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    No Wifi !! found with Linux on Win10 intel PC

    I hear ya, Jared! It's hard, but when an OS like Ubuntu provides tools that help a lost new user like ken doka at least be able to look for solutions, you'd think there would be some curiosity about how Linux might provide/find a solution. But, no, the new user has to run back to Windows and...
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    UEFI BIOS + Linux

    It's all a chain of events, with many layers, and many interactions. It all begins with engaging the start/power button on your computer. The power goes to the motherboard, where the BIOS/UEFI starts activating the hardware with the firmware burned into the hardware. The BIOS/UEFI finds the...
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    Booting a linux os hard drive in another box?

    Be curious. Connect the hard drive in the other machine, turn it on, see what happens. Getting actual error messages, or simple success, is much better than speculation!
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    No Wifi !! found with Linux on Win10 intel PC

    The single most difficult issue in Linux is wifi drivers. Very few wifi chip makers actually provide Linux drivers, and only some provide any material assistance to Linux developers. It's all about the Benjamins; chip makers don't make money by supporting Linux. But some good will comes out...
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    UEFI BIOS + Linux

    In short, the OS interacts with UEFI in the same way it interacts with BIOS. It's how the OS converses with hardware.
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    Booting a linux os hard drive in another box?

    I've done it a few times. Here's why I say that. I've replaced the motherboard on my desktop unit more than once. I left the hard drive in place, installed the new MB, plugged in everything, set up the BIOS or UEFI as needed, and booted. I can't say it'll work 100% of the time, but there are...
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    Installing a USB wifi unit in Ubuntu 20.04

    After the OP and three more similar, but not the same questions I think everyone is confused. This should have been 4 different posts. The bottom line is this, Ubuntu has tools built in to at least try to detect drivers and to then either install directly or indicate what to install. These...
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    "RTFM"

    RTFM is an absolutely appropriate response - WHEN is is a part of the conversation and illuminates a complex subject. So, I can say, "I use rsync -auv <source> <target> as a backup solution", and then say, "Look at man rsync, because there are a lot of ways to use it" rather than trying...
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    "RTFM"

    Help Desk 101: Is it plugged in?
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    UEFI Rootkit "Lojax"

    Firmware is software. When it is broken, or attacked it can be repaired. So, yes, it has likely been overcome by now. There will likely be others, but for now ... move on to other subjects :)
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    How to Fix Ubuntu Doesn't Boot After Installing in UEFI

    Thanks for reminding why I don't like Acer. They don't trust the user, and that reflects in how they have implemented UEFI. If you want, you can certainly use a password to protect the BIOS/UEFI, but the MB maker should not make that decision for you. Just look at how many perfectly good...
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    Now it's really screwed up

    Sounds like you have a really unusual use case for Linux.
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    UEFI Rootkit "Lojax"

    Doesn't affect me either, just wondering. Black Hat had some info on that, too. LoJack was the Lenovo theft protection "feature", and that went sideways, but nothing I can see on that subject since about 2017, or so.
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    Multiple icons in system tray

    Does it equal the number of packages updated? It doesn't matter if it does, that shouldn't happen. Anyone on the Mint forum report anything like that?
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    Now it's really screwed up

    O.K., if it works for you.
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