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by Biker
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Broad question: Any tips on good laptop which will allow changing the boot sequence with minimum fuss?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Broad question: Any tips on good laptop which will allow changing the boot sequence with minimum fuss?

My ASUS 17" has two actual physical drive bays in addition to the DVD player on the side. I've had this thing for years, it's been an absolute workhorse for me. The day it gives up the ghost will be a sad sad day.
by Biker
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Broad question: Any tips on good laptop which will allow changing the boot sequence with minimum fuss?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Broad question: Any tips on good laptop which will allow changing the boot sequence with minimum fuss?

Generally, I look for a laptop that has two drive bays. Bay 1 gets the Linux drive, Bay 2 gets the Winderz drive. On boot up, I'm presented a choice as to which drive I wish to boot to.
by Biker
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Doing all the right things but not getting W10 showing in install
Replies: 28
Views: 713

Re: Doing all the right things but not getting W10 showing in install

Greetings, I've been wanting to install Mint 20.1 Ulyssa for some time now on my desktop PC. I want it to be a dual boot system with Windows 10. Ulyana is the existing Linux installation and when I proceeded to install Ulyssa, the installer doesn't show Windows 10, but it does show Ulyana. I looked...
by Biker
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgraded from 18.3 to 19, fails to login.
Replies: 22
Views: 2057

Re: Upgraded from 18.3 to 19, fails to login.

There was a recent Mesa update with Mint 18.3. When I ran the upgrade check, I was informed that the newer package would cause serious breakage if an attempt to update to Mint 19 was performed and to wait for a fixed package (or revert).
by Biker
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to boot into Linux Mint 19 64-Bit With EasyBCD 2.3 (Dual Boot Setup Windows 10 )
Replies: 19
Views: 6935

Re: Unable to boot into Linux Mint 19 64-Bit With EasyBCD 2.3 (Dual Boot Setup Windows 10 )

I never could get easyBCD to work well in a dual boot environment with Windows and Linux. The one and only time I attempted to use it to manage a dual boot configuration resulted in the loss of the entire drive with years of data lost (yeah, yeah, yeah, I know.. No fresh backups before fiddling with...
by Biker
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update issues Mint 18.2 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Update issues Mint 18.2 Cinnamon

Hmmm. We'll see how that goes. I'm running a RX460 and wanted to take advantage of the AMD offerings for their proprietary drivers.

Edited --

Again, I have no PPAs selected. The AMD driver setting is under additional repositories, not PPA.
by Biker
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update issues Mint 18.2 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Update issues Mint 18.2 Cinnamon

Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/amdgpu-pro.list deb [ trusted=yes ] file:/var/opt/amdgpu-pro-local/ ./ Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list deb http://packages.linuxmint.com serena main upstream import backport deb http://...
by Biker
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The direction I dream for Linux
Replies: 64
Views: 6061

Re: The direction I dream for Linux

... all this does not change the fact that Linux has grown enough and there are plenty of distributions. ... You just do not get it. There are way TOO many distros, DEs, package managers, APIs, etc. And little stability or backwards (or forwards) compatibility. That is why, largely, not many want t...
by Biker
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update issues Mint 18.2 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Update issues Mint 18.2 Cinnamon

Been getting this error for a few days now. Get:1 file:/var/opt/amdgpu-pro-local ./ InRelease Ign:1 file:/var/opt/amdgpu-pro-local ./ InRelease Get:2 file:/var/opt/amdgpu-pro-local ./ Release [814 B] Get:2 file:/var/opt/amdgpu-pro-local ./ Release [814 B] Get:3 file:/var/opt/amdgpu-pro-local ./ Rele...
by Biker
Sat May 23, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Inactive Cinnamon Desktop since upgrade. [SOLVED]
Replies: 18
Views: 2746

Re: Inactive Cinnamon Desktop since upgrade.

Noticing the same behavior after the updates this morning. Right mouseclick on desktop provides a different menu now, where as before one could update/change the desktop backgrounds. This is no longer possible.
by Biker
Fri May 22, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Changing bluetooth download destination
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Changing bluetooth download destination

Although I use it rarely, it is rather handy to do a quick bluetooth transfer from the phone to the notebook. However, the default destination directory (/Downloads) tends to be rather cluttered at times and only gets cleaned out a couple of times a year. I'd like to change this to a different locat...
by Biker
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Kudos on a great OS
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Kudos on a great OS

I swapped out the internal wifi card in my notebook with an Intel AC 7260. Took me 30 minutes of fiddling to get the drivers to install properly in Winderz. Fired up Mint and it detected the new card upon bootup and was off to the races without a single issue. A job well done on an excellent OS. It ...
by Biker
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi stops working after a while
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Re: Wifi stops working after a while

How far away from the router are you? If you move closer for a better signal strength, do you still experience the connection issue?
by Biker
Sun Mar 01, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: For those of you that use 802.11ac with internal mini PCI-E
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: For those of you that use 802.11ac with internal mini PC

Went ahead and pulled the trigger on the 7260. With the existing connection speed combined with router, the 5GHz band is sufficient with the 2 data streams.

Thanks y'all. :D
by Biker
Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: For those of you that use 802.11ac with internal mini PCI-E
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

For those of you that use 802.11ac with internal mini PCI-E

Which make/model card do you have installed and what are your impressions with network stability and speed? I'm planning on replacing the existing 802.11n card in my notebook with one that supports 802.11ac and am leaning towards the Intel line of wireless cards. But before I source a final solution...
by Biker
Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting from a external HDD (w/o dualboot!)
Replies: 6
Views: 1208

Re: Booting from a external HDD (w/o dualboot!)

When I had my Toshiba notebook, I ran Linux off the external drive. I set the boot order in the BIOS to check for the external first and if it was plugged in, to boot from it. You can set the delay in Grub to 1 second on sdb and it will pretty much seem as it's an auto boot.
by Biker
Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Asus USB- AC56 Wireless Adptr - Realtek 8812 Driver <SOLVED>
Replies: 19
Views: 13357

Re: Asus USB- AC56 Wireless Adptr - Realtek 8812 Driver <SOL

I'm happy to say that the instructions posted by chili555 for installing via git works perfectly in Mint 17.1.

It appears ASUS still hasn't fixed their provided driver that comes on the disc. Installing from git had me up and running in minutes.
by Biker
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mint 17 over OpenSUSE, keeping Win7 dual boot
Replies: 8
Views: 1773

Re: Install Mint 17 over OpenSUSE, keeping Win7 dual boot

You shouldn't have any issues installing Mint to the partition that SUSE currently occupies. And yes, GRUB will probe your drive during the installation process and include Windows as a boot option.
by Biker
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint to a second Hard Drive SOLVED
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: Installing Mint to a second Hard Drive

It depends on how you set everything up. My notebook has two hard drives. sda contains Windows and sdb contains my linux distributions. I use the escape key to get the default boot menu for the notebook and select the drive I wish to use at the time. You can, however, install Mint to the second driv...

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