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by Spearmint2
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Opinion: What is the biggest single hurdle keeping Linux becoming more "mainstream"?
Replies: 107
Views: 3774

Re: Opinion: What is the biggest single hurdle keeping Linux becoming more "mainstream"?

the video is dead. You can find all 6 episodes here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLL7Sfn5JbsQ5s_N7__Dne9JL5OUuYHYl0 I also went looking. 6 episodes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD3v8Ir5wDU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYETBMkSbSM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNUbMW0oXzg https://...
by Spearmint2
Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Persistent USB thumb drive the easy way
Replies: 27
Views: 633

Re: Persistent USB thumb drive the easy way

The advantage is having the OS compressed from 8GB to 2GB on slow flashdrives, because the CPU can uncompress data and read into RAM faster than when the data is installed across 8GB of the flashdrive. Unless it's a very fast flashdrive, then a "LIVE" install with persistence is best.
by Spearmint2
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Persistent USB thumb drive the easy way
Replies: 27
Views: 633

Re: Persistent USB thumb drive the easy way

Spearmint2 and L: The DVD's aren't "persistent" This is a thread about PERSISTENT media, not about running the Live version. Or test driving Linux Mint 18.2. I can imagine many Linux Mint users would want to boot 18.2 off of an externally mounted medium. I did a complete install of 18.2 o...
by Spearmint2
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Persistent USB thumb drive the easy way
Replies: 27
Views: 633

Re: Persistent USB thumb drive the easy way

Just ordered from Amazon. Linux Mint 18.2 USB, Cinnamon + MATE + KDE + XFCE Desktops, 16GB USB 3.0/2.0, 64 Bit Same with what Spearmint2 is suggesting, run Mint 18.2 Live off the downloaded ISO-created DVD? That's a joke, right? the DVD's aren't "persistent", but you can run them otherwis...
by Spearmint2
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Persistent USB thumb drive the easy way
Replies: 27
Views: 633

Re: Persistent USB thumb drive the easy way

Go to this page

https://linuxmint.com/download.php

Click on "Buy CD's"

There ya go~!
by Spearmint2
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18.2 DVD does not boot
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Re: Mint 18.2 DVD does not boot

Thanks for the further responses. I downloaded the iso once again and this time burned the DVD with InfraRecorder as suggested by Joe. But still no joy. The same thing happens . However, I then downloaded Ubuntu and the DVD that I burnt works perfectly. Ubuntu is running perfectly on my computer. W...
by Spearmint2
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Opinion: What is the biggest single hurdle keeping Linux becoming more "mainstream"?
Replies: 107
Views: 3774

Re: Opinion: What is the biggest single hurdle keeping Linux becoming more "mainstream"?

Do you think "Grandma down the street", some foggy faceless "families without techie relatives" care? In turn, it means nothing what they're going to adopt. At least they give back some money to MS and Apple even if they don't care and can't appreciate what's being done for them...
by Spearmint2
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint on Chromebook?
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Linux Mint on Chromebook?

buy it instead at www.osdisc.com and they support Linux distros, payback to the community.
by Spearmint2
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reconnecting wifi after installing Mint 18.2?
Replies: 54
Views: 1197

Re: Reconnecting wifi after installing Mint 18.2?

Cy O'Hara wrote:Hi folks,
Am I guessing correctly, I missed a question?
Cy


You've done this before and still failed to get something that just worked in Linux??? You are definitely tenacious.
by Spearmint2
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reconnecting wifi after installing Mint 18.2?
Replies: 54
Views: 1197

Re: Reconnecting wifi after installing Mint 18.2?

With all due respect to those who like to spend hours across days trying to get broadcom wifi devices to work, and sympathy for those who so often fail, I will again remind you of the "know to work" alternatives. When time is money, sometimes the money saves the time. https://forums.linuxm...
by Spearmint2
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying to setup a Linux Mint network at home [SOLVED]
Replies: 32
Views: 1006

Re: Trying to setup a Linux Mint network at home

Rondo is the external HDD attached to computer 1? Or is that the name of the user of computer 1? Does the HDD itself require a password to access, such as when you are accessing it from computer 1? Is it a password protected external HDD like those WD sell? When you attempt this access, all computer...
by Spearmint2
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying to setup a Linux Mint network at home [SOLVED]
Replies: 32
Views: 1006

Re: Trying to setup a Linux Mint network at home

Thanks for responding. I open the network and see a list of two computers (names) and an icon 'windows network' listed. When I double click on "Rondo" (the server or my computer from the other computer) I get "Opening Rondo, you can stop operation by clicking cancel." Then it re...
by Spearmint2
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reconnecting wifi after installing Mint 18.2?
Replies: 54
Views: 1197

Re: Reconnecting wifi after installing Mint 18.2?

It's still on version 17.3, or carried along with upgrades to that point. ~ $ cat /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py #!/usr/bin/env python # MintWifi # No Copyright (What for?) Clem <root@linuxmint.com> # # This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or # modify it under the term...
by Spearmint2
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reconnecting wifi after installing Mint 18.2?
Replies: 54
Views: 1197

Re: Reconnecting wifi after installing Mint 18.2?

nobody uses this anymore?

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mintwifi
by Spearmint2
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reconnecting wifi after installing Mint 18.2?
Replies: 54
Views: 1197

Re: Reconnecting wifi after installing Mint 18.2?

Thank you Spearmint, this sounds good. Is "long distance comms" for Global communications? I will get back to you later. Apologies to all for short temper, I am getting too old. Regards, Cy No, not "global" just a greater distance than the typical USB wifi device, as in past 100...
by Spearmint2
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Second Monitor detected as generic and blurry.
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Second Monitor detected as generic and blurry.

I have to go for now. Try this and see if it will work for you, it's standard VESA settings. It's xrandr settings at 1920x1080 resolutions and 60-70 Hz for all your displayed video ports. Open a text document. Copy the code. Paste into the document. Save the file into your user's home folder as .xpr...
by Spearmint2
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Second Monitor detected as generic and blurry.
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Second Monitor detected as generic and blurry.

There's the problem, there's no resolution setting in the DVI setting for what you want. DVI-I-0 connected primary 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 0mm x 0mm 1024x768 60.00*+ 1360x768 59.96 59.80 1152x864 60.00 800x600 72.19 60.32 56.25 680x384 59.96 59.80 640x480 59.94 512x38...
by Spearmint2
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED]can't get network working between 2 Mint computers anyone?
Replies: 39
Views: 884

Re: can't get network working between 2 Mint computers anyone?

that has nothing to do with your ISP. It has everything to do with your LAN, and the connections between computers and the router.
by Spearmint2
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED]can't get network working between 2 Mint computers anyone?
Replies: 39
Views: 884

Re: can't get network working between 2 Mint computers anyone?

try it with just

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smb://


in nemo's location line.

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