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by catweazel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't find why laptop HP 6720s is terribly slow?
Replies: 42
Views: 606

Re: Can't find why laptop HP 6720s is terribly slow?

Peki wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:14 am
Therefore, I started wiping my ssd kingston 120 Gb many times. I am using BC wipe as well as DBAN. I did wiping 10 times by using different DBAN methods (DoD,PRNG2, GUTMAN...) as well as ATA erase with BC wipe (zero passes).
Well, that's that SSD down the drain.
by catweazel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Replace built-in programs with Flatpak versions?
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Replace built-in programs with Flatpak versions?

1.) It might increase the size of the LM install media. 2.) Updates might eat up more bandwidth. 3.) The OS might be a bit slower, especially on older computers. 4.) It reduces the potential for customization by Ubuntu team or the Mint team. 5.) Due to the sandboxed nature, people with a large numb...
by catweazel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cant install linux mint 19 or any other distribution on old computer without uefi
Replies: 12
Views: 128

Re: Cant install linux mint 19 or any other distribution on old computer without uefi

Rocrastinator wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:07 am
If that's the case atleast lubuntu 18 should have worked which was designed for older computer
No. xUbuntu 18 is the same base as Mint 19.
by catweazel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why go with Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 for the first time?
Replies: 7
Views: 138

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

xenopeek wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:09 am
You can change this however by switching over to Ubuntu's LTS kernel...
How is that done?
by catweazel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: keyboard back light help
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: keyboard back light help

addysmith97 wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:18 am
I think you should try to update the ATK package and Smart Gesture drivers and see if this resolves the problem.
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by catweazel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Custom fan curves? Realtime temp monitor overlays? Anything?
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Custom fan curves? Realtime temp monitor overlays? Anything?

mirkoj wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:23 am
One last thing now is to figure out how to have this run automatically as soon as system boots.
Anyone any ideas?
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=275464
by catweazel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Battery percentage drops suddenly
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Battery percentage drops suddenly

Good morning everybody, as the title says I have some battery calibration problems. In particular the battery percentage drops from 20%-ish to 7% pretty much every time I let it go so low. Is there any way I can recalibrate it? I already tried to do some full discharge, full charge cycles, but that...
by catweazel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cryptographer dumps Chrome after auto sign-in feature lands
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Cryptographer dumps Chrome after auto sign-in feature lands

I'm not really sure why this would be perceived as an issue anyhow. My Google account is the very first thing I sign into after a nuke-n-pave. I don't mind being signed in to google either because my settings are such that I don't let google collect anything they let me opt out of but I suppose it'...
by catweazel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware

HI. I want install an Antivirus/Antimalware as alternative to virustotal.com scanning online. I usually testing apk old files downloading to PC, to then move to Android devices. The important thing is the virus definitions but if you need the latest clamav then you'll need to download it and instal...
by catweazel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Three questions about an external hard disk drive
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: 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 ...
by catweazel
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]
Replies: 31
Views: 672

Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :(

𓀵𓀫𓀹 𓁈𓁓 𓀈𓃲𓄌𓃟 𓃠𓃞𓄊𓆖 :lol:                   :mrgreen: I see it has no trouble with antipodean text, either: ¡uʍop ǝpısdn sı buıɥʇʎɹǝʌǝ os ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ ɯoɹɟ ɯ,ı                  :roll: :lol: I might write something that turns typed character strings into their upside-down counterparts for a laugh.       :...
by catweazel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 59
Views: 1722

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

rambo919 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:15 am
.... not exactly an endearing trait.
I don't have any. Not a single one.
by catweazel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Homepage: Link to the Forum isn't https:// (anymore) -SOLVED-
Replies: 18
Views: 285

Re: Homepage: Link to the Forum isn't https:// (anymore)

I have a suspicion. Can those with this issue run this command and share its output? ping -c1 forums.linuxmint.com ~ $: ping -c1 forums.linuxmint.com PING forums.linuxmint.com (192.124.249.8) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from cloudproxy10008.sucuri.net (192.124.249.8): icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=176 ...
by catweazel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Please Help - Can't Install Mint 19 - No Drive Found
Replies: 18
Views: 221

Re: Please Help - Can't Install Mint 19 - No Drive Found

michael louwe wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:31 am
Try this ... viewtopic.php?f=46&t=256446
Excellent catch.
by catweazel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cryptographer dumps Chrome after auto sign-in feature lands
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Cryptographer dumps Chrome after auto sign-in feature lands

https://www.itwire.com/security/84619-cryptographer-dumps-chrome-after-auto-sign-in-feature-lands.html The decision by Google to quietly effect sign-ins for users of its Chrome browser has caused at least one prominent technologist, John Hopkins University cryptographer Matthew Green, to stop using...
by catweazel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem installing Mint 19 cinnamon on Acer Nitro 5
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Problem installing Mint 19 cinnamon on Acer Nitro 5

flipmode99 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:37 am
Thanks for the reply i tried to install Ubuntu 18.04 and i get kernel erro i guess i will have to wait until the kernel is fixed.
I'm afraid that's the sum of it, unfortunately.

Cheers.
by catweazel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seeking opinions: SSD vs HDD using dual boot
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Seeking opinions: SSD vs HDD using dual boot

Petermint wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:43 am
Now I have Windows working in 20 GB
My pagefile is bigger than that.
by catweazel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint Forum Possible Bug
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Linux Mint Forum Possible Bug

chazb wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:58 am
Screenshot from 2018-09-24 01 00 50.png
Ok, that explains it. Somewhere in between the forums and your location is a problem. It's your internet connection to the forums but the problem could be anywhere in the world.
by catweazel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Seeking opinions: SSD vs HDD using dual boot
Replies: 14
Views: 226

Re: Seeking opinions: SSD vs HDD using dual boot

kelltech wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:03 pm
This is why I ask the silly questions...
There are no silly questions, only silly answers :)

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