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by smudge
Mon May 14, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Occasional, total system freeze?
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Occasional, total system freeze?

I saw this old post about a similar issue, think copying big files is also a problem. Am I hogging memory or writing to cache? Should I expand my swap?

If anyone has a link on testing and adjusting memory that would be really handy.
by smudge
Sun May 06, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Occasional, total system freeze?
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Occasional, total system freeze?

Update - realised I had Sophos AV running and top would reveal occasional 100% CPU usage.. I typed

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sudo /opt/sophos-av/bin/savdctl disable
This helped immediately. I will now either remove or figure out how to configure amount of resources used by sophos.
by smudge
Fri May 04, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Occasional, total system freeze?
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Occasional, total system freeze?

Very helpful thank you. Output below: user@MACHINE ~ $ inxi -Fxz && sudo inxi -m System: Host: MACHINE Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: MAXIMUS V FORMULA v: Rev 1.xx Bios:...
by smudge
Fri May 04, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Occasional, total system freeze?
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Occasional, total system freeze?

Running Cinnamon and occasionally for no real reason, the entire system freezes and all I can do is reset the computer. I can't open a terminal ctrl+alt+del or anything, and no error message so I can't find out what happened. Can anyone suggest what this might be or where I might find an error log? ...
by smudge
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Stacked desktop icons
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Stacked desktop icons

Everytime I log in and drives auto-mount, the icons stack up on top of each other on the desktop. I have to manually place them each time. Is there a way to fix this? LSB Version: core-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-amd64:core-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-noarch:security-9.20160110ubuntu0.2-amd64:security-9.20160110ubu...
by smudge
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: Drobo USB drive name keeps changing
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Drobo USB drive name keeps changing

Hi all, I have a data robot or Drobo as they are known, a RAID array storage drive that works as a USB drive. Usually this mounts fine but occasionally when my system crashes and I have to reset, and the drive mounts with a new name. Ordinarily this is not a problem but I have all my media on this a...
by smudge
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Jarring - image tear
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Jarring - image tear

Hi all, I'm using Mint (Cinnamon) on a pretty high end PC with Nvidia drivers. Recently I've noticed when copying large files that I get mouse jumping and image jarring and not sure why? Best example is trying to watch YouTube while copying, the playback pauses and mutes so I can only imagine 100% r...
by smudge
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: <Solved> Desktop Icons - Sizing and moving Icons
Replies: 6
Views: 6344

Re: <Solved> Desktop Icons - Sizing and moving Icons

This doesn't work for me, all I see right-clicking are three options, Desktop Settings, Change Desktop Background and Add Desklets. Under desktop settings I only have the ability to show or hide icons and select which monitor to display them on. There's nothing about resizing or moving them. All ico...
by smudge
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Set file view mode (list, compact, icon) in Save | Open
Replies: 5
Views: 1985

Re: Set file view mode (list, compact, icon) in Save | Open

This is really helpful thank you! I also used dconf editor to display the full address field in Nemo which is also really handy
by smudge
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot repair
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Dual boot repair

I dual boot and have Linux Mint on a seperate HDD to my windows. I reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate and have lost the boot screen. If I boot into a live DVD and open GParted I can see the following: https://image.ibb.co/fCb5AR/2017_12_15_10_32_07.png Can I do a simple repair with: sudo grub-install su...
by smudge
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: boot-repair
Replies: 69
Views: 125604

Re: boot-repair

Hi hagensieker, This program "boot-repair" is also called "boot-repair-disk" and is a great utility program to have on a bootable CD or USB flash drive. For boot-up problems: You could try the great " boot-repair-cd " program, and or the great " super grub2 rescue disk ". You have to download the "...
by smudge
Wed May 31, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Super thick title bar?
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Super thick title bar?

Using latest distro updated and upgraded, tweaked a few font sizes now my cinnamon title bar is really thick. With Chromium open there's a good 10mm of wasted screen space and I can't figure out how to reset it?
by smudge
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Cinnamon alongside Windows 7 Laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Cinnamon alongside Windows 7 Laptop

Hi, I just installed Linux Mint Cinnamon on my HP DM4 laptop. Mint has always worked well on there though I have mostly used live discs. i installed and rebooted and it only boots Windows. I cannot find a way to redo the bootloader without starting again with the disc, any ideas?
by smudge
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint Laptop Boot no visuals
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: Linux Mint Laptop Boot no visuals

Wow that was easy! Thanks so much, now I can use Mint as easily as ever on my laptop. Many thanks!! :D
by smudge
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint Laptop Boot no visuals
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Linux Mint Laptop Boot no visuals

I've never had boot troubles with Linux Mint before, now trying the latest Mint 12 (Lisa) 64bit live DVD on my HP DM4 I get no graphics after the boot screen. Any suggestions?
by smudge
Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hewlett Packard DM4
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Hewlett Packard DM4

I am looking for a solution to this and so far have only found this. If anyone has success with the DM4 wifi/Bluetooth, please post!
by smudge
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Hewlett Packard DM4
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Hewlett Packard DM4

Hi all, I just tested a HP DM4 in a computer store with a Mint DVD live boot disc and the laptop worked well with one exception that gives me Sony shivers. The wifi card did not appear to work and with store alarms going off (nothing to do with my tweaking bios settings honest) I didn't have time to...
by smudge
Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Macbook Pro 13" with Mint Possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 700

Macbook Pro 13" with Mint Possible?

In a nutshell, does Linux mint work successfully on the current Macbook Pro or are there teething issues? Currently using mint in a VM but prfer to dual boot if supported properly?
by smudge
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Tor? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

Re: How to install Tor? [SOLVED]

Can anyone tell me how Version 10 compares to Ubuntu: * Ubuntu 10.10 is "maverick" * Ubuntu 10.04 or Trisquel 4.0 is "lucid" * Ubuntu 9.10 or Trisquel 3.5 is "karmic" * Ubuntu 9.04 is "jaunty" * Ubuntu 8.10 is "intrepid" * Ubuntu 8.04 is "hardy" * Debian Etch is "etch" * Debian Lenny is "lenny" I wi...
by smudge
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to install Tor? [SOLVED]
Replies: 5
Views: 1629

Re: How to install Tor? [UNSOLVED]

An old thread but a relevant topic so trying to help keep the forum tidy.. I just installed Linux Mint 10 and then added Tor Projects Vidalia from the package manager once the database was refreshed. When executed however, Tor isn't found and Vidalia sits there blank? I've hunted all through the sys...

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