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by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint on m.2 SSD removable enclosure (USB)
Replies: 9
Views: 368

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

Since I had a spare M.2 drive from a Chromebook, I put it into a USB 3.0 mini-enclosure and loaded Mint onto it (LMDE specifically). I made the recommended OS tweaks to reduce unnecessary logging and writing. However, AFAIK, most USB enclosures do NOT support the 'TRIM' commands that are required to...
by darethehair
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Rx560 No HDMI sound
Replies: 10
Views: 1887

Re: Rx560 No HDMI sound

Short reply: I am normally an LMDE user, but my HP Pavilion 580-131 with AMD RX580 wouldn't work out-of-the-box on Mint LMDE2 201701 -- and my efforts to upgrade various pieces of software were also not successful -- so I opted to try Mint 18.3. After installing 'steam', the video card worked just f...
by darethehair
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: LMDE3: Newest Version of OpenGL/Mesa?
Replies: 2
Views: 4890

LMDE3: Newest Version of OpenGL/Mesa?

Not sure how/where to ask this, but here goes... Currently running LMDE2 on an i7 Chromebox with a Haswell HD 4400 onboard GPU, OpenGL ES 3.1, Mesa 13.0.6: Graphics: Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,ve...
by darethehair
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: >Solved< Tax programs for Canadian compatible with Linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

Re: Tax programs for Canadian compatible with Linux?

My recommendation? Use an 'agnostic' web-based tax prep web site. I have been using SimpleTax for years now, and I think it is great!

https://simpletax.ca/
by darethehair
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wacom CTE-440 Tablet in Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Wacom CTE-440 Tablet in Mint

Thanks again pdc_2. I just tried it on another fresh install of Linux Mint 18.2 Mate, and same situation for me. I guess I need someone to test the CTE-440 model directly. Another possibility is that there is something wrong with my tablet (though the scroll wheel and mouse buttons work just fine). ...
by darethehair
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wacom CTE-440 Tablet in Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Wacom CTE-440 Tablet in Mint

Thanks pdc_2 for your links. These, and many others I have read, contain a lot of useful/detailed information. Unfortunately for me, many of them seem to be so old that I do not know if the suggestions/techniques they offer are still useful or relevant. I guess what I really need is for someone with...
by darethehair
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wacom CTE-440 Tablet in Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Wacom CTE-440 Tablet in Mint

Having Googled for a good while with no clear answers, it is time to ask here :) I am running LMDE2 (not sure that it matters that this is the exact flavor of Linux Mint I am running, but whatever) and everything I can see on the command line seems to indicate that my Wacom CTE-440 tablet has been c...
by darethehair
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Sandisk USB3 Ultra Fit doesn't work in USB 3 port
Replies: 12
Views: 1444

Re: Sandisk USB3 Ultra Fit doesn't work in USB 3 port

I love and use Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 drives on my Acer Chromebooks -- not only to boot for installation, but also for actually running Linux off the USB 3.0 port (good speed, even though not using the internal SSD drives!). That being said, even though I did not have the problem described in thi...
by darethehair
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux install to flash drive?
Replies: 28
Views: 1092

Re: Linux install to flash drive?

On my Chromebook(s), I have activated 'Developer Mode' so that I can run Linux if I want to do so. Originally I would re-partition the internal SSD to make room for Linux, but now I have instead changed this to use ultra-compact USB thumbdrives like the Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0. I have changed vari...
by darethehair
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Working sound on Toshiba ChromeBook 2 SWANKY?
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Re: Working sound on Toshiba ChromeBook 2 SWANKY?

Some have claimed to have solved this -- can anyone verify? https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=226438 I have a Dell 11 Chromebook (N2840/Bay Trail), but in my case I just opted to install crouton -- rather than a separate Linux distro -- since I was primarily interested in just running a h...
by darethehair
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No sound on Acer R11 Chromebook
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Re: No sound on Acer R11 Chromebook

From everything I have read, Braswell-based Chromebooks like the Acer R11 don't yet have Linux support for the audio chip present -- not even the highly-tuned 'Gallium' linux distro -- at least not yet: https://www.reddit.com/r/GalliumOS/comments/62yt03/whats_going_on_with_cyan_acer_r11_audio_suppor...
by darethehair
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 18.1 Serena :- "Could not install the security updates" error
Replies: 52
Views: 5451

Re: 18.1 Serena :- "Could not install the security updates" error

canove wrote:Same problem here. Mint 18.1 MATE

Any ideas?
In my case, rebooting and trying again was successful :)
by darethehair
Tue May 30, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 18.1 Serena :- "Could not install the security updates" error
Replies: 52
Views: 5451

Re: 18.1 Serena :- "Could not install the security updates" error

Same problem for me, on LMDE. What is even stranger to me is that I have multiple LMDE machine installs, and this behavior is only (so far) occurring on one machine. Also strange (for example) is that the update manager is telling me that Firefox '53.0.3~linuxmint1+betsy' wants to be installed -- ex...
by darethehair
Fri May 12, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to scroll a file while playing guitar? Is it even possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 609

Re: How to scroll a file while playing guitar? Is it even possible?

Primitive, but how about the top suggestion in this post: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/77642/auto-continuous-scrolling-of-man-output ...which uses the technique of piping a file (or output from a process) into a perl command e.g. cat myfile | perl -pe 'sleep 1' ...where '1' can be any nu...
by darethehair
Tue May 02, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint in place of Chrome
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: Mint in place of Chrome

Chromebooks are great! I have a few of them, as well as a Chromebox and now Chromestick (all used, from eBay) :) On my very first Chromebook, I installed a larger (128GB) SSD, and successfully did a 'dual-boot' install of my favorite Linux distro (Linux Mint 'LMDE'), and that worked great for me unt...
by darethehair
Tue May 02, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint on USB for permanent use
Replies: 8
Views: 8262

Re: Linux mint on USB for permanent use

The advise offered by the others is good and useful, and I don't have much I can add to it except for a few more thoughts... Whenever I get a new USB stick that I want to use for Linux, I now have a fairly standard 'recipe' of what to do with it... Create a 4-partition GPT 'hybrid' USB stick that ca...
by darethehair
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Probably a dumb question about kernels...
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: [SOLVED] Probably a dumb question about kernels...

I didn't have any security concerns, but some of my machines refused to run unless I had a (much) newer kernel -- and with Debian jessie backports, it is very easy -- my current kernel version is 4.9.
by darethehair
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hauppauge TV tuner 950Q
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Re: Hauppauge TV tuner 950Q

Thanks. I'll check it out. Honestly, I'm about to give up on the tuner. Just too much wasted time. Hauppauge makes it very clear that they don't support linux, and don't intend to. I may just move an old TV into my work area. Well, I am sure that there are some Linux users out there that would love...
by darethehair
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hauppauge TV tuner 950Q
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Re: Hauppauge TV tuner 950Q

Forgot to mention, many thanks for responding. Your response led me to learn about the "ls /dev" command and now at least I know that "video1" must be the 950Q. Yes! So I don't know if you still need assistance at this point, but my notes say this: OK, tried TVTime on my new netbook, and it mostly ...
by darethehair
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hauppauge TV tuner 950Q
Replies: 11
Views: 1632

Re: Hauppauge TV tuner 950Q

The few notes I have for myself on this device date back to 2010, so it is possibly/probably out-of-date. I don't have any special notes to myself re: missing firmware. Does a '/dev/videox' device show up when you plug it in?

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