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by mhenriday
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: No access to peripherals
Replies: 0
Views: 60

No access to peripherals

When I started Mint 19.2 on my main box this morning, I was devastated to find that I could neither use my USB-keyboard nor my USB-mouse. I had, as usual,launched Mint via the GRUB menu and there the keyboard had worked nominally. I've tried such measures as running sudo fsck -f , sudo fsck /dev/sda...
by mhenriday
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit doesn't work with latest Linux kernels
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit doesn't work with latest Linux kernels

If you need dkms packages from the repos, it is wise to stick with a kernel series it works with. Most of the dkms packages for Mint 19 from Ubuntu bionic repos are likely only patched to support the 4.18 kernel and lower at this time Thanks for your response, JeremyB In my initial post, I noted th...
by mhenriday
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit doesn't work with latest Linux kernels
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit doesn't work with latest Linux kernels

It appears that no commentator here is enchanted by the prospect of having another go with the Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit card, which I fully understand. I hope that the impending upgrade to Mint 19.2 will resolve the problem.... :wink:

Henri
by mhenriday
Thu May 30, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit doesn't work with latest Linux kernels
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit doesn't work with latest Linux kernels

...there exists a dkms package for 8.0.47 in Ubuntu 19.10. http://mirrors.edge.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/r/r8168/ ...Will all hell break loose if you manually install such? No, not really... apt purge r8168-dkms should theoritically restore things to what they were before. Will things possibl...
by mhenriday
Thu May 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit doesn't work with latest Linux kernels
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit doesn't work with latest Linux kernels

The driver installed on my 64-bit Mint 19.1 machine is r8168 v: 8.046.00-NAPI. Works fine with kernels up to 5.0.12, but I get no connexion to the internet with later kernels - 5.0.13 -19, 5.1.1-5 - clicking, for example, Network settings or Network connexions, displays only «Network Proxy» (which I...
by mhenriday
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Crash on boot
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Crash on boot [Solved !]

Have done. But again, I wonder if, in the event, this simple (when, that is, one knows how to do it) reparation hadn't sufficed, if Timeshare could have been brought to bear - and if so, just how ?... A timeshift restore would not have fixed this issue. Only fsck. Cheers. So it seems, given that th...
by mhenriday
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Crash on boot
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Crash on boot [Solved !]

Many thanks for bearing with me !... :wink: Following that scare, you may want to backup your treasured stuff. Cheers. Have done. But again, I wonder if, in the event, this simple (when, that is, one knows how to do it) reparation hadn't sufficed, if Timeshare could have been brought to bear - and ...
by mhenriday
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Crash on boot
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Crash on boot [Solved !]

Any suggestions ?... Yes. Read the page at the link I gave you. I don't see how you could miss the instruction it gives: fsck /dev/sda1 . My most profound apologies, catweazel ; not my best day, I'm afraid. But after booting from a flash drive and then running sudo fsck /dev/sda1 in a terminal from...
by mhenriday
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Crash on boot
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Crash on boot

But how do I then run fsck «from there» (which I interpret to mean from /sda1). If I simply enter fsck after the prompt, I get : https://www.maketecheasier.com/check-repair-filesystem-fsck-linux/ Alas, catweazel , the following is what appears in a terminal when I run fsck /sda1 : fsck_sda1_2019-04...
by mhenriday
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Crash on boot
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Crash on boot

I've been unable to find any way to run fsck manually.... Start a live session and use lsblk to identify the correct drive, then do the fsck from there. Thanks for your reply, catweazel ; now we\re getting somewhere ! I had simply forgotten the option of booting from a flash drive (which is not wit...
by mhenriday
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Crash on boot
Replies: 15
Views: 352

Re: Crash on boot

I would start by following the instructions in the console: /dev/sda1 : UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY ; run fsck MANUALLY Open a terminal and run fsck and post the results in your reply. Thanks for your speedy reply, Larry, ! That's precisely my problem - as the system refuses to boot, I can't access a ...
by mhenriday
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Crash on boot
Replies: 15
Views: 352

[SOLVED] Crash on boot

When I rebooted my system running 64-bit Mint 19.1 a console appeared on the screen with the following message : /dev/sda1 contains a filesystem with errors, check forced. /dev/sda1 : UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY ; run fsck MANUALLY (i.e., without -a or -p options) fsck exited with status code 4 The roo...
by mhenriday
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File manager Problem [Solved !]
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: File manager problem

I think this problem is caused by the new desktop/panel layout. There are two now; one behaves as it did before, one behaves as you described here. Try opening the welcome screen, then the First Steps tab, and switching to the other desktop layout. I believe it's the 'Traditional' that you want. Di...
by mhenriday
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File manager Problem [Solved !]
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: File manager problem

Hello again Henri, Nemo works the same way here if it is first reduced by a click on the "+" in the minimise, maximise, close options. You can also elect to view only the main file screen rather than replicating the sidebar or overlapping it. I am puzzled - what is your desired outcome? Fn keys are...
by mhenriday
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File manager Problem [Solved !]
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: File manager problem

You can open nemo in as many workspaces as you have activated but never two full-sized versions in the same workspace. You can, however split the screen to show two nemos side-by-side by pressing F3 (together with your Fn key). If you minimise the displayed nemo you can then invoke another one and ...
by mhenriday
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: File manager Problem [Solved !]
Replies: 7
Views: 201

File manager Problem [Solved !]

I've just had occasion to reinstall 64-bit Mint 19.1 on an old Acer X1935 computer. To my surprise, and contrary to all my previous experience with Mint, I find that if I launch a file manager window by clicking the Files icon in the panel and then click the icon again, instead of opening a new file...
by mhenriday
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem scaling login screen - Solved !
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Problem scaling login screen - Solved !

What is the correct procedure if I not only wish to view a file of this type, but also edit it ?... xed admin:///etc/default/grub (the three consecutive slashes are intentional and no mistake) You'll need to enter your password twice, at least the first time that you use admin:// in a session. More...
by mhenriday
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem scaling login screen - Solved !
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Problem scaling login screen - Solved !

Good hat it's solved. As you've wrongly used sudo for launching a graphical application (Xed), I advise to make sure that the permissions are correct for all files in your home directory: sudo chown -R -v $USER:$USER $HOME Thanks for your input, Pjotr ; I have followed your advice. When the long li...
by mhenriday
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem scaling login screen - Solved !
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Problem scaling login screen

Just out of curiousity : generally speaking I use sudo xed /etc/default/grub to edit this file ; in that case I only need to authenticate once. If, however, I use xed admin:///etc/default/grub as you suggest, I have to authenticate twice in a row. Do you have any information about this matter ?... ...
by mhenriday
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem scaling login screen - Solved !
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Problem scaling login screen

Use this command in the Terminal to open the grub file for editing: xed admin:///etc/default/grub Uncomment this line (remove the pound sign) and change the resolution to 800x600: #GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480 So it will look like this: GRUB_GFXMODE=800x600 Update grub: sudo update-grub Many thanks again, ...

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