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by mike acker
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WebbCam -- any suggestions ? RESOLVED.
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: WebbCam -- any suggestions ?

Update: use Webcamoid I switched to Webcamoid this morning. This seems to have all the options one might want with respect to recording a video. I appears I can configure the audio separate from the camera; if so I can use my Shure/SM58 mic and get a much better audio track. If all this works It sho...
by mike acker
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WebbCam -- any suggestions ? RESOLVED.
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: WebbCam -- any suggestions ?

I bought a little "MavisLink" adapter: HDMI input; USB(2) output. So this can connect a DSLR HDMI output to LMDE4 Next of course is what to do with the input. I found this "Cheese" program in the repos. Cheese will record the signal from the adapter, BUT: it has a serious defect: the Preferences/Set...
by mike acker
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird update: again
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Thunderbird update: again

I find myself drifting away from Mozilla........

Lately I've been running the Vivaldi browser -- which I see is now in the REPOS. It work fine.

as far as e/mail goes I've been experimenting with both Evolution and Claws. I really like Claws but I think I'll end up using both.
by mike acker
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: WebbCam -- any suggestions ? RESOLVED.
Replies: 2
Views: 132

WebbCam -- any suggestions ? RESOLVED.

I've ordered an adapter for HDMI to USB which is recommended for WebCam

I see we have a "Say Cheese" package in the repos; I'll try that first

any suggestions on this little project ??


thanks !!
by mike acker
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Update: Caution / RESOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Thunderbird Update: Caution

antikythera wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:34 pm
Probably this - https://protonmail.com/support/knowledg ... ion-issue/

that worked
thanks
by mike acker
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Update: Caution / RESOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Thunderbird Update: Caution

antikythera wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:34 pm
Probably this - https://protonmail.com/support/knowledg ... ion-issue/
thanks
I still have one machine out of service. I'll try this fix on it.
by mike acker
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird Update: Caution / RESOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Thunderbird Update: Caution / RESOLVED

I applied the regular maintenance for LMDE/4 this week. That included an update for Thunderbird. Bad: after the update I could not access e/mail from my private ( napfn.com ) service, T-Bird just sat there, "checking email service". I had to TIMESPACE the system back to Monday and get the T-Bird pro...
by mike acker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Remove or Clear Notifications: wrong choice: bad move
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Remove or Clear Notifications: wrong choice: bad move

running the "Recovery Mode" option which is presented by GRUB2 during boot up seems to have cleared the issue: the system boots again. Question though: I added "Notifications to the "Panel" -- and that's where it's running now...... how do I get it to move over to the lower left -- add it as a start...
by mike acker
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Remove or Clear Notifications: wrong choice: bad move
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Remove or Clear Notifications: wrong choice: bad move

Habitually I right click on options so as to get the dialog I can select from this morning though I made a BAD MOVE: I selected REMOVE notifications -- rather than doing a left click and selecting CLEAR notifications this bricked the system any Ideas on getting i up again short of a re-install ? tha...
by mike acker
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED
Replies: 56
Views: 2347

Re: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED

I don't like any of this. It's not like Linux to have a mess like this.

I see some of this seems to be related to Ubuntu -- which as we know is produced by Canonical and is affiliated with MSFT.

Yuk

No wonder we are having trouble with it.
by mike acker
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED
Replies: 56
Views: 2347

Re: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED

GRUB Trouble Spreading we just now did the LMDE/4 updates for the Guest machine the Guest Machine has 2 discs: sda : LMDE/4 . this is the active system and this is the system we updated. sdb: LMDE/2 . this is the previous guest O/S when we applied the update to LMDE/4 we were careful to designate dr...
by mike acker
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED
Replies: 56
Views: 2347

Re: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED

Awesome there is a fixed version now available. I ended up getting my system booting again by loading from a thumbdrive and running boot repair. Sadly that was the third suggested solution I found, so I wasted a lot of time unsuccessfully trying the first two methods.<snip> Awesome!! Question thoug...
by mike acker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED
Replies: 56
Views: 2347

Re: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED

Hi, mike acker. Do not judge a book by its cover and an article by its title (only). Please, take the time to read the whole article thoroughly. There is a section, where steps are given on how to downgrade from the problematic updated Grub2 to the previous functional Grub with the help of a bootab...
by mike acker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED
Replies: 56
Views: 2347

Re: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED

Here's the Screenshot
GRUB2_Update.png
I directed it to: sdc only

the LMDE-4 was assigned to sdc rather than sdd because the Windows-10 system that was on sdc -- is disconnected.

as soon as I pressed NEXT the update executed.

I wish I knew more about this.

/Mike
by mike acker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED
Replies: 56
Views: 2347

Re: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED

Hello, Mike Acker. In another Grub2 update trouble thread , cosmiclaser pointed to this official Ubuntu article, where they also explain how to recover from the problem: GRUB2SecureBootBypass . HTH, Karl thanks. I'm not sure you can bypass secure boot if the system is partitioned using GPT (GUID). ...
by mike acker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED
Replies: 56
Views: 2347

Re: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED

I disconnected the Windows-10 system and then booted the LMDE-4 using GRUB from the Debian-9 then I applied the GRUB Update as described in the previous post. the Good News is: LMDE-4 can now boot up again. The update offers check boxes asking where you want to install the GRUB. I gave it sdc only j...
by mike acker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <Solved> Where can I report a system failure?
Replies: 18
Views: 581

Re: Where can I report a system failure?

are you getting the GRUB RESCUE error ??
by mike acker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED
Replies: 56
Views: 2347

Re: Grub Update trouble

<snip> Absolutely agree!!For example on my triple boot system grub2 is installed into the boot partitions of the respective Linux distros and i use Windows bootloader via BCDEdit to boot up.That choice of where to install must always be there otherwise you're guaranteed a non-boot system. Some user...
by mike acker
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub Update trouble RESOLVED
Replies: 56
Views: 2347

Re: Grub Update trouble

this update for GRUB2 -- is trouble. I suggest folks not apply any update fro GRUB until the good folks who engineer these updates find a suitable resolution. MINT systems use an Update Manager and it will be easy to reject any update that is received for GRUB or GRUB2 until this gets ironed out. Mo...

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