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#31 malwaredpc

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:30 PM

Hallelujah!   It worked!!!

 

Did a new install of Mint and I got a lot more windows opening up in the install than I did before. However, the desktop is just some pixelated vertical dashes. Don't know what that's all about but I was able to get into the backgrounds and change the desktop photo which solved that problem. I just hope it will save my settings so when we shut down it will remain.

Other than that, everything is back up and running. The network settings apparently located the D-Link adapter and we got online and was able to set up the emails. My DH is dancing around as if no one's watching! Just kidding. He's wheelchair bound, but he's so happy and so am I.

I am so impressed by all of you dear Princes in shining armor that I am thinking about making the switch to Linux myself. I am so grateful to all of you who guided me through that maze of confusion. Also for being so patient with me. Getting that task bar on the bottom of the screen really helps alot. LOL

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Wonderful! Remember that here's the forum if you need ANY help.

 

To mention something: there might be programs that you use in Windows that does not exist in Linux but they have a substitute (sometimes dozens of) so you can ask for a replacement AND most software for Linux is available in what we call the REPOSITORIES where you tell the OS to download, uncompress and install it without having to do it by hand as in Windows (and without having to go to the download page).


Edited by malwaredpc, 17 July 2017 - 02:32 PM.


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#32 Condobloke

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:38 PM

and for some light reading ....

 

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/07/16/core-linux-question-and-answers-for-beginners/


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#33 The-Toolman

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:51 PM

Hey Astrovel,

 

Super Duper. :graduate:

 

Welcome to the wonderful adventure of Linux you will become more comfortable with Linux the more you use it.

 

Make sure that you have the firewall enabled and that can be done by:

open the terminal then copy and paste this command sudo ufw enable then press enter and then enter your password and then press enter.

 

To check after this in terminal copy and paste sudo ufw status.

 

 

The Toolman :wink:


Edited by The-Toolman, 17 July 2017 - 03:52 PM.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:32 PM

Make sure to update your new Linux install.

 

In the task bar lower right hand corner is a shield with a check mark in it.

If there is a blue dot in the shield than that means there are updates that are needed to be installed.


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#35 Mike_Walsh

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:55 PM

@astrovel:-

 

Nice one, lass. Glad to hear it's working as it should.

 

As The-Toolman says (and I concur), updates do need to be the first thing on your list. They'll not only make things run more smoothly, but also more securely, too.

 

And thank you, too; for having faith in the Linux & Unix 'crew', and sticking with us. Told you we'd get you there eventually, didn't I?  :thumbup2:

 

At least you didn't give up when the going got a bit rough, unlike some folks do.

 

Enjoy.

 

 

Mike.  :wink:


Edited by Mike_Walsh, 17 July 2017 - 05:57 PM.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:55 AM

That's great to hear Astrovel. Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

As others have said, you know where we are if you need any more help or information.




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