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by Neil Edmond
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] format d: drive to Ext4
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: format d: drive to Ext4

If this is now, and always will be, a linux only system, ext4 will be fine. If you want to boot Windows on this computer and have access to the data, NTFS would be better.
by Neil Edmond
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB ports not working
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: USB ports not working

If Acer provides a bootable BIOS update iso option, use that. Another option for when a Windows exe is the only option, is boot a Windows PE environment. Something I've never done, but a search of the forum should yield more onfo.
by Neil Edmond
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB ports not working
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: USB ports not working

MadMonkey1966 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:55 am
In BIOS there is only one setting mentioning USB sockets & that mentions USB 3.0 and that is enabled :roll:
Just for giggles, try with USB 3.0 disabled and see if it makes any difference.
by Neil Edmond
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB ports not working
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: USB ports not working

If qbits suggestion of USB disabled in BIOS doesn't do the trick, it could well be a hardware failure, something like the USB controller/hub. I have an old ThinkPad where that happened. Fixed it with an express card USB device.
by Neil Edmond
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Virtualbox fails to open, was working fine? Mate 17.1
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Virtualbox fails to open, was working fine? Mate 17.1

Yep, there you are. Go back to 142 and all will work as before.
by Neil Edmond
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] HDD ntfs to ext4
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: [SOLVED] HDD ntfs to ext4

That's some good thinking there! And a good way to back up data on the same HDD. So one still cannot change formats without moving the data away, we just don't need another hard drive, only another partition, to do the job.
by Neil Edmond
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] HDD ntfs to ext4
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: HDD ntfs to ext4

I don't believe it is possible to change the file system to a different format without data loss. Question now is, why bother? Linux system can utilize the NTFS partition just fine as is.
by Neil Edmond
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: finally working.. 8 monitors.. 2 video cards.. linux mint 19.1 xfce
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: finally working.. 8 monitors.. 2 video cards.. linux mint 19.1 xfce

roblm wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:52 pm
The big question I think most users would ask is: Why do you need to run 8 monitors?
That is certainly what I was thinking. Although, I feel like I need 2 monitors, another one or two would be nice, but I certainly don't need more. Curious anyway...
by Neil Edmond
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do I remove linux?
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: How do I remove linux?

when I try to make the Windows ISO bootable with the built in "Create Bootable USB" option it will write onto the USB but in the boot options its not booting to the USB That has been my experience also. The USB creation tool, for some reason, will not make a bootable Windows installation USB (it wo...
by Neil Edmond
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Is there a way to keep a virtualbox Linux account always running on top for guest users?
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Is there a way to keep a virtualbox Linux account always running on top for guest users?

I keep a virtual machine running all the time on a Mint host. I have screen savers and screen lock disabled on both so there is no need for a password to access either.

So the answer to your question seems to be "yes" from my viewpoint.
by Neil Edmond
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] How to use HDD with Mint.
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: How to use HDD with Mint.

If you open your file manager, do you see the external HDD listed in the devices in the left panel? If yes, then click on the device to mount it. Then you should be able to browse it's content.
by Neil Edmond
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Very basic question re Dual Monitors
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Very basic question re Dual Monitors

Should not be any problem doing what you describe. I've used dual monitors for years, and although neither are TV screens (which won't matter AFAIK), I've had different browsers on each of the monitors with no issue (or even two different windows of the same browser). My monitors are not HDMI (I'm s...
by Neil Edmond
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: FreshTomato: your experiences?
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: FreshTomato: your experiences?

Hey Pjotr , thanks for the heads up about the new FreshTomato firmware. I had not heard anything about it until seeing you post here. I've been using Tomato firmware on my router(s) for years, but always thought it might be nice to have more up-to-date firmware. I'm not in any hurry to change my cur...
by Neil Edmond
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: VirtualBox error with kernel 4.4.0-143
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: VirtualBox error with kernel 4.4.0-143

@ JeremyB , I took a look in /var/lib/dkms/ but I don't know what I'm looking for. I was going to post a couple of them here, but got the forum error Your message contains 661240 characters. The maximum number of allowed characters is 60000. @ AndyMH , I also checked out the VM log files for my XP, ...
by Neil Edmond
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Linux OS for older devices
Replies: 21
Views: 759

Re: Best Linux OS for older devices

Hey Domzzy, which model IBM ThinkPad are you planning to get? That info is going to impact the choice of operating system as much as anything.
by Neil Edmond
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: amdgpu-pro OS not supported
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: amdgpu-pro OS not supported

Thanks Jeremy for digging a little deeper to find the correct driver. Guess I was too hasty... :oops:
by Neil Edmond
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: amdgpu-pro OS not supported
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: amdgpu-pro OS not supported

Linux-Mint-User-001 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 am
Driver manager showed no drivers available.
Well, there you are, that's what we expected since AMD has not supplied any drivers for Ubuntu 18.04 on which Mint 19.1 is based. You may have to use the XFCE desktop instead of Cinnamon, since it doesn't have such stringent graphics requirements.
by Neil Edmond
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: amdgpu-pro OS not supported
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: amdgpu-pro OS not supported

Best to use "Driver Manager" to install drivers in Mint. It could be that the driver version you've downloaded from AMD is not compatible with your version of Mint (or the Ubuntu it's based on).

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