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Re: Post bugs in Elyssa here

Postby MREOTimes on Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:14 pm

Bug? Linux Mint Elyssa V5 Live CD, from file LinuxMint-5-r1.iso:

This Elyssa Live CD will load and install on an MSI mobo machine but not
a Gateway which easily runs the previous Darnya version of Linux Mint.
Md5Sum check of the ISO download is OK (downloaded twice, from the torrent
link on the Linux Mint website and again from secsup.org.) ISO was burned
3 separate times to CDRs on 2 different PCs at slow speeds, using both
Windows and an installed Linux Mint 4 Darnya.

Repeated Failed boots:
On an older updated Gateway AMD Athlon 1200 mHz/768 MB (which boots and
installs the previous Darnya Live CD OK) the Elyssa Live CD stops short:
it gets to the 1st splash screen which allows selecting automatic boot/
2 manual Start Linux Mint modes/memory test (ran it, passed OK), then it
displays "Loading Casper...", then "Ready", then "Loading...", then
the 2nd splash screen with the horizontally moving loading bar.
Shortly after this it stops accessing the CD drive altogether, then
after a long delay it displays a continuously scrolling text screen with
repeating lines:

"SQUASHFS ERROR: sb_bread failed reading block 0x58c6",
"Unable to read fragment cache block [1629407]",
"Unable to read page, block 1629407, size 87b9...".

This occurs no matter which of the 3 boot modes is selected.

Successful boots on a different machine:
On a more recent MSI AMD Athlon 2800/512 MB machine all 3 of my Elyssa
Live CDs boot up OK, during which the CD drive is accessed more or less
continually until the loading is complete (whereas the Gateway machine
quit accessing the CD drive soon after starting the loading process).

The Gateway machine has not given any problems and runs Windows plus
Linux Mint 4 Darnya and Knoppix Live CDs OK, so evidently there is a
variation in the Elyssa Live CD loader which does not work on certain
PC configurations. Unlike the Darnya Live CD, Elyssa does not have
a help file which suggests various boot options.

Solution?
Can you suggest changes to the boot prompt, or tests, or will future
ISOs fix this problem? Looking around the web indicates that quite
a few people have encountered similar problems.

Thanks for your efforts.
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Re: Post bugs in Elyssa here

Postby Universal on Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:57 am

MagnusB wrote:Opening torrent files with Firefox in Transmission some times need several tries. Reproduce:
1. http://btjunkie.org/torrent/Belenix-OpenSolaris-Install-DVD/4032258093847b18b24b14713fbac415c9db35153e67 (Download torrent, select open with)
2. Repeat step 1 to actually open the torrent with Transmission
And yes, I selected that torrent cause it is legal :)


I think this may be a problem with that website itself (btjunkie) that I encountered in Windows also. It sends the torrent file as octet-stream instead of the correct mime type or something similar to that. Firefox will ask you every time what to do with the file even if you select "Always do this".

hotweiss wrote:-my headphone jack doesn't mute my speakers after I plug in my headphones (ALSA bug)



You need to enable the "Jack Sense" switches. Right click the volume icon on the panel and choose "Open Volume Control". Then go to Edit->Preferences and check the "Headphone Jack Sense" and "Line Jack Sense" (external speakers) boxes. Then go to the "Switches" tab and check them. Your headphones and external speakers should work properly then. I just started with Linux a couple months ago and have noticed these options are well hidden and not activated by default on almost every distro I've tried which makes no sense to me at all lol. I've seen posts on a lot of forums by people with the same problem, and some very elaborate (and very unecessary) fixes, then eventually figured the easy way out myself lol. An alternative is to open a Terminal window, and type alsamixer. Then cursor to the right to the "Headphone Jack Sense" item and press M to turn it on. Like I said, I'm relatively new to Linux and after trying many distros (Mint the best so far of course) it seems to me Linux audio is confusing and lacking. I'm not quite sure I even understand what the point of Pulse Audio is as it seems to be for playing sounds through the network on another computer which I can only imagine maybe 1% or less of all users having a need to do. Probably just my linux ignorance showing through though lol.
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Re: Post bugs in Elyssa here

Postby bdunlap on Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:57 pm

I don't know if this is a bug or something not implemented on purpose. I'm using Mint 5 XFCE Beta 025. I have a folder of ttf fonts and I want to install all of them but when I select all and right click to install there is no option for that. BUT just selecting one of them and right clicking there is an option to install it.

I'd like to be able to select all (or a folder with only ttf fonts, nothing else) and be able to install all of them at once.

Thanks :-)

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Re: Post bugs in Elyssa here

Postby kadathseeker on Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:04 pm

Suspend and Hibernate do not work properly.

Not really a bug, but enabling capture devices in alsamixer by default at half volume would save a lot of confusion.

Most multimedia keys work fine, but volume seems tied to controlling only the headphone port sound and there doesn't appear to be a way to configure this graphically (yet to find a command line way either, but still researching). I know at least one other person had this problem.
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Re: Post bugs in Elyssa here

Postby T J Tulley on Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:32 am

Don't know whether this counts as a bug - I've mentioned it before in another forum, but now that Felicia is nearly ready, perhaps it's worth mentioning again - does anyone take any notice?

Elyssa hibernates and recovers perfectly - but it always reports that it hasn't done so!

When I select /Elyssa/Quit/Hibernate, the screen rapidly clears, then a text screen says:
[log numbers] drm_sysfs_suspend
[log numbers] i8042 kbd 00:0a activation failed

Then the power and other lights used to close - but now that I am using the modified kernel line in menu.lst, to avoid BusyBox intervention, they stay on. I switch off power.

On resume, after BIOS boot the Grub menu appears - Enter, and the text screen proceeds and loads the image from the swap partition. If hibernate was not selected, no image is found and normal boot proceeds. It shows me logged in as user and invites my password. The desktop screen then appears as it was before hibernation, with a box over the system tray saying Elyssa failed to hibernate.
Yours hopefully -

Theo Tulley.
Using a PC with 2GB RAM, 3 hdds and a 1.7 GHz Celeron cpu.
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Re: Post bugs in Elyssa here - addendum

Postby T J Tulley on Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:55 am

Now I've installed the script hibernate in this Elyssa - had done so in earlier installations.

Now, from the command ~$ sudo hibernate I still get the text screen report:
[log numbers] drm_sysfs_suspend
[log numbers] i8042 kbd 00:0a activation failed
and the lights still stay on, but on resume it no longer displays the box saying
Elyssa failed to hibernate.
Yours hopefully -

Theo Tulley.
Using a PC with 2GB RAM, 3 hdds and a 1.7 GHz Celeron cpu.
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Re: Post bugs in Elyssa here

Postby MatchStickMen on Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:09 pm

let me say Linux Mint is beautiful and works great, but I downloaded the updates and my sound quit working. The same thing happened when I downloaded the new Linux Mint 7 when it came out. So for now I will keep the system as is with no updates. I have a Lenovo Y 510 laptop. Thanks
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