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by kevinthefixer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Changing Droid to LMDE2
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Changing Droid to LMDE2

I haven't tried LineageOS, but I have fiddled with Debian (and other) installs on my Asus TFs. I'd like to say the results varied, but fact is, pure Linux sucks on 'droids. A couple of times I actually got Debian running, even once a GUI desktop, very slowly and with no sound or wi-fi. I'm sure a te...
by kevinthefixer
Sat May 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?
Replies: 33
Views: 1506

Re: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?

Well, somebody has to play with the bleeding-edge stuff, so the bugs get worked out and it can filter down to being stable. My big desktop, which is my daily workhorse, runs LMDE. I'm having a great time configuring Stretch on my 2010 Dell laptop. Arch will get replaced on the Chromebook with Stretc...
by kevinthefixer
Thu May 17, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?
Replies: 33
Views: 1506

Re: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?

Debian will go a lot more nicely on the Chromebook, I'm sure (I'm trying to figure out how you got Arch on the d :shock: mn thing in the first place. You're either really good or a bit more masochistic than I. Perhaps a bit of both...) Of course, they have "fixed" Arch so a lot of software won't ru...
by kevinthefixer
Wed May 16, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?

Am I reading this wrong? I don't understand what stretch-backports means (nor backports in any other context, despite using backports myself to get a Qualcomm wifi card working under 17.3), but I do feel like I understand version 390.48 must be later than what's offered in the Driver Manager in Min...
by kevinthefixer
Wed May 16, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?
Replies: 33
Views: 1506

Re: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?

Well, TMI, but my story is similar. All this computer stuff takes the place of the addictive substances that ruled my life 20 years ago. Of course I have something to show for dinking with the computers. But in a fit of withdrawal symptoms, I'd bought a Chromebook mainly to see what all the fuss was...
by kevinthefixer
Sun May 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No sound, no analog sound device on Dell Optiplex 5050
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: No sound, no analog sound device on Dell Optiplex 5050

Start with basics. Open a terminal and type in "alsamixer". Likely you will get the single slider setting for the PulseAudio volume; hit F6 and select HDA Audio card. Play with its settings, no mouse, you just use arrow keys to change sliders and raise/lower, and the M key to mute/unmute. Also try "...
by kevinthefixer
Sun May 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wireless and Bluetooth not working
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Wireless and Bluetooth not working

Probably just a matter of finding the right driver package, installing and rebooting. Let's see...start by opening the software manager and typing "firmware-iwlwifi" in the search box. Is there a little green checkmark next to its icon? If not double-click it and install it in the next screen. am no...
by kevinthefixer
Sat May 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?

But you don't need a "driver manager" to install and use the proprietary Nvidia driver. Install the nvidia-detect package and run it; it should find and identify your card, and recommend the proper driver package to install. You probably won't get the absolute latest, as any such package must first ...
by kevinthefixer
Sat May 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?
Replies: 33
Views: 1506

Re: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?

I got hit by that on Arch. The wrong update on the wrong distribution! :D Arch warns you that you are responsible for fixing such problems, and that you must be up to it to use their software. Linux Mint main edition is better suited for beginners, LMDE is somewhere in the middle. Well, I got tired...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?
Replies: 33
Views: 1506

Re: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?

Arch_Enemy wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:30 pm
I got hit by that on Arch. The wrong update on the wrong distribution! :D
Arch warns you that you are responsible for fixing such problems, and that you must be up to it to use their software. Linux Mint main edition is better suited for beginners, LMDE is somewhere in the middle.
by kevinthefixer
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 112
Views: 18809

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Since my laptop crashed and i've been forced to rely on this android....how about a mint for android, that has got to be a commercially viable project.. Linux for Droids has been attempted, but AFAIK never very successfully. Almost always very slow, usually problems with hardware drivers (what good...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?

Sounds to me like somebody's bored, wants to make some news about a flaming war between Linux factions, when in fact there is none and never was one. From some statements I've made, one could make a case that I'm anti-Ubuntu, and while it's true I'm not a fan, don't use it myself, it's also true tha...
by kevinthefixer
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2
Replies: 4
Views: 501

Re: Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2

To begin with, just what hardware do you have? Try inxi -Fxi in terminal.

How to install graphics drivers depends largely on what hardware you have. Hint: the Linux Mint main edition has a built-in driver manager and is generally better suited for beginners. And it doesn't cost a cent more.
by kevinthefixer
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: Why not base LMDE on Devuan?

My reaction would be "Debian ain't broke, why fix it?" Stretch is proving an excellent OS for my Latitude E4300 (with XFCE if you're interested). If Clem and the team can wave their friendliness stick at it as well as they did Jessie, what's to gain by switching horses?
by kevinthefixer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't I install VMWare on LMDE2 with the software manager?
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Can't I install VMWare on LMDE2 with the software manager?

Just a suggestion: have you looked into running it under WINE? No virtual machine needed. I have an old audio editor (Cool Edit 2000) that suits my needs perfectly but won't run on modern Windows. Runs fine on LMDE2 under WINE, and I've just discovered it also runs on Stretch under WINE so the futur...
by kevinthefixer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?
Replies: 33
Views: 1506

Re: How much computer/linux/non-linux experience for LMDE?

Well, the big MATE update a year or two ago borked a lot of systems. I got lucky I guess, didn't hurt mine. But I don't think the Powers That Be want to do that again. Personally, I'm a fan of XFCE. Maybe because I think mice are cute. But I'm hoping for that option in LMDE3.
by kevinthefixer
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Epson no longer found
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Epson no longer found

And, uh, do you realize you're posting on the LMDE2 forum? Wrong place for LM18 questions. Hope you found your answer anyway!
by kevinthefixer
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: how can i install nvidia proprietary driver on lmde2?
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: how can i install nvidia proprietary driver on lmde2?

Sorry I haven't been too prompt lately, been having eye problems. THERE IS AN EASIER WAY. Trust the Software Manager. Install package nvidia-detect and run it; it will not only identify your card, but recommend the proper driver for it. You may not get the very latest driver available but unless you...
by kevinthefixer
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager Bug
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Update Manager Bug

Try a different mirror?
by kevinthefixer
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Installing snapd
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Problem Installing snapd

Found your problem just a bit lower down on the linked page. Supported OSs listed: Debian testing, Debian unstable. Probably means Stretch and Buster. Add one of those repos to your sources if you care to sacrifice stability. Or just download the .deb from the repos.

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