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by iain_33
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Keyboard mappings - use right ctrl key as Fn
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Keyboard mappings - use right ctrl key as Fn

Just thinking - even better than the right-ctrl key would be to remap the one to its left as the Fn key - I don't even know what this key does, when I press it I get what looks to be a touchpad appears on the screen, but I've disabled the touchpad in settings anyway. Then I can still use the right-c...
by iain_33
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Keyboard mappings - use right ctrl key as Fn
Replies: 6
Views: 369

[SOLVED] Keyboard mappings - use right ctrl key as Fn

On my new laptop's keyboard (which has Mint 19.3 Cinnamon), there's no dedicated home / end / page up / page down keys, instead I need to use the Fn key with the arrow keys (Fn+left/right = home/end, Fn+up/down = page up/down). The Fn key and the arrow keys are on opposite sides of the keyboard, whi...
by iain_33
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED-Where is system settings?
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Where is system settings?

Hi Ragz,

Are you on Mate, Cinnamon or XFCE?
by iain_33
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux vs. User [Gripe]
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: Linux vs. User [Rant]

It is absolutely unexplaneable why a system is crashing, if a sytstem partition is full. Not the SSD, only a partition of it! Without any warning before this happens! A warning when the root partition is nearly full would be useful, with an explanation that it could lead to the system becoming unbo...
by iain_33
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Looking for a way to access my MYSQL db on my windows partition
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Looking for a way to access my MYSQL db on my windows partition

Hi Handler, What you'll need to do is create a new partition which Windows and Linux will share, and move your MySQL data files onto it. It'll need to be an ntfs partition as Windows can't read Linux filesystems. Have a look at this page , it's a few years old now so there's a few things need changi...
by iain_33
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Password stopped working
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Password stopped working

Hi wingdoctor,

Can't help with the password issue sorry, but you could boot from a live USB and copy files off your SSD onto another USB stick, and reinstall while you're at it too.
by iain_33
Sat May 30, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...

Thanks pbear - that's solved it - except it's now reversed, I get errors when booting Kubuntu where I didn't before :lol: but again, everything still works so I can live with it. It's also given me back the Mint-styled Grub menu instead of the plain default one. I'm curious to know why the errors st...
by iain_33
Sat May 30, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...

Hi pbear, I admit I'm still a novice when it comes to configuring the boot loader - when installing XFCE and then Kubuntu into my spare partition, I selected the partition to be formatted and mounted as /, and left the "install bootloader to" as the default. If it helps, here's the output of fdisk -...
by iain_33
Fri May 29, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Diving in...
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Diving in...

Hello hapgood and welcome to the forums!
by iain_33
Thu May 28, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...

@ MrEen: If boot is slower it's 1-2 seconds at the most - I noticed it hesitates for a moment as the errors spill out, but they're not on for long enough for me to read them, before the login screen appears. Just checked blkid against fstab and they all match. I've got a swapfile, so there's no swap...
by iain_33
Thu May 28, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...

I've just tried that and it made no difference - still getting the errors during boot.
by iain_33
Thu May 28, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...
Replies: 10
Views: 387

[SOLVED] Errors during boot, but only when I've got another distro installed...

Since I first installed Mint (19.3 Cinnamon) on my new laptop, it's booted up with no errors and everything's worked fine. During installation, I set up another ext4 partition as "spare" with the thought of trying out other distros alongside. I've also got Windows 10 installed, but rarely if ever us...
by iain_33
Sat May 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Some unicode symbols missing
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Some unicode symbols missing

Since I've installed Mint 19.3 Cinnamon I've noticed that a few unicode symbols aren't displaying in Firefox, I'm getting a box with the hex code inside, whereas they used to display fine in Mate. At first I only noticed it on my localhost app, so thought I hadn't configured apache or PHP correctly,...
by iain_33
Sat May 23, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New laptop, and a brief foray back to Windows 10 *shudder*
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: New laptop, and a brief foray back to Windows 10 *shudder*

Glad to hear it. How is the Lenovo holding up over all. I looked at that one as well before finally getting the System 76. It's hard to judge it, in that it's such a step up from the old one, even a crappy one by current standards would be blazing fast to me now :lol: but I'm really pleased with it...
by iain_33
Thu May 21, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect

Your reply just prompted me to check, and surprise surprise, it's disconnected, even though checking nordvpn settings tells me autoconnect is on (I'm now on Cinnamon). I'll try NordVPN's support section, but will keep the Connection Manager route in mind.
by iain_33
Wed May 20, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New laptop, and a brief foray back to Windows 10 *shudder*
Replies: 3
Views: 361

New laptop, and a brief foray back to Windows 10 *shudder*

I decided to treat myself to a new laptop, a Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH. My old HP G70 still worked, but it was getting long in the tooth - from the Windows Vista era - and its issues were growing - it was limited to 3GB RAM, transfers to external HDD's were time consuming over USB 2.0, its battery ha...
by iain_33
Sun May 17, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Not solved, worked around] nvidia-settings won't stick
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: nvidia-settings won't stick

I've managed to work around this by installing the Redshift applet and setting brightness and gamma that way, and it sticks between reboots. Happy with that 8)
by iain_33
Sat May 16, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: SOLVED - "Filename too long" when copying between ext4 partitions
Replies: 7
Views: 722

Re: SOLVED - "Filename too long" when copying between ext4 partitions

Update - I made the mistake of reformatting my /home partition as ext4/LUKS and rebooting, and trashed my installation :lol: I was getting nowhere with figuring out how to recover, so went back to square one, reinstalled Mint with no encryption, now copying all my stuff over again and no sign of the...
by iain_33
Sat May 16, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: NordVPN doesn't always autoconnect

My old laptop's out of action at the moment as I've taken it's HDD out to transfer stuff to my new laptop, so I'll report back when I get the old one back together / when I install NordVPN on the new one.
by iain_33
Sat May 16, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Not solved, worked around] nvidia-settings won't stick
Replies: 3
Views: 221

[Not solved, worked around] nvidia-settings won't stick

I've installed Mint 19.3 Cinnamon on my new Lenovo Legion Y540 laptop, which has GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics, with the nvidia-driver-440 installed as the driver manager recommended. Inxi details at the bottom. The display needs some adjusting in terms of brightness / contrast / gamma. I used these ...

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