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Linux Support / Re: Persistent menu how to cancel [SOLVED]
« Last Post by wtebv on November 18, 2021, 02:39:40 pm »
My apologies, just the second post, I forgot I should always specify the system - which is Linux Mint 20.2.
Teams has disappeared by itself (I suppose when I restarted), easier than I thought. In a previous occasion I had a problem with s Crossover icon which I could not get rid of forever, thought this was of the same kind.
Thanks to all the replies, this has now been solved.
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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Looking for a good OS for an older desktop: Advice needed
« Last Post by Keith on November 18, 2021, 01:31:43 pm »
Well, it doesn't look promising, but I'd wait a bit to see if you get any replies from people with Windows expertise. 

Keith
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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Looking for a good OS for an older desktop: Advice needed
« Last Post by Atlantia on November 18, 2021, 01:28:59 pm »
Hi Keith

No, you are right and that was kind of what I was thinking.
I just didn't expect the laptop to lose the ability to connect to a network.
I'm assuming that without that I can't get any further?

Perhaps I can download the basic driver set from the samsung website... :(
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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Looking for a good OS for an older desktop: Advice needed
« Last Post by Keith on November 18, 2021, 01:19:27 pm »
I can't help you at all with Windows - sorry: perhaps another member can suggest something.  But I advise you to back up all your personal files before you do anything else!   
If the PC is used solely for homework and basic office work, then is there a need for Windows?  Might be an opportunity to guide the family towards a real operating system.  [is my bias showing?]

Keith
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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Looking for a good OS for an older desktop: Advice needed
« Last Post by Atlantia on November 18, 2021, 01:12:15 pm »
Hi Keith

Sadly not so simple.
As the Smasung laptop was playing up already, I decided to guinea-pig it for the Linux as I was going to have to do a reinstall of the Windows 7 OS.

The plan was:
Clean reinstall of Windows 7 so the Mrs can use it for the kids homework as usual.
Then  add Linux for us to try out and once we are familiar with it, put it on the desktop as well.
I've done a boot from disk o reinstall Windows 7, but I've lost the ability to go online or connect to a network and I can't figure our how to fix it?

Before I started I only saved the Mrs pictures to a disk for her and didn't think I'd need to worry about basic hardware drivers.
I assumed the laptop would retain the basic ability to go online an upadte if needed.

Doh!


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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Looking for a good OS for an older desktop: Advice needed
« Last Post by Keith on November 18, 2021, 12:40:39 pm »
If you want to install Linux and dump Windows, then you can do this easily.  What you can't do is re-install Windows if Linux is already on the PC.  Linux is happy to install alongside anything, but Windows is not that flexible.  Is it just Windows on the PC? 

First thing is to back up all your personal files, and you can do that easily by using a Linux Live Disc/USB.  If you've used Live discs before then you're almost there and we can help you over any hurdles. 

Keith
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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Looking for a good OS for an older desktop: Advice needed
« Last Post by Atlantia on November 18, 2021, 12:27:36 pm »
Hmmmm, In device manager the 'Network adapters' Bluetooth Device: Personal area network and RFCOMM protocol TDI are both working properly, but below that in 'Other Devices' the ethernet controller, network controller, PCI simple communications controller and SM bus controller as all showing a yellow warning icon over them and when I click on them it says no dirvers installed.
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Hardware Compatibility / Re: Looking for a good OS for an older desktop: Advice needed
« Last Post by Atlantia on November 18, 2021, 12:10:54 pm »
@ Rich, Steve, Keith. Sozo, Wishbone

Well,
You guys are great, however it appears I'm a bit of a disaster!

Unfortunately, I had to put this project on the back-burner for a few weeks due to a family bereavement and once it got back on my radar, my wife's trusty Samsung laptop running windows 7 (that we use for the kids homework) started playing up and running super slow.
After a few days of the basics, clean-up, defrag, remove google drive, remove and update virus protection, make sure firefox is up to date etc.... It didn't seeem to have fixed the problems.
I assumed it was either something was corrupted and in need of a clean reinstall of the OS or at worst it was a HD problem and it might need a new one (it's about 8 or 9 years old).
It's a 64 bit intel i3 2.2ghz with 4G of ram.
Well, I found the "Samsung Windows7 recovery disk" and thought 'yay', do a scrub and reinstall of Windows 7 and if it's all stable, put Windows 7 back on alongside a nice 64 bit Linux OS to try before I go to putting it on the Desktop as well!

Might as well only risk messing up the one PC at a time!

So in with the recovery disk, f2, boot from disk and off we go!

Or not of course.
I have now realised that the recovery disk seems to not be as 'comprehensive' as the Dell one's are and I've got a laptop that has lost all programs apart from the windows 7 and won't even recognise the network adaptor or go online.
I've got a horrible feeling I've just lost all the drivers and samsung programs off of the laptop.
Have I effectively 'bricked it'?

My Dell desktop is simple for a full reinstall, I guess I just thought all PC's would be the same.
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Linux Support / Re: Persistent menu how to cancel
« Last Post by Gaz511 on November 18, 2021, 10:42:39 am »
Had a similar problem on MIYO linux (Devuan+openbox) which I use on my old laptop and the solution I suggested came from a video by guy who made that.
So although it will work I should have known that Mint would have an easier method ( i.e. Brian000 post ).
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Linux Support / Re: Chkrootkit suspicious files? [SOLVED]
« Last Post by Rich J on November 18, 2021, 08:20:46 am »
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