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by mark9950
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: New HP 15 realtek 8188ee wireless problems with sensitivity linux mint 18.3
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: New HP 15 realtek 8188ee wireless problems with sensitivity linux mint 18.3

found the solution to this issue the solution was ubuntu 17.10.1 Im using kubuntu.Linux mint has to stop using the long term support for two years, especially for newer computers because as more new hardware comes out it takes time for the developers to catch up with the newer hardware.My Hp15 was m...
by mark9950
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: New HP 15 realtek 8188ee wireless problems with sensitivity linux mint 18.3
Replies: 1
Views: 204

New HP 15 realtek 8188ee wireless problems with sensitivity linux mint 18.3

Just purchased HP 15 with realtek 8188ee wireless (HP 15 manufactured in 2016) and the issue is that the sensitivity is very bad,I have to stay close to my router to get any web browsing, over 70% signal strength to browse with acceptable browsing but youtube videos are only 240 definition.My 5 year...
by mark9950
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux mint 18.3 cinnamon and disabling laptop pc speaker
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Linux mint 18.3 cinnamon and disabling laptop pc speaker

How would I disable my laptop pc speakers on my toshiba satellite a215 laptop notebook.My speakers are damaged because of this laptop being old and I do not want to take it apart and remove the physical speakers. This machine may be about 11 years old but it still works great. I don't want to take i...
by mark9950
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: linux mint 17.x or 18.x which version should I try to fix
Replies: 9
Views: 845

Re: linux mint 17.x or 16.x which version should I try to fix

Ok the issue with linux mint 18.1 is the fact of problem with the shutdown hang and restarting ( (shutdown hang),cinnamon is a little laggy buy there is no video tearing in cinnamon as for xfce v sync. I know this old computer is NOT SUPPORTED BY LINUX ANYMORE,maybe I can go back to windows,so much ...
by mark9950
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WICD Scripts
Replies: 0
Views: 67

WICD Scripts

How would I write a script to boot wicd to a specific or random mac address ( other than my chip mac address ) ,I dont know how to write scripts,and how would I install the script in wicd. Thank you.
by mark9950
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: linux mint 17.x or 18.x which version should I try to fix
Replies: 9
Views: 845

linux mint 17.x or 18.x which version should I try to fix

I tried the 17.x series of linux mint but there is nothing but problems with the video on my computer,the video is choppy and stiff. I tried the 18.x series of linux mint but there is a problem with the shutdown of of my computer,it hangs at shutdown,but the 18 series all versions does shut down bef...
by mark9950
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: cinnamon and wicd
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: cinnamon and wicd

Thanks for the advice but I find it was easier to download kde and go from there and it works.I like kde anyway on my 4 year old gateway and xfce on my 8 year old toshiba satellite.
by mark9950
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: cinnamon and wicd
Replies: 2
Views: 574

cinnamon and wicd

I tried mint cinnamon 18.2 and decided I wanted to install wicd and remove the old 16.04 network manager because it doesnt spoof mac addresses properly,The old nm will revert to the burned in mac address upon connection even though I use macchanger to change it. So I installed wicd and removed the g...
by mark9950
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Crashes
Replies: 21
Views: 2077

Re: Cinnamon Crashes

try the physical ram for starters.
by mark9950
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Could not grab your mouse
Replies: 51
Views: 22633

Re: Could not grab your mouse

Linux mint kde 18.2.
by mark9950
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Could not grab your mouse
Replies: 51
Views: 22633

Re: Could not grab your mouse

Even though this is an old thread the grab your mouse just happened to me.
by mark9950
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox crashing on Mint 17.3 dual-boot system
Replies: 13
Views: 487

Re: Firefox crashing on Mint 17.3 dual-boot system

Bad memory chip,trust me I had to replace a bad memory chip to a new 4 gb memory and ff does not crash anymore.3 years of ff crashing all the time and with the new memory no more crashing at all.I can leave my computer on all night and in the morning its like I just turned it on using LM. Fore three...
by mark9950
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: mac address changing on mint
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: mac address changing on mint

found the solution downloaded all the deb packages of wicd removed the gnome network manager and it works great.
by mark9950
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Whats the details on KDE Neon?
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Whats the details on KDE Neon?

I just found an ubuntu release called KDE Neon.Whats that all about?
by mark9950
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: why does the xfce desktop use 1.2 gb of memory?
Replies: 12
Views: 1423

Re: why does the xfce desktop use 1.2 gb of memory?

But according to my monitors on xfce Firefox must be using 800-900 MB of ram because with firefox close first at boot it runs 300 mb freshly booted with no apps started. Firefox is the only browser thats available midori crashes too much.As for lxde lubuntu xfce and lxde use about the same amount of...
by mark9950
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: why does the xfce desktop use 1.2 gb of memory?
Replies: 12
Views: 1423

why does the xfce desktop use 1.2 gb of memory?

Im running lm 18 xfce and have 3 gb of ram and the system is running with firefox and the system uses about 1.2 gb memory with no other programs running but the system and firefox with no flash and html 5 everywhere.The claim is that this desktop is supposed to be a low resource desktop,1.2 GB is no...
by mark9950
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: xplayer crashes since mint 18.0 and is anyone going to fix this issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: xplayer crashes since mint 18.0 and is anyone going to fix this issue?

yes i installed the mm codec pack and I uninstalled it and vlc got uninstalled with it,I also installed vlc alone and all the mm codecs came with it.This is an ubuntu base,not a fedora,manjaro or suse distro.If you run mint 18 OR HIGHER try it and tell me if vlc get uninstalled if you remove all the...
by mark9950
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: mac address changing on mint
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: mac address changing on mint

tried it and it doesnt work it always reverts to the chip mac address which I would assume is a driver issue,Tails linux that I have found does work well to spoof mac address but I hate the gnome3 desktop I mean the gnome3 desktop system is a memory hog at 2.5 Gb ram.I would like mint/ubuntu to act ...
by mark9950
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: xplayer crashes since mint 18.0 and is anyone going to fix this issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: xplayer crashes since mint 18.0 and is anyone going to fix this issue?

installed linux mint on it you know those darn DEPENDENCIES,DUH????????
by mark9950
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: mac address changing on mint
Replies: 3
Views: 856

mac address changing on mint

I know that mint 18 xfce has the core of Xubuntu but the issue is that even though I change mac address using macchanger when I connect to the router for internet the wifi goes to the mac address on the chip,I know this because after I disconnect from the router. I check my mac address and its the c...

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