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by sjmathis
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: PC turns on and off randomly
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: PC turns on and off randomly

Happened to me too, and then I discovered that my power cord wasn't plugged in all the way in the back of the computer. When I bumped my desk, the system would shut off and then come back on. If it's turning on by itself after being turned off for a while, and you're not shaking the table in some fa...
by sjmathis
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Transferring to Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 500

Re: Transferring to Linux

I went from Windows XP to Linux four years ago, and did exactly what you described. I had no difficulty copying files, but ran into some problems trying to run my Open Office macros in Libre Office. The macro languages are slightly different, and might require some work on your part, if you're using...
by sjmathis
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to search for a phrase?
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: How to search for a phrase?

Step out of the forums (open a new tab in your browser) and enter this in your search box: site:forums.linuxmint.com "garmin express" Your browser will then search for the phrase in the linuxmint forums and you'll get a series of hits that are inside the forum, so you can either go back to...
by sjmathis
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Video Down Loader Stopped Working [Solved]
Replies: 42
Views: 2126

Re: Video Down Loader Stopped Working

In response to the original post: If you really need a copy of a video that's playing on your screen, there's always Screen Recorder (or something like that - I haven't tried it). If you're just after music, you can run Audacity in the background with it's recorder turned on, and when it's finished,...
by sjmathis
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?

Thanks to all responders. After looking at some more of it, Moem' s response seems to fill the need, for those (like me) who prefer an organized approach to learning something new. Some of us prefer to stick our toe in the water to check it out before jumping in. Also, although it's not particularly...
by sjmathis
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?

there is an Book called Linux for Dummies.
Pierre, Thanks. I've seen a lot of the "Dummies" books, and some are better than others. I wasn't aware that there was one for Linux. Does it address the issue of replacing your operating system?
by sjmathis
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?

Damien1307 - Bob466 - All41 Thanks for underlining my own point of view. I couldn't agree more that the Forum is a great place to hang out and an excellent source of information. I'm on it every day, mostly reading about things I feel I need to know. I got six replies from people who have together g...
by sjmathis
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?

I'd kind of expect that, esp. when they say the course is free but the certificate costs $$$ :wink: . I don't think you'll find any courses on what you want, better to find a decent book. Or just use the web. Hoser - Right. Of course, that's the mission of the Linux Foundation, they are trying to t...
by sjmathis
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?

I have never taken it and so I can't vouch for it being the best, but you might want to check out https://www.linuxjourney.com . Moem - Thanks very much. I looked at the first segment on "Choosing a distribution" and it tells me I made a good choice when I chose Mint, so it agrees with my...
by sjmathis
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Solved] Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?
Replies: 17
Views: 702

[Solved] Best Linux tutorial for newcomers?

I'm a refugee from Window XP. About five or six years ago I realized I had to do something about my operating system when I started getting the notices that XP was no longer going to be supported. I looked around at various alternatives, and decided I needed to migrate to Linux, and after a lot of r...
by sjmathis
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Both Ctrl Key Are Not Working
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Both Ctrl Key Are Not Working

Do you have another keyboard that you can substitute? (To rule out hardware failure).
by sjmathis
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: TP-Link ac600 driver
Replies: 5
Views: 489

Re: TP-Link ac600 driver

If your house is like my house you may find that a really long wire (Ethernet cable) is worth having around. They aren't that expensive. My router is upstairs, and I have other computers downstairs, and I sometimes run a long Ethernet cable to make things work reliably on the downstairs systems. The...
by sjmathis
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Does installing Mint void my Dell warranty?
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Does installing Mint void my Dell warranty?

If you don't get the audio jack fixed, and you don't already have a USB-Audio adapter, I got one of these and it works fine on my Dell Latitude (LM 19.3 Cinnamon) : https://plugable.com/products/usb-audio/ Didn't have to do any config changes, just plugged it in and selected it in the sound setting...
by sjmathis
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Does installing Mint void my Dell warranty?
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Does installing Mint void my Dell warranty?

Folks, Thanks very much for the info and the prompt response. My concerns were motivated by the point mentioned by Shultz , and I guess I was wondering if anyone had not been able to use a Dell warranty to get hardware repaired after installing Mint. I'm aware that Dell sells systems running Ubuntu,...
by sjmathis
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Does installing Mint void my Dell warranty?
Replies: 8
Views: 406

[SOLVED] Does installing Mint void my Dell warranty?

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop that I'd like to install Mint on. I know how to do this, and I've done it on a couple of other systems, which are long out of warranty, but the laptop is new and still under warranty. My problem is that the laptop has a minor hardware problem - the audio jack doesn't wo...
by sjmathis
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Zoom video conference on multiple screens
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Zoom video conference on multiple screens

I found a spare HDMI cable and connected my laptop to the TV, and after figuring out how to make the TV show that cable's input, I was able to make the screen on the laptop appear on the TV. It displays a much larger version of what's on the laptop screen, and makes people much more visable. Very ni...
by sjmathis
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Cannot reach Linux Mint Forums from Verizon network
Replies: 46
Views: 2548

Re: Cannot reach Linux Mint Forums from Verizon network

I'm on Verizon Fios, and I went for three days thinking it was my router that was the problem. During one of my conversations with Verizon, the tech wanted me to reset my router to factory defaults, and I refused, as I didn't want to go through the hassle of restoring my hidden network and passwords...
by sjmathis
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Cannot reach Linux Mint Forums from Verizon network
Replies: 46
Views: 2548

Re: Cannot reach Linux Mint Forums from Verizon network

I hope that before someone changes the title to [Solved], we get some explanation of what happened and how it was 'solved'. Was it our problem or only Verizons? I'm glad to see that we have an easy workaround (use VPN or the Tor browser), but people who haven't read this won't know that, and won't b...
by sjmathis
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Cannot reach Linux Mint Forums from Verizon network
Replies: 46
Views: 2548

Re: Cannot reach Linux Mint Forums from Verizon network

Very happy to find this working again. Thanks very much to those who were helping!

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