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by Pjotr
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Need help debugging system freezes
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Need help debugging system freezes

Create a new user account, log into that new account, don't change anything at all in it (certainly don't install widgets and such), and test again.
by Pjotr
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Bisected: The Unfortunate Reason Linux 4.20 Is Running Slower
Replies: 12
Views: 263

Re: Bisected: The Unfortunate Reason Linux 4.20 Is Running Slower

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux-420-stibp&num=1 - The Spectre/Meltdown Performance Impact On Linux 4.20, Decimating Benchmarks With New STIBP Overhead - Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 17 November 2018 https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-Tor...
by Pjotr
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to monitor CPU activity in detail..?
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: How to monitor CPU activity in detail..?

Thanks...but concy only gives a very coarse grained overview of cpu and the system as a whole. I need as detailed as possible. My Conky, of which you see the screenshots on the web page I referred you to, is very basic and only scratches the surface of what Conky is capable of. See: https://linux.d...
by Pjotr
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Adjusting brightness on Asus GL502V
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Adjusting brightness on Asus GL502V

You didn't apply step d of the how-to that I recommended in my previous message. That would have given you the latest 4.18 kernel. As to your reluctance to try pre-release kernels: there are some fine Dutch sayings for that. Translated: "If it can't be done the way it should, it should be done the w...
by Pjotr
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: HP Pavilion and Realtek Connection Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: HP Pavilion and Realtek Connection Issues

Try this: 1. Disable power management for your wifi chipset: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/internet#TOC-Disable-power-management-for-the-wireless-card (item 2.1, right column) 2. Install another driver: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/reserve-7#TOC-The-rtlwifi...
by Pjotr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Oh yet, another Linux Mint+mouse scroll wheel thread
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Oh yet, another Linux Mint+mouse scroll wheel thread

The infamous Mint mouse scroll wheel problem. Never heard of it. Neither did I, but then I'm only a Linux desktop user since 2006. :lol: An amusingly dramatic topic title and first post, but OK, all joking aside.... Generate an overview of your system like this: - Launch a terminal window (this is ...
by Pjotr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem with my Driver Manager
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Problem with my Driver Manager

That means you're OK: everything works well on the default open source drivers. Nothing to do. :)
by Pjotr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is there some kind of utility for Linux Mint to improve overall system speed and performance?
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Is there some kind of utility for Linux Mint to improve overall system speed and performance?

majpooper already referred to my website (thanks!) but I'll give you some direct links as well: Security: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/security Cleaning: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/4 Speeding up: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/3 Have ...
by Pjotr
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Adjusting brightness on Asus GL502V
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Adjusting brightness on Asus GL502V

Check the support section of the manufacturer of your laptop for an updated BIOS. When available, install it. No avail? Then try the latest kernel of the 4.18 series , by means of the reliable canonical-kernel-team PPA: https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/2#TOC-Install-a-brand-new-uns...
by Pjotr
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Adjusting brightness on Asus GL502V
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Adjusting brightness on Asus GL502V

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
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Root is full
Replies: 17
Views: 345

Re: Root is full

Installed any Flatpaks?
by Pjotr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Root is full
Replies: 17
Views: 345

Re: Root is full

Did you ever use BleachBit? That software wrecking ball can cause something similar, when you abort it before it has finished.
by Pjotr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Adjusting brightness on Asus GL502V
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Adjusting brightness on Asus GL502V

Try this progressive scheme:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... adjustable
(item 4 and further, left column)
by Pjotr
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Slow boot - Kernel (not userspace)
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Slow boot - Kernel (not userspace)

Don't use sudo for systemd-analyze . Quite unnecessary, and may even have negative side effects. Why is it so? Because systemd-analyze also works without sudo, and because unnecessarily running an application with root authority always carries the risk of messing up file permissions. :wink:
by Pjotr
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Repository Update Problem - Google Earth <Solved>
Replies: 18
Views: 978

Re: Repository Update Problem - Google Earth <Solved>

You can re-install the .deb installer for Chrome, in order to add its repo again.
by Pjotr
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Repository Update Problem - Google Earth <Solved>
Replies: 18
Views: 978

Re: Repository Update Problem - Google Earth <Solved>

Hi. Just had the same issue with Chrome on Mint Cinnamon 19. After removing Chrome from additional repositories, updating cache and running sudo apt update the only entry I have for Google now is under the Authentication keys tab. So now I have the same concern as a previous poster - am I actually ...
by Pjotr
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs
Replies: 21
Views: 471

Re: Canonical says 18.04 will now be LTS for 10 yrs

Important to note Canonical supports only the main and (working with vendors, as it's closed source) restricted repositories. Commonly, as on Linux Mint, people also enable the community supported universe and multiverse repositories. I don't imagine those will be supported for 10 years. Those are ...
by Pjotr
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Slow boot - Kernel (not userspace)
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Slow boot - Kernel (not userspace)

Don't use sudo for systemd-analyze. Quite unnecessary, and may even have negative side effects.
by Pjotr
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Installing NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-415.13.run In Linux Mint Cinnamon 19
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Installing NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-415.13.run In Linux Mint Cinnamon 19

Don't attempt a manual installation of that driver. Use the reliable graphics-drivers PPA instead:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... rivers-PPA
(item 1, left column)

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