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    Difficulty connecting phone under Mint 18

    Having finally got around to updating to Mint 18, I am struggling to get it to connect to my phone.
    With Bluetooth, I previously had various glitches at various times, but it simply worked for most...
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    Err, what do you mean "drop"? Yes, I can switch...

    Err, what do you mean "drop"?
    Yes, I can switch to tty3 and get a command prompt. I can also drop out of X with ctrl alt backspace.
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    Ok, so that mission is aborted for now... New...

    Ok, so that mission is aborted for now... New project.
    Pentium III laptop, all of 256MB RAM, but at least this time we are not struggling with drive space.

    I have just installed Mint on a not so...
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    Yes, tried that. Kept falling over for one reason...

    Yes, tried that. Kept falling over for one reason or another. :(
    The obvious answer is to get a bigger hard drive, but I'm only in the area 'till tomorrow, so I haven't had time.
    Funny thing...
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    Tried puppy... failed to get bluetooth working,...

    Tried puppy... failed to get bluetooth working, and ran out of HD space.
    Am staring to wonder if Windows 98 might be the way... It was working on it OK before I started messing about. :?
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    It was in part a generic question, as I have a...

    It was in part a generic question, as I have a few old machines, but the one on the table is an AMD Duron 1000MHz.
    Not sure how much RAM, and I may have more in the spares bin, and such a small HD...
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    Which Distro for an old PC?

    A have an old PC which is currently running Windows 98, and a friend who is in need of the internet.

    What would be a good distro to use?
    The only big ask is that it has bluetooth capability.
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    Yes, both on Ubuntu. Thank you, I have had...

    Yes, both on Ubuntu.


    Thank you, I have had a look, but haven't had time to digest it today...
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    I'm trying to network two machines so I can...

    I'm trying to network two machines so I can easily swap files between them.
    Google brought me to a thread here which suggested NFS might be the way...
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    Thanks. I suspect the answer is so obvious...

    Thanks.

    I suspect the answer is so obvious that I can't see it for looking, but I can't.

    The daft thing is that that they can both see a windows box on the same network and I can set up a...
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    NFS

    I know this is a silly question, but how do you actually do that?
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