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by ZakGordon
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot on 2 different discs I install step I where grub has to be placed ?
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: Dual Boot on 2 different discs I install step I where grub has to be placed ?

Don't forget to read the 'How to get Help' thread :) Helpers will likely want to see your output from: inxi -Fxxxrz That guide is a little odd in suggesting you create all those partitions for Linux Mint 19.2? I don't think you need a 'swap' anymore for example. Not that that is your issue, but it c...
by ZakGordon
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My fan is nonstop working since I installed linux mint. How to solve this problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: My fan is nonstop working since I installed linux mint. How to solve this problem?

Don't forget to read the 'How to get help' thread up top. We need more details i think.

One thing that might be happening is your system is running hot, so the fans turn on? But without more details that is just a guess.
by ZakGordon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: How to check easily what Codecs are installed in Mint?(semi-solved)
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: How to easily check what Codecs are installed in Mint?

Ok i changed the question to add 'easily' into it ;) And thanks for taking the time to put all that down in text thx-1138, have some forum karma from me :) Now probably because Windows Media Player (such a disgusting software really) is, well, 'Windows'; just by virtue of that it probably gives this...
by ZakGordon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 72
Views: 1715

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

If you liked Peter Davidson (he was a good Dr.Who too, but filing huge shoes after Tom Baker) i think he started out in All Creatures Great and Small after a couple of seasons in? It's a vet series, but based in the UK just prior (at series start) to the second world war, and is kind of a nostalgic ...
by ZakGordon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel "update" confusion
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Kernel "update" confusion

Cool, thanks Schultz, that makes a lot more sense now. So if i was using say a Ryzen 5 3600 instead of that first gen Ryzen 5 1600, then i might need to use those HWE kernels for compatibility issues etc? They (HWE kernels) are for the very latest hardware etc. Logic! :D thanks for putting my confus...
by ZakGordon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel "update" confusion
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Kernel "update" confusion

Kernel series 5.0.0-xx was short term support and support ended in February. Kernel series 5.3.0-xx is short term support and support will end in August, if my memory serves me right. Best regards, Karl I see lots of people (on the forums) rushing out to get those 5.0 and 5.3 kernels and i'm wonder...
by ZakGordon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual booting with separate drives
Replies: 29
Views: 430

Re: Dual booting with seperate drives

ZAk... I'm not seeing grub at all. When I dual booted with mint 17.1, I had both OSs on the same drive, separate partitions,and grub let me choose which to boot into when the computer started up. This time I have them on separate drives. The Mint 19.3 drive is 100% ext4. in the installation partiti...
by ZakGordon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel "update" confusion
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Kernel "update" confusion

When in the Update Manager go to 'view' and click on your 'Linux kernels'. This will show you all the kernels you currently have installed. You don't want too many 'installed' on top of the current 'Active' one. I keep 2-3 as well as the 'Active' one. I will admit to nearly always getting confused o...
by ZakGordon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual booting with separate drives
Replies: 29
Views: 430

Re: Dual booting with seperate drives

One other thing now that you've booted this system up a few times; when you use your F8 and pick the Linux Mint Drive to boot, do you go into the GRUB menu? you will see a few options (the list below is not exact): Linux Mint (first) some memory testing options Windows 7 (maybe? but last on the Grub...
by ZakGordon
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Plagues...
Replies: 46
Views: 1667

Re: Plagues...

Well from absque fenestris original post that kicked this conversation off, i just wanted to show my full support for the Desktop Wallpaper, heck i've been using one since the Amiga 500! :) The other things in the list i am not sure exactly what some of them are, but names in Linux (for software, li...
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Plagues...
Replies: 46
Views: 1667

Re: Plagues...

....For example, your icons up in the upper left hand corner are hard to read on top of all that greenery...........No one choice is is right or wrong; they are just different. What matters is if the wallpaper each person uses is right for that person. Yeah the foliage can be a pain, but on the lar...
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual booting with separate drives
Replies: 29
Views: 430

Re: Dual booting with seperate drives

Thanks Zak.... Andy.... when I go to the part i the bios that you suggest in the image you posted, that drive is NOT listed there . Bios is not seeing it a a boot device. I would select it in that way if I could. Its looking like I need to re-install Mint and put the boot loader on the other drive....
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Plagues...
Replies: 46
Views: 1667

Re: Plagues...

Why in the world would anyone want to have the exact same wallpaper all the time? That to me would be like having one fixed thing for each and every meal of the day and never eating anything else. Or, listening to the same song over and over and never anything else. Why in the world would anyone wa...
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 72
Views: 1715

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

yeah i was curious about that also. Old stuff is mostly better. New stuff mostly sucks*. that kind of math ;) And thanks for 'NuWho', is that what it is being called 'officially'? Kind of fits really (I liked Dr.Who back in the 80's, but not now). *There is a detailed history about 'why' this is so,...
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Offered Microsoft 365 for free
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Offered Microsoft 365 for free

Well if it is all in the good cause of tax-dodging (for huge multi-national company), and the terms are decent enough (like it is free longterm with no surprises around the corner), what is not to like about 'free'? Linux is free ;) If you end up never using it, then it won't matter, if you end up u...
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 1065g7 graphic drivers ?
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: 1065g7 graphic drivers ?

Bonjour! We have a french forum also (and Linux Mint IS French so you should find plenty of native speakers there), just in case you did not know. Scroll right down to the bottom of the main forum to find it. As for graphic drivers it might be best if you started with the output from: inxi -Fxxxrz A...
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot issue with Windows 10 - LinuxMint 19.3 (Dell XPS 13 7390)
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Dual Boot issue with Windows 10 - LinuxMint 19.3 (Dell XPS 13 7390)

Thanks for your attention ZakGordon. I don't think there are many things I haven't done in the netiquette, except posting too many details about my machine: it is something I used to do and was never really useful in the past. At least, this is what I've noticed. If you think there is something I'm...
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual booting with separate drives
Replies: 29
Views: 430

Re: Dual booting with seperate drives

Actually i remembered something i had noticed on my recent dual-boot build. In Bios (i had to install in CSM/legacy mode for Windows 7) under system status i can see all the devices connected to my SATA ports: SATA1 = Samsung 860 500GB SSD (Windows 7) SATA2 = DVD-RW Drive SATA3 = Samsung 840 128GB S...
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to stop 'Choose password for new keyring' prompt on opening Chromium[SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: How to stop 'Choose password for new keyring' prompt on opening Chromium[SOLVED]

To each their own. however i will just point you to the very last part of my post above, because i have no issue with individuals deciding they want to use a cloud storage system, or even choosing to own a smart phone. Where it becomes a problem is when i am 'forced' to do so also, against my wishes...
by ZakGordon
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual booting with separate drives
Replies: 29
Views: 430

Re: Dual booting with seperate drives

EDIT: ok from your manual for that mobo: To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS logo appears. To access Windows OS in Safe Mode do any of the following: Press <F5> when ASUS logo appears. Press <F8> after POST. So on my PC i use F11, on yours use F8 on boot up. The oth...

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