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Is it possible to change the battery charge setting on a G500s running Linux Mint 18.3?

Q: Is it possible to change the battery charge setting on a G500s running Linux Mint 18.3?

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Preferred Solution: Is it possible to change the battery charge setting on a G500s running Linux Mint 18.3?

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Hi,after a factory reset that i did on my laptop everything kept going wrong,i kind of destroyed the factory reset copy/windows 7 copy and now i have windows 10. Now,windows 10,my pc shuts downs on its own(there is no malware) i keep getting this messaging followed with a black screen "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered".The same was and after the factory reset.Also when i set my laptop to maximum performance it will get stack on a flashing srcreen while booting giving me an error.So i decided to change to another OS. Summing up,i came here hoping for your help with how to change from windows 10 to linux on my laptop model and if you also could make some suggestions about the following problems that have occured,thanks. 

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I want to install Windows XP Home Edition SP3 to an NTFS partition on my SSD.
 
The PC has the following devices hooked up:
128 GB SSD - ext4 and swap partitions taking up half the space, Linux Mint 17.2 installed
A blank NTFS partition taking up the rest
 
750 GB HDD - one NTFS partition
 
1 TB HDD - one ext4 partition
 
But when I run the XP setup disc, it reports the following:
122104 MB Disc 0 at Id 0 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
E: Partition1 [Unknown] 122104 MB ( 122104 MB free)
715403 MB Disk 0 at Id 2 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
C: Partition1 (Programs Fi) [NTFS]  715402 MB ( 237929 MB free)
953868 MB Disk 0 at Id 3 on bus 0 on ahcix86 [MBR]
F: Partition1 [Unknown] 953869 MB ( 953868 MB free)
 
And if I select E: it tells me "Windows XP cannot recognize the partition you selected."
 
You never know what's going on there. Maybe it does not like UEFI or ext4?
 
MSI 970 Gaming Motherboard
AMD FX-8350 Eight-core Black Edition 4.0 GHz
2x4 GB DDR3 RAM OC 2133 MHz
Corsair Force LX 128 GB SATA SSD
Seagate Momentus 750 GB SATA 2.5" HDD
Seagate Desktop 1 TB SATA 3.5" HDD
Linux Mint 17.2
Windows XP Home Edition SP3

A:Add XP to PC running Linux Mint with UEFI

I want to install Windows XP Home Edition SP3 to an NTFS partition on my SSD.

Cool. Please keep in mind that Windows XP will overwrite GRUB. As such, you will lose access to Linux Mint, and will need to re-install GRUB using a Linux Mint live-flashdrive (or live-DVD).
 
Maybe it does not like UEFI or ext4?

In Linux Mint type:
sudo parted -l
This will show information about your harddrive, most importantly what kind of partition table you're using. Based on your comment about UEFI, I would presume you're using a GPT table, which Windows XP doesn't support. Nore does Windows XP support UEFI.

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I have bought this Lenovo laptop some months ago, but I still haven't figured out a way to change the charge for my battery from 59% to 100% in Ubuntu. I know that is possible by installing the Lenovo power management utility on Windows, but unfortunately, that would require me to wipe my system, install Windows, and then reinstall my system. Through a web search, I have found that it is possible to get a full charge by resetting the CMOS, but I have not found instructions on how to do it on the Lenovo G40-80. I have tried shutting down, disconnecting the AC and the battery, and holding the power button for 1 minute, but it did not work! Another tip I have found in the Arch Linux forums, and tried without success was shutting down the laptop, removing the battery with the AC plugged in, holding the power button for 20 seconds, placing the battery again, holding more 20 seconds, removing the battery, holding more 20 seconds, powering on the laptop, and then reinserting the battery again... I'm going on a long trip tonight, and having a full charge would be extremely important to me! Thank you for your attention!

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Hello i have a couple of questions i want to try a different os for my windows 7 computer but im pretty confused on which one too use. theres this one ubuntu Ubuntu online tour and then linux New features in Linux Mint 13 - Linux Mint which one should i try out and is it user friendly? and how many other os are there for windows 7 im pretty confused... and before i download it should i backup my pc before i install it. any input would be helpful. thanks

A:want to try unbuntu and linux or linux mint

Linux mint is comparatively easier to use, as it's GUI is similar to Windows. On the other hand, Ubuntu or Fedora look a bit different, but the functions are basically the same.

