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I think I have a malware problem. For the past couple weeks I have had a problem in Chrome where I have these stupid green hyperlinks show up randomly throughout text. It doesn't seem to affect Firefox. It seems to be something called "srv123"... check out my screen shot. (more info on srv123 here http://malwaretips.com/blogs/srv123-com-virus/ ) It seems like I have noticed system perfomance slowdown as well.

I am trying to get rid of it but not sure how. Can't really find any good malware solutions for linux? Could someone direct me to the right place? I would love a GUI scanning program I could run and get rid of this thing. Any suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated... thanks!
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Hello all!

I wonder if anyone can help me with a weird bug I has been experiencing lately... I have an Asus Zenbook UX302L running Mint 16 Cinnamon.

For the past couple weeks on completely random times my mouse mouse/pointer/trackpad will stop working normally. For whatever reason, the trackpad stops being able to move the pointer on screen and the only way to get it to move is so physically click and hold in the trackpad and move the pointer. The trackpad also seems to go into "two finger scroll" mode even with just one finger on the pad, all while the pointer on screen still doesn't move.

I am completely lost on this... If anyone has any info, it'd be greatly appreciated!

Let me preface this by apologizing if this is a ridiculously noob question and also thank you to all who helped me with my question a few days ago!

So I have a Asus Zenbook UX302la with a 500G HD and a 24G SSD that was supposed to be used as a cache for the windows system. I recently deleted windows and installed Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon on my 500G HD. the 24G SSD is not being used now. I am thinking now that I should of installed Mint onto the SSD for faster performance correct?

My question is, how do I specifically do this and how does it work? If I install Mint OS on the SSD, will I be able to use the 500G for all my normal storage needs? I know that sounds dumb and I am sure it is a yes but I just have never installed an OS on one drive and used storage as another. What should the 500G HD be formatted as? Also, if I do this, will performance truly increase or is it not worth the hassle? I am also currently taking a Ruby on Rails programming course and am curious how that effects this process. Do I install things like Ruby, Postgres, Rails etc. onto the SSD or the HD? And if so do i need to save my .rb's and other programs whereever things like Ruby, Postgres etc are installed?

Again sorry if I am a little all over the place with this question. I would just like to optimize my system as much as possible and learn something in the process! Thanks for the help! 

Let me preface this by apologizing if this is a ridiculously noob question:

So I have a Asus Zenbook UX302la with a 500G HD and a 24G SSD that was supposed to be used as a cache for the windows system. I recently deleted windows and installed Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon on my 500G HD. the 24G SSD is not being used now. I am thinking now that I should of installed Mint onto the SSD for faster performance correct?

My question is, how do I specifically do this and how does it work? If I install Mint OS on the SSD, will I be able to use the 500G for all my normal storage needs? I know that sounds dumb and I am sure it is a yes but I just have never installed an OS on one drive and used storage as another. What should the 500G HD be formatted as? Also, if I do this, will performance truly increase or is it not worth the hassle? I am also currently taking a Ruby on Rails programming course and am curious how that effects this process. Do I install things like Ruby, Postgres, Rails etc. onto the SSD or the HD? And if so do i need to save my .rb's and other programs whereever things like Ruby, Postgres etc are installed?

Again sorry if I am a little all over the place with this question. I would just like to optimize my system as much as possible and learn something in the process! Thanks for the help! 

Hey all... curious to get others thoughts on Dual Boot vs Virtual Box? 

I just got a Asus Zenbook ux302la and I originally was trying to achieve dual boot with Mint 16 and Windows 8 but UEFI has given me headache after headache and I am really just thinking about saying screw it.

I have ran a complete linux system before without windows but I am still always worried about that ONE TIME when I need to use something Windows specific... So that is my question... Does Virtual Box fix this possible scenario? I have never used Virtual Box before so sorry if this sounds like a big noob question.... Thanks so much!

Hey all... curious to get others thoughts on Dual Boot vs Virtual Box? 

I just got a Asus Zenbook ux302la and I originally was trying to achieve dual boot with Windows 8 but UEFI has given me headache after headache and I am really just thinking about saying screw it.

I have ran a complete linux system before without windows but I am still always worried about that ONE TIME when I need to use something Windows specific... So that is my question... Does Virtual Box fix this possible scenario? I have never used Virtual Box before so sorry if this sounds like a big noob question.... Thanks so much!

Hello all!

I just got a Asus Zenbook UX302LA and I am trying to install Linux Mint 16 CInnamon but I am running into a problem. Once I get it to boot via the live usb, It goes to the "Automatic boot in 10, 9, 8.. .etc" screen then runs a bunch of boot up code then goes to a black screen.... After waiting a few seconds I hear the Mint start up jingle but see no display, nothing. Obviously there is something going on with the video card compatibility right? It doesn't have a dedicated vid card and just uses the Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 graphics with the iIntelCore i5 4200U Processor

Don't really know what to do. Before this I had an Asus n550JV with no problems installing, although that did have a dedi nvidia vid card... 

Thanks so much in advance for any help!

Hello all!

Not sure if this is the right community to be posting this but I havent found an answer so I was hoping maybe someone can help. I am looking to return a laptop I purchased from amazon about a month ago for another model (a tad more expensive model). The computer is still pretty much in new condition. 

My "problem" is that I deleted Windows 8 off of it and installed Linux Mint. Does anyone know amazons policy about this? 

Hi all! Just joined and I am excited to be a part of this great community! I have been a linux user for quite a number of years now but I would not call myself an expert by any means... I still feel like I am learning a lot everyday...

Anyway... I was hoping for some help... I recently got an Asus n550JV and installed many different distros in the past week... I finally settled on my old friend Mint... I installed Mint 16 Cinnamon. I have noticed though that battery life may not be that great compared to what I was getting with windows 8 (i deleted windows 8 and just have mint on this system now). I tried XFCE and Mate as well but I don't think I noticed and substantial battery increase... Does anyone have any power saving recommendations? I have heard of things like laptop-mode-tools and tlp but don't really know how they work or how to implement them...

I love Linux so it is really sad and disheartening seeing windows kick its ass in battery. This laptop is rated for 4-5 hours of battery life but seems like it is only getting 2 or so when I am running Mint.

It also has an Nvidia Geforce 750m gpu in it... Does this need to be optimized at all for battery efficiency?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Having my first problem with #chromecast. was working great all night... YouTube, Music, tab mirroring etc and working fine on both nexus 4 and chromebook... Then I rented a movie from the play store and when I started playing it through my phone, the chromecast icon was missing from the play movies app... Then I noticed it wasn't showing up in the YouTube app or anything on my phone... On my laptop the extension was also saying it wasn't connected anymore... Unplugged and plugged back in... Still nothing... Went to the chromecast app on my nexus 4 and its saying there is no chromecast available... No idea what is wrong... Anyone else having anything like this happen?
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