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by ghost123uk
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: SOLVED - VGA socket on my laptop no output
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: VGA socket on my laptop no output

Solved = Elsewhere on this VERY good forum, I found the following = Edit the Grub menu line = linux /boot/vmlinuz.............ro quiet splash $vt_handoff Add a space, and then video=VGA-1:e This sorted it. I then did a permanent edit to the Grub file so that it read = GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="qui...
by ghost123uk
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: SOLVED - VGA socket on my laptop no output
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: VGA socket on my laptop no output

PS, I have just booted that laptop from an old Mint 9 CD I had, and the VGA output works fine with that!!!!!
by ghost123uk
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: SOLVED - VGA socket on my laptop no output
Replies: 2
Views: 104

SOLVED - VGA socket on my laptop no output

Hi all, I need to get an output from the VGA socket on an old Mint 17.3 laptop, for a particular "project". When I go to the usual "Configure Display Settings", only the Laptops panel shows up. I have checked in the BIOS and there is nothing in there that could disable it. I have tried "FN + F4" = n...
by ghost123uk
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ad-Hoc (no router) Wi-Fi file sharing, NOW SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Ad-Hoc (no router) Wi-Fi file sharing SOLVED

Just thought I would pop back here to say I solved it, and after all, it was dead easy !! On Andriod phone, go to the "Portable Wi-Fi Hospot" bit (it was under "Settings / other" on my phone). Go to "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot" bit and give it a short "friendly" name (I reckon no gaps and keep it short...
by ghost123uk
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ad-Hoc (no router) Wi-Fi file sharing, NOW SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Ad-Hoc (no router) Wi-Fi file sharing, can't get it working.

Thanks for all the suggestions folk :) In my case, the Bluetooth function on my phone will be already in use doing something else, so that isn't an option. I really need to be able to do simple file sharing between Android phone and laptop, when no router is present. Who would have thought it so tri...
by ghost123uk
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ad-Hoc (no router) Wi-Fi file sharing, NOW SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Ad-Hoc (no router) Wi-Fi file sharing, can't get it working.

Thanks for the input AZgl1500. However, I don't have any problem browsing my files in either direction whilst connected to my home network via my router (I use a variety of methods, ES File Explorer, Wi-Fi File Transfer etc). No problem there. What I am trying to do is be able to "see" files on my P...
by ghost123uk
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ad-Hoc (no router) Wi-Fi file sharing, NOW SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Ad-Hoc (no router) Wi-Fi file sharing, can't get it working.

Thanks for the input :)

I don't see the option for "access point" but I do see a "hotspot" option, tried that just now. Phone still doesn't see the new network...
by ghost123uk
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Ad-Hoc (no router) Wi-Fi file sharing, NOW SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Ad-Hoc (no router) Wi-Fi file sharing, NOW SOLVED

Hi all, not been here for a while. OS = Mint 18.3 - all updated and running fine. Objective = to be able to share files on my laptop to my Andriod phone, when away from any router. I believe this is known as "Ad-Hoc" - Yes? I Researched it. I created a new wireless connection on my laptop and set it...
by ghost123uk
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WiFi issue: HP Pavilion x360 Convertible on Linux Mint 17.3
Replies: 11
Views: 4034

Re: WiFi issue: HP Pavilion x360 Convertible on Linux Mint 17.3

Thanks for coming in and explaining it Image

I do like to understand stuff, rather than just be lead blindly along.
by ghost123uk
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WiFi issue: HP Pavilion x360 Convertible on Linux Mint 17.3
Replies: 11
Views: 4034

Re: WiFi issue: HP Pavilion x360 Convertible on Linux Mint 17.3

That one again echo 'blacklist acer-wmi' | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf Reboot Thank you so much. I've been battling with this same issue for 1/2 a day before I came across this solution. I'm not sure what it does, but it worked for the HP Pavilion X360 I was "Linux'ising" for a mate :)
by ghost123uk
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba share between LM17.3 and 18 Mate (Caja) problem = SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Samba share between LM17.3 and 18 Mate (Caja) problem

