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by MikeF90000
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Community website / mintinstall issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2591

Re: Community website / mintinstall issues

JeremyB wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:07 pm
Try again, I was just able to access community.linuxmint.com
Well lucky you.
I've been trying since yesterday with no luck; HTTP error 502 always comes up between the Securi firewall and the LM host..
by MikeF90000
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Community website / mintinstall issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2591

Re: Community website / mintinstall issues

Very, very pathetic !! I still get the back end error messages, both from the Software Manager review link and directly from the Communify web site: Hosting Server Connect Timeout HTTP 502 — Unable to Connect to the Origin Server I don't think I believe the above; something is Broken By Design and ...
by MikeF90000
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: software manager won't open
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: software manager won't open

Well, this is mysterious. After suspending LM 19 all night, I tried launching it again and it seems to work.
More observations to come ....
by MikeF90000
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Wiping HD and reinstalling LM
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Wiping HD and reinstalling LM

jimallyn wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:00 pm
I use Darik's Boot And Nuke: https://dban.org/
You could use the nwipe utility with any live Linux CD; most installers don't have it installed, so you will have to do it first from a terminal window:

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#apt install nwipe
#nwipe
by MikeF90000
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox ESR v52
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Firefox ESR v52

If you want a supported browser after September that will work with most/some classic add-ons, it looks like Pale Moon will be your only choice (it's what I use). After some testing I've found that Waterfox also works with the one classic add-on (ReminderFox) whose functionality I haven't found an ...
by MikeF90000
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: software manager won't open
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: software manager won't open

Don't know if the cause is the same as the OPs, but when running mintinstall I get the following message: (mintinstall.py:31868): dbind-WARNING **: 14:30:58.724: Couldn't register with accessibility bus: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, t...
by MikeF90000
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Peculiarity installing LM18 in Vbox+EFI
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Peculiarity installing LM18 in Vbox+EFI

I've never had issues installing LM in Virtualbox 5.1.34 in the default 'BIOS' mode on a virtual disk with a DOS partition table. I decided to familiarize myself with EFI installs, so I set up a VM in EFI mode with a GPT virtual disk. Installation proceeded with no issues, but upon reboot I got the ...
by MikeF90000
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Keystrokes being dropped after suspend
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Keystrokes being dropped after suspend

Long time user of LM 18 - this very strange behavior surfaced within the last few months on my desktop installation. After resuming from Suspend, almost all applications will start dropping keystrokes. I can't correllate this behavior with any recently installed application, and BTW rkhunter doesn't...
by MikeF90000
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Community website / mintinstall issues
Replies: 11
Views: 2591

Re: Community website / mintinstall issues

Just tried submitting a review to the Community from within mintinstall , still get the 'Invalid Username' message. It would be nice if someone would fit this. While they're at it, how about changing the Review input field from a line to a rectangle used since the dawn of 'dumb terminals'. Perhaps t...
by MikeF90000
Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wireless USB dongle not working <SOLVED>
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Wireless USB dongle not working

Just tested the Stretch RC4 iso and the "unofficial" one that contains "firmware for awkward hardware" . The latter ISO is here: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/ and it detected the dongle! The Debian web site is not very clear on what else is done to load...
by MikeF90000
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wireless USB dongle not working <SOLVED>
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Wireless USB dongle not working

I did Not update 'Intel firmware' as this is an external USB, non-Intel device. One thing at a time .... After some futzing with conflicts (linux-base) I was able to get a 4.9 kernel installed. This also made no difference - the dongle is found by lsusb but apparently no driver is loaded. I'll have ...
by MikeF90000
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wireless USB dongle not working <SOLVED>
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Wireless USB dongle not working

Does the Driver Manager show anything of interest? Not at all. :( It only shows some 'Intel firmware' as being available. Here on LMDE, we (usually) have to update our kernel to get a newer driver, since there's no Driver Manager. Let's try installing the 4.8 kernel from the Debian stable backports...
by MikeF90000
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wireless USB dongle not working <SOLVED>
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Wireless USB dongle not working <SOLVED>

I have a very commonly available Ralink MT7601U USB wireless dongle (ID 148f:7601). It does not appear in Network Manager for use under LMDE 2 or SolydX. The firmware-ralink package is installed; kernel version is 3.16 :-( and no newer kernels are available AFAIK. It IS recognized under LM 18 and Ub...
by MikeF90000
Mon May 15, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Vitual Box AMD-V disabled error installing WinXP
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Vitual Box AMD-V disabled error installing WinXP

Thanks for the reply. my system is AMD quad core x2, with 4x4gb Ram ...snip... It would help to know what vendor and model motherboard is used in your system, and perhaps someone has a similar system. Looking up the user manual (if available) might reveal some information, but in recent years some ...
by MikeF90000
Sun May 07, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: MintBox Mini Pro and Airtop Preview
Replies: 4
Views: 2018

Re: MintBox Mini Pro and Airtop Preview

if the buyer knows in advance that 120GB will be too small. I wouldn't worry about it too much. IMO if you are creating / storing critical data on a system I recommend adding a traditional 'rotating rust' HDD. Use the SSD for boot partitions. The failure modes of consumer grade SSDs are not well kn...
by MikeF90000
Sun May 07, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Alternative to DVDfab <SOLVED>
Replies: 13
Views: 7240

Re: Alternative to DVDfab <SOLVED>

@phd21 , Thank you for the info on the k9copy-reloaded PPA. I just installed it on LM 18 and it works. One annoying but not fatal error is the error string 'i18n argument missing' appears in chapter titles. Both k3b and k9copy will backup most commercial DVDs IF you have the libdvdcss2 package inst...
by MikeF90000
Sun May 07, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clamtk not working
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Clamtk not working

Sorry for the late reply.
Your purge and reinstall suggestion did not work. Been there, done that before.
by MikeF90000
Tue May 02, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Clamtk not working
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Clamtk not working

Periodically I use clamav to scan my Windows and shared data partitions from LM. I finally finished moving to LM 18 and found that No functions from the clamtk gui work! The UI just seems to lock up with no progress messages. The clamtk version is 5.20. BTW clamscan from the command line works just ...
by MikeF90000
Tue May 02, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Any VOIP More Reliable Than Skype?
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Any VOIP More Reliable Than Skype?

I don't like getting microwaved by talking on cell phones for over a few minutes at a time, that's why I like to use VOIP. Is there a user friendly application available that doesn't require hours of debugging or a degree in computer science to configure and use? If you're not averse to using the G...
by MikeF90000
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suggestions please: MP3 tag editor?
Replies: 16
Views: 1497

Re: Suggestions please: MP3 tag editor?

And what do you guys use for ripping CDs? I use k3b for almost everything involving optical media. Note that you can add or remove task buttons to the bottom panel, just to make your experience that much nicer. One function that k3b doesn't have is DVD shrinking, useful for producing a single layer...

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