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by vimes666
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Scanner not recognised: Epson WF-4740 AIO Printer
Replies: 28
Views: 632

Re: Scanner not recognised: Epson WF-4740 AIO Printer

@NorfolkGreg,

I installed mint mate 19.1 on a test pc and I am happy to report that everything works now. I am still not sure what is causing this. The scan software I used is still the same version in mint 19.1, so that can be ruled out. I will do some more digging..
by vimes666
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Scanner not recognised: Epson WF-4740 AIO Printer
Replies: 28
Views: 632

Re: Scanner not recognised: Epson WF-4740 AIO Printer

Not that it helps the topicstarter any further, I received a 2nd hand Canon mx870 AIO device a week ago and I am having exactly the same problem. Everything works though ethernet, wifi and usb. The only thing that does not work is scanning via ethernet (cabled local network). xsane and simplescan re...
by vimes666
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Reporting bug in Linux Mint application
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: Reporting bug in Linux Mint application

Here: https://github.com/linuxmint/pix
You will have to join github to be able to open an issue though. Its a hassle but still free.
by vimes666
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is booting like this feasible?
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Is booting like this feasible?

Years ago I installed mint on usb-stick using the livecd install. Make sure you are pointing to your usb-drive when starting the install. I used a 32-bit version of linux mint so I can boot from it on any pc that supports usb-boot. Use an usb storage device with at least 16GB capacity. If it is a st...
by vimes666
Sun May 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desktop goes black Solved (for all time!)
Replies: 30
Views: 2228

Re: Desktop goes black

Q2) If Linux doesn't use the ".exe , txt, doc, jpg" nomenclature in it's file names, how does it differentiate one type of file from another? See http://lauraliparulo.altervista.org/most-common-linux-file-extensions/ And you can always invent your own extensions and set it to to start a specific ap...
by vimes666
Sun May 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Desktop goes black Solved (for all time!)
Replies: 30
Views: 2228

Re: Desktop goes black

I am not familiar with xfce but I found a thread in a linuxlite xfce forum about a simular problem. If you have a Session and Startup screen somewhere, this may be the solution: https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/othe ... /#msg10956
by vimes666
Sun May 13, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Weird Taskbar Behaviour
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Weird Taskbar Behaviour

It happens here too when I click the menu button twice (mint mate 18.1). All but one task (the active one) in the taskbar turn to bold and seem unresponsive when clicked (they even flash in my theme). After I click the button of the active screen the other task buttons will respond again although th...
by vimes666
Thu May 03, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sound Problem 18.3
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Sound Problem 18.3

I am now getting an update for pulseaudio that reverts the previous change :) * Revert Cherrypick fixes for checking profile availabilities - some regression exists in the 1:8.0-0ubuntu3.9, now reverting the change of 3.9, then the content of 1:8.0-0ubuntu3.10 is same as 1:8.0-0ubuntu3.8 (LP: #17677...
by vimes666
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sound Problem 18.3
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: Sound Problem 18.3

I had the same problem on mint 18.2 mate 64b since the last updates. As I suspected the pulseaudio update (1.8.0-ubuntu3.9) I tried to force installation of the previous version through the package manager, but that led to a carload of broken packages. So I installed mint 18.1 mate 64b (was already ...
by vimes666
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 15325

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

... If you would, please help me with gathering information for troubleshooting.... System: Host: wintersmith Kernel: 4.4.0-116-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: MATE 1.16.2 (Gtk 3.18.9) dm: mdm Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Graphics: Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Contro...
by vimes666
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 15325

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

As only 2 posters have bothered to mention their Linux Mint version so far, 18.3, may we assume that only Linux Mint 18.x is affected? Mine was 18.1 mate. I have the same virtualbox update waiting for my 18.3 pc's but I blocked it as soon I had problems with the other pc. I also have one running 17...
by vimes666
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: After todays update-->initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart
Replies: 122
Views: 15325

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

Had the same problem, removing vitualbox solved the issue :)
by vimes666
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Menu places and remote file retrieval
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: Menu places and remote file retrieval

Are you sure you have tried 18.1 in your virtual box? In fact Vbox is 18.3 I mean, have you tried to run mint 18.1 in your virtual box? (Please answer yes or no) How do you mount smb://nas/public/myfile.ods? My mistake it wasn’t xenopeek , but altair, see this post. https://forums.linuxmint.com/vie...
by vimes666
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Menu places and remote file retrieval
Replies: 10
Views: 692

Re: Menu places and remote file retrieval

antcj wrote: However in mint 18(all) via clean VBox this no longer works and i get a notification:"could not display smb://nas/public/myfile.ods. The location is not a folder.
Are you sure you have tried 18.1 in your virtual box?
How do you mount smb://nas/public/myfile.ods?
by vimes666
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Kernel 4.13.0-26 killed my CIFS mount
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Kernel 4.13.0-26 killed my CIFS mount

This is because the new kernel uses SMB 3.0 as default. This used to be SMB 1.0. Your server is obviously able to speak SMB 1.0, but no SMB 3.0. This can be corrected by upgrading your server to SMB 3.0 or by forcing SMB 1.0 or (2.0 may also work) in your cifs mount statement in fstab, add option ve...
by vimes666
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: unable to sudo mount -a
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: unable to sudo mount -a

You have control of that on the client with dir_mode, file_mode, and if necessary nounix options in your cifs statement. I tried nounix, same problem. I think that I have to solve this on the synology side. However your suggestion to force the client into SMB 1.0 ( https://forums.linuxmint.com/view...
by vimes666
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: unable to sudo mount -a
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: unable to sudo mount -a

You have control of that on the client with dir_mode, file_mode, and if necessary nounix options in your cifs statement. dir_mode and file_mode only seem to have effect on what is displayed on the client side. On the server side 666 or 777 is set nevertheless :( I was already pondering about the no...
by vimes666
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: CIFS Mount nach Kernel Update --> Server down [solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 1040

Re: CIFS Mount nach Kernel Update --> Server down

I have the same problem. I posted a reply on a similar topic: viewtopic.php?f=157&t=261306#p1412817
by vimes666
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: unable to sudo mount -a
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: unable to sudo mount -a

You will get that error message if the SMB1 dialect has been disabled on the samba server running on the NAS. It is the kernel update on the client that breaks the SMB1 functionality. I have this same problem on my mint 18.3 mate computer since I updated the kernel to 4.13.0.26. My nas (also a syno...

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