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by octathlon
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Emacs broken in Mint 19
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Emacs broken in Mint 19

I don't know how to help with your problem, but to answer your question, yes I'm running emacs on Mint 19.1 (Are you running 19.0 or 19.1?), installed from the repo, version 25.2.2. It works fine with no errors.
by octathlon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.
Replies: 71
Views: 27930

Re: Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.

In short, normal boot times were restored to kernel 4.15 (but not 4.15.0-24) by adding "video=SVIDEO-1:d" to /etc/default/grub line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINE_LINUX_DEFAULT It now reads; GRUB_CMDLINE_LINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash video=SVIDEO-1:d" BLESS YOU , kind gort2000! :D :D :D I have the Intel Mobi...
by octathlon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.
Replies: 71
Views: 27930

Re: Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.

I must admit, I've surrendered and gone back to LinuxMint 18.2 which still has the 30 second delay before Plymouth starts but at least gets its binary bits into gear after that. The six + minutes of Mint 19 is far too long and for me, playing with kernels makes no difference. Fortunately, I only in...
by octathlon
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I change Cinnamon for MATE, or another. <SOLVED>
Replies: 23
Views: 2543

Re: Can I change Cinnamon for MATE, or another.

I read (about a year ago?) that gedit is no longer being maintained. I don't know if someone has stepped up to maintain it since then. I don't think changing your DE from Cinnamon to MATE is going to change anything since you would still be running the same version of gedit. Meanwhile, the default t...
by octathlon
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.
Replies: 71
Views: 27930

Re: Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.

I removed kernel 4.15.0-24 and went to 4.15.0-20 but my boot time is still just as slow (over 3 minutes to get to the login screen). I tried the "cleanup" commands posted elsewhere but just got an error that whatever grep was looking for didn't exist. I think there is something else going on instead...
by octathlon
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Parking Lots Why is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Parking Lots Why is it?

This is a natural phenomenon. Cities are supersaturated with cars, so anywhere a car is parked, it acts as a "seed" and a "crystal" of cars immediately begins to form around it. :wink:
by octathlon
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.
Replies: 71
Views: 27930

Re: Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.

Here is another older laptop with the same problem if anyone wants to compare the specs. I installed Mint 19 (XFCE) and got the slow boot times on the initial install. Then I did updates including kernel to -24 and still have the same problem. gjd@Pang:~$ systemd-analyze Startup finished in 1min 9.7...
by octathlon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is there a browser supporting Microsoft Silverlight?
Replies: 7
Views: 3553

Re: Is there a browser supporting Microsoft Silverlight?

This blog post regarding running the Windows version of Firefox under Wine might help. It's about doing it to view DRM Flash, but could also solve the Silverlight problem.
by octathlon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Luckybackup super-user not available after install via Software Manager
Replies: 15
Views: 1477

Re: Luckybackup super-user not available after install via Software Manager

I would NOT include your personal data files in your Timeshift backup. If you do, then if you do a restore you would lose all changes to your data files that you had made since that backup. That's why it is intended just for your system files. I don't know if it's possible to set up separate Timeshi...
by octathlon
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed
Replies: 21
Views: 1537

Re: Buy Computer with Linux Mint installed

My brother got one from Eight Virtues several years ago and was quite happy with it.
by octathlon
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HPLIP HP OfficeJet Pro 8630[SOLVED]
Replies: 40
Views: 1771

Re: HPLIP HP OfficeJet Pro 8630

vliscony wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:18 am
rogier@123456 ~ $ /usr/bin/hp-setup
bash: /usr/bin/hp-setup: No such file or directory
rogier@123456 ~ $
You can try to find it with the command

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whereis hp-setup
by octathlon
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: HPLIP HP OfficeJet Pro 8630[SOLVED]
Replies: 40
Views: 1771

Re: HPLIP HP OfficeJet Pro 8630

vliscony wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:21 pm
rogier@123456 ~ $ usr/bin/hp-setup
bash: usr/bin/hp-setup: No such file or directory
rogier@123456 ~ $
Don't forget the first slash in the path

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/usr/bin/hp-setup
by octathlon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Re: Swap partition vs swap file?

Are we sure this is a change? I've always had to make a /home partition by hand (Mint 17 and 18). I would very much like to see an option for automated creation of a separate /home partition... doesn't even have to be default or recommended, just available. I think I just misunderstood. :oops: I th...
by octathlon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Re: Swap partition vs swap file?

Sounds like everything will be fine, then! :mrgreen:
by octathlon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Re: Swap partition vs swap file?

I did try "Something Else" with the M19 Beta... there no provision for even a /home partition ... I Did It but the contortions I needed to go thru were unreasonable. Maybe the older versions have a better installer. That's bizarre, considering how many people use a separate partition for /home. :sh...
by octathlon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Swap partition vs swap file?
Replies: 16
Views: 1854

Swap partition vs swap file?

I am still on Mint 17.2, planning to do a fresh install of 19 when it comes out. I read that instead of the usual swap partition, Mint now uses a swap file by default. Apparently this started sometime in version 18(?), but I haven't been able to find very much info on the implications. I already hav...
by octathlon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Unable to mount partitions from a boot disk from a prior PC
Replies: 7
Views: 1057

Re: Unable to mount partitions from a boot disk from a prior PC

In both cases, when clicking on the partition on the Disks utility and selecting the gear menu, the mount options for the partition is grayed out. You should be able to mount it from the regular file browser (called "Files" in the Mint Menu), by looking at the left side panel under Devices and clic...
by octathlon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 232
Views: 54826

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

What I'd do though, is rename the old /home/username and use the original name for the new one, otherwise it could get messy as I use the same username on all systems, which helps with file transfers between computers, using the forceuser=**** line in smb.conf. I thought about that, too. Another id...
by octathlon
Thu May 31, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 232
Views: 54826

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

All files will be owned by newname including everything in the /name directory. ... See Thunderbird profile import https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/moving-thunderbird-data-to-a-new-computer ; i.e. "thunderbird -p" in command line. You just copy it using the -p argument. Well, that seems easy en...
by octathlon
Thu May 31, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”
Replies: 232
Views: 54826

Re: Linux Mint 19 codenamed “Tara”

One extra thing I always do when prompted is changing my user name to something else. For instance if your user name is name, use newname as the user for this installation. This gives two directories under /home: /name and /newname. I cut everything I need from /name and paste under /newname. This ...

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