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by JerryC58
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Which New Laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Which New Laptop

Thanks for the charts. They were a big help.
by JerryC58
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Which New Laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Which New Laptop [SOLVED]

Trying to get a new laptop. Bought an HP and a Lenovo locally neither of which worked well with Mint 19.2. So now we're going to have to tolerate shipping time. I have had good luck in the past with Dell laptops. Which Dell model priced under $1000 should I be looking at. Would like an SSD and 12 or...
by JerryC58
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Laptop BIOS
Replies: 4
Views: 146

Lenovo Laptop BIOS

I have installed Mint 19.2 on a Lenovo IdeaPad S340. This morning it showed updates available so I ran the update. It crashed the system and won't boot into Cinnamon now. The only thing I know to do is reinstall, but it won't let me boot from a thumb drive. What is the method to boot into BIOS on th...
by JerryC58
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Won't Recognize Password [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Thunderbird Won't Recognize Password [SOLVED]

Thank you everybody for your time. I really appreciate it. Installing the latest version of Thunderbird did the job.
by JerryC58
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Won't Recognize Password [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Thunderbird Won't Recognize Password

Here are the details. Set up new PC for my wife with LM19.2. Installed Google Chrome which accepted the Google password. Everything synced. Thunderbird was installed during the LM 19.2 install (v60.9). Setting up TB using wife's gmail address and Google pwd. It transfers over to Google Chrome and as...
by JerryC58
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Won't Recognize Password [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Thunderbird Won't Recognize Password

Pound sign is all (#).
by JerryC58
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Won't Recognize Password [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Thunderbird Won't Recognize Password [SOLVED]

Setting up a new laptop. Have installed Mint 19.2 and Google Chrome. Got signed in to google OK. Now I'm trying to install Thunderbird and it won't recognize the google password. Or am I incorrect in assuming that is the correct password? What am I missing?

JC
by JerryC58
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 27
Views: 723

Re: Lenovo Laptop

Thank you so much everybody! My resolution problem is fixed. I upgraded the kernel to 5.3.

JC
by JerryC58
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 27
Views: 723

Re: Lenovo Laptop

How does one upgrade the kernel? And why didn't it upgrade when the initial upgrade took place after the installation?

JC
by JerryC58
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 27
Views: 723

Re: Lenovo Laptop

As noted above, when the machine boots it is loading the wrong display driver. I went to the Lenovo web site and the only Radeon display driver they show for this model is a windows driver. Where can I find the correct driver with instructions for installation?
by JerryC58
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 27
Views: 723

Re: Lenovo Laptop

Here it is: System: Host: gloriaslaptop Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.2.4 Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 81QG v: Lenovo IdeaPad S340-15APITouch serial: <filter> Mobo: LENOVO m...
by JerryC58
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 27
Views: 723

Re: Lenovo Laptop

The new laptop has arrived and Linux Mint 19.2 is installed and the printer is working. Get an error on boot up: Check video drivers Currently running without video acceleration. May experience poor performance Launch Driver Mgr Launching Updates cache This leaves an empty driver mgr screen and a ms...
by JerryC58
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 27
Views: 723

Re: Lenovo Laptop

I agree. HDD wasn't on my shopping list either, but price was a factor as was speed of purchase. And at our age, having a hot rod laptop isn't a biggie.

Another question. How do you get the boot menu to pop up so I can boot from a thumb drive?

JC
by JerryC58
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 27
Views: 723

Re: Lenovo Laptop

Don't know much about it but according to the Best Buy adv it is an S 340. Doesn't show ant words like ideapad or thinkpad.

JC
by JerryC58
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Laptop [SOLVED]
Replies: 27
Views: 723

Lenovo Laptop [SOLVED]

Will a Lenovo laptop allow installation and operation of Linux Mint 19? Trying to buy locally to get around shipping time.

JV
by JerryC58
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Video Driver for Linux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Linux Video Driver for Linux Mint

We have decided to return this laptop and order one more suited to running linux.
by JerryC58
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Video Driver for Linux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Linux Video Driver for Linux Mint

Yesterday we made the mistake of buying an HP Pavilion laptop. I have installed Mint 19.2 Cinnamon but I'm only getting 1024x768 resolution. Where can I get a driver and installation instructions to fix this? Need more information?

JC
by JerryC58
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to get to the other desktop [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: How to get to the other desktop

ajgringo619 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:48 pm
At the login screen, click the icon next to your name (or login). You should be presented with options as to which DE you want.
That's what I thought too, but I don't have a login screen. How do I get one of those?
JC
by JerryC58
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: How to get to the other desktop [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 543

How to get to the other desktop [SOLVED]

I upgraded to Mint 19.2 Cinnamon today. Thought I would like to try the MATE environment, so I installed it using "sudo apt install mint-meta-mate". It appeared to do a clean install. I rebooted and ended up in Cinnamon. How do I get it to boot into Mate?

JC
by JerryC58
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lost Keyboard Illumination [RESOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Lost Keyboard Illumination

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! These tired old eyes needed that (I'm 79).

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