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by MacLindroid
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't Install Linux Mint on Macbook Pro
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Linux Mint 17.1 on Macbook Pro

There is an article on Linux Communities. I am running LM17.1 64-BIT on my 2012 MacbookPro i5 2.5GHz with 4GB RAM and a 1TB Toshiba hard drive as a LIVE SESSION , for testing purposes (for now.) I am backing up some content from the the /home folder onto my USB flash drive so that I can restore sett...
by MacLindroid
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working

That computer looks like a beast with quite an impressive specs especially at that price. I've never heard of Mecer, and it really depends on what you want to do with the laptop. If you are looking for home office, i7, with 16GB ram is an overkill. I use my Lenovo E530, i5-3210M, 10GB ram for "...
by MacLindroid
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working

And you will see laptop cooling pads with fans powered via usb. Right! I'm supposed to carry that around with me? Can't fit it in the case. Drain the battery even faster? Use it in flight? Maybe even someday pay an extra carry-on fee. :lol: Defeats the premise of a laptop to begin with--portability...
by MacLindroid
Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working

Thanks for the advice and for rubbing salt into my wounds........I sold my Thinkpad T61p about 2 years ago. The most stupid thing I had ever done with regard to computers. This AMD is but a temporary arrangement. I cut up a good rubber eraser last night into four blocks, to better vent the little de...
by MacLindroid
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working

only beaten when I admit defeat---so true, so true :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I have done temperature runs on a few laptops which I considered running too hot for comfortable lap useage. When I do this I measure the exhaust air temperature at the vents closest to the heat exchanger fins, after a full char...
by MacLindroid
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Re: Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working

all41 wrote:Got any lint build-up or dust bunnies blocking the air flow?
No, it is fairly clean. I know that these CPU's run hotter than Intel but this is hectic, or should it be expected?
by MacLindroid
Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Laptop Instantly Shuts Down While Working

My Acer e625 eMachines laptop has an AMD Athlon TF-20 1600 Mhz CPU which usually runs very hot. Over the past few days, I have experienced that the machine will instantly shut down while I am working. I have noticed that CPU temperature sometimes exceed 90 degrees Celcius. When on Powersave at just ...
by MacLindroid
Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Can I Get This XFCE Indicator For The MATE Panel?
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Can I Get This XFCE Indicator For The MATE Panel?

Right-click on your panel. Activate your system monitor. Then configure its preferences. I have just done this in MATE.
by MacLindroid
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Custom Partition Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Custom Partition Questions

Why don't you resize or even delete your Data partition and increase /Home?
by MacLindroid
Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a way to change the Logon screen ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1243

DO NOT DOWNLOAD FROM WEBSITES TO INSTALL!!

NEVER DOWNLOAD THINGS TO INSTALL - USE THE MINT REPOSITORY VIA SOFTWARE MANAGER OR SOFTWARE CENTRE It will serve you well to read up on IT security in general and Linux security in particular. Linux is only as safe as far as its user's common sense goes. Software in approved repositories have been ...
by MacLindroid
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there a way to change the Logon screen ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1243

Re: Is there a way to change the Logon screen ???

Hi Congratulations on your decision to use Linux Mint. To change your Login screen, go Menu>>Administration>>LoginWindow and have fun being there. You can tweak quite a bit, but bear in mind that one can also break the system if you fiddle with things for no reason. :) Ask me how I know this...........
by MacLindroid
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Budgie Desktop on Mint 17 - Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 8658

Re: Budgie Desktop on Mint 17 - Cinnamon

My Mint 17 Cinnamon 32x starts nicely in its Cinnamon desktop, but comes up blank/black with both Budgie and MATE. I can live with Cinnamon but there always is a horizon with something to be discovered over yonder. Did I boot into a black hole in space, is there a time warp or am I at the edge of th...
by MacLindroid
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to give access to user "inaccessible" files?
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: How to give access to user "inaccessible" files?

Friend A is a Linux noob and he lives in the Kgalagadi Desert, far from Internet or any reasonable help and about a thousand km from where I am. Kgalagadi is erroneously called "Kalahari", if anyone wants to know where Kgalagadi is. :D Friend B, unlike myself, holds several qualifications ...
by MacLindroid
Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to give access to user "inaccessible" files?
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: How to give access to user "inaccessible" files?

Hi Karlchen, thanks.

Friend A

I am not sure in what format it is, but I will ask him. As I haven't used Windows for a loooooooooooooong time and having migrated from Mac to Linux, I had completely forgotten about using Windows......usually, I will be using Linux to rescue Windows user data instead.
by MacLindroid
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to give access to user "inaccessible" files?
Replies: 4
Views: 486

How to give access to user "inaccessible" files?

Friend A has a Windows box and a 2TB external HDD. He also has a Mint 17 Cinnamon box. After he had used the external HDD on Mint, suddenly he cannot access his files on it when using the external HDD on Windows. Is there a way to batch allow read/write privilege to thousands of files? What would t...
by MacLindroid
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 323
Views: 262489

Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first

hello. im newbiew here. So what does defragging mean anyway? Why doesn't Linux need defragmenting? Please help me by answering these two questions. All your replies will be appreciated. It helps if you try to first Google it, as it is a bit unfair to expect from others to write a lengthy piece to e...
by MacLindroid
Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 323
Views: 262489

Re: AW: Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look he

Not sure what he meant by saying this "And that still has not protected me against some nasties on a couple of occasions." That's a technical term... I meant those programs that would install themselves and then start at boot and show in system tray, with no way of stopping or uninstallin...
by MacLindroid
Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 323
Views: 262489

Re: AW: Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look he

Not sure what he meant by saying this "And that still has not protected me against some nasties on a couple of occasions." That's a technical term... I meant those programs that would install themselves and then start at boot and show in system tray, with no way of stopping or uninstallin...
by MacLindroid
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 323
Views: 262489

Re: AW: Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look he

powerhouse wrote:
/dev/urandom wrote:
powerhouse wrote:

Care to tell us how you managed to keep Windows out of virus harm for 18 years?

Not sure what he meant by saying this "And that still has not protected me against some nasties on a couple of occasions."
by MacLindroid
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What are your top tips for a Newbie?
Replies: 646
Views: 326863

Re: What are your top tips for a Newbie?

That is one area where Linux in gereral is lacking mainly because printer manufacturers target M$ and OSX people. I have found things appearing to turn around, I'm seeing more and more info for Linux and printers. I'm still playing around with the laptop/LiveCD going on day 3.......FYI With Windows...

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