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by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Plugging USB keyboard breaks internal laptop keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Plugging USB keyboard broke internal laptop keyboard

Creating a new account works also for me. So you mean that the laptop keyboard works properly with a new account? If so, try this: Open your file manager at your home folder. Press the Ctrl-H key pair to view hidden files. Find a folder named .config -- a period precedes the name to denote a hidden...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem: display flickering with intel graphics 620 uhd HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Problem: display flickering with intel graphics 620 uhd HELP!

The laptop monitor always fails. When I use the two monitors and when I use only the laptop monitor, but only fails in Linux, Ubuntu and Mint, in windows all right. According to this article on AskUbuntu , there is a known bug in Xorg 1.18 and the Intel drivers. Most of the answers are about a year...
by CaptainKirksChair
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem: display flickering with intel graphics 620 uhd HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Problem: display flickering with intel graphics 620 uhd HELP!

nesmaba wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:58 am
With the 2K AOC monitor, 2560 x 1440, all right. Only the laptop screen fails me, 1920x1080 FHD.
When you say "Only the laptop screen fails me" does that mean that the external monitor is NOT in use when the problem happens?
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Lenovo e570 wifi not working properly on Sylvia 18.3
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Lenovo e570 wifi not working properly on Sylvia 18.3

Well, neither wireless is soft blocked and both have power management turned off, which is where I was heading. You can try to disable the on-board wireless, maybe through BIOS, and see if there is a conflict between it and the USB dongle wifi.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations
Replies: 62
Views: 1764

Re: Canonical Pursuing A Hardware/Software Survey For Ubuntu Installations

If Mint wants to remove or disable this functionality and Canonical tells them they have to leave it as is or not use Unbuntu as the Mint base OS, then Canonical is selling the data or has plans to expand the collection in the future and sell it. If Canonical doesn't care one way or another, then it...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem: display flickering with intel graphics 620 uhd HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Problem: display flickering with intel graphics 620 uhd HELP!

I have other monitor, AOC 2K, and with this no problem either Is the external monitor using HDMI or something else? And have you disconnected the external monitor but the problem persists? What is the screen resolution of the external monitor? I did some google-fu and I see a max resolution of 2560...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Lenovo e570 wifi not working properly on Sylvia 18.3
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Lenovo e570 wifi not working properly on Sylvia 18.3

Run the following commands in a terminal, one at a time:

rfkill list
iwconfig

Post the output back here between Code tags.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Problem: display flickering with intel graphics 620 uhd HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 86

Re: Problem: display flickering with intel graphics 620 uhd HELP!

First, let's get a look at your system. Open a terminal and run the following command. If you type, the letter F is a capital.

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inxi -Fxz
Paste the output back here between Code tags.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need a ISO based Back Up System
Replies: 19
Views: 347

Re: Need a ISO based Back Up System

The thing that I have found that works for me is just a straight file copy of my home folder to an external USB drive. I have a 1TB WD Passport that I have partitioned. It has macOS Mountain Lion and Mint 18 as bootable partitions and it has a large area for storing my home folders. I just drag and ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Desktop Screenshots
Topic: All Desktop Screenshots of 2018
Replies: 30
Views: 2575

Re: All Desktop Screenshots of 2018

trytip , that is AWESOME! Here's mine. I took this photo with my phone just down the street from my house. I had to stick the phone between the barbed wire on the top of the fence to get the shot. It's actually a series of four pictures. I have the desktop background rotate between them every minut...
by CaptainKirksChair
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Lock Screen Freezes
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: Lock Screen Freezes

I have the latest Linux Mint (Cinnamon) installed on a Dell Workstation that has an nVidia GPU in it. Every few days the lock screen freezes and I'm forced to drop to the command line and start the mdm service. When you say "the lock screen freezes" do you mean that the computer goes into suspend m...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot Update to Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: Cannot Update to Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

jojivlogs_ : Here are my partitions. Partition: ID-1: / size: 38G fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 ID-2: /home size: 239G fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 ID-3: swap-1 size: 17.83GB fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7 The advantages of multiple partitions is that you can upgrade or rebuild without losing your data. (You should ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot Update to Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: Cannot Update to Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

I'm new to Linux, not brain dead. I didn't think you were. You just didn't say you had tried that and going through all of the troubleshooting possibilities is just good support. Depending on how you have partitioned your hard drive, you can do a fresh install of Mint 18.3, if you have a separate /...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot Update to Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: Cannot Update to Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

Have you tried installing the package before you run the upgrade process?
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Breakfast fit for minor dieties (or major ones)
Replies: 38
Views: 1571

Re: Breakfast fit for minor dieties (or major ones)

Citizen229 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:57 am
My breakfast is the good ole American staple.

Pot of coffee and half a pack of Marlboros.
(wipes a tear from his eye) -- You're my hero, man.
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Los Angeles
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Hello from Los Angeles

Anyways, I recently broke Mint 18.3 and was able to fix it. Probably learned more in that hour or 2 than I did in the last several months running it on my desktop. Still learning after all these years. Eric Having broken many systems in my lifetime, I agree with that statement wholeheartedly. When ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Switching off power management[Solved]
Replies: 18
Views: 282

Re: Switching of power management

It's not the screen saver as much as it is the suspend feature. This is under the power management and, in Cinnamon, is called Suspend when inactive for . Mine is set to Never but it was actually entering the suspend mode when I locked the computer. The problem is that it won't recover from suspend ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Greatest Rock and Roll band EVER!
Replies: 49
Views: 2093

Re: Greatest Rock and Roll band EVER!

As always, opinions are subjective. Yes, I agree The Beatles were the best rock and roll band ever. Just listen to their first album (Please,Please Me) and then their last (Abbey Road). The differences are striking. Personally, I believe the reason they are the best is the evolution of their music. ...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is there any advantage to installing Linux on an Apple machine?
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Is there any advantage to installing Linux on an Apple machine?

I'd rather it not be a dual-boot. I'm dealing with that with my Alienware and I'm thinking of wiping out Windows all together and just making it a straight-up Linux machine. Question: is there an easy guide (for dummies like me) for setting up the macOS on a USB stick? Follow up question: will I ha...
by CaptainKirksChair
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Is there any advantage to installing Linux on an Apple machine?
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Is there any advantage to installing Linux on an Apple machine?

If you don't mind, I have a couple of follow-up questions: 1. On a very well-known social networking site, someone encouraged me to do it but with one caveat: he told me to make it a dual-boot machine because you cannot do firmware updates on a Mac using Linux. 2. If I totally screw this up, is the...

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