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by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Yesterday my desktop was fine, now it will not start...
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Yesterday my desktop was fine, now it will not start...

Running apt-upgrade in Mint is not the best idea as it will install a lot of Ubuntu packages that can break your system. That being said... can you get to the grub menu just after the machine boots.. the beep... press either esc or shift if it does not show. If you can get to grub select the advance...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Intel UHD 630 "Coffee Lake" support
Replies: 13
Views: 2678

Re: Intel UHD 630 "Coffee Lake" support

18 until the issues with the newer version of kdenlive are fixed.I will give this a try. fyi, kdenlive ( latest version 18.04.2 ) now works in 19 just fine. I had been using the app image for ubuntu 18.04 ( also working fine ) downloaded from their site as the flatpack install wouldn't work properl...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Disk I/O high - rsync to blame?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Disk I/O high - rsync to blame?

You pretty much answered your own question. It's probably timeshift doing its thing, yes it uses rsync. Once the 'main' snapshot has been created it should settle down as it then should only append changes. I'd just let it run for a bit first to complete then worry if it continues over a few days sa...
by Mattyboy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: dual monitor setup - one is freezing
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: dual monitor setup - one is freezing

I would run system monitor or

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and note what happens at the time of the freeze.... sounds a bit like you're exceeding system resources... firefox is now a bit of a hog. Keep an eye on what your RAM is doing.
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: dual monitor setup - one is freezing
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: dual monitor setup - one is freezing

The 4.15.0-29-generic Kernel is a recent release so your problems may have been related to the older .24. Difficult to say, so monitor usage and as you say, make note of just what happens/whats running when/if it happens again. You're current system Kernel and drivers look ok to me, but I have read ...
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 30
Views: 842

Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

mintman@admin1-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: admin1-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.7 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara Machine: Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: N/A serial: N/A Mobo: Gigaby...
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External Monitor Times Out
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: External Monitor Times Out

I remembered LinuxMint forums as helpful. This was not a stupid question. I advise a lot of people on what distros to use, and the response of users in the forums is a major issue in recommending what to use. I posted this three weeks ago and still do not have any suggestions. You probably haven't ...
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: dual monitor setup - one is freezing
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: dual monitor setup - one is freezing

Hello, welcome to Linux and Mint :) Whenever asking for help provide an overview of your system using the inxi command in the terminal inxi -Fxz copy and paste the results using the code tags </> into a forum post. This helps diagnose your problems. Have a read through this blog post https://blog.li...
by Mattyboy
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] linux mint 19 gui sudo?
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: linux mint 19 gui sudo?

Replace with admin:// https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/04/gksu-removed-from-ubuntu-heres.html ( few useful comments here ) I never use it as I use vim but the last time I did the terminal kicked out a few errors, which didn't effect functionality. If you're using it in a script you may wish to tes...
by Mattyboy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Black box appears behind window
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Black box appears behind window

Did you read the recent blog? https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3620

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inxi -Fxz 
to see your system.

The blog makes mention to screen tearing issues under certain Nivida drivers. Its also a good idea to not run any Kernel above 4.15.0-23-generic at the moment.
by Mattyboy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Building a DIY Linux Mint Barebook?
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Re: Building a DIY Linux Mint Barebook?

Intel cpu..Nividia gpu's.... never had any issues with TP-link network cards. Make sure any components have been on the market for at least 6 months... tell the vendor what you intend to do with the components IE run Linux... its then their 'fault' for any 'problems' and you have grounds for a repla...
by Mattyboy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernel question
Replies: 25
Views: 589

Re: Kernel question

Cheers guys :)
by Mattyboy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernel question
Replies: 25
Views: 589

Re: Kernel question

I wondered this... I've been getting 4.15.0-24.25 offered but have stuck with 4.15.0-23.

So? Are we avoiding anything in the 4.15.0-24 series? .24.25 .24.26 etc?
by Mattyboy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: NEES HELP! Unwated user accessing my laptop via WiFi
Replies: 22
Views: 398

Re: NEES HELP! Unwated user accessing my laptop via WiFi

did you consider running

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in terminal?
by Mattyboy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Getting AMD GPU drivers in Linux Mint 19
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Getting AMD GPU drivers in Linux Mint 19

AMD Catalyst drivers are not supported ( by AMD ) in Mint 19.

You'll have to use the open source driver, should be active already.

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inxi -G
to see current driver status. Post the results if

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inxi -Fxz
if they're not loaded.
by Mattyboy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Preparing a new hard drive. Need advice.
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Preparing a new hard drive. Need advice.

Use rufus to create both bootable USB's and use UEFI GPT. Install Windows first and create a "Partition Primary" with command prompt and install to that. ( shrinking a drive to install Linux after should be avoided as Windows is known 'still be aware' of the space and can mess up your Linux boot whe...
by Mattyboy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: chvt 1 Virtualbox
Replies: 0
Views: 44

chvt 1 Virtualbox

So, you're in a VM, can't use the keyboard shortcut ctrl,alt +f1 to get to chvt * Tried jumping via terminal mintman@admin1-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~$ chvt 1 Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console mintman@admin1-To-be-filled-by-O-E- How do I open the virtual terminal if I can't use th...
by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: prevent automatic drag of panel items LM 18.3
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: prevent automatic drag of panel items LM 18.3

Taskbar..... it IS called 'the panel' :lol: :wink: Sounds a bit like you're in edit mode, but that shouldn't happen after a re-boot ( ?? ). Right click on the panel in question.... you've got 'troubleshoot' 'modify' and 'settings' options. Have a play around. "restore all settings to default" might ...
by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Kernel #24 problems
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Kernel #24 problems

wpshooter wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:01 pm
Anyone have a guess as to when the problems (blank screen and having to move mouse to get desktop to be displayed) that were caused by
use of Linux Kernel #4.15.0.24, might be fixed ?

Thanks.
Guessing when 4.15.0.25 is released. ?? yeah.

I'm just not running the problem Kernel.
by Mattyboy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: where could I find the information of all installed drivers.
Replies: 12
Views: 407

Re: where could I find the information of all installed drivers.

does every distro uses the same linux kernel? No. There are long term support kernels known as LTS ( good idea to use these, Mint 19 uses one ) There are 'rolling' Kernels, you can consider these the "latest and greatest" but their support time is limited. Distro's are typically built around a cert...

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