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by vliscony
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wine on LM 20 Ulyana
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Wine on LM 20 Ulyana

hmmm... Playonlinux looks cute, but I have not yet been able to figure out how to make it work. It seems I am confused about the "virtual drive issue" Play on Linux does not seem to find my wine, and I have not figured out how to point it in the right direction. the amazing thing is that on 19.3 I c...
by vliscony
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wine on LM 20 Ulyana
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Wine on LM 20 Ulyana

I ended up having to do a fresh install - thank the Lord for backups - and reinstalled wine. Then I went about trying to run the one windows app, which I always run from a DVD, but it does not allow me. It is stubbornly telling me I do not have permission to make the program executable. It says Read...
by vliscony
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: backup tool : "you do not have permission" ? <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: backup tool : "you do not have permission" ?

't was more elementary than that. It wanted me to create the directory first. Anyway, problem solved.
by vliscony
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: backup tool : "you do not have permission" ? <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 146

backup tool : "you do not have permission" ? <SOLVED>

trying to backup my personal data with backup tool to a local hard drive, and having no luck - I do not have permission?

the time shift backup happens to this drive as wll and I can see that it is there.

No idea why I could not backup.
by vliscony
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: more SSD tweaking problems: TRIM <SOLVED>
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: more SSD tweaking problems: TRIM

ctd from previoius... In short, I think that in steps b, c & d, I got sidetracked by the error messages I got. Perhaps there should be acomment on that... so now I get: rogier@rogier-All-Series:~$ systemctl cat fstrim.timer # /lib/systemd/system/fstrim.timer [Unit] Description=Discard unused blocks ...
by vliscony
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: more SSD tweaking problems: TRIM <SOLVED>
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: more SSD tweaking problems: TRIM

Along the lines of Do it precisely or don't do it at all...I now print these out for every machine I install, and mark off line by line what I did and what the results were retracing my steps.... - I followed the 10 Things to do ant at Optimize your Solid State Drive (SSD) item 1.4 I followed the st...
by vliscony
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Error with SSD tweaking during upgrade <SOLVED>
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Error with SSD tweaking during upgrade

thanks, and yes, re the upgrade... I was upgrading from 18.3 to 19.2 but I realize that that setting is for the hardware. However apparently it went beack to the default during the upgrade?
by vliscony
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: more SSD tweaking problems: TRIM <SOLVED>
Replies: 9
Views: 410

more SSD tweaking problems: TRIM <SOLVED>

the following step xed admin:///etc/systemd/system/fstrim.timer.d/override.conf produced this error: xed admin:///etc/systemd/system/fstrim.timer.d/override.conf ** (xed:8459): WARNING **: 01:19:57.481: The specified location is not mounted ### and then: systemctl cat fstrim.timer # /lib/systemd/sys...
by vliscony
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Error with SSD tweaking during upgrade <SOLVED>
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Error with SSD tweaking during upgrade <SOLVED>

I received the following error in doing the updates for the SSD

rogier@rogier-All-Series:~$ xed admin:///etc/fstab

** (xed:5328): WARNING **: 01:03:19.642: The specified location is not mounted

not sure what to make of this.
by vliscony
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to assign file locations to specific drives <SOLVED>
Replies: 2
Views: 281

How to assign file locations to specific drives <SOLVED>

I have a 500 GB SSD and 2 @TB hard drives. I think I would like to locate my media (files, ebooks, music, video, podcasts) on the first hard drive, and use the second for backups and timeshift data. I have no clue how to locate the directories on the specific drives, nor for that matter am I sure if...
by vliscony
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.2 install UEFI question <SOLVED>
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Mint 19.2 install UEFI question

I gave up on it. I had installed in from USB on another, older computer, but for whatever reason, I could not get it to work on this one, however, I simply installed it from DVD. That will do for now.
by vliscony
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.2 install UEFI question <SOLVED>
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Mint 19.2 install UEFI question <SOLVED>

I was trying to install 19.2 from a USB stick, which I have used for other machines, but even though I changed the boot sequence to boot from USB first, it seems to bypass it (was on 18.3) and boot into the old system. Bright suggestions welcome, but for now I am going to make a bootable DVD and try...
by vliscony
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to backup config files? <SOLVED>
Replies: 7
Views: 359

Re: how to backup config files? <SOLVED>

thanks, everyone. Funny thing, I had used the bacvkup tool in the past, but forgot about it now that I needed it - meanwhile learned somw new possibilities. My only remaining challenge is a CUPS configuration which I do NOT want to preserve - I want to straighten out my printer config first, before ...
by vliscony
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: how to backup config files? <SOLVED>
Replies: 7
Views: 359

how to backup config files? <SOLVED>

i cannot backup the config files 9with a dot before the name. i was trying to do this prior to upgrading to mint 19. what do i do?
by vliscony
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: hplip, hp officejet pro 9025 <SOLVED>
Replies: 3
Views: 982

hplip, hp officejet pro 9025 <SOLVED>

I replaced a printer and installed a new one, but could not figure out how to get rid of the old printer. Then it got worse. my new printer had a defect, so I got a replacement. It would not work. So I uninstalled and reinstalled HPLIP and it still would not work. the computer keeps looking for the ...
by vliscony
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: suddenly blue (cyan) backgrounds on all pages <SOLVED>
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: suddenly blue (cyan) backgrounds on all pages

After a lot of adjustiments, I am still back to square one... only grayscale printing, and an extra page every time. here is the latest diagnostics... HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.19.1) Self Diagnse Utility and Healing Utility ver. 1.0 Copyright (c) 2001-15 HP Development Company, LP...
by vliscony
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: suddenly blue (cyan) backgrounds on all pages <SOLVED>
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: suddenly blue (cyan) backgrounds on all pages

ghostscript 9.26 showed up and did not solve my problem, after I updated HPLIP from 3.18.6 to 3.19.1 This is the error I suspect is telling me something, but I am clueless what I should do about it: from HPLIP diagnostics. quote Checking for Configured Queues.... warning: Fail to read ppd=/etc/cups/...
by vliscony
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: suddenly blue (cyan) backgrounds on all pages <SOLVED>
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: suddenly blue (cyan) backgrounds on all pages

Ok, well in the end I uninstalled HPLIP 18.6 and installed HPLIP 19.1 instead, and now I no longer have a blue background, but I only print in grayscale... no more color at all. and here are the results from a driver diagnostic in HPLIP: ------------ HP Linux Imaging and Printing System (ver. 3.19....
by vliscony
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: suddenly blue (cyan) backgrounds on all pages <SOLVED>
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: suddenly blue (cyan) backgrounds on all pages

Ok, well in the end I uninstalled HPLIP 18.6 and installed HPLIP 19.1 instead, and now I no longer have a blue background, but I only print in grayscale... no more color at all.
by vliscony
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: suddenly blue (cyan) backgrounds on all pages <SOLVED>
Replies: 12
Views: 889

suddenly blue (cyan) backgrounds on all pages <SOLVED>

Since a few days my pages are printing blue. when printing test pages from the printer, printing is normal, but from the computer, all pages print out with a cyan background. I cannot discover any setting. The only thing I can think of is to uninstall and reinstall the printer, which I have not done...

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