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by fotonix
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] LM19.1 boot loop on i7-6700hq
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: [SOLVED] LM19.1 boot loop on i7-6700hq

Well, I'm going to call it solved, though the LM19.1 installer is still running at the other end of my desk. I found that using the very latest SwagArch, the updater problem went away and I could then find and install 'rEFInd'. It reported I was in Legacy Mode and 'did nothing'. On a hunch, I enable...
by fotonix
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] LM19.1 boot loop on i7-6700hq
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: LM19.1 boot loop on i7-6700hq

Thank you for pointing me to rodsbooks. It is wonderful how for almost every problem, some genius has already developed some magic software. It is a matter of someone pointing the way. :) I will certainly give this a try. I was ready to break the piggy bank and get a non-Intel machine (Acer Nitro wi...
by fotonix
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] LM19.1 boot loop on i7-6700hq
Replies: 4
Views: 179

[SOLVED] LM19.1 boot loop on i7-6700hq

I have been upgrading the household's laptops to 19.1 and finally got to my "main rig", a Gigabyte P17R5 which has an i7-6700hq, nvidia geforce gtx950m, 16gb ram, 128gb SSD and 2TB HDD - a HIGH end machine. It was a treat to myself 2 years ago for Christmas, something brand new to replace my line of...
by fotonix
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wi-fi loves home, hates to travel
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: Wi-fi loves home, hates to travel

Thanks for the input. This happened over the Easter holiday and had me worried. Things have settled a bit and some projects are out of the way, so I am going to set aside a day to wander around the Library and a few wi-fi spots with 2 laptops and see what happens.
by fotonix
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wi-fi loves home, hates to travel
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Wi-fi loves home, hates to travel

This problem is common to 4 laptops (running LM 18.3), all differing hardware and generations, etc. All the machines are 100% happy when accessing wi-fi at home. Yet when we go to friends, the adventures begin. Sometimes you will see only old connections, no new ones - turning wi-fi off and on again...
by fotonix
Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Brand new laptop fights LM 18.1 and freezes [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: Brand new laptop fights LM 18.1 and freezes [SOLVED]

[SOLVED] I maybe went the long road, but got there and that is what counts. :) LM 18.1 kept being unhappy, so as i wrote in the last update, I tried LM 18. I ensured to format partitions to remove any cobwebs that might break things { read: I installed Ok but some Trisquel hangovers remained on disk...
by fotonix
Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Brand new laptop fights LM 18.1 and freezes [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: Brand new laptop fights LM 18.1 and freezes

Update - trying the 'nomodeset' and some other options. Ubuntu MATE succeeded, using 'nomodeset'. Mint 18.1 got a bit further, getting stuck at the text mode "login:" .. all in yellow instead of gray. If I recall at that point pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace or Ctrl-Alt-Esc then got it to a black screen...
by fotonix
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Brand new laptop fights LM 18.1 and freezes [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Brand new laptop fights LM 18.1 and freezes [SOLVED]

My first new hardware purchase in a decade or more (I usually buy used machines 3-5 years old). Modern, high-end "gaming" laptop - a Gigabyte P17. Came pre-installed of course with Virus-10. It took me several rounds to remove the UEFI blast doors and a couple of attempts to finally install LM 18.1 ...
by fotonix
Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Prisma equivalent as GiMP plugin... anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 1592

Prisma equivalent as GiMP plugin... anyone?

This is so cool. I really hope some talented folks in the Linux/GiMP space can make something like this as a GiMP plugin.

http://www.boredpanda.com/prisma-app-tu ... paintings/

Sooner rather than never please. I still miss my Topaz "curly" effect and proper Fractalius from PS/Win. :(
by fotonix
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] converting AutoCAD to FreeCAD or other
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: converting AutoCAD to FreeCAD or other

Thank you for the replies. I will pass this information on and trust it proves to be the solution.
by fotonix
Thu Jun 16, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] converting AutoCAD to FreeCAD or other
Replies: 3
Views: 399

[SOLVED] converting AutoCAD to FreeCAD or other

A retired engineer/inventor I know has all his drawings in AutoCAD, coming from a Windows background of many years. In switching to Linux and a new shiny 64-bit desktop, it seems the best fit he has found is FreeCAD. Other than awkwardly working around with dual-boot, I ask the forum two questions: ...
by fotonix
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo 2.8.6 in LM 17.3 - preferences [S__V_D]
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Nemo 2.8.6 in LM 17.3 - preferences

Hmm, nope. How does one add 'Extensions' and stuff to Nemo's Plugins, or are these repository download/installs? I see 'compress' and 'extract' as options on the fresh install, but not on the older upgraded machine - but there I see 'compare later'... 'dropbox', dropped and is gone overnight (I neve...
by fotonix
Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo 2.8.6 in LM 17.3 - preferences [S__V_D]
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Nemo 2.8.6 in LM 17.3 - preferences

:) Thanks Cosmo, I logged in this morning to post that I had figured out the magic '+'. You have to really slow down and get on target so you don't get the default Open action. So 1/2 solved, hence [S__V_D]. :) Still no Meld entry in the list though. Meld (compare, compare later) and Dropbox are opt...
by fotonix
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Nemo 2.8.6 in LM 17.3 - preferences [S__V_D]
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Nemo 2.8.6 in LM 17.3 - preferences [S__V_D]

Has something weird happened with Nemo 2.8.6? Upgrading to LM 17.3, I find that machines where I had already configured "show all menu options" and had Meld running and integrated - they keep that functionality. BUT, machines where that was not set up before the upgrade - on those I cannot find anyw...
by fotonix
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installer slideshow as "shop demo" mode? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: installer slideshow as "shop demo" mode?

Thanks, now I know what to look for in the haystack. :) Wow, that was easily done.
by fotonix
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gThumb - rotate image resizes [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: gThumb - rotate image resizes

Yup, fight gThumb ... because (and here is the reason) ... it already does 99.990% of what I want and I found this one little bug that "someone else" upon this forum fair may have seen too. In which case gThumb devs may want to know (horror of bug submit experience), yeah even maybe fix it, yeah eve...
by fotonix
Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installer slideshow as "shop demo" mode? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 329

installer slideshow as "shop demo" mode? [SOLVED]

This (week/month)'s Silly Question from myself: is there a way to set up the slideshow from the installer as a kind of shop demo display that just loops all day? Or can someone point me to an already existing (similar theme) slideshow on Linux Mint that can be used this way? I want to set up an old ...
by fotonix
Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gThumb - rotate image resizes [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: gThumb - rotate image resizes

:) ah - good laugh Not trying to be a pain / jerk, but may I present this thread so far in a different context so you can see it differently: OP: I am having issues re-assembling the gearbox on my Ford Cortina. Has anyone got ideas or a friend who can help in Brisbane, Australia? R1: Hey, why not tr...
by fotonix
Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gThumb - rotate image resizes [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 495

gThumb - rotate image resizes [SOLVED]

I am using gThumb as my viewer and Irfanview substitute. I bumped into a problem though with >> rotate left or right 90 It rotates the image, but the resolution resampled down to about 25% of the original. I discovered this with some photos someone gave me. Rotate, save, rotate, save - hey!!! Fortun...
by fotonix
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: South African checking in...
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: South African checking in...

:) tetelestai - paid for, in full :)
welcome and enjoy Mint.

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