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by mandoman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Drive Down, No DVDR Burner
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Linux Drive Down, No DVDR Burner

Never mind. It was a RAM error problem, taken care of with a system scan.
by mandoman
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Drive Down, No DVDR Burner
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Linux Drive Down, No DVDR Burner

I'm trying to get my Desktop reloaded with Linux Mint, after I lost it due to some stupid mistakes on my part. The problem is that disks I burned just a few months ago, like Mint 19 Mate 64-bit, and Mint 18.3 Mate 64-bit, refuse to install. I keep getting an error message that either the DVD/CD driv...
by mandoman
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Update Error
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Update Error

There was in Mint 18.3. All moot now.
gm10wrote: In case you mean "Additional Repositories" in Mint's Software Sources tool
Yeah, that's what I meant. Doesn't matter, as I think the desktop has gone belly up.
by mandoman
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Update Error
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Update Error

I have come to realize that what you say is the problem. At some point, and I can't remember when or why, I checked the "Other Repositories" in the update manager, and it totally screwed up the system. Since my last post I have unchecked those repositories, and tried to clean the system. I haven't b...
by mandoman
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Update Error
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Update Error

Well, I seem to be having all kinds of update problems. Here is the latest. W: http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/Release.gpg: Signature by key 630239CC130E1A7FD81A27B140976EAF437D05B5 uses weak digest algorithm (SHA1) W: http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-security/InRe...
by mandoman
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Update Error
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Update Error

Well, now the problem seems to have been addressed, though I ran your command anyway, with this result:

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Package: fonts-tlwg-umpush-ttf
Status: install ok installed
Someone seems to have picked up on the problem and corrected it since my first post. Thanks for the help. :)
by mandoman
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Update Error
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Update Error

I was having no prior problems with the computer. The information I gave in my original post was all I was given to pass along. I will run those commands, and get back to you, as I am on a different computer at this time. I went to Maintenance before making this post, and clicked on the Fix problems...
by mandoman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Update Error
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Update Error

I couldn't figure where to post this, so if this isn't it, my apologies. I got this error on the last update, 7-30-19, for 18.3 Sylvia. E: Malformed 1st word in the Status line E: Error occurred while processing fonts-tlwg-umpush-ttf (UsePackage2) E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/dpkg/status E: Th...
by mandoman
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc

Have you just tried to play a normal commercial movie DVD? That might go some way to proving the drive. No, but I got a new drive installed, and it's ten times better. It is completely SATA, and burned a .iso image perfectly, and much faster than my old IDE CD-ROM. All-in-all, I'm pretty happy with...
by mandoman
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc

"...except that I can burn music CD..." CD use infra-red light, DVD use visible-red light. There's two laser diodes in a multi-reader, so you can have CD working and DVD not working because the red laser went pop. It seems to be that way round, usually. Write-Disk needs a brighter light than Read-D...
by mandoman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 18621

Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

I wish I had seen this earlier. I got fed up with trying to solve the problem, and just reinstalled 18.3. Removed virtualbox-guest before restarting after the final update. All things are good now. It actually gave me a chance to set things up a bit better anyway. Thanks.
by mandoman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Removing Virtualbox Didn't Solve My Login Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Removing Virtualbox Didn't Solve My Login Problem

Never mind, I just reinstalled 18.3. It was the fastest way around the problem. Thanks.
by mandoman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Removing Virtualbox Didn't Solve My Login Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Removing Virtualbox Didn't Solve My Login Problem

I tried the solutions listed in other topic listings, but though I was able to remove virtualbox using the Command Line in Recovery Mode, I still can't get past the error message just after I login. It's a Dell Inspiron N5030, and though it was stated that pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 would bring up a Comma...
by mandoman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc

This is more troubling--especially if your computer bios is set for cd/dvd rom as your first boot device You should be able to boot to a live desktop fresh, default, and without modifications. Test the burning there--that would be revealing. Yeah, I think the DVD functions on the device are shot. I...
by mandoman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 18621

Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

What about those of us for whom the removal of virtualbox-guest did not work? Like I said before, Ctrl-Alt-F1 is not bringing up the Command Line, and using the root Command Line in Recovery Mode didn't seem to have any effect. It's a Dell 1530 laptop, and I've noticed before that the F commands don...
by mandoman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc

Number 1, I don't feel comfortable doing this. I messed with users and groups a couple times before, and always caused more confusion than anything else. I know that sounds like a cop-out, but I try to stay within my knowledge boundary. Number 2, The machine won't recognize the .iso disc from which ...
by mandoman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc

all41 wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:38 pm
does:

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inxi -d
show your optical drive as /dev/sr0 ?
Yes!
by mandoman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc

See how your system is reporting your optical drive capabilities: In a terminal: wodim -prcap or cdrecord -prcap Okay, the first one gives this, Cdrecord-ProDVD-ProBD-Clone 3.02a07 (x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu) Copyright (C) 1995-2016 Joerg Schilling Linux sg driver version: 3.5.34 Using libscg versio...
by mandoman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 18621

Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

Removing virtualbox has not helped me. I still have the same issue with login. Any suggestions? Same here. I couldn't even get the command line using Ctrl-Alt-F1. I did get it to remove virtualbox-guest* using the root command line in recovery mode, but it didn't make any difference, I still get th...
by mandoman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

Re: Failure To Mount DVD-R Disc

ls -l /dev/cd* /dev/sr* result lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 3 Mar 27 17:19 /dev/cdrom -> sr0 brw-rw----+ 1 root cdrom 11, 0 Mar 27 17:19 /dev/sr0 groups result mandoman root daemon bin sys adm tty disk lp mail news uucp man proxy kmem dialout fax voice cdrom floppy tape sudo audio dip www-data backup ope...

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