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by moze229
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED]Strange Realtek sound issue
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Strange Realtek sound issue

Hi moze229. I wasn't using Linux back when 17.x was active, so not sure what changed, but this should work to get you what you want. In the terminal run alsamixer . You may need to press F6 to select the appropriate sound card. Arrow over to the column named Auto-Mute Mode, then press the down arro...
by moze229
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED]Strange Realtek sound issue
Replies: 3
Views: 115

[SOLVED]Strange Realtek sound issue

Hello all, Scenario: I have a Realtek sound setup (on main board) that has two possible outputs. One jack output on the main board (labeled in Mint as 'Line Out') and a jack on the front panel (labeled in Mint as 'Headphones'.) I'm running Mint 19, and when I plug into the front panel, the 'Line Out...
by moze229
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Updates began failing - Mint 19
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: [SOLVED]Updates began failing - Mint 19

I also dual boot 64 bit Linux Mint 19.2 (Tina) Xfce (default distro) and 64 bit Windows 7 (backup operating system) since some of my friends are still using Windows 7 and I help them out from time to time. Since I basically use a desktop tower computer, I have two hard drives in each of my two desk...
by moze229
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Updates began failing - Mint 19
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: [SOLVED]Updates began failing - Mint 19

Thanks. My system time was not set. Apparently, the repository won't accept update requests from machines that the time is not correct on. I hadn't been setting the time in Mint, because when I do, it changes the time in Windows and vice versa. It's always 5 hours off. I suppose Mint actually change...
by moze229
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Updates began failing - Mint 19
Replies: 4
Views: 345

[SOLVED] Updates began failing - Mint 19

Hello all, I have a dual boot system. A couple of weeks ago I booted to Mint 19 and realized I could no longer do updates. I didn't have time to mess with it at the time, so I've been stuck in Windows, but now I'm getting back to it and would appreciate any insight into this error message. E:Release...
by moze229
Sat May 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Which kernel should I be using in 19? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Which kernel should I be using in 19?

Those short-term kernels are called HWE (Hardware Enablement) kernels. Read the links below for more info. My suggestion is to stick to the 4.15 series, as you noted it is a long-term supported kernel. Just keep updating to the latest in the 4.15 family. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/RollingLTSEna...
by moze229
Sat May 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Which kernel should I be using in 19? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Which kernel should I be using in 19? [SOLVED]

Hello. Doing updates today, I noticed that there are quite a few kernels available. 4.15 and 4.18 versions. I'm currently running the newest 4.15 version that says it's supported until 2023. I find it strange that the 4.18 kernels are only supported until December of this year. Which one should I be...
by moze229
Sat May 04, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to prepare USB drive for TimeShift
Replies: 3
Views: 205

How to prepare USB drive for TimeShift

Hello, I put this question here because I didn't know where to put it. It also seems like an elementary question, but it's still one I can't figure out. I'd like to start using TimeShift in Mint 19, but I can't seem to prepare a USB disk properly. I create a gpt partition formatted to ext4. (I plan ...
by moze229
Fri May 03, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: external harddrive is busy all the time
Replies: 15
Views: 602

Re: external harddrive is busy all the time

Not to butt in here, but I was about to start a new thread about the exact same thing. It's preventing me from running timeshift. I'm not sure if it's related or not, but I've formatted a USB drive using ext4 for use with timeshift. Once I insert the drive, it just accesses indefinitely, which seems...
by moze229
Fri May 03, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...

What Larry said. Only don't stop there. Boot a live session, open Timeshift and see how this would look. In fact, I'd heartily recommend you do a trial restoration. Backups are useless unless you know how to restore them and figuring it out when the excrement hits the fan is stressful to say the le...
by moze229
Thu May 02, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...

I setup Timeshift. I'm going to use a 32GB USB for this. Everything was smooth. The program is pretty self explanatory.

What I don't understand though is how this is going to help me if I do an update and the system doesn't boot. I can't restore a system snapshot if I can't get into Mint. lol
by moze229
Wed May 01, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...

One of my favorite cartoons of all time, from The New Yorker: Bunch of cars backed up on the freeway, with a sign that says "Traffic clears inexplicably 2 miles ahead." Stuff happens and we don't always get to know why. Main thing to do, if you haven't already,is run sudo update-grub and see whethe...
by moze229
Wed May 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: Can't get 19 to boot now...

It started working again - somehow. All I did was go into GParted and flagged the drive as ‘boot’ just for the heck of it. I rebooted and got the same thing. (Of course). I booted back onto the live USB and unflagged the partition and let the system sit. Came back a while later and decided to go bac...
by moze229
Wed May 01, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: Can't get 19 to boot now...

Also about Windows - I can boot into Windows, but I have to go into the UEFI manager and physically select "Windows Boot Manager". By default, the ubuntu partition is boot (where GRUB is). It's a blank screen right now.
by moze229
Wed May 01, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: Can't get 19 to boot now...

Probably will have to reinstall eventually, but figure out what's going wrong first. BTW, the other reason to use a swap file rather than a swap partition is that it makes fstab simpler and gives you more flexibility to modify partitions later. Back to the problem at hand. Please boot the trusty li...
by moze229
Wed May 01, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: Can't get 19 to boot now...

You're welcome. If you've already done the install with a swap partition and it works, don't bother reinstalling to get rid of it. Either way works fine. It's more of an issue for folks with BIOS/MBR, and especially for dual install, because of the limit on the number of partitions. As regards the ...
by moze229
Wed May 01, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: Can't get 19 to boot now...

My solution to the "How did I do that?" problem is to take painfully detailed notes, including links to sources consulted. My understanding is that you can't boot in UEFI without putting the bootloader in an EFI partition somewhere. You're not the first person to believe they got around this requir...
by moze229
Wed May 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: Can't get 19 to boot now...

Your last comment correctly anticipates where I'm going. In UEFI, the Grub bootloader goes on an EFI partition. This was true of your old system also, so either you did it (and have forgotten) or the installer did it for you. Here, you sent the bootloader to sda , which doesn't work. (That's how it...
by moze229
Wed May 01, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

Re: Can't get 19 to boot now...

Is this a BIOS or UEFI computer? If you're not sure, boot the live session, open Terminal, run ls /sys/firmware and report the output (will be just one line). While you're there, also run inxi -Fxz and lsblk , then report those outputs also (these will be longer). Please use separate code boxes for...
by moze229
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...
Replies: 22
Views: 593

[Mysteriously SOLVED] Can't get 19 to boot now...

Hello all, I recently had a system configured with Windows 10/Mint 17.2 on sda (1 tb drive) and Mint 19 on sdb (640 gig drive). When I initially installed 19 a while back, I told Mint to put GRUB on sdb. So naturally, it depended on sdb being available in order to boot. ( I don't remember why I did ...

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