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by runbei
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video stream stops every 60 sec. audio okay
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Video stream stops every 60 sec. audio okay

Never mind. Installed Mint XFCE and video works fine. If someone knows a fix for Mint Cinnamon I'll gladly switch back.
by runbei
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video stream stops every 60 sec. audio okay
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Video stream stops every 60 sec. audio okay

Thank you. Here goes: runbei@mousie ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: mousie Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana) Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Machine: System: LENOVO product: 4492A34 v: ThinkPad X201 Mobo: LENOVO model: 4492A34 Bios: LENOVO v: ...
by runbei
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Video stream stops every 60 sec. audio okay
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Video stream stops every 60 sec. audio okay

I'm running Mint 17.3 Cinnamon, and in YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix, the video stream stops very briefly every 60 seconds exactly while the audio stream continues. It happens the same in Firefox and Chrome, so it's clearly not a browser issue. Despite extensive searching I've found no le...
by runbei
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux security no longer a non-trivial issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Linux security no longer a non-trivial issue?

After reading about the Turla Trojan on Linux, I'm concerned. Particularly eye-opening is the fact that the X system is apparently horribly insecure. See this PC World article: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2859122/your-linux-pc-isnt-as-secure-as-you-think-it-is.html I would surely love to see a st...
by runbei
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Dumb improvements that have never been done...
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Dumb improvements that have never been done...

I would be profoundly grateful if the Mint dev team would make desktop icon labels automatically change to a light color when we choose a dark desktop background. I would even happier if new program icons, drive icons, etc. would automatically appear on my default (right-hand) monitor. Lastly, why m...
by runbei
Tue May 20, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Virus message on boot after installing Mint 17 RC [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: GRUB Virus message after installing Mint 17 RC

Thanks, Derek. That did it. I did a Malwarebytes scan as you suggested, and it revealed no problems. Will mark the issue solved.
by runbei
Mon May 19, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Virus message on boot after installing Mint 17 RC [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Virus message on boot after installing Mint 17 RC [SOLVED]

On booting after installing Mint 17 RC 64-bit in a dual boot setup with Win 7 Pro, I get a warning message about a boot-sector virus: BootSector Write !! VIRUS: Continue (Y/N)? The virus warning didn't appear in Mint 16 on the same PC. It showed up immediately after I installed Mint 17 RC. It appear...
by runbei
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Increase time before screen dimming - Mint 12
Replies: 11
Views: 5638

Re: Increase time before screen dimming - Mint 12

The solution posted by Maug Lee didn't work for me, perhaps because I didn't have exactly the same problem. I had dual monitors set to a solid blue background. The right-side monitor would dim almost immediately after booting Mint 13 Mate. The left monitor didn't dim. The right monitor was set as th...
by runbei
Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Backup Windows 7 data files to a Linux partition? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Backup Windows 7 data files to a Linux partition?

Thank you. VERY glad I asked. Excellent advice, and I'm grateful for the heads-up to a reliable backup program. Will mark this solved.
by runbei
Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Backup Windows 7 data files to a Linux partition? [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Backup Windows 7 data files to a Linux partition? [SOLVED]

Having read about the recent scary Trojan that encrypts datafiles and demands a $300 ransom, I'm wondering if this would be a good security step: back up all Windows data to an external hard drive that is formatted as ext4. And maybe do the backups from Linux using some kind of encrypted backup. Am ...
by runbei
Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mint to external 2.5" USB HD enclosure
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Install Mint to external 2.5" USB HD enclosure

I have Mint 16 successfully installed to HD. I would like to install it to a laptop 2.5" hard drive in a USB enclosure. Problem is, the Mint live DVD doesn't see the external hard drive. My question: Can I install Mint to the 2.5" drive from inside my working Mint installation? (Background...
by runbei
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 13 Live CD doesn't see external USB hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Mint 13 Live CD doesn't see external USB hard drive

Thanks. Could be helpful - I find lots of relevant posts at the URL you suggested. Search results: http://bit.ly/1aVQVzY.

When I have time - seems unlikely in the near future - will check these guides.
by runbei
Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 13 Live CD doesn't see external USB hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Mint 13 Live CD doesn't see external USB hard drive

Thinking it might be Mint that couldn't see the external USB hard drive, I tried three other distros: Puppy, CentOS, and OpenSuse, all latest versions. No luck, so it's definitely a Linux thing. Beats me.
by runbei
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 13 Live CD doesn't see external USB hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: Mint 13 Live CD doesn't see external USB hard drive

Thanks. Tried the recommended steps, but no luck. The USB ports are working in "that other" OS.
by runbei
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 13 Live CD doesn't see external USB hard drive
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Mint 13 Live CD doesn't see external USB hard drive

I'm trying to install Mint 13 LTS to a laptop hard drive in an external USB enclosure. Windows 7 can see the disk and contents, so I know the HD is readable. The problem is, the Mint live DVD can't see the drive. Neither could a Puppy Linux live CD that I tried. Seems like there ought to be a boot c...
by runbei
Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install to external 2.5" drive, then put in laptop?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Install to external 2.5" drive, then put in laptop?

Boundlessly grateful for this masterful guide. I'm sure it will be useful to many who want to do the same thing, or similar. Thanks particularly for the warnings - it would be a nightmare if I accidentally chose the wrong partition and wiped out a desktop drive. Your assumptions about my hardware an...
by runbei
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install to external 2.5" drive, then put in laptop?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Install to external 2.5" drive, then put in laptop?

I have a ThinkPad T43 laptop that won't boot from CD or USB, due to a problem I haven't been able to solve. I would like to install Mint to the HD. Can I put the laptop hard drive in a 2.5" enclosure, install Mint there, then stick the HD back in the laptop and boot Mint from it? Searched here ...
by runbei
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 14 Cinnamon refuses to change date format
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Mint 14 Cinnamon refuses to change date format

When I set date format to am/pm instead of 24-hour, the change doesn't stick. Is there a solution?
by runbei
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Graphic Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mint 14 Cinnamon Dual Monitors - Not possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 9436

Mint 14 Cinnamon Dual Monitors - Not possible?

I've seen no authoritative guide to installing dual monitors in Mint 12, 13, or 14 Mate or Cinnamon. Tried 'em all. Simply using the Monitors function makes the Panel disappear, and the only forum threads that hint at a solution involve a nightmare of complex config possible solutions. (This is trul...
by runbei
Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installer errors Linux Mint 13 Mate edition
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: Installer errors Linux Mint 13 Mate edition

Enkouyami wrote:Are any devs looking into this problem?


Extraordinary that it's now Feb. 9, 2013 and nothing's been done about this. I wanted to use the LTE Mint 13 but was unable to install, as upon displaying this error the install hangs. Has anybody been able to install Mint 13?

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