Search found 266 matches

by dave8671
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Thinkpad t400
Replies: 6
Views: 201

solved: Thinkpad t400

Its a defective CD/DVD rom drive. I have noted that to my friends father. if he wants to play CDs he will have to replace the drive. I used my USB drive and all discs played fine.
by dave8671
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Brother printers
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Brother printers

I did see the driver install tool. has brother printers been reliable? I have always used HP.
by dave8671
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Brother printers
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Brother printers

I installed Linux mint 20.1 xfce for my friends dads thinkpad t400. His dad likes laser printers and staples and best buy are out of stock of HP models. They do not like amazon. I found a website https://haydenjames.io/finding-linux-compatible-printers/ On this site was a Brother HL-L3290CDW his dad...
by dave8671
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: fstrim service check
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: fstrim service check

No problem :)
by dave8671
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Thinkpad t400
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Thinkpad t400

When I insert a dvd it auto mounts and plays with VLC. When I insert a music CD it will not auto mount but Rhythmbox will open I have to right click on it and mount it. Why would this be?
by dave8671
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Thinkpad t400
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Thinkpad t400

I took out the CD-RW drive and reinserted it than it did start finding the music CD. though it takes it a bit of time.
by dave8671
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Thinkpad t400
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Thinkpad t400

I attached The VLC error. If I ry to play a audio cd with audacious I get the same error.
by dave8671
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Thinkpad t400
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Thinkpad t400

Installed Linux Mint 20 xfce.

All went well plays DVDs and burns CDs. But it will not mount and play a music CD. What am I missing here this has never happened before. I did install the codecs. I have tried Rhythebox and VlC and audacious with no luck.
by dave8671
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: fstrim service check
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: fstrim service check

The HDD light was going so fast after it booted.
by dave8671
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: fstrim service check
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re Solved my OCD;) fstrim service check

I booted up my laptop today and this was answered. As soon as it was up it ran the fstrim. Did I mention I have OCD?
by dave8671
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: fstrim service check
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: fstrim service check

I have wondered with laptops which most do not keep running. I turn my laptop off. How does fstrim service handle that?
by dave8671
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: fstrim service check
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: fstrim service check

Sorry for the late reply had internet access issues. I ran just now on the desktop main@LinuxPC:~$ sudo fstrim -av -n [sudo] password for main: /boot/efi: 0 B (dry run) trimmed on /dev/nvme0n1p1 /: 0 B (dry run) trimmed on /dev/nvme0n1p2 But if I run sudo fstrim -av /boot/efi: 503.2 MiB (527630336 b...
by dave8671
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: fstrim service check
Replies: 15
Views: 529

Re: fstrim service check

I read the man page I had a ?? moment . Than fstrim -v is only a visual. The systemcall is not active with that command. Hmm all the guides read like it does something more. Does not seem users cannot manually trim at all than.
by dave8671
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: fstrim service check
Replies: 15
Views: 529

fstrim service check

The desktop is running always and I was wondering if the service was running correctly. I have been setting up the desktop as a backup system in case windows has issues its not finished yet. Today 12-9-20 sudo systemctl status fstrim.timer fstrim.timer - Discard unused blocks once a week Loaded: loa...
by dave8671
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cloning a drive
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Cloning a drive

I wanted to look my t520 again and I used this command and I got this result. sudo systemctl status fstrim.timer ● fstrim.timer - Discard unused blocks once a week Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/fstrim.timer; enabled; vendor preset: enab> Active: active (waiting) since Mon 2020-11-30 20:22:16 E...
by dave8671
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cloning a drive
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Cloning a drive

My desktop strim looks to be active main@LinuxPC:~$ sudo systemctl status fstrim.timer [sudo] password for main: ● fstrim.timer - Discard unused blocks once a week Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/fstrim.timer; enabled; vendor preset: > Active: active (waiting) since Fri 2020-11-27 16:10:32 EST; ...
by dave8671
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cloning a drive
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Cloning a drive

I did have one issue but I think its the laptop hardware. At first created a USB live of Foxclone. I than I connected the SSD to the sata adapter and USB of Foxclone rebooted with this setup. Foxclone could not find the SSD drive. I than decided to burn a CD of Foxclone and than the Sata adapter for...
by dave8671
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cloning a drive
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Cloning a drive

I cloned my drive so maybe that is why the timer or the sftrim is not active on the Lenovo T520. My Linux desktop has a M.2 drive and I think it has the same issue.
by dave8671
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cloning a drive
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Cloning a drive

Finally had the time to clone my t520 HDD to my SSD with foxclone worked like a champ. Does this mean that auto fstrim is not active? thanks main@t520:~$ systemctl status fstrim ● fstrim.service - Discard unused blocks on filesystems from /etc/fstab Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/fstrim.service...
by dave8671
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need advice on TLP or PowerTOP for my Lenovo Thinkpad.
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Need advice on TLP or PowerTOP for my Lenovo Thinkpad.

The current repo version of TLP is 1.3.1

type: sudo tlp-stat

Look for these two modules information in the output of the tlp-stat command to see if the hardware is compatible the are look them up on synaptic.

tp-smpi-dkms

acpi-call-dkms

Go to advanced search