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by johnniedoo
Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Howto install AMD RX 480
Replies: 33
Views: 12285

Re: Howto install AMD RX 480

OK, following those two links in an earlier post, the steps were (as far as I remember!): - update all installed packages - apt-add-repository ppa:paulo-miguel-dias/mesa - apt update - open Update Manager, make level 4 updates visible in Preferences - install the packages xserver-xorg-video-amdgpu ...
by johnniedoo
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Howto install AMD RX 480
Replies: 33
Views: 12285

Re: Howto install AMD RX 480

I am glad I found this today. Ive had my RX480 about 2weeks and a week has been spent trying to get my 2 monitors identified. I am sure others have gone through similar things. I have only 1giant 77hz refresh rate 1920x1080 unknown display, at least i have that but both are mirrors, very disappointe...
by johnniedoo
Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: BluRay Won't Work in Linux Mint 18- Tried Everything Help!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2545

Re: BluRay Won't Work in Linux Mint 18- Tried Everything Help!!

I have been using SMplayer and VLC in my Mint 17.3 computers for a while. I just did a Mint18 x64 Mate upgrade and started to use SMplayer with mpv player and played 4 or 5 of my blu ray ----->> mkv conversions and all went seamlessly. great. I had experienced some interface issues with smplayer unt...
by johnniedoo
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Will Not Load New Kernels [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Update Manager Will Not Load New Kernels

It sounds like you are installing kernels, and update-grub is finding them, but GRUB-the-boot-loader isn't using them. Is this a system with EFI or system encryption? You could safely try... sudo apt-get install --reinstall grub-pc ...and watch closely, see where the boot loader actually looks for ...
by johnniedoo
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to
Replies: 111
Views: 201148

Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Dear Community, I'm writing to You because I've got a card from Your list -> 34. card=34 - Leadtek WinFast 2000/ WinFast 2000 XP -> its almost perfect working. I've got all my channels and get pictures too - but there is no sound. My volume levels are ok - everything is on 100% and unmuted in alsam...
by johnniedoo
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Will Not Load New Kernels [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Update Manager Will Not Load New Kernels

It sounds like you are installing kernels, and update-grub is finding them, but GRUB-the-boot-loader isn't using them. Is this a system with EFI or system encryption? You could safely try... sudo apt-get install --reinstall grub-pc ...and watch closely, see where the boot loader actually looks for ...
by johnniedoo
Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Will Not Load New Kernels [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: Update Manager Will Not Load New Kernels

only reason i wanted to upgrade kernel is because i saw it there. everything was working well enough, but wanted to try to see if I could , and if not, go back. I found that some things worked fine in my other machine after i moved it to kernel 4.2 xx , so, had to try it in the other one which had n...
by johnniedoo
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Manager Will Not Load New Kernels [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Update Manager Will Not Load New Kernels [SOLVED]

I have gotten stuck at kernel 3.19.52. Not necessarily a terrible thing, however, I had tried to update the kernels using the manager in my Mint 17.3 x64 machine which i have in a dual boot config with windows 7x64 but on an external hard drive connected via eSATA. there have been no problems runnin...
by johnniedoo
Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to
Replies: 111
Views: 201148

Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

I am still using my quite old Pinnacle usb mini stick pro digital tuner/capture /pvr whatever its full title was. It uses the 800e or 800i type drivers and though happauge bought pinnacles interests out years ago I continue to have both of mine functioning well still. for the purposes of this forum,...
by johnniedoo
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to copy a Mint installation and boot it.
Replies: 8
Views: 3115

Re: How to copy a Mint installation and boot it.

Apologies if I've misread and misunderstood your post, but none of the typing is needed. I've two laptops and a two desktops running clones of the one install; I've also four usb hard drives running the same clones. So eight identical Linux Mint installs. All were cloned using Timeshift . Both lapt...
by johnniedoo
Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to copy a Mint installation and boot it.
Replies: 8
Views: 3115

Re: How to copy a Mint installation and boot it.

