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by Neil Edmond
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 50
Views: 2502

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

Here are the system requirements for antiX direct from the antiX Linux FAQ page: antiX should run on most computers, ranging from 192MB old PII systems with pre-configured 128MB swap to the latest powerful boxes. antiX-core and antiX-net will run with 128MB RAM plus swap, but don’t expect miracles! ...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to access Linux Mint remote
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: How to access Linux Mint remote

AndyMH wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 pm
I use NoMachine
and me
I used to as well... worked great on my LAN, but on WAN, I find AnyDesk so much easier to configure and use.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to access Linux Mint remote
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: How to access Linux Mint remote

Yeah, my phone is too small for this purpose, but I do use AnyDesk on an Android tablet to remote into my computer.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] LinuxMint on HP Pavalion X2?
Replies: 11
Views: 184

Re: I need to install LinuxMint?

Not sure about your specific hardware, but have to taken a "test drive" of Mint by booting from a USB stick or DVD? That's about the best way to make sure it's going to be compatible before installing.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 50
Views: 2502

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

athi wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:35 pm
...real old BIOS cannot boot from USB.
But where that is the case one can make a PLOP boot CD which will hand off to USB flash drive for installation. Been doing it that way even with an old PC purchased back in 1997.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to access Linux Mint remote
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: How to access Linux Mint remote

Inna wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:21 am
Is that possible at all?
Not only possible...it's very easy. I could never get RDP to work even when I used Windows, but now I remote control any computer I need to using AnyDesk.
by Neil Edmond
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to run Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: How to run Linux

Hi and welcome to the forum. Linux Mint is not an app that is "run" on whatever OS you are currently using. To use Mint (or install it if you choose), you will want to reboot your PC and choose to boot into Mint (from the USB stick) instead of the OS (on your HDD) you are now using.
by Neil Edmond
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Oracle VM VirtualBox uses
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Oracle VM VirtualBox uses

Here is an article that explains a little about what a virtual machine is, and 10 popular uses for them:
https://www.mytechlogy.com/IT-blogs/956 ... Tb5YtZ7kgQ
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Create Windows 10 Live USB [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 811

Re: Create Windows 10 Live USB

If your host computer really only has 1.89GB of RAM available as the screen shot seems to indicate, you barely have enough RAM to run Mint alone, let alone a Windows 10 VM. The fix for that would be to install more RAM. I would recommend at least 8GB to be comfortable with both Mint Cinnamon and Win...
by Neil Edmond
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?
Replies: 27
Views: 762

Re: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?

Or use web-mail exclusively... That's what I have done for years. Haven't felt the need for an email client at all...that said, there is no harm in leaving an unused app installed either.
by Neil Edmond
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suddenly Getting External Notifications (SOLVED - not Mint issue)
Replies: 14
Views: 363

Re: Suddenly Getting External Notifications

I'm sure you know the value of a picture... why not post a screenshot next time you see one of these notifications, then someone will be able to point you to their origin in short order.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thinkpad T440p motherboard replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 962

Re: Thinkpad T440p motherboard replacement

1. Yes, i7-4900MQ is the fastest supported cpu. 2. The motherboard FRU number is usually on a sticker under one of the RAM modules. Or check the Hardware Maintenance Manual for all the available FRU's, there are not many different ones for the T440p, so shouldn't be too hard to find an exact replace...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is my laptop able to be used in new clean install linux mint
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Is my laptop able to be used in new clean install linux mint

Have you tested Mint live? If everything works using the live environment, then I don't see any reason to avoid proceeding with installation.
by Neil Edmond
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Reverting back to Windows 10
Replies: 20
Views: 895

Re: Reverting back to Windows 10

WoeUSB is the tool to Create Bootable Windows USB Sticks from Linux. That said, I have never been able to make it work, so the suggestion above to make a Windows install DVD is the easiest way to go IMHO.
by Neil Edmond
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ibm thinkpad hard drive
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: ibm thinkpad hard drive

It's not clear to me what upgrades are implied.
by Neil Edmond
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: MINT 19 not booting tried everything?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: MINT 19 not booting tried everything?

Looks like you're going to have to either buy a new battery or keep the Toshiba AC adapter plugged in at all times for it to have a chance of working properly.
by Neil Edmond
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ibm thinkpad hard drive
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: ibm thinkpad hard drive

is it possible to put a new motherboard in it.if can it be pratically a whole new faster motherboard Not "new", but system boards from the T42 and T43 series will physically fit the T41 chassis. That said, those are all pretty old, outdated tech, and much newer ThinkPads can be had on the used, or ...
by Neil Edmond
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: MINT 19 not booting tried everything?
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: MINT 19 not booting tried everything?

Have you replaced the apparently dead CMOS battery?
by Neil Edmond
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Re: Air Conditioner Vs Air Cooler

We live in a hot, humid climate, so.... it's air conditioning for us. However, I used to live in a more desert climate where some of our neighbors used coolers, but we got by just fine with fans only there.
by Neil Edmond
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ibm thinkpad hard drive
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: ibm thinkpad hard drive

The Samsung HM160HC is probably the best HDD you can get for a T41. It may not be the largest, but it is the best performing.

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