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by wpshooter
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products
Replies: 21
Views: 468

Re: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products

Yes, apparently Linux Mint's NEVER setting does not successfully turn off the monitor's hardware power saving feature. And what I was saying originally is that if the Linux Mint power saving under screensaver can not do this properly, that it would be nice to have an option built into the monitor it...
by wpshooter
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products
Replies: 21
Views: 468

Re: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products

Perhaps I have found a solution. I put xset s 00 command in the startup applications and as Andy says "if she don't jump, I think we might have her". However, one would think that changing the display sleep setting in power management section under screensaver in Linux Mint to NEVER would make this ...
by wpshooter
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products
Replies: 21
Views: 468

Re: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products

The NEVER setting in screensaver seems to have no effect, my guess is that it can not override the built-in screen blanker in the monitors hardware/firmware. However, the xset -dpms command at the terminal disables the blanking just fine. Now if I could just discover how to get that command run auto...
by wpshooter
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products
Replies: 21
Views: 468

Re: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products

Is the NEVER setting for on PUT DISPLAY TO SLEEP WHEN INACTIVE FOR under power management
on the screensaver functions on Linux Mint supposed to do the exact same thing
as the xset -dpms command issued at the terminal ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products
Replies: 21
Views: 468

Re: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products

Found this:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/61291/h ... mmand-line

Sounds like it might be a solution, however, would be much simpler for this ability to be built into the hardware settings of
the device.
by wpshooter
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products
Replies: 21
Views: 468

Re: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products

Monitor on standby confusing users? It is pretty simple to tell apart a computer, the monitor of which has gone to standby mode, from a computer which is switched off completely. Desktop machine: When fully switched on the monitor power button will show green light. When in standby mode it will sho...
by wpshooter
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products
Replies: 21
Views: 468

Re: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products

If you mean your screen turning off while the computer is still sending a signal, I've never seen such a feature on any computer screen, only TV sets (and you can disable it on those). You need to press the power button for longer than 4 seconds to turn the PC off, so a non-issue. You're posting th...
by wpshooter
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products
Replies: 21
Views: 468

why do monitor manufacturers put inactivty time-out feature on their products

Why do monitor manufacturers put inactivity time-out (screen blanking) on their products ? I ask this because this feature overrides turning off screensaver and power management features in the operating system and in the computer's BIOS. Having a display go blank after a period of inactivity is NOT...
by wpshooter
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: usb flash drive problem reported by MS$ OSs
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: usb flash drive problem reported by MS$ OSs

I have about 6 usb sticks all 64gb and i have noticed lately that if i format a few in mint then insert into a wondoz10 puta i get the error that windoz has detected a problem with your usb media. Do you wish that windoz does a scan and repair the usb.... So, i'm not sure if there is a minor differ...
by wpshooter
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: booting to Linux Mint USB flash drive via USB 3.0 port
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: booting to Linux Mint USB flash drive via USB 3.0 port

When I last looked (2017) at the source code neither GRUB not ISOLINUX had native USB3 drivers. They relied on the motherboard BIOS to access a USB3 port instead of talking to the hardware directly. If the BIOS has no firmware to support USB3 hardware (and often this is the case with 'new' features...
by wpshooter
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: booting to Linux Mint USB flash drive via USB 3.0 port
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: booting to Linux Mint USB flash drive via USB 3.0 port

Sort of strange. System would not boot to my Linux Mint 19.1 USB flash drive ISO on the 3.0 usb designated port which were enabled at the time, however after I installed Mint from one of the non 3.0 ports and then re-enabled the 3.0 ports in BIOS, now the ISO install flash drive or any other usb dri...
by wpshooter
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED) Avahi Not Downloading / Installing
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Avahi won't install

The avahi update that just showed up in update manager will
not install, any idea as to why ???

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: line of asterisks on display at bootup
Replies: 0
Views: 63

line of asterisks on display at bootup

Am getting a line of asterisks at the very top of monitor/display just before the LM logo and auto logon line on an install of Mint 19.1 on a Dell Precision T3600 desktop computer. Any idea as to what these asterisks mean ? Did not get them when booting from the USB bootable install flash drive. Let...
by wpshooter
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Getting rid of rare occasional SLOW shutdowns
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Getting rid of rare occasional SLOW shutdowns

This may not be the same issue the OP is referring to but on my laptop running Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon and on my desktop running Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon I very often have to wait for shutdown with the message of : A stop job is running for User C1 ..... (sometimes C2) with a countdown timer countin...
by wpshooter
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: booting to Linux Mint USB flash drive via USB 3.0 port
Replies: 3
Views: 207

booting to Linux Mint USB flash drive via USB 3.0 port

Can not get Dell precision T3600 to boot to Linux Mint 19.1 USB flash drive ISO when attached to USB 3.0 port.

Boots just fine from USB 2.0 port(s).

Yes, the 3.0 ports are enabled.

Any thoughts.

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Getting rid of rare occasional SLOW shutdowns
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Getting rid of rare occasional SLOW shutdowns

Yes, and removing the #.

But what is the timing if that line is not fooled with at all ?

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Getting rid of rare occasional SLOW shutdowns
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Getting rid of rare occasional SLOW shutdowns

Pjotr wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:34 am
In any case: I'd set DefaultTimeoutStopSec to 10 instead of 4. It's more cautious to leave the system a bit more time....
Wouldn't it be even more cautious to just leave it at 90 ?
by wpshooter
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Getting rid of rare occasional SLOW shutdowns
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Getting rid of rare occasional SLOW shutdowns

Is it possible that somehow update manager is causing this ? Does the update manager go out to the Linux Mint servers and check for status even if the auto update feature and the auto refresh features are NOT enabled under preferences ? Could something like that be causing these occasional long shut...
by wpshooter
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: usb flash drive problem reported by MS$ OSs
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: usb flash drive problem reported by MS$ OSs

Hoser Rob wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:10 am
I've never had a problem like this, don't have any WIndows myself but they've worked on friend's Winboxes. Are you sure you're formatting them to fat32?
Absolutely, fat32.

Was working on a friends win computer just the other day and this occurred.
He had win 8.1 on it.

Thanks.
by wpshooter
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Getting rid of rare occasional SLOW shutdowns
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Getting rid of rare occasional SLOW shutdowns

It would probably be a good idea to try to figure out what causes the slow shutdown instead of forcing a fast shutdown. You may be able to do that by reviewing the messages generated in syslog during shutdown whenever you boot after a slow shutdown. I have asked about this same issue in the past an...

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