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looking good
Now we will look at your Graphics and drivers
inxi -G [inxispace-G]
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 520 (SKL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.2.6
 


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Perfect
lastly we need to check the network cars and drivers
inxi -N

when you have run this one I will give you a final code BUT it is for personal use only do not use it for copying to forums as it will contain sensitive information
 
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Perfect
lastly we need to check the network cars and drivers
inxi -N

when you have run this one I will give you a final code BUT it is for personal use only do not use it for copying to forums as it will contain sensitive information
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath10k_pci
Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros type: USB driver: btusb
 

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that looks fine

the last code is for you own use inxi -Fnx it will tell you nearly everything about you hardware
but before you play with that..

You may have noticed @captain-sensible jump in with a reminder just now,
so now we need to set up timeshift
click on the menu [LM icon on bottom far left]
go up to all applications and click, scroll down till you find timeshift double click to open and follow instructions to set it up

then you have two last things to do.. first go back to page 1 and edit the title to include "Solved"
and second now your here don't disappear from the forums do look in you will be surprised what you can learn just by reading other peoples problems

Bwiz
 
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that looks fine

the last code is for you own use inxi -Fnx it will tell you nearly everything about you hardware
but before you play with that..

You may have noticed @captain-sensible jump in with a reminder just now,
so now we need to set up timeshift
click on the menu [LM icon on bottom far left]
go up to all applications and click, scroll down till you find timeshift double click to open and follow instructions to set it up

then you have two last things to do.. first go back to page 1 and edit the title to include "Solved"
and second now your here don't disappear from the forums do look in you will be surprised what you can learn just by reading other peoples problems

Bwiz
It says Select Snapshot Type
o RSYNC
o BTRFS

Which do I choose?
 

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I use RSYNC

oh forgot dont forget to let the seller know you have now got it working using Linux
 
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I use RSYNC

oh forgot dont forget to let the seller know you have now got it working using Linux
Yes, I thought about notifying him and decided to wait until we get completely through this. I'll then restart one more time before contacting them.
 
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Yes, I thought about notifying him and decided to wait until we get completely through this. I'll then restart one more time before contacting them.
User Home Directories: Exclude All Files is automatically selected. Do I go with that? I don't know what any of this means yet so I appreciate your patience.
 

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sorry for the delay i have moved from my office to my laptop in the lounge

home directories are personal files [pics/mail/documents etc.] as it is a new installation go with the defaults
 

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about 20 years when I first became a hypnotherapist. Didn't want you to think I was weird or anything.

I can recommend hypnotherapy [if your ready to open up a can of worms] - i've been through it .

Also post occasionally here :
 
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I can recommend hypnotherapy [if your ready to open up a can of worms] - i've been through it .

Also post occasionally here :
Thank you for that and for all your assistance! I'll certainly be lurking here as I have much to learn. My goal is to become proficient enough to encourage and help others to break free. I'm looking forward to learning. Wishing you all the best....I'm very grateful.
 

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Congratulations you now own your computer lock stock and operating system Enjoy the journey ahead
 

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Wow !

Great things have happened in my absence.

Congratulations @brickwizard ...Well Done !
 

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@Condobloke & @wizardfromoz

thanks, but the congratulations should go to the OP, although it took 48 hrs to sort what what would probably taken me 45 minuets if I had the machine on my bench, the OP followed my lead and did not get flustered/ annoyed as many do when you try to help, It was a pleasure to guide her into the wonderful world of Linux
Brian
 

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Congratulations @brickwizard ...Well Done !
Ditto and thank you as I have been following this saga and learning about inxi thus making it easier for me to sort any hassles with Goldie who runs Mint 19.
@CarolQ
Enjoy your path with Mint 20.2
 

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@Nik-Ken-Bah
now you know why I use inxi here is a list of the most common commands
-A Show Audio/sound card information.
-C Show full CPU output, including per CPU clockspeed.
-D Show full hard Disk info, not only model, ie: /dev/sda ST380817AS 80.0GB
-F Show Full output for inxi. Includes all Upper Case line letters, plus -s and -n.
Does not show extra verbose options like -x -d -f -u -l -o -p -t -r unless you use that argument.
-G Show Graphic card information (card, x type, resolution, glx render, version).
-I Show Information: processes, uptime, memory, irc client, inxi version.
-l Show partition labels. Default: short partition -P. For full -p output, use: -pl (or -plu).
-n Show Advanced Network card information. Same as -Nn. Shows interface, speed, mac id, state, etc.
-N Show Network card information. With -x, shows PCI BusID, Port number
remember there is always a space between inxi and the -*
If you have tried -Fnx it is for personal use only not pasting to forums, If at any time you need to do a full report to cut & paste then add z to the end and this filters out the more sensitive details, so it becomes -Fnxz

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@CarolQ sorry we have strayed from your original request
 

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now you know why I use inxi here is a list of the most common commands
Thank you appreciated. :) Copied and pasted to Libre writer for printing out as a hard copy.
 
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