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by bbaker6212
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Need Help getting the Touchpad for the Ideapad330-15IGM to Work on Linux Mint 19.1
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Need Help getting the Touchpad for the Ideapad330-15IGM to Work on Linux Mint 19.1

Late reply but I just bought the Lenovo Ideapad 330S-15IKB and the touchpad worked out of the box with Mint 19.1, Manjaro, and MX-linux. Swapped the slow HD for my Samsung 850 EVO SSD. Disabled the Intel Optane feature in the BIOS and was able to install Mint on that tiny 16GB drive. I use the Refin...
by bbaker6212
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Need Help getting the Touchpad for the Ideapad330-15IGM to Work on Linux Mint 19.1
Replies: 14
Views: 1504

Re: Need Help getting the Touchpad for the Ideapad330-15IGM to Work on Linux Mint 19.1

JeremyB wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:22 am
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Yes, you need to know which touchpad device you have and which Kernel version are you running. There have been various touchpad related changes in recent kernels, some specific to Lenovo Ideapad, so you should be running kernel v4.19.xx
by bbaker6212
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Trackpad not recognized driving me insane
Replies: 7
Views: 895

Re: Trackpad not recognized driving me insane

A workaround was found for this. See the bottom of this bug thread:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1795292
by bbaker6212
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: $200 Laptop @ Best Buy - Will it work with Mint??
Replies: 42
Views: 2054

Re: $200 Laptop @ Best Buy - Will it work with Mint??

You might be better off looking for a second hand ex-corporate laptop, such as a Thinkpad T430. For about the same money you will get a much better machine, certainly a much faster processor. I'm pretty sure this machine will have an M.2 slot you can plug an SSD card into and the RAM is upgradable ...
by bbaker6212
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux programs come to Chromebooks
Replies: 27
Views: 3243

Re: Linux programs come to Chromebooks

I don't see the point of this. If you want Linux apps then install a Linux distro. It works on Apollo-Lake devices if you use either 1) the rEFInd boot manager or 2) you use Linuxium's ISO respin script for Ubuntu based distro's like Mint, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, etc. A lot of schools use Chromebooks. I ...
by bbaker6212
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint xfce is slow [Solved]
Replies: 12
Views: 2047

Re: Mint xfce is slow [Solved]

Also, it will run faster if you move the OS from the slower eMMC drive onto the SSD.
by bbaker6212
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [Solved] Laptop lenovo internal mic (/pulseaudio?) issue
Replies: 10
Views: 17630

Re: [SOLVED] Laptop Lenovo G50 internal mic not working with "inverted channel"

Thanks for this. #3 fixed it for me. I'm on a Lenovo G50-45 (AMD cpu) with v17.2 Cinnamon 64bit. Try deleting ~/.pulse* EPIC UPDATE: I did it. I found the solution in a 2010 topic in ubuntu forum. Solution 1. install pavucontrol 2. run it and go in the input tab 3. Unlock the sliders for the for th...
by bbaker6212
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint on Intel Cherry Trail
Replies: 9
Views: 6444

Re: Mint on Intel Cherry Trail

Hi there I apologize right off the bat for being completely green. I recently bought a mini PC pre loaded with Windows 10. When discovering that it was a bit sluggish, I decided to give Linux a try for the first time, for a lighter weight OS, as I have been wanting to give it a go for a while. I en...
by bbaker6212
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux programs come to Chromebooks
Replies: 27
Views: 3243

Re: Linux programs come to Chromebooks

I don't see the point of this. If you want Linux apps then install a Linux distro. It works on Apollo-Lake devices if you use either 1) the rEFInd boot manager or 2) you use Linuxium's ISO respin script for Ubuntu based distro's like Mint, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, etc.
by bbaker6212
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to Install on Lenovo ideapad Miix 310
Replies: 21
Views: 4944

Re: Unable to Install on Lenovo ideapad Miix 310

The solution is Linuxium's ISO respin script which works for Ubuntu, Mint, and other Debian based distro's. The links given above alluded to that.
by bbaker6212
Thu May 24, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootable Mint usb not working in Teclast F7
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

Re: Bootable Mint usb not working in Teclast F7

Search the TechTablets forum for my posts on how to install various distros (on the EZBook 3 Pro which is also an N3450 Apollo Lake notebook)...
https://techtablets.com/members/brad/forums/
by bbaker6212
Thu May 24, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bootable Mint usb not working in Teclast F7
Replies: 3
Views: 2074

Re: Bootable Mint usb not working in Teclast F7

Just bought a new Teclast F7, a 14" notebook with intel graphics. Win 10 preinstalled. Cheap, with modest performance but great screen and keyboard, therefore potentially an excellent linux travel computer. Strangely I have been able to install manjaro no problem but nothing will let me install Min...
by bbaker6212
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tablet (8'' or less) that will run a Linux distro well?
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: Tablet (8'' or less) that will run a Linux distro well?

look at this, but dunno for sure if it can run Linux. I think probably with a recent kernel version
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/d ... n12td/9wn1
by bbaker6212
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Lenovo Ideapad 15 Mouse/Wifi issue
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: Lenovo Ideapad 15 Mouse/Wifi issue

See (at least) #5 in the "how to get help" readme stickie... you need to provide more details!
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=83444
by bbaker6212
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tablet (8'' or less) that will run a Linux distro well?
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: Tablet (8'' or less) that will run a Linux distro well?

Go to TechTablets Youtube channel. He's found some Apollo-Lake Celeron N3450 quad-core 2-in-1 tablets (usually 10" to 13" in size) that boot Manjaro and some with touchscreen working. He does not thoroughly test Linux though. Just boots Manjaro from a USB drive and quickly checks wifi, touch, screen...
by bbaker6212
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot from USB in Lenovo Yoga 720
Replies: 18
Views: 14200

Re: Boot from USB in Lenovo Yoga 720

Linuxium's ISO respin script allows you to create a custom Ubuntu ISO with the latest kernel. I don't know if it also can work with Mint. I'm guessing it may need to be modified. Ask him!
by bbaker6212
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM18 lockup/freeze upon startup from Suspend or Hibernate
Replies: 14
Views: 3392

Re: LM18 suspend/hibernate/wake no work on Lenovo G50

No I gave up. I'm on 18.1 with kernel 4.10 now and still it does not work on my Lenovo G50 notebook. Well I don't know when but Suspend/wake-up started working now on my Lenovo G50-45, at least on Manjaro Linux 18.1 XFCE with Kernel 4.11.8-1 that I'm using now with the latest auto-updates applied (...
by bbaker6212
Fri May 26, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Installation on Lenovo Miix 310-101CR, then the black screen
Replies: 16
Views: 9199

Re: Installation on Lenovo Miix 310-101CR, then the black screen

Try installing Manjaro Xfce onto a USB drive and boot from that. This might allow you to run Gparted and config your eMMC if it can be seen.
by bbaker6212
Thu May 18, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] excessively slow startup > 3 mins in "userspace"
Replies: 1
Views: 4811

Re: excessively slow startup > 3 mins in "userspace"

I suffered with this problem for a long time but just stumbled upon the cause/solution. I had installed rEFInd to replace Grub2 and when I started up LinuxMint it shows a bunch of text lines as it is booting up. On one of these lines it showed ... "a start job is running for dev-disk-by x2duuid..." ...
by bbaker6212
Mon May 01, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Sound preferences panel doesn't launch
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Sound preferences panel doesn't launch

I would install "pavucontrol" (Pulse Audio) and the pulseaudio-equalizer apps. Those are the two things I use to control audio using Mate.

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