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by ladyonthemoon
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 18 = Ubuntu 16.04 + Cinnamon 3.0?
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Linux Mint 18 = Ubuntu 16.04 + Cinnamon 3.0?

A couple of things come to mind . . Mint's own stuff; Driver Manager, Software Manager, Update Manager (with unique safety features), all of the new X programs . . . . As richyrich says. That forum statement is just as unfounded as saying that "Ubuntu is just Debian with Unity". :lol: So ...
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 18 = Ubuntu 16.04 + Cinnamon 3.0?
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Linux Mint 18 = Ubuntu 16.04 + Cinnamon 3.0?

The title is a description of Linux Mint that I read on another forum. I'd like to know if it's true. If it's not, I'd like to know what are the main differences between the two distributions.

Thank you! :)
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MSI GE62 6QF Apache Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: MSI GE62 6QF Apache Pro

I don't see a reason, why it should not work. But try it yourself: Download and burn the iso image of Mint and boot it as life system. Thanks but I'd like to make sure before doing this. I'd mainly like to know if, once Linux Mint installed, 3D acceleration will be functional. There are proprietary...
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MSI GE62 6QF Apache Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 276

MSI GE62 6QF Apache Pro

Hello everyone, I just bought the computer referenced in the title and I plan on installing Linux Mint 18.1 "Serena" Cinnamon on it. I'd like to know if the computer is compatible with this version. Computer specifications: https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GE62-6QF-Apache-Pro.html#hero-specifica...
by ladyonthemoon
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:27 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: LM18/AMD APU graphics cards: cannot boot without adding "nomodeset xforcevesa"
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

Re: LM18/AMD APU graphics cards: cannot boot without adding "nomodeset xforcevesa"

karlchen wrote:...Then you are in a plight. Seems you are. :cry:

So it looks. I'm burning an OpenSuSe image right now, hoping it will install; if it does I'll be able to install the proprietary drivers I need for my cards.
by ladyonthemoon
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:43 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: LM18/AMD APU graphics cards: cannot boot without adding "nomodeset xforcevesa"
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

Re: LM18/AMD APU graphics cards: cannot boot without adding "nomodeset xforcevesa"

After investigation, it appears that the graphics cards use the driver "vesa" instead of the driver "radeon". Vesa doesn't provide acceleration and Radeon is there for AMD cards so, I suppose that it provides acceleration. How can I simply switch to radeon; would removing vesa be...
by ladyonthemoon
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:29 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Non coding
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Non coding

Maybe Scratch? I don't know much about it, but I guess it's popular on the Raspberry Pi. As I understand it, you just connect blocks together to create a program. That's "visual scripting" but you won't make a game with this, especially if you know nothing about coding. If you want to mak...
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Non coding
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Non coding

teak wrote:I wonder if there is a way to make games with out coding. ...

I don't see how; even if you use "visual scripting" you would have to learn basics of coding in order to know what you are doing. Learning to code is not that difficult anyway and it's a lot more rewarding. ;)
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't add search engine to firefox
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Can't add search engine to firefox

Did you try adding search engines from within the addon pages of Firefox?

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/#
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from France!
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Hello from France!

jimallyn wrote:Welcome aboard, ladyonthemoon! I'm going to guess that you have AMD video and that's the drivers you are talking about? Have a look at this thread:

Thank you but none of the cards correspond to mine. :)
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from France!
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Hello from France!

Hi, I'm new to these forums, not so new to Linux though. I was an Ubuntu user a few years ago and I had to abandon it when I bought my present computer: Ubunu didn't boot. I went back to Windows 7, which is my favourite Windows os; I find it pretty decent, easy to use and elegant. In order to avoid ...
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: LM18/AMD APU graphics cards: cannot boot without adding "nomodeset xforcevesa"
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

Re: LM18 AMD graphics cards - xforcevesa needed?

Pjotr wrote:@ladyonthemoon: ... In this particular case (machine from 2013) you might even try whether an older kernel series (3.13.x) works better for you. Install the older Mint 17.1 for that, ...

Thanks for the advice! 17.1 not 17.3?
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: LM18/AMD APU graphics cards: cannot boot without adding "nomodeset xforcevesa"
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

Re: LM18 AMD graphics cards - xforcevesa needed?

Could someone explain to me what adding "nomodeset xforcevesa" does exactly? Thank you! :)
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: LM18/AMD APU graphics cards: cannot boot without adding "nomodeset xforcevesa"
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

- copy/paste this command into the terminal: inxi -Fxz Copy/paste the output in your next message. Here it is: anne@GX60-LinuxMint ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: GX60-LinuxMint Kernel: 4.4.0-36-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sar...
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: time synchronization issue
Replies: 9
Views: 482

Re: time synchronization issue

... Try this in a terminal window: timedatectl set-local-rtc 1 You may have to change the actual setting of the clocks once more, but after that, they should be in sync and switching from one to the other shouldn't affect the clock anymore. Hi, I have this problem too. I just used the command; I'll...
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: LM18/AMD APU graphics cards: cannot boot without adding "nomodeset xforcevesa"
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

Valid point, Pjotr. Exactly, it's something that occurred to me after I posted my previous comment. I need to fix my drivers problem but I'm afraid there is no solution. I'm posting from W7 right now; my hardware is: - Processor: AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz - Car...
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:38 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Welcome Ladies - post here :)
Replies: 166
Views: 38137

Re: Welcome Ladies - post here :)

18 Sarah Cinnamon And it looks a lot like Ubuntu? That surprises me, I've used Ububtu once and the Unity desktop environment didn't feel intuitive to me at all, while Cinnamon fits me like a glove. How are you liking Mint so far? When I say that it looks like Ubuntu, I don't mean Unity looks like G...
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Welcome Ladies - post here :)
Replies: 166
Views: 38137

Re: Welcome Ladies - post here :)

Moem wrote:Hello ladyonthemoon! Which flavour of Mint did you install?

18 Sarah Cinnamon
by ladyonthemoon
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: LM18/AMD APU graphics cards: cannot boot without adding "nomodeset xforcevesa"
Replies: 17
Views: 1511

LM18/AMD APU graphics cards: cannot boot without adding "nomodeset xforcevesa"

If you have an AMD or NVIDIA graphics card, you may not be able to boot successfully from the Linux Mint installation DVD or USB stick. Or you may have been able to boot successfully and install Linux Mint, but it won't boot successfully after installation. ... ⋅ Press the 'e' key to edit...
by ladyonthemoon
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Welcome Ladies - post here :)
Replies: 166
Views: 38137

Re: Welcome Ladies - post here :)

martienne wrote:I would really like to see if there are any female Mint users visiting or active here.
Say "Hi" if this applies to you! ...

Hi,

This applies to me; just installed Linux Mint; I had no idea that it would look like Ubuntu that much. Now I need to get used to it. ;)

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