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by darkstrike
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi card check?
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Wifi card check?

Hi all! I was given an older laptop that works great with Mint (installed it on it last night), but the Mini PCIe wifi card had been removed before I was given it. Looking to buy a new WiFi card for it and just curious if somebody can confirm if this one would be be plug and play on Mint 19.1 MATE 6...
by darkstrike
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Install question re: PPAs?
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Install question re: PPAs?

Thanks! I appreciate it you two!

I went with phillotux's suggestion as Aptik seemed really handy to copy a lot of other things over for me as well...it seemed to miss a few things, but I have pretty much everything back on the new machine, so all is well! :)
by darkstrike
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Install question re: PPAs?
Replies: 3
Views: 94

[SOLVED] Install question re: PPAs?

Hi all, Forgive my odd question, but is there a way to copy all saved PPAs from one Mint install to another? I have a new machine I am setting up with Mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit - my existing laptop also has Mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit. I can't do a disk clone from one machine to another to set it up exactly h...
by darkstrike
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.1 MATE Resolution issue...?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Mint 19.1 MATE Resolution issue...?

I would've been in high school in the early 2000s, haha. I was working at the Mahone Bay and Lunenburg Tim Hortons, so there is a good chance I may have even inadvertently met you at some point! :) Thanks for the help - once we get the room set back up and I get the computer connected up to the TV, ...
by darkstrike
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.1 MATE Resolution issue...?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Mint 19.1 MATE Resolution issue...?

Small world! Do you remember the names of those folks? I know a few brits in town who run B&Bs, or at least used to, haha! Again, small world, haha! It is quite a nice place - hope you make it back to visit sometime! :D Yes, the commands you provided seem to do the trick. Does this mean, however, if...
by darkstrike
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.1 MATE Resolution issue...?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

[SOLVED] Mint 19.1 MATE Resolution issue...?

Hi all - having a bit of an odd issue here. I have a spare desktop PC that works fine - Intel Core 2 Duo, 6GB RAM, Mint MATE 19.1 MATE 64-bit, etc. I also have a Dell 1704FTP 17-inch monitor. These two have always cooperated no problem. 1280x1024 is the max. res. of the monitor so that is what I alw...
by darkstrike
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 64-bit MATE - Laptop won't go to sleep on battery?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Mint 19 64-bit MATE - Laptop won't go to sleep on battery?

I hate to bump an old thread, but I am still having this issue - does anybody have any ideas what I could do to solve it?
by darkstrike
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hibernation option in Linux mint 19.1
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Hibernation option in Linux mint 19.1

I tend to make my swapfiles slightly larger than my RAM just in case - i.e. 8GB of RAM with a 9GB swapfile, or 4GB RAM with 5GB swapfile, etc.
by darkstrike
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hibernation option in Linux mint 19.1
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Hibernation option in Linux mint 19.1

Maybe I misunderstand Hibernate, but isn't Hibernate's purpose to copy whatever is in RAM to the hard drive, then shut down the computer, then on computer start back up, recopy everything that WAS in RAM that had been saved to the hard drive back to RAM again so it's as if nothing had changed? If t...
by darkstrike
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Hibernation option in Linux mint 19.1
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Hibernation option in Linux mint 19.1

Unrelated to helping, but was just reading this thread and noticed Pierre's comment. Just asking a general question to increase my knowledge! :) Maybe I misunderstand Hibernate, but isn't Hibernate's purpose to copy whatever is in RAM to the hard drive, then shut down the computer, then on computer ...
by darkstrike
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting Epson Perfection V370 Scanner fully working under Mint 19.1 MATE?
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Getting Epson Perfection V370 Scanner fully working under Mint 19.1 MATE?

Hi all - trying to help a lady set up her new Epson Perfection V370 scanner under Mint MATE 19.1 64-bit. I've done all of the following and reached a point where all scanning programs will recognized the scanner and successfully scan from the scanner's flatbed, but we receive errors when we try to s...
by darkstrike
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade path from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19.1?
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Upgrade path from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19.1?

@Pierre - The drives on both laptops are set up with a main EXT4 partition and then an extended partition with swap partition within. Ah, maybe it gets a bit more messy, but things all seem to still work perfectly and be no slower than they always used to be on my own laptop (the one I had done the ...
by darkstrike
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade path from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19.1?
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Upgrade path from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19.1?

...but can I do that from 18.3 to 19.1?
by darkstrike
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade path from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19.1?
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Upgrade path from Mint 18.3 to Mint 19.1?

Hi all - in the past I had upgraded my HP laptop from Mint 18.3 to 19 through the Terminal commands, and then from 19 to 19.1 using the Update Manager awhile back. That being said, my mother's older Emachines laptop, as well as my brother's Acer laptop are still running Mint 18.3. I would like to up...
by darkstrike
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Caja / dark theme issues - invisible text cursor?
Replies: 8
Views: 607

Re: Caja / dark theme issues - invisible text cursor?

Glad we could be of service! :P

I've used that little trick to 'fix' many dark themes now! :D
by darkstrike
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Acer Aspire webcam not working in Mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Acer Aspire webcam not working in Mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit?

Third update...

I decided to unplug the webcam and plug it back in while the computer was running to see what I would get from dmesg:
Screenshot at 2019-01-02 18-56-50.jpg
This seems like it could be a hardware failure...anybody else have any other ideas?
by darkstrike
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Acer Aspire webcam not working in Mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Acer Aspire webcam not working in Mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit?

A bit more info - just checked in dmesg after a cold boot and I saw this: Screenshot at 2019-01-02 17-25-06.jpg Could this be the webcam trying to be activated but failing? Any way to solve this? I had read somewhere to try loading the uvcvideo module, so I ran: sudo modprobe uvcvideo Which seemed t...
by darkstrike
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Acer Aspire webcam not working in Mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Acer Aspire webcam not working in Mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit?

Hi all - just did a fresh install of Mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit on an Acer Aspire 5732Z laptop for an elderly lady. All is working perfectly except Cheese, nor Skype nor VLC will show the webcam. Skype and Cheese just say 'No Device Found'. There are no BIOS settings whatsoever for the camera, so I know ...
by darkstrike
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 64-bit MATE - Laptop won't go to sleep on battery?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Mint 19 64-bit MATE - Laptop won't go to sleep on battery?

Sorry for the bump, but does anybody have any ideas?
by darkstrike
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 64-bit MATE - Laptop won't go to sleep on battery?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Mint 19 64-bit MATE - Laptop won't go to sleep on battery?

Hey all, having a sleep issue with my HP laptop running Mint 19.1 MATE 64-bit. In the Power Management Preferences, it's set to go to sleep on battery after 10 minutes and shut off the display after 1 minute of idle. The display shut off DOES work fine and if I am not using the laptop, the screen wi...

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