and uncheck the box 
that says 'allow blah blah to set fonts .... Then setting your fonts and 
sizes will lock it in mostly.
I have found that some pages override this but not sure how.
herb



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