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by misGnomer
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to update Intel Microcode in Linux Mint 17.3
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Re: [SOLVED] How to update Intel Microcode in Linux Mint 17.3

[SOLVED], again. Just an update, I went ahead and installed the debian-native package linked above and after reboot started seeing the more comprehensive protections enabled: $ dmesg | grep -i spectre [ 0.024000] Spectre V2 : Mitigation: Full generic retpoline [ 0.024000] Spectre V2 : Spectre v2 mit...
by misGnomer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How to update Intel Microcode in Linux Mint 17.3
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Re: [SOLVED] How to update Intel Microcode in Linux Mint 17.3

This thread is two years old, but the issue is suddenly current again due to the Intel Meltdown/Spectre mitigation efforts. The system I'm at is an Intel Haswell / Asus mobo system and the latter hasn't provided any firmware updates since June 2017 (thus far anyway) so any microcode updates depend o...
by misGnomer
Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Huawei E3372 USB LTE modem - 15Mbps to 0.3Mbps after reboot
Replies: 4
Views: 10201

Re: Huawei E3372 USB LTE modem - 15Mbps to 0.3Mbps after reb

What happens if you get connected using the dongle and put 192.168.8.1 in a browser window? I get the simple Hilink webui. The stick has been modeswitched from 1f01 to 14dc and given the Message string (quoted above) and it's using the cdc-ether driver. It works, but poorly with long pings, lost pa...
by misGnomer
Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Huawei E3372 USB LTE modem - 15Mbps to 0.3Mbps after reboot
Replies: 4
Views: 10201

Re: Huawei E3372 USB LTE modem - 15Mbps to 0.3Mbps after reb

Thanks for the advice, Kart. Trying the LTE stick in a clean live system should be helpful. I should have made notes about the configuration when I first used it and it worked so well, but I didn't imagine a simple minor kernel update (4.4 -> 4.4.1) and reboot would screw up something. I probably go...
by misGnomer
Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Huawei E3372 USB LTE modem - 15Mbps to 0.3Mbps after reboot
Replies: 4
Views: 10201

Huawei E3372 USB LTE modem - 15Mbps to 0.3Mbps after reboot

Few days ago I ended up buying a Huawei E3372 USB LTE modem after a quick search seemed to show it to be well supported and it was available locally too. Turns out there are several different variations of the E3372, besides the more obvious Hijinks/Stick versions, using totally different protocols ...
by misGnomer
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Move the dialog window back to the titlebar [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Move the dialog window back to the titlebar [SOLVED]

Thanks sprintcowboy.

Even after being told what I was looking for it took me a minute to find the window list configuration under Applets as I didn't associate them with the issue I had with the panel... :)

"System Settings" -> "Applets" -> "Window list" -> Configure
by misGnomer
Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Move the dialog window back to the titlebar [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 690

Re: Move the dialog window back to the titlebar [SOLVED]

A new feature(?) in Rosa was to move the dialog windows to the centre of the screen but I preferred to have it on the titlebar, I've looked round the settings but can't see any options to change it, is it possible? From the Linux Mint feature page: Dialog windows are now attached to their parent wi...
by misGnomer
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: udisks-daemon churning continuously after partition resize
Replies: 0
Views: 155

udisks-daemon churning continuously after partition resize

A while ago I used gparted to extend a large partition ("sda8" 1.6TB) to include the unformatted free space (1.2TB) after it at the end of the drive. Gparted formatted the space appropriately as ext4 and finished the job quickly without reported problems. Afterwards I attempted to mount the newly en...
by misGnomer
Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Setting mount options for automounted SD cards?
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Setting mount options for automounted SD cards?

Say I have SD cards formatted with ext4, writeback mode and no journaling. I'd like to make sure they're mounted as such, plus 'noatime'.

