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by Tomgin5
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi teacher fighting to get Linux into schools
Replies: 14
Views: 386

Re: Hi teacher fighting to get Linux into schools

I gave out 20 old netbooks (Dell 910 ) to a class at a local school that used Puppy Linux with some additions on 64 GB flash drives. The kids picked it up in about a half hour and made use of the Libreoffice suite keeping everything on the flash drive and putting homework onto some 16GB flash drives...
by Tomgin5
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Newbie here
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Newbie here

You might try just installing the desired Mint as a dual boot and run a flash drive sneaker net to transfer the desired files. Make a backup of your Windex first if you wish.
by Tomgin5
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Absoute novice - how add Logitech wireless mouse please?
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Absoute novice - how add Logitech wireless mouse please?

Is the battery in the mouse good? That is the only problem I have ever had with an M315.
by Tomgin5
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Hello

Welcome jjp2145-oldtimer . As for your question. Windows was built for rental purposes and to enable data mining. The Windex office suite was derived from the Xerox Star in the 70's, The LibreOffice suite also has the same basic roots. In a nut shell, Linux was built as a functional operating system...
by Tomgin5
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Utah
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Hello from Utah

Welcome back!
by Tomgin5
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Opinions on using anti-virus with Linux Mint desktops
Replies: 16
Views: 640

Re: Opinions on using anti-virus with Linux Mint desktops

Amusing! I received a scam call today from "Microsoft Security" Telling me my ms licence was expiring and to renew it to keep malware and viruses from attacking my computers. O started laughing and told them my computers were infected and I eliminated all of my Windows OS and Office with a solid OS ...
by Tomgin5
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint XFCE
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: Mint XFCE

Since I switched to LM a couple of years ago from Windex, It has been a world above Windex. Nearly all of my CAD work and 100% of my documentation has been switched to LM Based software. I use and own over a dozen netbooks and laptops running both 64 and 32 bit OS. The smallest are single core atoms...
by Tomgin5
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cannot adjust TIME/ DATE
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Cannot adjust TIME/ DATE

First of all post from your monitor window the result of " inxi -Fxzd ". Copy and paste.
Next does the network time show the correct time? During the initial install the correct time zone was properly selected?
Unlock and re lock the time lock.
by Tomgin5
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unable to play videos
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: unable to play videos

Definitely upgrade to 19.2 Cinnamon. 17.3 was good but 18,3 was better and 19.2 is lightening fast'
by Tomgin5
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Linux
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: New to Linux

Welcome Darren.
For help "ripping CD's to HDD's, Or DVD's. The OS and Hardware sections can help a lot. BTW DVD's for DATA, Pix, and Music. Are much easier.4.7 GB VS 800 MB. Sometimes you may need to do an ID change for CD's to work in the right geographic area, Thanks to some Windex BS.
by Tomgin5
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Landing on a street
Replies: 26
Views: 804

Re: Landing on a street

At least the pilot was able to avoid the telephone/power lines and the street lighting. Also fortunately the traffic going the other way, noticed the plane, and gave him an extra lane. The 42 foot wingspan does take up a bit more than 3 lanes. 8)
by Tomgin5
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux for my grandmother.
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Linux for my grandmother.

A month ago a friend expressed a need for a computer (laptop) that worked. She is in her late 60's, a retired nurse/educator. She has several laptops, all windows, that no longer work. I was going to do a quick install of Linux in one but it had issues. She was going to let me fix it when I saw her ...
by Tomgin5
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 78
Views: 3461

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

For all practical purposes this household is 100% Linux. The exceptions are my wife with an android touchpad, My adult daughter with an iPhone, iPad, Dell LM 19.1 Cinnamon, My adult son with an iPhone, Linux Gamer 19.1 Cinnamon, Toshiba laptop Linux Mint, MacBook 2.0 with LM 18.3. I have a dozen or ...
by Tomgin5
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot, can you help?
Replies: 16
Views: 437

Re: Can't boot, can you help?

It looks to me like the OP could use another install. Either from a dvd or maybe the live flash drive the OP is using to get the information. something got missed, or deleted, in the install.

This user is running a HP Mini circa 2008, 2 gb RAM, single core N270 processor XFCE 19.1 - 32 bit!
by Tomgin5
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: success on HP mini 210 w/xfce 19.1-64
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: success on HP mini 210 w/xfce 19.1-64

Another surprise. The N455 processor addresses DDR3 RAM but only up to the 2GB I originally went too from 1 GB. It will not boot to DDR3 4 GB sticks. As it is: patty-cakes@pattycakes-HP-Mini-210-2100:~$ inxi -Fxzd System: Host: pattycakes-HP-Mini-210-2100 Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64 co...
by Tomgin5
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: success on HP mini 210 w/xfce 19.1-64
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: success on HP mini 210 w/xfce 19.1-64

Surprise Surprise! The single core atom does pretty good with live action video from offline and playing a DVD on a Lenovo USB DVD burner/player. 8)
by Tomgin5
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: success on HP mini 210 w/xfce 19.1-64
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: success on HP mini 210 w/xfce 19.1-64

I have not done the visual effects thing on the XFCE yet. Everything seems to be running very well. Surprisingly snappy. I have not tried live video downloads yet but I have slower dual core machines running as well. It is a little hesitant on some of the larger apps but once running they are quite ...
by Tomgin5
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: success on HP mini 210 w/xfce 19.1-64
Replies: 5
Views: 362

success on HP mini 210 w/xfce 19.1-64

I picked up a pretty little HP mini 210-2100 with a single core n455 atom processor. it cost $15. The battery is dead and it had no charger. It ran with a charger that the party had. I picked up a 120 GB SSD for for $19 retail. and dropped in 2 GB of ddr3 ram that I had to replace the 1gb it had. It...
by Tomgin5
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't Seem To Boot From USB Stick On HP Laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Can't Seem To Boot From USB Stick On HP Laptop

I used Brasero to burn USB Peppermint 9 -32 boot drives for 32 bit machines like dell mini9's and acer aspire 1 (circa 2002) this last few months. This on Cinnamon 18.3 and 19.1. 64 bit machines I have used xfburn on xfce 19.1 32 bit machines to burn the Peppermint 9 32 and Puppy Linux. I try to mak...
by Tomgin5
Sat May 25, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.
Replies: 43
Views: 2047

Re: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.

The latter is definitely correct DM10. A lot of the US government Windex systems are infected with Windows malware asking for "Your Password" to authenticated form downloads. This posts Malware to your LM "Root".

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