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by BobMacall
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: blueman not working
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: blueman not working

I'm using Mint 18.3 with cinnamon desktop. The blueman applet starts at boot but can't find adapters. Maybe that's why the GUI doesn't open up. The adapter is recognized when I put it into a Win 10 laptop and I paired with my phone but couldn't download files from the phone to the laptop which is wh...
by BobMacall
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: blueman not working
Replies: 2
Views: 99

blueman not working

I installed blueman but when I try to start it, nothing happens. Bluez and bluez-tools are installed. If I use blueman-applet, the applet is displayed but can't find adapter or other devices. Any suggestions? Thanks, Bob lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 003 Device 005: ID 0a12:0001 Cambridge Silicon Radio...
by BobMacall
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: broadcom wifi driver mint 18.3 [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: broadcom wifi driver mint 18.3 [solved]

Thank you! It worked perfectly!

Bob
by BobMacall
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: broadcom wifi driver mint 18.3 [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 593

broadcom wifi driver mint 18.3 [solved]

After installing 18.3 I couldn't install bcmwl from the iso. It worked for Mint 19. Just insert install dvd and the drivers can be installed. What to do now? No ethernet. Why can't the drivers be installed from the dvd for mint 18.3? The drivers could be installed for the live version (18.3) and wor...
by BobMacall
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] mint 19 startup screen
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: mint 19 startup screen

Thanks, I accidentally stumbled onto this just now.
Thanks again,

Bob
by BobMacall
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]multi boot mint 19
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: multi boot mint 19

Well, I guess "mount point" means which partition you want to install. I specified "/" on sda2 and elected to format that partition even tho it was already ext4. It worked! I wish the documentation was more complete. What's there is pretty lame. I seem to recall I had similar problems when I first s...
by BobMacall
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] mint 19 startup screen
Replies: 3
Views: 181

[SOLVED] mint 19 startup screen

When I first started Mint 19 after installation , there was a screen of options like backup,drivers etc. There was also a check box: don't show at startup. Unfortunately, I unchecked it, then restarted at the driver manager prompt. How do I get that screen of tools back? I want to work through the r...
by BobMacall
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]multi boot mint 19
Replies: 3
Views: 182

[SOLVED]multi boot mint 19

I have a dual boot systems: Mint 16 & Mint 17. I want to install Mint 19 over Mint 16 and leave Mint 17 untouched. The installer doesn't seem to ask where to install. I selected "something else" as the option but next screen doesn't let you pick install point. What do I need to do to install correct...
by BobMacall
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: no wifi mint 19 [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: no wifi mint 19 [SOLVED]

Using the live version, I opened driver manager and selected the broadcom driver. It installed and now I have wifi!!
Thanks Jeremy! Now I can install to the hard drive.

Bob
by BobMacall
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: no wifi mint 19 [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: no wifi mint 19

Unfortunately, I can't connect with Mint 19, just using Mint 17. Is it possible to download to flash drive and then install?
Thanks,
Bob
by BobMacall
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: no wifi mint 19 [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: no wifi mint 19

by BobMacall
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: no wifi mint 19 [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 382

no wifi mint 19 [SOLVED]

I just tried Mint 19 live but there is no wifi. Connections app shows only wired connection available.
What's the trick to fix? (Wifi works fine in Mint 17, before kernel upgrade.)

Bob
by BobMacall
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: update kills wifi
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: update kills wifi [SOLVED]

Well, the boot menu added a new entry: "previous versions"

selecting this allowed me to boot the old kernel and wifi works as usual.
Not much of a solution but it gets me back to a functioning system.
Wonder if this will ever get fixed?
good luck,
Bob
by BobMacall
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: change loaded kernel how to ?
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: change loaded kernel how to ?[SOLVED}

I got it to work. But, hitting shift or esc during grub menu didn't do anything, no advanced menu. But
I noticed that a previous versions entry showed up in the menu. I didn't notice that before. Selecting that
gave me the option to go back to the old kernel.
Thanks,
Bob
by BobMacall
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: change loaded kernel how to ?
Replies: 4
Views: 196

change loaded kernel how to ?

So, I went through a seemingly normal software update but now wifi doesn't work. One of the programs changed was the kernel. I read elsewhere that update manager can be used to change this back but it doesn't seem possible on my Mint 17 system. When I look at kernels from update manager -> view ->ke...
by BobMacall
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: update kills wifi
Replies: 2
Views: 302

update kills wifi

I just updated today 1/10/2018 and now no wifi. rfkill list shows soft block.
How to fix? Has problem been noticed by others?

Thanks,

Bob
by BobMacall
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: library wifi keeps disconnecting lm17
Replies: 0
Views: 215

library wifi keeps disconnecting lm17

Hey guys: My library wifi keeps disconnecting and I looked in dmesg. Here is some of the output. What does it mean? Can it be fixed? 68.016072] cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: US [ 68.024484] cfg80211: Regulatory domain changed to country: US [ 68.024488] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandw...
by BobMacall
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: network manager not saving changes
Replies: 0
Views: 285

network manager not saving changes

I wanted to change some of the settings for wireless connections. But after making changes, I'm connected to a new connection without the changes. Not sure how to make changes effective. I changed ipv6: ignore and force connect with ipv4 plus ad hoc for wifi mode. Any ideas how to make these changes...
by BobMacall
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] vlc media player won't start
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: vlc media player won't start

It's working correctly now. I didn't do anything except a reboot. I noticed
that it seem to be taking a long to boot up, but now vlc starrts properly when
a dvd is put into the drive. Not sure why that fixed it.

Bob
by BobMacall
Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] vlc media player won't start
Replies: 2
Views: 278

[SOLVED] vlc media player won't start

I installed a new version of vlc but it doesn't start when inserting a dvd. It won't start when selecting from the menu or clicking the icon on the desktop. It will start with vlc in a terminal. I installed a new version because the old version wasn't working properly either and that was after reins...

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