It will be a good idea to take a backup before installation.

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Hi,

newbie here, am really frustated trying to installL linux Mint-14. Every time I enter my (password) it says
(password) does not match, have reset the password 3 times, any help appreciated, OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, am logged into the forum with this password, thanks

billog

A:Help, Linux Mint-14

Not a big Linux user, albeit sometimes if you use upper case with any log in this can be a problem. The only thing I can really recommend is to reinstall and make sure that you write down both the user name and the password down before entering into the OS; this way you will hopefully have no further problems.

Good Luck. . ., and BTW, "Welcome to the Seven Forums."

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I have bought a second-hand computer a Dell Latitude D520, it didn't have a operating system on it, I installed Linux Mint. I already had a BT hub and tried a wireless connection with the hub but didn't succeed, the wireless device on the computer is enabled, I contacted the people I bought the computer from they recon the Linux drivers are not compatible with BT broadband, do you have any suggestions?
 

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I know that this is a Windows 7 forums but the people on this site are so much faster in getting things done than most sites which I appreciate.

I was just wondering how to delete some keys that "apt-get update" checks for... when I run the command in terminal this is what I get at the bottom

W: Failed to fetch http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...amd64/Packages 404 Not found

W: Failed to fetch http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...-i386/Packages 404 Not found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

A:Linux Mint 12 x64

Hi,

I don't think you can edit the repositories directly, although I may be wrong. I suggest changing your software sources to the main server, or another mirror, and then trying:


Code:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
If this doesn't solve the problem, check to see whether Synaptic Package Manager is open elsewhere, and close it before running these commands.

Regards,
Golden

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Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
jimbo

A:Linux users - Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" releaed

Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
jimbo



Yup... great news...Just to emphasise - Qiana is RC at the moment...

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Hello all,
 
After some searching I thought I'd ask here.  Does anyone know of a system-wide EQ for Linux Mint, similar to the Realtek one in windows?  I did come across one called PulseAudio, but that seems to be either out of date or not maintained anymore from what I read.  Not a big deal, just like having the ability to dial in half decent sounds on youtube and the like.
 
Apologies if I missed this already.

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I've read the Dota 2 Linux Minimum System Requirements are:

Ubuntu 12.04
Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
4GB RAM
4GB Hard Drive Space,
nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

But I use:

Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" with Cinnamon 1.6
Quad-core Intel 4670K-i5 Haswell
8GB DDR3 RAM
500GB HDD
nVidia GeForce GTX 770 Gaming Edition
Sabertooth Z87 Motherboard

And for some reason DotA 2 won't launch. I have successfully installed Steam, then proceeded to install DotA 2. When I click "Play" in Steam, it loads, plays the Valve intro animation, then closes out. Whyyyy? I thought Linux Mint was built off of Ubuntu?
 

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  HiI?m experiencing an issue with my printer which when used with windows 10 works fine but I am also using Linux Mint Cinnamon 17.3 O.S. on my laptop which is my preferred operating system. The problem is that I am unable to print, either Linux does not recognise this printer model or vice/versaThe printer is there when I open ?Printer? in the mint menu. But that?s it. If I open another window in ?what?s printing ?it shows several documents ready to print. But just does not print! Although it printed fine on my old desktop running Mint ?Mate? O.S. (now no longer in use). I have tried downloading and installing ?HPLIP but without success anyone out there with a solution, it would be greatly appreciated. 

A:printing on linux mint

Did you try this: https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1200

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Okay, I just downloaded linux mint and burned the iso onto a disk and I was looking around do I have to have unbuntu to install mint? :c
 

A:Newbie to Linux Mint

If you're this new to Linux, maybe start off with Ubuntu.
 

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is it possible to have a running version of windows 8 as my main operating but some time boot to Linux mint if so what is the smallest distribution of Linux mint

A:windows8 and linux mint

Hello James, take a look at this: http://thpc.info/dual/win7/install_mint_inside_win7.html This article might answer some questions for you. I know it's a windows 7 installations but most everything that runs on 7 will run on 8 also.

