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by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx

I decided to reinstall Mint 19.1, which "solved" the problem. Thank you for your assistance.
by cdgoldin
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx

>Hello, cdgoldwin. It's "cdgoldin", no "w" :) You should be a bit more precise. Dual-booting Windows 10 and Mint 19.1 cannot have worked for many years for 2 reasons: + Mint 19.1 was released less than a year ago only + You upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10 only recently, as you tell yourself. Unnec...
by cdgoldin
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Can't boot without Ctl-Alt-F1 & startx

I have a dual-boot (Windows (on sda) and Linux Mint 19.1 (on sdb)) system, that has been working just fine for many years. I recently "upgraded" the Windows partition (sda1) from W7 to W10. There were no hardware changes. I can boot into Windoze without any problem, but when I try to boot into Linux...
by cdgoldin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 76
Views: 15616

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19 <SOLVED>

Thanks to the Mint team for an issue-free update from 18.3 Cinnamon to 19 Cinnamon.... Here is a sample with output when attempting to execute gparted: ... Unit -.mount does not exist, proceeding anyway. I wish that my "update" from 18.3 Cinnamon to 19.0 Cinnamon had gone as smoothly as yours. I sp...
by cdgoldin
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Linux Mint keeps losing internet connection
Replies: 19
Views: 2819

Re: Linux Mint keeps losing internet connection

Wifi power management causing issues sudo sed -i "s/wifi.powersave = 3/wifi.powersave = 2/g" /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/default-wifi-powersave-on.conf sudo systemctl restart network-manager.service Thank you very much. This solved my problem. But what does the first command (sudo sed...) actually do?
by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [Solved]Samsung M288x Scanner and Mint 19 Cinnamon
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

Re: [Solved]Samsung M288x Scanner and Mint 19 Cinnamon

HP explicitly states that its drivers do NOT support Mint 19. In some cases the drivers for 18.3 will still work. In other cases the won't. We need to wait for either HP or the Mint developers to resolve the problem introduced in Mint 19.
by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printers don't work with Mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Printers don't work with Mint 19

What you offered was insulting and completely unhelpful. If that's how you feel, it's best to ignore it and instead focus (in the positive) on those who are trying to help you despite your attitude. You were asked to supply details, but chose to sneer at someone else instead; not the best use of yo...
by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printers don't work with Mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: HP 1606 and OKI

tell us how these devices are connected: ie usb or wireless? (I ask because 2 usb connections can be tricky ..) Neither. They are both connected to the router via CAT5 wire. But why should USB (or any) connections be "tricky". Everything should be plug and play, after installing the correct drivers...
by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printers don't work with Mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Printers don't work with Mint 19

catweazel wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:15 am
Good luck getting help.
What you offered was insulting and completely unhelpful. Thank you.
by cdgoldin
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printers don't work with Mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Re: Printers don't work with Mint 19

Last week i installed not only mint 19 on a friends system but went back next day as he tried to hook up his 1 yr old HP officejet pro 6970 printer with zero success...needless to say, by using the instructions EXACTLY as outlined in "easy linux" i had it up and running in about 5 minutes Obviously...
by cdgoldin
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printers don't work with Mint 19
Replies: 12
Views: 476

Printers don't work with Mint 19

After installing Mint 19, and my OKI C330dn and HP1606dn printers, neither work. The OKI will print a "self-test page", but not a "test page", or anything else. The HP will print a blank sheet in all cases. Under "settings" the HP is set to color (which it doesn't have) and the setting can't be chan...
by cdgoldin
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to boot into Linux Mint 19 64-Bit With EasyBCD 2.3 (Dual Boot Setup Windows 10 )
Replies: 19
Views: 3919

Re: Unable to boot into Linux Mint 19 64-Bit With EasyBCD 2.3 (Dual Boot Setup Windows 10 )

I believe the problem is that EasyBCD and/or Grub4DOS (which it uses) can't handle more than one Linux system on a volume, probably because a data field is too small. In my case: HDD0 contains the following partitions: C=Windows7 (NTFS); D, E, F and G=Data partitions (FAT) HDD1 contains the followin...
by cdgoldin
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 17951

Re: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart

I had the same problem this morning (26-March-2018) after allowing "Update Manager" to install the "virtualbox 5.1.34" update. (This purportedly updated my VirtualBox installation from version 5.2.6 to (the current) version 5.2.8 ). Following the update, I couldn't start VirtualBox by clicking the d...
by cdgoldin
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: desktop icon size(s)
Replies: 12
Views: 22142

Re: desktop icon size(s)

hi everybody. I'm new to Mint and I found these posts helpful, but I couldn't set the icon size to 75%. I had no options between 66 and 100%. Why is that? Because there are no other options with the current version of Mint. Perhaps earlier versions had more options, or even allowed the user to spec...
by cdgoldin
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restoring Grub after system restore
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Restoring Grub after system restore

Thank you.
I found this in another thread, which seems to work:
for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
sudo chroot /mnt
update-initramfs -u
grub-install --recheck /dev/sda
update-grub
by cdgoldin
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Restoring Grub after system restore
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Restoring Grub after system restore

I've backed up my Linux Mint 18.1 system using tar. When it was necessary to restore the system, I did the following: 1) Booted from Mint 18.1 Live CD 2) Reformatted the root partition (sdb1) using gparted 3) Mounted the root partition as follows: mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt 4) Restored the root partition ...
by cdgoldin
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do I add a desktop shortcut to a web page?
Replies: 14
Views: 18406

Re: How do I add a desktop shortcut to a web page?

Here in Cinnamon I can drag the icon (favicon) in the URL bar in Firefox onto the desktop and it creates a shortcut. When you create a link by dragging the URL to your desktop from Firefox under Linux Mint, you do NOT create a URL Link (as you would with Windoze). Instead Firefox copies the HTML co...
by cdgoldin
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Creating URL link problem
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: Creating URL link problem

I create a URL link by dragging the URL to my desktop from Firefox. A desktop file type is created with a URL link and double-clicking the file opens Firefox and goes to the URL page. If I then create a folder on the desktop, copy the desktop file to this folder and attempt to open the same URL fro...
by cdgoldin
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Solved! Why is MInt 18 backup more than twice as large as Mint 17?
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Why is MInt 18 backup more than twice as large as Mint 17?

Hi I don't know the answer, but I would suggest using the backup tool Back in Time ( http://backintime.le-web.org/ ), available in the Mint repositories and much better than the Mint Backup Tool. It's in my opinion the best and, run by root, a perfect solution to backup incrementally (but restoring...
by cdgoldin
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Solved! Why is MInt 18 backup more than twice as large as Mint 17?
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Solved! Why is MInt 18 backup more than twice as large as Mint 17?

I back-up my Linux Mint (64-bit Cinnamon) system using tar as follows: cd / sudo tar -cpzf "$backupfilename" \ -v \ --exclude=cache \ --exclude=/dev/* \ --exclude=/lost+found/* \ --exclude=/media/* \ --exclude=/mnt/* \ --exclude=/proc/* \ --exclude=/sys/* \ --exclude=/tmp/* \ --exclude=/var/cache/ap...

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