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by KBD47
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <FIXED> Installing Linux Mint 19 from ISO, please read, EFI installs only
Replies: 86
Views: 5291

Re: Installing Linux Mint 19 from ISO, please read, EFI installs only

I've done this for years and they generally don't fail. Are you saying that you have run such a fully-installed Linux 32GB Sandisk USB Flash-drive for a few hours daily and it did not fail after a few months - like the normal running of Linux that has been fully-installed on an internal HDD/SSD for...
by KBD47
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Slackware - happy 25th birthday
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Slackware - happy 25th birthday

Congrats to Slackware!
I have considering trying it, but always sounded like too much work :)
by KBD47
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System boots to initramfs--SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: System boots to initramfs

gm10 wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:20 am
Either boot from the install medium if you still got it at hand, open Disks or GParted and run a file system check/repair on every partition (not just /dev/mmcb1k0p1).

Or run fsck /dev/mmcb1k0p1 from the initramfs prompt.
You beat me to it by a few seconds :)
by KBD47
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System boots to initramfs--SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: System boots to initramfs

I had to do this awhile back, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe I ran: fsck /dev/sda1 and kept hitting y for yes as it checked different sections of the disk and repaired any issues. That is assuming your main partition is at sda1, if not, insert whatever partition your install is on in...
by KBD47
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <FIXED> Installing Linux Mint 19 from ISO, please read, EFI installs only
Replies: 86
Views: 5291

Re: Installing Linux Mint 19 from ISO, please read, EFI installs only

@ Pepi, ....... . So, your problem is likely because of failing USB-sticks, and not related to the OP. When a fully-installed Linux USB-stick will wear out, slow down and eventually fail depends on its size/capacity(?GB), how often it is run and/or re-used/reinstalled. A fully-installed Linux 64GB ...
by KBD47
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend

Upgrading is always a bit tricky when moving from one major release to another. It is possible something got borked during the upgrade, and moving to 19 was a big upgrade. I don't have any other suggestions other than if it is really a big issue with you, backing up everything and doing a fresh inst...
by KBD47
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend

I'm afraid I don't have any settings related to locking screen in power management. But as I mentioned, the screen does lock sometimes, so I think it's asked to do it by default, but won't at times. OK, I fired up my Mint 19 MATE laptop. Under control center, screensaver preferences are both of tho...
by KBD47
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: LM19: Desktop won't lock after suspend

I'm working from memory here as I don't have my Mint Mate 19 install in front of me, but check your power management and screensaver settings and look for a 'lock screen' toggle and after you set that see if it asks for password after suspend. BTW in the future you can just copy and paste the output...
by KBD47
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Public Access Laptop
Replies: 22
Views: 332

Re: Public Access Laptop

cereal_killerxx wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:15 pm
Slowly moving along with this. Is there anyway to get rid of the "Enter password to unlock your login keyring" pop-up when you open up Google Chrome?
I did this the other day. Reset your key lock password to an empty password.
by KBD47
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian

@ KBD47, ....... I began using Debian as my first distro 7 years ago, and from firsthand knowledge I can assure you it is a much easier distro today and no longer a challenging distro just for geeks. Not really correct. . https://www.pcworld.com/article/3203405/linux/all-about-debian-9-stretch-the-...
by KBD47
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian

@ KBD47, ....... Interesting side note, Google recently moved from Ubuntu to Debian: http://www.itpro.co.uk/software/30308/g ... -to-debian . Linux Mint =/= Google. Google has an annual revenue of multi-US$billions(US$19billion profit from revenue of $87billion in 2016) mostly from digital ads. Goo...
by KBD47
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian

Debian already offers live dvd's with a good choice of desktop environments. I have tried Debian "Stretch" with Cinnamon. It seems to be rock solid. I may soon install it on one of my two home machines to confirm my first impression. Cinnamon is sweet on Debian :) I was not a big fan early on of Ci...
by KBD47
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian

A Debian-only-based Linux Mint 20 or 21 will incur much more work for the LM developer team, which are presently done by the Ubuntu developer team. Imagine the LM team having to provide Linux kernel patches for the various Meltdown & Spectre bugs and to maintain 5-years support for the LTS Linux ke...
by KBD47
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian

gm10 wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:43 am

There are advantages to having the well supported Ubuntu base at the core of Mint. I vote to stick with it for now.
My suggestion is for a move in two years with the Mint 20 release, and laying the groundwork now, especially with the upcoming LMDE release.
by KBD47
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian

Isn't Ubuntu 18.04 based on Debian unstable ? Debian has 3 versions, level 1 for those who want stability, level 2 for progressives and level 3 for the adventurous. Linux Mint is cautious and that is appreciated. The first version release inherits some of the vagaries of its chosen base, point rele...
by KBD47
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian

Pierre wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:36 pm
so, if the project went to Full DEBIAN, then any software from the Ubuntu system,
wouldn't necessary be incorporated into the LinuxMint project.
:)
Pretty much anything that runs on Ubuntu can run on Debian. I've yet to find any app I need that won't run on Debian.
by KBD47
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Suggestion: For Mint 20 to go full Debian

The Mint team worked hard through the beta phase of Mint 19 to get us a stable Mint release, and it was stable when they released it. But thanks mostly to upstream Ubuntu updates Mint 19 is now having all sorts of issues. It is not the Mint devs fault. I would humbly suggest that Ubuntu is releasing...
by KBD47
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.
Replies: 81
Views: 4623

Re: Linux is dead? Seems pretty alive to me.

Until Patch Tuesday in January, I would have agreed. That was what drove the last nail into the coffin of Windoze for me. Not to mention the "Hurry up and wait whilst we install......." For me it was the April update that ended it for me. I went 5-6 years Windows free, then bought a computer that h...
by KBD47
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 4.16 Kernel
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: 4.16 Kernel

Yes, I know, but you linked an article about mainline EOL, that's why I pointed it out. I don't know what LMDE will release with but if it's in the repo it's an easy switch no matter what. Ubuntu 18.10 will come with the 4.17 by the way. I like the 4.17 series a lot for the power management improve...
by KBD47
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: 4.16 Kernel
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: 4.16 Kernel

Mainline 4.15 kernel EOL has nothing to do with Ubuntu's 4.15 kernel series though, the latter receiving 5 years of LTS support. Mainline 4.16 kernel reached EOL last month btw. 4.16 is supported by Debian: https://packages.debian.org/stretch-backports/linux-source-4.16 Ubuntu has it's own kernel s...

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