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by B2WJ
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How Do I Replace Mint's Highly "Laggy" File Manager -- and With What?
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: How Do I Replace Mint's Highly "Laggy" File Manager -- and With What?

I have always found that transfer speed is much faster using a terminal command rather than drag/drop with file-manager. So, @ajgreeny , @gm10 , and @gittiest personITW , a good discussion that's gotten me to calm down over the speed collapse. I'll give moving files via terminal a try. Believe it w...
by B2WJ
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How Do I Replace Mint's Highly "Laggy" File Manager -- and With What?
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: How Do I Replace Mint's Highly "Laggy" File Manager -- and With What?

It does also sound as if it is transferring at about USB2 speed. Your card reader - - - it is USB2? Two computers using different internal card readers. So there's no USB connection as with a portable USB hub but instead direct connection through the computers' circuit boards: Realtek Semiconductor...
by B2WJ
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How Do I Replace Mint's Highly "Laggy" File Manager -- and With What?
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Outgoing Mint 19.3 Data Transfers Disastrously Slow

Okay, @Kadaitcha Man . First the 2012 system. Note that this unit, given the manufacture date, uses a hybrid "BIOS" system that switches to EFI as warranted by an installation. wj2bartman@wj2bartman-Aspire-Z1620:~$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: wj2bartman-Aspire-Z1620 Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64 bits:...
by B2WJ
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How Do I Replace Mint's Highly "Laggy" File Manager -- and With What?
Replies: 13
Views: 477

How Do I Replace Mint's Highly "Laggy" File Manager -- and With What?

I'm deeply relating to a regular flow of negative technical board comments about Mint 's File Manager, like this one just hours ago on Reddit : "Default file manager is a bit laggy with large folders, so I typically have second file manager installed for those situations." Well, for me, "bit laggy" ...
by B2WJ
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Seeming Dilemma: BIOS/UEFI Upgrades for Linux
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Seeming Dilemma: BIOS/UEFI Upgrades for Linux

Relating here to "BIOS upgrade?" from today 22 December 2019 by @stevengarland addressed by @Rene and @Derek_S . I am also 100 percent Linux 19.3 with two ACER Aspires having had BIOS/UEFI upgrades using Windows executable files. ACER offers a Linux -angled BIOS/UEFI upgrade for the older model, a 2...
by B2WJ
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Linux Mint Laptop Logo Sticker
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Linux Mint Laptop Logo Sticker

Thanks, Davent. That's currently US$3.90. Not cheap but it looks classy. Having upgraded my two PCs to Mint 19.3 Tricia just hours ago, I was coincidentally wondering if Clem Lefebvre's team offered anything like that for covering or replacing old MS Windows stickers. I wonder who created the versio...
by B2WJ
Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Any Benefit to 'Clean Install' for Mint 19.3?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Any Benefit to 'Clean Install' for Mint 19.3?

Thanks, @Pjotr , @JoeFootball , for the swift and helpful explanations. Likewise @JoeBingo , and ... ... often when doing an upgrade rather than a clean install, the newer kernel isn't installed for one thing. Who knows what else might be "compromised." As I was about to reboot to activate 19.3 the ...
by B2WJ
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Any Benefit to 'Clean Install' for Mint 19.3?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

[SOLVED] Any Benefit to 'Clean Install' for Mint 19.3?

When a new Mint version such as 19.3 Tricia has notable changes/improvements, is there any benefit to hardware/software/other by doing a "clean install" via ISO rather than the upgrade provided through the new "System Reports?" An example, to my thinking, would be if there had been some damage to th...
by B2WJ
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD
Replies: 22
Views: 1180

Re: Mint 19.1 won't recognize 128GB microSDXC UHS-1 SD CARD

A few days late here, unfortunately, but having troubleshot the very same problem ( https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=297176&p=1654116&hilit=media+card+version+128gb#p1654116 ) as @WildAlaska some weeks back I can confirm the issue involves internal hardware. My situation: JMicron Te...
by B2WJ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Printer
Replies: 33
Views: 1458

