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by zcot
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Offline installation, how?
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Offline installation, how?

Do you mean installing Mint offline? -because you can do that just unplug any ethernet cable connected, and click the buttons and follow the prompts.

Or are you talking about installing any various software after a full install, later, offline?
by zcot
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) unmet dependencies
Replies: 15
Views: 241

Re: unmet dependencies

the devil is in the details... Well, I only noticed the thing from Mike-Linux-Mint's output. For the rest of the topic, I'm lost. I think with apt-get you can do whatever you like and it will parse it all. -probably even command /usr/bin/apt (but don't do that). But apt on Mint is different, and I ...
by zcot
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) unmet dependencies
Replies: 15
Views: 241

Re: unmet dependencies

Usage: apt command [options] just to clarify, you want to put the parameters/flags after the command, so: apt install --fix-broken <package> not apt --fix-broken install <package> Looks like there were some errors, this is what I got apt --fix-broken install libqt4-xml libqtdbus4 qdbus apt Usage: ap...
by zcot
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 slow to start [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: 19.1 slow to start [FIXED er, um -- SOLVED]

The fix is to stop it searching for a non existent Swap Partition. Great! Just to add a better point for most cases: Do this sudo xed /etc/default/grub -not like that. Do any of the the following instead: gksudo xed /etc/default/grub (this is for systems that are pre-polkit[pkexec] integration that...
by zcot
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 19.1 slow to start [SOLVED]
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: 19.1 slow to start

LostAndDazed wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:14 pm
Woo hoo -- fixed, it is so fast now I don't even get to see the Splash screen.
Great! yes, how did you fix it? please! thank you. :D
by zcot
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: what is going on with my root password? [SOLVED]
Replies: 6
Views: 112

Re: what is going on with my root password? [SOLVED]

Just to further go into detail: The root account exists and is functional. However the password has been disabled in the aspect that you can not type the password to it, so you will not be using it directly, and nobody else will be either. It is done on purpose for reasoning. How often do we need to...
by zcot
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Best Mint Edition for older laptops..?
Replies: 15
Views: 305

Re: Best Mint Edition for older laptops..?

You could probably grab another 1GB stick or a couple 2GB sticks for $10 or something. That's a big deal, you'll surpass the 1GB pretty easily and then you're into swapping so it's all downhill at that point. With the SSD and at least 2GB it probably does nicely on Xfce.
by zcot
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets
Topic: how to get conky on LM 19 Tara
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: how to get conky on LM 19 Tara

For conky-manager teejee is not working on the project anymore. And so there will not be a universe repository version past Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial I would guess. But here is a fork, originally written as a patch to conky-manager to add support for 1.10 conky version, but that does work on Ubuntu 18.04 ...
by zcot
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Error in Mint 19 32bit boot from USB
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Error in Mint 19 32bit boot from USB

Ok, great. So that seems like a candidate for "solving freezes" as explained in the Mint release notes. -that's typically the most common struggle when the system is in a non-detectable graphics hardware scenario. Give the nomodeset parameter a try temporarily and see if that works and give it a qui...
by zcot
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode

Ok, So I am now unable to reproduce the issue. Mint has been booting fine after shutdown, and also from a windows boot/shut down. It's gone about 12 hours since that second round of FSCK without sending me back to emergency mode. So I'm cautiously optimistic that it just needed to go through the FS...
by zcot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode

After a successful fsck, boot, and post the result from: inxi -G What happens if you just reboot from Mint to Mint? It's a wide open situation from what I can see. There are many unknowns. You mentioned it was suddenly laggy and maybe you didn't do a clean shutdown. So, was there software updates be...
by zcot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: SOLVED cannot save preferences with nemo as root
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: cannot save preferences with nemo as root

see workaround as listed here: https://github.com/linuxmint/nemo/issues/1676 Workaround (thanks xenopeek for this info): Settings of nemo are stored in dconf. There is no /root/.config/dconf directory by default. Creating that directory and copying the files from my user to root, applies the changes...
by zcot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode

Great. Yes, you wont be able to run on mounted partitions. Boot to a live session. Use the usb media installer you had carefully stashed away in a drawer. ;) You can quickly confirm that the drive is still sda and not sdb being displaced by something weird with the usb media being booted(probably wo...
by zcot
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Error in Mint 19 32bit boot from USB
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Error in Mint 19 32bit boot from USB

I've changed also the ACPI power settings, trying all the possible choices (S1, S3 and S1&S3). This is not a very interesting setting. (that handles how the system will handle suspend and hibernation modes) Please give the model number of the Asus desktop and I will try to find what the exact setti...
by zcot
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Error in Mint 19 32bit boot from USB
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Error in Mint 19 32bit boot from USB

Did you try to start in compatibility mode? When you boot, stop the countdown timer by pressing a key.
by zcot
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode

The nomodeset option is probably not needed if it wasn't needed before, but just a point to add dealing with graphics drivers situation, and likely the current setup is due to the fact of Mint having to boot into an alternate mode because of something else. Check the filesystem, fsck, and report the...
by zcot
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode

System: Host: monsieurarkadin Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) dm: lightdm Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara Machine: Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: TP501UAK v: 1.0 serial: N/A Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TP501UAK v: 1.0 serial: N/A UEFI...
by zcot
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: Linux Mint 19 only boots in Emergency Mode or Software rendering mode

Hi Monsieur Arkadin, post the result of this command(enclose in code tags please, or just post the url): upload-system-info

if it fails to give you a url, you can consider updating, but use the old method command: inxi -Fxxxrz

I think you should want the graphics driver to say: intel
by zcot
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Please check my dual linux boot separate drives plan.
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Please check my dual linux boot separate drives plan.

In general, 2GB for /boot seems overkill for sure. You could half that and at least it wouldn't seem outrageous. with 1GB you can hold on to too many kernels as it is. It seems like 512MB has been the common standard and you can get over a handful of extra kernels in that. And the point is that you ...
by zcot
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Error in Mint 19 32bit boot from USB
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Error in Mint 19 32bit boot from USB

Hi Angelo_C, Welcome. I can not decipher what might be the problem there. However I can offer this: If you want to change the OS to make it faster, then Xfce will be faster, not Cinnamon. Also, that CPU is 64 bit, so you can use that version if you want to. From my experience of using Etcher it will...

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