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by haystack
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved - Kinda] Touchpad Not Switching Off (worth reading though)
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Touchpad Not Switching Off

Update: I went into system settings, and I turned the touchpad completely off, then I rebooted. Both the mouse and the touchpad were able to control the cursor during startup. And when I say "startup", I mean from the point where the login screen appeared, to after I had logged in, and up until my d...
by haystack
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved - Kinda] Touchpad Not Switching Off (worth reading though)
Replies: 1
Views: 51

[Solved - Kinda] Touchpad Not Switching Off (worth reading though)

Okay, so here's what I'm looking at. I've got an Asus Vivobook (I don't know if this'll have any bearing on the problem or not). I've installed LM 20 onto it, and I've gone into the settings and set options for the touchpad so that the touchpad is disabled whenever I plug in a mouse. I do this becau...
by haystack
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems

Here's an update. I reinstalled LM 20, I did the standard install, but I did NOT enable LVM. Which was what I was doing all the other previous times. Once I did it this way, I was able to change the size of the swap file. So, if anyone else has this problem... Ask them if they enabled LVM during the...
by haystack
Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems

This isn't about hibernation, it's about RAM. When I used LM 19.3, I installed Firefox and Chromium, but I used Chromium most of the time. After switching to LM 20, I started using Firefox most of the time. But I noticed that while using Firefox, RAM usage would spike and my computer would freeze. O...
by haystack
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems

...If I was doing it I would create a / of anywhere between 50 and 60 GB. And I never create a separated /home so I stop there. After the installation is done, then I will create various other partitions that I can/will use for data and can link them into the system, this way I'm not going to fill ...
by haystack
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems

what you can do, is to redo the Initial Setup - - manually. the LM20 installer will auto-partition the HDD, with just the one partition & with no /swap partition, .. just an swap file, as you found out. so, just use the Gparted program, from the LinuxMint Live Media, to pre-partition that HDD to th...
by haystack
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems

Well, it said it was for LM 20. Here's the link: https://www.tecmint.com/install-linux-mint-20-ulyana/amp/ And, I just tried it again and now I've only got access to 36gb of a 2tb HDD. This is getting really annoying. I tried looking for other posts here on the forum. I found a post which provided t...
by haystack
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 294

[SOLVED] Linux Mint 20 Installer Problems

Okay so, I'm trying to install LM 20, for like the 4th or 5th time. If I choose "Erase disk and install Linux Mint", I get the standard install. The problem comes with the Swap. On LM 20, I've discovered that it's not really a swap file, but a swap partition. Trust me, I found out the hard way. Norm...
by haystack
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Has anyone seen this before?
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Has anyone seen this before?

Did you by chance have the 32-bit version? I didn't check at the time I first installed it. I got it from the software manager, and I didn't think to look at the version number when I did. I just downloaded a .deb file from google and installed it. Now the Software Manager says Version 7.3.3.7721-r...
by haystack
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Has anyone seen this before?
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Has anyone seen this before?

If I had to guess, it looks like it has something to do with Google Earth, but I'm not sure. I saw it when I opened the update manager and clicked refresh.
Screenshot from 2020-06-23 16-24-48 (1).png
by haystack
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window Tabs
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Window Tabs

Okay, so I entered the preferences and went to the behavior pane. "Open each folder in its own window" was already unchecked, probably because I never check that when setting up a new OS on a computer that I'm going to be using. But I checked "Ignore per-folder view preferences". Hopefully that'll w...
by haystack
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Window Tabs
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Window Tabs

Okay, so I'm running 19.3 cinnamon, and I've noticed that when I open up a file window (not firefox or chromium), sometimes when I double click to open a folder, it opens the folder in another tab. I find it rather annoying, and I don't know how to turn it off. Anyone know how?
by haystack
Mon May 11, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RetroArch Streaming/Recording
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: RetroArch Streaming/Recording

I'll give it a try. I've already tried vlc. It recorded the video, but it left me with a huge file (something on the order of 3/4 GB) and there was no sound. I'll post an update later.
by haystack
Sun May 10, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RetroArch Streaming/Recording
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: RetroArch Streaming/Recording

Sorry. I guess I was expecting someone to look at the one photo and figure it out. Go figure. This is what I'm seeing in the menu, after I managed to change the theme. Screenshot from 2020-05-10 18-30-24 (1).png And this is what I'm finding online. Screenshot from 2020-05-10 18-30-24 (2).png It does...
by haystack
Sat May 09, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RetroArch Streaming/Recording
Replies: 5
Views: 172

RetroArch Streaming/Recording

Hey guys. So, I recently installed RetroArch, and I wanted to try and do one of two things. I wanted to either record myself playing and then upload the resulting file to YouTube, or setup RetroArch to stream to YouTube. Thing is, I tried doing several google searches, and everything that has come u...
by haystack
Fri May 08, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ripping DVD's
Replies: 17
Views: 12981

Re: Ripping DVD's

If you want just the video file I'd recommend Handbrake. However, I have encountered problems with some DVDs, and I'll tell you how I got around it. I have both Handbrake and Brasero. Brasero is a simple program that you can use to make a .iso file of the DVD, you can get it from the software manage...
by haystack
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bad Hard Drive Sectors
Replies: 33
Views: 1014

Re: Bad Hard Drive Sectors

I did what you recommended. And the drive still failed the test.
Screenshot from 2020-04-22 22-58-03 (1).png
Twice.
Screenshot from 2020-04-22 23-00-56 (1).png
I should have the new drive by Friday, so at least I won't have to wait too long.
by haystack
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bad Hard Drive Sectors
Replies: 33
Views: 1014

Re: Bad Hard Drive Sectors

I'm posting this in a separate reply because it won't let me post 4 pics in a single reply. I downloaded GSmartControl from the Software Manager. I double clicked the icon for the hdd, and navigated to the "Statistics" tab. I did not perform any tests on this hdd with GSmartControl. Screenshot from ...
by haystack
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bad Hard Drive Sectors
Replies: 33
Views: 1014

Re: Bad Hard Drive Sectors

This is where I did the self test in the disk utility that comes with Linux Mint after doing the "sudo xed" thing again. Screenshot from 2020-04-22 21-29-17 (1).png After rebooting from doing the "sudo xed" thing the second time, I went into the terminal and entered "lsusb" and got this. This was wi...
by haystack
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Bad Hard Drive Sectors
Replies: 33
Views: 1014

Re: Bad Hard Drive Sectors

So, I tried it again. I typed in "sudo xed /etc/modprobe.d/usb-storage-quirks.conf", entered my password, my text editor created a file named "usb-storage-quirks.conf", I copy/pasted the text "options usb-storage quirks=174c:55aa:u", saved the file, and it spit back the following: ** (xed: 11554): W...

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