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by royston
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No WIFI on HP ProBook 645 G2
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: No WIFI on HP ProBook 645 G2

My previous post vanished. I don't know why. Here I repeat my previous posts regarding this matter. Sorry for the redundancy. I am trying to make this easier for anyone to help. Please be patient. I am trying. =============================================================== My HP Probook 6475b will n...
by royston
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP laptop will not make wired or wireless connections
Replies: 9
Views: 222

No WIFI on HP ProBook 6475b

My HP Probook 6475b will not make a wireless or a wired connection. This laptop is refurbished and new to me. I am not very familiar with it. I hope to travel next month (India) and want to be able to make wireless connections to keep up with my email and similar. Because I cannot make a connection ...
by royston
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP laptop will not make wired or wireless connections
Replies: 9
Views: 222

HP laptop will not make wired or wireless connections

My HP Probook 6475b will not make a wireless or a wired connection. This laptop is refurbished and new to me. I am not very familiar with it. I hope to travel next month (India) and want to be able to make wireless connections to keep up with my email and similar. Because I cannot make a connection ...
by royston
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Mouse and WiFi not working on new install of mint cinnamon
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: (SOLVED) Mouse and WiFi not working on new install of mint cinnamon

I just learned a few things. The 5 series kernels are available. However I cannot download them. My laptop will not make a wireless connection and it also will not make a wired connection. I ask for help.
by royston
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Mouse and WiFi not working on new install of mint cinnamon
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: (SOLVED) Mouse and WiFi not working on new install of mint cinnamon

I have a similar problem on my HP ProBook 6475b. The solution given here will not work for me as I am already using the latest listed kernel (4,15.0-34). Here are some files that may help: roy@Eula ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: Eula Kernel: 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamo...
by royston
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cannot find secure digital card
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: cannot find secure digital card

OK, I shut the laptop down to see what will happen. While shut down I removed the SD card. Started the laptop with the SD card not inserted. Without running dmesg, inserted SD card on the OTHER side. Everything worked properly. To be clear, the side that works well is the left side, the side where t...
by royston
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cannot find secure digital card
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: cannot find secure digital card

I then shut the laptop down for 15 minutes, started it, did dmwsg -Tw, inserted the sd card, and got the same results. I am using a Targus High Speed SD Card Reader/Writer which no separate power connector. Using a different USB port on the other side of the laptop, after invoking dmesg -Tw, the rep...
by royston
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cannot find secure digital card
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: cannot find secure digital card

Yes! Thank you! I started my laptop, opened a terminal, ran dmesg -Tw and got a lot of response. I then inserted the SD card and got several lines about sdb ending with: Volume was not properly unmounted. Some data may be corrupt. Please run fsck. The correct icon appeared at the left of the panel a...
by royston
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: cannot find secure digital card
Replies: 11
Views: 238

cannot find secure digital card

To begin at the beginning: this request probably belongs somewhere else in this forum. I apologize. I have tried to find a proper place and cannot. I will gladly accept a moderator's moving my request. I have an HP Probook 6475b that runs Linux Mint Cinnamon. The problem I need to solve is: external...
by royston
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Compatible?

Thank you. I will look into Thinkpads.
by royston
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Compatible?
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Compatible?

I am looking at: HP ProBook 6475b 14" AMD A6-4400M 2.70GHz 4GB RAM 320GB HDD
and I think Mint will work on it. I have done some RTFM work but want more informed opinion before I spend my $.
Opinions?
by royston
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice

I have created a very basic /etc/rsync.conf file: roy@sartoris:/etc$ cat rsyncd.conf # remarked out anything I did not understand # "global-only" options # syslog facility =local5 # global options which may also be defined # in modules #use chroot = yes #uid = nobody #gid = nobody #max connections =...
by royston
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice

I think I found my backedup files: they are in /var/backups. Sorry, I'm slow...
by royston
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice

Ok, I have been doing RTFM and am going to abandon the renice idea. I have been reading my existing /etc/init.d/rsync and I think this starts and controls my rsync daemon which runs along just fine except it uses too much bandwidth and I don't know where the backedup files are located. These are sig...
by royston
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice

Thanks to all. I have altered my renice_rsync.sh to use full paths: # renice running rsync processes sudo /usr/bin/renice 19 $word1 &>trashfile sudo /usr/bin/renice 19 $word2 &>trashfile sudo /usr/bin/renice 19 $word3 &>trashfile sudo /usr/bin/renice 19 $word4 &>trashfile and syslog indicates that t...
by royston
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice

Thank you. I am looking into this. I'll try to figure this out...
by royston
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED
Replies: 8
Views: 227

automatic adjustment of rsync priority with renice SOLVED

I run into the problem with rsync that it takes such complete control of my workstation that I can't get it to do anything else. I literally have to either walk away from my computer and go do something else for a while or force a shutdown by holding down the power button. I don't dare for either of...
by royston
Wed May 22, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: passwords
Replies: 20
Views: 904

Re: passwords

Reading the above question and replies it occurs to me that adding these lines: Cmnd_Alias EXEMPT_CMDS = /sbin/poweroff, /sbin/halt, /sbin/reboot, /usr/bin/mintupdate yourusername ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: EXEMPT_CMDS could be done to /etc/sudoers.d/myfile rather than to /etc/sudoers itself. Any problem w...
by royston
Fri May 17, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: naming terminals
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: naming terminals

I installed MATE and I like it! Problem solved! Thanks everybody!

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