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by tomliotta
Sat Mar 02, 2024 4:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Upgrade 19.3 to 20 -- foreign packages
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: [Solved] Upgrade 19.3 to 20 -- foreign packages

At the moment, no need to reinstall. I eventually decided to run the upgrade anyway, and it ran fine. It's run fine for a few weeks. Now up to Mint 20 and looking to jump to 20.3. There is a new problem with the upgrade to the next release; but it seems unrelated to everything that's happened before...
by tomliotta
Mon Jan 01, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Upgrade 19.3 to 20 -- foreign packages
Replies: 4
Views: 338

Re: Upgrade 19.3 to 20 -- foreign packages

Thanks, though the process of removing is pretty tedious since it has to start over every time it finds a package it won't remove. Too bad it won't remember what was selected previously. Keeping track of each failure and re-deselecting them each time a new one is found gets tedious, especially when ...
by tomliotta
Mon Jan 01, 2024 9:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Upgrade 19.3 to 20 -- foreign packages
Replies: 4
Views: 338

[Solved] Upgrade 19.3 to 20 -- foreign packages

When reading How to Upgrade... https://linuxmint-user-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/upgrade-to-mint-20.html , it mentions downgrading/deleting foreign packages after running the upgrade step. When actually running the upgrade the foreign packages warnings come up while running the upgrade check. Is...
by tomliotta
Fri May 20, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ubuntu Advantage Tools preventing update from Mint 17.3 to 18
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

Re: Ubuntu Advantage Tools preventing update from Mint 17.3 to 18

Not necessarily brave. Retired with lots of time and spare equipment. I tried a few Linux distros before running across and settling on Mint some 7-8 yrs ago starting with Mint 12. My professional background started with IBM mainframes. Eventually moved to IBM midrange before a number of years with ...
by tomliotta
Fri May 20, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Solved: Networked color laser printer recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 2960

Re: Solved: Networked color laser printer recommendations?

I also print infrequently, so I'll keep your suggestion in mind. Thanks.

I have right at 50 yrs experience in the industry, so I have history with MANY manufacturers and vendors. This type of customer manipulation isn't the worst that I've seen.
by tomliotta
Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Solved: Networked color laser printer recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 2960

Re: Solved: Networked color laser printer recommendations?

Chose a Brother HL-L3290CDW. Not bad for general home use, but I've learned that I probably could've made a better choice for my personal preferences. First, it's wireless networking, and it's working here. But two things that I don't like about it is (1) it's strictly wireless, and (2) it's not cap...
by tomliotta
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Solved: Networked color laser printer recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 2960

Solved: Networked color laser printer recommendations?

I'm looking to replace a HP L7680 Officejet all-in-one printer with a color laser printer. It'll have fairly minimal usage. It needs to be on my home network. Most devices will be LM 18.3 or later, but I might use a LM 17 system once in a while. Mostly no fancy features needed, though 2-sided printi...
by tomliotta
Mon May 24, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ubuntu Advantage Tools preventing update from Mint 17.3 to 18
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

Re: Ubuntu Advantage Tools preventing update from Mint 17.3 to 18

My intent was to run through the series of supported upgrades to bring the system up to a currently supported level as I've done with a few others. The first step is to upgrade to Mint 18. Mint upgrades are mostly easy enough to run with very little attention, and I learn a little bit more about Lin...
by tomliotta
Wed May 19, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Ubuntu Advantage Tools preventing update from Mint 17.3 to 18
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

Ubuntu Advantage Tools preventing update from Mint 17.3 to 18

Attempting to update Mint 17.3 to 18 on a Lenovo W510. The presence of ubuntu-advantage-tools is somehow tied to one or more errors that prevent a successful completion. Search results indicate that others have run into the same or similar problems in the past couple years, but I've yet to run acros...
by tomliotta
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo W520 touchpad disable w/o GUI
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

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: 1268

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: 723

[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: 723

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: Beginner Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

[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: Beginner Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

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: Beginner Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

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: Beginner Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

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: Beginner Questions
Topic: Why would I pick MINT?
Replies: 26
Views: 2997

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: Beginner Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

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: Beginner Questions
Topic: [Solved] LM 17.3 Cinnamon and... LibreOffice Base?
Replies: 16
Views: 2773

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...

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