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by blueocean
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "glitchy" mouse pointer
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: "glitchy" mouse pointer

here's another avenue:
https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tina_cinnamon.php
check out the touchpad section
by blueocean
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Touchpad frozen on boot
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Touchpad frozen on boot

Well just because it does it with a live session doesn't prove it's hardware. It still could be a drivers issue. Is your motherboard's firmware updated from the manufacturer's site? Do you have a USB hub attached by any chance? What is the exact make and model of this laptop?
by blueocean
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Lock Panel and Icons
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Lock Panel and Icons

Does anyone know how to lock the panel in Cinnamon 19.2?
by blueocean
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB Drive Problems SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: USB Drive Problems SOLVED

If you chose the one that "Takes Longer" there would be no partition table left. In that same option, you would normally choose MBR for flash drives. Once that was done, you'd use the + sign below the graphical representation. You'd follow the prompts, naming the drive and choosing the file system. ...
by blueocean
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dell 7480 Keyboard + Touchpad problem
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Dell 7480 Keyboard + Touchpad problem

Try going here and read the section on Touchpad: https://www.linuxmint.com/rel_tina_cinnamon.php
If it doesn't work, we'll try something else.
by blueocean
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Clarification of "USB Hard Drive"
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Clarification of "USB Hard Drive"

He means a portable USB hard drive. My favorite: Silicon Power Military-Shockproof-Portable Hard Drive available on Amazon. Here's my take. If you already have it installed and working, use it. Flash drive like you are using may well run for years. If you do a lot of writing to it, sure it will wear...
by blueocean
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot install in a NON-UEFI computer
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Dual boot install in a NON-UEFI computer

If you create a blank space and fire up the installer and choose the install beside Windows option, it will all be automatic. You don't assign anything. Just let it do it's thing. I hope you have your data backed up in case it goes south.
by blueocean
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Calendar Appointments
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Calendar Appointments

I use mymemorizer.com. It sends to my email anything I put in it. if I put nothing on a certain day, then I get no email. Being as I read my email every morning, it works very well. There is no spam and it's free and extremely clean and easy. I created a shortcut using Chromium and put it in my Home...
by blueocean
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to update system package grub-efi-amd64-signed [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Unable to update system package grub-efi-amd64-signed

Try going to the update manager and click edit>software sources>maintenance>click on the first 3 in the list one at a time. Then try refreshing the updates.
by blueocean
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 39
Views: 631

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

You can recover those files by booting to the installer you used. Once there use its file manager to locate your data files. You can then attach a drive and copy/paste them in it. Doing this circumnavigates needing to restore the broken system. We can provide more detailed instructions if you can't ...
by blueocean
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Touchpad frozen on boot
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Touchpad frozen on boot

There are other touchpad choices in synaptic package manager. Use the search in synaptic and type in touchpad. You can try installing a different one use a mouse to do this initially to have full navigation). I would uninstall the current one first (with synaptic). A synaptic guide here: https://min...
by blueocean
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: QGIS 3.s on Mint 18.2
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: QGIS 3.s on Mint 18.2

Would an alternative software work. I see GRASS GIS is in the software manager.
by blueocean
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to downgrade kernel
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: How to downgrade kernel

If by chance you made or it was automatically made a Timeshift snapshot before the new kernel, you can simply jump back. If not the following
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... pdate.html and scroll down to revert section.
by blueocean
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 39
Views: 631

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Suggestion only: Win 7 is soon discontinued. So why not blow the whole mess away and just have Mint. I use nothing else and after years of cussing Windows (Win ME, Vista, 8, 8.1 and so on) I will never look back. Linux is so much better, it is just hard to believe. And Mint is the best distribution ...
by blueocean
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot install in a NON-UEFI computer
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Dual boot install in a NON-UEFI computer

You still need to have an adequate space ahead of time. It will use that space to install "along side"
by blueocean
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: QGIS 3.s on Mint 18.2
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: QGIS 3.s on Mint 18.2

I don't know, but I have a radicle suggestion. Do a clean install of Mint 19.2 and install QGIS with the software manager. I just did this on my test machine and it works fine. Both Desktop and Browser versions installed and launched fine.
by blueocean
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Error: Onboard invalid pointer?? Mint 19.1.
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Error: Onboard invalid pointer?? Mint 19.1.

You could go to System Setting and disable notifications until you get it fixed.
Have you tried completely uninstalling it and reinstalling it. It's in the Mint Software Manager. To uninstall you can use sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove onboard
Then run sudo apt-get autoremove
by blueocean
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB Drive Problems SOLVED
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: USB Drive Problems

Sounds like it wasn't formatted. In the future you can use Disks for that. It will show if there's no file system on a drive. You can format it with Disks or in the Mint Menu there is also USB Stick Formatter

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