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by Swampthing
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 5043

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

I'm still waiting for them to "fix" my internet, given that they were going to cut me off yesterday, I'm still "not" here. :D :lol: I haven't received those calls a few days now after I told them I use Linux and MacOs. Next time I'll use the one mentioned earlier "I don't o...
by Swampthing
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 5043

So, "Microsoft" called me ...

It was the usual scammers from India calling me and they have for a couple of days now. My Windows computer apparently messaged them that something was wrong with my computer. You probably now all this. This time I decided to waste some of their time and played along and played a bit confused. They ...
by Swampthing
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: So I messed things up
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: So I messed things up

Thanks for the fast reply! :D
I'll look into saving important stuff on external devices.
by Swampthing
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: So I messed things up
Replies: 9
Views: 433

So I messed things up

I had Lm19,2 going fast and strong on my Lenovo dualbooting with Elementary OS. Last night I decided to get rid of Elementary because LM is better for me, so I deleted the partition and messed around with grub, not knowing exactly what I was doing. :P So I couldn’t boot into LM anymore, luckily I ha...
by Swampthing
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mac Users
Replies: 19
Views: 972

Re: Mac Users

Looks like an extension problem.
I found this thread by googling it and there are a few suggestions.
http://www.computips.org/remove-yahoo-search-from-mac/
by Swampthing
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Any musicians out there using Mint/Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 2036

Re: Any musicians out there using Mint/Linux?

I play music as well.
We play a few concerts a year.
Currently we use Garageband and Logic Pro X to record stuff.
I'm looking into Linux for other options, I started using Ubuntu Studio, but I'd rather use Mint and maybe use it to record the songs.
by Swampthing
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: First month living with LM!
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: First month living with LM!

I just realised 2 minutes ago ..... .... ... .. When you have some spare time- https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/speed-mint.html Thank you :D I'll definitely look into that. Great Stuff 8) You're making some super progress - - we'll add you to the 'Guru' status - - Next Month. :lol: :lol:...
by Swampthing
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 77
Views: 7862

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

My Lenovo laptop runs purely on Linux Mint (for a month now) and I'm planning on keeping it that way. The more I fiddle around in Linux, the more I realize it has all I need. But I also have an iMac with a Windows partition, Windows never get used by me. One of the kids use the Windows partition occ...
by Swampthing
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: First month living with LM!
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: First month living with LM!

lsemmens wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Miss windows? You've got to be kidding! Isn't it a great feeling! :D
It's an amazing feeling! :D
And the opportunities in Linux seems limitless, I can't believe I waited so long to convert from M$ ...
by Swampthing
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 103
Views: 11260

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Coffee for me, all day every day. I've been in the coffee business for 11 years, servicing and repairing vending machines. Now I'm looking for a new job, the company i was in were bought by a large competitor and they have their own technicians, so they fired a couple of dozens of us ... :? So black...
by Swampthing
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: First month living with LM!
Replies: 8
Views: 709

First month living with LM!

I just realised 2 minutes ago, that its been exactly a month since I introduced myself in this great forum! So its been a month without Windows and I actually don't miss it at all. Yes, there's still a lot to learn and I will study and master this OS. Funny thing is, I still feel I'm suddenly standi...
by Swampthing
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is it possible to clone Mint to a mSata drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

Re: Is it possible to clone Mint to a mSata drive?

Cewls! I'll try when I recieve the mSata drive.
by Swampthing
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] Is it possible to clone Mint to a mSata drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

[SOLVED] Is it possible to clone Mint to a mSata drive?

My Mint machine is a Lenovo L520 with a 500GB Harddrive and I'm considering buying a 240 GB mSata drive and boot from that, so Mint can boot faster and maybe speed this machine up a bit. So my question is: 1) Is cloning possible? or 2) should I do a clean install on the mSata and then wipe the hardd...
by Swampthing
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Driver Manager failed to download repository information
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Driver Manager failed to download repository information

Solved! Thank you very much! :D
I knew it wasnt critical, it was just annoying.
by Swampthing
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Driver Manager failed to download repository information
Replies: 2
Views: 633

[SOLVED]Driver Manager failed to download repository information

Every time i run the driver manager, this pops up: E:The repository 'http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian tessa Release' does not have a Release file. I downloaded virtualbox version 6.0.8(I think) plus the extension pack, used it for a while and then this message started to show up ... ...
by Swampthing
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: WiFi is not working in Linux Mint 19.1
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: WiFi is not working in Linux Mint 19.1

I had the exact same problem a few weeks ago, when I started out with Linux Mint. I solved it by using a cabled connection and downloaded the driver. On the other laptop I'm using, I just reinstalled Linux Mint. I think I checked the box for installing 3rd party drivers during installing Mint. Hope ...
by Swampthing
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Cell Phone Compatibility?
Replies: 33
Views: 4665

Re: Cell Phone Compatibility?

I just tried with my Iphone 6 and it worked perfectly.
When I plugged the phone to my laptop it asked me what I wanted to do, and i selected "Import from removable device" and it showed me all the pictures in my phone.
by Swampthing
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?
Replies: 43
Views: 3798

Re: Why do newcomers stay with Mint?

The trick is simple! Use Mint as you used Windows. 1) Browse the internet, as usual. 2) Send and receive emails, as usual. 3) Listen to music, as usual. 4) Watch youtube, as usual. 5) Watch Netflix, HBO etc, as usual. Force yourself to do the everyday stuff you used to do in Windows. And be happy ab...
by Swampthing
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 35056

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

I havent read all the comments. I made it to page 6. Been a n00b myself and I can only speak for myself. There are much to learn: 1) The filesystem, its a whole different beast to me and others too probably. 2) Terminal. Well, I started with DOS 6.0(or 6.22, not really sure), so I understand the con...
by Swampthing
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: So i took the leap of faith.
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: So i took the leap of faith.

WharfRat wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:56 am
Swampthing,

Just out of curiosity which desktop version did you decide on :?:
Cinnamon for this laptop.
Because its newer and faster than the test laptop, which have the Xfce version. :D

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