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by Pierre
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux mint 18.2 cinnamon flickering mint logo boot problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: linux mint 18.2 cinnamon flickering mint logo boot problem.

it does sound like a Graphics Driver issue:

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inxi -Fxz

can you redo that - with a Capital F - this time?.
by Pierre
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Turn off "Fast Startup" in Win10 or enjoy discovering "Welcome to Emergency Mode"
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Turn off "Fast Startup" in Win10 or enjoy discovering "Welcome to Emergency Mode"

yep - it's true that the win-10 system is getting "more locked down" ie: tried to install an older printer on v1703 & it wouldn't let me do that, as the printer software was not in the M$ Store . . . - so, I'd 'hacked / cracked' the v1703 with a CLI command trick, that then bypassed th...
by Pierre
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fear of Slow Backup Update
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Fear of Slow Backup Update

you should be able to Install Both at the same time, from Package Manager AKA synaptic.
8)
by Pierre
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I want to so bad switch to Linux but I feel like I can't right now. I hope I'm wrong.
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: I want to so bad switch to Linux but I feel like I can't right now. I hope I'm wrong.

. Seems, Codeweaver Inc is just using the Free-Open-source Wine for Linux project to benefit its own non-free Wine-based CrossOver for Linux program, similar to Red Hat Inc's Free-Open-source Fedora project and Suse Inc's OpenSuse project. Non-free CrossOver was first released in 2002 and Free Wine...
by Pierre
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installation Nightmare
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Installation Nightmare

so, before you installed LinuxMint - the First Time: - did you Test All of the Hardware - from the Live Environment :?: to ensure that this Very Modern Machine would run the LinuxMint system - nicely. by doing this First, you also get an idea of just how well / or not - the LinuxMint system will wor...
by Pierre
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Great article from someone new to linux
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Great article from someone new to linux

the Author is not, that new, to LinuxMint:
- he's been using it for over a Year, now . .
but, it's raised some good points about why the Two Propriety Systems - are so bad.
8)
by Pierre
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Should I dual boot?
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Should I dual boot?

most Folks Do start off, with Dual_Booting with the Windows System. :o then, as they find replacements for those programs that they use on the Windows System, they then, start to use the Windows System, less & less often, until: - at some point, they then think about ditching the Windows System ...
by Pierre
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitioning advice [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: Partitioning advice

that 20Gb is big enough to Test some Linux Distro, ( to see what it is like ) but, it is not big enough for any daily use, though. - if you plan to use any of them, for daily use, then that Linux Distro should be given 50Gb for more . . and this one Linux Distro would be for programs that remain un...
by Pierre
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Failing hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Failing hard drive

that running out of spare / unused sectors does sound like the most likely reason, for your issue, though. if you have the Time & Software, then a Low level Format, which is similar to the Original Factory Formatting, has been known to revive an unstable drive, but it is both Time consuming and ...
by Pierre
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe
Replies: 13
Views: 154

Re: Hello..... yes that's right, another newbe

Welcome to our Forum
:D
it seems that you taken a similar path to lots of folks, already Members of this Forum.
:)
it's a well trodden path for lots of people, it seems.
8)
Do Take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.
by Pierre
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitioning advice [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 178

Re: Partitioning advice

that 20Gb is big enough to Test some Linux Distro, ( to see what it is like ) but, it is not big enough for any daily use, though. - if you plan to use any of them, for daily use, then that Linux Distro should be given 50Gb for more . . and this one Linux Distro would be for programs that remain unt...
by Pierre
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do you guys use SWAP space on new installs?
Replies: 19
Views: 381

Re: Do you guys use SWAP space on new installs?

yep - - always - but not for Hibernation.
:)
and just 1Gb in size . . .
- old habits, sure do die hard.
:(
by Pierre
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox Quantum now in the repos
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Firefox Quantum now in the repos

and it's now been downloaded,
& apart from it's New Clunky Look - - what's the fuss about ?.
- it's now based on Chromium ??.
at least, it sure looks like that . . .
by Pierre
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED ... maybe] Need MintBox 2 RAM upgrade Help ? Thanks !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Need MintBox 2 RAM upgrade Help ? Thanks !!!

it will generally depend on the Motherboard type, but their web site does say "Up to 16GB (2x 8GB) Non-ECC DDR3-1333/1600" and the picture of the current stick - is an JM1333KSU & which suggests that it is a DDR-1333 - - so get a pair of those sticks, for the upgrade. :) the Crucial br...
by Pierre
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57...Quantum
Replies: 57
Views: 2197

Re: Firefox 57...Quantum

this FF57 update won't bother me. as I've got so few add-ons running these days, anyway.
8)

you can check which add-ons will still work:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... true#gid=0
by Pierre
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing new Firefox 57 Quantum
Replies: 24
Views: 160

Re: Installing new Firefox 57 Quantum

karlchen wrote:
dermage1 wrote:Has anyone here installed the new Firefox 57 Quantum ?
The update-manager took care of the update from Firefox 56.0 to 57.0.
No need to fiddle around manually with anything.


the new FF57 update, made it down-under - overnight.
8)
looks a bit clunky, when compared to FF56, though.
:(
by Pierre
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Question about ISO verification
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Question about ISO verification

with your new LinuxMint 18.2 - - goto Menu - Accessories - USB Image Writer
and use that to write your new ISO to your USB Stick.
by Pierre
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Howdy

Welcome to our Forum
:D

Do Take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.
:)
by Pierre
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing Pinta
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Installing Pinta

you don't download it.
:o
it's available in Package Manager AKA synaptic.
- it installed on this Laptop, in less than a Minute & works fine.
:)
by Pierre
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 57 - Quantum
Replies: 55
Views: 3379

Re: Firefox 57 - Quantum

the thing is, that Firefox, along with M$ Windows - - is losing it's Market Share. :o so, they are both trying to recover, at least, some of that Market Share, and they way that they both are going about doing that - isn't very pretty. - that will, of course, upset lots of people. in the case of Fir...

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