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by AlbertP
Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved]Libre office 5.01 mint 17.2 does not work with user
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Libre office 5.01 mint 17.2 does not work with user

LibreOffice 5.0 is available from a PPA , which will replace the existing LibreOffice packages in Mint. Using a PPA is usually a better idea than installing software yourself. It integrates better with other parts of the Mint system this way, at least problems with user permissions and menu buttons ...
by AlbertP
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon 32 or 64 bit download ?
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Cinnamon 32 or 64 bit download ?

Because most Linux software is open-source, anybody can compile it again for another architecture. Hence the majority of the programs you use on Linux, especially those from the online repositories of 64-bit Linux distributions, is available in 64-bit version. On Windows on the contrary, many progra...
by AlbertP
Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon 32 or 64 bit download ?
Replies: 5
Views: 743

Re: Cinnamon 32 or 64 bit download ?

Generally I would recommend to use 64 whenever your computer supports it, unless you have few RAM (32-bit on machines with 1GB or less would be my rule of thumb but some people may disagree on that). You can check support by looking up your processor model. Usually it will be clear by a Google searc...
by AlbertP
Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why not default install nomodeset?
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Re: Why not default install nomodeset?

Currently all preinstalled video drivers do require kernel modesetting for any kind of 3D acceleration. Only the NVIDIA/AMD official drivers which you can install after installing Mint, don't care about this option. nomodeset on a Mint system with only its preinstalled drivers (a DVD or USB stick wi...
by AlbertP
Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Is my system 32-bit only capable?
Replies: 12
Views: 730

Re: [SOLVED] Is my system 32-bit only capable?

Another way to detect 64-bit capability in CPU's, is the output of inxi which you posted at the top. I'll quote the CPU part (inxi -C) from it, CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 CPU 6600 (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9575.98 Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz...
by AlbertP
Sun May 31, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wine - Security risks?
Replies: 13
Views: 1521

Re: Wine - Security risks?

Windows programs do not know that they are inside a .wine folder. In the Wine configuration, you can define drives one of which is the C: drive, ~/.wine/drive_c. On Mint 17, Wine by default also has a Z: drive for your Linux root. As Wine programs do not run as root, they don't have write permission...
by AlbertP
Sat May 30, 2015 5:24 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Slow internet connection
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: Slow internet connection

Please open Terminal from the menu, type this command, press Enter and post the output here:

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inxi -N
by AlbertP
Wed May 13, 2015 5:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ok the long and the short of it-Linksys USB6300 Wifi dongle
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Ok the long and the short of it-Linksys USB6300 Wifi don

Next time you try to get wifi working, instead of trying ndiswrapper please download the driver I linked (https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux - download ZIP at the right sidebar of the page). After downloading, please extract the ZIP file, then go to the folder where you extracted ...
by AlbertP
Mon May 11, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ok the long and the short of it-Linksys USB6300 Wifi dongle
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Ok the long and the short of it-Linksys USB6300 Wifi don

Are you now using ndiswrapper? Please post the output of this command in terminal to view the wifi device/driver currently in use: inxi -N Realtek 8812AU is the chip inside your Linksys device according to wikidevi.com . There is a native Linux driver available for that chip: https://github.com/abpe...
by AlbertP
Mon May 04, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: laptop wont boot with two hard drives connected
Replies: 82
Views: 4475

Re: laptop wont boot with two hard drives connected

Unfortunately, I don't see anything that looks like it should be a problem. BIOS screenshots don't show anything that indicates it's UEFI -- so it appears to be a regular BIOS. (Still mystified by the miscellaneous Ubuntu and Mint boot entries though. I've never seen that before in a BIOS Boot Orde...
by AlbertP
Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Slow internet connection
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: Slow internet connection

The packages of levels 2, 4 and 5 are listed in /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintUpdate/rules. Anything else is 1 if it comes from Linux Mint, 3 if it comes from Ubuntu or elsewhere (most packages).
The mentioned packages are not listed in this file, and don't come from Mint, hence they are level 3.
by AlbertP
Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where can I get bit torrent ?
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: Where can I get bit torrent ?

This program you can install from Software Manager too. For some reason which I don't know, it is not in the File Sharing category but if you enter qbittorrent in the search box, you will find the program.
by AlbertP
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where can I get bit torrent ?
Replies: 15
Views: 965

Re: Where can I get bit torrent ?

I am used bit torrent with windows however now want it for Linux Mint. Transmission is a BitTorrent client which is installed by default on many Linux Mint editions. I use it myself (mostly for downloading Mint ISO files). As the people above me pointed out, there are also other torrent clients ava...
by AlbertP
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I want to use my previous login for the forum
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: I want to use my previous login for the forum

Instead of reporting this to forum moderators, you can also contact the forum administrators directly using the contact details at http://www.linuxmint.com/contactus.php.
by AlbertP
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Migrating to Linux Mint 18
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Migrating to Linux Mint 18

There is at present a tutorial for upgrading to a newer release, found at http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2. The release notes of Mint usually contained a link to that tutorial. However with 18 still being a year away, the tutorial might well be updated at some point. I expect, however,...
by AlbertP
Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gcc -lm; undefined reference to sqrt
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: gcc -lm; undefined reference to sqrt

Does your C file have the following code at the top to include math functions:

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#include <math.h>
To use functions from an external library you need both an #include and a -l parameter to gcc, in the case of sqrt that is #include <math.h> and -lm.
by AlbertP
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sound stuck on SPDIF or Realtek Onboard interferance
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: Sound stuck on SPDIF or Realtek Onboard interferance

Yes, that is a newer version of the program. I wrote that post back in 2013 with an older version of the sound settings in mind.
by AlbertP
Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to disable the touchpad?<Solved>
Replies: 15
Views: 25233

Re: How to disable the touchpad?<Solved>

You can run it automatically after logging in by adding the command in Startup Applications, which is available in the menu. By the way chipps and galileo6, you are responding to a thread of 3 years old which is marked as "solved". It is not your thread either but johninreno's thread. I recommend yo...
by AlbertP
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Determine wireless adapter possible speed
Replies: 17
Views: 1576

Re: Determine wireless adapter possible speed

JeremyB, I think I already made pretty clear that the wifi device in question can't use two data streams and that is where the speed is limited. You can keep trying router settings but the real solution would be another wifi device in the computer. @ gibbs1984: Router settings are best left at their...
by AlbertP
Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Determine wireless adapter possible speed
Replies: 17
Views: 1576

Re: Determine wireless adapter possible speed

The TL-WN722N only supports 1 data stream and 1 frequency band (2.4 GHz only), which means its theoretical maximum speed is 150 Mbps. For wifi, speeds are generally much lower than the theoretical value; to take advantage of 150Mbps internet, you need a wifi adapter supporting either more bands (bot...

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