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  1. Mike13Foxtrot

    It's only money.

    So there I was right around the corner from Micro Center. I did not have to venture inside. But...... Turns out the AMD CPU's are reduced. Just grabbed the Ryzen 5 5600 for $149.00 so now the tower build has it's third CPU upgrade in a year and a half. I was actually gonna pick up either ram...
  2. Mike13Foxtrot

    MX Linux 21

    So playing with my MX 19.4 / 21 dual boot laptop. I likes 21 so far. I just redid an old Alienware 15 with MX 21. I need to replace the Wireless M.2 as it is not working. But it is a Dual Core Intel CPU with 2x2GB ram. I may just switch those with 2x4GB sticks I forgot I had when I put in a...
  3. Mike13Foxtrot

    Success. Dual Boot MX

    I had MX Linux 19.4 the way I wanted it. On the initial install I used the whole drive. Upgrade path to MX Linux 21 is a no. I want to keep 19. So I booted to GParted split the 500GB drive in 2 already had a Snapshot of 19. Successful and it took a total of 1 hour, most of the time was GParted...
  4. Mike13Foxtrot

    Merry Christmas

    Have a very Merry Christmas, And a Window-less New Year Rid yourself of Google Chrome, And you'll be full of good cheer. Find yourself a favorite distro, Any problems, soutions can be found Linux.Org will help you out. All the whole year round. (Sung to the tune of Holly Jolly Christmas.)...
  5. Mike13Foxtrot

    Kali live with Persnickety )

    So decided to try Kali. Followed the directions for Live with Persistence on Kali's site. Did not work at all. So had to do Rufus and tada! Never really played with Kali much at all. Lots of forensic tools and such. Has its quirks. Setting the Timezone is blank with only an option after you...
  6. Mike13Foxtrot

    Feren Linux

    Installed a new VM on my MX Laptop. https://ferenos.weebly.com/ Ubuntu Based Distro, Looks Okay gonna play with it see if its any good. So now My Mx laptop has RaspiOS VM, Win10 WM, Feren VM and just for good measure Win 8.1, just upgraded the Ram so now instead of that laptop sitting...
  7. Mike13Foxtrot

    Are you a Nerd/Geek?

    So... I am about to watch the Ohio State Buckeyes game at 8 pm. I am running it thru Peppermint Linux laptop, thru HDMI to a TV by my desk. Using a USB Soundcard for better volume than the laptop speakers. All the while running 2 other PC's, 1 running USB camera on RPI 3A on network and Zero Pi...
  8. Mike13Foxtrot

    Door cam

    Setup a Raspberry Pi Zero W with the camera and MotioneyeOS. Now I has a door camera I can see on my network instead of Ring or Nest cams. On the Zero it is more of a pain to setup now you have to add a conf file to set up wireless for boot. Years ago it worked on its own. It has password to...
  9. Mike13Foxtrot

    SSH into desktop

    So have a Raspberry Pi 3A and a 3.5 inch TFT. As I was grabbing the software noticed a page. XMING https://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/ First off you then go to install folder and find the Last XMING application file save as shortcut. Run XMING. Then open Putty. Little work but, once...
  10. Mike13Foxtrot

    Expanding Music tastes ?

    This is from a Mongolian Band, mixing traditional Throat Singing and Metal. The Hu Band. An primal anthem. Wolf Totem And Lizzy Hale sings with them.
  11. Mike13Foxtrot

    Gaming beginning.

    So I installed Steam on my newer build. With the upcoming launch of the Steam Deck from Valve, lot of talk about Proton instead of Native Linux programming. So I set Steam Play and added Proton. Although Mint Software manager would not install Steam. Error message said I was not online. Hit the...
  12. Mike13Foxtrot

    Skynet is here???

    So you use any flavor of Linux. You like your privacy. You do not like big tech spying on you. Well that horse may have gotten out of the barn. Is this just a little paranoia? Is it being overly dramatic? Or is this scary times. Most think of George Orwell's 1984 as a movie not a premonition...
  13. Mike13Foxtrot

    I Called it the MX Box

    Took an 2 year old Pentium gold dual core processor, originally and HP slimline desktop. You would notice upon opening the original case, no power supply. It is just the laptop brick. 7.5 inch square MB. It is now inside a electronics bob that is about 9 inches sq and 2 to 4 inches tapered high...
  14. Mike13Foxtrot

    It is ALIVE....

    Well I got things done today, Saturday. Then decided to put together the PC. Got Win10 on the M.2 PCIE drive. System is running fine with the AMD CPU/GPU. So I did save from having to buy a Graphics card. Touch screen fan controller works and pretties up the case front. Running right now...
  15. Mike13Foxtrot

    What to do already started..

    So I was given a case last Friday. Corsair vengeance c70 military green, 20 x 19.5 x 9 can hold 9 case fans. Cables and MB and LiteON DVD read/writer, are inside an older Gigabyte Xeon MB. Just bought a New desktop a few weeks ago. Have not built a PC in a few years. Well except PI's Already...
  16. Mike13Foxtrot

    MS SUCKS....or why won't it stop

    So Wed morning shutting down the desktop, had the Update and shutdown option. Okay fine. After having done Netplwiz to sign onto 10 without password, now need it again. Also turning on the new PC had a 3/4 blue box with we need to finish setting up your device. Wanted to "sync" Edge with all my...
  17. Mike13Foxtrot

    PDF's..

    I was clearing some old HD's moving some things deleting some... Found a bunch of PDF files lots of PC and Linux. I need to move them all into 1 folder and print a list of what I have. If there is any interest.
  18. Mike13Foxtrot

    I confess.....MS WIN10

    So Tues morning my older desktop after an update, went into a loop. On Win10 picture screen, touch the keyboard I got to the sign in screen once. Did all but a complete recovery. Could not "repair" because "disk problem" ran the repair... said "no problems found" off/on, nope. Have had a power...
  19. Mike13Foxtrot

    Success.....

    Used Rufus once again. Tried MX....not only does it boot, and run...it also has a Live USB Storage folder set up automatically. :D Did some tweaking to settings, off reboot and came back to those settings. I think I have found a pocket USB Linux to work with. I will probably try more got a...
  20. Mike13Foxtrot

    Fail.....

    Used Rufus set up persistance usb for Peppermint. Laptop boots, got Run Live or install menu for Peppermint. In about 20 seconds it just stops. I had the ISO handy, got a bunch of USB drives had nothing to do. I might try again with another. Was just looking to put one distro on a thumb drive...
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