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by pengyou
Tue May 28, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Load balancing for dummies...
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Load balancing for dummies...

I would like to combine two internet services to get one signal with faster upload and download. I know that routers perform this service. Is it possible to install 2 or 3 nics in one computer and get the same results? I have googled this question and quickly got in over my head. The answer I am hop...
by pengyou
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Slow network access
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Slow network access

I installed mint on my computer a few weeks ago and everything is working well except for one thing. My surfing experience is very slow. I am using 4Kdownloader to load playlists and usually end up with most things being unable to download. I connect my internet cable to my notebook (win 7) and I ha...
by pengyou
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: NIC is too slow...
Replies: 0
Views: 126

NIC is too slow...

I installed mint on my computer a few weeks ago and everything is working well except for one thing. My surfing experience is very slow. I am using 4Kdownloader to load playlists and usually end up with most things being unable to download. I connect my internet cable to my notebook (win 7) and I ha...
by pengyou
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how do I read this list of partitions?
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: how do I read this list of partitions?

Thanks! 3 hours of searching..but only one minute to post a question here to get the answer! But I can't find the cogs icon...
by pengyou
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how do I read this list of partitions?
Replies: 3
Views: 78

how do I read this list of partitions?

tc@tc-server:~$ cat /proc/partitions major minor #blocks name 8 0 58615704 sda 8 1 58613760 sda1 11 0 1048575 sr0 8 16 2930266584 sdb 8 17 16367 sdb1 8 18 2930248704 sdb2 What do these numbers mean? I am guessing that the 586xxxxx is my 60 gb ssd and teh 29302xxxx is my 3 TB drive. I tried to mount ...
by pengyou
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Syncing cell phone and mint
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Syncing cell phone and mint SP:VED

Thank you for all of the help!
by pengyou
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Syncing cell phone and mint
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Syncing cell phone and mint

Thanks! I guess my question was not clearly worded. I think, what I need, is, for example, an addressbook app that I can install on mint and android that will allow both to sync with each other. I tend to not trust things that say "cloud" in them or any apps or programs that require me to send perso...
by pengyou
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Syncing cell phone and mint
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Syncing cell phone and mint

I have seen some apps out there that will let a person connect their android phone to a mint install. From what I gather after reading the descriptions, all they do is turn the phone into an external storage device that lets you copy files back and forth. Is there something that will provide sync fu...
by pengyou
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Using a notebook as an internet server?
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Using a notebook as an internet server?

Thanks! Looks like what I am looking for...I will check it out this weekend. Remote desktop access is probably the key phrase.
by pengyou
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Using a notebook as an internet server?
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Using a notebook as an internet server?

Not sure if that is the right name...I have a notebook that I no longer use - an i3 with 4 gb of RAM. I would like to be able to use it for downloading files - I sometimes line up a string of files that takes 2-3 days to download, and the notebook uses very little electricity. Is there some way I ca...
by pengyou
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't find an installed program
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Can't find an installed program

I have a fresh copy of mint on my desktop. Today I installed my vpn's app on it - they have one set up for Linux. The app installed with no problems, dependencies were ok, etc but there was no desktop link made for it. I searched the entire hard drive looking for it - for anything new - but could no...
by pengyou
Fri May 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck at the beginning
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Stuck at the beginning

So close but yet so far! It installed from the CD...then gave me the message to remove the cd and press enter....now it does not recognize the ssd...give me a media test failure message. This is my first time to install an ssd. Do I need to make some other changes in the BIOS? It keeps taking me bac...
by pengyou
Fri May 18, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck at the beginning
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Stuck at the beginning

I left it in the prompt mode when I went to sleep. When I woke up, Linux was running! I choose the option to install to the disk...it is installing now...a little spooky!
by pengyou
Fri May 18, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck at the beginning
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Stuck at the beginning

I just replaced the hd with an ssd. It shows correctly in the bios but still have the same problem. I am in compatibility mode now. How should I proceed?
by pengyou
Wed May 16, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck at the beginning
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Stuck at the beginning

Thanks for all of your help! I tried the dvd player...same problem...then, just for kicks, I plugged an external keyboard into the notebook and it worked. I chose option 4 to verify the media. It came out clear. I tried option 1, to start, but after a bit it locked up. It very quickly showed 2 error...
by pengyou
Thu May 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck at the beginning
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Stuck at the beginning

Have tried all 3 of them. :( I am going to pull the hd this weekend and install it outside of the computer...see if that works.
by pengyou
Thu May 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck at the beginning
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Stuck at the beginning

The changes I am trying to make? I am trying to put Linuxmint on my notebook. I know that. When you said "It displays the menu but doesn't let me make any chnages." what exactly where you trying to do and how? The screen says to use the arrow keys to more the cursor up and down to make my choice. T...
by pengyou
Thu May 10, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck at the beginning
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Stuck at the beginning

Would it be helpful if I were to remove the hard drive and install mint on it externally? I am going to put an SSD in it anyway. I was just hoping to use the present setup as a test.
by pengyou
Thu May 10, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck at the beginning
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Stuck at the beginning

Pierre wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 9:05 am
just to check - - you did test for the Correct Checksum of the ISO that you wrote to that USB Stick
- Right :)
No, I didn't. The changes I am trying to make? I am trying to put Linuxmint on my notebook. How do I do the test?
by pengyou
Thu May 10, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stuck at the beginning
Replies: 22
Views: 758

Re: Stuck at the beginning

This notebook may be 10 years old. It has an option to boot from a USB HDD in the cmos Is it possible that it doesn't like booting from a flash drive?

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