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by Dot_mdb
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Moving Linux Mint to a new SSD
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: Moving Linux Mint to a new SSD

It is possible to have Clonezillia restore to a smaller than original drive. It is done by basically telling it not to check the drive sizes. However in this case I agree that a new installation with Timeshift is likely to work better. On a dual boot system the OP's data was likely stored outside of...
by Dot_mdb
Wed May 29, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Richard Stallman Gnu Fsf compliant respective Mint?
Replies: 35
Views: 1143

Re: Richard Stallnman Gnu Fsf compliant respective mint?

I've seen some Stallman interviews and visited his website. He is a very bright guy and maybe even a genius. But he is far out in left field. The world can't operate as we know it using his model. There has to be a certain level of trust. Even players like Google and Microsoft where there is a lot o...
by Dot_mdb
Tue May 28, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New Laptop running Mint.
Replies: 18
Views: 685

Re: New Laptop running Mint.

>>Golden Retriever and Mint = great combination!<<

I would add:

Golden Retriever and Mint and magnetic screwdriver = great combination!

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Tue May 28, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Richard Stallman Gnu Fsf compliant respective Mint?
Replies: 35
Views: 1143

Re: Richard Stallnman Gnu Fsf compliant respective mint?

Computers are tools. You use tools to get work done. I think it is possible to get too philosophical about the whole thing.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Tue May 28, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I love Win7, and that's why I'm using Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: I love Win7, and that's why I'm using Mint

>>Someone said that Win8 and Win10 are the best things that happened to Linux, and I couldn't agree more.<< That's probably true. I was never in love with Win 7 but in retrospect it was better than what came afterwards. It was win 8.1 that drove me to Linux after one year of use. Fortunately I found...
by Dot_mdb
Tue May 28, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mintbox Mini 2 - Disk full? Cannot login anymore
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Mintbox Mini 2 - Disk full? Cannot login anymore

My guess is that the problem is not with Timeshift.

You will probably have to boot in with the install drive and then look at your drive to see where the storage space has been used up. The first place I would look is in var/log.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Sun May 12, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: F2 key not accessing BIOS in Dell Inspiron 6000
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: F2 key not accessing BIOS in Dell Inspiron 6000

I found that on a Toshiba when fast boot was turned on I could only get into the bios by holding down the F2 key from the time the power button was pushed.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Wed May 08, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop
Replies: 22
Views: 738

Re: Old laptop

I have an old Dell 1505 with a Intel T2050 cpu which benchmarks lower than the OP's. It has the original hard drive installed and is running 32 bit Linux Mint Xfce. It boots in 1 minute 30 seconds. Seems unlikely to me that the difference between Xfce and Cinnamon would cause a difference of more th...
by Dot_mdb
Sun May 05, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install USB wifi dongle
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Install USB wifi dongle

This is the Panda that I am using. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JDVRCI0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Very versatile gadget for the money. I've used it in Mint and MX and others and on many different machines. Also you can put it on the end of a 9' USB extension and posit...
by Dot_mdb
Sat May 04, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: rtl8821ce wifi connection
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: rtl8821ce wifi connection

On problems like this I believe in using the sledge hammer approach. I have used the following WiFi dongle on a number of Mint installs and it always works:

Panda Wireless PAU06 300Mbps N USB Adapter

No driver problems and the most I have ever had to do was reboot.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Sat May 04, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help (grub rescue at bootup)
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Help (grub rescue at bootup)

I'm not a guru when it comes to this but I had a Grub boot problem today and I fixed it with something called Boot Repair Disk. You can do a search for where the program can be downloaded.

I am sure the real experts will be along shortly.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Your fallback option in case Mint ever disappeared
Replies: 17
Views: 769

Re: Your fallback option in case Mint ever disappeared

I certainly hope Mint lives on in all of its flavors. And I don't think Debian is going any place. I've been evaluating MX Linux and I am impressed by it. I think it is useful in some situations that Mint can't handle. So for now MX Linux is my fall back distro.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 30
Views: 1443

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

What we call distros for old pc's are almost like using text-based DOS with ugly-looking GUI. You've not actually used many of them, have you? Here's screenshots from MX Linux, Peppermint OS and AntiX: Moem's suggestions are good ones. I've played with the three of them and they are all good. In my...
by Dot_mdb
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] MATE or Cinnamon for "legacy" laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: [Solved] MATE or Cinnamon for "legacy" laptop

I've run Cinnamon on machines that have quite a bit less processing power than yours. People make too much of the desktop. I think it is mostly a matter of preference unless you get to very underpowered machines.

Bill
by Dot_mdb
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Replaced RAM - now seeing old+new - how?
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Replaced RAM - now seeing old+new - how?

We've all been there many times.
by Dot_mdb
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 30
Views: 1443

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

Pentium III That's hopeless. Forget it. No modern operating system will run on that. At least not one that's fit for ordinary day-to-day use (web surfing, e-mail). It's not only the system requirements of the operating system that you have to consider, but also the applications. Notably a modern se...
by Dot_mdb
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to enter BIOS
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Unable to enter BIOS

Yes, I've done a complete shutdown, unplugged the power supply for 30 seconds, and disabled fast boot. Just google this, "unable to "enter bios" linux mint" and look at the results. This is not a rare occurrence. But it does seem to only present on dual boot systems. I've encountered that problem o...
by Dot_mdb
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to enter BIOS
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Unable to enter BIOS

I was unable to enter BIOS(non UEFI system) after installing either Mint 19.1 or 18.3. After some troubleshooting, I discovered that if I attempted to enter BIOS after a restart from Mint, that it would just go directly to GRUB. If I did a restart from Windows 7, I was able to enter BIOS. Just an i...
by Dot_mdb
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What type of computer or device do you primarily use?
Replies: 34
Views: 1275

Re: What type of computer or device do you primarily use?

I've also learned that computers stay much cleaner when they are not on the floor especially if you have pets that shed. The trick to keeping dust and hair out of your machines is to have a positive air pressure inside the case. Simply having more fans sucking air in than fans sucking out is enough...
by Dot_mdb
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Your experience with cheap SSDs
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Your experience with cheap SSDs

I am interesting in hearing about experience with inexpensive solid state drives. I currently have 6 SSDs. I have owned two Crucial MX500 drives the longest but these are not in the category that I am interested in. My other four drives are the inexpensive variety. They are 3 Crucial BX500, 120GB an...

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