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by Spearmint2
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer
Replies: 31
Views: 563

Re: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

shom_ronnie wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:50 pm
That certainly is the best way to go. But i like my os and other files separate, so i will be creating two extra partitions. Just wondering, if having an extra boot partition is advisable, right at the beginning of the hdd
Not unless you intend to run more than one Linux system on it.
by Spearmint2
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: black sceen
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: black sceen

Is this a problem SSD 38 bad sectors? Uh...yeah. I'd be more worried about that on an SSD than an HDD, but if it's marked as bad, then should be OK for awhile. However the way HDD and SSD wear out, with an SSD it could indicate other areas have exceeded the write/erase lifetime. How old is the SSD ...
by Spearmint2
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Swap is empty, can't get out of the sleeping mode
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Swap is empty, can't get out of the sleeping mode

yeah, that looks OK. I did notice you may have a 4k Hybrid drive, since it reports sectors of 512 logical but 4096 actual-physical. All the partitions look to have enough space. You using newer GParted than I. I see a lock on partitions showing in it. Is this an encrypted system? I see nothing wrong...
by Spearmint2
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel cleaning problems [nevermind]
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: kernel cleaning problems [nevermind]

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gzip: stdout: No space left on device
whatever device you are using is full. Check out your media devices.

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sudo parted -l 
that's little L

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sudo fdisk -l
another little L

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sudo blkid
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?
Replies: 17
Views: 411

Re: Do I need to upgrade Linux (from 17.3 Rosa)?

I would run a test on the RAM from the boot menu, also fsck the disk too. Open the "Disks" program and check the SMART values on the hard drive.
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: KDE
Topic: Black desktop and no icons all the rest works perfectly
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: Black desktop and no icons all the rest works perfectly

Is the folder "desktop" still existent? If not, create a new one.
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Recovering contents of an external hard drive inadvertantly written over with dd command
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Recovering contents of an external hard drive inadvertantly written over with dd command

I had a failed USB flashdrive and I used GParted's inbuilt Data Recovery to get most of the files back off it. I had to examine the header in each (other than image files) to find proper file endings for some. I used a binhex editor in linux called "bless" for that. The image viewer showed all files...
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: black sceen
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: black sceen

How old is the hard drive? It may be failing.
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Which flavour goes with this computer
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Which flavour goes with this computer

I'd stick with MATE, your only problem seems browsers related. You can speed that up by adding UBlock and also the nocoins.txt script to it or Greasemonkey Add-on to stop possible coin miners. In the about:config of FF, you might consider nuking all the "telemetry" tracking in FF. Also set media.aut...
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: kernel cleaning problems [nevermind]
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: kernel cleaning problems

Does the second one also update the grub to remove references to the old kernels?
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer
Replies: 31
Views: 563

Re: Re:Connecting To WIFI On HP Computer

Just to update, the wifi connection dropped again, and i had to manually disconnect and then reconnect. But while doing so i noticed something else, there was a lag in my system, and nothing else is open other than a file that i am copying to my pendrive. Its a large file of about 9gb. Why i am say...
by Spearmint2
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Linux Mint Mate Menu Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Linux Mint Mate Menu Issues

Was it OK when first installed, or was like this? Did you check the hash on the downloaded ISO to insure it was OK?
by Spearmint2
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox: Profiles and erratic behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Firefox: Profiles and erratic behaviour

open in browser a page called about:config and see what version you are reporting to sites. For more interesting pages, also open about:about You do have a lot of add-ons. To check if those are causing it, turn them all off, then access same sites claiming you have old browser. If it continues, then...
by Spearmint2
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox: Profiles and erratic behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Firefox: Profiles and erratic behaviour

Did you upgrade your linux version and then copy your profile folder back from a backup, AFTER you had upgraded? If so, that might result in this for that particular profile.
by Spearmint2
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Swap is empty, can't get out of the sleeping mode
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Swap is empty, can't get out of the sleeping mode

Do you have an entry in fstab for it?

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cat /etc/fstab
by Spearmint2
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: PDF problems [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: PDF problems

maybe someone put wrong file ending on it? Change ending to html and try opening in Firefox again.
by Spearmint2
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Hibernation: recovery doesn't work
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Hibernation: recovery doesn't work

Just a thought. Maybe the newer kernel is looking for a swap file instead of swap partition? Did you run mkswap command when creating it? Looks to me it's set up correctly on your system. However, let's see if it's set as type 82 instead of 83. -l is small L in below command. fdisk -l cat /etc/fstab...
by Spearmint2
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox: Profiles and erratic behaviour
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Firefox: Profiles and erratic behaviour

Do you have an ad blocker installed? Check in Add-Ons section. You may also have an Refer Agent spoofer add-on which is reporting older versions, or even different browser versions. Check all your Add-ons.
by Spearmint2
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux
Replies: 15
Views: 621

Re: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux

Nixie Pixel was always great, but took a trip off the reservation, about time following her Japan trip and stranded there awhile. Hopefully she will resume her place as before one day. Spatry videos are good. Chris Were, a bit soft spoken and over detailed at times. Infinitely Galactic has great vid...
by Spearmint2
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] paracitic web sites, miners and linux
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: paracitic web sites, miners and linux

I use hosts file like cat weazel, but added ublock add-on with the nocoin.txt to my filters area too.

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