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Hi! I'm a new user :)

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:55 pm
by YoloSnake
Hello, I'm new to the Linux Community. I dualboot-ed my PC with Win 8.1 and Mint 18.
Still trying to set up the boot menu to come up automatically at startup without the need to choose the boot device manually. Still trying to figure out how to get rid of sound pops in my headphones before a sound is played on the system (a very loud pop before the Log In sound), also trying to find a reason the sound is mono-ish and without too much low frequencies compared to the sound in Windows with Realtek HD drivers.

Can't find the best font for my Window Titles, they all look weird on that grey background with something that looks like a white outline.
Also I have yet sooo much to learn about how to install apps, drivers etc. this is very much different from Windows.

Even though I spend a lot of time just finding my way around, Linux makes me feel real happy when I finally get something right :)

Re: Hi! I'm a new user :)

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:38 pm
by Pierre
welcome to the forum
:D

even though you got the dual_boot working,
still have a look at this Tutorial:
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=163126

you will find things are different in a Linux System,
& stuff that you could do with Windows, & now you can't do that thing.

Re: Hi! I'm a new user :)

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:41 pm
by YoloSnake
Got the dual boot menu showing at startup, it was that bcdedit autorecovery in Win 8.1 I had to deal with. :D

Re: Hi! I'm a new user :)

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:06 pm
by all41
Hi YoloSnake,

Welcome aboard. I see you kept Win8.1-means you didn't take the bait.
I predict you will come to grips with Linux quickly.

Re: Hi! I'm a new user :)

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:20 pm
by jimallyn
Welcome aboard, YoloSnake! Ask in the appropriate forum section for each of the problems you have noted, and you will almost certainly be given the help and answers you need.

There is a great tutorial on installing applications here:

viewtopic.php?t=97158

Re: Hi! I'm a new user :)

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:12 am
by austin.texas

Re: Hi! I'm a new user :)

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:52 am
by The-Wizard
Welcome to the Mint family forums

most problems already have a fix,
search
read
ask
and don't rush to avoid disappointment

wizard

Re: Hi! I'm a new user :)

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:45 am
by Crewp
Welcome to Linux Mint, and the Mint forum.

Re: Hi! I'm a new user :)

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:29 am
by Amii_Leigh
Namaste and welcome to the Linux Mint forums! :D

Re: Hi! I'm a new user :)

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:50 am
by phd21
Hi "YoloSnake",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !

Re: Hi! I'm a new user :)

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:15 pm
by vrkalak
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:mrgreen: ..:: Welcome to LinuxMint ::.. :mrgreen:

Read everything you can -- Forums - Wiki - IRC

Linux: Tricks of the Trade > http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=38355
"All Linux OS-Distros" Forums and Tutorials > http://linuxquestions.org/questions/
What works for Ubuntu, usually works for Mint > http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/
https://help.ubuntu.com/community
Linux Alternative to Windows > http://www.linuxalt.com/
LinuxMint Community Forums - Tutorials > http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/welcome

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