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by rarsa
Thu May 28, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: Why does Linux Mint include Timeshift when the main developer doesn't have the time to maintain it?

1. Why would Linux Mint include his software knowing that bugs will come up if he can't be bothered to fix it? I understand the frustration. However, while this is is common in Free and Open Source software and not a good thing, the alternative with proprietary solutions is usually worst. See, deve...
by rarsa
Wed May 27, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)

Workaround update: After using my solution for a few days, today it failed. I was investigating and found that I had connected a USB camera with a microphone and a USB headset. It seems that when I have these things plugged when I turn on, the Card and device reported for the HDMI change. What I end...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow boot
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Slow boot

by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: get Error while installing
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: get Error while installing

Boot up to Live Mint with USB/DVD, Menu, Gparted, select your drive/partition, format NTFS. Just beware that reformatting will delete everything you have in Linux, including the data. If what you want is dual boot, use gparted from a live CD/USB to resize the partition, create a new NTFS partition ...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: TImeshift question
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: TImeshift question

Either I'm confused or you are confused. Why do you need to delete the current Mint partition? If I Understood correctly you want to have Windows + OldMint + NewMint. Did I understood correctly? Yes, by all means before moving/resizing partitions ensure you have a backup. Other than that, booting fr...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Need help with Linux Mint repair
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Need help with Linux Mint repair

If you did set up timeshift, it is actually quite simple https://itsfoss.com/backup-restore-linux-timeshift/ Go to the "Restoring when you can’t log into your Linux system" section. If you don't have timeshift configured you have two options: 1. If you have spent hours and hours configuring your ins...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: youTube on TV
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: youTube on TV

I use mainly Chrome cast, casting from my android phone (by far the easiest solution) and Play Station 3 which has Netflix, YouTube, Prime and other applications. I also used to have a smart TV with them and still have an old LG blu ray player that has Netflix and YouTube. I may donate it once I fee...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Remote desktop with 19.3
Replies: 19
Views: 3017

Re: Remote desktop with 19.3

The best solution I have found is to use the NoMachine NX. http://NoMachine.com While it's proprietary, it's protocols are not so there are FOSS implementations, for example http://opennx.net/ https://wiki.x2go.org/doku.php/doc:newtox2go It is super easy to set up, full featured and really fast comp...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: I look forward to the day Mint is ready for prime-time
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: I look forward to the day Mint is ready for prime-time

Do you want help with this, or did you just want to vent? You posted in the Support area but there is no question or system information. Unless the topic was moved, I see it is in the non technical questions forum and it has a question. My answer to the open letter is: it's ready for prime time. Wh...
by rarsa
Thu May 21, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: What is the most efficient way for LM to receive donations
Replies: 5
Views: 185

What is the most efficient way for LM to receive donations

I searched the website and forums and didn't find an answer: From the LM perspective, what is the most preferred way to receive regular money contributions? (Wether it's less fees, more certainty of income, etc) I've contibuted before and was thinking starting a regular payments, but I wonder if it ...
by rarsa
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)

I am just trying the newly released Ubuntu 20.04 and the problem shows up also there. But the workaround also works. This is a very "old computer", just that I overprovisioned when I built it 10 years ago (or more?), so it still feels quite powerful. * 6 Cores, 8 GB Ram, etc. So, yes, the video card...
by rarsa
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)

Is the same thing that broke all your sound: Based on that info, you had a timing issue. The video card was too slow to startup, so PulseAudio sort of broke when trying to add the module you asked it to. I'll bet you could have simply added pacmd load-module module-alsa-sink device=hw:1,3 to a star...
by rarsa
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged"

After continuing reading, I found that this seems to be an issue caused by a kernel bug fix. The kernel developers point the finger at the device drivers developers to fix their drivers. Meanwhile, I found a workaround https://gist.github.com/bassmanitram/495fd35b76083f0c4a79777b8ab470fd bear in min...
by rarsa
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)
Replies: 13
Views: 404

Re: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged"

I've continued researching and found this post: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=295685 Surprisingly I noticed the same thing EDIT - Just an addition - I noticed that if I open a program like Discord, or Clementine and set the PROGRAM'S specific output to the HDMI Audio, that programs au...
by rarsa
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)
Replies: 13
Views: 404

LinuxMint 19.3 No sound on HDMI. Device shows in pavucontrol as "unplugged" (WORKAROUND FOUND)

I am testing if I can upgrade to 19.3 and I found a problem with HDMI audio. I have a multiboot system and HDMI works OK in Windows 10 and on Mint 18.3. I've been using this system for years and HDMI audio has worked in every Mint version I've used, and before that in Ubuntu, Puppy linux, fedora, an...
by rarsa
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound through HDMI..
Replies: 30
Views: 9350

Re: No sound through HDMI..

I'm realizing I revived this thread in "newbie Questions, Not that I'm a newbie but the symptoms seemed very similar. It seems it is not a newby issue I think I should have posted to Hardware support. I will move my question there. I am also suspecting that the problem is with the Kernel based on ot...
by rarsa
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound through HDMI..
Replies: 30
Views: 9350

Re: No sound through HDMI..

Thanks, I had already tried that but as I mentioned before, the result was worst, all the sinks disappear: See attached screenshot. Note: I tried it now again with the same result. All sinks disappear from the sound settings Also, if you see the screenshot in my previous message, I have pavucontrol ...
by rarsa
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound through HDMI..
Replies: 30
Views: 9350

Re: No sound through HDMI..

Yes, with that command, I hear the sound properly (left and right). But other than that, nothing else works. speaker-test --channels 2 --rate 48000 --device hw:1,3 speaker-test 1.1.3 Playback device is hw:1,3 Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels Using 16 octaves of pink noise Rate set t...
by rarsa
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound through HDMI..
Replies: 30
Views: 9350

Re: No sound through HDMI..

Done:

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https://termbin.com/k8r6
At first blush and not knowing what I'm looking for, the HDMI interface is recognized as sink 0

Thanks for having a look

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