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by JerryC58
Wed May 02, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installation Error Messages
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Installation Error Messages

There are no entries in PPA. And there are no exact duplicates in additional repositories. I did delete one with only one word difference that apparently has to do with the pro version of Google Earth. I'll see what happens the next time I update something.
by JerryC58
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installation Error Messages
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Installation Error Messages

When I finish installing updates, I get the following error messages: W: Target Packages (main/binary-amd64/Packages) is configured multiple times in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth-pro.list:3 and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth.list:3 W: Target Packages (main/binary-i386/Packages) is conf...
by JerryC58
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Need Help Setting Boot Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 188

[SOLVED]: Need Help Setting Boot Drive

Well, I held my tongue just right and switched BIOS to Legacy mode, and the install went well. I am running Mint 18.3 on my laptop now. (Happy Dance)

JC
by JerryC58
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Need Help Setting Boot Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Need Help Setting Boot Drive

So am I correct when I say - if I switch my laptop to legacy mode and then create the USB install drive while in legacy mode, I should be able to install Mint smoothly with few or no problems?
by JerryC58
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Need Help Setting Boot Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 188

Re: Need Help Setting Boot Drive

I may have misread but all of the suggested reading seems to be aimed at creating a dual boot machine. I have no intention of doing that. So, does it make any difference whether I use UEFI or BIOS? Which is easier? In the interest of full disclosure, I have no idea what UEFI is for.
by JerryC58
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Need Help Setting Boot Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 188

[Solved] Need Help Setting Boot Drive

I have a Dell Inspiron 5559 from which I intend to delete Win10 and install Mint 18.3 because my original Mint machine is in the process of dying. Trying to set a boot drive in BIOS. Right now the options are "Windows Boot Manager and the hard drive". It only allows me to switch them back and forth....
by JerryC58
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to Get It To Boot from USB
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: How to Get It To Boot from USB

We got in finally. The secret on this laptop is to press and hold the F2 key before you turn on the machine.

JC
by JerryC58
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to Get It To Boot from USB
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: How to Get It To Boot from USB

I couldn't get those function keys to let me into BIOS or show a boot up menu. I'm trying to get into an older Toshiba Satellite L755 if that helps. Is there a change to the grub menu that could help?

JC
by JerryC58
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to Get It To Boot from USB
Replies: 6
Views: 214

How to Get It To Boot from USB

I am helping a friend who has a laptop dual booting Win7 and Mint 16. On boot up it instantly goes to the grub menu. How do I get it to boot from a USB drive so I can run gparted and then install Mint 18. I imagine it is easy, but I am old and have CRS :)

JC
by JerryC58
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What To Do With These Upgrades
Replies: 8
Views: 199

What To Do With These Upgrades

My Update Manager is showing three level four updates and the upgrade box is not checked. They are ndiswrapper, linux-firmware and linux kernel 4.13.0-32.35-16.04.1. Why aren't these marked to install and why do I need to see them if I don't need to install them?

JC
by JerryC58
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Avoid update to kernel 4.13
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Avoid update to kernel 4.13

How does one go about removing and reconnecting which devices?

JC
by JerryC58
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18 Bluetooth Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Mint 18 Bluetooth Not Working

Starting the service was helpful, tho I don't understand why. I have used Mint since version 15 and never had to do that before. This activated the hot-key combination that turns on BT on my laptop. However, I still have to manually connect to my speaker, and worse yet, when I play an audio file, it...
by JerryC58
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 18 Bluetooth Not Working
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Mint 18 Bluetooth Not Working

Yesterday I tried using my Bose SoundLink Mini Speaker. This speaker worked well with Mint 17. This time I got the error message the bluetooth adapter couldn't be found. I did a search and found that I needed to install blueman and uninstall whatever was there. This software started up and paired wi...
by JerryC58
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Online Backup
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Online Backup

Where do I find out how to do that? I installed Back in Time and plugged in my new 4 TB USB drive. I ran BIT (root) and got it to take a snapshot which took less than 2 seconds. So I seriously doubt I have backed up 72+ GB of stuff. JC PS: Ignore the sig; I am running Mint 18.3. I'll get it changed.
by JerryC58
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Online Backup
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Online Backup

For several years now we have been using Crashplan, a subscription service, to back up or home computers. CrashPlan has decided to no longer support home service. I know we can backup to an external drive, but that means setting a schedule and, at our age, trying to remember to perform the task. CP ...
by JerryC58
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Toshiba wifi
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Toshiba wifi

Thanks for the info. Apparently this laptop is old enough it won't see a 5G signal. Thank you everyone for your time and your help.

JC
by JerryC58
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Toshiba wifi
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Toshiba wifi

I understand the frequency. All I'm asking is "can this model Toshiba receive that frequency?". I don't know where to find that info. As I said, the cable connection is getting 16 mb/s. I would think it should be a little higher, but probably not 20.

JC
by JerryC58
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Toshiba wifi
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Toshiba wifi

My wife's Toshiba Satellite P755-S5320 is running very slow wifi. My first question is: can this laptop connect to a 5G wifi router? Both our laptops are running Mint 17.3 History. We have been connected to a DSL line which we were paying for a 12 mb/s connection. According to speedtest.net we were ...
by JerryC58
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Best Method to Install 18.1
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Best Method to Install 18.1

Good idea. I've learned something new today so now I have a headache! Thanks.
JC
by JerryC58
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Best Method to Install 18.1
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Best Method to Install 18.1 - SOLVED

I was hoping I wouldn't have to so that but it makes sense. I'll put it off til I have time to figure out what I'll need to re-install/restore or what have you if I do a fresh install. Thanks for your help everyone.
JC

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