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by rickNS
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Forum: Rules (These Don't Work)?
Replies: 11
Views: 484

Re: Linux Forum: Rules (These Don't Work)?

I admit that I had never noticed the tab "Rules, Folders, & Settings" under "Private Messages" (in more than 9 years). :oops: A little over 10 years here. It seems I average about one message a year...hence, not something that needs any of my attention. I wonder how many mes...
by rickNS
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ISO burn to UBS issues [SOLVED] Ran ISO in Live mode (F12 restart, first option "Start")
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: ISO burn to UBS issues

Save your insults Didn't see it as insult, as you said pretty much the same thing yourself. OF COURSE..the short answer was " boot it up". I'm pretty certain the OP already knew to try that. No they didn't. again if you read the post, they said they were afraid of bricking their system. I...
by rickNS
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ISO burn to UBS issues [SOLVED] Ran ISO in Live mode (F12 restart, first option "Start")
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: ISO burn to UBS issues

Sorry for the crap ton of information, Wow. You should be sorry, that is indeed a lot of crap. I didn't see anyone asking where to shop, what to buy, or whether or not they should dual boot. Did you even read the question before spewing off at the keyboard? The question was; how to check the ISO on...
by rickNS
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ISO burn to UBS issues [SOLVED] Ran ISO in Live mode (F12 restart, first option "Start")
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: ISO burn to UBS issues

I would not worry about the USB messing up your machine. With windows 10 (in case you don't know) you need to turn off fast boot... https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/articles/213195423-How-To-Disable-Fast-Startup-in-Windows-10 And disable "secure boot" as well. https://fossbytes.com/enable-...
by rickNS
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get Win10 off of my new laptop?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: How to get Win10 off of my new laptop?

Maybe win10 is NOT actually shut down (the fast boot BS) https://lifehacker.com/shutting-down-windows-10-doesnt-actually-shut-down-wind-1825532376 After that, and still have trouble, have a look here. https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005847/intel-nuc.html And I've not owne...
by rickNS
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Dragon's Lair on Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Dragon's Lair on Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa

Or, and probably much easier, just download the rom, and run it in Higan.
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Yes , good job.
I do have dosbox too, but I find it a bit of a pain to use.
by rickNS
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get Win10 off of my new laptop?
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: How to get Win10 off of my new laptop?

edzell wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:39 am
(I need XP to run a couple of old programs I'm addicted to).
Just my opinion, but instead of dual booting to get xp, I'd put it in a virtual box, virtual machine. You can access it faster...even at the same time if you like.
by rickNS
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ideapad keyboard brightness keys not working
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Ideapad keyboard brightness keys not working

I have Linux Mint 20.1 Mate installed (running kernel 5.4) in my Lenovo Ideapad S145-14iwl laptop. Everything works great except for the keyboard brightness keys. Then a couple of posts later you say; I tried the solution offered by the first link and it messed up my configuration... Cinnamon kept ...
by rickNS
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop battery exchange - again - now what?
Replies: 27
Views: 764

Re: Laptop battery exchange - again - now what?

so I have some serious doubts about your claim that you had one last 10 years with only a 10% loss in capacity. OK, so you're calling me a liar...in so many words, that's OK, and your prerogative. But you clearly don't have a grasp on Li-ion batteries, you said; You are assuming all battery operate...
by rickNS
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop battery exchange - again - now what?
Replies: 27
Views: 764

Re: Laptop battery exchange - again - now what?

So, generally: if possible, always plug it in, regardless of charge. In my opinion (and experience) yes. If not plugged in, do not let discharge to zero. Also, yes, but don't worry about it too much as the BMS (Battery Management System) will take care of it, and activate the LVC (Low Voltage Cutof...
by rickNS
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop battery exchange - again - now what?
Replies: 27
Views: 764

Re: Laptop battery exchange - again - now what?

If your sitting next to an outlet, and using your laptop battery, your wasting it, period. A Li-ion battery has predetermined life expectancy of so many cycles, or more accurately, a certain number of watts in/watts out. If you want to get more "years" out of your battery leave it plugged ...
by rickNS
Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Just Upped My RAM; Do I Need a Swap File Anymore?
Replies: 21
Views: 760

Re: Just Upped My RAM; Do I Need a Swap File Anymore?

Maybe...fwiw I was not referring to zswap either... [xxxx@manjaro-mate ~]$ sudo df -H Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on tmpfs 1.3G 0 1.3G 0% /dev/shm tmpfs 4.2M 0 4.2M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup tmpfs 1.3G 53M 1.3G 5% /tmp tmpfs 1.3G 2.5M 1.3G 1% /etc/pacman.d/gnupg tmpfs 255M 144k 255M 1% /run/user...
by rickNS
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Just Upped My RAM; Do I Need a Swap File Anymore?
Replies: 21
Views: 760

Re: Just Upped My RAM; Do I Need a Swap File Anymore?

antikythera wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:12 pm

FYI zram is enabled by default with manjaro and /tmpfs is set to use it.
Which manjaro, do you speak of, as that's not the case on manjaro20 KDE, or manjaro20 MATE.
by rickNS
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reinstalling Mint Cinnamon, cannot partition or format hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Reinstalling Mint Cinnamon, cannot partition or format hard drive

SMG wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:27 pm
please edit the title of the first post in the thread and add [SOLVED] so others with a similar issue will know this is a good thread to check.
Chances of someone else having this particular issue is pretty slim, because of that, might be just as well this thread fade into oblivion.
by rickNS
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I UnPartition my Partitions?
Replies: 15
Views: 512

Re: How do I UnPartition my Partitions?

I'm confused. -I def need a / partition of at least 10GB, but what should I make the rest of the space? /home? Well you are getting there. but, As this install is only minutes old I strongly suggest you start again (only takes a few minutes) and make "/" 20GB If you plan to hibernate then...
by rickNS
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I UnPartition my Partitions?
Replies: 15
Views: 512

Re: How do I UnPartition my Partitions?

I could not find a way to assign /boot or /home to any of the partitions I created in Gparted. So I created 2 Partitions in the installation wizard: /boot is 1GB and the /home folder uses the rest of the free space. First, I don't think that linked install guide is a very good one. Because #1) a se...
by rickNS
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Determined to be a Linux power-user!
Replies: 20
Views: 794

Re: Determined to be a Linux power-user!

Unfortunately this can happen here too. I can't tell if the users doing this it's some or a few since I'm still new, but it's the ugly reality. Really ? Have you got any examples in the week you've been here ? I mean, I've been here practically daily for a decade, and I DON'T see that. (or, at most...
by rickNS
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to list installed programs on non bootable disk
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: How to list installed programs on non bootable disk

1) permissions, or owner should not be a problem. For one thing a new "copy" will be owned by the copier. 2) for the programs you can't remember, I'd ask, how important are they...if you can't remember them, they probably weren't used much, and you can always add them back on a "as ne...
by rickNS
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Confusion-Solved
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Confusion

How do I go in and totally format the hard drive, remove everything and try installing again on a completely "clean" hard drive? EDIT, pretty much already covered by majpooper You do not need format the HDD. You do not need remove anything. Start the install process again. Choose "us...

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