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by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: hahaha, love it - thanks, Pjotr
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: hahaha, love it - thanks, Pjotr

This is the Grub background I use, though this is not my specific background.

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It's actually pretty cool. There's an option for Linux Mint as well.
by CaptainKirksChair
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mac Users
Replies: 19
Views: 515

Re: Mac Users

If you think using Linux makes you impervious to browser hacks you are delusional. I'm going with Hoser Rob on this one. The problem isn't the operating system. It's PEBCAK. (Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard) She needs to stop clicking on all of the bovine excrement she sees on the web and...
by CaptainKirksChair
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook

...i would start by reading / going through Arch's wiki for older MacBooks. Do check for further hints the 'Related Articles' in the sidebar as well etc. llvmpipe means you're only getting software rendering there. When you pass nomodeset / disable KMS, that's exactly what happens (and you end up w...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook

It's sobering to see how a $2600 machine is supported within a few years with only some auxiliary technologies. Many of the issues with dual GPUs really only happen on Macbooks. While other vendors have a BIOS setting or a software switch, Apple still uses a multiplexer chip that can go bad. And if...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook

Have you tried these AMD drivers yet? https://www.amd.com/en/support/graphics/amd-radeon-hd/amd-radeon-hd-6000m-series/amd-radeon-hd-6770m https://drivers.amd.com/relnotes/amd-catalyst-graphics-driver-installer-notes-for-linux-operating-systems.pdf Are you sure you're working with Intel graphics? D...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Do You Optimize Mint For An SSD Drive ??
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Do You Optimize Mint For An SSD Drive ??

I don't use Mac OS X for doing anything on my system. Gparted handles everything perfectly. That's true, but in the case of Apple hardware, the Apple BIOS wants to see an Apple EFI partition. I have no idea why. I had to do the same thing with my iMac and I had forgotten that step when I built the ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 61
Views: 1700

Re: Tea or Coffee?

I don't always want something sweet, and water doesn't always push the right buttons either. I get the point of drinking water but I don't understand this love affair with bottled water. Here in the US, it has been shown that tap water tastes better, is cheaper, and is safer to drink than bottled w...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 61
Views: 1700

Re: Tea or Coffee?

It used to be coffee but I had to give it up. I would drink a cup in the morning, but then drink 3-4 cups during the rest of the day. Unfortunately, for me it's either all or nothing. Just too much caffeine. It was killing me. And it was costing me as well. Figure $3 per cup at a coffee store; that'...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Radeon / Intel Dual GPUs on Mackbook

System: Host: Linux-MacBookPro Kernel: 4.15.0-55-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: Apple product: MacBookPro8,3 v: 1.0 serial: <filter> Mobo: Apple model: Mac-942459F5819B171B...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is this compatible with Linux Mint 18?
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Is this compatible with Linux Mint 18?

All I use now are Brother printers. They work flawlessly with Linux. I have a Brother HL-L2320D connected via USB to my iMac 9.1 running Mint 19.0 Cinnamon. I also have a Brother MFC-9130 CW connected via wireless to any computer I have. Both are personal laser printers. I will never buy another ink...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Higher cpu temp with 19.1 vs 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Higher cpu temp with 19.1 vs 18.3

After upgrade from 18.3 xfce to 19.1 xfce the cpu temperature with the same load on the same laptop increase from 85 to 91 degree. Personally, I don't trust the temperature numbers at all. I have a Macbook Pro 17" 8.3 running Mint 19.1 Cinnamon. At this specific moment the CPU temperature shows as ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Do You Optimize Mint For An SSD Drive ??
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Do You Optimize Mint For An SSD Drive ??

What is the level of concern for installing Mint on a desktop SSD drive? I just built a Macbook Pro 8.3 with a 250 GB Samsung SSD and a 1TB platter drive for data. The only thing I had to do was to install macOS on the SSD and let it create the EFI, the OS, and the Recovery partitions. Then I boote...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] MAC ON VM ON 19.1 Mate
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: [SOLVED] MAC ON VM ON 19.1 Mate

I thought the macOS was supposed to be fool-proof and easy.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Apple or Nvidia?
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Apple or Nvidia?

I have a Macbook Pro 8.3, from late 2011. It uses the Intel 3000HD integrated graphics and the Radeon HD 6770M discrete graphics. In fact, I'm using it right now to respond to this topic. I was working on a friend's Macbook Pro 5.2 (2009) and I was able to boot to Mint 17.3 Cinnamon with no issues. ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Built-in Nvidia support coming?
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Built-in Nvidia support coming?

Sure wish they would include the Radeon Mobility drivers too.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Things that suck...
Replies: 64
Views: 1848

Re: Things that suck...

If anyone here would like to offer up thoughts about it, I'm happy to listen. Toyota is always a good choice. Haven't owned anything but a Toyota for just over 20 years. Camry is a nice midsize car and if you want something smaller with better mileage, Corolla is great as well. Yes, Hyundai has com...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: isn't Linux Mint supposed to be FREE OS ?
Replies: 13
Views: 544

Re: isn't Linux Mint supposed to be FREE OS ?

I suspect they are selling you a DVD or USB drive with the Linux Mint ISO already burned onto it. What you are paying for is the hardware and their time to create a bootable DVD/USB. If you have a DVD or USB drive of your own, then you can do this yourself. In this instance, you're just paying for t...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 68
Views: 2212

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

I have a Windows 7 / Mint 19.0 Mate dual boot that I turn on once every 3 months or so to update. Never really use it. The spouse-unit has a Windows 10 computer that I have dual booted to Mint 18.3 Cinnamon. I have a movie library that is dual booted to Win 10 / Mint 18.3 Cinnamon. I need Windows on...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Cell Phone Compatibility?
Replies: 27
Views: 897

Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

Samsung S7 Edge. Mint 19.0 Cinnamon. Just plug it in. Answer Allow on the phone to allow access to the phone. A file manager window will open. Done.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen [Solved]
Replies: 21
Views: 650

Re: I formatted my EFI partition system and am now stuck on the BIOS screen

If you can boot into Mint on the computer, get to a terminal and run this command:

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sudo update-grub
You will have to enter your password and it will not show. GRUB will update, then you should reboot. Let us know what happens.

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