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by rbmorse
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Easy way to get mac swipe gestures on Mint?
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Easy way to get mac swipe gestures on Mint?

The 4.20 kernel merged support for the Apple Magic TrackPad II. Maybe they picked up some additional swipe actions support, too.
by rbmorse
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3.0 memory stick, id 0781:5590 Sandisk, stopped working in USB 3.0
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: USB 3.0 memory stick, id 0781:5590 Sandisk, stopped working in USB 3.0

Could be the memory stick. I have a bowl full of older Sandisk flash memory devices in 16 and 32GB capacities that exhibit the same behavior. Newer sticks and 64 and 128GB devices seem to be OK. If you have a powered USB3 hub available the problem sticks may work better with that. I use Samsung bran...
by rbmorse
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I need to build my dad's laptop with a dual boot of LM, need help
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: I need to build my dad's laptop with a dual boot of LM, need help

Why not create a Mint install device on a USB flash drive and boot the computer in the "live desktop" mode? That won't make any changes to the existing machine and has the added bonus of making sure Mint can support the peripheral devices (especially the wireless network and touchpad, and video). If...
by rbmorse
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clone and restore disk with Macrium Reflect
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Clone and restore disk with Macrium Reflect

IDG, I didn't know Macrium Reflect had a live CD. Do you mean the rescue boot media created by an installed version of Reflect? If that's what you are referring to, then yes, it works fine with straight, unencrypted EXT4 partitions (and the FAT ESP if you have a UEFI machine). I don't know if Reflec...
by rbmorse
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] GParted seems to confuse the Disks tool ???
Replies: 19
Views: 584

Re: GParted seems to confuse the Disks tool ???

The size disparity between the two is because gParted expresses in terms of GiB (gigabyte = 1024 mb) and the disk utility uses GB (gigabyte = 1000 mb).

I have no idea why the disk utility goes wacky after running gParted. The problem does not manifest on my system.
by rbmorse
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 19.1 “Tessa” Cinnamon released!
Replies: 32
Views: 4347

Re: Linux Mint 19.1 “Tessa” Cinnamon released!

Update went without a hitch using the update utility. Nice job, and congratulations to everyone involved with the new release. BZ.
by rbmorse
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Bios setting for M.2 ssd (Solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 2516

Re: Bios setting for M.2 ssd

I have Mint 19 booting and running off a Western Digital Black series M.2 NVMe device (/dev/nvme0n1p2) without problems.

Before I bought the WD device, I used an Intel series 320 M.2 SATA SSD for mass storage. That device could not be used as a boot device.

ASUS motherboard with Intel CPU/chipset.
by rbmorse
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help! HP LaserJet printing error codes
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Help! HP LaserJet printing error codes

You haven't done anything wrong, it's just that you have described a problem I have not seen in more than 14 years of using HP Laserjets with Linux. I suspect I'm not the first person here seeing this for the first time. That said...One assumes the printer shows in Cinnamon's printer utility (menu >...
by rbmorse
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Air Mouse sometimes not working
Replies: 11
Views: 349

Re: Air Mouse sometimes not working

You might be the victim of the USB autosuspend function. It's designed to save power by disconnecting unused USB devices after a specific interval. Some devices don't know how to wake back up after they've been autosuspended. run this command from a terminal: cat /sys/module/usbcore/parameters/autos...
by rbmorse
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Unable to boot after deleting EFI system partition
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Unable to boot after deleting EFI system partition

What you did works, obviously, but it's probably easier to boot into the motherboard's EFI settings, navigate to the boot section, and set the desired boot partition there. When the machine restarts, the EFI settings in the system nvram will be updated. rEFInd should have sorted all this out by itse...
by rbmorse
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Unable to boot after deleting EFI system partition
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Re: Unable to boot after deleting EFI system partition

I'm just guessing here, but the possibility that comes to mind is that when you abort the VeraCrypt loader it just calls the system EFI boot loader. When you formatted the EFI partition during your "test," it caused the system to update the boot configuration data stored in the EFI's nvram on the ne...
by rbmorse
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie's Linux Mint 19 Install Looks Corrupted [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: Newbie's Linux Mint 19 Install Looks Corrupted

If you haven't opened your case in ten years not only do you need a battery, you need to clean the accumulated dust and debris.
by rbmorse
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thunderbolt 3 technology
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: Thunderbolt 3 technology

Some, but not all, high-end ASUS and Gigabyte motherboards for Intel CPUs.
by rbmorse
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?
Replies: 51
Views: 6600

Re: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?

hi smurphos and taking the time to answer this question...my least secure password is the one i use here to access the forums...howsecureismypassword.net tells me that this particular one im using is... It would take a computer about 552 QUADRILLION YEARS to crack your password my most secure passw...
by rbmorse
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Best Practices for Timeshift Snapshots?
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Best Practices for Timeshift Snapshots?

MtnMan: When you configured Timeshift to create monthly snapshots, did you also specify the number of snapshots it was to retain? The program does not error check on that particular setting. I am a little surprised it doesn't do a space check before it starts a snapshot...perhaps that will be an enh...
by rbmorse
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Accidentally created USB boot onto HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Accidentally created USB boot onto HDD

1.) Even after repartitioning and formatting, the drive is still labeled "Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon 64-bit", just like the bootable USB drive. 2.) I can't change this label. I can rename and label individual partitions on the drive, but not the entire volume. There's nowhere in GParted that I can find...
by rbmorse
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?
Replies: 51
Views: 6600

Re: Any recommendations for Linux Mint anti-virus and internet security?

Karlchen raised a good point earlier. How can one tell if a report of a vulnerability is valid or not? For example, there's this: https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/new-linux-crypto-miner-steals-your-root-password-and-disables-your-antivirus/ Personally, after reading the article (and consider...
by rbmorse
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning Advice - 19 Tara Manual Install, 1TB hard drive
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Partitioning Advice - 19 Tara Manual Install, 1TB hard drive

If you're planning on multiple distributions, I'd recommend that you let each install have it's own /home under the / and create a separate partition for you personal data that you can share betwixt installation as you desire. There's a lot of setup and configuration data that goes into /home and so...
by rbmorse
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: how to diagnose unexpected shutdowns
Replies: 10
Views: 471

Re: how to diagnose unexpected shutdowns

+1 on starting with the power supply. It's the most likely culprit. There are, however, some other things you can check. Make sure the memory modules and video card/other plug-in peripherals are fully seated in their respective slots. Pin spacing on memory and expansion cards is very tight. It doesn...
by rbmorse
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Impossible to install on MSI X370
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Impossible to install on MSI X370

Have you run MEMTEST on that motherboard/memory combination? I keep running into DDR4 2666 modules that aren't. If you see a lot of errors from memtest, try setting the memory speed in the EFI setup to 2133 and run MEMETEST again. Also, check the motherboard documentation for memory related options ...

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