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by Garvan
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Using Extrenal USB Hard Drives
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: Using Extrenal USB Hard Drives

I prefer to use Fat32 or ntfs formatted external hard disks so I can access the files from a Windows Computer. My ntfs backup disk shows up as FUSE in Linux. Fat32 has limits on maximum file size and maximum partition size, so the FUSE disk is more flexible.
by Garvan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Read Only external USB disk
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Read Only external USB disk

Thanks to both replies. I am working in Linux, and when you right click on the deskop icon for the windows drive, and select format, the default application is the USB Disk Formatter. This wants to format the full drive, not just the partition you right clicked, which is not what I want. Is this a d...
by Garvan
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED: Read Only external USB disk
Replies: 3
Views: 106

SOLVED: Read Only external USB disk

My duel boot laptop died with a bad keyboard and dead battery, so I took out the hard disk and put it a USB external drive. I have full access to the linux part of the drive, but the windows part is read only. It would appear, from what I can see, that windows was not fully shutdown when I salvaged ...
by Garvan
Thu May 19, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: IP infected with spambot
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: IP infected with spambot

I will get help from my service provider to change the router port settings. I appear to be locked out of some settings, so there may be different password levels or something. Thanks for your advice.

Garvan
by Garvan
Thu May 19, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: IP infected with spambot
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: IP infected with spambot

I check my IP address my typing "my ip" into google search. For the last two weeks it has been <removed>. I know it was different in the past from the wifi router logs but it has not changed in the last two weeks while I have been monitoring this problem. When I look up this address in Project Honey...
by Garvan
Thu May 19, 2016 3:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: IP infected with spambot
Replies: 6
Views: 971

IP infected with spambot

Hi, I have been bothered with having to prove I am a human filling out captchas when I access many web sites recently and they are getting more and more difficult to complete. Maybe its my old eyes. Turns out my IP address is listed on Project Honey Pot, http://www.projecthoneypot.org/ where it repo...
by Garvan
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Mint reporting print job complete, but no print
Replies: 20
Views: 6772

Re: Mint reporting print job complete, but no print

In my case if there is something wrong when I try to print, the print jobs stay in the Q until I turn my computer off and on again, so this may explain all your test pages printing out unexpectedly at a later time. Fortunately I can see my printer so I get feedback immediately when it does not print...
by Garvan
Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Grub messes up Windows 7 boot screen, but boots okay
Replies: 11
Views: 3971

Re: Grub messes up Windows 7 boot screen, but boots okay

I have the same problem dual booting Windows 10, but I assumed it was a hardware issue so I did not look for a solution here. This is not normally a problem, but window updates or installs which require interaction can fail because you cant see the display. Following Derek_S's directions above, I se...
by Garvan
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrading Win7 to Win10 on a dual-boot installation
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Upgrading Win7 to Win10 on a dual-boot installation

... Questions - is there a risk this will affect the LM installation? If so, what precautions should I take in advance? (I'm assuming that data backup and a standby 17.2 live CD or stick are advisable) The free WIn10 download is an upgrade to Win7, so it will install on the same partition as Win7, ...
by Garvan
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Internet slow in LM17.2 but okay on Windoze and iPad
Replies: 2
Views: 491

Re: Internet slow in LM17.2 (Ralink RT3290 Wireless)

Hi, It is more than one month since your last post, so you may have found a solution, but I am sure others with the same problem and Ralink corp RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe will find this if they search. These is a patched Linux 17 compatible driver available from this link: http://www.dailyl...
by Garvan
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A+ for Mint 17.2: No Zeitgeist Installed
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: A+ for Mint 17.2: No Zeitgeist Installed

I think the "Recent Files" list from the main Menu is kept by Zeitgeist. And "libzeitgeist-2.0-0 library to access Zeitgeist - shared library" is installed in my version of Mint 17.2. Perhaps you removed it before and forgot?

Garvan
by Garvan
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VirtualBox in Mint 17.2
Replies: 30
Views: 2731

Re: VirtualBox in Mint 17.2

Yes, that's where I got it. I think it's my BIOS that is the culprit. :( Is there a configuration file that can force the 64-bit operation? The Virtualbox manual says you need hardware virtualization to run a 64-bit OS. See: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch03.html#intro-64bitguests There is no ...
by Garvan
Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Get a Program That Requires Ubuntu to Work on Mint
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Get a Program That Requires Ubuntu to Run on Mint

Sylnox: ... I have to run a program called XPressConnect. Unfortunately, it refuses to run on Mint, .... I tried installing the Ubuntu version of XpressConnect and it worked perfectly on Mint 17.1 So I think when you say "it refuses to run" you mean it refuses to connect to the network? In my cases...
by Garvan
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Khmer Unicode for use on LibreOffice??
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Install Khmer Unicode for use on LibreOffice??

Hi, I can type Khmer in LibreOffice (just checked)​. First of all I installed the Khmer keyboard layout for all Mint. Menu->Preferences->Keyboard->keyboard layouts Select the + sign to add the Khmer (Cambodian) keyboard layout. An Icon will appear in the bottom panel of Mint with the country flag of...
by Garvan
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: [SOLVED] Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port

Garvan wrote:I did not have time to test this today. I will do it tomorrow. And also I will try to find some way to test the cables.
I tried all combinations of the edited xorg.conf file and start up parameters without any success.
by Garvan
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: [SOLVED] Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port

I did not have time to test this today. I will do it tomorrow. And also I will try to find some way to test the cables.

Garvan
by Garvan
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port

There is no brand name on the cable, and the packaging is long gone. I was shopping yesterday and picked up a HDMI to DVI-D connection for $5. Using the HDMI cable from my media player and this new connection it works perfectly. So it must have been some issue with the cable, although it is strange ...
by Garvan
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port

No luck.

I tried these and other variations I found through Googling but I still get a blank screen on the external monitor.

Garvan
by Garvan
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port

I tested the monitor and cable on two laptops (different models of HP) running WIn 8 and the monitor was not detected. Next I tried it with a digital media player (embedded linux of some kind) that has HDMI output and it worked. The Media Player that works: http://www.panaudio.com/images/12_2010/ima...
by Garvan
Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Adding a second monitor using DVI-D port

No reply, so I thought I should try one bump, in the hope I get 60 more views. If still no reply, I guess nobody can tell from the information I provided.

I can always use the analog serial cable. :(

Thanks,

Garvan

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