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by jimallyn
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Still running 17.1, although I manage to compile tarballs and not break everything, kernel question ahead
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Still running 17.1, although I manage to compile tarballs and not break everything, kernel question ahead

I have ukuu installed. Why? As I understand it, that is just going looking for trouble. From Pjotr's Easy Linux Tips Project: UKUU (Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility) is intended for one goal only: testing new kernels. Which is of course OK. But don't abuse it: the kernels it offers are not supported an...
by jimallyn
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help in fixing updates
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Need help in fixing updates

You have somehow managed to get the word 'sudo' into your sources list (doesn't belong there). Open a terminal and enter inxi -r, then copy/paste whatever that spits out in your next message here.
by jimallyn
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Back again!
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Back again!

Welcome back, hugh!
by jimallyn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Just want to be a Linux Power User
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Just want to be a Linux Power User

Welcome aboard, geekwannabe!
by jimallyn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello Everyone!
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Hello Everyone!

Welcome aboard, David!
by jimallyn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Asus Tinker board OS
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Asus Tinker board OS

Probably not, since the Tinker Board has an ARM processor, and Mint only runs on x86 and x86-64 processors. You could probably run Ubuntu, or Debian, or Fedora, or any of the other distros that support ARM processors, though.
by jimallyn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Wallpaper "MINT powered" cpu
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Wallpaper "MINT powered" cpu

Pretty cool.
by jimallyn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble installing a tar.gz program
Replies: 9
Views: 136

Re: Trouble installing a tar.gz program

Here's what I did: I have a Progs folder on my computer, which is where I download programs to. I created a V-Planner folder in my Progs folder, and that is where I downloaded V-Planner to. Then I opened up the file manager, and navigated to the V-Planner folder. I right clicked on the v-planner_3.9...
by jimallyn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Newb needing lots of help
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Newb needing lots of help

Welcome aboard, profwumbo!
by jimallyn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mobile Devices
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Mobile Devices

Well, not just any distro, but distros that are intended for ARM processors, probably. There are a few videos on Youtube, but nothing like "How to put Linux on your Kindle in 3 easy steps." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DBELK0cCpI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-IjFgBVHVM https://www.youtube.co...
by jimallyn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello From Chattanooga, TN
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Hello From Chattanooga, TN

Welcome aboard, Matt!
by jimallyn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dumb question - Deb 9 stretch files on Linux Mint ?
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Dumb question - Deb 9 stretch files on Linux Mint ?

punkbiscuit wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:45 pm
(3) Hmmm, just had a thought. I wonder if there's enough support for another section in the forum dedicated to ham radio and electronics
software topics ?
Hmmm, an "Experimenter's Corner" perhaps? Sounds good to me. I think I may give QRSSPiG a try on my RPi one of these days. Sounds like fun.
by jimallyn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Not exactly Mint related: tutorial on the use of DD-WRT needed
Replies: 16
Views: 243

Re: Not exactly Mint related: tutorial on the use of DD-WRT needed

I will have to agree that the DD-WRT documentation is abysmal. I managed to get it installed on a router, but haven't got all the functions working the way I want them yet.
by jimallyn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from London/Amsterdam/Yogya :-)
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Hello from London/Amsterdam/Yogya :-)

Welcome aboard, Sietske!
by jimallyn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Hereford, UK
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Hello from Hereford, UK

Welcome aboard, Mark!
by jimallyn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade from 18.1 to 18.3 [solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Upgrade from 18.1 to 18.3

OK, one or both of us is missing something. What do level 4 and 5 updates have to do with upgrades from Mint 18.1 to Mint 18.3? As I understand it, you can do the level 4 and 5 updates or not, as you choose. You can do the 18.1 to 18.3 upgrade or not, as you choose. Choosing, or not choosing, to do ...
by jimallyn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Dumb question - Deb 9 stretch files on Linux Mint ?
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Dumb question - Deb 9 stretch files on Linux Mint ?

One, or possibly both, of us is confused. I am a long time ham (N7JA) and always interested in the unusual things that are done in ham radio. So, when I saw that you were doing one of those interesting ham radio things, I was interested. I went to the QRSSPiG site, and the QRSS Plus site, and a few ...
by jimallyn
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't Shutdown or Restart
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Can't Shutdown or Restart

I have a computer that gives that "8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC" message, but it doesn't seem to affect the operation of the computer, so I have always ignored it. If you do decided to try a BIOS update, the Hirens BootCD includes a miniXP. I had to use that to update the BIOS on a computer w...
by jimallyn
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtual Machines
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Virtual Machines

I would also recommend VirtualBox. It is available in Software Manager or Synaptic, but many of us prefer to download the latest version from Oracle rather than use the version in the repos. Somebody recommended that when I first started using VirtualBox, and that's what I've done ever since, and ha...

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