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by openletter
Wed May 20, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: I look forward to the day Mint is ready for prime-time
Replies: 11
Views: 767

I look forward to the day Mint is ready for prime-time

Turned on my computer this morning to discover that Mint no longer detects my laptop's built-in monitor. I know this stuff is tough, but it has been a really long time and when I read through things projects like Mint are working on to improve the UX, it doesn't seem like it includes solving these 2...
by openletter
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [REOPENED] Wrong version is installed when refreshing Firefox
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: [REOPENED] Wrong version is installed when refreshing Firefox

The problem is most likely with Linux Mint, not Mozilla Firefox.

I filed a bug at GitHub, but no response on it.

https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues/208
by openletter
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot-Repair step reports errors and do I select device or /boot/?
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: Boot-Repair step reports errors and do I select device or /boot/?

sleeper12 wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:50 pm
Try:

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 sudo dpkg --configure -a 
Didn't catch this until after completing the boot-repair.

Dare I reboot? (I've got backups, but you know how fun that is.)
by openletter
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot-Repair step reports errors and do I select device or /boot/?
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

Re: Boot-Repair step reports errors and do I select device or /boot/?

In the mean time, over at [SOLVED] GRUB won't reinstall on DUAL-BOOT drive! I discovered: The mint-theme.cfg made me suspicious so I peeked in that file. #! /bin/sh set -e GRUB_FONT="/boot/grub/fonts/UbuntuMono16.pf2" GRUB_THEME="/boot/grub/themes/linuxmint/theme.txt" I went looking for the theme ad...
by openletter
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Boot-Repair step reports errors and do I select device or /boot/?
Replies: 11
Views: 1499

[SOLVED] Boot-Repair step reports errors and do I select device or /boot/?

I trying to fix a damaged GRUB installation[1] with Boot-Repair and I'm at the following step https://www.unpm.org/boot-repairstep.png When I run sudo apt-get install -y grub-pc os-prober I get the following dialog box: https://www.unpm.org/boot-repairdialogbox.png I selected [*] /dev/sda (128035 MB...
by openletter
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] find SSD firmware version
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: [solved] find SSD firmware version

That likely means they never issued a firmware revision for that device.

You can also get firmware with hdparm, which is installed by default:

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sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdX
Replace X with your device. Note the revision information is way up at the top.
by openletter
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install of Mint to new drive broke GRUB on old drive
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Install of Mint to new drive broke GRUB on old drive

I have a ThinkPad W530 with Mint on an SSD and I got a great deal on an mSATA, so I installed Mint to the mSATA with the SSD Mint still installed on the laptop. Note that each drive was encrypted during Mint installation. When I attempted to boot to the SSD, there was a message about not being able ...
by openletter
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Bluetooth headset either mic OR audio
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

Re: Bluetooth headset either mic OR audio

$ pacmd list-sinks 3 sink(s) available. index: 0 name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_01_00.1.hdmi-stereo-extra1> driver: <module-alsa-card.c> flags: HARDWARE DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY state: SUSPENDED suspend cause: IDLE priority: 9030 volume: front-left: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB, front-right: 6...
by openletter
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Bluetooth headset either mic OR audio
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

Bluetooth headset either mic OR audio

I have a Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth headset which is paired with Mint 19.3. In Audio settings->Output settings, I have to set Output profile on the headset to 'High Fidelity Playback (A2DP Sink)' to hear audio through the headset. There is no audio when it is set to 'Headset Head Unit (HSP...
by openletter
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint no longer detects second monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Mint no longer detects second monitor

The PPA fixed everything just fine.

Thank you!
by openletter
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint no longer detects second monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Mint no longer detects second monitor

$ inxi -SMCGx System: Host: PaulTop Kernel: 5.3.0-26-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 2447GE5 v: ThinkPad W530 serial: <root required> Mobo: LENOVO model: 244...
by openletter
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint no longer detects second monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Mint no longer detects second monitor

I'm posting just the graphics portion: $ inxi -SMCGx Graphics: Device-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics vendor: Lenovo driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Device-2: NVIDIA GK107GLM [Quadro K1000M] vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A bus ID: 01:00.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesett...
by openletter
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint no longer detects second monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Mint no longer detects second monitor

My problem is similar and it is caused by installing the Kernel 5.3.0.26.95. I'm running Mint 19.3 and the NVIDIA 390 driver. After installing the above kernel, my nvidia driver screen looks like the one you show, not showing dual monitors that I have installed. I reverted using Timeshift and it wo...
by openletter
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint no longer detects second monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Mint no longer detects second monitor

I also just realized that the NVIDIA X Server Settings dialog box no longer shows the display information:
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by openletter
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint no longer detects second monitor
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Mint no longer detects second monitor

I have a ThinkPad W530 in a docking station. When I plug my monitor into the DisplayPort or DVI port, the monitor shows the message that it detects it is connected to something, but there is no signal, so it doesn't seem to be a cable or monitor issue. It has the dual GPU options between Intel and N...
by openletter
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Not discovering external eSATA after boot
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Not discovering external eSATA after boot

Using dmesg | grep ata I was able to see the line ata5: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m2048@0xf3b38000 port 0xf3b38300 irq 36 that seemed to be during boot, but there was no more mention of ata5 . After reboot with the device already attached, I see the line ata5: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SContro...
by openletter
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Not discovering external eSATA after boot
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Not discovering external eSATA after boot

I have Mint 19 Cinnamon and if I have my external eSATA drive bay with drive installed attached at boot, Mint will discover the drive no problem.

However, if I plug the drive bay in after boot, Mint never sees it.

Is there any way to find the drive without rebooting?
by openletter
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ThinkPad W530 Wi-Fi enabled light stuck on after freezing
Replies: 0
Views: 99

ThinkPad W530 Wi-Fi enabled light stuck on after freezing

I have a ThinkPad W530 running cinnamon 19.3 that has the Wi-Fi enabled light stuck on. This happened after Mint became frozen while watching video on Amazon Prime using Firefox. The video freezing problem occurs every now and then while watching Prime, and I don't know what causes this problem, but...

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