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by z31fanatic
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]What can I do to increase battery life?
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: What can I do to increase battery life?

lalincedeldeserto wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:37 am
Hi!!! :D :D :D
What can I do to increase battery life? I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon 19 Tara.
Buy a Macbook and use macOS. :mrgreen:
by z31fanatic
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual booting Windows and 18.3 Mint
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: Dual booting Windows and 18.3 Mint

The option to install alongside Windows should be used when you haven't manually made a partition for Linux prior to running the Linux Live USD or DVD in my opinion.
If you made a partition prior to running the Linux installer then you should choose the 'Something Else' option.
by z31fanatic
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: i want to install AutoCAD
Replies: 7
Views: 674

Re: i want to install AutoCAD

AutoCAD is Windows and macOS only. Not available for Linux.
You can run it in a virtual machine with Windows but performance would probably suck. Virtual Machines don't allocate enough video RAM to run CAD applications like AutoCAD smoothly.
by z31fanatic
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Promotion
Topic: review of linux mint 18.3
Replies: 17
Views: 2079

Re: review of linux mint 18.3

JoeFootball wrote:Linux Mint isn't just the best Linux desktop, it's the best desktop, period.
No it ain't. macOS is the best desktop.
by z31fanatic
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED ] Best Laptops for Linux Conversion?
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: [SOLVED ] Best Laptops for Linux Conversion?

Usually the business class models from HP, Dell and lenovo are very Linux friendly because of less restrictions in the BIOS. Dell Latitude and Precision is what I use the most but Lenovo Thinkpads and HP Probooks work well too. Many consumer level laptops (especially cheap underpowered models) won't...
by z31fanatic
Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: MacBook Pro getting seriously hot
Replies: 13
Views: 1173

Re: MacBook Pro getting seriously hot

Hi, I am relatively new to Linux, having been using LM 18 for about 6 months now, on a Macbook Pro late 2010. I really love how well itś been running except for one problem. The laptop always runs really hot (you can´t sit it on your lap!), this was never a problem with OSX. The battery also doesn´...
by z31fanatic
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum Police?
Replies: 44
Views: 2455

Re: Forum Police?

"Snowflakes" I think that people are letting their thin skins get hurt far too often in this modern world we all live in. People in general are offended by everything and anything. It is becoming the norm. When I see someone get " plonked" it makes me smile. Don't take it so personal Best regards K...
by z31fanatic
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: End of KDE
Replies: 85
Views: 8326

Re: End of KDE

Oh no, Jedonice is going to have a meltdown. :lol:
by z31fanatic
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: am i being way too redundant?
Replies: 18
Views: 713

Re: am i being way too redundant?

If you got the power, use it :mrgreen:

Most people here have low powered systems. All those addons would probably bring most systems here to a halt :mrgreen:
by z31fanatic
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why Friends & Foes in the settings on the Forum?SOLVED
Replies: 38
Views: 1563

Re: Why Friends & Foes in the settings on the Forum?

OP, whoever told you life is fair and everyone is nice was lying to you. :wink:
by z31fanatic
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVMe befuddling Linux <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1579

Re: NVMe befuddling Linux

Yeah, I've never seen a manufacturer use an ssd larger than 32gb as cache. If it's 128gb or larger ssd, it means the OS is on the ssd and the hdd is used for extra storage. And even though the RAID mode is turned on in the BIOS, I bet the two drives are not set up as RAID. You would have to do it ma...
by z31fanatic
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon using lots of RAM... [solved]
Replies: 26
Views: 817

Re: Cinnamon using lots of RAM...

Your machine is very new, whilst your kernel is relatively old. Upgrade your kernel to the latest one of the 4.11 series . His machine is not very new. The i5-2540M processor is a second gen processor which was released in 2011. It looks like it's a Dell Latitude E6420 which was released in 2011.
by z31fanatic
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVMe befuddling Linux <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1579

Re: NVMe befuddling Linux

No manufacturer uses a 256GB SSD as a cache. Really? Then you'd better tell that to Lenovo. LENOVO LEGION Y520 The Y520 comes with up to 512GB of PCIe SSD storage, ideal for reducing boot-up time and in-game loading, or 2TB of HDD storage, perfect for storing your entire gaming collection. Or you c...
by z31fanatic
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVMe befuddling Linux <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1579

Re: NVMe befuddling Linux

catweazel wrote: That device is labelled RAID but it isn't RAID, it's hybrid. The M.2 is acting as a cache for the HDD.
No manufacturer uses a 256GB SSD as a cache.
by z31fanatic
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVMe befuddling Linux <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1579

Re: NVMe befuddling Linux

Minterator wrote:Linux installer has no problem with NVMe M.2 drives.
Did you even read the other posts? Mint installer definitely has a problem with M.2 drives if they are in RAID.
by z31fanatic
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: NVMe befuddling Linux <SOLVED>
Replies: 20
Views: 1579

Re: NVMe befuddling Linux

From my experience, as others have said, Linux installer will not see a M.2 drive in RAID mode. You need to go to your BIOS settings and change the drive settings to AHCI mode. You will be presented with a problem. Windows will no longer boot if you change from RAID to AHCI. You can either start fre...
by z31fanatic
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do I mess with someone on my wireless network?
Replies: 26
Views: 1532

Re: How do I mess with someone on my wireless network?

Change the wifi password?
by z31fanatic
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 85
Views: 4862

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

Lately I have been messing with 3D printing. Mostly printing car toys for my 5 year old son. :mrgreen:

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