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by Petermint
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Binning Windows 10
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Binning Windows 10

Battery replacement in most machines is easy for anyone with a good toolset and no static electricity. There are tutorials online for the Surface pro 4. Outside of the welded in place Apple devices, you can buy a replacement battery at a reasonable price because the batteries all come from the same ...
by Petermint
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Acer Aspire 5100 attempted LM 19.1 Live Disc got Fall back mode
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Acer Aspire 5100 attempted LM 19.1 Live Disc got Fall back mode

Ten years is a common timeframe for a resurrection. 13 is pushing it. You might have to use an old kernel or do the install at midnight when there is a full moon.
Linux Mint worked on that combination in the past:
viewtopic.php?t=23746
by Petermint
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie dual boot win 10 and mint
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Newbie dual boot win 10 and mint

Ok, you have had a few hours. That is enough time to install Linux 18 times. :-)
How did you go?
by Petermint
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Binning Windows 10
Replies: 11
Views: 359

Re: Binning Windows 10

If you put Surface Pro in the title of this question, there is more chance of a Surface Pro owner seeing it. Linux distributions do a good job of installing along side Windows. When you use a live boot version, you can often step part way through the install to see what it would do with the install....
by Petermint
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cheap Laptop Suggestions
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: Cheap Laptop Suggestions

My last purchase was brand new when the brand announced a new model with a different cover but no change to the specifications. A trendy shop in the city dumped their remaining stock of the old model. Mine had the box open ready to put on the display shelf when the "new" model arrived. Buying the pr...
by Petermint
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transferring Folders [Solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Transferring Folders

In Cinnamon, the file manager is Nemo and that lets you open a second "pane" so you can compare directories side by side to see how they match up. You can also use Meld to compare directories. Meld will highlight both files missing from one directory and files that are in both but changed. This coul...
by Petermint
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint crashing from USB flashdrive
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Linux Mint crashing from USB flashdrive

Test the USB stick in another computer or a different USB port. Some sticks fail when used like a disk. If the USB stick works in another machine, it could be a disk access BIOS setting. If you have a working linux machine, plug in the USB stick then run command lsusb to find the USB ID for the stic...
by Petermint
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual boot
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Dual boot

Asus defined the netbook with the eee PC and produced models up to 4 GB. My netbook ran Windows then Linux with no problems. It was a middle of the range processor. I stopped using it because it did not have USB 3 for an external disk and the internal disk could not be upgraded to anything decent. T...
by Petermint
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hardware specifications listing
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Hardware specifications listing

It means those chips all share the same driver because the software interface is the same or similar. The bigger chips might be faster but the software feeds data in the same way.
by Petermint
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Color looks washed [help]
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Color looks washed [help]

Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager: Search for color-manager. Install the Gnome color manager.
https://help.gnome.org/users/gnome-colo ... ux.html.en
1.5 MB download and 5 MB on disk.
preferences -> System settings -> Colour
by Petermint
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual boot
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Dual boot

LM 19.1 Cinnamon with Thunderbird, Firefox, several Web pages open, MySQL, Nginx, and a bunch of junk I rarely use: 2 GB. A clean install uses about 1.1 GB. There is not a lot of memory usage difference between the latest Cinnamon and lighter desktops. What Cinnamon really needs is extra graphics gr...
by Petermint
Wed May 29, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New computer with pre-loaded L.M. or buy one and install myself.
Replies: 12
Views: 324

Re: New computer with pre-loaded L.M. or buy one and install myself.

The problems are usually not the new computer, it is a new model chip where current drivers do not work. An Nvidia chip or Wifi or similar. You can test them with a live LM on a USB memory stick. Upgrading your existing machine from a bicycle wheel disk to an SSD is cheaper and may make your machine...
by Petermint
Tue May 28, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: New to Linux

You do not say what you have for practice. Live USB sticks and dual boot are the easiest options if you do not have a spare computer.
by Petermint
Tue May 28, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] About ppa's developers
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: [Solved] About ppa's developers

I thought it would have some guarantees PPAs can be like buying from eBay. You want a new Samsung battery for your Galaxy 5. The price is over $50. On eBay you can get things down $5. They might be batteries. They might have the word Samsung printed on the packaging. They might fit into the space i...
by Petermint
Tue May 28, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow Write Speed on USB 3.0?
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Slow Write Speed on USB 3.0?

There are posts online about people having problems with exFAT in Linux and some reformatted to NTFS. Here is an example that was fixed in the Linux kernel 4.18.
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=198069

My LM 19.1 Cinnanon uses kernel 4.15.5-50 according to Update Manager.
by Petermint
Mon May 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow Write Speed on USB 3.0?
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Slow Write Speed on USB 3.0?

280MB/s vs 25MB/s A difference like that suggests one is bits per second and the other is bytes per second. Or one is USB 3 and the other USB 2. write speed is very slow compared to Windows (22MB/S vs 62 MB/s) You can get differences like that from the file system used on the device. There are repo...
by Petermint
Mon May 27, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Exploring Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Exploring Linux Mint

The DVD encryption system had one key and that was broken. Bluray has different keys that are not broken, making it impossible for open source software to decrypt Bluray. Plus in Bluray they can replace the decryption system, a reason you have to occasionally update the firmware in a Bluray player. ...
by Petermint
Mon May 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SD Card writing very slow !
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: SD Card writing very slow !

You will get several lines like the following. Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:0326 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 0bda:0326 is the USB id. You can run lsusb before you plug in the USB device then run lsusb after plugging in the device. There should be one extra device the second time. If there is no extra...
by Petermint
Mon May 27, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SD Card writing very slow !
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: SD Card writing very slow !

Is the SD card written through USB? There are issues with USB 3 devices working in Windows and failing in Linux. Use command lsusb to list the USB ID of the device if it is USB.

Are there errors in the system log file?
by Petermint
Sun May 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10 upgraded to Linux/Windows XP
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Windows 10 upgraded to Linux/Windows XP

Windows 10 Home edition is dangerous because you cannot stop Microsoft automatically installing any changes they like. The next update will automatically install a change to let you switch off automatic updates and take back control of your computer, just like Linux and similar to Windows XP. Could ...

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