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by rbmorse
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Swap file?
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: SOLVED Swap file?

If he's going to hibernate, doesn't the swap partition need to be ram size + a little extra? I believe there's some small amount of overhead, but can't remember how much.
by rbmorse
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need help recovering deleted files
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: need help recovering deleted files

It's possible, depending. We need to know the file system the partition holding the lost files in using.
by rbmorse
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: install on 2nd disk, ignore existing win disk
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: install on 2nd disk, ignore existing win disk

So I was wondering if ther is any way to plug new ssd, and install mint only on that drive without any dual boot, detect win10 and other crazy stuff. Just install on new SSD and ignore any other drives completely. You should be able to choose the Something Else install option, partition the extra d...
by rbmorse
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux MInt installation not bootable after booting to Windows once (UEFI)
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: Linux MInt installation not bootable after booting to Windows once (UEFI)

That's a new one on me, too. You should be OK as long as hibernation in Windows remains disabled. It would be a good idea to verify that hibernation is still disabled after each Windows update, although I've only seen one update that actually changed the power state settings and that was the major u...
by rbmorse
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Apple Magic Trackpad (ver 1)
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Apple Magic Trackpad (ver 1)

I just want to thank publicly all involved in making the Apple Magic Trackpad (ver 1) usable with Linux. Just basic functions so far (point, scroll, grab, click) but they function flawlessly and the trackpad no longer disappears from the system at random intervals. I've missed being able to use this...
by rbmorse
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Linux sends job to printer, printer does not print
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: Linux sends job to printer, printer does not print

How to Installations Brother HL-5450DN Printer Driver for Linux Run the computer & run the CUPS. Visit the web-based interface. Open a browser and navigate to localhost: 631. Connect the printer. On the browser, go to Administration tab & then choose Printers. Select Add Printer. Enter username & pa...
by rbmorse
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird 60 Released
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Thunderbird 60 Released

As soon as Thunderbird 60 will be available in the official Ubuntu repositories Can't wait for that! The current version has a major bug I can't stand anymore and I can only hope they have fixed it in v60. Boy, I can't wait either. But it's going on 6 weeks now. Google calendar integration to Light...
by rbmorse
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installed OK; but flashing cursor, no GRUB [SOLVED]
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Installed OK; but flashing cursor, no GRUB

The symptom you describe usually means the system UEFI/BIOS can't find a valid boot loader at the location (drive/partition) where the system setup says it should be. I'm not familiar with the Thinkpad UEFI, but somewhere in the setup there should be a place to define the system boot device. Make su...
by rbmorse
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: installing kali linux rom cd to usb stick
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: installing kali linux rom cd to usb stick

Kali isn't so much a Linux distribution as a work environment and tool kit for a very specific purpose. The developers assume (pejoratively, apparently) users will have already attained mad skillz on other distributions before worshipping Kali. They also got swamped a few years ago with script kiddi...
by rbmorse
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Shutdown is rebooting;
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Shutdown is rebooting;

I hate it when this happens.

Check your BIOS/UEFI setup for an option along the lines of "wake on LAN" and another for PXE Boot. Disable both and see if that helps.
by rbmorse
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can someone please help me uninstall a program[SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: can someone please help me uninstall a program

It's an appimage. No idea of how to expunge one of those, though.
by rbmorse
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mouse "crashes" remains immovable after a short time
Replies: 42
Views: 463

Re: Mouse "crashes" remains immovable after a short time

I suspect the problem here is not faulty hardware, rather, somewhere there is a power-management related setting that decides it is a good idea to turn power off to unused USB ports or bluetooth, depending upon how the device interfaces, after a certain interval. It can detect the device being attac...
by rbmorse
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift Question
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Timeshift Question

That would be most elegant.
by rbmorse
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift Question
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Timeshift Question

My machine has a couple of partitions mounted by fstab during boot that have mount points as child folders under /media. I note that when creating a backup Timeshift excludes the content of the /media folder by default. I understand why this is the proper thing to do. No complaint. Looking at the ba...
by rbmorse
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I do this? [SOLVED but any further advice welcome]
Replies: 34
Views: 580

Re: Can I do this?

You don't even have to use the CMOS to select which O/S to boot. When you install Mint, its bootloader (GRUB) hill scan the machine for other o/s' and add them to its boot menu. When the machine starts you will get a menu of options, one of which will be Windows and another will be Mint. There will ...
by rbmorse
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Vmware player doesn't save/show any virtual machine on linux mint.
Replies: 16
Views: 941

Re: [SOLVED] Vmware player doesn't save/show any virtual machine on linux mint.

UFUK: Note this isn't a permanent solution. Even with the options set as indicated, VMware may still occasionally "forget" previously accessed VMs. At least, it does for me.
by rbmorse
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Updating motherboard BIOS under Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 270

Re: Updating motherboard BIOS under Linux

Which model ASUS motherboard is this? I want to know so I can avoid it in the future.
by rbmorse
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Updating motherboard BIOS under Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 270

Re: Updating motherboard BIOS under Linux

Note that EZ Flash requires the flash memory device to be formatted as FAT16 or FAT32 and only have one partition. The BIOS package filename has to have the correct format and end with the extension .CAP. For example, the latest production BIOS for my motherboard is: Z97-PRO-ASUS-2702.CAP Don't forg...
by rbmorse
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED Updating motherboard BIOS under Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 270

Re: Updating motherboard BIOS under Linux

Is this a fairly old motherboard? Recent ASUS boards come with a built-in BIOS/UEFI updater that runs from setup and doesn't need an O/S. All you do is copy the BIOS image to a USB flash media device and boot into setup. The feature is called EZ Flash (it's actually EZ Flash2 on mine but they may be...
by rbmorse
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Some webpages opening partially [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 199

Re: Some webpages opening very slowly or not opening at all

It was bad for me this morning, too. I power-cycled the cable modem/router and that helped. T

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