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by SprinterDriver
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Norsk (Norwegian)
Topic: Nytt forum for norske Linux Mint-brukere
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Nytt forum for norske Linux Mint-brukere

Hallo.

Bra greier dette her, får håpe at folk stimler til forumet :D
by SprinterDriver
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just installed LM to a kid (happy)
Replies: 8
Views: 1645

Re: Just installed LM to a kid (happy)

SprinterDriver wrote: But the fun thing is - after this session - the kid's father asked if I could install Linux on his office computer He does realize you can't install Windows programs (.exe) on Lunix, right? I ask because it's his office computer. Well - yes of course I did. I did spend some ti...
by SprinterDriver
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just installed LM to a kid (happy)
Replies: 8
Views: 1645

Just installed LM to a kid (happy)

This is just me doing the opposite of ranting, A boy is now enjoying his "new" computer with fresh installed LM :D A kid within my family had his old w7 computer (Dell from 2010'ish with only 120Gb ssd), very sluggish and didn't contain anything useful (only used to play some games now and then). So...
by SprinterDriver
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Acer Aspire 3 15,6" FHD - practical advices
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Acer Aspire 3 15,6" FHD - practical advices

Just ordered this laptop from a black friday sale :?

My plan is to wipe windows :shock: and install Linux on it, most likely Mint Cinnamon :D

Does anybody have experience installing Linux on this model and possibly share some experience ?


Thanks in advance
by SprinterDriver
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Libreoffice problem with the View
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Libreoffice problem with the View

The s.m.a.r.t. analysis reveal 47 sectors on the disk that is bad. The disk is not neccesary broken, but: I wouldn't trust it with important data without regular backup. This also may explain the failure you have, that is some part of the OS or Libre Office may be directly affected - and you've seen...
by SprinterDriver
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: for old PC's: decrease number of colors
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: for old PC's: decrease number of colors

Ok - Then I may assume you didn't installed Linux Mint yourself?

You see - there is three "versions" of Linux Mint, whereas the version that ship with XFCE is the most lightweight one (less demanding). I beleive in your case, it will help if you switch to that version.
by SprinterDriver
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: for old PC's: decrease number of colors
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: for old PC's: decrease number of colors

BUT: For those who are familiar with Linux codes / command lines, almost everything seems to be easy but the same issue is very difficult for other people. That is why I write the command in code tags, so it is more easy for you to copy/paste. To be specific, this is what you do: In web browser: Se...
by SprinterDriver
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Libreoffice problem with the View
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Libreoffice problem with the View

That is weird then. So, it might be a hardware issue, so I want you to do the following: Check your disk health status. There is Disk (menu item, somewhere), then select your boot drive, then click the menu button at top right corner and select "SMART data and self tests". Have a look at the smart a...
by SprinterDriver
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Libreoffice problem with the View
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Libreoffice problem with the View

Is this a new install / do you have made any modifications or replacement/installing of software before you notice this error ?

Does this error occur if you boot up to live desktop ?

Is there any other issues to the computer other than mentioned here ?
by SprinterDriver
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: for old PC's: decrease number of colors
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: for old PC's: decrease number of colors

Why can't you just reveal the HW speccs of your computer, GPU in particular ?

Please run in Terminal:

Code: Select all

lspci -vnn | grep VGA -A 12
Or

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lshw -numeric -C display
More commands on this web page:
https://www.binarytides.com/linux-get-gpu-information/
by SprinterDriver
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: for old PC's: decrease number of colors
Replies: 15
Views: 2599

Re: for old PC's: decrease number of colors

Hi. What desktop version are you running ? Right now, I'm using a Dell Latitude D620 (2007 ish), upgraded to 3GB of ram. This one is working like a charm. If your computer is in the same neighbourhood about CPU, then XFCE or Mate should run just fine. I remember the days in Windows 9x world where 25...
by SprinterDriver
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ejecting USB 3.0 thumb drive
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Ejecting USB 3.0 thumb drive

Here is another forum thread that may be relevant:
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums ... -in-linux/

And another one here:
https://askubuntu.com/questions/844096/ ... hard-drive
by SprinterDriver
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Scanner recommendation, please?
Replies: 9
Views: 1673

Re: Scanner recommendation, please?

Can you say something about what is important features about the scanner you look for? Like
- Photographic Quality (or just for simple documents) ?
- WiFi ?
- OCR ?
- Capability to scan negatives ?
by SprinterDriver
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: plug in new usb device crashes all usb ports
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: plug in new usb device crashes all usb ports

This is most probably a hardware problem. I have one computer, where the same thing happens - if a certain combinations of USB devices are connected to the same USB hub at the same time. So here is what you must do: Every time this happens, take notice on where each usb unit is (on what usb port and...
by SprinterDriver
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Recommend gaming mouse for Linux Mint
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Recommend gaming mouse for Linux Mint

I do know what mouse I'd not recommend, the razer deathadder mouse.

Me and several other users at toms hardware found it to act double-click when user just want single click. In my case the mouse worked well for some months before it started to "act up".
by SprinterDriver
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't Login to My Own User With Correct Password
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Can't Login to My Own User With Correct Password

Do you try to log into another account ?
by SprinterDriver
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD/ATI R481 Radeon X850 XT AGP - Disturbed screen and artefacts
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: AMD/ATI R481 Radeon X850 XT AGP - Disturbed screen and artefacts

New test of booting LM Cinnamon - It works, and is also relatively responsive despite old hw :D For the GPU - it seems to be unable to output any signal over DVI, only VGA - regardless of what OS i'm running on it (even BIOS/Post only appear on VGA). So that is obviously the GPU that have some error...
by SprinterDriver
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD/ATI R481 Radeon X850 XT AGP - Disturbed screen and artefacts
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: AMD/ATI R481 Radeon X850 XT AGP - Disturbed screen and artefacts

I just found that I did something really stupid. I just found that both VGA and DVI cable was connected both on the monitor AND the Radeon card. Maybe that is why the desktop acts up on me :oops: But I guess Cinnamon may be too heavy for that system anyway. Bothi Linux seems to run ok. I'm about to ...
by SprinterDriver
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD/ATI R481 Radeon X850 XT AGP - Disturbed screen and artefacts
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: AMD/ATI R481 Radeon X850 XT AGP - Disturbed screen and artefacts

Can you let us know what distribution works for you? Would be helpful for others who are resurrecting old systems. Working at that right now. I loaded a number of Linux ISO images onto an usb drive using multibootusb, but somehow a lot of issues appear (applies MX linux, and also Soulus) after boot...
by SprinterDriver
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD/ATI R481 Radeon X850 XT AGP - Disturbed screen and artefacts
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: AMD/ATI R481 Radeon X850 XT AGP - Disturbed screen and artefacts

Yes - it is an old rig, actually given extended life by replacing som bad capacitors on the main board (successfully indeed) :D

Ok, so then I can safely conclude that Cinnamon is overkill for this. No problem, I just try several distros until I find one that both fit and runs ok.

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