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by dave61430
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Reset BIOS settings, can't get into Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Reset BIOS settings, can't get into Linux

supergrub2 will list all systems on the drive. Download and install on flash drive.
Boot from this and select your Linux installed system.
Once Linux boots you can update grub. I've only used this on MBR system.
by dave61430
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Brother 2360DW Printer in Mint 19
Replies: 2
Views: 408

Brother 2360DW Printer in Mint 19

This printer worked flawlessly in 18.3. For that system Installed using driver etc. from Brother Web Site. In mint 19, printer is recognized and installs fine. Printing is fine except for one glitch. On two sided printing, it always tumbles the page (i.e. flips page over in portrait) regardless of p...
by dave61430
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Libre Office Writer: one continuous page
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Re: Libre Office Writer: one continuous page

You could try paper size user and specify a very long page, but it's really the wrong program for banner output.
by dave61430
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot print in color from scribus
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Cannot print in color from scribus

The title says it all. I have used Scribus in windows, printing to color printer just fine. In Mint 17.2 just do not get any color when printing. Removed the software manager version and installed 1.4.5 version using ppa. Same thing, no color when printing. On same machine windows works fine with 1....
by dave61430
Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 not stable
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 not stable

I have a Dell Optiplex 780 used that I purchased from Micro Center after my previous machine died. I had installed 17.2 on that, but didn't run it much prior to it's demise. On current machine dual boot with Windows 7 Professional, I've seen a one time freeze on wakeup, but a number of times Google ...
by dave61430
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: running out of space on root partition<SOLVED>
Replies: 12
Views: 3553

Re: running out of space on root partition

Before you do anything, make an image backup of the system. You can use Macrium free in windows, it will take some time and you will need an external hd to hold it all. You can also run the Macrium recovery media (which you must have to restore) to backup the system, useful if you don't have a windo...
by dave61430
Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reverse Clone after Linux Install
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Reverse Clone after Linux Install

I can't be absolutely sure, but using Macrium, when a partition is imaged the mbr is saved and restored. This would be the logical way to do things.
by dave61430
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: disc copy problem
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: disc copy problem

Rather than double clicking, select the Audio Disc Item on the left hand panel.
by dave61430
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Enabling K3b to burn mp3 discs in LM17.1
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Enabling K3b to burn mp3 discs in LM17.1

To add to my previous post, you will need additional support both to create audio cd and rip audio cd using mp3 format. You might start by looking at:
http://www.stchman.com/cd_rip.html but you will find many people like Ogg-Vorbiss. However, mp3 is much more widely recognized and supported.
by dave61430
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Enabling K3b to burn mp3 discs in LM17.1
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Enabling K3b to burn mp3 discs in LM17.1

Not sure how to enable .mp3, However, there are other choices, if your player supports Ogg-Vorbiss, that makes a slightly more compressed file and is supported by my Sansa player.
by dave61430
Fri Jun 19, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Trying to boot mint from external HDD causes loop reboot
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Trying to boot mint from external HDD causes loop reboot

I've no experience doing this, but assuming a normal mbr situation, the bios only knows to boot the absolute first sector of any boot device and it needs to see code that tells it what system to boot. In this case it would see grub. So I would try putting grub in sbb if that is the correct drive nam...
by dave61430
Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partition Questions Re-Partitioning <Solved>
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

Re: Partitioning Questions Re-Partitioning

It looks as though you finished up with a single extended partition. Windows assigns consecutive drive letters as it mount partitions. Linux always names the four allowable primary partitions 1,2,3,4 if they exist but doesn't release the designation if they don't. It then name volumes within an exte...
by dave61430
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mouse Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Mouse Problem

If you still have the original live install media, boot that and see what happens.
by dave61430
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No paragraph breaks when copying
Replies: 14
Views: 624

Re: No paragraph breaks when copying

Libre Office Writer is a word processor and as such has all sorts of control characters embedded to control formatting. You cannot copy and paste whole paragraphs from Office to some other display and maintain the formatting. You can copy anything from one instance of Office to another instance of O...
by dave61430
Thu May 21, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Managing Hard Drives
Replies: 13
Views: 892

Re: Managing Hard Drives

I would make one suggestion, label all partitions, Linux doesn't use drive letters so a meaningful name is helpful. Actually it's helpful in both systems but more so in Linux.

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