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    Could I interchange hard drives to swap OS?

    If I were to install Windows 10 on one hard drive and Linux Mint on another, would I be able to change which OS my computer is running on just by swapping the drives? Please be gentle... I'm not too tech saavy.
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    Suspend

    So I just got Linux Mint MATE, I think 19.something, most recent, but whenever I close my laptop and it suspends, it crashes the OS. I have it set so it doesn't suspend, but it drains the battery. Is there a better way to go about this?
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    Quality book for learning linux (beginner)

    Thank you
  4. Alboy1975

    $PATH output different from all seen examples

    Hi yet again. I'm working through an online tutorial to better understand terminal, which I've now learned is a means of inputing commands, options and inputs which the shell then interprets and acts upon (bash being most common shell). The commands are stored within the path and are called...
  5. Alboy1975

    intel gfx, screen tearing solved!

    Hi guys I'm running lubuntu on a laptop with intel onboard gfx. Screen tearing was beginning to drive me nuts. I have, however, found a solution on youtube: sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" Option "TearFree" "true"...
  6. Alboy1975

    Complete linux noobie, ordered secondhand laptop (what i need to know)

    Hi I am awaiting delivery of the below laptop, which I've picked up for £170: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-Ultrabook-Helix-11-6-Touch-i7-3667U-8GB-256GB-SSD-Windows-10/153120834786?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I have been around computers most of my...
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    Your recommendation on a Linux OS for a beginner

    Hello All, I am new in the Linux world and trying to learn the basics with your help. I am planning to install a Linux OS to one of my old laptops, so I can experience and make practice with Linux commands. What Linux made would you guys recommend? I see that there are a lot of different Linux...
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    Confused help, please?

    Having an Advent laptop available I went ahead and tried to install Mint 18.3 with no previous knowledge or research - stupid I know. I downloaded three versions of the Mint 18.3 installation and used Etcher to transfer the iso's to usb sticks. The best I could manage was on installation...
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