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by karlchen
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel Update Error
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Kernel Update Error

Hi, SilverFox66. The result of the df command is surprising, I admit. I had seriously expected that it would list a filesystem, which is almost full. My bet would have been on /boot , because this is the most frequent culprit, in those cases where /boot is a dedicated filesystem. No filled filesyste...
by karlchen
Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Kernel Update Error
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Kernel Update Error

Hi, SilverFox66. The problem is, root has 12GB free, and home has 50GB free. So its not a "no space left on device" issue. Any ideas? If dpkg diagnoses a "no space left on device" problem, then the relevant filesystem is (almost) full. Is /boot a separate filesystem on your system? (This is where th...
by karlchen
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Deutsch (German)
Topic: kein Zugriff auf http://fritz.box
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: kein Zugriff auf http://fritz.box

Komisch. Wenn ich auf den Link http://192.168.178.1/ klicke, dann erscheint bei mir im Browser in der Adresszeile http://192.168.178.1/ . Darunter im Startseitentext der Fritz!Box steht "Fritz!Box", links davor das <Fritz!> Logo. Darunter der Anmeldedialog. Aber die IP-Adresse wird nirgendwo in den ...
by karlchen
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: can't import thunderbird profile from 68.5.0
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: can't import thunderbird profile from 68.5.0

Hi, joesgarage. I am aware that it may not be the smartest idea to point a new Linux Mint user to a Launchpad PPA software repository. Yet, in this special case, Thunderbird never up-to-date on Linux Mint (or on Ubuntu), this PPA is really a pretty reliable way of getting the most recent Thunderbird...
by karlchen
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint Login Issues:
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Linux Mint Login Issues:

Hi Mark. Whenever I type in the correct password the system acts like it's going to load up the Cinnamon Desktop Session as it goes black showing the mouse cursor and after waiting for several seconds it then goes to the same login screen. Reads like the behaviour which I had tried to describe. No c...
by karlchen
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Linux Mint Login Issues:
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Linux Mint Login Issues:

Hi, sttech. What precisely does "cannot log in" mean? The graphical login screen comes up? (yes/no?) - For the moment, I 'll guess that the answer is "yes". After entering the password there is no error message that the password were incorrect? (no error message, error message?). - For the moment, I...
by karlchen
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is kernel different in 19.3 if I upgrade instead of re-install?
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Is kernel different in 19.3 if I upgrade instead of re-install?

Cf. [SOLVED] LM 19.3 upgrade vs clean install kernel version , please. In fact, it is by design and for good reasons that it is possible to stick with the LTS kernel series 4.15.0-xx, when in-place upgrading from LM 19.x to LM 19.3. Replacing the LTS kernel series 4.15.0-xx on a machine, where it ru...
by karlchen
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Multiple installations of Firefox
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Multiple installations of Firefox

Hello, aka. The general answer to your question is: there are several ways of achieving the given goal of running multiple independent Firefox installations on a single machine. One way is by doing it in the same way as on this LM 19.3 system: karl@paulchen:~$ dpkg --list firefox firefox-esr-mozilla...
by karlchen
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Replacement apps not installed [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Replacement apps not installed

I have recently done a clean instal of Mint 19.3 Cinnamon on which I changed the DE to Mate. [...] Can anyone explain please, why I still have the original Applications installed, as the replacements all appear in the Software Manager ? Really a clean installation from the LM 19.3 live medium? I as...
by karlchen
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Hp Envy 5540 not printing
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Hp Envy 5540 not printing

I’m trying to print some pictures through the HP smart app but it says the printer is “out of paper” when it really isn’t, this only started happening after the latest HP smart update on iOS. I wonder a bit how iOS and Linux Mint might be related? Which Linux Mint release precisely are we talking a...
by karlchen
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Linux not shutting down
Replies: 15
Views: 486

Re: Linux not shutting down

Hello, CygXanadu. Chances are not bad that the system has logged during (unsuccessful) shutdown what prevented it from shutting down successfully. The command to check the system journal entries, which were written during the last shutdown is: journalctl -b -1 -r (the options are dash b minus one da...
by karlchen
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Do I really need to install all available updates?
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Do I really need to install all available updates?

Minux1 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:48 am
Some (the minority) users are capable of understanding the update descriptions and will bother to update selectively and prudently.
Someone has prudently handled available software updates on Linux Mint here since version LM 12 in the good old Ubuntu way. :wink:
by karlchen
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Time is off by 8 hours <SOLVED>
Replies: 7
Views: 170

Re: Time is off by 8 hours

Hello, pergelator. The explanation why your system time is off by 8 hours - I assume the system time is 8 hours ahead of your local time (timezone PST): Your machine does not know about your local time zone. Seems as if you have never configured your timezone on the machine in any way. mint@mint:~$ ...
by karlchen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: (SOLVED) Suspend mode not working in Mate
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Suspend mode not working in Mate

1NEWLINUXUSER wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:47 pm
Solved, I think, not that anyone's interested! [...]
I am always interested in learning about problem solutions. :)
Wonder whether the same thing could happen on xfce and Cinnamon as well.
by karlchen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt-get clean automatically question
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: apt-get clean automatically question

I am not logged in on LM 19.3 at the moment, but on LM 18.1. I am not quite sure that the service, which does the apt cache cleanup, has got the same name on LM 18.1 and on LM 19.3. Therefore I would prefer checking on LM 19.3 first. But I can confirm that sometimes I, too, had the impression as if ...
by karlchen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt-get clean automatically question
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: apt-get clean automatically question

Hi, LanceM. Yes. The file can be edited with root permissions. Command to edit + either sudoedit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90mintsystem + or xed admin:///etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90mintsystem Change the line APT::Archives::MaxSize "500"; to read APT::Archives::MaxSize "200"; because MaxSize is the maximum size ...
by karlchen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt-get clean automatically question
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: apt-get clean automatically question

There is the configuration file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90mintsystem . The content of the file here on my system is: APT::Archives::MaxAge "30"; APT::Archives::MinAge "2"; APT::Archives::MaxSize "500"; The Mint default would be APT::Archives::MaxAge "7"; APT::Archives::MinAge "2"; APT::Archives::MaxSize...
by karlchen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt-get clean automatically question
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: apt-get clean automatically question

Hi, LanceM. I know what the commandline sudo apt-get clean does. :wink: Yet, the space of /var/cache/apt/archives/ should not grow indefinitely, because Mint 19.3 has got a job which takes care of cleaning up /var/cache/apt/archives/ by deleting anything from /var/cache/apt/archives/, which was down...
by karlchen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt-get clean automatically question
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: apt-get clean automatically question

Hello, LanceM. By default Linux Mint 19.3 purges all download files from the directory /var/cache/apt/archives/ 7 days, after they have been downloaded there by the software management system (apt, Software Manager, Update Manager). Therefore I wonder a bit, why running an extra "(sudo) apt-get clea...
by karlchen
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is it better to set root password or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Is it better to set root password or not?

Hello, cap. This is one of the questions, which does not have a simple right or wrong answer. The dispute has got a very long history by now. Please, see the Ubuntu Community article on "RootSudo": RootSudo . Whichever way you decide to go, + stick with the current Ubuntu and Linux Mint approach of ...

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