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by ugly
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth headphone not letting me change its profile to a2dp once connected
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Bluetooth headphone not letting me change its profile to a2dp once connected

I'm far from knowledgeable enough to find a solution for you. When I connect my BT headphones they usually connect as a2dp. Once in a while, they connect as HSP. I made a little script that selects between different audio sources, and part of selecting the BT headphones, I have it select a2dp. Maybe...
by ugly
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bluetooth headphone not letting me change its profile to a2dp once connected
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Bluetooth headphone not letting me change its profile to a2dp once connected

This was a problem for me for a long time in LM 18.x. After doing a clean install of LM 19, the problem seems to have gone away and connecting my bluetooth headphones works like I expect it to. When I did have the issue, I found a script someone made that does the whole disconnect/reconnect routine ...
by ugly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.

Thanks for the followup. I was able to fix the issue. I removed the repository from /etc/apt/sources.list.d My script had this in it: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu `lsb_release -cs` partner" I must have found it on some forum before I knew what I was doing (not tha...
by ugly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.

E: The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file. How do I fix this issue? And why am I always getting this error, even on new installs? Your sources are messed up. For example, Ubuntu doesn't provide a 'tara' release but a 'bionic' release (19.04). ...
by ugly
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.
Replies: 9
Views: 317

[SOLVED] The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file.

Whenever I install Mint, I always end up with an error in the Update Manager. I get the red X icon and the error is: The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu tara Release' does not have a Release file. I get similar errors on previous versions of LM. I get a similar error if I run from a ...
by ugly
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Private Internet Access
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Private Internet Access

I have the PIA client installed. I've never had a problem installing it. However, with versions v77 and above the client doesn't work for me. It installs successfully, but cannot connect to any of the servers. If it helps, for reference here is what I get when I install the client: rick@rickpc:/mnt/...
by ugly
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Mint 19 - VPN connection failure without root permissions

I'm not sure if it's related, but I've found that I can't connect using v.81 of PIA. If I enable IPV6 leak protection, and try to connect, PIA just gets stuck on 'Connecting'. If I disable IPV6 leak protection, and try to connect, PIA will continually attempt to connect, connect for a second and the...
by ugly
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB Blu Ray Player
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: USB Blu Ray Player

Thanks for the information resources. I didn't read them thoroughly, so I might have missed something, but those resources look like they deal with DVDs. DVDs work fine in Linux. I've never had a problem. VLC can give full menu support and playback. However, Blu-ray is what I've been unable to get w...
by ugly
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB Blu Ray Player
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: USB Blu Ray Player

I think it should be pointed out that many commercial Blu Rays do not play on Linux. Commercial Blu Ray discs are encrypted for DRM protection. As far as I know, there is no playback software that plays encrypted Blu Ray disks. I think the only way to do it is with MakeMKV. But things may have chang...
by ugly
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Best way move/copy HOME to different partition for reinstallation
Replies: 16
Views: 475

Re: Best way move/copy HOME to different partition for reinstallation

Maybe this should be in another topic, but when upgrading from LM 18 to LM 19 (or another distro entirely), are there any files under /home that should not be copied over?
by ugly
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't read SSD in Mint (unclean Windows filesystem)
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: Can't read SSD in Mint (unclean Windows filesystem)

Here is how to disable Fast Startup in Windows 10 Yes, disabling fast startup on Windows 10 is usually the answer. I've had to do this a number of times with my dual boot. From time to time, Windows likes to automatically turn fast startup back on after doing updates. So, even after you think you f...
by ugly
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved] Run a script at shutdown
Replies: 9
Views: 265

Re: Run a script at shutdown

In the systemd service files that I have working, I have [Unit] [Service] [Install] Note that they are all capitalized. In yours, [Install] is capitalized, but you have [unit] and [service] in all lowercase. Perhaps that's why you are getting unknown section errors for unit and service but not insta...
by ugly
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Portable Browser in Linux Mint - is it possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Portable Browser in Linux Mint - is it possible?

A developer at Vivaldi has created a script for making a standalone version:

https://gist.github.com/ruario/8f648cc3069d1a55d9c8
by ugly
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: games opening up on the wrong screen
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: games opening up on the wrong screen

Primary left secondary right. And how do I write a script? You don't really need to write it yourself. Probably the easy thing to do is use ARandR to do it for you. Install ARandR: sudo apt install arandr This will provide you with an interface for adjusting your screen layouts, resolutions, etc. S...
by ugly
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Gaming
Replies: 14
Views: 524

Re: Linux Gaming

Yeah, I keep my old Windows install for games. Linux gaming does seem to be improving. There are hundreds of games, so you could get by only on Linux. But there are still many, many games that are Windows-only. A lot of Linux games are more of the 'indie' games that usually don't have the AAA graphi...
by ugly
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: games opening up on the wrong screen
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: games opening up on the wrong screen

I run into this problem a lot as well. But not just in games. A few other programs open on the secondary monitor. Usually when it's a pop up window that opens up after a program has been started (like a pop up settings window). Games are a common culprit, but I find not every game does it either. I'...
by ugly
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] paracitic web sites, miners and linux
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: paracitic web sites, miners and linux

Are there methods to keep web sites from running paracitic processes on your LM computer other than not going there? One under-rated way to avoid malware is with a well-maintained hosts file. I use this: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.zip Simply copy everything from # [Start of entries generated...
by ugly
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Browser recommendation, please
Replies: 19
Views: 691

Re: Browser recommendation, please

I'll vote for Vivaldi too. I've tried all the other ones mentioned above but Vivaldi is the only one I didn't just use for a day or so and then uninstall. I works like chromium (it's webkit based) but it's even faster and I quite like the UI. I don't use any other ones now. And to add to that, thei...
by ugly
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Browser recommendation, please
Replies: 19
Views: 691

Re: Browser recommendation, please

Vivaldi
by ugly
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Kaffeine closed captions
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Kaffeine closed captions

What's your setup for recording? If you want to stick with Windows, you can ditch Windows Media Center and use nPVR. That's what I used to use. I have an older model SiliconDust OTA tuner/PVR. On Linux, I use MythTV as the backend for recording TV. I use Mythweb as an interface to schedule recording...

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