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by srq2625
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installing LM19 from usb with problem
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: installing LM19 from usb with problem

The short answer is you've only indicated what you don't see. What is needed is a description of what you do see on your screen. It appears from what you have said that you can boot the new install if your USB device is inserted. If this is true, then it would be helpful if you ran the command inxi ...
by srq2625
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New hard drive - should GPT be used
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: New hard drive - should GPT be used

There is no compatibility issue; having some disks MBR and others GPT --> no issue. Here are a couple of links that will detail the pros/cons of the MBR/GPT better than I could: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/whats-difference-between-gpt-mbr-when-partitioning-drive-tiwari https://www.howtogeek.com/1...
by srq2625
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Resize Partition sda1 - For Dual Boot
Replies: 16
Views: 213

Re: Resize Partition sda1 - For Dual Boot

A summary of the steps required: Boot from a Linux Mint LiveUSB device Start gparted Unmount your HDD - you can't resize it if it is mounted Continuing to use the gparted program, resize the partition Create a new partition Mount your resized partition Open a terminal window and run blkid Identify y...
by srq2625
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub installation
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: grub installation

The OP doesn't mention whether his install is BIOS or UEFI.

Does this work with UEFI systems? I seem to recall reading somewhere that it does not - but I'm getting old and my memory isn't what it used to be.
by srq2625
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless HP printer installs but doesn't print
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Wireless HP printer installs but doesn't print

Good to hear.

Maybe mark this topic solved? Edit the subject line of the first post in this thread and preface it with something like "<SOLVED>".
by srq2625
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: keyboard hard to read
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: keyboard hard to read

It's too bad the keys aren't old-school, typewriter style. Those keys were engraved and one could fill the grooves with paint, wipe the key clean, and leave the paint in the grooves - wait for it do dry and be done with it. But modern keyboard keys are almost always smooth so that idea doesn't work ...
by srq2625
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: keyboard hard to read
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: keyboard hard to read

I'm Sorry I couldn't help more than that. I'm sure someone here has a better idea.
by srq2625
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: keyboard hard to read
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: keyboard hard to read

A couple of thoughts: The first one being .. are you sure you've cleaned the keyboard well. Over time, skin oils can cause white lettering to fade and/or turn a light shade of tan. A little cleaning can, sometimes, set things right. If the laptop is not to be used in mobile fashion, a USB keyboard c...
by srq2625
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] A software similar to Paragon Partition Magic to clone a OS image to restore in case of system failure?
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: A software similar to Paragon Partition Magic to clone a OS image to restore in case of system failure?

You can boot the LM 19 LiveUSB and use gparted to copy partitions. Works quite nicely really. I used it to move a complete install from a spinning rust drive to a new SSD. Worked as advertised. As indicated above, CloneZilla is also a very reliable tool. If you read the various screens as you go alo...
by srq2625
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: shutdown in 30 seconds - not 30 minutes
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: shutdown in 30 seconds - not 30 minutes

Check out this page for an overview of the shutdown command. Additionally, you could run the command man shutdown.
by srq2625
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED] Wireless HP printer installs but doesn't print
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Wireless HP printer installs but doesn't print

I'm running Linux Mint Cinnamon 19 on an ASUS Zenbook. I installed the network drivers for the HP Laser Jet Pro MFP m130nw printer. When I try to print a test page, the job stalls. The job-printer-state-message is "filter failed." I'm new to Linux and would appreciate help. Thanks. To help us help ...
by srq2625
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: I Can't install the D-link DWL-G510 desktop adapter (wifi)
Replies: 2
Views: 228

Re: I Can't install the D-link DWL-G510 desktop adapter (wifi)

The first step (after making sure that the card is properly inserted) is to find out - from the card itself - what chipset is implemented on the card. This can be done by running the following command: $ lspci | grep -i network Copy/paste the results back in your next post inside [code][/code] tags ...
by srq2625
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install LM 19
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Install LM 19

The short answer is to, when you are presented with the option, "Do Something Else" and then do the install in the partition(s) you used for your LM 18 installation.

If you need more help than that, please come back with additional questions.
by srq2625
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I am looking for a Database Program in Linux Mint 19 Tara
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: I am looking for a Database Program in Linux Mint 19 Tara

Libre Office Base is likely to be your best for now. MYSQL could handle that in its sleep but, you are in for a very steep learning curve there. I was a database programmer back in the day beginning with dBase and finishing with Access for personal use. Since moving to Linux none of these are reall...
by srq2625
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked out of new SSD (SOLVED)
Replies: 16
Views: 332

Re: Locked out of new SSD

The following should work .... assuming you haven't changed anything since your last post: Run the following commands - these commands, in turn, do the following: (1) create a place to mount the "non-swap" partitions, (2) mount the partitions, (3) change the ownership of the partitions, and (4) un-m...
by srq2625
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked out of new SSD (SOLVED)
Replies: 16
Views: 332

Re: Locked out of new SSD

Need some more information; please run the following commands and post back the results inside a code block (the fifth button from the left above the text entry window - clicking the button will generate the string [code][/code] ):

Code: Select all

$ lsblk
$ sudo blkid
$ cat /etc/fstab
$ inxi -Fxxz
by srq2625
Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: URLs aren't passed on to Waterfox
Replies: 32
Views: 852

Re: URLs aren't passed on to Waterfox

So it's not listed in Preferred Applications? It is, but apparently not in the correct way. It's probably not installed where it should be. It seems the system does not completely know it's there. To Install waterfox: Down load the .tar.bz2 file cd to the location where the tar file was downloaded ...
by srq2625
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Please help me upgrade for 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: Please help me upgrade for 2019

To save Documents and other personal data, you should copy them to a USB-stick or external USB HDD and paste them back to your newly installed LM 19.x system. In comparison, tech-geeks do so by manually creating a separate Home partition in the LM systems and preserving the Home partition when they...
by srq2625
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP 5530 printer not found by hplip
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: HP 5530 printer not found by hplip

My printer is still new enough that I have to download the driver source and compile it because the version I need is not in the repos. Part of the process of doing the compile is installing all required dependencies. The following command installs all the "cups related" dependencies: apt update apt...
by srq2625
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED> Broken dependencies
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: Broken dependencies

You might find what you're looking for here --> viewtopic.php?f=42&t=279429

All LM 19 dependencies required to compile, install, and run hplip are documented therein.

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