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by jaymot
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 8
Views: 114

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: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 8
Views: 114

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: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 8
Views: 114

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: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 8
Views: 114

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: fsck an lvm volume?
Replies: 8
Views: 114

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: 64

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: 64

[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: 875

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: 1099

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: 1309

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: 2404

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 ...
by jaymot
Mon May 28, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon Desktop on older laptop
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: Cinnamon Desktop on older laptop

I ran Mint KDE5 Plasma on an old desktop PC, as in around 10 years old. It's 64-bit (Athlon 64 x2 CPU which I think is the first generation of 64-bit AMD dual-core processors) but has just its onboard Radeon HD3200 GPU with up to 256MB of video RAM (shared memory with the system, which is 8GB of DDR...
by jaymot
Sat May 26, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why phpBB?
Replies: 38
Views: 2404

Re: Why phpBB?

That was something. Almost every argument you just gave was wrong on many levels. I don't have the time to give a detailed reply and correct each one of these wrong affirmations but if you can find the time to look things up a little more thoroughly and stop taking me for a twitter/web 2.0/modern f...
by jaymot
Sat May 26, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system

As a work-around I'm running my Zenbook at 1920x1080 resolution so those apps are big enough to use. It's just a temporary solution so I'm not marking this solved yet. I don't think I'll be keeping this computer anyway: I have another laptop that I think will be a better solution for me than this on...
by jaymot
Fri May 25, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why phpBB?
Replies: 38
Views: 2404

Re: Why phpBB?

So that's, what, like 2 or 3 people over a 2 year period who prefer Discourse over phpBB for this September forum. Most of the rest of us come here for the content and are used to a typical forum structure, having used them for years, so finding our way around is so easy it's almost automatic. Disco...
by jaymot
Thu May 24, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 1255

Re: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions

I forgot, I also tried Manjaro on the BIOS desktop. I kind of liked its retro look-and-feel, with its lack of a boot splash screen and its simple, flat desktop and menus. But it couldn't read the partitions on my external hard drive where my backups were, telling me the partition table and/or partit...
by jaymot
Wed May 23, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions
Replies: 16
Views: 1255

Re: Distro-hopping: my results and impressions

Slackware: No GUI, no LiveCD. Text-only installation, in 2018! "Ain't nobody got time for this!" You have not realized Slackware's idea. :wink: Which seems to be to deliver an open-source version of AT&T System V Unix from the 1980s-1990s. It would be OK on a server, maybe, or in an all-Unix shop (...
by jaymot
Tue May 22, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Scaling of QT, JFX and wine on HDPI system

I did that. Everything scaled except QT and JFX apps. Those open in a window about the size of a business card with extremely small fonts and icons.
by jaymot
Tue May 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: KDE
Topic: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro
Replies: 253
Views: 17263

Re: Preparing for Mint to drop the KDE distro

FYI in Nemo, View/Extra Pane (F3 shortcut key) runs it in split pane mode.

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