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by old_noob
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 123
Views: 3643

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

For the most part, I do not find Mint to be ugly. I mostly run xfce now and have used cinnamon extensively in the past. Once booted up, it looks like the competent, no-nonsense distro that it is. The wallpapers offered are wonderful though we live in a beautiful place and choose to put up our own lo...
by old_noob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 2599

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Nothing to add that wasn't already said... just another Please Don't Go.
by old_noob
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Software that you would like to have for Linux
Replies: 148
Views: 7232

Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

I would love to be able to run Android apps natively on linux, i.e. no VM or emulator. So much stuff comes as a mobile app only these days and I hate fiddling with a phone or tablet when it could be right on my desktop.
by old_noob
Sat May 05, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 64bit Sarah xfce with 2gb ram
Replies: 15
Views: 1076

Re: 64bit Sarah xfce with 2gb ram

The main issue with those Acer laptops tends to be the graphics card, which may be Intel Cedarview. You're never going to get any performance out of that in Linux. I know, I have one. Have an actual D270 and indeed its Cedarview. The only accelerated graphics drivers ever released for it have been ...
by old_noob
Fri May 04, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 64bit Sarah xfce with 2gb ram
Replies: 15
Views: 1076

Re: 64bit Sarah xfce with 2gb ram

"I ask because I have a little netbook (Acer Aspire One D260) which has a limit of 2GB. I'm hoping to find out if anyone successfully installed a 4GB RAM despite the 2GB limit, and if the computer recognizes 3GB I wouldn't mind doing it despite losing 1GB." I have a D270 purchased on ebay that is no...
by old_noob
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Low Battery Warning on Desktop Computer - SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Low Battery Warning on Desktop Computer - SOLVED

It was the CMOS battery. Thank you!
by old_noob
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Low Battery Warning on Desktop Computer - SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Low Battery Warning on Desktop Computer - SOLVED

Hello, I have 18.3 xfce installed (full) on a thumb drive. For the last few weeks I have gotten a 'Battery critically low' warning when booting from a desktop computer. This does not happen when booting from any of several laptops. It began to happen about 4 weeks ago so an update is probably at lea...
by old_noob
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The future of the PC OS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1359

Re: The future of the PC OS ?

My take is that MS is a lot like Kodak was 25 years ago: still a huge company, lots of money coming in, but the writing was on the wall. It will be replaced with something better. My heart says Linux but my money insists on google.
by old_noob
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your Fav Car at this moment?
Replies: 36
Views: 1492

Re: What is your Fav Car at this moment?

The table was discontinued in 2010 here in the US. A member of our homebrew club has one of these that still gets used a few times a year.

There are thousands for sale on ebay...
by old_noob
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your Fav Car at this moment?
Replies: 36
Views: 1492

Re: What is your Fav Car at this moment?

I love the 2015 Honda CRV I currently drive. We live on a steep mountainside 5 miles from the nearest pavement (but we have broadband internet, Vermont is funny like that) and awd is a necessity much of the winter. Hoping to move to an EV soon, maybe park it on bad days and drive an old backup vehic...
by old_noob
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If Linux went away, what would you use?
Replies: 38
Views: 1803

Re: If Linux went away, what would you use?

Hopefully the full desktop I expect google to debut in 2-3 years. Failing that, BSD, or Mac if I came into a lot of money.
by old_noob
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] USB Install not Booting
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: USB Install not Booting

Try going into BIOS and disabling FireWire (IEEE port 1394). This has worked for me in the past.
by old_noob
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 85
Views: 4264

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

I have been brewing my own beer for over 30 years. Have won a few awards in competition and have gotten qualified to judge as well. Also occasionally get to brew with small commercial brewers, sometimes with my recipes or yeast that I cultured at home. In my younger days I was a fairly serious cross...
by old_noob
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB Boot Hangs Up at Logo - Only One Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: USB Boot Hangs Up at Logo - Only One Machine

Finally got a couple hours to play with this. I tried some other distros, Solus, Ubuntu Mate, LM 17.3xfce. Mostly zero luck, except 17.3 live session will boot in compatibility mode. Also, Puppy Linux boots and runs normally, but honestly, I'd rather use Windows:( Now, Windows does not always boot o...
by old_noob
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to wirelessly transfer files between my computers/devices (without Internet)
Replies: 13
Views: 1712

Re: How to wirelessly transfer files between my computers/devices (without Internet)

Hello,

If you have a LAN on site that would probably be the most efficient solution. I use bluetooth for transfers between Mint, Windows, android and iOS. It always works but is very slow at times. The desktop box will probably need a bluetooth dongle if it doesn't already have one.

Jerry
by old_noob
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB Boot Hangs Up at Logo - Only One Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: USB Boot Hangs Up at Logo - Only One Machine

Btw, Cinnamon and Kde are not a good choice for a USB drive that's supposed to work on different machines since they require a higher level of support from their host's graphics hardware. Often that support is only available by installing proprietary drivers when, ideally, a portable OS should be a...
by old_noob
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB Boot Hangs Up at Logo - Only One Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: USB Boot Hangs Up at Logo - Only One Machine

edit: Should have said "compatibility mode", not "safe boot".
May have found a solution in the installation & boot forums but won't get to try it until tomorrow.
by old_noob
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello! Introduction and Test Post
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Hello! Introduction and Test Post

xenopeek wrote:Welcome to the Linux Mint forums!

Now you have me intrigued what terminal skills are in that other 5% :)
Mostly updates and looking for files - definitely not CLI literate (yet).
by old_noob
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB Boot Hangs Up at Logo - Only One Machine
Replies: 5
Views: 312

USB Boot Hangs Up at Logo - Only One Machine

Hi, I have a full install of 18.1 Cinnamon on a 64G thumb drive that I use for security when traveling – and it’s great to have my desktop in my pocket wherever I go. This drive has booted without issue on well over a dozen computers, from a 12 year old XP machine to a Windows 10 laptop with EFI pur...
by old_noob
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello! Introduction and Test Post
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Hello! Introduction and Test Post

Hi, Finally signed up after lurking for a couple of years. I checked out Linux when Windows XP reached end of life and stuck with it. My wife has yet to be convinced, but maybe Windows 10 will change that soon :mrgreen: . I settled on Mint because it's gentle on limited-skill users like me and comes...

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