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by dave8671
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager
Replies: 44
Views: 1976

Re: Update manager

I upgraded to Mint 19 on my laptop runs great. It had 300 updates after I installed it omg what did I miss? I do not however use the UM I use the command line to get updates for now. the only time I use UM is for kernel updates. Which seems to be working I have had no issues yet. I never new that a ...
by dave8671
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Scanner not working after udates
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Scanner not working after udates

This may work for it may not <---disclaimer 😉

Install xsane

and than configure xsane like this....

Select target: Save

Select scan source: ADF Front

Set up the image quality and file naming

Then start the scan
by dave8671
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager
Replies: 44
Views: 1976

Re: Update manager

What I mean is the folders did not change back to user, I know now the -v but did not hmm use it cause it was not in the text I copied and pasted 😀
by dave8671
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why does Pulse Audio get so much negative criticism?
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Why does Pulse Audio get so much negative criticism?

Heads up for those using Linux users will need it cause Firefox only supports Pulse audio now not Alsa unless they changed and I do not know.
by dave8671
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: i've the latest cinammon mint but my laptop freezes often when on chromium
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: i've the latest cinammon mint but my laptop freezes often when on chromium

If you want chrome install google chrome. I have tried chromium in the past had the same issue. Remove chromium than go to

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95346

Scroll down to Linux download and install it. See how it works.
by dave8671
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager
Replies: 44
Views: 1976

Re: Update manager

I did try that command on my laptop which did nothing. Before the reinstall I had a no background and than before I reinstalled the panel vanished this was a few months back. I have had no issues with updated as long as I use the terminal for upgrades on the my current installation. I may wait till ...
by dave8671
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager
Replies: 44
Views: 1976

Re: Update manager

Any more info on the fix? due to the nature of this issue it may not be a easy solution. I am thinking of upgrading to mint 19. Currently I used 18.3 should I use update manager to upgrade or clean install? I have been using the console for updates and no issues with change permissions.
by dave8671
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager
Replies: 44
Views: 1976

Re: Update manager

Okay got it... from a user side seems to be hard to find the line of code that is causing this issue since its been 2 years.
by dave8671
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager
Replies: 44
Views: 1976

Re: Update manager

After I read this post through I got to wondering about mintUpdate is this a library or the backend for update manager?
by dave8671
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager
Replies: 44
Views: 1976

Re: Update manager

I had this issue with my t520 and I had to reinstall since the fix I read did nothing and it got worse. I offer Mint as a option to windows and most like it. My issue post was below I fixed it the only way I could with a reinstall. I have one client that has 18.3 installed and I instructed him to on...
by dave8671
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update manager
Replies: 44
Views: 1976

Update manager

Is the issue with the update manager regrading home permissions fixed in Linux Mint 19?
by dave8671
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 24756

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

I got to wondering how long the kernel 4.13 series is supported for? I am sure its not a LTS and Tera is going to be using 4.15 from what I read. When should a user upgrade the kernel in general?
by dave8671
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: T520 wallpaper issue
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Closed: T520 wallpaper issue

I performed the command line tasks above last night and nothing changed. This morning I booted and now its worse the laptop and no icons on the desktop ok I am done reinstalling as I type. I though about applying these commands before using update manager would that be a good idea or no? otherwise I...
by dave8671
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: T520 wallpaper issue
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Re: T520 wallpaper issue

Hmm no that was after I though? ok I will try that; I went on my desktop with Mint 18.3 and this issue is not there. I think I use this laptop more than the desktop. I updated the desktop through the shell today. I will try theses command on it before it starts. I would also like to know if there is...
by dave8671
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: T520 wallpaper issue
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Re: T520 wallpaper issue

I found this post about this bug below https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=228152&f=208#p1478409 On this thread cosmo had this command to fix this find /home/$SUDO_USER ! -user $SUDO_USER -exec chown $SUDO_USER:$SUDO_USER '{}' \; I get a readout back stating find: ‘-exec’ is not the name of...
by dave8671
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: installation different than video
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: installation different than video

Hi welcome to the fourm. I think you need to re-download the iso could have a incomplete download if you do not see all the options. I have never experenced that. We also need your computers model and brand. Check your your system for secure boot which needs to be turned off in the BIOS. What video ...
by dave8671
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: T520 wallpaper issue
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Re: T520 wallpaper issue

The trash , home, network. I am going to be using it tonight so see what occurs. I uses the laptopp for a hour last night and the icons stayed as did the wallpaper i was just :shock: This is after I re-booted twice. This system does have a nvidia card I only use the intel GPU. Its a duel card and I ...
by dave8671
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: T520 wallpaper issue
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Re: T520 wallpaper issue

I deleted the .cache created a new new. On the first restart the wallpaper stayed but the icons vanished lol. I am on this laptop now and so far the desktop is intact. I am going to start updating the system updates using the upgrade command see if that stops this issue why not test.
by dave8671
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: T520 wallpaper issue
Replies: 23
Views: 953

Re: T520 wallpaper issue

Output find: ‘/home/main/.cache/dconf’: Permission denied I did a search this output is seems its a bug with update manager. https://github.com/linuxmint/mintupdate/issues/169 If I change the ownership to /home than if I use update manager that it will change back the ownership back to root? Than if...
by dave8671
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print
Replies: 9
Views: 303

Solved: My Friend has an Epson XP-420

The Epson printer Installed without issue. Don is happy he was going to throw out the system. Now he needs to read about Linux Mint and how to use it which I downloaded the user guide for him. plus I added a readme for a summary of software. He has a lot to read.

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