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by sarge816
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved: Unplugged computer. replugged. Linux OS completely gone?
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Unplugged computer. replugged. Linux OS completely gone?

Solved.

It was the "female(?)" connection into the SSD was bad.
Unplugged it and the metal spring clip came right off.

Swapped it with a differant cable.
We're in business!

Thanks guy
YW, glad it was an easy fix.
by sarge816
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solved: Unplugged computer. replugged. Linux OS completely gone?
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Unplugged computer. replugged. Linux OS completely gone?

Check the SSD SATA connection, make sure the cable hasn't come loose on motherboard/drive. Try a different SATA connection on the motherboard if you can, maybe even swap cables. If everything looks ok but still no boot, put the drive in a different computer and see if it's recognized. If it isn't th...
by sarge816
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?
Replies: 63
Views: 1798

Re: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?

Have four (4) desktops in the house, 3 of them are custom-built (by me) and the other is a super cheapy Dell Optiplex 780 SFF I got refurbished with a 17" old school 3:2 LCD monitor for the kids to play ABC Mouse and browser flash games on Nick Jr., PBS Kids, etc. Spent just over $100 on that combo...
by sarge816
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Bad performance with last 2 kernels.
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Bad performance with last 2 kernels.

Same here with the 4.4.0-112 across several various computer systems. These include: 1) Dell E6230 laptop with i5 3320M (3rd gen / ivy bridge) / 4GB DDR3 / HD4000 / 120GB SSD 2) HTPC / DIY Box with i5 3570 (3rd gen / ivy bridge) / 8GB DDR3 / Geforce GT630 / 120GB SSD & 2TB + 2TB HD 3) old Dell SFF d...
by sarge816
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Better performance on Windows 7 than on Mint 18
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Better performance on Windows 7 than on Mint 18

I'm just not very knowledgeable in this matter, the kernel I chose to use was 4.10.0-42, was this a good choice ? Should I be using something else ? Oh, and another thing, does this mean that I should never update my kernel ? Or is just a matter of the fixes for spectre/meltdown haven't been optimi...
by sarge816
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?
Replies: 63
Views: 1798

Re: Do most Linux users DIY or have OEM systems?

Have four (4) desktops in the house, 3 of them are custom-built (by me) and the other is a super cheapy Dell Optiplex 780 SFF I got refurbished with a 17" old school 3:2 LCD monitor for the kids to play ABC Mouse and browser flash games on Nick Jr., PBS Kids, etc. Spent just over $100 on that combo,...
by sarge816
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Better performance on Windows 7 than on Mint 18
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Better performance on Windows 7 than on Mint 18

Is there anything that I can do make my experience on Mint better ? Or am I stuck with Windows 7 ? Have you tried regressing your kernel to an earlier version? Unless I'm mistaken, that latest 4.13 kernel you are using has some of the fixes for spectre / meltdown, which may be slowing your computer...
by sarge816
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I switch to an older version of Mint for better stability?
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Should I switch to an older version of Mint for better stability?

@Dragon_Chaser 17.x was rock solid for me, you will probably find it to your liking except that it will be EOL shortly (next year). 18.x for me is good but not as stable as 17.x. Blame it on the SystemD, or whatever, no idea. I do know that I will continue to use Mint but the user experience is...le...
by sarge816
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Do you use Windows?
Replies: 49
Views: 1203

Re: Do you use Windows?

I would walk away from Windows completely years ago except that my wife is a Real Estate agent and must use it for work. Windows 7 SP1 (original patch, no updates, auto-update turned OFF) on her home office PC, her laptop and work pc. Windows 10 will never touch my computers. Linux Mint on every oth...
by sarge816
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” Xfce released!
Replies: 28
Views: 2735

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: 2289

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: 1099

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: 1383

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: 1383

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: 1383

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: 1383

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: 436

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. Rooting the pho...
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: 436

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: 213

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: 1227

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 ...

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