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by ddalley
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Extraordinarily slow
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Extraordinarily slow

Someone else has the Acer 5253. I have a 4730Z and it's working normally. I have described how Linux operates, not how it deals with the Internet. When installing, it is operating from a DVD, taking any downloads into account. When it runs slowly after installation, I described how it is operating i...
by ddalley
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Extraordinarily slow
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Extraordinarily slow

But that is precisely my point. If this happens every single time, then I would junk the old hardware. For the vast majority of the time, everything works normally and is satisfactory, under the circumstances. Only occasionally does an install work this way. It wouldn't be so bad if it was only slow...
by ddalley
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Extraordinarily slow
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Extraordinarily slow

I'm amazed by 1.25 hours. My fresh install of 19 cinnamon on a Sandybrdge i5 machine with HDD was done and dusted in about 15 minutes... If mine had an i5 and gobs of memory and a modern hard drive or SSD, it might complete in 15 minutes, too, but it doesn't. The laptop has the maximum amount of me...
by ddalley
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Extraordinarily slow
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Extraordinarily slow

Back on topic... Why are some installations incredibly slow? I gave you a recent example of a really bad one and I still have no idea why this happens or what, if anything, I, as a user, can do about it. This isn't my first time in this rodeo. I have experienced this with various distributions, off ...
by ddalley
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Extraordinarily slow
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Extraordinarily slow

Once installation starts, I am not going to interfere with it. I am almost finished installing Xfce overtop of the first install. Same hardware and Internet connection, different install disc. It is taking a normal amount of time. (It just completed and took about 1.25 hours.) I still have no idea w...
by ddalley
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Extraordinarily slow
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Extraordinarily slow

OK, so it finished installing about 24 hours after I started yesterday.
by ddalley
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Extraordinarily slow
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Extraordinarily slow

Over the years, I occasionally come across Linux installs that take an extraordinary amount of time to operate, in general. While I am encountering this now with LM 19/Cinnamon, this has occurred with various distributions, not just LM. Yesterday evening, somewhere around 9PM, I started this install...
by ddalley
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: boot-repair
Replies: 69
Views: 145842

Re: boot-repair

I have used Boot-Repair many, many times, but right now, I can't get it to install or work properly. I have tried LM 18 KDE and Xfce 32-bit discs, but both of them fail to either install it properly or to run it properly. Boot-Repair never gets populated into the list of installed programs. If it do...
by ddalley
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux testing software?
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Linux testing software?

Any follow-up, kc1di?
by ddalley
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux testing software?
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Linux testing software?

I'll see about the mem test. $ lsmod Module Size Used by reiserfs 245760 1 bnep 20480 2 rfcomm 69632 8 binfmt_misc 20480 1 gpio_ich 16384 0 intel_rapl 20480 0 iosf_mbi 16384 1 intel_rapl x86_pkg_temp_thermal 16384 0 joydev 20480 0 snd_hda_codec_realtek 81920 1 intel_powerclamp 20480 0 snd_hda_codec_...
by ddalley
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux testing software?
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: Linux testing software?

$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: lm17 Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.6 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana) Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Machine: Mobo: Gigabyte model: H61M-DS2 REV 1.2 v: x.x Bios: Award v: FB date: 10/12/2011 CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3-2100 (-HT-MCP-) cache: ...
by ddalley
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Linux testing software?
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Linux testing software?

At times, I struggle with some of my Linux installs. There are some very long pauses when absolutely nothing seems to be happening for quite a while, or the pauses may gradually extend into longer times as I use Linux. Most of the time, this happens when using a browser, but it isn't just one browse...
by ddalley
Thu May 14, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brasero hasn't worked, for years
Replies: 54
Views: 11258

Re: Brasero hasn't worked, for years

@ddalley: tried Xfburn yet, as I advised earlier? Finest non-KDE burning application there is. Reliable, stable, simple. Brasero on the other hand.... not so much. Of course. I have used Xfburn and K3B as alternatives for years. However, I also try to give Brasero its due every year or so. I just h...
by ddalley
Mon May 11, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brasero hasn't worked, for years
Replies: 54
Views: 11258

Re: Brasero hasn't worked, for years

exploder wrote:I turn off 2 plug ins and Brasero has always worked fine.
????
by ddalley
Sun May 10, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brasero hasn't worked, for years
Replies: 54
Views: 11258

Re: Brasero hasn't worked, for years

Cosmo. wrote:Another tip: Replace cdrkit (that is the backend of the burner applications) with cdrtools.
...
This might not work with Brasero
If this doesn't resolve Brasero's problems, then why bother? If you had proved that it actually did something good, then you would be onto something. :wink:
by ddalley
Sat May 09, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Brasero hasn't worked, for years
Replies: 54
Views: 11258

Re: Brasero hasn't worked, for years

Things haven't changed much since I last had to deal with Brasero wasting discs: BraseroReadom called brasero_job_get_output_type BraseroReadom stderr: addr: 272144 BraseroReadom called brasero_job_get_output_type BraseroReadom stderr: Time total: 62.175sec BraseroReadom stderr: Read 544288.00 kB at...
by ddalley
Sat May 09, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: console-setup won't update
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: console-setup won't update

Thank you Monsta! The situation came about because I clicked on the shield in the menu at the bottom, so as far as I am concerned, this should never have happened, but I will write this into my Linux notebook. I wrote down the names of two of the three files affected, but there was a third one relat...
by ddalley
Fri May 08, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: console-setup won't update
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: console-setup won't update

W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/c/console-setup/keyboard-configuration_1.121_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.89 80] W: Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/c/console-setup/console-setup-linux_1.121_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 128.61.240.89 80] W...
by ddalley
Fri May 08, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: console-setup won't update
Replies: 6
Views: 646

console-setup won't update

When I tried to update LMDE2 now, console-setup and console-setup-linux failed because the source wasn't available.

Thinking/hoping that I could delete it and re-install it proved to be erroneous, so how do I fix this mess now?
by ddalley
Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No LMDE-2 Flash player?
Replies: 13
Views: 3451

Re: No LMDE-2 Flash player?

The backports page lists wheezy. Should it not be squeeze for LMDE-2?

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