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by rene
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Freezes / complete lock-ups -- [SOLVED]
Replies: 61
Views: 3742

Re: Freezes / complete lock-ups -- [SOLVED]

I would not feel it likely here that Windows 10 links are relevant to the Windows 98 situation; certainly Windows 10 is new enough to use/support e.g. ACPI idle signalling that VMWare will/can use whereas 98... well, actually I don't know. Before ACPI there was APM but as to whether or not VMWare kn...
by rene
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Freezes / complete lock-ups -- [SOLVED]
Replies: 61
Views: 3742

Re: Freezes / complete lock-ups -- [SOLVED]

But what is "mintreport-tray"? The systray application of mintreport a.k.a "System Reports" which runs as part of your desktop's startup applications and which you may wish to run now manually (just begin typing "System Reports" into your menu) to, I presume, see a massively populated "Crash Report...
by rene
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Freezes / complete lock-ups -- [SOLVED]
Replies: 61
Views: 3742

Re: Freezes / complete lock-ups -- [SOLVED]

Mmm. Being 7G into swap is / might be certainly an issue; expected on a 16G Mint system would be 0G. Moreover, given that you have free memory now, that 7G is not being actively used by whatever allocated it and which at some point caused you to swap; just sits there collecting bitrot. Together with...
by rene
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: HOWTO: Recover files from encrypted ecryptfs home directory
Replies: 21
Views: 7592

Re: HOWTO: Recover files from encrypted ecryptfs home directory

Mmm. So as to avoid confusion on comments on a HOWTO, the immediately above is not in fact true. The only thing you need to recover, i.e., decrypt, the content of what was once a user's home directory, is said user's login password at the time it was said user's home directory. Now, if we are talkin...
by rene
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Freezes / complete lock-ups -- [SOLVED]
Replies: 61
Views: 3742

Re: Freezes / complete lock-ups -- [SOLVED]

Interesting; again thanks for noting.
by rene
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: router's os and firmware
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: router's os and firmware

Basically and generally you can view a router to be an as to networking more or less standard Linux system. Many provide SSH access (even if often only after specifically enabling it in some brand-specific manner) after which you can log in to it and feel quite at home, or at least as much as you do...
by rene
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux use shrinks during Corona
Replies: 31
Views: 995

Re: Linux use shrinks during Corona

I wouldn't do that if I were you if t42's comment is a direct cause. Be assured in any case that a majority of us reading this will have found his comment to someone who is clearly not a native English speaker (and likely natively uses a different alphabet, even) significantly more "offensive" than ...
by rene
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux groups for current user not showing in XFCE terminal
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Linux groups for current user not showing in XFCE terminal

It seems likely that you simply haven't logged out of Xfce or rebooted the machine since adding "admin" to those additional groups.
by rene
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Whistling sound after fresh installation
Replies: 13
Views: 238

Re: Whistling sound after fresh installation

A quick web-search seems to indicate Discord's default sampling rate being 48 kHz. As such let's try this one again: viewtopic.php?p=1870020#p1870020
by rene
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT - upgrade to better M/B with faster CPU
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Re: HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT - upgrade to better M/B with faster CPU

can not curremt;y comment other than via clumsy mobile device; potential answer will need to wait few days up to week.
by rene
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: CD rip quality: Plextor vs Pioneer DVD devices
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: CD rip quality: Plextor vs Pioneer DVD devices

Reading accuracy. AccurateRip is audio ripping technology that consults (and at the same time constructs) a database with checksums of ripped tracks to verify one's own ripped track against. Necessarily statistically at least in theory, but once a given track from a given CD has been extracted N tim...
by rene
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: CD rip quality: Plextor vs Pioneer DVD devices
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: CD rip quality: Plextor vs Pioneer DVD devices

I'd look at https://forum.dbpoweramp.com/showthread ... uracy-2019 although I'd add to have the definite feeling that Plextor isn't higher up there due to them having not produced drives for a very long time now. Very good personal experience with a PX-116A.
by rene
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Synology NAS with NFS freezing nemo
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Synology NAS with NFS freezing nemo

The most troublefree setup for NFS mounts from /etc/fstab is using the systemd automounter and in this case together with automatically unmounting again after a given period of inactivity. I.e., I mount my NAS NFS-shares as e.g. server:/share /mnt/server nfs noauto,x-systemd.automount,x-systemd.moun...
by rene
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: New battery not holding charge?
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: New battery not holding charge?

First thought would be some runaway process eating CPU / battery. Try looking in top in a terminal when you "close the lid" to see if anything's misbehaving --- although the mere fact of closing the lid itself could be what triggers that which misbehaves.
by rene
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Why does the 'fstrim' only work on my W7 partition?
Replies: 4
Views: 172

Re: Why does the 'fstrim' only work on my W7 partition?

As to "Why does the 'fstrim' only work on my W7 partition?" I would given I feel it decidedly unlikely that you have a more than 16EiB Windows 7 partition not find things to work on said Windows 7 partition. Although I'm currently not sure and can't test I'm not in fact sure if fstrim would trim on ...
by rene
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problems saving changes to files on CIFS share using xed/gedit
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Problems saving changes to files on CIFS share using xed/gedit

You are projecting principles from an at heart single-user operating system onto an at heart multi-user one. I.e., on Windows the local system and the network are inherently separated and you cross a fundamental security boundary going from former to latter. This is not the case on UNIX; multi-user ...
by rene
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problems saving changes to files on CIFS share using xed/gedit
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Problems saving changes to files on CIFS share using xed/gedit

Yes, that first part is admittedly a fairly fundamental aspect of NFS: accounts/uids should be synced over those accessing the shard resource, e.g., on your LAN; there on said LAN would only be one 1000, one 1001, so on. Makes sense to me, and is generally in a basic context, i.e., where you'd not g...
by rene
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT - upgrade to better M/B with faster CPU
Replies: 24
Views: 771

Re: HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT - upgrade to better M/B with faster CPU

Like I indicated in my last post I ended up not creating (or rather not being able to create) a Swap partition with LM18.3. Maybe that's why booting takes quite a while, at least in terms of boot speed?! Possibly. You'll need to post the output of blkid , cat /etc/fstab , cat /etc/initramfs-tools/c...
by rene
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: [SOLVED] Ethernet and wireless connections not detected - new install
Replies: 28
Views: 860

Re: [SOLVED] Ethernet and wireless connections not detected - new install

Little Wi-Fi expertise myself, but that sounds fine. Just to reiterate: note that you will for now need to recompile/reinstall the Realtek driver whenever you upgrade your kernel, i.e., whenever Update Manager presents you a linux-image-5.x.0-generic upgrade. Given the Realtek driver finding itself ...
by rene
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problems saving changes to files on CIFS share using xed/gedit
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Problems saving changes to files on CIFS share using xed/gedit

With the brief bit of reading and experimenting I've done today I think my previous reservations about NFS security were probably not so much about file permissions but the fact that there seems to be no authentication when mounting an NFS share (the MybookLive only has nfs v3). That is mostly sinc...

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