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by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit

Thanks to the two latest replies.
Linux Mint 18.3 Mate 64bit is now setup as I want it.
Thank you again.
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit

Thanks to you it's making a lot more sense now. Last couple of questions: Timeshift - I want to know that the settings I have set are right. Concerning the 'snapshot level'. I have set it to 'boot' but perhaps that is not the best option? I have a level 4 update appear 4.4.0-119.143 which I was surp...
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit

If you're currently using 4.13.0-37 kernel and everything works, I wouldn't downgrade to the 4.4 kernel. In case you misunderstood how kernel versions work; 4.4 is a lower version number than 4.13. Both are major version 4 with their minor version numbers being 4 and 13 respectively. I would remove...
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit

I've installed Chromium as a second browser.

4.4.0-116 does not seem to be booting at startup, even though I picked it from the grub menu?
4.13.0-37-generic is running.

Concerning the removal of old kernels. This is what is showing on my system:
Screenshot at 2018-04-04 16-59-38.png
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit

There are a lot of available kernels, yes. But how many show as installed? Like your active kernel version says "Active" on its line, installed but not active kernels says "Installed" on their line. Clicking those will give you the option to remove them. As for the fonts, you're not at the right pl...
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit
Replies: 12
Views: 576

Re: A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit

I've just checked again, and yes I am running 4.4.0-116 @Xenopeek: I'm still not too sure about which kernels to delete (there are so many of them). There are five fonts I can change but I'm not sure what each of them do: Application Document Desktop Window Title Fixed Width I will have a look at th...
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit
Replies: 12
Views: 576

[Solved]A few questions after install of 18.3 Mate 64bit

I very recently installed Linux Mint 18.3 Mate 64bit on a Dell laptop and have been following the '10 things to do first in Linux Mint 18.3 Mate' I have a few questions: I've watched videos on youtube and read articles about cleaning up old kernels, but I still don't understand what I am doing and d...
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade Mint 18.3 32bit to 64bit
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Upgrade Mint 18.3 32bit to 64bit

You will have to install it from the USB stick as you did previously. And download the 64 bit ISO first of course. There are various reasons to use 64 bit: because for selected tasks it is faster, because it makes more complete use of the capabilities of the hardware, because some programs (like Go...
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade Mint 18.3 32bit to 64bit
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Upgrade Mint 18.3 32bit to 64bit

I have very recently installed Linux Mint 18.3 Mate 32bit onto a Dell laptop for the first time, for my sister to use, which she will mainly use for web browsing, paying bills online etc. It's working flawlessly, but then someone said my CPU is 64bit capable which I didn't realise. I was going to le...
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 32 Bit System
Replies: 37
Views: 2659

Re: 32 Bit System

I''ve recently installed Linux Mint 18.3 Mate 32bit onto a laptop that was running Windows Vista 32bit. I've set it all up over the last few days and now I discover that my CPU is 64bit capable. I was going to leave it as my sister will mainly be using this laptop for browsing, but I've read that 32...
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - Any settings for it to run as cool as possible?
Replies: 4
Views: 421

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT - Any settings for it to run as cool as possible?

I have very recently installed Linux Mint Mate 18.3 32bit onto a laptop. I have installed the recommended driver 340.104 I'm wondering if there are any settings I can adjust that will let the graphics card run as cool as possible? The laptop will only be used by my sister for browsing the internet b...
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: 18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation

All done. Thanks for everyone's help. A few other queries: Concerning the Nvidia graphics card: Can I adjust anything so that it runs as cool as possible? Any idea how to make scrolling on the touchpad work? I connected the battery, fully charged it, but it only lasted just over an hour and the led ...
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: 18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation

There are three of 4.4.0-116 to choose from:

One has no extra words next to it.
One has 'Upstart' in brackets next to it.
One has 'recovery mode' in brackets next to it.

Which one do I boot from?
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: 18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation

michael louwe wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:39 pm
@ Ohm Sweet Ohm, .......
Ohm Sweet Ohm wrote:.
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To access the Grub menu, repeatedly press or tap the SHIFT or ESC key during startup.
Thanks for the info.
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: 18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation

I've installed the recommended Nvidia driver.
It seems to be working fine so far.
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: 18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation

It's frozen with 8 seconds remaining to complete the download.
Do I cancel and try again?
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: 18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation

Old machine. Try the latest kernel of the older 4.4 series (currently: 4.4.0-116): Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels After installing it, make sure you boot from it (it's hidden under the section Advanced in the Grub bootloader menu). I will install the latest kernel. Not sure what you m...
by Ohm Sweet Ohm
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved]18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: 18.3 Mate 32 bit installed on Dell XPS M1530 - A few questions after installation

Only used the battery for just over an hour and it already needs charging!
It is an old battery but how can I check that it is still in good working order?

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