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by BeyondLies_MintForum
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – January 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: Monthly News – January 2020

corn13read: did you test Mint's fractional scaling, though (by using an alpha or unreleased Mint code)?
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Shutdown problems - Failed to wait for process: Protocol error
Replies: 47
Views: 2594

Re: Shutdown problems - Failed to wait for process: Protocol error

I have the problem too, but it seems purely cosmetic, i.e. it does not seem on my machine (X1 Carbon 6th gen., running kernel 5.4.18) actually cause to cause any problem; shutdown works fine - it's just I see (several instances of the) message. I notice that I do have 'finalrd' installed. Apparently...
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Running pkexec in terminal works but not in Alt-F2
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: [SOLVED] Running pkexec in terminal works but not in Alt-F2

> Wrong command Ah yes. Apologies. However, on one of my Mint machines, `pkexec timeshift-gtk` works in the terminal but not in the alt-F2 prompt. And the same for `pkexec synaptic`. However, on another Mint machine, all is as it should be. Perhaps I have messed up a file permission somewhere. EDIT:...
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Running pkexec in terminal works but not in Alt-F2
Replies: 14
Views: 1028

Re: [SOLVED] Running pkexec in terminal works but not in Alt-F2

Is anyone finding that, since some recent updates, alt-2 `pkexec timeshift` (for example) produces an authentication box but does not actually run the program?

I've reverted sudo and dbus - both of which got upgrades recently - but it doesn't seem to have fixed the problem.
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I'm all in! Well, at least $85 in a 15 year old HP Laptop
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: I'm all in! Well, at least $85 in a 15 year old HP Laptop

Minux1: you assert that the proposed operation is pointless. You do so in a post responding (well, 'responding') to a post wherein I . . pointed out the point. :)
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: simplify-ubuntu - Project to lighten standard Ubuntu 16.04.* LTS installations.
Replies: 13
Views: 2517

Re: simplify-ubuntu - Project to lighten standard Ubuntu 16.04.* LTS installations.

Just now I watched one of the videos on this project and I really like what the script does. Indeed, I've done a lot of what it does myself, manually. Nevertheless, I am wary of running the script on the current (19.3) version of Mint, because it is based on Ubuntu 18.04.03 (rather than on 16.04). A...
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wireguard fails to build its module on 5.4 kernels
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Wireguard fails to build its module on 5.4 kernels

Well actually what I was told on the Wireguard mailing iist was, 'Tell your distro dkms is broken.' So I did. Still, perhaps the Wireguard people don't realise - and perhaps I did not tell them - that the 5.4 kernel is not yet supported on Mint. Anyhow, I linked the bug report here mainly just so as...
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: I'm all in! Well, at least $85 in a 15 year old HP Laptop
Replies: 11
Views: 404

Re: I'm all in! Well, at least $85 in a 15 year old HP Laptop

> 4200RPM hard disk drive

Wow, that must be slow. 30 MB/s read, -ish? Juding by the table here, hopefully you will be above to get > 100 MB/s with a SSD. And it will be better for battery life and noise.
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Monthly News – January 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: Monthly News – January 2020

The fractional scaling, and ability to use different scaling on different monitors, is really excellent news. I take that that stuff will be build upon Ubuntu, in that the new release of Ubuntu boasts fractional scaling.
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wireguard fails to build its module on 5.4 kernels
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Wireguard fails to build its module on 5.4 kernels

I've got a recent build of wireguard or at least the latest available (version 1.0.20200) via its PPA and, while it worked perfectly with 5.3 kernels, it will not build - there is a compiler error - on 5.4 kernels. I've filed a bug report with Mint but, perhaps because officially Mint does not suppo...
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to enable secure boot, when keys are missing, and without reinstallation?
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: How to enable secure boot, when keys are missing, and without reinstallation?

My BIOS does have an option to restore the factory keys. It seems to me though that what I need to do - and I did try to say as much - is the following. Mint does some sort of loading of keys when one installs it; I wish to do that, but without (re)installation.
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to enable secure boot, when keys are missing, and without reinstallation?
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: How to enable secure boot, when keys are missing, and without reinstallation?

Thanks, but you misunderstand. I can boot with secure boot disabled. I wish to boot with secure boot enabled. I have been clear about those points. I should like someone to answer my actual question and frankly you are getting in the way.
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to enable secure boot, when keys are missing, and without reinstallation?
Replies: 10
Views: 253

Re: How to enable secure boot, when keys are missing, and without reinstallation?

Thanks, but I should have said the following (though something like it was implicit already in what I said; but I am sorry if I was unclear). When I enable secure boot, the computer does not boot. Rather, I get an error message saying that the kernel I am trying to boot is unsigned. Your post seems ...
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to enable secure boot, when keys are missing, and without reinstallation?
Replies: 10
Views: 253

How to enable secure boot, when keys are missing, and without reinstallation?

Somehow - perhaps by choosing the wrong BIOS option - I reset my PC's secure boot keys. That prevents me from enabling secure boot. (I can boot with secure boot off, but I'd like to turn secure boot on. I'm not interested in discussing whether or not I should enable I; I do want to enable it.) There...
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED]LM 19.3 Cinnamon - window preview title keeps showing
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: [SOLVED]LM 19.3 Cinnamon - window preview title keeps showing

@JosephM: thank you for your reply. I knew that about the developer. I can see that it makes this harder.

@smurphos: thanks. However, the problem I have is indeed with the Grouped Window List.
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED]LM 19.3 Cinnamon - window preview title keeps showing
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: LM 19.3 Cinnamon - window preview title keeps showing

And of course there is much that is good about Mint! People would not stick with it otherwise.
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED]LM 19.3 Cinnamon - window preview title keeps showing
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: LM 19.3 Cinnamon - window preview title keeps showing

Dear Joseph I can appreciate that. Perhaps I need to appreciate it more than I do. Still, can you appreciate what it is like for the user, though? The recent user experience of GWL can be put, I think, as follows. - The user encounters a serious problem or two with GWL. - The user investigates the p...
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED]LM 19.3 Cinnamon - window preview title keeps showing
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: LM 19.3 Cinnamon - window preview title keeps showing

I do participate beta testing - already.

Thanks for the links. However: I updated my own installatiion, manually, with commit 1106411 and on my system the problem remains.
by BeyondLies_MintForum
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED]LM 19.3 Cinnamon - window preview title keeps showing
Replies: 16
Views: 562

Re: LM 19.3 Cinnamon - window preview title keeps showing

I have this problem too. It started when the removal-of-the-hotkeys got reverted. I tried incorporating this commit into my setup, but it didn't help. (And I used those hotkeys precisely once, and the computer has been rebooted multiple times since then.) I think there is at least one bug report ope...

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