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by mikecolley
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Which OLD video card to work with LM17 on XPS 8900?
Replies: 1
Views: 54

[Solved] Re: Which OLD video card to work with LM17 on XPS 8900?

I bought an nvida Quadro NVS 295 off ebay $6 and the video started working. The next problem is both the sound and the IP don't work. The video problem is fixed, but the next layer of the onion needs fixed. - Mike
by mikecolley
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Which OLD video card to work with LM17 on XPS 8900?
Replies: 1
Views: 54

[Solved] Which OLD video card to work with LM17 on XPS 8900?

What option display card should I buy for LM17? I run LM17 Cinnamon LIVE SESSION on an old HP 8730w laptop (core 2 duo) and it works perfectly. I like it. 150gb casper-rw works perfect in this LIVE SESSION. At 8GB max it is a little memory challenged and slow because of that. However I can't upgrade...
by mikecolley
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved with TMI] For new LM19 install, what PAST packages have I installed?
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: For new LM19 install, what PAST packages have I installed?

Hi administrollaattori: Thank You!! What a wealth of information there. That much information is TMI :-) , I'm overwhelmed. (TMI = Too Much Information) Looking at the results is like looking at google search results, TMI. I'm not sure what to ask for after getting what I asked for and it was too mu...
by mikecolley
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved with TMI] For new LM19 install, what PAST packages have I installed?
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: For new LM19 install, what PAST packages have I installed?

Hi JerryF To answer your question, a manual process works for me. Every few years I upgrade or change linux distributions. I don't need something automatic for a task I just do every few years. I just need a reminder what I manually installed so I can have all my conveniences in the new upgrade. For...
by mikecolley
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved with TMI] For new LM19 install, what PAST packages have I installed?
Replies: 8
Views: 173

[Solved with TMI] For new LM19 install, what PAST packages have I installed?

Problem: When I install a new system, I usually forget to install all of my favorite packages. Question: Is there a command I can run to see what I have installed through Synaptic / apt / apt-get / wine / dpkg / whatever? Details: I am planning to new-install LM19 Cinnamon. Over the years from LM12 ...
by mikecolley
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there a better command than sudo iotop -aoP?
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Is there a better command than sudo iotop -aoP?

Is there a better command than sudo iotop -aoP that shows an accumulation of all disk writes and the process/program doing the writes? I'm interested because I have been using this 256GB USB3.0 flash drive as my main production hard drive for two years now and I am curious and I was wondering how ba...
by mikecolley
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Full usb drive install that will work on anything
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Full usb drive install that will work on anything

YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary). The statement that USB flash-thumb drives should not be used for everyday OS use seems to not apply to me anymore. In the past excellent advice was to not use a USB flash drive as a main hard drive, and in the past I agreed, but that is different now for me because I ha...
by mikecolley
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Want a script file to copy 6 files to c:\daily-files\
Replies: 6
Views: 159

[Solved] Re: Want a script file to copy 6 files to c:\daily-files\

Thank You very kindly Mr. WharfRat It worked. IT WORKED!!! At least one time from the command line, it worked! I had to use sudo in front of "blkid..." I had to use sudo in front of "mount..." but the windows files appeared in /media/win/ (I suspect the different linux and windows user name required...
by mikecolley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Want a script file to copy 6 files to c:\daily-files\
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Want a script file to copy 6 files to c:\daily-files\

Thank You Mr. WharfRat! Of course you are right that there is no c: in linux, I'm very happy about that. I was only using "c:" as a metaphor to represent the main windows drive in linux even though I was approaching this in linux that has no "c:". I will try to get to this solution later tomorrow. I...
by mikecolley
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Want a script file to copy 6 files to c:\daily-files\
Replies: 6
Views: 159

Re: Want a script file to copy 6 files to c:\daily-files\

Thank You kind sir Mr. WharfRat I like your directions, they are better than what I was planning of doing with cp. Next layer of pealing this onion to find the correct question for me to ask: What is the best way to mount the local win hard drive c: in mint 17? Chuckle about my inadequacy, with the ...
by mikecolley
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Want a script file to copy 6 files to c:\daily-files\
Replies: 6
Views: 159

