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by I2k4
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: To uninstall LibreOffice
Replies: 11
Views: 134

Re: To uninstall LibreOffice

I've recently uninstalled LO 5.x from both M17.3 and M18.3 (on live usb) in order to install the newest LO 6 - no problems - using this terminal sequence: sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-core sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libreoffice [No --purge...
by I2k4
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Dark theme but white textbox background?
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Dark theme but white textbox background?

It's bothered me for some years that the really dark themes black out login, etc. boxes and don't compensate with a readable white font. I've usually done a mix and match of dark elements but with Controls that created too much light space - but they worked. Recently discovered "Jet-Grey" Cinnamon t...
by I2k4
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I partition my 1 TB hard drive to dual boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint Cinnamon?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: How do I partition my 1 TB hard drive to dual boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint Cinnamon?

I've been dual booting / running Live USB since 2010 (Ubuntu 10.04, then Mint 15.x) First, I always recommend running the version of Mint you're interested in as a persistent live USB for some weeks, thoroughly getting familiar with compatibility issues on your PC and all peripherals you rely on, an...
by I2k4
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What's the verdict on this new DNS service?
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: What's the verdict on this new DNS service?

Cloudflare, the host for the service, got into political soup last year for hosting some hate sites, but after a bit of libertarian hemming and hawing seems to have dumped them: https://blog.cloudflare.com/why-we-terminated-daily-stormer/ No clue whether this or any DNS service has any privacy prote...
by I2k4
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't get Windows to run after running Linux Mint from bootable USB
Replies: 20
Views: 392

Re: Can't get Windows to run after running Linux Mint from bootable USB

I didn't experience anything similar the one time I deleted a Mint dual-boot and restored Windows boot using a fixmbr procedure. I do think your problem is with your C: drive and not the unidentified drive. Be clear that what Linux shows as sda1 is the unidentified 6gb drive while sda2 is your large...
by I2k4
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Qiana 17 support 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Linux Mint Qiana 17 support 2019

I'm running M17.3 32bit (no fan of the girl's names) on a Dell laptop and weakling Acer netbook and have gotten updates or managed to install current versions of Firefox, LibreOffice and other software I use. No flaming rush to fresh install another OS and spend hours reconfiguring settings for ever...
by I2k4
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Wifi signal on linux mint. About 20% weaker compared to windows
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Wifi signal on linux mint. About 20% weaker compared to windows

I've had similar performance problems with a Realtek chipset, requiring a "workaround" driver install to function properly - so googled your Atheros AR9271 802.11n and this seems the best set of possible helps: https://ninja4it.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/inside-linux-and-wi-fi-atheros-ar9271-drivers/ ...
by I2k4
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Persistent ISO on USB - what can I safely delete
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Persistent ISO on USB - what can I safely delete

I've been using Mint on Live USB currently testing 64 bit M18.3 on a couple of older machines that came with 32 bit Windows installed. I build the Live USB with the Pendrive installer on Windows. What I've found with 64 bit is that IF you format the USB drive to NTFS (not FAT 32) either on Windows o...
by I2k4
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't get Windows to run after running Linux Mint from bootable USB
Replies: 20
Views: 392

Re: Can't get Windows to run after running Linux Mint from bootable USB

@trytip: I tried these commands on my external HDD that wasn't working, not on the Windows disk. That's why I suspect I may have done something wrong and messed the Windows disk by mistake. I don't have a Windows installation disk because Windows came pre-installed in the PC. I've used live USB Min...
by I2k4
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 42
Views: 1419

Re: On-Line banking

Like others, I've used Ubuntu / Mint for over a decade with no problems banking on Firefox browser. There is one caveat to my confidence, and that's not about preventing issues but about compliance with the bank's own requirements for reimbursement. My (Canadian) bank prominently posts this on the l...
by I2k4
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Finding supported hardware [yet again, for older machine]
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Finding supported hardware [yet again, for older machine]

By far the easiest, if not the only, way to find out for sure if your own PC will run Mint or any Linux is to create and run a bootable persistent live USB install. For older (e.g. Win 7) PCs just set USB as the boot priority ahead of the hard drive and the system will boot Mint from the USB, withou...
by I2k4
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Is there any alternatives for adobe lightroom and adobe photoshop? :D :D :D Thank you for your replies I feel so welcomed :D Adobe Lightroom is a powerful manager for RAW stills, and Photoshop an even more powerful image file processor. Most Linux users would say for Photoshop, the nearest equivale...
by I2k4
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Odd dual boot behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Odd dual boot behaviour

Before going under the hood, I would try Boot Repair - install and run on the Mint OS using the "Second Option" terminal commands. It fixes most problems with the boot loader - I used it several times successfully in the bad old days when GRUB often wouldn't recognize the Windows OS on the boot menu...
by I2k4
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 63
Views: 8838

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

It appears that a 32bit version of Ubuntu Mate 18.04 is available in the daily builds. Lets hope that it enables a 32bit Mint to be made. My daughter has a 32bit laptop and wont use Windows. She can always continue to use Mint 18.x until May, 2021.... :wink: 32bit users really should test out a Liv...
by I2k4
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Mint dual boot changes Win 7 time
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Mint dual boot changes Win 7 time

Here is the Windows fix within Windows itself:

https://lifehacker.com/5742148/fix-wind ... -with-os-x

It's a well known issue, I had it too. (Don't understand editing the Windows Registry from within Linux terminal, above - headscratcher?)
by I2k4
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to put live USB Mint persistent storage on hard disk
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: How to put live USB Mint persistent storage on hard disk

My own experience - with a basic second-gen Acer netbook running W7 "Starter" - began with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on persistent live USB, and it took a couple of years and a move to Mint before I got comfortable enough to install a dual boot - so I have empathy for caution and unwillingness to muck with t...
by I2k4
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 205
Views: 18952

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 and Spectre
Replies: 205
Views: 18952

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: 456

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 private to com...
by I2k4
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Promotion
Topic: Dedoimedo - Review of 18.3 Sylvia
Replies: 7
Views: 1219

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 for an ic...

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