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by borgward
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Flush Memory
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: SOLVED Flush Memory

VI is good for things. I don't edit files such as the one yesterday very often. There is so much time in between that I forget how to use VI. If I used it every day that would be different. VI is handy if the graphical interface goes wonky.
by borgward
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Flush Memory
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Flush Memory

I woke up and did sudo xed to edit /etc/sysctl.conf

Swappiness is now reported at 10.

I now understand that 75% of RAM being occupied was not the problem. The problem was swap.
by borgward
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Flush Memory
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Flush Memory

At 21% to 50% it runs well. At 75% it get's sluggish. If I shut down and restart with RAM usage reported at 21% it runs fine. I would like to have it running well without having to shutdown and restart. It's starting to sound to me like your "swappiness" is set too high. Please run the following co...
by borgward
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Flush Memory
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Flush Memory

At 21% to 50% it runs well. At 75% it get's sluggish. If I shut down and restart with RAM usage reported at 21% it runs fine. I would like to have it running well without having to shutdown and restart.
by borgward
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Flush Memory
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Flush Memory

After that I logged out and then back in. With Firefox, Thunderbird, System Monitor, Alsa Mixer, Volume Control, and Audio Recorder open I am only using 21% of RAM. RAM only gets to 75% occasionally, once every few weeks. I ran su -c "echo 3 >'/proc/sys/vm/drop_caches' && swapoff -a && swapon -a && ...
by borgward
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Flush Memory
Replies: 15
Views: 240

Re: Flush Memory

Yes, but why would you? My laptop becomes sluggish at %75. Free memory is wasted memory. Cache and buffer memory are automatically made available when applications request more memory. What do you propose I do? - Not adding more RAM. Why is the computer still acting like it had very many things run...
by borgward
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED Flush Memory
Replies: 15
Views: 240

SOLVED Flush Memory

I was running a lot of programs at once, using up 75% of 4 GB of RAM. When I close most of those programs, leaving only Thunderbird and Firefox open memory is still 75% occupied. I imagine that is partly by design so that I can open the programs I was using rapidly. I can shutdown and reboot with a ...
by borgward
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Solved Wireless Connection
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Solved Wireless Connection

To confirm, wireless is not doable. I connected printer to my router with Ethernet cable. Mint saw the printer and automagically installed it. I did not have to do anything. That's a first. I am now able to print and scan from my wireless laptop. I tried Ethernet earlier this week, but Mint did not ...
by borgward
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Solved Wireless Connection
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Wireless Connection

You have the right understanding. The printer is a non wifi printer. It does have Ethernet. I suspect it does not have software to recognize wifi. I just ran the printers Network configuration. I am sending it as a jpeg. I am currently connected to it using USB printer cable. I tried adding the prin...
by borgward
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Solved Wireless Connection
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Solved Wireless Connection

Mint 18-0 Cinnamon 64bit. HP Office Jet 6500. Non wireless. Ethernet is out. I connected a Edimax USB wireless dongle to the printer using a type A by type B connector Can I expect that to work? I was able to connect from my laptop using USB cable. How do I get Mint to see the wireless dongle.
by borgward
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: HP Quality

Here's a youtube video on disassembly, lots more there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjqHFN-da8M That's a good start. Seen it before. I need to go further than that. I may need to work on the paper feed roller. That white gear visible near the end of the video I believe is attached to it. It doe...
by borgward
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: HP Quality

HP is fine; good build quality. Check out Amazon customer ratings for HP's current printers. The reviews are half good and about half very negative. Maybe like Dell their business grade stuff is better and gets better support than consumer grade. I always had a high regard for HP Printers until rec...
by borgward
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 126

HP Quality

How has HP's printer reputation been doing? I still have a Lazerjet 1100 running. It's about bombproof. Last year I acquired an HP Officejet 6500 wireless for $3.00. Worked great. I had always been skeptical about all in 1 units. Very handy. I can use it as a copier instead of invoking up xsane, tur...
by borgward
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Solved Type A to Type B USB connector
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Solved Type A to Type B USB connector

Ethernet is out on my printer. I wanted to use USB wireless dongle, but the printer has type B female port and the wireless dongle has Type A male connector. Is there a connector that can make the connection. I do have a cable that is Type B male by type A male, so could use a type A female by Type ...
by borgward
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Carriage Mechanically Stuck
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Carriage Mechanically Stuck

The carriage on HP 6500 Wireless is mechanically stuck in it's parking area on the right. Can only physically more it to the left a little bit. I discovered that something below is stuck to it. What is below it? That thing travels with the carriage when I move it until it hits another part, preventi...
by borgward
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Install on iMac

With a CD or DVD I used to check from the command line. Don't quite remember how I did that. Been a really long time ago.
by borgward
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Install on iMac

I finally downloaded the .iso, did the integrity check and the authenticity check. I used the USB Image Writer to put the .iso on a USB stick. How do I go about confirming the the image on the stick is correct? I used to use a dd command to check a burned DVD for errors before installing. Something ...
by borgward
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install on iMac
Replies: 16
Views: 418

Re: Install on iMac

I used a Logitec wireless keyboard and mouse with an mid 2007 iMac. No problem. I really hated the way mac keyboards don't have a backspace key, something else also, but don't remember.
by borgward
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where to Download
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Where to Download

Dell Inspiron 1520 -Computer- Processor : 2x Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2370 @ 1.73GHz 64bit Memory : 4036MB (1868MB used) Operating System : Linux Mint 18 Sarah User Name : tom (tom) Date/Time : Sat 14 Jul 2018 10:30:54 PM CDT -Display- Resolution : 1280x800 pixels OpenGL Renderer : Mesa DRI Int...
by borgward
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where to Download
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Where to Download

I had a lot of trouble. There was no indication that anything was downloading. There used to be a download indicator thing near the tool bar on the right. I went upstairs and saw a lot of action on my router. I went to view > Toolbars > Customize, where I found "Downloads" and dragged it to the tool...

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