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by ZakGordon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Chris Titus Tech youtube 'Windows 10 to Linux Mint' series
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Chris Titus Tech youtube 'Windows 10 to Linux Mint' series

Nice quick look at installing Mint 20 here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqv-Fi4K-CM

Well done Michael and Chris, looks simple :)
by ZakGordon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Noscript and Firefox
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Noscript and Firefox

I've used it for years, and it has saved my bacon on a few occasions when hi-jacked javascript was run on a site(s) (other people had to face a re-install after the infected ads had done their damage). You do get used to knowing what you need to activate to get a site working, and it does become a s...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CPU temperature higher on Linux Mint than on Windows
Replies: 28
Views: 560

Re: CPU temperature higher on Linux Mint than on Windows

And on some laptops this is normal, in that on the same hardware Mint will run more hot than Windows (for laptops(x3) that has been my experience). Part of that might be down to the vendors preference for Windows, but often it seems Mint does some odd things in relation to GPU fan use when the drive...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: XPS 15 fans problem with linux mint
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: XPS 15 fans problem with linux mint

So i thought this might be an 'overheating' issue (my specialty!), but no. Fan control, as in user configured fan control is just super difficult in Linux (for some reason). I 'think' the best bet might be to adjust your bios settings (if you can) so the fans run a little less hard at set temps etc....
by ZakGordon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How Do I Change the GUI?
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: How Do I Change the GUI?

https://www.howtoforge.com/changing-desktop-appearance-on-linux-mint-11-advanced No idea if that is still relevant but maybe it can point in the right direction? (this was just from a quick search). I'm not interested in this stuff myself but i think you can change pretty much everything about how M...
by ZakGordon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 52
Views: 2877

Re: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!

Great read, even for a noob like me. 8) +1 This is what i took away from the story (and no slight meant in any of this!): "Experienced Linux user breaks his Mint to make it work in a 'different' way, then spends six months before deciding it 'can't be done'." This is WHY windows has dominated the O...
by ZakGordon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "In the old days we...."
Replies: 42
Views: 912

Re: "In the old days we...."

"In the old days we....had to type our games by hand and having no storage medium (no tape or floppy drives) that meant when we turned the computers off, we lost our games and would have to re-enter them by hand to play the game the following day!" My early experience with a 1K ZX81 in the 1980's (l...
by ZakGordon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is DuckDuckGo down for you?
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Is DuckDuckGo down for you?

Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:15 pm
It's never worked for me in any browser, but then I've never used it.
Lol!

I've not seen a problem using it ( i switch between it and ecosia for my searches), maybe it was a local server issue you were seeing?
by ZakGordon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Linux Mint 20 Overheating during gaming DELL XPS 15 9570 (NVIDIA GPU)
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Linux Mint 20 Overheating during gaming DELL XPS 15 9570 (NVIDIA GPU)

System Temperatures: cpu: 96.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 56 C You are going to want to hold of on playing that game (or other games?) until you can find a way to reduce those temps, or you will kill your laptop! It is shutting down due to the CPU temps. Start a trouble-shooting process along th...
by ZakGordon
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installing windows 10 on linux mint Tricia dell laptop without any partition
Replies: 13
Views: 265

Re: installing windows 10 on linux mint Tricia dell laptop without any partition

I'm going to suggest you have made a mistake right away and will need to start over! The BEST way to install Linux Mint and Windows on the same system is to leave Windows alone (so have that installed FIRST on the system) then you can easily install Linux Mint alongside it, Pjtor (one of our helpers...
by ZakGordon
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nvidia X Server Settings problems
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Nvidia X Server Settings problems

Have a look in the graphics card section of the forums here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewforum.php?f=59 Read the How to get Help thread as well ;) Also check out Pjotr's website as it has lots of very handy advice for most stuff related to Mint, Nvidia GPU stuff is here: https://easylinuxtipspr...
by ZakGordon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Very confused by the new "Something Else" menu
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Very confused by the new "Something Else" menu

I have a swapfile on the / partition. Thought that was the default currently. Hmm i don't have one in Mint 19.1, the last time i had one was with 17.3 (iirc). So maybe it has come back for 20? Anyway this does not fix any issue, just a curious observation from myself. I have no advice for evencoil'...
by ZakGordon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Dual booting systems and ransomware
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Dual booting systems and ransomware

iain_33 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:31 pm
If a virus messes with grub, you could just boot from a Live USB and fix it. Heck, nevermind viruses, Windows messes with grub.
Windows 10 especially hates any other OS. I would not trust it in a dual-boot setup because it IS going to break your dual-boot at some point.
by ZakGordon
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Very confused by the new "Something Else" menu
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Very confused by the new "Something Else" menu

Is 'Swap' back in LM 20? I thought that had not been needed to be set for a while now?
by ZakGordon
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint keeps crashing upon launch
Replies: 16
Views: 330

Re: Linux Mint keeps crashing upon launch

Ok so go with the 32 bit version (if that is what your system is) of XFCE 18.3 and see how that runs. Support for 18.3 ends in 2021 so you'll have a little while to see how the system handles Mint. IF it is still struggling to run it well, or you are worried about support being that short, you might...
by ZakGordon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint keeps crashing upon launch
Replies: 16
Views: 330

Re: Linus Mint keeps crashing upon launch

https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/pentium_(2009)/b950 That says it is a 64-bit CPU, so your system should be 64-bit? Was Windows 7 a 64 bit version? Anyway the temps look fine from the output you posted, but maybe your noticing increased fan use after it has been on for a while to think it might be...
by ZakGordon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Did I make a big mistake by buying a Z490 MB?
Replies: 8
Views: 318

Re: Did I make a big mistake by buying a Z490 MB?

Just to say i'm using that exact SSD and no issues from it. I would guess that Intel UHD630 internal GPU is the problem. Have a look at Pjtor's site (one of our super helpful and knowledgable members here) to see if he has advice to help you get it working: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/...
by ZakGordon
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Guidance Building Up my Mint PC
Replies: 27
Views: 885

Re: Guidance Building Up my Mint PC

Saw this thread late, and don't have specific advice, but there might be something handy in my sig link tutorial which is for my own Mint/Windows 7 Ryzen 5 dual-boot build?
by ZakGordon
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nothing to do with LINUX
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Nothing to do with LINUX

https://enrg.io/little-engine-fords-1-5 ... -ecoboost/

My Ford Fiesta (1.0L) is a fun drive (quite a nice torque for such a small engine CC) and a 3-cylinder engine. No complaints here, and i prefer it over the Merc it replaced, especially in terms of fuel efficency and running costs!
by ZakGordon
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Junk Food. I am an addict.
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Junk Food. I am an addict.

Take a small amount of time to learn a few good healthy recipes (the internet is full of the info you could use, if you wanted), ditch junk food and make some proper nice food. See the small amount of preparation as part of the fun, it won't be as quick as throwing a box of chips in a microwave, but...

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