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by JoeBingo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Need MintBox 2 RAM upgrade Help ? Thanks !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 493

Re: Need MintBox 2 RAM upgrade Help ? Thanks !!!

... in the meantime, I just sent an email to fit-PC technical support for assistance. Guess I'll find out how responsive they are.
Just thought for sure someone here has a MintBox 2 and upgraded the RAM and could chime in. Thanks !!!
by JoeBingo
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Need MintBox 2 RAM upgrade Help ? Thanks !!!
Replies: 10
Views: 493

[SOLVED] Need MintBox 2 RAM upgrade Help ? Thanks !!!

MintBox 2 arrived in the mail today. It shipped with 4GB RAM (2GB x 2) and I'd like to upgrade to 16GB (8GB x 2) but not sure I will find and choose the correct RAM. I looked on the Crucial memory site but Compulab /fit-PC isn't listed. I'm sure they have memory that would work ... just afraid I'd p...
by JoeBingo
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hibernate option disappeared randomly
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Hibernate option disappeared randomly

If you really want it, open a terminal session and try the command near the bottom under "How to undo". Disable hibernation (suspend-to-disk) 2.5. Unfortunately, "hibernate" (suspend-to-disk) is enabled by default in Linux Mint. Which is rather surprising, because in Ubuntu it's disabled by default....
by JoeBingo
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Software Manager closes as soon as it opens
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Software Manager closes as soon as it opens

Fresh install of Mate 18.2 on Dell Optiplex 745 and Dell Latitude D830. Both built in 2007 and both upgraded with SSD. Have run LM on these two computers for years without seeing this issue and it doesn't happen all the time. Only tweaks performed are selected ones from those suggested by @Pjotr in ...
by JoeBingo
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Desktop not centered
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Desktop not centered

Sounds like you'd have to be a programmer or someone with significant Linux file architecture knowledge to fix this problem. I'm reaching here, but maybe try an older kernel? Also, Cinnamon is the "fanciest" version of Linux Mint. I might would give Mate a try (running well on my old Dell Optiplex 7...
by JoeBingo
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Desktop not centered
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Desktop not centered

Have you tried taking a look at "Driver Manager" to see if an update/recommended display driver is available? In mate, it's in the Control Panel. I know Cinnamon is a little different but you should find "Driver Manager" in the menu or type it in the menu search bar and it should pop up.
by JoeBingo
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Desktop not centered
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Desktop not centered

Wonder if there is bios display setting options?
by JoeBingo
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: display sleep time
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: display sleep time

Okay, I found a fifth way to bring up the Power Management GUI in Mate and should also work in Cinnamon. There is a search box on the menu. I typed in Power Management entered and it came up.
by JoeBingo
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: display sleep time
Replies: 6
Views: 1340

Re: display sleep time

I'm running Mate and it's in the Control Center under Power Management. I can either find it there, on the menu OR open a terminal session, type and enter mate-power-preferences and the Power Management window opens SOooo ... I wonder if you could open a terminal session, type and enter cinnamon-pow...
by JoeBingo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Desktop not centered
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Desktop not centered

First make sure the monitor is set to it's correct native resolution. Is it the same monitor and is it the same resolution as when previous operating system was installed? To change the resolution, launch the System Settings application by going to the mintmenu, searching for “System Settings”, and ...
by JoeBingo
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Upgrading Desktop PC
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: Upgrading Desktop PC

Look at the refurbished computer market if on a limited budget. Last computer I built from enclosure up was in 2003 and that box lasted 10 years before I felt the need for something faster / newer. Considered building from scratch again but the best deal I found was on refurbished Dell business desk...
by JoeBingo
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Linux Mint KDE,Same old problem
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: New Linux Mint KDE,Same old problem

I have an older nvidia GF119 [GeForce GT 610] in a Dell Optiplex 745 that was build in 2007 and I'm running Linux Mint 18.2 Mate. Nvidia runs fine when selecting the nvidia-375 driver from the Driver Manager. The nouveau driver works fine as well, with the nvidia card. I haven't even tried using the...
by JoeBingo
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Linux Mint KDE,Same old problem
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: New Linux Mint KDE,Same old problem

You have a video card installed in your computer that also has Intel video installed on the motherboard? If that is the case, there should be a bios setting for which video to use. If that is the case, it could be an issue with bus priority within your computer. Have you ever run a Linux distro that...
by JoeBingo
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Got a bug. I think it's a Yahoo brand and called Flurry. [Solved}
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Got a bug. I think it's a Yahoo brand and called Flurry.

Others with more experience, maybe specific experience with "Flurry" will chime in, I hope. One thing is from a terminal session, list what software is installed. Sounds likely "Flurry" very well could be on the list of software. Then remove it. Here's a link that explains how to list and remove ......
by JoeBingo
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel Question
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Kernel Question

Both my 2007 Dell Optiplex desktop and 2007 Dell Latitude laptop were rock solid running 18.1 with the 4.4 series kernel. I thought it was pretty cool that two kernels in the 4.4 series were suggested for stability and one for security. Those were the only two I ever had installed and would update a...
by JoeBingo
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After update today Chromium 58.0.3029.110 closes immediately after start
Replies: 20
Views: 1520

Re: After update today Chromium 58.0.3029.110 closes immediately after start

Is anything else running, maybe minimized, when you try to open Chromium? The reason I ask is because after a fresh install of 18.2 Mate on my laptop I found that if I tried to open "Software Manager", I'd enter my password and then Software Manager would immediately close after start. The thing is ...
by JoeBingo
Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 32
Views: 7559

Re: Linux Mint 18.2 “Sonya” Cinnamon released!

Don't see a thread yet for "Sonya" Mate release, but downloaded and installed. Easy peasy.
No problems after about 6 hours on an old 2007 Dell Optiplex 745 with SSD and (older) nVidia upgrade. Thanks Clem !!!
by JoeBingo
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to roll back to an earlier Kernel?
Replies: 8
Views: 13604

Re: How to roll back to an earlier Kernel?

Thanks Moem !!! All the explaining and I didn't point this out. DOH !!!
by JoeBingo
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to roll back to an earlier Kernel?
Replies: 8
Views: 13604

Re: How to roll back to an earlier Kernel?

There are several ways, well a couple. I always just use the "Update Manager" ... View > Linux kernels ... and either Install or Remove a given kernel. If you remove a kernel through Update Manager, then you simply use "Package Manager" ... Status > Remove residual kernel files, to clean things up. ...
by JoeBingo
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: kernel 4.8.0.58 Generic update
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: kernel 4.8.0.58 Generic update

Welcome. I see this is your first post and in Newbie Questions. Is this your first experience with Linux Mint? 18.2 is a BETA release, meaning it likely has issues that need to be resolved before release as a long term support (LTS) distro. So don't be surprised when there are issues or disappointed...

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