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by fabien85
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: x11vnc not auto starting as a service on boot [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: x11vnc not auto starting as a service on boot [solved]

Congrats on getting it to work. I cannot offer any help on the bug unfortunately. It didnt appear in my limited uses, and my experience with VNC is close to empty. Looks like a bug specific to x11vnc, so you would get better help directly there rather than on a general linux forum. If you cannot wor...
by fabien85
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: x11vnc not auto starting as a service on boot [solved]
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: x11vnc not auto starting as a service on boot

If you solved your problem, please go to your first post, edit it (with the pencil button) and add [solved] to the subject (above the typing area) Otherwise, here is how I did it : I followed https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VNC/Servers#x11vnc At the end, to make the service start automatically at ...
by fabien85
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Lost ability to boot Mint USB on Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Lost ability to boot Mint USB on Mac

I ditched rEFInd Why ? It would solve all your problems. Refind lives independently of the OSes and helps you to boot any external medium. When you removed EFI/ubuntu/ on the EFI partition, you removed the Linux bootloader (grub). So Linux could not boot afterwards, of course (unless you had refind).
by fabien85
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: grub required to update new installation of mint 19.1
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: grub required to update new installation of mint 19.1

fabien85 wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:48 am
Simplest solution :
Open the update manager, right click on the grub entry > Ignore updates for this package. Do that for all entries that have grub in their name.
by fabien85
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: grub required to update new installation of mint 19.1
Replies: 14
Views: 294

Re: grub required to update new installation of mint 19.1

Simplest solution :
Open the update manager, right click on the grub entry > Ignore updates for this package. Do that for all entries that have grub in their name.
by fabien85
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem when verifying ISO
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Problem when verifying ISO

You must have hit a moment of downtime of the server. I just tried and the command works perfectly.
If not, check your internet and that you can access https://keyserver.ubuntu.com/ from a web browser
by fabien85
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot delete superfluous Linux EFI boot entry
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Cannot delete superfluous Linux EFI boot entry

Good if it worked ! That operation rebuilt the EFI partition (sda2), so you probably now have a new partition with the windows bootloader there and no linux bootloader. Which gets you to the same end result as my instructions (probably) Please edit your first post and add [solved] to the subject, so...
by fabien85
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cannot delete superfluous Linux EFI boot entry
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Cannot delete superfluous Linux EFI boot entry

Hi, The second Ubuntu boot option (i.e. the one on the second drive, where Linux Mint is installed) works, but the first one (i.e. the drive where Linux Mint is NOT installed) only boots me to a GRUB command line. So I'd like to delete the non-functional Ubuntu boot option. The fact that you boot to...
by fabien85
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copy existing hdd to new larger hdd...
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Copy existing hdd to new larger hdd...

First, the operation should be slow (except if both disks are SSD), and you should try to use the best connection you have. USB3 (or 3.1 or SATA) is good, USB2 will significantly slow down the cloning. Second, you will probably need to reinstall grub to the new drive after cloning. There are instruc...
by fabien85
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Design discussion on future Mint Update Manager
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: Design discussion on future Mint Update Manager

Your version of Update Manager shows the list of affected packages at the bottom of the description pane in small print already. I'm just thinking we should make it more prominent, and the fact that you overlooked it so far confirms me in that. :) Yes, the small print is far too easily overlooked.....
by fabien85
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Design discussion on future Mint Update Manager
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Re: Design discussion on future Mint Update Manager

I like your design too gm10. Not for the count personally, but to know which packages exactly are affected. Sometimes, seeing an update potentially dangerous (those level 4, e.g. nvidia), I have been wondering which packages exactly would get upgraded, and how I would revert to before the update in ...
by fabien85
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow boot, Intel graphics errors
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Slow boot, UEFI db errors

I dont have solutions, just some comments that may explain some stuff. 14:39:01 kernel: Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e 14:39:01 kernel: MODSIGN: Couldn't get UEFI db list 14:39:01 kernel: Couldn't get size: 0x800000000000000e Dont worry about that, this is completely benign. I have it on my s...
by fabien85
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Too many .efi files?
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Too many .efi files?

There are two different things : - efi files on the EFI partitions, shown in the first post. These are bootloaders, so you have to be careful. But as stated previously, all the things in /boot-repair/log/ are now useless so you can remove them Then there is another thing which may or may not be usel...
by fabien85
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: wifi on my macbook pro
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: wifi on my macbook pro

I can use my smartphone as a wifi hotspot. I assume that's what you mean by being connected by air. That's not useful to roryjones however since he cannot use his wifi yet. In my case I can also connect my phone to my computer with a USB to mini-USB cable. If the phone is connected to internet via m...
by fabien85
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Too many .efi files?
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Too many .efi files?

Ok, you can delete entries 0005 and 0006 from the NVRAM with the following commands sudo efibootmgr --bootnum 0005 --delete-bootnum sudo efibootmgr --bootnum 0006 --delete-bootnum or in a shorter way sudo efibootmgr -b 5 -B sudo efibootmgr -b 6 -B then re-run sudo efibootmgr -v to check everything i...
by fabien85
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Too many .efi files?
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Too many .efi files?

there are 4 entries in the UEFI for Ubuntu what do you mean ? In the grub menu ? Or in the boot order that you see from the firmware interface /BIOS ? If it's in the boot order, then you can maybe delete them from the firmware interface. Otherwise you can do it from Linux with the utility efibootmg...
by fabien85
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: wifi on my macbook pro
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: wifi on my macbook pro

Connect to internet through another mean (ethernet cable, USB tethering with a smartphone...), then go to Menu > Administration > Driver Manager, and see whether it offers a driver for your wifi card. Broadcom cards, as mentioned by absque fenestris, are the most common on macbooks, and the driver i...
by fabien85
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual booting on a mac!
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Dual booting on a mac!

Are you sure it's A1324 ? I cant find this model. Maybe it's A1342 instead, like https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-2.26-white-13-polycarbonate-unibody-late-2009-specs.html or https://everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook/specs/macbook-core-2-duo-2.4-white-13-polycarbon...
by fabien85
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19 on a Macbook4,1
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Linux Mint 19 on a Macbook4,1

Those boot times are too long to be normal. What's probably happening is that the boot gets stuck at some point until it gives up. Maybe there is some hardware that the system fails to configure, or that is having a problem, or something else. You would need to debug the boot, find what's going wron...
by fabien85
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Install Mint 19.1 to a USB External Hard Drive Mac
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Install Mint 19.1 to a USB External Hard Drive Mac

Welcome pixturesk, you do not need a whole external hard drive to make a live USB. A 4GB flash drive is sufficient (maybe even 2GB is enough). you normally also do not need to format the drive, just use Etcher and it will do the formatting. The problem you are encountering is because you are trying ...

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