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by sarge816
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are the aims of Linux Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: What are the aims of Linux Mint?

Once and awhile ain't bad when you got a lot of folks doing the same thing (mostly questions) because there to lazy to find the answers themselves it gets just stupid. This was my experience as well. As you can see from my join date, I've been a Linux nub for a long time now and I've tried my hand ...
by sarge816
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Battle net
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Battle net

Running Blizzard games on Linux is a constant battle since it seems like every patch and update likes to break things. If you are intent on doing this and not dual-booting, there are some guides using WINE and Lutris: https://www.reddit.com/r/wine_gaming/comments/82pvcd/lutris_blizzard_games_install...
by sarge816
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Magnet links not working in either Chromium or Firefox
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Magnet links not working in either Chromium or Firefox

I also use Tixati and have the same exact problem with each new Mint install. Copy and paste this in terminal:

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xdg-mime default tixati.desktop x-scheme-handler/magnet
That has always worked for me in Firefox (I don't use Chrome).
by sarge816
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I am a man of wealth and taste
Replies: 12
Views: 1532

Re: I am a man of wealth and taste

Welcome aboard! And Linux Mint is an outstanding Windows replacement, give it some time and I'm sure you'll agree. This place is an outstanding repository of knowledge and inquiry so go wild.

And I prefer "Wild Horses," the Sundays version. 8)
by sarge816
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Cleaner or not?
Replies: 40
Views: 661

Re: System Cleaner or not?

I don't have the expertise for dual booting, so I have learned to live without it! I agree, it is a great game. there is a web site that had missions one could download as well as skins for the aircraft, buildings, terrain, etc. It kept me occupied and out of trouble! Dual-booting is super easy. In...
by sarge816
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Cleaner or not?
Replies: 40
Views: 661

Re: System Cleaner or not?

I am disappointed that a game I have had for about 15 yrs (WWII Fighters) can not be played on Linux but that is not something I can not live without! It appears Linux isn't game friendly. I looked at both WINE HQ and in Steam and didn't see the game listed so you might indeed have issues running i...
by sarge816
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS
Replies: 16
Views: 230

Re: Install dual bootable Mint on a Win7 computer with no access to BIOS

There are services to unlock password protected BIOS but I wouldn't waste my time or money on them. Linux is very accommodating in that you can install it on a hard drive and move the drive between many computers without an issue. I've swapped hard drives between the most diverse types of computers ...
by sarge816
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 99
Views: 6125

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: 182

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: 210

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: 336

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: 1380

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: 993

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: 1403

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: 298

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: 1608

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: 1608

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: 179

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: 883

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: 883

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...

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