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by Joe2Shoe
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Cinamon 19.1 64bits always crashes
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Linux Mint Cinamon 19.1 64bits always crashes

I have found that LM MATE 19.1 64-bit works much better than LM Cinnamon 19.1 64-bit on the Dell Inspiron 1501.
Cinnamon was too much for that 12 year-old laptop to handle, whereas Mate runs just fine.
Also, I would personally update the BIOS from 2.1.0 to 2.6.3
by Joe2Shoe
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reboot doesn't run, only switch off and switch on
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: Reboot doesn't run, only switch off and switch on

Hey, I've been on a trip for the past 3 months & just returned. I had a Dell Inspiron 1501 that I just recycled after replacing the mobo twice; it was 12 years old (2007) & I had to scrap it. I had the same issue as you, here's what worked for me. Laptop will not shutdown or reboot, and hangs indefi...
by Joe2Shoe
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Drivers missing
Replies: 20
Views: 1613

Re: Drivers missing

Realtek RTL8821CE

(via the Terminal):

Code: Select all

git clone https://github.com/RangeeGmbH/rtl8821ce.git
cd rtl8821ce
make
sudo make install
Reboot.
by Joe2Shoe
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint does not detect second SSD in computer
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Mint does not detect second SSD in computer

You may want to open the Terminal and enter:
sudo mount -a

Then reboot.
by Joe2Shoe
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Use a Windows software
Replies: 21
Views: 598

Re: Use a Windows software

To run Windoze software in Linux, you need to install Wine-stable in the Software Manager.

https://www.winehq.org/
by Joe2Shoe
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What Book can I get to learn the basics of linux/mint?
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: What Book can I get to learn the basics of linux/mint?

I have been monkeying-around with Linux since 1990, started in dbase way back then...............way before Winblows 3.1. What I did, is I had 2 PCs (1 desktop and 1 laptop) and I used the desktop as a training machine. I crashed it, repaired it, and used it just for that purpose; to be able to fix ...
by Joe2Shoe
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Recommend a sub $80 all in one mostly for scanning?
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Recommend a sub $80 all in one mostly for scanning?

I have a Canon Pixma MX340 AIO (about 8 years old) and it works great on LM 19 x64. Drivers are now included in LM 19.
by Joe2Shoe
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: is MATE lighter than Cinnamon?
Replies: 31
Views: 4809

Re: is MATE lighter than Cinnamon?

I have 2 10+ year old laptops running LM Mate 19 64-bit and it's great. 4GB RAM.
Had LM Cinnamon 18.3 on them, but Mate is quicker and I don't miss anything in Cinnamon, which is running on 4 other newer laptops.
by Joe2Shoe
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Damaged my other Linux OS using Mint installer
Replies: 38
Views: 927

Re: Damaged my other Linux OS using Mint installer

What is Partition 2 and what's on it? Use Gparted to find out.
by Joe2Shoe
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Cannot install driver for Brother mfc j4410dw Printer - Solved
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Cannot install driver for Brother mfc j4410dw Printer - Solved

Maybe this will help.
https://brothersupportdriver.com/brothe ... river.html

Linux Driver.
File name : mfcj4410dwlpr-3.0.1-1.i386.rpm.
by Joe2Shoe
Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing LibreOffice problem
Replies: 42
Views: 1149

Re: Installing LibreOffice problem

Then I would reboot. Then open Software Manager and install LibreOffice. did you mean - that you would install Free Office - rather than LibreOffice : https://www.freeoffice.com/en/tips-and-tricks-linux is how you could install Softmaker Free Office. I meant that he could remove/reinstall LO. I per...
by Joe2Shoe
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [SOLVED] Simple windows RDP client for linux that just works
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: [SOLVED] Simple windows RDP client for linux that just works

rdesktop & remmina look good, but I use Teamviewer on Linux/Windoze PCs.
by Joe2Shoe
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: The Face of Linux Mint Support
Replies: 43
Views: 4301

Re: The Face of Linux Mint Support

idle, right on the money!
by Joe2Shoe
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing LibreOffice problem
Replies: 42
Views: 1149

Re: Installing LibreOffice problem

LibreOffice? No way. I immediately purge LibreOffice and install SoftMaker FreeOffice instead. To remove prior installations of LibreOffice: sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-core If you also want to remove LibO configuration files, use the purge switch: sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice-core su...
by Joe2Shoe
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Mint Edition for older laptops..?
Replies: 23
Views: 1422

Re: Best Mint Edition for older laptops..?

I am using a Dell Latitude D620 right now. I upgraded the CPU from a Core Duo 1.8GHz to a Core2Duo 2.33GHZ ($17.00 ebay), updated the ram from DDR2-800 2GB to 4GB $20.00 ebay), updated the HDD from 320GB 5400rpm to HGST 1TB 7200rpm ($50.00 neweg), and running LM 19 Mate 64-bit kernel 4.15.0.42; nice...
by Joe2Shoe
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Damaged my other Linux OS using Mint installer
Replies: 38
Views: 927

Re: Damaged my other Linux OS using Mint installer

I always boot from a Live LM USB for fresh installations. Then I immediately use Gparted to partition the disk with /swap / /boot /home
/Data partitions.
Then when you install, adjust anything on the disk using the LM installer using "Something else".
Don't know if this helps you, but good luck.
by Joe2Shoe
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mate 18.3 Freezes During Copying Files
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Mate 18.3 Freezes During Copying Files

Instead of restarting or shutting down, try restarting Xorg.
Ctrl+Alt (Hold down both), then press Backspace.

I was using kernel 4.18.0.13 with some freezing, then I reverted back to kernel 4.15.0.32 and it's much better now on LM v.19 Mate 64-bit.
by Joe2Shoe
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]How do I remove LibreOffice from Mint 19? (completely)
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: How do I remove LibreOffice from Mint 19? (completely)

I remove LibreOffice on all new installs (basically the same as HaveaMint's instructions), then install SoftMaker FreeOffice, which is much better. No problems on any apps after uninstalling LibreOffice. 4 of my laptops have the SoftMaker FreeOffice version and 2 others have the retail SoftMaker Ope...
by Joe2Shoe
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3 to HDMI adapter Linux compatible
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: USB 3 to HDMI adapter Linux compatible

I just searched for "USB to HDMI Adapter for Linux"

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