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by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Pjotr:

Further to the kernel advice, I have just taken a look at Update Manager->View and have noted that

kernel 3.13.0-119 is Installed but not Loaded.
kernel 3.13.0-24 (3.13.9) is Loaded.
kernel 3.19.0-32 is Recommended, Installed, but not Loaded.

Does mean, or explain, anything?
by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Thanks Glenn: That is certainly worth a try. In fact DVI does not function on either OS. Good suggestion.
by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Pjotr: I have installed kernel 3.13.0-119 as suggested, updated GRUB and rebooted. No sign of that kernel in the system. The GRUB list still shows -024 and inxi confirms that that kernel is still running. It seems not a lot of point going to the 4.4 kernels when the thing doesn't seem to be acceptin...
by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

jimallyn: Likewise, sometimes my responses are a bit over the top, particularly when at the point of frustration leaving me with a feeling of almost wanting to throw the computer into the nearest toilet bowl. I thought these things were conceived to assist with solutions and not make problems. But a...
by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Phd21: I have run a the routine you recommended. There is one change. Upon rebooting, I no longer have to insert "nomodeset" in the Grub list. But nothing else changes. I have run the two checking commands in the Google site and then an inxi. Here are the results: -desktop ~ $ lsmod | grep nvidia nv...
by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Pjotr: This may sound like a silly question but the long list of kernel numbers shown in Update Manager is listed in numerical order, sort of. It starts with 3.13.0-100 then goes down the list to 3.13.0-119 which is then followed by 3.13.0-24 (which is what is currently installed). It then continues...
by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

phd21: Thank you for the reply. I will run your suggestions. And I agree totally with you about the 10 years old computer. Although that doesn't seem to explain why this situation should develop after so many years of excellent Ubuntu/Mint use. I'll keep you updated on what happens, although I seem ...
by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Cosmo; You've got me. Really the frustrating thing on this forum was that there were a couple of occasions when the first reply was the end of the trail. But; what I had forgotten in the excitement of the moment, is that I had also gone searching on a couple of other Linux forums. And because of no ...
by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Pjotr; Here is the output you requested. I couldn't make the terminal full page as I am doing this in 640x480 resolution (easy to read anyway!) What is not shown here is that I am using a Samsung S22A300B monitor running in VGA mode. Using DVI I only get a black screen on bootup. (My last reply was ...
by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Pjotr;

I thank you for your interest. I have read with great interest several of your posts on this issue .

I will get back to this post with the details you request as early as I can.
by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

Re: Finally; I have to admit defeat.

Your personal attack, implying that I am lying, does the forum, and you, no service. What you have not been able to see is the number of leads I have read over the months and applied to my problems based on the posters individual situation. Many were almost copies of what I would have written myself...
by Spinner912
Mon May 22, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.
Replies: 58
Views: 3545

<SOLVED> Finally; I have to admit defeat.

After many years of persevering with Linux - first with Ubuntu 7, I have had excellent experiences with great reliability and flexibility. So much so that I virtually gave up Windows (XP at the time) reverting only when locked into an APP which would run only on Windows. Upon the arrival of Ubuntu 1...
by Spinner912
Mon May 15, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Final attempt to find fix for graphics/boot problems
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: Final attempt to find fix for graphics/boot problems

Thank you for your interest. Firstly; I have now abandoned the DVI connection as it is quite unreliable. With a VGA connection, use or no use of nomodeset makes zero difference. The system boots up consistently and without any difficulty. But only to a resolution of 640x480 with no possibility of co...
by Spinner912
Sun May 14, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Final attempt to find fix for graphics/boot problems
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Final attempt to find fix for graphics/boot problems

X server apparently missing. No nVidia Settings options, Monitor resolution set at lowest possible setting if indeed it boots up at all. For the last month or so almost every known "fix" on just about every Linux forum I can find has yielded absolutely no results. Is there anyway to get Mint 17.3 to...
by Spinner912
Fri May 12, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards
Replies: 113
Views: 286046

Re: Solve boot problems with AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards

I have suffered most of these problems over the last few months. Linux and the Computer are lucky to have survived a pending trip to the dump! But today I stumbled across a bit of information suggesting that half of my problem is caused by the monitor, a Samsung S22A300B, not sending any EDID data t...
by Spinner912
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <SOLVED>Can't boot; can't clean install
Replies: 1
Views: 445

<SOLVED>Can't boot; can't clean install

Mint 17.3 MATE. Can't boot up due to failure to load X sever. I have tried virtually every known "fix" from this forum for over a week now - nothing haas yielded any positive results. GeForce GT240; Nvidia 340.102 installed. Nouveau blacklisted. I am running two independant HDD, one with Windows 10 ...
by Spinner912
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 90277

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

Years of good experience with Ubuntu which started to become more complicated from a user's point of view over time. Also the promise of a clean, simple, stable, presentation each and every time. But alas! The inability of Linux (Mint) to coexist with NVIDIA graphics has made Linux (Mint) more cumbe...
by Spinner912
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.3 Rosa/Windows 10 GRUB
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: LM 17.3 Rosa/Windows 10 GRUB

deepakdeshp: Many thanks for that suggestion. I had tried it and it changes absolutely nothing. The GRUB menu still lists Windows XP, exactly as before.
by Spinner912
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM 17.3 Rosa/Windows 10 GRUB
Replies: 2
Views: 202

LM 17.3 Rosa/Windows 10 GRUB

I am running LM 17.3 Rosa on a SATA HDD. Previously I ran Win XP on a separate IDE HDD (but in the same Desktop PC) with a GRUB menu allowing selecting either OS at bootup. Win XP and the WIN XP HDD were removed, with Win 10 now installed on a similar replacement IDE HDD, but now the GRUB menu still...
by Spinner912
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Nvidia update crashes Cinnamon
Replies: 19
Views: 2619

Re: Nvidia update crashes Cinnamon

Re my post above, the issue has been completely solved by following the steps outline in the post at viewtopic.php?f=59&t=232151#p1237285

Thanks for all assistance.

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