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by rbeltz48
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <UNSOLVED> LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 578

Re: LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems

Because of thus apparent bug, I have decided not to use LMDE3. It's a real shame that I couldn't even get an answer from a Mint forum moderator. I am currently testing Mint 19 and Ubuntu MATE 18.04 and will probably choose one of them for production when Mint 17.3 support ends.
by rbeltz48
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: why are distros never updated?
Replies: 28
Views: 866

Re: why are distros never updated?

Hi leafy, Welcome to the Linux world and the Mint forum. If you decide to stay with Linux as opposed to paying ongoing exorbitant amounts of $$ for Windoze or Mac, then get used to updates. It is part of the Linux distro world. Based on my past experience with Windoze from 1993-2016, you will spend ...
by rbeltz48
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: <SOLVED> External DVD Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: <SOLVED> External DVD Drive

I bought the LG Electronics 8X USB 2.0 Super Multi Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer Drive on Amazon. Works like a charm! It appears that the internal DVD drives on two of my Thinkpads are on their last legs. Thanks again for all the advice! :D
by rbeltz48
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <UNSOLVED> LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 578

Re: LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems

Is anyone aware of this bug? Is there a solution somewhere?
by rbeltz48
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <UNSOLVED> LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 578

Re: LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems

I am aware of that command but it doesn't address solving this bug. Thanks.
by rbeltz48
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <UNSOLVED> LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems
Replies: 16
Views: 578

<UNSOLVED> LMDE 3 Update Manager Problems

Running LMDE 3 MATE on my test box. Blacklisting any packages in Update Manager does not work. I also right clicked "Ignore Updates for this package" AND Lock Version in Synaptic but I'm still getting updates to install for blacklisted packages. I don't recall, but wasn't this supposed to be address...
by rbeltz48
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: <SOLVED> Linux Mint 19 MATE - No Wireless After Running Level 1 & 2 Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Linux Mint 19 MATE - No Wireless After Running Level 1 & 2 Updates

Yes. I found this answer in another thread about wireless. I was trying to remove the DVD drive looking for the release button and I must have turned the wireless button off. Thanks for your help!
by rbeltz48
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: <SOLVED> Linux Mint 19 MATE - No Wireless After Running Level 1 & 2 Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Linux Mint 19 MATE - No Wireless After Running Level 1 & 2 Updates

First Command Results: ########## wireless info START ########## Report from: 13 Nov 2018 10:17 EST -0500 Booted last: 13 Nov 2018 00:00 EST -0500 Script from: 22 Oct 2018 03:34 UTC +0000 ##### release ########################### Distributor ID: LinuxMint Description: Linux Mint 19 Tara Release: 19...
by rbeltz48
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: <SOLVED> Linux Mint 19 MATE - No Wireless After Running Level 1 & 2 Updates
Replies: 4
Views: 235

<SOLVED> Linux Mint 19 MATE - No Wireless After Running Level 1 & 2 Updates

Just installed LM 19 MATE on my Lenovo Thinkpad T420 test box. Ran Level 1 & 2 updates and wireless stopped working. Is this a known bug in LM 19? There was also a wireless bug in LM 18 which still hasn't been fixed. LM 17.3 ran flawlessly. Any ideas here? Thanks. UPDATE: Ubuntu MATE 18.04 had the e...
by rbeltz48
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: <SOLVED> External DVD Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: <SOLVED> External DVD Drive

YES!! The Thinkpads have always been built for business. But unfortunately, since Lenovo took over they have fallen in quality. My T61 and T400 weigh about twice as much as my T420 and my wife's T410. Starting with the T430 the Thinkpad line has a cheap chicklet keyboard instead of the great keyboar...
by rbeltz48
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED> LibreOffice Spell Checker
Replies: 0
Views: 62

<SOLVED> LibreOffice Spell Checker

I am running Mint 17.3 MATE with LibreOffice 5.0.3.2. I just noticed that the spell checker doesn't work. I have hunspell installed and checked in Writing Aids. Has anyone else noticed this problem?

Update: The hunspell-en-us spell checker was not installed. I installed it and bingo - it works now!
by rbeltz48
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: <SOLVED> External DVD Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: External DVD Drive

Thanks for all your responses. I will probably buy an external DVD drive. Since installing the additional media programs I mentioned above I will also try burning a couple more .iso files and see how it goes. I have 3 Thinkpads with DVD burners to test on. Thanks again.
by rbeltz48
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: <SOLVED> External DVD Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: External DVD Drive

The reason I'm asking is because of recent bad experiences with trying to burn .iso images in Mint 17.3 and 18.3 with Brasero, K3b or Xfburn. I don't know if my old Thinkpad T400 and T420 internal drives are shot or it's the Verbatim DVD+RW discs I recently bought. I have been getting tons of errors...
by rbeltz48
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: <SOLVED> External DVD Drive
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

<SOLVED> External DVD Drive

Can anyone recommend an external DVD drive which is compatible with a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop? Thanks.
by rbeltz48
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED FOR NOW> Swap File Different Sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Swap File Different Sizes

I thought the LM 19 installation would recognize the swap file I had already created. Not that important because swap is rarely used.
by rbeltz48
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED FOR NOW> Swap File Different Sizes
Replies: 3
Views: 133

<SOLVED FOR NOW> Swap File Different Sizes

I have two Mint releases installed on my Lenovo T420: 18.3 & 19 MATE. I set the swap file at 8 GB. It shows correctly when loading 18.3. When Mint 19 is loaded it only shows a swap file of 2 GB. Any ideas on this?
by rbeltz48
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Completely Remove LibreOffice 6
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Completely Remove LibreOffice 6

LibreOffice can't be completely and properly removed through Synaptic. It must be done in the Terminal with the following commands: sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice* sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoremove I still need to know if removing LO 6 will break the system in LM 19, since LibreOff...
by rbeltz48
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Completely Remove LibreOffice 6
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Completely Remove LibreOffice 6

I am testing LM 19 MATE and want to know if I can completely remove LibreOffice 6 without breaking the system. This new release is slow and sluggish and I prefer using Ver. 5. Thanks.
by rbeltz48
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LightDM installation causing unable to boot
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: LightDM installation causing unable to boot

Perhaps next time you decide to use the command line with the Terminal, please make sure you know exactly what you are doing. Linux can be complex. The command line should only be used by those who are at an Intermediate level with Linux. Glad you solved your problem. Be sure to edit your original p...
by rbeltz48
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Wireless & Install Problems With 8/31 Version of LMDE 3
Replies: 0
Views: 217

Wireless & Install Problems With 8/31 Version of LMDE 3

In live mode the LMDE 3 Beta connects fine with wireless and stays connected. The 8/31 LMDE 3 version in live mode has trouble connecting. When it finally connects it then disconnects. I have also not been able to install the 8/31 version but the Beta installs just fine. I have never seen issues lik...

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