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by vandamme
Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hey guys. Really fed up with long boot times.
Replies: 23
Views: 651

SOLVED: Re: What's going on here??

There seems to be a big holdup here, but why?? graphical.target @1min 40.792s Are you running Cinnamon? I had just upgraded to Mint Cinnamon 20 (from 19.3), and backed up like a good boy. But I had my portable HDD plugged in when I upgraded, then unplugged it. Mint then spent a minute looking for i...
by vandamme
Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Hey guys. Really fed up with long boot times.
Replies: 23
Views: 651

What's going on here??

My wife and I both have SSDs, and Mint 20 takes almost two minutes. I also boot MX and KDE Neon, and they take 20 seconds max. There seems to be a big holdup here, but why?? graphical.target @1min 40.792s └─multi-user.target @1min 40.792s └─smbd.service @1min 38.925s +1.865s └─nmbd.service @1min 37....
by vandamme
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Sound Not Working only dummy output
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: Sound Not Working only dummy output

I have an Inspiron 570 And I'm having a similar problem. It plays digital things just fine (system sounds, music files playback) but line in and mic in don't work. Yet the VU meter shows input to the line in. (I'm trying to record from a VCR output.) So the input stream is not getting to the output....
by vandamme
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 17.3 Cinammon Crash after kernel upgrade K4.4.0-109(132)
Replies: 21
Views: 3989

Re: [Maybe solved] Mint 17.3 Cinammon Crash after kernel upgrade K4.4.0-109(132)

Previous kernel 4.10.0-42-generic works fine for me. :mrgreen:

4.13.0-26-generic gives me the Cinnamon crash, fallback mode, no recognize monitor, goes to 640x480. :cry:
I don't remember any previous kernels crashing Cinnamon.... on a regular basis, anyhow.

i'm using nVidia 304.135 driver.
by vandamme
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: mp3 no sound, plays fast?
Replies: 1
Views: 359

SOLVED: mp3 no sound, plays fast?

:mrgreen: I just solved this problem. I had plugged in an external mic that used an A/D dongle (usb output) and it switched my audio output from speakers to hdmi. Go figure?! I could download flash movies as .webv and play them at regular speed with VLC, with no sound. I changed the audio output fr...
by vandamme
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trying a new desktop environment ... (E17 on MATE)
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: Trying a new desktop environment ... (E17 on MATE)

If you have problems with E17 on Mint but want to keep at it, try installing Bodhi Linux. It's also derived from Ubuntu but optimized for Enlightenment.
by vandamme
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Suggested Free AntiVirus
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Re: Suggested Free AntiVirus

MacGeek83 wrote:....now have a LinuxMint station here at work as of today but we require to have AntiVirus on all computers including Mac or Linux.....
:lol: Typical IT Crowd knee-jerk: computers all get viruses!
by vandamme
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Soooooo, New
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: Soooooo, New

Comments about finding apps: The Mint Software manager is your first stop, of course. Next place I go to look is Gismo's: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-software-linux.htm Be sure to check their article on tweaks for Cinnamon (or Mate, or Ubuntu). http://www.techsupportalert.com/c...
by vandamme
Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: is it ok to remove the system reserved partion to dual boot
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: is it ok to remove the system reserved partion to dual b

..... 1 boot partition, 1 windows partition, 1 windows recovery partition, 1 HP tools / bloatware installation partition. From recommendations elsewhere on the forums, probably best to keep the first two partitions and burn an image onto DVD of the latter two partitions before removing them..... &q...
by vandamme
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED>This question is crazy stupid
Replies: 5
Views: 781

Re: This question is crazy stupid

You're not in Kansas anymore.
by vandamme
Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How to install Burg and Super Boot Manager on Linux Mint 14
Replies: 3
Views: 3152

Re: How to install Burg and Super Boot Manager on Linux Mint

Sadly, Burg is dead. It has not been updated since 2010. :( You can try grub-customizer instead, but I haven't always had good luck with it. It's not in Mint repositories, so you have to do some terminal work. Here's a short instructional tutorial: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/tips-and-tr...
by vandamme
Thu May 30, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: OH DEAR GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE - Deleting Linux Mint Helena 8
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: OH DEAR GOD KILL IT WITH FIRE - Deleting Linux Mint Hele

If you're running a truly antique machine (which I doubt, if it runs Vista), try downloading Puppy or Bodhi, burn one to a CD, and try booting from that. Puppy runs happily off the CD, and it's fast because it loads into memory. Bodhi is fast and cool, with its E17 desktop. If neither runs off a CD,...
by vandamme
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dropbox alternative
Replies: 16
Views: 5281

Re: Dropbox alternative

I extracted it to /home and made folders there, and somehow I clicked on the right thing because I get the icon in the tray, right next to dropbox, and it starts with Mint. I did this a couple times ...still don't know what happened. If anybody out there wants a referral here's mine: https://copy.co...
by vandamme
Wed May 09, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 13 LTS ideas?
Replies: 79
Views: 15617

Re: Mint 13 LTS ideas?

The power consumption thing makes 12 unuseable on my laptop. On Ubuntu12.04 the fan runs half speed, on LM12 it burns my pants. On Bodhi, it runs cool. A minor thing that bothers me is when you install an app, there's no indication that it's done installing (unless you re-search); on Ubuntu you get ...
by vandamme
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ideal OS
Replies: 20
Views: 2472

Re: ideal OS

... laptop power consuming which is kinda a weak point of Mint now... Not to nit-pick, but that's not a Mint problem. It's a Linux problem in general, kernel power management regressions.. I boot LMDE, Ubuntu 11.04, Bodhi and Windows 7 for old time's sake, on a low-end HP laptop. Right now on LMDE ...
by vandamme
Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Minty-green auroras
Replies: 3
Views: 2828

Minty-green auroras

...from yesterday's coronal mass ejection, on spaceweather.com.

jim
by vandamme
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: dualboot problmes with /home
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: dualboot problmes with /home

I have 4 partitions on my laptop because I haven't decided which distro I like yet (and they keep changing), plus I need Windows for those once in a great while moments. So since windows can't read my Linux files, I keep most of my stuff in the Documents folders on Windows. I have my setup files for...
by vandamme
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE
Replies: 10
Views: 4415

Re: Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE

I was just fooling with another machine that I've tortured with multiple OS's, and while diddling the start-up manager in Mint Debian it asked me something to the effect of, " Say, I couldn't help noticing that you have a lot of different partitions on here. Would you like to write the same gru...
by vandamme
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Cant update to update pack 3 because of gstreamer problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1608

Re: Cant update to update pack 3 because of gstreamer proble

Huh, I just fixed the same thing. Scary that a n00b like me figured out how to remove a package. Am I....turning into a nerd??
by vandamme
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE
Replies: 10
Views: 4415

Re: Installation hangs near end-Mint 10 XFCE

Thanks. I think I need to find how Grub works. UPDATE: I think it was a memory problem, as airscorp suggests. The simple solution was to get a new laptop. HP G62 with 3 GB, $380 from Staples. I have 3 distros on there now, PLUS the original Windows 7. Ten times the memory did wonders. :D In case any...

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