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by Darosicam
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I'm old, but New Here :)
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: I'm old, but New Here :)

Hi Welcome,

Thank you for your kind welcome. :)
by Darosicam
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I'm old, but New Here :)
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: I'm old, but New Here :)

Hello kc1di,
I'll do my best to be useful and helpful.

Thank you for responding :)
by Darosicam
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Software to check if a Deb package is safe to install
Replies: 14
Views: 506

Re: Software to check if a Deb package is safe to install

If you want to install an application which is not in the Software Manager, or you want a later version, go to the site belonging to the application and download the official version. Almost all will have a checksum so that you can check the validity of the file prior to installation. This keeps you...
by Darosicam
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to get past grub-install error
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Unable to get past grub-install error

Windows10 has I think, three partitions. One is the EFI boot stuff, One is the Emergency Recovery stuff and the third is the C-drive ,,, Linux cannot normally access at least one of the former partitions. When you divide the drive between Windows and Linux, just leave the 'spare' where you want to i...
by Darosicam
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No permissions to change/edit/erase files or folders
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: No permissions to change/edit/erase files or folders

The files were no doubt put onto the media from another installation and even if you have the same user name and password, you 'do not have permission to edit,,, blah blah' The ONLY solution that I have found is to move them as administrator and then see if you can now access the new copies. Interes...
by Darosicam
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Compatibility mode only...
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Compatibility mode only...

This is probably video drivers and would be solved if you install Linux Mint using comparability mode, because you can't install drivers to a live session, at least, I have never been able to do that. So, install it and on the Welcome Screen, you should be able to sort out the recommended driver for...
by Darosicam
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LMDE 4 "debbie" installation Fails on HP 17t Laptop Nvidia Dual Graphics
Replies: 11
Views: 2088

Re: LMDE 4 "debbie" installation Fails on HP 17t Laptop Nvidia Dual Graphics

There is another way which often works, Take the second install option of 'Comparability Mode'. In some flavours of Linux this simply uses a software display system, which is heavy on CPU usage, although in Linux Mint I think it may provide almost the same method as I posted above. using an open sou...
by Darosicam
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LMDE 4 "debbie" installation Fails on HP 17t Laptop Nvidia Dual Graphics
Replies: 11
Views: 2088

Re: LMDE 4 "debbie" installation Fails on HP 17t Laptop Nvidia Dual Graphics

On the live boot, press 'e' to edit the install parameters. You will see the word 'quiet' on one of the lines. Use arrow keys to get to a point right before the word 'Quiet' and enter 'nomodeset' followed by a space. (N.B. you do not type the apostrophes). Then press F10. This works on most of the v...
by Darosicam
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I'm old, but New Here :)
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: I'm old, but New Here :)

Hi Pierre,
Thanks for the kind welcome :)
by Darosicam
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I'm old, but New Here :)
Replies: 9
Views: 389

I'm old, but New Here :)

Hello, I have been a Linux user since the 1990's and a long-time user of Linux Mint, which is overall my favourite variety. Currently working hard to learn FreeCAD, which is far more brilliant than I am. I am not really a chat room user, although, in dial-up days I was an admin on a chat room. Thoug...

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