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by bulevardi
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 slow boot : fstrim.service is long
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Mint 19 slow boot : fstrim.service is long

Just to say I installed the SDD internally. Works like a charm now! It's a 120 gig drive, couldn't find any smaller... (cost of € 21) I freshly installed Mint 19.1 Xfce 64 bit version via a USB stick. To share the specs for the install, I chose a manual partitioning: On the SDD: - Swap (set twice my...
by bulevardi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 slow boot : fstrim.service is long
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Mint 19 slow boot : fstrim.service is long

Larry78723 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:40 am
bulevardi, the boot time on my laptop went from 56 seconds after a fresh install of 19.1 on a HDD to 8 seconds after installing an SSD, a significant change.
Alright, then I know what to do next :)
Thanks!
by bulevardi
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 slow boot : fstrim.service is long
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Mint 19 slow boot : fstrim.service is long

I have 2 pc's running Mint. On one of them I recently upgraded from 18 to 19 aswel and suffer from a slow boot too. Seems like a lot of people seem to have this issue when I read the threads here... Question 1: I'm wondering if a fresh install from the cd/usb would make it boot faster ? Question 2: ...
by bulevardi
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: antivirus
Replies: 23
Views: 771

Re: antivirus

"a well skilled IT dude working in security" and saying they know a little something about Linux as well, in my experience usually know nothing more than say, redhat linux commercial OS editions that are running as servers, which is different then say, running home desktop varieties of linux OSs. W...
by bulevardi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Hello everyone

Haven't read any books about linux mint (yet)... as it works out of the box, and is quite userfriendly.
For just regular office work you can use LibreOffice, there are creative stuff like gimp, rawtherapee, inkscape,...

Don't know what you want to use your computer for ?
by bulevardi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: antivirus
Replies: 23
Views: 771

Re: antivirus

I'm a total n00b in this area... (be aware, you'll be reading a ridiculous post).... A while ago, some guy I was talking with was laughing with me because I said I didn't need any AV because I use Linux. That guy is a well skilled IT dude working in security and claimed to know a lot about Linux too...
by bulevardi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: High there :)
Replies: 12
Views: 644

Re: High there :)

Hello all, My name is Dirk. I'm from Belgium. I'm not new on computers, nor on Mint (currently still on Rosa-XFCE). I used to work in a computershop in my younger days. In my older days I just fiddle about to get the most out of the hardware. And I know my ay around on DuckDuckGo etc :mrgreen: Chee...
by bulevardi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello everyone
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Hello everyone

Hi there!

Welcome aboard :)
Feel free to ask!
by bulevardi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I do NOT miss winduhs!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1095

Re: I do NOT miss winduhs!!

Windoze...what's that ? See how easy it is to forget. http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/happy/happy0180.gif http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/happy/happy0141.gif No... hell.... I still have to use Windows at work... obligatory :( poor me. And now they're running Office 365 (awkward), and OneDrive...
by bulevardi
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 13 Most Promising New Linux Distributions to Look Forward in 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 1105

Re: 13 Most Promising New Linux Distributions to Look Forward in 2019

Can someone please explain why Mint is a beginner's distro???. Because is works? Sorry, but this moniker really bugs me. There is absolutely nothing I can't do on Mint that's blocked because it's for "beginners". Of course because it works. You can still change a lot to the appearance, but at the e...
by bulevardi
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Vtech Storio
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Vtech Storio

Ok,... no luck ... went to someone with a Windows pc to connect the Storio.
It's working now, SOLVED.

Weird that no techie found a solution to get it connected in Linux. It's recognized, the software works, only the connection isn't established. :(
by bulevardi
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: fresh install vs upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 125

fresh install vs upgrade

I'm wondering if the boot time different after you do - an upgrade from Mint 18.3 to 19 - a fresh install of 19 ? I suppose an upgrade is only possible in the same flavour ? Cinnamon 18.3 > Cinnamon 19... you cannot go from Cinnamon 18.3 to Xfce 19 by upgrade? You'll probably have to do a fresh inst...
by bulevardi
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Any music producers out there using Linux DAW's????
Replies: 17
Views: 1603

Re: Any music producers out there using Linux DAW's????

... You may be interested in these links: free music production software for Linux http://libremusicproduction.com/tools? and musicians forum here: https://www.linuxmusicians.com/ Just noticed that, I cannot think of a better [ sic ] link to discourage wannabe Linux music producers than the 2nd one...
by bulevardi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Vtech Storio
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Vtech Storio

Tried it, but didn't work out.
Added all the drives in that configuration menu....

Guess I'll have to find someone with a Windows pc to install this Xplora Park... to get this new game installed on this toy-tablet.
by bulevardi
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Vtech Storio
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Vtech Storio

My best suggestion is to try running the Xplora Park under WINE (Windows Emulator). Well,I ran it again (via Wine), and it runs exactly the same as before. Xplora Park works fine. It just doesn't allow me to get access to my device. The device itself is connected. When connecting the Storio device ...
by bulevardi
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [solved] Vtech Storio
Replies: 5
Views: 187

[solved] Vtech Storio

Hi all! Wondering if someone can help me to connect my computer (Linux Mint Cinnamon) to a Vtech Storio 2 (kids tablet) ? http://storio2.vtechnl.com/ I bought it when I was still using Windows, but now with Linux, I cannot get it to connect. There is some additional software which I downloaded and i...
by bulevardi
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Any music producers out there using Linux DAW's????
Replies: 17
Views: 1603

Re: Any music producers out there using Linux DAW's????

I tried lots of daw's and workarounds with different distro's before too. Long story long... But I have now a fully working solution, wanted to share this: My favorite one is Reaper: http://reaper.fm/download.php#linux_download It has direct alsa support, no jack worries, no wine, ... For Synth I us...
by bulevardi
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: M-AUDIO, Keystation 88 Midi to Linux Piano Booster program?
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: M-AUDIO, Keystation 88 Midi to Linux Piano Booster program?

I just want to be able to play the keyboard with no need to record. What about using a DAW, and play your keyboard there (even without recording?). There's a few good DAW's with native linux support: Reaper (I'm currenlty using this): http://reaper.fm/download.php#linux_download (works with alsa di...
by bulevardi
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (solved) MS Office - best way to run this windows suite in Linux Mint?
Replies: 42
Views: 9251

Re: (solved) MS Office - best way to run this windows suite in Linux Mint?

As somebody else has said, there is no "best" solution - but for anyone who *must* use MS Office (as opposed to just playing with it), I would advise avoiding Wine, Crossover and Playonlinux like the plague. Right here PlayOnLinux did the trick brilliantly for the time we needed it. I reïnstalled i...
by bulevardi
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (solved) MS Office - best way to run this windows suite in Linux Mint?
Replies: 42
Views: 9251

Re: [MS Office] best way to run this windows suite in Linux Mint?

What is so critical about running M$Orifice? Unless she is into programming it in VBA big time, there is not much difference. FWIW I have written thousands of lines of VBA code for Word, Excel and Access. So far I have yet to be convinced that Base is anywhere near that program. I'm about to delve ...

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