Sleepless in Seattle

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Sleepless in Seattle

Post by markwigzell » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:45 pm

Hey guys, I thought I'd just intro myself a little.

I'm an Android dev now, who has programmed with Unix and Linux like forever. That should make me an expert right? Well, I still have newbie questions, and newbie problems. One cannot know everything for sure. It seems there is always a new wrinkle in the architecture of Linux that I don't know anything about. (Like right now, grub2: ugh!) The days of lilo are gone.
But isn't Linux wonderful when its all working? So nice to have all this open source code running so nicely. Well, there is a small problem (pardon the pun) with using 4k screens: the window minimize/maximize icons are tiny! I guess that'll work out someday.
I love my Banshee! All my CD's are ripped to my computer, where I share them out over a network drive to my Sonos sound system ...
I love Steam games! I'm a fan of Factorio, and I'm looking out for the day when I can boot up Steam VR.
Happy configuring!

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Re: Sleepless in Seattle

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:37 pm

Welcome to the forum.
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.

I am using Mint 19.2 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Sleepless in Seattle

Post by jimallyn » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:55 pm

Welcome aboard, Mark!
markwigzell wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:45 pm
But isn't Linux wonderful when its all working?
It most certainly is! I am so happy I learned about Linux back in 2002!

“If the government were coming for your TVs and cars, then you'd be upset. But, as it is, they're only coming for your sons.” - Daniel Berrigan

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Re: Sleepless in Seattle

Post by Pierre » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:11 pm

Hi Mark,

welcome to our forum

Do take the Time to Read the LinuxMint Users Guide that came with the installation.
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: Sleepless in Seattle

Post by phd21 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:41 pm

Hi markwigzell,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
Phd21: Mint KDE 18.3 & 19, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:

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Re: Sleepless in Seattle

Post by lsemmens » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:58 am

Hi Mark, it's refreshing to have an OS that does what YOU tell it to do, isn't it?
Kernel: 4.15.0-46-generic x86_64 bits
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop HP-ProBook-470-G2 8Gb RAM SSD
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Mint machines
Out of my mind - please leave a message

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Re: Sleepless in Seattle

Post by WharfRat » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:09 am

Hello markwigzell Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)

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Re: Sleepless in Seattle

Post by BG405 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:22 pm

Welcome! Wish I'd started on Linux sooner but probably know more about fixing it than I do (or did) about Windows. I used to  butcher  diagnose & repair some of the worst Windows borkage, probably couldn't do it now but did fix one of my Mint systems on which loads of system components had been erroneously removed, leaving no GUI etc., quite easily. :mrgreen:
Dell Inspiron 1525 - LM17.3 CE 64-------------------Acer D255E 2GB - Manjaro KDE, LM17.3 KDE 32
Toshiba NB305 - Manjaro KDE------------------------K7S5A AMD 1.2GHz - LM17.3 Xfce 32 & WinXP-Pro
Acer Aspire E11 ES1-111M - LM18.2 KDE 64 ----Dell PII 350 64MB - Puppy 4.3 & Win98-SE

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Re: Sleepless in Seattle

Post by kc1di » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:42 am

Hello Mark,
Welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Enjoy :)
Easy tips :
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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