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by darethehair
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Toshiba C650D: Live Mint Works - Installed Mint Fails!
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Toshiba C650D: Live Mint Works - Installed Mint Fails!

AFAIK the Toshiba Insyde BIOS is actually an implementation of UEFI, but it may be just specific versions. Are you able to get to the firmware? The behavior you describe is very likely hardware related, so we should probably start checking with the firmware on the motherboard. And while the Live ve...
by darethehair
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Toshiba C650D: Live Mint Works - Installed Mint Fails!
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Toshiba C650D: Live Mint Works - Installed Mint Fails!

I can't imagine any LM version capable of being installed to a 1.8GB / partition. Please post the results of the following command run in a terminal from your install media: df -m It is not handy at the minute, but you are correct (see my later post) that the LMDE install is actually using 4.9 GB o...
by darethehair
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Toshiba C650D: Live Mint Works - Installed Mint Fails!
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Toshiba C650D: Live Mint Works - Installed Mint Fails!

My SWAG would be the hard drive. Notice only 1.8 GB of data made it to the drive last time you installed. Don't recall exactly the installed size of LMDE, but would be a couple multiples of that. Installed size for the other desktops is about 8 GB. You can boot a live session and check the SMART da...
by darethehair
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Toshiba C650D: Live Mint Works - Installed Mint Fails!
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Toshiba C650D: Live Mint Works - Installed Mint Fails!

System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.9.0-8-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.11-1) Distro: LMDE 3 (cindy) Machine: Device: laptop System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite C650D v: PSC0YC-02K026 Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC BIOS: Insyde v: 1.50 date: 04/07/2011 CPU: Dual core ...
by darethehair
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Toshiba C650D: Live Mint Works - Installed Mint Fails!
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Toshiba C650D: Live Mint Works - Installed Mint Fails!

Hello Folks! I am a long-time Linux user (especially Mint), and I ran into a problem that I have never run into before: Linux Mint (specifically LMDE) boots and runs just fine on an older Toshiba C650D laptop, but after successfully installing *multiple* versions of Linux Mint -- they all end up fai...
by darethehair
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: can I make live USB partition?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: can I make live USB partition?

Not sure if I am answering the OP's question properly or not, but I typically create 4 partitions on my USB thumbdrives: - BIOS boot partition - EFI boot partition - ISO partition - LINUX or DATA partition I use GRUB2's ability to directly boot ISO files to populate one or more ISOs into the 'ISO' p...
by darethehair
Thu May 17, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: My mouse stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: My mouse stopped working

I don't have any great ideas, but one thing that I always try to do when I want to help isolate tech problems is to try to use them in a different context to see if it makes a difference. In this case, my suggestion would be to try using it on a different computer (or, if this is a dual-boot compute...
by darethehair
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick

If you can find a working wifi driver solution for your Dell laptops, that is clearly the way to go -- especially since you would then be free to try other distros, and run upgrades, etc. without jeopardizing your working solution. That being said, I'll again state that with appropriate Linux CLI co...
by darethehair
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2
Replies: 6
Views: 4921

Re: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2

Well I set up the Emerson TV/monitor with the mirror setting checked in LMDE2. It changed things so that they were somewhat better. But now the situation is that the left and right edges of the image on the Emerson screen are cut off. An inch or so (maybe less) on each side. The image is otherwise ...
by darethehair
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2
Replies: 6
Views: 4921

Re: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2

explodingbee wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:56 am
HI,

That sounds like a possibility. How do I do it?

Vincent
In the same LMDE2 app as you were setting the 'resolution' -- the 'Display' app -- is a checkbox on the right side for 'Mirror displays'.
by darethehair
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2
Replies: 6
Views: 4921

Re: My Emerson TV won't work as a monitor with LMDE2

Perhaps what you want is to set your display as 'mirror' (both screens look the same), rather than 'extended' (what you seem to describe it as)?
by darethehair
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick

administrollaattori wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:04 pm
It works that way too. Using Etcher it is very easy to do.
https://etcher.io/
I think Etcher is cool as well! But I have only used it for making bootable USB sticks with OS images/ISOs -- can it also copy a regular Linux partition and make it bootable on a USB stick?
by darethehair
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: I need to duplicate my laptop onto a usb stick

Not sure if this addresses the OP's question, but I have successfully been able to pre-partition a USB stick, install GRUB2 onto it, use 'dd' command to copy an unmounted Linux install, and then point grub to the new partition for booting -- all using CLI commands.
by darethehair
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE Install: OEM Option?
Replies: 0
Views: 3989

LMDE Install: OEM Option?

Question: Does LMDE share the same ability to install as an 'OEM' as does the regular version of Mint? Background: I have lately been wiping the hard drives of some old PCs that I own, and slapping on an 18.3 version of Linux Mint -- for the purposes of giving them away (or selling cheaply). Why the...
by darethehair
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Brightness problem with Intel HD Graphics 4000
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Brightness problem with Intel HD Graphics 4000

Yes, please. I also have Chromebook which runs on GalliumOS, where keys were already binded :D . You need to have these packages installed: apt install xbacklight apt install xvkbd apt install xbindkeys Then in '$HOME/.xbindkeysrc' you can have something like this: "xbacklight -dec 10" m:0x0 + c:72...
by darethehair
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 Working Fine: But Not After BIOS Reset!
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Mint 18.3 Working Fine: But Not After BIOS Reset!

I was happy as a clam when I was able to install Mint 18.3 on my new HP 530-131 gaming desktop -- onto an SSD (leaving Windows on the HDD alone). No BIOS changes. Secure boot enabled. Everything cool. Installed Steam and graphics worked fine. Upgraded kernel to 4.15 to get sound working fine. But I ...
by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on m.2 SSD removable enclosure (USB)
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Linux Mint on m.2 SSD removable enclosure (USB)

So my assumption is that over time -- without regular TRIM commands -- that the SSD would 'fill up' Invalid assumption. What TRIM does is clear unused blocks that have previously had data written to them, also called 'dirty blocks'. It also merges partial blocks into single blocks. This speeds up w...
by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: In praise of Linux Mint
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: In praise of Linux Mint

Yep, this is one of those classic situations that I have run into as well -- where useful technology has been abandoned in the Windows world, but for which Linux continues to have easy support! :)
by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Brightness problem with Intel HD Graphics 4000
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Brightness problem with Intel HD Graphics 4000

Not sure if this addresses your question or not, but here goes: Chromebooks come with pre-assigned function keys in the top row of the keyboard, two of them being screen brightness controls. When people like me want to dual-boot their Chromebooks to run Linux, they like to reproduce this functionali...
by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on m.2 SSD removable enclosure (USB)
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Linux Mint on m.2 SSD removable enclosure (USB)

Hm, so command capability would be major factor in optimization. That makes sense. What would be the effect of lacking the TRIM commands? Just bloat, or something worse? I believe that it is TRIM functionality that allows no-longer-used blocks to become available again for re-use. So my assumption ...

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