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by tkocou
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [No resolution] Acer Laptop USB port stops working
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Acer Laptop USB port stops working

Since there are no more replies to thus question, I'll consider it a hardware issue. Thank you.
by tkocou
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: access to network ports below 1024 for program in WINE
Replies: 0
Views: 78

access to network ports below 1024 for program in WINE

I have a Windows program running under WINE which has a "server" function. However, the program listens at port 1000 in the native Windows environment. Is there a way to allow the program to listen to port 1000 while running under WINE? The client function of the program works well in WINE...
by tkocou
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [No resolution] Acer Laptop USB port stops working
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Acer Laptop USB port stops working

Follow up to suggestion. I removed the 5.4.0-42 kernel and then tested the USB dongle on the left and right sides of the laptop. In both cases, the laptop was restarted with the dongle inserted. On the left side, the USB dongle is registered only once during start up. The right side shows these entr...
by tkocou
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [No resolution] Acer Laptop USB port stops working
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Acer Laptop USB port stops working

Will do and report back.
by tkocou
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [No resolution] Acer Laptop USB port stops working
Replies: 5
Views: 141

[No resolution] Acer Laptop USB port stops working

I installed Mint 20 on an old Acer laptop and the USB ports on the right side have become flaky. They will recognize a USB mouse dongle and work for a minute or two. Then suddenly both right side ports will stop working. If I unplug the dongle and re-insert it, I get this error message: [90023.41696...
by tkocou
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Copy / Transfer Files
Replies: 15
Views: 3263

Re: Copy / Transfer Files

does it matter that I have set the swappiness to 10 ? From an askubuntu.com posting: ------ The Linux kernel provides a tweakable setting that controls how often the swap file is used, called swappiness. A swappiness setting of zero means that the disk will be avoided unless absolutely necessary (y...
by tkocou
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: virtualenv
Replies: 0
Views: 618

virtualenv

A problem which I have seen over the years is the gradual pollution of an installed Linux Mint. You know, wanting to try a non-repo software, projects which require seemly loads of different packages & once the project is over, no easy way to remove the extra packages, etc. Python has the "...
by tkocou
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: RTL 8812au driver missing
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

JeremyB wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:41 pm
The dkms is broken in rtl8812au-dkms package and it works better if you use a github solution
That explains a lot. Thank you. Can anything be done to fix it manually (besides using the Github version)?
by tkocou
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: RTL 8812au driver missing
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

ajgringo619 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Was this a driver that you added manually?
Actually, it was added via the Synaptic Package Manager.
by tkocou
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: RTL 8812au driver missing
Replies: 5
Views: 552

RTL 8812au driver missing

In Linux kernel version 5.0.0-25-generic , the RTL 8812au driver was present in that release. Wireless connectivity worked flawlessly. Recently, the Update Manager upgraded the kernel to version 5.0.0-27-generic . Release version 5.0.0-27-generic lacks the RTL 8812au kernel driver. I tried the RTL8x...
by tkocou
Mon May 27, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Copy / Transfer Files
Replies: 15
Views: 3263

Re: Copy / Transfer Files

Thank you for the tip on how to limit the dirty pages. I have been seeing the cache grow until it starts consuming the swap space. And while there is a manual work-around, that method was too clumsy for myself. Modifying the /etc/sysctl.conf file is a much cleaner solution.
by tkocou
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: RT5372 USB Wireless problem in LM19
Replies: 0
Views: 181

RT5372 USB Wireless problem in LM19

The adapter does work and connects without issues. After upgrading to LM 19, I now have a peculiar problem with a restart of the system. I have a work-around for the problem. Details: Start the system from a power-up - everything works as expected Do a restart via the "Quit" menu and the w...
by tkocou
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: ImageMagick binaries
Replies: 1
Views: 127

ImageMagick binaries

I was able to choose ImageMagick as a viewing option for pictures, but lately, that option no longer appears in the menu (open with). I checked the properties of the ImageMagick package (Installed Files). Apparently, the ImageMagick package (image manipulation programs -- binaries) in the repository...
by tkocou
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED} Autoexec won't work in dosbox
Replies: 2
Views: 508

[SOLVED} Autoexec won't work in dosbox

Been running dosbox for some time now. It suddenly stopped mounting the c drive directory (as dictated in the autoexec section of the dosbox configuration file). In retrospect, it was a case of stubbing one's toes (ouch!). I had changed the desktop file for dosbox to execute "firejail dosbox&qu...
by tkocou
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19
Replies: 76
Views: 23867

Re: How to upgrade to Linux Mint 19

Only one fly-in-the-ointment with the upgrade from 18.3 to 19.0, I did not have the locales-all package installed prior to running the mintupgrade command. The installation process complained about not being able to set the locales LC_ALL variable. As a consequence, the dbus-x11 package would not in...
by tkocou
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed LM 19 MATE upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Failed LM 19 MATE upgrade

I read the excellent reference link. Thank you. The MESA issue appears to be the cause of the problem as I remember the upgrade wanting to remove a bunch of stuff. I did not pay enough attention to what was being removed as I normally see that sort of action and assumed that the packages were just o...
by tkocou
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed LM 19 MATE upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Failed LM 19 MATE upgrade

As requested: $ apt policy libegl1-mesa libegl1-mesa: Installed: 18.0.5-0ubuntu0~16.04.1 Candidate: 18.0.5-0ubuntu0~16.04.1 Version table: *** 18.0.5-0ubuntu0~16.04.1 500 500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 11.2.0-1ubuntu2 500 500 http://a...
by tkocou
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed LM 19 MATE upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Failed LM 19 MATE upgrade

Linux Mint 18.3 MATE desktop Good news: LM 19 is now available. Timeshift backup works like a champ. Bad news: After the LM 19 upgrade, the title bars on windows were missing. Menu scrolling did not work. The incorrect nVidia driver was installed (easily fixed!). Workspace switcher did not work (Pan...
by tkocou
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Restrict desktop to one graphics card
Replies: 0
Views: 144

[SOLVED] Restrict desktop to one graphics card

I'm not sure exactly where to ask this question. I have 2 graphic cards (same manufacturer) and wanted to use one of them for a non-desktop application (like AI research as an example). How do I tell Linux Mint to use just one of those cards and not bind a new xserver output on the other one? If no ...
by tkocou
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot a freezing cinnamon desktop?
Replies: 11
Views: 2310

Re: Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot a freezing cinnamon desktop?

My apologies. I thought the item was on this forum, but it isn't. Try this: http://www.copyandsave.com/SuyreFq9

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