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by Arch_Enemy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

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

I manage to do it by tring to make some older packages run on a newer system. Mint usually says, "Nah" and continues on.

Arch says "Eff you you dumbeff" and breaks down totally! :lol:
by Arch_Enemy
Sun May 26, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Buying a new external hard drive
Replies: 18
Views: 561

Re: Buying a new external hard drive

I haven't had many issues with either, really. However, some models do work better on USB 2 than USB 3. I have been sticking with Seagate because I found a long time ago, if you FILL a WD; actually, overfill, it would start to lose sectors. As of 6 years ago I still had this issue with a brand new d...
by Arch_Enemy
Sun May 26, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.
Replies: 42
Views: 1693

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

The only way I have broken distros was to try to install something that may not run on them. Arch breaks itself that way; you get the program working, then an update gets rolled along and borks your libraries. I have broken Mint by trying to install programs meant for newer versions and trying to lo...
by Arch_Enemy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint will not start
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: Linux Mint will not start

Oh, and, glad you were able to actually log in, of course!
by Arch_Enemy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint will not start
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: Linux Mint will not start

As per your previous posts Arch_Enemy : Three things: 1. After trying the GRUB2 runlevel 3 idea, I was not able to get level 3 or 2-5 to work. But eventually I tried level 1 and with your startx command from another post, it eventually booted up into what is essentially a live disk environment with...
by Arch_Enemy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint?
Replies: 148
Views: 6827

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

Tell us how you REALLY feel :) I still have Winders for Photoshop, iTunes, and games. Gimp is plenty good enough to replace photoshop. ... This is very true. Of course my photo editing skills is very basic, but GIMP lets me do everything I did with Photoshop: - Curves / exposure adjustment - Retouc...
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 203
Views: 9632

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

Three contrasting songs - same singer. This girl is incredibly talented. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GSVPvCy3Yg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTcvvO6B3Io https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hli1fuk8zQQ Reminds me of Jackie Evancho, when Howie Mandel asked her "Did you swallow a woman?!?!" Amazing.
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox new tab page "suggestions" SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Firefox new tab page "suggestions"

Hi Arch_Enemy & RIH: Yeah, the "hover" thing works...it will be interesting to see if any of those sites come back from the dead. I guess the trick to selecting permanent icons is you have to wait for the ones you want to appear so you can "pin" them. But hey, I got the "Forums" one! Thanks Well, t...
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: external Hard drive not "seen", no access to contents [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: external Hard drive not "seen", no access to contents [SOLVED]

rene wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:04 am
Well, "all good" minus that you now no doubt find to be all of a sudden limited to approximately 30 MB/s.
Yeah, but you have to understand, before he was getting ZERO MB/s... :lol:
by Arch_Enemy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: external Hard drive not "seen", no access to contents [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: external Hard drive not "seen", no access to contents

Hi. My external hard drive (WD Elements - NTFS) is now invisible to my desktop PC, since LM upgrade from 17.1 to 19.1 (Cinnamon). Hard disk also not listed in return to "lsusb". Any suggestions, please? Thank you. Are you plugging a USB 3 HDD into a USB 3 port? Silly human! Seriously, some drives h...
by Arch_Enemy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: external Hard drive not "seen", no access to contents [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: external Hard drive not "seen", no access to contents

Hi. My external hard drive (WD Elements - NTFS) is now invisible to my desktop PC, since LM upgrade from 17.1 to 19.1 (Cinnamon). Hard disk also not listed in return to "lsusb". Any suggestions, please? Thank you. Are you plugging a USB 3 HDD into a USB 3 port? Silly human! Seriously, some drives h...
by Arch_Enemy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Safety of Linux Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 2213

Re: Safety of Linux Mint

And, I think UFW is installed by default. If you want to "see" what you're doing you can install GUFW for a graphical interface, and with a small amount of reading can lock in or out anything you want to. Saw that too. Nice to have a small but proper firewall, tho' I'm interested in a little bit mo...
by Arch_Enemy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 224
Views: 14336

Re: When did you come to Linux?

What I meant to say was, it'a a Pain in the Arch...
by Arch_Enemy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 224
Views: 14336

Re: When did you come to Linux?

I am contemplating an Arch partition in future. I would probably never switch over to something like that full time - it would more be just a project to learn from. The awesomeness of Linux as a desktop operating system is a hugely well kept secret If you want to forage into Arch and have a more pl...
by Arch_Enemy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Safety of Linux Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 2213

Re: Safety of Linux Mint

And, I think UFW is installed by default. If you want to "see" what you're doing you can install GUFW for a graphical interface, and with a small amount of reading can lock in or out anything you want to. Caveat: one setting in GUFW, when selected, will lock out port 8080, and there goes your web br...
by Arch_Enemy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Graphic card nvidia or intel
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Graphic card nvidia or intel

Ah. Thanks.

But you have to install the nVidia driver, and then nVidia settings, and use settings to change the GPU. Got it.
by Arch_Enemy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox new tab page "suggestions" SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Firefox new tab page "suggestions"

Hover over the tile of whatever sites you don't want to appear in the recommendations. an ellipses (...) appears. Click on that, and hack away to your heart's content! You can Pin it so it always stays in the same place; I <think> you can 'promote' certain sites to different locations and then pin t...
by Arch_Enemy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Graphic card nvidia or intel
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Graphic card nvidia or intel

Hmmm.... I stopped using Thinkpads years ago, so I am not familiar with current models, so I am not familiar to know how to switch from one to the other. You probably have a GPU inside your CPU, and it's probably running by default. In Windows you can pick which one to use; I don't know how to do th...
by Arch_Enemy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Safety of Linux Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 2213

Re: Safety of Linux Mint

Oh, you're right. Didn't noticed it as an own distro, thought it'd be just another desktop manager... :roll: Thanks for the hint. Well, technically you probably can add PPAs, it's just always complaining after doing so like Debian I guess? I have had far, far more issues adding PPAs than anything e...
by Arch_Enemy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Graphic card nvidia or intel
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Graphic card nvidia or intel

According to Lenovo's specifications, your Thinkpad has nVidia graphics, so, if you have not installed the nVidia driver, you must be running Nouveau for a graphics driver, and that would have loaded by default.

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