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by ChrisMW
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to resume from hibernation in Cindy/Stretch?
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: How to resume from hibernation in Cindy/Stretch?

Sorry, I don't know of one. For me it just works, although it tends to be more consistent than suspend / resume. If I remember correctly, it suspends to the swap partition / file, so make sure it is large enough, 1.5x the installed memory. That's about all I have to offer here.....
by ChrisMW
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 62
Views: 6832

Re: LMDE 4

I have now also managed to find a replacement for system-config-lvm, the GUI for managing LVM volumes. It is called Blivet, and is a python 3 app. Works well, if you follow the manual installation, I used (all in a root terminal) apt-get install python3-blockdev python3-bytesize python3-pyudev pytho...
by ChrisMW
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 62
Views: 6832

Re: LMDE 4

I have been bitten a couple of times with Ubuntu's delta over Debian, which is why I like LMDE, it is, especially with 3, a lot of Debian with just the right amount of sugar on top. Meanwhile, I bit the bullet and decided to convert my main laptop to be LMDE 3 based on Buster, not stretch. It was sl...
by ChrisMW
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 3 - Weird graphical glitch in Virtualbox guest
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: LMDE 3 - Weird graphical glitch in Virtualbox guest

The SVGA sometimes can do this, mainly on Windows 10 I see it often fail. But as with all things windows, it is not constant. I have one Windows 10 which seems fine with the SVGA adapter, one that freezes within 3 mins and wants VGA. My results have been better with the VBOXSVGA rather than the VMSG...
by ChrisMW
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: efi booting
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: efi booting

I have, but it was not easy. Although this is probably the worst way to do it, I was unable to coax any installation into working correctly. Not only do I have EFI boot, I also want to run with LVM volumes as well. Under the Debian installer, this was a no-brainer, I just followed the screens, provi...
by ChrisMW
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 62
Views: 6832

Re: LMDE 4

Well. forcing 3.5 wasn't very successful. It complains about pycurl not being there. So it appears that some bits moved to 3.7. Trying to install the Ubuntu version yielded a gdebi error, saying it would break an existing dependency with the aptdaemon package. I really don't want to start pulling pa...
by ChrisMW
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 62
Views: 6832

Re: LMDE 4

As I said, not a python person. I wanted to stay away from an Ubuntu package. Fixing the source was actually quite easy, once I knew how I might patch. Remembering you told me something about async, that's what connected the dots. It appears to be related to python 3.5 vs. 3.7. I suppose another way...
by ChrisMW
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 62
Views: 6832

Re: LMDE 4

Well my rush is that oldstable quickly falls behind in its ability to take one some software. For instance, I need a more modern QT5, present in Buster, not Stretch. Anyways, the search for the mintsources fix came from here: https://github.com/twisted/twisted/pull/966 Turns out, if you replace asyn...
by ChrisMW
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 62
Views: 6832

Re: LMDE 4

Wouldn't the PPA be targeting Mint proper, not LMDE? Not sure if that would be of interest here. Given the error, I was hoping that updating the apt-daemon stuff for python would fix the problem.... But I'll explore the options, thnx
by ChrisMW
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 62
Views: 6832

Re: LMDE 4

Yes, I noticed that also. There is netselect-apt, which helps a little. Mintsources reinstalls well, but the error is still there. As it is a python script, I think it can be fixed. It fails with an error on line 1570, invalid syntax in file /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/aptdaemon/client.py async =...
by ChrisMW
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 62
Views: 6832

Re: LMDE 4

Ok, I tried my X230. It worked quite well. As expected, there was a slight difference from the VB trial. The laptop has mono, postgresql and virtualbox host installed. I did the first round of apt-get update, upgrade and dist-upgrade and no problems. Then I changed all stretch references in /etc/apt...
by ChrisMW
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 62
Views: 6832

Re: LMDE 4

I am not going to suggest you try this at home, but I installed LMDE 3 into a VB client, added the stretch backports and moved the kernel and MATE to the latest in there. I then simply swapped out stretch for buster in the apt configs and did the apt-get update, upgrade and dist-upgrade and that wor...
by ChrisMW
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: Why not go directly with Debian?
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Why not go directly with Debian?

Debian direct works fine, but in my case, a lot of the Mint tweaks make sense to me, so instead of me putting them in one by one, I get a working distro much closer to what I wantby installing LMDE. Also the the updater is pretty good. It is just a little more polished. I run kernel 4.19 from the ba...
by ChrisMW
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: LMDE 4
Replies: 62
Views: 6832

Re: LMDE 4

I am not going to hold my breath, but I'm hoping for a nice Christmas present here.... :wink: I have tried both, and I dislike that the Ubuntu distro also has, it does a Windows on you. Suddenly, things don't work, you spend trying all sorts of fixes and suddenly it works again. I started on Mint pr...
by ChrisMW
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why did Mate look so good on LMDE2 and what should I upgrade to?
Replies: 9
Views: 626

Re: Why did Mate look so good on LMDE2 and what should I upgrade to?

I have MATE installed from the Debian Stretch backports and it seems fine to me. But perhaps I am not using that thing you absolutely rely on, so YMMV. It is running MATE 1.20.x. All you need to do is to add the Debian Stretch backports to LMDE 3 (as per Debian instructions) and install MATE. If you...
by ChrisMW
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mind Mapping Applications
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: Mind Mapping Applications

Freemind works fine, I run 1.0.1 and OpenJDK 1.8. No problems. just go to their website, download the all binaries version (second from the bottom, 38Mb) and unpack it somewhere you prefer (let's say /home/<you>/FreeMind) and run the freemind.sh you'll find in /home/<you>/FreeMind. But Freeplane is ...
by ChrisMW
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multi-arch installer for LMDE?
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Re: Multi-arch installer for LMDE?

If that doesn't work, you might want to attempt my route, which I used on the LMDE 3 beta. I need a 64Bit UEFI + 64bit OS. I couldn't get the installer to give me a booting system. But you mentioned Debian works, and so it did for me. So what I did was to install Debian 9/Stretch/stable MATE and the...
by ChrisMW
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Where is Mate ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1772

Re: Where is Mate ?

Am running LMDE 3 now, using MATE 1.20.3. Just install LMDE 3, add the stretch-backports and update. I used aptitude install -t stretch-backports mate-desktop-environment and done. You end up with a distro with a newer Cinnamon than Debian 9 + backports can offer, and a MATE that is newer than LMDE 2.
by ChrisMW
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE3 - Install latest version of Wine
Replies: 3
Views: 2827

Re: LMDE3 - Install latest version of Wine

Interingly I installed from the Stretch Backports, doing what Debian recommends. https://wiki.debian.org/Wine So just sudo apt install -t stretch-backports\ wine \ wine32 \ wine64 \ libwine \ libwine:i386 \ fonts-wine This is assuming you have a 64bit install and want working 32 & 64 prefixes, and p...
by ChrisMW
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Disable Cinnamon compositing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Disable Cinnamon compositing?

I'm not a Steam user, but my youngest is. I installed Steam on Ubuntu based Mint and it works fine. Another idea would be to use the wine from the Stretch Backports, which is much newer and does a better job. I have not tried installing Linux Steam on Debian however, so no clue if that is doable. Bu...

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