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by Rocky Bennett
Mon May 25, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: operating system boot time
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: operatin system boot time

What is your operating system? Be as specific as possible.

What is your hardware? Be as specific as possible.
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Afraid to reboot my system
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Afraid to reboot my system

I can't answer your question or help you in any way. I just wanted to comment on the difference in human logic. If I had of received that entire message after an update, the first thing I would have done is press restart to see what was going on. Odd how people think so differently. Someone will be ...
by Rocky Bennett
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running an OS from a flash drive?
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Running an OS from a flash drive?

My recommendation in post #2 of this thread for a 16 GB USB thumb drive was based on the OP's initial post that sounded like they wanted to set up a persistent drive. Actually 8 GB would be enough without persistence, but 16 GB gives plenty of room to include persistence.
by Rocky Bennett
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Running an OS from a flash drive?
Replies: 12
Views: 477

Re: Running an OS from a flash drive?

Yes, I run Linux live distros from small 16 GB USBs all the time.
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) swappiness question
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: swappiness question

Hello all! I have cinnamon 19.3 on my pc. I did the trick of decreasing the swappiness down to 10, because I only have 2 gb RAM. It works great but I was wondering . I did some reading and can't find an answer.When playing a youtube video RAM usage is around 50 % and the swap for the RAM shows a ve...
by Rocky Bennett
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The Sunlight Manifesto
Replies: 13
Views: 1587

Re: The Sunlight Manifesto

Good article. It says a lot and clarifies a lot of the arguments that Portreve laid out much clearer than Portreve thinks. He should have read the whole article.
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Install

Is this what you have? https://www.acer.com/ac/en/AU/content/m ... .E0HSA.009


Are you trying to dual-boot?
by Rocky Bennett
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cleaner PC with Linux
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Cleaner PC with Linux

Another option is to just download the ISO image of Windows 10 straight from Microsoft and then perform a clean install of Windows 10. That will eliminate all of those junk programs that shipped with your laptop and give you a fresh, clean computer.
by Rocky Bennett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Huge Problems with USB Stick (aka flash drive)
Replies: 56
Views: 2340

Re: Huge Problems with USB Stick (aka flash drive)

It still could well be a faulty CHEAP usb stick. They are being sold. I have bought and experienced it first hand as well. And they dont work from the get go. Intenso, never heard of it. Generally speaking, a good advice would be to AVOID cheap usb sticks, because they are cheap for a reason, they ...
by Rocky Bennett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Huge Problems with USB Stick (aka flash drive)
Replies: 56
Views: 2340

Re: Huge Problems with USB Stick (aka flash drive)

cliffcoggin wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:55 am
I've never heard of that brand. Are you sure they are reputable? There are many cheap USB sticks around that do not have the advertised capacity so I usually stick to Sandisk.


I agree. Buy a different USB stick and see if that works.
by Rocky Bennett
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Pdf freezes computer
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Pdf feezes computer

Peter Linu wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:56 am
Hiyall,
I try to open a pdf and the click freezes the computer. On shutting down it shows a window as attached. I use evince for reading pdf. This has only happened recently. How do I fix it?Screenshot pdf viewer Evince.png


Does this happen with every PDF file or just with one or two?
by Rocky Bennett
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) system maintenance programs?
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: system maintenance programs?

Transitioned to Linux Mint 19 from Win 7 a week or two ago, Had a couple of issues at the start, Since getting great help here those were put to bed and so far I really like this new O/S. Was wondering though if there are programs to be run every so often to keep things going smooth? ie In Windows ...
by Rocky Bennett
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: audio compression [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: audio compression

I've searched and found no answers. The audio from youtube through chromium has very different sound levels. I looked through the audio settings on my pc but there is nothing there regarding auto volume levels. Is there a way to get the volume levels of the audio to be more even? How does YouTube s...
by Rocky Bennett
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitioning USB 2TB Drive{SOLVED}
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Re: Partitioning USB 2TB Drive

Although it is easy to do, Windows might take a dim view of it because Win only supports one partition per USB drive. That's why most people use NTFS. It allows large files and Linux supports it. What are your plans for use? If you want to try 2 partitions, you either have to shrink the Ext4 to mak...
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Rant on "How to install software on Linux Mint"
Replies: 23
Views: 3609

Re: Rant on "How to install software on Linux Mint"

I am an avid Windows fan-boy and casual Linux user and I have never had any problems installing software on Linux, especially Linux Mint. I just use the software installer or I go to the developer's website and download a .deb file and just double click. It is easy-peasey to install software on Linu...
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitioning USB 2TB Drive{SOLVED}
Replies: 24
Views: 533

Re: Partitioning USB 2TB Drive

On my Linux Mint computer, I keep my external storage device formatted to NTFS. It is easy and versatile to work with all of my files and documents that way.
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much time does Linux Mint takes to boot up?
Replies: 32
Views: 1396

Re: How much time does Linux Mint takes to boot up?

Following this thread with interest - is there anything I can do [other than install an ssd] to speed up my boot process, which takes one minute or thereabouts from pressing the button to a working desktop including entering my password? I tried changing to automatic login but saw no appreciable im...
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Oldest Mint installation
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: Oldest Mint installation

To The OP, Wow, that is really cool. I am very impressed!!!!!
by Rocky Bennett
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't install Mint over Manjaro installation, recgnizes EXT 4 as EXT 2
Replies: 29
Views: 2476

Re: MINT is PIFSING ME OFF!!!

I tried to post an error to the blog. It told me I was unauthorized! I spent TWELVE HOURS trying to load Mint 19, 19.1 or 19.2 on to a munged Manjaro installation It would NOT recognize a non-journalized EXT4 partition (/home) as EXT4. Kept insisting it was EXT2. When I tried to flag it as EXT2, it...
by Rocky Bennett
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Watch tv
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Watch tv

Post a link to the TV tuner that you installed and we can definitely guide you through the set up.

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