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by Cobber
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint robust when migrating to SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Mint robust when migrating to SSD

Speaking of driving, maybe I'll trade my Ford in for a Ferrari.

But then again, maybe not :lol:
by Cobber
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint robust when migrating to SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Mint robust when migrating to SSD

Recently I bought two secondhand laptops, and one had an SSD. Never having used one before, I was amazed at how fast things worked. So I bought one for the second laptop. In both cases, I did a clean dual-boot install of Mint KDE and Win7. So I began wondering if I should do the same with my main PC...
by Cobber
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: KDE Games, where is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: KDE Games, where is it?

You don't install KDE Games.

When you want a particular game, install it from Synaptic and it will automatically be added to a new Games category in your menu.

For instance, installing kpat will give you card games and add them to your menu.
by Cobber
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do you do level number 2 updates as soon as they arrive?
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Do you do level number 2 updates as soon as they arrive?

Yes, I make an image before doing updates, when there are a lot of them. I also do the level 2 ones first, then reboot before doing the level 4 ones or updating the kernel. Backup images can be your best friend, and it's a good idea to make one whenever you are in doubt about installing anything. PS...
by Cobber
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone ever started a forum?
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Anyone ever started a forum?

I always use SMF software on my sites.

It is lightweight but very powerful. Security is one of its best features.

It can be mobile friendly if you use this theme.
by Cobber
Mon May 08, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Power Shutdown Hangs on Linux Mint 18.1
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Power Shutdown Hangs on Linux Mint 18.1

Sometimes a distro will hang on shutdown because it is doing some cleanup routine. Time it, and if it is about 90 seconds, I bet that's what it's doing. It may settle down after a few reboots, or there may be a problem. There is a program I use to clean out junk, but it's not recommended unless you ...
by Cobber
Mon May 08, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED]From Dual Boot to Single Boot
Replies: 13
Views: 969

Re: From Dual Boot to Single Boot

Are there any pros/cons for those who have gone with Mint only? The only decision you really need to make is whether you have programs that will only work with Windows. There are Linux alternatives to most programs, but not all. Office programs are not 100% compatible with Microsoft Office, produci...
by Cobber
Mon May 08, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Crossword Puzzles

you said you "do like relaxing by playing Spider Solitaire" ..... available on Linux? Yes spider solitaire can be found on Linux. If you are using KDE, it is part of the "kpat" application. Otherwise it is part of "aisleriot" (an acronym of solitaire). The KDE version is different, in that you can ...
by Cobber
Fri May 05, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Crossword Puzzles

I just checked the website I got the puzzles from here It looks like he adds a new one each week.

If you would like to play online, there is a good site here with easier ones. But of course you can't save them halfway through and come back.
by Cobber
Fri May 05, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Crossword Puzzles

I wouldn't know about finding and installing those other files...... How come the .puz files aren't there already are they a must have? When you install xword it will have no puzzles to work with as no .puz files are included. You have to add your own to a folder of your choice (included in the zip...
by Cobber
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Crossword Puzzles

I am not a great fan of computer games any more, but do like relaxing by playing Spider Solitaire. I also like crosswords and decided to look for ones that would run on Linux. There wasn't much available through Google, except programs to create them. Then I found there already is a crossword packag...
by Cobber
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: L2TP VPN Access
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: L2TP VPN Access

alicantelinux wrote:It now works, thank you so much!!!!
You're welcome. Glad I could be of some use.
by Cobber
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: L2TP VPN Access
Replies: 3
Views: 379

Re: L2TP VPN Access

Take a look at this, it may help
by Cobber
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: brightness
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: brightness

phd21 wrote:When I click add widgets, then "Get New Widgets", then click "Download New Widgets", search for "bright", I get "XrendrMixer"
Cool. Great find!
by Cobber
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: brightness
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: brightness

You can set the brightness (as opposed to gamma) using xrandr. Simply create a new menu item with the following command: xrandr --output VGA1 --brightness 0.95 System settings will tell you what your monitor is called for "output". You can make as many different entries as you need. I have one set t...
by Cobber
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot use several torrent clients several times
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Cannot use several torrent clients several times

Have you setup a folder for storing incomplete downloads?

You should have two folders, one for completed downloads and one for incomplete downloads.

It is in the torrent settings itself.
by Cobber
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 18 does not see my new SSD
Replies: 22
Views: 1236

Re: Linux Mint 18 does not see my new SSD

michael louwe wrote:Maybe, new SSD come in GPT mode
Maybe it came in no mode? Maybe it is not "initialized" and they leave it up to the user to do that before they partition it.
by Cobber
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install 18.1 as dual-boot on Dell laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Install 18.1 as dual-boot on Dell laptop

You should have no problems. The main thing is to delete any restore points and defrag your hard drive. This enables you to shrink the Windows partition from within Windows itself. The aim is to free up around 20GB - 40GB of space. Mint can then be installed to the free space. An old topic on this c...
by Cobber
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Lenovo Ideapad 710S-13IKB 18.1 crashes on grub2 installation
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Lenovo Ideapad 710S-13IKB 18.1 crashes on grub2 installation

Sometimes it looks as though it crashed, but actually didn't. If it won't boot up, it might be just a Grub problem which can be fixed with boot repair

Check your BIOS settings too and ensure "fast boot" is turned off, or whatever it is called on your laptop. Hope you get it sorted.

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