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by jimallyn
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Suggestions for cloud storage?
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Suggestions for cloud storage?

Thanks, gentlemen. Anybody else got suggestions?
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings from new noowby
Replies: 6
Views: 69

Re: Greetings from new noowby

Welcome aboard, maxandy!
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: what spin of mint for low tech windows user?
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: what spin of mint for low tech windows user?

I like either Cinnamon or XFCE. I have a fairly powerful desktop computer, and I run Cinnamon on that. I also have an older laptop that I run XFCE on. There are a few things that I like about Cinnamon that I was unable to duplicate in MATE, but I was able to duplicate them in XFCE. I am going to be ...
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 18.3 Sylvia xfce and a PCI Conexant HCF modem- can do?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Mint 18.3 Sylvia xfce and a PCI Conexant HCF modem- can do?

They haven't done anything with those drivers in years. You might try one that's intended for Debian. Or, download the source code and compile it yourself. At this point, I would not expect it to be easy. If I couldn't get it going within a few hours of messing with it, I'd probably just buy a diffe...
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from new Noob
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Hello from new Noob

Welcome to the Linux Mint forums tmg! You will not regret learning Linux, and you will not regret choosing Mint. There are a few other distros that are much more likely to be used in networking stuff, so you might wind up learning one or more of those, too.
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Suggestions for cloud storage?
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Suggestions for cloud storage?

I have been thinking lately it might be convenient to have some cloud storage, mostly for backing up computers to before installing Linux and that sort of thing. I might also want to use it for temporary storage of (my own or other's) private data, so I would want something that allows end-to-end en...
by jimallyn
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: Printer drivers for Canon Pixma iP1600 (2)

I tried the Gutenprint site and when that did not work Could you be a little more specific about "did not work"? openprinting.org says that printer does indeed work with the Gutenprint drivers: http://www.openprinting.org/printer/Canon/Canon-PIXMA-iP1600 And I see that a number of Gutenprint packag...
by jimallyn
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Remote access with Android
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Remote access with Android

Sure, there are lots of ways. The easiest might be to install TeamViewer, which is available for all the usual operating systems. At the other end of the spectrum, you could log in remotely with ssh (secure shell) and have a command line access to your computer.
by jimallyn
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Just want to be a Linux Power User
Replies: 13
Views: 266

Re: Just want to be a Linux Power User

I just looked on ebay and you can get a 2 GB memory upgrade for $12.99. If you have a single 1 GB stick now, you can probably get by with just adding another, but it is sometimes better to get the 2 X 1 GB kit so the memory sticks are the same. You would probably notice an improvement in the perform...
by jimallyn
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Error installing Linux Mint 18.3
Replies: 9
Views: 168

Re: Error installing Linux Mint 18.3

A couple of possibilities: It used to be that some had problems with the slideshow that plays during the install. The cure for that one is to open a terminal and enter sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-mint . Don't know if that problem still exists, but it's worth a try. More recently, some peo...
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Hello

Welcome aboard, Black Swordsman!
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Why does vmware player in linux mint, always requires swap space/partition?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Why does vmware player in linux mint, always requires swap space/partition?

I saw your post the other day, and it is a perfectly legitimate question. But I didn't reply to it because I don't know the answer. I would assume that others didn't respond to it for exactly the same reason. It does seem a bit odd that it would require swap when you have 8GB of RAM. I know in Virtu...
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: which version for a 4-core processor?
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: which version for a 4-core processor?

You should use any version you like. Handling 4 core processors is done in the kernel, and so will work with any of the desktop versions.
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 39
Views: 691

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Lucap wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:12 am
jimallyn wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:34 am
I really haven't given it much thought.
Are you saying you have never distro hopped? :shock: :D
At last count, I had 36 different operating systems installed in VirtualBox on my computer.
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: remote reading of a room thermostat
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: remote reading of a room thermostat

You might check this out: https://github.com/edorfaus/keytemper/wiki There are actually 3 pages, so look at them all. Page 2 lists devices that actually do work. There are a bunch of similar devices available on ebay and similar sites, you might want to have a look at those, too. I would probably be...
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon is running in software rendering mode
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Cinnamon is running in software rendering mode

Cinnamon requires 3D acceleration. I don't know anything about VMWare, but in VirtualBox you have to install the Guest Additions. I suppose it's something like that in VMWare.
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 39
Views: 691

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

I would almost certainly use something Debian based, but beyond that, I really haven't given it much thought.
by jimallyn
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi all members
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Hi all members

Welcome to the forums, eaglehdr!

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