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by Neil Edmond
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Not a Linux drive (Resolved)
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Not a Linux drive

Try again. You mistyped. If you just copy and paste the command, you will eliminate such errors.
by Neil Edmond
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is a nondestructive reinstall possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Is a nondestructive reinstall possible?

Is it possible to non-destructively install a new, fresh copy of mint over the existing one without losing my personal files or home folder? Yes, as long as your Home is on it's own separate partition. If Home is on the root partition, then back up Home to your data drive, install fresh Mint (which...
by Neil Edmond
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Downloading multiple files
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Downloading multiple files

What results did your web search find? This is one of the many I found: https://itsubuntu.com/best-download-managers-for-linux/
by Neil Edmond
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it safe to install and use GNOME DE in Linux Mint 19.3?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Is it safe to install and use GNOME DE in Linux Mint 19.3?

Depends on what you mean by safe. It probably can be done, but certainly is not advised to do so. It will almost certainly cause problems, but you may have the skills to overcome those problems, or may not. Best advice if you want a good Gnome experience, just install a distribution that feature Gno...
by Neil Edmond
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?

I use Windows 10 at work, Linux at home, and often use the same USB stick on both machines. Now that you mention it, Windows does often complain about a possibly corrupt USB drive. I used to be concerned about it, and looking for ways to prevent it from happening. Now I just ignore the warnings and ...
by Neil Edmond
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Asked 3 times for pwd & can't get rid of login window
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Asked 3 times for pwd & can't get rid of login window

I won't claim to know much of anything about this situation, but was thinking that maybe when gnome-shell was installed it pulled in a different display manager than the Cinnamon default, and is now the manager in use. You may be able to fix your issue by switching back to the original display manag...
by Neil Edmond
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Asked 3 times for pwd & can't get rid of login window
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: Asked 3 times for pwd & can't get rid of login window

Maybe use Timeshift to restore to a point before all the mayhem began?
by Neil Edmond
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Honor 14 Ryzen 5
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Honor 14 Ryzen 5

RichardVC wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:49 am
Absolutely sure it has been shut down.
But, has "Fast-Startup" been disabled?
by Neil Edmond
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Honor 14 Ryzen 5
Replies: 38
Views: 663

Re: Honor 14 Ryzen 5

RichardVC wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:15 am
Disk Contains an unclean file system
This seems to indicate that Windows is in hibernation. I don't have it at hand, but there is a lot of info on the forum about how to fully shut down Windows in order to install Linux.
by Neil Edmond
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Newb to all things Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Newb to all things Linux

Welcome! As you are already finding, today's Linux isn't really much different from the Mac or Windows desktop experience. Depending on your work flow, 3GB RAM could be enough, but if you find that your machine is constantly using the swap file, it might be worthwhile to look into increasing the RAM.
by Neil Edmond
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to verify the ISO image on Windows
Replies: 186
Views: 283135

Re: How to verify the ISO image on Windows

BTCSMS wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:04 pm
February 2021: I don't see ANY "Preparation" section.
It's the first section of this page, in case you missed it: https://linuxmint.com/verify.php
by Neil Edmond
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: helloSystem Wants To Be The "macOS of BSDs" With A Polished Desktop Experience
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: helloSystem Wants To Be The "macOS of BSDs" With A Polished Desktop Experience

Meh... just out of curiosity, I was going to take a look in a VM, but the iso would not boot. Gave up.
by Neil Edmond
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Bundle Pinta instead of Drawing
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: Bundle Pinta instead of Drawing

I still use Pinta often and don't recall ever having it crash on me. It does, however, often take a really long time to switch between edit modes. I don't know what's up with that, but it's the one flaw I most often notice.
by Neil Edmond
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What word processor do you use?
Replies: 66
Views: 2265

Re: What word processor do you use?

LIbreOffice Writer user here.
by Neil Edmond
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Which distro do you use as a daily driver?
Replies: 38
Views: 1637

Re: Which distro do you use as a daily driver?

Kubuntu on the desktop. MX-Linux on a laptop. Debian with KDE on another laptop.

These are the only ones that can be called "daily drivers". I also have a computer in my shop that runs PepperMint, and a LMDE laptop on my desk that gets used once or twice a week.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Change to Mint's own Xfce.
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Change to Mint's own Xfce.

As far as I know, Mint does not have a Mint specific XFCE desktop. The reason I did what I did on LMDE is because Mint only offers LMDE in a Cinnamon edition, so if one wants XFCE, one must make their own. With the Ubuntu based Mint, the team does offer an edition featuring the Xfce desktop , so it'...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Change to Mint's own Xfce.
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Change to Mint's own Xfce.

Ah, I see. I've done something similar recently with LMDE. Installed XFCE enable Whisker Menu and removed all things Cinnamon.

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I suppose if you want to keep both Cinnamon and XFCE, you could just do the same without removing Cinnamon.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 20 Wifi slower than in Windows with Panda Wireless PAU09
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Mint 20 Wifi slower than in Windows with Panda Wireless PAU09

Alright, look atchew! I knew my driver suggestion was suspect from the start. I've also heard of others having issues with 3.1 USB ports, and 3.0 ports also for other things. Anyway, good going.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 20 Wifi slower than in Windows with Panda Wireless PAU09
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Mint 20 Wifi slower than in Windows with Panda Wireless PAU09

I don't know much about these things, but it looks to me like you may have a driver that does not well match your device: Device-2: Ralink RT5572 Wireless Adapter type: USB driver: rt2800usb bus ID: 1-2:2 A quick web search resulted in https://www.mediatek.com/products/broadbandWifi/rt5572 maybe the...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Change to Mint's own Xfce.
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Change to Mint's own Xfce.

So do I understand you right? That you have added XFCE to an existing Linux Mint Cinnamon installation?

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