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by roadrash
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Caja hangs when deleting multiple files.
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Caja hangs when deleting multiple files.

Cant get anywhere with gparted, what commands would i use from the command line to delere all partitions and completely wipe the card then partition it and format it to fat32.
by roadrash
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Caja hangs when deleting multiple files.
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Caja hangs when deleting multiple files.

Yes I am sure its the mate Desktop on 19.3 Tricia. I am desperately trying to recover a brand new 32gb SDHC card I was deleting files from when it hung on me again. When it hangs there is no option but to hold down the power button and kill the laptop as it wont even shut down from mint. I am trying...
by roadrash
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Caja hangs when deleting multiple files.
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Caja hangs when deleting multiple files.

I have noticed that everytime I try to delete multiple files from any USB drive or SDcard that it stalls and just hangs forever at 1file to delete.
Trouble is this has ruined a few USB flash drives and some SDcards.
How do I stop this happening??
by roadrash
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Snaps. Why? Please stop.
Replies: 58
Views: 16493

Re: Snaps. Why? Please stop.

I recently replaced Mint with Ubuntu 19.10 on my desktop to give it a try for a change and every since installing it my boot up times have increased to 4m 50s. Ive been on the Ubuntu forums and I am told its these snaps that are responsible but even after disabling them its dead slow on boot up. But...
by roadrash
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop

No luck here with this. As soon as I install the NVIDIA driver it gets stuck in this loop where it just can't a X. display. All I can do is reinstall Mint and then I'm back to a display with a low resolution and uses the Nvidia noveau driver. I need to be abale to get get the Nvidia driver installed...
by roadrash
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop

If use that command in recovery mode as root or as user, I get errors:
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to the X server: connection refused
xinit: server error
xauth: error in locking authority file /home/jon/.xauthority
by roadrash
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop

I canot break out of the loop.. is there any way of booting up without starting x. I did try running those commands ftom recovery mode root shell and even switched from root to user and tried those commands again but no luck. I just got errors like unable to locate/open x configuration file.and erro...
by roadrash
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop

Anyone have a clue whats causing this and how to sort it please..
by roadrash
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop

I gave you the output from my laptop not my desktop sorry. Here is the right one: System: Host: jon-desktop Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: N/A model: 4CoreDual-VSTA serial: ...
by roadrash
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Re: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop

Wrong list posted, sorry
by roadrash
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop
Replies: 13
Views: 1333

Mint 19 MATE - Cant get to desktop

I have had a lot of trouble installing the latest releases from Mint and Ubuntu and all are giving me the same issue. My last working system was Mint 18.04 MATE. The only way I can get to the desktop from a live CD or when I have installed it to the hard drive is to edit the startup and add "no...
by roadrash
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: black backgrounds to context menus & buttons etc
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: black backgrounds to context menus & buttons etc

Tried that and installed another theme. Problem is still there but it only affects Chromium browser I noticed. re-install chromium browser dont help
by roadrash
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: black backgrounds to context menus & buttons etc
Replies: 3
Views: 382

black backgrounds to context menus & buttons etc

I installed Mint 18.3 a while ago now but I wasn't keen on some of the looks or colours so I went into preferences amd changed them. Ever since then all backgrounds to context menus's (right click) are all black and its impossible to see anything in the menu to select. I even st it back to how it wa...
by roadrash
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvida driver on Linux mint 18.2
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: Nvida driver on Linux mint 18.2

I am still getting nowhere wit the Nvidia driver and it is imposable using cinnamon desktop. I have switched to Mate Desktop and I have managed to get the earlier Nvidia 304 legacy driver installed and have a display albeit in only 800x600. Can someone tell me how I change the refresh rates as they ...
by roadrash
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvida driver on Linux mint 18.2
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Re: Nvida driver on Linux mint 18.2

thank you for the reply and you are exactly right. yes i did use driver manager and it went smooth right up to the reboot when it would get stuck trying to bring up a display. it seems like its trying but cant do it. when it gets stuck the only way out of it is to press ctrl alt del or press the res...
by roadrash
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvida driver on Linux mint 18.2
Replies: 7
Views: 1283

Nvida driver on Linux mint 18.2

I have spent days now trying to get the Nvidia driver installed on my desktops and followed all the tutorials and guides I could find. All of them at best end up in the same outcome and that is my system stuck in a loop trying to start X. It just keeps trying and never gets to the desktop. Ive tried...
by roadrash
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Maya keeps saying Flash player is out of date
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Maya keeps saying Flash player is out of date

Everytime i use firefox I am informed Flash player has been disabled because it is out of date and must be upgraded. I am given the options activate or update. If I click update it rakes me to adobe's website here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ where there is a message that adobe will no longer ...
by roadrash
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Others
Topic: A sugestion from a long time user
Replies: 3
Views: 3445

Re: A sugestion from a long time user

I am sorry to hear this. The LXDE edition was a nice lightweight version for low power computers and netbooks like the Acer Revo with its Intel atom processor. Thanks for the Info though I will do as you say and install the LXDE desktop to another version in future. Sorry if I sounded critical but w...
by roadrash
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Others
Topic: A sugestion from a long time user
Replies: 3
Views: 3445

A sugestion from a long time user

Hi I thought it time I mentioned somethng I find a weakness & something that puts me off using Mint now. I have recently (this year) switched over to using Ubunu on my main pc & its only quite literally a cosmetic reason. While I like a lot of whats in Linux Mint I cant stand the green color...
by roadrash
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 13 - 32bit - Touchpad not working & no Wireless
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: Mint 13 - Touchpad not working & no Wireless

Please can someone help as this is my main laptop and I cannot use my main linux partition now unless i use a live session with a dvd. I had Ubuntu 12.04 working on it perfectly before I tried to put Mint on it. Just to see what would happen, I also tried to install the Mint 13 KDE edition & it ...

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