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by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Novice here with an external hard drive question.
Replies: 13
Views: 114

Re: Novice here with an external hard drive question.

What is the question?

The electronics of /dev/sdb is working... but there's no detectable storage...
[10510.871404] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 0 512-byte logical blocks: (0 B/0 B)
[10510.871406] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdb] 0-byte physical blocks
by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: speed up USB linux mint?
Replies: 21
Views: 124

Re: speed up USB linux mint?

"Can I just type all those things you said into terminal and it'll know what to do?" Yes. They are all temporary changes, gone when you reboot.
by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: speed up USB linux mint?
Replies: 21
Views: 124

Re: speed up USB linux mint?

You can't speed up the USB you have. The 'connectedness' of what you write and how you write it simply vanish when the stick allocates the least-used pieces of the drive to store new data. Use It Less: These changes survive until the next reboot. o Don't use swap-space in the USB drive... sudo swapo...
by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there catalogue of terms
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: Is there catalogue of terms

Some readers grnuinely can't see the difference... we read what-we-expect, not what-is-wrote... which is why effluent-engrish is so funny... https://orig00.deviantart.net/9883/f/2013/343/c/1/crab_poo_by_sethness-d6xd68m.jpg
by Mute Ant
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File permissions again again
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: File permissions again again

"500GB USB stick formatted as HSF+, but find multiple errors such as empty folders" Yah there's a lot of fake stuff. This is a real one... $300 512GB SanDisk SDXC Memory Card, Class 10, 4K UHS-I Class 3 (U3), 95MB/s Read, 90MB/s Write This is a fake... $30 Ultra Micro SD Card 512GB Class 1...
by Mute Ant
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed LM XFCE Install
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Failed LM XFCE Install

I just ran through a download-verify-burn-verify-install-reboot sequence with a fresh linuxmint-18.2-xfce-64bit.iso and it installed and logged in just like it always does -----> Not a bug. You can check a DVD burn like this... sudo bash -c 'head -c $(isosize /dev/sr0) /dev/sr0 | sha256s...
by Mute Ant
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Failed LM XFCE Install
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Tried LM XFCE

The Lubuntu installer is the same program that Mint uses. It works. Which step did you miss out? Download ISO file. Verify ISO file sha256sum. Write the ISO direct to the DVD or USB stick. Verify the written data matches the ISO file. Boot the stick. Test memory. Boot the stick. Test boot-medium int...
by Mute Ant
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble Mounting microSD card
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Trouble Mounting microSD card

"32GB slipped into a larger housing" So it can't be a microSD card, they only go up to 4GB.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [Solved] Very slow file copy
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Very slow file copy

A USB3 flash chip can easily manage 1GB/minute continuous write. Do a quick test on your stick maybe? Copy a 1GB file to it and time it start-to-finish.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED sort of - Upgraded to Kernel 4.13 internal WiFi works, Panda PAU06 don't.
Replies: 28
Views: 314

Re: Upgraded to Kernel 4.13 but it is not showing in Grub

The modern GRUB that Mint usually uses comes from the package grub-pc so it's as easy as running the command...
sudo apt-get install --reinstall grub-pc
That puts GRUB2 back in charge.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Text Editor Needed
Replies: 12
Views: 179

Re: (power user) Text Editor Needed

"I wish Linux developers would understand this." They don't care if you like it, it's just not on the list of things-to-do.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: SOLVED sort of - Upgraded to Kernel 4.13 internal WiFi works, Panda PAU06 don't.
Replies: 28
Views: 314

Re: Upgraded to Kernel 4.13 but it is not showing in Grub

The GRUB you are updating refers to a menu.lst file, that's Legacy GRUB, not the one that Mint usually uses. It looks like the GRUB you are updating is not the GRUB doing the boot. Is there another OS in there?
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Optical Drive Sporadic
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: Optical Drive Sporadic

The only problem I have had is with the drive's eject-button event failing to reach the kernel, so it thinks the disk is still in the drive. A sudo partprobe sometimes sorts that out, or a software eject -t && eject command to reinforce the message. The standard tool for optical drives is sd...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File permissions again again
Replies: 9
Views: 160

Re: File permissions again again

"Read-only file system" You can't change the permissions because Linux has mounted the file system read-only. There's something wrong with it and it needs to be unmounted and repaired.
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble Mounting microSD card
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: Trouble Mounting microSD card

I assume you plug the card into a reader on your computer? There's 3 sorts of card and 3 sorts of reader, nine ways you can connect physically, but 3 of those 9 don't work . An XC card won't work in a HC slot. An XC card won't work in a SD slot. An HC card won't work in a SD slot. It doesn't help th...
by Mute Ant
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xkill not working sometimes....
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: xkill not working sometimes....

"using proprietary nvidia drivers, not xorg" I doubt your proprietary driver software replaced Xorg. In a console you can list all the processes running. On my machine... ps -e -----> 2409 tty7 00:00:05 Xorg
by Mute Ant
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: xkill not working sometimes....
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: xkill not working sometimes....

https://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/12/4-ways-to-kill-a-process-kill-killall-pkill-xkill/ "Actually, xkill instructs XServer to terminate the client." So xkill is helpless if it's the Xorg system itself that has thrown the wobbly... it may never receive the keypress. Possibly something more...
by Mute Ant
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why sign checksums, and not ISO?
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Why sign checksums, and not ISO?

"exactly 100 ways that could happen" I realised after I posted that I am simply following the path Douglas Adams once trod, it's a finite improbability... "The principle of generating small amounts of finite improbability by simply hooking the logic circuits of a Bambleweeny 57 Sub-Me...
by Mute Ant
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why sign checksums, and not ISO?
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Why sign checksums, and not ISO?

"it is not possible to manually set the checksum of a file" That's the intention, certainly. They call it 'unfeasible' because it is, barely, possible, like throwing 100 dice and only 1 of them showing a 6. Obviously there's exactly 100 ways that could happen, so it's not impossible, but t...
by Mute Ant
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: no out device in pulseaudio
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: no out device in pulseaudio

sudo dpkg-reconfigure pulseaudio will trigger the You-Have-Just-Been-Installed scripts.

Very rarely, like once a year, an OS update will upset the running kernel. Suddenly it can't mount ext4, or the sound-card goes missing. Rebooting the machine is a very cheap way of fixing this.

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