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by Mute Ant
Sat May 25, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Suspend freezes system, needs reboot
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Suspend freezes system, needs reboot

'...Ubuntu stopped supporting it...' because it looks really bad to offer a service that doesn't work? Apparently modern hardware has too many write-only registers for a hibernate to recover, so they just don't do it any more.
by Mute Ant
Mon May 20, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] External USB 3 HD speed suddenly DROPS
Replies: 25
Views: 684

Re: External USB 3 HD speed suddenly DROPS

You might try the command... sudo sysctl vm.dirty_bytes=8192000 ...to keep the Linux Drive-Write-RAM-Cache at a sane level. The GUI progress report is of data written into the cache, not data written to the drive. The effects of a manual sysctl setting like that are lost after a re-boot. To make it ...
by Mute Ant
Sun May 19, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Burning ISO to USB and booting problems
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Burning ISO to USB and booting problems

My favourite ISO at any time gets burned to DVD-R at a tiny cost. Burning an optical disk has been a normal procedure since 1995 and any OS is well practiced at this. It's not the fastest way to boot a new OS, but it's a very reliable way.
by Mute Ant
Sat May 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: login needs forgotten password, encrypted drive w/external encrypted drive
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: login needs forgotten password, encrypted drive w/external encrypted drive

Changing a password just changes the password, the encrypted data doesn't change and it can be duplicated as an encrypted partition (recommended). If it's a LUKS container, the Master Key that actually does the scrambling is unlocked by one of the Passphrases for that LUKS. No Passphrase, no data. ...
by Mute Ant
Sat May 18, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Burning ISO to USB and booting problems
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: Burning ISO to USB and booting problems

'...Now it says that the USBs have 2.28 MB of space...' This might be a symptom of the flash-store becoming logically detached from the USB controller in the stick, so all that's left is the RAM buffer. o Are you sure these sticks are genuine? o Will the sticks format in another OS? '...mount the IS...
by Mute Ant
Fri May 17, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]mp4 file opening problems
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: mp4 file opening problems

This is the Debian help page... http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=49029 ...if you say nothing about your hardware there's not very much to work with. I don't have the problem you describe but someone else might have solved it already.
by Mute Ant
Wed May 15, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Eliminate malware from usb
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Eliminate malware from usb

Google says: "Failed to get the file information «/ media / mateo / LALALA &% _ /. Trash-1000»: The other end of the connection is not connected"

I guess that is a bad hardware connection. An image of the file structure still exists in RAM but changes don't actually go through the USB into the store.
by Mute Ant
Thu May 09, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: How do I resolve "1 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors" ?
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: How do I resolve "1 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors" ?

o The smartmontools report comes from the drive itself, which will hide the problem from the OS as far as possible, so bad-blocks won't see anything wrong. o The normal behaviour for a drive with a damaged medium is to leave the data intact, which allows multiple reads for data recovery. If there is...
by Mute Ant
Thu May 09, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to use the space on the REST of an install USB stick?
Replies: 14
Views: 522

Re: How to use the space on the REST of an install USB stick?

The ISO9660 file system is exactly what a PC is looking for when it's booting CD-R or DVD-R from an optical drive. It's intrinsically tamper-resistant... read only even if the medium on which it resides is re-writable. The squashfs file which contains the zipped OS snapshot is tamper-resistant too, ...
by Mute Ant
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newly added Menu item is no-show
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Newly added Menu item is no-show

You might try logging out and back in, to start the Desktop 'from the top'.
by Mute Ant
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: {Mac} Zapped Pram and won't boot - Workaround?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: {Mac} Zapped Pram and won't boot - Workaround?

A 32-bit version of Mint would be friendly, and installable. I have a DVD for this because every PC since 1995 can boot an optical disk. If a machine can't boot an optical disk, I give it back to the customer. There are smaller distributions, if you want something CD sized. The Site https://www.dist...
by Mute Ant
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] how to obtain and install "specifc" missing files
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: how to obtain and install "specifc" missing files

'...maybe from another source...' The cause of the problem really. Linux elves work very hard to make a self-consistent repository where everything works with everything else, then someone puts unleaded gas in a Diesel engine tank :(
by Mute Ant
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Creating a bootable USB
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: Creating a bootable USB

The Ubuntu 'persistent' option has been flaky since Debian adopted the multi-program systemd as the OS controller. It just 'loses' the persistence volume and gives up, so this year's Mint may not do Live Persistent, even though last-year's version did. A full install to a 16GB USB stick will put you...
by Mute Ant
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mounting folder from local drive
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: mounting folder from local drive

If the new volume is a permanent part of your OS it's possible to mount it all-in-one-go then bind-mount parts of it where you want them, automatically, using entries in File /etc/fstab For example... ### file /etc/fstab # ### ...all the original contents... # ### Mounts the new volume during boot. ...
by Mute Ant
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where to disable the need for password to log in? [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: Where to disable the need for password to log in?

Well if you search the forum you'll find where I was reprimanded for telling people how to find out how do this. The Moderators(s) do not approve... it's possible.
by Mute Ant
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: I need a plethora of technical help
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: I need a plethora of technical help

Bad CMOS is rare in my experience. I would look for a bad CR2032 cell or connections. Even with no CMOS the machine will normally start up with default ROM settings. You might try simply removing the CR2032 and running without CMOS tweaks. Dell 531s ---> Windows Vista era :( ---> Try LMDE3 Cindy Del...
by Mute Ant
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Interleaving memory
Replies: 32
Views: 719

Re: Interleaving memory

The RAM addressing in a PC is far more complex than any user-level description of a CPU. Both Address and Data buses are in continuous use... you can't improve their performance.
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to rename an internal drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: How to rename an internal drive?

'...How to rename an internal drive?...' Strictly, you can't, because a drive is hardware with wires. You can always name an EXT file-system. With GPT you can name a partition too. I would boot a Live Session Mint and use the Accessory gparted to do that. Your mount instructions in File /etc/fstab w...
by Mute Ant
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Print tiff to PDF
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Print tiff to PDF

Imagemagick already knows how to do this...
convert oxo.png oxo.tiff ### Knows about PNG and TIFF.
convert oxo.tiff oxo.pdf ### Knows about PDF too.
by Mute Ant
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: RAM full - mint gets frozen
Replies: 28
Views: 544

Re: RAM full - mint gets frozen

Mint runs 100% with 4GiB RAM so I think you have something else causing a problem, like a hard drive that won't store the RAM-cached data and keeps asking for a retry.

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