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by ZakGordon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: What usable fan speed controls are working with mint20?
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: What usable fan speed controls are working with mint20?

olo wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:32 pm
@ ZakGordon
and how does this help me with my question?
Point number 5.

It's upto you of course, but that info is there for a good reason :)
by ZakGordon
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium 86.0.4240.75 (Official Build) potential bug check
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Chromium 86.0.4240.75 (Official Build) potential bug check

So i updated recently to: Chromium: Version 86.0.4240.75 (Official Build) Built on Ubuntu , running on Linux Mint 18.1 (32-bit) Taken from the browser. Basically my bookmark toolbar (that i 'tick' to have active in the browser window for quick access to bookmarked sites etc, no longer functions in t...
by ZakGordon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do you select the ones you help?
Replies: 31
Views: 1320

Re: How do you select the ones you help?

For me, the fun is both in helping people and in trying to solve technical riddles. I learn from the feedback, as well. It's an intellectual pleasure, too. Sometimes you fire an intuitive shot in the dark, and when it brings success to the help seeker, it feels great. And i will always thank you fo...
by ZakGordon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: What usable fan speed controls are working with mint20?
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: What usable fan speed controls are working with mint20?

Also don't forget to read the message in red/pink at the very top of the forum ;)
by ZakGordon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Abandoned] Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon (64 bit) won't boot
Replies: 22
Views: 699

Re: Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon (64 bit) won't boot

I'm still planning to give installing linux another try at some point--probably on an old laptop or something that I don't mind having out of commission for a while. For now though I'm taking a break and trying to recover the sanity I lost working on this. :lol: Another option is to not try the lat...
by ZakGordon
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update drivers when there's nothing in Driver Manager
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: How to update drivers when there's nothing in Driver Manager

Assuming your hardware is this: https://www.amazon.com/Ethernet-Foldable-Compatible-Ultrabook-Chromebook/dp/B01M2VGO8I That says it is 'Linux compatible' so either should just work or will have come with drivers for it/or have drivers to download from the manufacturers website? Also i did not click ...
by ZakGordon
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable To Open CD/DVD Reader Burner
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Unable To Open CD/DVD Reader Burner

One other option if this is a brand new install is simply to re-install from scratch and leave the default settings? On my laptop i only have access to open the DVD-ROM drive by either manual options (the open button on the face of the DVD-ROM slot, or the pinhole using a paperclip) or once i have p...
by ZakGordon
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Video conversion software
Replies: 27
Views: 663

Re: Video conversion software

Yeah Handbrake is a good free tool also :)

I should mention i use them both under Windows, not Linux, so in that respect they are in general 'easier' to use.
by ZakGordon
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why is the website so fugly?
Replies: 28
Views: 1043

Re: Why is the website so fugly?

What? Why!? THIS conversation is still on-going???? Look 'Metro' AI that got released in the wild/AND/OR actual designers of that god awful METRO design (that even MS moved away from after the DISASTER of Windows 8 ), go elsewhere please. This forum is one of the (growing smaller) few that is still ...
by ZakGordon
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.1 won't boot after update
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Mint 19.1 won't boot after update

Also on 19.1. Yeah i had a recent 'weirdness' after a bunch of recent (last week?) updates. I had a graphic glitch on first boot-up the following day after the updates, where the HDMI connected TV/Monitor just showed a screenful of distorted pixels. I shut it down and rebooted and in the GRUB menu p...
by ZakGordon
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: temperature monitoring and controlling ventilator (speed)
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: temperature monitoring and controlling ventilator (speed)

If your running on 'nouveau' and not an Nvidia specific driver it means you need to install a proper Nvidia driver for your card. I'd have a look in the 'Graphics Card & Monitor' subsection of the forum for help on that. You GPU should not run over 70-80 degrees (under normal use) and preferably low...
by ZakGordon
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Video conversion software
Replies: 27
Views: 663

Re: Video conversion software

Another vote for Avidemux from me. Very easy to use once you've ran around it a few times, and the results are good (although not 100% sure on the specific conversion the OP wants, others have said it will do it). I'm using it right now to put a 55 minute video together and upscale from 900p to 1080...
by ZakGordon
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Alternative to Chromium?
Replies: 31
Views: 915

Re: Alternative to Chromium?

I've been using Brave as my Chromium replacement and it is a pretty nice modern spin on a non-google-owned-chrome chromium based browser. You can ignore much of it's added complexity and use it like you used Chromium, for when Firefox is not co-operating with a website etc.
by ZakGordon
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Keyboards
Replies: 12
Views: 425

Re: Keyboards

Lol, i'm on the very 'other side' of keyboard snobbery! ALL my desktop ones are the nearly super-cheapest you can get, with a few caveats. They must NOT be mechanical (i can't stand the noise, neither can my wife), they must NOT be RGB (like really?!) but they must be as quiet as possible and comfor...
by ZakGordon
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.
Replies: 71
Views: 3953

Re: LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.

20 something years worth of hardware improvements do matter. It's a BIG leap in processing performance in many contexts. I mean no insult here, but you might be better off sticking with 17 or older versions of Mint if you're hellbent in sticking with using a CPU that is 20+ years old like the 286 o...
by ZakGordon
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: upgrade from 18.3 xfce to 20 xfce
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: upgrade from 18.3 xfce to 20 xfce

Clean install.

You will be happy you did ;)
by ZakGordon
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux mint 20 2nd screen not working properly
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Linux mint 20 2nd screen not working properly

Was this a clean install or an upgrade from 19? (and maybe even from 17 to 19 to 20?). I ask because this is often a source of problems and most folk recommend a clean install when going from one version to another etc. Also i would (in general for all versions i was looking to install) run a 'live ...
by ZakGordon
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?
Replies: 67
Views: 1590

Re: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?

...SSD's DO make your system boot up quicker (if you install the OS on them), and if you want to game on them that can also improve game performance. However when an SSD dies that is it, you PC won't do much, and atleast with a HDD you have a bit of warning time to do stuff like backup data etc... ...
by ZakGordon
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?
Replies: 67
Views: 1590

Re: Should advice be to replace the harddrive with a SSD?

I 'think' the advice is now to 'get an M.2 NVMe SSD'? But in general SSD is now a fully mature tech (not like the early days when they could die on you for reasons x/y/z super fast), get a nice one with a 5 year warranty and you should get something that will be as robust as the best HDD's. And they...
by ZakGordon
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: AMD-Vi Firmware Bug while Booting
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: AMD-Vi Firmware Bug while Booting

Well that is all Greek to me. Have a read over the topped thread 'How to Get Help' here as that might give you tips on how to get better help etc: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=83444 A general good idea is also to first run the OS from the disk (ie do not install it!)in 'Live' mo...

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