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by jaymot
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: fsck an lvm volume?

I finally got around to checking the disk as SMART reported an imminent failure recently. It fixed a few very minor problems with a few inodes being "too narrow", whatever that means, but after I ran fsck with -fcy command-line switches it detected no bad blocks. I had similar issues in the past whe...
by jaymot
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gpg decryption question
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: gpg decryption question

OK, thanks. I don't seem to have such a file as gpg-agent.conf though. At least, a catfish search isn't finding it.
by jaymot
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gpg decryption question
Replies: 2
Views: 153

gpg decryption question

I encrypted a text file using gpg -c filename.txt and it prompted me to enter a passphrase twice, as I expected. I then decrypted the file with gpg -d filename.txt.gpg expecting to be prompted for the passphrase but instead it just decrypted the file. This has me concerned that anyone might be able ...
by jaymot
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Window focus is utterly broken
Replies: 29
Views: 1044

Re: Window focus is utterly broken

Did you verify the ISO before burning it? I mean, no, but what are the odds that 5 different ISOs across 2 different distributions and 2 years are all corrupt? Especially when you consider that several of them are the same ISOs I used fine on old laptops/Virtual Machines. I guess it's like asking w...
by jaymot
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Window focus is utterly broken
Replies: 29
Views: 1044

Re: Window focus is utterly broken

You say you've been having this problem for almost two years and it spans different Linux distros, but have you been using the same hardware all this time? I'm thinking it may be an issue with NVidia's (proprietary) video drivers for your card, or a compatibility issue of some sort between Linux in ...
by jaymot
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Per-monitor UI scaling?
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: Per-monitor UI scaling?

Any proper scaling in Cinnamon would be wonderful! All we get is 100% (which is too small or else we wouldn't be in the configuration looking at scaling settings, would we?) or 200% which is way too big. Double or nothing. Even Windows 7 gave us 110%, 120%, 130%, etc. so we could fine-tune the disp...
by jaymot
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: fsck an lvm volume?

I installed Mint 19 Cinnamon with full disk encryption (an encrypted LVM.). You have an encrypted system so you would first need to open the LUKS container from the installation USB to expose the filesystem with sudo /sbin/cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda5 sda5_crypt # sda5 matches the encrypted partit...
by jaymot
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: fsck an lvm volume?

It went past the max mount count of 30 and it's now back to #6. I never saw it running fsck. I booted from the installation USB stick and tried sudo fsck -fvCy /dev/mapper/mint--vg-root but it said it couldnt find /dev/mapper/mint--vg-root. When I looked in /dev/mapper all that was there was a file ...
by jaymot
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: fsck an lvm volume?

Thanks. I restarted it right after scheduling a fsck on next boot and once more after that when I shut down before I went to bed. I took your advice and scheduled the fsck after 30 boots. We'll see what happens. I don't think fsck can actually repair a bad block, can it? It just moves whatever's on ...
by jaymot
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: fsck an lvm volume?

When I click on the drive in GSmartControl is says basic health check passed but when I run the short tests it says "Test #","Type","Status","% Completed","Lifetime hours","LBA of the first error" 1,"Short offline","Completed with read failure","10%","4,273","1940867712" 2,"Short offline","Completed...
by jaymot
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: fsck an lvm volume?

Mount count: 28
Maximum mount count: -1

Does it show the fsck while in progress or does it take place behind the splash screen? If it did it it was very fast, faster than I would have expected on a 1 terabyte drive.
by jaymot
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

Re: fsck an lvm volume?

Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that but nothing seemed to happen when I rebooted. FYI: System: Host: jay-UX303UB Kernel: 4.15.0-34-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 (Gtk 3.22.30) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara Machine: Device: laptop System: ASUSTeK product: UX303UB v: 1.0 s...
by jaymot
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 13
Views: 262

SOLVED: fsck an lvm volume?

I installed Mint 19 Cinnamon with full disk encryption (an encrypted LVM.). Now GSmartControl is reporting an error at a particular LBA address. I think I should probably run fsck on the disk to try to correct this but I heard that fscking an encrypted volume might corrupt it and render the system u...
by jaymot
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED with work-around] Xviewer: default to full-size?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Xviewer: default to full-size?

Maybe Mirage would be the right image viewing program for you. Simply search for it in Synaptic... Many thanks. Mirage does what I want, after I configured it to open images in "zoom to fit" mode (and removed the thumbnail pane from view.) I set it as the default image viewer: I don't care if I use...
by jaymot
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED with work-around] Xviewer: default to full-size?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

[SOLVED with work-around] Xviewer: default to full-size?

I can't find where to configure xviewer to make it always open in full-size expanded mode instead of windowed, and it doesn't "remember" the size it was when I close and reopen it while full-size. If I double-click on an image it opens full-screen but that hides the panel, menus and everything. I va...
by jaymot
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't find why laptop HP 6720s is terribly slow?
Replies: 53
Views: 1016

Re: Can't find why laptop HP 6720s is terribly slow?

1. It sounds like your 2GiB memory module is bad. I'm not sure at this point if it would even be worth it to buy another one for this machine until you determine if there's anything else wrong with it first. 2. If you have a Windows installation disk around I suggest installing Windows on it again, ...
by jaymot
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 30
Views: 1176

Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

My up until recently only computer was an old mid-tower with an ASRock A780GM-LE motherboard, an AMD Athlon 64 x2 5000+ dual-core 2.6GHz CPU, 8GB of 400MHz DDR2 RAM (8GB is all it can take) and its onboard Radeon HD3200 GPU. I paid PHP (Philippine pesos) 2950 for it with a 160GB HD and 1GB RAM from ...
by jaymot
Wed May 30, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1810

Re: Enable graphics acceleration + window animations under LMDE 2

How can you install graphics drivers in LMDE when, at its default boot-time resolution of 640x480, you can't even get to the OK and Next buttons in an installer because the windows are so huge the buttons are off-screen? That issue made me toss LMDE on the repository junkpile.
by jaymot
Mon May 28, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why phpBB?
Replies: 38
Views: 2513

Re: Why phpBB?

That "train wreck of a forum software" is Discourse. VBulletin is proprietary, closed-source, pay-for-it software. phpBB is free/libre open-source. I reckon the Mintmins thought using a proprietary forum app as a support forum for an open-source GNU/Linux distro would send the wrong message, and an ...

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