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by Pierre
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?
Replies: 45
Views: 970

Re: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?

that does happen,
and it does show that you do need to be prudent, in your exposure of the Linux System, unfortunately.

for myself, it's just another reason to Not use FB . .
by Pierre
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?
Replies: 45
Views: 970

Re: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?

it would seem that I'm spending 95% of my time, on my Linux PCs, and a few hours on some-one-else windows system, which is a lot less than it used to be. :mrgreen: Having been involved in Windows since before it became version 1.0 in 1985 as a senior developer for a well known global company, and co...
by Pierre
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?
Replies: 45
Views: 970

Re: Curiosity: why do so many people only use Linux on old hardware?

it would seem that I've been almost Windows free, on an number of occasions, but then, some-one wants help with that Windows System, and thus I've figured, that I'd better Stay on Top of it's various issues . .. all of my own PCs are multi_boot machines, anyway. :) and I'm also using Wine for an han...
by Pierre
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Have you installed wine?
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Have you installed wine?

YEP - - the Commercial Version, actually.
:)
it works well on the few programs, that I'm interested in.
https://www.codeweavers.com/
some others have found that the Play on Linux works well,
https://playonlinux.com/
for their windows programs, as well.
8)
by Pierre
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot dual boot on a 2009 iMac [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Cannot dual boot on a 2009 iMac

the assumption would be, that Apple has very specific hardware, on each machine,
and that they can & do change that hardware, with each Hardware Model / version.

you would have to get an INXI report from each machine,
to find out those changes, if any.
by Pierre
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot dual boot on a 2009 iMac [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Cannot dual boot on a 2009 iMac

sometimes, it's an case of if it ain't broken, then don't fix it . IE: you probably did Test Out the LM20 series & then took an punt on the LM20.1 series . . when you really should Test Out .. Both of those versions, as things Do Break. if you have the Time & the Expertise, then Do an Clean ...
by Pierre
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: A huge problem
Replies: 21
Views: 486

Re: A huge problem

Hi MBros, welcome to our forum. :) what is the Make & Model of your machine ? is the existing HDD the one that came with the machine? did it have Windows 10 on it originally ? you can actually partition & format that drive from the Gparted program, that comes with the LinuxMint Live Media. -...
by Pierre
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Firefox not working but otherwise impressed with upgrade and current version!
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: Firefox not working but otherwise impressed with upgrade and current version!

have you tried Installing an alternative to the Firefox program ?
- there is several alternatives, including the most common ones.
did that work ?.
by Pierre
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How Do I Get "Print to PDF"? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: How Do I Get "Print to PDF"?

which program, are you using, that doesn't have to normal print to pdf option ?.
by Pierre
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] I switched current root account to standard account and then I total lost root acoount
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: I switched current root account to standard account and then I total lost root acoount

it's the ESC key that should show the grub Boot Menu . .

is there just the black screen, or is there some writing on that screen too ?.
by Pierre
Fri Mar 05, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: new to Linux mint
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: new to Linux mint

did you upgrade from LinuxMint 18 series at all ?

does your Linux system use LVM or fake RAID ?

the error seems to suggest that it can't find some file(s) and thus can't un-mount them . .
by Pierre
Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: new to Linux mint
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: new to Linux mint

Hi tab69 ,
welcome to our forum
:)

what is the Make & Model of the machine that you are using ?.

is that error on an Installed LinuxMint System ? or with an Live LinuxMint Media ?.
by Pierre
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 20 MATE fail
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: LM 20 MATE fail

can you get any further progress, by using the 2nd option .. Compatibility Mode.

did you check that the ISO is correct:
https://linuxmint.com/verify.php
else that can give some weird errors.
by Pierre
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update to 20.1 from 18
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: Update to 20.1 from 18

Hi Kevin,
there is No Direct Upgrade Path to the LM20x series .. from your LM18 . .
:(

thus you would have to obtain the latest ISO and then use that,
https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
to perform what is called an "clean installation".
8)
by Pierre
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: How Do You Deactivate Password When Installing Software

that maybe so, but the idea is to try and help the OP with his password woes. :) as already noted, the better solution is to shorten the password to an more user-friendly length. once you get used to the LinuxMint System, then your need for the password, should also diminish as well .. not to zero, ...
by Pierre
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Off this morning for first covid 19 vaccine jab
Replies: 114
Views: 3830

Re: Off this morning for first covid 19 vaccine jab

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by Pierre
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Solved - No more wifi since an update
Replies: 15
Views: 233

Re: No more wifi since an update

Hi Yggdrasil232 ,
welcome to our forum
:)

where was the Instruction set, that you followed ?.

do tell us something about your machine:
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=318644
copy the result of that, back here, on your reply.
by Pierre
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Computer Doesn't Stay Shut Down [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Linux Computer Doesn't Stay Shut Down

Maybe try this:
Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels

Install the latest kernel of the 5.8 series. Then reboot.
:)
post back, what happens.
by Pierre
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: (NO) Linux Mint Developers Will Force Updates on Users Like Microsoft Does with Windows 10
Replies: 29
Views: 886

Re: ( NO )Linux Mint Developers Will Force Updates on Users Like Microsoft Does with Windows 10

it would indeed . .

but who will do all of that Programming :?: the Team.LinuxMint is quite small . . .
by Pierre
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How Do I Install A Program Using Wine? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: How Do I Install A Program Using Wine?

the Wine program is Not Installed by Default,
and you usually do have to Install it first,
& before you actually Install any Windows program . .

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