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by Inundated
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 543
Views: 20503

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

I would love to dual boot, but I think that Winders 10 keeps breaking things, so I will have to stick with pure systems for now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a9DCjLMuMk I easily got this laptop dual booting with Windows 7, which it came with, and Mint. But when the Windows 7 EOL comes at the en...
by Inundated
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cheap Laptop Suggestions
Replies: 22
Views: 528

Re: [SOLVED] Cheap Laptop Suggestions

My Lenovo L412 is a bit older than the T430 talked about here, but has been flawless with Linux Mint 19.1.
by Inundated
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My final post to LM Forums....
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Re: My final post to LM Forums....

... I make from my state-of-the-art 2005 desktop. The temperamental beast is being retired and replace with a shiny. My first new Linux Mint install was on a similar machine...a blazing-fast-no-not-really Dell Dimension 8400. I even changed DEs to Xfce, because Cinnamon was feeling bogged down. It ...
by Inundated
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 543
Views: 20503

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Another example of the topic: Getting my Canon PIXMA TR7520 printer/scanner working to scan. Printing? No problem. It even picks up the printer on my home network and works with no issues. No configuration required. Scanning, however, is another story. The scanimage command (from the terminal no les...
by Inundated
Sat May 25, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, new here.
Replies: 26
Views: 587

Re: Hello, new here.

The "can live with it" part of using the command line is that it allows others here to help fix your computer, easily.

Just copy-paste the commands in the forum post in question, and you really don't have to understand the underlying syntax. And you'll learn a lot along the way!
by Inundated
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint?
Replies: 148
Views: 6214

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

Thinkpad? Join the club! Nah, it's a ThinkCentre M83 desktop. Got it really cheap from a computer learning charity, and them already having Linux Mint on it pushed me over the buying line... I'll figure out the laptop later. And now, I have. A ThinkPad L412 laptop arrived today, and I'm using it no...
by Inundated
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 543
Views: 20503

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Taxes. ... The "fillable form" requires, yes, requires, Adobe Acrobat Reader to do the automatic calculations before printing out the finished form. It doesn't work within Chrome. I just tried it with Okular (after about 5 minutes fighting the "Captcha") & it didn't seem to work on that either, alt...
by Inundated
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 543
Views: 20503

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

Taxes. In this case, my city tax return. Since I don't have an "electronic filing code" (not sure why I never got one, I've lived at the same address for five years), I have to use the city's "fillable PDF form"...in lieu of printing it out and hand writing my calculations. https://www.akronohio.gov...
by Inundated
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Getting Netgear WNA3100 (Broadcom BCM43231) Working
Replies: 8
Views: 2145

Re: Getting Netgear WNA3100 (Broadcom BCM43231) Working

Is this the TP link adapter that works with mint? https://www.ebay.com/itm/TP-Link-TL-WN722N-846561012744-Wireless-Adapter/192868833917?epid=141348245&hash=item2ce7e0da7d:g:ic4AAOSwE9hcYuiS That does appear to be the same one I'm using - all the way through my change to a new (to me) Lenovo desktop...
by Inundated
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 19 Cinnamon - Downgrading?
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: LM 19 Cinnamon - Downgrading?

I am a newbie and wanted to know why none of you adviced to just change the DE from cinammon to xfce and why to clean install ? See above. Been there, did that, ran Xfce for a few months and was fine with it. This output in the last message is from a new computer I just got yesterday (see my signat...
by Inundated
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 19 Cinnamon - Downgrading?
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: LM 19 Cinnamon - Downgrading?

Just got the new computer...here's the inxi -Fxz: System: Host: user-ThinkCentre-M83 Kernel: 4.15.0-45-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.9 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Desktop System: LENOVO product: 10AM000VUS v: ThinkCent...
by Inundated
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 19 Cinnamon - Downgrading?
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: LM 19 Cinnamon - Downgrading?

I got curious. Please, post command output: lscpu As requested, since the machine is back up again (though I'm about to relegate it to a new/old computer coming this week): Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 1 On-line CPU(s) list: 0 Thread(s) per c...
by Inundated
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint?
Replies: 148
Views: 6214

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

Moem wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:54 am
Thinkpad? Join the club!
Nah, it's a ThinkCentre M83 desktop. Got it really cheap from a computer learning charity, and them already having Linux Mint on it pushed me over the buying line...

I'll figure out the laptop later.
by Inundated
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint?
Replies: 148
Views: 6214

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

I just bought a used computer, a Lenovo i5, that has Mint preinstalled. Though it's obviously not the "latest and greatest", it'll blow the doors off of this aging Dell that I am running Xfce on...
by Inundated
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED by updates] Flaw in Linux APT Allows Remote Attackers to Hack Systems
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Re: [SOLVED by updates] Flaw in Linux APT Allows Remote Attackers to Hack Systems

Oddly enough, I learned of this news (of the problem) a day after Update Manager had already updated APT. :D

When I saw that update, I thought it was odd that APT was being updated, but didn't know why until I saw the news articles.
by Inundated
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint?
Replies: 148
Views: 6214

Re: Why did you decide to install Linux Mint??

@BG405: To install VICE on Linux Mint 19.1: 1) Use the software manager to install VICE (currently version 3.1) 2 )Download the source tarball http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/index.html#download and extract it to any folder (= [folder] below) Copy the ROM images from [folder] to application folder ...
by Inundated
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Ukraine
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Hello from Ukraine

Welcome, Jucker!!
by Inundated
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Canon MG7720 printer [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Canon MG7720 printer

The driver support page for the TR7520 actually comes up with some optional drivers (and software?) for Linux 64-bit: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/printers/inkjet-multifunction/tr-series-inkjet/pixma-tr7520-wireless-office-all-in-one-printer?tab=drivers_downloads...
by Inundated
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Canon MG7720 printer [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Canon MG7720 printer

For the record...

We just got a Canon Pixma TR7520 printer in the house.

I turned on the wireless part of the printer, and Linux Mint recognized it immediately as a Pixma TR7500 series on the network...and it works with no additional drivers needed.

If it matters, I'm on Linux Mint 19.1.
by Inundated
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 19 Cinnamon - Downgrading?
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: LM 19 Cinnamon - Downgrading?

ricardogroetaers wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:16 am
I got curious. Please, post command output:
lscpu
Can't do it, of course, since the desktop machine in question is still dead...but I will try it again if I manage to get it to boot again.

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