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by florus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernel query (Solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Kernel query

Thanks, that make sense in spite of the fact that I seem to be living far in the future in terms of kernel numbering :oops:
by florus
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Kernel query (Solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Kernel query (Solved)

I have a ten year old laptop with a core2duo T7100 processor and a fast ssd. Mint 18.1, 18.2 & 18.3 all run very well as long as I use a 8.4 series kernel. 18,2 with its native 8.8 series kernel, and 18.3 with an 8.10 kernel were unusable. Serious lag on both keyboard and mouse inputs, very slow boo...
by florus
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: <SOLVED> Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2
Replies: 9
Views: 977

Re: <SOLVED> Customized desktop icon sizing in LM18.2

That is brilliant, thank you, Cyr4x. I can now position my desktop icons where I want them. :D
by florus
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: ethernet disconnect [solved]
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

ethernet disconnect [solved]

I bought a new computer with both ethernet and WiFi. I installed Mint 18.2 64bit cinnamon and it updated over the ethernet connection with no problem.I subsequently initiated the WiFi (D-Link DWA-582) but this has stopped the ethernet from working even when the WiFi is switched off. Is there a comma...
by florus
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] bios update
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: bios update

Thank you for the good advice. The reason for updating the bios is that I plan to replace the 5400rpm hard disk with a modern SSD (240GB Samsung 850 EVO). I am uncertain whether the original 2007 bios would provide the best performance.
by florus
Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [solved] bios update
Replies: 3
Views: 559

[solved] bios update

I have a Dell Vostro 1400 laptop and replaced the horrible Vista OS with Linux many years ago. I wish to update the bios, but Dell offer only an .exe file for flashing the bios. How should I proceed?
by florus
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: low RAM [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: low RAM

Thanks, Pjotr, I will give the 64 bit a try. I have made dvds of both, so I can always change back if I hit any problems.
by florus
Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: low RAM [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: low RAM

The 17.3 release announcement states "The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors)." Perhaps this should be amended to clarify that it only applies to computers with 4 GB RAM or more?
by florus
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: low RAM [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 202

low RAM [SOLVED]

Is the 64 bit version to be preferred even for a laptop with 2 GB RAM?
by florus
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Low SSD performace
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Low SSD performace

The performance of your drive may be limited by the interface. If your computer has SATA2 you will not realise the full potential of a SATA3 drive.
by florus
Fri May 30, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" Cinnamon RC is out!
Replies: 69
Views: 20702

Re: Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" Cinnamon RC is out!

Transmission uses its own checksum algorithm. You need to use terminal to generate the proper checksum.
by florus
Fri May 30, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" Cinnamon RC is out!
Replies: 69
Views: 20702

Re: Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" Cinnamon RC is out!

Just be aware that that a torrent download gives a different MD5 sum.
by florus
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED - but not really] cannot update
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: [SOLVED] cannot update

Oh dear, I now have the same problem with
/var/lib/apt/lists/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_raring_partner_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB
What is going on?
by florus
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Update errors
Replies: 12
Views: 9345

Re: Update errors

In Update manager go Edit>Software Sources and click on the mirror for Olivia. Wait while the computer tests each mirror for download speed, and then select the top one. Repeat for the other mirrors. I have to do this periodically and sometimes use a mirror in another country.
by florus
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED - but not really] cannot update
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: cannot update

Chown gave me ownership of the file, but still didn't allow me to delete it. Sudo rm worked, and now I am able to perform updates as normal. Whether the missing file will cause problems in the future, I cannot say.
by florus
Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED - but not really] cannot update
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: cannot update

Thanks for that info. Presumably you used Terminal to move/delete it as the file is owned by root. I will try that later when I have more time.
by florus
Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED - but not really] cannot update
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: cannot update

I presume that the file
/var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_raring-security_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB
is corrupted. Should I delete it? And if so what else would I need to do?
by florus
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED - but not really] cannot update
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

Re: cannot update

Mint 15 32bit Cinnamon, fully up to date to yesterday when this problem started.
by florus
Mon Sep 09, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED - but not really] cannot update
Replies: 9
Views: 1862

[SOLVED - but not really] cannot update

Update manager gives error: Could not refresh list of packages. E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_raring-security_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fGB, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opene...
by florus
Thu May 30, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: hashtags
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: hashtags

Thank you, cecar, Terminal gives the correct value 4b6024 et seq. :D

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