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by registereduser
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Failing hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Failing hard drive

To my knowledge, low level formatting is no longer possible on modern drives, the closest thing to it is a zero fill eraser. I've been doing this but it keeps turning off, which is why I was wondering if there was a command to force the drive to wake back up. Like if you go into disks and tell the d...
by registereduser
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Failing hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Failing hard drive

The permanent magnets are harmless to the drive in their location due to the location of the field and direction being contained by the mu-metal(?) magnetic shielding back plate. Hard drives are very vulnerable to the electromagnetic field of non shielded Chinese speakers (which i have) I suspect if...
by registereduser
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Failing hard drive
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Failing hard drive

I know the easiest solution is to buy a new one, and I did. I am trying to restore the sectors health of my seagate external goflex usb drive which got too close to my speakers and damaged the magnetic platters from the em field of the speaker's ( oops ) no data of importance is on the drive, it's o...
by registereduser
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wi-Fi not working in Sonya
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Wi-Fi not working in Sonya

I got it to work by using a different method. Originally, I was clicking the network icon by the clock and using "network connections" to connect to my hidden network. This kept connecting but also failing. Instead, I used "network settings"and used connect to hidden network. Thi...
by registereduser
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wi-Fi not working in Sonya
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Wi-Fi not working in Sonya

Thanks! I won't be able to copy paste since it has no internet, will have to write it all out manually from my phone. I just figured I would let you guys know about it, but when I have time I'll definitely do that.
by registereduser
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wi-Fi not working in Sonya
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Wi-Fi not working in Sonya

Computer model HP elitebook 2760p 16GB RAM 500GB hard drive ##Live environment## Sonya cinnamon Wi-Fi can see and says it connects but does not have internet even when it says it's connected, everything is server not found. Ping fails, host not found. It's connected but as if it's not connected. Tri...
by registereduser
Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: UEFI problems

right, guess I should have been more clear. apologies. use Rufus to create Linux usb. 64 or 32 bit verify there is efi folder on usb stick put stick in usb and boot pc either enter bios and try force boot from usb or press f7 and get boot menu, select usb and boot. either way, it doesn't see usb as ...
by registereduser
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: UEFI problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

UEFI problems

I own an iview cyber pc with Windows 8 (free upgrade to 10) it has a UEFI bios without legacy bios support. the secure boot is disabled but it won't boot from any boot usb I make except a Windows 10 boot stick. after trying with mint Rebecca, ubuntu and even an old Windows 7 boot stick, nothing boot...
by registereduser
Wed Mar 11, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: MG3520 Printing but not scanning
Replies: 2
Views: 458

MG3520 Printing but not scanning

I installed the drivers for the MG3520 Pixma printer, printing works fine but no scanner is detected. Can't figure out a fix :( Why would it see printer but not scanner?
by registereduser
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is the expanding window feature? How do I disabled it?
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: What is the expanding window feature? How do I disabled

caribriz wrote:Hi registereduser,

Go to System Settings > Window Tiling and Edge Flip
Uncheck "Enable Window Tiling and Snapping"


that was incredibly easy, thanks for the info :D
by registereduser
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is the expanding window feature? How do I disabled it?
Replies: 2
Views: 240

What is the expanding window feature? How do I disabled it?

What is this feature when I drag a window to the side to get rid of it from my sight, it just auto-expands and makes me pound on my keyboard in frustration. "No you dang window, I said out of my sight!!" So I drag it UP instead of to the side, and it expands up there ... "Urrrghh ... ...
by registereduser
Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to turn off "aero snap"? [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 2287

Re: How to turn off "aero snap"? [SOLVED]

I looked around all day, I can't figure out how to turn this off in Mint 16. There's no compiz manager, there's no "mutter" :?
by registereduser
Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Attempt to read or write outside HD0
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Attempt to read or write outside HD0

Did this distribution of linux lose it's support?
I'm surprised there's no answer yet :?
by registereduser
Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Attempt to read or write outside HD0
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Attempt to read or write outside HD0

when I first installed and used the whole disk it would say error "attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'" so I tried installing to a 30Gig partition of the 160gig drive, and that worked fine, no errors so I made a 4gig swap partition after installation, it comes right after the 30...
by registereduser
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LVM.. Easier resizing??
Replies: 2
Views: 325

LVM.. Easier resizing??

When I went to install Mint, it said LVM makes it easier to resize partitions, so I thought this would be cool and told it to use the whole disk, (I could resize later since it's easier right) so it installed /dev/sda1 is ext2 .... Ext2?? so I upgraded that to Ext4 because ext2 has no journalizing a...
by registereduser
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: suspend never wakes up
Replies: 1
Views: 921

suspend never wakes up

I booted from live cd on USB, when the computer suspends (Acer extensa 4420) it never wakes back up, it tries to wake up but the monitor never comes back on, and caps lock won't work (indicating system crash rather than simply a graphics issue) being that it is a live-cd version and I don't yet know...
by registereduser
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I edit the partition/squashfs file in USB
Replies: 1
Views: 363

How do I edit the partition/squashfs file in USB

I installed the live-boot image using universal USB creator to an 8Gig USB if I tell Universal USB to allow space to save files it degrades performance greatly because it has to unpack/repack I guess. What I wanted to do is edit the USB partition from 8Gigs down to 1Gig and 7Gig, 1Gig would have the...
by registereduser
Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Booting stalls|graphics problem
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Booting stalls|graphics problem

remoulder wrote:Please read how to get help

I read that when I joined.
I apologize if my question is answered already and I was unable to locate it.
I'll just do it the hard way unil I can get a new card :?
by registereduser
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Booting stalls|graphics problem
Replies: 2
Views: 354

[Solved] Booting stalls|graphics problem

If I boot up, sometimes it says something about "cannot sendbytes" or something, i2c error or ... I really can't remember and it's up for a short time. then sometimes it boots but stalls, and there's green, red, blue dots and lines all over the screen. so if I boot holding shift, boot into...
by registereduser
Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: brother printer hl-2130 install problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: brother printer hl-2130 install problem

I did some snooping on google and found this page
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1911205

you might try the solution on page 2.

there is also the same problem here on mint forums
viewtopic.php?f=109&t=80161

I hope this helps.

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