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by sarge816
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?

Update: I've been unmounting the usb drive every time after loading it with files in LM, and then plugging it into a Windows computer. Not sure if this is a long term fix or if it is just random success at this point, but so far so good. Thanks to everyone who chimed in.
by sarge816
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?

Ah, right! That makes perfect sense, and I don't mind the errors as much as I do the missing files. Windows for some reason deletes files from the USB after throwing errors - even after choosing NOT to repair. I've learned to "copy and paste" to usb rather than "cut and paste," b...
by sarge816
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?

This has always been my solution: Just say no. Windows complains because it doesn't understand that the stick and the files are fine. I wish that were an option - my wife's real estate business requires Windows 10 for all of the software packages that are used. She runs it all from her home office ...
by sarge816
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?

sarge816, When you formatted the thumbdrive, did you do it in Windows or Mint? I've tried it both ways Jerry, doesn't seem to make much difference. I found an article about "properly" ejecting drives in Linux before plugging them into Windows, so I may experiment with unmounting the usb d...
by sarge816
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?

That's good information, thank you for responding with such specific information. I was hoping it wasn't a hardware issue, but it might be. I mainly use USB3 drives with USB3 ports across all computers, both desktops and laptops. USB2 seems to be slightly less problematic, but I haven't done extensi...
by sarge816
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Thumbdrive between Mint & Win10?

Anyone solved the problem of using a USB thumbdrive between LM & Windows? Basically, if I copy any files from LM to the drive and then insert it into any of my Win10 machines, Windows complains that the drive may have errors. If I let Windows try to fix it, invariably some files go missing. Othe...
by sarge816
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VPN - what is best/easiest?
Replies: 22
Views: 890

Re: VPN - what is best/easiest?

Installing and running Windscribe via the terminal is easy peasy - if you are already familiar with it, i can assure you it works fine in Linux. Paid subscriber here and use it on both Windows and Linux Mint.
by sarge816
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Smart TV's have hidden cameras inside. (Done)
Replies: 97
Views: 3303

Re: Smart TV's have hidden cameras inside.

Even a smart tv is "dumb" if you don't connect it to the interweb. I do acknowledge guilt in just about every other tech category though. :mrgreen:
by sarge816
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 1.5 GB RAM OK?
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: 1.5 GB RAM OK?

YES - - the Mate Desktop, would be better, with an better user interface, than what you would experience with the XFCE Desktop experience. I'd have to say that would be personal preference, as I prefer the customizability and user interface of Xfce far more than Mate, and I use it over Cinnamon as ...
by sarge816
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Looking for a new phone-SOLVED
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Looking for a new phone

Moto G Power would be the phone i'd buy right now if I needed one. My venerable Moto G4 was unlocked and rooted, sitting in a drawer when my oldest at A&M broke his iphone. He opted to use the Moto rather than buy a new iphone, and it is currently working like new on Red Pocket GMSA.
by sarge816
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Looking for a new phone-SOLVED
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Looking for a new phone

Yup, Apple products are over priced and extremely over-rated. Wife will use only an iphone, I've used both and Android is fine but with some caveats. The non-ios phones generally are not nearly as well made, and it shows in the weight and quality of the product. You also will generally not get as mu...
by sarge816
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Which graphics accelerator for Cinnamon 19.3 32-bit
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: Which graphics accelerator for Cinnamon 19.3 32-bit

At least it appears you have that netbook maxed out in ram at 2GB. I have a similar machine and it runs Xfce ok. If you're still using a mechanical hard drive, a huge speed increase would be to upgrade to an SSD - it's like night and day. A small 120GB SSD can be had for less than $25 these days and...
by sarge816
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "A" Solution to "The Alcohol Problem"
Replies: 22
Views: 1825

Re: "A" Solution to "The Alcohol Problem"

I'm all for the magic hangover pill myself. Because life without alcohol? Perish the thought!
by sarge816
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: American College is a Waste of Money
Replies: 36
Views: 1689

Re: American College is a Waste of Money

I agree completely. The price of college is almost out of reach for most without going into debt with student loans. And this is why college has gotten so expensive IMO - the university knows the kids will have to borrow money, the banks are going to lend it, and the college can charge exorbitant am...
by sarge816
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved: Windows 10/Mint dual boot, multiple issues.
Replies: 18
Views: 706

Re: Stop Windows update from borking Mint/GRUB by creating more recovery partitions.

If you figure out the whole multiple drive thing, you can always download a tool that completely disables Windows Updates altogether as well. That is what I do on all of my computers that cannot be Linux only.
by sarge816
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ideas on Budget Laptops...
Replies: 29
Views: 1790

Re: Ideas on Budget Laptops...

Just a request to all those Dell Latitude and HP Probook owners out there, are those machines completely compatible with Linux? I have always had great luck with Dell Latitudes and Linux. Typing to you right now on my venerable old E6410, worked perfectly out of the box. I also had Dell Precisions ...
by sarge816
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop Size preference
Replies: 35
Views: 1650

Re: Laptop Size preference

15.6" with these new fangled 16:9 screens (much prefer 16:10 ratio), but 1920x1080 is really hard on the eyes in LM Xfce. It just doesn't scale well, and standard HD resolution 720p is easier to read, too.
by sarge816
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using Mint on Intel Atom processor
Replies: 18
Views: 4723

Re: Using Mint on Intel Atom processor

We may have identical netbooks - mine is a Dell Inspiron Mini10 with the exact specs as yours. I currently use it to run our home security system with Windows 7 32bit, but it used to run Linux Mint all the way back to 2009 (mine came with Ubuntu preinstalled). I can tell you that the current LM19.3,...
by sarge816
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT - upgrade to better M/B with faster CPU
Replies: 24
Views: 1227

Re: HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT - upgrade to better M/B with faster CPU

You might have a hard time upgrading the motherboard, as Compaq and other oem pc makers like using proprietary motherboards that don't necessarily fit in standard ATX cases. If it is a standard ATX or micro ATX then you have lots of options. You didn't post what the specs are either, it might be jus...
by sarge816
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Mate Destroys Cinnamon (Performance) v19.3, v20
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Mate Destroys Cinnamon (Performance) v19.3, v20

I prefer Xfce, but I generally agree with your analysis. I saw it most on old computers, where on a Core2 Duo Cinnamon had performance issues and on the same laptop Xfce ran like a top.

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