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by oblong
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 20.1 Laptop Boot Stuck on Cursor but only if using Battery [SOLVED]
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Mint 20.1 Laptop Boot Stuck on Cursor but only if using Battery [SOLVED]

A new Dell Inspiron 15 3000 laptop. AMD Ryzen 5 3500U; AMD RAVEN graphics; 6 GB RAM; SSD; dual boot with Windows 10 S; Linux Mint 20.1 MATE. Installation, updates, etc all went well. But a few days later the user said it would not boot. Stuck on top left cursor after the initial round Mint logo. I d...
by oblong
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Photoprint
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Photoprint

absque fenestris wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:53 pm
Once you've played around with Pix a bit, the settings aren't complicated.
[...]
Ah, I was missing photoprint, and had not noticed that Pix could print multiple images. Thanks for the clue!
by oblong
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift|Menu|View TimeShift Logs fails
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Timeshift|Menu|View TimeShift Logs fails

Mint 20 MATE (fresh install) no longer has the problem (Audacious has been installed).
by oblong
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Touchscreen not working - Mint 20 Cinnamon - Lenovo ideapad Flex 5
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: Touchscreen not working - Mint 20 Cinnamon - Lenovo ideapad Flex 5

Unfortunately I can't help. I'm working on the same laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5, 15" touchscreen). Mint 20, MATE. No touchscreen activity. Device reports very similar to the above. Have not been able to find any mention of "touchscreen" lsusb, lspci, lshw. Touch screen works in Wind...
by oblong
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Timeshift does not run from mintmenu
Replies: 13
Views: 1832

Re: Timeshift does not run from mintmenu

Same here. Upgrade from 19.2 to 19.3, MATE. Timeshift runs from the panel or desktop, but not from Mint Menu. Same problem for Software Sources. Edit (31 Mar 2020): I tried again today and Timeshift and Software Sources now do work from the Menu. (Release Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 64-bit; Kernel Linux ...
by oblong
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fresh Mint 19 upgrade - won't log in?
Replies: 24
Views: 3965

Re: Fresh Mint 19 upgrade - won't log in?

DJ6DP wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:49 am

[snip]

TL;DR: Remove the package vino, reboot and your problem might just be solved.

Hope this is helpful to someone out there. :)
Certainly was - thanks!
by oblong
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Google repository changed name won't update anymore
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: [SOLVED] Google repository changed name won't update anymore

The manual fix: sudo apt update method worked for me. Mint 19, MATE. However, with the automated update process in Mint 19 now, I have not been running the resident Update Manage to see any errors (the red "X"). And it appears that when this error happens, no automatic updates happen. When...
by oblong
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 19: What happens if system is shutdown during auto-update? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Mint 19: What happens if system is shutdown during auto-update?

After another Timeshift run, all the snapshots and links sorted themselves out.
by oblong
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 19: What happens if system is shutdown during auto-update? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Re: Mint 19: What happens if system is shutdown during auto-update?

I would not have thought a normal shutdown should cause file system corruption, even if programs are running. From what I've been able to ascertain, the computer has been shutdown properly. RAM and hard drive tests are ok. I've subsequently tested it myself and have not been able to make it fail, ev...
by oblong
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 19: What happens if system is shutdown during auto-update? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 601

Mint 19: What happens if system is shutdown during auto-update? [SOLVED]

Now that Mint 19 incorporates Timeshift which supposedly allows more confident use of auto-updates, and given that the user does not know when those updates may occur, what happens if the user shuts down the system while an update is running? Are updates completed before finally shutting down (which...
by oblong
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot find .thunderbird file - Mint 17 Qiana (solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Cannot find .thunderbird file - Mint 17 Qiana

Start Thunderbird. Do Edit|Account Settings. Click on "Server Settings" for the account in the left section. On the right section, towards the bottom you should see an entry for "Local directory:". That should indicate where your Thunderbird files are stored.
by oblong
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift|Menu|View TimeShift Logs fails
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Timeshift|Menu|View TimeShift Logs fails

I have both Linux Mint 18.3 and 19 (MATE, 64 bit) with Timeshift installed (two different computers). For both machines, when I do Timeshift|Menu|View TimeShift Logs the Audacious program appears (Audacious is installed). The TimeShift logs are in /var/log/timeshift and are individually readable usi...
by oblong
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Should Timeshift snapshots be excluded from mlocate's update process? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Re: Should Timeshift snapshots be excluded from mlocate's update process? [SOLVED]

Thanks for the replies. I've excluded timeshift and the database is definitely smaller, and the update process runs for less time. No apparent problems. Marked it as solved.
by oblong
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Should Timeshift snapshots be excluded from mlocate's update process? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 905

Should Timeshift snapshots be excluded from mlocate's update process? [SOLVED]

As I understand it, mlocate keeps the database /var/lib/mlocate/mlocate.db as an index to allow the system to find files. Is there any point in the Timeshift snapshots being indexed? In other words, should the timeshift directory be included in the PRUNEPATHS line in /etc/updatedb.conf to exclude it...
by oblong
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam fails in Mint 19 was ok 18.3
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Re: Webcam fails in Mint 19 was ok 18.3

Update: the webcam works in Skype.
by oblong
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Webcam fails in Mint 19 was ok 18.3
Replies: 1
Views: 488

Webcam fails in Mint 19 was ok 18.3

Fresh install of Mint 19 MATE 64 bit, kernel 4.15.0-24. Lenovo B590 laptop with built in webcam. Webcam worked fine with installed 18.3, and with live CD 18.3. Fails now with installed or live-CD Mint 19. Now, running Cheese, a correct image is displayed for a fraction of a second then the Cheese sc...
by oblong
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Is StatusNotifier spec. implemented in MATE 1.8 (Mint 18.2)
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Is StatusNotifier spec. implemented in MATE 1.8 (Mint 18.2)

No, MATE does not have that same setting.

I've looked through just about every setting in Control Center but can't see anything that seems to fit.
I've changed from Control Center|Desktop|Windows|Marco to "Marco+Compositing" and to "Compiz" but no effect (after logout/login).
by oblong
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Is StatusNotifier spec. implemented in MATE 1.8 (Mint 18.2)
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Is StatusNotifier spec. implemented in MATE 1.8 (Mint 18.2)

Thanks for that information... not what I was hoping for! I guess the question is whether this bothers you enough to do a data backup and clean reinstall. Nope! I'll put up with manually minimising calibre after start-up for the time being. However, I did some more searching, too. "MATE 1.18 re...
by oblong
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Is StatusNotifier spec. implemented in MATE 1.8 (Mint 18.2)
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: Is StatusNotifier spec. implemented in MATE 1.8 (Mint 18.2)

Thanks for the reply. I can't see anything on those sites that helps, though. Calibre's author has replied at https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3573728#post3573728 on how to run calibre, but as I posted, the response to running in the terminal as Kovid suggested there is: Failed to ...
by oblong
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Is StatusNotifier spec. implemented in MATE 1.8 (Mint 18.2)
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Is StatusNotifier spec. implemented in MATE 1.8 (Mint 18.2)

I'm having trouble starting Calibre in minimised (system tray) mode. $ calibre --start-in-tray Failed to create system tray icon, your desktop environment probably does not support the StatusNotifier spec Is that meant to be implemented, or is there some setting to be activated somewhere? A similar ...

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