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by darethehair
Thu May 17, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My mouse stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: My mouse stopped working

I don't have any great ideas, but one thing that I always try to do when I want to help isolate tech problems is to try to use them in a different context to see if it makes a difference. In this case, my suggestion would be to try using it on a different computer (or, if this is a dual-boot compute...
by darethehair
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick

If you can find a working wifi driver solution for your Dell laptops, that is clearly the way to go -- especially since you would then be free to try other distros, and run upgrades, etc. without jeopardizing your working solution. That being said, I'll again state that with appropriate Linux CLI co...
by darethehair
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2

Well I set up the Emerson TV/monitor with the mirror setting checked in LMDE2. It changed things so that they were somewhat better. But now the situation is that the left and right edges of the image on the Emerson screen are cut off. An inch or so (maybe less) on each side. The image is otherwise ...
by darethehair
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2

explodingbee wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:56 am
HI,

That sounds like a possibility. How do I do it?

Vincent
In the same LMDE2 app as you were setting the 'resolution' -- the 'Display' app -- is a checkbox on the right side for 'Mirror displays'.
by darethehair
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2

Perhaps what you want is to set your display as 'mirror' (both screens look the same), rather than 'extended' (what you seem to describe it as)?
by darethehair
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick

administrollaattori wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:04 pm
It works that way too. Using Etcher it is very easy to do.
https://etcher.io/
I think Etcher is cool as well! But I have only used it for making bootable USB sticks with OS images/ISOs -- can it also copy a regular Linux partition and make it bootable on a USB stick?
by darethehair
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick
Replies: 13
Views: 414

Re: I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick

Not sure if this addresses the OP's question, but I have successfully been able to pre-partition a USB stick, install GRUB2 onto it, use 'dd' command to copy an unmounted Linux install, and then point grub to the new partition for booting -- all using CLI commands.
by darethehair
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LMDE Install: OEM Option?
Replies: 0
Views: 561

LMDE Install: OEM Option?

Question: Does LMDE share the same ability to install as an 'OEM' as does the regular version of Mint? Background: I have lately been wiping the hard drives of some old PCs that I own, and slapping on an 18.3 version of Linux Mint -- for the purposes of giving them away (or selling cheaply). Why the...
by darethehair
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Brightness problem with Intel HD Graphics 4000
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Brightness problem with Intel HD Graphics 4000

Yes, please. I also have Chromebook which runs on GalliumOS, where keys were already binded :D . You need to have these packages installed: apt install xbacklight apt install xvkbd apt install xbindkeys Then in '$HOME/.xbindkeysrc' you can have something like this: "xbacklight -dec 10" m:0x0 + c:72...
by darethehair
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 Working Fine: But Not After BIOS Reset!
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Mint 18.3 Working Fine: But Not After BIOS Reset!

I was happy as a clam when I was able to install Mint 18.3 on my new HP 530-131 gaming desktop -- onto an SSD (leaving Windows on the HDD alone). No BIOS changes. Secure boot enabled. Everything cool. Installed Steam and graphics worked fine. Upgraded kernel to 4.15 to get sound working fine. But I ...
by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on m.2 SSD removable enclosure (USB)
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Linux Mint on m.2 SSD removable enclosure (USB)

So my assumption is that over time -- without regular TRIM commands -- that the SSD would 'fill up' Invalid assumption. What TRIM does is clear unused blocks that have previously had data written to them, also called 'dirty blocks'. It also merges partial blocks into single blocks. This speeds up w...
by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: In praise of Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: In praise of Linux Mint

Yep, this is one of those classic situations that I have run into as well -- where useful technology has been abandoned in the Windows world, but for which Linux continues to have easy support! :)
by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Brightness problem with Intel HD Graphics 4000
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Brightness problem with Intel HD Graphics 4000

Not sure if this addresses your question or not, but here goes: Chromebooks come with pre-assigned function keys in the top row of the keyboard, two of them being screen brightness controls. When people like me want to dual-boot their Chromebooks to run Linux, they like to reproduce this functionali...
by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on m.2 SSD removable enclosure (USB)
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Linux Mint on m.2 SSD removable enclosure (USB)

Hm, so command capability would be major factor in optimization. That makes sense. What would be the effect of lacking the TRIM commands? Just bloat, or something worse? I believe that it is TRIM functionality that allows no-longer-used blocks to become available again for re-use. So my assumption ...
by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on m.2 SSD removable enclosure (USB)
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Linux Mint on m.2 SSD removable enclosure (USB)

Since I had a spare M.2 drive from a Chromebook, I put it into a USB 3.0 mini-enclosure and loaded Mint onto it (LMDE specifically). I made the recommended OS tweaks to reduce unnecessary logging and writing. However, AFAIK, most USB enclosures do NOT support the 'TRIM' commands that are required to...
by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Rx560 No HDMI sound
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Rx560 No HDMI sound

Short reply: I am normally an LMDE user, but my HP Pavilion 580-131 with AMD RX580 wouldn't work out-of-the-box on Mint LMDE2 201701 -- and my efforts to upgrade various pieces of software were also not successful -- so I opted to try Mint 18.3. After installing 'steam', the video card worked just f...
by darethehair
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE3: Newest Version of OpenGL/Mesa?
Replies: 2
Views: 994

LMDE3: Newest Version of OpenGL/Mesa?

Not sure how/where to ask this, but here goes... Currently running LMDE2 on an i7 Chromebox with a Haswell HD 4400 onboard GPU, OpenGL ES 3.1, Mesa 13.0.6: Graphics: Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,ve...
by darethehair
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: >Solved< Tax programs for Canadian compatible with Linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: Tax programs for Canadian compatible with Linux?

My recommendation? Use an 'agnostic' web-based tax prep web site. I have been using SimpleTax for years now, and I think it is great!

https://simpletax.ca/
by darethehair
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wacom CTE-440 Tablet in Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Wacom CTE-440 Tablet in Mint

Thanks again pdc_2. I just tried it on another fresh install of Linux Mint 18.2 Mate, and same situation for me. I guess I need someone to test the CTE-440 model directly. Another possibility is that there is something wrong with my tablet (though the scroll wheel and mouse buttons work just fine). ...
by darethehair
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wacom CTE-440 Tablet in Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Wacom CTE-440 Tablet in Mint

Thanks pdc_2 for your links. These, and many others I have read, contain a lot of useful/detailed information. Unfortunately for me, many of them seem to be so old that I do not know if the suggestions/techniques they offer are still useful or relevant. I guess what I really need is for someone with...

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