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by hrmcrm
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot replace Mint Xfce 32-bit 18.3 with 19.2
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Cannot replace Mint Xfce 32-bit 18.3 with 19.2

Somebody’s still running an IBM ThinkPad T23? And I thought my Acer netbooks were feeble. I keep the T23 mainly to run some old music software that works well with Windows XP, but nothing newer. I was nice to have a Linux boot that was safe to let on the internet to fetch things. I'll now move file...
by hrmcrm
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot replace Mint Xfce 32-bit 18.3 with 19.2
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Cannot replace Mint Xfce 32-bit 18.3 with 19.2

I sort of worked around this by first upgrading Mint 18.3 to version 19 according to https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3615, then upgrading Mint 19 to version 19.2 according to https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3792. I got the savage graphics driver installed and working by following https://forums.linuxmin...
by hrmcrm
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot replace Mint Xfce 32-bit 18.3 with 19.2
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Cannot replace Mint Xfce 32-bit 18.3 with 19.2

Good suggestions. I had already verified the iso file checksum, and now validated the DVD. It's OK. I tried leaving the existing ntfs out of the installation. and also compatibility mode and force PAE, but no difference. It may be a graphics problem. This T23 has an ancient S3 Savage chip. That is t...
by hrmcrm
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot replace Mint Xfce 32-bit 18.3 with 19.2
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Cannot replace Mint Xfce 32-bit 18.3 with 19.2

Installation fails for Mint Xfce 32-bit 19.2 on a ThinkPad T23. It was multi-booting two old Windows versions and Mint Xfce 18.3 32-bit. I’m trying to replace Mint 18.3 with 19.2, leaving the two Windows systems intact. I start the installation DVD and go through the steps described in https://linux...
by hrmcrm
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [partially SOLVED] audacity menus are missing (play/stop/etc...)
Replies: 15
Views: 1259

Re: audacity menus are missing (play/stop/etc...)

4. yes, i believe that it has to do with the hebrew installation, and now the question becomes whether it will be possible to use Audacity with my system as it is or not (???#$%#??). Could be cumbersome. A thread from the end of last year on the Audacity forum https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtop...
by hrmcrm
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [partially SOLVED] audacity menus are missing (play/stop/etc...)
Replies: 15
Views: 1259

Re: audacity menus are missing (play/stop/etc...)

On my 18.3 KDE system, in Audacity, under View -> Toolbars, everything is selected except Combined Meter Toolbar and Spectral Selection Toolbar. All controls show that you state are missing. Are the same toolbars checked for yours? I see in the screenshot that the menu bar entries are reversed compa...
by hrmcrm
Tue May 08, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Sylvia 18.3 + XFCE. No wireless networks found.
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: [SOLVED] Sylvia 18.3 + XFCE. No wireless networks found.

JeremyB has an explanation and work-around at viewtopic.php?f=53&t=269043&p=1466847#p1466787

It worked for me.
by hrmcrm
Tue May 08, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [Solved] iwlwifi deleted from kernel 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64?
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

Re: iwlwifi deleted from kernel 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64?

Always interested in learning something new, while running 14.15.0-15 I did

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sudo apt-get install linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-20-generic
rebooted into 14.15.0-20, and voilà, wifi.

I do run the LTS 4.4 kernel quite a bit. It works flawlessly.

Thanks, Jeremy.
by hrmcrm
Mon May 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [Solved] iwlwifi deleted from kernel 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64?
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

[Solved] iwlwifi deleted from kernel 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64?

I tested kernel 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 and had no wifi. It's OK in kernel 4.15.0-15-generic x86_64. With 14.15.0-15: howard@X201LM183KDE64 ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: X201LM183KDE64 Kernel: 4.15.0-15-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.9 (Qt 5.6.1) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sy...
by hrmcrm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can no longer resuscitate ThinkPad by removing CMOS battery, laptop batt, AC adapter [solved]
Replies: 28
Views: 1558

Re: Can no longer resuscitate ThinkPad by removing CMOS battery, laptop batt, AC adapter

Unplug the AC adapter and take out the battery. Push the power button 10 times in a row at one second intervals. Next, push and hold the power button for 30 seconds. Put the battery back in and connect the AC adapter and push the power button. It sounds bizarre, but it has revived many ThinkPads, on...
by hrmcrm
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Old Compaq desktop not booting
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Old Compaq desktop not booting

I had a boot problem on an old HP desktop. The light around the power button came on, the fans ran, but it sounded like the two hard drives kept trying to spin but did not go. I found that if I turned off the switch on the power supply, then pressed the computer's power button, there was a brief fla...
by hrmcrm
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP printer problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1040

Re: HP printer problems

I'm using Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon and I bought an HP Deskjet 2652 printer. The Deskjet 2652 is not supported in Linux. The HPLIP page at https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/supported_devices/index has no listing for it. The HP site at https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Des...
by hrmcrm
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LM18.3 | NVIDIA G96GLM/Quadro FX 770M | can't get nvidia-340 driver to take
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: LM18.3 | NVIDIA G96GLM/Quadro FX 770M | can't get nvidia-340 driver to take

In my experience, the 4.13 kernels are incompatible with 340 series nvidia drivers. Site http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/130042/en-us states Quadro FX 770M latest driver is Version 340.106. My system has an old nvidia card that requires a 340 series driver, and I have to use a 4.4 ...
by hrmcrm
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WiFi Connected but no Internet
Replies: 8
Views: 4323

Re: WiFi Connected but no Internet

Does your router use MAC filtering to allow connections from only listed devices? If so, is the TP-Link dongle listed?
by hrmcrm
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Need help with wifi after installing new kernel [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Re: Need help with wifi after installing new kernel

I have a wifi USB adapter that needs a compiled driver. Mine happens to be from https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8192du.git. Like you, I made an unsuccessful attempt at using dkms. For now, I manually install the driver for each new kernel. I start with the downloaded zip file, delete the extracted su...
by hrmcrm
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HP Laserjet pro M12W printer not working
Replies: 6
Views: 2123

Re: HP Laserjet pro M12W printer not working

The HPLIP list of supported printers at https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imaging-and-printing/supported_devices/index does not include the M12W. It may be too new to work with Linux. The diagnosis states Current contents of '/etc/hp/hplip.conf' file: # hplip.conf. Generated from hplip.conf.in by c...
by hrmcrm
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 33961

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I installed Kubuntu on one of my test machines, a ThinkPad X41 (32-bit). Installation was smooth. Con: Kubuntu's software management program "Discover" was unusable in the initial installation. I posted about the issue on the Kubuntu forum, and got responses I would recommend not using Discover, ins...
by hrmcrm
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: problem to install Hp Laserjet cp1025 Color
Replies: 6
Views: 2059

Re: problem to install Hp Laserjet cp1025 Color

How is your printer connected? USB or network? First do sudo apt-get purge hplip Then remove any configured CP1025 printers through System Settings. Use Software Manager to install HPLIP and HPLIP-gui from the Mint repository. Run HPLIP toolbox. It should report there are no printers installed. Run ...
by hrmcrm
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 33961

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Has any of you tried openSuse? I used it for years and really like it. I switched to Mint when openSUSE stopped providing a standard 32-bit version. I wanted one distribution with KDE to run on all my old ThinkPads. OpenSUSE provides a 32-bit rolling release, Tumbleweed. I tried it and it worked, b...
by hrmcrm
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 (driver issue)
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 (driver issue)

What version of nvidia-settings is installed? On this Mint 18.2 KDE 64-bit, it is 361.42-0ubuntu1, and shows X and GPU data.
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