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by brvcf
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can not browse Network Mint XFCE 19
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Can not browse Network Mint XFCE 19

Mint 19 XFCE Nothing listed in Thunar Network On two Mint 18.3 XFCE computers all my Windows network computersshow up in Thunar under Network and I can access them whether Windows XP or Windows 10. On Mint 19 XFCE 64 nothing shows up. I followed the steps in HowTo: Samba Browsing Problems Checklist ...
by brvcf
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mouse pointer disappears
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Mouse pointer disappears

XFCE 18.x and 19 No mouse pointer upon resume from sleep Has happened on multiple PCs sometimes switching consoles Ctrl-Alt-F1 then F7 will get it back but this is a work-around and not something that should be necessary on 'the best' OS Just loaded Mint 19 XFCE 64 on a Dell E521 Athlon 64, GeForce ...
by brvcf
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: noapic - does it disable multiple cores?
Replies: 1
Views: 61

noapic - does it disable multiple cores?

I had to add noapic to grub to resolve boot problems on a Dell Dimension C521. I have read a few comments that using noapic will disable multiple cores but I have not seen this in anything resembling 'official' documentation. In this instance the CPU is a single core Athlon 64 , not X2, but I'd like...
by brvcf
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Secure Boot from hard drive - Dell Inspiron 15?
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Secure Boot from hard drive - Dell Inspiron 15?

... M$ and the OEMs have "colluded" to put up roadblocks to the installation of Linux... Whether there is actual collusion or not, it seems like a pretty clear case of anti-competitive practices by a company (M$) which has about 90% share of the desktop operating system market. Maybe not a monopoly...
by brvcf
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Secure Boot from hard drive - Dell Inspiron 15?
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Secure Boot from hard drive - Dell Inspiron 15?

I have spent a lot of time reading the rodsbooks and other references. They give me lots of information about keys and efi shim files and stuff like that, which I think I basically understand, However nothing really tells me how to fix the problem. I now have encountered this problem on 2 additional...
by brvcf
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 80496

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Windows 10, especially the forced and basically uncontrollable and sometimes failed updates. Who wants to see a 'please wait' blue screen on a regular basis? Also 'obsolete' XP and Vista. I have converted many customers. Low spec XP PCs get Lubuntu, better ones get Mint XFCE. Started that way, but a...
by brvcf
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 74
Views: 4227

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

I like Mint XFCE so I would probably use Xubuntu. From what I can see it's about the same with fewer included apps. One thing I think is superior about Xubuntu is how it handles UEFI/Secure Boot. I just spent a lot of time trying to get Mint XFCE to boot from the hard drive with Secure Boot enabled ...
by brvcf
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Secure Boot from hard drive - Dell Inspiron 15?
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Secure Boot from hard drive - Dell Inspiron 15?

Make a fake Microsoft EFI folder, which includes. ── Boot ... I have /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu Do I make another directory /boot/efi/EFI/Microsoft and if so where do I get all the files you listed or are they just dummy blank files? The other thing is that I can not cd to efi. If I don't use sudo I get ...
by brvcf
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Secure Boot from hard drive - Dell Inspiron 15?
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Re: Secure Boot from hard drive - Dell Inspiron 15?

M$'s Secure Boot still requires a certified bootloader to be first registered or loaded in UEFI-BIOS firmware through the Internet before the software/OS can be booted or installed successfully. This online registration or signing process can often be incomplete or interrupted or "sabotaged", eg gr...
by brvcf
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Secure Boot from hard drive - Dell Inspiron 15?
Replies: 9
Views: 924

Secure Boot from hard drive - Dell Inspiron 15?

I booted a new Dell Inspiron 15-3567 from a Mint 18.3 live USB. No problems with secure boot. I Installed Mint (replacing Windows not dual booting). But when the install completed and the system rebooted I got "SupportAssist is running a system scan to detect any potential hardware problems." The re...
by brvcf
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: How do I turn off edge tiling?
Replies: 1
Views: 302

How do I turn off edge tiling?

How do I turn off edge tiling? I find online info for Cinnamon but not XFXE 18.3.
by brvcf
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I remove stuff installed during failed wine install attempt?
Replies: 3
Views: 146

How do I remove stuff installed during failed wine install attempt?

I first tried installing wine through the software center but it said it was unavailable. So then I searched around and tried some other methods I found, ending up at winhq.org. I followed the steps at https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu The last step sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stab...
by brvcf
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Not Solved] The “Meltdown” bug is hitting Intel
Replies: 31
Views: 2570

Re: [Not Solved] The “Meltdown” bug is hitting Intel

I'm afraid that anyone who switched to Linux to avoid hardware support/compatibility issues did so for the wrong reason. Hardware support is the biggest problem in Linux in general ......This is obviously a real problem judging from the number of forum posts on the subject. I don't see any answer r...
by brvcf
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Not Solved] The “Meltdown” bug is hitting Intel
Replies: 31
Views: 2570

Re: [Not Solved] The “Meltdown” bug is hitting Intel

New kernel 14.13.0.26 broke video on 2 PCs so far. Nvidia-304 driver won't allow proper resolution on desktop with GeForce 6150SE. Changing to open source driver fixed. Toshiba NB205 netbook same problem and video corruption but there is no alternative driver. Isn't this the kind of shtuff we switch...
by brvcf
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: GeForce 6150SE Display resolution limited after updates
Replies: 1
Views: 173

GeForce 6150SE Display resolution limited after updates

Mint XFCE 18.3 will only allow up to 1024x768, no widescreen modes after last Mint updates seems like maybe it is not detecting the modes the monitor will do. Graphics = NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] driver: Screenshot_2018-01-13_23-08-15.png OK with prior kernel 4.10.0-42 but not with 4.13...
by brvcf
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Paid Support
Replies: 7
Views: 1251

Re: Paid Support

I have converted many customers over to Linux Mint. They are all pretty happy with it and I don't get many questions. So far all the questions have been very simple and I have been able to answer them easily. However, it may happen that there is a more serious problem. Then what? In addition, in ord...
by brvcf
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: XFCE 18.3 CD/DVD Creator
Replies: 0
Views: 116

XFCE 18.3 CD/DVD Creator

I know how to use Xfburn, etc. but I tried the non-techie user way of sticking a blank DVD R in the drive and dragging and dropping files in to the Thunar file manager window for the DVD drive. When I do this the title of the window is "CD/DVD Creator." But I see no way to tell the "CD/DVD Creator" ...
by brvcf
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Atheros AR9285 Toshiba NB205 intermittent
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Atheros AR9285 Toshiba NB205 intermittent

Situation: Mint XFCE 18.3 installed on Toshiba NB205. Dual boot with Windows 7 starter Access point A: I enter password, connects to access point, but after a while the connection fails. When I try to reconnect, it appears as if the password is wrong. Several tries, no luck. Initial connection might...
by brvcf
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: XFCE Update Mgr giving Cinnamon (nemo) update
Replies: 3
Views: 122

XFCE Update Mgr giving Cinnamon (nemo) update

Why is the update cinnamon-nemo showing up in my XFCE 18.3 Update Manager?
note: was also listed in 18.2 before I updated to 18.3.
File manger is Thunar, Nemo is not installed.
by brvcf
Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Create Samba Shares from Thunar
Replies: 6
Views: 2278

Re: Create Samba Shares from Thunar

Yes, I keep forgetting Mint doesn't install samba by default any more. ... You know we criticize Microsoft for changing things for apparently no good reason so that some well-established procedure doesn't work any more. This is one of the things (along with the whole forced and flaky update debacle...

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