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Hello all,
 
After some searching I thought I'd ask here.  Does anyone know of a system-wide EQ for Linux Mint, similar to the Realtek one in windows?  I did come across one called PulseAudio, but that seems to be either out of date or not maintained anymore from what I read.  Not a big deal, just like having the ability to dial in half decent sounds on youtube and the like.
 
Apologies if I missed this already.

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right so i got my win 7 + 8.1 all good with all the raids what ever ........ so unplugged all that and trying to install linux mint 16 or the cinnaman one 64 bit, on a PQ5 PRO MB on seperate disk

but iso dvd wont load the dvd player cant see it ? if i load win seven rescue disk it loads and i even reformated disk from commaned promt

run out off ideas any help here ?

A:Installing linux mint 16

After much research i concluded its must be a corrupt mint download so i re downloaded but instead of burning a DVD from the ISO i chose to add to usb stick using "Pendrivelinux" very easy to use program unfortunately still wouldn't work

then i was reading something somewhere and someone was advised to try a different usb stick so i fort i would too and success, i know have a fully installed and working linux mint 16 64bit Cinnamon

just got to get it to multi boot with windows now

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Hi!

I installed Linux Mint on my external HDD. Worked fine. Booted Linux when external HDD was plugged in, Win7 when not. Unfortunately at one point Linux Mint updated its kernel headers and I suppose it made an update to Grub with this. => no boot to Win7 although all data was still there.
I tried a Win7 recovery cd image via USB-Stick (no cd drive available) => no windows found.
I tried bootrec, bootsect, but that did not help ("element not found").
There was a drive E: with 100mb which held a /boot folder.
C: (with win7 on it) did not.
I tried diskpart for activating partitions etc.
Nothing worked.
Someone suggested "sudo update-grub" in linux mint (still worked if plugged in). That one found windows and it looked like it was making an entry for it (beneath diverse linux mint options).
Next restart brought only a grub-console, but no boot options. => no linux either now.
I restartet using USB-Win7 recovery. Now the 100mb partition is gone (I suppose thats ok, since I sat it to hidden+boot in gparted), all the drive letters are wildly assigned in diskpart and I do not know what to do now.

Thx for any help, Tommy

A:Destroyed BCD with Linux Mint

Linux has obviously grabbed complete control over your boot process. If you are going to fix this I have a feeling you'll have more luck on the linux forums than here.

Though I personally only deal with linux when I have too. It's possible some people here are different.

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Hi all,I have a question,I have dual booted many times before but only with windows os.I downloaded an ISO of linux mint and burned it to cd.Would like to know if it would be the same process as dual booting
windows os.Don't want to run into any surprises,thank-you.

A:Dualboot 8.1 and Linux Mint

I can't say if it would be the same process since you didn't describe what you did before.  However, this article is the one I followed to install Linux Mint alongside Windows.  You should note that there are certain steps that are specific to dual booting Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint on a UEFI system.

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Hi all,I have a question,I have dual booted many times before but only with windows os.I downloaded an ISO of linux mint and burned it to cd.Would like to know if it would be the same process as dual booting
windows os.Don't want to run into any surprises,thank-you.

A:Dualboot 8.1 and Linux Mint

I can't say if it would be the same process since you didn't describe what you did before.  However, this article is the one I followed to install Linux Mint alongside Windows.  You should note that there are certain steps that are specific to dual booting Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint on a UEFI system.

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Last night I did a bunch of updates on my Linux Mint 17 VMWare Player client. Updates seemed to go well. Now when I start it goes to black screen, do see the logo first. Any way to recover or do I have to re-install?

A:Linux mint 17 black screen

Oh man, looking like re-install. Jimbo where are you? Help!

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I have a computer dual booted with Linux Mint and Windows 7 Pro x64.

Since I am fed up with Microsoft I am learning to use Linux. Linux comes with Firefox as its default browser.

When I got the system connected to the net with Wi-Fi the browser worked fine for about an hour and then slowed down considerably.

When I try to load Firefox the activity circle will go round and round for a very long time. Sometimes it loads Firefox and then the activity circle goes round and round for a very long time. Other times the browser will time out and not even load.

Then when the browser loads and I try to go to any site the activity circle goes round and round for a long time and sometimes the site loads and sometimes it doesn't, and it will time out. When the site does load the activity circle goes round and round for a very long time.

I thought something was wrong with the computer so I shut down Linux, booted to W7 and everything worked fine so it has to be a problem in Firefox.

