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by dixonstalbert
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] LM19.1 boot loop on i7-6700hq
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: LM19.1 boot loop on i7-6700hq

have you looked at rodsbooks.com and the program REfind ? I tried to install an early version of ubuntu 17.10 on my lenovo i7 which had the BIOS that corrupts with 17.10, leaving unfixable firmware damage. Thank goodness I had previously installed REfind boot manager, or would have permanently brick...
by dixonstalbert
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Please give me hope - New video card
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Please give me hope - New video card

you could install GT 1030 then monitor GPU temperature during different loads. I installed package mate-sensors-applet-nvidia then followed this guide https://askubuntu.com/questions/34449/how-to-see-the-video-card-temperature-nvidia-ati-intel finally I installed a panel applet MATE Sensors Applet a...
by dixonstalbert
Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to get Shaw cable FreeRangeTV working in Linuxmint 17 or 18
Replies: 0
Views: 1781

How to get Shaw cable FreeRangeTV working in Linuxmint 17 or 18

1. Install LibHal libraries to work with DRM web content This is from http://www.howtogeek.com/239682/how-to-watch-hulu-on-ubuntu-and-other-linux-distributions/ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flexiondotorg/hal-flash sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libhal1-flash 2. Install Pipelight which insta...
by dixonstalbert
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: <Went back to 17.3> Mint 18 missing firmware for wireless
Replies: 18
Views: 2689

Re: Mint 18 missing firmware for wireless

you have to be connected to internet to download inxi - are you connected via your network cable?
by dixonstalbert
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How is Skylake Support with Mint 18?
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: How is Skylake Support with Mint 18?

just got lenovo flex3-15 with skylake i7-6700 and nvidia 940m mint 18 mate installed with no problems and i can switch from intel hybrid to nvidia gpu via a panel icon. only issue is cannot adjust backlight- seems to be 100 % which is probably where I would set it.... on intel gpu battery good for 4...
by dixonstalbert
Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: i7 6700K + Nvidia GTX 970 + UEFI USB install is Fail (Mint 18 Beta)
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: i7 6700K + Nvidia GTX 970 + UEFI USB install is Fail (Mint 18 Beta)

when livecd first boots and you get to countdown screen, press TAB

edit the grub config line. remove 'quiet' and 'splash' and replace them with 'text'

press enter to boot and cross your fingers. if luck is with you, you should boot into a command line environment where you can enter

inxi -SG
by dixonstalbert
Wed May 11, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Constant background noise / crackling
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Constant background noise / crackling

not exactly sure what is causing your problem, but here are some things you can try: 1. If you have a wireless mouse, move the transmitter to a different usb port 2. on a command prompt run command alsamixer. experiment with the sliders in the gui to see if you can adjust out noise and still have so...
by dixonstalbert
Wed May 11, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Netflix not working
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

Re: Netflix not working

package is called google-chrome or google-chrome-stable.

I prefer to use package manager (sudo synaptic) gui so I can search on name of package.
by dixonstalbert
Wed May 11, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble getting wireless network card to work on old laptop
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Trouble getting wireless network card to work on old laptop

When the computer finishs with BIOS screen it should go to GRUB2 bootup menu. Choose 2nd option 'Recovery mode' you should be able to get a command prompt from the recovery menu to list driver 'modules' (lsmod) and remove the broadcomm (usually start with bcm*) ones with rmmod command. the ask ubunt...
by dixonstalbert
Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Totem-Video Stuttering, lagging-Yes or Not?
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Totem-Video Stuttering, lagging-Yes or Not?

I watched the first video but hard to tell with sound turned down on movie- looked okay to me.

I opened it in Totem and picture was upside down. I opened in vlc with Tools> messages turned on and level set to '2'. It did not report any dropped frames.

I guess I would vote 'Not'...
by dixonstalbert
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adobe Flash Plugin
Replies: 20
Views: 1039

Re: Adobe Flash Plugin

Some sites give "flash is outdated" on linux (even if your flash is up to date) because last version available is 11, while in microsoft land they are up to version 17 I think. This site gives error message on linux firefox: http://www.bnn.ca/News/2015/8/24/TSX-set-to-open-lower-as-China-sparks-glob...
by dixonstalbert
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I run turbo tax on Linux?
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: Can I run turbo tax on Linux?

I use mytaxexpress for both (canada) T1 and T2 forms. Seems to be fully functional under standard wine install from linuxmint repo.

It is quite minimal but last time I checked was only $13 for 10 licences
by dixonstalbert
Tue Jun 16, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: PipeLight Weirdness.
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: PipeLight Weirdness.

have you checked out the pipelight teams FAQ ?

http://pipelight.net/cms/page-help.html
by dixonstalbert
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Neighbours wi-fi detected but not mine?
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Neighbours wi-fi detected but not mine?

not sure is you saw this page:

http://www.techques.com/question/24-135064/Ubuntu-12.04-not-recognising-my-new-wireless-super-hub

sounds like if you access hubs homepage with one of your other computers that can connect, go into setting for wireless channel and change from 13 to 1
by dixonstalbert
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: how to convert wmv to mp4 using a caja-script
Replies: 0
Views: 627

how to convert wmv to mp4 using a caja-script

1. open a text editor and paste the following text into it. #!/bin/bash # wmv2mp4.sh # uses the ffmpeg replacement 'avconv' to convert windows video to mp4 video # Needs libx264 installed from libav53-extras #!/bin/bash while [ $# -gt 0 ]; do filename1=$1 ext=`echo $filename1 | sed 's/[^.]*\.\([a-zA...
by dixonstalbert
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium jumps monitors
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: Chromium jumps monitors

Hello: I have same problem running nvidia twinview. I found this solution this morning and it seems to be working: (I deleted some steps which were specific to the problem on that thread- original is here: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/1UODv0WYzWE ) 2 - Close all your web brow...
by dixonstalbert
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Keyboard died, now no bootup with new keyboard (solved)
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Keyboard died, now no bootup with new keyboard

Did you try starting with your mint install disk? If you can get it running, I think running initramfs might reconfigure startup for usb keyboard. I do not remember syntax, as I usually use 'Boot-Repair' ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/boot-repair-cd/files/ ) which may also fix your problem Also ...
by dixonstalbert
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound...But shows output device
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: No sound...But shows output device

Hello My desktop also has onboard audio from a hda-intel chipset. In my case from a VIA 1708s chipset that asound thinks is a Sound Blaster. The HDA-intel driver module just does not read it 100% corrrectly and so setting up sound is a hit or miss affair. Here is a good webpage to start your fun: ht...

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