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by How-old!
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.
Replies: 90
Views: 5224

Re: LM 20.0

Many thanks for your suggestion, antikythera! The other two respondents seem to have trouble with their parsing - nowhere do I say I'm still using a 286, I have up-to-date kit on which I'm typing right now. And, yes, I am keeping up with the hardware very well thank you! Anyone for Qbits?!
by How-old!
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.
Replies: 90
Views: 5224

LM 20.0 an utter disaster on less than latest hardware.

Long-time Mint user, but 20.0 can be an utter disaster on less than latest hardware. Read the warnings about nV cards, etc. This one refuses to install on some SoC nV-based systems, SiS Mirage and other oddball video systems. It doesn't like some older 1024x!!! monitors, even some older SATA I hard ...
by How-old!
Fri May 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Omnivision ov511 driver
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Omnivision ov511 driver

Ask me a question about horticulture!
Well, don't bother, most of them come up in Hoogle.
by How-old!
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Omnivision ov511 driver
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Omnivision ov511 driver

Many thanks, KMint!
Obviously looking in the wrong places. Neither vidcat nor xawtv are Mint defaults.
by How-old!
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Omnivision ov511 driver
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Omnivision ov511 driver

Having difficulties finding driver/advice re. this webcam. There used to be a lot of them a decade ago! Very reliable. Any help appreciated. thank you.
by How-old!
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update issues
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Update issues

Thanks for that lsemmens. A new install and copying across - yes, this was often necessary in bad old Redmond days, but now my HDs run into the Tb range rather than a few Mbs, so it would take a lifetime to transfer all the files, directories & co. Would like to rule that option out!
by How-old!
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 19.3 upgrade- Claws won't boot, lost std. windows & tabs, default tray missing/empty
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: 19.3 upgrade- Claws won't boot, lost std. windows & tabs, default tray missing/empty

Since karlchen didn't respond to the info requested, I decided to clone the backup onto the primary disc with only a small loss of data. Another attempt to update to 19.3 on the backup was successful so this ticket can be closed - but NOT with a 'Solved' message please because it wasn't solved and o...
by How-old!
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update issues
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Update issues

Every time I do an update, after the d/l s, the unpacking & co., I reach the actual installations and get the: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-70-generic W: initramfs-tools configuration sets RESUME=UUID=f05d96e4-947f-4062-b582-f7460588bac1 messages which decrement all the w...
by How-old!
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 19.3 upgrade- Claws won't boot, lost std. windows & tabs, default tray missing/empty
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: 19.3 upgrade- Claws won't boot, lost std. windows & tabs, default tray missing/empty

Here is the inxi output as requested. I have replaced my name identifier with '///////' Thanks again for your help. System: Host: /////////-GA-78LMT-USB3 Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 tk: Gtk 3.22.30 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.26....
by How-old!
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 19.3 upgrade- Claws won't boot, lost std. windows & tabs, default tray missing/empty
Replies: 4
Views: 233

19.3 upgrade- Claws won't boot, lost std. windows & tabs, default tray missing/empty

Upgraded from 19.2 to 19.3. Struggling with several issues. Cannot access my Claws email application, although it's still listed. ??? The tabs and windows and default tray didn't get loaded. Fortunately have 19.2 backup and the FF History + Bkmrks are intact. Not had any difficulties upgrading this ...
by How-old!
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.
Replies: 71
Views: 38731

Re: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.

With respect, Damien, I would invite you to re-examine your recommendation to candido1212. Frankly, I find it absurd - his report is exactly pertinent to the topic. Some folks have found that "[SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so." is not "[SOLVED]". A...
by How-old!
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.
Replies: 71
Views: 38731

Re: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.

Using LM19- Xfce. Followed the "[SOLVED}" solution, checked everything, GA-78LMT-USB3 board, 1TB HD, 6Mb RAM, onboard Radeon video - sadly, no improvement on the 8-10min. boot time. Any further advice please? did I do something wrong? need something different for this HW? other comments, s...
by How-old!
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Claws from 3.13 to 3.16 in Sylvia
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Update Claws from 3.13 to 3.16 in Sylvia

Thanks, deepakdeshp. Yes, of course, have a cloned version and read the Ubuntu install instructions. The latest version is 3.16(?) but my installed version is 3.13 - the same as the version offered by the Mint Software Manager. Would a CLI apt command(s) be effective? safe?
by How-old!
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Claws from 3.13 to 3.16 in Sylvia
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Update Claws from 3.13 to 3.16 in Sylvia

How can I update Claws, if possible? from CLI? Command(s)? Will it destroy all stored info? Already have the .tar.gz
by How-old!
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New people need to stop using 18.X and use 17.3.
Replies: 79
Views: 8833

Re: New people need to stop using 18.X and use 17.3.

17.3 is certainly mature and has been a rock for me. 18.1 represents progress, is strong and is the future. The advantage of Mint lies in the vast & (usually) helpful Forum together with regular updates. As for bugs, there was a published (where?) rigorous statistical analysis of computer code i...
by How-old!
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Claws transfer to LM18.1Xfce
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Claws transfer to LM18.1Xfce

This little matter was driving me crazy. Regular LM-Xfce user for years, never had an issue transferring Claws inboxes/Sentboxes before but LM17.3-to-18.1 didn't seem to work. The latest Claws v.3.13.2 sets the default mailbox to the MH/name-of-your-first-(default)-user-name e.g. MH/xyz, unlike prev...
by How-old!
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File being ignored on start up (SOLVED)
Replies: 26
Views: 1122

Re: File being ignored on start up (SOLVED)

Got the same accursed message with new installation of LM18-Xfce-beta. Never had this before. It happens after I give the PW, but can log-in by clicking OK in the error message box. Tried changing the 644 to 600 with chmod as recommended above. Hard restart: same error message. Am a user, not a guru...
by How-old!
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disappearing task bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

Re: Disappearing task bar

Thank you for your polite reply, Fred. I also run Cinnamon and Mate on other machines without issue. My guess is still that the 'disappearing taskbar' might well have some commonality across desktops and aeons? In the sciences, it usual to refer back to originators of inventions, discoveries and ded...
by How-old!
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disappearing task bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1837

Re: Disappearing task bar

Some mighty rude persons seem to have invaded this thread. I have absolutely no intention of duplicating a thread which perfectly describe a problem I have encountered - even if it were 25yrs old and written in DOS. But I do intend to draw attention to ignorami like 'Cosmo'.

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