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by tgwilt
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My Linux based system is as slow as Windows 10
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: My Linux based system is as slow as Windows 10

While this link is mainly about tips for using Linux with an SSD, at the end of the page is a link dedicated to speeding up Linux. As always, YMMV.
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/ssd.html
by tgwilt
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My Linux based system is as slow as Windows 10
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: My Linux based system is as slow as Windows 10

Cinnamon, while spiffy and good lookin', takes a lot of resources. Recommendations for XFCE or MATE are worth a good look. If you decide to do any hardware upgrade, I would recommend using an SSD for your hard disk. I'll look around, but there have been some very helpful articles relating to making ...
by tgwilt
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: turn off screen with a command
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: turn off screen with a command

Flemur wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:35 am

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sleep 1 && xset dpms force standby
Then hit enter or CR or whatever to get the screen back.

In your $HOME/,bashrc file you could add a line like

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alias monoff='sleep 1 && xset dpms force standby'
then just run monoff, or whatever you called it.
Sweet, Fiemur. Thanks for the post!
by tgwilt
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing SSD & Mint by removing one HDD
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Installing SSD & Mint by removing one HDD

If you have the service manual, follow the instructions to remove the drive. That way you can see if there is a provision to use SSD. When I looked through the manual, at the drawing of the internal drive bay, it looked like it was for an SSD. Good luck. There are basically 2 ideas I have. 1. Boot f...
by tgwilt
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mintbox2 login
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Mintbox2 login

Small problem. Recently purchased a new-in-box Mintbox2 on ebay. I immediately swapped the existing hard drive with a 1T SSD. Today, I thought I'd give the original hard drive a spin, but I am unable to login to Mint. I have tried the username 'mint' with the password 'mint'. Tried 'mint/toor', and ...
by tgwilt
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Linux Mint was like a dream made true until I tried SSH
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Linux Mint was like a dream made true until I tried SSH

So why would you insert a space where none was given? You will by the way of course have to install said server on the machine which is to be accessed over SSH. Like Rene said, the package name is openssh-server, not open ssh-server. You could also install it using the Software Manager. Search for ...
by tgwilt
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Warpinator woes [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Warpinator woes [SOLVED]

Thanks for the reply! That did it. While Warpenator has its place, and will work for simple 1 way file transfers, I prefer to use the file browser, which has a 'connect to server' option using a variety of ways to do so. Connecting via ssh works well, and it's easy to exchange files between my lapto...
by tgwilt
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Warpinator woes [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Warpinator woes [SOLVED]

Have Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon installed on both my desktop and my laptop. I'm having a problem with Warpinator. When the program is launched on either machine, I can see the remote machine. When I attempt a file transfer, however, nothing happens except a message in the Warpinator window saying "Waiti...
by tgwilt
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Just installed 5.7.0-050700-lowlatency
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Just installed 5.7.0-050700-lowlatency

True, the advanced options in grub allow you to boot to a previous kernel. My grub screen never appears when booting. Probably because I have dedicated my enitire 1 TB boot drive to LM. At any rate, it's nice to hear from someone else using this kernel. Glad it's working out for you, too. My CPU is ...
by tgwilt
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Just installed 5.7.0-050700-lowlatency
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Just installed 5.7.0-050700-lowlatency

Hello, I have always been sort of reckless in my choice of Kernels. I have an HP Probook 6570bm running LM Cinnamon 19.3. Peripherals include an HP Envy 5420 printer/scanner Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Several USB ssds I recently installed kernel 5.7.0-050700...
by tgwilt
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 19.2 - Grub problem with dualboot disks
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Mint 19.2 - Grub problem with dualboot disks

Actually, there is a veritable treasure trove of information. Try using your favorite search engine and input something like:
GRUB How To
by tgwilt
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 19.2 - Grub problem with dualboot disks
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Mint 19.2 - Grub problem with dualboot disks

Here is a link to a pretty comprehensive GRUB2 tutorial. Hope it helps

https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub-2.html
by tgwilt
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Interesting problem with Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1 TB
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

[SOLVED] Interesting problem with Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1 TB

I have decided to close the question or mark it solved. Nothing I have done has worked, nor have any of the suggestions. Review of problem. I decided to upgrade the SSD in a Hewlitt Packard Probook 670B from 256G to a 1 TB drive by the same manufacturer, Samsung. After receiving the 860B drive, I in...
by tgwilt
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Interesting problem with Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1 TB
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

Re: Interesting problem with Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1 TB

athi wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Sadly, I have Win10 installed and dual boot. If restart is selected when leaving Win10, there is no problem.
Is Win10 Fast Startup disabled?
Yes
by tgwilt
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Interesting problem with Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1 TB
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

Re: Interesting problem with Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1 TB

Looks like some of the post was truncated. Here is the rest Current SSD Firmware is RVQ01B6Q, Fast boot is disabled in BIOS as is EUFI. The problem is more of an annoyance than anything else. I can always choose shutdown, then wait for power off and turn the laptop on again. Mint is installed on /de...
by tgwilt
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Interesting problem with Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1 TB
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

Re: Interesting problem with Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1 TB

tgwilt@HP-ProBook-6570b:~$ sudo inxi -Fxz System: Host: HP-ProBook-6570b Kernel: 5.0.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.3 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP ProBook 6570b v: A1029D11...
by tgwilt
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Interesting problem with Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1 TB
Replies: 9
Views: 2090

[SOLVED] Interesting problem with Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1 TB

OK, here I am again, hat in hand, wondering if anyone can help me out with this issue. I have an HP ProBook 670b which I bought with Linux Mint 19.1 pre-loaded. I replaced the 256G Samsung SSD with a 1T Samsung SSD 860 QVO just because I wanted more storage available. Ever since replacing that HD, a...
by tgwilt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: {SOLVED] hp probook 670B HD upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: [SOLVED] hp probook 670B HD upgrade

Thank you very much for both the answer to my question and the link for the tech service manual.
by tgwilt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: {SOLVED] hp probook 670B HD upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 331

{SOLVED] hp probook 670B HD upgrade

Hello all, It's around 96 degrees F (that's around 34 C or so). On to the question. I recently purchased an HP Probook 670B laptop with Mint pre-installed. It works very well and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a laptop that has Mint pre-installed. The only problem is that I am running out ...
by tgwilt
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for WebRTC HOW-TO
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Looking for WebRTC HOW-TO

Well, I have some bacterial or viral infection that, in addition to making my voice sound like a foghorn, is really messing with my ability to think. I am trying to figure out how to get WebRTC working on Linux Mint 19.1. with Google Chrome Version 73.0.3683.103 (Official Build) (64-bit). I have sea...

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