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by Pastcal
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [Solved] Scanner scans, but pdf files are broken after 3 pages
Replies: 2
Views: 193

[Solved] Scanner scans, but pdf files are broken after 3 pages

Solved - Changed to gscan2pdf from Simple Scan. Thanks to michael-hi. Issue: Scanner scans, but after creating a pdf with more than 3 pages the resulting pdf can't be opened. Problem began in the last two weeks. Details below. Advice please. Thanks. Document Viewer/Xreader 2.4.4. Error message: &quo...
by Pastcal
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] Thumbnails. Do not want!
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Thumbnails. Do not want!

Thanks for that.
by Pastcal
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [Solved] Thumbnails. Do not want!
Replies: 3
Views: 214

[Solved] Thumbnails. Do not want!

ffmpegthumbnailer is causing file transfers of video files to be very slow. Can it be disabled, I don't value the thumbnails. (LM19.3 64b XFCE)
by Pastcal
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Large video file copies, slow. ffmpegthumbnailer?
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: Large video file copies, slow. ffmpegthumbnailer?

There were no differences between the environment for the two copies. The only difference was the file name ending, one being .mkv the other being .tar. The source, destination and everything else was the same. I assume that ffmpedthumbnailer was working to create a thumbnail during the copy and tha...
by Pastcal
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Large video file copies, slow. ffmpegthumbnailer?
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Large video file copies, slow. ffmpegthumbnailer?

I was copying a largish video file (22 Jiggy Bites) onto an old hard drive in an external box. The data rate seemed very slow and the drive seemed noisy. I looked on Taskmanager and saw a ffmpegthumbnailer process using quite a lot of cpu. The copy was going to take several hours. I cancelled, renam...
by Pastcal
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [Solved] How do I check what my DNS is?
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: How do I check what my DNS is?

Oh, right, so I can't check on the local machine where the DNS ultimately comes from. Thanks.
by Pastcal
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [Solved] How do I check what my DNS is?
Replies: 2
Views: 674

[Solved] How do I check what my DNS is?

I've recently flashed my router with OpenWrt and I was experimenting with alternate DNS settings. The OpenWrt interface is a bit, errr, opaque, so I wanted to see if the changes I made in OpenWrt were effective. I set the DNS to Quad Nine (9.9.9.9) in OpenWrt and after a bit of Googling I found the ...
by Pastcal
Thu May 21, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] I had to add nolapic to boot. What effect will this have?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: [Solved] I had to add nolapic to boot. What effect will this have?

Well, after further Googling I stumbled upon the boot parameter 'toshiba_acpi'. Mostly this comes up in discussions of activating the hardware buttons or sorting out unruly fans, but I thought "let's just try". It now boots ok AND shows both CPU's. To clarify - I've only added toshiba_acpi...
by Pastcal
Thu May 21, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] I had to add nolapic to boot. What effect will this have?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: I had to add nolapic to boot. What effect will this have?

I can confirm (lscpu) the effect is to run just one cpu. Additionally I can confirm that the system fails to boot with 'noapic' instead of 'nolapic'
by Pastcal
Wed May 20, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] I had to add nolapic to boot. What effect will this have?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: I had to add nolapic to boot. What effect will this have?

Thanks for the input. I'm using LM 19.3, my adventures in old versions were purely diagnostic.
by Pastcal
Wed May 20, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] I had to add nolapic to boot. What effect will this have?
Replies: 6
Views: 325

[Solved] I had to add nolapic to boot. What effect will this have?

A brief recap. I found an old laptop, a Toshiba Sat Pro A120, it's in very good condition, it has an SSD and 2 GB of memory, but it's 32 bit. The CPU is Intel T2060. It booted normally from the install USB, and booted normally at the first reboot. After that it wouldn't boot up. After a bit of exper...
by Pastcal
Tue May 12, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] New 19.3 32 bit - after install failing at "loading initial ramdisk"
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: [Solved] New 19.3 32 bit - after install failing at "loading initial ramdisk"

Thanks for the reply. The BIOS states that it is ACPI. Perhaps it is a bit wonky. Who knows? Further information: More Googling lead to me discovering that nolapic turns off one CPU and what I should have selected is acpi=off. I changed the setting, but BOTH settings restore normal booting. HOWEVER ...
by Pastcal
Tue May 12, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] New 19.3 32 bit - after install failing at "loading initial ramdisk"
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: New 19.3 32 bit - after install failing at "loading initial ramdisk"

After a bit more Googling I found instructions to add nolapic[1] after 'quiet splash' in the /etc/default/grub file, then run sudo update-grub. This seems to have fixed things. What consequences are there to doing without ACPI/apic?

[1] Note: nolapic NOT nolacpi !?
by Pastcal
Tue May 12, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] New 19.3 32 bit - after install failing at "loading initial ramdisk"
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: New 19.3 32 bit - after install failing at "loading initial ramdisk"

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I tried inxi -SM and the output does say '32 bit'. Further information: As an attempt at self help I tried installing Lubuntu 32 bit. It couldn't boot until I used advance mode and, on a whim, I tried acpi=no. After that it booted as normal. So it seems like an A...
by Pastcal
Mon May 11, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] New 19.3 32 bit - after install failing at "loading initial ramdisk"
Replies: 5
Views: 229

[Solved] New 19.3 32 bit - after install failing at "loading initial ramdisk"

I found an old Toshiba laptop[1] lying around at a home so it thought I'd try it out. I install LM 19.3 32 bit/XFCE version. After installation I rebooted in the normal way ("remove the installation media and press enter"). This first reboot was successful. I ran the snapshot tool. Then I ...
by Pastcal
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: One handed mouse action for Right-click+Shift ?
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: One handed mouse action for Right-click+Shift ?

In Thunar you can click and drag to select a list, but you have to click/drag other columns, not the file name column. Also, in 'Settings' ->'Accessibility'->'Keyboard' there's a setting for 'Sticky Keys'.
by Pastcal
Fri May 24, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Is anyone using Motion v4.0 from the Software Manager?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Is anyone using Motion v4.0 from the Software Manager?

Oh, ho. Progress of a sort. I installed a .deb from this page:
https://github.com/Motion-Project/motio ... ease-4.2.2

I used:

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bionic_motion_4.2.2-1_amd64.deb
which seems to have resolved most of the issues, therefore [Solved] for now.
by Pastcal
Thu May 23, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Is anyone using Motion v4.0 from the Software Manager?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

[Solved] Is anyone using Motion v4.0 from the Software Manager?

If yes, can you post a working config file plz. I get errors for all my config settings. Ta.

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