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by WiltshireJon
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint sometimes won't shut down
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Mint sometimes won't shut down

MInt 19.2 but same problem on 19.1 and 18.3. If I've been using my laptop for a couple of days it won't shut down from the menu, instead it does a restart. To shut it down I have to use REISUO (I think shut down via terminal also works IIRC). If I turn it on again and tell it to shut down within a f...
by WiltshireJon
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) - What to do when Linux 'freezes' ?
Replies: 15
Views: 536

Re: What to do when Linux 'freezes' ?

Press and hold down alt-prt scrn together.

While holding down these two keys slowly type r e i s u b in succession (ie one at a time maybe one second apart).

Should close everything and reboot.
by WiltshireJon
Wed May 01, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved - sort of] kernel 4.15.0-48 won't shutdown (CInnamon 19.1)
Replies: 1
Views: 106

[Solved - sort of] kernel 4.15.0-48 won't shutdown (CInnamon 19.1)

As it says in the title. Since updating to the -48 kernel my laptop won't shutdown. If I go to the menu and try shutdown from there it starts to shutdown (very briefly) then almost immediately takes me to the login screen - the one you get when you initially boot up from complete shutdown. Top right...
by WiltshireJon
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Auto control of redshift & screen brightness
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Auto control of redshift & screen brightness

Brilliant, thankyou. You, Sir, are a Scholar and a Gentleman.
by WiltshireJon
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Auto control of redshift & screen brightness
Replies: 2
Views: 137

[Solved] Auto control of redshift & screen brightness

Hi all. I use redshift while web browsing in the evenings, and also turn the screen brightness down to 50%. I also use the excellent Darktable for developing photographs. The problem is that I often forget to turn off redshift and/or max the screen brightness before a DT session, which then results ...
by WiltshireJon
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: on-screen keyboard crashes
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: on-screen keyboard crashes

I should add, it doesn't crash when I open the on-screen keyboard, only when you try to type something...anything. Alt-F2 R restores function (without the on screen keyboard)
by WiltshireJon
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: on-screen keyboard crashes
Replies: 1
Views: 75

on-screen keyboard crashes

Asus zenbook flip (2 in 1 laptop), mint 18.3. Works beautifully, in laptop mode using the hardware keyboard. Recently the on-screen keyboard started to cause Cinnamon to crash, whether it's in laptop mode or tablet mode. Looking for reasons why (presumably an update but I don't know how to find out ...
by WiltshireJon
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED, sort of] Acer Aspire one installation fail (XFCE)
Replies: 1
Views: 138

[SOLVED, sort of] Acer Aspire one installation fail (XFCE)

A friend has had to go into hospital so I thought to loan her an old and redundant Acer netbook. A while back and in an idle moment I installed 17.3 cinnamon on it, which ran, slowly (not surprising really), but it ran, better than the original Windows 7 starter version. Yesterday I tried to replace...
by WiltshireJon
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: asus laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 960

Re: asus laptop

I've installed mint 17.x and (later) 18.3 on both an Asus K52F (core i3) and also on a UX360UA (Zenbook flip, i5 skylake). No problems installing or getting them to work. The Zenbook has a hi res touch screen and is a 2-in-1, and runs like clockwork (fast clockwork), including the touch screen, scre...
by WiltshireJon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Software that you would like to have for Linux
Replies: 148
Views: 9935

Re: Software that you would like to have for Linux

What software would you like to be available for Linux? Not only alternatives to Windows soft, but also specially for Linux? Lightweight Amazon Kindle app. Which can read the stuff I bought off Amazon. Sorry if someone's mentioned this before...or if it is available. The cloud reader works but is a...
by WiltshireJon
Fri May 11, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HP Spectre X360 13T / Can't rotate the screen
Replies: 8
Views: 854

Re: HP Spectre X360 13T / Can't rotate the screen

A long shot maybe but might be worth a try: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=261553
by WiltshireJon
Tue May 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Trying to set static ip address
Replies: 3
Views: 1594

Re: Trying to set static ip address

I found the easiest way to do this was to let the router award whatever IP address it wanted, then tell the router to make this a static IP address for that computer. Worked across three linux and three windows machines which will now all talk to each other.
by WiltshireJon
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: "Flight mode" on Asus zenbook
Replies: 0
Views: 733

"Flight mode" on Asus zenbook

My Zenbook has a keypress (Fn+F2) for flight mode. Pressing this turns off Wifi as it should but pressing it again turns both Wifi and bluetooth on, even though bluetooth was off beofre the first button press. Bug? Anyone else? jon@jon-zenbook ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: jon-zenbook Kernel: 4.13.0-3...
by WiltshireJon
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: [SOLVED] How to make Asus UX302LG / UX303UX brightness Fn keys work
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: [SOLVED] How to make Asus UX302LG / UX303UX brightness Fn keys work

Maybe I was lucky but all the function keys worked as expected "straight out of the box" on an Asus UX360UA
by WiltshireJon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HP Envy F Key functions not working on kernel 4.13.0-36
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: HP Envy F Key functions not working on kernel 4.13.0-36

Anyone else seeing your F key functions (vol up, vol down, etc) stop working entirely on kernel 4.13.0-36? I reverted back to 4.13.0-32 and everything is good again. I've also gone back to -32, but for another reason. With -36 I was getting a black screen and completely unresponsive when trying to ...
by WiltshireJon
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Duplicate desktop folder (Cinnamon)
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Duplicate desktop folder (Cinnamon)

Thanks Cosmo and austin.texas that's fixed it.

I Must Read The Instructions Carefully In Future
x100
by WiltshireJon
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Duplicate desktop folder (Cinnamon)
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Duplicate desktop folder (Cinnamon)

My apologies for reading your post too quickly! Content below: # This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update # If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're # interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run # Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a ...
by WiltshireJon
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Duplicate desktop folder (Cinnamon)
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Duplicate desktop folder (Cinnamon)

I guess I had better add that this was (is) a fresh install of mint 18.3 after the upgrade from a previous version failed. Dual boot with WIN10, though I seldom use that these days. Everything appears to works just fine....apart from this jon@jon-zenbook ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: jon-zenbook Kerne...
by WiltshireJon
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Duplicate desktop folder (Cinnamon)
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Duplicate desktop folder (Cinnamon)

jon@jon-zenbook ~ $ ls -ls ~/.config total 144 4 drwx------ 2 jon jon 4096 Dec 2 16:51 autostart 4 drwxr-xr-x 2 jon jon 4096 Nov 29 10:36 caja 4 drwx------ 15 jon jon 4096 Feb 14 10:49 chromium 4 drwxr-xr-x 3 jon jon 4096 Nov 29 10:39 cinnamon-session 4 drwx------ 2 jon jon 4096 Feb 13 09:02 darkta...
by WiltshireJon
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Duplicate desktop folder (Cinnamon)
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Duplicate desktop folder (Cinnamon)

Code: Select all

jon@jon-zenbook ~ $ find $HOME ! -user $USER -type f
find: ‘/home/jon/.cache/dconf’: Permission denied
jon@jon-zenbook ~ $ 

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