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by theophrastus
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: initramfs tools broken?
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

Re: initramfs tools broken?

Something significant has changed with latest initramfs-tools version (0.113) as any new kernel compile fails to load: "Gave up waiting for root device ... ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/<correct UUID>... does not exist" ..dropped to busybox. this is the very same root device that mounts with no problem o...
by theophrastus
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia version 308.88 craps out only to return
Replies: 1
Views: 445

Re: nvidia version 308.88 craps out only to return

damnit, sorry, everywhere i've got "308" up there for the new version please replace it with "304.88"
by theophrastus
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia version 308.88 craps out only to return
Replies: 1
Views: 445

nvidia version 308.88 craps out only to return

hullo Experts and kindly Linux Mint folks, This is a linux/graphics-driver story with no good proper resolution in its end; but i felt i should get it down somewhere if anyone else is similarly afflicted. Yesterday 10Apr2013 an apt-get dist-upgrade brought a upgrade to my system of ~11 nvidia driver...
by theophrastus
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Desktop Freezes Randomly
Replies: 26
Views: 9999

Re: Desktop Freezes Randomly

I've been searching for more than a year for a solid clue as to what is causing my random desktop freezes. Nothing in system logs, no "panic" messages, have to hit reset. It always occurs just as a mouse selection or mouse motion or screen change. (naturally one tends to be in a browser when this ha...
by theophrastus
Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Mate issues after update
Replies: 19
Views: 2983

Re: LMDE Mate issues after update

if this is directed at me: Have you installed meta mate and meta cinnamon? (who was moaning about a sudden download of libmate stuff (and which reminds me of a sudden download of a bunch of "mono" libraries)) then no, i have no cinnamon nor meta-cinnamon installed. i've no idea what dependency trigg...
by theophrastus
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE Mate issues after update
Replies: 19
Views: 2983

Re: LMDE Mate issues after update

If i'm happily on mint Xfce do i even want these substantial mate libraries? that is, isn't "mate" ((development folks: please pick names that aren't common nouns)) yet another desktop ('environment')? thankee.
by theophrastus
Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: linux mint dist upgrade (12 to 13) problem
Replies: 12
Views: 24389

Re: linux mint dist upgrade (12 to 13) problem

I had this problem with LMDE and using snypatic to uninstall mint-search-addon required to uninstall mint-meta-common ( I think). Anyway, uninstalling it and then re-installing them both packages helped out of the situation. Then after upgrad over console everything was fine and "dpkg: Fehler beim ...
by theophrastus
Mon May 21, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: can't reinstall gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
Replies: 14
Views: 2855

Re: can't reinstall gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

resolution of my zombie libavcodec52 problem (which kept insisting to be part of an dist-upgrade that it couldn't complete - "..have been kept back") the solution was that libmjpegtools-1.9, of all things, had its toe on a libavcodec52 dependency which i managed to miss. soo... finally a mere: sudo ...
by theophrastus
Sun May 20, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: can't reinstall gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
Replies: 14
Views: 2855

Re: can't reinstall gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

System: Host aragog Kernel 3.3.0-jwg021 x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint Xfce Edition Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free deb http://security.debian.or...
by theophrastus
Sun May 20, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: can't reinstall gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
Replies: 14
Views: 2855

Re: can't reinstall gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg

Here's my libavcodec52 conundrum ((64 bit) Distro Linux Mint Xfce Edition), i see this for the first time following a dist-upgrade (19may2012): The following packages have been kept back: libavcodec52 so what's the problem?: >sudo apt-get install libavcodec52 ... The following packages have unmet de...
by theophrastus
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking TESTING
Replies: 1987
Views: 567409

Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking TESTING - updated 12 Mar

Sorry about the "me too" without much additional insight but just like user 'Lippy' i am also seeing: startpar: service(s) returned failure: live-config ... failed! during boot-up. None of the google searches for the same error message are matching up, (there is no "grep -v" always returning exit 0 ...
by theophrastus
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:07 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) -{CLOSED}
Replies: 1444
Views: 325601

Re: LMDE (Tracking SID, or..) BREAKAGES! - Feb 1

too much mono stuff all at once. makes me feel sullied and unusual... The following NEW packages will be installed: libmono-cairo4.0-cil libmono-corlib4.0-cil libmono-data-tds4.0-cil libmono-i18n-west4.0-cil libmono-i18n4.0-cil libmono-posix4.0-cil libmono-security4.0-cil libmono-sharpzip4.84-cil li...
by theophrastus
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE BREAKAGES - (Tracking SID!) -{CLOSED}
Replies: 1444
Views: 325601

Re: LMDE (Tracking SID, or other non-standard) BREAKAGES!

I also suffer from the This software is considered Deprecated Please consider to switch to btrfs utilities boot-up warning problem yet have no btrfs partitions. So here are a few small hints that probably are probably bloody obvious to others than me - but one never knows where these clues might lea...
by theophrastus
Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking TESTING
Replies: 1987
Views: 567409

Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking Testing - read here first-6/o

confirm. comment out "deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import" out in /etc/apt/sources.list then apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade and all the held-backs go away. then after restoring the commented-out the line, reboot, update, dist-upgrade (nothing to upgrade) and still ...
by theophrastus
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking TESTING
Replies: 1987
Views: 567409

Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - tracking Testing - read here first-6/o

what happens if you do a full-upgrade? what pkgs are waiting to be updated? safe-upgrade is not the way to go with a rolling release, at least not as a rule. does "apt-get dist-upgrade" amount to a "full-upgrade"? because that's what i did and ended up like the rest of these poor souls. the pkgs th...
by theophrastus
Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: GDM3 issues after update/reboot
Replies: 3
Views: 2439

Re: GDM3 issues after update/reboot

I fought the gdm3 flashing screen dragon (linux Mint Xfce) for two days. at last i won. here are my insights/mumblings. I apparently had downloaded and activated the nvidia proprietary drivers (i have a geforce gt 440); i now believe that this was prime mistake. after fighting all manner of "apt-get...

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