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Linux Mint 18.2 Sound Drivers

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by blues_harp28, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Miqw7394

    Miqw7394 Mike

    Apr 1, 2016

    Don't laugh at this (it's a perfectly valid suggestion!), but.....have you thought of trying FatDog64 (Puppy Linux-based?)

    I make the suggestion in all seriousness. Quite some time ago, jamesbond & Kirk, the developers of FatDog, along with various other members of the Woof-CE 'Puppy' Linux development team, were trying everything they could think of to find a way round the then-new Windows 'SecureBoot' restrictions in the UEFI BIOS replacement that was then beginning to pre-dominate.

    They eventually came to the unwelcome conclusion that the only way round it was to cough up the required $99 asking price for a signed UEFI 'shim'. They were, however, careful not to specify a particular distro.....and kindly 'shared' that UEFI 'key' with the rest of the Woof-CE team. In fact, all current, modern Pups now have the ability to work happily with UEFI.

    Just a thought; my 'tuppence-worth' on the matter.

    You can find FatDog64 here:-


    .....since FatDog, although based on Puppy originally, has evolved into a distinct distro all on its own (thereby meriting its own website). It doesn't have its own forums, however, so shares 'space' on the Murga-Linux 'Puppy' forums.


    Your decision, of course.

    Mike. ;)
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2005
    I'm not laughing Mike and thanks for the suggestion. :)
    Puppy Linux is the one Linux system I have yet to try and I will, in the spirit of exploration, try it, asap.

    CloudReady that is currently installed is really Google’s Chromium OS, which is in turn based on the Linux kernel and is running well.
    Yes it is not a fully fledged operating system but for everyday browsing I may need nothing more. But as said before this Maxesla Z83 Mini fanless PC is used at the moment for testing.

    Here is some information for those wondering why the difficulty in installing Linux/Ubuntu based systems, on modern pcs.
  3. managed

    managed Allan Trusted Advisor

    May 24, 2003
    I've found this program very useful for testing different Linux distros, it makes a bootable Usb stick and you just put the Linux ISO's into the right folder on there and they usually boot right up. There are instructions for 'persistence' with many distros - so any changes you make will be saved. Nothing is installed onto the computer's hard drive. It can also install Windows from ISO's.

    There's a lot of info about Uefi booting there which I haven't needed yet myself but it might be useful to you.

  4. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2005
    Thanks Allan, I will check out the above as it looks interesting to say the least.(y)
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