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by mtbvfr
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Which Update Manager is used in LMDE?
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Which Update Manager is used in LMDE?

It's based on the same Update Manager and works the same way to what you are asking; there are some specific differences (for example LMDE 1 has "update packs" and Update Manager can handle that, but there's not need for that on the Ubuntu based versions). WRONG Please make sure you are 1...
by mtbvfr
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:30 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Which Update Manager is used in LMDE?
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Which Update Manager is used in LMDE?

Hi All,

Does LMDE use the same Update Manager with the same Level Categorisation as I have seen in the Ubuntu based versions?

Thanks, Michael.
by mtbvfr
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved - Update Manager has less Upgrades than Synaptic?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Update Manager has less Upgrades than Synaptic?

Ok, that's via the Edit/Preferences menu item, folks, to make all the Level 4 and 5 updates visible.

Everything tallies up now.

Would the 3 x Level 4 and 5 x Level 5 Security Updates be considered safe?

Thanks, Michael.
by mtbvfr
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Solved - Update Manager has less Upgrades than Synaptic?
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Solved - Update Manager has less Upgrades than Synaptic?

Hi All, I have linuxmint-17-mate-32bit-v2_2.iso on a Live USB Flash drive. I haven't changed any configurations with regards to Packages. Synaptic lists 375 installed packages as being upgradeable. Update Manager lists 336 recommended updates as being available. Why the discrepancy? Thanks, Michael.
by mtbvfr
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Huawei E3131 USB Modem - Very Slow Download Speed
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Re: Huawei E3131 USB Modem - Very Slow Download Speed

whilst you didn't say which version of Mint that you are running, try updating your mode-switch, as per: http://zoringroup.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4077 Hi Pierre, The problem is not only with Mint. The pertinent lines in file 40-usb_modeswitch.rules are the following I believe. # T-Mobile...
by mtbvfr
Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:00 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Huawei E3131 USB Modem - Very Slow Download Speed
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Huawei E3131 USB Modem - Very Slow Download Speed

Hi All, For the same file, in Windows 8.1 Pro I can get a download speed of 800 KBps whereas in Linux (not only Mint) I can only get around 30KBps. I also only get around 30 KBps for all other download operations in Linux. According to lsusb the device is detected correctly. Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1...
by mtbvfr
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gnome Disk Utility 32-bit: Benchmark error seeking to offset
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Re: Gnome Disk Utility 32-bit: Benchmark error seeking to of

ofb wrote:Use 64bit.
Not possible on a 32-bit computer!
by mtbvfr
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Gnome Disk Utility 32-bit: Benchmark error seeking to offset
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

Gnome Disk Utility 32-bit: Benchmark error seeking to offset

Hi All, What's up with the Benchmark feature of the latest releases of the Gnome Disk Utility (Disks) in the 32-bit versions of Distros? It appears to be a long standing problem, around 2 years, that still hasn't been resolved. Whenever I attempt to Benchmark a Disk or a Partition, a few iterations ...
by mtbvfr
Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:41 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?

What ??? If you want Mint 17 on the external drive to appear on the internal drive's GRUB menu, how is that going to happen if the external drive is dismounted? Connect both drives, boot into Mint 17 and run sudo update-grub which should put both Windows and Mint 16 on the GRUB menu. That should fi...
by mtbvfr
Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?

Can I edit the grub.cfg file, in the /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu folder on the Mint 16 partition on the Internal hard drive, to point to the grub.cfg file in the /boot/grub folder on the same partition? The Mint 16 partition has a uuid of "75ff7f3e-b55a-cf01-60ed-3d3eb55acf01". Do I simply use t...
by mtbvfr
Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?

I believe you have diagnosed the problem correctly. Is it possible to disable the internal drive, and then reinstall Mint 17 to the external drive? (After you set the boot flag, of course.) Then when you have that successfully booting, re-connect the internal drive, boot into Mint 17 and run sudo u...
by mtbvfr
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?

If you really want to use a partition to test .iso files without burning a DVD, here is how you do that. Boot into Mint (installed on your drive) and install the grml-rescueboot program. sudo apt-get install grml-rescueboot Then make sure that the /boot/grml folder exists. If it does not exist, cre...
by mtbvfr
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?

Hi Folks, Just getting back to this. Unfortunately, things haven't gone as smoothly as hoped for. So, I created a GPT partition table and then I created the following partitions. EFI System partition. Free space preceeding (MiB): 1 New size(MiB): 500 Free space following (MiB): 476439 Align to: MiB ...
by mtbvfr
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3.0 port is only operating at USB 2.0 speed
Replies: 8
Views: 11380

Re: USB 3.0 port is only operating at USB 2.0 speed

Hi Everyone, I'm back! First thing I want to make mention of is that using "pci=nomsi" disabled all of the USB controllers/connections. I had a few uncomfortable minutes with that because I forgot to "update-grub" again after I reset /etc/default/grub to its original state. I onl...
by mtbvfr
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3.0 port is only operating at USB 2.0 speed
Replies: 8
Views: 11380

Re: USB 3.0 port is only operating at USB 2.0 speed

Linux was the first OS to support usb3... Maybe your motherboard is not fully compatible with the way the current kernels try to setup/manage high speed data transfers. You can try to add " pci=nomsi " on the default kernel boot parameters. Edit /etc/default/grub and add this parameter on...
by mtbvfr
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?

Pierre wrote:- it shouldn't need a /boot/efi partition.
Wouldn't a /boot/efi partition be needed for booting from multiple distros installed on the hard drive?

Wouldn't a bootloader be required to enable you to select which distro to boot?

Thanks, Michael.
by mtbvfr
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Partition Strategy for External HDD for Linux/Windows?

Hi Everyone, I've recently bought a 500 GB Notebook Hard Drive and a USB 3/SATA III Enclosure for it. I want to backup Windows System Images to an NTFS partition and I want to be able to have multiple EXT4 partitions and a SWAP partition for booting Linux Distros on a GPT/UEFI Laptop with Secure Boo...
by mtbvfr
Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3.0 port is only operating at USB 2.0 speed
Replies: 8
Views: 11380

Re: USB 3.0 port is only operating at USB 2.0 speed

Additionally, in the Windows environment, when the USB Flash Drive is plugged into a port that is not USB 3.0, the UI (User Interface) displays "Device can perform faster when connected to USB 3.0". So, my deduction from that is that the drive is properly advertising itself as a USB 3.0 de...
by mtbvfr
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3.0 port is only operating at USB 2.0 speed
Replies: 8
Views: 11380

Re: USB 3.0 port is only operating at USB 2.0 speed

Your usb3 is detected and configured in usb3 mode (xhci). It rather looks like this is your usb drive which does not advertise itself as an usb3 device (or you actually did not plug it in the - blue or red - usb3 port). As I said before, it works fine (correctly) in the Windows 8.1 Pro environment....
by mtbvfr
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:17 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: USB 3.0 port is only operating at USB 2.0 speed
Replies: 8
Views: 11380

USB 3.0 port is only operating at USB 2.0 speed

Hi Everyone, With the Mint 16 KDE 64-bit installation on my Laptop and the Live Mint Cinnamon 17 64-bit I tested, the USB 3.0 port is only operating at USB 2.0 speed :( but works fine in the Windows 8.1 Pro environment for my Dual Boot configuration. lspci -vvv reports the following in Mint 16. 00:1...

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