Well it worked :D Big THANK YOU Couple of minor points = On the LM17.3 machine, I didn't have gedit installed, but as I like it as a text file editor, I installed it. After that, on that machine it all went like clockwork. I checked and the LM18 machine could see the files on the LM17.3 machine (aft...
by ghost123uk
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba share between LM17.3 and 18 Mate (Caja) problem = SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Re: Samba share between LM17.3 and 18 Mate (Caja) problem

Thanks for that ^^^

I have to go to work right now, but I will check through it and report back later.
by ghost123uk
Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Samba share between LM17.3 and 18 Mate (Caja) problem = SOLVED
Replies: 4
Views: 902

Samba share between LM17.3 and 18 Mate (Caja) problem = SOLVED

Another day of my life wasted :evil: Laptop running LM17.3 Mate with Caja. Samba installed. Samba button is present in Control Centre. A personal folder appears to be "shared" ok. Workgroup = workgroup. Desktop running LM18, installed Samba and followed instructions as per here = First, you need to ...
by ghost123uk
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problem with USB to Serial (RS232) port adapter (Ham radio related)
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Re: Problem with USB to Serial (RS232) port adapter (Ham radio related)

Ah, right, thanks folks. I see from checking those links, and I also checked the makers website, that this thing is not what I thought it was. I see now the relays are nothing to do with the RTS and DTR pins of an RS232, but are controlled by codes sent from special software. This makes this board u...
by ghost123uk
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problem with USB to Serial (RS232) port adapter (Ham radio related)
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Re: Problem with USB to Serial (RS232) port adapter (Ham radio related)

It's just occurred to me, if this board only has one serial port, as shown by:- dmesg | grep tty gives me:- john@john-Vostro-1500 ~ $ dmesg | grep tty [ 0.000000] console [tty0] enabled [ 14.854661] usb 5-1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0 Why does it have 4 relays on it? I could understand...
by ghost123uk
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problem with USB to Serial (RS232) port adapter (Ham radio related)
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Re: USB to Serial (RS232) port adapter for Linux (Ham radio related)

What are you trying to do with the USB serial adapter? Digital modes? What radio? Ah, sorry for not replying, I have been stupidly ragging at this bone for pretty much 2 days, and I thought you were just curious as to what I was up to. Which is, trying to set up PSK31 (and maybe other) data modes o...
by ghost123uk
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problem with USB to Serial (RS232) port adapter (Ham radio related)
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Problem with USB to Serial (RS232) port adapter (Ham radio related)

OK, 2 solid (long) days at this now and ZERO results :oops: :x I just want to use my newly acquired USB to serial port adapter, complete with it's built in relays to switch a PTT (line for using PSK31 etc). dmesg | grep tty gives me:- john@john-Vostro-1500 ~ $ dmesg | grep tty [ 0.000000] console [t...
by ghost123uk
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problem with USB to Serial (RS232) port adapter (Ham radio related)
Replies: 12
Views: 1103

Problem with USB to Serial (RS232) port adapter (Ham radio related)

EDIT = drivel removed

I've just 2 days ago received one of these THESE "4-Channel Relay Module USB Control Relay Module serial port".

I simply cannot get it to work.

Please look at the 5th post down to see what I have been trying over the last 2 DAYS solid !!
by ghost123uk
Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Netgear WG111V2 not being "seen" = SOLVED :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Netgear WG111V2 not being "seen" (and wouldn't you know it, it's urgent!!)

THANK YOU sooooo very much, worked just fine (after I added sudo to the second command)

And just minutes after me asking :D

Marked as "Solved"

Best regards of the season from John in the middle of the UK :D

EDIT = of course I used an Ethernet cable to the router whilst doing that ^^^ ;)
by ghost123uk
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Netgear WG111V2 not being "seen" = SOLVED :-)
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Netgear WG111V2 not being "seen" = SOLVED :-)

OK, I'm not a total newby, but stuck on this, and I promised the guy he could have his nice Dell Desktop back tomorrow, all Linux'd up and wireless. I have used Netgear WG111 USB adapters loads of times with no issue, but this one :evil: Fresh build = 64 bit Mint 17.3, fully up to date. Plugging it ...

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