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General Discussion / Linux Foundation online course
November 18, 2021, 04:28:29 PM
I am a new Linux user. I have received on this forum nice help from other members regarding few issues I encountered.

About 10 days ago I started an online beginners course offered by the Linux Foundation. I am finding it fascinating. Of course "beginner" means many things, so I found few chapters too easy (pretty basic stuff on the GUI and software repository); and then some of them well over my head. They do require study.

The course teaches the main distributions, it's not possible of course talking about all of them. Definitely doing the job for my Linux Mint; and quite interesting finding out more about CentOS and Red Hat.

I have by now gone through 35% of the course, and am definitely very excited by the learning curve. It is a useful course, but you really have to concentrate if you are an average user. The synapsis says you just need to be a standard computer user, but in truth they do expect you to know quite more than the basics.

Good challenge though, I feel I'll be much less average at the end of it!
I thought of sharing this experience.
Linux Support / Boot problem [SOLVED]
November 18, 2021, 02:46:18 PM
Linux Mint 20.2. Only (no dual system with Windows or else).

The system works perfectly, very happy. But when I boot I always see this text twice, before the laptop starts properly :

[        0.262297]  platform MSFT0101:00:  failed to claim resource 1 [mem 0xfed40000
[        0.261827]  acpi MSFT0101:00:  platform device creation failed:  -16

I found a couple of solutions somewhere in other forums, but are neither final nor clear on what to do.
The weird thing is that the system works perfectly, with the exception of this funny booting issue which does make starting the computer slower than it should be with Linux.

Thanks again for any help you may give me.
Linux Support / Persistent menu how to cancel [SOLVED]
November 17, 2021, 11:10:55 AM
I have tried to install TEAMS (damn Microsoft!) for a business chat, then noticed it was already installed via the Linux repository. So I did not install it a second time, of course. BUT... I still have in the menu (under Internet) the box of the installing package.
How do I cancel that persistent menu? The file is not there anymore, so is of no use. Thanks.
Linux Support / Chkrootkit suspicious files? [SOLVED]
November 12, 2021, 10:04:41 PM
I use chkrootkit to keep my system clean. I am a new (and happy) Linux user. I use Linux Mint 20.2.
Chkrootkit scan is clean, except few suspicious files as it calls them, which are the following ones :

/usr/lib/debug/.dwz /usr/lib/debug/.build-id
/usr/lib/debug/.dwz /usr/lib/debug/.build-id

Are they dangerous? I checked few of them, but cannot really say (am too new to this) if/how they are dangerous.
Thanks very much for your help.