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by Jaydemir
Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Kernel - Whats in it?
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: Kernel - Whats in it?

usually popcorn if you heat it long enough
by Jaydemir
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Full workspace/window spread on xfce
Replies: 9
Views: 4861

Full workspace/window spread on xfce

So I usually use Cinnamon but I'm working with lower end hardware and wanted to go lighter. On cinnamon, I would hit CTRL-ALT-Down or Up to view all my open windows/workspaces in full detail (Ubuntu unity has this feature also, albeit unintuitive to actually access). I know it's most likely a Gnome ...
by Jaydemir
Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint BCOD
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Linux Mint BCOD

Check the driver manager for a Recommended driver. It sounds as though you might need a graphics driver installed. Post the result of inxi -Fxz uninstalled actually. Found out uninstalling my Nvidia drivers fixed the issue. I really only play one game on Linux anyway, but I'm mixing an AMD APU with...
by Jaydemir
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint BCOD
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Linux Mint BCOD

I have a Mint 18.1 XFCE install on the 2nd partition of my Hard drive. My first partition was an old Ubuntu install I had on another machine that isn't playing nice with my new hardware. I only keep it because it has files I might need later. I was able to boot into Mint at first, but after running ...
by Jaydemir
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Desktop "OneNote" alternative?
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Desktop "OneNote" alternative?

anyone here using a good app for note taking? I'm looking for something that can organize a whole bunch of notes and has built in search capability. I know there are web clients that work fine (including OneNote) but I feel the process would be much more fluid with a native non-connected client
by Jaydemir
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot-repair, rEFInd, Grub... oh my
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Boot-repair, rEFInd, Grub... oh my

I was just dealing with GRUB and rEFInd when I was trying to get OS X and Linux dual booting on the same machine from a DD. Go into a live CD, open a terminal and type sudo gparted. Use the partition editor to make a small (maybe 200 MB) partition. Format it as "unformatted" and give it the bios_gru...
by Jaydemir
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing alongside Mac OS X (SOLVED)
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Re: Installing alongside Mac OS X

Thanks for the insight. It appears I CAN resize the mac partition using disk utility, so I may end up doing that and then installing Mint/Ubuntu on the unallocated portion of it. The install might be the tricky part. If I install to the empty partition using ubiquity, will it automatically make a GR...
by Jaydemir
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Do I need to re-install if I change my CPU?
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Do I need to re-install if I change my CPU?

Yeah as long as you're using an external GPU all should be smooth as silk
by Jaydemir
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing alongside Mac OS X (SOLVED)
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Installing alongside Mac OS X (SOLVED)

So I've probably installed Mint alongside Windows countless times, but recently I just got my hands on a 2006/2007 MacBook running OS X Lion. I've read that Linux can't be installed alongside Mac OS X due to conflicting filesystems or something. How much truth is there to this? If I were to run the ...
by Jaydemir
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Do I need to re-install if I change my CPU?
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Do I need to re-install if I change my CPU?

I was able to switch from an Intel CPU to an AMD CPU with no issue. However, the APU drivers needed the Ubuntu 16 base so I had to upgrade anyway (I was on 14).
by Jaydemir
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best filesystem for a storage partition?
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Best filesystem for a storage partition?

So I have a spinning 1TB HDD that I want to use for archival purposes, mostly. Originally, I tried a FAT32 partition. I had 60+ GB worth of files in it, and one day a Windows update decided to wipe the whole thing. >.< Another time, I tried (on a smaller scale) an EXT4 partition. It functioned as we...
by Jaydemir
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Switching from Intel to AMD CPU/board
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Switching from Intel to AMD CPU/board

So I got a good deal on an AMD cpu/mobo combo. I'll be taking my install out of an Intel-based machine.

Will it be as seemless as moving the hard drive into the new machine? Or will I need to reinstall the OS?
by Jaydemir
Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP 620- which mint distribution
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: HP 620- which mint distribution

I had a laptop JUST like that I was running 18.0 Cinnamon on (albeit it did feel a bit heavy for the machine, but it still ran pretty well). I'd say the safe bet is XFCE, or you can roll back to 17.3 and try something GNOME based like Cinnamon. In all honesty though you might want to check your HDD....
by Jaydemir
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Transferring a mint install (properly)
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Transferring a mint install (properly)

So I have a Mint install on a Laptop that I want to transfer over to my Desktop. However, it isn't as easy as moving the hard drive, as I actually want to sell the laptop with the original hard drive in place. What I want to do is create a partition on my 1TB HDD that I can 'clone' my Laptop's insta...
by Jaydemir
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Has anyone successfully clustered a Mint PC?
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Has anyone successfully clustered a Mint PC?

I've never clustered before but I do have 2 Core2Duo boards and CPUs (e8400 + e8500). Would it be an easy thing to get done or would it take hours of research and work?
by Jaydemir
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Vi - Is it worth learning?
Replies: 15
Views: 1097

Re: Vi - Is it worth learning?

Vim for me. Tried nano once, had to restart the computer because I couldn't figure it out (probably sounds dumb but at the time I had no patience.)
by Jaydemir
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Another No Internet Access thread
Replies: 38
Views: 2035

Re: Another No Internet Access thread

Since you're in a bit of a pinch, you might want to order a USB WiFi adapter from ebay or Amazon. Decent ones range from 5 to 10 bucks, and most will just work with Linux right out of the box. (Especially if it's advertised to work with a Raspberry Pi). If you try this and it works, then it could be...
by Jaydemir
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone with a GTX 560 and Mint 17 or 18 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: Anyone with a GTX 560 and Mint 17 or 18 ?

I have a GTX 570 working on Ubuntu 14, which Mint 17.3 is pretty much built on top of, so it should work. Usually one set of Nvidia drivers supports several GPUs.

I've used it to play Borderlands 2, Half life 2, Dota 2, and Transistor, all at pretty close to Max.
by Jaydemir
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Buying A New Video Card - Which is Best Supported?
Replies: 17
Views: 19624

Re: Buying A New Video Card - Which is Best Supported?

Nvidia drivers support a wide array of Nvidia cards, and can be installed via the driver manager program on Mint. I stay away from AMD GPUs because they have notoriously bad support for Linux. Right now I'm running a GTX 570 that's serving me well.
by Jaydemir
Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows after Mint or Virtual Machine
Replies: 11
Views: 840

Re: Windows after Mint or Windows Emulator?

given the hardware, you can just install Mint, then use Virtualbox to run Windows. You have to boot into the BIOS and enable virtualization, then just download the virtualbox .deb installer from the oracle site. (Be sure when you make the VM to enable multi core processing). You might want to have a...

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