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by I2k4
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown
Replies: 104
Views: 5157

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

There are no reported exploits. Correct until now. But tools for creating exploits do exist already in the wild and Anders Fogh, one of the researchers who found the vulnerability, said 2 days ago, that he expects attacks very soon. You could link your source. I wouldn't be surprised at attacks soo...
by I2k4
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown
Replies: 104
Views: 5157

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown

As a quarter-century Windows user and Ubuntu / Mint user since 10.04 LTS, I haven't seen any security issue like this one, ever. There are no reported exploits. The vulnerability is recently discovered, goes to the very foundation of how hardware chips are designed, and the patches are of doubtful q...
by I2k4
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: I2k4

tried to send you PM = but you have turned off your contact details ? whispers Hello, I'm not a reliable "regular" on this or other user forums but look in now and then, here mainly for new releases or my own issues with Mint - so don't PM as a rule. I can't think there'd be anything priv...
by I2k4
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Dedoimedo - Review of 18.3 Sylvia
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Dedoimedo - Review of 18.3 Sylvia

Thanks for the link - rare to see such a thoroughgoing review, and judgments are about right. There's far too much community enthusiasm about half-baked "because I can" hobby distros and he seems to have his head straight about what a good working release really is. (I share the preference...
by I2k4
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How does one reinstall windows on a computer whose only operating system is Linux Mint?
Replies: 29
Views: 696

Re: How does one reinstall windows on a computer whose only operating system is Linux Mint?

I had some experience successfully installing Win 10 beta as an "Insider" over Mint Linux on a Dell laptop (convincing myself to go back to Mint on that machine. Importantly, downloading and trying install an ISO that was only made to install over a previous version of Windows completely f...
by I2k4
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: tp-link t4u usb wireless adapter

The Link you give refers to a Realtek adapter needing a driver: rtl8812AU - which needs a "workaround" for Ubuntu / Mint. I've personally used an 11n adapter workaround for RTL8192CU for years and it fixes a serious driver incompatibility on my adapters (that also work fine on Windows with...
by I2k4
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can I assume these are also level 3 and below?
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: can I assume these are also level 3 and below?

Not sure you need to be "terrified" of lower level installation: I updated Mint 17.0--17.3 point releases and all updates down to level 5 without any problems over a couple of years of bullet-proof service. I do take some care to install Level 1, reboot, install 2-4, reboot, and only then ...
by I2k4
Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual Boot Clock Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Dual Boot Clock Problem

Had the issue on W7 and this Windows registry edit fixed it - OSX same same for Linux: https://lifehacker.com/5742148/fix-windows-clock-issues-when-dual-booting-with-os-x Was a nagging problem. I had to download a Windows Registry Editor freebie to implement it, for some reason regedit didn't bring ...
by I2k4
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Mint 18.x, Firefox 57 media play, and mint-meta-codecs
Replies: 0
Views: 79

[Solved] Mint 18.x, Firefox 57 media play, and mint-meta-codecs

I started testing Mint 18.3 Cinnamon on live USB, and had a brand new problem playing favorite music and radio websites (Jazzradio and Tune In) on the preinstalled FF57 - on one of them a red warning bar appears saying the browser is not compatible with mp3 and mp4 content, and sends users to a list...
by I2k4
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help reverting to windows10
Replies: 27
Views: 805

Re: Need help reverting to windows10

Can't say I read every word above, but a very common problem users have trying to reinstall Windows onto a full drive Linux installation is from using a disk that is not a complete fresh install official Windows disk: the ISOs that are meant for updating a previous version of Windows will not recogn...
by I2k4
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: It's installed but how do I find it?
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: It's installed but how do I find it?

Hard to know what exactly you did, but sometimes the icons don't show up in the menu system until you've rebooted the PC. Try that first, if you haven't already, then you'll know there's a problem,
by I2k4
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How much memory do I need?
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: How much memory do I need?

As you describe your use, apart from hi-def video it's hard to imagine using all those resources. Mint 17.3 Cinnamon runs fine on our bedroom Dell laptop with 2gb RAM, mainly music streaming and Chromecasting video now and then. I'd suggest installing a taskbar system monitor that gives a constant r...
by I2k4
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Slow wireless connection (NEW problem: unstable)
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Slow wireless connection (stuck at 11MB/s)

If, and only if, you have a RealTek driver this might address your problems - it tells you how to identify your wifi adapter and provides different fixes for different ones: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/reserve-7 It's very step-by-step, cut and paste into a terminal sometimes w...
by I2k4
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding mouse debounce
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Adding mouse debounce

You don't specify a brand, but there's a well-known Logitech left-click problem with aging mice double-clicking, and my LT wireless mouse/keyboard combo recently developed it. After some wasted time with settings in both Windows and Mint, I learned that it's mouse hardware with a DIY fix for those w...
by I2k4
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I repair my grub file (dual boot)?
Replies: 15
Views: 323

Re: How do I repair my grub file (dual boot)?

If you haven't tried Boot-repair, it's the first thing - if it doesn't work there's something more serious wrong. https://sourceforge.net/p/boot-repair/home/Home/ I haven't experienced GRUB recognition problems recently but the simple "recommended repair" (below) worked great for some dual...
by I2k4
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition

@kathyspogo ... P.S. The one thing that you can't do with a Live USB drive with persistence is update any of your programs, system, etc. Generally agree with this summary, but have to correct this - users CAN update preinstalled and install new software onto a persistent live USB (regardless of FAT...
by I2k4
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: Linux Mint Live USB with Persistent Partition

As often happens, comments from different experience sets and preferences. FWIW, I've been running garden variety Persistent Live USB installs since Ubuntu 10.04, and settled on Mint with 17.x, I use the drives for a month or two as pre-tests for new Mint versions, deciding whether and what to dual ...
by I2k4
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint where only unstable internet available
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Linux Mint where only unstable internet available

Thanks for your replies, I have a TP-Link wifi adapter using the appropriate Realtek driver. I don't think its the problem. I'll try installing the latest mint and see what happens. I use a Realtek based wifi adapter on my Mint 17.3 Dell laptop, and it needs a special workaround - check if the driv...
by I2k4
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint where only unstable internet available
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Linux Miint where onlyunstable internet available

Current Mint is usually pretty good at identifying wifi adapters automatically, but you might want to check the Driver Manager to see if a special driver is identified. I always suggest testing Mint or any Linux on live USB before installing it on a hard drive - the wifi adapter should work exactly ...
by I2k4
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Help with finding distro for notebook with 1 GB ram.
Replies: 25
Views: 837

Re: SOLVED Help with finding distro for notebook with 1 GB ram.

Late to the party but I run Mint XFCE on an Acer netbook, same specs. XFCE will run around or under 200mb of RAM, and I've found other lightweights primitive and not always so light by comparison, though you might save a few mb of RAM. Your biggest problem, as above, is the increasing hogginess of m...

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