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by NoWinBob
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow start up?
Replies: 23
Views: 1297

Re: Slow start up?

This may be as good as it gets on that hardware.Try running updates again.Sometimes that helps.It is a good idea to update any time you add or remove a program.
by NoWinBob
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Re: Hello All

Welcome.Bold move,dumping Windows entirely.Same as me.Never go back.
by NoWinBob
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow start up?
Replies: 23
Views: 1297

Re: Slow start up?

Does it seem to perform reasonably well after bootup?IE browser performance,opening programs,etc.
by NoWinBob
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Panasonic TV and Mint 18.1
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Panasonic TV and Mint 18.1

I ran into something like that a while ago.Turned out I had to connect both monitors/TVs before booting the computer.
by NoWinBob
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Crunchy popping sound every so often on YouTube videos
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

Re: Crunchy popping sound every so often on YouTube videos

My hardware is very similar to yours.Youtube works fine on Google chrome,if you can't get it working on Firefox.
by NoWinBob
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Fresh install audio not working
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Fresh install audio not working

Check to see if audio is muted.I believe it is muted by default on a fresh install'
by NoWinBob
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from bob
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Hello from bob

Welcome to Linux and Mint.
by NoWinBob
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes
Replies: 32
Views: 1205

Re: my Computer start up - over 7 minutes

Just a thought here:have you tried booting it up with only the drive that has Linux it hooked up?
by NoWinBob
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: G'day from Australia!
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: G'day from Australia!

Welcome to mint.I am in the same boat as you,but a year further along.I ditched Windows about 14 months ago.I found that the biggest obstacle to using Linux full time was figuring out which programs will do what I want with a minimum of head scratching(already bald).Luckily,trial and error in Linux ...
by NoWinBob
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: OS freezes when i close my laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 1079

Re: OS freezes when i close my laptop

It was worth a try.Since my machine is HP,you may have better luck searching for other questions using Lenovo .Good luck.
by NoWinBob
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: OS freezes when i close my laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 1079

Re: OS freezes when i close my laptop

Is it a spinning drive or SSD?SSD's in general have issues with hibernate and sometimes with sleep.I don't use either on my laptop with an SSD as boot drive.
by NoWinBob
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: wallpaper slideshow
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: wallpaper slideshow

Variety gets my vote too.I have tried several others,and they all seemed to have issues,at least on my hardware.I do notice variety causes a very short pause on my dual core laptop every time it changes.It doesn't seem to do any harm,so I live with it.
by NoWinBob
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installation problem
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: installation problem

I am also on an HP laptop.I found that it seems to depend on which program you use to create your installer.Mine would not work on an installer I had already use successfully on other hardware,but when I put the same image on a different flash drive with a different program,it worked.Don't know why,...
by NoWinBob
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My Latest Rescue
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: My Latest Rescue

Try your local recycle places.In my city, there is a volunteer organisation that takes donations and fixes them up and gives them to schools.I notice they also are selling some for a small cash donation.Since they are only open short hours, I will have to skip out of work for a while to check them o...
by NoWinBob
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Bluetooth recognises device but won't turn on
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Bluetooth recognises device but won't turn on

On my HP Elitebook 6930p with combo WiFi and bluetooth card,WiFi works,but bluetooth doesn't.I have been using this laptop for 2 or 3 years,with linux and no dual boot about 8 months.I never tried the bluetooth til I got a new gadget today,so I don' t know if it ever worked,but the WiFi on the same ...
by NoWinBob
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are the software do you add after install?
Replies: 21
Views: 1726

Re: What are the software do you add after install?

Just read Majpooper's comment with interest.What really caught my eye was deleting the suspend button.Since I run SSD's for boot drives,that makes me wonder if I can get rid of hibernate and sleep buttons,since these functions are a no-no with SSD's.Can this be done?
by NoWinBob
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hard Drive/Mount Question......Can someone please verify this is normal?
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Hard Drive/Mount Question......Can someone please verify this is normal?

I guess I'm not the only ex-windows confused person.It occurs to me that part of the confusion is because Mint looks a lot like windows,it is not.That sounds like good advice to forget Windows terminology.Keep in mind that doing a clean re-install is a piece of cake,and free,on Linux.You won't learn...
by NoWinBob
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual monitor woes in mint mate
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Dual monitor woes in mint mate

Yes,trytip.I think it is not a malfunction;that's just the way the utility was written.As I think I mentioned before,the dual monitor utility worked perfectly on this same hardware with Ubuntu 16.04.Also,I have had this same issue on my desktop,which is completely different hardware,and also works f...
by NoWinBob
Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual monitor woes in mint mate
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Dual monitor woes in mint mate

Extended,I think.Watch video on one,surf on the other.
by NoWinBob
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: About this computer Solved
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: About this computer

Thanks,Pierre,yhats what I was looking for,but that inxi thing is pretty cool too.Guess I'ii have to play with everything in the menu and see what happens.

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