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by AndyMH
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't format USB Stick
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Can't format USB Stick

That's one of the ways of doing it - so it shows up in 'my posts' :) I have to say that I have loads of bookmarks in my browser pointing at forum topics of interest. BTW, if using gparted make sure you are looking at the usb stick before you create a new partition table (drop down box top right in t...
by AndyMH
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can't format USB Stick
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Can't format USB Stick

I'd first have a look at it with gparted (you will have to install from software manager). I think creating a new partition table will wipe it. Then add a new partition in the format of your choice. Alternatively - Don't know whether this will work, but worth a try. Install mkusb, see https://help.u...
by AndyMH
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Testing Satellite Internet service
Replies: 12
Views: 161

Re: Testing Satellite Internet service

I tried satellite internet a few years back here in the UK. At the time our broadband connection was < 1MB, often about 100k. The satellite was supposed to be 25MB, but I found the latency a real killer - this made it feel almost as slow as the broadband through the phone line. Probably okay if stre...
by AndyMH
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: email client Thunderbird alternatives?
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: email client Thunderbird alternatives?

Mailspring cannot import your past emails. You have to start from scratch.
Not a problem if you are using IMAP and ways round it with POP3.
by AndyMH
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Mirror display resolution issue
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Mirror display resolution issue

Mint menu > preferences > display and check the mirror displays box.
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by AndyMH
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Copying an ISO DVD to USB Thumb Drive
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Copying an ISO DVD to USB Thumb Drive

I need to copy to USB Thumb Drive. Is there an existing App running on Linux Mint 19 Look for 'USB image writer' in the mint menu, installed by default. Another alternative would be mkusb but you would need to download and install this. Both of these require that you have an ISO image, not the DVD.
by AndyMH
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Highlighting in Evolution
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Highlighting in Evolution

Problem with flatpak is that it installs in isolation, so (without some work) it can't communicate with the rest of the system, e.g. saving attachments, sounds like cut and paste as well. Because it installs all the dependencies, it consumes more disk space. The version from the repos - not cutting ...
by AndyMH
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: No monitor detected on Linux Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: No monitor detected on Linux Mint 19

No output of what video ports you've got and whether connected or not, that's what I was expecting to see, e.g. LVDS-1 (laptop), VGA-1, DP-1, HDMI-2, etc? Looking at the specs, it looks like one model only has USB C while the other has both USB C and HDMI - so don't know whether HDMI is an option fo...
by AndyMH
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: email client Thunderbird alternatives?
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: email client Thunderbird alternatives?

Used Tbird for years, long before I came to mint. Switched about 18 months ago to evolution. I like the look & feel. If you are running LM18.x I wouldn't recommend it, I found it buggy (this was v3.18, you can install a later version with flatpak, but that brings other problems). If LM19, no problem...
by AndyMH
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best way to Backup and Restore Mint and Data
Replies: 18
Views: 7126

Re: Best way to Backup and Restore Mint and Data

" Belt and braces " - nothing wrong with that! Mint sat on an SSD with separate partitions for / and /home . 2TB HDD sat in the ultrabay of my laptop purely for backup purposes. With separate partitions, when I upgrade I can leave /home as is and install new version of mint into previous / partition...
by AndyMH
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: No monitor detected on Linux Mint 19
Replies: 8
Views: 91

Re: No monitor detected on Linux Mint 19

Can mint see the monitor, what is the output of xrandr?
by AndyMH
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Highlighting in Evolution
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Highlighting in Evolution

Why are you using 3.30 in a flatpak when 3.28 is the version available in the repos and for me works fine?
by AndyMH
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What happened? Site was GONE.
Replies: 24
Views: 528

Re: What happened? Site was GONE.

Could this have been the problem?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46194279
by AndyMH
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing Drive Names
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Changing Drive Names

T_Characht3r as far as i know no linux distro assigns drive letters. This is microsoft thinking! Linux does not have drive letters, in linux everything is a folder or a file, with everything sitting under the root directory (/). The drive or partition holding the system (think windows C:) is mounte...
by AndyMH
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What happened? Site was GONE.
Replies: 24
Views: 528

Re: What happened? Site was GONE.

Same thing for Linux Mint site. I kept getting this: Unsupported protocol Happened to me last night, couldn't access the forum on my tablet (never given problems before), but it was working okay on my phone - both android. Haven't checked today, but obviously working fine on my laptop (chromium) or...
by AndyMH
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Linuxing easy?
Replies: 30
Views: 589

Re: Is Linuxing easy?

I'm running an i5-8400 with a 4.15 kernel with no problems.
Suggest you get mint up and running on your laptop and then start asking questions about applications. Danger of information overload.
by AndyMH
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 19 Tara how to send sms with cell phone from desktop
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Linux Mint 19 Tara how to send sms with cell phone from desktop

I use pushbullet in chromium and also have kde conn ect installed.
by AndyMH
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Konica Minolta printer/scanner installed, but the computer can't see the scanner.
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Konica Minolta printer/scanner installed, but the computer can't see the scanner.

Try downloading vuescan and see if that finds the scanner.

https://www.hamrick.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiA ... hIQAvD_BwE

It's not free, but I've been a fan of it for years.
by AndyMH
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM19.0 & ultra-wide monitors (2560x1080) [solved - after a fashion]
Replies: 46
Views: 754

Re: LM19.0 & ultra-wide monitors (2560x1080) [solved - after a fashion]

Just checked: Linux Mint 18 works for my T510. Monitor detected flawlessly.
What kernel and what screen resolution?

Bug report - no not yet, too busy on other stuff.
by AndyMH
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thinkpad T420s strange Wifi Connection Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Thinkpad T420s strange Wifi Connection Problems

Strange, because I've had a number of thinkpads including a T420 and have never had any wifi problems with any of them. Might it be a hardware fault?

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