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by yvanlm
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Simplo Dell unknown (not showing battery left)
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Simplo Dell unknown (not showing battery left)

Hello again yoshiki2, I have installed from the Software Manager the application Mate Power Manager. Since I am running the default Cinnamon desktop, this did not seem to require a lot of extra system components. I have added this app to the panel and removed the default Gnome Power Manager. On the ...
by yvanlm
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Simplo Dell unknown (not showing battery left)
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Simplo Dell unknown (not showing battery left)

Just an extra note to say that on my Linux LMDE 3 the display is the same when I select "Show percentage" and "Show percentage and time remaining". When I select "Show time remaining", I only get the display of bars in a battery.
by yvanlm
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Simplo Dell unknown (not showing battery left)
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Simplo Dell unknown (not showing battery left)

Hello yoshiki2, I am on a Dell XPS 13 9333, running Linux Mint Debian 3 and I see the same thing. I had to replace my laptop's battery with one purchased from Amazon (apparently manufactured by Simplo Technologies) about a year ago. I recently had to replace my dead AC Power Adapter and since I want...
by yvanlm
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Difficult passage from LMDE 2 to LMDE 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

[Solved} Difficult passage from LMDE 2 to LMDE 3

I decided to explore Pierre's suggestion and re-purposed an old laptop as my daily use Linux Mint computer to free up the Dell XPS13 to experiment. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I could convert my Windows 10 installation using the windows mbr2gpt command after which the laptop's firmware h...
by yvanlm
Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Difficult passage from LMDE 2 to LMDE 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Difficult passage from LMDE 2 to LMDE 3

Unfortunately Dell tend towards a legacy approach (thus UEFI with Legacy BIOS compatibility). If I were to change to full-fledged UEFI, I would most likely need to re-install and re-update Windows 10 which represents at least a day's work. Ideally, I would have preferred another solution, such as th...
by yvanlm
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Difficult passage from LMDE 2 to LMDE 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Difficult passage from LMDE 2 to LMDE 3

Well, since I could wait more than a couple days without a working laptop, I found one solution: moving back to the Main Cinnamon Edition. The Tessa installer pointed out the nature of my problem with the LMDE 3 install: my legacy Dell XPS 13 9333 was using UEFI boot with legacy BIOS compatibility. ...
by yvanlm
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Difficult passage from LMDE 2 to LMDE 3
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Difficult passage from LMDE 2 to LMDE 3

I am a long time Linux Mint Cinnamon user and after Mint 17, I switched from the Ubuntu based distribution to LMDE 2. My Dell laptop was running Windows 10 on UEFI and it was easy to install using simply a root (/) and a linux-swap partitions. I was advised at the end of 2018 to switch to LMDE 3 to ...

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