Sunday Mar6 I went back to this tutorial type place and all worked out just as it should except for the last stage or step installing recheck grub. it did not indicate anything about finding Mint17.3Rosa. only 2 memtest lines I show a dual boot screen sda2 and sdb2 but it will only mount to sda2 reg...
by johnniedoo
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to copy a Mint installation and boot it.
Replies: 8
Views: 3115

Re: How to copy a Mint installation and boot it.

mint@mint ~ $ sudo nano /media/TO/etc/fstab I got this far without any real problem, but I did not know what to change in the fstab that showed up I have a new drive i put in (SSD) and the "FROM" was sda2 the "TO" is sdb2. i have all the UUID number ids but do not know how or what to edit or add. no...
by johnniedoo
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: need help with default file manager - mint 17 mate
Replies: 6
Views: 2575

Re: need help with default file manager - mint 17 mate

i am posting after you seemed to make a decision to leave Mate. I am fairly new to MInt17.1 , 17.2 and had problem s with Caja ,too, was confusing and -thanks for the aside comment on the text under icons disappearing, I thought it was something i did wrong. but,i read about PCman fm and Nemo , inst...
by johnniedoo
Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dropbox in Taskbar Opens Rhythmbox...
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Dropbox in Taskbar Opens Rhythmbox...

thanks for the reply .. I just got the email and hadnt used the drop box since the day after posting my issue. I am trying to move away from drop box anyway. I shall try this mv thing as soon as i get to that computer. I wish i knew how i made that happen or why it got mixed up as it did will get ba...
by johnniedoo
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dropbox in Taskbar Opens Rhythmbox...
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Dropbox in Taskbar Opens Rhythmbox...

I installed Rhythmbox through synaptic because I had problems using banshee with all the hundreds of mp3 'songs' i have on different hard drives. I put drop box into existence after I recently put linux mint 17-17.2 x64 MATE into a couple of older machines only to coordinate searches and downloads i...
by johnniedoo
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: New kernel on Mint 17.2 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3928

Re: New kernel on Mint 17.2 ?

why i installed them is my business, this kind of reply is not really helpful nor germane. why did i opt to use Linux at all? because i wanted to- i had lots of older parts (over 2yrs old) that i thought were still viable though not as fast as i liked with the bloated up Win7 x64 ultimate and pro bo...
by johnniedoo
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: New kernel on Mint 17.2 ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3928

Re: New kernel on Mint 17.2 ?

i just did the synaptic pkg mgr update method to 17.2 Mate, just showed up in the menu pull down today-so, i tried it only one quasi legit reason to change and it is the audio pulse, alsa etc changes one more thing but could have done without . i had manually upgraded the kernel to 4.0.5 a few weeks...
by johnniedoo
Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Flash on Mint 17.1 "rebecca"
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

Re: Adobe Flash on Mint 17.1 "rebecca"

i get the license notice and there is a "y/n" to accept it . sometimes i overlooked it and needed to run the command a 2nd time and entered 'y' and all was fine. I also found there was an x64-flash to enable to make things work on my 64bit computers. had to do the silverlight for wine. pipelight-plu...
by johnniedoo
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ubuntu software-center/Mint 17.1 [SOLVED (sort of)]
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: Ubuntu software-center/Mint 17.1 [SOLVED (sort of)]

i appreciate the post no matter where it landed. I am new to Linux, mint and anything related to command line, shell scripts or terminals. I thought i was doing well when i learned to use the Win7 command line for sfc /scannow. that was the extent of any of that non gui computer use. I only leaned t...
by johnniedoo
Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe Flash on Mint 17.1 "rebecca"
Replies: 7
Views: 1231

Re: Adobe Flash on Mint 17.1 "rebecca"

I am new to linux Mint17,1 Mate version and had exact issues with Turner Movie channel on my Cox high speed inernet. I had to do all sorts of things to be able to make this particular movie streaming on line on demand , or live content play I went to http://www.noobslab.com/2014/04/pipelight-silverl...

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