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by vladtepes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]
Replies: 38
Views: 1985

Re: Forum edits my posts, deletes spaces... Not cool. :( [will concede to CLOSED]

Just in case someone has a really narrow screen I suppose we should type like this ? Just type normally with proper paragraphs and it will be fine. Oh and if you want to write in ENGLISH then spell in English. Colour is correct. Aluminium is correct. Sulphur is correct. Technically what you are look...
by vladtepes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just for a laugh
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Just for a laugh

Plons wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:44 pm
But, says Man, the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it?
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by vladtepes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cyberfox I love it a nice browser to use
Replies: 13
Views: 1875

Re: Cyberfox I love it a nice browser to use

I have traditionally used Chrome but Google has been irking me more and more of late so I decided to install FF on my windows computer, as it was already on my 'new' Mint 19 system. So far so good and I think I'll probably switch permanently. I absolutely need a cross-platform browser as I run Windo...
by vladtepes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I've been looking for a "home" online
Replies: 10
Views: 520

Re: I've been looking for a "home" online

Yes getting off facebook is likely a very positive thing.
It's mostly rubbish.
by vladtepes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
Replies: 104
Views: 11538

Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

Screenshot_20180728_133941.pngBoys, BOYS! Linux does have beautiful eye candy. It's called KDE. And it is most configurable with thousands of different theme combinations. Unfortunately Mint has decided to drop it. Big mistake since it's the best thing Mint has going for it. (mho) I was wondering i...
by vladtepes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Replacing thermal paste - a quick guide in 4 steps
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Replacing thermal paste - a quick guide in 4 steps

Well I won't fling bovine excrement at you, but I do think that's taking things a bit OTT. But if that's what you want to do, go your hardest. I'd suggest to people in general though, that level of precision isn't actually required. :) The reason thermal paste exists is precisely to fill small surfa...
by vladtepes
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 32274

What sends noobs running back to Windows?

We've discussed elsewhere the impediments to getting people to try Linux. There are three types of computer users: 1. Those who will never try Linux (for reasons in the 'what stops Linux becoming more mainstream' thread) 2 . Those who try Linux and run away back to the 'safety' of Windows (or Mac) 3...
by vladtepes
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Linux Mint Logo Revisited
Replies: 26
Views: 12669

Re: Linux Mint Logo Revisited

Hmm seems OP hasn't been here since November and files are all down again. :(
by vladtepes
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?
Replies: 30
Views: 12683

Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Well the card arrived already. Plugged it in, powered up - system found the network on bootup (Linux Mint 19) I entered password - internet !!!! easy as pie ! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TP-Link TL-WN851ND Wireless N PCI Adapter, version 1 , with the Atheros AR9227 chipset. I'm stoked, thanks again all for y...
by vladtepes
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Argentina
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Hello from Argentina

Welcome aboard. This is a very helpful place and much of the problems you MAY experience will have been dealt with here or in the user manual. It can seem very daunting to start with but that will pass. Stick with it. :)
by vladtepes
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Replacing thermal paste - a quick guide in 4 steps
Replies: 14
Views: 990

Re: Replacing thermal paste - a quick guide in 4 steps

A lot of sold assembled computers - particularly the cheaper ones - often have scant attention paid to this aspect when they were built. I've seen very small amounts of thermal compound used (none in one case), some horrible thermal 'pad' sticker things, and all sorts. I've pulled CPUs out to see th...
by vladtepes
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: it's my computer too old to Run mint?
Replies: 6
Views: 1256

Re: it's my computer too old to Run mint?

XFCE is a lot better than you assume it is :)

https://youtu.be/SBz5A-fqnb4?t=37m55s
37:55 XFCE
by vladtepes
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?
Replies: 30
Views: 12683

Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Someone on another forum confirmed they have one of these (v 1.0) it and it works perfectly.

The vendor has agreed I can cancel my incorrect order and I now have one of the above on the way !

Should be sorted by the weekend !

Thanks again to all who offered advice. Cheers
by vladtepes
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?
Replies: 30
Views: 12683

Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

What about the TP-Link TL-WN851ND Wireless N Pci Adapter, version 1, with the Atheros AR9227 chipset? (details confirmed by vendor) I can swap my wrong purchase for this one if it will work. I saw this info https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_TL-WN851ND also 3rd from bottom on this link also info in t...
by vladtepes
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?
Replies: 30
Views: 12683

Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

I've included this in case it's helpful to anyone posting in this thread - my current specs. I'm connected to internet via ethernet cable currently. landyvlad@Minty-PC:~$ sudo lsusb [sudo] password for landyvlad: Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Fou...
by vladtepes
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?
Replies: 30
Views: 12683

Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Maybe this one would work - has Atheros chipset which I gather works well with Linux?

https://www.computeronline.com.au/view_ ... PROD=41132
by vladtepes
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?
Replies: 30
Views: 12683

Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

I thought fantastic let's get that - then... I discover that neither Amazon US or UK will ship that to Australia when I go to check out.
They WILL do it via amazon.com.au BUT for $63 (about USD$46).
Thieving bastards. So, no. Miserable pricks.
by vladtepes
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?
Replies: 30
Views: 12683

Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Seems my post failed so I'll try again.

What's the best way to find out what units have these chipsets. Even the specs on some manufacturer websites (eg tp link) don't seem to specify that information.
by vladtepes
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?
Replies: 30
Views: 12683

Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

TP-Link TL-WN722N v2.1 150MBPS High-Gain USB WiFi Adapter works in LM19 Mate & Cinnamon. It has the Realtek RTL8188EU (8188E USB WiFi) chipset. I have been using the TL-WN722N v1.0 for years, which has the Atheros chipset, that also works. Any idea if v 2.0 works? Because I just bought one by accid...
by vladtepes
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?
Replies: 30
Views: 12683

Re: Best WiFi option for Linux Mint 19 desktop?

Thank you everyone for your input it's most helpful :) and will be a good reference post for others in future I think.

Oh and the Panda stuff does have a good rep but isn't generally avail here in Australian and Amazon won't ship it here either.

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