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Linux Support / New pc and vitual machine
August 26, 2020, 11:50:37 AM
My current pc build is 8 years old so I'm thinking of building another one to preempt this one failing and have a few questions.I'm currently dual booting between Mint and Windoze but i'm getting annoyed with this and I can never get wine to play properly so i'm thinking Vm.So run windows within Linux VM and was wondering would a SSD of 500gb be enough or go for I Tb hdd?.I dont store a lot of stuff such as music or videos just mainly photos and docs.
I was even going to try out Vm on the current pc to make sure it will run the windoze programs or is the no need,as everything will run as if on a Windoze pc.
Thanks for looking.
Hardware Compatibility / KVM switch and mouse
August 07, 2020, 10:59:45 AM
I have recently connected  a kvm switch so I can switch between cctv and pc and everything works ok in Windozzze 8 but when I switch to Mint 19.3 the keyboard works but the mouse doesn't,can anybody help?
Linux Support / Root filling up (Solved)
September 13, 2019, 08:07:46 AM
Mint 19.2 Despite my root system being 25gb for the last two days I have been getting a warning about low space.It's not Timeshift because I have that saving to Home partition ,could it something to do with var logs? but I haven't a clue what to do .HELP! please.
Linux Support / Remove w10 (SOLVED)
June 01, 2019, 05:33:19 AM
I'm currently dual booting Mint19.1 alongside w10 but I'n now a convert and want to remove w10  .Would the easiest method be to reinstall Mint and choose 'erase disk and Install Mint' and if I did it this way can I still create  root,swap and home partitions  or will Mint automatically set up it's own partitions.If so can I then use gparted to alter the partitions to create the 3 partitions?
   The other option seems to be to go into gparted and just delete the windows partition/s  then reclaim the space for Mint.If I did it this way can the three partitions already created be resized as well?       

Linux Support / stop Opera update
May 28, 2019, 03:03:58 PM
Can somebody guide me on how to stop Opera v 60.0 from updating automatically. (Mint 19 ) In windows I think I had to rename the auto update exe file .
Linux Support / 2nd Hard drive
April 19, 2019, 04:33:06 PM
Currently dual booting W8 pro with Mint 19.1 is it worth getting a 2nd hard drive( cheap enough) and loading the OS separately?
Linux Support / Card reader (SOLVED ish)
December 01, 2018, 08:27:37 AM
Plugging card reader into Mint 19 gives me a recognition sound albeit slow but then no card is detected or shown to be mounted.I have checked that in the settings it's set to automount but still only sound when plugging and unplugging card reader.The card reader is not listed under devices I'm sure it's probably something simple but I have yet to find an answer that works.
The card I'm trying to read is a XD card.
Linux Support / Cannot refesh update list
November 30, 2018, 09:11:47 AM
Just hit this problem,seems to have only happened after I cancelled an Opera update......help please.
Linux Support / No sound in Firefox
November 17, 2018, 01:06:56 PM
This morning was on missus laptop running mint19 and it had sound playing youtube video but now going back to FF no more sound?Sound works on pc ,can play downloaded music with sound and can even play youtube with sound in Opera it's just FF that has no sound .Have tried refreshing FF but still problem exists anyone got an idea what's going on is it FF or Mint where the problem lies?
Linux Support / Send to (SOLVED)
November 15, 2018, 11:00:39 AM
In windows if you want to place files in a certain folder you use the send to feature ie music files highlight the files right click then send to 'Xmas'  folder within music etc.I  currently use cut/copy and paste is this the right way or does Mint have a better way?
General Discussion / Mint is a keeper
November 08, 2018, 10:31:50 PM
Really impressed with Mint 19 still dual booting on desktop with W8 pro due to Photoshop being better than Gimp and more 'how to' videos available.Now have carried it over to Missus's laptop and dual booting alongside W10 which is absolutely SH**E,but keeping it in case Microsoft offer a free upgrade to next OS.
Internet Connectivity / Nord vpn(solved)
October 29, 2018, 08:05:03 AM
Trying to install Nord vpn but I'm getting confused with the steps I should take?According to Nord it's a case of download login and use but I cant see it installed?
Would appreciate some help with this......I downloaded from here   https://nordvpn.com/download/   I have looked on 'net' and it looks as though there's a lot more to it .Can someone talk me through the next steps please.
Linux Support / Snapshot HELP!!!! (Solved )
September 28, 2018, 09:46:25 AM
I've found out that it's timeshift's snapshots that are filling up my root causing low space and I think my previous boot problem,should I stop it's schedule all together or is it just a case of configuring it right and if so what's the ideal configuration.It's been running for an hour (9.00am) after giving low space warning and seems stuck,how do i get over this problem I don't want to shut down pc in case it cocks me up again.HELP!
Linux Support / Can't boot into Cinnamon
September 26, 2018, 09:46:24 AM
Don't know if it's something I've done but after transferring some docs and pics from usb into mint I cant boot into it.When grub screen comes up for duel booting it doesn't matter if I leave it or hit enter to select cinnamon it's only getting as far as the black screen where it displays my name and motherboard details followed by log in and blinking cursor.I cannot get past this, do I need to select recovery?......HELP! please.
before this happened I also lost privelages to open Opera?

Linux Support / Starting maximised (revisited) solved
September 26, 2018, 08:28:26 AM
I have an Opera icon on desktop that opens opera maximised but I can't add it to the panel and if I click on the Icon in the menu list (internet) it doesn't open maximised,is the a way to get this to open maximised from the panel?
Linux Support / Partitioning (solved)
September 23, 2018, 09:52:15 AM
I am currently duel booting with w8 which I want to keep and have been reading about partitioning.I'm going to reinstall Mint after I have given a bigger partition to it from the windows side.So my question is in duel boot when installing cinnamon will I still be given the option to partition the drive so i can have 3 partitions as recommended / swap and home as at the moment I only have one partition in Mint and don't want to be manually copying files etc if new distro comes out?
Linux Support / Gradio quick question
September 20, 2018, 01:57:39 PM
Anyway of shutting down Gradio and sound without going into system monitor?
Linux Support / Update red cross
September 18, 2018, 09:30:06 AM
Have update notice but red cross next to it, I can see that it's for Ubuntu so do this not apply to Mint distro even though based on Ubuntu?

Is the a way to filter updates to only the ones relevent for Mint.

Linux Support / Listening to radio (solved)
September 13, 2018, 07:15:57 AM
Trying to listen to radio stations through browser (Opera) with radioplayer but getting nothing.RadioPlayer opens but does not play anything.If I try LBC I just get the player opening, for BBC stations I get message to 'enable flash player in browser',but IT IS enabled.Have tried using Radiotray but when I added LBC it wouldn't play and got a large notification about suitable plugins  could not be found.
Can anybody shed any light on getting it to work.
just found a link for playing LBC  and BBC but not an ideal way of doing it at     http://www.radiofeeds.co.uk/query.asp?feedme=LBC%20(UK)  which then plays in VLC

vlc stopped playing streams now... >:(
Linux Support / Learning Linux (SOLVED)
September 12, 2018, 06:21:01 AM
It's great having a forum to ask questions but I want to make an effort and try and learn Linux for myself and not be a PITA.So would I be better off going for a book that deals with Linux or one that is specific to Mint (cinnamon ) which I am currently using and can anybody recommend a book/books for an absolute beginner?