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by DAMIEN1307
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 Extremely Slow boot time- 10 min on old Dell D630
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Mint 19 Extremely Slow boot time- 10 min on old Dell D630

thx-1138 link he is showing you is also a good idea...just copy and paste as well...ive pasted it here for you...DAMIEN ...try: xed admin:///etc/default/grub Modify the line there as: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="video=SVIDEO-1:d quiet splash" and Save. then... sudo update-grub & reboot... ps...smurp...
by DAMIEN1307
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 Extremely Slow boot time- 10 min on old Dell D630
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Mint 19 Extremely Slow boot time- 10 min on old Dell D630

copy and paste the following codes into the terminal, (one at a time of course), enter your password when asked etc., reboot when you finish doing that, and then show your systemd-analyze results again...DAMIEN sudo apt purge apport sudo systemctl disable ModemManager.service sudo systemctl disable ...
by DAMIEN1307
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.
Replies: 32
Views: 511

Re: Mint 19.1 Are these updates safe.

i really do wonder sometimes when people say that updates from ubuntu based linux systems cause as many problems as what i hear about. since 2016, i have always excepted ALL updates offered...the only two times i ever had a problem was due to 2 different borked up kernels, (always staying in the sam...
by DAMIEN1307
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 19 Extremely Slow boot time- 10 min on old Dell D630
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: Mint 19 Extremely Slow boot time- 10 min on old Dell D630

hi evident...what i ask you to do is copy and paste the following codes into the terminal and copy and paste the results back here to have a better idea of your system in order to help you better...DAMIEN

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inxi -Fxz

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systemd-analyze

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systemd-analyze blame
by DAMIEN1307
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Once again: slow boot
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Once again: slow boot

that is correct...DAMIEN

note that nmbd.service and smbd.service are not system critical for boot-up.
by DAMIEN1307
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: So much for the weather applet
Replies: 31
Views: 1205

Re: So much for the weather applet

hi deanr72...you are very welcome...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Should I install this??
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Should I install this??

yes...have faith...since there are going to be so many updates, it is wise to reboot after they are installed...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Should I install this??
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Should I install this??

i would suggest to you that not installing updates is something you may regret more than you might think. system updates also contain security updates which is the main reason linux OSs are so much more secure than either windows or mac systems. you need to rethink your reasons for not doing updates...
by DAMIEN1307
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Once again: slow boot
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Once again: slow boot

i would first use the terminal and copy and paste the following commands to disable "samba" startups on boot. sudo systemctl disable smbd.service sudo systemctl disable nmbd.service from there, i would disable also the following services that should not be necessary as startup items as well. sudo ap...
by DAMIEN1307
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Should I install this??
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Should I install this??

open up the "update manager" then click "view", then click "linux kernels", then look for the latest 4.4 or 4.15 kernel series and select the latest 2 of each. (have you been doing regular updates using the update manager?), (if not click refresh in the update manager and install all updates first.)...
by DAMIEN1307
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Should I install this??
Replies: 14
Views: 275

Re: Should I install this??

speaking of not liking to install updates the kernel your using, (4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit), reached EOL sometime back. you should be on either the 4.4 or 4.15 kernel series for security updates as well as having full support for your OS. these are the only 2 kernel series that are long term...
by DAMIEN1307
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Thankyou for domestic bliss
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Thankyou for domestic bliss

another part of the reason why it runs faster as well as "appearing" to be faster internet is the fact that microsoft is constantly accessing your computer to vacuum and siphon off a veritable cornucopia of information that needless to say, consumes much more bandwidth than what linux systems uses a...
by DAMIEN1307
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot times in Linux
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Boot times in Linux

haveamint is correct in stating that an SSD drive will be the best thing you can do to improve your boot-up time. my former HDD drive, (which i replace 6 days ago with an SSD), would boot-up in 13 to 15 seconds. my new SSD drive boots-up in the time listed below...i was impressed...DAMIEN damien@dam...
by DAMIEN1307
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 609

Re: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

one quick question...is there any real difference in these 2 different manual fstrim command codes...the first one was provided here in the posts regarding this subject, the second one was provided in pjotrs easy linux blog, they both appear to work, i just want to know if one does anything differen...
by DAMIEN1307
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 609

Re: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

well folks...this has been a voyage of discovery for me with something that is new in my little realm. i hope that others can benefit from my little sojourn here and will actually check their own SSDs just to see if anything like the automatic TRIM could also be running excessively which can result ...
by DAMIEN1307
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 609

Re: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

yep...lol...i noticed that also on that particular results to that command and yet there it was when i came home today, 5 times in 5 hours it ran itself, so i think it is best that i disabled the automatic which pleases to no end the control freak within me...i never did trust automation that much a...
by DAMIEN1307
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 609

Re: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

we overlapped again...lol...read my addendum to last post...it ran its self 5 times in 5 hours...DAMIEN
by DAMIEN1307
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 609

Re: <SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

just another thought here...when letting TRIM do things automatically (it appears (at least on my peppermint system) to want to do so on an almost daily basis rather than a once a week cron job), if my thinking is correct, everything would be totally irretrievable for those who do not maintain a via...
by DAMIEN1307
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <semi-SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance
Replies: 42
Views: 609

Re: <SOLVED> I am new to SSD drives...need guidance

ahhhh, but it wasnt stamp sized when i did my copy and paste to report here Rene...i make it a habit to always full screen my terminal results before i copy and paste to the posts...what you saw was what i saw from a full screen sized terminal...i never muddle about in the small size terminal box......

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