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by yellowfinch
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Remove Swap part., expand Root part. and use swapfile?
Replies: 47
Views: 888

Re: Remove Swap part., expand Root part. and use swapfile?

there's a thing called hybrid sleep Oh! I had never heard of hybrid sleep. At first, I thought you might be referring to a new thing in LM 19 (I'm on 18.3), but a search brings up mentions of it in this forum going back many years. Also, I see that the doc for pm-action has a pm-suspend-hybrid opti...
by yellowfinch
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Remove Swap part., expand Root part. and use swapfile?
Replies: 47
Views: 888

Re: Remove Swap part., expand Root part. and use swapfile?

the system needs the swap to store the RAM memory pages during the low power condition that is a part of suspend. Are you sure about that? Going into suspend mode is almost instantaneous. If it needed to dump the RAM content into the swap file or partition, I would expect the operation to take the ...
by yellowfinch
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Good convention for mounting /home store on diff partition
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Re: Good convention for mounting /home store on diff partition

What are some best industry practices? I don't know about “best industry practices”, but the overall approach you describe is almost exactly what I did with my first LM test system last year... only to find that using NTFS is really not a good idea. Its underpowered permissions system makes it impo...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can MATE be set to always show the menu shortcuts (underlined letter)?
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Can MATE be set to always show the menu shortcuts (underlined letter)?

After two years on Linux, I still miss Window's option to “Always show underlined letter” in menus. Some apps (such as Thunderbird , Pale Moon , VirtualBox and VLC ) always display the underscore by default, but many do not. Some apps (such as Caja and Terminal ) add the underscore while you hold do...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to reduce the impact of apport?
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: How to reduce the impact of apport?

If you accumulated a big amount of these reports that reduce your disk's free space Crash reports don't accumulate; something takes care of deleting them after a few days. What causes the system to nearly freeze is simply the process of generating the report. I can see it if I can get the System Mo...
by yellowfinch
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to reduce the impact of apport?
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: How to reduce the impact of apport?

If you turn it back off, which is the default anyway, it will not bother you with popups but continue logging I did nothing to turn apport on, so the default is clearly not for it to be off. (At least, that is the case in LM 17 and 18, which are the ones I have been using so far.) What is the proce...
by yellowfinch
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to reduce the impact of apport?
Replies: 6
Views: 164

How to reduce the impact of apport?

Rather than uninstalling apport, I would like to do one of the following (in order of preference):
  • Make it ignore crashes by a certain app / package.
  • Make it omit the memory dump from the .crash files it generates.
Is either one feasible?
by yellowfinch
Sat May 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?

HDD vs. flash drive makes no difference. I know. But with your suggestion to try a DVD, I thought you were hinting at the fact that the medium does make a difference. the problem probably is a UEFI setting you've overlooked There is only one UEFI setting in this AMI BIOS! And it merely concerns the...
by yellowfinch
Fri May 03, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?

JeremyB wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 7:05 pm
My Ubuntu install using EFI with Secure Boot disabled uses shimx64.efi
There is no "shimx64.efi" file on the LM 18.3 liveCD. The only .efi file on it, aside from /usr/lib/fwupdate/fwupx64.efi, is /usr/lib/systemd/boot/efi/systemd-bootx64.efi.
by yellowfinch
Fri May 03, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?

JeremyB wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 6:35 pm
If you can select an efi file to boot to in BIOS
No, I don't see a way of specifying which file to boot from. That's why I was asking how the boot mode is decided.

A post in askubuntu.com says that shimx64 is for systems with Secure Boot. So it wouldn't apply here.
by yellowfinch
Fri May 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?

Does the new machine have an optical drive? Or do you happen to have an external optical drive available? The new machine does not have an optical drive but I was about to order one. (Or maybe an enclosure for the DVD drive that I can take out of the laptop.) Thanks for the tips! However... I've us...
by yellowfinch
Thu May 02, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?

Put your new drive in the old machine, fire up gparted and create an EFI partition on it - at the front of the drive, 500MB should be enough, format=FAT32, flags=esp and boot. Then try installing mint on it in your new machine. I tried that. In fact, that's how the new disk is set up after installi...
by yellowfinch
Thu May 02, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?

What machine is the problem one? The problem machine is the newest one, which I received this week. It's a mini PC that I bought without a HDD, intending to simply put the HDD from my main laptop in it. That didn't work (the HDD was recognised by the BIOS but it doesn't boot), so I decided to do a ...
by yellowfinch
Thu May 02, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?

Some older machines may not support EFI As mentioned in my post, this machine does support EFI. It is a very recent machine (the build date of the BIOS is October 2018) and the LM 17.3 liveCD does boot up as EFI. The "Boot" section of its BIOS settings contains very little, so there is nothing "far...
by yellowfinch
Thu May 02, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?

AndyMH wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:44 am
Look at the settings in BIOS, that determines how the system boots.
As mentioned in my post, I had already checked; there is nothing about EFI versus legacy.

The only settings in the "Boot" section are for priorities (when more than one bootable device is detected) and Fast Boot.
by yellowfinch
Thu May 02, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?
Replies: 17
Views: 394

[SOLVED] How is the boot mode decided? Can it be forced to EFI?

From reading many forum posts, I gather that the installation session itself must boot up in EFI for the target installation to also be an EFI one. My recent experiments seem to confirm it. In the past, on three separate machines, I have easily installed LM 18.3 from scratch (i.e. always completely ...
by yellowfinch
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Has anyone managed to install and run "KDE Connect Indicator" (Flatpak) in LM 18.3?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Has anyone managed to install and run "KDE Connect Indicator" (Flatpak) in LM 18.3?

For the record: There is a PPA through which one can obtain a .deb package of "KDE Connect Indicator". This allowed me to do a clean install through Synaptic, eschewing the messy Flatpak thing.
by yellowfinch
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Has anyone managed to install and run "KDE Connect Indicator" (Flatpak) in LM 18.3?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Is Flatpak supposed to work in LM 18.3?

zcot wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:54 pm
you could look in the /var/log/apt/term.log file
Thanks for pointing me there. I made a note for future reference.

It contained no errors in this case.
by yellowfinch
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Has anyone managed to install and run "KDE Connect Indicator" (Flatpak) in LM 18.3?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Is Flatpak supposed to work in LM 18.3?

As requested: $ inxi -Sr System: Host: X Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_16.0...
by yellowfinch
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Has anyone managed to install and run "KDE Connect Indicator" (Flatpak) in LM 18.3?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Has anyone managed to install and run "KDE Connect Indicator" (Flatpak) in LM 18.3?

This is my first time trying to use an app via Flatpak. Here's what I did: Installed kdeconnect via synaptic. It brought along 85 other packages. Installation ended without errors. Installed indicator-kdeconnect via mintinstall (because I couldn't find it in synaptic). This took almost as long and d...

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