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by sgtor
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Noob 7 minute boot on dual boot
Replies: 13
Views: 203

Re: Noob 7 minute boot on dual boot

Post the results of this too for more info.

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systemd-analyze critical-chain
by sgtor
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Open my file manager as root with a command line?
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: Open my file manager as root with a command line?

sudo -i I guess I should have mentioned sudo -i requires the root password. I beg your pardon, sir, but this is not correct. By default, sudo expects to be given the user's password, who typed the sudo commandline, not the root password. This is true for sudo -i as well. Right you are, I had a mome...
by sgtor
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Open my file manager as root with a command line?
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: Open my file manager as root with a command line?

I don't know why but I tried that way and although the root window appears (for a little while), it did not work. It sounds like the credential manager is timing out, KDE Wallet I think. I don't know too much about KDE beyond messing with it once in a blue moon so I would have to look up how to cha...
by sgtor
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Open my file manager as root with a command line?
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: Open my file manager as root with a command line?

It should work if you open your home directory then open a folder in there as root. That's how caja works it should be the same in Dolphin. With the command line. sudo -i dolphin Edit: I guess I should have mentioned sudo -i requires the root password. sudo bash requires your password in case you do...
by sgtor
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where does Linux Mint Remember SSH Credentials
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Where does Linux Mint Remember SSH Credentials

Do you mean this directory?

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ls -lh ~/.ssh
by sgtor
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Crash on boot
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Crash on boot

catweazel wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:54 am
mhenriday wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:30 am
Any suggestions ?...
Yes. Read the page at the link I gave you. I don't see how you could miss the instruction it gives: fsck /dev/sda1.
He he you beat me to it. I think you must be faster than me which is clearly seen by your avatar. ;)
by sgtor
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Crash on boot
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Crash on boot

First you have to read directions carefully or no amount of help will suffice. The link catweazel posted clearly advises the proper way to run fsck.

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fsck /dev/sda1
by sgtor
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Making online money
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Making online money

There were a very few ways to make easy money on the internet in the first days of ecommerce but those days have long past, and none of the ways lasted long because as soon as it was discovered the competition became too great. These days it's very hard to break even if you're lucky, much easier to ...
by sgtor
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Subscription service?
Replies: 45
Views: 1058

Re: Subscription service?

I think paying for Linux is the complete opposite of what Linux is. Go back to the beginning. Linux was created as a free version of UNIX. Redhat used to be free until they decided to start charging money for it so they obviously must have understood this "free Linux" principle. I think it's fine to...
by sgtor
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Crash on boot
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Crash on boot

I would start by following the instructions in the console: /dev/sda1 : UNEXPECTED INCONSISTENCY ; run fsck MANUALLY Open a terminal and run fsck and post the results in your reply. +1 And also I would grab a usb drive and try to backup whatever you can from that drive. Boot with a live usb and run...
by sgtor
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint in Crises?
Replies: 43
Views: 1406

Re: Mint in Crises?

"I want to emphasize how lucky we are here at Linux Mint to have this community and this level of support." - Clem

Source: https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3736

Note the word emphasize, I find it puts the whole blog post into context. That's my opinion on it.
by sgtor
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Best Diagnose Over Active Disk Activity?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: How to Best Diagnose Over Active Disk Activity?

Kendoori wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Very very interesting. It seems that I have a particularly noisy Chrome extension (Checker Plus for Gmail), also Skype is a problem. I was also running Evernote under Franz, and that was being noisy. Thanks for the tip. At least I now have specifics to go on.
I'm glad it was helpful.
by sgtor
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint in Crises?
Replies: 43
Views: 1406

Re: Mint in Crises?

You could read the Mint blog and form your own opinion. Going straight to the source is probably a better idea than asking for people's speculations here. +1 I've also read some of the stories the OP is referring to and those are just opinions of the article writers. Like Moem says, form your own i...
by sgtor
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Best Diagnose Over Active Disk Activity?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: How to Best Diagnose Over Active Disk Activity?

I just read your post a bit closer. If you want to exclude some of that stuff in the results you would do it this way

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sudo fatrace -ct | grep -v Virtualbox | grep -v pCloud | less
Just keep adding grep -v whatever to keep excluding things
by sgtor
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to Best Diagnose Over Active Disk Activity?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: How to Best Diagnose Over Active Disk Activity?

You may be interested in this sudo fatrace -ct | less or sudo fatrace -ct > churning.txt the -c tells it to only show the mount of the current directory you're on. the -t puts a timestamp on it. sudo apt install fatrace to install it It will be a lot to look at so the best way is probably run it for...
by sgtor
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint Forum Unavailable
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Mint Forum Unavailable

JoeFootball wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:07 pm
fstjohn wrote: For quite a long time today, and earlier in the week the forum was unavailable.
Not the first time. I presume this is all part of the "downtime" issue that Clem made mention of in the last monthly news. The data center is aware of it.

Joe
+1
by sgtor
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Spring clean your computer
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Spring clean your computer

HaveaMint wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:06 am
Keep in mind to find a way to hold the fan blades from spinning 100k rpms as they are not designed to run that fast.
That's a really good point. I didn't even think of that.
Using a long twist tie through the fan then tying it around the base to hold it in place would work well.
by sgtor
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Spring clean your computer
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Spring clean your computer

trytip wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:16 am
when the gpu hits around 47C on idle i also take out my tower and use my vacuum to blow out all the air.
I think your way is better than mine, waiting for 60C is way too long. :lol:
by sgtor
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Spring clean your computer
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Spring clean your computer

Hey everyone I was noticing my CPU temp was hovering around 60 and the fan churning around 3200RPM just to keep it around 60. The other day it did that just sitting idle. I knew it was time to clean the dust out of the heat sink and fans, partly because I knew I had neglected it for too long. I just...
by sgtor
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Does todays hardware encourage bad code?
Replies: 28
Views: 663

Re: Does todays hardware encourage bad code?

When there was no such thing as connectivity (particularly in the sense of the Internet) security was a significantly smaller issue. As hardware has scaled up, programming best practices, particularly in the commercial software space, overall did not rise to meet the challenge, hence (for example) ...

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