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by jaderiver
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

@catweazel @casse Used Gparted to increase SWAP to 7G (RAM is 6G) and reduced / to 13G. (Right now using my 20G partition space.) Still no hibernation with 18.2 installation or Live CD. All that happens is the desktop (and any open apps) disappears for a few seconds to black, reappears and stays fro...
by jaderiver
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

Right now, I have a 20G partition between /windows and /home which is where I allocate for / and /swap (and /boot). My computer RAM is 6G. So, either I go back to 9G for SWAP and 12G for /, or set up another partition at the back end of /home and increase both / and /swap. I think, if I instruct Gpa...
by jaderiver
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

@catweazel Memory: Array-1 capacity: 16 GB devices: 2 EC: None Device-1: ChannelA-DIMM0 size: 4 GB speed: 1333 MHz type: DDR3 Device-2: ChannelB-DIMM0 size: 2 GB speed: 1333 MHz type: DDR3 Partition: ID-1: / size: 15G used: 5.6G (41%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 ID-2: /boot size: 268M used: 66M (26%) fs...
by jaderiver
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Sonya 18.2 fresh install or Live DVD won't hibernate

Recently fresh-installed Sonya 18.2. My computer cannot hibernate. Booting up from the live DVD won't hibernate, either. My partition allocation for SWAP and / (Mint) is the same I've used for a long time up through 17.3 Rebecca. Suspend/sleep function is fine. Any suggestions much appreciated. Than...
by jaderiver
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Sonya 18.2 can't play DVD's/images out of the box
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Sonya 18.2 can't play DVD's/images out of the box

Yes... thank you @richyrich. Installing mint-meta-codecs fixed the problem. I downloaded using the dialup I have... over two and a half hours. But, the codecs wouldn't "unpack" after installing. So, I went to a WiFi place, reinstalled all the codecs, and media apps work now. Like I wrote b...
by jaderiver
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Sonya 18.2 can't play DVD's/images out of the box
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Sonya 18.2 can't play DVD's out of the box

@richyrich I installed a freshly downloaded and burned Sonya 18.2 DVD... so not "upgrading" from 17.3, exactly. I did see the options to install those codecs during installation, but as I install Mint using the DVD and only have dialup here home, I did not check to install. I'll try your s...
by jaderiver
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Sonya 18.2 can't play DVD's/images out of the box
Replies: 4
Views: 448

[SOLVED] Sonya 18.2 can't play DVD's/images out of the box

Hello Minters: Recently upgraded from Rebecca 17.3 to Sonya 18.2. DVD's or film images no longer play straight out the box. Why not? (I miss Brasero, Banshee,VLC, and Totem included with distro before... all working out of the box!) Sonya's Media Player or "XPlayer" requested these plug-in...
by jaderiver
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to boot up/ unHibernate Windows? GRUB gone
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: How to boot up/ unHibernate Windows? GRUB gone

@austin.texas @catweazel Yes yes yes thankyou thankyou thankyou. Your terminal command worked, and I have now reinstalled Mint dual booting with Windows :D Linux is great. Mint is lovely. Life is beautiful. Before you responded with the command to de-hibernate from the Live CD terminal, I was IRC/He...
by jaderiver
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to boot up/ unHibernate Windows? GRUB gone
Replies: 5
Views: 173

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by jaderiver
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to boot up/ unHibernate Windows? GRUB gone
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: How to boot up/ unHibernate Windows? GRUB gone

austin.texas:

Used your commands, then reply in terminal:

mount: can't find /dev/sda2/mnt/win in etc/stab

What now?

Thank you for your time and attention.

