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by pstrbrc
Wed May 13, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can't find GUI for OpenVPN
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Can't find GUI for OpenVPN

Lenovo ThinkCentre M78, Mint 19.3, XFCE I've just subscribed to NordVPN. It's running, as you can see here: pstrbrc@pstrbrc-ThinkCentre-M78:~$ nordvpn status Status: Connected Current server: us(****).nordvpn.com Country: United States City: Saint Louis Your new IP: ***.***.**.*** Current technology...
by pstrbrc
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED!]19.3 dual-boot install on Win 10 - weird boot problem
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: [SOLVED!]19.3 dual-boot install on Win 10 - weird boot problem

Boy, I feel like a newb! I finally found the path to the bios menu (F1) and started rummaging through the options. First, disabled "Quick boot." Nope. Then disabled "Secure boot." Ditto. But then I looked at the boot order list. "Windows boot manager", and two different...
by pstrbrc
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED!]19.3 dual-boot install on Win 10 - weird boot problem
Replies: 3
Views: 181

[SOLVED!]19.3 dual-boot install on Win 10 - weird boot problem

Lenovo Thinkcentre M78, reconditioned but new to me. I've been Windoze-free since Ubuntu 8.04, but I've been back into a corner and am required to use a Win OS occasionally, so went with a dual boot. Have been using Mint since 17.1, and had 19.3 on my last to end-of-life computers. OK. I'm familiar ...
by pstrbrc
Sat May 18, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: updated 19 XFCE, now won't recognise password [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: updated 19 XFCE, now won't recognise password

Sheesh! Late last night I decided to go nuclear. Loaded a fresh install of 19.1 on a thumb drive, did a Live Boot, backed up all of my files on a 1TB ssd, and did a clean install. Now, after all the hassles getting Wine right, and the two Windoze programs I need for my work functioning, I DID AN UPD...
by pstrbrc
Fri May 17, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: updated 19 XFCE, now won't recognise password [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: updated 19 XFCE, now won't recognise password

OK, did it. No help. Here's something I've noticed. Splash screen comes up, I enter password. Screen goes blank, then the Mint logo, then the splash screen again. However... If I type an incorrect password, the splash screen comes back up with a message that the password was invalid. If I type in th...
by pstrbrc
Fri May 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: updated 19 XFCE, now won't recognise password [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 349

updated 19 XFCE, now won't recognise password [SOLVED]

Ran an update on my old Dell GX620 w/Mint 19 XFCE. Not a new install, has been Mint 19 since shortly after it came out, has run Mint successfully for ~4 years. Don't remember the details of the update, but nothing struck me as weird. Now, a splash screen comes up with a password prompt. I had it set...
by pstrbrc
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Large Mouse Cursors isn't persistant
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Large Mouse Cursors isn't persistant

Here's what I've tried: 1. renaming the folder its original name. Reboot. Same behaviour. 2. delete the file in usr/share/icons/, redownload the .tar.bz2 package, unzip it, and install the fresh unmolested folder into usr/share/icons/, reboot. Same behaviour, 3. Download a random cursor package, unz...
by pstrbrc
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Large Mouse Cursors isn't persistant
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Large Mouse Cursors isn't persistant

Mint 19 XFCE, new install. Was running 18.3 XFCE previously. Had a couple buggy problems develop over time so solved it by just doing a clean install, upgraded while I was at it. This problem existed w/18.3 and I'm now fighting with it in 19, so it's obviously something I'm doing wrong. Problem: I'm...
by pstrbrc
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [RESOLVED]I lose display settings!
Replies: 15
Views: 9512

Re: I lose display settings!

OK, here's what I've got. I changed the display value in the displays.xml file. Rebooted. Came up 1024x768. Changed the value from false to true. Rebooted. Came up 1024x768. Opened a terminal window, ran xrand, then went through the steps of the xrand fix, running xrand between each step. Here's the...
by pstrbrc
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [RESOLVED]I lose display settings!
Replies: 15
Views: 9512

Re: I lose display settings!

Check what your "~/.config/monitors.xml" file says. Actually, you can post it here. /home/bruce/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <channel name="displays" version="1.0"> <property name="...
by pstrbrc
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [RESOLVED]I lose display settings!
Replies: 15
Views: 9512

Re: I lose display settings!

It's been a couple of months since I upgraded to 18.3. When I went from 17.3 to 18 I did a clean install of 18.2, so this is the first upgrade from there. But it's been stable, with the only glitch being the large mouse pointer problem of the first post, which I just work around at each boot. The [i...
by pstrbrc
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [RESOLVED]I lose display settings!
Replies: 15
Views: 9512

Re: I lose display settings!

I have found a workaround, but it's buggy. Here's what I used: https://gist.github.com/debloper/2793261#file-xrandr-sh It uses xrandr, which I'm completely unfamiliar with, but it works for a session, but it's not persistent. Each time I boot up I have to run the following two lines: bruce@bruce-Opt...
by pstrbrc
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [RESOLVED]I lose display settings!
Replies: 15
Views: 9512

Re: I lose display settings!

No, this is a permanent install. The cursor issue has been a bug since I installed the cursor folder, but the display dimension issue didn't exist Sunday. I've used this monitor since I installed Mint 17.3, and the OS recognized it as a 1920x1080 every day since then. Until this morning. I last ran ...
by pstrbrc
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: [RESOLVED]I lose display settings!
Replies: 15
Views: 9512

[RESOLVED]I lose display settings!

(EDIT) No, I haven't really solved my problem, but I have resolved it by backing up my entire home drive on an external HD, and am preparing a clean install. Then I'll just move back the folders I need, like .mozilla and .thunderbird, as well as documents, et. al. Thanks to FerryF, mikser, and mint4...
by pstrbrc
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) After RAM upgrade, I get "kernel not a valid ELF file" at boot
Replies: 6
Views: 2623

Re: After RAM upgrade, I get "kernel not a valid ELF file" at boot

AHA! Finally figured out memtest86+. Got a bazzilion errors when I ran it with all four stick in. Pulled out #2.3.4 and tested first stick. Seemed good. Repeated three more times. All stick checked out. (Wait for it.) Put first two sticks back into slots 1 & 2. Checked out. Popped out those two ...
by pstrbrc
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: (SOLVED) After RAM upgrade, I get "kernel not a valid ELF file" at boot
Replies: 6
Views: 2623

(SOLVED) After RAM upgrade, I get "kernel not a valid ELF file" at boot

Running 18.2 XFCE (as a clean install) with 2x 2GB DDR2 PC2 4200 533Mhz RAM, only problem was video editing needed more RAM. Had two empty slots, so stuck two more in. Now, when I turn the machine on, it comes up a blank screen. OK, power down, power back up, it come to grub screen. Select the only ...

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