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by dobriain
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade from 18.3 --> 19
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: Upgrade from 18.3 --> 19

Thanks for the confirmation. Everything is backed up to the cloud anyhow so if I had to install afresh it wouldn't be a disaster, just time. Thanks again.
by dobriain
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrade from 18.3 --> 19
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Upgrade from 18.3 --> 19

Hi, Following Clem's upgrade instructions I notice that the version of mintupgrade is 18.3.5 (I have apt update and apt dist-upgrade first). Is that correct ? Should it not have a 19 number ? Cautious about going forward before clearing this up. $ apt install mintupgrade Preparing to unpack .../mint...
by dobriain
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] VirtualBox freezing Linux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: VirtualBox freezing Linux Mint

Thanks for the pointers lads. Here is the full install process for anyone looking for it. Process to fix issue with VirtualBox on Linux Mint 17.3 My system: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 System: LENOVO ThinkPad E550 1. Remove existing VirtualBox installation ~ $ sudo apt purge virtu...
by dobriain
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] VirtualBox freezing Linux Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 207

[SOLVED] VirtualBox freezing Linux Mint

I was happily using VirtualBox on Linux Mint for years and today when I tried running it, the basic dashboard started OK but when I tried to fun a VM (any VM I tried a Debian image and an Ubuntu image) the laptop froze completely. I wasn't even able to do a CTRL-ALT-F1 to get to a shell. ~ $ [b]inxi...
by dobriain
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sarah gone backwards for multi screen operation
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Sarah gone backwards for multi screen operation

Anyone any ideas on this. If I boot with dual screens they display OK. If for example I remove the VGA lead from my laptop, Cinnamon freezes, I cannot even CTRL-ALT-F1 to the shell to restart the Desktop. The display in the F8 Console splits across the laptop screen like it is two screens before han...
by dobriain
Fri Aug 05, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Spice doesn't work from Virtual Machine Manager
Replies: 9
Views: 21480

Spice doesn't work from Virtual Machine Manager

Hi, I installed KVM and built two VM's on my Linux Mint Rosa. When I try open a VM domain from the Virtual Machine Manager I get the following error message. Error connecting to graphical console. Error opening Spice console, SpiceClientGtk missing. The VM settings in the manager relating to graphic...
by dobriain
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sarah gone backwards for multi screen operation
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Sarah gone backwards for multi screen operation

$ glxinfo | grep OpenGL OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa 11.2.0 OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 3.30 OpenGL core profil...
by dobriain
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sarah gone backwards for multi screen operation
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Sarah gone backwards for multi screen operation

$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: riomhaire-OB Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah Machine: System: LENOVO (portable) product: 20DFCTO1WW v: ThinkPad E550 Mobo: LENOVO model: 20DFCTO1WW v: SDK0E50510 WIN Bios: LENOVO v...
by dobriain
Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sarah gone backwards for multi screen operation
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Sarah gone backwards for multi screen operation

Hi, I noticed immediately that "Sarah" has taken a step backward regarding dual screen operation and laptop lid closing. Laptop lid closing In older versions of Mint if I closed the laptop while the OS was running, chucked it in my bag and opened it later it recovered exactly where I had been. With ...
by dobriain
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox does not have en-gb locale option
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Firefox does not have en-gb locale option

The Firefox install in the repositories does not have a British English option. Where did it go ? The "p firefox-locale-en - English language pack for Firefox" is not actually English, it is American. p firefox-locale-af - Afrikaans language pack for Firefox p firefox-locale-an - Aragonese language ...
by dobriain
Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Power Management Applet
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Cinnamon Power Management Applet

Hi, I installed LM v18 Sarah and notice that the power indicator does not show that my laptop is on mains power (it is I checked). In the past I would have seen a lightning flash like symbol on the side of the battery symbol when it was on mains. $ acpi -V Battery 0: Discharging, 98%, 03:21:32 remai...
by dobriain
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: aptitude / apt-get
Replies: 1
Views: 293

aptitude / apt-get

Hi, It appears that each time I try and add a package I get errors like these. I fix them and the next time it happens again. It is a real pain in the ass. W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: http...
by dobriain
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [TECH NOTE] Cannot login to Mint Display Manager (MDM)
Replies: 1
Views: 3387

[TECH NOTE] Cannot login to Mint Display Manager (MDM)

Tested on : Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Symptom : Cannot login to Mint Display Manager (MDM) Login to a terminal by selecting CTRL - ALT - F1. OK then, it is not that you forgot your credentials. Preparation : It is essential that you carry out this to select the correct desktop. aptitude search mint-meta...
by dobriain
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [TECH NOTE] Linux Mint - XServer fails to start
Replies: 2
Views: 2754

[TECH NOTE] Linux Mint - XServer fails to start

Tested on : Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Symptom : Linux Mint fails to start the X server (your graphical interface), possibly after Update Manager completed or after: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade or sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude full-upgrade You are presented with a blue screen with an Xo...
by dobriain
Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: The master control interrupt lied (SDE)!
Replies: 1
Views: 648

The master control interrupt lied (SDE)!

Hi,

Doing some recent troubleshooting I cam across the following entry 243 time in the dmesg output.

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[drm:gen8_irq_handler [i915]] *ERROR* The master control interrupt lied (SDE)!
Anyone know what causes it and more importantly is it fixable ?
by dobriain
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X-Server
Replies: 11
Views: 8477

Re: Urgent: Failed to start the X-Server [Solved]

Well the following brought me back to the point where I get the mdm login screen but it won't let me login. sudo apt-get remove xserver-xorg* sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev-lts-vivid sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg sudo rm /etc/X11/xorg-conf Well I solved it with the following: sudo apt-get ...
by dobriain
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X-Server
Replies: 11
Views: 8477

Re: Urgent: Failed to start the X-Server

The command: sudo apt-get --reinstall install fglrx-updates put me right back to where the problem started. I guess the aptitude update or upgrade did this and it caused the original problem. I am looking at: Failed to start X-Server all over gain. I have lost a full days productivity on this, one o...
by dobriain
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X-Server
Replies: 11
Views: 8477

Re: Urgent: Failed to start the X-Server

No I needed the * as there appeared to be a couple of xorg.conf with a date on the end, guess they were added when I reinstalled xserver-xorg.

Trying it now.
by dobriain
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X-Server
Replies: 11
Views: 8477

Re: Urgent: Failed to start the X-Server

Well I got the X-Server running again, see below. While I can login OK from terminal screens I cannot appear to login to the cinnamon screen presented by the X-Server any ideas ? sudo apt-get remove xserver-xorg* sudo apt-get install libgl1-mesa-dev-lts-vivid sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg sudo r...
by dobriain
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Failed to start the X-Server
Replies: 11
Views: 8477

Re: Urgent: Failed to start the X-Server

How do I deal with the conflicts with virtual packages ? $ sudo aptitude install xserver-xorg [sudo] password for dobriain: The following NEW packages will be installed: xserver-xorg{b} xserver-xorg-input-all{a} xserver-xorg-input-evdev{a} xserver-xorg-input-mouse{a} xserver-xorg-input-synaptics{a} ...

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