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by rene
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Support for M.2 drives?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: Support for M.2 drives?

Don't know how hardware-savvy you guys are, but be sure to get him that 16G as a 2x8G DDR4-2666 kit to make use of dual-channel...
by rene
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Support for M.2 drives?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: Support for M.2 drives?

Oh, and by the way, no, you don't have to do anything special. You can during the install use whichever drive for the Linux install (a 256G drive is still okay to just use as one, large /-filesystem, with /home not split off). Any additional storage drive you can set up at install time as well, for ...
by rene
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Support for M.2 drives?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: Support for M.2 drives?

Please Google "Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage". Mine is the 256 GB on the top row. Yowza. Intel Optane? That's some decommissioned laptop... As Kadaitcha Man pointed out I should earlier in fact have specified that an NVMe M.2 drive tends to be far faster than SATA, mSAT...
by rene
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Support for M.2 drives?
Replies: 15
Views: 253

Re: Support for M.2 drives?

As a probably not useful reply --- but take it for what it's worth --- do be sure you are in fact talking about an M.2 drive rather than an mSATA one (googling will show pictures). Said only since at this point in history already decommissioned laptops are definitely more likely to have an mSATA dri...
by rene
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to add a kernel parameter
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: How to add a kernel parameter

And as I did not say, I am just in an exceedingly bad mood. So there...
by rene
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to add a kernel parameter
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: How to add a kernel parameter

I have noticed before that you are prone to thinking of your definitions as being necessarily global. If you were here misled that's on specifically you. Notice for example the name of the master documentation file that describes the parameters I was speaking of: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/bl...
by rene
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Terminal command history search
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Terminal command history search

Don't be so quick to say that; Ctrl-R and with or without editing of the found instance is extremely convenient.
by rene
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to add a kernel parameter
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: How to add a kernel parameter

"Kernel parameter" is what anyone familiar with the kernel calls them; you are probably referring to sysctl settable parameters or some such and that's in fact far less well-defined usage. It'll do as is.
by rene
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: shim-signed (Microsoft-signed binary)
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: shim-signed (Microsoft-signed binary)

I don't know how things work out dependency-wise in LMDE but certainly in an essential manner you could remove it --- although you needn't and shouldn't. On the main Mint editions grub-install creates one UEFI boot entry for \EFI\UBUNTU\SHIMX64.EFI and, if secure boot is disabled, one for \EFI\UBUNT...
by rene
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: system passwords
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: system passwords

Wondered the same thing, but in these days of e.g. Microsoft doing its utmost to blur the lines between local and online "Microsoft accounts" in Windows, in fact conceivably not.
by rene
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Beginner Questions
Topic: system passwords
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: system passwords

For basically the same reason as why your Facebook password does not work in Synaptic. Or your Amazon password. Or...

Ie, these things have nothing to do with each other. When you installed the system you supplied a password for the initial user; that is the password you need.
by rene
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot Corruption? Mint 20.1
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Boot Corruption? Mint 20.1

When she started the laptop yesterday. it came up to the Dell logo and hung. Wouldn't respond to CTR-ALT-DEL so shut off. Started up and it passed the logo and stopped at what I am calling a text version of a GRUB menu. Pressing enter continued the boot into linux mint. Right: this is to say that G...
by rene
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Programming & Development
Topic: PostgreSQL - Missing libraries
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: PostgreSQL - Missing libraries

libpgcommon and libpgport seem to be only relevant to PostgreSQL extensions but as to e.g. libz: didn't you just not install zlib1g-dev?
by rene
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.

Yap; looking perfect. Sure many will be able to get inspiration from it :)
by rene
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.

Much better, but I'd also as said still remove the sleep 3s from the individual cases and have it just once on the line below the closing fi , i.e., as the last statement of the while block. And delete either exit or break from the quit-case (both are fine; I'd myself slightly prefer leaving only br...
by rene
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.

Looking good (-ish; the body of the while is not indented in your version; hard to immediately see structure due to that). Random remaining remarks for you or other readers... I had split out the sleep 3s to after the if since it's shared over all cases anyway, and had removed the clear from after i...
by rene
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.

I'm curious as to what happens if the user chooses "no" after the apt prompts. Will the "success" messages still be printed to screen? Certainly. Also, hitting enter at the prompt has the [ $nmbr -eq n ] crap out; ideally has more robust error handling generally. But that's not ...
by rene
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.

Really around the entire script. With formatting restored: #!/bin/bash while true do clear echo "=============================" echo "= U P D A T E M E N U =" echo "=============================" echo "1. Full System Update/Upgrade" echo "2. Clean APT Pac...
by rene
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The Worst Linux Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 1267

Re: The Worst Linux Advice

[Wine is] a stupid hack that's just never going to work the way newbies think it will. The thing about Wine is that it is a reimplementation of parts of the Windows ABI on top of the Linux kernel, and certainly if you aim to support more involved applications this includes undocumented, wrongly and...
by rene
Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: [Example Script] Install Update Clean etc.

Forum-wise, you'll want to wrap the script in [code]...[/code] to retain formatting here, but as a more fundamental comment... The thing you do with echo "... - Returning to Menu" sleep 3s clear ./update exit should really be replaced by an e.g. infinite loop. Your method has (by design, o...