Can anyone tell me what has happened to this browser. Thanks.

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Hello!Can you tell me if the "Lenovo B51-35 Notebook A8-7410 Quad-Core HD matt R5 M330" is compatible with Linux Mint 18.1? If not, which Type of Linux should I install? The Laptop has no Windows or else preinstalled. Thank's for your answers! Hallo!Kann mir jemand sagen ob das "Lenovo B51-35 Notebook A8-7410 Quad-Core HD matt R5 M330" mit Linux Mint 18.1 kompatibel ist? Wenn nicht, welches andere Linux-System würdet Ihr empfehlen? Der Laptop hat kein vorinstalliertes Betriebssystem. Vielen Dank im Voraus!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6050 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 594519 MB, Free - 504978 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PEQAA
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I have an XP operating system on two other computers that I want to replace with Linux Mint. What are the best free security software for viruses and malware protection for Linux Mint?
Thanks!
Larry
 

A:security protection for Linux Mint?

Hi,
A very useful article on that subject. Much less need than in Windows but when/why is covered here too. I run Crunchbang Linux with just a firewall and haven't experienced any problems - very conservative browsing habits though.
http://www.howtogeek.com/135392/htg...t-need-an-antivirus-on-linux-and-when-you-do/

Hope this helps?

Richard
 

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Hi, I have been directed from the Linux forums to ask this concern here and I will just copy and paste what I asked there:
 
Are you able to answer the concerns about  "Possible Linux/Ebury - Operation Windigo installetd." An attacker can't infect you through just knowing your ip and then looking for vulnerable ports can they?
 
The only vulnerable ports I know of are the Samba ports and they were both closed on my vpn ip and my real ip. Plus I had a firewall set to reject all incoming traffic. The port checkers I used were http://www.canyouseeme.org/ and http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/
 
Also upon I discovered that port 22 ssh was a vulnerable port which I never checked.
 
I'd be very grateful for any help on this. Thanks.

A:Linux Mint backdoor concern.

As this question has now been answered in another thread, I'll close this thread to prevent further confusion.

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i found some forum posts that use the method for installing ubuntu7.10 (by pendrivelinux.com) but the instructions seem to use commands for gibbon...do i have to modify any commands from that tutorial?
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/09/28/usb-ubuntu-710-gutsy-gibbon-install/
 

A:Persistent linux mint install on usb?

I think the procedure in general is the same in every Linux.

There are instructions for Mint on pendrivelinux too, did you notice?

http://www.pendrivelinux.com/2007/10/31/usb-linux-mint-install-from-windows/
 

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Hi All,
The title says it all. I want to have a shared folder on all my computers. Presently win 7 and win 8 share a folder being members of the same home-group and I would like to share it also with a Linux Mint computer. I want to know if it's possible to add the Linux Machine to my home-group or how I can share a folder on my home network.

Any thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks.......Tom

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Y500 dual 650m 16gb ram, installed Linux Mint 18 on second hard drive and have Windows 10 on the original 1tb drive. I was able to swap the drives and boot without issue. After upgrading to Win 10 anniversary update swapping in the linux drive caused a boot error and after getting it to boot then swapping in the windows drive it would not boot at all. Tried disabling secure boot and uefi, legacy boot, nothing worked. Completely wiped the 1tb drive and installed Win 10 again from scratch. Secure boot enabled and uefi on. Swapped out for the linux drive and again no boot. Went in to bios and disabled secure boot and enable legacy boot mode-still no boot. Turned on UEFI boot mode but still no secure boot and linux drive boots fine. I have read that it should be possible to add the security code whatever to the firmware so it can boot in secure mode but nobody explains how that can be done. BIOS flash to add code? 

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My current OS is Win 7 Pro 32 bit on one HD, but I'm thinking of installing Linux Mint 64 bit on an extra HD and alternating between the two.
I would only be using one OS at a time on alternate HDs.
What would be a good antivirus, free or paid, to cover both?
Or should I go for two different antivirus programs?
I currently run Norton 360 Premier, but I'm not sure if it works with Linux.
I have not actually installed Linux yet.
Tnx in advance for any help.

