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by Seadreamer
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: linux (mint) works just as well with AMD as INTEL processors ?
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: linux (mint) works just as well with AMD as INTEL processors ?

Getting back to the original question AMD or INTEL? I have both Intel I7-4960 and AMD FX-4100 and they both work fine. I had problems with an AMD graphics card so old I don't remember what it was. Since then I have preferred Nvidia and have never had any issues with them. Going out on a limb here, b...
by Seadreamer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Question] System on SDD and files on HDD
Replies: 21
Views: 371

Re: [Question] System on SDD and files on HDD

Linux is definitely not ready for hard-core gaming. There are some nice games that run on native Linux but for main line graphic intense games you need windows. I multi-boot two versions of Mint and Windows 10, recently up from Windows 7. Virtualbox has no real graphic abilities in the gaming world....
by Seadreamer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: help reset Linux Mint back to the original settings
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: help reset Linux Mint back to the original settings

As it was installed by a computer shop, they should be the ones that fix it. In my case and I expect most here, we would reinstall Mint if we couldn't fix it in place. It is not that difficult to reinstall but you need some media that contains the installer. You can find a friend with a USB flash or...
by Seadreamer
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved} Grub can't boot up a M.2 device
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Grub can't boot up a M.2 device

Through sheer pig headed stubbornness I have determined that if "fast boot" is turned off in the BIOS it enables grub to boot up a NVME device. I don't know what fast boot actually does, boot time seems about the same but without it everything works with an NVME device it my M.2 slot. Marking as sol...
by Seadreamer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved} Grub can't boot up a M.2 device
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Grub can't boot up a M.2 device

I tried different configurations in the BIOS boot order. Nothing seemed to make any difference. I did notice however that the first time grub comes up after doing something in BIOS it will boot the nvme device. The second time and every time after the first, it fails until I open the BIOS editor aga...
by Seadreamer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved} Grub can't boot up a M.2 device
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Grub can't boot up a M.2 device

The device is listed under drives as ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNW010T8 size: 953.87 GiB Grub has no trouble finding it and when in Linux I can mount it. It contains a Windows 10 partition that grub can not boot. I can boot it directly from BIOS by selecting it in Boot Override an...
by Seadreamer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cryptkeeper
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Cryptkeeper

I assume that you encrypted the USB before you installed 18.3. Previous versions of mint are available on the web sight, you could install an earlier version. I would recommend using Virtualbox rather than uninstalling your current OS. Sorry, I am not familiar with Cryptkeeper.
by Seadreamer
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved} Grub can't boot up a M.2 device
Replies: 5
Views: 168

[Solved} Grub can't boot up a M.2 device

I installed a 1 TB sata drive in the M.2 slot on my motherboard. Grub will find it and list it in the boot menu but when I select it grub tells me there is no such device. The error message lists the correct UUID for the device but says it doesn't exist. If I go into the BIOS I can do a boot overrid...
by Seadreamer
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Boot menue
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Boot menue

What he said. Also if you install Mint first then Windows, Windows will overwrite the boot process and only boot to itself. Install Mint last and it will find Linux and Windows and create a boot menu with both.

There is a way to restore grub if you need to.
by Seadreamer
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) Forum Question
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Re: (Solved) Forum Question

When you are typing your question or replying to any post you can select " Notify me when a reply is posted" at the bottom of the page.
by Seadreamer
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some problems at boot & some at shutdown..
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Some problems at boot & some at shutdown..

In my experience Linux doesn't normally display the boot errors you are seeing, they're hidden by the splash screen at start up.
by Seadreamer
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] completely lost in installation choices as to partition and such
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: [SOLVED] completely lost in installation choices as to partition and such

In your current state I agree that removing the windows drive wouldn't hurt. In the future, for reference, I have never removed any drive to install Linux. Linux will install alongside windows without problem. Grub will be installed as part of the installation, if at first it doesn't find windows ju...
by Seadreamer
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some problems at boot & some at shutdown..
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Some problems at boot & some at shutdown..

As for the boot errors they are not really errors. Linux is checking for the presence of devices that may or may not be there. As long as it boots up to your desktop properly you can ignore the boot up errors. I have no idea about the shutdown errors, sorry.
by Seadreamer
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Boot Troubles...
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Dual Boot Troubles...

Are you doing a warm boot or a cold boot? Try turning everything off and booting (cold) to Mint. Windows may leave things in an odd state.
by Seadreamer
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux installation/grub rescue error
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Linux installation/grub rescue error

It sounds like you installed Mint on your removable disk. If you have enough room you should create another partition on your installed drive and use it to install mint. There is probably no reason it can't work the way you did it as long as your removable disk is connected.
by Seadreamer
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SSD trim enabled by defualt in 19.1
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: SSD trim enabled by defualt in 19.1

Running systemctl status fstrim on my 19.1 system returns Active: inactive (dead). Is there some process for activating fstrim?
by Seadreamer
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Executing 'grub-install /dev/sda' failed

There are no stupid questions. What error message do you get? What happens when you try to boot up?
by Seadreamer
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 19.1 Mate and Banshee
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: 19.1 Mate and Banshee

Thank you for that information. I am able to copy a working set of data from a partition that is running Mint 18.3 so I have all my files in Banshee. It is kind on unhandy to add new files, but your method may work. I will try it next time I have new files to add.
by Seadreamer
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install graphical drivers?
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: How to install graphical drivers?

This might help.

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https://mintguide.org/system/73-intel-linux-graphics-drivers-installer-for-linux.html

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