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by beacon
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow shut down LM19 (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Slow shut down LM19 (solved)

Thanks to both of you for the advice. Shut-down is not instantaneous as it is on the other machine, but 10 seconds is not a long time to wait!
I wish I had asked for help some time ago.
by beacon
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow shut down LM19 (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Slow shut down LM19 (solved)

I have installed Linux Mint 19 on two computers. One is several years old, and shut-down is almost instantaneous. The other is about six months old, but shut-down takes anywhere from two minutes to five. It is quite annoying, and I wonder what might account for the difference. I know that more infor...
by beacon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: iso won't load linux mint 18,3 or 19
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: iso won't load linux mint 18,3 or 19

Hello Karl, Thanks for your patience and help. I am also having problems with email so don't get notice of replies at the moment. Hence, the delay in getting back to you. I did as you suggested. When I entered ls -al I had a long list, apparently of actions I have done this morning. Adding $HOME/ .I...
by beacon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: iso won't load linux mint 18,3 or 19
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: iso won't load linux mint 18,3 or 19

Hello again, Karl. Unfortunately I spoke too soon. I just switched on my computer and waited three minutes by my watch, while nothing happened. When I went back eventually the screen showed the same message; ie, could not update ICE authority, so please log out. I followed your instructions, and whe...
by beacon
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: iso won't load linux mint 18,3 or 19
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: iso won't load linux mint 18,3 or 19

Thank you Karl. That was really helpful.
Beacon
by beacon
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: iso won't load linux mint 18,3 or 19
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: iso won't load linux mint 18,3 or 19

Thank you,Pierre, I appreciate your help. and I hope you'll forgive my technological ignorance. I believe that I did use checksum, and I suppose it is a live environment, since I am using a flash drive to attempt an installation of Mint 19, And, as I said, I used an iso burned to a disk to attempt t...
by beacon
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: iso won't load linux mint 18,3 or 19
Replies: 7
Views: 282

iso won't load linux mint 18,3 or 19

There are two aspects to my problem. I loaded linux mint 19 from a flash drive with no problems whatsoever. I used it for a day or two, but now when I try to log on, there is only a black screen with the message 'could not update ICEauthority file'. I have investigated on the web, but the solutions ...
by beacon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Help installing Samsung Printer
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

Re: Help installing Samsung Printer

Thanks once again ClixTrix. I'm sorry not to have replied sooner. I'm not having much luck, but I am very grateful for the citations. I keep getting messages: 'command not found', but I feel certain that eventually I shall succeed. I'll let you know when I do. (By the way, my earlier comment noted t...
by beacon
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Help installing Samsung Printer
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

Re: Help installing Samsung Printer

Thank you ClixTrix. Your reference produced the fastest and quickest connection I have achieved. Alas, I am still looking for a wireless connection. My previous router had a WPS button, but this one apparently does not, so that method is ruled out.
I appreciate your help.
by beacon
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Help installing Samsung Printer
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

Re: Help installing Samsung Printer

Many thanks for the comments. I have followed the instructions in several threads, including this one, and it is true that the best way to download the driver is from the HP site. I have done that so have the proper driver. I have been able to use the printer with USB. The problem is that I cannot f...
by beacon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Help installing Samsung Printer
Replies: 17
Views: 3611

Re: Help installing Samsung Printer

I know this goes a long way back, and perhaps I should open a new topic. However, it is really a continuation of this one. I found the suggestions of JF007 very helpful, and I have followed them again in trying to re-install the same Samsung printer (M2000w). I must have downloaded the driver 20 tim...
by beacon
Sat May 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot install linux mint
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

Re: Cannot install linux mint

I truly appreciate your help, but I'm afraid trying the suggestion led to no improvement.
by beacon
Wed May 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot install linux mint
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

Re: Cannot install linux mint

Thanks again for your help. I am not making much progress. I followed your instructions, but when I tried to update grub, I got the following: < /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig: 35: /etc/default/grub: Syntax error: EOF in backquote substitution>. I am not able to know what that means or what to do. Any sugg...
by beacon
Wed May 09, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot install linux mint
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

Re: Cannot install linux mint

I'm sorry I have taken a while to get back to you, fabien85. I checked and learned that I was using the 4.15 kernel when the problems arose. I can't understand why after all these years using Mint, and more recently 18.3, there should be so many difficulties. Many thanks for your suggestions.
by beacon
Mon May 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot install linux mint
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

Re: Cannot install linux mint

This is an addendum to my earlier post. I suggested there that I thought things had improved, but that is not the case. It would require an enormous amount of space to send all the messages I receive when trying to install or download. I can't get wireless connection, and even the helpful post I rec...
by beacon
Mon May 07, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot install linux mint
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

Re: Cannot install linux mint

Hello Clix Trix. Thank you for your response. I'm sorry that I haven't replied sooner, but I didn't receive notification and it came to my attention just now when I was searching for something else. In the interval my designer installed another chip that is not as 'cutting edge' as the initial one, ...
by beacon
Wed May 02, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot install linux mint
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

Re: Cannot install linux mint

Thank you very much for your quick reply. I sent the reference you mentioned to my computer people and had this reply: 'The Ryzen 7 1800 is an older chip from last year. Unfortunately that article does not help with the chip in your new machine as that is brand new'. They seem to be saying that I sh...
by beacon
Tue May 01, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot install linux mint
Replies: 12
Views: 1023

Cannot install linux mint

I post this reluctantly, given the response to an earlier post (https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=258291) and have waited months to do so. However, I think there must be a solution. This is similar to the earlier post but quite separate I believe. The problem is that after years of u...
by beacon
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Playing videos
Replies: 17
Views: 4156

Re: Playing videos

Thanks a lot Hoser Rob. I am considering your advice and will let you know how I get on.
Regards
by beacon
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Playing videos
Replies: 17
Views: 4156

Re: Playing videos

Thanks for all the suggestions and advice. I'm still at a loss. I very much appreciate the help given by Artgirl, and I apologise for not following up at once. After three clean installs, followed by re-installs of all the software items, such as mail, accounting, back-up, and such like, I simply ha...

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