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by Voltron
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New OS Build: BIOS (with MBR HDDs) or UEFI (without Secure Boot) (with GPT HDDs)
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: New OS Build: BIOS (with MBR HDDs) or UEFI (without Secure Boot) (with GPT HDDs)

Not to poke a hornet's nest, I concur. If the mobo came with UEFI, it will likey work the best that way. CSM is a "patch" to simulate Legacy. Each manufacture has their own way of cobbling it together, some better than others. I too, have used it for years without problems. There are rare exception...
by Voltron
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New OS Build: BIOS (with MBR HDDs) or UEFI (without Secure Boot) (with GPT HDDs)
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: New OS Build: BIOS (with MBR HDDs) or UEFI (without Secure Boot) (with GPT HDDs)

mr_raider wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:03 pm
No problem with EFI. Been using it for 5 years +. If it's a self built desktop with a decent motherboard you'll be fine.
Hello, mr_raider:

Thank you for your valuable input. Yes, this is a custom-built system--so, outlook should be good. :) Thanks, again!

--Voltron
by Voltron
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New OS Build: BIOS (with MBR HDDs) or UEFI (without Secure Boot) (with GPT HDDs)
Replies: 4
Views: 121

New OS Build: BIOS (with MBR HDDs) or UEFI (without Secure Boot) (with GPT HDDs)

Hello, everyone: I hope everyone is well and I want to thank people, ahead of time, for any suggestions that may be provided. I have a well-powered desktop computer, running Wnidows 10 and Linux Mint and a few other Linux distributions. I am getting ready to rebuild it with Linux and I was wondering...
by Voltron
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Left Mouse Button not working properly [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Left Mouse Button not working properly [SOLVED]

Well, here is one final response on my particular issue, to append to my previous "embarrassing" response. I hesitated to create my own post for this issue, as I had not finished all of my own testing. These steps were going to be my last testing procedures, prior to creating my own post on this iss...
by Voltron
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Left Mouse Button not working properly [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Left Mouse Button not working properly [SOLVED]

Once again, thanks for the quick and informative reply, rene. Regarding the Synaptics drivers, I was under the impression these older drivers handled both the touchpad and the mouse hardware. After your last response and going back and re-reading the release notes, it looks like my understanding was...
by Voltron
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Left Mouse Button not working properly [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Left Mouse Button not working properly [SOLVED]

Thanks for your pointers, rene. It does not make sense to me, either. I will do more Googling on libinput and look into those manpages you referenced. Somewhere, while I have been Googling, I thought I found something about using libinput and/or X configuration files, to match the configurations of ...
by Voltron
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Left Mouse Button not working properly [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Left Mouse Button not working properly [SOLVED]

Thanks for the response, rene! I have a brand new Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse (Version 2.0), running firmware version 0100. The mouse works, perfectly, in Windows 10; however, I want to use it in Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon/Ubuntu 20.04. According to what I have found, this mouse runs at 800 DPI, at 30...
by Voltron
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Left Mouse Button not working properly [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 396

Re: Left Mouse Button not working properly

There are no specific "Dell" mouse drivers within Linux. Details can be tweaked for specific mice in the general X.org driver but I quite expect this to be a simple hardware issue: your mouse dying or needing a clean. I know this is an old post; however, I am having problems with a newly-purchased ...
by Voltron
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Security Notice: CVE-2019-17080
Replies: 22
Views: 56063

Re: Security Notice: CVE-2019-17080

As others have stated, I want to forward a huge thanks and much appreciation to Clem and the other Mint developers for their quick and dutiful response to this security issue. It's great to have such expertise and watchful eyes on Mint's code. Thank you, everyone!!!
by Voltron
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 133
Views: 26297

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

Isn't it that by default users have read access to each other's home directories? Shouldn't need to run the backup program as root with write access to your entire operating system for that. Or you could add their groups to your account so you have full access. Or see if Deja Dup supports pkexec or...
by Voltron
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04
Replies: 133
Views: 26297

Re: gksu removed from the repo's of Ubuntu 18.04

This raises a question. Now, when I use Backups (deja-dup) to backup all users' home directories on a system, via "gksudo deja-dup-preferences," I get prompted for the admin/root password. And, after typing that in, I can backup all users' home directories, graphically. In Ubuntu 18.04, how will I m...
by Voltron
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)
Replies: 25
Views: 3665

Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)

Hello, everyone: I have been reading on Cloudflare's launch of their public DNS servers, 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 and was interested to get others' opinions on the matter. Here are some articles I have found, to get everyone started: https://www.cnet.com/news/cloudfare-new-1111-dns-privacy-tool-would-spe...
by Voltron
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to Change SATA Transfer Rate on Internal Hitachi HDDs?
Replies: 4
Views: 341

Re: How to Change SATA Transfer Rate on Internal Hitachi HDDs?

Hello, JerryF:

Thank you for your response; unfortunately, I do not see such options, within the system BIOS. I wish I did; it would be much easier this way.
by Voltron
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How to Change SATA Transfer Rate on Internal Hitachi HDDs?
Replies: 4
Views: 341

How to Change SATA Transfer Rate on Internal Hitachi HDDs?

Hello: I have several internal, enterprise-class Hitachi HDDs and I have been researching how to change the SATA transfer rate (1.5Gb/s, 3.0Gb/s, 6Gb/s) on these drives, without any luck. These drives are confirmed as being SATA Revision 3.x (Third Generation), capable of SATA 6Gb/s. In the past, I ...
by Voltron
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel Question
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: Kernel Question

Hello, felemur & other Linux Minters: I wanted to add that I experienced a behavior that I saw a month or so ago (for a brief moment in time), in that the Update Manager offered the 4.8 kernel series (via Level 4, I believe); although, I was still running the 4.4 series (with Mint 18.1). My kernel w...
by Voltron
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thanks for New Update Manager Version
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Thanks for New Update Manager Version

I just wanted to thank Clem and the developers for updating the wonderful Mint Update Manager. As of yesterday, the latest version fixed an issue where users were being prompted to install a newer Kernel version. Thanks to everyone who worked on this issue!
by Voltron
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Disappearing Clock
Replies: 22
Views: 9053

Re: Disappearing Clock

I brought up a new installation of Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce (64-bit) and this appears to still exist. As mentioned in the comments section of the release announcement of Linux Mint 18 Xfce, I am seeing this, as well: RE: Clock Applet Disappearing I can confirm that the clock applet disappears on me, as ...
by Voltron
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Setting up automatic upgrades with unattended-upgrades
Replies: 15
Views: 12915

Re: Setting up automatic upgrades with unattended-upgrades

Wow! Nice information, xenopeek; thank you!

:D
by Voltron
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Enable Standard User to Install Updates Via Update Manager
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Enable Standard User to Install Updates Via Update Manager

I have family and friends who are using Linux Mint 17.x and I would like to allow them to install their own updates, via the Update Manager, WITHOUT changing their accounts from standard/desktop users to administrative users. Can I add their accounts to another group, giving them such permission and...
by Voltron
Sun Apr 19, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Black screen after boot...help plz!
Replies: 30
Views: 2188

Re: Black screen after boot...help plz!

Thanks for the update, kelsinni. It is unfortunate that you had to format, but, sometimes there are no other options. At least, now, you have a trouble-free, functioning system. Good luck with the new build.

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