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by Punchy71
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there software available to play games over the internet for Linux Mint or Firefox?
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Is there software available to play games over the internet for Linux Mint or Firefox?

Hi, Is there some way to play games with another player over the internet by downloading and installing some kind of software, client or application for Linux Mint itself or even FireFox web browser? I'm mostly interested in trying out public domain type games such as chess, checkers, standard playi...
by Punchy71
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there some kind of utility for Linux Mint to improve overall system speed and performance?
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Is there some kind of utility for Linux Mint to improve overall system speed and performance?

Hi, Does anyone know if there is some sort of utility or set of tools available for Linux Mint that will clean up your hard drive, defrag it, tune up the whole system in a general way, maybe help you test, check and improve your system security and privacy, optimize and improve performance it, remov...
by Punchy71
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it possible to go from version 18 to version 19 by downloads alone?
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Is it possible to go from version 18 to version 19 by downloads alone?

Hi, I'm currently running Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" on my PC. I'm also currently downloading the packages to update it to 18.3 "Sylvia". However, I'm wanting to know once I update fully to 18.3 "Sylvia", is it then possible to go ahead and download packages and update my system fully to 19.0 "Tarah"? Th...
by Punchy71
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Three questions about an external hard disk drive
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Three questions about an external hard disk drive

I have an extra external USB 500GB hard disk drive that I'm not currently using that I've had for a number of years now. I have three questions about it. 1) I'm wondering if this thing is just a regular, standard, conventional hard disk drive with a spinning platter or a solid state drive? It is a T...
by Punchy71
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why go with Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 for the first time?
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Why go with Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 for the first time?

Hi,
I'm thinking of possibly trying out Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 for the first time. But what are the pro's and con's of going with it over standard Linux Mint 19 "Tara"?
Thanks
by Punchy71
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I lost the sound coming from my speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: I lost the sound coming from my speakers

Thanks. I rocked the plug back and forth in a circular motion gently and then tried my sound out...... and still got nothing. So I unplugged my speakers and then plugged in my headphones and ....... still got no sound. So I sat the headphones down on the desk and started to use my PC without the sou...
by Punchy71
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I lost the sound coming from my speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 74

I lost the sound coming from my speakers

Hello, I lost the sound coming out of the speakers connected to my desktop computer. The speakers are connected to the tiny jack on the back of the PC but I only get a 'hum' noise out of the speakers now whenever I tap the end of my fingertip to the end of the metal speaker jack plug. That seems to ...
by Punchy71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm having problems installing Mint 19 to an old laptop PC
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: I'm having problems installing Mint 19 to an old laptop PC

Well that's a relief. Now what do I do?
by Punchy71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm having problems installing Mint 19 to an old laptop PC
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: I'm having problems installing Mint 19 to an old laptop PC

How can I tell if it's a bootable image just by clicking on the DVD icon on my desktop? When I do and select CD/DVD drive properties I get a "Basic" tab and a pop up box. What information am I looking for that tells me if it is indeed a bootable image or not? I put the DVD into another even older la...
by Punchy71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm having problems installing Mint 19 to an old laptop PC
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: I'm having problems installing Mint 19 to an old laptop PC

At the "Dell" start up screen, I selected "F12 boot options". That sent me into a "Boot Manager" screen and I selected the "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive" option by highlighting it with the up and down arrow key and then pressed the enter key on my keyboard. The laptop proceeded to reboot but still fell back i...
by Punchy71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm having problems installing Mint 19 to an old laptop PC
Replies: 7
Views: 229

I'm having problems installing Mint 19 to an old laptop PC

Hi, I'm trying to install Mint 19 "Tarah" to an old laptop PC I have. I finally managed to get the .iso image burned onto a DVD disc. When I put the .iso image disc into the optical drive on the old laptop, it won't boot into the new disc image, instead it just boots into the old Mint 18 "Sarah" des...
by Punchy71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm having a problem burning an .iso image to a blank disc
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: I'm having a problem burning an .iso image to a blank disc

All I currently have are some "+R" blank discs.

I'll download and try a different burning program and see how that goes....
by Punchy71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I'm having a problem burning an .iso image to a blank disc
Replies: 8
Views: 161

I'm having a problem burning an .iso image to a blank disc

Hi, I'm trying to burn Linux Mint 19 to a brand new blank DVD+R disc sitting inside my optical burner but have encountered a problem. I'm getting an error message in Brasero burner software in a dialog box that reads the following: "Please replace the disc with a supported CD or DVD" It will not let...
by Punchy71
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?
Replies: 16
Views: 352

Re: Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?

Here's what I found about laptop number one:

Dell Inspiron 3521 - 15.6" - Pentium 2127U - 4 GB RAM - 500 GB HDD

Operating System
Windows 8 64-bit Edition

So I guess it's a 64-bit processor. I'm going to look up what my other older laptop is too.
by Punchy71
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?
Replies: 16
Views: 352

Re: Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?

It has an Intel Pentium in it. There's also a sticker on it that says Windows 8. So it was bought new from the Windows 8 time frame when you could still buy Windows 8 laptops brand new inside stores. Does that help? Or do you need more info?

I also have an old Windows 7 era laptop as well.
by Punchy71
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?
Replies: 16
Views: 352

Re: Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?

What specifically do you need to know? I'm not telepathic.
by Punchy71
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?
Replies: 16
Views: 352

Which version of Linux Mint do I need, 64-bit or 32-bit?

Hi,
I'm wanting to burn the new Linux Mint 19 "Tara" to a blank DVD. However, I don't know which version to download and burn for my computer, the 64-bit or the 32-bit version? Any help would be appreciated.
Thank you
by Punchy71
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which desktop environment of Linux Mint 19 "Tara" should I go with?
Replies: 12
Views: 1909

Which desktop environment of Linux Mint 19 "Tara" should I go with?

Hi, I'm thinking of upgrading my PC to the new Linux Mint 19 "Tara" edition. However, I'm not sure which version to go with, Cinnamon, MATE or XFCE? I come from a strong Microsoft Windows background, so I was thinking of maybe going with a version that is the most like Microsoft windows. The last ve...
by Punchy71
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: How do I check my Linux Mint version number?

The shield icon in the bottom panel is gone. I think I accidentally deleted it some time ago, and I don't know how to get it back.

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