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  1. poorguy

    Can not install any Linux Distro

    Have a read and read as many times as needed. It is written for Linux Mint however will work for most Linux Distros. https://www.linux.org/threads/how-to-try-linux-mint-on-your-windows-pc.20993/ It is pertinent to post system make and model as asked for by arochester in post #2 this way...
  2. poorguy

    Clean up of /boot

    Perhaps these will help. https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/clean-ubuntu.html#ID5 https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/clean-ubuntu.html https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/clean-up-ubuntu-grub-boot-menu-after-upgrades/...
  3. poorguy

    Newb Perspective - Linux Distro Hopping

    Can't say that I have a favorite Linux Distro although I prefer the Debian based / built Linux Distros as Debian although doesn't have the latest software in its repositories it's bug free and stable in my experience. The mainstream Linux Distros most users use are Debian and Ubuntu based /...
  4. poorguy

    Newb Perspective - Linux Distro Hopping

    I've used quite a few different Linux Distros and they all work well on my old desktops. From the system resource hungry mainstream flagships to the small footprint lightweight Linux Distros. The only differences I found were resource usage and user interface and one Linux Distro wasn't any...
  5. poorguy

    Getting a new computer and a new OS. Help?

    Only if you choose a Linux Distro which supports ARM Proccessors. I believe there are some Linux Distros which do although uncertain which will support ARM Processors. https://www.pine64.org/ Can't compare a laptop computer to a cell phone as the platform is different and much more can be...
  6. poorguy

    The Debian Administrator's Handbook

    A wealth of information between them covers.:cool:
  7. poorguy

    Connecting to the Internet

    Nope when I power on my computer it doesn't automatically connect to the internet. I have to open my browser to connect to my internet. I can go into my network settings and disable my wired Ethernet connection if I choose to but why bother because I'll have to turn it back on every time I...
  8. poorguy

    Connecting to the Internet

    These may help. https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubuntu-help/net-problem.html.en https://askubuntu.com/questions/1049302/wired-ethernet-not-working-ubuntu-18-04 https://askubuntu.com/questions/1113504/problem-with-internet-connection-in-ubuntu-18-04...
  9. poorguy

    Chapter What's new in Debian 10

    A good read. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/debian-10-playing-catch-up-with-the-rest-of-the-linux-world-thats-a-good-thing/
  10. poorguy

    Connecting to the Internet

    OK 95Mbps tells that you are able to connect. [Nik-Ken-Bah quote] "I observe the internet icon and have opened up both utilities and set-up the DSL/PPPoE to connect to my ISP." This I think is the problem. I don't think you need to setup anything. You created bootable Linux Mint media DVD /...
  11. poorguy

    Maybe linux isn't for me.

    @ughhhyme / @shaolincasey Welcome to Linux.org . It's a good place to hangout and learn and help out and just plain BS around imo.:)
  12. poorguy

    Maybe linux isn't for me.

    Open the menu for Firefox and goto add ons and download Ublock Origin it seems to work well although Youtube does have a lot of advertising crapola. I use DuckDuckGo and have their privacy essentials installed also. I also use firejail sandbox and the default settings are good enough...
  13. poorguy

    Maybe linux isn't for me.

    I just checked the Nvidia website for the latest driver for your card for Linux and it is 435.21 August 2019. It appears you have the latest available driver. How's the graphics when not running games.
  14. poorguy

    Maybe linux isn't for me.

    It sounds like you know how to do updates and it looks like you have the latest available driver from Nvidia. I don't know if a newer driver is available via a ppa. Your graphics card is pretty new a newer driver may not be available yet. That's the only bummer about Linux is the latest...
  15. poorguy

    Maybe linux isn't for me.

    Have you installed the updates for Xubuntu. Go into additional drivers and see if the Nouveau display driver is being used. Nvidia 435 /430 is a graphics driver. You never say if you have ran updates after you installed Linux Mint or Xubuntu. If you haven't than you need to because it still...
  16. poorguy

    Connecting to the Internet

    Hello Nik-Ken-Bah, Please post what kind of computer you are using. Make and model. Type of processor and amount of memory.
  17. poorguy

    Connecting to the Internet

    Hello Nik-Ken-Bah, Using the Windows OS you can get online with open the browser and in the URL search bar at the top type in fast.com all lower case and post the results. If your internet already works on the Windows OS you are using than there is no reason to setup anything...
  18. poorguy

    Internet security

    https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/security.html
  19. poorguy

    Maybe linux isn't for me.

    Did you update your Linux Mint Xfce after installing it. You sound as though you have a graphics card driver that is missing. Once you update and reboot go into "Additional Drivers" and see if there is an available Nvidia proprietary graphics driver. It might also be worth giving Peppermint...
  20. poorguy

    General Question

    You ain't got nothing to lose by trying it and sometimes it works and lets you do the install. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's frustrating but don't let it bum you out. When you are going outside...
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