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by ralplpcr
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Failed trying to mount old data DVD (Joliet FS)
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: Failed trying to mount old data DVD (Joliet FS)

I don't have a direct answer for you, but I'm curious if you've checked whether you can still see the data on a Windows machine? Since you stated it's a "data DVD", I'm presuming that you burned it yourself. The lifespan of those early "burned" disks was only around 20-25 years, if I remember correc...
by ralplpcr
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved]Install problems
Replies: 13
Views: 190

Re: Install problems

Can you boot the Live LM USB/DVD, mount and access Windows files on the hard-drive.? This is the key question. If you cannot boot to a live session, then I would highly suspect that you have a faulty burn to the USB stick. Please confirm whether or not you can boot to a live session via your USB st...
by ralplpcr
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is pae and where do I get one?
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: What is pae and where do I get one?

Not really a direct answer to your question, but have you verified that virtualization is enabled in your BIOS? If it isn't, you will be limited to 32-bit virtualization only, and may experience some flaky behavior in virtual machines (like you're describing). It's called different things by differe...
by ralplpcr
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Linux [Solved]
Replies: 21
Views: 567

Re: Installing Linux

The instructions you followed are for verifying the checksum from within a linux terminal - - not Windows.

If you want to verify the checksum within Windows, please see the advice on this thread.
by ralplpcr
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cropping video files such as .MOV files etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Cropping video files such as .MOV files etc.

A very simple-but-useful program I've found can be installed via the libav-tools - - it's called avconv . The caveat is that it is command-line only.... but it's quite simple to use. Start by installing libav-tools, if you don't already have them: sudo apt-get install libav-tools Then it's just a ma...
by ralplpcr
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Out of Box Experience of any Distro.
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Best Out of Box Experience of any Distro.

What is the difference between Ubuntu MATE and Mint MATE? I'm using MATE but don't understand why it's different other than it seemed to function better than regular Ubuntu-18. Linux Mint uses the Ubuntu distributions as a base. Basically, Mint takes what Canonical (the creators/distributors of Ubu...
by ralplpcr
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem with second screen
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Problem with second screen

If I had to buy a DVI-hdmi cable I think I would attack it directly on the second entry of the nvidia. I think in that case it would work without problems, or not? Thank you very much for the help anyway, I know that a cable costs nothing but I took this little problem as a challenge against me and...
by ralplpcr
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem with second screen
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Problem with second screen

I do see a small discrepancy - - you indicated in your first post: When I use Windows, I use two screens: one connected with HDMI cable to the graphics card (nvidia1080)... But if you search out the data for NVIDIA Device 1d01 bus-ID: 01:00.0 , it comes up as a NVidia GT 1030. Are you sure that you ...
by ralplpcr
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem with second screen
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Problem with second screen

....Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: vesa ....... I've read online that proprietary drivers are not supported for dual screen so I'm using nouveau driver (that's why low resolution) You're missing a good bit of information from both commands - - however the key bit is that the limited piece of ...
by ralplpcr
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem with second screen
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Problem with second screen

Please post the output of the following 2 commands: inxi -Fxz and xrandr.
For readability, if you could post the output in code tags it would help - - that's the </> button shown above the textarea when typing your reply.
by ralplpcr
Tue May 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: desktop downScaling - mouse field border - xrandr --output eDP1 --mode "1600x900" --scale "2x2"
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: desktop downScaling - mouse field border - xrandr --output eDP1 --mode "1600x900" --scale "2x2"

Just a thought - - have you tried adjusting the DPI? It may be easier, and give you the results you're after without all this xrandr/ xinput stuff. Start by turning OFF all the customizations you've made - - so that your resolution is "full size" and your mouse pointer covers the whole of your scree...
by ralplpcr
Tue May 29, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: desktop downScaling - mouse field border - xrandr --output eDP1 --mode "1600x900" --scale "2x2"
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: desktop downScaling - mouse field border - xrandr --output eDP1 --mode "1600x900" --scale "2x2"

So I'm guessing that plugging a USB mouse in didn't provide a suitable workaround? I would have hoped for better results.... There are 2 ways I know of to adjust the Coordinate Transformation matrix - either manually, or (somewhat) automatically. I'd try to semi-automated way first. Based on your pr...
by ralplpcr
Sat May 26, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: same desktop settings for all users
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: same desktop settings for all users

I think we need a little more info. When you say "share the same settings for each user" are you talking about *initial* settings - as in each use will have the same wallpaper/desktop/icons/programs when their account is first logged in, but they will have the ability to customize it to their own pr...
by ralplpcr
Fri May 25, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Isolate the most essential files required for a normal boot? [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Isolate the most essential files required for a normal boot?

I think what you're asking for is to separate your user data as much as possible from your OS data, correct? If so, then the simplest option you'd have is to create your "/home" directory on a separate partition. The /home directory contains nearly all of "your" data by default, with the "/" (root) ...
by ralplpcr
Thu May 17, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: desktop downScaling - mouse field border - xrandr --output eDP1 --mode "1600x900" --scale "2x2"
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: desktop downScaling - mouse field border - xrandr --output eDP1 --mode "1600x900" --scale "2x2"

Something is not right here - - I can only guess you have recently rebooted or change some settings around? Your Touchpad has changed from ID-12 to ID-14, so it only makes sense that the output of xinput list-props 12 didn't give useful info. Can you try the "turn off / turn on" commands again? This...
by ralplpcr
Wed May 16, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: desktop downScaling - mouse field border - xrandr --output eDP1 --mode "1600x900" --scale "2x2"
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: desktop downScaling - mouse field border - xrandr --output eDP1 --mode "1600x900" --scale "2x2"

About mouse, it's sure it is about mouse pointer - move mouse - sure, unplug touchpad ... Well, see, had you posted that you were on a laptop in the first place then my suggestion would have been more along the lines of asking you to plug in an external mouse & see if that makes a difference. :lol:...
by ralplpcr
Wed May 16, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: desktop downScaling - mouse field border - xrandr --output eDP1 --mode "1600x900" --scale "2x2"
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: desktop downScaling - mouse field border - xrandr --output eDP1 --mode "1600x900" --scale "2x2"

It would help to know a little more about your specific hardware. Please post the output of inxi -Fxz . Enclose it in code tags for better readability - - that's the "</>" button above the "reply" page. I suspect you *might* need to make some adjustments using xinput , but it's going to be trial-and...
by ralplpcr
Wed May 16, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Making a Windows Bootable USB
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Making a Windows Bootable USB

If you downloaded an ISO file, the easiest way I've found in Linux is woeusb. It's a fork of the old WinUSB program, and is specifically designed to create bootable Windows USB sticks from which you can install.
by ralplpcr
Wed May 02, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How Do I get Google Chrome to work with Mint 18?
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: How Do I get Google Chrome to work with Mint 18?

Anyway, Firefox is now much better. ..... While I'd wholeheartedly agree with you, the OP indicated that he/she is "required to use Google Chrome for School".... so it seems that Firefox isn't an option here. @richleeblessed - how exactly did you try to install Chrome? You said it was via a .DEB - ...
by ralplpcr
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Change from DDR3 to ECC DDR3? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Change from DDR3 to ECC DDR3? [SOLVED]

I got it running! :D Unfortunately, I can't really give a definite answer as to *why* it's working now, or what I did to fix it? Per my previous post, I started by removing all the desktop memory and installing only 2 sticks of ECC - - one for each processor. I then attempted to boot up with an 18.1...

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