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by ralplpcr
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will I be able to install Windows later on if I wipe the drive and install Linux right now?
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: Will I be able to install Windows later on if I wipe the drive and install Linux right now?

i've found there have been really only a very few things I've really needed Windows for: GPS updates & my income tax software. Give us a list of the win software you use the most and we'll tell you what linux alternatives are available. AndyMH - I think you may have been quoting the wrong perso...
by ralplpcr
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will I be able to install Windows later on if I wipe the drive and install Linux right now?
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: Will I be able to install Windows later on if I wipe the drive and install Linux right now?

Furthermore, I cannot boot into windows since the registry is corrupted which is why I'm trying to install Linux in the first place. If you can't boot into Windows, then yes - that command wouldn't work. Can you boot into safe mode, by chance? What I'd recommend (if you wish to keep Windows) is to ...
by ralplpcr
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Will I be able to install Windows later on if I wipe the drive and install Linux right now?
Replies: 13
Views: 312

Re: Will I be able to install Windows later on if I wipe the drive and install Linux right now?

Of course you can. The question should rather be either "will you be able to activate Windows if you install Linux" or "will you be able to install & activate Windows as a dual-boot after installing Linux". Second question first: if you're planning a dual-boot setup, you shou...
by ralplpcr
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] VIrtualbox and Windows
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: [SOLVED] VIrtualbox and Windows

If you have enough memory to spare, Windows 10 works quite well in VMWare - both the free player and the paid workstation version. You'd want at least 4GB of RAM to give just towards Windows, and I'd strongly recommend having at least another 4GB to keep Linux happy. And of course, your HDD needs to...
by ralplpcr
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound on my laptop - only "Dummy Output"
Replies: 21
Views: 535

Re: No sound on my laptop - only "Dummy Output"

Got it - I wasn't clear that you *didn't* have BT already in your laptop.

I have this USB adapter in one of my Mint systems, and it works well. I have only really used it for mice & keyboards, but the protocols do allow for audio over BT as well.
by ralplpcr
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What does this symbol mean?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: What does this symbol mean?

Perhaps I should move this issue into a different forum as this seems to be something more complex than I was anticipating. It does seem to be more of a hardware issue, based on what you've indicated. The best solution I could give would be to replace the keyboard on your laptop. Since you *know* i...
by ralplpcr
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound on my laptop - only "Dummy Output"
Replies: 21
Views: 535

Re: No sound on my laptop - only "Dummy Output"

Thanks for the tips about a small USB soundcard! However, I am beginning to lean towards using Bluetooth instead. What would work, and what should I stay away from? Something like this ought to work? It's pretty basic, but as long as you can give it power via a USB or 5V connection, it should work?...
by ralplpcr
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound on my laptop - only "Dummy Output"
Replies: 21
Views: 535

Re: No sound on my laptop - only "Dummy Output"

If the problem is hardware-related, would you have a tip on a cheap USB-connected soundcard/dongle that works with Linux Mint? Many thanks! I'm not sure where you're located or if this is a possibility for you, but I've used something like this on Mint without a hitch. Don't expect 7.1 surround sou...
by ralplpcr
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Line desktop on a Linux (mint) machine without installing anything related to Windows or Chrome.
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Installing Line desktop on a Linux (mint) machine without installing anything related to Windows or Chrome.

It seems to be the case that they also offer a Chrome plugin. It could probably run on another compatible browser, such as Chromium, Iridium, Vivaldi or Brave (?). So that might be a fourth option. Good find - that could indeed be another possibility? I couldn't say whether it would work on a Chrom...
by ralplpcr
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to lower screen brightness
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: How to lower screen brightness

The brightness slider you mention is typically set up to adjust your "main" monitor as defined during installation - - which in the case of your laptop would be the built-in screen. External monitors generally won't work in this case. You'll likely need to resort to using a terminal & ...
by ralplpcr
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What does this symbol mean?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: What does this symbol mean?

I think the technical name is the "General Prohibition Sign" - - which basically means "no" or "don't do" something. As far as what it means in your screenshots, that's hard to say exactly? I think it may also be used when something is disabled, though usually that woul...
by ralplpcr
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Line desktop on a Linux (mint) machine without installing anything related to Windows or Chrome.
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Installing Line desktop on a Linux (mint) machine without installing anything related to Windows or Chrome.

..... Because running Line using an intermediate for running android apps means that other than Line itself, I will have another proc/app running at the background which is what I prefer to avoid. If there was something to use only one time for the installation and not being at the background each ...
by ralplpcr
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Google chrome browser fails to cast to my smart tv built in chromecast
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: Google chrome browser fails to cast to my smart tv built in chromecast

,,,,,Could this be something to do with 'me' or is it the fault of google who have not yet updated their browser for casting in linuxmint 20 ? ..... You have ignored two additional possibilities: that there is some issue with your Chromecast TV, or that your WiFi settings have changed. According to...
by ralplpcr
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: [SOLVED] Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed

.... During copying I got errors "symlink not supported by backend" and "replace file xxx?". .... This doesn't surprise me in the least. Symlinks are specific to the machine on which they're created, and rely on the target to be in the same place to which they point during creat...
by ralplpcr
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: [SOLVED] Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed

It's funny how the universe works. ,,,,,<snip>,,,,,, I created a tutorial. See here: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1967523#p1967523 That's pretty complex, and will take some time to figure out. It's worth a shot, however? If I understand correctly, that would not do anything to impro...
by ralplpcr
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed

Can you post what your line in fstab looked like? If you did not add the password within the fstab entry it would fail since there is no way for fstab to ask you for one. The line in fstab was essentially a copy/paste of the quote you provided: //192.168.1.111/mnt/ /home/ralplpcr/share/ cifs userna...
by ralplpcr
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 598

[SOLVED] Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed

I was able to do a transfer test of a single 6.2GB .ISO file, and have verified that the transfer speed is most definitely improved using cifs instead of SMB. I tested both copying to/from a RAID-6 HDD array on my server, as well as to/from an SSD. In all 4 cases, I reached quite good speeds: SERVER...
by ralplpcr
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 598

[Somewhat Solved?] Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed

In fstab becomes: //192.168.1.111/mnt/ /home/ralplpcr/share/ cifs username=ralplpcr,password=XXXXX,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,noauto,user 0 0 noauto = makes it so it will not mount at boot. user = allows an ordinary user ( not sudo )the ability to mount the share In practice since the mount point...
by ralplpcr
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed

In fstab becomes: //192.168.1.111/mnt/ /home/ralplpcr/share/ cifs username=ralplpcr,password=XXXXX,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777,noauto,user 0 0 noauto = makes it so it will not mount at boot. user = allows an ordinary user ( not sudo )the ability to mount the share In practice since the mount point...
by ralplpcr
Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Linux-->Linux File Transfer Speed

My experience is that smb on linux is just a lot slower. nfs, ftp, sftp, etc work a lot faster on linux. NFS can be pretty convenient if you just set it up properly client side. Either with automatic mounting, or a little script. Because of that I always used nfs, even on win10 game pc. There are p...

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