Search found 27 matches

by happysadhu
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM20Cin Live USB not booting on 2009 Imac
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: LM20Cin Live USB not booting on 2009 Imac

Thanks. I'll give it a try. I wonder why even older macs (e.g., mac-mini and imacs) are often problematic with live USBs, considering that the hardware variation among PC/Windows laptops is much greater? It would be great if there were live USB linux distros specifically designed to work on Macs.
by happysadhu
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM20Cin Live USB not booting on 2009 Imac
Replies: 3
Views: 160

LM20Cin Live USB not booting on 2009 Imac

Hello, When booting up from a live USB os LM Cin. on a 2009ish Imac, the boot process halts before LM logo appears. When I select the normal boot up option, the boot up process stops right after giving an "initramfs unpacking failed: Decoding failed" error. I am able to get a little furthe...
by happysadhu
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: SOLVED: Nemo not re-sorting by column type.
Replies: 0
Views: 139

SOLVED: Nemo not re-sorting by column type.

In LM 19.2 on Macbook Pro (mid-2012), the file manager Nemo won't resort files by "date", "type" or "date modified" when those column names are clicked in List View. Nothing happens. Files remain sorted by "name". Any suggestions? Or is this a bug? EDIT: Simpl...
by happysadhu
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Battery indicator showing incorrect charge percentage on Macbook Pro
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Battery indicator showing incorrect charge percentage on Macbook Pro

In Cinnamon 19.2 on Macbook pro mid 2012, on a full charge, the battery icon itself shows all the bars on a full charge, but it reports "55%". I've already tried recalibrating the battery by draining it until the system shuts down and then recharging it to full capacity. I suspect it's a g...
by happysadhu
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon Wifi drops on Macbook pro mid-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 516

Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon Wifi drops on Macbook pro mid-2012

Often my wifi connection drops out on my macbook pro mid-2012 even though the taskbar indicator in Cinnamon 19.2 still reports that I am connected. I have to disable and then re-enable Wifi to reconnect. Disabling Wifi power management and IPV6 doesn't appear to help. It could be a router issue. How...
by happysadhu
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Suggestion: Add Safeeyes to default program list.
Replies: 0
Views: 1553

Suggestion: Add Safeeyes to default program list.

Safeeyes is a great complement to Redshift in preventing eye strain by providing scheduled breaks and suggested eye exercises. I suggest it be added as a default app along with Red Shift. For now, one can it install manually: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:slgobinath/safeeyes sudo apt update sudo apt i...
by happysadhu
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: TLP cpu govenor settings are overridden by Linuxmint
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: TLP cpu govenor settings are overridden by Linuxmint

The answer was pretty simple: In terminal, run: sudo systemctl disable ondemand reboot this disables the startup script(?) that sets the machine to ondemand (powersave) at startup. PS: I just discovered a wonderful GUI for TLP, TLPUI To install it, copy and paste the following into the terminal: sud...
by happysadhu
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: SOLVED: TLP cpu govenor settings are overridden by Linuxmint
Replies: 1
Views: 224

SOLVED: TLP cpu govenor settings are overridden by Linuxmint

I've set the CPU governor to "performance" when on AC in TLP's config file. However, LInuxmint Cinnamon 19.2 by default overrides the TLP settings with "powersave". How can I make TLP's settings work? I suspect I have to disable some installed daemon to allow TLP governor setting...
by happysadhu
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Atom n450 cpu idle in Cinnamon high?
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Atom n450 cpu idle in Cinnamon high?

Thanks for the help and suggestions, folks.
by happysadhu
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Macbook Pro Delete key in Cinnamon?
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Macbook Pro Delete key in Cinnamon?

Hi Folks,
I can't get the delete key to work properly in LM 19.2 Cinnamon when deleting files, etc from Nemo. I've tried delete, ctrl+delete, option+delete, It just navigates up to the parent directory (backspaces through navigation). Any suggestions?
by happysadhu
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Make Power management more "intelligent"
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Make Power management more "intelligent"

Thanks for your replies. I"ll do some more experimenting with various apps in Cinnamon. Perhaps, I am was to quick in my conclusion based on my past experience with various gnu-linux distros.
by happysadhu
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Make Power management more "intelligent"
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Make Power management more "intelligent"

It appears that in Cinnamon, the computer will suspend without user activity even when there is network or cpu activity (e.g., downloading a file or watching a video) . (No Gnu-Linux distro that I have tried has gotten this right.) To my recollection, Windows and Mac don't suspend unless there is tr...
by happysadhu
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: USB standard install vs live with persistance?
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: USB standard install vs live with persistance?

Thanks. I just discovered the same post. Lot's of options.
by happysadhu
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: USB standard install vs live with persistance?
Replies: 2
Views: 142

USB standard install vs live with persistance?

I am sure this question has been asked numerous times, but I am not finding much when searching. What is the best way of installing Linuxmint Cinnamon on a usb stick that will work on multiple computers. If I do a standard install onto a USB, am I limited to using the USB stick OS with the computer ...
by happysadhu
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Atom n450 cpu idle in Cinnamon high?
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Atom n450 cpu idle in Cinnamon high?

Hello,
Cpu usage idles around 10% in Cinnamon 19 on my eee pc netbook, 32bit. Is that normal? It seems high to me. Thanks,Sam
by happysadhu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernel mitigations=off for older Intel Cpu?
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Kernel mitigations=off for older Intel Cpu?

Apparently, since the linux kernels for Ubuntu distros are compiled with Retpolines instead of IBRS, the performance hit of the mitigations are less. At some point, I may compare the performance of disabling the migrations. If I do, I'll post the results. "A Phoronix reader pointed out this ope...
by happysadhu
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernel mitigations=off for older Intel Cpu?
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Kernel mitigations=off for older Intel Cpu?

Hello, I want to optimize performance of Cinnamon 19 on my older Acer Aspire one netbook which has an Intel Atom cpu. Would disabling the recent kernal security mitigations using "mitigations=off" make a noticeable difference for everyday applications, not gaming--web browsing? See article...
by happysadhu
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Improve suspend/sleep options with keepawake.py
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Improve suspend/sleep options with keepawake.py

Hello, Please consider improving the suspend/sleep function in Linuxmint, by implementing a script such as keepawake.py, ideally integrating something like it into the power manager GUI. Keepawake.py provides adjustable thresholds, other than just duration of no user activity, including minimal cpu ...
by happysadhu
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: For those who have tried Cinnamon or Mate: why do you use Xfce?
Replies: 33
Views: 4037

Re: For those who have tried Cinnamon or Mate: why do you use Xfce?

I prefer XFCE because it's generally less memory intensive and more easily customizable. The Whisker menu is simple, fast, intuitive. I also like a couple of the panel plugins like "Places" and "Weather". I think Mate would be my second choice. Mate has a nice big start menu. Cin...

Go to advanced search