Re: Install Printer

Well, @tweetybird , I know you're sick and tired of multiple print installation/configuration failures. But since you can't print anyway, you can try this: In "Printers-Localhost" right click on the icon representing your Brother printer and select delete . You will then see the words, "There are no...
by B2WJ
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Install Printer
Replies: 33
Views: 1458

Re: Install Printer

@Tweetybird , did you not try the configuration utility that allows you to select printer drivers and otherwise configure your printer? If the utility is not installed (it was by default for me with Mint 19.1 ), you need to install the package system-config-printer-gnome . If or when you have the u...
by B2WJ
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Drive space and Linux query.
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Drive space and Linux query.

sudo apt autoremove sudo apt autoclean sudo apt clean In addition, @redx87 , you can from time to time run a simple autoremove command in a terminal to remove old kernels: sudo apt autoremove --purge NOTE: Those with older Mint / Ubuntu releases may need to use apt-get instead of apt, e.g.: sudo ap...
by B2WJ
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No Power "Standby" for Mint/Mint Xfce?
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: [SOLVED] No Power "Standby" for Mint/Mint Xfce?

... Linux boots and shuts down certainly fast enough for my needs, so I've dismissed doing anything otherwise, providing me with the satisfaction of properly operating computers. Thanks for your closing inputs @JoeFootball and @carum carvi . I've now gone from wanting "hibernate" to being happy not...
by B2WJ
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No Power "Standby" for Mint/Mint Xfce?
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: No Power "Standby" for Mint/Mint Xfce?

Thanks @MrEen (awesome avatar!) and @carum carvi for the "perfect link" and explanation of how hibernation disappeared. Yes, the guide by the amazing, and amazingly ubiquitous developer, gm10, certainly does require "a lot of trickery and difficult tweaks." So for now I'll keep it with my growing Mi...
by B2WJ
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] No Power "Standby" for Mint/Mint Xfce?
Replies: 6
Views: 474

[SOLVED] No Power "Standby" for Mint/Mint Xfce?

I've put this question in "Newbie Questions" rather than " Xfce " because following a forums search it would appear no version of Linux Mint 19.1 provides a full power standby -- often called "hibernate" or, in MS Windows , "Sleep." Apparently "Suspend" simply returns to the sign-in screen followed ...
by B2WJ
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19.1 Not 'Seeing' Extreme SDs
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Mint 19.1 Not 'Seeing' Extreme SDs

Great thought. I've been meaning to buy a USB-to-USB micro adapter anyway for my tablet. So when I do so I'll add one for SD cards, which I see are indeed inexpensive. Then I'll mark this post "[Solved]," since mine is obviously a problem that involves internal hardware partially incompatible with M...
by B2WJ
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19.1 Not 'Seeing' Extreme SDs
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Mint 19.1 Not 'Seeing' Extreme SDs

In fact, @AndyMH, along with @Pierre you've helped open my thinking to what the problem could be. So thanks. In the meantime, I have some very high capacity flash drives, so can work around this bit of an inconvenience.
by B2WJ
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19.1 Not 'Seeing' Extreme SDs
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Mint 19.1 Not 'Seeing' Extreme SDs

Not sure I used lspci for this before. It supports your research about laptop card readers being "usually connected directly through the PCI bus." Here: 01:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01) As it happens, the Mint -only PC with its...
by B2WJ
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19.1 Not 'Seeing' Extreme SDs
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Mint 19.1 Not 'Seeing' High Capacity/Capture SDs

Thanks, @Pierre and @AndyMH . A fair bit to consider there while needing to do my first interrupted package (libllvm7) repair for both systems, all during a USA holiday. Happily, I believe your inputs point toward my solution. First, the formatting ... would they all be formatted in the New exFAT fo...
by B2WJ
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19.1 Not 'Seeing' Extreme SDs
Replies: 9
Views: 541

[Solved] Mint 19.1 Not 'Seeing' Extreme SDs

Mint 19.1 Xfce cannot "see" SD cards somewhere above 32GB on a 2014 ACER Aspire laptop that dual boots Windows 10 . I own two 32GB cards and two 128GB cards, the latter two having extreme capture, transfer, and application speeds. So it's possible the issue is not capacity, but rather extreme perfo...

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