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by sarge816
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 28
Views: 1873

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!

Perfectly fast and smooth upgrade from 18.2 Xfce, thanks for all the hard work.
by sarge816
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [PATCHED] Wpa2 vulnerability - krack [issue is fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 16
Views: 2158

Re: Krack WiFi exploit

Just today got an update for wpasupplicant, from 6.0 to 6.2. LM18.2 Xfce
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/WPA_supplicant
by sarge816
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Non smart stuff.
Replies: 40
Views: 1073

Re: Non smart stuff.

Do they make "smart" toilets yet?

Smart Toilet Seat: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N7HTXCE/

Smart Toilet Seat, with constipation relief! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BWANF6/ :mrgreen:

The whole shebang: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00P0YWEHS

Careful what you ask for.
by sarge816
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...
Replies: 42
Views: 1345

Re: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...

Just curious because I've never done this for Windows. Does one have to use the microsoft tool to make a bootable Windows install USB/DVD from an iso file? If you're in Mint, wouldn't the USB Image Writer work just as good? tried to download it on Linux. There's no other Windows PC's in my house I ...
by sarge816
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...
Replies: 42
Views: 1345

Re: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...

You'll need a windows box to use the tool I linked to make the install USB Drive/DVD Just curious because I've never done this for Windows. Does one have to use the microsoft tool to make a bootable Windows install USB/DVD from an iso file? If you're in Mint, wouldn't the USB Image Writer work just...
by sarge816
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...
Replies: 42
Views: 1345

Re: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...

Your computer almost certainly has the Windows Product Key embedded in the system BIOS. Download Windows 8.1 directly from Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO Follow the directions and use the tool to make either a bootable USB flashdrive image or a standard DVD...
by sarge816
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...
Replies: 42
Views: 1345

Re: Switching From Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa To Windows 8...

Your computer almost certainly has the Windows Product Key embedded in the system BIOS. Download Windows 8.1 directly from Microsoft: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO Follow the directions and use the tool to make either a bootable USB flashdrive image or a standard DVD ...
by sarge816
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: first time linux user, cannot tether with android mobile phone
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: first time linux user, cannot tether with android mobile phone

i don't know what you mean by "rooted", can you explain Here in the good old USA the wireless providers take the phones from the manufacturer and then lock the bootloader and install their own apps (bloatware) that track your usage, show ads, prevent tethering (unless you pay), etc. Rooti...
by sarge816
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: first time linux user, cannot tether with android mobile phone
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: first time linux user, cannot tether with android mobile phone

What type of tether are your using? USB, Blutooth, WiFi? Is your phone rooted? I had old Motorola Bionics with 4.1.2 and had to root them to tether because Verizon sucks and had everything on lock down. I had good luck using 3rd party apps PDAnet and Foxfi without root, although the latter may be th...
by sarge816
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint 18 and usb wifi issue
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Mint 18 and usb wifi issue

I have a Rosewill RNX-N150UBE USB adapter (Realtek RTL8188SU) that has worked flawlessly with every version of Linux I've ever tried, including up to Mint 17.3. Unfortunately, it looks like those days of problem free wifi with this adapter are at an end if I stay with Mint/Ubuntu, as I've tried 18.1...
by sarge816
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 18.2 Cinnamon - performance lacking
Replies: 13
Views: 1148

Re: Mint 18.2 Cinnamon - performance lacking

I've got an Asus x200ca (circa 2013) with the 1007u Celeron, 2GB DDR3 and I've had both the oem 320GB HD and after-market 128GB SSD installed at various times. Currently with the 320GB 5400rpm HD with 17.3 Cinnamon and have no issues you list. It belongs to my son now and plays HD videos fine, runs ...
by sarge816
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Intel HD4000 ThinkPad graphics glitches
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Intel HD4000 ThinkPad graphics glitches

Using LM 18.2 Xfce on Dell Latitude E6230 with the i5 cpu and HD4000. I've never seen any of your boxes but I immediately upgraded the kernel to the latest 4.10.0-X because the 4.4 kernel had issues for me coming back from "suspend." The task bar and desktop icons would randomly blink and ...
by sarge816
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: losing wireless after reboot; requires terminal commands
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: losing wireless after reboot; requires terminal commands

Same happens to me but 18.2 Xfce 64bit. My wireless is a cheapo Rosewill N150UBE USB job with the Realtek RTL8188SU chipset. Worked great in LM17.3 Cinnamon, but now it has to be unplugged and inserted into a different USB slot every boot for it to be seen by the PC. I've tried kernel's from 4.4 - 4...
by sarge816
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your computers and Operating systems
Replies: 64
Views: 3940

Re: Your computers and Operating systems

Nice, but I still have all my CD-ROMs of all those old games, just never bothered to try and see if they would run in WINE. I may have to give it a go. There were also some projects I used to follow that were updating the games with real 3d engines and textures but no idea what ever happened to the...
by sarge816
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your computers and Operating systems
Replies: 64
Views: 3940

Re: Your computers and Operating systems

1997 saw me upgrade to an amazing Cyrix (Pentium equivalent) CPU based PC (133Mhz?) and saw the purchase of my first Voodoo 3D Graphics card. Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, Blood (the best game, EVER) Blood was and is AWESOME. Did you know you can play it on Linux for a few quid? They have s...
by sarge816
Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your computers and Operating systems
Replies: 64
Views: 3940

Re: Your computers and Operating systems

Did someone mention Rat Shack? Worked there from 1987 -1991 and specialized in computer sales, where I really cut my teeth. My first "PC" was a Radio Shack Color Computer (Co Co) with an external 5 1/4 floppy that hooked into the TV as the monitor. Ran cartridge games mostly (looking at yo...
by sarge816
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Getting a *new* ten year old motherboard...
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Re: Getting a *new* ten year old motherboard...

There should be nothing to it, with Linux. Just install the new motherboard and plug everything back in. You may get a one time prompt that "system has changed" and it may want you to go into BIOS. This is just your motherboard setup, and it might see hardware is different from it's last i...
by sarge816
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi not detected on old netbook
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: Wifi not detected on old netbook

This is the tutorial that helped me get a couple of old broadcom equipped laptops start working on wifi:
https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/796

Hope it helps.
by sarge816
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Best specs for Linux Mint Media Server
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Best specs for Linux Mint Media Server

I put together an HTPC back in 2012 that is still going strong. Gaming was not a consideration, only processing our full library of movies, tv shows and music and using the HTPC as a Plex server to stream it all throughout our home. I chose a 6-core AMD CPU because at the time it was reasonably pric...
by sarge816
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Kickin Sound System For your Linux Rig - Under $225.00
Replies: 15
Views: 711

Re: Kickin Sound System For your Linux Rig - Under $225.00

@OP Thanks for starting this thread and +1 on the idea of hooking up your computer to a good sound system, really makes a huge difference. I have an HTPC (on-board "HD" audio card) connected via HDMI to our Panasonic 50" Plasma TV which in turn is connected via optical cable to a Pana...

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