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Question Nvidia issues on Dell Precision M4500 with 19.1 XFCE 64 ?
Posted by: AYO - 10 hours ago - Forum: Mint - No Replies


I’m totally newbie on Linux.

After doing homework before installing LinuxMint 19.1 xfce 64bit on my Dell Precision M4500, I’m supposed to have issues with :

1.    The graphic Card :1 Go NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M (with memory 1Go) 35W (black screen in the install)

2.    The touchap too sensitive and the scrolling not runs
Sources From old posts on ubuntu and fedora 14
“Nvidia Sometimes makes Compiz/X Hang or Crash”
"Sometimes, after logging in, either Compiz will fail to start (leaving me with un-managed windows) or will fail to render anything (giving a black screen)" 
"Touchpad is Crazy Sensitive"
“Need to install Nvidia binary drivers”
“64 bit Paths need to be set”
My Precision M4500 :
Processor Arrandale, Memory runs at 1066MHz : One Intel Core i5-560M(2.66GHz,3MB,Dual Core,35W)
Memory : 4GB(2x2GB)1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
Graphic Card : 1 Go NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M - 35W
Wireless : EMEA Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1x1) Mini Card
1. I wonder if I could have this issues with the LinuxMint 19.1 xfce edition, in particular with the blak screen during the install?
2. And if yes, could you give me some advice before I start to install and avoid too many trouble, specially with the black screen?
On the french forum, they recommand to use an external screen.
I have one, but I’m a little worring Huh , how deal with NVIDIA driver to solve this issues with LinuxMint 19.1 xfce, but I’m always willing to try Smile.
Thanks in advance for your answer Smile

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Posted by: blackbeer - Today, 01:28 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (2)

Well I can only hope this is where I should be as this is my first post here and I just loaded Mint on my old laptop last night and am in the process of building my next rocket ship PC and wanted to ask a couple of questions.  A little history:  I noticed a couple of weird noises from my hard drive on my daily driver a couple of days ago so I loaded all my data onto a portable hard drive and decided to build a new PC because I like doing it.  I built a gaming PC a couple of years ago but I'm not much of a gamer but I wanted the option and I still do.  I am a Windows 7 user but I will never use Windows 10 so I started thinking about Linux and then I learned that Steam was working out a way for Linux users to get the bigtime games to work so I have been on a crash course learning about Linux and distros and yes my head is spinning but after 71 years of putting myself in those kinds of situations I know I'll be just fine in a few weeks.  So, what I did was burn Mint 19.1 onto a usb stick and loaded it on to an old HP laptop that I use by my bed stand to listen to old time radio shows and dramas at night.  Ya, old Nam vet with heavy PTSD and need white noise to sleep, still.   It was quite easy to do and set up and by bed time I had all my radio shows loaded on mint and all is good.  Mint looks like I could get used to it pretty quickly but I'm wondering if maybe MX might be better for what I want my new PC to be doing, that is web searches, shopping, watching movies writing and playing games, very high grafics type games.  I've been told I don't need to worry much about virous (I don't know why I can't spell that) but I'm wondering about running Wine/Proton and the virous situation.  The reason I mentioned MX is because of one of the comments on one of Joes youtube videos, I think it is the MX video and the guy said he used Ubuntu as a daily driver but MX for his gaming.  Maybe someone on here could help me out as far as there experience on Steam and what distro seems to work well.  I know I will figure it out along the way but I'd like to hear from anyone with experience with this sort of thing.  Like I said, I don't earn a living with my PC it is simply a tool I use for news, knowledge seeking and playing around with but I spend a heck of a lot of time on mine every day and I want to be able to keep doing that.  OK, I'll shut up and listen now...


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  permissions system broken
Posted by: mrphysh - Yesterday, 07:58 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (3)

Many commands start with sudo and then apt-get or whatever. I am never able to get past this.
Typical attempt:

john@john-AY022AA-ABA-p6330f:~$ sudo apt-get install sqlitebrowser
[sudo] password for john:
Sorry, user john is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/apt-get install sqlitebrowser' as root on john-AY022AA-ABA-p6330f.

john@john-AY022AA-ABA-p6330f:~$ cd /etc/sudoers.d
john@john-AY022AA-ABA-p6330f:/etc/sudoers.d$ ls -l
total 8
-r--r----- 1 root root 180 Mar 22  2017 mintupdate
-r--r----- 1 root root 958 Jan 17  2018 README

I seem to have successfully changed the password by escaping into the Grub menu.  I can  get past the screen saver.
I want to wake up the arduino IDE.  It worked fine for months, but died.  All paths are stopped by the dead end at sudo.  I suspect that I need to reload the Linux.

john@john-AY022AA-ABA-p6330f:~$ sudo apt-get install sqlitebrowser
[sudo] password for john:
Sorry, user john is not allowed to execute '/usr/bin/apt-get install sqlitebrowser' as root on john-AY022AA-ABA-p6330f.

