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by kevin987
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel panic - computer won't boot [Solved]
Replies: 44
Views: 1535

Re: kernel panic - computer won't boot

You might as well go with 19.1 since its support is through April 2023. If possible it might be a good idea to max the RAM out at 4 GB also. Thanks. Do you mean this might not work on the Acer with only 3 GB ram? 19.1 Xfce might run a little slower than 17 and 18. Nothing wrong with trying it with ...
by kevin987
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel panic - computer won't boot [Solved]
Replies: 44
Views: 1535

Re: kernel panic - computer won't boot

I've erased the USB, created a partition, saved, and formatted with FAT32. Should I use LM 18.3 or 19.1 for the live USB? Thanks much for all the help and suggestions. You might as well go with 19.1 since its support is through April 2023. If possible it might be a good idea to max the RAM out at 4...
by kevin987
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: no root userid (solved)
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: no root userid

You're supposed to use sudo when needing elevated privileges.
by kevin987
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Lock Screen stopped working, and Display now goes to sleep after inactivity
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Lock Screen stopped working, and Display now goes to sleep after inactivity

simian wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:29 am
It's probably best to ask the forum before attempting to uninstall a package that's included with the Mint operating system. Some have a lot of dependencies and need to be removed in a specific way. Others should not be removed at all, like python.
by kevin987
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel panic - computer won't boot [Solved]
Replies: 44
Views: 1535

Re: kernel panic - computer won't boot

Bios boot is set up to boot USB drives first, but is skipping right over them and going to Sata. The LM 18.2 live USB is the same one used to install LM on it and the laptop in December of 2017. The Bios is only recognizing the LM 18.2 USB. It's possible that 17.2 was removed from the other USB. Yo...
by kevin987
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dell XPS 15 9550 Blank Screen after installation NO VIDEO, NO BOOT OPTION
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Dell XPS 15 9550 Blank Screen after installation NO VIDEO, NO BOOT OPTION

Actually the 4th point is where I completely got off the rails. I have read everywhere after the incident and everywhere I was mentioned to not chose any other device for grub2 installation: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Installing Yes always install Grub to the same drive you are install...
by kevin987
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Dell XPS 15 9550 Blank Screen after installation NO VIDEO, NO BOOT OPTION
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Dell XPS 15 9550 Blank Screen after installation NO VIDEO, NO BOOT OPTION

These are the thing that I did wrong: 1- Tried to do it manually (last option in disk partition screen) 2- Not created any SWAP drive 3- Not created any /home drive.... Just the one / directory 4- "BIGGEST MISTAKE": selected the same drive to boot the Linux, on which I was installing the Linux. :( ...
by kevin987
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel panic - computer won't boot [Solved]
Replies: 44
Views: 1535

Re: kernel panic - computer won't boot

The 3.16 kernel was not LTS, so support for that ended long ago. Not sure how that ended up in your LM 17.x system, as it should have been the 3.13 LTS series. Joe Actually Mint 17.2 came with the 3.16x kernel according to Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Mint_version_history You migh...
by kevin987
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Folder Size Large But No Files Visible Inside
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Folder Size Large But No Files Visible Inside

OK. This is weird. The friend is desperate to get his data back, but I am not allowed near the computer - approaches made offering to look at it in person are rejected with a suspicious level of emotional distress. Hmmm.... Discussing this issue with techie friends and kicking ideas around, a possi...
by kevin987
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How well Tessa run on old Inspiron B130?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: How well Tessa run on old Inspiron B130?

I would put in 2 GB RAM to start.

Download the 3 desktop choices. Xfce, MATE and Cinnamon and try them out with a USB flash drive.

Xfce is probably the best choice.

With specs that low (single core processor from 2006) just cross your fingers :o

You may have to choose a lighter distro.
by kevin987
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Adobe flashplayer doesn't work
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: [RESOLVED]issue with update of Adobe Flash

I'm running Mint 19.1 and Adobe flashplayer doesn't work in any of the browsers I have; Firefox, Chrome, Opera, or Vivaldi. It works halfway with Spectrum TV displaying everything except the picture. It can navigate through the site and display the guide with all the channels and programs but it wo...
by kevin987
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing my search engine
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Changing my search engine

Do you mean you want to use a different web browser other than Firefox. :?:
by kevin987
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] help please, cant install wine
Replies: 53
Views: 875

Re: help please, cant install wine

ragez0r wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:58 pm
been trying but cant find where to do that
memberlist.php?mode=contactadmin
by kevin987
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] help please, cant install wine
Replies: 53
Views: 875

Re: help please, cant install wine

ragez0r wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:06 pm
i should simply just log into the forums on the linux partition and do the following, but seeing as my pw is in klingon lol.. that may prove to b difficult
reset your linux forum password to something you can remember.
by kevin987
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Panel icons size or shape
Replies: 20
Views: 611

Re: Panel icons size or shape

To kevin987, In your post, look at the line, "The easiest way to post the system information here is to click on the ...." which is followed by a box with "CODE: SELECT ALL" in the top, and "</> button above the post" in the box. Since I started typing this as soon as I saw your post, I will have t...
by kevin987
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (Solved)Panel icons size or shape
Replies: 20
Views: 611

Re: Panel icons size or shape

Third, I tried entering the two things that were in brackets, code and /code, in the terminal and got nothing, so if I misinterpreted the instruction, let me know. Also note that I wrote the words "code" and "/code" without the brackets in this post because Linux changes them to a different kind of...
by kevin987
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156
Replies: 20
Views: 611

Re: [Solved] Re: Shockwave Flash 32.0.0.156

Just get rid of it all, no reason to keep it around: apt purge --autoremove adobe-flashplugin libhal1-flash Removed it. Thanks all, Kevin, Karl and gm10 for your knowledge and direction. :D regards, planet33 Hi Planet33, Did the apt-purge also remove the Shockwave Flash plugin for Firefox?
by kevin987
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] sudo update-grub is not working correctly for me
Replies: 22
Views: 1289

Re: sudo update-grub is not working correctly for me

Wow, first off thanks for the fast response! That looks a bit too complex for my skill level, Is that the only way to fix grub? I can boot into my mint 18.3 system, Is there a safer way to fix it from inside mint? Regards V1T4MiN Since I only have one hard drive, I was able to reinstall Grub withou...
by kevin987
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Main OS For One of My Web Sites
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Linux Main OS For One of My Web Sites

murray wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:26 pm
And Chrome is the top browser. Scary! :shock:
People still using Internet Explorer is even more scary. :shock:

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