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by Mute Ant
Sun May 27, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Wrong GB count in the system
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Wrong GB count in the system

Clonezilla has done what it can. It knows about partitions and the data inside partitions, but it can't re-work that data to adjust the size of the logical volume /dev/mapper/mint--vg-root or the size of the ext4 file-system in that volume. So your problem is just normal for a cloned encrypted Mint....
by Mute Ant
Sun May 27, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: locked bios and a new hard drive
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: locked bios and a new hard drive

I doubt it, the BIOS doesn't need to refer to the hard-drive for instructions. Someone may already know how to unlock the machine, if you say what it is...
by Mute Ant
Sun May 27, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to increase login timeout? (Solved)
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: How to increase login timeout?

"...seems to logout..." Exactly correct, it doesn't actually log you out, so you are looking for a timer that doesn't exist. An inactive Mint locks the screen so you probably want to find something like Control Centre--->Screen Saver--->Lock Screen. If you don't say which Mint you are using, and whi...
by Mute Ant
Sun May 27, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: FBI Tells People To Reboot Routers, Warns Of Major Malware Infection

"...a pile of sweaty sticky poo attracting flies..." I am so happy I don't live near you.
by Mute Ant
Sun May 27, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 18 after hibernate lost a charge and now cannot turn on.
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Linux Mint 18 after hibernate lost a charge and now cannot turn on.

It sounds like a simple hardware failure. Hard Drives and RAM seem to be the most robust parts of a machine, so you don't need to be extraordinarily lucky for the drive contents to be intact. I suggest... o Get the unique drive out of the machine and treat it as read-only. o Get the machine repaired...
by Mute Ant
Sat May 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Changing file timestamps
Replies: 15
Views: 247

Re: Changing file timestamps

There appear to be four timestamps... https://blog.fpmurphy.com/2014/06/file-creation-time-in-ext4.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext4 ...with the newest 'birth' stamp left in limbo until someone decides what it should actually mean. It's not impossible that there is a birth-time set for a file ...
by Mute Ant
Sat May 26, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Why would SSD to USB 3 slow down so much?
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: Why would SSD to USB 3 slow down so much?

The 90MB/s is based on how fast data is being sent, not how fast it is being stored. There's a lot of RAM buffering in between. That means the early writing looks fast, then the RAM gets stuffed full with data-to-go and you see the real speed of the storage. The USB connection doesn't change the fun...
by Mute Ant
Sat May 26, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot boot from encrypted USB key
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Cannot boot from encrypted USB key

The symptoms are those of a drive that has developed an uncorrectable error and has switched itself internally to read-only. The normal error is running out of spare blocks to substitute for those that were defective-from-new or have worn out in service. The abnormal error is that it's a fake 64GB w...
by Mute Ant
Sat May 26, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is encrypting the home folder enough?
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Is encrypting the home folder enough?

"...the easiest way..." Use the built-in option to install with whole-OS encryption. One drive holding one encrypted OS. Here's a few points to ponder... o If you use encryption worth having, like LUKS, it works . You absolutely must not 'forget' the encryption pass-phrase. Without a valid pass-phra...
by Mute Ant
Sat May 26, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Starting kmod fails with an error
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Starting kmod fails with an error

On a completely non-Mint system, with no systemd, you have to start the service-things manually and it just works... mute@devuan:~$ cd /etc/init.d mute@devuan:/etc/init.d$ sudo ./kmod start [info] Loading kernel module lp. [info] Loading kernel module ppdev. [info] Loading kernel module parport_pc. ...
by Mute Ant
Fri May 25, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Block size error for Gparted [resolved]
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Block size error for Gparted

It's your Live Session drive that is triggering the warning. It's an ISO9660 file-system (2048-byte logical sectors) on hardware that uses 512-byte physical sectors. Just ignore the warning... you can't modify the Live Session Drive in gparted anyway.
by Mute Ant
Thu May 24, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Resolved] How do I prevent a program from auto-starting?
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: How do I prevent a program from auto-starting?

"... looked in every location I know to look..." An invitation for a stream of suggestions you have already tried? It sounds like a daemon, I would... 1) Try a ps -e to look for the running-in-the-background command, then look for a systemd service with that name. ...or... 2) Un-zip a copy of the de...
by Mute Ant
Thu May 24, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I safely remove GIMP and install the latest Flatpack version?
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Can I safely remove GIMP and install the latest Flatpack version?

",,,will I break LM 18.3 Cinnamon..." It's not supposed to. A FlatPack application brings everything it depends upon with it (so each one is quite large) and keeps it separated from the 'real' OS binaries. You don't really need to remove the OS version first. Although Gimp is something I never use, ...
by Mute Ant
Thu May 24, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Cinnamon 18.3 freezing on file transfer
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Mint Cinnamon 18.3 freezing on file transfer

"...Linux 'goes to sleep' part way through the process..." Nemo might, if you are using drag-and-drop... Are you? "...when I 'wake it up' by logging back in..." If it actually logs you out the transfer will be cancelled. I suspect it's just the screen-locker that looks like a login screen. "...the t...
by Mute Ant
Wed May 23, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM Going Super Slow
Replies: 25
Views: 342

Re: LM Going Super Slow

"cpu: 69.0C " is the only datum I see that's outstandingly bad... full of dust and cat hairs maybe?. Overheating is a simple cause of Calculus Interruptus when the CPU takes a break to allow the temperature to come down a bit. A simple fan+heatsink keeps the temperature increase to less than 20'C, s...
by Mute Ant
Tue May 22, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Newbie: Full disk encryption - as with TrueCrypt under Windows 7/10
Replies: 11
Views: 167

Re: Newbie: Full disk encryption - as with TrueCrypt under Windows 7/10

"...does this at the same time allow for customization of the partitions created..." No, it's hard-coded into the Ubuntu-Mint installer, one drive holds one encrypted Mint installation. That's not totally undesirable. You get a large pool of helpers who already know what the OS looks like.
by Mute Ant
Mon May 21, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Program jumps to another workspace
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Program jumps to another workspace

I noticed some recent desktops are defaulting to 'Change Workspace using Mouse Scroll Wheel' which can unexpectedly flip you sideways into an empty screen. For me it was just clumsy clicking that pushed the wheel at the same time.
by Mute Ant
Mon May 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Laggy animation and overall performance
Replies: 4
Views: 61

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: [SOLVED] Software Manager doesn't ask for password when installing flatpaks
Replies: 10
Views: 245

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: 21
Views: 539

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.

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