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by Pheeble
Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: <SOLVED> HDMI projector not detected - are drivers required?
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: HDMI projector not detected - are drivers required?

I made multiple attempts to connect to the venue's HDMI projector using different laptops, different kernels and different versions of Linux. Every attempt failed, as though there was no projector attached. Eventually the person I'm helping to do a stage presentation was able to convince the venue m...
by Pheeble
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: <SOLVED> HDMI projector not detected - are drivers required?
Replies: 1
Views: 165

<SOLVED> HDMI projector not detected - are drivers required?

I have a Toshiba laptop (Satellite P750, so quite old) with a HDMI port. It's running Linux Mint 20.1 XFCE without any other problem. If I attach one of my computer monitors via HDMI (using my HDMI 1.4 cable) it is immediately recognized by the OS, and shows up in the Display Settings gui so I can c...
by Pheeble
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint Chromium without pulse audio
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Mint Chromium without pulse audio

I was glad to hear the Mint devs have created a Chromium package that bypasses Ubuntu's snap crap. Unfortunately it has a hard dependency on pulseaudio. My system has been set up for music production, using alsa and jack and a low-latency kernel. Pulse audio has been deliberately removed, and I do n...
by Pheeble
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Download, build and install LinuxSampler
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Download, build and install LinuxSampler

I wrote a dash shell script to automate the download, build and install of linuxsampler ( https://www.linuxsampler.org ). It also installs Qsampler from the Ubuntu repos. I'm posting the script here in case anyone else finds it useful. I've tested it on Linux Mint 20 XFCE. #!/bin/dash ##############...
by Pheeble
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for programming tool/app recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Looking for programming tool/app recommendations?

When I started programming I was attracted by the large IDEs such as Eclipse, but I found them too cumbersome to work with. All of the bells and whistles merely distracted me from learning the fundamentals of development. Eventually I settled on Geany. It's basically just a text editor with some ext...
by Pheeble
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Sticky keys are disabled. I really don't care.
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Sticky keys are disabled. I really don't care.

This is more curiosity than concern. Since installing Linux Mint 20 XFCE, I have been getting occasional desktop notification popup messages telling me 'Sticky keys are disabled'. The timing seems to be random, and has no apparent association with anything I am doing. I don't use sticky keys. The 'E...
by Pheeble
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Black screen after opening laptop lid (not waking up from being suspended)
Replies: 7
Views: 2907

Re: Black screen after opening laptop lid (not waking up from being suspended)

This bug has been annoying me for years. I suspect there are prehistoric cave markings somewhere complaining about it :? The issue (for me, anyway) seems to be about the X session not being restored on resume from suspend after the laptop lid was closed. I previously used a keyboard shortcut that ra...
by Pheeble
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] wpa_supplicant cannot read from /dev/random and won't shut up about it
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: wpa_supplicant cannot read from /dev/random and won't shut up about it

Oops! It seems I misread the instruction to install 'havegd'. It should have been 'haveged', which is in the repositories.

When I installed 'haveged' and rebooted, the nagging messages from wpa_supplicant had stopped.

So the solution was:

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sudo apt install haveged
I'll mark this as solved.
by Pheeble
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] wpa_supplicant cannot read from /dev/random and won't shut up about it
Replies: 1
Views: 219

[SOLVED] wpa_supplicant cannot read from /dev/random and won't shut up about it

I've just installed Linux Mint 19.3 XFCE on a Toshiba laptop. I'm using a wireless network connection. When I checked the system log via 'journalctl -b -p "err"' I found 3711 consecutive lines of wpa_supplicant[917]: random: Cannot read from /dev/random: Resource temporarily unavailable I ...
by Pheeble
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] How to delete unwanted 'Install Multimedia Codecs' menu item
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: How to delete unwanted 'Install Multimedia Codecs' menu item

smurphos wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:05 am
If you are determined to get rid of it entirely in a terminal run.

