I've an old desktop refurbished by me three years ago, with non-UEFI motherboard and new power supply, 4GB RAM; gave to a friend whose wife bought a Windoze machine, recently. I'll check and see if he can send it, if you want to pay for shipping. Had a good video card and spinny hdd, multi-reader. tower only. mid-size.Wiley One you are awesome. I've been looking for hours!!! I'm also illiterate in entering things in search engine successfully. One day I may get hispeed and then I can learn and practice. Thanks so very much. Wow, I didn't know it had to be soldered. I saw someone replace one and they didn't mention soldering. Guess I'll have to drop back and review this. Dang I hate to give up on using linux. Maybe another motherboard is possible. Maybe a tech can be found. Thanks again.
If your astrology program runs under windows and supports XP then yes, it does require having a windows' install file either a CD or DVD or ISO and also yes, the old XP disc might do.I discovered my astrology program isn't working properly, so I'll have to try Virtual box. That requires having a Windows disc doesn't it? I may have an old XP disk. updates to follow.
I dont know if this is said already, But try search for "broadcom"I'm Back...I guess I hardly left. I am installing another Mint version 19.3 Cinnamon. All was flowing nicely till I came home and attempted to connect to dialup. I installed wvdial and I believe it is properly configured. GNOME PPP is installed and I configured that, but it cannot detect the modem. I get info of a usr/share/alsa/pcm/modem.conf being talked about, but putting that in responds with no such file or directory. I've been reading man & help and can't figure out a direction. This is my last chore currently before I learn how to back things up. The usb external modem is a Zoom brand 56K coaxtent and the driver has been installed. I tried entering /ttyACMO in the location window of GNOME PPP as well as trying all the offered locations from the dropdown list. Message is 'no modem detected on system. I'm using the modem on the Windows machine now.
As always my thanks for an assist.