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by AlbertP
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: gigabyte gc-wb867d-i wifi nic
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: gigabyte gc-wb867d-i wifi nic

Hi, Most wifi adapters don't need a Windows driver/ndiswrapper. That is mostly a last resort, for a few weird devices. (In the past it was used more, many old posts about it are found on the web.) Usually there is a Linux driver available for the device, even if the manufacturer doesn't have it on i...
by AlbertP
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 333

Re: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint

I have not been clear, I see. The hdparm command which I mentioned should be sufficient to check whether TRIM is accessible, as it queries libata. It won't be able to detect any options that the SATA controller is messing with, as you can't bypass said controller from software.
by AlbertP
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint
Replies: 17
Views: 333

Re: TRIM without AHCI in Linux Mint

In the past automatic TRIM was disabled on some configurations, but in Mint 18/19 it is done weekly on all hardware that supports it. You can check the capabilities of the disk using hdparm in terminal: sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda | grep TRIM Replace /dev/sda by the name of your disk: you can find it by...
by AlbertP
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HDMI port broken. What about USB to HDMI adapter?
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: HDMI port broken. What about USB to HDMI adapter?

I don't know what pipes are in this case, but yes, many GPUs are physically limited to 2 or 3 screens (3 on modern Intel hardware, 2 in the past. Some AMD hardware can drive up to 6.) EDIT: GPU engineers seem to call this 'pipe' a CRTC and you can see which of them can drive which ports using: xrand...
by AlbertP
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HP Pavilion DV9500 - Ricoh SD
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: HP Pavilion DV9500 - Ricoh SD

Could you post the output of this command after inserting the card:

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sudo parted -l /dev/mmcblk0
by AlbertP
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HDMI port broken. What about USB to HDMI adapter?
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: HDMI port broken. What about USB to HDMI adapter?

It's most likely a DisplayLink device. Just search on the forum for DisplayLink and you'll see a fair number of users reporting trouble, so I'd advise against it unless you have no other option. VGA to HDMI or DisplayPort to HDMI converters are generally better & don't need any drivers. A notable ex...
by AlbertP
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Touchpad, libinput, 2- and 3-finger tap-and-drag
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Touchpad, libinput, 2- and 3-finger tap-and-drag

Please check https://wayland.freedesktop.org/libinput/doc/latest/features.html for the features available on libinput. Tap-and-drag with multiple fingers is not listed, sadly. I don't really understand what you want use 2-finger tap-and-drag for. Should it be like holding the right mouse button whil...
by AlbertP
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Installing Mint on M.2 SATA 3? Is this possible? Is there any advice you can give?
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Installing Mint on M.2 SATA 3? Is this possible? Is there any advice you can give?

And even if it weren't possible - Linux is very flexible in this, you can put a /boot partition containing the bootloader & kernel image (doesn't need to be more than 1GB) on any medium which your computer can boot from. Your root partition can then be on any disk recognised by Linux and doesn't nee...
by AlbertP
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Any Displayport 1.2 MST Hubs Known to Work With Linux/Mint?
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Any Displayport 1.2 MST Hubs Known to Work With Linux/Mint?

MST typically works fine on Linux - depending on the GPU in your computer. I have an Intel GPU in my ThinkPad laptop and a ThinkPad USB-C Dock, which includes an MST hub. I have not connected a second monitor to it yet, but I know other people have done that with the same dock & GPU and that worked ...
by AlbertP
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: usb barcode scanner support
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: usb barcode scanner support

Do you see any keyboard device when you run:

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xinput list
Also, do you know the make & model of the barcode scanner?
by AlbertP
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Deactivate touchpad whenever a mouse is plugged in?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Deactivate touchpad whenever a mouse is plugged in?

I think that this solution is for other desktops ^. On MATE, gsettings is called mateconf. Also, the schemes that come with MATE start with 'org.mate' instead of 'org.gnome'. A quick DuckDuckGo search seems to indicate, that mateconf has a scheme called org.mate.desktop.peripherals.touchpad. However...
by AlbertP
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Nederlands (Dutch)
Topic: Afsluiten Linux "OPGELOST"
Replies: 6
Views: 541

Re: Afsluiten Linux

In Cinnamon staat de optie niet onder Energiebeheer maar onder Schermbeveiliging.
by AlbertP
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: I have IPv6 on machine but not on Firefox or Chrome
Replies: 7
Views: 585

Re: I have IPv6 on machine but not on Firefox or Chrome

What is the IPv6 address you get? If it starts with fe80, then it is a local address which can only be used to communicate with other devices in your local network. Many routers assign addresses like that when there is no IPv6 service from the ISP. In my previous home I had a Ubee router (from Ziggo...
by AlbertP
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi network customize
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: wifi network customize

Which Mint version & desktop environment are you using?
by AlbertP
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: LM will not connect to wireless wiFi.
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: LM will not connect to wireless wiFi.

Please tell us what wifi adapter you have. You can open Terminal on the live system, type the following command and press Enter to see it:

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inxi -N
Please post the output of that command here.
by AlbertP
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter

Are you still using the same driver from the Linux 4.4 backports are you mentioned in that other thread?
by AlbertP
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Linux Mint(17.1) only my wifi network is not visible.
Replies: 20
Views: 2762

Re: Linux Mint(17.1) only my wifi network is not visible.

If channel 13 was forbidden, it could also be due to regulatory settings. Your card might default to a different country, either because of driver issues (as Pjotr said) or because the card was sold in a different country. To correct this, see for instance: https://feeding.cloud.geek.nz/posts/settin...
by AlbertP
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Monitor Problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1083

Re: Monitor Problems

Hi Webbo32, please open a new topic for your problem, and could you please post a screenshot of your problem in the new topic?
by AlbertP
Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How Long Should a Computer last?
Replies: 14
Views: 1000

Re: How Long Should a Computer last?

I'm currently running Mint on a 2006 laptop, and have helped some other users run Mint on such a laptop as well. Works fine, actually. I don't really see the point in replacing your hardware if you are happy with the specifications. If your laptop is treated well - having the cooler cleaned if it is...
by AlbertP
Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't rebuild ch341.c driver in kernel
Replies: 11
Views: 2912

Re: Can't rebuild ch341.c driver in kernel

In the Software Sources program, please tick "Enable source code repositories" and try again.

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