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by venik212
Tue May 09, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Installing cinnamon on Lubuntu
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Installing cinnamon on Lubuntu

I am running Lubuntu 16.10 on a Yoga 2 Pro. When I try to install the cinnamon desktop on it (via ppa from embrosyn), I get errors telling me I have unmet dependencies which cannot be fixed (something that others had with no solution). Does ANYONE know how to install cinnamon? It had it working at s...
by venik212
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Mint 18] HiDPI support in Mint 18, is it ok?
Replies: 18
Views: 11811

Re: [Mint 18] HiDPI support in Mint 18, is it ok?

Many applications work fine for me: Lubuntu 16.10 with Cinnamon 3.2 on a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. However, some applications are nearly unusable: ImageJ and master-pdf-editor, for instance, show up with tiny unreadable menus and icons. On the same hardware and OS, gnome and LXDE work fine, so the problem ...
by venik212
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: very slow, extremely slow boot
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: very slow, extremely slow boot

My NUC5i5RYK (with Mint 18, Cinnamon 3, 16 gb ram, 250 gb ssd) takes 34.8 sec to boot, of which 18.8 sec is firmware (MUCH longer than in the past), 5.2 sec loader, 1.9 sec kernel, and 8.9 sec user space. It used to boot MUCH faster (~10 sec) until a recent "upgrade" of the BIOS, and perhaps some Mi...
by venik212
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot
Replies: 8
Views: 1391

Re: Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot

Have you tried to click SWAPOFF on the swap partition in gparted?
That did it for me.
by venik212
Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:53 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Teamviewer does not running at startup
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Teamviewer does not running at startup

Although the Teamviewer error message says to type what you typed (teamviewer --daemon start) it seems that you need to type: teamviewer --daemon enable
That worked for me. Why teamviewer persists in offering the misleading error message is a mystery.
by venik212
Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Very slow boot after upgrade to Mint 18 XFCE
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Very slow boot after upgrade to Mint 18 XFCE

As I mentioned elsewhere, I had the very same problem after an upgrade (not a clean install) from 17.3 to 18. After days of useless systemd-analyze XXX agony, I discovered that the upgrade has changed the UUID of my swap partition (blkid was producing an UUID that was different from what was in the ...
by venik212
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM18 slow boot and shutdown.
Replies: 2
Views: 646

Re: LM18 slow boot and shutdown.

1: Can you run Mint n this computer from a live USB?
2: Did you try to swapoff (using gparted, to turn off your swap partition)?
3: Was it a clean install or an upgrade from 17?
by venik212
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux Mint 18 boot time analysis
Replies: 5
Views: 4940

Re: Linux Mint 18 boot time analysis

ps: change to using "LABEL=" rather than "UUID" method in /etc/fstab fixes this!
This sounds like a good idea-- could you be specific about how to do it?
Thanks
by venik212
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Linux Mint 18 boot time analysis
Replies: 5
Views: 4940

Re: Linux Mint 18 boot time analysis

You might want to compare the UUID of your swap partition that appears in /etc/fstab with what you get when you type blkid in the terminal. In my case booting took >3 minutes, but when I turned off my swap partition (in gparted) it boots in <9 seconds. The uuid in fstab was different from what I got...
by venik212
Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second
Replies: 43
Views: 25735

SOLVED--Re: Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second

I finally figured it out. During the upgrade from 17.3 to 18, the UUID of my swap partition changed so it did not match the UUID listed in fstab. The system was trying to find the swap partition with the wrong UUID, and wasted almost 3 minutes doing so before it gave up and proceeded with the boot p...
by venik212
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second
Replies: 43
Views: 25735

Re: Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second

I did not learn much from the response to dmesg, but systemd-analyze produced: Startup finished in 6.946s (firmware) + 10.648s (loader) + 1.798s (kernel) + 3min 518ms (userspace) = 3min 19.911s ----- and systemd-analyze critical-chain produced this suggestive output. The problem is how to use it to ...
by venik212
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second
Replies: 43
Views: 25735

Re: Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second

I shall look for fsck in the system log, but I remind you that the very same hardware and partition table was used in Mint 17.3, from which I upgraded to 18, and 17.3 used to boot in about 10 seconds or less. Here is the fsck from the system log-- it takes much less than 1 second: 05:38:51 udi-nuc s...
by venik212
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second
Replies: 43
Views: 25735

Re: [solved] Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second

No-- sda2 is the main partition. The swap is sda3.
by venik212
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second
Replies: 43
Views: 25735

Re: [solved] Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second

My NUC5i5RUK (16 gb ram, 250 gb SSD) also takes almost 3 minutes to boot into Sara/Cinnamon, although the very same hardware used to boot into Rebecca/Cinnamon in less than 10 seconds. I did an upgrade from 17.3, not a fresh install. The system log says: Startup finished in 1.817s (kernel) + 3min 57...
by venik212
Sat Jul 23, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second
Replies: 43
Views: 25735

Re: Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second

In trying to understand the exceedingly long boot time of Mint 18 (~3 minutes), I typed in the terminal: systemd-analyze critical-chain right after booting. I got back a message: Bootup is not yet finished. Please try again later After an additional minute or two it ran properly. Sadly, I cannot tel...
by venik212
Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED]Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second
Replies: 43
Views: 25735

Re: Mint 18 Cinnamon slow boot time 2 min 50 second

I upgraded from 17.3 (Cinnamon) to 18 using the package upgrade (not fresh installed). Boot time is much longer (~3 minutes) than with 17.3, and removing samba did not reduce the long boot time. My computer is a NUC5i5RYK (I5 processor, 16 gb ram, 250 gb SSD).
by venik212
Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My Experience with LM 18
Replies: 8
Views: 668

Re: My Experience with LM 18

I am using Mint 18/Cinnamon on a NUC5i5RYK (Intel's New Unit of Computing). I was using 17.3 and loved it. Now I have upgraded to 18.0, using a "package upgrade" rather than the fresh installation that Clem recommends. Everything went smoothly, but I noticed that rebooting now takes MINUTES instead ...
by venik212
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 4939

Re: Do we REALLY need MINT?

Clem promises the update in place for 17 to 18 will be delivered next month.
Glad to see that. I shall wait for it.
by venik212
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint or Debian with Cinnamon DE?
Replies: 6
Views: 524

Re: Linux Mint or Debian with Cinnamon DE?

I have been using Lubuntu with the Cinnamon DE for a couple of years, and love it-- it is super fast, has nice support for my HiDPI screen, and sensible menus. Machines where I run MINT with Cinnamon, on the other hand, are slower, and upgrading across major releases (17 to 18) is discouraged or dif...
by venik212
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do we REALLY need MINT?
Replies: 65
Views: 4939

Do we REALLY need MINT?

I have been using (L)ubuntu on several machines for the past several years. I prefer it to plain Ubuntu because of the inefficient, bloated and un-necessary ubuntu interface. In the past 2 years I have been using Lubuntu with Cinnamon, and I love that combination. It is super fast even on old hardwa...

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