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by oblong
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Touchscreen not working - Mint 20 Cinnamon - Lenovo ideapad Flex 5
Replies: 2
Views: 370

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: 1722

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: 3806

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: 1289

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: 578

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: 578

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: 578

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: 147

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: 0
Views: 164

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: 833

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: 833

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: 461

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: 461

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: 709

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: 709

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: 709

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: 709

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 ...
by oblong
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18 shutsdown but will not reboot until second shutdown
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: Mint 18 shutsdown but will not reboot until second shutdown

Mint 18 had some updates. So now running kernel 4.8.0-30. (Previous post should have said, "I upgraded to 4.8.0-28-generic..."). Again, same problem is there. Here's /var/log/syslog from some point when the system starts to shut down, in case there are clues there: Dec 6 12:02:42 melissa-U...
by oblong
Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18 shutsdown but will not reboot until second shutdown
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: Mint 18 shutsdown but will not reboot until second shutdown

I wanted you to try latrst kernel.from thr Mint 18 updat manager, reboot n try. I did. As I said, "4.4.0-51-generic was the installed version. I upgraded to 4.8.8-28-generic (the only later kernel showing in the Update Manager). The problem is still there." That is in Mint 18. Or am I mis...
by oblong
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18 shutsdown but will not reboot until second shutdown
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: Mint 18 shutsdown but will not reboot until second shutdown

Please update to latest kernel from update manager , reboot and test. 4.4.0-51-generic was the installed version. I upgraded to 4.8.8-28-generic (the only later kernel showing in the Update Manager). The problem is still there. uname -r will give you kernel version in 17.3. I think this kernel vers...

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