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by somelurker
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

No, I don't think you are misinterpreting anything. I did think it was odd that with the exact same settings on two different computers (one BIOS and one UEFI), the BIOS one, which is older and slower, is so much faster. But if I am not missing any settings in grub, other factors might explain the d...
by somelurker
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

If the grub menu is opened, it takes about 10 seconds from the moment I hit enter to the moment the decryption screen appears. If no grub menu is opened, it takes about 15 seconds from the moment I hit Esc on the VeraCrypt boot loader to the moment the decryption screen appears. Here is what my /etc...
by somelurker
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

I have another update. I managed to get the time to get to the Mint decryption screen to 5 seconds. The bad news is that it only works on BIOS, not UEFI. My /etc/default/grub file looks like this right now on the BIOS system: GRUB_DEFAULT=0 GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden GRUB_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`...
by somelurker
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

I can post inxi results if you think it'll help. Do you need everything or would some parts of it suffice? I was hoping not to have to post the Machine section and my hard drive model publicly. I'm ok with everything else. On the other points, I didn't forget to sudo update-grub by the way, so we ca...
by somelurker
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

Actually, I have GRUB_TIMEOUT=0.1 right now. Before that it was at 0. Neither had any effect though. I could indeed cancel the timer by forcing the boot menu to show up (I think holding shift forces the grub menu), but it would require an extra step. The ideal would be to cancel the timer automatica...
by somelurker
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

I have some new evidence that may indicate the cause of the slowdown may be a timer rather than encryption. If I enter the Mint menu and press enter on the first entry to boot to Linux, it only takes about 6 seconds for me to reach the screen that prompts me to unlock the disk. This suggests that th...
by somelurker
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

By "system" you mean stuff like /etc, /bin, /sys, /usr, and so on right? If so, everything is encrypted except /boot. It's an "LVM on LUKS" type scheme. I haven't quite figured out how to put /boot on, say, a removable drive and leave the main drive completely encrypted. Even if I could do it though...
by somelurker
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 25
Views: 827

Re: How to reduce boot up time?

How can you tell if something is a culprit? To be honest, I'm unfamiliar with the command, so I'll just post some of the output here. Here are the first 6 lines: 18.199s systemd-journal-flush.service 13.316s dev-mapper-########\x2d########.device 10.953s lvm2-monitor.service 10.627s systemd-tmpfiles...
by somelurker
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to reduce boot up time?
Replies: 25
Views: 827

How to reduce boot up time?

I've been trying many tweaks to /etc/default/grub, but I can't seem to reduce the boot up time on my Mint 19.2 computer to under about 15 seconds. I don't think processor speed is the problem, because the time is identical on two different computers that are years apart in age. My theory is that som...
by somelurker
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] msbuild package conflicts with mono-roslyn package?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: msbuild package conflicts with mono-roslyn package?

Thanks! It looks like the suggestion in that post is to overwrite one of the conflicting packages. Is there a way to decide which package is more important though? Edit: Well, it looks like the problem has solved itself. My Update Manager appears to have installed msbuild without issue today. If I'm...
by somelurker
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] msbuild package conflicts with mono-roslyn package?
Replies: 2
Views: 170

[Solved] msbuild package conflicts with mono-roslyn package?

Recently, I got an error when trying to update packages using Update Manager. The error is as follows: E: /var/cache/apt/archives/msbuild_1%3a16.0+xamarinxplat.2019.05.07.15.32-0xamarin2+ubuntu1804b1_all.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/mono/msbuild/15.0', which is also in package mono-roslyn 5.20...
by somelurker
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] What is the <br> at the end of a package's name?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: What is the <br> at the end of a package's name?

Oh of course. It's a line break in html. I hadn't considered the possibility that there might be a typo in the line. Thanks for the fast clarification!
by somelurker
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] What is the <br> at the end of a package's name?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

[Solved] What is the <br> at the end of a package's name?

I was just looking at the official instructions to upgrade from Mint 19 to Mint 19.1: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3715. One of the steps involves running this line: apt install p7zip-full xul-ext-lightning<br> What exactly does the <br> at the end of xul-ext-lightning mean? Is it part of the packa...
by somelurker
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is this LVM on LUKS installation method still relevant?
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Is this LVM on LUKS installation method still relevant?

I used this guide not so long ago with xubuntu 18.04 (in dual-boot with macOS). So it should work for Mint 19 (any flavour) which is based on Ubuntu 18.04. But as pbear mentioned, do not dual-boot with windows, their evil will probably destroy your data one day. (if you insist, the minimum is that ...
by somelurker
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printer function of all-in-one works but scanner function doesn't
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Printer function of all-in-one works but scanner function doesn't

did you install the ScanGear Drivers: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/printers/small-office-home-office-printers/mb2720?tab=drivers_downloads and is the usb enabled in the VirtualBox ? or is the printer connected via an Ethernet cable ? I installed cnijfilter2-5.40...
by somelurker
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printer function of all-in-one works but scanner function doesn't
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Printer function of all-in-one works but scanner function doesn't

I have a Canon Maxify MB2720. It has both printer and scanner functions built in. I have it connected to my router. The official printer and scanner drivers are available here: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/printers/small-office-home-office-printers/mb2720 After d...
by somelurker
Wed May 29, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Erasing Search Tool's history
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Erasing Search Tool's history

smurphos wrote: This command run in a terminal will clear the search-tool's history.

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gsettings reset org.mate.search-tool search-history
Thank you so much! That worked.
by somelurker
Wed May 22, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Erasing Search Tool's history
Replies: 2
Views: 119

[Solved] Erasing Search Tool's history

There is an application in Mate 18.3 and Mate 19 called Search Tool. Clicking Help on it indicates that an alternate name is Search For Files. This tool saved my recent search history. I don't know how far back the history goes, but I could not find a way to clear the history manually. Is there a wa...
by somelurker
Wed May 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is this LVM on LUKS installation method still relevant?
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Is this LVM on LUKS installation method still relevant?

Years ago, I used this guide to do a fully-encrypted installation of Mint: https://askubuntu.com/questions/293028/how-can-i-install-ubuntu-encrypted-with-luks-with-dual-boot I even tested doing a clean installation using Mate 19, and it appeared to work. Recently, however, I ran into some problems w...
by somelurker
Mon May 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Upgrading from Mate 18.3 to Mate 19
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Upgrading from Mate 18.3 to Mate 19

It "worked" meaning it booted up, but with quite a few caveats. Here are some of the bigger problems I ran into: 1. Blank screen on startup. If I press the left or right arrows, then I see this: At the disk decryption startup screen: "Please unlock disk (my disk name). WARNING: Failed to connect to ...

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