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by rbmorse
Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your opinions on Windows 10 so far..
Replies: 398
Views: 25643

Re: Your opinions on Windows 10 so far..

Operationally, I think it's fine. I've been beating on the technology preview running as a VM under Mint for a couple of months now and haven't been able to bust it in a meaningful way that hadn't already been documented by the dev team. Everything I've tried works, and the performance is quite good...
by rbmorse
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <SOLVED>LibreOffice PPA
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: LibreOffice PPA

Thanks for this, guys. Another item off my "to do" list.
by rbmorse
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adobe lightroom install on Linux Mint? + Linux alternatives
Replies: 16
Views: 7638

Re: Adobe lightroom installation on Linux Mint?

As much as I appreciate phd21's enthusiasm for the tools he mentioned, I must disagree that any of them can hold a candle to Lightroom/Photoshop for serious photography, especially the workflow management aspects. The closest I've found, and the one I use, is Corel AfterShot Pro 2 https://store.afte...
by rbmorse
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie Scansnap Scanner not recognized
Replies: 13
Views: 1520

Re: Newbie Scansnap Scanner not recognized

This is a longshot, but may help: open the terminal application. In terminal, enter the following: gksu gedit /etc/sane.d/snapscan.conf<enter> where <enter> means press the enter key. remove the # character that is at the front of the line: # /dev/usb/scanner0 bus=usb save the file, exit the gedit a...
by rbmorse
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Secure boot/UEIF enabled Install Win10
Replies: 5
Views: 1118

Re: Secure boot/UEIF enabled Install Win10

I run Mint in UEFI mode with secure boot disabled, but my understanding is that Windows X will install with secure boot disabled. Actually, my experience is that Windows X will install with secure boot disabled as I'm running the technology preview as a VMWare VM on the Mint host. That environment i...
by rbmorse
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB3 PCI card not enabled
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: USB3 PCI card not enabled

Hard drives are pretty slow. Aren't they limited by the rate they can move bits on and off the platter rather than the interface?
by rbmorse
Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Nvidia and Missing resolutions.
Replies: 13
Views: 2176

Re: Nvidia and Missing resolutions.

Cosmo. wrote:
ataulfo wrote:You have to use "display" in system settings panel to change screen resolutions
Don't do this with a NVidia-card and Cinnamon. This will definitely lead into problems.
Works OK here. GTX970 + nvidia 346.72 driver with Cinnamon on Mint 17.2 using 3.19.0-22 kernel.
by rbmorse
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: DRevitalize and bad sectors
Replies: 4
Views: 2338

Re: DRevitalize and bad sectors

It's dead, Jim.
by rbmorse
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie needs help with Wine & Office 2007
Replies: 22
Views: 1156

Re: Newbie needs help with Wine & Office 2007

Also, consider that Office 2007 is officially retired and receiving only minimal support from Microsoft. It goes totally EOL in April of 2017. BTW...I went through the same thing with my wife after her last Macbook Pro died and I decided I didn't want to spend $2,500 for a new one. Moved her to a ni...
by rbmorse
Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [SOLVED]HP scanner/printer
Replies: 11
Views: 1647

Re: HP scanner/printer

This is a longshot, but try: /etc/sane.d/net.conf add the bare IP for your scanner to the bottom of the saned hosts section, (ex: 10.0.0.25) Your scanner's IP will likely be different from the example, unless you're at my house. It's a long shot because saned should find the scanner through the loca...
by rbmorse
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Why is not linux mint 17.1 using full capacity of RAM?
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Why is not linux mint 17.1 using full capacity of RAM?

Hard to say without knowing more about your system, but it's likely that some of you system RAM is being "loaned" to the GPU (graphics processing unit), especially if this is a laptop. Also, there's some BIOS/UEFI and O/S related "overhead" (file caches and the like) that keeps a little RAM from bei...
by rbmorse
Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Windows key - ksuperkey
Replies: 5
Views: 1781

Re: Windows key - ksuperkey

It's a KDE thing. In Cinnamon, the win superkey toggles the start menu by default, as expected.
by rbmorse
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Re-enable "Granted permissions without asking for password"
Replies: 17
Views: 2603

Re: Re-enable "Granted permissions without asking for passwo

I misunderstood. Sorry I can't answer your question, though.
by rbmorse
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:01 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Re-enable "Granted permissions without asking for password"
Replies: 17
Views: 2603

Re: Re-enable "Granted permissions without asking for passwo

How is that different from running as root, which I am universally told is a bad idea when I asked about it?
by rbmorse
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: nvidia support
Replies: 22
Views: 3134

Re: nvidia support

What happens if you let it sit for three minutes after the screen goes black? My experience with nvidia GPUs and Linux is that after GRUB makes boot selection, the video will go into a mode some nvidia adapters do not natively support. In some cases the machine just locks up, in other cases, however...
by rbmorse
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Issue with EFI grub installation
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Issue with EFI grub installation

I wonder if just running the grub configuration command:

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

will force a rescan of the esp so it loads the correct .efi file
by rbmorse
Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Issue with EFI grub installation
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Issue with EFI grub installation

Are you trying to dual-boot this machine with Microsoft Windows?

see if the following file exists:

boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi
by rbmorse
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvidia GTX 960 video card troubles
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Nvidia GTX 960 video card troubles

This is easy, in Mint, anyway. Do your install and get that running. Once the install is complete, Click on menu at the lower left of the screen, then type Driver in the dialog box. That should bring up the menu entry for "Driver Manager". Click on that. When it opens (may take a minute as it polls ...
by rbmorse
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux hacked ?!
Replies: 32
Views: 1896

Re: Linux hacked ?!

I had a browser hijack once, but that was a Flash exploit rather than anything specific to Linux. Clearing the browser cache (and removing Flashplayer) fixed it.
by rbmorse
Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] Mint 17.1 & Windows 8.1 on UEFI . Boot order !
Replies: 10
Views: 3101

Re: Mint 17.1 & Windows 8.1 on UEFI . Boot order !

Very good, and yes, I quite agree.

When you installed Mint, do you recall which partition you designated for the boot loader?

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