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Alright guys, I was adding a line to my .profile for OpenGL to play L4D2 and after I re-booted and all of that when I log in I get this
"Your session only lasted less than 10 seconds. if you have not logged out yourself, this could mean that there is some installation problem or that you may be out of diskspace. Try logging in with one of the failsafe sessions to see if you can fix this problem.

View details (~/.xsession-errors file)
/etc/mdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
etc/mdm/Xsession: 25: /home/milsurp-santa/ .profile: Syntax Error Unterminated Quoted String"

Any idea what to do?
 

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I have read the post by Kurzo and have a question regarding the [/home] partition. Specifically if I have a created a separate partition for windows, documents, can this also be used by Linux as the [/home] partition?

A:Dual Boot W7 Linux Mint

Hi Not quite sure what you want to achieve, but I will try and give you some relevant info. You should make/take/create Recovery Media for Windows 7 so that it can be re-installed at a later date if wanted.  If you view the Hard Disk and can take a screen shot to post here it may help to give more targeted advice. I would expect to shrink the C: and create 3 or 4 more partitions //home/swap and perhaps a common data storage area formatted to NTFS. Then when Mint is installed the common data area can be mounted to use for docs between W`indows and Mint. If in doubt please ask.



Happy 2 [email protected]

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A:CyberGhosT's Linux Mint Config

Consider using MBAM Premium as an on demand scanner only BTS is enough for real time protection.
You could also add an additional on demand scanner such as ESET Online Scanner
CCleaner or Privazer if not already installed
Some type of backup solution
If only for testing and you have another machine then you probably don't need all the above
 

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Linux Mint 18 (Sarah) Cinnamon and Mate editioins released
 

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I have tried to install Linux Mint 18.1 on my HP Laptop with the same result. The files will download but not the Terminal or the Cinnamon desktop. How do I get this thing to work? I have also tried Linux Mint 17.3, Ubuntu 16.04, Mate and xfceI get the same result. The files download bu there is no Terminal and no desktop. What can I do to make this program run?

A:Can't Install Linux Mint on My HP Laptop

it is something related to the video card. but if i would be in your shoes, i wont install linux on this kind on swtchable graphic laptop. you will have a very low battery life.

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I have Linux Mint 18 on a T410 but am having difficulty because the cursor keeps wandering acreoss the screen.Is there any solution that does not require Windows?

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Hi, I have been directed from the Linux forums to ask this concern here and I will just copy and paste what I asked there:
 
Are you able to answer the concerns about  "Possible Linux/Ebury - Operation Windigo installetd." An attacker can't infect you through just knowing your ip and then looking for vulnerable ports can they?
 
The only vulnerable ports I know of are the Samba ports and they were both closed on my vpn ip and my real ip. Plus I had a firewall set to reject all incoming traffic. The port checkers I used were http://www.canyouseeme.org/ and http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/
 
Also upon I discovered that port 22 ssh was a vulnerable port which I never checked.
 
I'd be very grateful for any help on this. Thanks.

A:Linux Mint backdoor concern.

As this question has now been answered in another thread, I'll close this thread to prevent further confusion.

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Hi

I have been using my Satellite Z30 mostly as a desktop till now (the charger has always been plugged in).
One day i had an option pop-up to increase the battery life (charge it only upto 80%) and i accepted the option.

However now i am going to be travelling and am unable to reset that option.

I want to charge the battery to a 100% and be able to take advantage of the longer battery life.
How can this be done? Help!!!!

Cheers
Vivek

A:Battery charging setting change from 80% to 100% on Satellite Z30-A-104

Hi

I think you have changed this setting within the +Toshiba Battery Manager+.
You should disable the "Eco Charge Mode"

Maybe this Toshiba info would be helpful:
[TOSHIBA Eco Charge Mode ECO CHARGE MODE|http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/General-Features-Knowledge-Base/TOSHIBA-Eco-Charge-Mode/ta-p/355376]

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I have windows 7 home premium dual booting with Linux Mint 8, on a Dell XPS M1530.

When I shut down linux mint and go back into windows I have the following problem.

Upon the windows 7 desktop appearing, I am able to type or use the keyboard as usual-until I touch the touchpad on my laptop. After I touch the touchpad, (even for just the slightest second!) I am unable to type anything. For example, if I launch the start menu and then try to type to find a file nothing will happen. The only way for me to get by this is to reboot the computer again. So essentially I have to reboot twice in order to get a working keyboard with Windows after being in linux.

