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by cogier
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Closed] How to repair formatted home directory
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: How to repair formatted home directory

I suggest you reintstall Mint and then recover what you have backed up.
by cogier
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Duplicate printer - How to prevent autodetection?
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: Duplicate printer - How to prevent autodetection?

Thanks for the replies guys, we are all on islands just vastly different sizes. I am not over worried about this so I don't think I will stop the 'service'. The question about HPLIP was a good one as I always install the HPLIP GUI as it make installation of a network printer a breeze. Interestingly ...
by cogier
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Duplicate printer - How to prevent autodetection?
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: Duplicate printer - How to prevent autodetection?

I am suffering with this issue. I have just been to a friend's house and the problem is replicated there as well. Both machines are running Mint 19.0.

I have 2 printers but not 2 of the same type! If I delete this 'phantom' printer the system recreates it in seconds.
Printers - localhost_008.png
by cogier
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Popping noise when start up and shutting down
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Popping noise when start up and shutting down

I get this with Mint 18.3 and 19 when closing down. This is on an Intel NUC. It seems to me to be something to do with the sound driver.
by cogier
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: USB-install LM18.3 KDE - one fast, one slow
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: USB-install LM18.3 KDE - one fast, one slow

I suggest to start again with the 'USB 3.0/64GB'. Use gparted to delete all the partitions and then install Mint again
Make sure you are working on the correct drive when you do this type of work. You don't want to delete partitions on the wrong drive!
by cogier
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved) No access to the CD/DVD Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: No access to the CD/DVD Drive

Sounds to me that the DVD drive is not well. You could try using a cleaning disk. I use ' USB image writer ' which is installed on Mint 18.3 for writing 'ISOs' to USB sticks. I suggest you try that first, it's much faster than a DVD. If you have USB3 stick and port you can install Mint on an SSD in ...
by cogier
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mounting a USB drive
Replies: 13
Views: 6466

Re: Mounting a USB drive

I have tried this on USB2 and 3 ports. I have used SD Cards, and different USB drives and once the item has been 'Ejected' it can be seen with 'lsblk' but attempts to mount the drive are always mount: special device sdd2 does not exist
by cogier
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mounting a USB drive
Replies: 13
Views: 6466

Re: Mounting a USB drive

Thanks for the replies but I respectfully refer to my original question.
I can insert a USB thumb drive and Nemo opens up and all is well. I can 'Eject' the drive and it is no longer showing. So far so good.

I would like to remount the drive from the command line but I can't find a way to do it.
by cogier
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mounting a USB drive
Replies: 13
Views: 6466

Re: Mounting a USB drive

Here are the results: -

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A larger picture has been added to the bottom of this page http://www.cogier.com/usbdrive/
by cogier
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mounting a USB drive
Replies: 13
Views: 6466

Re: Mounting a USB drive

Thanks for the replies. There are a few images that I can show that my help, please have a look here http://www.cogier.com/usbdrive/

How does the system spot the drive when it is inserted?
by cogier
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mounting a USB drive
Replies: 13
Views: 6466

Re: Mounting a USB drive

Hi Flemur and thanks for the reply. I had a look at the page you pointed to but I don't understand it.

I have just done a test on Manjaro and I get exactly the same results. This seems to be a Linux 'thing'. Perhaps I am trying to 'mount' the drive the wrong way.
by cogier
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mounting a USB drive
Replies: 13
Views: 6466

Re: Mounting a USB drive

Hi Warfrat and thanks for the reply. I had tried you recommendation but unfortunately I get the following error. mount: special device /dev/sdd1 does not exist I have reproduced this issue on several computers. 1/. Insert USB drive - Nemo opens 2/. Eject the USB drive from Nemo - File>Eject 3/. Try ...
by cogier
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Mounting a USB drive
Replies: 13
Views: 6466

Mounting a USB drive

I can insert a USB thumb drive and Nemo opens up and all is well. I can 'Eject' the drive and it is no longer showing. So far so good. I would like to remount the drive from the command line but I can't find a way to do it. If I type lsblk -a I can see the drive and it is not mounted. http://www.cog...
by cogier
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Mint 18.3

I have updated 2 computers with Mint 18.3 and both have the same issue with the Update Manager. Both computers are showing that there are updates but there are none to process. I notice the ToolTip on the Update Icon shows '1 update available'. My other computer shows 4 updates and when I look there...
by cogier
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't view .jpg file from Samsung phone....
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: Can't view .jpg file from Samsung phone....

I have just tried this with my Samsung 4 phone and it worked OK with photos. I tried to run a video and it did't work. I copied the video to the computer's hard dive and it ran OK. Try copying the picture(s) to your hard drive and see if that helps. I have Dropbox installed on both the phone and the...
by cogier
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: key board producing wrong characters
Replies: 5
Views: 1240

Re: key board producing wrong characters

..or the Num Lock is on?
by cogier
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: copy text on highlight and paste with middle button
Replies: 12
Views: 2081

Re: copy text on highlight and paste with middle button

I haven't got a mouse with me to try but you can copy from a Terminal any highlighted text with [Ctrl]+[Shift]+C or Right Click the mouse and select 'Copy'.
by cogier
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Read Only USB
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: Read Only USB

I have not tried this but if you: -

Format the USB with EXT3 or 4 (Gparted can do this)
Add the files to the USB
Change the 'Owner' of all the files to 'root'
Change the file 'Permissions' to 'Read only'

That may prevent them from deleting the files, might be worth a try.
by cogier
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux MInt 18.0 on an SDD
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Installing Linux MInt 18.0 on an SDD

I've not tried this on your Dell model but I have installed Mint on SSDs without any need to make BIOS changes. It might be an idea to see if there is an update for your Dell BIOS. You did not have to purchase a DVD to get Mint, it is available for free from here https://www.linuxmint.com/download.p...

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