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by ddurdle
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LMDE Cindy 3 Not Booting Now (SOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 679

Re: LMDE Cindy 3 Not Booting Now

You need to boot up off a usb live install and fix your disk issue (fsck /dec/sda5)
by ddurdle
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Convert LMDE2 Mate to Cinnamon Edition
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Convert LMDE2 Mate to Cinnamon Edition

I am running a successful LMDE3 Cinnamon install from a LMDE2 Mate upgrade (which was upgraded previously from a LMDE1 Mate). Just follow the original post about switching the install to "Cinnamon" before you upgrade. You can leave Mate installed. Mate will be downgraded to 16.1, which will be just ...
by ddurdle
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE3 /etc/debian_version
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: LMDE3 /etc/debian_version

I agree. It is not vitally important. I'm used to always checking the /etc/debian_version periodically on my computers and servers to gauge where they are at. It was working properly on LMDE2, as the most previous version I was on before upgrading to LMDE3 was showing 8.11. It isn't a biggie.
by ddurdle
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Fresh Install LMDE - Was fine for a Few Days
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: Fresh Install LMDE - Was fine for a Few Days

You forgot to mention if you are running your OS off USB as suggested by the error. If you are running your OS off USB, is it a self-powered drive? USB 3?
Error code 110 indicates inadequate power to the USB drive.
by ddurdle
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE3 /etc/debian_version
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: LMDE3 /etc/debian_version

I guess this is something new with LMDE3. As attached, it seems there is a LMDE3 version which is making it stick to 9.3, but as long as I use this package check, I'll always be able to confirm where my install is.
by ddurdle
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: My upgraded LMDE3 will only boot to sysvinit
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: My upgraded LMDE3 will only boot to sysvinit

I tried to give it a try again today, booting into systemd by removing init=/lib/sysvinit/init from the grub startup, and it worked. Not sure was causing it to repeatedly fail the first time around.
by ddurdle
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LMDE3 /etc/debian_version
Replies: 3
Views: 736

LMDE3 /etc/debian_version

After upgrading from LMDE2 to LMDE3, I'm shocked the version in /etc/debian_version is reported as 9.3,as the latest stretch is 9.7. There are no new updates to apply and my apt sources is correctly pointing to the correct source. /etc/apt/sources.list.d $ cat official-package-repositories.list deb ...
by ddurdle
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Timeshift and the Settings
Replies: 19
Views: 13831

Re: Timeshift and the Settings

I was forced to enable timeshift in order to perform the upgrade from LMDE2 to LMDE3 -- it is a pre-req and won't let you start the upgrade. I noticed from your post that BTRFS is supported. I use BTRFS snapshot (been using them since 2012). What's the difference between doing BTRFS snapshots and "t...
by ddurdle
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: After upgrading from LMD2 Cinnamon to LMD3, pkexec doesn't work
Replies: 1
Views: 351

After upgrading from LMD2 Cinnamon to LMD3, pkexec doesn't work

pkexec synaptic ==== AUTHENTICATING FOR com.ubuntu.pkexec.synaptic === Authentication is required to run the Synaptic Package Manager Authenticating as: **** Password: polkit-agent-helper-1: error response to PolicyKit daemon: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: No session for cooki...
by ddurdle
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: My upgraded LMDE3 will only boot to sysvinit
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: My upgraded LMDE3 will only boot to sysvinit

I confirmed my system is actually using systemd

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Jan 15 04:59 init -> /lib/systemd/systemd


But the system won't boot without init=/lib/sysvinit/init in the grub
by ddurdle
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: My upgraded LMDE3 will only boot to sysvinit
Replies: 2
Views: 403

My upgraded LMDE3 will only boot to sysvinit

After upgrading from LMDE2 cinnamon to LMD3, when I boot up, from the grub menu, the system will only boot up if I select to boot using sysvinit (which is a new option that didn't exist before the upgrade). If I boot up to the normal system (systemd), it will only boot up in recovery mode. I can't f...
by ddurdle
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help me switch to Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 6652

Re: Help me switch to Cinnamon

Always on top is available via right-click on the titlebar of any windowed app in Cinnamon. Similarly resizing Windows is just a case of grabbing a corner or edge with the mouse and dragging. There are a few exceptions for applications that hard code minimum dimensions but that's not a Cinnamon spe...
by ddurdle
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help me switch to Cinnamon
Replies: 8
Views: 6652

Help me switch to Cinnamon

I'm a very long term user of LMDE (since 2012). I've been using LMDE 2 Mate. I've come accustom to my window manager and I'll find it hard to upgrade to LMDE 3 with Mate killed off. I'm using Mate with Compiz. I've tried Cinnamon a long time back with LMDE but it was lacking a lot of key "day to day...
by ddurdle
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: So how far off is LMDE 3?
Replies: 237
Views: 38172

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

LMDE 3 is coming out in first quarter 2018 but it will be Cinnamon only :( Well, yes there will only be a LMDE 3 Cinnamon ISO file but you can of course install MATE or any other desktop environments later if you want to. LMDE 2 has a newer release of MATE than will be in LMDE 3. That's because Lin...
by ddurdle
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: So how far off is LMDE 3?
Replies: 237
Views: 38172

Re: Linux Mint Debian Edition 3

LMDE 3 is coming out in first quarter 2018 but it will be Cinnamon only :(
by ddurdle
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?
Replies: 52
Views: 8746

Re: [URGENT] When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?

I wonder what all the hype is about with Cinnamon. I haven't tried it since LMDE 1. I'm to accustom to MATE with Compiz and Emerald. Too many productivity add-ons that losing would result in continued frustration. Not really into the 'EyeCandy' stuff. I've got a desktop with KDE for that stuff. I w...
by ddurdle
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?
Replies: 52
Views: 8746

Re: [URGENT] When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?

I wonder what all the hype is about with Cinnamon. I haven't tried it since LMDE 1. I'm to accustom to MATE with Compiz and Emerald. Too many productivity add-ons that losing would result in continued frustration.
by ddurdle
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?
Replies: 52
Views: 8746

Re: [URGENT] When is Linux Mint Stretch/Betsy out?

Back in the day of LMDE 1, there used to be a "testng" version that was pointing to snapshots of Debian testing. Those wanting to help out would use it and report issue, and eventually the snapshot would become the regular LMDE 1 update. It would be less hardship on the maintainers to do the same fo...
by ddurdle
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Other Topics & Open Discussion
Topic: So how far off is LMDE 3?
Replies: 237
Views: 38172

Re: LMDE3 ?!

This is one of the advantages of using BTRFS. Create a clone test snapshot, add to your grub, boot into it, upgrade. Test :)

If all goes bad, remove the entry from grub and drop the snapshot.

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