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by jdmckay
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Malicious keylogger?
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

Re: Malicious keylogger?

Hi, Yes, I know it was a scam and ignored for months when return email was my own. This one used return email from my email contact list, that's what concerned me. PhilippeH » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:02 am Faking your email as a sender is easy, but getting your contacts is not, and could be the sign that...
by jdmckay
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Malicious keylogger?
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

Malicious keylogger?

Hi, I have been receiving spam for a while from hacker who claims to have installed a keyboard logger on my system. Says my computer was infected from a **** site (I never view them). I never worried about it much: he (?) always sent spam with my email address and I know this is easy to do. He wants...
by jdmckay
Mon May 20, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No Wireless for HP Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: No Wireless for HP Laptop

I just solved same problem with a new HP laptop over last few days, described in this thread: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=294333 . Might be worth a read if you have a Realtek chipset. In short based on what I learned (Google turned up a lot of links that I tried but did not wor...
by jdmckay
Mon May 20, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection
Replies: 9
Views: 383

<SOLVED> Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Probably an RTL8723DE chipset. Try the driver from lwfinger (extended edition): https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... k.html#ID8 (item 8 ) As it's an HP, you might afterwards also need to do this: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... k.html#ID2 Works great. After doing 2nd step, I have...
by jdmckay
Sun May 19, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

I followed instructions posted https://unixblogger.com/how-to-get-your ... ted-guide/, as it was suggested on other threads.

Did not work.
by jdmckay
Sat May 18, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: HP Kernel: 5.0.0-15-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 14-ck0xxx v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Mobo: HP model: 849E v...
by jdmckay
Sat May 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

1. Establish temporary internet connection by other means;
2. Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels
Install the latest kernel of the 5.0 series. Then reboot.
Ok, did that with another fresh install. Did not work.

Any suggestions?

see what I can find w/Google.
by jdmckay
Sat May 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

1. Establish temporary internet connection by other means; 2. Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels Install the latest kernel of the 5.0 series. Then reboot. Did not do the trick. I long ago gave away all my Ethernet cables. Borrowed one from a neighbor. Going to reinstall with Ethernet conn...
by jdmckay
Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection
Replies: 9
Views: 383

[SOLVED] 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Hi, Installing latest (19.1) version of LM Cinnamon on a new HP laptop, model: 14-cl0061st. Live CD gave me no wifi connection, I'm doing fine with wifi on older laptop on this network. I did clean install successfully. Reading a few other threads, expected to be able to use driver manager to update...
by jdmckay
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.1 Cinamon boot problem
Replies: 6
Views: 396

SOLVED Re: Mint 19.1 Cinamon boot problem

Finally, and this might be the better option to try first, open a terminal, sudo su, followed by cp [PATH] /[NEW_HOME_PATH], then do this when you boot into the new installation:
Thanks, this option worked fine.

Still a bit curious what may have cased initial failure I described in 1st post
by jdmckay
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.1 Cinamon boot problem
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Mint 19.1 Cinamon boot problem

Oops... copied, but when I paste I get message: The folder ".mozilla" cannot be handled because you do not have permissions to read it.

I'm running on my USB boot disk right now.
by jdmckay
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.1 Cinamon boot problem
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Mint 19.1 Cinamon boot problem

@ catweazel:

Thx for quick reply. I copied files, should be fine.
by jdmckay
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.1 Cinamon boot problem
Replies: 6
Views: 396

[SOLVED] Mint 19.1 Cinamon boot problem

Hi, Installed this version (been using Mint as my Desktop for 5+ years) about 6 months ago, , working flawlessly. Went out for a few hours this evening, left my laptop on... when I returned it was frozen (eg. Firefox open with about 5 tabs, nothing worked and mouse clicks did nothing). I shut my mac...
by jdmckay
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Mouse clicks on hover
Replies: 1
Views: 134

[SOLVED] Mouse clicks on hover

Using 18.1 Serena. As subject says, yesterday mouse began doing "click" whenever pointer is over a clickable link or button. Browser will close if pointer is over "close" button, application will close if same, webpage jumps to any link pointer hovers over. Any ideas? Problem is not with the mouse (...
by jdmckay
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint w/Win10 on 7 yr. old Acer 32 bit
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Installing Mint w/Win10 on 7 yr. old Acer 32 bit

Hi,

I got this straightened out. Win10 was just too slow on this old ACER so I did a clean Mint install as only OS on the machine. Only 2gb memory but runs very well.

Thanks.
by jdmckay
Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Mint w/Win10 on 7 yr. old Acer 32 bit
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Installing Mint w/Win10 on 7 yr. old Acer 32 bit

Hello Did this install as described in subject. Older Acer Travelmate. The problem: Win10 installation had 3 primaries, and seems Mint (Linux?) SWAP partition is counted as primary. I Installed mint with only 1 installation directory & Swap, but had to put Mint/Swap in extended partition. I installe...
by jdmckay
Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Freeze on shutdown
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Freeze on shutdown

There are quite a few folks judging on posts here experiencing the same problem: proposed fixes largely do not work. Perhaps this should become an acknowledged bug. FWIW, only decent desktop distro (Debian/Ubuntu) I tried that had no problem with a clean shutdown is: lxle (worked fine). If any of th...
by jdmckay
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Freeze on shutdown
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Freeze on shutdown

Hi, As subject says... happens with 17.2/3 Cinnamon. Tried most everything search here turned up, several proposed solutions on Ubuntu forums made matters worse. Just tried installation of Ubuntu's current desktop, same thing (freeze on shutdown). My computer's bios set up for legacy (not UEFI) and ...
by jdmckay
Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Request specific tech references
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: Request specific tech references

Thanks tons Ben, almost exactly what I was looking for.

Cheers!

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