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by RIH
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unwated/unplanned restarts
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: Unwated/unplanned restarts

I would also look at the content of your /(root) directory. It looks like you do not have a separate /home partition, but 192G sounds big to me - unless you have a lot of personal data on there. The issue, to me, is that it is 90% full & that is a great deal more than I would be comfortable with... ...
by RIH
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 97
Views: 2797

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Yes, Windows always needs to be installed first. There are differences between dual booting with Mint between Windows 7 & Windows 10. A major Windows 10 update is also liable to demolish the Mint Grub settings as well. Personally, I have never had to many issues dual booting Mint with either Windows...
by RIH
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from a fiction author
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Hello from a fiction author

Welcome to Mint & the Forum.

Here is a link that I discovered for another thread.
It might point you towards something that can help you in your tale making.. :D
https://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Book_a ... g_software
by RIH
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 97
Views: 2797

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

I had similar results to you using the first 2 methods to establish how Windows 7 was loaded. My reading of the 3rd. screen shot is this... Windows 7 was loaded as Legacy & so Mint must be installed in a similar mode. If it were me then I would probably use GParted from a Mint live disk to erase all...
by RIH
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice v. Microsoft Office 365... [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: LibreOffice v. Microsoft Office 365... [SOLVED]

There are quite a few free programs that are designed just for creating books. There are also plug-ins/templates to assist with this task for non-specific book writers (like Libre Writer). This is a fairly comprehensive list that might assist you from the MobileRead site. https://wiki.mobileread.com...
by RIH
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint update
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Mint update

You need to remove that repository from your list of either PPA's or Additional Repositories as it no longer exists..
by RIH
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 97
Views: 2797

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Glad that you are at least back to where we started... that is a good thing!! :D Before we go any farther what I would like to know is whether Windows 7 is loaded under UEFI or legacy - as that will tell us how to install Mint. This site gives 3 different methods on how to establish how Windows 7 wa...
by RIH
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: LibreOffice v. Microsoft Office 365... [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: LibreOffice v. Microsoft Office 365...

I thought that Office 365 was cloud based & accessed through a browser? In which case it should work fine on Mint with no need for Windows at all. If you are using Office 2016/2019 then that will need Windows 10 (7 won't do for 2019). In that case I, personally, would look at running Win 10 in Virtu...
by RIH
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon has crashed... [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Cinnamon has crashed...

Have you tried installing a driver for your graphic card?? Does driver manager offer you any alternative drivers to try. If not have a read here.... https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-radpro-lin-16-40 I notice that there are a few Google entries discussing problems with that card & t...
by RIH
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 97
Views: 2797

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Apparently you can get a Windows System Repair disk here.. https://www.ajpcsolutions.com/windows-7-system-repair-discs/ I think you should take things slowly... 1 step at a time. Try & repair Windows first, when it works again I would post back with that fact & then proceed from there.. You can run ...
by RIH
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon has crashed... [SOLVED]
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Cinnamon has crashed...

Not sure that even a re-install would solve your issue. You need to discover why Cinnamon is having issues. Run inxi -Fxz in a terminal & paste the results back here between the code (</>) tags. That will display what your system looks like in a very readable format. I am sure that someone will be a...
by RIH
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make a good password
Replies: 22
Views: 701

Re: How to make a good password

There are passwords (1. identifying you as the member of an enterprise system or opening a personal computer) & there are passwords (2. signing into financial institutions) & there are passwords (3. signing into Forums & other such web sites). The method gm10 suggests sounds ideal for passwords that...
by RIH
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 97
Views: 2797

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

Trying to keep things simple.. :D I would suggest that you do the 2 commands suggested above first as it is important to know what equipment you have & also how you installed Mint the first time around. As for a guide (once you are ready to go & re-install Mint) then I do not think that you will fin...
by RIH
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: SOLVED: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon
Replies: 97
Views: 2797

Re: Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint Cinnamon

I would like to make a point before you go about a re-install. & I am sorry if I am complicating what appears to be (to me) a very complicated thread. My point.. To me it appears that you have installed root (/) on sda5. That appears to have a size of 15250MB - from your screen print. screen 1.png T...
by RIH
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] "This device is using an alternative driver." (Mint 19.2 NVIDIA 435.21)
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: "This device is using an alternative driver." (Mint 19.2 NVIDIA 435.21)

I might be reading it incorrectly, but, to me, it looks like both screens are saying that you are using the
NVIDIA 435.421 driver, which is the latest one according to Driver Manager.
by RIH
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Can’t log in in Mint 19.2
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Can’t log in in Mint 19.2

Please do as WharfRat suggested. You currently have about 103GB allocated to Mint. To me that seems more than sufficient to run a system without running into space problems. That implies that you are using up space with something that probably should not be there. The likely candidates are: Timeshif...
by RIH
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Black screen after login?
Replies: 29
Views: 757

Re: Black screen after login?

Putting the command

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
in the Terminal & then posting the output back here will give posters a netter understanding of what your equipment looks like.
When you post the result back can you use the CODE buttons (</>) to surround your post for easier reading..
by RIH
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: while using "Ctl Alt Function Key" the number pad does not work.
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: while using "Ctl Alt Function Key" the number pad does not work.

Ah OK Tony... Understand now - obviously too early for me.. :D

Yes, I was going to suggest re-pressing the number lock key, it seems to get automatically turned off in the new window for some reason..
by RIH
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: while using "Ctl Alt Function Key" the number pad does not work.
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: while using "Ctl Alt Function Key" the number pad does not work.

I can't quite grasp what result you expect to see with holding down Ctrl, Alt & then pressing a key on the number pad. As far as I am aware, unless you have specifically specified a key sequence, the number pad items either give a result with the Number Pad selected (a number) or without the number ...

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