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by sarge816
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 25
Views: 771

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

Early adoption is always problematic. I know many will disagree, but it is always a safer bet to wait for the first update on the new version of any OS before jumping into upgrade mode. With Windows, you always waited for the SP1. For Linux Mint, you always wait for the .1+. Just my personal experie...
by sarge816
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: <SOLVED> how do i install wlan drivers for old hardware without internet?
Replies: 10
Views: 131

Re: how do i install wlan drivers for old hardware without internet?

A couple of ideas: do you have a cell phone you can usb tether to your laptop? Use the cell internet to install the drivers. Or, get ahold of a usb wifi adapter temporarily that works with linux to install the drivers for the internal BCM43 wifi. If you can find a way to get internet temporarily, yo...
by sarge816
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Cinnamon vs Xfce min. sys requirements?

I have a pair of computers (one laptop, one desktop) with Core2 Duo processors & 4GB RAM with Cinnamon and they both run it very well. I also have an old 3rd Generation 1.5GHz 1007u Celeron CPU (about as fast as a mid-level C2D) in a laptop with 2GB RAM and it also runs it well. Just for reference.
by sarge816
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi limited to ~30Mbps on Mint 19
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Wifi limited to ~30Mbps on Mint 19

$ iwconfig wlp3s0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"WerkspotTech" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:F2:8B:D3:7F:E3 Bit Rate=144.4 Mb/s Tx-Power=1 dBm I see you are connected to the 2.4GHz network which doesn't look to be able to support the throughput you say your colleagues are enjoying. Is there...
by sarge816
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why So Many Bad Kernels - Compatibility problems between Nvidia driver & kernel
Replies: 42
Views: 1133

Re: Why So Many Bad Kernels.

Does Mint 18 work well with the 4.4 kernels? If so I would keep using them as there is nothing to be gained from a newer kernel series other than hardware support as the 4.4 kernels will receive the same security updates as 4.15 +1 - Mint 18 works great for me on several PCs and laptops with 4.4. I...
by sarge816
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Why command line still? (newbie)
Replies: 43
Views: 769

Re: Why command line still? (newbie)

I think for the average joe, most never have to utilize the command line at all. I know when I first installed Mint in 2009? I was astounded I didn't have to go out and hunt for drivers at all and most of the software I needed was already installed - everything just worked. My usual 2 hours Windows ...
by sarge816
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux kernel 4.15 and Mint 18.3
Replies: 11
Views: 956

Re: Linux kernel 4.15 and Mint 18.3

Latest 4.15 in 18.3 didn't like my nVidia drivers for my ancient Dell Precision m6300 laptop and kept crashing cinnamon into fallback mode. Latest 4.4 works perfectly - if it ain't broke...
by sarge816
Wed May 30, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much RAM do I have?
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: How much RAM do I have?

http://i-nex.linux.pl/

You already have great answers but thought I'd post that link. Great little Linux program that shows you everything you ever wanted to know about your hardware and software. Closest thing to a Linux CPUID I could find but I like it even better.
by sarge816
Sat May 12, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Re: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10

Bad thing to do IMO, no way to store all the files on your computer, I have all of the executable TurboTax programs, and all of the documents needed for each year in a separate folder, that I can access w/o the need to get on the Internet. I do NOT want my tax info floating around in the cloud some...
by sarge816
Sat May 12, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Re: Some random thoughts on Mint vs o/s X +Windows 10

Turbo Tax- I NEED this for the never suffiently d**ned Tax time. You probably are already aware but Turbo Tax works great online in the browser, although there may be reasons you need the actual software. I've been using it online for 10+ years without a hitch and have smartphone apps to keep track...
by sarge816
Fri May 11, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: many xfce themes do not apply to applications
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: mint xfce themes do not apply to applications

http://www.webupd8.org/2013/06/xfce-the ... hange.html

Not sure if this will help you, but I thought I would post just in case. It works great for me in LM 18.3 Xfce.
by sarge816
Wed May 09, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tutorial: Android without Google
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Tutorial: Android without Google

smurphos wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 12:36 am
Interesting recent blog post from a RedHat developer on degoogling an old Nexus 4 and replacing google services..... https://piware.de/post/2018-05-01-android-degoogle/
That's the spirit! :)
by sarge816
Tue May 08, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tutorial: Android without Google
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Tutorial: Android without Google

I think it is definitely a personal choice, sometimes dictated by needs beyond the personal. Like Portreve, who drives for a living and needs the functionality of Google Maps. Or others who need a certain functionality of a certain Gapp. (I am no fan of Microsoft, but I'm required to have Outlook ap...
by sarge816
Sun May 06, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tutorial: Android without Google
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Re: Tutorial: Android without Google

Thank you for this tutorial. My concern is that this is not, fundamentally, a particularly clean approach to having a libre mobile environment. One has to, in essence, work around what is intended by the platform creator to be a part of the platform. I need the functionality I have on my phone. Gli...
by sarge816
Sat May 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 83
Views: 3007

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

Used to love vinyl but gave away my entire record collection to one of my friends. It had been in storage untouched for 20+ years and my old Technics turntable finally found its way into the trash pile during a move long ago. I still have a sizable CD collection, but they were all ripped to our HTPC...
by sarge816
Sat May 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 163
Views: 5135

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=268937

By request, quick and dirty tutorial on how to get started on "de-Googling" your android phone.
by sarge816
Sat May 05, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tutorial: Android without Google
Replies: 14
Views: 731

Tutorial: Android without Google

**DISCLAIMER: Use this tutorial at your own risk, some of these procedures may brick or otherwise render inoperable your device. Please know what you are doing before attempting any of this** I mentioned briefly in the "Who doesn't trust Facebook" thread that I had "de-Googled" my android phone and ...
by sarge816
Fri May 04, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 163
Views: 5135

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

I deleted my Facebook account awhile ago when they started supporting causes that are contrary to my belief system. Same with Google, Netflix, etc. Matter of fact, I researched and completely de-Googled my android phone. It wasn't easy, but I turned my Moto G4 into an almost pure AOSP device. No Goo...
by sarge816
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: Google worse than Facebook regarding Privacy

But if you use Android for mobile it is very hard to get out of Google's info gathering. Still, you can go into privacy settings at Google and try to shut it down as much as possible. Truth, and I've spent the last year and a half experimenting with going "Google-Free" on my Android Moto G initiall...
by sarge816
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 115
Views: 2846

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

Drone Zone on Soma.FM
Helps me think, and I need all the help I can get.

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