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by elmarts
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] 64 bit install alongside win7 to diff HDD, and no grub?
Replies: 7
Views: 209

[SOLVED] 64 bit install alongside win7 to diff HDD, and no grub?

I have 2 physical hard disks, with win7 on one disk and the other intended for Linux. I installed initially the 32 bit, and then the 64 bit mint 18 to the second one (read that UEFI boot requires the 64 bit to get Grub to work). BUT - when I restarted the machine, it booted directly to windows - no ...
by elmarts
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: external USB backup drive randomly will not show
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: external USB backup drive randomly will not show

Thank you for confirming that I am not hallucinating. Is there any way to "poke" the usb subsystem to get it to wake up to the fact that a usb drive has been added to the system?
by elmarts
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: external USB backup drive randomly will not show
Replies: 5
Views: 336

external USB backup drive randomly will not show

Good morning I have an external USB backup drive that is usually powered down save for when I want to run backup software. Mostly it's fine, i.e. when I power it up, it shows up on my desktop within a minute. But sometimes it doesn't, no matter how often I cycle the drive's power. It WILL show up if...
by elmarts
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre
Replies: 54
Views: 9114

Re: Security notice: Meltdown and Spectre

Tried the kernal update via UKCC, and on bootup got a set of error messages that went by too fast to see, then got my Mate desktop, but my second monitor was gone, and the kernal could not identify my main monitor as anything other than unknown. So I rebooted into 4.10, and all works well again. Som...
by elmarts
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I create a URL desktop link?
Replies: 3
Views: 813

Re: How do I create a URL desktop link?

The red circle part, drag and drop it to your primary desktop. It doesn't work on the secondary desktop(monitor) for some reason. It works with Chrome too. *sigh* - In my case, somehow my primary and secondary monitors are switched from FF's POV for this act only. I can drag to the secondary, but n...
by elmarts
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Thunderbird 45.8.0 hangs on new Gmail password window<SOLVED>
Replies: 76
Views: 5390

Re: Thunderbird 45.8.0 hangs on new Gmail password window<SOLVED>

A version of the same bug, this time with TB 52.2.1 (64-bit), Lightning v. 5.4 under linux mint 64 bit- there is no google provider that is compatible in the Mozilla add-ons system. As soon as I try to add any of the xpi versions of the provider, TB hangs, and keeps kicking out script hang error win...
by elmarts
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: steam popup menu blank and skinny?
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: steam popup menu blank and skinny?

And - the popup is populated with all my games, not just the linux ones. Still, an improvement.
by elmarts
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: steam popup menu blank and skinny?
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: steam popup menu blank and skinny?

Well, steam updated itself, and now the popup works, but nothing else in the main windows does - I can only see my library, but cannot select the store, or anything else on the top bar. *sigh*
by elmarts
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: steam popup menu blank and skinny?
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: steam popup menu blank and skinny?

beta what? Steam client?
by elmarts
Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: steam popup menu blank and skinny?
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: steam popup menu blank and skinny?

And Steam of course is very unhelpful.
by elmarts
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: steam popup menu blank and skinny?
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: steam popup menu blank and skinny?

Nope - no such results in MATE. Cinnamon is apparently more fine grained. *sigh*
by elmarts
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: steam popup menu blank and skinny?
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: steam popup menu blank and skinny?

MintBean wrote:... turning off app indicator support in Mint's general settings.
Where is this setting? I'm running the MATE desktop, btw, if that matters.
by elmarts
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: steam popup menu blank and skinny?
Replies: 12
Views: 555

steam popup menu blank and skinny?

I got the wierdest graphics bug with Steam which doesn't happen on the win7 side (dual boot) - see picture attached. The popup should be populated with games and links, but it isn't. The Steam support is very unhelpful i.e. that's not our problem 'cause it's not ubuntu. The graphics card is an nvidi...
by elmarts
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] GParted not launching
Replies: 10
Views: 731

Re: GParted not launching

I have used it with no problems whatsoever.
by elmarts
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Steam popup from bar
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Steam popup from bar

Under Mate, when I run steam, I get an icon on the bar next to the Ethernet icon, as expected. But. whne I right cvlick on it, i get a popup (as expected), but it is not only blank, it is skinny. On the Win7 dual boot side, the popup has a bunch of menu entries, including games to play. steam rtclk....
by elmarts
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: dual boot time shift by 4 hours
Replies: 1
Views: 227

dual boot time shift by 4 hours

I have a fascinating strangeness. When single boot with win7, the date/time was always correct. Since installing mint in a dual boot under grub, the linux side also always keeps correct time through power-off reboots, etc. But after running linux, if I then reboot onto the windows side, somehow, win...
by elmarts
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can't browse windows network or mount shares #2
Replies: 17
Views: 5121

Re: Can't browse windows network or mount shares #2

Now you have confused me - are you talking about the windows machine firewall or my linux machine's firewall?
by elmarts
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can't browse windows network or mount shares #2
Replies: 17
Views: 5121

Re: Can't browse windows network or mount shares #2

And found the solution here https://askubuntu.com/questions/875845/kernel-4-8-ufw-and-smb-not-working-together My only remaining question is - can I turn on the FW again? Again thanks for all the help and most especially for the patience. Perhaps this can be turned into some sort of FAQ for us new c...
by elmarts
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can't browse windows network or mount shares #2
Replies: 17
Views: 5121

Re: Can't browse windows network or mount shares #2

Well, that is a bit of progress. :) Disabling the FW results in the network opening, and I can see my own machine under "Windows network shares on chaotic", but not the windows machine on the network! So that is at least part of the problem - I need pass through rules for the FW to allow the windows...
by elmarts
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can't browse windows network or mount shares #2
Replies: 17
Views: 5121

Re: Can't browse windows network or mount shares #2

altair4 wrote:...
Now wait a few minutes - seriously, a few minutes - then see if you can see the machine by name.
Well, 20 minutes later, and even a cold start reboot later, no joy. Same error -

Unable to mount location
Failed to retrieve share list from server. No such file or directory/

*sigh* sorry ....

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