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Old 03-26-2019, 07:08 PM   #16
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Is my Lenovo 310S such a weak system? Are there any drawbacks to using a virtual machine? I really like Mint. I can use it on my laptop without any problems. WiFi hooked right up with no effort on my part. While still in Live USB mode it detected my wifi signal, got on it and downloaded the needed driver, or maybe it was already there? I had, prior to installing Mint on the laptop, had a dual boot win 7 and Ubuntu. I gave Mint the whole hard drive. It's a Mint machine now.
Did you try asking about the wifi on the Mint forums as was suggested?
 
Old 03-26-2019, 07:17 PM   #17
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Did you try asking about the wifi on the Mint forums as was suggested?
Yes I did. I registered and make a post. I am awaiting for moderator approval... it's been two days. Still waiting.

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Old 03-26-2019, 07:27 PM   #18
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Yes I did. I registered and make a post. I am awaiting for moderator approval... it's been two days. Still waiting.
Two days? Blooming heck. Which of the individual boards did you post it in?
 
Old 03-26-2019, 07:35 PM   #19
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Two days? Blooming heck. Which of the individual boards did you post it in?
The one recommended to me. The Mint site. Linux Mint Forums. The moderator may have approved my message but I have not received any replies yet. I am feeling totally defeated. I'm going back to practicing my horns. I don't have time for this. Maybe an answer will appear in time. In the meanwhile I do have a working Mint on my laptop and win 10 on the Lenovo. I took a few day off of practicing on my horns and now I sound like crap
I take it back. I was approved and there are replies. I did not sign up for email notification. My bad.

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Old 03-26-2019, 07:40 PM   #20
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The one recommended to me. The Mint site. Linux Mint Forums. The moderator may have approved my message but I have not received any replies yet. I am feeling totally defeated. I'm going back to practicing my horns. I don't have time for this. Maybe an answer will appear in time. In the meanwhile I do have a working Mint on my laptop and win 10 on the Lenovo. I took a few day off of practicing on my horns and now I sound like crap
Don't give up (although your horns are indeed important). By "board", I meant "subforum". Was it the Newbies subforum? Let me know which one and I will find out how you can chase it up if your message hasn't already been approved.

Edit: Just seen your edit. Can you paste a link to your Mint forum thread here?

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Old 03-26-2019, 07:46 PM   #21
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Ok, I see the thread: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtop...?f=90&t=290905

My advice is to provide Pjotr with the output he requested. Don't worry if it takes a little time to transfer the information to a USB stick etc. All that information he requested will help him resolve your issue. If you still have problems pasting the information, as you mentioned you had before, come back on here and let me know and I'll help you out with that.

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Old 03-26-2019, 07:54 PM   #22
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Ok, I see the thread: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtop...?f=90&t=290905

My advice is to provide Pjotr with the output he requested. Don't worry if it takes a little time to transfer the information to a USB stick etc. All that information he requested will help him resolve your issue. If you still have problems pasting the information, as you mentioned you had before, come back on here and let me know and I'll help you out with that.
Thank you very much. I will do as you say, after I finish my practicing for the day. Where did my chops go?
 
Old 03-26-2019, 10:28 PM   #23
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I can't say if your system is weak or not. Most newer desktops could/should run a VM pretty well I'd think.

There may be some drawbacks to running a VM but I'd think they are minimal. In fact you could create a VM of some system and update and add in your needed drivers for physical then at some point covert. A VM is used by everyone from first time users to mega huge data centers. The more modern the system and usually more server like the more closely the vm interacts with the hardware. There are some configurations that run at or in some cases above native speeds on some tests.

A VM is pretty easy to use.

Yes to the many ways to screw up an install. I can't blame folks for just going out and buying some off the shelf computer with some OS and programs installed.

I'd think that if we knew what drivers were needed then we could say how to do it.

This thread is kind of getting confusing even to me.
 
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I can't say if your system is weak or not. Most newer desktops could/should run a VM pretty well I'd think.

There may be some drawbacks to running a VM but I'd think they are minimal. In fact you could create a VM of some system and update and add in your needed drivers for physical then at some point covert. A VM is used by everyone from first time users to mega huge data centers. The more modern the system and usually more server like the more closely the vm interacts with the hardware. There are some configurations that run at or in some cases above native speeds on some tests.

A VM is pretty easy to use.

Yes to the many ways to screw up an install. I can't blame folks for just going out and buying some off the shelf computer with some OS and programs installed.

I'd think that if we knew what drivers were needed then we could say how to do it.

This thread is kind of getting confusing even to me.
It's kind of reassuring that I am not the only one who's confused. I am intrigued by the VM concept. The main problem is getting the required driver from a download on another computer that has internet access, to the broken Mint. It sounds like I could do it all on the lenovo using the win 10 OS. Am I thinking correctly?

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Old 03-26-2019, 11:24 PM   #25
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Yes to the many ways to screw up an install. I can't blame folks for just going out and buying some off the shelf computer with some OS and programs installed.
Well, I went out a bought a brand new computer a month ago and it worked right out of the box. Then I went ahead and messed it all up trying to get Mint to dual boot with windows.
 
Old 03-27-2019, 04:36 PM   #26
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Mainstream disto's tend to work almost to fully supported in a vm. From there you can easily use the host connection be it wifi or hardwired to access any web resource to fix an issue.

Hopefully you still have a way to return it to as bought condition and start fresh?

As this point, what do you wish to try or do?
 
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Hopefully you still have a way to return it to as bought condition and start fresh?

As this point, what do you wish to try or do?
Yes, I made a full backup with rescue disc. I am getting help at Linux Mint Forums. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtop...?f=90&t=290905 I shared a lot of data I got from the terminal window on the funky Mint machine with a person in the Netherlands. Hopefully this will get sorted out soon.
In the meantime my daughter gave birth this morning. I'm a grandpa for a third time. Feeling a little distracted today.. more that usual

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Old 03-27-2019, 05:32 PM   #28
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Yes, I made a full backup with rescue disc. I am getting help at Linux Mint Forums. https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtop...?f=90&t=290905 I shared a lot of data I got from the terminal window on the funky Mint machine with a person in the Netherlands. Hopefully this will get sorted out soon.
In the meantime my daughter gave birth this morning. I'm a grandpa for a third time. Feeling a little distracted today.. more that usual
Congratulations!

Just a wee note that I've had a quick glance at the Mint forums thread and I can't see where you pasted the output from
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inxi -Fxz
It may not be necessary given the plethora of other info you provided, but if you do get the time then it would be useful to add it if you haven't done so already.
 
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Congratulations!

Just a wee note that I've had a quick glance at the Mint forums thread and I can't see where you pasted the output from
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inxi -Fxz
It may not be necessary given the plethora of other info you provided, but if you do get the time then it would be useful to add it if you haven't done so already.
I posted under newbie questions, under- My newly installed Mint will not connect to the internet.
 
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I posted under newbie questions, under- My newly installed Mint will not connect to the internet.
I see the thread, but I don't see the output from inxi -Fxz, just the output from all the other commands that were requested. Can you check the thread and see if you have included the inxi output?
 
  


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