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by MontyMan
Sun May 24, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: kernel 5.0 vs 5.3 question.
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: kernel 5.0 vs 5.3 question.

OK thanks; I switched it back. Best, ..Monty.
by MontyMan
Sun May 24, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: kernel 5.0 vs 5.3 question.
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: kernel 5.0 vs 5.3 question.

Thanks, Joe, and very informative. Apparently the 4- series vs. the 5-series kernels are more about compatibility with the host hardware, than about performance improvements and updated OS and application software. So maybe I was better off with the 4-series one. Can anyone tell me what the major ch...
by MontyMan
Sun May 24, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: kernel 5.0 vs 5.3 question.
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: kernel 5.0 vs 5.3 question.

I am also trying to understand kernel versions. When I saw my 19 Tara MATE system was still running a 4.15 series kernel when the latest is 5.3.0-53, I immediately installed the latest kernel so I could test it with all my software and hardware. I should have read some of the negative posts I've now...
by MontyMan
Sun May 24, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Free Space System Monitor vs Disks
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Free Space System Monitor vs Disks

Thanks to everyone involved in the continuing work on Mint, and the online user community! Mint 19 Tara MATE here. I show a disagreement between System monitor and Disks as to how much free space my Linux partition has. I believe the root and user data are in the same partition. System Monitor shows...
by MontyMan
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What to do with free space partition.
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: What to do with free space partition.

While transitioning from the Windows world to Linux, I partitioned the HDD with some free space in between the Linux partition and the Windows one, so I could add space to whichever one filled up first.
by MontyMan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Looking for a NAS with awesome Linux Mint support.
Replies: 12
Views: 2194

Re: Looking for a NAS with awesome Linux Mint support.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a NAS that works on local LAN only? When I looked up the Synology (even one a few years old) the documentation says plug it into the local network, make sure it has an Internet connection, then go to a public web site and the manufacturer will "find" my local ma...
by MontyMan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: software - serious shortage of good board/card games
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: software - serious shortage of good board/card games

Dear Minux, Years ago I found a program called PySol, which requires the installation of Python infrastructure. It stuck out because it was the only solitaire game package I could find for Linux that could handle Calculation, my favorite solitaire game. Over the years I've installed Python and Pysol...
by MontyMan
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] install mint cinnamon & xfce 32 bit failed
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: install mint cinnamon & xfce 32 bit failed

Are there 32-bit versions of all LM flavors? Any LM flavors?
by MontyMan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Distro For Old Computers
Replies: 15
Views: 1534

Re: Best Distro For Old Computers

Dear Legit, I recommend you add memory and flash the latest BIOS first, then try Linux Mint MATE from a live USB stick. Make sure you try your USB sockets, built-in pointing device, mic and speakers, Wi-fi, buttons for enabling/disabling Wi-fi, and for volume/mute. I think you'll find that Mint MATE...
by MontyMan
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I can NOT install "Pale Moon Browser" For Linux Mint, 19. MATE
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

[Solved] I can NOT install "Pale Moon Browser" For Linux Mint, 19. MATE

Thanks! I thought that if I had done that under 19.0, I would see it within the "added repositories" tab, which I do not. But at least this is a workaround to bring this back to 19.1, if it's not there automatically! Best, ...Monty.
by MontyMan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Oracle VM VirtualBox uses
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: [SOLVED] Oracle VM VirtualBox uses

When migrating from one computer to another, you can P2V the old one, and fire it up occasionally when you've forgotten something. I still use the old Windows computer for noodling out what an old password was, and am still in the process of transitioning the email accounts. Running 64-bit Mint MATE...
by MontyMan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Looking to automate my tethered internet connection.
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: Looking to automate my tethered internet connection.

Dear Silganator, You can create a batch script file using a text editor, and put the two commands in there. You can make a short cut to the script, so all you have to do is click it, and the two commands will be executed at that time. I'm sure there's a way to make this happen at each login or each ...
by MontyMan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I can NOT install "Pale Moon Browser" For Linux Mint, 19. MATE
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: I can NOT install "Pale Moon Browser" For Linux Mint, 19. MATE

I had a similar issue to the OP; having used Pale Moon in multiple environments including 64-bit Mint MATE 19.0, I can go into the software manager and find it there easily, with the green check-mark indicating it was installed through the GUI not manually. But now I have installed 64-bit Mint MATE ...

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