Search found 386 matches

by vansloneker
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wifi RTL8188EE drops after a while
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Wifi RTL8188EE drops after a while

Thank you Pjotr.
Applied and I'll see how it behaves.
by vansloneker
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dual boot Windows & Mint, cannot see Documents folder within the OneDrive folder on SHARE partition
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Dual boot Windows & Mint, cannot see Documents folder within the OneDrive folder on SHARE partition

For as much as I know, OneDrive is an online storage facility. Access to the online storage has been simplified by mounting the online storage as a folder that can be easy accessed by the user. So in reality the OneDrive folder is a shortcut or link to the online storage. Therefore Mint shows it as ...
by vansloneker
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I have just be reminded why I ditched Windwoes
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: I have just be reminded why I ditched Windwoes

You can blame Microsoft for a lot but not that they make expiring licenses. I've had a few occasions where people complained about their code rejected by the installer where it finally turned out they made an error reading it. The used font and size is awkward and hard to read for many people. Take ...
by vansloneker
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Misnamed Computer On Installation
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Misnamed Computer On Installation

edit
/etc/hostname
/etc/hosts
by vansloneker
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wifi RTL8188EE drops after a while
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Wifi RTL8188EE drops after a while

I'm working on a HP 411-a000nd. The usual recipe, memory upgraded to 8GB, put in a SSD and installed Mint 18.3/64 dual booted with Windows 10. The problem is, after a while the wifi connection drops or stalls. The icon still indicates it's connected, but the internet has stopped. Disconnecting and r...
by vansloneker
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My hands have started to shake.
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: My hands have started to shake.

Hi Massively ignorant. Sorry to hear about the hands shaking! For window resizing, this works in Xfce, but I don't know about others; right click in the titlebar of a window that isn't maximized and select Resize, then just move the mouse around until the window is the size you want then left click...
by vansloneker
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Claws Mail 3.16.0 + Gmail problem
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Claws Mail 3.16.0 + Gmail problem

I will share with you settings that work for me an a Gmail account, you can compare them and see if anything is different. In Claws go to configuration, edit accounts, select the Gmail account, then click edit. 1st tab Basic: Auto-configure should give pop.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.com 2nd tab Receiv...
by vansloneker
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: conflicting advice on removing hiberfile
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: conflicting advice on removing hiberfile

...grab a Windows 10 installation cd / stick, open a command prompt with it , then run powercfg.exe /hibernate off Here are my results: Hibernation failed with the following error: the request is not supported. The following items are preventing hibernation on this system. Windows does not support ...
by vansloneker
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot truecrypt Win7 and Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Dual boot truecrypt Win7 and Mint

Still working in the VM, reverting the situation, setting the 2nd disk as primary, installing Mint to the now primary disk. After finishing Mint loads but no bootloader shows up. The problem seems to be, Linux does not see or recognize the TC encrypted disk. Installed Grub Customizer, tried to add a...
by vansloneker
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot truecrypt Win7 and Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Dual boot truecrypt Win7 and Mint

I did some tests in a VM. Used a clean installed Windows XP, encrypted it as if it was a single disk with a single operating system, which it was at the time of encrypting. Tried booting from the rescue-disk. It has an option to restore the TC bootloader, did not yet try that. If you have not done s...
by vansloneker
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot truecrypt Win7 and Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Dual boot truecrypt Win7 and Mint

If it was a Linux installation on the same disk during installation you select 'something else' for manual partitioning. There you can define the location of the bootloader. If the same will work with a two disk installation where the Windows disk is -has to be- the primary boot disk I can't tell, n...
by vansloneker
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it possible to migrate the Linux OS from an HDD to a SDD? SOLVED!
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Is it possible to migrate the Linux OS from an HDD to a SDD?

Resizing the Mint partition from a live stick is not a big deal imho.
Important is either after copying or installing to apply the SSD optimization settings.
by vansloneker
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot truecrypt Win7 and Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Dual boot truecrypt Win7 and Mint

It seems to me grub from the 2nd disk is not pointing to the right location. Personally, I prefer to use the boot menu from the computer to select between the disks and the operating system to boot. A dual boot from an encrypted Windows and un-encrypted Linux is always a bit tricky to get the bootlo...
by vansloneker
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Making a dementia friendly family machine
Replies: 30
Views: 599

Re: Making a dementia friendly family machine

It is not so bad the other internal drives will get a bootloader. But, I have experienced, updating can have the bootloader of the drive you're updating updated and have the operating systems on other drives -Windows- previously not listed added. Also you will then be presented with a boot selection...
by vansloneker
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Making a dementia friendly family machine
Replies: 30
Views: 599

Re: Making a dementia friendly family machine

Entering the USB and boot from the installer medium is the proper way. I would disconnect any hard drives in the system to avoid any mistakes and to avoid the installer installing the bootloader with options for the internal disks. Keep in mind to also disconnect internal drives when installing upda...
by vansloneker
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: conflicting advice on removing hiberfile
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: conflicting advice on removing hiberfile

It means the system is checking if it can boot from the network. You don't do that so you can disable that in the boot order. It also means it is not booting from the USB. A common issue with computers is, they will not boot from USB even if set to do so. It could be the USB has to be set 1st in har...
by vansloneker
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow boot on SSD
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Slow boot on SSD

35 seconds doesn't seem unreasonable to me as that is exactly the same time as my computer. It gives me a chance to clean my glasses and get comfortable in the chair. Is it really worth spending a lot of time and effort to save yourself 10 or 15 seconds? Maybe not... :D Sure, 35 seconds is not bad....
by vansloneker
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: conflicting advice on removing hiberfile
Replies: 22
Views: 513

Re: conflicting advice on removing hiberfile

When you enter a stick in Mint, a mountpoint gets assigned to it. This mountpoint has nothing to do with the situation of booting the computer directly from the stick. In short, the first disk is sda, the 2nd disk is sdb. Partitions are indicated by the number: sdb1 = first partition on 2nd disk. Wh...
by vansloneker
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow boot on SSD
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: Slow boot on SSD

Someone? There seems to big a big delay (about 15 seconds, at least) between the moment where I start the computer (the fan starts, etc) and the moment in which the system starts to boot. Boot times and pre-boot times can differ a lot per computer. Also the quality and speed of the SSD is a factor....

Go to advanced search