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by bjmh46
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: clonezilla stuck at transfer point
Replies: 6
Views: 109

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: 678

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: 678

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: 148

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: 369

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: 369

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: 13
Views: 984

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.
by bjmh46
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19 Sleep Issues
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Linux Mint 19 Sleep Issues

I had the same problem on mint 18.3. The symptom was that the laptop would suspend either automatically per the time setting, or by powerbutton. The problem came in with resuming from suspend. About 30% of the time I got a totally frozen desktop or a black screen. I tried several kernels within the ...
by bjmh46
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 19 update policy
Replies: 15
Views: 321

Re: [SOLVED]Mint 19 update policy

I've changed the update policy to not include kernel updates. In the past (mint 13-18) I've always applied them and only once had problems with some really old hardware. But, after yesterdays kernel update from 4.15.0-23 to -24, my boot time went from ~12 seconds to ~40 seconds! What's up with that?...
by bjmh46
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 18.3 XFCE is so rock solid
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: 18.3 XFCE is so rock solid

In my experience Mint 19 xfce boots in ~8 seconds, whereas Mint 18.3 xfce takes ~22 seconds! This is on the same machine--has been confirmed on 4 different thinkpad laptops. Some little bugs in 19, but really no showstoppers. Biggest aggravations for me are the same slooooow mount times for usb driv...
by bjmh46
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?) (Solved)
Replies: 44
Views: 1751

Re: New version of Linux Mint (Have you tried it, yet ?)

My experience with the xfce version is that it boots and shuts down waaaaayyyy faster than 18.3!
by bjmh46
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 232
Views: 44010

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

Running the xfce version. As of this afternoon, most of the problems have been fixed including gdebi. From the beginning though, 19 has booted and shutdown faster than 18.3, but not as fast as 17. Usb drives mount faster than in 18, but not as fast as 17. As far as general running goes, it seems to ...
by bjmh46
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 1083

Re: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions

My experience with Manjaro was very different from the OP. If I were to switch to a rolling release model distro, Manjaro would be it. With the AUR, there isn't much you can't successfully install and run. Printers, and scanner work (with some digging). I keep a fully configured load of Manjaro on a...
by bjmh46
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 60.0.1 window resizing
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Firefox 60.0.1 window resizing

Hi Dave I started with Cinnamon way back in Mint 13. I also tried Mate, but when I tried xfce, I knew I was home! Guess I'm just a minimalist! I think you'll find people here with much newer hardware than you and I, who run xfce just because they like it--Linux=freedom! I already had the performance...
by bjmh46
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 60.0.1 window resizing
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Firefox 60.0.1 window resizing

In Firefox 60.0.1, if you toggle off the titlebar in "customize" you gain a bit of vertical space. The undesired side effect comes in when, after viewing in fullscreen mode such as when watching a video, you return to normal mode and your window has been resized (smaller) and your x in the upper rig...
by bjmh46
Sat May 26, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Clonezilla will not clone partition
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Clonezilla will not clone partition

If your ntfs partition is not "clean" Clonezilla will fail every time. Unfortunately, the Linux solutions for ntfs check have proven somewhat unreliable for me. The best solution I've found--and 100% effective, has been to use Hirens boot cd. Boot into mini xp, and run checkdisk on the offending par...
by bjmh46
Fri May 04, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mintstick on Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Mintstick on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm running Mint 17 xfce, and I used the latest unetbootin (657) to make a Xubuntu 18.04 stick with 4 gb persistence, without problems.
by bjmh46
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How to test computer camera
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: How to test computer camera

cool wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:34 pm
Cheese should automatically detect your camera.
Another good one to test your camera from terminal is luvcview:

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apt install luvcview
I don't know about "luvcview", but I use guvcview and/or cheese.
by bjmh46
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint KDE installer dangerous behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Mint KDE installer dangerous behavior

I've got to agree with humpfrey on this one. I've done the same thing, but fortunately had a backup of the partitions that I destroyed. I vowed to always, even with a laptop, remove/disconnect any drive that I didn't want touched during the installation. This behavior goes way back though--I can rem...

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