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by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding a 2nd internal SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 387

Re: Adding a 2nd internal SSD

AndyMH wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:34 am
I did say 'ideally' and with the current setup the ssd will probably mount as sdb with the hdd as sda. And, you may want to swap out the caddy for a DVD writer, it's what I do when I want a DVD drive.
My point is that it isn't ideal.

Cheers.
by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
Replies: 90
Views: 1984

Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

gm10 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:03 am
deepin is great, a very coherent design that extends to...
...looking like a cross between the Windwoes 10 menu and Gnome 3.
by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing gnuscrot
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Installing gnuscrot

gm10 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:05 am
Or aptitude. Or ...

Didn't mean to sound exclusive, any package manager will do. ;)
yum
by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adding a 2nd internal SSD
Replies: 21
Views: 387

Re: Adding a 2nd internal SSD

Ideally you want to swap them round with the SSD in the laptop and the HDD in the caddy. Why - cos the caddy is potentially 'hot-swappable'. Is this something you are happy to do? This is absolutely not necessary if the caddy fits nicely and reasonably tightly into the former DVD slot. In fact the ...
by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Seymour Cray - a genius , a wizard , a true star !
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Seymour Cray - a genius , a wizard , a true star !

jimallyn wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:59 am
catweazel wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:57 am
Well, seeing as we're now big-noting ourselves, my grandfather invented the toothpaste tube :)
Well, I hope he patented it!
He got 3000 English pounds for the invention. Back in his day, that set him up for life.
by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Seymour Cray - a genius , a wizard , a true star !
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Seymour Cray - a genius , a wizard , a true star !

I am somehow related to Seymour Cray. I used to know exactly what the relationship was, but I can't remember anymore. Third cousin, or something. Should have hit him up for a good used supercomputer: "Hey, cousin Seymour, you got any old supercomputers laying around that you don't need anymore?" We...
by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using Chrome my laptop restarts
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Using Chrome my laptop restarts

Please post the output of this terminal command:

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inxi -Fxz
Enclose the results between [ⅽode] and [/ⅽode] code markers by selecting </> from the mini toolbar above the textbox where you type your reply.
by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hard drive encryption isn't working properly
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Hard drive encryption isn't working properly

Can anyone help? Reboot the machine until the encryption gets unlocked and backup your treasured stuff. While I don't know what your skill level is with linux, since you need to ask about encryption I must assume it's not on the high side. Encryption isn't recommended for people who can't get thems...
by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Vulkan on 19
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Vulkan on 19

I have searched the internet and mint forums but am not finding any clear how-to's. I found one for ubuntu at https://linuxconfig.org/install-and-test-vulkan-on-linux but when i went to apt install vulkan and 396 weren't found. https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa Add that pp...
by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Driver Manager not showing nvidia options
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Driver Manager not showing nvidia options

I've got a Thinkpad that's been running Mint 19 / Cinnamon quite happily using the Intel half of its Optimus hardware for a month or two now (Unity refugee loving Cinnamon so far!), but I've just received a 4K monitor I'd like to hook up, and that brought back the flashing black borders I thought I...
by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: What Driver do I need?
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: What Driver do I need?

Computer freezes up whenever I try playing videos and resizing the window or making it full screen. I think I may need a driver. *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: C73 [GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 10 bus info: pci@0000:00:10.0 version: ...
by catweazel
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint and laptops
Replies: 67
Views: 1636

Re: Linux Mint and laptops

...PS: There was a poster here just yesterday with 49.15GB swap. If I was using an SSD (exclusively) I'd be tempted to give it a large swap, about this size, in the hope it will aid wear-levelling. I don't know how this works though so it may be a fruitless exercise, having had zero experience with...
by catweazel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to change XFCE to KDE?
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: How to change XFCE to KDE?

karlchen wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:23 am
If I could find the relevant post / thread / tutorial, I might feel inclined to post the like here as well. But for some reason I cannot. :oops:
viewtopic.php?t=267121#p1453646

That may be what you're referring to but it's for Mint 18.3, not 19.
by catweazel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to change XFCE to KDE?
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: How to change XFCE to KDE?

deepakdeshp wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:01 am
Best thing would be to back up your data, install kde fresh
From what base?
by catweazel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 19 and Kernels
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: LM 19 and Kernels

Kabé wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:29 am
But, do you have thoughts on these LM 19/Kernel combinations?
Yes, and you just read them up there.
by catweazel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 19 and Kernels
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Re: LM 19 and Kernels

I tried upgrading and downgrading the Kernel (and discovered UKUU at the same time, since these other Kernels don't show up in the Mint update manager). This helped, with both 4.14.133 (on my older desktop, which I assembled myself) and 4.17.15 (on my Dell XPS 13). Now, my solution may not be the m...
by catweazel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 19 and Dell XPS 15 9560
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: Linux Mint 19 and Dell XPS 15 9560

Kabé wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:39 am
I finally upgraded to a newer kernel (4.17), which solved the problems for me.
That is absolutely not tested or supported. If things take a turn for the worst then the OP will be expected to be knowledgeable enough to repair their system on their own.
by catweazel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mouse stutter/stops - LMCinnamon 19 x64
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Mouse stutter/stops - LMCinnamon 19 x64

Quetzal wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:07 am
Obviously ridiculous, but - you HAVE checked the mouse battery doesn't need charging/replacing?
Where did the OP say the mouse was wireless?
by catweazel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Security concerns with STEAM
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Security concerns with STEAM

Or am I misunderstanding some basic concept and over-reacting? Possibly. If you did the install at the command line using sudo , it's highly likely that the previous use of your password was cached from a previous use of sudo . In this case, sudo doesn't ask for permission. There is a timeout perio...
by catweazel
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unable to mount
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: unable to mount

my hard drive is a solid state drive it has been working great I had ubuntu mate on it a few days ago then some guy I dont know too well was on my computer after he was gone I turned my old desktop on and would not start some error so I thought well if I put mint on it will install but same thing s...

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