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by How-old!
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.
Replies: 66
Views: 5884

Re: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.

With respect, Damien, I would invite you to re-examine your recommendation to candido1212. Frankly, I find it absurd - his report is exactly pertinent to the topic. Some folks have found that "[SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so." is not "[SOLVED]". Any and all evidence ...
by How-old!
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.
Replies: 66
Views: 5884

Re: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19 very slow boot times of ten minutes or so.

Using LM19- Xfce. Followed the "[SOLVED}" solution, checked everything, GA-78LMT-USB3 board, 1TB HD, 6Mb RAM, onboard Radeon video - sadly, no improvement on the 8-10min. boot time. Any further advice please? did I do something wrong? need something different for this HW? other comments, suggestions?
by How-old!
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Claws from 3.13 to 3.16 in Sylvia
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Update Claws from 3.13 to 3.16 in Sylvia

Thanks, deepakdeshp. Yes, of course, have a cloned version and read the Ubuntu install instructions. The latest version is 3.16(?) but my installed version is 3.13 - the same as the version offered by the Mint Software Manager. Would a CLI apt command(s) be effective? safe?
by How-old!
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Claws from 3.13 to 3.16 in Sylvia
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Update Claws from 3.13 to 3.16 in Sylvia

How can I update Claws, if possible? from CLI? Command(s)? Will it destroy all stored info? Already have the .tar.gz
by How-old!
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: New people need to stop using 18.X and use 17.3.
Replies: 79
Views: 6689

Re: New people need to stop using 18.X and use 17.3.

17.3 is certainly mature and has been a rock for me. 18.1 represents progress, is strong and is the future. The advantage of Mint lies in the vast & (usually) helpful Forum together with regular updates. As for bugs, there was a published (where?) rigorous statistical analysis of computer code in th...
by How-old!
Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Claws transfer to LM18.1Xfce
Replies: 0
Views: 185

Claws transfer to LM18.1Xfce

This little matter was driving me crazy. Regular LM-Xfce user for years, never had an issue transferring Claws inboxes/Sentboxes before but LM17.3-to-18.1 didn't seem to work. The latest Claws v.3.13.2 sets the default mailbox to the MH/name-of-your-first-(default)-user-name e.g. MH/xyz, unlike prev...
by How-old!
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: File being ignored on start up (SOLVED)
Replies: 26
Views: 822

Re: File being ignored on start up (SOLVED)

Got the same accursed message with new installation of LM18-Xfce-beta. Never had this before. It happens after I give the PW, but can log-in by clicking OK in the error message box. Tried changing the 644 to 600 with chmod as recommended above. Hard restart: same error message. Am a user, not a guru...
by How-old!
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disappearing task bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: Disappearing task bar

Thank you for your polite reply, Fred. I also run Cinnamon and Mate on other machines without issue. My guess is still that the 'disappearing taskbar' might well have some commonality across desktops and aeons? In the sciences, it usual to refer back to originators of inventions, discoveries and ded...
by How-old!
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disappearing task bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: Disappearing task bar

Some mighty rude persons seem to have invaded this thread. I have absolutely no intention of duplicating a thread which perfectly describe a problem I have encountered - even if it were 25yrs old and written in DOS. But I do intend to draw attention to ignorami like 'Cosmo'.
by How-old!
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:05 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Disappearing task bar
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: Disappearing task bar

Same problem here with 17.3Xfce. It's a new feature, think it may have started after a recent update? The whisker menu was substituted by the old 'Applications' menu (which works OK) but a new panel menu appeared and cannot be deleted although it can be emptied. Someone somewhere must have the answe...
by How-old!
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon - random crashes (X-server)
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Cinnamon - random crashes (X-server)

This one isn't yours
Just trying to help - no need to be rude. Not the attitude of the Dutchmen I've met.
Has it occurred to you that there might be some commonality in these crashing observations?
by How-old!
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon - random crashes (X-server)
Replies: 6
Views: 838

Re: Cinnamon - random crashes (X-server)

consider a switch to the Xfce Not too sure about that. Rosa is the first (Mint) Xfce I've ever encountered that crashes regularly after 1-2hrs inactivity. Tried increasing memory, disabling screensaver, changing PSU, nothing seems to work and the crash is total ie requires hard reset. Any ideas ple...
by How-old!
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intercepting the boot-up repair console.
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Intercepting the boot-up repair console.

How odd - ESC works for me!
by How-old!
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intercepting the boot-up repair console.
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: Intercepting the boot-up repair console.

Thanks, O.R. Sometimes use a Puppy liveCD for repairs & co because it's small and fast, but it's less effort to use the internal console if it's there! Yes, modern kit is too fast - can't always hit the F8 at the correct time...
by How-old!
Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Intercepting the boot-up repair console.
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Intercepting the boot-up repair console.

If there has been a bad shutdown or if I create one with the hard reset button, the next boot offers to enter the repair/check console. This is a very useful feature, but is there a keypress to force this option after a normal shutdown? Prefer not to modify GRUB as this would bring up the option for...
by How-old!
Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 3624

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

What CPU - XP2400+. .. force PAE command - Don't know it. ... uninstalling the slide show? - No ... verify the .ISO's md5sum - Yes.
Sorry for delay!
by How-old!
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released!
Replies: 12
Views: 2597

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce released!

Yes, it's very good indeed, but had endless problems trying to install 32bit version on a 32bit machine. See comments on "Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!"
by How-old!
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 3624

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

Sort of fixed it. The install was never completed (obvious from the above). Tried it in all modes on several 32bit machines, different memory sticks/sizes, different video cards - no go. In desperation fitted an IDE-SATA converter and installed on a 754 machine. Worked first time! Transferred hard d...
by How-old!
Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 3624

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

Well, thanks for that very rapid reply, Pjotr. Maybe it's a different problem? The little circle displayed during installation never stops revolving and GParted only shows ~2.6Gb on sda1 (default wipe-install chosen). Trying to mount /sda1 gives "already mounted or /target busy" "according to mtab /...
by How-old!
Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 19
Views: 3624

Re: Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” Xfce RC released!

Yup, got the final. 32-bit liveDVD runs nicely, but same problem - installation doesn't seem to finalise. Shutdown for restart seems to run OK now but no bootloader has been installed. All files present on HD. Can GRUB be installed from another source? Which? How? or from liveDVD? This is not an are...

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