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by oldgranola
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External Display Not detecting input.
Replies: 17
Views: 554

Re: External Display Not detecting input.

There's a fix for that. There are options within LM to work with multiple displays. sounds like you want to 'mirror' your laptop display. This is how I do it on my laptos. Rather than re-write please follow this link and give it a try. If it doesn't work, post again https://www.techwalla.com/article...
by oldgranola
Thu May 30, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1521

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

gm10 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 1:16 pm
oldgranola wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:52 pm
I am a lot better at ms office apps than libra so I do prefer office but thats a separate thing.
If you don't mind Chinese closed-source software then take a look at https://www.wps.com/office/linux/, you'll feel right at home.
Thanks! I'll check it out
by oldgranola
Thu May 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What use is learning the command line for someone new to Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: What use is learning the command line for someone new to Linux?

Flemur wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 3:47 pm
It sounds smarter to say "bash scripting" rather than "command line", and no, you don't need to know a whole lot. Learn how to copy/paste and be careful of 'sudo'.
Problem with that is that "Bash" isn't the only command line shell we use...
by oldgranola
Thu May 30, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What use is learning the command line for someone new to Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: What use is learning the command line for someone new to Linux?

I I can see how people like administrators and programmers are likely to get a lot of use out of it, but what about the "average" computer user? I'm a bit long in the tooth for learning new tricks and find it quite a challenge to get my head around a lot of the command line jargon used in Linux. Bu...
by oldgranola
Thu May 30, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"
Replies: 32
Views: 1521

Re: "Linux Mint Turns Cinnamon Experience Bittersweet"

I was rather suprised by his blog complaining about cinnamon and libraoffice performance in 19.1. I felt 19.0 was mostly an upgrade from 17.3 and that 19.1 was far better than 19.0. Definitely better and snappier. Perhaps gm10's comments are appropriate in my case in that with decent memory, mb, dis...
by oldgranola
Sun May 19, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help connecting to Win7 share
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Help connecting to Win7 share

Its not an entirely simple problem. You need to learn a little about microsofts workgroup vs homegroup https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17145/windows-homegroup-from-start-to-finish One can then use samba to join a homegroup or workgroup. But its still not great. I like to set IP's static via...
by oldgranola
Sun May 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virus protection question
Replies: 18
Views: 793

Re: Virus protection question

I'll second and third Catweazle but to make a point: One thing that makes linux especially more secure is that one is not normally working with admin/root privileges. That locks out a lot of malware as such cant change or write to system files. Surfing in general can't do much to your system but cou...
by oldgranola
Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: heck, LM isn't a bad disc recovery or network manager OS
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: heck, LM isn't a bad disc recovery or network manager OS

The other cool thing is now that folks have had access to LM , they like it a lot and wonder why more of our computers aren't using it. The replacement computer then auto-updated to win10 thereby killing the main program to control the cytoflex. I had to re-install. Had to tell folks that there is n...
by oldgranola
Wed May 15, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: heck, LM isn't a bad disc recovery or network manager OS
Replies: 5
Views: 493

heck, LM isn't a bad disc recovery or network manager OS

A cheapo lenovo think m-mseries compact computer running a Beckman Coulter cytoflex FCS instrument had a fart and wouldn't boot into win7. "OMG our data is lost!!" They came and replaced it but said the little pos was dead, hard drive corrupted, no boot sector, you lost your data. Bios test did show...
by oldgranola
Mon May 13, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved, sort of, crickets here] Networking in 'Live USB' 19.1 session
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: [solved, sort of, crickets here] Networking in 'Live USB' 19.1 session

Sorry that I couldn't be of more help. I'm surprised that no-one else popped in. Your experience is way different to my own. Thanks man! I do appreciate you. Frankly, Its been more and more. But maybe thats because I'm getting beyond just dinking around in lm gui land and actually want to do real w...
by oldgranola
Mon May 13, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved, sort of, crickets here] Networking in 'Live USB' 19.1 session
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Networking in 'Live USB' 19.1 session

So it turns out that I did need samba installed. Its not in the LM19.1 iso. I tried, however, I was not able to install it in a live usb lm19.1 session. Guess thats how it is. would be nice if that info was here but not. I was able to borrow a usb 2TB drive and set an over night data backup of 300gb...
by oldgranola
Mon May 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved, sort of, crickets here] Networking in 'Live USB' 19.1 session
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Networking in 'Live USB' 19.1 session

Thanks. But no they are not visible in Nemo. They are not visible to brows via any other OS tools either. As a fairly typical network setup, one has to to log into that windows domain and connect to servers to see them. In Windows one maps a drive and connects after log-in to the domain. On a mac, o...
by oldgranola
Mon May 13, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved, sort of, crickets here] Networking in 'Live USB' 19.1 session
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Networking in 'Live USB' 19.1 session

All I need t know is, if I need windows networking aka samba from a live usb lm 19.1 do I need to install anything?
by oldgranola
Sun May 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved, sort of, crickets here] Networking in 'Live USB' 19.1 session
Replies: 6
Views: 209

[solved, sort of, crickets here] Networking in 'Live USB' 19.1 session

Hello. I'm using a live usb LM 19.1 session to recover data off of an HD that has a damaged boot sector (may try to repair but data first). I would like to dump to a work network share as USB transfer of so much data is going wayyyy to slow. In nemo I've used the file>connect to server> and set to w...
by oldgranola
Wed May 08, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint and Parted Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Mint and Parted Magic

Being that it is a commercial linux distro with its own forums etc. and since this is a linux mint forum, might not be the best place to get help on that. I did have to look tho and they claim it can be installed by all the above. Missing though was that it would work on an old P4. What is your inte...
by oldgranola
Wed May 08, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cleaning my disk
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Cleaning my disk

Frankly, ...Clean installs are almost always best. Even simpler, Linux mint from a live usb can take care of the reformatting for you via the install process if you choose that option. Am I reading your question right?
by oldgranola
Wed May 08, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cleaning my disk
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Cleaning my disk

[Edited to hopefully go to the point]Ya a little random but folks like more info and perhaps we really didn't read you question as you nicely and simply put it. Your lsblk shows you have a fairly complicated hard drive partition setup on two different drives To try to paraphrase your question, you w...
by oldgranola
Wed May 08, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: ethernet losing connection
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: ethernet losing connection

mmm. Given that its ok with Win10, my usual might not fix, which is to always reboot the modem/cable internet box (assuming home internet) and any routers in between when having connection issues followed by a hard system reboot or even two if having motherboard/card issues. But no harm in doing it ...
by oldgranola
Wed May 08, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: guidance on support requests....lessons learned...recently
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: guidance on support requests....lessons learned...recently

Heh. Tried to be funny but fell short on that. In response to trying to help on one of the long winded ones and realized it was a bit too much like mine, hopefully without the griping tho.
by oldgranola
Tue May 07, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cleaning my disk
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Cleaning my disk

lsemmens wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:09 pm
Is there a real need to keep an old version of Linux? I'd just boot from a Live CD/USB and install from there and let it blow everything away.
Yup..

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