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by silvatech
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Lifespan of HDD
Replies: 46
Views: 966

Re: Lifespan of HDD

IN answer to the OPs question as he did not ask anything about backing up. Here are a couple factors to check on a drive that will give you better odds of how much life. Granted its not a 100% guarantee as some drives just fail and have no warning. I have found over the decades that their are a coup...
by silvatech
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Brain-dead move of the day
Replies: 17
Views: 395

Re: Brain-dead move of the day

ROFLMAO, that sort of stuff happens to the best of us and shows reasons for backups. Glad you were able stop it in time and did not have to take time to get the backups.
by silvatech
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (Solved) How to Clone Mint OS to a New Drive
Replies: 9
Views: 223

Re: How to Clone Mint OS to a New Drive

You can do it with clonezilla. If you do it as a full sector by sector clone youll need do nothing else. If you do it the faster way the only thing youll need modify is fstab file in etc to reconize the UID changes to what partitions are where. Further no clue why anyone saying clonezilla difficult ...
by silvatech
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem while shutting down
Replies: 56
Views: 1142

Re: Problem while shutting down

You could check the /var/log kern.log and see if it gives a reason. Or in updater try kernel 5.8 and see if you have the same issue.
by silvatech
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: strange kernel install issue EFI issue maybe? (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: strange kernel install issue EFI issue maybe? (solved)

Thanks MrEen, you were correct. I done it several times in past where ive kept the boot on this os. I must of done something incorrectly this last time. Or maybe its the boot order on the EFI goofing it up as their separate drives. I'll have to look into it. I knew it had be something stupid that wo...
by silvatech
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: strange kernel install issue EFI issue maybe? (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: strange kernel install issue EFI issue maybe?

OH yeah I do have the beta on another install, but I never installed the boot for that one. I left it on this OS, but maybe it went over their anyways and I manually did not do it right. Good point I am going go check that right now.

Thanks
by silvatech
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: strange kernel install issue EFI issue maybe? (solved)
Replies: 6
Views: 171

strange kernel install issue EFI issue maybe? (solved)

Mint 20 XFCE I install kernel 5.9 or 5.10 They show up installed, but do not propagate on the boot menu. I have never had this happen before. So baffled what would cause it. If I run sudo update-grup It does show up like its going to work, but i reboot and it does not show up. Has anyone ever ran in...
by silvatech
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Destructive updates
Replies: 18
Views: 722

Re: Destructive updates

I installed the 5.8 kernel, but RealTek adapter was again knocked out. In fact I had previously written a script in "Startup Applications" to load the r8125 driver at startup, but this did not restore function with this or the prior kernel versions, either at system startup or when run ma...
by silvatech
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Destructive updates
Replies: 18
Views: 722

Re: Destructive updates

With that modern of hardware I would try changing to kernel 5.8 instead. I have had issues with 5.4 myself and reverting back as you know is easy if it breaks anything as its all under the software updater. I actually on ryzen gen 3 have had issues with 5.4, but nothing recently with mint updates so...
by silvatech
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Apply system-wide" for resolution isn't available in Linux Mint XFCE but I need it
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: "Apply system-wide" for resolution isn't available in Linux Mint XFCE but I need it

IS their a reason you need it to have the login screen to begin with? You could just have it auto login everytime. Only asking as it sounds like this is being setup for a media situation on a tv. Otherwise going need the infomation prior post ask for so can see what all your running. I believe my re...
by silvatech
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is support for floppy drives gone?
Replies: 23
Views: 643

Re: Is support for floppy drives gone?

oops, my bad missing that. Wierd as i have hooked up USB floppy drives on linux mint when needed and not had an issue. Maybe something with IDE interface.
by silvatech
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is support for floppy drives gone?
Replies: 23
Views: 643

Re: Is support for floppy drives gone?

Sure the floppy is readable. It is possible with worn out drives to have a drive write a floppy that wont be read by another floppy drive as its a little off, but the offset works for that drive in the old computer. Try a floppy you know in the past has worked on that specific drive to confirm.
by silvatech
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Migration from Ubuntu 20.04 to Mint 20
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Migration form Ubuntu 20.04 to Mint 20

Atrexian wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:56 pm
When i am trying to install mint i am getting error for security violation. Can anybody help me please?
is it asking for a password or is the error coming up for the install. You might need to in the EFI turn off secure boot?
by silvatech
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Migration from Ubuntu 20.04 to Mint 20
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: Migration form Ubuntu 20.04 to Mint 20

More then happy to help you. Are you needing to keep your home directory from Ubuntu I am assuming? Which flavor of mint 20 are you planning to install.

Paul
by silvatech
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED]Error in nvidia setting
Replies: 12
Views: 379

Re: I want to run my linux mint on nvidia

How are you trying to install the drivers? Generally you just goto the driver app and select the appropriate one.

Send us your hard specs and software etc with the command in terminal "inxi -Fxxxrz" without the quotes.

Paul
by silvatech
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Zoom meeting software
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Zoom meeting software

I use the .deb version as well on synatpic and it works fine. Just as buggy as the windows one ;). One other way to access zoom is through chrome they have a web app interface as well. (might work on firefox to.) It works well to just different bugs then the app one and other areas it works better s...
by silvatech
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – October 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

Re: Monthly News – October 2020

What kernels are planned to be supported in mint 20.1? thanks in advance and sorry if I Missed it the article, but don't believe its mentioned anywhere. I tried the IPTV app its pretty interesting, but would need DVR functionality to work for me. I love the default channels it has in it though. Incl...
by silvatech
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint keeps freezing
Replies: 30
Views: 1189

Re: Linux Mint keeps freezing

Looks to me like you might have a memory leak. Open up task manager and keep eye on memory usage and when mouse starts t o lock up and release check it to see where memory is and sort to see whats using the most memory.
by silvatech
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Enter command - startx- in terminal and can't login
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: Enter command - startx- in terminal and can't login

kukamuumuka wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:11 am
Try the next way. Run into tty (terminal)

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sudo -i
apt autoremove
apt clean
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg-legacy
.... choose only consoleusers
only-consoleusers.png

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reboot
Thanks I had a similar issue and this fix it for me as well.
by silvatech
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Did your battery life got worse since last kernel update?
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Did your battery life got worse since last kernel update?

Are you by chance using zoom with tons of people in the conference? As that eats up battery like crazy if that has changed due to circumstances.

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