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by bjmh46
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Computer starts on its own / autonomously
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Computer starts on its own / autonomously

I have found sleep/standby to be totally unreliable on my thinkpads running mint 19 xfce. Same computers were 95% reliable using sleep on mint 18.3 xfce. On mint 17 xfce, I never had a problem with sleep on the same computers (even running the later 4.4 kernel series). Go figure!
by bjmh46
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Basic CAD Drawing Program
Replies: 21
Views: 429

Re: Basic CAD Drawing Program

I have had good luck with Draftsight. It's a natural for anyone with Autocad experience. There will be a rather arduous learning curve if you don't have autocad experience. Draftsight can be downloaded as a .deb and must be registered--free but not open-source. Most of the open-source cad software w...
by bjmh46
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What is your most favorite software program you just cant (and wont) live without?
Replies: 20
Views: 661

Re: What is your most favorite software program you just cant (and wont) live without?

Most of the year it's Firefox, but come December and Christmas card season, I love Glabels. Second favorite is xed.

Bob
by bjmh46
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Pinta crashes in Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 33
Views: 925

Re: Pinta crashes in Mint 19 Cinnamon

I have no idea why, but my experience with Pinta in Mint 19 xfce has been pretty much like Karlchen. Straight clean install of 19 beta, converted to final release per instructions on the Mint blog. Pinta 1.6 installed from repo, default mono, hardware as in inxi below: :~$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: mn...
by bjmh46
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ideal Total Disk Backup?
Replies: 20
Views: 442

Re: Ideal Total Disk Backup?

Hi Bigs Don't know where you heard that Clonezilla is not very good, but I've been using it for about 5 years now, with stellar results. Is there a learning curve?--yes! But it's well worth the effort. You can use it to backup the entire disk to a file (image) or to another disk (must be same size o...
by bjmh46
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Netbeans cant't create new project and files..
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Netbeans cant't create new project and files..

Perhaps todays openjdk8 update, which is a regression fix, will solve this?
by bjmh46
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Middle button emulation in 19 XFCE?
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Middle button emulation in 19 XFCE?

Hi Jim! I just tested middle button emulation on my mint 19 xfce load on a thinkpad l430, and it works as expected. I get a middle click paste with: 1.middle trackpoint button 2.simultaneous left and right trackpad buttons 3.simultaneous left and right trackpoint buttons 4.upper right corner tap on ...
by bjmh46
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: DraftSight cad program
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: DraftSight cad program

I've been using Draftsight since the first linux version came out. Printing has always been iffy, and alternately breaks and then works with version releases. Problem is, you have no choice but to upgrade versions because eventually, older versions won't run any longer. My solution (and a poor one a...
by bjmh46
Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: mint 19 Cinnamon freezes running on Dell Latitude E6430 laptop with 860 EVO SSD
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: mint 19 Cinnamon freezes running on Dell Latitude E6430 laptop with 860 EVO SSD

Ive experienced the same type of freeze on a latitude e6530 (i7,8gb, ssd). I tried the proprietary drivers but went back to the nouveau. I then disabled the nvidia card, and run off the intel 4000 graphics. The freeze happens on all three, so I figure it's something else. Since it will eventually un...
by bjmh46
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19 Clonezilla failed
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Mint 19 Clonezilla failed

Clonezilla version 2.5.6-22 works 100% with Mint19. I experienced the same issues checking and resizing with 19. You must use a newer version of Clonezilla to check a Mint partition. The older versions (my "go-to" has been 2.3.1-18 for years now) will act like they are checking, and give no warning,...
by bjmh46
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Complete system freeze
Replies: 18
Views: 799

Re: Complete system freeze

Is it me or was Mint 17 a better release? I've had that system freeze a lot and now ..................................................................... I won't say that 17 was a better release, but in four years running 17 Qiana xfce on multiple laptops, I never had a system freeze coming out of ...
by bjmh46
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Complete system freeze
Replies: 18
Views: 799

Re: Complete system freeze

There have been many posts here telling people (noobs in particular) that shutting off with the powerbutton is a no-no. In the case of a total freeze: keyboard, mouse, touchpad etc all totally non-responsive, there really isn't a lot of choice. In a case like that, I have shut down with the powerbut...
by bjmh46
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Best software for backups?
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: Best software for backups?

I do much the same as Joefootball, using Clonezilla Live. My systems are set up with a separate partition for space hogging data like music, pictures, and video. Since my boot partition (including my home directory) is fairly small, I can create an image in ~2 minutes, and I do so fairly regularly, ...
by bjmh46
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Updating motherboard BIOS under Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 349

Re: Updating motherboard BIOS under Linux

I recently flashed my dell latitude bios using freedos. Painless way to do this is to use unetbootin. Insert your usb stick and run unetbootin. From the dropdown select freedos and let it do it's thing. Won't take long since it's a minimal load of freedos. When unetbootin finishes, copy your bios fi...
by bjmh46
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: trying to mount samsung galaxy tab a
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: trying to mount samsung galaxy tab a

Galaxy s5 user here. On mint 17 and 18.x, plug-and-play. On mint 19 I had to install android-tools-fsutils, android-tools-adb, & android-tools-fastboot.

Bob
by bjmh46
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Backups - best options
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: Backups - best options

I don't trust integrated software such as Timeshift (or similar stuff when I used to use Dumbows). The only way I know I'll have a fully operational system is Partclone (part of Clonezilla). Z6 compressed the OS takes 1.9GB and I can store it wherever I want. Unpacks in under 2 minutes with all of ...
by bjmh46
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: headphone jack non-funtional SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: headphone jack non-funtional SOLVED

But that can't explain why the same drive, booted in another computer, played sound thru the headphones perfectly. I am thinking it might have something to do with the fact that the dell has the separate hdmi sound thru nvidia. The problem was specific to the dell latitude. Different computer, diff...
by bjmh46
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: headphone jack non-funtional SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: headphone jack non-funtional SOLVED

But that can't explain why the same drive, booted in another computer, played sound thru the headphones perfectly. I am thinking it might have something to do with the fact that the dell has the separate hdmi sound thru nvidia. The problem was specific to the dell latitude.
by bjmh46
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: headphone jack non-funtional SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: headphone jack non-funtional SOLVED

Ok, Ive marked this solved but I have reservations--I really don't know how! Gm10 was kind enough to post his thoughts, and a link to another topic. If you read my original post you will see that aslsamixer and pavucontrol both showed the headphones as working, and with a healthy volume level--i jus...
by bjmh46
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: headphone jack non-funtional SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 226

headphone jack non-funtional SOLVED

I recently acquired a Dell Latitude e6530. I cloned a mint 18.3 install from one of the four thinkpads we have here running 18.3 with 100% functionality. All was well, including the Nouveau drivers until I tested the headphone jack (an absolute necessity for me). No sound! Pull the drive boot it in ...

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