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by Minux1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Drivers for DVD Optical Drives.
Replies: 24
Views: 768

Re: Drivers for DVD Optical Drives.

Windows and Mac computers playing all my DVDs flawlessly without exception and none of the Linux computers will even open them. A couple of the now Linux laptops used to play DVDs flawlessly when loaded with Windows 7 a couple of short months ago. Love Linux but it's definitely "amateur hour" when ...
by Minux1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Drivers for DVD Optical Drives.
Replies: 24
Views: 768

Re: Drivers for DVD Optical Drives.

Windows and Mac computers playing all my DVDs flawlessly without exception and none of the Linux computers will even open them. A couple of the now Linux laptops used to play DVDs flawlessly when loaded with Windows 7 a couple of short months ago. Love Linux but it's definitely "amateur hour" when i...
by Minux1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Drivers for DVD Optical Drives.
Replies: 24
Views: 768

Re: Drivers for DVD Optical Drives.

All my CD, DVD, BLU-RAY work is done on my Windows or Mac computers. Let's face it ... Linux is useless with optical storage. It's not an issue because I don't have much stuff stored on plastic anymore and less every year ... soon I'll be all electronic drives. I use the terminal command: sudo lshw ...
by Minux1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 236
Views: 24089

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Early 2000's bought a Suse Linux installation kit from FutureShop that consisted of about a dozen CDs which contained the O/S + several programs/browser installers.
by Minux1
Tue May 19, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Blu ray player?
Replies: 27
Views: 2777

Re: Blu ray player?

In short there is no install and play blu ray Linux program paid, proprietary, open source PERIOD.
Plenty for Windows, and I found 1 or 2 for my MacBook Pro but none for Linux except a jury rigged work around involving VLC that plays “some older blu rays”.
There ... that wasn’t hard to say.
by Minux1
Mon May 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 70
Views: 13551

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

They have to be at least 1st generation SATA. At least with desktop/tower systems, one can usually add a SATA card .. but guess the motherboard & CPU specs may let the side down with such old hardware. The computer is generally as fast as it's slowest component in the drive>cpu>ram critical path. T...
by Minux1
Sat May 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 70
Views: 13551

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

Just installed MX Linux 64 bit on an old Panasonic CF-19 Toughbook (1.2 GHz DUO CPU) after changing out the prehistoric HDD for a 250 GB Crucial SSD (SATA). Blazing fast. 4 GB RAM was plenty. MX Linux and Linux Mint XFCE are my 2 GOTOs for old hardware. I draw the line at PATA (IDE) ... you can't ra...
by Minux1
Wed May 13, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Safer, less hijackable alternatives to Firefox / Thunderbird?
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: Safer, less hijackable alternatives to Firefox / Thunderbird?

Thanks for the reply. You may recall I said FF has repeatedly been hijacked on this box . It runs Mint 19.1 in Mate and is updated almost imediately whenever updates are out. The symptoms? Occurence1: There was Mail demanding ransom, at another occaision (occurence2) with a Mint box that had been s...
by Minux1
Wed May 06, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Old computer / "weak" hardware: LM-Xfce or LMDE?
Replies: 22
Views: 720

Re: Old computer / "weak" hardware: LM-Xfce or LMDE?

LInux Mint LMDE. Debian based. Looks like the Mint devs finally came up with a version that will give the very popular MX Linux (also Debian based but with XFCE desktop) a run for its money in the light to middleweight distro race. I run both and find Linux Mint XFCE a tad heavier than MX Linux on t...
by Minux1
Sat May 02, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Old computer / "weak" hardware: LM-Xfce or LMDE?
Replies: 22
Views: 720

Re: Old computer / "weak" hardware: LM-Xfce or LMDE?

You can try with Slacko Puppy too if you are really short in specs. It's around 100Mb idle. MX Linux, a Debian derivative is based on the XFCE desktop and is lighter than Linux Mint XFCE. I run both on different machines. Beef up your RAM to 2 GB and if you need to go even lighter on the distro ins...
by Minux1
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LM Xfce 19.3 (32 bit), Thinkpad T41, Touchpad: no clicking possible
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: LM Xfce 19.3 (32 bit), Thinkpad T41, Touchpad: no clicking possible

Have an old IBM ThinkPad G40 from around the same era (Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 60 GB HDD PATA (IDE) drive architecture, 32 bit of course). Internet is accomplished with a D-Link DWA 645 PCMCIA architecture wifi card which amazingly Linux Mint provides drivers for (it works). This was my office...
by Minux1
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm not leaving mint ever again
Replies: 22
Views: 1645

Re: I'm not leaving mint ever again

For those that really miss Windows MX Linux can easily be configured to play a sign on/sign off tune just like earlier versions of Windows did. You have your choice of tunes. I don't know whether they offer the 98SE, 2000 or XP tunes as choices ... that would probably be a breach of copyright. :mrgr...
by Minux1
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I'm not leaving mint ever again
Replies: 22
Views: 1645

Re: I'm not leaving mint ever again

For me, Linux Mint is SO easy to install. The programs and apps are better than Windows 10, and my PC purrs like a ktten. I love Mint and am never switching distros ever again. “Variety is the spice of life” I don’t switch them ... I collect them. I have Windows 10 computers, a MacBook Pro running ...
by Minux1
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation
Replies: 29
Views: 519

Re: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation

fdiddy wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Reinstalled Mint and steps worked - thanks all that contributed
Dare I ask?
Do you now have internet access both ethernet & wifi?
by Minux1
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation
Replies: 29
Views: 519

Re: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation

Good work fdiddy.
We finally have a solution to that problem that doesn't involve distro hopping.
by Minux1
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation
Replies: 29
Views: 519

Re: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation

Linux Mint is a fine distro ... one of the best.
With all due respect the devs need to work on getting rid of its Broadcom "Achilles heel".
This has been an issue for a while.
by Minux1
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: After update Wn10 "Minimal BASH Like Line Editing is Supported GRUB..."
Replies: 13
Views: 489

Re: After update Wn10 "Minimal BASH Like Line Editing is Supported GRUB..."

Bin there, dun that and learned the hard way.
Now, I tend to keep Windows 10 installations in their own cage (computer).
W10 mostly due to the “steamroller” updates does not play well with others.
by Minux1
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation
Replies: 29
Views: 519

Re: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation

Koning Mint wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:05 am
Minux1 wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:01 am
I’ve found that Peppermint and MX Linux will work with Broadcom.
Allright, but he/she is missing some packages required for wifi or lan.
If there is a way to “patch” his/her Linux Mint installation to facilitate internet access by all means.
by Minux1
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation
Replies: 29
Views: 519

Re: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation

I’ve found that Peppermint and MX Linux will work with Broadcom.
by Minux1
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation
Replies: 29
Views: 519

Re: Cant get access to Ethernet or Wifi after Mint Installation

Ran into a wifi brick wall with a Linux Mint v19.3 installation on a ThinkPad with a Broadcom wifi card. In my experience LM & Broadcom hardware are like oil & water ... they don’t mix. Finally wound up installing Peppermint Linux v10 on the very same ThinkPad (X140e) and the wifi worked fine. Peppe...

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