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by peyrol
Tue May 29, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?

If the Receiver is used for both keyboard and mouse, then it could be the Mouse has lost pairing with the Receiver. If that's the situation...... You initially posted you're running Mint 8.1 Mate, I'm assuming that's a typo and you're running Mint 18.1 Mate. Yes 18.1 sorry. There is a utility for L...
by peyrol
Sun May 27, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to run text-based browser Lynx
Replies: 9
Views: 295

Re: How to run text-based browser Lynx

Is there any workaround to allow access to this website running Lynx?

I assure you I am human. Really! No bot here
by peyrol
Sun May 27, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using the keypad to replace the mouse?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Using the keypad to replace the mouse?

Okay, thank you, 5 is usually left click, but sometimes it is right click I don't know how I am toggling it, and once it becomes right click, I cannot return it to left click. 0 appears to be right click. Please, where is this documented? All the Mate keyboard commands lists I have found so far don'...
by peyrol
Sun May 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?

I can now control mouse functions with the keypad. Here is the output from the command sudo lshw -sanitize. computer description: Desktop Computer product: Aspire X3910 (To Be Filled By O.E.M.) vendor: Acer serial: [REMOVED] width: 64 bits capabilities: smbios-2.6 dmi-2.6 vsyscall32 configuration: a...
by peyrol
Sun May 27, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?

Have you tried moving the dongle to a different USB port? I switched ports. No improvement. It seems unlikely that the dongle is the problem, since my keyboard is also wireless, and it works fine. Although this is ostensibly a hardware issue, the remedy may well lie with software. It seems likely t...
by peyrol
Sun May 27, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Using the keypad to replace the mouse?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Using the keypad to replace the mouse?

My OS is LM 18.1 64 bit with Mate. My mouse became unrecognized by the computer, which I ask about in the hardware forum. Looking for a workaround, first I pulled up the Keyboard Preferences window, and activated the Mouse Keys tab. There is a check box there to enable the keypad to move the pointer...
by peyrol
Fri May 25, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?

Maybe the mouse Is broken despite the LED, or the USB stick is? Stuff breaks. How could I tell? Do they sell just the stick?
by peyrol
Fri May 25, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?

I can tell I put the batteries in correctly because the green LED on the mouse lights up when I switch it on. So yes, I also switched it on. ☺ Both positive ends point towards the battery door. These are perfectly valid questions. I've done worse.
by peyrol
Fri May 25, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?

I discovered the ALT F1 combo to get the Mate menu. I can open the window "Keyboard Preferences" and I believe I can select the checkbox "Pointer can be controlled using the keypad" but am unable to check that box. I can tell I am selecting different items within that tab because on every fifth Tab ...
by peyrol
Fri May 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Mouse batteries died, now inaccessible. ALSO Login via Lynx?

The batteries died on the mouse. Before replacing them, I booted a few times and tried to operate it with the keyboard only. Then I installed fresh batteries but the mouse was not recognized after boot. This is a Logitech wireless mouse which says M510 on the bottom. I am running LM 8.1 with Mate. I...
by peyrol
Fri May 11, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: apt-get upgrade 404 not found errors
Replies: 2
Views: 133

apt-get upgrade 404 not found errors

I have a list of packages to upgrade, but when I try to, I get lots of 404 not found errors. Any clue would be appresiated. TIA sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages were automa...
by peyrol
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install enough KDE to run a KDE app but keep MATE
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Install enough KDE to run a KDE app but keep MATE

I should add that this app I want, Six, has not been maintained since 2008 and its configure file might be out of date.
by peyrol
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install enough KDE to run a KDE app but keep MATE
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Install enough KDE to run a KDE app but keep MATE

I use Sarah 64-bit and Mate 1.14.1. When I ran ./configure to install an app http://six.retes.hu/ I got an error checking for kde-config... not found configure: error: The important program kde-config was not found! Please check whether you installed KDE correctly. I don't want to switch from MATE t...
by peyrol
Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: make error wnen building gtk 2.0 (edit 3.2)
Replies: 1
Views: 301

make error wnen building gtk 2.0 (edit 3.2)

My OS is Linux Mint 18 Sarah 64-bit using Mate 1.14.1 When I try to play Super Tux Kart, it complains I need a newer version of gtk, 3.1 or better. david@Epicurus ~/Downloads/gtk/gtk+-3.2.0 $ ls -aFl total 5240 drwxr-xr-x 17 david david 4096 Sep 25 2011 ./ drwxr-xr-x 4 david david 4096 Oct 15 15:52 ...
by peyrol
Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint Community login calculated to irritate?
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Linux Mint Community login calculated to irritate?

I tried to change my LM Community password but was told "must be 10 characters or longer." So I made it longer and was then told "must include at least 1 digit." So I did that and was told "must have at least 1 special character." Here's an idea. How about you say all that on the change password pag...
by peyrol
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine install "you have held broken packages" [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: Wine install "you have held broken packages"

I was able to run "sudo apt-get install wine1.6" successfully. Thanks for your help!
by peyrol
Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine install "you have held broken packages" [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Re: Wine install "you have held broken packages"

OK here is what happened. Your first suggestion returned a null list. david@Epicurus ~ $ dpkg --get-selections | grep hold david@Epicurus ~ $ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for david: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following pack...
by peyrol
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine install "you have held broken packages" [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Wine install "you have held broken packages" [SOLVED]

Here is the output from inxi -Sr: david@Epicurus ~ $ inxi -Sr System: Host: Epicurus Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.10.2 Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linu...
by peyrol
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt-get update error crashes Software Manager [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: apt-get update error crashes Software Manager [SOLVED]

That did it! Thanks very much. I wonder if Linux will ever be able to rectify such issues automatically.
by peyrol
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt-get update error crashes Software Manager [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 235

apt-get update error crashes Software Manager [SOLVED]

Here is the output from inxi -Sr david@Epicurus ~ $ inxi -Sr System: Host: Epicurus Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.10.2 Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux...

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