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Linux Support / Re: Lite 3.8 Blank Screen After Opening Lid
« Last Post by MattC on October 04, 2021, 07:51:31 pm »
Sorry, I obviously didn't make myself clear.  When the problem was first occurring, the system was set to auto-login.  I have since turned that off due to security, but the problem remains.  What I need to do is turn the pw-entry after opening the lid if this is going to be a persistent problem.

Matt
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Linux Support / Re: Lite 3.8 Blank Screen After Opening Lid
« Last Post by Keith on October 03, 2021, 08:58:26 pm »
I'm not familiar with Lite but as it's based on Ubuntu you will probably be able to change to "auto login" by going to System-Settings/Details/Users (or the equivalent path in Linux Lite) and entering your password to unlock the switch. 
Let us know how you get on. 

Keith
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Linux Support / Re: Lite 3.8 Blank Screen After Opening Lid
« Last Post by MattC on October 03, 2021, 06:57:53 pm »
Although it is now asked at boot time, it hasn't been.
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Linux Support / Re: Lite 3.8 Blank Screen After Opening Lid
« Last Post by Keith on October 03, 2021, 11:40:24 am »
Hi Matt.

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1. How do I stop the p/w request from appearing when I've closed the lid for a time? (This is on mains as well as battery.)
Have you set your PC to ask for a password at boot time?  If so then that might be the reason for requesting a pswd when you raise the lid after a while. 
As for item 2:  I can't help you with that - sorry. 

Keith
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Linux Support / Re: Keyboard and mouse problems
« Last Post by mikep on October 02, 2021, 09:31:25 pm »
Hello Mad Penguin,

I'm now shopping for the motherboard and processor you recommended. The processor is available on amazon but says 6 cores (12 threads). Is that the same one you used? https://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-Cooler/dp/B07B428V2L?th=1

Also, which of these motherboards would you say is the one you have? https://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=asus+rog+strix+b450-f+gaming+atx+motherboard%2C+amd

Thanks for any help...
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Linux Support / Lite 3.8 Blank Screen After Opening Lid
« Last Post by MattC on October 02, 2021, 04:41:27 pm »
Hi.  I have Lite 3.8 installed on my old Samsung NP-N110 laptop and it seems to work fine.  When I close the lid and reopen after a time, it asks for a password.  This is fine - although I can't figure out how to stop this - but when I enter the password, the screen goes blank and remains blank.  I am unable to do anything with it except for hitting the power button to shut it off.  It seems to close down OK, as when I hit the power button it chugs for a while then shuts down.

So if anyone has an answer to either of the following I'd be grateful:

1. How do I stop the p/w request from appearing when I've closed the lid for a time? (This is on mains as well as battery.)

2. What's happening and how do I prevent the blank screen after I've entered the p/w?

Thank you.

Matt
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Linux Support / Re: Booting Linux mint
« Last Post by Keith on September 30, 2021, 03:40:37 pm »
Hi TC,

Almost there.  This what you ought to do.....

Delete everything on your USB (by highlighting all the files and using Shift+Delete - that's important) then use Unetbootin to create a live USB like this:
Click the Radio Button "Diskimage" and search for your ISO file on the hard drive.
Click on the "Drive" window down-arrow and select your USB stick.
Click on "OK" and await your new live USB! 

Keith
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Linux Support / Re: Booting Linux mint
« Last Post by Trenchcoat on September 30, 2021, 11:21:51 am »
I have downloaded Absolute Linux onto my hard drive then copied it onto a USB stick and run it through Unetbootin to make it live to try that operating system (DISTRO is that the word for operating system?) but it will not boot on my Toshiba Equium as it says
"ERROR: No configuration file found
No default or UI configuration directive found
Boot:"
What do I do now?
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Linux Support / Re: Booting Linux mint
« Last Post by Keith on September 24, 2021, 05:39:55 pm »
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Do I now need to delete completely all the live installs on my USB stick before going back into Unetbootin to hopefully download onto it a live bootable distro which is smaller and more manageable for an older machine with limited memory and processor speed?
You can do, but if you intend to install one of the live OSs on a newer machine you might as well keep them and buy a new USB for trying out a lighter version of Linux. 
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1, Could I, alternatively, keep the live version on the stick to use whenever I wanted to on other, bigger machines? It's a PNY 64GB 3.1 usb stick.
As above, really.
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2, Could anyone recommend a suitable distro which would give me the option of surfing the 'net, writing e-mails, playing DVDs, writing documents on a word processor package which I could store on my Toshiba Equium L300-146?
All versions of Linux offer these functions, it's just a question of finding a light version (light on required resources) that you like.  Other Members will offer suggestions that they favour, but you can do a web search for a list.  Here's one site that looks at ten small Linux systems: https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/best-lightweight-linux-distro and there are plenty more that offer their own views.
Antix is one that crops up here occasionally, and I like Kubuntu.  There's also Linux Lite and Lubuntu. 
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3, How do I convert stored files on a Linux operating system to be transferable to a Windows system?
No need for any conversions.  From Windows version 10, Windows will read Open Document files favoured by Linux, so all your Linux-created office files should be OK on Windows, and all other file types (photos, music, videos, PDFs etc) are readable by all common operating systems. 

Keith
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Linux Support / Re: Booting Linux mint
« Last Post by Trenchcoat on September 24, 2021, 03:47:40 pm »
Do I now need to delete completely all the live installs on my USB stick before going back into Unetbootin to hopefully download onto it a live bootable distro which is smaller and more manageable for an older machine with limited memory and processor speed?
I now need to boot from the USB again on the Equium to delete Mint altogether then replace it with something smaller.
1, Could I, alternatively, keep the live version on the stick to use whenever I wanted to on other, bigger machines? It's a PNY 64GB 3.1 usb stick.
2, Could anyone recommend a suitable distro which would give me the option of surfing the 'net, writing e-mails, playing DVDs, writing documents on a word processor package which I could store on my Toshiba Equium L300-146?
3, How do I convert stored files on a Linux operating system to be transferable to a Windows system?
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