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by Mute Ant
Mon May 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Laggy animation and overall performance
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Laggy animation and overall performance

"...clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 1044 MHz 2: 936 MHz 3: 1102 MHz 4: 1127 MHz ... cpu: 74.0C..." I suspect you are seeing the result of bad cooling causing the CPU to throttle down the speed in self defence. Running at 1/3 speed it's 50 celsius above ambient. Such a low speed with such a high tempe...
by Mute Ant
Sun May 20, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Software Manager doesn't ask for password when installing flatpaks
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Software Manager doesn't ask for password when installing flatpaks

If you imagine Flatpak to be like a virtual machine, or a web browser with plug-ins, it's less of a surprise. The code is not really part of the OS, just available to whoever wants to run it, with their permissions applied when it's executed.
by Mute Ant
Sun May 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?

"...creating the OS in RAM..." The CPU can only execute code from RAM anyway. Having a drive I/O measured in GB/s is worth the effort for me. Once a day I have to wait a couple of minutes for a 'toram=filesystem.squashfs persistent' boot.
by Mute Ant
Sun May 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to ask for a new driver?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: How to ask for a new driver?

"...how to ask for a new driver ... there a place where I can ask for this?" Probably not where you or I are qualified, but certainly not with fluffy details like 'laptop' and 'touch-pad'. o Which Mint are you trying to run? That tells us the Linux kernel. o What machine are you running it on? That ...
by Mute Ant
Sun May 20, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What's wrong with this mount command? [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: What's wrong with this mount command?

The numbers on the end... 0 2 ...are for when the line is part of fstab. They don't mean anything to the mount command.
by Mute Ant
Sat May 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18.3 boot sometimes hangs at "Booting SMP configuration"
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Mint 18.3 boot sometimes hangs at "Booting SMP configuration"

As an experimental tweak, try adding the text nolapic idle=poll to the kernel boot stanza. nolapic Stick to single CPU operation. idle=poll Don't rely on hardware interrupts when there's nothing to do HOW? You need to edit the file /etc/default/grub as root and alter this line... GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=...
by Mute Ant
Sat May 19, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: extremely slow file copy to USB
Replies: 25
Views: 11301

Re: extremely slow file copy to USB

https://blog.oxplot.com/make-usb-flash- ... ast-again/ suggests at least one make of USB stick supports 'factory reset' using the ATA Secure Erase command... and they measured before-and-after to prove it.
by Mute Ant
Sat May 19, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] What is the "correct" way to make a simple command run when Linux Mint boots to the desktop?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: What is the "correct" way to make a simple command run when Linux Mint boots to the desktop?

It transpires that the start of file /etc/rc.local uses #!/bin/sh and the shell sh doesn't implement disown --sigh-- so now there's three good reasons not to use the rc.local method. o You have to change to #!/bin/bash to disown a process. o It has to guess Xorg will be running soon. o It's not in n...
by Mute Ant
Sat May 19, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] What is the "correct" way to make a simple command run when Linux Mint boots to the desktop?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: What is the "correct" way to make a simple command run when Linux Mint boots to the desktop?

"...the wrong way to do this..." The script rc.local runs with root privilege before Xorg has started, so your command 'xinput' doesn't arrive. You might add the command delayed-and-detached so there's a 15 second pause before the command runs. That's not 'correct' since it simply guesses that Xorg ...
by Mute Ant
Fri May 18, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?
Replies: 17
Views: 380

Re: Will a Linux "Live" USB Drive Wear Out? If so, When?

With a few guesses you can make an estimate of USB flash write endurance...
o It's a 16GB stick.
o Lifetime-write is 500 times the drive capacity.
o Mint writes at a mean rate of 1MB/s
o You use the stick for 4 hours a day.
-----> 1.5 years.
by Mute Ant
Thu May 17, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint With Full Disk Encryption Wont Boot
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Linux Mint With Full Disk Encryption Wont Boot

You get dropped into a busybox shell when the automatic scripts hit a problem they can't handle. There's a limited range of commands available, probably enough to get you going again. You are root when you do this, let's be careful. "... find an old copy of the grub.cfg file and use it, the correct ...
by Mute Ant
Thu May 17, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why MD5 error with LM13 install DVD?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Why MD5 error with LM13 install DVD?

Checksum an ISO written to DVD... head -c $(isosize /dev/sr0) /dev/sr0 | md5sum
by Mute Ant
Wed May 16, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Problem console recovery mode
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Problem console recovery mode

"... any way to modify that line of code with write permissions from the grub recovery mode..." No, you have to load a Linux and a GNU because GRUB recovery mode does not have the commands you need.
by Mute Ant
Tue May 15, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External device not recognised
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: External device not recognised

"...I don't have any documentation..." Google 'images' and find out what it is from what it looks like, then Google for a user manual...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 15, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: BIOS should PAE be enabled? [solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: BIOS should PAE be enabled? [solved]

Errr that says PXE doesn't it? PXE PXE PXE
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preboot_E ... nvironment

Next you can try ACPI and APCI.
by Mute Ant
Mon May 14, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reboot wipes Linux Mint Cinnamon back to default settings
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Reboot wipes Linux Mint Cinnamon back to default settings

Some users are simply not expecting an installer that runs like a finished OS. Mint does that, with all the changes held in RAM. Running Live Session and rebooting afterwards is a useful way of wiping the slate when you are trying something new. Is there an icon on the desktop... Install Linux Mint?
by Mute Ant
Mon May 14, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External device not recognised
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: External device not recognised

"...small usb powered external device..." Could be anything then. Who makes it? What model is it?

Linux may be seeing the hardware but can't do anything with what it finds...

o Player needs Windows-specific software to address the storage.

o Player uses MTP which can't be mounted as a file system.
by Mute Ant
Mon May 14, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: remove passwords
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: remove passwords

"...mint never ever asks for any password..." Running a Mint Live Session is like this.
by Mute Ant
Sun May 13, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Folders loading issue
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Folders loading issue

It might help to pre-load the folders' meta-data into RAM. This is very fast when the folders don't have to be displayed at the same time. It uses hard-links, so all the data has to be part of the same EXT file system...
cd && x=".$(date)" && mkdir "$x" && cp -lr * "$x/" && rm -r "$x"
by Mute Ant
Sun May 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: usb speed - linux/win
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: usb speed - linux/win

Microsoft may well mount removable drives for 'friendly' instead of 'performance', expecting John Doe to just pull it out as soon as the dialogue box reaches 100%, but there is nothing an OS can do to speed up the storage you attach. If you try measuring the actual write speed I doubt you get 'signi...

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