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by fabien85
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Difference in shutdown time
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Difference in shutdown time

If you have a slow shutdown, press esc to see the kernel text outputs which can give you a hint on what's taking so long. For example on my computer I occasionally had slow shutdowns due to a daemon not stopping, see e.g. this thread (recalling that LM18 is based on Ubuntu 16.04) : https://askubuntu...
by fabien85
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Video driver download now black screen
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Video driver download now black screen

Congrats ! Yeah I now remember there was also something with the brightness control, I think I followed the same workaround. Another tweak I remember doing is to map F3 and F4 to respectively "Toggle Scale" and "Toggle Expo" in Menu > Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts. That make...
by fabien85
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Video driver download now black screen
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Video driver download now black screen

I tried the stuff of loading the kernel from the EFI shell on command line. It works on my PC with a UEFI v2 shell. But no matter what I tried, it wouldnt work from the Mac with my v1 shell. I would always get 'vmlinuz' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program, or batch...
by fabien85
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Video driver download now black screen
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Video driver download now black screen

On the ESP, I copied the entire EFI/refind/ directory as EFI/refindbis/. Then I played with dont_scan_volumes and dont_scan_files in refind.conf so that this second refind would only show a boot entry for the Mint kernel, and autoselect it (playing with "default_selection"). Also I put the...
by fabien85
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Video driver download now black screen
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: Video driver download now black screen

Wow, I never thought my experimentations would be useful to anybody else, but it appears you are the right client for it ! I have managed to translate that setpci workaround in a EFI shell, it's explained in the penultimate post of this thread : https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=...
by fabien85
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitioning
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Partitioning

It takes years to boot the laptop now because it's searching for the (old) swap partition that you deleted. You need to point the system to use the new swap. To do that : - note the uuid of the new swap. From your screenshot that's 26f6493b-60c7-4107-aba8-b93f73260c60 - edit the fstab as root with y...
by fabien85
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Partitioning
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Partitioning

You can do lots of different things with this hard drive, the best question is : what do you want to use it for ? Just storage, put other OSes, move some directories there to save the SSD... What I would suggest first is to move the swap on the HD, to reduce the wear of the SSD : - open gparted, sel...
by fabien85
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Where to "update-grub"?
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Where to "update-grub"?

menu.lst is a thing from grub 1 if I'm not mistaken. grub 2 uses a grub.cfg file. I'm guessing you have everything installed in Legacy mode. If so, the bootloader in control is that of the drive that is first in the boot order in the BIOS. Unless you changed something on purpose, that should be sda....
by fabien85
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stubborn GRUB and installation crash Macbook Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Stubborn GRUB and installation crash Macbook Pro

You have some confusion between absolute and relative path : - if the path begins with a "/" it's absolute, so the shell understands it independently of the current directory you are in. e.g. sudo ls /boot/efi would work from anywhere, you dont need to cd / - otherwise the path is relative...
by fabien85
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] 18.1 Crashes on install
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: 18.1 Crashes on install

Disconnect from internet during install.
If you look at this forum you will see many similar threads where this is the solution.
by fabien85
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Configuring Secure Boot when installing any package
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Configuring Secure Boot when installing any package

You have to use the arrow keys and enter in order to say ok. But in general you would better disable secure boot entirely. That's going to be much simpler in the long run, especially when you change kernel. Grub does not need secure boot enabled. Secure boot appeared with windows 8, but grub was the...
by fabien85
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stubborn GRUB and installation crash Macbook Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Stubborn GRUB and installation crash Macbook Pro

Gratz! Some more things that may be useful : - on Linux, the EFI partition is mounted at /boot/efi If you are familiar with the terminal, you can try to explore its content. I note that the latest Mint (18) has restricted access to it, so you have to switch to root (with su ) to cd and ls in this di...
by fabien85
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stubborn GRUB and installation crash Macbook Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Stubborn GRUB and installation crash Macbook Pro

Congrats on having successfully installed Mint.
Now just boot OSX and reinstall refind.

I was not clear apparently. Reinstalling refind will not clear up grub (at least it will not remove the files), but it will install the ext4_x64.efi driver.
by fabien85
Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Stubborn GRUB and installation crash Macbook Pro
Replies: 8
Views: 215

Re: Stubborn GRUB and installation crash Macbook Pro

Hey, there is a problem with the installer at the moment which, like happens for you, crashes for lots of people when installing grub. The solution is to disconnect from internet during install. In your case you already have refind, so you can do even better : do not install grub at all. Grub is use...
by fabien85
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: How to add WiFi networks not in range?
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: How to add WiFi networks not in range?

From the network manager icon in the bottom bar of cinnamon, go to Network Connections > Add
or Network Settings > Wifi > Connect to a Hidden Network (that will work even if the network is not hidden).
by fabien85
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Random slow shutdown - due to unmounting partitions?
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Random slow shutdown - due to unmounting partitions?

What makes things difficult is that slow shutdowns are random and I cant find a way to trigger them. The last shudowns have been fast no problem, although I didnt do any change to the system. Before that, I tried unmounting the /data partition manually (I'm not sure I can unmount /var manually in a ...
by fabien85
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: grub
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: grub

Two scenarios: 1. You need to go to the bios-settings and set "ubuntu" as the first bootable device over "windows boot manager" 2. You have HP https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=243338 +1 (nice HP instructions by the way) Not connecting to internet during inst...
by fabien85
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Impossible install on UEFI bios secure boot disabled
Replies: 17
Views: 429

Re: Impossible install on UEFI bios secure boot disabled

I am asking if it's the same with mate or KDE editions... The problem seems to be with the installation of the bootloader (grub) towards the end of the install. So yes I think it would be the same with Mate/Xfce/KDE, because they use the same grub from the same repositories. Now it's quite easy to ...
by fabien85
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Français (French)
Topic: [Résolu] Disque dur "impossible à monter" en écriture
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Disque dur "impossible à monter" en écriture

Je pense que le problème est lié à "fast startup" de windows. En gros avec ce truc, windows fait une sorte d'hibernation au lieu de s'éteindre vraiment quand tu lui demandes de s'éteindre. Et en hibernation les partitions ne sont pas démontées de manière propre. d'où le "The NTFS part...
by fabien85
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Create mount points on a ramdisk using fstab
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Create mount points on a ramdisk using fstab

Following wikipedia "The memory used by tmpfs grows and shrinks to accommodate the files it contains" And Arch wiki states that "Note that the actual memory/swap consumption depends on how much you fill it up, as tmpfs partitions do not consume any memory until it is actually needed. ...

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