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by Neil Edmond
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: UI of linux mint website
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: UI of linux mint website

Haha... +1^ what catweazel said. I've recently been on the Manjaro forum (and others that look kind of like it)... it truly is "awful". The Mint forum probably looks old because it's been like it is now for a few years, but it's functional and easy to read.
by Neil Edmond
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What type of computer or device do you primarily use?
Replies: 22
Views: 481

Re: What type of computer or device do you primarily use?

I use a desktop at work every day. An always on desktop at home that gets used every day, and a desktop out in my workshop that get used for a few hours one or two days a week most weeks. A HTPC running Kodi that we use almost every day. A laptop that gets daily use around the house also. An android...
by Neil Edmond
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Load Linux Mint
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: Cannot Load Linux Mint

IDK, my phone is usually detected as a USB storage device (kind of like a USB flash drive) when using a USB cable, and I just drag and drop with the file manager to transfer from one device to another. At other times I use the Wifi network to transfer files from my Android phone to my PC.
by Neil Edmond
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Really weired stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Really weired stuff

chazb wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:02 pm
Apparently some parts LM 17 stade in the RAM when I popped in the LM 18.3 hard drive.
Nope...didn't happen. It's just not possible for data in RAM to survive a cold boot.
by Neil Edmond
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Did Mint brick my mobo?
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Did Mint brick my mobo?

Xavier321 wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:42 pm
How high is the risk it would occur again?
Sorry, I haven't a clue.
Xavier321 wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:42 pm
And would mint really have been responsible?
I cannot imagine any operating system doing physical damage to any device including a system board. (But, what do I know?)
by Neil Edmond
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Faster than Mint?
Replies: 22
Views: 636

Re: Faster than Mint?

rudy wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:53 am
...make my laptop perform faster? :?:
How are you currently measuring performance speed? In other words, under what circumstances do you want to see improvement?
by Neil Edmond
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I get SquirrelMail?
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: How do I get SquirrelMail?

Hi Fran2 , welcome to the forum. You are probably already using SquirrelMail and just didn't realize it. It's very likely the webmail service that PlusNet uses for email. Maybe if you go to http://squirrelmail.org/ and enter your PlusNet email credentials, you can log-in...maybe not. But, if you wan...
by Neil Edmond
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot re-install Linux Mint
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Cannot re-install Linux Mint

Or invoke a temporary list of boot devices. Not all computers are so equipped, but many are, often by pressing F12 at the boot splash.
by Neil Edmond
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Accessing remote desktop from windows to my linux mint 19.1
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Acceesing remote desktop from windows to my linux mint 19.1

wallyUSA wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:01 pm
Any opinion about how safe or secure it is :?:
Nothing to worry about on a local network. Over the WAN network I suppose NoMachine is as secure as any remote desktop application. Here is the official word on security: https://www.nomachine.com/AR10K00705
by Neil Edmond
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Accessing remote desktop from windows to my linux mint 19.1
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Acceesing remote desktop from windows to my linux mint 19.1

Not sure, but I think it can be done either way. You will need a remote desktop server of some kind on the Linux machine, and I think most versions of Windows already have a remote desktop client installed. But if you choose to use NoMachine, having it installed on both would give you more options t...
by Neil Edmond
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Desktop sharing prefrence
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Desktop sharing prefrence

In the past my preference for remote desktop was Teamviewer, but I soon grew tired of the nagging about using the free version. NoMachine is a nice bit of software, but I don't like the way it handles dual monitors (such as my Mint machine is using). Then I discovered Any Desk and it's been my prefe...
by Neil Edmond
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Rendering mode/WiFi/Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Rendering mode/WiFi/Installation

The command should have been inxi -Fxz which will tell us what hardware you are using. That should help folks here on the forum help you troubleshoot your graphics, partitioning and wifi issues.
by Neil Edmond
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: utorrent installation
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: utorrent installation

Here are some instructions on installing utorrent on Linux Mint (Ubuntu): https://tecadmin.net/install-utorrent-o ... linuxmint/
But I've got to ask...why? The torrent client that comes pre-installed with Mint, Transmission, is easier to use, IMHO than utorrent anyway.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help removing old kernels [SOLVED].
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Need help removing old kernels.

Google associates that error message with the fish shell? :oops: Yep, I was using the fish shell... didn't realize that would make a difference. Learn something new every day. :wink: I think I'm going to revert back to bash though, fish doesn't seem to be doing anything important for me, and I don'...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help removing old kernels [SOLVED].
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Need help removing old kernels.

Thanks for the suggestion kevin987 , the bikeshed tool collection successfully removed over 200MB of old kernels, but there are still several kernel versions shown as available in "Update Manager", but only one is marked "installed". Is that what I should be seeing? Anyway, thanks to all for the hel...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help removing old kernels [SOLVED].
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Need help removing old kernels.

Thanks to all who replied... gm10 , your script would not execute for me. Got several "variable names may not be zero characters long" errors in the terminal output. Tomgin5 , I installed byobu as per your suggestion, but after doing so when I attempt to run sudo purge-old-kernels the reply is sudo:...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oh my garsh!!! my SSD is going to fail tomorrow !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 477

Re: Oh my garsh!!! my SSD is going to fail tomorrow !!!

Sorry, I'm missing the pun... I know it's no fun but would you mind pointing it out? I'm having trouble finding a pun also... I get the joke, and I bet Moem does too. We just don't see the pun. pun NOUN a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words whi...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help removing old kernels [SOLVED].
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Need help removing old kernels.

Oh! I see... should have know since I'm still using an old, soon to be unsupported release. :oops: Oh well, like I wrote, I'll be updating soon. Anyway, thanks for the script gm10, I'll give that a go and see what happens.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help removing old kernels [SOLVED].
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Need help removing old kernels [SOLVED].

I'm probably going to need to do a fresh install on this old Thinkpad X40 in the near future, but before I do I want to experiment with removing old kernels and cleaning things up a bit to see if i can reclaim some HDD space (only about 500MB free). I boot the machine from a 16GB CF card so space is...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Why does my cinnamon main menu seem to be way bigger than normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: [SOLVED] Why does my cinnamon main menu seem to be way bigger than normal?

Great! Glad trytip was able to help. I suspect my suggestion was way off, but still happy the solution was reached.

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