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by nomko
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can I install Linux Mint on UEFI enabled with secure boot ?
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Re: Can I install Linux Mint on UEFI enabled with secure bo

On my laptop i had to disable UEFI to be able to install Mint....
by nomko
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux: Tricks of the Trade -- tips from our members
Replies: 107
Views: 107867

Re: Linux: Tricks of the Trade -- tips from our members

5. DraftSight Great software for students, professionals and teachers which can be used to create, edit and view all types of DWG files, which is the most common format for most CAD-related applications. Even the lay-out of this application is the closed to Autocad of all. Any Autocad users should ...
by nomko
Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Battery Draining
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Battery Draining

Broken battery? Damaged battery?

There is some tool which can help you:
http://www.webupd8.org/2015/02/advanced ... -sees.html
by nomko
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Can I customize the main bottom taskbar similar to Win7/8 ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: Can I customize the main bottom taskbar similar to Win7/

Thanks a lot for your suggestions !!! There are some really nice themes !! However, I am not looking for a Windows imitation, I still like Mint. ..just this taskbar does not convince me :? !! And it seems like that those Windows-esque themes regretfully still do not display miniature pop-up windows...
by nomko
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unlock hard drive
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: unlock hard drive

I'm trying to copy some files off of an old hard disk. I think it might have been attached to a Mac. I can see the files, and after I got into super user mode I can look at them, but I can't copy them. All it says is permission denied. Try running the command with sudo at the beginning of your comm...
by nomko
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: failing to boot after memory upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: failing to boot after memory upgrade

There are windows drivers available to improve performance on systems with 6 and 8gb of mem so there are users with over 4, and the BIOS has no issue at all with the memory. At the same time the system does boot with 8gb of memory, but the performance is stupid and x-server will not work. Thus i wo...
by nomko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flash fail?
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Flash faIL?

Are you using the standard Flash player, or are you using the HTML5 player? Go to youtube.com/html5 and enable the html5 player. Not all websites have "converted to" HTML5. But yes, if it is possible, enable the HTML5 player. But this is for Youtube only since this setting refers to a Google websit...
by nomko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: failing to boot after memory upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: failing to boot after memory upgrade

If your system can't handle more than 4 GiB memory, then IMHO there's no point in adding more memory since your system can't handle it as you already confirmed: I got 2 4gb memory chips from amazon, however the laptop boot mega slowly if I have anything over 4 and x-server fails. I looked up the spe...
by nomko
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: 1 installation (iso) image??
Replies: 7
Views: 691

1 installation (iso) image??

Looking at OpenSuse, they provide 1 installation image in which you can choose your preferred desktop environment. Looking at Mint i see 4 desktop environments: Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, Xfce. The tools/forks created/developed by the Mint team is equal for all desktops. So, why not creating 1 single imag...
by nomko
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Security : firsts settings
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Security : firsts settings

[quote="Pjotr"]Only this: sudo ufw enable That's it. Plus the most important thing: always use your common sense. :) @ philopol: If you're connected to the internet using a router, that router has its own firewall onboard. Setting up that firewall correctly you won't need to enable a firewall on you...
by nomko
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File Managers
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: File Managers

Dolphin is the most feature-rich Linux file manager. Before jumping to any conclusion, please let the topic starter tell us first which version of mint he/she is running currently! After the topic starter informed us about which version of Mint he/she is running we can provide better solutions etc....
by nomko
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Speed up your Mint ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

Re: Speed up your Mint ...

I'm the author. I know nomko: he's an annoying troll that has been banned permanently from the Dutch Ubuntu forums. For very good reasons.... Apparently he feels the need for some sort of revenge. Please ignore his comment. My how-to is fine and has been tested on many Mint systems. :) Lots of peop...
by nomko
Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Speed up your Mint ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1467

Re: Speed up your Mint ...

I know that guy from the past from the Dutch Ubuntu forum. My advise: be careful and don't do anything with your system he has written there. There are better how-to's available on the internet.
by nomko
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition on different HDD than O/S or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 1318

Re: Swap partition on different HDD than O/S or not?

If you are a noob then I would keep things simple. Stick swap on the SSD for now Never add Swap to a SSD drive since swap constantly read/writes to a disc or requires a constant read/write access. This has a negative influence on SSD drives. See also point 6 on this site: https://sites.google.com/s...
by nomko
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Installing a driver for an LB-Link wireless usb adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: Installing a driver for an LB-Link wireless usb adapter

greebouk wrote:no just looked and no .deb files sorry
What other files are there?
by nomko
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Installing a driver for an LB-Link wireless usb adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: Installing a driver for an LB-Link wireless usb adapter

greebouk wrote:/media/richard/WIFI-FE-2/Linux Driver/DPA_MT7601U_LinuxSTA_3.0.0.3_20130313 and /media/richard/WIFI-FE-2/Linux Driver/DPA_MT7601U_LinuxAP_3.0.0.1_20130802 both are folders i open them up and loads of other files open
Check if there are .deb files in those folders.
by nomko
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Installing a driver for an LB-Link wireless usb adapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1504

Re: Installing a driver for an LB-Link wireless usb adapter

If that disc provides any .deb files, just double click on that file. Make sure you select the correct file for your system: 32-bit driver for 32-bit CPU/system and 64-bit driver for 64-bit CPU/system. But since we don't know the content of that disc we can't tell you exactly what to do...... So ple...
by nomko
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition on different HDD than O/S or not?
Replies: 29
Views: 1318

Re: Swap partition on different HDD than O/S or not?

Other specs are FX8350 on a Gigabyte AM3+ with 16GB DDR3 RAM. How much of swap do you usually use ? Most probably the topic starter won't use any swap with that amount of system RAM. Swap is only needed when there's not enough system RAM available. And some applications uses swap for files which ar...

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