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by turboscrew
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is my PC too Old?
Replies: 35
Views: 1230

Re: Is my PC too Old?

My suggestions on that HW would be Slackware or Lubuntu.
Slackware probably fits fine and is still a full distro.
Maybe even Debian runs with some lighter DE.

If Slackware doesn't run, I suspect faulty HW.
by turboscrew
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?

I think there's a small bug in the installer. I installed Debian on another machine with exactly similar disk. Debian didn't need the gap between the extended partition and the primary partition before that. Maybe it confuses offset to last block of partition and partition size (offset to the beginn...
by turboscrew
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Installing on preformatted disk?

Finally! For some reason, the installer wants a gap between the extended partition and a primary partition before that. Fdisk doesn't suggest that. And the installer adds 2047-sector gap that pisses fdisk off. If there's a gap fdisk thinks the next partition should start at 1MiB boundary. This seeme...
by turboscrew
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Installing on preformatted disk?

Is there a way to install Mint (in my case 19.1) on a preformatted disk? Yes. Just select the 'something else' option then tell the installer what partitions to use for /, and /home if you set one up. That's what I did. I wonder if the "catch" is the "format"-checkbox? Maybe "no formatting" keeps t...
by turboscrew
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Installing on preformatted disk?

My formatting is: sda1 = root, sda2 = swap, sda3 = extended, sda5 = home, sda6 = backup stuff (not normally mounted).
by turboscrew
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

[Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?

Is there a way to install Mint (in my case 19.1) on a preformatted disk? It looks like the installer just reads the partition info and calculates a rough sizes of partitions, and then partitions the disk again by those rough sizes. I even partitioned the disk with fdisk using block counts, but after...
by turboscrew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Menu entry names truncated - how to restore
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Menu entry names truncated - how to restore

A-ha. That happened when I removed tons of far&middle east fonts, and the default font went with them.
In system settings/fonts default font, desktop font, etc became undefined. When I selected an existing font for them, the menu entries show as not truncated again.
by turboscrew
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Menu entry names truncated - how to restore
Replies: 2
Views: 149

[Solved] Menu entry names truncated - how to restore

I don't know how this happened, but I'd like to get the menu entry names not truncated, but how?
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by turboscrew
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VNC for Mint 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: VNC for Mint 19

Funny, that dpkg couldn't install either of the package.
Apt could install the host, but not the full program, but gdebi could install the full program.

Also weird that I can log in remotely with my credentials, but with my moms credentials there is no way to log in anymore, not even locally.
by turboscrew
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VNC for Mint 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: VNC for Mint 19

Aha. With apt TeamViewer host installs... But the client(?) (teamviewer_13.2.13582_amd64.deb) didn't. The error log didn't fit the terminal buffer, not even close... ... Looks like gdebi could install the client... Teamviewer seems to work partially. I can connect and log in with my credentials, but...
by turboscrew
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VNC for Mint 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

Re: VNC for Mint 19

Probably the easiest way to do it is install Teamviewer. It's not open source, but it is free for private use, and I have seen many others here on the forums recommend it. I messed with something else a few years ago to connect to my Raspberry Pi. I think it was xtightvnc, but I could be rememberin...
by turboscrew
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VNC for Mint 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1448

VNC for Mint 19

Has anyone got some VNC server working on Mint 19 / Cinnamon? What I need is crypted traffic (connecting over public network) and get hold on the current session. The idea is to help my mom that lives 150 km away. I need to see what she sees on the screen. I've tried x11vnc that works fine in LAN wi...
by turboscrew
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Tigervnc x0vncserver?
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Tigervnc x0vncserver?

I was about to try TigerVNC between two Mint machines. The server end machine is running Mint 19. So I installed TigerVNC fron the repo, but I can't find x0vncserver. The idea is to give my mom the machine with the server to be able to help her if (when ;-) ) she has problems. To be able to do that,...
by turboscrew
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: New Mint19 and rkhunter warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: New Mint19 and rkhunter warnings

Oh, I know Linux is much safer than Windows. I've been Linux user for quite some time (since latter half of 90's).

But it's known to happen that distro sites get compromised. Not so long ago that happened to Mint.
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994
Rare situations, yes, but still...
by turboscrew
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: New Mint19 and rkhunter warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 330

New Mint19 and rkhunter warnings

I've just installed Mint 19 Cinnamon on a laptop. Everything else is from standard repo except Acroread. I run rkhunter and got warnings (replaced the owner names by "xxx"). [12:23:43] /usr/bin/lwp-request [ Warning ] [12:23:43] Warning: The command '/usr/bin/lwp-request' has been replaced by a scri...
by turboscrew
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: [Given up] Adding a network printer
Replies: 32
Views: 947

Re: Adding a network printer

It looks like it's time to give up, and settle for static IP...
by turboscrew
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?

Derek_S wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:27 am
Hello @ turboscrew - I'm running Linux Mint 19 64 bit with the Cinnamon desktop. Memory usage looks to be about 832MB running the desktop by itself, and 1.1 GB with Firefox running. If I remember correctly, that's about the same as LM18.
Great, thanks!
by turboscrew
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?

Sounds good.
by turboscrew
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?

And about graphics (now with Mint 17.3): $ inxi -G Graphics: Card-1: Intel Mobile 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV620/M82 [Mobility Radeon HD 3450/3470] Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: ati,radeon,intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1440x9...
by turboscrew
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Mint 19 on T400 - experiences?

It's just that I don't know how well the test form DVD/memory stick shows what's like to run an installed system. At least DVD is pretty slow. I just wondered if someone has first hand experience. I know there are several T400 machines running Mint 17.x. And I think some even running Mint 18.x. Of c...

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