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by farkas
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint almost installed, but Nvidia driver issue
Replies: 25
Views: 529

Re: Mint almost installed, but Nvidia driver issue

My bad. Humble apologies.
by farkas
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint almost installed, but Nvidia driver issue
Replies: 25
Views: 529

Re: Mint almost installed, but Nvidia driver issue

If you didn't already, try disabling Secure Boot in BIOS.
by farkas
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: upgrade from 17.3
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: upgrade from 17.3

The easiest and most headache free would be a clean install of 19.1 Back up your files to external drive! (Pictures, documents, music, etc.) Whatever you don't want to loose. See https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3669 for system requirements. 8 GB USB stick is plenty for the install ISO. Installing the ...
by farkas
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Things that suck...
Replies: 62
Views: 1325

Re: Things that suck...

Currently watching the World Series of Poker. It sucks for someone when they think they have a winning hand until the the last card. If I would be there playing. Something like all in with Ace,Ace against Deuce,Deuce. Rainbow of nothing on the flop, nothing on the turn and the river hits a 2 and you...
by farkas
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Cinnamon crashes with Nvidia drivers
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Cinnamon crashes with Nvidia drivers

Disable Secure Boot in BIOS. if you haven't already. It worked for me.
by farkas
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 53
Views: 1307

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

100% on my laptop. :D
99.9% on my desktop. :)
The only windows I use is in vbox because there are no OEM linux drivers for my printer. :mrgreen:

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by farkas
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Canon MG6120 won't print pictures (Solved) Workaround
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Canon MG6120 won't print pictures (Workaround)

Figured out a workaround to my problem. :D Not very elegant, it works but it relies on using Win 7. :mrgreen: Previously installed VirtualBox and Win7 from https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/. Downloaded and installed Win7 drivers in Vbox Win7 for my printer from https://...
by farkas
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Canon MG6120 won't print pictures (Solved) Workaround
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Canon MG6120 won't print pictures

Got ink. :wink: It turns out that my earlier celebration was a bit premature. :( Tried on my desktop and laptop with USB connection, identical results. Test page prints OK. Text files on plain paper no problem. :| Printing photo quality prints is a little more problematic. :? It will not print from:...
by farkas
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: I want to move my USB boot drive among many PCs
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: I want to move my USB boot drive among many PCs

Just checked Newegg for SSD prices, found one for $79.99, 500GB. Comparable in price to a USB flash drive of the same size. https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-my-passport-go-500gb/p/N82E16820250120 The dimensions are 2.6"x3.7"x0.39", just a little over twice the size of a USB flash drive. With a...
by farkas
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: I want to move my USB boot drive among many PCs
Replies: 14
Views: 395

Re: I want to move my USB boot drive among many PCs

Your solution maybe by making a bootable external SSD or HDD drive. They are fairly reasonably priced. I did one SSD, it boots almost as fast as my internal SSD. HDD will be a lot slower. The tutorial for this is https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=287353. I used the Hybrid method, it ...
by farkas
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: software rendering mode after installing Nvidia drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: software rendering mode after installing Nvidia drivers

If you haven't turned off Secure Boot in BIOS, turn it off and try that. It should help with your problem.
by farkas
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: What is/was your experience with off brand ink?
Replies: 8
Views: 272

What is/was your experience with off brand ink?

Current printer is a Canon Pixma MG6120 inkjet combo printer/scanner. Recently had to buy a fresh ink supply. Checking several for sites for best prices I found that Canon's inks are quite expensive compared to inks from other vendors that are compatible with my printer. I'd like to hear from forum ...
by farkas
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Canon MG6120 won't print pictures (Solved) Workaround
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Canon MG6120 won't print pictures

Thanks for your reply Brian! Your reply pointed me in the right direction. Following https://wiki.debian.org/PrintQueuesCUPS#canon, and searching for cnijfilter debian 5.70 led me to: http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2018/10/canon-ij-printer-scangear-mp-drivers-ubuntu-18-04-18-10/. There is a lar...
by farkas
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Canon MG6120 won't print pictures (Solved) Workaround
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Canon MG6120 won't print pictures (Solved) Workaround

Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon installed. My Canon Pixma MG6120 printer/scanner will scan and print text and pdf files. The problem is it won't print pictures. No matter which application (Gimp, Image Viewer, etc.) I try when I"m trying print pictures the notification says its printing, then printing comp...
by farkas
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Recovering applications using Snaptic Package Manager.
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Recovering applications using Snaptic Package Manager.

After a recent disaster, https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=295318 :( I'm trying to think of ways to make a recovery easier if it happens again. Some time ago I came across a a post referencing an option in Synaptic Package Manager to save the currently installed packages to a file. T...
by farkas
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How can I create a new /home partition? (Disaster?)
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: How can I create a new /home partition?

Disaster! Sort of. After receiving only one response by jglen490 (Thanks!) to my post, decided to strike out my own. Tried to experiment to see if I can solve it on my own. Mixed results. This is a retrace of my steps. Booted my laptop, plugged in my hybrid install external SSD into a USB port. I co...
by farkas
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Clone Mint 18.3 Partition from dual old boot HD to new Virgin HD
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Clone Mint 18.3 Partition from dual old boot HD to new Virgin HD

I recently replaced my HDD with a new SSD in my laptop. See my post https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=290781&p=1612402#p1612402 I recommend a fresh install to your new drive. Probably save you a lot of time and headaches! Using Timeshift between versions, 18.3 to 19.x is not recommen...
by farkas
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How can I create a new /home partition? (Disaster?)
Replies: 3
Views: 207

How can I create a new /home partition? (Disaster?)

On my laptop I recently replaced my HDD with an SSD. Not being familiar with gparted, made a clean Mint 19.1 install using the 'Erase disk and install Linux Mint' option. The process was seamless, everything works. Using pbear's tutorial, Full Install to USB Drive: Four Options. https://forums.linux...
by farkas
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hardware specifications listing
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Hardware specifications listing

Check out Hardinfo, available in the Software Manager. When installed it shows up in menu/admin/ as System Profiler and Benchmark. It shows a lot of stuff, more than I'll probably ever need.
by farkas
Fri May 31, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What use is learning the command line for someone new to Linux?
Replies: 16
Views: 527

Re: What use is learning the command line for someone new to Linux?

No need to explicitly learn linux commands but you shoul be able to use them when a responder to your post about a problem suggests a solution using them. The copy and paste method is the best way to enter them in terminal to minimize typo errors. It is a lot more efficient to use commands than usin...

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