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by tomliotta
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo W520 touchpad disable w/o GUI
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Lenovo W520 touchpad disable w/o GUI

With no replies, the next direction might be to track down the source for the GUI app. Does anybody know how to get closer to the source for it? Is there any point of contact for a developer? A trivial app that performed no function except 'Disable touchpad' as the default action when {Enter} is pre...
by tomliotta
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo W520 touchpad disable w/o GUI
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Lenovo W520 touchpad disable w/o GUI

LM has a Mouse/Touchpad preference app in which the touchpad can be disabled/enabled. Also, there are a few command line methods to enable/disable the touchpad, but these are effective only for the current session and revert after a reboot. Those commands can be put into a startup script, but they o...
by tomliotta
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.3->18 mintupgrade error recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 127

[Solved] Re: LM 17.3->18 mintupgrade error recovery

Yeah, I saw that "Use... until..." note, though it seemed to refer to slightly different circumstances. There were two possible categories of problems that I might have been running into, and it wasn't clear which one I was seeing. But I agree with the resolution, and it apparently works. ...
by tomliotta
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.3->18 mintupgrade error recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 127

LM 17.3->18 mintupgrade error recovery

While running mintupgrade download , all was going well... until... What seem to be the final 57 packages all reported an error, for example: E: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/upstream/a/adwaita-icon-theme/adwaita-icon-theme_3. 18.0-2ubuntu3mint2_all.deb Connection failed [IP: 68...
by tomliotta
Tue May 02, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

[Solved]: LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?

I'm calling this 'Solved'. A LM 18 system, a LM 18 boot USB and a LM 17 boot USB all showed (1) LibreOffice Base as not installed; however , (2) they all also showed it as 'Available' in Software Manager. So, the LM 17.3 system that now has it installed after a basic command line request and that no...
by tomliotta
Mon May 01, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?

Why would libreoffice-base be different? (And only in Software Manager?) Impossible to answer, as this contradicts all observations here. If "here" means this thread, then that seems true. But other threads in this forum show that it's not unique. It doesn't contradict what has happened w...
by tomliotta
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?

2. Why would libreoffice-base not appear at all in Software Manager? Actually it appears there; tested with LM 17.3 & 18.1. As simply databases can easily created with Calc, Base is surely only of interest for users, which need the power of a relational database. In mine, libreoffice-base-core ...
by tomliotta
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?

One possible explanation: Out of which reason ever base is not installed on your system and you have set in software manager to only show installed programs. I thought about that at the start. But if so, then why have I so far always been able to enter a search term for apps that aren't installed a...
by tomliotta
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why would I pick MINT?
Replies: 26
Views: 1034

Re: Why would I pick MINT?

I've been a software developer for 40+ years, though not in UNIX/Linux. A few projects in the past 20 yrs needed to make use of POSIX-compliant libraries, so I gave myself some background knowledge. Still, my actual Linux experience was effectively zero. About five yrs ago, MS was getting close to d...
by tomliotta
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?

ok then it's not installed. Let's install it... Though kind of new to Linux, after 40+ years as a developer in the industry, I was pretty certain it wasn't installed. I've gone on and installed, and it's working. The command-line was sufficient. The general underlying question, though, is still unc...
by tomliotta
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?

Could you please post the output of apt policy libreoffice-base Yep, easy enough: toml@T500-64 ~ $ apt policy libreoffice-base libreoffice-base: Installed: (none) Candidate: 1:5.0.3~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty2 Version table: 1:5.0.3~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty2 0 500 http://packages.linuxmint.com/ rosa/import amd...
by tomliotta
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 467

[Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?

In my LM 17.3 system, I have LibreOffice Version: 5.0.3.2, Build ID: 1:5.0.3~rc2-0ubuntu1~trusty2, which includes Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw and Math... but no Base. I found thread I want to use Base - not included in LibreOffice... in this forum, but it really doesn't help much except to indicate ...
by tomliotta
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What standard programs do you NEVER use ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1506

Re: What standard programs do you NEVER use ?

I don't use Thunderbird (I prefer Gmail) and Libre Office Base. LibreOffice Base I understand (even though I'm in the forums today to try to learn why Base isn't part of my LM 17.3 Cinnamon and how best to get it in). But "Thunderbird (I prefer Gmail)" isn't clear. There isn't a choice be...
by tomliotta
Sun Dec 04, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: nVidia driver "black screen" update experience
Replies: 1
Views: 247

nVidia driver "black screen" update experience

I'm posting this so that others can correct anything I write in case I misunderstood what happened. Also, since I apparently got through it cleanly, parts of this might help other new users. Feel free to critique, especially if it adds value for others. I (think I) just succeeded in getting past an ...
by tomliotta
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clonezilla error explanation?
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Re: Clonezilla error explanation?

You can [u]never be sure[u] that the 2 disks are exactly the same size. That's supposedly the explanation even if every common method of querying the devices shows exact equivalence and other freeware cloning utilities work fine. After finding this explanation in multiple forums in posts about Clon...
by tomliotta
Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clonezilla error explanation?
Replies: 2
Views: 390

Clonezilla error explanation?

DestDisk.png I have an internal 320GB drive that I'd like to clone to a 320GB drive mounted via USB adapter. I'm running Clonezilla from a LM 18 install USB (i.e., I booted from LM 18 USB, installed Clonezilla into it, temporary, via Software Manager). Yes, I know that's not a particularly common t...
by tomliotta
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD-DVD drive... (read-only)?
Replies: 3
Views: 659

CD-DVD drive... (read-only)?

Lenovo W510 ThinkPad, 12GB RAM, 320GB HDD Mint 17.3 The CD/DVD drive is a model MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ890. The 'Disks' app shows it as: Device: /dev/sr0 (Read-Only) Why "(Read-only)"? Everything that I can track down about specs for the drive shows it as being capable of writing CDs. A releva...
by tomliotta
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why "command not found"?
Replies: 4
Views: 344

[Solved] Re: Why "command not found"?

Yes, the bare "sqldeveloper.sh" is the command-not-found because Linux shells don't automatically include the current directory as a source of commands. Sheesh! Now that's a fundamental detail that'll never be forgotten. The platforms I've done some limited scripting work on have been mor...
by tomliotta
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why "command not found"?
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Why "command not found"?

LM 17.1 64-bit, Lenovo T500 Given this excerpt from a terminal session: toml@T500-64 /opt/SQLDev $ sqldeveloper.sh sqldeveloper.sh: command not found toml@T500-64 /opt/SQLDev $ java -jar sqldeveloper.jar SQL Developer 2.3.0 Java version 1.7.0_79 Java vendor Oracle Corporation OS name Linux toml@T500...
by tomliotta
Wed May 20, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.1 default install... or manual partitioning?
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: [Solved] LM 17.1 default install... or manual partitioni

Found one potential issue with the default install. I picked up a cheap Lenovo T500 laptop that only had 2GB memory and installed LM 17.1 64-bit to run through a bunch of initial testing. Once everything was seen to be working well, including basic performance tests, I bought a couple 4GB DIMMs and ...

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