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by rumplestiltskin
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disable my discrete graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Disable my discrete graphics card

So nine months later I'm sitting with another MacBook Pro that has a malfunctioning video card and I'm wondering how to disable this card in Mint so I Google it and what do I find? My own question from last November that was answered by the kindly members of this forum.
:lol: :lol: :D
by rumplestiltskin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Mac} Zapped Pram and won't boot - Workaround?
Replies: 2
Views: 89

{Mac} Zapped Pram and won't boot - Workaround?

I apologize for the length of this post but I felt that some sort of explanation about how I ended up in this mess might be useful. If you skip to the bold paragraph near the end for my question, it might be all you need rather than reading the ugly details. Okay; this was all my fault but it didn't...
by rumplestiltskin
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: 5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)

Just for the heck of it, I decided to wipe the installation before I did much more with it. I installed Mint 19.1(?) but the WiFi issue persisted. I wiped that off and am re-installing 18.3. It appears that only the open-source WiFi driver works for the 2.4GHz band (the other two b43 drivers yield n...
by rumplestiltskin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: 5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)

The router is set to channel 40; that is one of the 5GHz channels listed when I run "iwlist channel".

Running "iwlist power" shows "wls4" as "on".
by rumplestiltskin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: 5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)

Well, I spoke (wrote) too soon. I get about 30 seconds of connection then it's gone. The signal shows up in the lower task panel, the popup menu, and the Network. But no actual communications take place (after those first 30 seconds). Restarted a few times just for grins but no dice. I've tried a nu...
by rumplestiltskin
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: 5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)

What is your output from? - iwlist chan 2.4GHZ and 5GHZ channels should be listed. From another post: "I changed the Modem/Router channels on the 5GHz Network to: 36 40 44 48 Linux recognized 5GHz only when I changed to one of these four channels. In my case, any channel above 48 was not recognized...
by rumplestiltskin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: 5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)

Settings for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz connections are identical ("Automatic"). I select the 2.4GHz network and everything works. I select the 5GHz network, Mint tells me I'm connected, but no Internet nor can I see anything in my local network. Attempting to ping my router is "unreachable". Once I switch...
by rumplestiltskin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Eliminate Adobe Flash completely?
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Eliminate Adobe Flash completely?

Hoser Rob wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:54 am
rumplestiltskin wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:54 pm
.... I don't quite understand the philosophy that lumps Flash into the same category as other safe codecs. ...
WHy do you assume all those other codecs are safe?
We all know about Flash. Which one(s) do you not trust and why?
by rumplestiltskin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: 5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)
Replies: 13
Views: 429

5GHz Wifi connects but no Internet (or local net)

This one has me really scratching my head. I have an early 2008 iMac that, when running macOS, connects to both 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wifi access points without trouble and can access all local network assets and the Internet. However, now that I've installed Mint 18.3 on it (with all recommended updates)...
by rumplestiltskin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disable my discrete graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Disable my discrete graphics card

Just encountered another 15" MacBook Pro with defective video card. Did the same firmware update to disable the card and deleted the xserver entries. The Mac runs like a top now (in Mint, of course). Saved the unit from the recycling center. :D You make me eager to get one, too.... Apple makes grea...
by rumplestiltskin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Eliminate Adobe Flash completely?
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Eliminate Adobe Flash completely?

Thanks! That took care of it. It did also seem to remove some other things like VLC but that was easy to reinstall. I don't quite understand the philosophy that lumps Flash into the same category as other safe codecs. IMHO, Flash should be a choice all by its lonesome (which one may decline) when in...
by rumplestiltskin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Eliminate Adobe Flash completely?
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Eliminate Adobe Flash completely?

When I installed Mint, I was asked if I wanted third-party media plugins including Adobe Flash. I approved this option but I'd really prefer not to have Flash installed at all as there's nothing I view using Flash and we all know it's a horrible security hole. So that's my question: How may I remove...
by rumplestiltskin
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disable my discrete graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Disable my discrete graphics card

Just encountered another 15" MacBook Pro with defective video card. Did the same firmware update to disable the card and deleted the xserver entries. The Mac runs like a top now (in Mint, of course). Saved the unit from the recycling center. :D
by rumplestiltskin
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: libq5webchannel5 ??
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: libq5webchannel5 ??

Ahh!! I did not realize the numeric disparity; Thanks for your assistance. Now I can go back and download the correct version for my distro! (I'll have to put a stickie on the bezel so I don't forget this!) :lol: Edit: Yep; as expected, the proper version installed and runs. BTW, Corel Tech Support ...
by rumplestiltskin
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: libq5webchannel5 ??
Replies: 2
Views: 90

libq5webchannel5 ??

I've downloaded and was trying to install AftershotPro (from the Ubuntu 16.10 ".deb" file) into Linux Mint 18.03. When I double-click the ".deb" file, the Package installer brings up a red flag saying "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libq5webchannel5(=>5.4.0)" and won't proceed. I've contacted...
by rumplestiltskin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why Linux Mint?
Replies: 28
Views: 1843

Re: Why Linux Mint?

Why Mint? I have a 15" Dell Inspiron 7000 series with a Synaptics trackpad (and we know Synaptics makes the absolute best trackpads - Apple uses them!) yet, in Windows 10, two-finger scrolling results in unexpected jumps and scroll-backs; in short, it's a PITA. Microsoft's driver sucks, Dell won't e...
by rumplestiltskin
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disable my discrete graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Disable my discrete graphics card

Ahh; perfect. This (Mint) is really a great solution to the defective video card issue as I can keep running an up to date and secure OS in spite of running only mobo video.

Thanks for your help. As I learn more, perhaps I might help others. 😁

Barry
by rumplestiltskin
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disable my discrete graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Disable my discrete graphics card

Hmm... Here's a screenshot. I had restarted after using the sudo apt-get remove...
Screenshot from 2018-11-23 17-46-51.png
by rumplestiltskin
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disable my discrete graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Re: Disable my discrete graphics card

Thanks. Removed those items and rebooted. Now I'll play with some graphics apps and see how it all goes. So far, so good.

Barry
by rumplestiltskin
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Disable my discrete graphics card
Replies: 10
Views: 1184

Disable my discrete graphics card

I have a 2011 15" MacBook Pro with one of the "fried" discrete AMD Radeon cards. Following some helpful advice I found online, I used a firmware command to turn off the card and then deleted all AMD 'kexts' (drivers) so, when the Mac boots in macOS Sierra , the motherboard Intel video chip is used, ...

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