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by Bill_KY
Sat May 13, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide
Replies: 60
Views: 4786

Re: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide

My thanks to the contributors above for a very helpful discussion of a nasty threat we all face, directly or indirectly. Let’s see if I have the message correctly. 1. Ransomware can impact all of us at least indirectly if only by taking down the servers on which we depend for so many tasks. The only...
by Bill_KY
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slower Performance After Change to 64 bit Mint 17.3
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Slower Performance After Change to 64 bit Mint 17.3

No doubt about it. I have been running both 64-bit 17.3/KDE and 64-bit LMDE2/Cinnamon for some time. LMDE2 is much lighter on its feet, though I do not experience anything so sluggish with 17.3 as carib61 reports. jimallyn may be on to something.
by Bill_KY
Wed May 13, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] 17 Quiana/KDE hibernate works, suspend does not
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: [solved] 17 Quiana/KDE hibernate works, suspend does not

You nailed it, Derek_S, our problem was an outdated BIOS. The MB in question is an Asus P8H67-M PRO which carried an American MegaTrends BIOS 0902 dating from March 2011. It has always been my habit not to fool with the BIOS other than for some very pressing reason. In fact I think I last updated a ...
by Bill_KY
Tue May 12, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] 17 Quiana/KDE hibernate works, suspend does not
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: 17 Quiana/KDE hibernate works, suspend does not

No success, I am afraid. I tried both of those posts and I thank you, Derek_S for putting me on to them. I do have the i8042 controller so I was hopeful. I have an idea I should have had sooner. I have a laptop from System-76 running several distros, each of which suspends and resumes as it should. ...
by Bill_KY
Mon May 11, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] 17 Quiana/KDE hibernate works, suspend does not
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: 17 Quiana/KDE hibernate works, suspend does not

I can report that the suggested solutions have not worked, though I do thank Derek_S for passing them along. So I will continue to search and experiment. Should I find a solution I will report it.
by Bill_KY
Mon May 11, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] 17 Quiana/KDE hibernate works, suspend does not
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: 17 Quiana/KDE hibernate works, suspend does not

Thank you! Busy day today but I will track these as soon as I can and report back.
by Bill_KY
Sun May 10, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [solved] 17 Quiana/KDE hibernate works, suspend does not
Replies: 7
Views: 603

[solved] 17 Quiana/KDE hibernate works, suspend does not

I am here with a new installation of Mint 17 Quiana/KDE. Inxi describes it this way: System: Kernel: 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 17 Qiana Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8H67-M PRO version: Rev 1.xx serial: MF70B4G06001430 Bios: American Megatrends version: 0902 ...
by Bill_KY
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Why no LMDE version of Mint based on Debian "stable"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Re: Why no LMDE version of Mint based on Debian "stable"?

Since I have fairly extensive experience with various Debian versions and also LMDE let me comment. In my opinion switching LMDE over to Debian stable would not gain very much, if anything in terms of stability. The way the Mint team is handling its Debian Testing base seems highly effective. I have...
by Bill_KY
Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] LMDE, Nvidia, & sgfxi
Replies: 5
Views: 2993

Re: LMDE, Nvidia, & sgfxi

zerozero has given good advice, I think. By all means make sure your new system is stble and working as it should and then turn to sgfxi. I used sgfxi to install the required driver for my nvidia chip (G93 as I recall without looking) and sgfxi handled it cleanly. Nouveau can be cranky about black-l...
by Bill_KY
Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: [SOLVED] Sleep/Standby/Suspend worked fine, now it doesn't
Replies: 3
Views: 3069

Re: Sleep/Standby/Suspend worked fine, now it doesn't

Let's focus here for a moment: /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/75modules resume suspend: success. Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/60_wpa_supplicant resume suspend: Failed to connect to wpa_supplicant - wpa_ctrl_open: No such file or directory /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/60_wpa_supplicant resume suspe...
by Bill_KY
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Laptop Power Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 917

Re: Laptop Power Settings

I am on LMDE but I am not sure that is relevant here. As far as I know, Power Management should fix this as it has for me. So let's go to Preferences/Power Management. On that first screen you will see a slider, "Set Brightness To" so move it to 100% if it is not there. Then be certain to clear "Dim...
by Bill_KY
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] External Hard Drive - USB
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: External Hard Drive - USB

Hi George J, sounds like a maddening little problem. If you open a terminal and do lsusb do you see something like this? Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1...
by Bill_KY
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: HOWTO: suspend/hibernate kernel 3.0.0-1
Replies: 7
Views: 5058

Re: HOWTO: suspend/hibernate kernel 3.0.0-1

I am back with a clearer head -- thank goodness! -- and an addition to my original how-to. Recall I said that for suspend/resume to work wireless must be both configured and operating. I have since tested that assertion many times if only because I tend to forget to turn on my wireless capability wh...
by Bill_KY
Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Digikam and Linux Mint 11 Gnome
Replies: 7
Views: 1012

Re: Digikam and Linux Mint 11 Gnome

I use digiKam to manage a large and growing image collection. I think you are correct; this side of GIMP digiKam is the best image manager/editor in Linux. I have not tried to run it with MInt, though if I were to do so I wold go straight to the KDE desktop environment as you evidently did. The prob...
by Bill_KY
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: HOWTO: suspend/hibernate kernel 3.0.0-1
Replies: 7
Views: 5058

Re: HOWTO: suspend/hibernate kernel 3.0.0-1

Thanks Dataman, but I am not sure I know what this means. When I opened /etc/initramfstools/conf.d/resume I saw nothing in it but the line UUID=1234....., so all I did was replace that UUID number with the correct number for my swap file. That has seemed to work. So now what are you proposing we sho...
by Bill_KY
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Update Problems with LMDE
Replies: 3
Views: 2963

Re: Update Problems with LMDE

I believe I saw this same problem just after installing LMDE and trying to do an initial update&upgrade. What worked was to find the offending file, gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad_0.10.22-3_i386.deb, and remove it from the upgrade list. The process then went to conclusion. I recall some dire warnings as ...
by Bill_KY
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: What to look for in laptop for compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 701

Re: What to look for in laptop for compatibility

True, hardware compatibility is a much better situation than once it was. Major vendors buy components in bulk and make changes "on the fly" so it can be difficult to know what a given machine has. Assuming you can chekc it my experience would suggest that Intel and Nvidia are "Linux friendly." Broa...
by Bill_KY
Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Self Build PC with Mint 12 - Help please!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1051

Re: Self Build PC with Mint 12 - Help please!!

A 60 Gig SSD is going to be more than large enough to handle several different Linux systems if you want to do that. One thing you might consider is to use a fairly small Home directory, which will contain the config files specific to your user, and then edit etc/fstab so that you auto-mount a separ...
by Bill_KY
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: HOWTO: suspend/hibernate kernel 3.0.0-1
Replies: 7
Views: 5058

HOWTO: suspend/hibernate kernel 3.0.0-1

I had trouble with suspend/hibernate on a new LMDE installation with kernel 3.0.0-1. I searched the forum and put together solutions from several threads. Here is how I got suspend/hibernate working properly with kernel 3.0.0-1 on my System 76 Pangolin PanP4 laptop. I hope it helps someone else! inx...

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