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treasafrancis
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Hey there!

Post by treasafrancis » Sat May 19, 2018 4:35 pm

Hi there! I’m a newbie at Linux and excited to join so if you have any tips, please post them down below. Thank you! :D

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Post by kc1di » Sat May 19, 2018 5:40 pm

Hello treasafrancis and Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
You can do a search for Linux tips on line and you get more than you can ever use :)
But here are a few places to start:
https://linuxmint-installation-guide.re ... en/latest/
https://www.techsupportalert.com/conten ... dition.htm
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... amon-first
Enjoy :)
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Hey there!

Post by jimallyn » Sat May 19, 2018 6:49 pm

1. Stick with it. You may have a few little quirks to iron out, but you are going to love it.

2. Don't spend forever trying to figure things out by yourself. If you can't figure it out in a few hours, ask on the forums. That's what the forums are here for, and there are some very knowledgeable people here who are always happy to help others.

3. Don't use Linux advice you find just anywhere on the web. There are many different versions of Linux available, and while they all have much in common, there are things that will work on one distro that could trash your system on another. So, there are two excellent places to get help if you need it: these forums, and Pjotr's Easy Linux Tips Project. Pjotr is a long time and well respected member of the forums, and he has a website packed full of great tips for Mint. Find it here:

https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/Home

4. Have fun. Oops, this probably should have been tip number 1.

Welcome aboard, treasafrancis!
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Post by JerryF » Sat May 19, 2018 6:55 pm

Welcome to Mint and the forums!
IF AND WHEN your problem has been solved, please edit your original post and add [SOLVED] to the beginning of the Subject Line. It helps other members.

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Post by catweazel » Sat May 19, 2018 7:18 pm

Welcome aboard.
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Post by WharfRat » Sat May 19, 2018 9:25 pm

Hello treasafrancis Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

Don't expect to know-it-all after using Linux for a short time - 12 years here and still uncovering something new every day :wink:
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Re: Hey there!

Post by treasafrancis » Sun May 20, 2018 12:02 pm

Thank you so much everyone! I should probably make a different post for this, but my audio isn't working at all. I was trying to watch a video but it made no sound and the volume was at a 100%. I tried looking at other forums with the same problem but none of the solutions worked/ If someone could help or send me a link with a solution that might work, it would be much appreciated. Thanks! :D

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Post by phd21 » Sun May 20, 2018 12:51 pm

Hi treasafrancis,

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

It would help to know more about your system setup. If you run "inxi -Fxzd" and "lsusb" from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide enough information.

It helps to take notes, and one excellent note application is "CherryTree" and is in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM). Newer versions are available through their website.

cherrytree – giuspen
https://www.giuspen.com/cherrytree/
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Re: Hey there!

Post by treasafrancis » Sun May 20, 2018 12:59 pm

Here you go!

System: Host: treasa-E200HA Kernel: 4.13.0-41-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: E200HA v: 1.0
Bios: American Megatrends v: E200HA.210 date: 04/19/2016
CPU: Quad core Intel Atom x5-Z8300 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 11520
clock speeds: max: 1840 MHz 1: 1257 MHz 2: 1221 MHz 3: 884 MHz
4: 627 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Device 22b0 bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1366x768@60.06hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (Cherrytrail)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.2.8 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel HDMI/DP LPE Audio driver: HdmiLpeAudio
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-41-generic
Network: Card: Qualcomm Atheros Device 0042
driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: wlp1s0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: NA (-) ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 31.3GB
Optical: No optical drives detected.
Partition: ID-1: / size: 27G used: 15G (59%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk0p2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.03GB used: 0.20GB (10%) fs: swap dev: /dev/mmcblk0p3
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info: Processes: 205 Uptime: 17:47 Memory: 822.5/1886.7MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 13d3:3496 IMC Networks
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:57ed Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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