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by JChristensen
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Serious PC Problems - Culprit LM 19.1 'Tessa' or 10-yr. old PC?!
Replies: 24
Views: 942

Re: Serious PC Problems - Culprit LM 19.1 'Tessa' or 10-yr. old PC?!

My take is--it's not your hardware becuase I run 19.1 on lesser specs without problems. Agree. My daily driver has slightly older hardware and 19.1 runs just great: CPU: Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 6600 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Merom rev: 6 L2 cache: 4096 KiB flags: lm nx pae sse ss...
by JChristensen
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Keyboard unresponsive after resume from suspend (HP dv7, LM19.1)
Replies: 0
Views: 181

[SOLVED] Keyboard unresponsive after resume from suspend (HP dv7, LM19.1)

This is a problem I experienced after installing LM19.1 on an older HP laptop and found a fix for. There still may be a slight delay after waking from suspend before the keyboard works. But it is now consistent and just a very few seconds. Perhaps this is caused by the keyboard reset. The machine ha...
by JChristensen
Sun May 19, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: 19.1 vs 18.3 Notifications Applet
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Dropbox notifications, 19.1 vs 18.3

I am also having this issue. On machines with 19.1 (Cinnamon) I do not see Dropbox notifications when another machine creates or deletes a file. On a machine running 18.3 or Windows 8.1 I do see the notifications. Dropbox version is the same on all machines, 72.4.136. Other notifications seem fine (...
by JChristensen
Thu May 02, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Duplicate IPv6 addresses; /etc/machine-id not unique
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Duplicate IPv6 addresses; /etc/machine-id not unique

After generating the new machine-id file as above, I deleted the dhclient6-* files in /var/lib/NetworkManager and rebooted; now both the default-duid and the IPv6 address are different. It seems like the Mint installation process should have set up unique machine-id files. Reading man machine-id it ...
by JChristensen
Thu May 02, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Duplicate IPv6 addresses; /etc/machine-id not unique
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Duplicate IPv6 addresses; /etc/machine-id not unique

I changed the machine-id file on one machine with # rm /etc/machine-id # systemd-machine-id-setup # reboot This did indeed change the machine-id but the same IPv6 address was assigned. The default-duid value in /var/lib/NetworkManager/dhclient6[...].lease did not change so I must be barking up the w...
by JChristensen
Wed May 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: [SOLVED] Duplicate IPv6 addresses; /etc/machine-id not unique
Replies: 2
Views: 245

[SOLVED] Duplicate IPv6 addresses; /etc/machine-id not unique

I have three machines running LM19.1 Cinnamon 64-bit and they're being assigned duplicate IPv6 addresses. IPv4 addresses are unique and working fine. If I understand correctly, DHCPv6 assigns addresses based on the DHCP Unique Identifier (DUID) as opposed to the MAC address, and the DUID in turn is ...
by JChristensen
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless drivers on GitHub
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Wireless drivers on GitHub

Contrary to the advice on Pjotr's website :oops: I installed a new kernel, upgrading from 4.15.0-29 to -30.

I thought just reinstalling the driver (sudo make install) might be enough. It was not, but the following worked:

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make clean
make
sudo make install
So really not too bad :D
by JChristensen
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Static IP in 19 Xfce?
Replies: 7
Views: 1881

Re: Static IP in 19 Xfce?

Right-click the network icon in the panel, then Edit Connections... Click to select the connection of interest, then the gear icon. Go to the IPv4 Settings tab, Method drop-down, select Manual, then Add to enter the desired information. And/or the IPv6 Settings tab if you're using IPv6. If it were m...
by JChristensen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless drivers on GitHub
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Wireless drivers on GitHub

Larry Finger's driver and ant_sel=2 did the trick (used Pjotr's instructions), things are looking very good. Not a bad little machine (inxi below). On sale at Staples for $349. My wife was looking for something smaller and lighter. Just a Core i3 but it seems plenty fast. Next step will be to ditch ...
by JChristensen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless drivers on GitHub
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Wireless drivers on GitHub

Can't see 5GHz networks from Windows either, so maybe the RTL8723DE is only capable of 2.4GHz?
Edit: I see that according to the Realtek web site it is 2.4GHz only.
by JChristensen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless drivers on GitHub
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Wireless drivers on GitHub

All went well and wifi is working now, but I think I need to check the antenna options. I'm only seeing my SSIDs and usually I see several others here in the neighborhood. I also only see my 2.4GHz SSIDs, no 5GHz. That's not a show stopper for me but 5GHz would be nice. When doing the make, I notice...
by JChristensen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless drivers on GitHub
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Wireless drivers on GitHub

@JeremyB, I've just installed LM18.3 Cinnamon and updated to the 4.15 kernel. I'll try lwfinger's driver next and will report back. Thank you!
by JChristensen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless drivers on GitHub
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Wireless drivers on GitHub

@Pjotr, TYVM! I did notice that extended branch. I think I've found three repos with this driver, lwfinger, smlinux and jeremyb31. I'm not sure what the differences might be, or if there is a preference. Thanks again, I really appreciate all the work you and other folks put into this. I've used your...
by JChristensen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless drivers on GitHub
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Wireless drivers on GitHub

Thank you! That's probably as good an answer as I could have hoped for. I imagine it also means these drivers may make their way into the kernel at some point. I do have one more question. lspci -knn reports the wifi adapter as 02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Devic...
by JChristensen
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wireless drivers on GitHub
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Wireless drivers on GitHub

I have a new HP laptop with a Realtek d723 wireless adapter that is not recognized but my question is not how to fix it. I see several other threads for the same (or similar) issue and many of them point to installing drivers from https://github.com/lwfinger (or one or two others, e.g. smlinux). I c...
by JChristensen
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cinnamon crashes after installing kernel 4.13.0-26
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Cinnamon crashes after installing kernel 4.13.0-26

I removed the 4.13.0-26 kernel, rebooted, went back to 4.10.0-42 and even though I changed back to nvidia-340 in Driver Manager and rebooted again, inxi still reports nouveau, even though Driver Manager still says nvidia-340.

I need a tie breaker ;-/
by JChristensen
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cinnamon crashes after installing kernel 4.13.0-26
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Cinnamon crashes after installing kernel 4.13.0-26

@JeremyB, thanks for the info. Things seem OK with the 4.13 kernel and the nouveau driver. Is there any reason that's not a good combination? If there will be an update coming to nvidia-340, maybe I'll just go with that and watch for the update. Or I can use the 4.4 kernel if there are issues.
by JChristensen
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cinnamon crashes after installing kernel 4.13.0-26
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Cinnamon crashes after installing kernel 4.13.0-26

It looks like other folks have similar issues, so I'm posting this as another data point. This old Dell desktop was running great with 4.10.0-42 but then I applied the update to 4.13.0-26 to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. After rebooting, I received a popup window that said, "Cinn...
by JChristensen
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 37
Views: 3098

Re: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]

It is good that issue already fixed on Mint. But it is far from the end of story - who and when will fix our WIFI routers? I would expect that most of the popular router vendors would respond in a fairly timely manner. However, I'm taking the same approach with my routers as I am with my PCs, mainl...
by JChristensen
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...
Replies: 55
Views: 3978

Re: Anyone using DuckDuckGo...

Another satisfied DDG user here. I use it almost exclusively, save the very rare occurrence where I don't seem to get the results I want, then I'll try something else.

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