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by FenderGuy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 19.3: Unable to Import/Export Bookmarks After Installing Today's Updates
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Mint 19.3: Unable to Import/Export Bookmarks After Installing Today's Updates

Guys, after applying today's automatic updates, I am not able to back up my Opera Bookmarks, using Opera's import/export feature!

What happened?
by FenderGuy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?

I was getting tired of Microsoft's "pay for everything" and "planned obsolescence" approach to software development, when I ran into a Linux convert, who convinced me with his "try it; you'll like it" speech. I installed Linux Mint 17, and my first thought was, "Wow. You get a super OS, AND - a ton ...
by FenderGuy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?

mr_raider wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:42 am
Is this your laptop?

https://www.samsung.com/us/support/owne ... t/np300e5a


There is nothing new that is worthwhile for you in Mint 20. No rush to upgrade.
Yes, and thank you, sir! :wink:
by FenderGuy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?

...Also, waiting until 20.1 is not different. -from 19.3 the upgrade is going to 20 and that is already available, not going to change at the 20.1 release. With all due respect, zcot, I suppose we'll have to agree to disagree. Migrating from a decimal release (e.g., 19.3) to a subsequent non-decima...
by FenderGuy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?

Not waiting for 20.1 to update, but I'm planning to do a fresh install. This system was original installed with 17.3 and in-place updated to 19.3, the changes 20 bring are huge, the removal of python2, reduced multarch. I believe it will be quicker and simpler to do new install. From your lips to H...
by FenderGuy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?

blackcarajillo wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Error messages are always helpful but backups are a must. I never perform an upgrade without a backup solution.
I had to learn the hard way the first time, but I DID learn. Now, I never attempt an OS upgrade without having a full backup. :wink:
by FenderGuy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?

This is the first time that I did an upgrade completely manually (following the written instructions). I typically use the installation media (in my case, a DVD). At the end, it didn't even boot to a screen; I simply got a message which said, in essence, there were errors during the installation. I ...
by FenderGuy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?

blackcarajillo wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:54 pm
I did the upgrade and it worked flawlessly. I just followed the instructions.
Not for me.
by FenderGuy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Upgrading from Mint (Cinnamon) 19.3 to 20: Worth it?

Are folks upgrading to Linux Mint (Cinnamon) 20, or are you waiting for version 20.1?
by FenderGuy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

Is the boot time any faster having shrunk the journal a little? The difference won't be massive but it's hopefully shaved a few seconds of the time taken for the systemd-journal-flush.service To limit the maximum size of the journal to say 100MB run the commands below. The second is a single copy a...
by FenderGuy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

Thanks, So you are running on an old fashioned spinning harddrive so you are never going to achieve lightening boot speeds. The service taking up all the time is writing log messages from the early part of boot to the journal. You might be able to speed it up a little by tidying up the jounral. Fir...
by FenderGuy
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB size: 465.76 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> The laptop 5400 rpm drives are sloooowwww. Since you are using a laptop 5400 rpm (mechanical) hard disk drive, you can expect between 35 and 40 seconds boot times. Unless...
by FenderGuy
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

Done, smurphos. Here are the results. ~$ journalctl --disk-usage Archived and active journals take up 488.1M in the file system. ~$ journalctl --disk-usage Archived and active journals take up 48.0M in the file system. ~$ journalctl --verify PASS: /var/log/journal/aaa642a1efb049fba8d6ca0c8d22ff0a/sy...
by FenderGuy
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

smurphos wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:46 pm
Hi,

Can you post the output of ..

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inxi -Fxxxz

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cat /etc/fstab

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sudo blkid

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systemd-analyze critical-chain
DONE. Posted above.
by FenderGuy
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

~$ inxi -Fxxxz System: Host: Samsung Kernel: 5.3.0-46-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 wm: muffin 4.4.2 dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: SAMSUNG product: 300E4A/300E5A/300E7A/3430EA/3530EA...
by FenderGuy
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time!

~$ systemd-analyze time Startup finished in 6.378s (kernel) + 41.665s (userspace) = 48.044s graphical.target reached after 37.036s in userspace ~$ systemd-analyze blame 17.424s dev-sda1.device 14.977s systemd-journal-flush.service 9.579s NetworkManager.service 8.266s configure-printer@usb-002-003.s...
by FenderGuy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED]Getting Opera to appear in Administration > Software Manager > Internet
Replies: 1
Views: 84

[SOLVED]Getting Opera to appear in Administration > Software Manager > Internet

Arrggghhhh! How do I install Opera so that it appears under Administration > Software Manager > Internet?
by FenderGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?

LanceM wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:09 pm
Sounds like the issue is solved. Happy sailing :)
Thanks so much, LanceM! You are da man!
by FenderGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?

LanceM wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:44 pm
They should. You car run

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sudo apt-get check
If it doesn't return any results, you should be okay.
How's your boot time now?
37 seconds, LanceM.

My Opera browser takes about that time to open the first time in a session; after that, it opens rather quickly.
by FenderGuy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?
Replies: 13
Views: 492

Re: Mint 19.3 (Cinnamon): Boot time?

Shut it off automatic updates, then reboot, and use the Terminal to run sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get dist-upgrade From then on install them manually. I'm against automatic updates. Geeze it's part of why I ditched Win 10. If it won't update with the Terminal, post back. Done, LanceM. Q...

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