This problem does not happen if I stay in Windows and reboot windows repeatedly. (I tested it by reinstalling windows and having it as the only OS for about a week.)
I tried the following workarounds: using the Dell support software to disable the touchpad when a mouse is present.

I tried reinstalling the touchpad driver.

Nothing has worked. Alps electric is the touchpad manufacturer.

I asked this question on the ubuntu forums and got back the answer that windows doesn't like the other OS on there and upon reboot gets confused or sees things are in a different state. I was also told that Windows uses a HID device for the keyboard and Linux does not.
Very annoying problem and I doubt there is a fix for it, but please help if you can.

A:Keyboard won't work after booting from Linux Mint

Anybody?

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Guys, I am really screwed.

I used to dual boot Linux Mint 7 and Windows 7 Professional on my laptop then I decide to get rid of Mint. Grub (Linux) was my default bootloader then, not the Windows one.

So I deleted the Mint 7 partition using computer management from Windows 7' Control Panel and reinstalled the Windows bootloader using EasyCD before I restarted my laptop.

Upon restart, everything was fine then I proceeded to wipe out the unallocated space that Min7 used to occupy using Partition Wizard Home Edition. In order to do so, I had to restart my machine so Partition Wizard can start wiping out the unallocated space.

Everything seemed to be fine until my laptop restarted again...It went into directly into Windows 7 and then the error message occurs:

pwNative not found - skipping autocheck
autochek not found - skipping autocheck

Then it was BSOD....

I tried running the startup recovery tool which was unsuccessful...including running the commands "bootrec.exe/fixmbr" followed by "bootrec.exe/fixboot".

I tried everything possible way I could think of...still no luck. The Windows 7 DVD that I made from the media I downloaded from MSDNAA is apparently not bootable since I couldn't get it to start at startup to perform a clean install. The only option I have left is a Vista DVD that I had made before...which would take 2 hours to install...not to mention the time that I have to spend to install Windows 7 once I have Vista.

Having said that I am cu... Read more

A:Urgent! I tried to uninstall Linux Mint and keep Window

Why didn't you format the unallocated space?

Could you attach a screen shot of Disk management?

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I dont have a disk, but I have the ISO on a USB stick, with a key. Any idea on how to do this?

A:How to replace Linux Mint with Windows 7 Ultimate

You have to put/burn the iso file of Windows 7 Ultimate onto the stick with a program like Rufus.

You just can`t have the iso file on the stick, it won`t be bootable.

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

The just clean install windows.

Clean Install Windows 7

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i was given this computer and it has preinstalled windows 8 but is running off this linux mint 17.2 cinnamon instead how do i get linux mint off of here and back to the preinstalled windows 8???

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Hi,

I am having a problem. I have just finished installing Linux Mint. I seem to not have any sound in Firefox. I can get rhythm box to play and I hear all my songs, but I don't have any sound coming from Firefox. I do have the latest version of Flash installed. If anyone has some ideas that would be wonderful.

Cheers!

A:[SOLVED] No sound in firefox on Linux Mint

Where is the solution? :)

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I've got a Windows 7 running, but I'm trying to install a Linux Mint on this Laptop. Yes, it should bootup automatically, but it's not. I'm new to 7, so I'm having dificulty even getting to find BIOS. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks,

xico
 

A:Difficulty installing Linux Mint on my Laptop

Getting to the BIOS has nothing to do with the version of Windows installed. The initial boot screen should tell you what key to press to enter the BIOS or Setup.
 

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Well, hello back! I have been using Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, since the last time I visited the forums but now I want to dual boot with Windows 7....

So...
I have just Mint 8 (based on Ubuntu 9.10) installed on my laptop (nothing else), and I if I wanted to dual boot with Windows 7, how would I do it?
I've read guides and stuff but they're sometimes outdated, and I know I could use VirtualBox to run Windows 7 but I want to dual-boot.

A:How to dual boot Linux Mint and Windows 7?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bp96


Well, hello back! I have been using Linux Mint, which is based on Ubuntu, since the last time I visited the forums but now I want to dual boot with Windows 7....

