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  1. Seriously man, if the toes are getting to be a threat, you might consider getting the feet amputated. My dad had toe problems and by the time the quack he was going to got done with him, his whole legs were seeping fluids.

    It's up to you, sir. What is more important - life or feet? If I know you at all, I know you choose life. Good luck caintry, always  hope the best for ya.

  2. Figured I'd respond just so you don't think I'm ignoring you (yes, maybe I'm getting paranoid in my old age) :mrgreen:

    I did try one last clean install of Leap. It told me it had to delete Windows. OK, go for it! But it took so long for the updates to run that I went forget it.

     

    Thanks for all you've done for me. Who knows where I'll be living next year? If I have a cabled connection to a router some time again I'll definitely go back to Linux. But for now it's the if it ain't broke don't fix it path for me. Man, I went and took a mighty crap last time and when I got done zypper was still on 9 out of 1100+ things to update

     

    :b33r::b33r::b33r::b33r::b33r: .

  3. For real, it's over. I give you many thanks for all your assistance. I must give Nigel a shout out, and Bruce who first turned me on to Linux back in the day.

    I do the things that are suggested but it never works. I always get that message (a, r, i) because the connection craps out in the middle of any update I try.

    Enough is enough. Maybe this laptop hates Linux. F it then. I'll run Win 10 on this, maybe I'll buy another one someday to try Leap on, but no more on this one.

     

    Thanks, Terry, you're always spot on. Must be my lappy or the Wifi here that defeats me. Peace.

  4. It's cool, no rush. I'm busy with life things now, starting new job Monday, gotta get up before 9 tomorrow to get car inspected (PA sucks, car was good til 2020 in NJ). I miss the Disks app that I had before the update I did. At least I have Linux up now, I can print (got my Flyers sked up on the wall), and I've still got Windows if I need to use it. All is cool so far, I'll check back in to see your plan some time later. Maybe I can fix things on my own, but I'll wait for your guidance. Spot-on Terry should be your name. :b33r::b33r::b33r:

  5. Can't upload screenshot, I've gotta type again.

    /dev/sda 931,51 GiB
    /dev/sda1 260.00 MiB EFI Boot FAT /boot/efi
    /dev/sda2 16.00 MiB Microsoft reserved
    /dev/sda3 343.49 GiB HPFS/NTFS NTFS WINDOWS /run/media/paulhut1964
    /dev/sda4 980.00 MiB " " Windows RE Tools
    /dev/sda5 15.65 GiB " " RECOVERY
    /dev/sda6 2.00 GiB Linux swap swap swap
    /dev/sda7 10.00 GiB Linux native Ext4 /
    /dev/sda8 559.12 GiB " " /home
    tmpfs 3.84 GiB TMPFS tmpfs /dev/shm
    " " " " /run
    " " " " /sys/fs/cgroup

  6. Can't expand the root. Max size allowed in expert partitions or partitioner through YaST is 10 GB. My /home is well over 500 GB with nothing on it.

    I did do 2 fresh installs without telling you. :mrgreen: First time I did zypper -v up the connection died in the middle of it. 2nd time it finished but then there was no room on / to install anything. Then I deleted stuff and killed NetworkManager somehow.

     

    I think the errors are making /tmp humongous, so I open terminal and do rm -rf /tmp/* before every shutdown.

    I'll just delete any games I don't use and Marble globe and hope for the best. I deleted Firefox and just roll with Chromium for my browser.

    The router is on my new landlord's level above my living room, that's where I got the 70/70 with 94 to 100% signal. The bedroom gets between 68-76 % but that's good enough for me. Thanks, spot on as always, my friend.

