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by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bit of a niggle
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Bit of a niggle

@prestonR: the problem appears to be solved already.... :)
by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Laptop started to lag
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Laptop started to lag

Please generate an overview of your system like this: - Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window) ; - make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines; - Copy/paste this command into the terminal: inxi -Fxz (if you type: the letter F is a capital letter) Press En...
by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it

Of course it's my personal opinion. But in that article I demonstrate what Grub Customizer does, which amounts to adding a massive layer of complexity to the bootloader. In the article, I weigh the disadvantages of this huge added complexity against the advantages, namely adding bling-bling to your ...
by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 won't shut down
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 won't shut down

Try a BIOS update (if Acer has one for your machine).
by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remapping numpad keys in Mint XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: Remapping numpad keys in Mint XFCE

Disabling NumLock should be doable with xev and xmodmap (very old how-to, but probably still useful):
http://www.howdididothat.info/2012/11/2 ... on-ubuntu/

When successful, add the xmodmap command to your startup applications.
by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint 18.3 won't shut down
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Linux Mint 18.3 won't shut down

Roll back to the latest kernel of the 4.4 series (currently 4.4.0-109) and try again.

Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels
by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Remapping numpad keys in Mint XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: Remapping numpad keys in Mint XFCE

Maybe I'm being a bit overly simplistic here (kort door de bocht), but can't you just simply turn off NumLock?
by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What does Gtk-WARNING mean in ~/.xsession-errors
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: What does Gtk-WARNING mean in ~/.xsession-errors

Just so I know for future use- what tells you where the error is? You knew it dealt with the network manager. How did you narrow it down to that? nm-applet is the giveaway: https://www.google.nl/search?q=nm-applet&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=utZhWvu...
by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux 18.3 onto Windows XP computer
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Installing Linux 18.3 onto Windows XP computer

In this case I think the "force PAE" boot option is the best.... Pentium M and Celeron M need that. :)
by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bit of a niggle
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Bit of a niggle

That's not the optimal solution, because Nvidia cards perform best on the closed non-free driver.... So I advise to give the nvidia-390 a try, which can be installed by means of the reliable graphics-drivers PPA: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/12#TOC-Installation-by-means-of-the-...
by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Installing Linux 18.3 onto Windows XP computer
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Installing Linux 18.3 onto Windows XP computer

On that old machine: forget about flagship Cinnamon. Much too heavy. Try the lightweight Xfce edition of Linux Mint 18.3 instead: http://mintmirror.math.washington.edu/linuxmint.com/stable/18.3/linuxmint-18.3-xfce-32bit.iso And boot the DVD with forced PAE support: https://sites.google.com/site/easy...
by Pjotr
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Google ditches Ubuntu for Debian
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Google ditches Ubuntu for Debian

This big loss for Ubuntu also means a big loss for Linux Mint. :(

Anyway, because Ubuntu is built on Debian, the contributions that Google will make towards Debian, will also indirectly benefit Ubuntu/Mint.
by Pjotr
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security Alert - Bypass Block Screen Important! Exploit!
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Security Alert - Bypass Block Screen Important! Exploit!

Worth a try: roll back to the latest kernel of the 4.4 series (currently 4.4.0-109), then launch Driver Manager and install the closed non-free Nvidia driver it'll probably offer you.
by Pjotr
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I update this CPU driver? [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Should I update this CPU driver?

Is the newer version installed or not? Close Driver Manager and check it with Synaptic. By the way: the dmesg check might still show a relatively old microcode for *your* CPU, meaning that it hasn't been patched yet for Meltdown. But by installing the microcode package now, you make sure that you'l...
by Pjotr
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Should I update this CPU driver? [Solved]
Replies: 8
Views: 123

Re: Should I update this CPU driver?

Install it. Reason: Meltdown.
by Pjotr
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bit of a niggle
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Bit of a niggle

bulldog wrote:Sorry No good it booted up OK but only with half a screen.

In that half screen, can you launch Driver Manager and install the closed non-free Nvidia driver it'll probably offer you? If so, do so and then reboot.
by Pjotr
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Bit of a niggle
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Bit of a niggle

New hardware, so the (relatively old) 4.4 kernel series might not work. Yet it's worth a try: 1. Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels 2. Install the latest kernel from the 4.4 series (currently 4.4.0-109). 3. Then reboot and make sure that you boot from the 4.4.0-109 kernel (it should be und...
by Pjotr
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there catalogue of terms
Replies: 15
Views: 180

Re: Is there catalogue of terms

Bing new I am being constantly confronted by abbreviation thta mean not a great deal as with dev/sda now I am guessing that dev is for device but I am darned if I can find out what sda stands for though I did see that the number following relate to partitions but sda?? . So is there a listings of t...
by Pjotr
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Security Alert - Bypass Block Screen Important! Exploit!
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Security Alert - Bypass Block Screen Important! Exploit!

You're being overly and needlessly alarmist. First of all: stay away from software wrecking ball BleachBit, as Damien already pointed out. Secondly, security in Linux Mint is by default much better than in Windows, so there's absolutely no reason at all to shout about exploits: https://sites.google....
by Pjotr
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 18.3 unpatched Meltdown SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: 18.3 unpatched Meltdown

Marziano wrote:4.13.26.0

4.13.0-26.

And make sure you've installed the latest microcode for your CPU as well.

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