PS Yes my windows partition is on sda2 and formatted in NTSF.
by jaderiver
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to boot up/ unHibernate Windows? GRUB gone
Replies: 5
Views: 173

[SOLVED] How to boot up/ unHibernate Windows? GRUB gone

I've always dual booted. During Mint reinstallation (Sonya 18.2) the process froze with the message that my /windows partition "had an error". (Windows is loader... but, overall ATA drive is boot installer. Am I thinking about this accurately? ). Anyway... Ugh! I forgot I had hibernated Wi...
by jaderiver
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: (RE)SOLVED Mate-panel crashes OS even after Mint reinstall
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Mate-panel crashes OS even after Mint reinstall

@xakira @xenopeek Since preserving my /home folder content was crucial to me, I found a nice solution in the forums to reinstall Mint and boot up Mint successfully (through the log-in process), at the same time preserving /home content, without going through a time-consuming backup process first. Us...
by jaderiver
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: (RE)SOLVED Mate-panel crashes OS even after Mint reinstall
Replies: 2
Views: 236

(RE)SOLVED Mate-panel crashes OS even after Mint reinstall

Please, can somebody tell me what kind of script or problem could be stuck in my /home folder (and its location) that is related to mate-panel likely crashing my computer? I cannot boot up successfully, unless I remove the mate panel (i.e. /usr/bin/mate-panel) I am at my wit's end, after dozens of i...
by jaderiver
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thunderbird : Yahoo Downloads and Server Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Thunderbird : Yahoo Downloads and Server Problems

You and other Yahoo! Mail / Thunderbird users might want to know that Thunderbird is experiencing problems downloading Yahoo! Mail at this time. Yesterday, my Yahoo! Mail account, which is my default account on Thunderbird, was working just fine sending and receiving. Then, suddenly, Thunderbird kep...
by jaderiver
Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Repartitioning now over 20+ hours! Please advise.
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Repartitioning now over 20+ hours! Please advise.

Hello Buzzsaw and Derek_S: Thank you, both, so much for taking time to shed light on my increasingly panicky repartitioning situation last week. After 24+ hours of my computer churning at a hotter temperature, and being fearful that quitting the process would wreak drive havoc, at a certain point it...
by jaderiver
Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Repartitioning now over 20+ hours! Please advise.
Replies: 3
Views: 317

[SOLVED] Repartitioning now over 20+ hours! Please advise.

Yesterday I decided to install Rebecca from the Live DVD. I have had experience w/ installation, both Mint 13 (Maya) and Mint 17 (Qiana). I dual boot, always preserving Windows Recovery and Windows 7 partitions, and my /home partition in Mint.... always choosing to do "Something Else." Yes...
by jaderiver
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to boot up Mint from .iso image on desktop?
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: How to boot up Mint from .iso image on desktop?

Thank you so much for your reply, including the link to instructions on booting the image from the harddrive. I checked it out, and was all set to download unetbootin, when I decided to burn onto a DVD and try Rebecca live. Now I have other questions, but will post new topics for those answers. Than...
by jaderiver
Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How to boot up Mint from .iso image on desktop?
Replies: 3
Views: 310

[SOLVED] How to boot up Mint from .iso image on desktop?

I just downloaded Rebecca Mint 17.1 and have the iso image sitting on my desktop. mid5sum checks out. I just read in the Mint 15 Guide that ... "Note: It is also possible to write the ISO image to a USB stick or other memory device and boot from that, or to boot from the ISO image on the hard d...
by jaderiver
Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade to 17.1 Fail
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: Upgrade to 17.1 Fail

Hi jloflin... Just wondering if you have had the opportunity or time to try a manual upgrade ? ... and... ? I am using Qiana again and would love to use Rebecca, but resisting for now, because going back to Qiana was so time-consuming after the "lost" /home/_____ folder after trying to upg...
by jaderiver
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade to 17.1 Fail
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: Upgrade to 17.1 Fail

To jloflin and xenopeek and Mint developers: I, too, ran into this issue earlier today when updgrading to Rebecca from Qiana. (Since I have dialup at home, each week I get to a WiFi place to do upgrades and other actions requiring speed.) So, a few hours ago, using WiFi, the upgrade attempt to Rebec...

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