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by graham-h
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How do I connect a bluetooth device
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: How do I connect a bluetooth device

Do'oh. So it scans automatically. Thanks!
by graham-h
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How do I connect a bluetooth device
Replies: 2
Views: 84

How do I connect a bluetooth device

How do I pair and connect a bluetooth device using the GUI? In System Settings - Bluetooth I can't see any option to scan for devices.

This problem is probably new since upgrading to LM20 but I can't be sure.

System info: https://termbin.com/1qjn
by graham-h
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to compare directories over a network with nemo
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: How to compare directories over a network with nemo

Thanks, but doesn't answer my question, which is about nemo and meld integration.
by graham-h
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to compare directories over a network with nemo
Replies: 3
Views: 158

How to compare directories over a network with nemo

I can compare a local directory to a directory on the network with meld.

Why can't I use nemo-compare to do the same? I don't get the compare later and compare with entries in the right-click menu in nemo.
by graham-h
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Trouble running DisplayCAL
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Trouble running DisplayCAL

I installed DisplayCAL but trying to run it gives me this
Screenshot from 2019-01-24 15-25-51.png
The author claims it's a problem for the wxPython package maintainer. Any ideas?

System info here: https://termbin.com/rjie
by graham-h
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] - Mint 18.1 Cinnamon Touchscreen Rotation
Replies: 12
Views: 14881

Re: [Solved] - Mint 18.1 Cinnamon Touchscreen Rotation

Thanks for that tip.

What genius put that setting in Preferences->General instead of next to the screen rotation settings?
by graham-h
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 76
Views: 23351

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

gm10 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:57 pm
so timeshift would basically create snapshots of the snapshots as well and thus exponentially grow the snapshot sizes.
No. It doesn't do that. I backed up to a USB stick without any further configuration and just got a copy of my system directories.
by graham-h
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 76
Views: 23351

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Thanks. Once I twigged that the daily/weekly/etc settings are tick boxes, not radio buttons, it became clear how to turn snapshots off :oops:
by graham-h
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Acer battery won't charge
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Acer battery won't charge

The other odd thing I have noticed is that the setting 'When the battery is critically low' has only one option: Do nothing. For others finding this thread, that turned out to be the key. The battery was just being allowed to go to zero with no suspend or hibernation. From there, it would not charg...
by graham-h
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 76
Views: 23351

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

When you installed Mint 19, if you didn't want Timeshift, all you had to do was to open your Update Manager, left click on Edit, then left click on Preferences, then under Interface, UNCHECK the choice "show a warning if system snapshots are not set up". Then left click the word Apply. This is what...
by graham-h
Tue May 01, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Acer battery won't charge
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Acer battery won't charge

Not sure what details would be relevant. That's why the question about how to troubleshoot ie where to start? The machine is called Aspire SW5-271-69LN which has a battery called LGC AC14C81. I am running LM18.3 with kernel 4.13.0-39-generic #44~16.04.1-Ubuntu. Cinnamon. 64-bit. Of course, now I've ...
by graham-h
Tue May 01, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Acer battery won't charge
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Acer battery won't charge

The battery on my Acer Switch 12 2-in-1 won't charge when LM is running. It's just come back from the repairers who put in a brand new battery under warranty and it works fine under Windoze. But in LM the charge level stays static when I'm using the machine with the charger plugged in. I think it al...
by graham-h
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change folder view from icon to list [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 6129

Re: Change folder view from icon to list [SOLVED]

.. but I can't get this setting to stick when using Elevated Privileges. Where does nemo store its config for root? It is the same as any user. Open Nemo, as root, and then do Edit > Preferences > List View Thanks, but like I say, it doesn't stick. If I close the preferences dialogue then re-open i...
by graham-h
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Change folder view from icon to list [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 6129

Re: Change folder view from icon to list [SOLVED]

.. but I can't get this setting to stick when using Elevated Privileges. Where does nemo store its config for root?
by graham-h
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: screen auto rotation stopped?
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: screen auto rotation stopped?

I have the opposite problem, rotates when I do not want it to. I have looked and cannot find the setting to turn off auto-rotation. I am using 18.2 Beta, Cinnamon. Same here. Boots to portrait, in which mouse usage is very difficult, and there's no way to change to landscape using touch screen AFAI...
by graham-h
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trouble booting with kernel 4.4
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Trouble booting with kernel 4.4

Two months later and it's still not fixed. Every time I change a setting it seems to make it better but then plays up again. I think there are two (or more) issues which may or may not be related. And BTW I do get the same effects with older kernels but the older it is the more reliable it seems. 1....
by graham-h
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Note of Caution re: EFI Install
Replies: 17
Views: 2291

Re: Note of Caution re: EFI Install

I had similar issues with an Acer machine which refused to boot to anything but windoze. Attempts to re-order the boot sequence with efibootmgr failed but the 'next boot' option would stick, so I had a script run: #! /bin/bash efibootmgr -n 0 and called it from Startup Applications. Boot option 0 is...
by graham-h
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No screen rotation on Acer laptop
Replies: 0
Views: 191

No screen rotation on Acer laptop

Very excited about support in 18.1 for automatic screen rotation but it's not working here. dmesg reports Acer BMA150 accelerometer as /devices/virtual/input/input15 which suggests its supported but desktop does not rotate. Any suggestions for troubleshooting? Specs here: https://gist.github.com/ano...
by graham-h
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trouble booting with kernel 4.4
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Re: Trouble booting with kernel 4.4

Thanks for the swift reply. clocksource=tsc in the grub commandline got it going one time - will mark as solved if that's repeatable over a few days.

:D
by graham-h
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trouble booting with kernel 4.4
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Trouble booting with kernel 4.4

I upgraded to LM18. Sometimes it boots but mostly it doesn't - just hangs with the logo and the little dots underneath stop flashing. I can boot reliably with the 3.19.0-32 kernel but not with any 4.4.0-x kernels. If I turn off quiet in grub I get a load of register/stack contents and a message like...

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