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sudo rm /usr/share/applications/mint-meta-codecs.desktop
Thankyou. That's exactly what I was looking for.
by Pheeble
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] How to delete unwanted 'Install Multimedia Codecs' menu item
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: How to delete unwanted 'Install Multimedia Codecs' menu item

it's not really an stand-alone Menu Item, as such Yes, it is. It is a menu item displayed in the Applications menu, and in MenuLibre. See the screenshot below. NB: this is not Windows, and as such, you don't really have to Remove "surplus programs". I'm not trying to delete a program, I'm...
by Pheeble
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [Solved] How to delete unwanted 'Install Multimedia Codecs' menu item
Replies: 4
Views: 334

[Solved] How to delete unwanted 'Install Multimedia Codecs' menu item

I've installed Linux Mint 19.3 XFCE on a second computer, and I have no need of the usual multimedia codecs on that system. I tried to delete the 'Install Multimedia Codecs' menu item using the menu editor, but it seems to require root permissions. Presumably I have to edit a default menu config som...
by Pheeble
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – May 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 3286

Re: Monthly News – May 2020

If Ubuntu is increasingly insisting on using Snap for installing software, does that mean Mint will have to find a different distro to use as a base? Debian? Manjaro?

Mintjaro anyone?
by Pheeble
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dual Monitor dont work with NVIDIA
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Dual Monitor dont work with NVIDIA

I have the same GPU, and an integrated Intel graphics processor.

I have been running Linux with 3 monitors for several years without a problem.

But first I had to disable the integrated Intel gpu in the BIOS settings. Try doing that and see if it fixes the problem.
by Pheeble
Fri May 29, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Keyboard Issues Satellite 775D LM Cinn (64-bit)
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Keyboard Issues Satellite 775D LM Cinn (64-bit)

I can't explain the keyboard/trackpad issue, but to see what the messages were run 'dmesg' in a terminal. (For what it's worth, I run Linux Mint 19.3 XFCE on a many-years-old Toshiba Satellite P750, and it works without a problem using either the integrated graphics or the Nvidia gpu that the system...
by Pheeble
Fri May 29, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Linux keeps connecting and disconnecting USB mounted external drives
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Re: Linux keeps connecting and disconnecting USB mounted external drives

I've had similar issues and discovered that, for me, it was caused by using 'uas' usb devices. I found out that many USB3 external drives and SATA-to-USB3 adapters now use a recent-ish development called 'USB Attached SCSI', usually abbreviated to 'UAS'. Refer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_Attac...
by Pheeble
Fri May 29, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)
Replies: 50
Views: 32260

Re: KDE on future versions of Mint (+20)

Well, NOW I don't even know if the variable opacity function exists, what with so much else getting screwed up in the downgrade to 4.14. But that's how it was in 4.12, screwed up but repairable. The variable opacity is still available in 4.14, but it needs to be accessed through the Settings Editor...
by Pheeble
Sun May 10, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Build ffmpeg with fdk-aac support
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Build ffmpeg with fdk-aac support

This isn't a help request, but I wasn't sure where to post it. Feel free to move it somewhere else. I needed ffmpeg built to use the non-free fdk-aac encoder, but neither the default repo nor any other ppa I could find provides ffmpeg with fdk-aac support, so I had to build it myself. The steps were...
by Pheeble
Fri May 08, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpaks slow to launch
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: Flatpaks slow to launch

I have no idea why, but today the flatpak applications are launching in a few seconds. I haven't changed anything, so colour me baffled. Investigating this problem, however, did get me to look at the system files installed for flatpak, and I discovered that these flatpak apps, and the associated sup...
by Pheeble
Fri May 08, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Flatpaks slow to launch
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Flatpaks slow to launch

Hi, I've installed 3 flatpak apps from the Software Manager in Linux Mint 19.3 XFCE: Darktable, Inkscape and Handbrake. Every one of them takes at least 30 seconds to start after it is launched, either via the Mint menu or the terminal. The same applications (albeit older versions) installed from ap...

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