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by Pjotr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is Brasero correct app to burn dvd?
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Is Brasero correct app to burn dvd?

deepakdeshp wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:37 am
Thank you. Its super easy to use but somehow I wasnt able to burn a cd. Please see my other reply above this.
Strange.... Can you try with another brand of CD?
by Pjotr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Finally [SOLVED] no reboot or shutdown (a 6 month tale of woe with kernel 5)
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Finally [SOLVED] no reboot or shutdown (a 6 month tale of woe with kernel 5)

Please pardon my ignorance, but what are "C" states and why are they important to using Linux on an AMD system? I was running (albeit a short time) my AMD 1700 on an X370 mobo for a short time with no issues. So now I am worried that if I build a Ryzen system it will bork itself if I run Linux. It'...
by Pjotr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

Also a word (of wisdom, I hope) on the subject of encryption. As Catweazle already indicated, it might lead to irrecoverable data loss when used carelessly. Be restrictive with it. Don't use any encryption on a static machine that never leaves your home, and only use it on laptops that do leave the ...
by Pjotr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

This thread hasn't furthermore seen discussion of "chkrootkit". To OP: I've never seen it identify anything that was not a false positive and would as such be strictly against advising it to newbies, who'd not have a clue that its warnings were false positives. With that I fully agree. chkrootkit m...
by Pjotr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

Much like, theory aside, chopping of one's peepee is best practice regarding avoiding unwanted pregnancies. Haha. Well, that should work, right? :lol: But sudo ufw enable practically never hinders anyone, because ufw has a smart default profile with sensible exceptions. Fire and forget. And live ha...
by Pjotr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

The idea of not installing Wine, Java, or Mono don't sit well with me. I think too many people would want to use these. Which brings the question: if I'm running a cross platform program, wouldn't I need a virus scanner? Well, let's put it this way: why bring down the superior level of security of ...
by Pjotr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

What would you suggest to a newbie if Linux Mint is being used in an airport or hotel on business? A simple firewall seems like the best idea for a user on the go. Or is there something better I'm not aware of? Practical rule of thumb: enable the firewall in all cases, except when it's a static des...
by Pjotr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Dell XPS 12 9Q33
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Dell XPS 12 9Q33

No experience with that machine, but don't worry: 99 % chance that Mint will run beautifully on it. The Linux kernel is a marvellous work. :mrgreen:

If you do encounter some issues, those can usually be solved easily. Don't hesitate to ask for help here, if needed.
by Pjotr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Battery drain

One thing came to my mind. I am running kernel 5.2.8-050208, shouldn't that be a newer kernel than 5.2.0-10? Kernel versioning downstream (Ubuntu/Mint) is different from upstream (kernel.org). The downstream version 5.2.0-10 has another version upstream: pjotr@medion-akoya:~$ cat /proc/version_sign...
by Pjotr
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: A Different Set of Installation Instructions
Replies: 21
Views: 357

Re: A Different Set of Installation Instructions

It has them install clamAV and chkrootkit. This automatically means few experienced Linux users would recommend your instructions. No point having new Linux desktop users coming from Windows believe there to continue to be a realistic need for that nonsense. +1 Even more so, because AV actually dec...
by Pjotr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is Brasero correct app to burn dvd?
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Is Brasero correct app to burn dvd?

Brasero sucks. Better use Xfburn:

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sudo apt-get install xfburn
by Pjotr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Battery drain

UKUU? Remove that dangerous utility:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... ml#ID6.3.2
(item 6.3.2)
by Pjotr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Battery drain

HI! As far as I can see I am on the latest kernel. Even after I add the unsupported ppa it does not show any updates. Is there a newer kernel than the one I have? It doesn't show as an update because of the deviant (non-Ubuntu) version numbering of your current kernel. Try this: Update Manager - pa...
by Pjotr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Battery drain

You already have the latest BIOS, which is good.

Try replacing your current 5.2 kernel by the latest 5.2 kernel from the Canonical Kernel Team PPA:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... t.html#ID8
(item 8 )
by Pjotr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Battery drain
Replies: 13
Views: 288

Re: Battery drain

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
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] USB WiFi Driver won't install
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: USB WiFi Driver won't install

Try this: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2407625&p=13822055#post13822055 For ease of use, as plain code: sudo apt update sudo apt install build-essential git dkms git clone https://github.com/whitebatman2/rtl8821CU.git DRV_NAME=rtl8821CU DRV_VERSION=5.2.5.3 sudo mkdir /usr/src/${DRV_NAME}...
by Pjotr
Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: "Low Disk Space" (root filled by logs)
Replies: 21
Views: 371

Re: "Low Disk Space" (root filled by logs)

1. Try this emergency measure: Boot from the Mint DVD and delete the following files on your hard disk: /var/log/*log* 2. Then reboot and try to boot normally. If it succeeds, configure logrotate to prevent this from occurring again: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/bugs.html#ID18 (item 1...
by Pjotr
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] AMD64 Designation
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: AMD64 Designation

I have 3 laptops running Mint 19.2, two have Intel CPUs while the third is running an AMD A6. On any of them, whenever I do an update, most updates carry the "AMD64" designation in the file name. This appears even in downloads on the Intel machines which do not have AMD graphics. What is going on h...
by Pjotr
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] USB WiFi Driver won't install
Replies: 16
Views: 242

Re: USB WiFi Driver won't install

OK, let's give this a try.... But first of all we need this output again:

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inxi -Fxz

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rfkill list all

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iwconfig

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lsusb

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lspci

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