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by ZakGordon
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dell laptop fans stop working in LM
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Dell laptop fans stop working in LM

I took a small tank vacuum cleaner with a fairly powerful crevice attachment and sucked out everything from every available opening . Cleaning out the dust in a system is always a good idea (i do mine once a year on most of my pc/laptops), however the op did mention this: the fans work under window...
by ZakGordon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: GParted new partition error
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: GParted new partition error

I would not trust that hard-drive with any important data. Like was mentioned before (in the other thread?), you are forcing an unwinable situation: 1. using a failing drive. 2. installing Mint first then Windows after, which is just going to give you weeks and months of problems down the road. What...
by ZakGordon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Someone help! Driver Wifi (RTL8821CU)
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Someone help! Driver Wifi (RTL8821CU)

Not my field of expertise, but can you get a wired connection setup? As in plug into your router directly? If so you might be able to fix your issue more easily by having that active working internet connection up and running?
by ZakGordon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dell laptop fans stop working in LM
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Dell laptop fans stop working in LM

Be careful. You might have a laptop that will cook itself to death (i had one years ago that did that). You could try going into the bios and seeing if you can change fan settings in there (to run sooner at lower heat levels than the default setting). You can have a read through the link in my sig j...
by ZakGordon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Crashes randomly followed by glitched screen
Replies: 22
Views: 347

Re: Crashes randomly followed by glitched screen

Old habit of mine.

If i install new hardware as important as a Motherboard (or CPU) i will reinstall the OS from scratch. Just in cast this was not the case in the op's situation.
by ZakGordon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Best System Cleaner/Optimiser?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: [SOLVED] Best System Cleaner/Optimiser?

when a newcomer asks about cleaners, that sets off alarm bells for me. I believe that in many cases, it's just a left over Windows habit. True, Windows is a very messy and crud-collecting OS, and i was a constant CCleaner user over decades myself. I think the main issue is around the browser you us...
by ZakGordon
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I suck at terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 378

Re: I suck at terminal

I've been trying to do many different things in terminal and I have around a 10% success rate. I feel like a lot of the instructions online are missing some crucial basic steps that I am not putting in because I don't know what I'm doing. A lot of the instructions online are for Ubuntu, is Ubuntu 2...
by ZakGordon
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to know when you've got past Windows
Replies: 35
Views: 1146

Re: How to know when you've got past Windows

It might depend on what you are most familiar with using (in relation to the folders/directory thing)? Amiga OS was my first proper GUI experience, and i've not looked back often since. Dos prompts were my first experience with 'command line' control and i spent most of my time feeling like i was in...
by ZakGordon
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Any thoughts about upgrading this forum?
Replies: 74
Views: 3390

Re: Any thoughts about upgrading this forum?

A couple of other links around the forum, as this topic never seems to want to die. The first link in particular is basically the same question (even has a poll up top) as the op is asking: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=339579 https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&a...
by ZakGordon
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Discord Linux does not like Mint.
Replies: 19
Views: 967

Re: Discord Linux does not like Mint.

Kinda funny as i dispise Discord (as a platform) with a passion. I put it in the same category as reddit; New era junk chat software that by design can not hold and promote good useful content as everything just sinks out of view and then new topics pop up all the time. These modren software platfor...
by ZakGordon
Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon: Fan not working!
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon FAN NOT WORKING!!!

Great :) You can mark the thread (SOLVED) as per the info in this topped thread here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=267264 This way any people looking to help people like yourself on the forum can instantly see your problem is SOLVED and not waste time clicking and reading th...
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I need help finding and installing the video drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: I need help finding and installing the video drivers

viewforum.php?f=48

Have a look through the 'Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs' subforum, you might find some tips there?
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon: Fan not working!
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon FAN NOT WORKING!!!

The temps you are seeing are fine.

However if you want to set different defaults you could go into BIOS and tweak stuff there (if your bios supports that). You should have instructions on what key to use to enter BIOS somewhere (during boot-up screen/laptop/mobo manual etc).
by ZakGordon
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Random Freezes Again
Replies: 30
Views: 5241

Re: Random Freezes Again

An update: All 5.4 kernels except 5.4.0-40 still freeze (as described above) at some point. I've gone through them all including the last 5.4.0-65 one (which i tested for a few days until i got the freeze this morning). I would report a bug on the Ubuntu report a bug thing, but that requires a new a...
by ZakGordon
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual-Boot
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: Dual-Boot

The easiest solution might be in your Bios? If your having to select the F8 key on boot up that sounds like you installed on different SSD/HDD? In bios you can select the boot order for your drives and putting the Mint one above the Windows one will mean it boots into Mint without you doing anything...
by ZakGordon
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Lifespan of HDD
Replies: 46
Views: 1171

Re: Lifespan of HDD

Any tool in mint to check lifespan of my HDD? its pretty old Been using it since 2013 Mint 19 xfce On Windows i like CrystaDiskInfo (free tool). On Linux not really sure if we have a handy GUI based utility like that? As i dual-boot most of my linux systems i tend to rely on Windows tools for much ...
by ZakGordon
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: do you feel mint forum is a bit too plain and looks boring to beginners ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1189

Re: do you feel mint forum is a bit too plain and looks boring to beginners ?

No.

It works (as a medium for imparting information).
It is not designed for 'mobile' so is actually functional and useful (unlike most of the web these days).

KISS.
by ZakGordon
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual Boot Linux Mint 20 and Windows 8 not offering choice of which operating system to use.
Replies: 16
Views: 513

Re: Dual Boot Linux Mint 20 and Windows 8 not offering choice of which operating system to use.

Not sure if Windows 8 is working like Windows 7 here, but in my recent dual-boot build i could only setup the dual-boot as a legacy system (and use F11 on boot up to get the boot menu to choose which OS to boot into). Info is in one of the links in my sig below.
by ZakGordon
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: BleachBit (Resolved)
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: BleachBit (Resolved)

In general if coming from a Windows background it sounds like being a Mint version of CCleaner (which is a great Windows tool, or was in it's older version). However it is setup by default to be more dangerous to your system when compared to CCleaner and you NEVER want to run it 'as root'. It can be...
by ZakGordon
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux infected
Replies: 37
Views: 1141

Re: Linux infected

For Windows applications I recommend.... Windows. That includes keygens. :lol: Do as Moem advised: perform a clean fresh installation of Mint. Bonus advice from me: don't install Wine in it anymore. And then live happily ever after. In the bad old days when I was still a Windows user (before 2006),...

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