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by caf4926
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: That was Easy
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: That was Easy

For those that are interested: System: Kernel: 4.10.0-40-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.8 Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya Machine: System: Notebook (portable) product: W65_67SJ Mobo: Notebook model: W65_67SJ Bios: American Megatrends v: 1.05.01 date: 07/24/2015 CPU: Dual core Intel Co...
by caf4926
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: That was Easy
Replies: 3
Views: 128

That was Easy

Just inherited, after a fashion, a laptop with Optimus Graphics (Intel/nVidia)

No jumping thru hoops in Mint
nVidia prime I noticed was already installed
I ran the driver installer and accepted the recommended nvidia driver
And it's all perfect
18.2 KDE
by caf4926
Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18 Cinnamon kills keyboard & touchpad
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Mint 18 Cinnamon kills keyboard & touchpad

I guess you sort of answered your own question, though Ubuntu and Mint are so alike you may find it has the same issues. Always worth exploring whatever might work for you as it does sound like your machine has issues anyway
by caf4926
Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Asus Laptop
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Asus Laptop

No dice, the bios won't budge on anything. I tried usb boot. It won't save changes. Windows 10 doesn't disable Fastboot either. Some brute force is required IIRC I did work work for customers recently who wanted just Mint. But they were not ASUS though. Pretty sure I had to use Legacy mode in the B...
by caf4926
Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint17 after 2 years use - Maintenance?
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Re: Mint17 after 2 years use - Maintenance?

I'd try several different browsers on pages that behave this way
Defrag is not needed and neither AV
by caf4926
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Is Samba dead?
Replies: 14
Views: 1442

Re: Is Samba dead?

I'm not experiencing any problems
by caf4926
Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi slow
Replies: 15
Views: 513

Re: Wifi slow

Could be a limitation of the driver in Linux. I have similar with my

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Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi

Mine seems to tire of sleep and wake through the day as I open and close the laptop
by caf4926
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What Windows software can you not do without?
Replies: 145
Views: 8998

Re: What Windows software can you not do without?

Umm..
I'm coming up blank
by caf4926
Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Windows Update vs Mint Update
Replies: 38
Views: 2215

Re: Windows Update vs Mint Update

Tell me about it!
I only have to suffer that pain when working on customers machines
by caf4926
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clipboard in Cinnamon
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Re: Clipboard in Cinnamon

Cosmo. wrote:What you actually mean is a clipboard manager; the clipboard(s) is part of the OS.

Clipit is a good choice.


Yes
Sorry for the incorrect terminology
Thanks
by caf4926
Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clipboard in Cinnamon
Replies: 3
Views: 486

Clipboard in Cinnamon

What clipboard do you use or would you recommend
I usually use Clipit
by caf4926
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: External HDD is giving me input/output error.
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: External HDD is giving me input/output error.

i ran gparted and here's the message it gave me: http://i.imgur.com/nDk2uus.jpg Ummm... Took me a min to figure there was actually an image there, only just noticed it Right, so it's NTFS garbage Did you try plugging it in to another OS that actually uses NTFS by default? Personally I usually chang...
by caf4926
Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: External HDD is giving me input/output error.
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: External HDD is giving me input/output error.

Might want to plan for a backup and recovery to a new HDD
ionice ddrescue can copy the entire hdd for recovery
by caf4926
Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Automatic WiFi authentication
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Automatic WiFi authentication

Honestly, I don't know
But if you create a new user account and login. Do you experience the same behaviour?

Really it sounds to me like you should be looking in to replacing that turdy router.
by caf4926
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Automatic WiFi authentication
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Automatic WiFi authentication

I have an Andriod smartphone which doesn't have the same problem, it just reconnect automatically after some seconds. I also have Windows 7 (on the same PC I have Linux Mint) and it also reconnect automatically. I have the problem only when using Linux Mint. But they do need to reconnect because th...
by caf4926
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Automatic WiFi authentication
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: Automatic WiFi authentication

I'm wondering if you have other devices that connect to the network and if they suffer from the same problem?
by caf4926
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: How to Upgrade to KDE 5.6 on LM 17.3?
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

Re: How to Upgrade to KDE 5.6 on LM 17.3?

I suggest you do a clean install
Backup first though

Your experience will be much better this way
by caf4926
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Partitioning a new SSD
Replies: 25
Views: 1076

Re: Partitioning a new SSD

Hi, I wanted to bring new life into an old Netbook and avoid Windows altogether. Added a new SSD which was immediately recognised. Then I installed Linux Mint Mate from a USM using the ISO and UUI. The process didn't ask for any disk partitioning requirements so it put the distro all on one partiti...
by caf4926
Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint 18 thoughts and discussion...
Replies: 32
Views: 3121

Re: LinuxMint 18 thoughts and discussion...

Beta eh!
Wow it's running better than some stable releases I know
All looks good to me
by caf4926
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”
Replies: 280
Views: 45960

Re: Linux Mint 18 codenamed “Sarah”

I really don't care
If it's as good as always that is all that matters

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