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by gm10
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How to Use gparted Safely
Replies: 16
Views: 3006

Re: How to Use gparted Safely

I have a Gateway desktop PC that I set up dual-bootable for Win 10 and Linux Mint. After the last one or two Win 10 updates, they trashed my Win 10 and I can't access it due to corrupt files. Files don't corrupt themselves. Corrupt files usually point to a hardware failure, so before planning furth...
by gm10
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Re: Booting without going into the BIOS

The only way to get your BIOS screen onto an external monitor is if your device supports output switching without OS support. Basically either the key combo for the output toggle (Fn+F8 in my case) works or it doesn't. I was assuming you had already tried this but I guess I should have mentioned it....
by gm10
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Booting without going into the BIOS
Replies: 17
Views: 1207

Re: Booting without going into the BIOS

So what's on the device now? If you've already got Linux on it then you could just add a boot from USB option to your GRUB boot loader's menu.
by gm10
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive
Replies: 9
Views: 1813

Re: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive

Yep, minor versions usually upgrade the kernel as well, so things can go wrong. Luckily it's rare. On a side note, from the way you described it I wasn't entirely sure whether your issue was really with the drive itself or just with that specific DVD, i.e. can other DVDs still be read/written? If th...
by gm10
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Upgrade from 18.3 or 19 beta
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: Upgrade from 18.3 or 19 beta

Mint 19 Beta will automatically upgrade to the stable release when you update it after the release of Mint 19 stable. OR, you could do a fresh install of the stable release if you prefer. Upgrade is really the wrong term. Beta/release are just labels for snapshots taken at different points in time,...
by gm10
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Computer screen is zoomed in
Replies: 2
Views: 4175

Re: Computer screen is zoomed in

Sounds like some accessibility feature that you enabled by mistake. KDE's default screen magnifier tool is called Kmag, so that's the likely culprit. I'm not a KDE user though so I can't be more specific.
by gm10
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive
Replies: 9
Views: 1813

Re: Linux promotion foiled by DVD drive

I use a DVD drive perhaps once per year. The drive worked in every version of Linux Mint prior to LM 18.3.x [...} Could the beta testing of a new Linux release be guided by a list of things to test? Something like: "This release changes the CD driver. Please test plug in CD drives." I thought about...
by gm10
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Touchpad stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Touchpad stopped working

now that it works i can see the touchpad record, before i wasn't able to see it. i don't know what could it be happened... :?: ps: touchpad wasn't working either on windows partiton. If both Linux and Windows didn't detect it and you didn't change anything in the meantime (e.g. in the BIOS) then yo...
by gm10
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Touchpad stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Touchpad stopped working

Did you accidentally hit the Fn key combo to disable it? You can check in settings whether the touchpad is enabled. Or in a terminal type xinput and see if it's listed as a core pointer device at all, and if it is then with the listed id: xinput enable [id] There's also a setting to automatically di...
by gm10
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: Right-Mouse-Click in Mate and KDE Version Dying??

Suggest you boot into a live USB/CD version of the distro to see if you're running into the same issues. If not, probably easiest to do a clean install because something seems seriously messed up on your end, what you are seeing is obviously not intended behaviour. If you've got the same issues on t...
by gm10
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: Mint 19 Question

Menu View > Visible Columns > Levels The idea with hiding it by default is that with the aforementioned Timeshift there is a stable solution for automated system snapshots that allow fairly easy rolling back of a rare problematic update. No software is ever guaranteed to be risk/bug free (regardless...

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