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by beacon
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Keyboard and mouse malfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Keyboard and mouse malfunction

Thanks. I have just ordered a new keyboard and mouse and hope I have the same luck as you.
by beacon
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Keyboard and mouse malfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Keyboard and mouse malfunction

I am using a fresh download of Linux Mint 20.1, cinnamon desktop. Since the installation, both the mouse and keyboard have been malfunctioning. Sometimes I can type with no problem, but then the action stops, and I can not type anything, although if I wait as long as 10 minutes, the action returns. ...
by beacon
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems after install of 20.1 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Problems after install of 20.1 Cinnamon

Thanks very much. I really appreciate your help and will give these suggestions a try as soon as possible.
by beacon
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems after install of 20.1 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Problems after install of 20.1 Cinnamon

SMG, I don't like to take advantage by asking for more when you have been so helpful on this. However, I have moved my query about Virtual box to that section and wonder if you have any further suggestions on that.
by beacon
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: get 64-bit on Oracle
Replies: 0
Views: 101

get 64-bit on Oracle

I have been referred here from another section. I have been trying on and off for months to get virtual box. (I give up for a time, then try again.) I no sooner solve one difficulty than another arises. I have now been able to install Oracle but not use it. When I write Windows, I am offered only 32...
by beacon
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems after install of 20.1 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Problems after install of 20.1 Cinnamon

Hello SMG and many many thanks for taking the time to answer my queries so thoroughly. Both the first and second problems were solved almost immediately. Power management was shown as 'off', but the references you provided gave me the answer. I am still working on virtualbox but want to write quickl...
by beacon
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems after install of 20.1 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: Problems after install of 20.1 Cinnamon

Thanks for your quick reply. I hope I have done this properly. [System: Kernel: 5.4.0-65-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.8.6 wm: muffin 4.8.1 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal Machine: Type: Desktop System: Gigabyte product:...
by beacon
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problems after install of 20.1 Cinnamon
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Problems after install of 20.1 Cinnamon

I have used Linux Mint as long as I can remember and have managed to cope, albeit with the much appreciated help of forum members. I now have problems that may seem somewhat minor but which are annoying all the same. Perhaps I can give a brief precis of recent history. I was having a few problems wi...
by beacon
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disappearing desktop icons
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Disappearing desktop icons

Thank you , AndyMH. I appreciate your quick attempt to help. However, I'm not certain that I understand, which is due to my inability and not your instructions. May I say first off that I have used Cinnamon for years, have dealt with icons in the same way and not had any problems until very recently...
by beacon
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disappearing desktop icons
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Disappearing desktop icons

I am using Linux Mint from forever and LM20 since it was released. A problem suddenly cropped up, and I can't seem to find an answer. I created my own desktop icons in the manner I have always done (attachment 1) and there seemed to be no difficulty. Suddenly, perhaps when I tried for the umpteenth ...
by beacon
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Too many printers listed
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Too many printers listed

I'm not certain how it happened, but my list of printers kept growing until I seemed to have three entries or more for each printer. I thought I had deleted them, and when I go to system>admin>printers, I am told that no printers have been added. Yet, if I click 'print' a document, several printers ...
by beacon
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 20 slow boot
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: LM 20 slow boot

I should like to thank all concerned for their help. I also want to write two apologies. The first is for the delay in this reply which was caused, as they say, to circumstances beyond my control. The second is for possibly wasting your time. There was literally a week when I dealt with a very very ...
by beacon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 20 slow boot
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: LM 20 slow boot

I have now gone through the whole procedure. It may have made a marginal difference, but nothing dramatic. I do appreciate your help.
by beacon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 20 slow boot
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: LM 20 slow boot

Thanks for the additional help. when I type the first command, I don't get the error you thought might appear. Instead it is <rm: cannot remove '/etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume': No such file or directory>
by beacon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 20 slow boot
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: LM 20 slow boot

Thanks for your help on this and for teaching me this technique. I'd never have known otherwise. System: Kernel: 5.4.0-53-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 wm: muffin 4.6.3 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal Machine: Type: De...
by beacon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 20 slow boot
Replies: 11
Views: 269

Re: LM 20 slow boot

Thanks very much. I print below the requested information. The second (systemd-analyze blame) stopped after ' lines 1-23', and the system just 'hung' with no further activity except for a flashing dash. systemd-analyze Startup finished in 4.460s (kernel) + 2.382s (userspace) = 6.842s graphical.targe...
by beacon
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 20 slow boot
Replies: 11
Views: 269

LM 20 slow boot

I realise that this topic is dealt with in several threads, but I haven't seen the solution to my problem. It is tied in to a number of difficulties I have encountered. The upshot is that I made a clean install of LM 20 cinnamon, but it is very slow to boot, which was not the case with my earlier in...
by beacon
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Can't get youtube alternatives to work on LM20
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Can't get youtube alternatives to work on LM20

From what I have read elsewhere, it appears that some people have been able to use Freetube or Minitube as non-tracking alternatives to YouTube. I have downloaded in various ways (applmage, deb, etc, or direct from source) and cannot get anything to work. I can get on the sites, but when I insert a ...
by beacon
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: adblocker the other way with block tracker
Replies: 13
Views: 1887

Re: adblocker the other way with block tracker

Hello Mick-Cork, Another 'thank you' seems quite inadequate to express my appreciation for your help in this thread. The advice has been very helpful and detailed enough for someone who is not a technological genius. I have learned a lot as well and expect to know even more after following the links...
by beacon
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: adblocker the other way with block tracker
Replies: 13
Views: 1887

Re: adblocker the other way with block tracker

Thank you again Mick-Cork. I have done as suggested and seem to have got further, but I'm not certain I have been altogether successful. After 'installation', does the adblocker work behind the scenes, or must it be started manually? I got the following message when the integrity test had finished a...

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