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by TooMuchTime
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: My wireless is gone and I dont know how to get it back
Replies: 10
Views: 553

Re: My wireless is gone and I dont know how to get it back

The f12 button is for wireless off/on however pressing this does nothing, the light on the button stays orange Then something deeper is wrong. That light should not be orange all the time. You might be able to get a new internal wireless to match what you have. And I agree with richyrich . Check th...
by TooMuchTime
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: System Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: System Problem

Download Mint 17.3 Xfce 32-bit and build a LiveUSB drive. If you don't have any data to save, do the complete rebuild. Otherwise, backup your data and then do a complete rebuild. Allow me to make a recommendation on partitioning the hard drive. 80GB Hard Drive /boot - 1GB swap - 2.5GB (you said you ...
by TooMuchTime
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ordeal
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Ordeal

ordeal (awr- deel ) noun 1. any extremely severe or trying test, experience, or trial. 2. a primitive form of trial to determine guilt or innocence... Yes, my Windows 7 computer finally updated. At first, the original 1TB hard drive with Windows 10 failed with massive errors. I was lucky to have a 5...
by TooMuchTime
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Moving to a new drive and upgrade to 18.1
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Moving to a new drive and upgrade to 18.1

This is the standard question asked to get some system info. Run the following command at a terminal. That's a capital F if you type.

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
Copy and paste the output back here between Code tags.
by TooMuchTime
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to link "My Computer" folders to another partition? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: How to link "My Computer" folders to another partition?

I know that if you create a /home partition, all user folders will be placed there. That's what I've done. You can try this tutorial and see if it provides some help. I have not tried it so I cannot speak to how well it will work.
by TooMuchTime
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux mint 18.1 won't install correctly
Replies: 10
Views: 747

Re: Linux mint 18.1 won't install correctly

I have a WD Passport 1TB USB drive. I have Mac Snow Leopard installed and have that dual-booted with Mint 18. (I also use the drive as a data backup.) I had to install OSX first and I did that because that creates the UEFI partition. When I installed Mint 18, GRUB did it's work and now I can boot in...
by TooMuchTime
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Slick Billy Inc is at it again.
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Slick Billy Inc is at it again.

As for the thread topic, it sounds like Microsoft is just pulling an Apple. All Mac operating systems have a hardware life span; you can only run them on specific computers. The reverse is also true; newer Macs can't run older versions of OSX. Microsoft is just jumping on the "We know what's best fo...
by TooMuchTime
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Slick Billy Inc is at it again.
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Slick Billy Inc is at it again.

We have more important things going on right now, like the government spying on every person. It's been happening since the 16th amendment was passed. FDR used to have Hoover's FBI dig up dirt on famous people and he would read them greedily like people watch soap operas today. The only difference ...
by TooMuchTime
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED]can't change creen resolution graphic card radeon RX 460
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: can't change creen resolution graphic card radeon RX 460

Screen 0: minimum 1024 x 768, current 1024 x 768, maximum 1024 x 768
What is the make and manufacturer of your monitor?
by TooMuchTime
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Questions on scanning to PDFs, and Acrobat Pro/DC on Win/Mac
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Questions on scanning to PDFs, and Acrobat Pro/DC on Win/Mac

1) Not in my experience with Acrobat. Just make sure you extract the pages. 2) If you scan at 600 dpi, you should be able to reduce it to 300 without too much bad happening. Do some testing first. 3) I don't know. 4) You should be able to import a TIFF into a PDF at a later date but I don't know how...
by TooMuchTime
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Security of Mac Touch Bar
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Security of Mac Touch Bar

Thus far, we’ve already seen hackers exploit security vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader, Windows, and Microsoft’s Edge browser.
How is either of these three considered news?
by TooMuchTime
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Old Computer Resurrection
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Old Computer Resurrection

Well, you may be able to run 64-bit but that depends on the system. Do a web search for your specific laptop model and see if it is 64-bit capable. If so, download whichever 64-bit version of Mint you like. Xfce is a bit less resource intensive and would run fine with 4GiB of RAM. Mate would probabl...
by TooMuchTime
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Slow wifi on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 64bit
Replies: 16
Views: 1369

Re: Slow wifi on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 64bit

My router only has 2.4 ghz. However, when I bring my laptop to work, I generally have to connect to the 2.4 network because it has better signal strength and is faster than the 5 ghz. Weird. I have a router with both and while the 2.4Ghz has better signal strength (which is normal depending on how ...
by TooMuchTime
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing KDE on Macbook Pro 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Installing KDE on Macbook Pro 2009

Let's start off by getting a look at that system. Boot into the LiveUSB, get to a terminal and run the following command: inxi -Fxz If you type, the letter F is a capital. Copy the output and post it back here between Code tags. Remember, that's an EFI device. So you will need to make sure you insta...
by TooMuchTime
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best method for getting microsoft office?
Replies: 13
Views: 4301

Re: Best method for getting microsoft office?

LibreOffice is replacing Microsoft Office in many places around the world. Here is one. Free-software-gains-ground-in-the-Italian-public-administration The total cost of ownership of Microsoft Office is becoming so prohibitive that many governments and businesses are finding that it just makes sense...
by TooMuchTime
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] "What IS [CENSORED] ?"
Replies: 31
Views: 1003

Re: What IS [CENSORED] ?

I got spanked because one poster wanted to find a photo of an Alfa Romeo. So, as a joke , I posted a photo of a 20th century Italian head of state (I cannot say the name for fear of being hammered again) standing in an Alfa Romeo. That joke was obviously too much for delicate eyes. There was another...
by TooMuchTime
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What is the best backup utility for a desktop machine?
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: What is the best backup utility for a desktop machine?

Check out CrashPlan. You can backup to other computers and external drives for free.
by TooMuchTime
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED]can't change creen resolution graphic card radeon RX 460
Replies: 8
Views: 1138

Re: can't change creen resolution graphic card radeon RX 460

I'm not good with KDE but here is the AMDGPU driver download page. You'll want the Ubuntu driver. AMDGPU-PRO-Driver-for-Linux-Release-Notes You can also see if the drivers are already installed. Open the Driver Manager from the menu and check for the AMD drivers. If they are present, you can always ...
by TooMuchTime
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Slow wifi on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 64bit
Replies: 16
Views: 1369

Re: Slow wifi on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 64bit

Does your router have both 2.4 and 5 Ghz wireless networks? If so, make sure you're connected to the 5 Ghz. It's worth checking.

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