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by Dot_mdb
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linus Torvalds doubts Linux will get ported to Apple M1 hardware
Replies: 31
Views: 1557

Re: Linus Torvalds doubts Linux will get ported to Apple M1 hardware

, but I take the viewpoint of the average, everyday user which is one benefits much more from a libre world than from what Apple purports to represent. I agree with the sentiment of your post but I differ on the last statement. I live in a mostly senior community in southern Florida. I taught begin...
by Dot_mdb
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Opinions on Linux Distros i've tested.
Replies: 86
Views: 4273

Re: Opinions on Linux Distros i've tested.

I have a lot of computers. Many of them run Windows but I rarely use them except to update once a month. Yesterday I went to do an update on one of the machines and the update failed. I decided to restore to restore point, that is a built in Windows program. The machine struggled for 3 hours and the...
by Dot_mdb
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: clonezilla has to be booted as legacy
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: clonezilla has to be booted as legacy

I've now tried two Ubuntu based version and that doesn't work for me either. And I reread what was said at the Clonezilla site and under the Debian version they do say it supports UEFI if the AMD64 option is taken. This is from the site: (Notice it mentions UEFI booting under both Ubuntu and Debian)...
by Dot_mdb
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: clonezilla has to be booted as legacy
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: clonezilla has to be booted as legacy

I've been a long time Clonezilla user. I was reading this thread and I got curious. I have quite a few machines. All of them boot in BIOS or CSM. I started testing by changing over to UEFI with and without secure boot and found that I could not boot Clonezilla. It would only boot in CSM or BIOS. So ...
by Dot_mdb
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Adding An Additonal HDD For Data Without Complications
Replies: 13
Views: 407

Re: Adding An Additonal HDD For Data Without Complications

gnome-disk-utility can take care of the auto mounting.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Running Mint on a chromebook pixel
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Running Mint on a chromebook pixel

Thanks for posting this. I saved the link for future use. I have a 1+ year old HP Chromebook that I bought to just learn about Chromebooks and the Chrome OS. I suspect that in about 4 years I might do the conversion. My machine is running the beta Linux container so it is possible that some years ou...
by Dot_mdb
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird to Nemo drag and drop not working
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Thunderbird to Nemo drag and drop not working

I would just set up bookmarks to the frequently used folders. Then you can save or save as with one or two clicks.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Keyboard malfunctions after suspend
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Keyboard malfunctions after suspend

The suspend on my HP is working properly in Mint Xfce 20.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Keyboard malfunctions after suspend
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Keyboard malfunctions after suspend

I experienced the problem with an 11 year old HP laptop. That laptop is running Mint Mate with Kernel 4.15. I temporarily installed another OS and that is when I had the suspend issue. Mine was a little different than yours. After suspend I could not log back in because the keys typed the wrong char...
by Dot_mdb
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Keyboard malfunctions after suspend
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Keyboard malfunctions after suspend

I've seen somewhat similar problems with older laptops when the OS is updated. Sometimes after a suspend the keyboard doesn't work properly. I've only found two solutions. One is sticking with 19 and the other is shutting off suspend. This problem is not specific to Mint but effects other OS also. B...
by Dot_mdb
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird to Nemo drag and drop not working
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Thunderbird to Nemo drag and drop not working

I'm new to Thunderbird and running it in MX Linux. I tried dragging an attachment into the file manager and I didn't get an error but it just did not work. Thunderbird version is 68.10.0.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Panda PAU07 adapter - finds and connects to 2.4g but cannot see 5g
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Panda PAU07 adapter - finds and connects to 2.4g but cannot see 5g

You can try this. It worked for me with a Panda dongle.
open: /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and add this to the bottom of text:

[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no

reboot your machine and see how it works.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Just want to install Linux Mint 19.2 and use it
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: Just want to install Linux Mint 19.2 and use it

I believe you have an Intel Pentium SU4100 not 5U4100. That is very low powered to run a modern operating system. If you are determined to use it and want to run Linux you might want to consider trying Mint Xfce to see if you have better results. If that doesn't work try something like AntiX. Curiou...
by Dot_mdb
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 19.10
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Ubuntu 19.10

>>I really do wish I could have icons on the desktop in 19.10 the way you can in 18.04, but c'est la vie<<

I think this will help. Intstall:

gnome-shell-extensions

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nemo file manager and OneDrive
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Nemo file manager and OneDrive

I'm using Insync. Seems to work well.

https://www.insynchq.com/

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Finally time to move from Windows to Mint
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Re: Finally time to move from Windows to Mint

I made the break 4.5 years ago. Glad I did. Occasionally I still work on a Windows machine for special jobs. But it is rare. And when I go back to Mint I breath a thankful sigh of relief.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: USB flash/thumb drives can ONLY be ejected, but not unmounted in GUI ?
Replies: 14
Views: 3274

Re: USB flash/thumb drives can ONLY be ejected, but not unmounted in GUI ?

You can unmount it using Gparted by right clicking the drive once it's highlighted and choose unmount. Yes, and I think that the reason that this "deficiency" in Nemo never bothered me is because I automatically go to Gparted for most of the operations that would involve unmounting. There...
by Dot_mdb
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best backup utility for Mint 19.2?
Replies: 57
Views: 8873

Re: Best backup utility for Mint 19.2?

I think keeping your system safe involves a number of steps starting from when it is first set up. I am from the old school so I like to have my data on a separate physical drive. Each night I back up the data to an external drive by compressing it into an archive (tar.gz) located on an external dri...
by Dot_mdb
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE 2 Betsy Mate 64bits, and then ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3328

Re: LMDE 2 Betsy Mate 64bits, and then ?

There is Ubuntu Mate, the official flavor of Ubuntu. This is not the standard Ubuntu with the Mate desktop added. This is the site: https://ubuntu-mate.org/ This distro has about 6 different work flow arrangements for the desktop and has one that kind of copies the Mac theme. I've been running Ubunt...
by Dot_mdb
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Solved - Synaptic Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Solved - Synaptic Problem

Thanks.

I finally got everything straightened out and the program installed. Now I am running into what I believe are bugs in the program. That might be the subject for another thread.

Bill

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