passwd file

list:x:38:38:Mailing List Manager:/var/list:/usr/sbin/nologin
gnats:x:41:41:Gnats Bug-Reporting System (admin):/var/lib/gnats:/usr/sbin/nologin
systemd-network:x:100:102Confusedystemd Network Management,,,:/run/systemd/netif:/usr/sbin/nologin
systemd-resolve:x:101:103Confusedystemd Resolver,,,:/run/systemd/resolve:/usr/sbin/nologin
kernoops:x:106:65534:Kernel Oops Tracking Daemon,,,:/:/usr/sbin/nologin
avahi-autoipd:x:107:112:Avahi autoip daemon,,,:/var/lib/avahi-autoipd:/usr/sbin/nologin
usbmux:x:108:46:usbmux daemon,,,:/var/lib/usbmux:/usr/sbin/nologin
lightdm:x:109:116:Light Display Manager:/var/lib/lightdm:/bin/false
nm-openvpn:x:113:121:NetworkManager OpenVPN,,,:/var/lib/openvpn/chroot:/usr/sbin/nologin
avahi:x:114:122:Avahi mDNS daemon,,,:/var/run/avahi-daemon:/usr/sbin/nologin
colord:x:115:123:colord colour management daemon,,,:/var/lib/colord:/usr/sbin/nologin
speech-dispatcher:x:116:29:Speech Dispatcher,,,:/var/run/speech-dispatcher:/bin/false
pulse:x:117:124TongueulseAudio daemon,,,:/var/run/pulse:/usr/sbin/nologin
hplip:x:118:7:HPLIP system user,,,:/var/run/hplip:/bin/false
john:x:1000:1000:John ,,,:/home/john:/bin/bash
cups-pk-helper:x:120:115:user for cups-pk-helper service,,,:/home/cups-pk-helper:/usr/sbin/nologin

I would like to reload the Mint ...  completely reinstall it
thanks john

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  Mad at Microsoft
Posted by: Murryb - 02-21-2019, 12:51 AM - Forum: Mint - Replies (5)

Does anybody on here know how to stop microsoft from locking you out of disk manager and making partitions. When i try to shrink a partition I get an error saying virtual disk something or other. Getting real tired of them messing with me.
Angry Angry


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  Joe's Mint Updates in General??
Posted by: Bill-M - 02-20-2019, 08:54 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (3)

Joe if your lurking this is for you but if I'm correct in my logic it may benefit others?

As a newbie for years now I thoroughly enjoy you're videos and in particular your humor on keystroke errors, I see myself in the mirror! With regard to your latest video re. upgrade 17x to 19x I have a problem which has been bugging me for years re. the sequence of installation. You always say do the install, do the backup, do the updates, then go into package manager and toggle include dependencies. I may be technically picky and wrong but I think the sequence should be -

1- Install package.
2- Toggle package manger dependencies next.  Reason - You don't know if there will be any packages in the update. There usually is!
3- Update the system.
4- Do the Time Shift backup which is now a backup of the totally updated system.

If the system blows up on update, it's faster to re-install from thumb drive than use Time Shift. Also you have to go to the menu and select repository since the Time Shift reminder is preventing the Select Repository from popping up using this method.

I've doing it this way for years being overly cautious re. dependencies as you have taught us. Any thoughts?

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Video Post installation scripts for Debian
Posted by: Linuxdabbler - 02-20-2019, 04:55 AM - Forum: Linux Tips & Tricks - No Replies

I made a relatively short video to show off a little set of scripts that I wrote to help me "automate" the process of installing sudo, setting permissions, installing software fonts, themes, changing settings, and enabling services on a fresh install of Debian...


I have tried this out on Debian 9.5 - 9.8, and testing and it works pretty well from my testing in virtualbox, my main pc, and laptop.

You can see my scripts at https://github.com/linuxdabbler/debian-install-scripts  

If you see something in my scripts that needs to be added or a section that can be optimized... please don't hesitate to let me know either here or in the youtube comments.

Feedback is welcome

Thank you


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Posted by: dnavratil - 02-18-2019, 06:16 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (4)

Newbie David here - I just installed Linux Mint OFCE 19.1 on my laptop last week and still getting use to the OS!  I must say one very nice feature of Linux is I can decide when to update the system!  I also use a W10 desktop and never know when an update is coming or what it may do to my system! Not having to run Antivirus or Defrag or CCleaner is also very nice!! Just my thoughts so far - David N.

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  Swap File
Posted by: frank124c@gmail.com - 02-18-2019, 04:39 PM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (4)

I have an old computer, it originally ran Windows XP but that was too slow for me so I wiped the drive and installed Lubuntu. It runs a lot faster now but I still want to speed it up a bit. Any suggestions?

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Question Dvorak keyboard
Posted by: AYO - 02-18-2019, 03:47 PM - Forum: Ideas - Replies (2)

I wonder if someone uses a Dvorak keyboard or BEPO keyboard (french version) on linux?
I really enjoy the efficency of this kind of keyboard. I hope I could find one on a laptop.

I have a Typematrix® 2030 and I hope able to use on Linux.
On windows 7, I’ve got several issues with that. We couldn’t use in same time a qwerty and a dvorak.
I'd would to know before jump on linux, probably mint MATE edition, if linux runs in same way or it's possible to use 2 differents kind of keyboard?
And if not, it could be a good improvement for someone who want to use his laptop in this way.
Thanks in advance for your answer.

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  HP and Compaq
Posted by: jerad - 02-18-2019, 03:30 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (7)

i have 2 desk tops that i want to put Linux on. i have already put it on 2 of my laptops with no problems.

p6716f-b     HP model
sr2011wm   Compaq model

both of these give me a blinking curser in the upper left hand corner when i try to boot from usb.

any fix for this?

thank you

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