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by zcot
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] NVIDIA and nouveau driver, some basic questions
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: NVIDIA and nouveau driver, some basic questions

So the live system “is what it is”, and it doesn’t make sense to check (as I did back in 2018 before deciding to install Mint :oops: ) if a different (proprietary) graphics driver would run with my GPU (nouveau had a bad image of wasting energy at that time). I must have confused that with a differ...
by zcot
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I got this error message when I tried to add software: Problem with MergeList
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: I got this error message when I tried to add software

You can open the "Software Sources" app, and there is a "Maintenance" tab with an option for Merge list problems.

But on the first page when you run that program is a button to reset to default settings.

Most likely with maintenance, there is a couple initial options that may be in order for you.
by zcot
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] NVIDIA and nouveau driver, some basic questions
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: NVIDIA and nouveau driver, some basic questions

No, on the contrary, from my point of view it puts the horses before the carriage: When opening Driver Manager it means I want to check what’s going on. I could even select an other driver, but with “Apply Changes” the permissions would be required. This is how it should work - and in fact works in...
by zcot
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] NVIDIA and nouveau driver, some basic questions
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: NVIDIA and nouveau driver, some basic questions

Regarding the thread: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?p=1759275&sid=2e64c577ed3892c0cb41eb6d9a1b1cfb#p1759275 I’d like to know how to read / understand inxi, Driver Manager and “dmesg | grep nouveau” output. Where does it come from? @GrassWhooper’s inxi -Fxz reports (I guess booting from...
by zcot
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: [Solved] Can conky display more than one image?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Can conky display more than one image?

Yes. You did end the ${ image tag with ) instead of } (both of the lines). So the first portion of the first ${image does work, and then the config is broken after that point. See here: ${alignc}${image /etc/conky/weather_icons/01d.png -p 10,100) ${alignc}${image /etc/conky/moon-icons/09.png -p 10,5...
by zcot
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux-only Installation fails at grub-efi-amd64-signed
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Linux-only Installation fails at grub-efi-amd64-signed

pbear wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:38 pm
zcot wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:43 am

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upload-system-info
Hadn't heard of that one before. How long does the info stay on termbin.com?
Ah, it's been around for a number of years. We use it exclusively on IRC. Default paste lifetime is 1 month. The end result command is: inxi -Fxxxrzc0
by zcot
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux-only Installation fails at grub-efi-amd64-signed
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Linux-only Installation fails at grub-efi-amd64-signed

check the 1st partition, that is the GPT boot partition for UEFI systems. run the live session, It needs to have a directory location(folders) of /boot/efi . check using the File Manager and create both of those directories if needed. If you do not see a listing for something like a "537MB Volume" t...
by zcot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New Install 19.3 No Games?[SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: New Install 19.3 No Games?

Oh! ok.

No, you'll have to install whatever you like for 19.3
by zcot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: New Install 19.3 No Games?[SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: New Install 19.3 No Games?

Pull open the Software Manager and you can get into the games category, then in the board games sub category, but you need to look for a different spelling. ;) If you were just searching the software manager it would better to search for solitaire than for Ma jong Solitare, (that's actually spelled ...
by zcot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux-only Installation fails at grub-efi-amd64-signed
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Linux-only Installation fails at grub-efi-amd64-signed

Run the live session again, but unplug the internet, and/or disable wifi, before you start the installer, -this way you do an offline install. Otherwise get in the BIOS and turn off "secure boot", which might be required anyway, depending on your motherboard and bios. If you have any troubles gettin...
by zcot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is dual boot still possible ? (solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Is dual boot still possible ?

computer sellers are saying dual booting with W10 is not possible anymore, they are mistaken, or whatever. The information is wrong, technically. Maybe it is not possible to buy it like this pre-installed from them, but that's a different story than it just not being possible. We don't see why comp...
by zcot
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is dual boot still possible ? (solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Is dual boot still possible ?

the computer sellers are saying something changed in the version xxxxx (I forgot the actual number) of Windows 10 a few years ago. No clue. Sounds like smoke and mirrors, or some misunderstanding somewhere along the way. Looking on these forums and IRC for years, daily, I've never seen or even hear...
by zcot
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Error messages when booting but seems ok?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Error messages when booting but seems ok?

You can run the terminal command: dmesg -and this will show you any of the errors you see pop up from during boot. Scroll though that list of items to find any relevant Errors, or Warnings, or other info. You could actually run a more discrete command to look at errors only, but I figure this is a g...
by zcot
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is dual boot still possible ? (solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Is dual boot still possible ?

the computer sellers are saying something changed in the version xxxxx (I forgot the actual number) of Windows 10 a few years ago. No clue. Sounds like smoke and mirrors, or some misunderstanding somewhere along the way. Looking on these forums and IRC for years, daily, I've never seen or even hear...
by zcot
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is dual boot still possible ? (solved)
Replies: 9
Views: 323

Re: Is dual boot still possible ?

Yes, it is. Microsoft required Win10 OEM setups to include "secure boot" as mandatory, and this means the pc will recognize the Windows bootloader and give some security that a possible virus or malicious actor can not easily replace the bootloader. But the drawback is that in certain situations it ...
by zcot
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: Can I add a drop Shadow?
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Can I add a drop Shadow?

You can do it. Make an entire background image with alpha. on the left hand side you will create your shadow area, and anything toward the right will have whatever amount of transparency you want(like for example the sample pic has some amount of transparency there). And then adjust the config. Add ...
by zcot
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Issues, please help!
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Install Issues, please help!

Hi JackRiddle201, Welcome.

Please show us the info from the following 2 terminal commands. Someone will be able to realize some good info about a solution:

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sudo parted -l

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upload-system-info
by zcot
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Wrong location in Redshift using VPN
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: [Solved] Wrong location in Redshift using VPN

double check man redshift , we may be using a different version. I think the conf file changed between versions. You can alternately setup a complex start command, instead of relying on the config at all, by adding the various params into a shortcut or whatever is needed for your start method. you c...
by zcot
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: [RESOLVED]: Conky seems to hang in terminal
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Conky seems to hang in terminal

1. is this normal behaviour or is there an issue with the script? 2. Is it " update_interval = 1.0" that's doing this? 1. It's normal for conky. Some "scripts" or programs will do some action or return some data to the terminal, then they are done doing their job, and they end, and you come back to...
by zcot
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Black screen on newly installed Mint, tried everything
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Black screen on newly installed Mint, tried everything

If you use compatibility mode, then it is using all of these kernel boot parameters, although all of them might not be relevant for the situation, at least it gives you enough of a generic boot to work. Instead of trying nomodeset, you can use all of these and it should boot as successfully as compa...

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