Search found 734 matches

by ralplpcr
Wed May 27, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which LM best for this old PC
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Which LM best for this old PC

If you want to run XP virtually, you're probably going to want to do it from your newer Dell machine. USB 3 is a vast improvement over USB 2 (which is what I'm guessing your old machine has), and you'll want that speed to run anything virtually. It is possible to run XP virtually through a USB case,...
by ralplpcr
Mon May 25, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need to remove user
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: need to remove user

Ha what about 2nd question .... Pls. .... :) I believe so? I honestly can't be 100% certain, though. I've never installed Tomcat in the way you've described -- I've done it through the Software Manager, and by using an old Bitnami package that was basically pre-configured to "fit in" with their LAM...
by ralplpcr
Mon May 25, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need to remove user
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: need to remove user

I don't think you *want* to remove the tomcat user? By default, it is the user that runs the tomcat service for the Java server. It's kind of like the "root" user or the "daemon" user, but for the Java service - - it's necessary for administrative control and for executing all the things that make t...
by ralplpcr
Sat May 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Internet speed slower than Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Internet speed slower than Windows

thank you for the info. its a laptop so i cannot install a new network card to it easily. i guess this means i cant really use this laptop with linux. very unfortunate. i was really enjoying learning linux. Of course you can - - just because the internet is "only" giving you 200mbps over ethernet d...
by ralplpcr
Sat May 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Internet speed slower than Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Internet speed slower than Windows

Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: AzureWave AW-NE785 / AW-NE785H 802.11bgn driver: ath9k v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 03:00.0 chip ID: 168c:002b IF: wls1 state: down mac: <filter> Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASUSTeK driver: atl1c As yo...
by ralplpcr
Sat May 23, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using VPN practically
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Using VPN practically

Depending on how you've set up your VPN, you could try either openconnect or openvpn? Those are designed to connect your Mint system to a VPN... but I'm not familiar with whether the wiregard protocols are compatible with them?
by ralplpcr
Sat May 23, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which LM best for this old PC
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Which LM best for this old PC

So what "much older version " of LM would work better with this old PC? And (importantly), would I be able to install a modern (updated) version of Chrome browser on that older LM? That's hard to say - - besides the fact that you didn't post your particular specs (other than single core P4 with 4GB...
by ralplpcr
Sat May 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is is possible to watch movie DVDs in Mint 19.3? [VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///dev/sr0'.]
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Is is possible to watch movie DVDs in Mint 19.3? [VLC is unable to open the MRL 'file:///dev/sr0'.]

Perhaps the bluray dvd that is in your dvd drive is the problem. Vlc has got some problems with playing encrypted bluray dvd's. Below a link with more info on this problem: https://www.howtogeek.com/240487/how-to-play-dvds-and-blu-rays-on-linux/ In general normal (not bluray) dvd's work excellently...
by ralplpcr
Sat May 23, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which LM best for this old PC
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Which LM best for this old PC

On a single-core PC that's restricted to 32-bit, your options are somewhat limited. 32-bit XFCE is probably the best, followed by 32-bit MATE as far as the Linux Mint offerings go. I suspect that Cinnamon would simply be too "heavy" for that setup to run acceptably. You can "tweak" the settings to r...
by ralplpcr
Sun May 17, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Main (only) Monitor says "Do Not Use"
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Main (only) Monitor says "Do Not Use"

I think you misunderstand - I don't have any issues with the display or graphics card themselves - it's just this oddity on the setup dialogue. Nope - I knew what you meant. I was just trying to see whether you'd installed a driver outside from the Mint repositories, and that could have been the ca...
by ralplpcr
Sun May 17, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Main (only) Monitor says "Do Not Use"
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Main (only) Monitor says "Do Not Use"

You can upload & share a screenshot for free to Imgur: https://imgur.com/upload No need to sign up for anything, unless you want to. I see you have installed an NVidia driver for your GT 710. How did you do this - was it through the driver manager, or via some other method? There are *many* sites ou...
by ralplpcr
Sun May 17, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Windows 10 in a partition
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: How to install Windows 10 in a partition

One, I registered my main Win10 VM using my regular Microsoft account and an old Win7 license key (which indeed is the machine on which the VM runs, but no way for the installer to know that). That is the crux right there. Windows 7 utilized a method known as "OA2" to pre-activate machines at a BIO...
by ralplpcr
Sat May 16, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Main (only) Monitor says "Do Not Use"
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Main (only) Monitor says "Do Not Use"

That's hard to say without a little more information. It may be something specific to the hardware combination (monitor + graphics card) you have, or it could be an incompatibility with the particular graphics driver you've got running. To get started, can you please type the following command into ...
by ralplpcr
Sat May 16, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Windows 10 in a partition
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: How to install Windows 10 in a partition

1. How do I re-create the Windows partitions and install WIndows 10 back on them? The easiest/best way to do this is by reformatting the disk & installing Windows *first*. As suggested, an alternative would be to use a VM, such as VirtualBox - - however that can present some challenges. 2. I realis...
by ralplpcr
Fri May 15, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What will happen if I unplug Mint running from USB-Pen (not liveCD) and using the occasion few other newbie questions
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: What will happen if I unplug Mint running from USB-Pen (not liveCD) and using the occasion few other newbie question

1) What will happen if I unplug Mint running from USB-Pen(OS installed on USB)? It depends. If you mean "running from a live USB", you'll likely cause a kernel fault error & your system will crash. When you reboot from it again, it'll likely be OK. If you mean that you've actually installed the run...
by ralplpcr
Fri May 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon 32bit 19.3 Installation hangs no feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Cinnamon 32bit 19.3 Installation hangs no feedback

In live mode, can you "see" the drives using Gparted? If so, what does it show?

Are you trying to keep your Windows 7 installation, or are you OK with formatting the disk completely & having Mint as your only OS?
by ralplpcr
Fri May 15, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon 32bit 19.3 Installation hangs no feedback
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Cinnamon 32bit 19.3 Installation hangs no feedback

ID-1: / size: 969.4 MiB used: 27.6 MiB (2.8%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102 That looks to me as if you may have a failing HDD. Do you have a working operating system on it currently? (Windows, presumably?) The easiest option would be to replace the HDD - - probably with an SSD for the speed upgrade, ...
by ralplpcr
Wed May 13, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Wifi Not Available. Please Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Wifi Not Available. Please Help!

Great - your wifi card is detected by the operating system! It's shown in your first paste as wlp2s0 However, it shows that it is not currently enabled. Let's fix that. In a terminal, please type the following: sudo ip link set wlp2s0 up You'll be prompted to type your password. It will likely *not*...
by ralplpcr
Wed May 13, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Wifi Not Available. Please Help!
Replies: 9
Views: 164

Re: Wifi Not Available. Please Help!

Can you please post the results of inxi -Snz ? Also, the results of ifconfig ? Type those commands into a terminal window, and then copy/paste the results here. (Recommend using code tags to make the formatting easier to read.) It *looks* like your hardware is at least picking up that the card is th...
by ralplpcr
Wed May 13, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restore XFCE Appearance? [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Restore XFCE Appearance? [SOLVED]

Thanks, Mr Een - - hopefully it won't pop up on me again, but if it does, I'll give that a try. :)

Go to advanced search