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by banjo
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: [SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143

The 340 driver shows up in my list of available drivers in the Software Manager. I am running Mint 18.1. What list are you looking at where the driver does not appear? I just went to the nvidia web site to search for the driver for the GTX 960, and it recommends the 390 driver, which does not appear...
by banjo
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: [SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143

I have found that the nouveau driver is very glitchy on my systems. I always start out giving up on getting the Nvidia drivers to work and go with the open source driver, and then after dealing with the glitchy graphics for a while I cave in and set up the Nvidia drivers. Then.... I give up on Nvidi...
by banjo
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143

OK. Now I feel really dumb. I have been seeing level 4 and level 5 updates all along, so I assumed that all levels were set to visible. But level 4 and 5 levels were not checked visible. I guess the ones I was seeing were visible because both Show Security Updates and Show Kernel Updates were checke...
by banjo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143

Nope. There is nothing in the blacklist section. Very strange. Is it possible for the database to simply get out of synch? If I use APT to list all the "upgradable" packages, I get lots. $ apt list --installed | grep -i upgradable WARNING: apt does not have a stable CLI interface. Use with caution i...
by banjo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143

Definitely not. The kernel and the video drivers are provided through the Ubuntu 16.04 repositories, same as for Mint 18.3. All Mint 18.x releases share precisely the same Ubuntu 16.04 base. OK then, I am confused. I still have not seen an Nvidia update for my driver. $ apt list --installed | grep ...
by banjo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143

Thanks for the info. Maybe I will change my mirror and see what comes up.

Also, I still have 18.1 serena. Maybe that is starting to cause problems.
by banjo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143

I just ran the Update Manager and clicked on Refresh. It told me that my system is up to date. No Nvidia update is presented. Perhaps the mirror that I am looking at missed the Nvidia update? Seems unlikely, but I have no Nvidia update available. My repositories: $ cat official-package-repositories....
by banjo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143
Replies: 18
Views: 900

Re: Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143

Interesting. I have not seen any Nvidia update. I just ran the Update Manager, and it says that my system is up to date. No Nvidia update in sight. System: Host: LinuxMain Kernel: 4.4.0-142-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.8.9 Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Machine: System: ASUS product...
by banjo
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143
Replies: 18
Views: 900

[SOLVED]Mint 18.1 Will not boot with kernel 4.4.0-143

I just installed the upgrade to kernel 4.4.0-143 and the computer will not boot. After grub, it shows a black screen with the little glowing 5 dots and then it hangs.

I went back to kernel 4.4.0-142 and it boots.

Anybody else having this problem?

Banjo
(_)=='=~
by banjo
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 28595

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

Update to my look at Mageia. I am running Mageia 7 Beta 1 to test it out. Considering that it is a beta release, it is fairly stable. I get literally hundreds of updates each day, but it is still running. @sediat, you might want to take a look at Mageia (not the Beta, of course). Mageia grew out of ...
by banjo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 267
Views: 28595

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

I am currently testing Mageia 7 Beta 1 on my backup machine. In spite of being a beta and hundreds of updates each day it is surprisingly stable. It is worth a look.

Banjo
(_)=='=~
by banjo
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Okular cannot speak
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Okular cannot speak

I figured it out. It turns out that I had to install Jovie instead of espeak to make this work on Linux Mint. I used espeak because that is what worked on my Mageia 7 setup, so I assumed that it was the tool that would be used on Mint. So, it works now, and Jovie has a GUI configuration dialog that ...
by banjo
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Okular cannot speak
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Okular cannot speak

Well, OK then. Now I feel dumb. I figured out where Kmouth is. I had the package manager set to View=>Installed Packages only. View=>Available Packages was turned off, so it was not showing kmouth in the list. Duh. I installed kmouth, but Okular still has the "Speak" menu items grayed out. The searc...
by banjo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Okular cannot speak
Replies: 2
Views: 101

[SOLVED]Okular cannot speak

I am running Mint 18.1 and trying to get Okular to read the documents it is displaying. The "speak" menu items in Tools are grayed out. I have espeak and all its libraries etc. installed. I can run espeak on the command line and enter text into it and it works fine. I have read that Okular needs kmo...
by banjo
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Recommend a sub $80 all in one mostly for scanning?
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Recommend a sub $80 all in one mostly for scanning?

On my system, the router negotiated a fixed IP address for the printer. I think I initiated that sequence from the printer. Since the printer installation process uses the IP address of the printer to talk to it, you don't want the IP getting moved around by the DHCP. After installing the printer, i...
by banjo
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Recommend a sub $80 all in one mostly for scanning?
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Recommend a sub $80 all in one mostly for scanning?

I would avoid inkjet printers that do not incorporate the print head in the cartridge, especially if the print function will see light use. I had an old Epson printer once that had separate color cartridges and separate print heads. I bought it because the ink refills were cheaper, and I could buy j...
by banjo
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Recommend a sub $80 all in one mostly for scanning?
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Recommend a sub $80 all in one mostly for scanning?

The HP printers work very well with Linux, and they are not very expensive. The Linux driver set, HPLIP, is supported by HP and works with many of their printers. I have an HP Deskjet 3510 with print/scan/copy, and it hooks up using WiFi, so I can put it anywhere. I think it cost about $100, but tha...
by banjo
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gimp 2.10
Replies: 32
Views: 1289

Re: Gimp 2.10

FYI I have a bash script that I found somewhere that allows me to use the file context menu to open files using Irfan. It takes a lot of the PITA out of using Irfan. I have also set Irfan as my default file association so a double click will open an image in Irfan. I put the script in my ~/bin folde...
by banjo
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Krunner Crashes
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Krunner Crashes

I just tried krunner again to see if any updates have been posted that might have fixed it. The problem still persists on my system. From the desktop, where I have disabled all the searches except for application, it works. From the Start menu, where I have not figured out how to disable the searche...
by banjo
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux Mint users who have Verizon as ISP and using Evolution or Thunderbird as email clients
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Linux Mint users who have Verizon as ISP and using Evolution or Thunderbird as email clients

My wife went with the AOL offering as well (I let mine die.) Every once in a while, she'll get a dump of a few dozen emails that she already got in the last couple days. She's never complained about not getting anything that I can remember. Oh. She's using Windows. Still working on that! Last week,...

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