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by AbeFreeman
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: NFS behaving strangely
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Re: NFS behaving strangely

I know this is an old post, but in case this helps anyone----- I wish I'd found this years ago! I gave up on NFS, Samba, Giver, FTP, as all gave me issues -- but schlepping everything back and forth with a usb drive got old, so I decided to try again with setting up a network. This article: https://...
by AbeFreeman
Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Can't move files to trash
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Can't move files to trash

For some reason, while in the default file browser for Mint 18 (MATE) (Caja?) if I hit the "delete" key on any file in my data1 partition (ext4) it will move the file to the trash, but for data2 (ntfs) I get the message "Cannot move file to trash, do you want to delete immediately?&qu...
by AbeFreeman
Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub getting very slow
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: grub getting very slow

Thanks, Austin.Texas --- my grub screen was taking over 3 minutes to show up on a fresh Mint 18 install. You said to check for problems in fstab, and, sure enough, the uuid of the swap partition was totally wrong. I have no idea how that got messed up, but it must have happened on install, since it ...
by AbeFreeman
Mon May 19, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mate panel disappeared for one user
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: [Solved] Mate panel disappeared for one user

It worked!!!! Thank you so much!
by AbeFreeman
Mon May 19, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mp3 player not showing up
Replies: 1
Views: 327

mp3 player not showing up

I have 2 identical Sony mp3 players. One of them I plug into a usb port and it suddenly appears as a folder and I can drag and drop music to it. The other one I plug it in and absolutely nothing happens. I look in "media" and it's not there. I found from an ubuntu forum that it should show...
by AbeFreeman
Mon May 19, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mate panel disappeared for one user
Replies: 2
Views: 315

[Solved] Mate panel disappeared for one user

Mint 12, MATE, 64bit I have a user account, and my kids have one. My account works fine, but on the kids' account they noticed that the "menu" button had disappeared from the bottom panel for some reason, so they right-clicked on the panel and clicked "add to panel" on the menu. ...
by AbeFreeman
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Is printing broken in LMDE 201303 MATE 64-bit RC?
Replies: 47
Views: 21354

Re: Is printing broken in LMDE 201303 MATE 64-bit RC?

Wow, this is turning into a complicated problem. I ran apt-get update, then I thought I'd try the update manager to see if it worked now, since that was what clued me in to the fact that there were more problems than just printing. It told me I had over 1000 updates, so I let it do it's thing. It wo...
by AbeFreeman
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: Is printing broken in LMDE 201303 MATE 64-bit RC?
Replies: 47
Views: 21354

Re: Is printing broken in LMDE 201303 MATE 64-bit RC?

Py-thon said: If your control center has no printing whatsoever you probably have an incomplete installation. Can you check whether the package system-config-printer is installed? system-config-printer was not installed, so I installed it. Now the printer is recognised when plugged in and turned on,...
by AbeFreeman
Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Is printing broken in LMDE 201303 MATE 64-bit RC?
Replies: 47
Views: 21354

Re: Is printing broken in LMDE 201303 MATE 64-bit RC?

I can't get printing to work on LMDE either, but I don't even have "Find New Printer" in "Administration" (or anything else related to printers or printing, even in the control panel). I plugged in my HP Laserjet 2100M on my Mint 13 Mate machine and added it without any snags thr...
by AbeFreeman
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: installation can't find installed OS's
Replies: 1
Views: 375

installation can't find installed OS's

Trying to install Mint 13 and it can't see my already installed Windows or Mint 10 (or ext4 and ntfs data partitions). It tells me there are no OS's currently on the hard drive (thinks it's a completely un-allocated drive). Sure enough, when I check using Gparted, it also thinks the drive is unalloc...
by AbeFreeman
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: uninstalling wireless driver
Replies: 3
Views: 4326

uninstalling wireless driver

I have a brand new installation of Mint Debian on a HP pavillion dv9000. When I went to the device driver manager to install the wireless driver for my broadcom wireless card, it tells me "unknown driver found please remove before installing drivers with DDM" and it shows a recommended bro...
by AbeFreeman
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards
Replies: 94
Views: 218414

Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

Mint 13 (Maya) just gave me a blue "Failed to start X server (your graphical interface)..." screen, but then I found your tutorial and thought this would fix the problem, since I have a Nvidia graphics card. I followed your instructions and, YAY, got the startup screen. Then I went into th...
by AbeFreeman
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: any way to get good DVD playback?
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: any way to get good DVD playback?

Made sure all those libs were installed, but still have the same problem. I have another Dell machine (vostro 220) now running Mint13 and it has the exact same problem: DVD's will play just fine using Windows XP (whether using WMP 11 or PowerDVD) but on linux they will skip chunks (video and sound f...
by AbeFreeman
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] can't install K3B
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: can't install K3B

That fixed it, although I've no idea why. Thanks!
by AbeFreeman
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] can't install K3B
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

[SOLVED] can't install K3B

Mint 13, tried to install K3B since Brassero has wasted more disks than it's successfully burned for me in both Mint 9 and 10. But when I try to install K3B I get this error message from package manager: W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libx/libxml2/libxml2-utils_2.7.8....
by AbeFreeman
Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MDM -- can't get a user list
Replies: 2
Views: 373

MDM -- can't get a user list

Mint 13 MATE edition (main edition), 64 bit. None of my users show up to choose from on the sign in page, regardless of whether I choose themed or plain face browsing. Clean install, default installation. I posted here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=102939&start=20 but no ...
by AbeFreeman
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot find "giver" in package manager
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Cannot find "giver" in package manager

Well, TransferOnLAN is definitely slower than giver, but it doesn't get stuck with huge file transfers either (giver didn't like folders with hundreds of files). And anything's better than file sharing through nautilus (worked fine yesterday, but today is "Unable to Mount Location"). So, u...
by AbeFreeman
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot find "giver" in package manager
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Cannot find "giver" in package manager

Seriously!!??? Is there nothing to take giver's place in the repositories? This is a sad day indeed. I had the same problem -- put mint 13 (Mate) on a new machine and thought I could use giver to transfer files from my mint 10 machine. I previously had nothing but headaches trying to set up NFS, etc...
by AbeFreeman
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: media card reader not working
Replies: 1
Views: 520

media card reader not working

Running Mint 10, with a Dell Zino HD, it has a 4-in-1 media card reader (integrated) that shows up as "Generic Multi-card" but does absolutely nothing when I plug an SD card into it. Not a hardware problem, since it works fine with windows XP. Anyone know how on earth to solve this? I trie...
by AbeFreeman
Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved -- with other software]Brasero SCSI error
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: Brasero SCSI error

Well, after much searching on the internet for a solution, since none appeared on this forum, it seems that the consensus is that Brasero is junk. So, I've installed k3b and so far have had no problem burning disks of any kind. Same data projects that Brasero consistently erred out on worked just fi...

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