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by rfd
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HOW to set up a win10 & mint 17.3 dual boot
Replies: 7
Views: 462

HOW to set up a win10 & mint 17.3 dual boot

aspire e5 runnning win10, booted mint 17.3 off a usb drive and during the mint installation it does not offer dual boot with win10, just to erase the disk for a full mint install. going with "something else" gets me to this screen and i'm clueless as to what to do next ... see the installation scree...
by rfd
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 17.3 install on an acer aspire e15 - SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 683

Re: 17.3 install on an acer aspire e15

SOLVED - acer aspire e5 just needed to have the latest bios installed = v1.31
by rfd
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 17.3 install on an acer aspire e15 - SOLVED
Replies: 2
Views: 683

17.3 install on an acer aspire e15 - SOLVED

i changed the bios boot menu to usb and cdrom, it recognizes either of the boot drives and shows the mint boot menu, when i kick off the boot the system hangs with a dead black screen ... ?
by rfd
Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

no wifi for three days and this morning the machine locks up, requiring a battery pull to cold reboot and ... now the wifi works. geez. :roll: I knew that worked with some Toshiba laptops, never heard of it working on anything else ah, the mysteries of life, and wonders will never cease, will they?...
by rfd
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

no wifi for three days and this morning the machine locks up, requiring a battery pull to cold reboot and ... now the wifi works. geez. :roll:
by rfd
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=219013#p1147832 If it doesn't work, nothing will. But HP's lately have a reputation for making wifi chip replacement a nightmare good scoop, thanx for sharing. i have a new machine coming and when she's set up i'll pull apart the hp and see about do...
by rfd
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

JeremyB wrote:See if going into BIOS and reset to defaults works, nothing out of the ordinary in lsmod results
no dice on the bios default reset.

this machine has been unexpectedly dropping wifi carrier over the last few months. perhaps the wan board is fried.
by rfd
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

Hard Block means disabled by hardware switch but it could be the result of a module loaded by mistake, post lsmod lsmod Module Size Used by ctr 13049 0 ccm 17773 0 rfcomm 69509 0 bnep 19624 2 bluetooth 446409 10 bnep,rfcomm 6lowpan_iphc 18702 1 bluetooth binfmt_misc 17468 1 nls_iso8859_1 12713 4 uv...
by rfd
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

Post rfkill list all; ifconfig with the ethernet cable unplugged and post the results rfkill list all; ifconfig 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: yes eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 8c:dc:d4:86:b0:9f inet6 addr: fe80::8edc:d4ff:fe86:b09f/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:...
by rfd
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

Here's a dumb thought (I have an HP Pavilion laptop as well). There's a manual slider switch on the bottom of the laptop that turns wireless on and off. I've mistakenly tripped that more than once, first time it happened took me most of a day to figure it out. :) knew to look for that, none such on...
by rfd
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2
Replies: 13
Views: 616

hp pavilion wireless and mint 17.2

was working fine yesterday, today it doesn't recognize the router wifi. lan wired connection is fine, 2 other windows machines work with wifi ok. loaded mint 17.3 and 17.0, same thing, wifi not recognized, lan works fine. System: Host: rob-HP-Pavilion-15-Notebook-PC Kernel: 3.16.0-38-generic x86_64 ...
by rfd
Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] KALARM .... yet again ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: [solved] KALARM .... yet again ...

thanx phd21,

while 'go for it' is interesting, 'kalarm' gives me what i only really require - pop up events that spread out over days, weeks and even months.

dunno much about mint kde versus mint cinnamon or why the kde version would be best for me.

cheers,
r.
by rfd
Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] KALARM .... yet again ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: KALARM .... yet again ...

figured it out, just needed to unpack 'kde pim' which installs akonadi, and all is now well. haven't seen an app yet that's as good as kalarm for pop up notifications.
by rfd
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] KALARM .... yet again ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

[solved] KALARM .... yet again ...

what's up with kalarm and 17.2 cinnamon? fails to load and is asking for an akonadi pim to be installed - where is that?

or is there an notification event app that's better than kalarm?
by rfd
Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: can't unzip an archive
Replies: 1
Views: 343

can't unzip an archive

created a password protected archive zip fiie in 17.1 mate and now 17.2 cinnamon won't open, get archive manager error msg "An error occured while extracting files."

what??? please help, i need my data!!!
by rfd
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues

bummer ! :( have you googled ? . . anywhoo , have some patience , another member with similar experience may chime in and offer an idea/solution . . good luck, and regards, richy EDIT : :idea: . . did you try turning off secure boot in your BIOS !!!!!!!! BINGO !!!!!!!! we have a winner!!!!! muchas ...
by rfd
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues

At the grub menu, have you tried booting into Compatibility Mode ? If you can get to the desktop, then this may help : https://01.org/linuxgraphics/ at the grub menu, all three choices freeze the machine. nothing works. the machine's startup will read the usb and optical drives, will show the linux...
by rfd
Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues

richyrich wrote:Sounds like a problem with your graphics . . what do you have ? Please be as specific as you can.
Intel® HD Graphics 4400
by rfd
Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues
Replies: 6
Views: 508

HP Pavilion i7 - Mint load issues

brandy new hp pavilion i7 came loaded with win8, i want to install mint17.1 have min17.1 on a usb drive and dvd - both have been used to load other machines turn on the hp, press 'esc', press 'F9' for boot startup, select usb, press 'enter', it reads the usb drive and shows the grub menu i select mi...
by rfd
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: "Replace Mint with Mint"
Replies: 22
Views: 1727

Re: "Replace Mint with Mint"

THE ONLY annoying thing about mint is that it won't "upgrade" the existing version, and requires a complete rebuild from the ground up.

that sux. :evil:

but i do LOVE mint! :mrgreen:

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