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by tyw7
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint compatibility with laptops
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Mint compatibility with laptops

I don't own one of those specific machines but I do own 3 other HP machines. All of them "just work" with Linux Mint. The newest is about a year old and has a touchscreen that seems to work just fine under Mint Cinnamon though I'll admit I'm not a heavy user of the feature. Someone mentioned the 8t...
by tyw7
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint compatibility with laptops
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Mint compatibility with laptops

it's both the UEFI & the Secure Boot thing, that some machines are difficult to deal with. some of the HPs have a recovery partition, system partition, boot partition, C: drive,, so there is no Free Partition to use under ms-dos type partitioning. & that can be a decision to deal with. Complete wip...
by tyw7
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint compatibility with laptops
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Mint compatibility with laptops

can be the same issues with Single Boot, if that is on an more recently made machine: - it's that hardware that was changed with win-8x,, & win-10 machines. one thing that is suggested, is to rip out the existing HDD & replace that with a new & bigger HDD, than the one that the machine comes with -...
by tyw7
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint compatibility with laptops
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Mint compatibility with laptops

if you can get it - - try obtaining an second-hand Win-7 Laptop,, rather than the later versions of win-8 or win-10,, which are more tricky to convert, - but, not impossible - just not as easy to convert. :) and I've had much success with the Lenovo Brand,, but, also Toshiba, Acer, do work well too...
by tyw7
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint compatibility with laptops
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Mint compatibility with laptops

. . Those laptops with 8th-gen Intel processors are still too new for LM 19's kernel 4.15 = not yet fully-supported, eg freezing problems. They may need at least Linux kernel 4.17 to work properly or fully. Rolling releases like Arch Linux may work. The recent Linux kernels support touchscreen. So ...
by tyw7
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint compatibility with laptops
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Mint compatibility with laptops

I am looking into buying a Windows laptop and convert it into a Linux laptop. Does anybody have any experience with converting these into Linux machines? https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/hp-pavilion-14-bk154sa-14-laptop-gold-10174100-pdt.html https://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/co...
by tyw7
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Scanner for MX495 doesn't show up in Wireless mode
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Scanner for MX495 doesn't show up in Wireless mode

The MX495 was showing to print but not for scanning
by tyw7
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TV Tuner Card - Hauppauge Pelican DVB-T w/IR USB assembly Linux support
Replies: 2
Views: 342

TV Tuner Card - Hauppauge Pelican DVB-T w/IR USB assembly Linux support

I can't find the model number for the Pelican, which is used in the HP 6792UK

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