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by AlbertP
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where can I get bit torrent ?
Replies: 15
Views: 931

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: 232

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: 703

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: 568

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: 981

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Yes, that is a newer version of the program.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: 24022

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: 1463

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: 1463

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...
by AlbertP
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Determine wireless adapter possible speed
Replies: 17
Views: 1463

Re: Determine wireless adapter possible speed

I don't think it is a problem with AES vs TKIP encryption. There exists an easy fix for slow connections / bad signal strength on many Atheros devices. Your device uses the ath9k_htc driver as indicated by inxi, so for you it is: echo "options ath9k_htc nohwcrypt=1" | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/ath...
by AlbertP
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Stuck in Memtest86
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Stuck in Memtest86

Files in your home folder (and its subfolders like Desktop) can just be copied using the live disc indeed. In the file manager you should see your harddisk in the left pane, there you can go to "home" and then to your username. Programs are better installed again on a new Mint system, did you use a ...
by AlbertP
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mintbox Mini RAM & Storage Possible Upgrades?
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: Mintbox Mini RAM & Storage Possible Upgrades?

There hardly exists any "bad" RAM when you go for simple RAM modules, which aren't going to be overclocked. Corsair RAM is fine. The Corsair ValueSelect is a popular type of RAM for people building their own desktop PC, and Corsair is almost always available for a good price (the cheaper Kingston/Cr...
by AlbertP
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Which distros get date/time from a server?
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Which distros get date/time from a server?

If your distro does not do it by default, it is probably easy to configure. You can use the ntpdate command in terminal on many distros to synchronise with a timeserver, for instance ntp.ubuntu.com which is used on Mint. It may also be that your ISP has a timeserver which you can use; one of my two ...
by AlbertP
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

Have you tried the command I gave? (If the disk has another device name than /dev/sdb1 you can change that im the command of course)
If it does not work please ask at OpenELEC what the preferred way of mounting a device is.
by AlbertP
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Associating driver rt2800pci with my wireless card?
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

Re: Associating driver rt2800pci with my wireless card?

Albert: Unfortunately I didn't see your post until after installing the new kernel. I think what I just did may have been overkill??? No problem, it's good to know that the driver developers of rt2800pci fixed your problem already and sent their fix to the Linux kernel maintainers. If your kernel w...
by AlbertP
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Associating driver rt2800pci with my wireless card?
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

Re: Associating driver rt2800pci with my wireless card?

Device 5362 should be claimed by rt2800pci since Linux kernel 3.5. To find out why it does not load, after running this command: sudo modprobe rt2800pci Please post the output of: dmesg | grep rt2 You can easily install the wifi drivers from a newer kernel, using these packages: http://drvbp1.linux-...
by AlbertP
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Raspberry Pi 2

If udisks is included with OpenELEC, you can probably mount it using:

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udisks --mount /dev/sdb1
by AlbertP
Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Which version, 17.1 Rebecca vs 13 Maya?
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: Which version, 17.1 Rebecca vs 13 Maya?

Indeed, if you have free space the installer will use that by default. Otherwise you will be asked to distribute space between Windows and Linux, which will shrink your Windows partition.
by AlbertP
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need help deciding steps for SSD install
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Need help deciding steps for SSD install

The how-to looks mostly good to me, except for the fstrim cronjob, as fstrim can cause data corruption on Crucial M500 and M550 SSDs (discard does work fine there). It is for that reason, that it is not enabled on all SSDs by default. Apart from that, I see no dangerous steps. I'm not yet convinced ...
by AlbertP
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where to find info on Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Where to find info on Physical Address Extension (PAE)

Of course PAE isn't perfect. Its most obvious deficiency is that one program on its own still can't use over 4GB, because 32-bit programs aren't compiled to use more memory. But in this case the old motherboard/BIOS/chipset are much more limiting. In this case, the user likely can't use a 64-bit OS....
by AlbertP
Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where to find info on Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: Where to find info on Physical Address Extension (PAE)

Also, on a Lenovo Thinkpad T60 running 17.1, can I just install 2 4 gig SODIMMs and expect the system to recognize the extra RAM, or do I have to reinstall Mint or make changes to the configuration files? PAE is only an issue on a few (NOT ALL!) Intel Pentium M processors. You have a newer machine....

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