Bill from AUstralia

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Bill from AUstralia

Post by bill_steamshovel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:26 am

Hello,

Just spent a character building day trying to install Mint 19 Cinnamon onto a small laptop bought from Aldi last year.

I live in Rural Victoria, Australia.

Did some 3d geological modelling on SIlicon Graphics workstations approx 20 years ago and thats my Unix experience , in other words a newb who has finally put his toe in the water to find out a bit more about non windows environment. Kind of got the irrits with windows 10 and its never ending updates - we live in a very slow internet area and the updates take forever and have twice crashed my desktop.

Keen to get something working on this laptop and get an idea of whether or not we can use Linux in the future. We are both retired so have got lotsa time to investigate and get it working.

Bill

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Re: Bill from AUstralia

Post by catweazel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:30 am

bill_steamshovel wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:26 am
Hello
Hello, and welcome!
¡uʍop ǝpısdn sı buıɥʇʎɹǝʌǝ os ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ ɯoɹɟ ɯ,ı

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Re: Bill from AUstralia

Post by Pierre » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:32 am

Welcome to our Forum
:D

Do Take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.

can you type this into Terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
and then copy the result, back here, but on your other Post, about your Aldi Machine ?.
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.

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Re: Bill from AUstralia

Post by WharfRat » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:44 am

Hello Bill Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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YEEEHA ! I Fixed it

Post by bill_steamshovel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:29 am

Yes yes yes fixed it.....

I plugged in a usb mouse instead of trying to use the trackpad and everything works

This will give me a start

Bill

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Re: Bill from AUstralia

Post by jimallyn » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:07 pm

Welcome aboard, bill_steamshovel!
bill_steamshovel wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:26 am
Keen to get something working on this laptop and get an idea of whether or not we can use Linux in the future.
I'd bet money that you can. On most systems, it just works. You may have problems with a particular system, but the gurus here will most likely get you fixed up quickly. I have done Linux installs for family and friends and might get one or two support calls, like when my brother missed a step when installing a printer driver.
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Re: Bill from AUstralia

Post by kc1di » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:32 pm

Hello Bill and Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums,
Good to have you here. Don't be afraid to asks questions if the need arises.
once you get it up and running the updates usually are too bad.
Cheers.
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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Re: Bill from AUstralia

Post by lsemmens » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:18 pm

Welcome to the world of Linux, Bill. :D
Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop T4500 Dualcore 4Gb RAM
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Linux Mint machines
Out of my mind - please leave a message

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