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by HRJ21
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot

Here you go:

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Startup finished in 14.914s (firmware) + 8.052s (loader) + 40.265s (kernel) + 36.400s (userspace) = 1min 39.632s
graphical.target reached after 26.507s in userspace
Thanks
Hefin
by HRJ21
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot

So removing the disk from the DVD drive dropped the startup time to 1 min 19 sec (I can't believe I forgot I had a disk in there). After following your advice smurphos, the boot time is now 1 min 15 sec. Are these acceptable boot times? If so I'm happy to mark the thread as solved. Thank you both fo...
by HRJ21
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot

Haha, no it wasn't by design. I'm not sure how I managed that. Sorry, I'm very much a user of Mint, not a superuser! Here is the attached file you requested: journalctl_hefin.txt.gz and here are the contents of crypttab: cryptswap1 UUID=c442c3f3-f986-4950-a7b8-f8498303ca35 /dev/urandom swap,offset=1...
by HRJ21
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot

Thanks for your reply Karl. Here are the outputs of the commands you asked for: swapon --show NAME TYPE SIZE USED PRIO /dev/dm-0 partition 22.4G 0B -2 cat /etc/fstab # /etc/fstab: static file system information. # # Use 'blkid' to print the universally unique identifier for a # device; this may be u...
by HRJ21
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot

Thanks for your reply Karl. Here is the output: System: Host: ENVY Kernel: 4.15.0-72-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu4) dm: lightdm Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara Machine: Device: laptop System: HP product: HP ENVY Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: N...
by HRJ21
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Linux Mint 19 takes 3 min to boot

Hello, My Mint 19 installation is taking a long time to boot. It seemed to happen gradually without me really noticing, but now I realise the startup takes much longer than it should. If you could help me troubleshoot the reason for this, I would be very grateful. Here is the output of systemd-analy...
by HRJ21
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root fills up when uploading to OneDrive
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Root fills up when uploading to OneDrive

Ah ok, thank you. I'm not sure how I managed to do this as all I changed about ufw recently was to enable it with sudo ufw enable . So am I correct in saying that every time I was uploading a file, ufw was writing lines to those 3 log files which just became large very quickly? Thank you for your he...
by HRJ21
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root fills up when uploading to OneDrive
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Root fills up when uploading to OneDrive

So there are 3 large log files in /var/log: kern.log : 2.89G syslog : 2.79G ufw.log : 2.79G Here are the tails of the three logs: kern.log Sep 23 17:11:58 ENVY kernel: [ 5429.633058] [UFW AUDIT] IN=wlan0 OUT= MAC=10:02:b5:03:fb:a1:8a:05:2a:38:a2:38:08:00 SRC=13.107.136.9 DST=192.168.1.222 LEN=40 TOS...
by HRJ21
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root fills up when uploading to OneDrive
Replies: 9
Views: 152

Re: Root fills up when uploading to OneDrive

Thanks for your reply. I don't know, did you? No, when the upload finished, my root filesystem remains full. The files were around 2G in total, yes. I ran the command you said, and it says the size of /var/log is 8.7G. Can I safely remove the contents of this directory? Is it related to my upload an...
by HRJ21
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root fills up when uploading to OneDrive
Replies: 9
Views: 152

[SOLVED] Root fills up when uploading to OneDrive

When I upload files to OneDrive from my Mint machine, my root partition fills up! Before I try to upload the files, df -h gives me this: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 5.8G 0 5.8G 0% /dev tmpfs 1.2G 1.6M 1.2G 1% /run /dev/sda5 23G 17.9G 5.1G 78% / tmpfs 5.9G 48M 5.8G 1% /dev/shm tmp...
by HRJ21
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can you find which packages are never/rarely used?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Can you find which packages are never/rarely used?

Thank you for your reply. That isn't quite what I mean though. I want to identify packages which I rarely use. For example (forgive me for referencing Windows), in WIndows, you can display the frequency you have used particular applications. Is there an equivalent in Mint?

Thanks!
HRJ21
by HRJ21
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can you find which packages are never/rarely used?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Can you find which packages are never/rarely used?

Is there a way to find which installed software packages have never, or rarely been used? I would like to trim down my root partition, and aside from superfluous kernels, I'm sure I have a lot of unneeded packages installed I could get rid of.

Thanks
HRJ21
by HRJ21
Thu May 04, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Why am I seeing updates for lower kernels in update manager?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Why am I seeing updates for lower kernels in update manager?

Hi all, I'm using Linux Mint 18 and am currently using the 4.8.0-49 kernel. Every few days I see another kernel security update in the update manager, but these have all been for the 4.4 series of kernels. My questions are: 1) Why am I being offered these updates when they seem to me to be downgrade...
by HRJ21
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Any additional consequences of hiding directories with "." [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Any additional consequences of hiding directories with "." [SOLVED]

Hi all, apologies if there is an obvious answer but I couldn't find it. If I prefix a directory name with "." to make it hidden, does this have any additional consequences, for example for apps and processes which need to reference that directory. i.e. is /home/USER/.myDir still accessible to a proc...
by HRJ21
Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: safety of sudo apt-get upgrade vs. update manager
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: safety of sudo apt-get upgrade vs. update manager

Yes potentially. While it's nice to do things quickly from the command line, the purpose the update manager was created was to put emphasis on users only applying selected updates for their system that they trust and consent to. Blindly applying updates, even those categorised as level 1-3 isn't a g...
by HRJ21
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Files "-a" and "core" appeared in my home directory
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Files "-a" and "core" appeared in my home directory

Thanks for your replies. System: Kernel: 4.4.0-43-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 3.0.7 Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah the -a file date is 25th Oct, 15:10; and the core file date is 9th Nov, 13:58. Using ghex, the -a file looks like this: Salted__` \Uffffffff'\Uffffffff|=\Uffffffff\Uffffffffs...
by HRJ21
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Files "-a" and "core" appeared in my home directory
Replies: 6
Views: 330

[SOLVED] Files "-a" and "core" appeared in my home directory

Hi all, sorry if this is a silly question, but two files have appeared in my home directory and I don't know what they are or what process created them. Details: NAME SIZE PERMISSIONS OWNER -a 23 bytes -rw-r--r-- me:me core 115.2 MB -rw------- me:me Any ideas? EDIT: -a is a binary type file, but the...
by HRJ21
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Fresh Mint 18 install - Wireless not connecting
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Fresh Mint 18 install - Wireless not connecting

Not sure if this is your problem, but when I upgraded from Mint 17.3 to 18, for some reason I lost my certificates required for me to connect to my university wireless network (eduroam). I solved the problem by simply following my college's instructions to download the correct certificate and then m...
by HRJ21
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to require password to mount USB in Mint 18
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: How to require password to mount USB in Mint 18

Wow! Thank you! Who knew I was so close and yet so far ;) I feel like this is the kind of thing that should be made available in the cinnamon-settings gui, and should even be enabled by default. Have people not watched Mr. Robot?!
by HRJ21
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to require password to mount USB in Mint 18
Replies: 3
Views: 762

How to require password to mount USB in Mint 18

Hello, call me paranoid but I like to asked for my password before external drives are mounted to my system. This used to work fine in Mint 17.3, using the answer here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/389974/how-can-i-make-ubuntu-ask-for-my-password-before-mounting-usb-drives and creating /etc/polkit...

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