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  1. This diet is better than Keto! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tnwYYYAK4o
  2. Generic Ubuntu has pretty much dropped the desktop user by reducing/eliminating scrollbars so they are unusable, using a file manager that cannot properly copy and paste files because of a years old defect, etc., etc., etc. It is so bad I moved to Ubuntu Mate, which would be better named the Ubuntu Desktop version.
  3. Thank you. I just updated two XP computers. One runs an old security system, the other is an IBM Thinkpad T41 that still runs good.
  4. I tried installing Ubuntu 18.04.2 on a blank hard drive again, this time with the network cable unplugged so it would not complicate matters. The first try locked up before completing. The second try installed fine and appeared stable so I installed the nvidia 390 driver and so far it seems to run fine. It is kernel 4.18.0-15 with no others on the screen. This is just a test, but it indicates this might work as a new home if 16.04 eventually gets all messed up. Thanks everyone for your help.
  5. The motherboard is a Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P. A Google search turns up problems running Linux the last few years. Some say stay away from Gigabyte if running Linux.
  6. With the 2nd hard drive, a new clean install with the new kernel, it locks up too quickly after login for nvidia drivers to be installed. With the original hard drive and the new kernel it goes to a black screen and I cannot log in. If there is a way to install nvidia drivers in either case I am missing it.
  7. Using version 364.19 for a GeForce GTX 660. Based on my previous experiences with trying to change or update nvidia drivers, and once even permanently losing access to the hard drive, it is not worth the risk to my main computer. The 2nd Hard Drive was locking up without nvidia drivers so... A couple of years ago I bought a Dell Desktop with the build-in Intel graphics from Goodwill for $25 and yesterday installed the 2nd (experimental) hard drive that was locking up in my main computer and it booted right up and had no issues.
  8. I do not think nvidia is the issue. Last night I tried installing 16.04.1 kernel 4.4.0-31, and then updated it, but without nvidia. It unfortunetly updated to 4.4.0-143 and while it let me sign in, it would lock up before fully loading the desktop. And after the update 4.4.0-31 also locked up, probably becouse it is too old. Ubuntu appears to be no longer compatible with my hardware.
  9. I experimented on a second hard drive and found later versions of Ubuntu, 16.04.6 and 18.04, locking up within a few minutes of logging in. I remember having the same problem last year when I first tested 18.04 when it first came out. I have already lost 4-5 hours into this kernel problem and finally found a work around by editing the grub boot order. To fix I did this: Copy-Paste gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub in terminal Then change GRUB_DEFAULT=0 to GRUB_DEFAULT="1>3" so it will choose the 4th kernel choice in the menu. Then Save, and sudo update-grub to make sure it really saved. Now it automatically boots into the kernel it did this morning before the ill fated update.
  10. That sort of works. It boots to the sign-in screen, but after signing in it immediately jumps back to the sign-in screen and plays a drum roll.
  11. Interesting combination of music and painting www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fuIMye31Gw [media] [/media
  12. After adding nomodeset it says does not recognize command.
  13. It is an nvidia driver. Not sure if I got this kernel today or before. I'll reboot and try nomodeset
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