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by Spearmint2
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB hub recognised but not working
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: USB hub recognised but not working

That part about the Seagate being seen, but otherwise the hub not working is certainly a conundrum. Maybe one port on the hub works and the other ports don't? However, the drive had other power, didn't it? LOL, maybe that's what powered the unpowered hub! If the hub is removed, does the port it was ...
by Spearmint2
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Only 12 New Posts Right Now
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Only 12 New Posts Right Now

Pjotr wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:31 am
The forum had severe and annoying slowdowns yesterday. I suppose that may have discouraged forum participation....
It did? I thought it was just me, while hacking around on 18.3 yesterday.
by Spearmint2
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB hub recognised but not working
Replies: 7
Views: 122

Re: USB hub recognised but not working

Hope it's a powered hub considering what you've connected. Plug your keyboard into it instead, and remove the Seagate, see if the keyboard alone works with it?
by Spearmint2
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Only 12 New Posts Right Now
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Only 12 New Posts Right Now

I think that's the fewest new posts I've ever seen on the forums. I wonder why? Is every one doing so well, or is it because it's 2:30am here on east coast of America? Are there fewer users of Mint now, or things are going so well for the latest systems they are using? At times recently it seems the...
by Spearmint2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unable to get new laptop to find any WIFI connections <SOLVED>
Replies: 23
Views: 599

Re: Unable to get new laptop to find any WIFI connections <SOLVED>

Pjotr did a good job with that one! He's the member here who runs that site. Kudos to him.
by Spearmint2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 56
Views: 1204

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

No, go to Pale Moon instead of Firefox for that old computer. Firefox changed a lot after version 57 Quantum, and you may not be able to install older themes and extensions, but Pale Moon has maintained those and there will be such available for it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Moon_(web_brows...
by Spearmint2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi often loses connection
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Wifi often loses connection

When a wifi device causes too much trouble, rather than taking hours or days to track it down, I just toss on a USB Panda that works OOTB with Linux, and move on to happier times.
by Spearmint2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: System becomes unresposive when idle
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: System becomes unresposive when idle

I am not sure what state mine goes into but the problem is it wont wake up with out pulling the power cord Been up for 36 hours now Hmm, that sounds BIOS driven. Turn off all "Wake On" entries in your BIOS. Like WOL, or others. Maybe it's waking up, then later hitting some power off setting, which ...
by Spearmint2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Deliver Me From "UPSTART" HELL!

Any updated on the state of a decent systemd-free fork? 17/3/rosa expires soon, right? I don't mind a compatibility layer (e.g. using systemctl, journa,ctl, blah blah blah).. I just don't trust the full beast.. SystemD even reads your LUKS boot block-device passphrase!?! Wedgeware would be fine wit...
by Spearmint2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 56
Views: 1204

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

It wouldn't be too bad if he just ran Firefox and Thunderbird on it Sure, as long as he doesn't actually try to load any webpages... I diligently use my hosts file to block advertisements, as many of those image loading ads as I can. Firefox also makes it easy to block images from such sites. Pages...
by Spearmint2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 56
Views: 1204

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

I've done it on a Socket A before, with AMD Duron CPU. It ran OK, wasn't too slow. I think I still have one of those left here, an old Dell desktop in a closet. I can't remember if it has windows XP or W7 on it. One day I may drag it out and give it a run on something like PC Linux OS. I think the n...
by Spearmint2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 56
Views: 1204

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

It wouldn't be too bad if he just ran Firefox and Thunderbird on it, stripped out programs he didn't need or want. The Firefox 68-esr is self contained, can drop it into a user's home, even have be a main Firefox folder next to the others. It's 207 MB installed.
by Spearmint2
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!

Some Statistics for comparison. I did a search for both 17.3 and 18.3 for the comparison. Mint 18.3 Has 51 folders with 400 items which have systemd in their names. However, those 51 folders have a total of 1,444 items in them. Total size more than 10 MB. Controlled totally by systemd Uses systemd e...
by Spearmint2
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Forgotten Password!
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Forgotten Password!

See if the BIOS can update itself. If so, then nothing to do with Linux. Use the proper function key to enter the BIOS. Put the updated BIOS file onto a flashdrive, if the BIOS can read it from there.
by Spearmint2
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5
Replies: 56
Views: 1204

Re: Wanted - Old Linux Mint Ver 5

firefox has old browsers archived if you want to use one of them. Also ubuntu may have archives of repositories, but you'd have to search it out.
by Spearmint2
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My elderly Acer Aspire One
Replies: 49
Views: 3737

Re: My elderly Acer Aspire One

If Mint doesn't work fast enough on it, there's a smaller distro that works well on netbooks called Puppy.
by Spearmint2
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Forgotten Password!
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Forgotten Password!

https://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=m36r5&oscode=w764&productcode=latitude-e5440-laptop Fixes & Enhancements Fixes: - Fixed a potential issue where system stops responding when an incorrectly formatted password is entered in the BIOS Security Manager (BIOS preb...
by Spearmint2
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Deliver Me From "SYSTEMD" HELL!
Replies: 23
Views: 624

Re: Deliver Me From "UPSTART" HELL!

Here's the ones listed at Distrowatch which DO NOT have Systemd in them. https://distrowatch.com/search.php?defaultinit=Not+systemd Some listed here. https://nosystemd.org/ Probably those who like KDE, Mate, or XFCE and a full size system instead of a low weight, PC Linux OS is a good choice. . I'm ...
by Spearmint2
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Suspend to ram works for 1 night, but not for a weekend?
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Suspend to ram works for 1 night, but not for a weekend?

Check power settings for when using battery.

https://www.reddit.com/r/archlinux/comm ... n_suspend/

Code: Select all

sudo journalctl | grep "PM: suspend" | tail
by Spearmint2
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: System becomes unresposive when idle
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: System becomes unresposive when idle

After turning off all the power settings, about 6 hours later, it came out of suspend OK. I suspect it is the one that turns screen off at a certain time, maybe even after I turn it off after using suspend? I can try different things across some time and maybe figure it out.

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