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by Bobb24
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't create folder without being root
Replies: 10
Views: 1549

Re: [SOLVED] Can't create folder without being root

I see this is solved but I also want to thank all for this information as it allowed me to take ownership of an internal hard drive that was owned by media / root after new install of Mate 18.3. THANK YOU ! :D
by Bobb24
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: How long should a WPA password be?
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: How long should a WPA password be?

I had to type it by hand for an Ipad in the house because I couldn't connect a USB to it. Onscreen keyboard is a pain in the ass to switch between characters , numbers and symbols. Really find Ipad to be useless.
by Bobb24
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: How long should a WPA password be?
Replies: 20
Views: 822

Re: How long should a WPA password be?

I just assumed that 63 is what everyone was using if not using default so I just opened text editor and typed random keystrokes and left a space between each group of five characters so I could easily see that I had hit 60 . Then I typed 3 more and saved the file. Copied it to a flash drive and copi...
by Bobb24
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is my PC too Old?
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: Is my PC too Old?

I have the same processor and 4GB DDR2 ram in a couple of machines and neither of them have ever given me problems with 64bit 18.3 Cinnamon or Mate. I have an AMD video card , nothing special but they both allow me to watch videos , surf the net etc. Definitely not too old for Mint
by Bobb24
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] LM 19.1 not offering install alongside Windows 10
Replies: 20
Views: 1683

Re: [SOLVED] LM 19.1 not offering install alongside Windows 10

I see this is solved but just want to add that I tried to install Mate 18.3 64bit on a friend's recently purchased Acer laptop . I had given him a live thumb drive but I was walking him through the install over the phone and he also had the same issue . It recognized that he had windows boot manager...
by Bobb24
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Alternative solution found] Running Mint from a USB stick
Replies: 22
Views: 1887

Re: Running Mint from a USB stick

Why not just use a live USB stick ? Or if you need all your settings you could get an external storage hard drive and install Linux on it and then you can customize it all you want and then just choose it from the laptop BIOS and you should be good to go
by Bobb24
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot Load Linux Mint
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: Cannot Load Linux Mint

Why not try to install again and supervise the installation . If you installed it once you should be able to do it again the same way. And pay attention to where you put the bootloader
by Bobb24
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway

sam@sam-Ace ~ $ grep -i "Using input driver" /var/log/Xorg.0.log [ 30.356] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Power Button' [ 30.377] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Video Bus' [ 30.397] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' for 'Power Button' [ 30.413] (II) Using input driver 'libinput' f...
by Bobb24
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway

thx-1138 , thanks alot , I think it's solved. You mentioned you installed libinput and so I did the same. After that I now had 10 files in my user/share/X11/Xorg Conf.d folder , same as in Cinnamon. And when I compared command outputs they are now identical so instead of playing with those settings ...
by Bobb24
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway

here's my output now sam@sam-Ace ~ $ grep -i "Using input driver" /var/log/Xorg.0.log [ 30.273] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button' [ 30.274] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Video Bus' [ 30.275] (II) Using input driver 'evdev' for 'Power Button' [ 30.276] (II) Using input driver ...
by Bobb24
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading from 17.3 in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Upgrading from 17.3 in a multi-boot setup

And on a side note I was reading that thread about slow boot up times and I completely agree with you . I couldn't really understand much but karlchen was like a pit bull on a bone. And problem solved !
by Bobb24
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway

thx 1138 , thanks for trying to find me an answer to this. I will have a go at those a bit later as I have to keep swapping batteries from one laptop to the other as the Acer charge port broken. That's another reason I was quick to reinstall Mate as I originally had Mate in my Gateway and then picke...
by Bobb24
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading from 17.3 in a multi-boot setup
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Upgrading from 17.3 in a multi-boot setup

I'm no guru on this but as far as your Lenovo with Win 7 , you can download legal copies of Win7 and you can format your hard drive with Gparted and then install Windows first. It should accept the install because it was factory installed so it won't ask for security key , it phones homes and does i...
by Bobb24
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway

Thx 1138 just to be clear about the issue , I could get to the log in screen but with no way to input my password since keyboard /mouse even USB keyboard mouse I felt the only chance of getting back in was to re install. So I learned a few commands but I'm gonna leave it open .
by Bobb24
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway

I put my thumb drive in and installed Mate again . I still have my home drive intact and all updates complete so I am back to having a touchpad that doesn't scroll properly , when compared to my Cinnamon distro. If anyone has any other ideas of getting Mate to use libinput instead of evdev input ple...
by Bobb24
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway

thx 1138 I had to get into terminal using the second method -dropping to root. I tried installing Synaptics only first and it said it installed it but some packages couldn't be fetched , try using apt update or fix missing. I went to enable network and then back to terminal to install and then tried...
by Bobb24
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway

thx 1138 , I removed those 2 drivers as you suggested. Now I am screwed. My mouse and keyboard no longer work and even when I try to use a USB mouse and keyboard they are dead. Can't log in and when I try repair mode in startup options it mentions something about Xserver monitor driver missing or so...
by Bobb24
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway

Thanks for the help. I ran those commands and the first one was identical on both Mate and Cinnamon. The second one shows that all devices are using " libinput " on the Cinnamon and " evdev " on Mate. I followed instructions to remove Synaptics driver and restarted, trackpad no longer controls point...
by Bobb24
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 387

Re: Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway

One other thing I noticed. In user/share/X11/xorg.conf.d folder there is an extra file in Cinnamon named /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/51-synaptics-quirks.conf This is the contents: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Dell Inspiron embedded buttons quirks" MatchTag "inspiron_1011|inspiron_1012" MatchDevic...
by Bobb24
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway
Replies: 15
Views: 387

SOLVED Trackpad Cinnamon yes Mate no 18.3 64bit Acer Gateway

Hi all , hoping to get some advice. I have a Gateway laptop with Mate 18.3 64bit and trackpad doesn't scroll very good . It works over and right edge but I have to keep clicking and repositioning pointer to get on the line. It works the same with original Win 8.1. I swapped out the hard drive and in...

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