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by kmb42vt
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: How Many 17.3 Cinnamon 32 bit Users out there?
Replies: 11
Views: 762

Re: How Many 17.3 Cinnamon 32 bit Users out there?

I have an old ThinkPad R61 with an Intel Core2 Duo CPU and just 2 GB DDR2 that's running 17.3 32-bit (Cinnamon). I found that the 64-bit version using up half the memory with only Thunderbird and Firefox open was a bit much so I wiped it and opted for the 32-bit version. Much better on resource usag...
by kmb42vt
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: NTP slowing startup by 3.5 minutes.
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: NTP slowing startup by 3.5 minutes.

No just wondered if you had modified it to a non-default time server or something. Nope, no modifications at all. And I found other threads under this forum category from other users about the same problem. I've re-enabled NTP via the Mint Settings tool (Date and Time applet) and I won't attempt to...
by kmb42vt
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: NTP slowing startup by 3.5 minutes.
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: NTP slowing startup by 3.5 minutes.

True, it may not be required, but something's definitely wrong there with 3m 45s to sync. Do you have default /etc/ntp.conf ? It's there alright. Nothing seems amiss but I'm no real expert on what it should look like except that the standard Ubuntu time server entries are there (4 of them) plus the...
by kmb42vt
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: NTP slowing startup by 3.5 minutes.
Replies: 7
Views: 454

Re: NTP slowing startup by 3.5 minutes.

Hello, Is NTP required at all on desktops? Just asking . Is there anything which requires such accurate timings? In server environment it may be very much required. There may be a database on one server and apache on another, in which case NTP will be very much required. Then tbere will be mission ...
by kmb42vt
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: NTP slowing startup by 3.5 minutes.
Replies: 7
Views: 454

NTP slowing startup by 3.5 minutes.

I need to be clear on this so bear with me. The normal boot time (from GRUB to Login to Cinnamon desktop) is fairly quick, less than 2 minutes, with Linux Mint 18/Cinnamon 64-bit, off a 7200 RPM HDD. However, if I attempt to run: systemd-analyze ...shortly after the desktop appears the terminal retu...
by kmb42vt
Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]

@Cosmo - Makes sense. Let's hope the developers can sort this out reasonably quickly.
by kmb42vt
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]

@Cosmo - Should this UM/elevated privileges problem be moved to it's own thread and be re-titled? Right now it's about the desktop background reverting to default and marked [solved]. A bit confusing, yes? :D
by kmb42vt
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]

If you want to test another edition, you do not need another hardware. Install VirtualBox and install the other edition as a virtual machine. i don't expect a different result there. The UM, all x-apps and the system for getting elevated permissions (my current suspicion as the cause of the problem...
by kmb42vt
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]

I confirm, what you found. Easier way: run in the terminal (after updating UM): ls -la ~/.cache/dconf -> you see the file user. Now press alt-f2 and enter gksudo xed -> the file vanishes. I have updated the bug report with all available information. My suspicion is, that there might be something ba...
by kmb42vt
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]

@Cosmo - Now that's a weird one especially when you consider that refreshing Mintupdate does not require root privileges. I can confirm everything you stated in your last post. Then I went a bit farther and found out that the file "user" (with the wrong permissions) will also disappear if ...
by kmb42vt
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]

As far as until now known, after correcting the permissions for .cache/dconf and .ache/dconf/user the ownership stays correct, except those objects should get deleted. In this case the update manager will recreate them and does this again with the wrong owner. If .cache/dconf and .cache/dconf/user ...
by kmb42vt
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]

It's done it again. This time I noticed that the background image was changing to default in mid-session. I'd be running an application in a maximized window (Firefox, Thunderbird, Xplayer, whatever) only to close the application and find the background image back to default. I ran: sudo find $HOME ...
by kmb42vt
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]

Cosmo. wrote:You may wish to read and add your vote here.


Done
by kmb42vt
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot

@Cosmo Just a quick update. Your fix for the permission problem worked fine as you would imagine and it's stayed fixed. All is well there. The background image switching to default problem seems to have vanished on both my laptop and desktop PC. And off-topic, it's going to be surgery but it looks t...
by kmb42vt
Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot

@Cosmo - Good enough then. Glad the bug was found. I'll fix the permission(s) according to your previous instructions although It will be interesting to see if mintupdate recreates the problem or not. Now if I could ask a favor of you? I'm not going to be available for the next couple of days or so ...
by kmb42vt
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot

Double post. See previous post.
by kmb42vt
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot

@Cosmo - Okay, here's something odd then. I checked permissions of that file in the callout ( ~/.cache/dconf/user) and it shows the "dconf" folder itself belongs to "root" and was created by the system upon install, not restored by me as I never restore any of the system config f...
by kmb42vt
Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot

Let us start at the beginning: Your output is not OK. But it is not a big deal, to make it correct: ...... Before I start changing things like permissions via the terminal I need to ask a question. First, a little background just so you know how Mint 18 was installed (single user only): This is a c...
by kmb42vt
Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Re: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot

@Cosmo, Heh, this is the output of the command: /home/kmb42vt/.cache/dconf/user So it appears all is well? Of course, I booted up this morning and my selected background was there just as it's supposed to be which is typical. Bring your car to the mechanic and the car runs like new and all that. Ran...
by kmb42vt
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]
Replies: 29
Views: 1514

Desktop background reverts to default every boot/reboot [solved]

Hi folks, Since the last update for Mint 18/Cinnamon of Mint related components my desktop background image reverts back to the Mint 18 default image every boot or reboot. Somehow the current background image isn't saved for the session. This is a clean install of Mint 18/Cinnamon (64-bit) with no m...

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