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by Jaydemir
Wed May 03, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A few "stupid" questions from complete newbie about a fresh install
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: A few "stupid" questions from complete newbie about a fresh install

1. Lowering the swappiness is ideal on a slower Hard drive because it slows down the whole machine when things get too busy (installing more RAM is ideal.) 2. The pulsating icons in Cinnamon is just a design choice they made. However, you CAN remove the launcher icons next to the menu altogether. I ...
by Jaydemir
Wed May 03, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Old MacBook OS X - Can I install Linux as well Solved
Replies: 10
Views: 2569

Re: Old MacBook OS X - Can I install Linux as well

Thanks Jaydemir, I am quite happy to dispose of the Mac OS. and I do have a spare Laptop HD, are they a standard size do you know? Do you think I could for example put an Linux OS on this spare drive and then insert it into the mac. Thanks If it's one of those old plastic macbooks then yeah the Hdd...
by Jaydemir
Tue May 02, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reformat and reinstall from Grub Rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 3647

Re: Reformat and reinstall from Grub Rescue

Well sudo did nothing from the Linux Live USB, so I decided to just reformat and reinstall Linux (all of my data is backed up, so the only thing I'm losing is a few desktop backgrounds that weren't that spiffy). Unfortunately there in lies the issue. I reformated the drive with no issue, but now, w...
by Jaydemir
Tue May 02, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Old MacBook OS X - Can I install Linux as well Solved
Replies: 10
Views: 2569

Re: Old MacBook OS X - Can I install Linux as well

I have a macbook 2,1 which I use Linux on (2006 model). However, 1. on those, Apple blocked USB installs, so you're stuck burning ISOs to DVD 2. Newer ISOs won't work, since they have multiple boot options, it confuses the Mac and it just freezes The only way I've gotten Mint on it was literally by ...
by Jaydemir
Mon May 01, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Disable autologin for KDE live USB
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Disable autologin for KDE live USB

In your first post you said it was the live Mint, but apparently it is an installed OS, or using persistence? A live Mint USING persistence. Sorry for being unclear. Edit: nevermind. I think I know what the deal is. I used a tool to create an EXT4 partition for persistent data, but the Live CD sett...
by Jaydemir
Mon May 01, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Disable autologin for KDE live USB
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Disable autologin for KDE live USB

austin.texas wrote:Someone knowledgeable could use their own live OS. The sure way to prevent that is to set a BIOS password, if your BIOS has that capability.
Yeah, but a BIOS password on my desktop doesn't stop them from accessing my OS on their own computer.
by Jaydemir
Mon May 01, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Disable autologin for KDE live USB
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Disable autologin for KDE live USB

If you don't want the Mint usb to boot when you start up, you need to change the boot order in your BIOS settings. That isn't what I mean. I have a live USB on my keychain that I use as a portable OS. If someone happens to grab my keychain, I don't want my OS to automatically let them into my syste...
by Jaydemir
Mon May 01, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Disable autologin for KDE live USB
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Disable autologin for KDE live USB

So I'm trying to make it that my live usb image of Mint 18.1 KDE doesn't auto-login on boot (like Live CDs typically do.) Searching the Googles, I found all sorts of files I'm 'supposed' to edit that don't exist, but finally stumble on sddm.conf. The problem is that when I edit and reboot, it self-a...
by Jaydemir
Mon May 01, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: install from a USB stick.[SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: install from a USB stick.

Pendrivelinux is what created my very first Linux Mint drive ever. I'd recommend it
by Jaydemir
Mon May 01, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reformat and reinstall from Grub Rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 3647

Re: Reformat and reinstall from Grub Rescue

Just to piggy back, the Live USB is the best way to troubleshoot. Boot into live USB, check your partitions on Gparted. If you still have a big EXT 4 partition, you still have an OS. Depending on your setup, when you install a Linux OS using ubiquity (the default installer in most distros I've seen...
by Jaydemir
Mon May 01, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is Not Windows
Replies: 574
Views: 245346

Re: Linux is Not Windows

Yeah I also enjoy using the Terminal and I've only been using Linux for two years. You'll come to find out, especially on lower end hardware, using Terminals is far more resource efficient than most GUI applications, and when you get into a groove with the commands you can pretty much breeze through...
by Jaydemir
Mon May 01, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Reformat and reinstall from Grub Rescue
Replies: 8
Views: 3647

Re: Reformat and reinstall from Grub Rescue

Just to piggy back, the Live USB is the best way to troubleshoot. Boot into live USB, check your partitions on Gparted. If you still have a big EXT 4 partition, you still have an OS. Depending on your setup, when you install a Linux OS using ubiquity (the default installer in most distros I've seen)...
by Jaydemir
Mon May 01, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Laptop for parents
Replies: 11
Views: 953

Re: Laptop for parents

Assuming you even find what you're looking for on eBay, whether or not it will work is questionable. I'd recommend NewEgg. Far more reputable, and older Ultrabooks can be picked up on the cheap. Unless your parents do heavy Virtualization, Emulation, Gaming, Graphic design or video editing, a second...
by Jaydemir
Mon May 01, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Touchpad delayed but USB mouse works
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Touchpad delayed but USB mouse works

1. open a terminal, run this command:
inxi -Fxz

Copy the output and paste in thread. Any hardware experts can probably help you out if it's a driver issue.

2. Open a mint menu and type touchpad. Should give you a menu option for touchpad settings where you can set the delay and speed.
by Jaydemir
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint on USB for permanent use
Replies: 8
Views: 8386

Re: Linux mint on USB for permanent use

Used this guide to set up Mint KDE 18.1 on USB

https://calvin.me/create-persistent-ubu ... boots-ram/
by Jaydemir
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: playing itunes purchased video content
Replies: 8
Views: 4178

Re: playing itunes purchased video content

Can't iTunes be installed via Wine/PlayonLinux and be used for such a task?
by Jaydemir
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint in place of Chrome
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: Mint in place of Chrome

Chromebooks suck. You're better off leaving it stock chrome OS and running Ubuntu through Crouton. If things still don't work, get rid of it and buy an old refurbished Ultrabook from Newegg. Some 2nd gen i5 laptops go for as low as 150 and can run circles around any chromebook
by Jaydemir
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Xonotic failed to launch after installing AMDGPU-PRO drivers
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Re: Xonotic failed to launch after installing AMDGPU-PRO drivers

Linux Mint 17.1 is based on Ubuntu 14.X Ubuntu 16.04.02 is based on Ubuntu 16.04.02 Therefore, you're running two completely different versions of Ubuntu. I personally haven't been able to get AMD drivers working properly on anything before Ubuntu 16. Bottom line, it isn't a 'Mint' problem. Upgrade ...
by Jaydemir
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.3 mate 32 bit, on USB stick - syslinux 4.03 errormessage when boot
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: LM 17.3 mate 32 bit, on USB stick - syslinux 4.03 errormessage when boot

mkusb? https://calvin.me/create-persistent-ubuntu-16-04-live-usb-even-boots-ram/ The link is about Ubuntu but works perfectly fine for any version of Mint. Doesn't make the live image in the traditional way, and uses EXT4 for Persistent storage on the newest versions of Ubuntu and Mint. I have a 32 ...
by Jaydemir
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows comedy hour
Replies: 121
Views: 7687

Re: Windows comedy hour

... Anyway, I'm curious if anyone else ever had seen things about Windows that were so broken it was just plain funny. Yes, the supposed built-in Troubleshooter. Has never fixed anything for me or when I'm working on someone else's computer. Funny enough, someone was able to reverse engineer the so...

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