Search found 86 matches

by Hansl
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: AMD RX550 UHD on LMDE?
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: AMD RX550 UHD on LMDE?

Wow.  19 steps including compiling a newer kernel… respect! Thank you, but I think I'll stay with my current Nvidia.
Mind you, only the RX550 seems to need Mesa >= 17.1 because of an oversight in the Radeon driver…
by Hansl
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 114
Views: 19153

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

I've seen in the blog that LMDE3 is now expected in June (2018?) — I really hope that Clem & the team will achieve this: I do like LMDE (Mate!) and I do appreciate the effort put into it, I'm not at all thrilled at the thought to switch to another dist.  It is just that ever more problems come up wi...
by Hansl
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 114
Views: 19153

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

The critical part of that quote is the and you do not have a distribution supporting you bit. ;) The Debian oldstable team still supports the 3.16 kernel, so fixes should be pushed out to Debian 8, and LMDE 2, soon. Well, the 3.16 kernel patches have arrived; but I still don*t see the patched intel...
by Hansl
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 114
Views: 19153

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

Another example why I feel so left behind with LMDE2:
viewtopic.php?f=238&t=262413&p=1422958#p1422958
by Hansl
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Atril/Xreader does not display www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/thompson/envmag/Envmag_4_5.pdf
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Atril/Xreader does not display www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/thompson/envmag/Envmag_4_5.pdf

Well, that's nice to hear that newer versions work.  Unfortunately LMDE is still stuck at Debian Jessie and Mate 1.18, no simple way to get updates. Another example with very similar behaviour, also a scanned book (9 MB / 395 pages):  http://mirror.thelifeofkenneth.com/lib/electronics_archive/Siemen...
by Hansl
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Atril/Xreader does not display www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/thompson/envmag/Envmag_4_5.pdf
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Atril/Xreader does not display www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/thompson/envmag/Envmag_4_5.pdf

See https://github.com/mate-desktop/atril/issues/291 , the Mate people sent me back to Mint since it seems a distro problem: wget www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/thompson/envmag/Envmag_4_5.pdf atril Envmag_4_5.pdf xreader Envmag_4_5.pdf Tested on several LMDE2 Mate installations, old updated and brand new o...
by Hansl
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] My Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE drives me crazy!
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: [SOLVED] My Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE drives me crazy!

Well, that's a funny thing:  Looking at several LMDE machines of different installation ages (from first LMDE upgraded to LMDE2, to recent bare installations from 2017-01 iso), I find machines with symlinks /etc/resolv.conf → /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf and also ones with no /run/resolvconf/resolv.c...
by Hansl
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Cant add mobile broadband connection
Replies: 17
Views: 1747

Re: Cant add mobile broadband connection

A bit late, but nevertheless:  With quite some effort I got my Sierra EM7345 to work. From https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=239&t=262003&p=1416825#p1416825 : The EM7345 seems to be infamous for buggy firmware, one should install the latest, V1.2 seems essential.  Unfortunately this needs...
by Hansl
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] My Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE drives me crazy!
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: My Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE drives me crazy!

Just connected this machine to another wired LAN — also connected with no access. Some digging and comparing to an older machine showed that here /etc/resolv.conf was a regular file, dating from the day of installation and containing static data from that first connection. (That was wired LAN, with ...
by Hansl
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] My Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE drives me crazy!
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: My Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE drives me crazy!

Hmm… /etc/resolv.conf seems to be stuck at the previous WLAN connection.
by Hansl
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] My Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE drives me crazy!
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

[SOLVED] My Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE drives me crazy!

I've got a nice Lenovo T450s Thinkpad with an internal Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE modem.  I've installed LMDE2 Mate and set everything up, Kernel and some graphics stuff from jessie-backports.  As a last step I wanted to set up Mobile Broadband (with AldiTalk/Medion Mobile) and I just can't get i...
by Hansl
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 114
Views: 19153

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

From http://kroah.com/log/blog/2018/01/06/meltdown-status/ : If you rely on any other kernel tree other than 4.4, 4.9, or 4.14 right now, and you do not have a distribution supporting you, you are out of luck. The lack of patches to resolve the Meltdown problem is so minor compared to the hundreds o...
by Hansl
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 114
Views: 19153

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

sdibaja, those are quite my feelings, too!  I also have a quite long list.  I just spent many hours during the holidays to set up a fresh machine so I feel at home again with it like before… and then it must work.  I do not want to repeat this again in April for LMDE3, so I do hope the will be an us...
by Hansl
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 114
Views: 19153

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

xenopeek, LMDE2 Mate is a quite stable system and I do like it. Kudos to all those who made it!  I have it installed and am thus (partially) responsible for it on about thirteen machines. My main problem is that it is now rather outdated, being still based on oldstable Jessie, and this really does c...
by Hansl
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 114
Views: 19153

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

The “rolling release approach” based on a fairly pure Debian Testing as a good compromise between stability and cutting edge was the main incentive for me to start using LMDE.  And I don't quite like Ubuntu, but I do like the plain productivity Mate desktop.  Over the years I have noticed LMDE being...
by Hansl
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3
Replies: 114
Views: 19153

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

This is getting urgent…  many projects seem to have dropped support of Jessie in the last few months!  For instance I cannot install qtox nor ring anymore. I have just finished setting up a new LMDE2 / Mate machine which took several days to complete my long checklist of personal additions/settings ...
by Hansl
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Howto get video hardware acceleration on Intel?
Replies: 12
Views: 2821

[SOLVED] Re: Howto get video hardware acceleration on Intel?

YESSS!  Trytip, your last link showed me the light:  I had kernel and some drivers from backports, but then xserver-xorg-video-intel must be from backports, too!  This solved the vainfo error, now MPV ran with HW accel. (The hwdec=vaapi entry in mpv.conf is needed, too.)  For VLC libvdpau-va-gl1 fro...
by Hansl
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Howto get video hardware acceleration on Intel?
Replies: 12
Views: 2821

Re: Howto get video hardware acceleration on Intel?

trytip, thank you, I tried this mpv.conf, but it does not work. Same error, from mpv's stderr: libva info: VA-API version 0.39.4 libva info: va_getDriverName() returns -1 libva error: va_getDriverName() failed with unknown libva error,driver_name=(null) [vaapi] vaInitialize(): unknown libva error VO...
by Hansl
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Howto get video hardware acceleration on Intel?
Replies: 12
Views: 2821

Re: Howto get VLC hardware acceleration on Intel?

Afaik, in LMDE2 there is no Driver Manager like in Ubuntu-based Mint. i965-va-drive is the GPU driver: $ apt show i965-va-driver […] Description: VAAPI driver for Intel G45 & HD Graphics family The VA-API (Video Acceleration API) enables hardware accelerated video decode/encode at various entry-poin...
by Hansl
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: [SOLVED] Howto get video hardware acceleration on Intel?
Replies: 12
Views: 2821

Re: Howto get VLC hardware acceleration on Intel?

I have installed mint-meta-codecs / mint-meta-debian-codecs and i965-va-driver.

Go to advanced search