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by jameskga
Fri May 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: WHITE RABBIT: And when it comes to that fantastic bit where the rabbit bites its own head off
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: WHITE RABBIT: And when it comes to that fantastic bit where the rabbit bites its own head off

Dude that's hilarious. Maybe they saw it coming, and played Louie Louie just for you. I played around Nashville in 2010 and met a few bands who did White Rabbit. I've seen a lot of people attempt that song, but nobody hits it like grace! Everybody knows it, you weren't alone. Hey, also lusting after...
by jameskga
Mon May 21, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: 1st time linux user
Replies: 7
Views: 745

Re: 1st time linux user

Mint is a great operating system. Do you know whether you're using Cinnamon desktop? What kind of system do you have?
by jameskga
Mon May 21, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I think I'm done with Gmail. Maybe I'm even ready to pay for email?
Replies: 20
Views: 2012

Re: I think I'm done with Gmail. Maybe I'm even ready to pay for email?

Thanks everyone for your suggestions. After reading various ToS I've decided to host a custom domain with Protonmail.

See you in Hell, Google!
by jameskga
Sun May 20, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I think I'm done with Gmail. Maybe I'm even ready to pay for email?
Replies: 20
Views: 2012

I think I'm done with Gmail. Maybe I'm even ready to pay for email?

Hi folks, I was thinking about email today and that maybe it's time to let go of Gmail. What if there was a Google agent who stood by your mailbox on the sidewalk, and offered to read your mail for you, and send copies of it back to Google? I'd most certainly tell that guy where to go. Just because ...
by jameskga
Sat May 19, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu

So I just installed LMDE 2 and it offered me the option not to install grub; however, the installation videos and tutorials recommended I leave the option checked to install grub, and in the installation window it advised me grub loads the linux kernel. So I left it checked. And now I see the ugly o...
by jameskga
Fri May 18, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu

Another thing, you will have to disable os-prober, otherwise next time grub gets updated it will find your windows and propose a menu entry for it (and show the grub menu instead of directly booting linux). Simplest thing is to make the script not executable : sudo chmod -x /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober...
by jameskga
Fri May 18, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu

Can you foresee any possible negative consequences from using this method for dualboot?
by jameskga
Fri May 18, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu

Thanks Mattybaby

I thought it would be something that easy. That means there's a MBR on both drives, right?
by jameskga
Fri May 18, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?
Replies: 11
Views: 7944

Re: Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?

I guess so...I don't know how. I don't really care anymore. I don't care about anything
by jameskga
Thu May 17, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?
Replies: 11
Views: 7944

Re: Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?

I do not need the latest driver, but the instructions in Debian's Nvidia section seem to give me an even newer driver than what's available to Mint... not that it matters to me, since I only want a driver, with no requirement other than the fact I'll be using Nvidia drivers after the process. I'm on...
by jameskga
Thu May 17, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Dual boot without GRUB by selecting drive from the boot menu

Hello, I have two hard drives in a PC that requires a dualboot setup for Mint and Windows 10. I like the idea of selecting my OS based on which drive I boot to, rather than using Grub to manage my OS choice. It just makes better sense to me, especially since I use Windows so little anyway. The other...
by jameskga
Wed May 16, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Tau Station: a text-based, science-fiction MMORPG that runs in Firefox
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Re: Tau Station: a text-based, science-fiction MMORPG that runs in Firefox

Cool! I'm really glad to hear that. And yeah, I've played the game on every platform I have, and it seems to run on everything.
by jameskga
Tue May 15, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Tau Station: a text-based, science-fiction MMORPG that runs in Firefox
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Tau Station: a text-based, science-fiction MMORPG that runs in Firefox

This is a bit of a departure from the normal tech-support type of threads found in this section, but I'd like to share the only game I currently play on Linux, a game I feel that is really quite good and could be enjoyed by many non-gamers who use Linux Mint, happen to enjoy science fiction, or just...
by jameskga
Mon May 14, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?
Replies: 11
Views: 7944

Re: Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?

Hey dudes. Thanks for the answers. Very helpful! To answer your question, Kevin, I got screen-tearing on this PC even with the appropriate driver, but I think switching a Compton setting fixed that. Without using any proprietary drivers on my laptop, however, I live with permanent screen-tearing (ne...
by jameskga
Sat May 12, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?
Replies: 11
Views: 7944

Without a Driver Manager, does LMDE "use" my Nvidia graphics card?

Hello, I have a GTX 770 on my desktop PC, and - although I don't play games on this PC - I've been using Mint Xfce 18.3 as the main OS, simply because it has a driver manager that lets me upgrade to the latest graphics driver provided by Nvidia, and LMDE does not. I know my graphics card works, beca...
by jameskga
Sat May 12, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: So how far off is LMDE 3?
Replies: 237
Views: 56675

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

To answer ChrisMW's closing remark, regarding his uncertainty as to the intended/target audience of LMDE: My understanding is the Mint team - not wanting to keep all their eggs in one basket - maintains LMDE because they want a Debian-based alternative for the OS, just in case Canonical or Ubuntu go...
by jameskga
Wed May 09, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Advantages and disadvantages to LMDE over standard LM releases?
Replies: 3
Views: 3376

Advantages and disadvantages to LMDE over standard LM releases?

Hey guys. Like many of you, I am looking forward to the release of LMDE3, as well as 19 featuring Cinnamon 3.8. I am especially eager to learn what major changes are expected in LMDE3 and if you guys have any insights or speculation as to what significant changes you expect to see. I set up the PC I...
by jameskga
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?
Replies: 57
Views: 10493

Re: Are Linux distributions really so different from one another?

Those are great points. The philosophy of Linux Mint fits what I have come to expect from an operating system. They keep improving everything a noob would need, while adhering to world class privacy and security priorities, with a focus on stability for widespread adoption. No matter how much more I...
by jameskga
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 162
Views: 15147

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

Yeah, that's true. Facebook itself is a virus that tracks you around even if you never opt in to use it, because their code is embedded in every ad code on the dominant market. That's why I only broker ad deals through "mom and pops" or self employed site owners. No tracking codes and, gue...

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