  7. [email protected]:~> sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=2
    root's password:
    [email protected]:~> sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"
    Quality=70/70 Signal level=-24 dBm
    ESSID:"Nunzio"
    Quality=70/70 Signal level=-26 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=34/70 Signal level=-76 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=70/70 Signal level=-28 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
    ESSID:"HOME-4A2D"
    Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
    ESSID:"\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00"
    Quality=70/70 Signal level=-28 dBm
    ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
    Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
    ESSID:"HOME-2852"
    Quality=34/70 Signal level=-76 dBm
    ESSID:"HOME-E7C6"
    Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
    ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
    Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
    ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
    Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
    ESSID:"\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00"
    ESSID:"\x00\x00\x00\x00"
    Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
    ESSID:"HOME-6B62"
    Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
    ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
    Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
    ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
    Quality=34/70 Signal level=-76 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:"06B402058472"
    Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=56/70 Signal level=-54 dBm
    ESSID:"HOME-9D1C-2.4"
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:"Colin2.4"
    Quality=40/70 Signal level=-70 dBm
    ESSID:"HOME-D106-2.4"
    Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=40/70 Signal level=-70 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=56/70 Signal level=-54 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=56/70 Signal level=-54 dBm
    ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
    Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
    ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
    Quality=48/70 Signal level=-62 dBm
    ESSID:"HT_AP0"
    Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
    ESSID:"HOME-B3E2"
    Quality=34/70 Signal level=-76 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:"DizzyLion-guest"
    Quality=34/70 Signal level=-76 dBm
    ESSID:"Mywifi"
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
    ESSID:"Triciamarie21"
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=38/70 Signal level=-72 dBm
    ESSID:"cleopatty"
    Quality=36/70 Signal level=-74 dBm
    ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
    Quality=40/70 Signal level=-70 dBm
    ESSID:"HOME-7E1D-2.4"
    [email protected]:~>

     

    Does that look like success? Thank you very much, Terry! :b33r: :b33r: :b33r: :b33r: :b33r:

  8. [email protected]:~> sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:"Nunzio"
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
    [email protected]:~> sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=1
    [email protected]:~> sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"
    Quality=46/70 Signal level=-64 dBm
    ESSID:"Nunzio"
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
    [email protected]:~> sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=2
    [email protected]:~> sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"
    wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Device or resource busy

    [email protected]:~> sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=2
    [email protected]:~> sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level"
    Quality=46/70 Signal level=-64 dBm
    ESSID:"Nunzio"
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=44/70 Signal level=-66 dBm
    ESSID:""
    Quality=42/70 Signal level=-68 dBm
    ESSID:"xfinitywifi"
    [email protected]:~

     

    No good. Work on it more tomorrow.

  9. OK, T, my cooler head is prevailing right now, so we'll take this step-by-step.

    The reason I reinstalled Win was because you should be able to access the Win partition through Linux if you run as root. This is the message I get:

     

    An error occurred while accessing 'WINDOWS', the system responded: The requested operation has failed: Error mounting /dev/sda3 at /run/media/paulhut1964/WINDOWS: Command-line `mount -t "ntfs" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid,uid=1000,gid=100" "/dev/sda3" "/run/media/paulhut1964/WINDOWS"' exited with non-zero exit status 14: Windows is hibernated, refused to mount.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sda3': Operation not permitted
    The NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown
    Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting), or mount the volume
    read-only with the 'ro' mount option.

    So I figured I had to redo Windows.

    Sometimes if I step away for a minute from Leap, the screen goes blank and then when I go to restore it with a move of the mouse, the display goes haywire and I have to cold reboot.

    Since I can't access Windows, I can't access anything I copied to run commands you gave me.

     

    I'm here on Linux right now, so I will run those commands you gave me for making the new driver. I'll let you know how it goes. Peace.

     

    :b33r:

  10. It is all bloody wack. I went to reinstall Leap and the only partitioning option now is to whack the Windows drive. Now I will re-install Windows with the USB backup I made and start over from jump.

    Wifi has been the main problem, but I've also had freezes and display glitches. And I couldn't do what you told me to in post #25 because the file wouldn't make, just error messages.

    I'm starting over from scratch, wish me luck.

     

    :b33r:

  11. Thank you for all your help, but Linux is banished from this machine. Too much hassle. I've followed directions from the Pit to the T, just ain't happening. Maybe HP and Linux don't mix. Maybe Leap 42 is buggy. Maybe it's just me. :)

     

    I need this laptop to find my way around. Stranger in a strange city right now. The Windows works for now. I hate it (and needing Norton), but it is what it is for now. If I get back on my feet a bit, maybe I buy another lappy & whack Windows from it and just run Linux. But this dual boot is not working for me.

  12. Hovering between 50-56% signal with 72.2 MBit/s speed. Have to bring lappy into living room to connect. Could be better, but WTH, I am running Linux, so thank you.

     

     

    Edit: Nope, I need more tweak help. In Windows I'm getting 55 MB down and 15 up on Ookla Speedtest. Leap can't reach 5/1.

  13. Looks like clean install has done the trick. Terry, thanks again. I just had to go F10 and change up the boot order to GRUB. I'll worry about boosting the signal at some other time, right now it's good enough for me.

     

    Peace.

     

    :b33r::b33r::b33r:

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