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by SaintDanBert
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: BUG in Thunderbird, probably. What now?
Replies: 0
Views: 89

BUG in Thunderbird, probably. What now?

I'm playing with Google™ email address tricks and think that I found a bug with Thunderbird™. I cannot discover how to post it to a T'bird or Mozilla® page so I'm posting the details here. see Google Tricks . Using T'bird v68.10.0 (64-bit), I select Kirk's account and send a message to Scotty. Both ...
by SaintDanBert
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: which forum to discuss Linux Mint Forums itself?
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: which forum to discuss Linux Mint Forums itself?

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:43 pm
The one that says "Chat about Linux Mint"...DAMIEN
Thank you for the reply, but I asked about discussing the Mint Forums -- the website features and operations -- and not the Mint distribution.

Thanks, again,
~~~ 0;-Dan
by SaintDanBert
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: laptop "walkabout" vs. fixed IP address
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: laptop "walkabout" vs. fixed IP address

I can configure my router to provide a specific IP address within the designated DHCP range . This feature uses the MAC address of whichever connection I'm using wifi or wire. 1. Let it give out an IP outside the DHCP range, it is more correct and less prone to conflicts. A range for DHCP and a ran...
by SaintDanBert
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: laptop "walkabout" vs. fixed IP address
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: laptop "walkabout" vs. fixed IP address

Let your router give a static IP based on the wired port MAC address. Let WiFi and wired port stay on DHCP. If I understand things: I can configure my router to provide a specific IP address within the designated DHCP range. This feature uses the MAC address of whichever connection I'm using wifi o...
by SaintDanBert
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: which forum to discuss Linux Mint Forums itself?
Replies: 7
Views: 284

which forum to discuss Linux Mint Forums itself?

Which forum is preferred if someone wants to discuss Linux Mint Forums itself -- its operations, its features, its "services" to the Linux Mint community, and so on?

Thanks in advance,
~~~ 0;-Dan
by SaintDanBert
Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: laptop "walkabout" vs. fixed IP address
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: laptop "walkabout" vs. fixed IP address

Is there no one watching this forum who can speak to my question?

~~~ 0;-Dan
by SaintDanBert
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: laptop "walkabout" vs. fixed IP address
Replies: 6
Views: 350

laptop "walkabout" vs. fixed IP address

Can someone help me sort out my laptop network configuration. I use a ThinkPad® laptop -- currently Mint 19.3 Cinnamon DE. I mostly use wifi but occasionally I use wire net connection. The laptop itself has one wire port and a second wire port on the dock. There is type-N wifi builtin and I have a t...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking external laptop connections
Replies: 1
Views: 141

seeking external laptop connections

Can someone steer me in the right direction for laptop supporting gadgets? I'm not a professional or commercial end-user. I'm just a duffer. Is there an external box/gadget that will connect to my laptop and enable stereo audio input+output, typically red & while RCA connectors video input+output, t...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] workstation wouldn't boot after kernel update
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: [SOLVED] workstation wouldn't boot after kernel update

After my "self-inflicted wounds" as was described below, I was able to get my workstation running again with a straight forward effort. I encourage everyone to pay attention and learn what mint-update does and how it works. No, you don't need to read the source code. A review of the update history t...
by SaintDanBert
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] workstation wouldn't boot after kernel update
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: workstation wouldn't boot after kernel update

I agree.

I regret that hectares of RAM and disk have made many -- myself included -- casual about throwing bytes around expecting them to stick. That appears to be easier to implement and then deal with any exceptional behavior when and if it happens.

Thanks again,
~~~ 8d;-} Dan
by SaintDanBert
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] workstation wouldn't boot after kernel update
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: workstation wouldn't boot after kernel update

...I'd call that an excellent self-analysis. Sure, it would be nice if all bad possibilities were pre-assessed automatically. On the other hand, you made a conscious choice (presumably) for a particular size-limited /boot set-up and it's really up to you to recognise that any kernel update process ...
by SaintDanBert
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] workstation wouldn't boot after kernel update
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: workstation wouldn't boot after kernel update

... A self-inflicted wound. No developer can account for that. I remember being taught to program so that I looked for needed resources before charging off trying to use them. Now that was the days when 64 to 128 kilo-bytes of RAM were common and disk space was almost as scarce. Yes, I know that ti...
by SaintDanBert
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] workstation wouldn't boot after kernel update
Replies: 7
Views: 243

[SOLVED] workstation wouldn't boot after kernel update

reporting -- mintupdate of kernel failed I would file a formal bug report but have no clue how to discover whether I should report as a mintupdate issue or a kernel update package issue. I recently ran 'mintupdate' and requested that newer kernel package get installed along with other packages. All ...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: trouble during/after laptop "sleep"
Replies: 0
Views: 220

trouble during/after laptop "sleep"

Can someone tell me how to diagnose what is happening when I resume my laptop after a "sleep"? MY SCENARIO ============ I believe that my workstation enters a sleep state when I close the laptop lid. My hardware displays a crescent-moon LED during this state of suspension. When I open the lid, the s...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: about swap files and partitions vs. suspend to disk/ram
Replies: 2
Views: 244

about swap files and partitions vs. suspend to disk/ram

I know what swap space is. I know the difference between swap partitions and swap files . I know that Mint 19.3 now uses swap files instead of swap partitions . I understand that suspend to disk (hibernate) uses swap space. I understand that suspend to ram (sleep) relies on swap space content retent...
by SaintDanBert
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: adding SSD to existing workstation/laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 167

adding SSD to existing workstation/laptop

I have a Thinkpad with a 1.0 TB HDD. It is partitioned and running Mint 19.3 Cinnamon just fine. It appears as /dev/sda . I've added the hardware for a 256 GB SDD drive. It appears as /dev/sdb . Which parts of my running install do I copy onto the new SDD so that it will boot and run and make effect...
by SaintDanBert
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: new laptop, fresh conversion from Win
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: new laptop, fresh conversion from Win

The new laptop I'm working on comes with 4GB of soldered DDR4 RAM and I plan to add another 4-8GB With 8GB RAM you can ignore swap and just let mint install a swap file automatically with whatever the defaults are, it will rarely if ever get used. Will a swap-file-only system enable both HIBERNATE ...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: help with 'rtl8812au-dkms' driver for A6100 USB wireless
Replies: 1
Views: 238

help with 'rtl8812au-dkms' driver for A6100 USB wireless

I recently installed Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon Edition and now have troubles with the driver for my Netgear™ A6100 USB wireless/ac adapter module rtl8812au-dkms . Symptoms at boot, the device is not detected/identified as expected, the module does not get loaded installing the package from Synaptic w...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: seeking replacement for 'namebench' DNS utility
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: seeking replacement for 'namebench' DNS utility

namebench 1.3.1 is in the repos for Mint 18.x and 19.x although it looks like it will be retired by the time we get Mint 20 (possibly only because it's a python2 app and python2 will be gone in 20.x) I have namebench but it is roughly 10 years old and seems to have been abandoned. I've run both the...
by SaintDanBert
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: seeking supported 54mm or 34mm "Express Card"
Replies: 0
Views: 110

seeking supported 54mm or 34mm "Express Card"

NOTE -- This might be a duplicate posting. I tried this last week, but cannot find my OP. I'm guessing the nut came loose in the ops chair. Apologies in advance. Can someone direct me to Express Card devices for my ThinkPad X220-tablet laptop? I'm seeking these card that Mint 19.3 w/ kernel v5x wil...

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