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by richyrich
Wed May 16, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 32 bit distros to continue
Replies: 23
Views: 548

Re: 32 bit distros to continue

There will be a provider of 32 bit distros for as long as 32 bit machines are still out there . . :wink:
by richyrich
Wed May 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: libavcodec needs to be updated
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: libavcodec needs to be updated

All the servers (and any updates) have been taken down for obsolete Mint 13.
by richyrich
Sat May 12, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Who is lying to me? - Stuck on Firefox 54.0
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Who is lying to me?

If you look in the OP's synaptic pic, you can see that it is version 54 of firefox.
by richyrich
Sat May 12, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Who is lying to me? - Stuck on Firefox 54.0
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Who is lying to me?

try these two commands one at a time from the terminal. :)
apt update
then when that one is finished . .
apt install firefox

any error messages. please post back the exact message.
by richyrich
Sat May 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does disabling the open-source NVIDIA driver (nouveau) help in power saving
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Does disabling the open-source NVIDIA driver (nouveau) help in power saving

If you use this terminal command: inxi -Gx, you will see that the Intel driver is in use, and that the nouveau driver (and others) is "unloaded". Meaning it has not been loaded into the kernel.

So, no worries! Already done! :-)
by richyrich
Tue May 08, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What OS for IBM model 80
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: What OS for IBM model 80

You might also find one or more that would work for you from the versions of Puppy Linux here; with a desktop interface,(read the descriptions) and which still may be available.

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppyVersion
by richyrich
Mon May 07, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 not reading DVDs
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 not reading DVDs

Optical-1: /dev/sr0 Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running Optical-2: /dev/sr1 Features: speed: 24x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: N/A Try this: Go into the preferences of your video player ( I...
by richyrich
Sun May 06, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 not reading DVDs
Replies: 18
Views: 310

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 not reading DVDs

Please post the output from this terminal command (with the optical drive connected): inxi -dxx

I'm wondering if you may just need to change the default dvd drive setting in your video player's preferences. :?
by richyrich
Sun May 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint software rendering mode hp2133
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Linux mint software rendering mode hp2133

Have you tried any of the setting and speed tweaks for Cinnamon from that link in my first reply? (Section B: 1 and 4) It may help with what you already have installed . .
by richyrich
Sat May 05, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint software rendering mode hp2133
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Linux mint software rendering mode hp2133

Yes, a re-install from scratch is what I suggest. I do not know your cpu or ram, but if you have 2 Gb of ram or less, go with the 32 bit. :)
by richyrich
Sat May 05, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint software rendering mode hp2133
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Linux mint software rendering mode hp2133

Yes, IMHO, the Cinnamon desktop edition is too graphics intensive for your old graphics hardware. I suggest installing either Mint's Xfce or MATE editions, and then turning off all of the 3D graphics effects, etc. Some good recommendations on how to do that found here: https://sites.google.com/site/...
by richyrich
Fri May 04, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Newbie having trouble setting up wifi - suspect no drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Newbie having trouble setting up wifi - suspect no drivers

Any wireless devices showing up in the Driver Manager program?
by richyrich
Tue May 01, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Claws Mail display account in message list and backup settings
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Claws Mail display account in message list and backup settings

Just a note to Claws users; be careful with some of those Display>Summaries, as some of them can slow down your Claws substantially. :(
by richyrich
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Update manager not working
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Update manager not working

It reads like you have duplicate files in the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory . . both with the same name - additional-repositories.list

Check them both first and then delete one of them. :-)
by richyrich
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD Player not found
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: CD/DVD Player not found

Look in the preferences of Audacious, and change the default cd/dvd (cdda://) to /dev/sr0 as in my previous reply.
by richyrich
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD Player not found
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: CD/DVD Player not found

Optical: /dev/sr0 model: HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H60L rev: R90A dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw Features: speed: 48x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running Seems to be detected correctly, and it is in a "running" state. :-) (ps: it won't show up unless a disk...
by richyrich
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD Player not found
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: CD/DVD Player not found

Another thing to check, is in the program that needs dvd/cd access. This was mentioned in the Release Notes. Check to make sure that the default optical device is set to /dev/sr0 (a number zero, not a capital O) (click to enlarge) This is the preferences of VLC on my computer. https://i.imgur.com/MD...
by richyrich
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: CD/DVD Player not found
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: CD/DVD Player not found

This terminal command will give you some good info on your disks and specifically your optical drive. You can then post the complete output back here in a reply.

inxi -dxx
by richyrich
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Update Error - mint-artwork-common
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Update Error - mint-artwork-common

Use this terminal command to remove that corrupted file. Then when you run Mint Update again, it will re-download a fresh file.
sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/mint-artwork-common_1.8.9.2_all.deb
by richyrich
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Can no longer resuscitate ThinkPad by removing CMOS battery, laptop batt, AC adapter [solved]
Replies: 28
Views: 504

Re: Can no longer resuscitate ThinkPad by removing CMOS battery, laptop batt, AC adapter

Something wrong with the laptop's built-in keyboard?

Does it do anything when you do all your battery unplugging, etc. and then leave the keyboard unplugged to boot?

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