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by dave8671
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: T520 wallpaper issue
Replies: 23
Views: 2166

T520 wallpaper issue

Out of the blue my wallpaper any one I choose after a bit the desktop goes black and the only way to get it back is restart is this a common issue?
by dave8671
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP IQ500
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: HP IQ500

Well Install the recommend Nvidia driver 340 which booted fine. Now the system freezes and the mouse and keyboard are non responsive. I have to reboot to get it back up. the system keeps freezing up not that I did not expect it to though. Oh I installed cinnamon not mate btw I labeled my disc wrong ...
by dave8671
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print
Replies: 9
Views: 566

My Friend has an Epson XP-420 does not print

I have a friend that has the printer, the process above is install the same for LM 18.3? MODERATOR NOTE: this has been split off another Topic: https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=269817 as it deserves it own Topic. can you give some more details - about your Friends machine, and what ...
by dave8671
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP IQ500
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: HP IQ500

I was thinking I should wait till after the updates installed including the kernel update before drivers are installed.
by dave8671
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP IQ500
Replies: 6
Views: 316

HP IQ500

A friend asked me to look at this HP all-in-one. Main uses would be going online and watching video. It has windows vista and its not in good shape. I used the live CD of mate 18.3 and it found all the hardware. SO I was going to install mate but I want to know the about the following. The HDD healt...
by dave8671
Thu May 31, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linruner [tlp] Tip
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Linruner [tlp] Tip

I recently installed Xfce on my Thinkpad T500. I installed TLP and the main reason for this post is to let all know that if you try to install the tp-smapi-dkms package will not compile with the TLP 0.8 in the repository. once I updated to TLP 1.1 than the tp-smapi-dkms compiles correctly kernel ver...
by dave8671
Wed May 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 29509

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

I used the command

dmesg | grep isolation and it was active. I do not do anything with the grub.

[ 0.000000] Kernel/User page tables isolation: enabled

I downloaded that link but I do not understand how to use it yet.
by dave8671
Wed May 30, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 29509

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

I have been monitoring the post, Currently running 4.13.0-43-generic. and the code to check the patch which was grep CONFIG_PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION=y /boot/config-`uname -r` && echo "patched :)" || echo "unpatched :( and the result was On my Thinkpad T520 CONFIG_PAGE_TABLE_ISOLATION=y patched :) But ca...
by dave8671
Wed May 30, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Differences, in the desktop software in mints editions
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

Re: Differences, in the desktop software in mints editions

I never install other GUI's On my installations. And with xfce It boots faster and applications load faster. The T500 has 8GB ram this maybe why. I looked up the requirements for each of the editions how can they be the same ram requirements it seems odd?
by dave8671
Mon May 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Differences, in the desktop software in mints editions
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

Re: Differences, in the desktop software in mints editions

Thanks this helps me a great deal. Now I can list the differences. Yesterday I installed Xfce on my T500 to see the difference in speed compared to Mate. Its little faster at booting than Mate.
by dave8671
Sun May 27, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Differences, in the desktop software in mints editions
Replies: 7
Views: 2156

Differences, in the desktop software in mints editions

I was asked the what the applications differences are in the editions and I realized I have no idea. So I tried to search for this information on the website and goggle with no result. IF you could point me to a website or post that has this information it would be great.

:)
by dave8671
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Upgraded to 18, cant get bluetooth to work
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Re: Upgraded to 18, cant get bluetooth to work

On my systems i uninstall the default blutooth which is blueberry. I keep blueman.
by dave8671
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Solved Thinkpad T530
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Thinkpad T530

This post is solved I purchaed the thinkpad t520 and it runs with out issue.
by dave8671
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: System Cleaning
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: System Cleaning

OkI wondered why I never saw those commands used on Ubuntu's or Linux Mints forums. I at times when apt suggests it run autoremove or I check with autoremove command. That is my limit to cleaning. I thought Linux cleans itself :D. Oh I am not that advanced in Grub configuration Like you I would tras...
by dave8671
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: System Cleaning
Replies: 7
Views: 917

System Cleaning

I recently was on Linux news app and found this article that outlined different cleaning applications. Questions I have are these safe to use and what one should I use and and what ones should I not use?

https://www.maketecheasier.com/8-ways-t ... chine/amp/
by dave8671
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Want to try 18.3 (question 1) -Software xfer
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Want to try 18.3 (question 1) -Software xfer

This video from youtube will help with this. Remember as long as you have the .wine folder backed up you are good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fKSM-ppJh8
by dave8671
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: no wirI eless connection
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Re: no wireless connection

Hi there need much more information to help.

Thinkpad model and type on the bottom of the laptop. Check the wifi switch if you have one most of the time its not switched off but... I use thinkpads too please post the output of these commands.

Code: Select all

lshw -C network

Code: Select all

rfkill list
by dave8671
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 210
Views: 29509

Re: How to update your kernel for Meltdown and Spectre

Does anyone know if this kernel linux-hwe (4.13.0-36.40~16.04.1) xenial is just an update or part of the Intel issue? It popped on update manager.
by dave8671
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP Pavilion 23 model B010
Replies: 1
Views: 150

closed Re: HP Pavilion 23 model B010

I to did not find much about this desktop. I would have never purchased one of these myself cannot even update this system. His family member upgraded this from win8 and I think all the bloat-ware is still installed when they upgraded it. its not even functional to use now. I suggested reinstall and...
by dave8671
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: HP Pavilion 23 model B010
Replies: 1
Views: 150

HP Pavilion 23 model B010

I have a friend that has this computer and I know it had windows 8. It now has windows 10 and its so slow you can not do anything with it. He would like me to install Linux mint and I was wondering if the AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics (combined with the processor) was going to be an issue and how fast...

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