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by all41
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Mate 19.1 unable to create bootable USB Flash Drive(SOLVED)
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Mint Mate 19.1 unable to create bootable USB Flash Drive

Have you tried using different usb port? Also try the usb flash in a different system
by all41
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Would a launcher like DASH be welcomed?
Replies: 26
Views: 392

Re: Would a launcher like DASH be welcomed?

Something like this would appeal to touchscreen users.
by all41
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Sign petition for logitech support for linux
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: Sign petition for logitech support for linux

I have two Logitech devices--all my Linux Mint installs have supported them both.
by all41
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Compiz, VLC and MATE panels
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Compiz, VLC and MATE panels

Hi, I have LM19, with Compiz (I had to use it to solve tearing problems). When VLC is in fullscreen mode, if I move the mouse, the control bar appears BUT the MATE-panel appears in the same time. I can't have VLC in fullscreen AND use the control bar WITHOUT the mate-panel coming in front of the vi...
by all41
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?
Replies: 46
Views: 715

Re: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?

Naw--it's all good.
Back up your stuff and plan for a fresh new Mint install, personally I would not carry any config files forward from the old install.
Make this a fresh beginning and keep a log of everything you add or modify ongoing.
by all41
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: My Mint crashes severely
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: My Mint crashes severely

In the cases of system crash instead of holding down the power button to do a hard shutdown try this: Hold down the Alt key and continue holding while entering these keys: press and release PrtScrn then type reisub That will provide a more graceful power-down than a hard shutdown. But the ultimate g...
by all41
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?
Replies: 46
Views: 715

Re: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?

Rock and a hard-place.
It's difficult to advise, hope you understand.
There are ways to erase a drive leaving very little chance of recovery.
Search that---
then reinstall the original os from the recovery files you have. Probably 99.x% safe.
by all41
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?
Replies: 46
Views: 715

Re: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?

Just me--If the drive once stored personal/financial information I would not allow it in possession of a stranger.

Only you can decide
by all41
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?
Replies: 46
Views: 715

Re: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?

fwiw: No--I perceive no naivity. I completely erase it and then set it factory data, right? It gets down to 'who do you trust' Probably the service center agent is ok--perhaps he is a malicious actor, perhaps data on the hd may still be lingering-- You have to ask yourself one question--do I feel lu...
by all41
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?
Replies: 46
Views: 715

Re: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?

This needs to be restated:
Use extreme caution when returning a drive that was even once used for personal files, accounts, log-ins, etc. You get the idea
by all41
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?
Replies: 46
Views: 715

Re: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?

@Mintymandy34 I suggest (if you have the resources) reinstall the Win partitions before return to service center. I've a portable Windows Recovery Drive, I can set it exactly like they gave me the first time. Thanks for the suggestion. :) That is what I would do. Otherwise the service center may de...
by all41
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?
Replies: 46
Views: 715

Re: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?

Hard drives are relatively cheap... take it out and put it in your sock drawer. ++1 for the 'sock-drawer'. The anology here is preserving a factory fresh drive, replacing it immediately with one of your own. This way if something goes amiss you can pop the original back in for warranty purposes. Yo...
by all41
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?
Replies: 46
Views: 715

Re: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?

@Mintymandy34 I suggest (if you have the resources) reinstall the Win partitions before return to service center. I've a portable Windows Recovery Drive, I can set it exactly like they gave me the first time. Thanks for the suggestion. :) That is what I would do. Otherwise the service center may de...
by all41
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?
Replies: 46
Views: 715

Re: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?

Hard drives are relatively cheap... take it out and put it in your sock drawer. Let them rebuild the machine with a new one, possibly a silicon drive if you have a bit of spare cash. Personally I use a UK£20 USB3 stick with LMDE3 installed. When it's full I just get a new one and the old drive goes...
by all41
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?
Replies: 46
Views: 715

Re: Any full-fledged backup techniques to restore the system after it returns from repair?

My guess is the service center will restore your hd partitions to 'as purchased' state.
by all41
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] apt-get install runs into dependency problem
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: [SOLVED] Re: apt-get install runs into dependency problem

erw1 wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:40 am
Thank you. Yeah, I did a fresh install/upgrade.
Sometimes the nuclear option is indicated though.
I suggest keeping a log of system changes as you make them on a fresh install
including tweaks.
This will help getting back to where you were before the reinstall event
by all41
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Black Screen on Boot
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Black Screen on Boot

Most likely you will need to enter your bios and make sure that the drive to which you installed Mint is at
the top of the boot order. Or did you specify a special location for grub bootloader when you installed?
by all41
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CPU temperatures stay as high as 70°C even with 5% CPU usage
Replies: 42
Views: 854

Re: CPU temperatures stay as high as 70°C even with 5% CPU usage

wow--fairly new machine so cpu cooling path issues should not be of concern. Perhaps the temperatures being reported are inaccurate--that would be my guess. Intel chips will throttle back if certain core temps are exceeded. Do you notice any slowness? Also do you still have Win on there? and how is ...
by all41
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: <Solved> Hello, My name is Shiro Xia and the GUI seems blur
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Hello, My name is Shiro Xia and I have a prolem

Hello, I solved it. The issue was caused by disabling graphic acceleration of Private Internet Access. +1 for working through your issue. You can help others by going up to your first post, clicking the Pencil icon (edit) and in the Subject window add Solved. Many will search for 'Solved' solutions...
by all41
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3: Synaptic Package Manager
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Linux Mint 18.3: Synaptic Package Manager

In a terminal while connected to internet run: apt update That will update your package list and will display the number of packages that need upgrading. If you are up to date it will say so. If there are upgradeable packages I suggest you open Update Manager to review those packages and proceed fro...

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