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by kc1di
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Nothing is working, grub broken, can't copy files
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Nothing is working, grub broken, can't copy files

Unfortunately Win 10 tends to take over the boot of the machine it's on. and boot repair does not always work with UEFI systems. You should be able to reinstall grub by following the answer # 48 on this thread in ask ubuntu. It will work in mint also. https://askubuntu.com/questions/831216/how-can-i...
by kc1di
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Application Autostart sudo
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Application Autostart sudo

What you are purposing is a very dangerous way to start the program as it will leave open that port of entry into your machine.
Give us a little more information about what you are trying to do. What program needs root privileges at boot? and Why?
by kc1di
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop icons
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Desktop icons

I have no problems doing what you want in XFCE4 :)

As I haven't used cinnamon or mate in a while can't really say how to do it on those desktops.
But I suspect it's in the settings somewhere.
by kc1di
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Package Manager stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Synaptic Package Manager stuck

no error messages in terminal?
by kc1di
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Need advice on wifi cards and setup
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Need advice on wifi cards and setup

If space is tight in the box you may want to think about a usb card.
This sight has some suggestions for Linux compatible cards.
https://www.wirelesshack.org/top-linux- ... pters.html
Good luck in your search.
by kc1di
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Package Manager stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Synaptic Package Manager stuck

what happens when you launch synaptic via the terminal with this command

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synaptic-pkexec
by kc1di
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Synaptic Package Manager stuck
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Synaptic Package Manager stuck

You can try this in a terminal

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sudo dpkg --configure -a
if it spit out any error messages post them here.
by kc1di
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Turn Wifi Power Management: On
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Turn Wifi Power Management: On

here is one way in a terminal enter this xed admin:///etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf it will ask you for your password. When the file opens change this line from 2 to 3. [connection] wifi.powersave = 2 so it looks like this [connection] wifi.powersave = 3 save the file and ...
by kc1di
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello to everybody
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Hello to everybody

Hello John,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums, enjoy!
by kc1di
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello World of Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Hello World of Linux

Hello Ed,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums, enjoy and good luck :)
by kc1di
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem about Install Wifi is effectively
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Problem about Install Wifi is effectively

I can not find any info on that Usb adapter as far as linux goes. So would say it's not a good choice for a Linux machine. If we knew the chipset it uses we might be able to get it going. You would be better off getting an adaptor known to work with linux here are some suggestions. https://www.wirel...
by kc1di
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thinking about getting a new laptop...
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Thinking about getting a new laptop...

We all face that problem form time to time, Just a suggestion I'd take a look at refurbished thinkpads. That's what I've been using here for quite some time and they have all worked pretty much out of the box with Mint and other distros as well. only thing not working yet is the fingerprint reader. ...
by kc1di
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Laptop under $700 for Linux Mint in 2019?
Replies: 17
Views: 375

Re: Laptop under $700 for Linux Mint in 2019?

AndyMH wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:19 am
Save money buy a second hand ex-corporate thinkpad. I've been buying second hand thinkpads for nearly 20 years and they've never let me down.
+1 I have to agree.
by kc1di
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: New to Linux

Hello Darren,
Welcome to Linux Mint, enjoy :)
by kc1di
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 8GB of ram, would more be worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: 8GB of ram, would more be worth it?

To get an Idea how much ram is being used in real time you can install Htop for the repository. sudo apt install htop once installed run it from a terminal by typing htop open a youtube session and click on the terminal you will see near the top a display of the ram currently being used. right now m...
by kc1di
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I'm new to the linux world.
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: I'm new to the linux world.

Hello ms_southern_belle62.
Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums. Enjoy :)
by kc1di
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 8GB of ram, would more be worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: 8GB of ram, would more be worth it?

Hello CaseyMarie, I would say that if you already have 8 Gbs of ram you won't see a great increase in performance from adding more. Only time you would is if your doing heavy game or graphics stuff like editing videos. You would do better by adding a SSD HD. I wouldn't think that more ram would help...
by kc1di
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird keeps opening links in the wrong browser
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Thunderbird keeps opening links in the wrong browser

you can change the default browser in thunderbird, by going to edit>prefernces>advanced click on config editor button. It will warn you to be careful. click ok when the editor comes up copy and paste this line Into the search bar. network.protocol-handler.warn-external.http Two lines should come up....
by kc1di
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from British California
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Greetings from British California

Hello Douglas Wardle,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums :)
Enjoy!

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