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by bjmh46
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Complete system freeze
Replies: 18
Views: 512

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: 512

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: 332

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: 297

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: 140

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: 379

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: 122

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: 122

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: 122

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: 122

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 ...
by bjmh46
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 Crash, then Hardware Errors/Boot Error (Busy Box), then Microcode Error
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: Linux Mint 19 Crash, then Hardware Errors/Boot Error (Busy Box), then Microcode Error

thx-1138 wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:53 pm
...update properly your BIOS at some point, and, more importantly, don't hard reboot by toggling the power button...
What are you supposed to do with a total lockup--no mouse, no keyboard--no way to input anything?
by bjmh46
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Sylvia more stable than Tara
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: Sylvia more stable than Tara

Using samba on Mint 19 xfce without problems. Our home network is made up of mint 17, 18.3, 19, & Win7. All have samba shares set up. So far (I started with the beta), 19 has been very stable. A few annoyances, but most are fixed by now. On one machine, 19 is more stable than 18.3. This is the case ...
by bjmh46
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: clonezilla stuck at transfer point
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: clonezilla stuck at transfer point

there's an option in Clonezilla under "Advanced options" to make it skip checking partition size. Good grief. Even at my age I'm still learning new things. Thanks for that tip. Be cautious with that option. I've used it and had failures 2 out of three times. Not a huge deal, as clonezilla is good a...
by bjmh46
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Multiple Problems on Old Laptop [Mint 18 XFCE][SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 896

Re: Multiple Problems on Old Laptop [Mint 18 XFCE]

nonkreon, FWIW here's the "inxi" on that HP, if you really need it, I can post the "iw list", but it sounds like you are giving up on the old lt. Edit: BTW, I didn't mean to suggest that systemd was to blame for the problem. I did lots of testing, and the only systemd distro that didn't have the sus...
by bjmh46
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Multiple Problems on Old Laptop [Mint 18 XFCE][SOLVED]
Replies: 26
Views: 896

Re: Multiple Problems on Old Laptop [Mint 18 XFCE]

Suspend problems on certain laptops are very common and tough to troubleshoot. I had 2 (much newer than yours) 2nd generation i5 thinkpad l520's that frustrated me so much with never knowing whether or not they would resume, that I finally gave up and installed a non-systemd distro (MX-17.1) that su...
by bjmh46
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] App to print out labels
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: App to print out labels

+1 for glabels! One of my favorite programs. One really nice feature is the ability to very easily create a merge file using your favorite text editor. I tend to use tab separated values (tsv) to write merge files, as an example our Christmas card list. Then use the preview print feature to print on...
by bjmh46
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: a problem of mint 19
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: a problem of mint 19

Thanks for the link Michael! After some reading, I have some investigating to do. I have a suspicion that it may be the wifi driver for the Intel Centrino-N + Wimax card. This card is different than any of the other 5 thinkpads I maintain. None of the others has the Wimax component. Looking at inxi ...
by bjmh46
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: a problem of mint 19
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: a problem of mint 19

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=272480 Problem: Resume from suspend results in total system freeze, requiring a hard re-boot. I believe this is the same problem that you are experiencing. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than me will be along to help. The above referenced thre...
by bjmh46
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [SOLVED] Update to Linux Mint 19 XFCE - small issues
Replies: 14
Views: 1619

Re: Update to Linux Mint 19 XFCE - small issues

I ran into the missing icons during the beta phase and reported on it. Turns out my combination of theme and icons, made these particular icons invisible. You might try changing your icons.

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