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    replace MInt with Ubuntu

    Is there any reason why I cannot replace my recently loaded Mint 20.1 with Ubuntu 20.10 by making and using a usb iso? I have no sound with Mint despite many efforts. I do have sound on my smaller laptop with Ubuntu 20.10.
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    Re: replace MInt with Ubuntu

    No reason at all. But there is no guarantee that you won't have the same problem.

    Have you asked for help in our MINT sub-forum?
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    Oh yes. Nothing seems to work. No sound and no scanner. My little Ubuntu 20.10 right next to it does everything.

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    Re: replace MInt with Ubuntu

    i used to be on mint but every now and again the mouse and keyboard would freeze and i have to switch of pc by the power socket.asked for help but nothing worked .
    then did clean install of xubuntu 20.04 and since then everything worked perfect.
    ps. could never get my canon printer/copier/scanner to work in mint or xubuntu, after trying every possible suggestion from forums & web . sold the damn thing eventually lol didn't need it that bad .
    xubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (focal fossa)

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    Re: replace MInt with Ubuntu

    You could at least try the live usb. If sound works there, it should work in the installed system too.

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    Re: replace MInt with Ubuntu

    TurboPrint works well for my Canon printer. Scanner is an issue at the moment

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    Re: replace MInt with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    No reason at all. But there is no guarantee that you won't have the same problem.

    Have you asked for help in our MINT sub-forum?
    If I do this will I be able to retain my files and programs (Thunderbird Mail for example)

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    Re: replace MInt with Ubuntu

    You have to back up anything you want to save. Of course, you should have all that backed up for when hard drive fails anyway.

    Your user configurations for apps are in /home usually hidden files, but Mint may not have same default apps as Ubuntu or one of Ubuntu's official flavors.

    I backup both Firefox & Thunderbird, but now have them in my data partition, and have to edit the configuration files to new location & profile.
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Files_and_..._-_Thunderbird
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferri..._-_Thunderbird
    http://kb.mozillazine.org/Moving_you..._-_Thunderbird

    I have been using same profile for both Firefox & Thunderbird for years, since back to XP and shared NTFS partition for location of profiles.
    But recently did a conversion of Firefox to houseclean some really old folders that are not used anymore.
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    Re: replace MInt with Ubuntu

    I ran Ubuntu from a usb iso and still had no sound except for headphones.

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    I use TurboPrint. Not free but works very well.

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