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by solarmax
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: writing an .iso to a bootable usb
Replies: 1
Views: 354

writing an .iso to a bootable usb

Just as a matter of interest to some, initially all my downloading of distros was done with my windows computer. I downloaded Etcher from Github and it has worked flawlessly. So there is an alternative to Rufus.
by solarmax
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: After 2nd shutdown will not load desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 2344

Re: After 2nd shutdown will not load desktop

Thank you for your reply. Is it possible to downgrade to Mate desktop without complete reinstall? :)
by solarmax
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternative email server [SOLVED]
Replies: 24
Views: 792

Re: Alternative email server [SOLVED]

I use GMX for casual emails and for several subscription sites and I cannot fault it. Give it a try.
by solarmax
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: After 2nd shutdown will not load desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 2344

After 2nd shutdown will not load desktop

[Solved] Hi there. After my first install of LMDE-2 Cinnamon. removed DVD and rebooted: all fine. was set ti log in automatically. Ran updates/upgrades, continued working; all fine. Shut down computer for the night, rebooted in morning came up with desktop that hangs and hangs. Pressed F1 as per pro...
by solarmax
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:43 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Unable to install TP-Link TL-WN821N in 17.3 Xfce
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Re: Unable to install TP-Link TL-WN821N in 17.3 Xfce

[Solved]Thanks all, just to let you know that the issue is not resolved yet but still working on it. Currently trying to gat wired connection set up. i will post update when something happens. Thanks all for the help.:)

Managed to get wired connection set up.
by solarmax
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Unable to install TP-Link TL-WN821N in 17.3 Xfce
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Re: Unable to install TP-Link TL-WN821N in 17.3 Xfce

See https://askubuntu.com/questions/871941/trouble-installing-tp-link-tl-wn821n-v5-on-16-04 sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic dkms git git clone https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver.git sudo dkms add ./rtl8192eu-linux-driver sudo dkms install rtl8192eu/1.0 Reboot...
by solarmax
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Unable to install TP-Link TL-WN821N in 17.3 Xfce
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Re: Unable to install TP-Link TL-WN821N in 17.3 Xfce

Which source Jeremy? Should I download the driver file again and let Mint extract it itself? There are just not too many things that work for me at the moment. :?
by solarmax
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Unable to install TP-Link TL-WN821N in 17.3 Xfce
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Re: Unable to install TP-Link TL-WN821N in 17.3 Xfce

Hi Jeremy, I ran lsusb in the WN 821 Driver pane and this is what came up Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1307:0165 Transcend Information, Inc. 2GB/4GB Flash Drive Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2357:107 Bus 001 Device 001: ID Id6b:002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 005 Device 002: ID 058f:9360 Alcor Micro Corp. ...
by solarmax
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Maya vs Petra in Xfce
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Maya vs Petra in Xfce (Solved)

Solved end of life issue regarding Petra and Maya. I am now running 17.3 Rosa and it seems to go well. Just trying to get connected. :D
by solarmax
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Unable to install TP-Link TL-WN821N in 17.3 Xfce
Replies: 9
Views: 1802

Unable to install TP-Link TL-WN821N in 17.3 Xfce

[Solved]I am trying to install a network connection using this network connector. When I ran the cd could not find install icon (difficult to shake off Windows) I opened the file and found the instructions for finding Linux driver which necessitated a download from TP-Link site. I transferred this t...
by solarmax
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Maya vs Petra in Xfce
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Maya vs Petra in Xfce

Thanks all for your input. :)
by solarmax
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Maya vs Petra in Xfce
Replies: 6
Views: 374

[SOLVED] Maya vs Petra in Xfce

My computer is restricted to 512 mb RAM non-upgradeable. I have Maya in Xfce installed and it runs beautifully. Not yet connected to the Net with it yet ( awaiting adaptor for WiFi) While surfing discovered an article on Petra Xfce. I am too green yet to understand the relevance in some of the eleme...
by solarmax
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Newbie intro
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Newbie intro

Hi there, I am completely new to Linux. Having resurrected an old HP 1660a that crashed irrecoverably with XP I have successfully installed Linux. I am looking forward to learning how to work with this system after having been introduced to it a free information meeting many years ago. Duck1 because...

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