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by Helmut
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to tell if running 32 or 64bit Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: How to tell if running 32 or 64bit Mint?

Solved! Thanks everybody!
by Helmut
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to tell if running 32 or 64bit Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

[SOLVED] How to tell if running 32 or 64bit Mint?

On an older laptop with a wearing-out HD drive there is an old version of Mint. I want to replace that HD by a new SSD and install a recent Mint version in the process.

Question: Is there an easy way of finding out if the existing Mint installation is 32 or 64 bit?
by Helmut
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: How to fix grub after re-installing windows
Replies: 9
Views: 30503

Re: SOLVED: How to fix grub after re-installing windows

You my want to see this thread about updating a "lost" bootloader after installing Windows:

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=304618
by Helmut
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Installing Windows without killing Mint?

Thank you all, especially decrepit. Problem solved. How I installed Windows whithout killing Mint: 1) I had an installation with Mint only, and added a SSD for installing Windows later. 2) The SSD's with Mint were disconnected, and Windows was installed on the new SSD 3) After Windows was installed,...
by Helmut
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] No automatic login to WiFi at bootup
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

[SOLVED] Re: No automatic login to WiFi at bootup

Thank you all!
After some days the issue has not repeated.
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Installing Windows without killing Mint?

Thank you very much, sarge816!
Will try doing that as soon as I get my new SSD.
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security Question [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 889

Re: Security Question

You may want to look at the " Firefox tweak thread" if you are concerned about browser highjacking.
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Installing Windows without killing Mint?

Thanks Pierre and Pjotr, I really appreciate your words of wisdom! However I would like to put the Windoze stuff on a seperate SDD. If I temporarily disconnected sda and sdb (my current Linux installation), and installed Windoze on a brand new drive to be reconnected as sdc later on, could a working...
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Installing Windoze without killing Mint?

That windows program I need to install is in 32bit, another program I really should install is a tax program which only runs in 64bit. Therefore I would rather like to add a new SSD and put windows plus those programs on that, and not mess with existing installation more than absolutely necessary. H...
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Installing Windoze without killing Mint?

That program is on seven DVD's without VMware.
In that case would a seperate Windoze installation make better sense? In the end it would be a dual boot system, but with Windoze installed last.
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 631

Re: Installing Windoze without killing Mint?

Thanks Pjotr, but the program I need to get working runs inside Windoze in a virtual machine running on XP...
I think Mint with VM to run Windoze, then another VM inside Windows running XP, then the actual blasted program I need running within that VM is just a bit too much.
by Helmut
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?
Replies: 15
Views: 631

[SOLVED] Installing Windows without killing Mint?

Hi folks, I am a long time Mint user, but finally I must install Windoze to run some stupid program I need for my job. I am wondering how to go about it best, and would appreciate any hints! I do not want to kill the Mint installation in the process! What I have now: I have a drive sda with a Mint p...
by Helmut
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: accidental selection and deletion
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: accidental selection and deletion

On my Toshiba netbook, the touchpad seems to do anything it wants but not what I want, no matter what OS is running.
Dunno if your problem here is touchpad related, but I always take a tiny mouse with me.
by Helmut
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] No automatic login to WiFi at bootup
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: No automatic login to WiFi at bootup

Sorry for the delay, was on assignment for a few days. This is what happens: helmut@helmut-OptiPlex-760:~$ systool -vm rt61pci Module = "rt61pci" Attributes: coresize = "36864" initsize = "0" initstate = "live" refcnt = "0" srcversion = "EE4C80005E085EB2443085F" taint = "" uevent = <store method onl...
by Helmut
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] No automatic login to WiFi at bootup
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: No automatic login to WiFi at bootup

I had done what you suggested already, but only wanted to know more. I will be seeing how the system works. Thanks a lot! just for info: modinfo rt61pci filename: /lib/modules/5.0.0-27-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ralink/rt2x00/rt61pci.ko license: GPL firmware: rt2661.bin firmware: rt2561s.bi...
by Helmut
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] No automatic login to WiFi at bootup
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: No automatic login to WiFi at bootup

It looks like hw encryption was already disabled: helmut@helmut-OptiPlex-760:~$ modinfo rt61pci filename: /lib/modules/5.0.0-27-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ralink/rt2x00/rt61pci.ko license: GPL firmware: rt2661.bin firmware: rt2561s.bin firmware: rt2561.bin description: Ralink RT61 PCI & PCM...
by Helmut
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] No automatic login to WiFi at bootup
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: No automatic login to WiFi at bootup

Could you please explain?
If the driver is reconfigured as suggested, could that be reverted if necessary?
by Helmut
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] No automatic login to WiFi at bootup
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

Re: No automatic login to WiFi at bootup

Thanks HWAR, I often tried a deletion of all wifi "my network1-x" in network connections and then rebooted. I got the hint ""Wifi networks available", chose the correct one and connected with the password. It worked only until it was rebooted again. inxi -Fxz 3System: Host: helmut-OptiPlex-760 Kerne...
by Helmut
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] No automatic login to WiFi at bootup
Replies: 12
Views: 1168

[SOLVED] No automatic login to WiFi at bootup

Hi folks, this happens on my own machine, but also on a few others at other places I have access to. When I click on "connection information" on the right side of the panel and look up the entries, my WiFi network shows up with its correct name, and all other settings. Every entry is correct, and so...
by Helmut
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?
Replies: 26
Views: 966

Re: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?

No, it doesn't run in the background and waste resources! It can run in the background if you want it to watch for incoming mails. Welcome to the world of Linux. Thunderbird could be considered as comparable to Microsoft Outlook. It is a POP3 mail application, meaning the mails are written, stored a...

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