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Post#1 by Jack » 08 May 2020, 18:12

My Dell quit working so I upgraded to a Acer at that point my I built won't work on it so I download the latest Mate and it works great. I want to have 4 Desktops right now it has 1 Desktop.

I want to boot up in EFI but when dose it stop and has a big padlock can that be fixed?
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Post#2 by Ed_P » 08 May 2020, 20:08

Nice to see you back Jack. :)

You need to turn off the Acer's EFI Secure Boot option.
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Post#3 by Jack » 08 May 2020, 22:43

@Ed_P If I turn off then Windows 8.1 won't boot.
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Post#4 by Ed_P » 08 May 2020, 23:24

My Windows 10 Dell boots with it turned off.
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Post#5 by Jack » 09 May 2020, 17:24

If I want to boot Windows I will turn it on.
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Post#6 by Ed_P » 09 May 2020, 21:24

Strange but if it works for you... :)

On my wife's Acer Aspire One notebook I don't even see Secure Boot as an option.

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Found it. :) Have to press F2 instead of F12. Also change boot device sequence.
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Post#7 by gj_gruber » 30 Sep 2020, 14:37

Hi, I use Porteus 5x64-RC1, Mate Desktop. After any electric blackout, i can`t login with guest user, may be some files got corrupt. At this situation i try to use Cinnamon desktop module, where i can login but icon and windows buttons dissaper.
Which folders and files i need to delete for restart Mate desktop environment ?

Another issues i have, if about Python. Can ask here or in other new topic ?

thanks

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