So...
I have just Mint 8 (based on Ubuntu 9.10) installed on my laptop (nothing else), and I if I wanted to dual boot with Windows 7, how would I do it?
I've read guides and stuff but they're sometimes outdated, and I know I could use VirtualBox to run Windows 7 but I want to dual-boot.


See if this helps you out,

Dual Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu

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Hi, I just bought an ES1-311-C82S - version without OS - and installed Linux Mint 17.3 in Legacy mode successfully. Most things are working out of the box but there's one really annoying issue: the system doesn't shut down correctly. It seems like the shut down process works well but then the laptop doesn't turn off so I have to do that manually. I checked the BIOS and the current version 1.11 seems to be up to date. Unfortunately there are very few options in the BIOS, so I think I have to enable some kind of advanced settings if possibel. (But I think it's better to open a new topic on this issue.) I've already disabled the splash screen but that doesn't work either. Another solution I've found is to force ACPI - but can't do that in the BIOS with the limited settings.  Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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So anyway I did this to the point at which I dont see the linux partition. but it still showing when i reboot help me remove it completely as it did not install correctly. 
I did this but dont see the partitions is there any other way to remove it or what should I look for. I dont see any ext partitions either. (not sure if linux loaded correctly but either way its at the start up when I restart)
EasyBCD (download http://neosmart.net/Download/Register/1)
Just write something in those boxes, and you’ll be able to download it free.
You’re at the GRUB menu, Boot into Windows 7
Having the EasyBCD, now Open EasyBCD
Go to BCD Deployment
By default, you will have the Install the Windows Vista/7 bootloader to the MBR, button checked. If you don’t have that checked, check it now! (before it’s too late…)
Click on Write MBR (that red button). This removed the GRUB menu, and made Windows 7 load automatically.
Go now to Edit boot menu.
Highlight Windows 7
Check Skip the boot menu.
And then Save settings.
Close EasyBCD.
Right – Click on My Computer
Click on Manage, and the partitions will pop-up now, you’re just going to remove the Linux partition.
Right-Click on the Linux volume and click Delete volume.
Now Right-click on the deleted volume and click Delete partition. Now you lost everything on Linux, if you didn’t back-up your fi... Read more

A:How do I remove linux mint from 8.1 dual boot.

Hi
 
Make sure you are booted into Windows not Linux Mint.
 
Follow steps 1 - 10 carefully
 
For Windows 8.1 hit  <Windows> + <C> keys to open the charms bar.
Click Search and type Disk Management in the field. Click Create and format hard disk partitions, to open the Disk Management window .
 
When the window opens, you will see a list of all drives/partitions on your system along with a graphic representation of each.
 
My system showed 2 partitions not formatted as NTFS matter of fact the 'file system' column for each was blank
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Right click the Volume(s) and click Delete. Right click the Deleted Volume and delete the partition.
 
Now you can extend the another partition to increase space or leave it blank and install Windows Technical Preview as I did.
 
I followed the same directions you've posted above, 2 nights ago to remove Linux Mint from my dual-boot with Windows 7. Everything went without a hitch.
 
Lots of luck and Please keep BC posted!

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Since I got my XPS 13 9360, the trackpad is virtually impossible to use: the pointer jumps everywhere, the text gets selected (and even deleted), some programs quit suddenly because the "ghost" pointer clicked on the terminate cross, etc.
It has become impossible to use except in very dedicated usages (e.g., only using the keyboard without the trackpad)… or installing a separate mouse, which is really stupid for such a computer that could be used anywhere (e.g. on a train) and where the mouse becomes a real hassle. (And, come on, using a mouse is so 1990s.)

I tried numerous solutions, including creating file /etc/modprobe.d/xps13-9360.conf and adding blacklist psmouse (as mentioned here), but nothing seems to work.
I use Linux Mint, but the problem occurred as early as the fresh Ubuntu system I received; in fact, during the very first boot of the computer during the customization of Ubuntu, the pointer got crazy, which made me install rather Linux Mint (where the system unfortunately still shows up).
Note that I realized that the pointer gets crazy mostly when doing "drag and drop". It seems that standard moves and clicks will not produce the bug.

Exact Dell version is XPS 13 i7-8Go-256Go-Ubuntu
The system is Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya xfce.
Command uname -a gives 4.10.0-35-generic #39~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 13 09:02:42 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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