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  1. TNFrank

    Lenovo X1 Carbon issue.

    Even if it was a used laptop bought on EBay?
  2. TNFrank

    using old HDD as external drive with windows on linux OS

    Ubuntu is running the Gnome Desktop and will use more RAM on cold boot than most other Desktop Environments. It's not spyware or collection of data, it just has more going on in the background so it'll use more RAM and CPU. MX is using Xfce so it's going to be lighter and will use less RAM and...
  3. TNFrank

    De-frag hard drive?

    I do think they use trim also. I just like to do it manually from time to time to make sure.
  4. TNFrank

    De-frag hard drive?

    All this being said I do trim my SSD from time to time.
  5. TNFrank

    Lenovo X1 Carbon issue.

    The funny thing is that the battery shows up and shows 100% and in good health. I removed the battery along with the CMOS battery to try and reset the system but to no avail. It was working fine with the new battery until I let it set unused for a couple months. I don't use it all that much...
  6. TNFrank

    Lenovo X1 Carbon issue.

    Picked up a Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 1 a few months back and installed a new battery in it along with another 4GB of Ram. It was working well but I let it sit for a while and now that the battery is charged back up it won't run on battery power, only when Plugged in. I tried doing a reset...
  7. TNFrank

    Changing Linux distro

    I just moved from Debian to openSUSE. I'm still using the KDE desktop though since it's one that works well for me. Only had one "issue" with the need to install codecs so VLC would work. You might give it a try.
  8. TNFrank

    using old HDD as external drive with windows on linux OS

    As long as you use the Live Non-Free version of Debian it's no more hard than Ubuntu.
  9. TNFrank

    Hi guys

    The newer kernels have pretty much solved the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth problems. It's been a couple three years since I've had to do anything to get them working in the majority of mainstream Distros.
  10. TNFrank

    Hi guys

    Virtualbox/Gnome Boxes is your best friend at this point in your new Linux Journey. That way you can check out different Distros without having to install them on your computer or boot to them from a usb drive. I wish I'd have known about/used them when I first started out. It would have saved...
  11. TNFrank

    I'm Back.

    MX is a Debian based Distro. That's all.
  12. TNFrank

    I'm Back.

    My account was so old it has probably been deleted. I also use to think KDE had too many options(KDE 4) with with the new KDE 5 Plasma they've parred it down so it's actually very user friendly and I know all the settings I want/need to change to get the desktop I like to run so it's actually...
  13. TNFrank

    using old HDD as external drive with windows on linux OS

    I got my start with Linux with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS just to show how long I've been using a Linux OS. I moved around a lot until I found my "Sweet Spot" with Debian 10 or my current system, MX 19.2 KDE which is based on Debian 10. Debian, as stated, is Rock Solid and that's why the International...
  14. TNFrank

    De-frag hard drive?

    The way the GNU/Linux File System works you don't really need to de-frag your hard drive. In face if you're running an SSD you should NEVER de-frag since it puts unnecessary ware and tear on the drive.
  15. TNFrank

    Debian forgoten password

    If there's noting important on your install then just Nuke and Pave Over with a clean install and WRITE DOWN your new password this time. I did that on a little Netbook that I had installed Q4OS on, just Nuked it and put Sparky on it with a new password and Bob's Your Uncle.
  16. TNFrank

    I'm Back.

    It's been quite a while since I've been on this forum. I've done a lot of Distro Hoping and settled in on Debian/Debian Based Distro with the KDE Plasma Desktop. Seems to be my "Sweet Spot". Anyway, I'll see ya'll around.
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