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by toolrick
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Keyboard block on convertible laptop problem
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Keyboard block on convertible laptop problem

Dear all, I have a convertible laptop, HP Stream X360. I want to use the keyboard even if the screen is turned over 360 degrees, but it block instantly, the keyboard and the touch pad. I had no trouble configuring this in windows, but in linux I have tried to unlock this function and have not been a...
by toolrick
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Problem Accessing to my User

I think this can be put under solved Only you can do this Here's how: Go up to your very first post at the top of this thread and click the 'pencil icon' Then edit the Subject window (the small one above the body of your post to include "[Solved]" Cheers One last question before I send the thread i...
by toolrick
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Problem Accessing to my User

hmm so if my machine is still working and I made something unwanted and want to undo that change, I would have to go to BIOS anyways to make timeshift work and make the reversions? that is what I understood from your previous comment. Thanks, RD no, to undo changes as you suggest you would just go ...
by toolrick
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Problem Accessing to my User

Hi @toolrick Restoring is just as simple as making the restore file itself. Instead of choosing 'Create' choose 'Restore', and select a restore file. Note that this requires being able to boot into the system to be restored, so while good to have, this is not a bootable restore solution. If you wer...
by toolrick
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Booting without going into the BIOS

I've read many comments that is not recommended to install a different desktop environment and those comments are accurate and especially so with such limited resources--and with no pre-desktop monitor this is not recommended -- don't go there. My best thoughts for you is a screen replacement, or p...
by toolrick
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Problem Accessing to my User

Yes, TimeShift I have heard... the problem is that my computer CPU is rather short in memory, I've only got 32GB of storage and I tried to find any information to get timeshift to work or save the backup in an external drive but it seems difficult. Have you done this? Yes, I have used Timeshift and...
by toolrick
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Booting without going into the BIOS

Thanks a lot for your suggestion, yes I have changed my boot options that is how I saved my computer and installed Cinnamon; before I had XFCE in my machine, the problem is that the only USB that worked with my blind process was the Cinnamon boot USB, the other's did not work and I do not know why....
by toolrick
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Booting without going into the BIOS

gm10 wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:49 am
So what's on the device now? If you've already got Linux on it then you could just add a boot from USB option to your GRUB boot loader's menu.
Grub option does not show up in the external monitor either :(
by toolrick
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Booting without going into the BIOS

The only way to get your BIOS screen onto an external monitor is if your device supports output switching without OS support. Basically either the key combo for the output toggle (Fn+F8 in my case) works or it doesn't. I was assuming you had already tried this but I guess I should have mentioned it...
by toolrick
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Booting without going into the BIOS

So what's on the device now? If you've already got Linux on it then you could just add a boot from USB option to your GRUB boot loader's menu. I made the installation blind and guessing from the BIOS; too risky as I can change many features leaving the computer useless, so I am searching for a way ...
by toolrick
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Booting without going into the BIOS

A more physical option is to take out the hard drive, put it in a USB enclosure, use another computer to install your OS to the drive then put the drive back. 8) I like this idea. How does this work out? My computer is sealed... the CPU is an EMMC so the motherboard is attached to the graphics card...
by toolrick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Problem Accessing to my User

@toolrick, I am not familiar with resetter app. I read the blog and watched the referenced yt video and I did not see the need to enter bios. But if your system is down you will not be able to access the app anyway. The Timeshift utility that is installed with your 18.3 Xfce would be my first choic...
by toolrick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Problem Accessing to my User

Yes XFCE should work better on that device--but how to get there? The manual indicates to enter bios press Esc immediately after power-on, then press F10. That should be a static display with no further booting. Some display problems are caused by back-light failure in which case you may? be able t...
by toolrick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Problem Accessing to my User

I use a 2 in 1 laptop that is more like a tablet than a laptop What is the make and model number? Generally it's not a good idea to mix desktop environments, not that it can't be done, but sometimes issues will need to be addresed, and not being able to see bios increases the peril. I have crashes ...
by toolrick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Booting without going into the BIOS

Thanks a lot for your response. I will try to use the aforementioned information. Your welcome @toolrick. Would be a good idea to try this out and get familiar with it's operation before you actually need it, and be sure to let the forum know how it works out for you. Best regards, LJ Hello again, ...
by toolrick
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Problem Accesing to my User

Yes I was thinking it might be connected with hdmi thus not having drivers loaded at boot. fwiw I got a used screen for a neighbor's hp on ebay for just under $22 including shipping. Screens are pretty easy to replace. You mentioned suspicion of a flex cable problem, have you checked the connection...
by toolrick
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Re: Problem Accesing to my User

Hi again @toolrick, I see this post is a couple hours later than your post regarding booting without bios: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=271276 I am curious to know why you cannot access or see the bios screen. How is your external display connected? This makes me wonder if you ...
by toolrick
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: Booting without going into the BIOS

Hello RD, There is a utility "Plop Boot Manager" that may allow you to install using usb--other forum members have recommended this but I have not had occasion to use it myself. You can read about it here: https://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/intro.html Thanks a lot for your response. I will try to u...
by toolrick
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Booting without going into the BIOS

Hello all, I am wondering if there is a way to install linux using a USB Boot without going into the BIOS. I read in another forum that this could be done using VirtualBox but I have no idea how to do it and if it's possible at all. The main reason why I am asking this is because my laptop's screen ...
by toolrick
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem Accessing to my User
Replies: 19
Views: 644

Problem Accessing to my User

Dear all, I have a problem; my machine is working with an external display (Screen) since the one that came with the laptop does no longer works. Today I moved the resolution of the display and I cannot access to my main user; the only way to access the computer is through invited user but there I c...

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