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by thx-1138
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Kernel 4.19 / 4.18 - trackpoint and touchpad not working
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Kernel 4.19 / 4.18 - trackpoint and touchpad not working

................................. So I'll stay with the LM provided kernel... ...correct choice :wink: Seems a bug report has already been filled , you might want to keep an eye there (or even better help in resolving it quicker)... Look here as well, appears to include a couple of possible tempora...
by thx-1138
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How does mint19 sync time[solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: How does mint19 sync time

...on Mint 18.0, i recall both(!) ntp & ntpdate were installed.. Oh, good reminder, forgot about those. Actually default LM19 also has both of those installed in addition to timesyncd and is running ntpd via ntp.service, which seems to take priority. On my box I removed both ntp and ntpdate though,...
by thx-1138
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How does mint19 sync time[solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: How does mint19 sync time

...on Mint 18.0, i recall both(!) ntp & ntpdate were installed...& switched to timesyncd with those simple instructions . Mint 19 already uses timesyncd as gm10 showed above , so nothing extra to do there (see gm10's note below)... (except maybe have a read in regards to how it can configured if cur...
by thx-1138
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Restart instead of shutdown
Replies: 19
Views: 260

Re: Restart instead of shutdown

............................................. I have a problem with my laptop Lenovo s531 and Linux Mint 19. When I press shutdown button, my laptop restarts instead. Strange thing is my laptop is going to shutdown normally when I put any usb stick into some usb port :) ...i searched for it on the ...
by thx-1138
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: touchpad no driver
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: touchpad no driver

None? Ouch. You could also try the more generic acpi_osi=, without any further acpi_backlight parameters...
Do post the output from ls -l /sys/class/backlight/ in case someone comes with better ideas...
by thx-1138
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't get rid of 10 seconds Grub countdown
Replies: 18
Views: 317

Re: Can't get rid of 10 seconds Grub countdown

gm10 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:33 pm
thx-1138 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:23 am
...cough cough... :wink:
....................
Lol - just nitpicking :mrgreen: :)
by thx-1138
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Freezes on Tara 19
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: [Solved] Freezes on Tara 19

...and i'll be the party pooper here, and say that it won't, simply because... AMD Ryzen 3 2200G ≠ BayTrail ...and as a matter of fact, there's no way on earth such fixed the freezes on the OP's hardware as well - something else did such - simply because: Intel Skylake i5-6200U ≠ BayTrail ...and how...
by thx-1138
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: touchpad no driver
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: touchpad no driver

Nice. Controlling the backlight if it's not automatically working out-of-the-box is frequently more involved... Following the very exact same steps / procedure as per above, try further also adding the following parameters, ie. like this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.nopnp i8042.no...
by thx-1138
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Privacy vs Linux ??
Replies: 85
Views: 1851

Re: Privacy vs Linux ??

what's the link supposed to do? What is it, what does it do, and why would I want one? A semi-automatic way to control hundreds of privacy-related about:config entries if you will... In regards to the invididual settings / 'tweaks' themselves in the provided user.js, they are very well documented i...
by thx-1138
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: touchpad no driver
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: touchpad no driver

model notebook: PackardBell easynote ENTG71BM intel n2840 touchpad no keyboard ok mouse usb external ok :( ...according to this , there should theoritically exist a setting in your BIOS, to set the touchpad to 'Basic' instead of 'Advanced'. I'd give that a try. Else, you could also try this . xed a...
by thx-1138
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Privacy vs Linux ??
Replies: 85
Views: 1851

Re: Privacy vs Linux ??

There will always be companies or individuals trying to get access to your data today i did some testing with Firefox and found .mozilla/firefox/your.default/datareporting/archived/ even though in preferences>privacy&security>firefox data collection nothing is checked, but there it is. far too ofte...
by thx-1138
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: update-grub, get Invalid output format export ...
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: update-grub, get Invalid output format export ...

...have you hold any packages from updating via Update Manager's levels?
I'd try: apt-get install --only-upgrade util-linux

Other than that, i'm out of ideas myself.
Do post inxi -Fxz & maybe also apt policy util-linux for others to know what they're dealing with though...
by thx-1138
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows Boot Manager not working through Mint dualboot Grub Acer Aspire TC-710
Replies: 29
Views: 478

Re: Windows Boot Manager not working through Mint dualboot Grub Acer Aspire TC-710

...to drop my 2 cents as well... As you never replied back, i'm still wondering if Secure Boot was explicitly enabled after setting the supervisor password, in order for the manual selection of an .efi file to be enabled. Because in 99% of the Acer models i've encountered in recent yrs, such was all...
by thx-1138
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Neither ... nor, without neither.
Replies: 41
Views: 655

Re: Neither ... nor, without neither.

...hmmm, indeed quite interesting development & arguments in regards to logic & language in this thread... :) Weird how the very same 'logical arguments' get questioned / defended again & again though history, and often with almost absolute certainty by the participants... I'd recommend around to pe...
by thx-1138
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows Boot Manager not working through Mint dualboot Grub Acer Aspire TC-710
Replies: 29
Views: 478

Re: Mint 19 Mate 64bit won't boot from USB. Grub and UEFI

...the UEFI is missing the setting to change the boot mode to UEFI, and it isn't showing EFI as an option.... ...for future reference: theoritically, after setting an UEFI supervisor password, for " Select an UEFI file as trusted for executing " to appear, Secure Boot does have to be enabled , as a...
by thx-1138
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Windows Boot Manager not working through Mint dualboot Grub Acer Aspire TC-710
Replies: 29
Views: 478

Re: Mint 19 Mate 64bit won't boot from USB. Grub and UEFI

Skylekko wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:50 am
....................................
...on numerous Acer models, you need to first add a so-called 'Supervisor' password in your UEFI,
before being able to select the .efi file to be trusted. Process should be (roughly) similar to this.
by thx-1138
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Neither ... nor, without neither.
Replies: 41
Views: 655

Re: Neither ... nor, without neither.

rene wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:01 pm
GS3 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:56 am
Water, water, every where, [a]nd all the boards did shrink;
Coleridge. Kept alive in (not all that) recent popular culture by, well, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frP3Zu-8QDI (2:40).
Hahahaha! :lol:
They knew their classics - eventually became 'classics' themselves...
by thx-1138
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Dell Inspiron 530s has no sound
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Dell Inspiron 530s has no sound

..................................... ...not the guy to guide you through this in a straightforward manner, (linux audio quirks troubleshooting usually make my head explode), but i'd start by: 1) at first, make sure the card is not muted in alsamixer...and then, 2) xed admin:///etc/modprobe.d/alsa-...

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