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by gittiest personITW
Mon May 25, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Spinrite
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Spinrite

If the format was a quick format, you've got a better chance at recovering the data. As Pierre said, Spinrite is very old software. I only tried it once and didn't get anything out of the hdd that I didn't get with other software (except it was running for a couple of days) - but different problems ...
by gittiest personITW
Sun May 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: With 5.3 kernel, Window Manager does not show Android phone
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: With 5.3 kernel, Window Manager does not show Android phone

The instructions don't quite seem to do what they say. Holding the Recent Apps button doesn't do anything except vibrate for a moment. Since the phone shows up in the list of USB devices using lsusb , and works well using an older Linux kernel, wouldn't that suggest that it's on the Linux side? Yes...
by gittiest personITW
Sun May 24, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Wifi and bluetooth and batteries
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Wifi and bluetooth and batteries

All laptops have bluetooth. Or at least I personally have not heard of one in the past 10+ years that didn't. Advantages - 'easy' file transfer. Disadvantages - 'possible' security implications if used incorrectly. Same as anything else. However, if your laptop is at home all the time, its probably ...
by gittiest personITW
Sun May 24, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Epson XP 342 Printer/Scanner not found
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Epson XP 342 Printer/Scanner not found

Just to check.
Did you try going to the Menu and typing xsane (the scanning program).
If you run that and try the last options in the menu for your scanner - see if that helps.
by gittiest personITW
Sun May 24, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Epson XP 342 Printer/Scanner not found
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Epson XP 342 Printer/Scanner not found

gittiest personITW wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Hi,
Can you try this:
https://software.opensuse.org//download ... ne-airscan

Follow the instructions for Ubuntu 18.04 and let us know how it goes.
by gittiest personITW
Sun May 24, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Restore grub to factory default
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Restore grub to factory default

If you have created a Timeshift snapshot, you should, in theory, be able to boot to Live Mint and Restore the snapshot. (Yes, it does back up grub also).
However, this may or may not work depending on how much the system has been played with.
by gittiest personITW
Sun May 24, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) Unable to configure open.vpn, getting Option errors.
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Unable to configure open.vpn, getting Option errors.

You can try using Network Manager to do the dirty work for you.
I posted instructions here:
viewtopic.php?f=157&t=319926
by gittiest personITW
Sun May 24, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: What to do if Timeshift screwed over your system? | Login Loop | No Disk Space
Replies: 22
Views: 615

Re: What to do if Timeshift screwed over your system? | Login Loop | No Disk Space

Just to add that I've used TS quite a few times for restoring the system, or even a few settings that I played around with too much. The number of problems on the forum about TS have dropped off recently but a few months ago there were quite a few ppl who had filled up their drives and set TS to inf...
by gittiest personITW
Sun May 24, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi printers drop off the network, only for linux
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: wifi printers drop off the network, only for linux

Can you post the output to the following commands, both when it is working and when it is not working properly, and someone might be along to help you further.

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lpinfo -v

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avahi-browse -rt _ipp._tcp
by gittiest personITW
Sun May 24, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dell Mint boot-ups
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Dell Mint boot-ups

Can you go into BIOS and change the Boot Order.
Do you know how to do this. If not, post back and we'll talk you through it.
If you do know how to do it, post back and let us know how it goes.
by gittiest personITW
Sun May 24, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Installation Freeze
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: <SOLVED> Installation Freeze

Well done for getting it going. There have been a few problems with switching between Desktop Environments on the forum lately, but don't know if that is representative or not as I've not done it. Am sure someone can give you pointers. Just as a tip - type in a search engine "linux alternatives to ....
by gittiest personITW
Sat May 23, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Spinrite
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: Spinrite

What is wrong with the drives? If they are noisy then probably best to open them up and BE CAREFUL OF THE MAGNETS but play with the magnets. Have you tried fsck or chkdsk in Windows? Sometimes it is good to just delete all the partitions and re-format (not quick). Do you know how to do any of those?...
by gittiest personITW
Sat May 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Micro Devices AMD/ATI Whistler Webcam
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: Micro Devices AMD/ATI Whistler Webcam

As Moem said - supply the info, but also try guvcview.
by gittiest personITW
Sat May 23, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: With 5.3 kernel, Window Manager does not show Android phone
Replies: 11
Views: 233

Re: With 5.3 kernel, Window Manager does not show Android phone

Is it a good cable?
Are you sure you've got the right settings on the phone? - Try different transfer settings - Try Photo Transfer and File Transfer. See if anything comes up with either of those choices.
by gittiest personITW
Sat May 23, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED> Installation Freeze
Replies: 9
Views: 138

Re: <SOLVED> Installation Freeze

Mate would be a good bet. Very stable and without the bells and whistles of Cinnamon. Stick with 4.15 kernel unless you have a problem. I decided to jump in with both feet. If I didn't do that, I'd still be using Windows. What software do you use? There are loads of alternatives to Windows software ...
by gittiest personITW
Sat May 23, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi printers drop off the network, only for linux
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: wifi printers drop off the network, only for linux

There is a big difference between 75 and 90.
75 is just about bearable.
90 - I'm surprised you get any meaningful wifi.

Try changing the channel on the wifi - see if that makes a difference. Might be interference with the neighbours.

Re-your edit....
Yes, 2.4Ghz has better area coverage.

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