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by SaintDanBert
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: trouble booting Mint 20.1 from DVD
Replies: 0
Views: 11

trouble booting Mint 20.1 from DVD

Has something changed in the Mint 20.1 + Cinnamon 64bit ISO? Has something changed in the way to burn the ISO to DVD? I cannot get the DVD to boot from that same drive ! I used Mint 19.3 + Cinnamon to burn the Mint 20.1 DVD. I then booted that DVD and did a fresh install from that DVD onto a brand n...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: using HPLIP with Mint 19.3 & 20
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: using HPLIP with Mint 19.3 & 20

I'm still stumbling around but can say the following: I did a fresh install of Linux Mint 20.1 Cinnamon DE. I tried using the built-in printer configuration: LM Menu ==> System Settings ==> Printers Add Printer I was not able to get either of my available network connected printers "installed&q...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: using HPLIP with Mint 19.3 & 20
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: using HPLIP with Mint 19.3 & 20

... God I miss the old Ubuntu 9.10 days when every HP printer ever made just worked, 5 seconds after getting on the same network with it or just plugging it into any port. Thank you for this reply. I regret taking so long to get back to work on this effort. You miss the olde days. Sometimes I even ...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED -- adding /boot/... to an SSD -- Mint 19.3
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: adding /boot/... to an SSD -- Mint 19.3

Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:19 pm
...
Your beliefs are very much misguided.
Which "belief" -- the size of SSD required for a full install, or something else?

Thanks for your replies,
~~~ 0;-Dan
by SaintDanBert
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Important] my ThinkPad crashed Mint 19.3
Replies: 0
Views: 113

[Important] my ThinkPad crashed Mint 19.3

Please tell me what to do so that I might submit an appropriate "bug report" or similar -- commands to get a log of my hardware, installed firmware, installed apps and utilities, whatever. I've run Mint 19.3 with Cinnamon since it was released. For the first time since I bought the ThinkPa...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED -- adding /boot/... to an SSD -- Mint 19.3
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: adding /boot/... to an SSD -- Mint 19.3

... I've left a lot of detail out but you should be able to see the difficulties you're going to get into if you proceed with your idea. Also, I cannot fathom a single reason why you would want to do what I do, which is almost exactly what you want to do, except in UEFI mode. The reason I do it thi...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED -- adding /boot/... to an SSD -- Mint 19.3
Replies: 4
Views: 204

SOLVED -- adding /boot/... to an SSD -- Mint 19.3

How do I copy files and folders and partitions from my HDD onto the SSD such that I can "dual boot" from either the SSD or HDD? I want to use GPT partition tables but I don't want "secure boot". UEFI boot works for the HDD. I want to continue that onto the SSD. Once I copy the fi...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: seeking mint-update "scheduled run" details
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: seeking mint-update "scheduled run" details

... {snip} ... Glad to hear from you. I've been waiting and wondering if you'd have a chance to try some changes to the systemd timers (in lib/systemd/system, the 5 related mintupdate files). I wanted to try it myself, but I've been very busy working on a radio station project for another forum mem...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: seeking mint-update "scheduled run" details
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: seeking mint-update "scheduled run" details

Thank you for that detailed answer. There is a lot to digest. QUESTION: How in Sam Hill did you know all of that?!?!? (grin) QUESTION: (seriously) How would plain old folks have any idea to fetch the source code? Yeah, I know. It's Linux/Unix (a) you just gotta know, and (2) the source code **is** t...
by SaintDanBert
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: adding SSD to existing workstation/laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: adding SSD to existing workstation/laptop

I don't know how you have added your SSD to your thinkpad - you haven't specified which model. In all my T430's I have replaced the original HDD with an SSD and put an HDD in a caddy in the ultrabay. I use the HDD for backup. The ThinkPad had a WiMax device that I never used. I think that it was PC...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: adding SSD to existing workstation/laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: adding SSD to existing workstation/laptop

Your post is very confusing. Do you want a dual boot system or do you want to just add a storage hard drive to your existing installation. Sorry if my posting was confusing. I wrote continuing from what had been posted last Fall when this project started. I don't want dual boot. I want to install t...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: adding SSD to existing workstation/laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: adding SSD to existing workstation/laptop

Now that the US elections and holidays are behind us, I can get back to my projects. Thank you to all who continue to pay attention to my postings. In the interim, there is now a new Linux Mint 20.1 while my original posting was about the 19.3 and 20.0 editions. I am looking for sage advice from my ...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: seeking mint-update "scheduled run" details
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: seeking mint-update "scheduled run" details

Foremost, thank you for the trouble of a reply. Now that the Holiday madness is over, I can catch up on my workings. I've retired and so it is only a hobby these days, but I try to approach it with the same seriousness as when I was professionally engaged. Thank you, too, for your script and job exa...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: root "/" file system out of space
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: root "/" file system out of space

That is a neat approach. I LIKE it!! Now, how might a do that to the update.txt file that is currently inside a TGZ tar archive? I know I can get just this one file -- I grabbed several large-ish files in my rush {er, panic} to get free space on "/" -- from a tar archive and direct the out...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: connected wifi stops communicating
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: connected wifi stops communicating

As I write, I get the following results: prompt# iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. enp0s25 no wireless extensions. wlp3s0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"XXXXXXXX" Mode:Managed Frequency:5.5 GHz Access Point: 04:92:26:81:26:DC Bit Rate=135 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Retry short limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment...
by SaintDanBert
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: connected wifi stops communicating
Replies: 3
Views: 146

connected wifi stops communicating

Yes, I'm still running v19.3 on my ThinkPad X220tablet. While connected to my wifi access point(AP), all sorts of top drawer web sites -- gmail, google, linuxmint, amazon, hp, ... -- report "server not found" or similar failure to connect. While this is going on, I can use my android(v11) ...
by SaintDanBert
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: root "/" file system out of space
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: root "/" file system out of space

I've been running a *buntu or Mint Linux since 2008 if not earlier. This is the first time I've had giant update.txt issues. Since I used tar to compress the file to another partition and delete it from "/" I'd really like to inspect it before a simple deletion. NOTE -- Since this event, n...
by SaintDanBert
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: root "/" file system out of space
Replies: 6
Views: 188

root "/" file system out of space

I recently woke to laptop troubles saying that my root "/" file system was out of space. Sure Enough!! On inspection, I had a giant file, /tmp/update.log , that had filled things up. I was able to create a compressed archive of the file onto another place an get the root file system workin...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: BUG in Thunderbird, probably. What now?
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: BUG in Thunderbird, probably. What now?

Thank you for the kindness of a reply. I regret my delay in acknowledgement. We have recently moved house, dodged five hurricanes, lived with the virus imposed lifestyle restrictions, and ate our way through the holidays. No excuse, but email client quirks were not high on my list of things to do. B...
by SaintDanBert
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: seeking mint-update "scheduled run" details
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: seeking mint-update "scheduled run" details

Thank you for taking time to reply. I'm not looking for "automatic updates". Rather, I want something (is that mintupdate or update manager or other) that will reach out to the repositories at a time and day that I specify. That same something would then scan my currently installed package...

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