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by MartyMint
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Acer's laptops are always broken...
Replies: 41
Views: 693

Re: Acer's laptops are always broken...

Outside of System 76 and other vendor specific machines, Thinkpads may be the "gold standard" for Linux compatible devices...
by MartyMint
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What if?
Replies: 18
Views: 593

Re: What if?

Portreve wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:55 pm
#What if...

...I really wanted to send someone to Jupiter?
Wow! You know my boss too?
:wink:
by MartyMint
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Install newer kernels manually?
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: [SOLVED] Install newer kernels manually?

Kernel upgrades aren't like Windows updates.
"Latest Bleeding Edge" is a Windows mindset that has crept into the Linux world over the years. I wish that wasn't the case.
by MartyMint
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Junk Food. I am an addict.
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Junk Food. I am an addict.

I started to cut junk food out of my diet about 15 years ago. Not because of any hysterical concern for the health effects on my body...I just convinced myself through sheer force of will that it actually tasted gross . Whenever someone opens a bag of hamburgers around me now, I'm just overwhelmed b...
by MartyMint
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Unable to autostart Fluidsynth automatically using Startup
Replies: 20
Views: 405

Re: Unable to autostart Fluidsynth automatically using Startup

I believe you need to have JACK running first, before Fluidsynth starts...
I'm not sure...I always start JACK before starting QSynth, Fluidsynth, etc...
by MartyMint
Thu May 21, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Rosewell USB 3 PCIe card not recognized [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Rosewell USB 3 PCIe card not recognized

Try removing the card and re-seating it.
by MartyMint
Thu May 21, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Guitar...
Replies: 18
Views: 894

Re: New Guitar...

You should consider buying something used. There's great deals to be had if you can spot a bargain.
by MartyMint
Thu May 21, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Rosewell USB 3 PCIe card not recognized [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Rosewell USB 3 PCIe card not recognized

That card should have a connector to supply SATA or molex power. Have you attached this to the card?
by MartyMint
Thu May 14, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Award for breaking MS Linux
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Award for breaking MS Linux

People don't use operating systems...they use apps.

A very clever person once said that, I forget who.

:?

Desktop OS is "legacy". How many users have desktop os' lost to mobile (android, iOS)?
by MartyMint
Thu May 14, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?
Replies: 18
Views: 647

Re: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?

The number of people that actually care about how computers work is a fraction of a fraction. And all "conversion" stories aside, most folks will just run to the nearest Walmart to grab the cheapest laptop off the shelf at the first stumble they have with Linux. Sorry. I've been doing this since 200...
by MartyMint
Wed May 13, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Multiple Microsoft Onedrive install methods - which do you prefer?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Multiple Microsoft Onedrive install methods - which do you prefer?

Eclipsenow+ wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 10:50 pm
Which do you prefer?
I prefer not using Microsoft products if I can help it.
by MartyMint
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Overheating Laptop for a Senior
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Overheating Laptop for a Senior

There are laptops, like my Dell Latitude that are fanless.
by MartyMint
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Unknown display problem Amd video card
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Unknown display problem Amd video card

What graphics card do you have?
by MartyMint
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File Managers with Admin Rights (SOLVED)
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: File Managers with Admin Rights

Caja has an add-on extension for allowing admin rights in the right-click menu. It's in the repositories.
by MartyMint
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bad Hard Drive Sectors
Replies: 33
Views: 870

Re: Bad Hard Drive Sectors

If you remove the drive from the enclosure, you risk voiding the warranty.
I would return it immediately.
by MartyMint
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to update Linux Mint - SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Unable to update Linux Mint

It's perfectly fine, but be sure to have anything you want backed up before any major changes.
by MartyMint
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: which browser you prefer
Replies: 71
Views: 2662

Re: which browser you prefer

ugly wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:52 pm

I haven't looked into it too deeply, but some of Brave's practices seem a bit underhanded.
Name one.
by MartyMint
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: which browser you prefer
Replies: 71
Views: 2662

Re: which browser you prefer

I like Firefox's extensions, but I wish Firefox was as secure as Brave out-of-the-box. I'm not a fan of Firefox having tracking and logging features turned on by default.
I use Palemoon browser. Right now it's a good compromise, but for mobile it's Brave.
by MartyMint
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: OEM ATI video cards [SOLVED - by Rene]
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: OEM ATI video cards

It's a relatively "old" card. I would certainly temper my expectations.

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