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News and Reviews / Re: BDMint
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:50:33 am »
Not to knock anyone's project, but wouldn't this basically be the same thing as Ubuntu Budgie?

General Discussion / Re: drivers of graphic card ? line in chromium
« on: June 20, 2018, 05:44:36 am »
It sounds like you're taking about screen tearing, an issue that can plague us all. Since you have Intel graphics, you may want to look at the solutions in this thread:,2790.0.html

Hardware / Re: Should I replace this hard drive?
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:39:18 pm »
They weren't even making 80GB drives 27 years ago. You were lucky to have a single gigabyte in 1991.

Hardware / Re: ASUS E200HA (Cherry Trail CPU)
« on: June 11, 2018, 08:40:25 pm »
Personally, I'd stay away from an Atom processor anyway, especially with today's i3 low end CPUs being so reasonably priced and much more powerful. For the extremely budget minded, I'd suggest a Pentium, which is basically last year's i3 anymore, or a Celeron, which is essentially last year's Pentium. Any of those would rock over an Atom. (just saying)

Anyway, that's weird with the sound and touchpad issues. Reinstalling definitely won't help if it was an update issue, unless you were able to track it to a specific package and not update that package after reinstalling.

Software & Applications / Re: iphone 5SE connection
« on: June 11, 2018, 02:56:27 am »
I don't know, they're hit or miss on working with Linux.

Software & Applications / Re: iphone 5SE connection
« on: June 10, 2018, 09:06:50 am »
Plug it in, make sure you hit "Allow" on the phone screen, and mount it. (click on it on your list of devices in the File Manager to mount it) You'll get a blank window, which is what I'm assuming you're getting now. Umount it by clicking on the eject symbol next to the device but don't unplug it. Mount it again and you should see your DCIM folder, which is all you'll have access to.

I know, this sounds weird, but I have the same model of phone and it works.

Software & Applications / Re: (SOLVED) USB Image Writer
« on: June 07, 2018, 08:15:44 pm »
Yeah, mintstick is super fast, plus it writes in dd mode, which is good if your computer won't boot from FAT32. :)

Installation / Re: LIVEUSB & PERSISTENCE
« on: June 07, 2018, 08:10:28 pm »
The problem with Unetbootin is that it has to be updated to support Linux releases. Since we're Ubuntu based, the version of Unetbootin has to be compatible with the version of Ubuntu that's used as a base. I sure hope Unetbootin is compatible with Ubuntu 16.04. ;)

I used Rufus recently to install Peppermint onto a computer with Windows, and it's really nice. Plus, I like that it supports writing in dd mode, which would work great on a computer I have that won't boot from FAT32 partitions. 8)

Installation / Re: Extended, Logical & Primary partitions...
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:16:42 pm »
What partitions are on the drive already? Does it already have an extended partition? You can only have one extended partition per disk, but it can be as big as you need it and contain as many logical partitions as you want. So, if you already have an extended partition on the drive, you can't create another. However, you can expand the existing one to fit more logical partitions.

General Discussion / Re: github's future?
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:10:17 pm »
And these days all big corporations suck imo.

Yes, yes they do. (I work for a big corporation)

Hardware / Re: Has Everyone reset their routers? ESP Netgear!
« on: June 05, 2018, 08:11:45 pm »
you should always set your own password on your router...

Not all of them let you. When I was with AT&T, we didn't have that kind of access to the U-Verse router. ::)

We've never rented the router & modem... so that wouldn't have applied to us... nor occured to me... my apologies... 

No need to apologize, it's all good. It wasn't by choice. When I had AT&T regular DSL, I bought my own modem/router and set it up myself. Unfortunately, to upgrade to a bundle with TV, it had to be their equipment, because the TV is IPTV. It was a huge pain, and they lied about there being no setup fee. Then, sometime after upgrading, they made all AT&T internet accounts U-Verse, so I would have had to use that crap anyway. (I think I still have some old DSL modems somewhere.)

With the cable I have now, it's still their equipment, but it was delivered via UPS and we set it up ourselves, even the cable boxes. So, we have a custom password on the modem/router. :)

Hardware / Re: Has Everyone reset their routers? ESP Netgear!
« on: June 05, 2018, 05:30:10 pm »
you should always set your own password on your router...

Not all of them let you. When I was with AT&T, we didn't have that kind of access to the U-Verse router. ::)

News and Reviews / Re: Windows Notepad
« on: June 05, 2018, 05:27:32 pm »
Yeah, it's refreshing. He seems to understand the value of Linux and that it's not going anywhere, whereas the other two just wanted to stamp it out for "threatening" the Microsoft Empire. (though, crappy releases and the rise of mobile have already threatened it)

News and Reviews / Re: Windows Notepad
« on: June 05, 2018, 07:33:57 am »
Well, that's good to know. It seems Microsoft wasn't kidding a while back when they claimed to now love Linux.

General Discussion / Re: What is your % of Linux?
« on: June 03, 2018, 06:56:54 pm »
Gaming on Linux usually works pretty smoothly, provided you're running Nvidia graphics. AMD may have been good back when they had proprietary graphics support, but now they don't. Without it, you can't get anything with 3D graphics to work. Intel graphics have the same issue, though Intel graphics are mainly a bad joke in the gaming community anyway.

Flight simulators are definitely one of those things you want working just right. I did the Flight Gear thing for a while, but I found it a bit of a pain on Linux. I don't know if they've changed this, but a few years ago you had to launch the program with a terminal command. If memory serves, you even had to include the plane you wanted to fly and starting airport. This is as opposed to the Windows version, which has a nice little window for doing all of this. While the terminal commands weren't hard or anything, I just found it a bit of a pill to have to do this. Also, I found the graphics, especially the scenery, weren't that great. However, those are minor annoyances to me. Considering that it's an open source project that aims to make a complete flight simulator for free, I think they've done an amazing job with it. But, that still doesn't mean it's going to fit everyone's taste. Like I said, I'm only so-so on flight sims anyway. I prefer fighter games where you shoot stuff down. :)

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