[Solved] Want a script file to copy 6 files to c:\daily-files\

Hi all: I boot and run mint 17 cinnamon off of a flash thumb drive all of the time. Sometimes I plug the flash drive into a different computer and boot to the flash drive there. 99.99% of my time is in this mint 17 cinnamon flash thumb drive. I use the c:\ drive on the computer as a backup for six f...
by mikecolley
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: trying to mount samsung galaxy tab a
Replies: 6
Views: 259

Re: trying to mount samsung galaxy tab a

I have found that it works better if I use the USB cable that came with my Galaxy Tab A, then it is plug and play. That seems to be important for me.
Mint 17
- Mike
by mikecolley
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there some way to force GParted to use 16.00MiB?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Is there some way to force GParted to use 16.00MiB?

That is a thought and I will keep it in mind, but I will still look for a GParted answer because I am familiar with using GParted. Thanks, still looking. - Mike
by mikecolley
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there some way to force GParted to use 16.00MiB?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Is there some way to force GParted to use 16.00MiB?

Hi All: Thanks Clem for Mint! Every week I do my backups to two or three Sandisk Ultra 256GB USB3 flash thumb drives. I copy complete partitions (~114GB). Yes I know write speeds will be slow, and that slow write speeds are normal for this particular type of flash drive. I make three backups, usuall...
by mikecolley
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Debounce Mouse (Prevent too fast double clicks)
Replies: 5
Views: 506

Re: Debounce Mouse (Prevent too fast double clicks)

My logitech mouse often double clicks the left mouse button. My cheapo e-bay mouse works fine but I prefer the logitech when it is working. Sometimes I can reduce the problem by whacking the logitech mouse at 90 degrees on the side of the mouse on to the table. I not quite break the logitech mouse I...
by mikecolley
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: If only Bluetooth worked...
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: If only Bluetooth worked...

My M557 Bluetooth mouse works normally with Cinnamon 17.2 on an old Elitebook 8730w. I have to re-connect to it every time I boot using the touchpad to make the connection, but outside of a double clicking left mouse botton, it works normally. - Mike
by mikecolley
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: I have 64Gb USB in persistent mode...
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: I have 64Gb USB in persistent mode...

My solution is to use gparted because it is easy for me to use. I use gparted to 1 - make backups (this is #1 use) 2 - copy partitions 3 - make partitions larger 4 - change partition flags 5 - inspect disks 6 - create partitions I use the gparted from the Cinnamon 17.2 LIVE SYSTEM because it gives m...
by mikecolley
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Fails] Want new video driver on old Cinnamon 17.2
Replies: 3
Views: 193

[Fails] Re: Want new video driver on old Cinnamon 17.2

Thank You Hoser Rob I loaded (dpkg and gdebi) the newer XSERVER-XORG-VIDEO-NOUVEAU Version 1:1.0.12-1build2 on my old Cinnamon 17.2 and it reverted to "Software Rendering Mode". Message said something like the dependencies were not possible to resolve. Oh well, sometimes wrong version drivers work, ...
by mikecolley
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Fails] Want new video driver on old Cinnamon 17.2
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Want new video driver on old Cinnamon 17.2

Thank You Hoser Rob, this is exactly the answer and the driver I was looking for. Now I have to take one of my live backups and modify it to see if I break it(I keep 3 backups). I have other things to do too so this might take me a while to accomplish. I expect to report back if I have success or fa...
by mikecolley
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Fails] Want new video driver on old Cinnamon 17.2
Replies: 3
Views: 193

[Fails] Want new video driver on old Cinnamon 17.2

Hi Clem and All: Quick Description of Request: How can I get new video driver XSERVER-XORG-VIDEO-NOUVEAU Version 1:1.0.12-1build2 on my old Cinnamon 17.2 system? Can someone point me at a how-to or describe how to do it? Background / Details: My Cinnamon 17.2 doesn't upgrade for whatever reason, it ...

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