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by wannabelinuxguy
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?
Replies: 20
Views: 2173

Re: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?

I decided to buy an S340 Lenovo instead of the E590 for reasons unrelated to the questions on this thread. A Newegg market dealer had more options on customization. From memory I think my dealer was dealsea or something like that. I am totally happy with the purchase which will be a gift for my dau...
by wannabelinuxguy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 2 interrelated problems with using Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: 2 interrelated problems with using Mint

re Spotify: I ran the two commands you gave me and it ended with this statement: "163 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them." When it says to see them, why would I want to see them? Is this something I need to do - upgrade 163 packages? As far as I know I've done all the ...
by wannabelinuxguy
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 2 interrelated problems with using Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: 2 interrelated problems with using Mint

Thanks. Will do.
sleeper12 wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:37 pm
To fix that Spotify error, run these commands in Terminal:

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 sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 4773BD5E130D1D45 

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 sudo apt update 
by wannabelinuxguy
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 2 interrelated problems with using Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 232

2 interrelated problems with using Mint

First of all, I find that my trackpad and mouse have an issue and that is that when I move my cursor to, say, the little x at the top of Firefox to close it, when I lift my finger off the trackpad or trackball (both/either) the cursor then moves a tiny bit causing me to have to recenter it on the x ...
by wannabelinuxguy
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?
Replies: 20
Views: 2173

Re: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?

Thanks a lot, ab71e5 ! That's great info to have! I have been so busy I have not tried the usb with Mint yet but I still plan to soon, so this came at a great time! (before I decide to install Mint on my e590) Will definitely try the USB first and then if it doesn't work will look for the firmware u...
by wannabelinuxguy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?
Replies: 20
Views: 2173

Re: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?

I believe that if the live disk works then that is a very strong indication that a full install will also work. The full install might not work with complete satisfaction out of the box when loaded, but in many, many cases it will. In the cases that it does not work immediately on install then I th...
by wannabelinuxguy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?
Replies: 20
Views: 2173

Re: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?

Have you tried running Mint from a live disk? That might highlight any issues you are facing if you install it . The same would be true of any other Distribution you might like to try if Mint presented insurmountable issues running live. If nothing Linux seemed to work then you could always keep Wi...
by wannabelinuxguy
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?
Replies: 20
Views: 2173

Re: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?

Hi wannabelinuxguy, have you thought dual booting? https://linuxmint-installation-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/multiboot.html Jon My goal is to GET RID OF WINDOWS 10 completely from my computer! After buying my Lenovo, 5 days later Windows updated and completely stopped working! I could not use S...
by wannabelinuxguy
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?
Replies: 20
Views: 2173

Re: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?

Unfortunately I didn't check before buying my Lenovo because I wrongly assumed that ANY Windows computer could run Linux. But then after buying it and hearing of some issues with Linux, I went to Lenovo's list of compatible computers and found it's not listed there. I also saw an article that says t...
by wannabelinuxguy
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?
Replies: 20
Views: 2173

Re: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?

Thanks. I could surely forge ahead.
But I'd still like to know if anyone has done it with my model of Lenovo because I've heard of some issues due to the way Lenovo makes their computers. I think it might help avoid some headaches if I find someone who's done it.
by wannabelinuxguy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is a software like this available for MINT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1275

Re: Is a software like this available for MINT?

I also have 'ADR' setup as my home Address. I noticed real fast that using lowercase to trigger that macro is a major PITA. If I understand you correctly you are saying that "adr" would be triggered by many words so you make it all caps? What I do with my Windows macro utility is write it out "addr...
by wannabelinuxguy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?
Replies: 20
Views: 2173

Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?

Lenovo's page re compatibility does not list the E590 as compatible but I am not sure why because a few people seem to have done so with only minor issues. I despise W10 and want to erase it from my new Lenovo E-590 so am looking for feedback from people who may have tried to do it. If you've done i...
by wannabelinuxguy
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New Linux Mint install - bluetooth not working right
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: New Linux Mint install - bluetooth not working right

Now we're getting beyond my abilities to help. Hopefully someone else may know something to try. Thanks much for your help. At least I got it working on Linux, and it's only the going back and forth between W7 and Mint that cause the problem. Would like to solve it, of course, but meanwhile at leas...
by wannabelinuxguy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New Linux Mint install - bluetooth not working right
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: New Linux Mint install - bluetooth not working right

I did as you suggested, shut down Linux (where Unify bluetooth receiver was working fine). I also turned off the Bluetooth device. And then I started the computer into Windows 7, and when I got there I turned on Spotify to play through the W7 speakers. Then I turned on the bluetooth Unify device and...
by wannabelinuxguy
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New Linux Mint install - bluetooth not working right
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: New Linux Mint install - bluetooth not working right

Okay, first some info - not sure what it means but it must mean something... Then following that I have pasted the info you requested from the terminal while running Unify bluetooth unit. (Unify is now working, but ... this:) Okay, so deleting the files in /home/username/.config/pulse then running p...
by wannabelinuxguy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New Linux Mint install - bluetooth not working right
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: New Linux Mint install - bluetooth not working right

Okay. When I play a YouTube video, it shows 44100 as the sample rate, which is my default setting. As yours was showing 48000 (which is my alternate sample rate) I was thinking you may have changed the defaults, and I've seen issues like this from those changes in the past. Once I see those outputs...
by wannabelinuxguy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is a software like this available for MINT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1275

Re: Is a software like this available for MINT?

Hi wannabelinuxguy, You are welcome... Fortunately, new DVD/CD writer burners are reasonably priced around $20us-30us and even Blu-Ray DVD burners are reasonably priced now as well. I have an older USB DVD burner that works well in Linux. I recommend getting one with "m-disc" capability. Thanks for...
by wannabelinuxguy
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New Linux Mint install - bluetooth not working right
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: New Linux Mint install - bluetooth not working right

Thanks for the persistence on this. It says "Buletooth" because the bluetooth adapter that it refers to is labeled "Buletooth" [sic]. I am pretty sure the manufacturer did this not me. This is a unit that has a 3.5 mini plug (headphone plug) and if you plug it into an analog external speaker without...
by wannabelinuxguy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is a software like this available for MINT?
Replies: 23
Views: 1275

Re: Is a software like this available for MINT?

Hi wannabelinuxguy, You are welcome... I already gave you links on using AutoKey. Autokey is very easy to use for automatically inserting text based on an abbreviation or hotkey, see screenshots. Click a category "folder" name or create a new category "folder" name and then click that, then click t...

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