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by Cattleman
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Lost Grub (Mint 17.1) after 2 days success
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

[SOLVED] Lost Grub (Mint 17.1) after 2 days success

I can't believe this! My computer Lost Grub (Mint 17.1) after 2 days successful operation. When I turned it on this morning, I had to boot from a Live CD (Mint 17.1). This is the only O.S. on this computer. Is there any way to recover GRUB or do I have to start all over again from dirt clear back to...
by Cattleman
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: [SOLVED] ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode

Merry Christmas to you and a Happy New Year, Richy

Loy (Cattleman)
by Cattleman
Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode

Hi Richy I've finally arrived at the conclusion that I am ready to return to my cell at the sanitorium. After my previous post, and numerous reboots, I now have all wireless etc. loaded and working fine. I just don't quite understand this apparent miracle but I am happy with it.My computer seems to ...
by Cattleman
Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode

I just installed Mint 17.1 Mate and added b43/b44 drivers as I did with Mint 13. I can't figure why I can't get wireless. Here is what I see: ls /etc/modprobe.d alsa-base.conf blacklist-modem.conf fbdev-blacklist.conf blacklist-ath_pci.conf blacklist-oss.conf iwlwifi.conf blacklist.conf blacklist-ra...
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode

Thanks Richy

I believe I'll go with Mate. It's the desktop I'm using now and I like it ok. and I do have a copy of the b43 firmware that I used to get Mint 13 to work for me.

Cattleman
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode

That's what I thought and it looks ok to me. Will it be ok with Mint 17.1? If I do upgrade to 17.1. I will probably still have to deal with my broadcom modem driver update again, as I had to do to get Mint 13 Maya to work without losing my wireless/lan connection (b43 and b44).
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

Re: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode

inxi -G
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RS482M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200]
X.Org: 1.11.3 driver: vesa Resolution: 1024x768@61.0hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 0x300) GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.4
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [SOLVED] ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode
Replies: 11
Views: 2524

[SOLVED] ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy vesa mode

I have a 7 year old Inspiron 1501 with ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 legacy graphics. I am running good with xforcevesa mode. I am using Mint 13. Is there any reason that I need to look for graphics drivers whether I continue with Mint 13 or upgrade to Mint 17 Cinnamon? I have 2 GB ram and I am about to re...
by Cattleman
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Linux and trying to escape winidows
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: New to Linux and trying to escape winidows

I forgot to say that I have 2 GB Ram. I also see that I mispelled windows. I have Mint 17 Cinnamon Live CD but was worried about the warning that I got regarding my lack of graphic accelerator causing extra heat buildup. I had to edit grub quiet splash by adding nomodeset xforcevesa at end of line. ...
by Cattleman
Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New to Linux and trying to escape winidows
Replies: 7
Views: 977

New to Linux and trying to escape winidows

Hi everybody. I just wanted to introduce myself. I started using computers back in the days of DOS and progressed through all versions of windows and stopped at vista (bloatware). I am trying to escape windows and open doors. I like what I see with Mint 13 Mate. I am running on a USB stick while I l...
by Cattleman
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4618

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

rfkill list 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no My LAN connection is stable. I guess all these other problems were caused by lost LAN connection when Update Manager was interupted in the middle of a download. Last night...
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4618

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

lsmod result radeon 729591 0 sp5100_tco 13495 0 i2c_piix4 13093 0 ttm 65344 1 radeon b43 342643 0 drm_kms_helper 45466 1 radeon drm 197692 3 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper mac80211 436455 1 b43 wmi 18744 1 dell_wmi i2c_algo_bit 13199 1 radeon cfg80211 178679 2 b43,mac80211 ati_agp 13242 0 bcma 25651 1 b...
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4618

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

I don't know. This is what Synaptic Package Manager told me.
I can't use Update Manager. It seems to run automatically until it crashed.

http://packages.ubuntu.com/precise/linu ... 59-virtual

This is a link that may explain it but I don't understand it.
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4618

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

I can't get there with Update Manager but Synaptic Package Manager lists Linux Hyper-V updates for version 3.2.0 on x86/x86_64 This package contains Hyper-V updated modules supplied by Ubuntu for Linux kernel 3.2.0 on x86/x86_64. Linux Hyper-V updates for version 3.2.0 on x86 This package contains H...
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4618

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

By now, I am so confused I don't even remember what I was doing. I just ran sudo dpkg -P bcmwl-kernel-source again. Then, when I tried to run update manager i got this error: Could not download all repository indexes The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of netw...
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4618

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

After going this far, I prefer to stay with Mint 13 Maya. I'm just frustrated because I don't know how to fix it's problems. I can't run any package managers because it thinks I am running Synaptic package manager, Aptitude and Update manager all at the same time. Maybe that is the primary cause of ...
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4618

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

Hey Jeremy B I am having so much trouble with Mint 13 that I downloaded mint 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon 32 bit. I am currently running this on my Inspiron laptop as a LiveCD. It is not installed yet. Would I be better off using 17.1 Cinnamon instead of 13 Maya? 17.1 Cinnamon seems to make the fan run mor...
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Package Installer Issue / sudo dpkg / Seg Fault
Replies: 6
Views: 1853

Re: Package Installer Issue / sudo dpkg / Seg Fault

I have exactly the same grief on my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. I get the same error messages that end with depmod.... DKMS: Install completed Segmentation Fault and my LAN internet connection disconnects and terminal window goes nowhere but tells me not to close because a process is still running. T...
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4618

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

No Joy It thinks I am running Synaptic package manager Aptitude and Upfate manager at the same time.
by Cattleman
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?
Replies: 38
Views: 4618

Re: Hardware Compatibility with Dell Inspiron Laptop?

E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. E: _cache->open() failed, please report. But I don't know how to report this! Update manager won't run, I can't get to update manager settings and this crashes also when I run it in terminal: E: dpkg wa...

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