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by AndyMH
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot Mint and Win 7 on separate drives
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Dual boot Mint and Win 7 on separate drives

Before you try boot-repair, boot mint and in a terminal sudo update-grub
by AndyMH
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to install Pulsecaster
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: How to install Pulsecaster

Python3 is installed by default in LM20 so no need to install. Python2 isn't, which is one of the reasons that python setup.py build failed. Actually it is, all the devs have done is remove the symlink which can be re-instated with sudo ln -s /usr/bin/python2.7 /usr/bin/python . Python-pip is an emp...
by AndyMH
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: unable to print on windows10 attached printer.
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: unable to print on windows10 attached printer.

Suspect it won't fix the printer problem but client min protocol = NT1 server min protocol = SMB2 should be client min protocol = NT1 server min protocol = NT2 That's if you really mean NT2, might be better with NT1. Bit more background https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=322404&p=1831...
by AndyMH
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Apps you discovered recently?
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Apps you discovered recently?

posterazor, been around for a while but only recently found it. Takes an image file and will split it across several (as many as needed) pages so you can print it on your printer where the paper size is smaller than the image.
by AndyMH
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: ikon or link to executable programs
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: ikon or link to executable programs

All items on the mint menu or on the desktop have an associated .desktop file. For menu items, they live in usr/share/applications, for the desktop they are in /home/you/Desktop. This is the lazpaint.desktop, pick something else in the graphics category and modify to suit. [Desktop Entry] Encoding=U...
by AndyMH
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Unable to share between 2 Mint PC's - new user
Replies: 26
Views: 437

Re: Unable to share between 2 Mint PC's - new user

rainerf wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:06 am
Not sure what it was, but again, I followed dozens of advices initially.
While we appreciate users who have tried to google their problem away, there is a lot of out-of-date information on the web. If in doubt ask here.
by AndyMH
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen setup
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Screen setup

Mint 18, 19, 20? Cinnamon, mate, xfce?
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=83444
by AndyMH
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External Drive Format
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: External Drive Format

fdisk is confirming what you said, no partitions on sdb, nor is it showing a partition table. You could try wiping with sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=1M count=1 this will wipe the first 1MB of the drive. I suspect it will throw an error similar to that you got with gparted. If it works, try cr...
by AndyMH
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Temporary drive ran out of space, need to switch to main drive
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Temporary drive ran out of space, need to switch to main drive

I have run GParted but all my partitions are locked. Should I just reinstall the OS? Any tips on how to prevent this next time? For next time, you can't change a filesystem that is in use (and you can't unmount your / or /home partition). If you had booted your mint install media and run gparted fr...
by AndyMH
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Unable to share between 2 Mint PC's - new user
Replies: 26
Views: 437

Re: Unable to share between 2 Mint PC's - new user

If it is at all possible, could you explain which choice you would recommend for a novice having Mint and Win on network? Share your Public folder - it's one of the 'standard' folders in home. Right click on it in your file manager and select 'Sharing Options', if it needs samba installed it will t...
by AndyMH
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot Mint and Win 7 on separate drives
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Dual boot Mint and Win 7 on separate drives

Ran Partition Master and the second SSD has a 512Mb FAT32 partition and an ext4 partition. I'm guessing that Mint installed in UEFI mode when I need it in legacy BIOS mode to match Win 7. Not necessarily, one of the quirks with the LM20 installer is that with the 'erase and install' option on a leg...
by AndyMH
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved]VLC and CCTV camera issue
Replies: 1
Views: 50

[solved]VLC and CCTV camera issue

Got a couple of CCTV cameras from a Chinese supplier (SV3C) and both work well with my synology NAS surveillance software. Different models, one is 1920x1080, the other 2592x1944 (the problem camera). To keep an eye on things, I've got a couple of launchers on the desktop to give me a video window. ...
by AndyMH
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: list software manager
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: list software manager

Courtesy of rickNS ( https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=333400&start=20 ) you can do this in a terminal comm -23 <(apt-mark showmanual | sort -u) <(gzip -dc /var/log/installer/initial-status.gz | sed -n 's/^Package: //p' | sort -u) And, no, I haven't managed to untangle it either. :)
by AndyMH
Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: USB problem with vbox 6.1 with win7 as guest OS.
Replies: 16
Views: 511

Re: USB problem with vbox 6.1 with win7 as guest OS.

There is an Intel USB 3 driver for Windows 7, but unfortunately it doesn't work in a VM. I used it when I converted Windows 7 to be compatible with the Core i7 cpu. I also had to make W7 see a M2 drive. I did it because Dell told me it couldn't be done. I didn't have any problems installing the win...
by AndyMH
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana
Replies: 38
Views: 943

Re: Questions before I upgrade to LM 20 Ulyana

Cherrytree - I used the ppa:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:giuspen/ppa
apt update
apt install cherrytree
worked.
by AndyMH
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED -kinda] What usable fan speed controls are working with mint20?
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: [SOLVED -kinda] What usable fan speed controls are working with mint20?

Have you tried thinkfan (available via software manager)? Don't know if it works with a Yoga 710.
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/bio ... fan.1.html
by AndyMH
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: follow-on to owned by root
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: follow-on to owned by root

Hmm, I can see my timeshift snapshots on my external usb backup drive. If I boot via the optical disk, can I run timeshift to restore one of these images, and if I do, will it restore the permissions correctly? Your stated problem is ownership of files in /home, timeshift (unless you messed with th...
by AndyMH
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub location
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: Grub location

Are you booting in UEFI or legacy mode?

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