Welcome to the site where the owners and members have had it with playing "nice" and being "inclusive" and "tolerant" of points of view that are destroying the fabric of what made this country great. The members here are sick and tired of politicians of all parties lying, deceiving, stealing, and pretending they are doing it all for the good of the country while selling out to special interests who have the set goal of destroying this country. We have had enough of career politicians who use their office only for personal gain, and who refuse to listen to the people who put them in office. The membership is no longer part of the silent majority who play nice and get along while getting screwed by anyone with a loud voice and an agenda. We will no longer allow anyone to piss down our back and tell us it's raining. And we like guns too.



Go Back   DIRTYDOZENSBUNKER, LLC > Main > Computer Forum
Photo Gallery DDB Store Arcade Register rel="nofollow">Mark Forums Read

Computer Forum For questions and conversations about Computers and the Internet

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-27-2017, 03:29 PM   #16
Czubek
Moderator
Cat Bowling Champion
 
Czubek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Stover, Missouri
Posts: 31,281
Default

Just loaded up Linux Mint 18.3 64bit into this old Dell desktop dual boot with Win7. It just came out of Beta.

It's a lot faster than the earlier versions.

Brian
__________________
3

Here at the Dirty Dozen's Bunker, we have no problems, only solutions.
Czubek is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 04:15 PM   #17
Preacher
Chaplain/Moderator
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10,933
Default

OK, I'm diving into this now. Should I go with MATE or Cinnamon?
__________________

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children's children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.


Ronald Reagan - 1964
-------------------------------------
Bunker Member #4.
Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 05:57 PM   #18
Czubek
Moderator
Cat Bowling Champion
 
Czubek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Stover, Missouri
Posts: 31,281
Default

Mate works well for me.

Brian
Czubek is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 06:06 PM   #19
Preacher
Chaplain/Moderator
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10,933
Default

I found a great Youtube video that takes you step by step for doing a bootable USB drive. That way, it doesn't affect your copy of Windows. I figured that would give me a chance to play around with it to see if it's going to work. If it does, I'll save all my files and go exclusively with Linux. My Vista freezes so much it is almost un-usable.

I've downloaded the Linux Mint torrent, but it is still "seeding." Do I need to wait for that to finish to proceed?
Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 06:21 PM   #20
Eightball
Proud WECSOG graduate
 
Eightball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North Louisiana
Posts: 3,321
Default

, can you post a link to that video?
__________________
Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.
Eightball is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 06:56 PM   #21
Preacher
Chaplain/Moderator
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10,933
Default

Sure thing. Give me a couple minutes.
Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 07:10 PM   #22
Preacher
Chaplain/Moderator
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10,933
Default

Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 07:10 PM   #23
Preacher
Chaplain/Moderator
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10,933
Default

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI47Jex9S6Q
Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 08:37 PM   #24
Preacher
Chaplain/Moderator
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10,933
Default

Ok, moment of truth. Everything is done, but I can't get it to load. I get the Linux Mint logo on my screen and it says it's loading. But it doesn't load.

???
Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 09:29 PM   #25
Preacher
Chaplain/Moderator
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10,933
Default

OK, i am up and running and making this post from Linux Mint 18.3 MATE.

AND IT"S AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 10:05 PM   #26
Preacher
Chaplain/Moderator
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10,933
Default

I'm trying to download a printer driver for my Brother printer and it's asking me if the Linux version I have is (deb) or (rpm).

How do I tell???
Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2017, 11:28 PM   #27
Preacher
Chaplain/Moderator
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10,933
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Preacher View Post
Ok, moment of truth. Everything is done, but I can't get it to load. I get the Linux Mint logo on my screen and it says it's loading. But it doesn't load.

???
I think I may have answered my own question. I was booting from the USB drive and I had other things plugged into the USB ports, such as mouse, cooling fan, printer ... etc. I unhook everything but the USB drive with Linux and it loaded.
Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 07:50 AM   #28
Czubek
Moderator
Cat Bowling Champion
 
Czubek's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Stover, Missouri
Posts: 31,281
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Preacher View Post
I'm trying to download a printer driver for my Brother printer and it's asking me if the Linux version I have is (deb) or (rpm).

How do I tell???
Deb for the driver. You'll have the Archive Manager that you can install it from.

Brian
Czubek is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2018, 05:25 AM   #29
whitelightning777
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: B-more MD
Posts: 180
Default

When you install mint do encrypt your drive partition and user directory etc. Enable SE Linux.
whitelightning777 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2018, 02:24 PM   #30
Preacher
Chaplain/Moderator
 
Preacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 10,933
Default

I kept having some troubles with Mate. When I was using office, or even other applications like Firefox, the cursor would randomly jump to other parts of the screen when I was typing. For instance, i would be typing a sentence, and then half way through, the second half of the sentence would start typing in the middle of another paragraph. So far with Cinnamon, i have not had any issues.

I checked to make sure I had a stable version and even updated it a time or two, but I kept having the magic cursor re=appearing where ever it pleased.
Preacher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.