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by Neil Edmond
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: An ancient IBM Thinkpad G40 laptop saved from the curb
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: An ancient IBM Thinkpad G40 laptop saved from the curb

Congrats on getting the big old beast up and running again! That's one model ThinkPad I've never owned. I have had a few A31p models, but they've all since died. Though I do still have an A30p in barely working condition. It has a bad graphics chip which won't work with either xorg or IBM drivers, b...
by Neil Edmond
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Canon-HP-Brother-?? Which one?? SOLVED with HP
Replies: 25
Views: 851

Re: Canon-HP-Brother-?? Which one??

Personally don't think brand matters much. I usually recommend folks choose a printer based on features and price. I use both Brother and HP, and they all work fine with Linux, but feel like the HP printers are a little more to my liking. YMMV...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to read Hardware Temp Sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: How to read Hardware Temp Sensors

Sometimes all one needs is a little nudge in the right direction. Thanks for that. Kind of reminds me of the Debian forum where the standard response to everything is "read the manual". Nope...didn't really help after all. I've read a bunch of words, but they didn't provide any more info than I alre...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to read Hardware Temp Sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 142

How to read Hardware Temp Sensors

Below is the output of my hardware sensors: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +63.0°C (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) Core 1: +65.0°C (high = +86.0°C, crit = +100.0°C) w83627dhg-isa-0290 Adapter: ISA adapter Vcore: +1.30 V (min = +0.00 V, max = +1.74 V) in1: +1.90 V (min = +1.15 V, ma...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have linux mint installed on ssd
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: I have linux mint installed on ssd

Congrats on your new installation of Mint on SSD!
One way to set up your data partition on the 4TB hard drive is to create symlinks.
by Neil Edmond
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Thinkpad T440p DOCK
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Thinkpad T440p DOCK

So, Peter, which dock do you have? The T440p supports Ultra Dock, Pro Dock or Basic Doc. However, I think they all work the same. Pressing the eject button releases the clips on either side of the laptop docking port, while two small posts lift the laptop up from the dock. And yes, the key slot shou...
by Neil Edmond
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 60
Views: 4403

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

Here are the system requirements for antiX direct from the antiX Linux FAQ page: antiX should run on most computers, ranging from 192MB old PII systems with pre-configured 128MB swap to the latest powerful boxes. antiX-core and antiX-net will run with 128MB RAM plus swap, but don’t expect miracles! ...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to access Linux Mint remote
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: How to access Linux Mint remote

AndyMH wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 pm
I use NoMachine
and me
I used to as well... worked great on my LAN, but on WAN, I find AnyDesk so much easier to configure and use.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to access Linux Mint remote
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: How to access Linux Mint remote

Yeah, my phone is too small for this purpose, but I do use AnyDesk on an Android tablet to remote into my computer.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] LinuxMint on HP Pavalion X2?
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: I need to install LinuxMint?

Not sure about your specific hardware, but have to taken a "test drive" of Mint by booting from a USB stick or DVD? That's about the best way to make sure it's going to be compatible before installing.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 60
Views: 4403

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

athi wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:35 pm
...real old BIOS cannot boot from USB.
But where that is the case one can make a PLOP boot CD which will hand off to USB flash drive for installation. Been doing it that way even with an old PC purchased back in 1997.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to access Linux Mint remote
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: How to access Linux Mint remote

Inna wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:21 am
Is that possible at all?
Not only possible...it's very easy. I could never get RDP to work even when I used Windows, but now I remote control any computer I need to using AnyDesk.
by Neil Edmond
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to run Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: How to run Linux

Hi and welcome to the forum. Linux Mint is not an app that is "run" on whatever OS you are currently using. To use Mint (or install it if you choose), you will want to reboot your PC and choose to boot into Mint (from the USB stick) instead of the OS (on your HDD) you are now using.
by Neil Edmond
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Oracle VM VirtualBox uses
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Oracle VM VirtualBox uses

Here is an article that explains a little about what a virtual machine is, and 10 popular uses for them:
https://www.mytechlogy.com/IT-blogs/956 ... Tb5YtZ7kgQ
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Create Windows 10 Live USB [SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 1104

Re: Create Windows 10 Live USB

If your host computer really only has 1.89GB of RAM available as the screen shot seems to indicate, you barely have enough RAM to run Mint alone, let alone a Windows 10 VM. The fix for that would be to install more RAM. I would recommend at least 8GB to be comfortable with both Mint Cinnamon and Win...
by Neil Edmond
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?
Replies: 27
Views: 932

Re: What will be the consequence of uninstalling Thunderbird?

Or use web-mail exclusively... That's what I have done for years. Haven't felt the need for an email client at all...that said, there is no harm in leaving an unused app installed either.
by Neil Edmond
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suddenly Getting External Notifications (SOLVED - not Mint issue)
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Suddenly Getting External Notifications

I'm sure you know the value of a picture... why not post a screenshot next time you see one of these notifications, then someone will be able to point you to their origin in short order.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thinkpad T440p motherboard replacement
Replies: 41
Views: 1080

Re: Thinkpad T440p motherboard replacement

1. Yes, i7-4900MQ is the fastest supported cpu. 2. The motherboard FRU number is usually on a sticker under one of the RAM modules. Or check the Hardware Maintenance Manual for all the available FRU's, there are not many different ones for the T440p, so shouldn't be too hard to find an exact replace...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Is my laptop able to be used in new clean install linux mint
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Is my laptop able to be used in new clean install linux mint

Have you tested Mint live? If everything works using the live environment, then I don't see any reason to avoid proceeding with installation.

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