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by Pierre
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Free phone calls on Linux Mint?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Free phone calls on Linux Mint?

almost everyone would use Skype or a similar such program
:)
by Pierre
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Crossover Linux worth the money?
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Re: Crossover Linux worth the money?

It's on special for $19. Worth that, or no? that'll be the Ghacks Promo: https://deals.ghacks.net/sales/crossover-17-for-linux?utm_source=ghacks.net&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=crossover-17-for-linux_121217&utm_term=scsf-266914&utm_content=a0x1a000003amuc&scsonar=1 and it's...
by Pierre
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TimeShift at boot....
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: TimeShift at boot....

it would still pay to watch that ext HDD, for any activity in the first hour.
- it should, however, do the Automatic Backup, at or close to Start, if that is what you set it to.
what do the actual TS setting show ?.
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security?
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Security?

just to re-iterate that - - you don't need any of those "Extras" in your New Linux System 8) and most of those so-called " vulnerabilities" are generally confined to some Server Situation,, - and not to any specific Linux Desktop Operating System. which, all means,, that you more...
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What is your preferred backup program?
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: What is your preferred backup program?

usually it's LuckyBackup, if the whole caboodle is being backed up.
otherwise, it's a manual copy of the relevant Data files to a usb stick.
8)
and the latter method is super quick, since there isn't that many files.
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: VirtualBox: Guest Addition Fail (18.3)
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: VirtualBox: Guest Addition Fail (18.3)

that may also depend on the Host Hardware - - most of my PCs are low spec,
and as such, running Cinnamon in any VB tends to get that Software Rendering Error.
& I've yet to Test my Theory in an higher spec Hardware machine.
:)
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WiFi Hardware vanished without a trace
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: WiFi Hardware vanished without a trace

those inbuilt WiFi cards do seem to fail, over time,
and it seems to me, that the Windows System loses the WiFi first, then the Linux System, some time later.
- at that point, the inbuilt WiFi seems to be permanently gone.
so, you then have to start using an USB WiFi Dongle, instead.
8)
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: VirtualBox: Guest Addition Fail (18.3)
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: VirtualBox: Guest Addition Fail (18.3)

does the Guest Addition version match the VirtualBox version? ie: my VBs are often ahead of the actual Guest Addition version, & generally only get updated when the VirtualBox software prompts to do so. BTW: quite often, I've found that Cinnamon is too heavy to run in a VB situation, & only ...
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have rendered my system unbootable. Help?
Replies: 13
Views: 210

Re: I have rendered my system unbootable. Help?

if you insist on getting cocky and editing things like the /fstab ( don't be shy, we've all done something similar ) then - - always, always,, create a backup file - it's so easy to do, that you will think that you don't need to :lol: - - File - Save As - OriginalFileName.bak ( I'll sometimes use *....
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update manager 4 level updates
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Update manager 4 level updates

YES - - both in theory & in practice - - you sure could.

if you wish to be more conservative, then stay with only Level Three Updates,
& if you wish to be Very Cautious, then only install Level One & Level Two updates.
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Very old newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Very old newbie

welcome to our Forum
:D

Do Take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.

and catweazel will be most happy, to have another old fellow, that his skills can help out.
:)
by Pierre
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My PC is too slow..
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: My PC is too slow..

a couple of things here: - your running Cinnamon - - that D.E. may be too heavy for your Old Machine product: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 847 @ 1.10GHz & that 2Gb of RAM :!: BTW: can you hear or feel airflow from the fan ?. you may need to lower the DE type, maybe back to Mate or even Xfce this can ...
by Pierre
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Windows 10 won't start after linux kernel update
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Windows 10 won't start after linux kernel update

I've had that issue for for some time on one of my PCs, and just did what the suggested error / solution was" - in Terminal - - Run 'modprobe vboxdrv' as root. it's a nuisance, but it's an easy quick fix, but in the end, I've finally got around to fixing the issue, permanently. - you'l ...
by Pierre
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Goodbye Windows
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Goodbye Windows

I haven't seen a warranty which depends on the installed operating system. @ silfox2000 - - it's been my experience, that most, if not all, store-keepers, will *not* accept some Computer, back under Warranty, if the Original Setup has been modified: - as in the Main Operating System - has been repl...
by Pierre
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Resizing images is a pain on Linux Mint (rant)
Replies: 17
Views: 322

Re: Resizing images is a pain on Linux Mint (rant)

Now that you feel better: Try Pinta:
- Menu - Graphics - Pinta
"Easily create and edit images".
8)
by Pierre
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie and drivers (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Newbie and drivers

Building and install driver for building type make for load the driver sudo insmod rtl8821au.ko You need to install the needed fw with sudo make installfw If you need to crosscompile use ARCH= CROSS_COMPILE= KSRC= while calling make i.e. make ARCH="arm" CROSS_COMPILE=armv5tel-softfloat-li...
by Pierre
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Goodbye Windows
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Goodbye Windows

Welcome to the Wild Side :D My Recommendation, is to remove the Original HDD / SSD, and then replace it with a < new > HDD / SSD & then install LinuxMint onto that. ( for Warranty Reasons, if ever needed ) However, if you don't wish to do that, AND you have created a win-10 ISO whilst you still ...
by Pierre
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: That was Easy
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: That was Easy

yep - - sometimes, you can be pleasantly surprised by LinuxMint
-- - there is an Out-Of-the-Box experience.
8) 8)
by Pierre
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Issue.
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Update Manager Issue.

@ InkKnife - - I've tending to forget about that area, as it really a Set & Forget Thing. :D as mine is set to "Don't Break My Computer" & likewise - I'm always getting some 'extras' every other day :o so, I've changed it to the middle one - - "Optimize Stability and Security&...
by Pierre
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: USB transfer speed slows down and fails during transfer
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: USB transfer speed slows down and fails during transfer

don't be fooled by that initial transfer rate, as that is just filling the cache up,
and then you get the actual transfer speed, for the file being moved.

this is one area, where some Linux Systems are not as great as the World of Windows,
& which this sort of thing is designed to work with.

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