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by AndyMH
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Brother Printer no Longer Printing Reliably in LM
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Brother Printer no Longer Printing Reliably in LM

Might be easiest to reinstall the printer. Brother are generally very good with linux (I've got a HL4140CN). Installation should be straightforward: Download and install the LPR driver deb Same again with the CUPS wrapper From memory you need to do the driver first because the CUPS wrapper depends o...
by AndyMH
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 will not boot after improper power off
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 will not boot after improper power off

According to the manual for that mobo, pressing <DEL> during post will get you into BIOS and from there you should be able to find the boot order menu somewhere. If you read the rest of the manual it might tell you what key you need to press to get the boot order screen. https://www.manualslib.com/m...
by AndyMH
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Time Shift troubles
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Time Shift troubles

Timeshift seems to follow a similar concept. Regular back up intervals, that means you have to use a dedicated extra drive, not your primary and the root partition - this default is a fail in TS No it is not a fail. What is the point of a timeshift snapshot on your root partition and then root gets...
by AndyMH
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Resolution keeps reverting
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Resolution keeps reverting

it is a laptop... Doesn't make any difference, the laptop screen maybe LVDS-0 or something similar, it's why you need to run xrandr first to find out. Sample output from one of my thinkpads: andy@T432 ~ $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2560 x 1080, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS-1 connected ...
by AndyMH
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Resolution keeps reverting
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: Resolution keeps reverting

Run xrandr in a terminal to find out the name of the port your display is connected to. Then add to your .profile file (lives in /home/you ): xrandr --output HDMI-2 --mode "1368x768" replacing HDMI-2 with the port your display is on. This will automatically set your display to 1368x768 on boot.
by AndyMH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Windows 7 Randomly Freezing Host/Guest on Virtualbox
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Windows 7 Randomly Freezing Host/Guest on Virtualbox

Save a 'good' version of the log and then next time you get a freeze look at the log - what are differences from the 'good' version?

Just noticed - you're running a V5 kernel - that might be the problem. Why are you running an unsupported kernel and not 4.15 or 4.18?
by AndyMH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Windows 7 Randomly Freezing Host/Guest on Virtualbox
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: Windows 7 Randomly Freezing Host/Guest on Virtualbox

Look in the vbox log, don't have VB on this laptop, but think it's in the same folder as your win7 VM.
by AndyMH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to backup Linux Mint 19.1 in a dual boot system?(Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: How to backup Linux Mint 19.1 in a dual boot system?(Solved)

I have not found a diskmgmt display in Linux Mint Try sudo parted -l in a terminal, sample output: Model: ATA WDC WDS240G2G0A- (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 240GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: gpt <-- tells you whether GPT or MSDOS (=legacy=MBR) Disk Flags: Number Start End Siz...
by AndyMH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clone zilla restore of UEFI Mint and Windows
Replies: 15
Views: 270

Re: Clone zilla restore of UEFI Mint and Windows

Suspect that won't work depending on what clonezilla does with the partition table. You might find that each time you restore a partition it restores the partition table, in which case it will overwrite the changes made to the previous partition and probably screw up the whole disk. Far better to li...
by AndyMH
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: [Solved] Install Virtualbox 6.0 in Mint 19.1
Replies: 14
Views: 1533

Re: [Solved] Install Virtualbox 6.0 in Mint 19.1

I have the same issue. How you resolved it?
How did you install VB and where did you get it from?
by AndyMH
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Time Shift troubles
Replies: 15
Views: 347

Re: Time Shift troubles

Changing hdd for ssd: For such a purpose I would use Clonezilla. It has a terribly bad user-interface, An alternative would be macrium reflect, it has a better/simpler UI. On the negative side - it's windows based so you need a win PC to download to. Then you can create a bootable USB. Used it rece...
by AndyMH
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Deprecation: Python 2.7
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Deprecation: Python 2.7

my first line in whatever code that I am writing
Yes
Is there a way that I can set up pip
Have you installed python3-pip? If so, then instead of typing pip install xyz in a terminal, it is pip3 install xyz.
by AndyMH
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clonezilla, mint 19.1, move to larger SSD
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Clonezilla, mint 19.1, move to larger SSD

Might be a red herring but I'd check the UUIDs using blkid against what is in your fstab.
by AndyMH
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to backup Linux Mint 19.1 in a dual boot system?(Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: How to backup Linux Mint 19.1 in a dual boot system?(Solved)

If you try redo and it won't boot from usb try:

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isohybrid yourdownloadedredo.iso
Think it is installed by default in mint, more info:
https://wiki.syslinux.org/wiki/index.ph ... =Isohybrid
by AndyMH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Need advise on which backup solution to use
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Need advise on which backup solution to use

I use Timeshift for system snapshots and BackInTime for data backups. +1 I do the same, both are set up to backup automatically on a daily basis to a separate removable HDD in my laptop (it's sat in a caddy where the DVD drive used to be). That HDD is used only for backup. The rest of the system, /...
by AndyMH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How best to clean up detritus from failed desktop sharing attempt
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: How best to clean up detritus from failed desktop sharing attempt

Recently, I have attempted to get my machines to display and control each other's desktops. Simple! download and install nomachine. https://www.nomachine.com/download/linux&id=1 There was no setup (other than scanning the network for other PCs running nomachine), it just works! I have it on three l...
by AndyMH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to backup Linux Mint 19.1 in a dual boot system?(Solved)
Replies: 20
Views: 406

Re: How to backup Linux Mint 19.1 in a dual boot system?

If you want a simple to use linux based image backup utility try redo. This has been my image backup tool of choice for three years. The problem with it is that it is old and has not been updated since 2012 (it is based on ubuntu 12.04). Some users have complained about not being able to get it to b...
by AndyMH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Finding where Apps are stored
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Finding were Apps are stored

Another useful command is whereis, e.g.

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andy@T432 ~ $ whereis gparted
gparted: /usr/sbin/gparted /usr/share/man/man8/gparted.8.gz
by AndyMH
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The joys of living in Rural Areas
Replies: 98
Views: 2076

Re: The joys of living in Rural Areas

So, I would like to hear from an engineer's viewpoint, why would that be? and, IF, a soft starter could be installed, could I do it in a manner where it would only be put to use at my call? as in, I have now started up the AuxGen and need to run the A/C compressor... If, as I would expect, the moto...
by AndyMH
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint will not start
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Linux Mint will not start

Sounds like what you have done is point timeshift at the only ext4 partition you have which happens to contain / . Timeshift has then merrily filled up your linux partition with snapshots, either by you doing them manually or automatically until there is no space left. If,as it sounds, you can boot ...

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