Where does one set mount options for automounted removable media like SD cards?
by misGnomer
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Could not download all repository indexes
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: Could not download all repository indexes

And they seem to be back up again and the repos can be re-enabled. https://www.reddit.com/r/Steam/comments/3eg1d0/steam_linux_repositories_are_down/ http://repo.steampowered.com is down. http://repo.steamstatic.com/ is down. The Steam for Linux repositories have gone down, and have been replaced wit...
by misGnomer
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Could not download all repository indexes
Replies: 6
Views: 1291

Re: Could not download all repository indexes

Same PGP error with NODATA here, how else. It's Steam's problem, but since it causes Mint's Update Manager (and apt-get update) to fail it sort of becomes a Linux Mint problem as well. If anyone feels the need to update packages while Steam is acting up, go to Update Manager - Software sources - Add...
by misGnomer
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Ubuntu 14.04.2 is out!
Replies: 16
Views: 6555

Re: Linux Ubuntu 14.04.2 is out!

Will the (Ubuntu) 14.04.2 LTS Hardware Enablement Stack (CAREFUL WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS THERE, SEE MESSAGES BELOW!) be pushed to all Mint 17.1 Rebecca users eventually and without intervention, considering the rolling intention? Or are people just installing the updated packages manually as the linke...
by misGnomer
Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: How To: Upgrade your kernel, painlessly.
Replies: 122
Views: 118782

Re: How To: Upgrade your kernel, painlessly.

Looking after a bunch of Intel systems of last few generations I've for some time downloaded a single copy of latest Liquorix' amd64 kernel release and installed it locally. The Liquorix guys openly said they don't support Ubuntu (which the non-LMDE ''mainstream' Mint is based on) but only just rece...
by misGnomer
Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Intel graphic driver installer
Replies: 17
Views: 23249

Re: Intel graphic driver installer

I saw on LinuxToday that there's a new version v1.06 out now targetting *buntu 14.04 LTS and Fedora 20 . With Mint 17 now in sync with canonical's LTS are the Intel guys still insisting on a specific "buntu string for installation? Or could this update be added to the main or "additional" repos? Sin...
by misGnomer
Sat Jul 26, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom part
Replies: 6
Views: 3595

Re: No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom partitionin

Well the UEFI + GPT install ended up being very straightforward once user error was ruled out... Before installing Mint 17 I had just run some utilities from USB boot that required IDE instead of AHCI and UEFI off so either UEFI was still turned off during installation or I had picked the non-[UEFI]...
by misGnomer
Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom part
Replies: 6
Views: 3595

Re: No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom partitionin

Well I thought I'd try something and uninstalled rEFInd and installed efibootmanager as above. It didn't populate /boot/efi or the EFI partition on sda1 so next reboot resulted in the same "select proper boot device" message, but booting back with the rEFInd boot stick I ran: $ sudo efibootmgr -v Bo...
by misGnomer
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom part
Replies: 6
Views: 3595

Re: No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom partitionin

Try installing the rEFInd Debian package after you've booted your system via the rEFInd USB drive. If that fails, post back with more details: df -h sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda ls -R /boot sudo efibootmgr -v OK, tried installing the Debian package (not the ubuntu) but it didn't work and after reboot I s...
by misGnomer
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom part
Replies: 6
Views: 3595

[SOLVED] No bootloader installed? (UEFI + GPT custom part

Background: replaced laptop's failing HDD with a Samsung 840 Evo 250GB SSD. Partitioned the latter with gdisk (1536 KB sector alignment as elsewhere suggested) as follows: sda1 FAT32 300M for EFI boot sda2 EXT4 15G / sda3 EXT4 15G / (other distro like LMDE) sda4 EXT4 30G /home sda5 swap 12G sda6 EXT...
by misGnomer
Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 17 changed UID/GID of existing /home/user = issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Mint 17 changed UID/GID of existing /home/user = issues

It appears there are still old uid/gid gremlins wreaking havoc and the recursive chown didn't in fact touch all the files in the home directory as was intended. Booting into desktop worked (.dmrc issue was fixed apparently), but Cinnamon was sluggish, items were missing from settings (just froze whe...
by misGnomer
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 17 changed UID/GID of existing /home/user = issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Mint 17 changed UID/GID of existing /home/user = issues

The problem was either the mismatched uid/gid of home directory or the ~/.dmrc permissions. Or both. 1) I booted into live Mint 17 session, got root terminal and chmod'ed that file into 644 submission. 2) Next I did a recursive chown from old to new set of uid/gid with: chown -R --from=1001:1001 100...

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