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by karlchen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Current Version Of Graphics Driver Available
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Current Version Of Graphics Driver Available

Hi, Jeremy2006. I have not added OpenGL manually; the system did do so when installing the operating system. More important OpenGL has been enabled by the OS, because it could do so, not because I told it to enable it. Something is wrong on your system. This is why I told you to go through the logfi...
by karlchen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Current Version Of Graphics Driver Available
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Current Version Of Graphics Driver Available

Hi, Jeremy2006. Except for the different nVidia chip, it should look more like $ inxi -G Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA C79 [ION] driver: nouveau v: kernel Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: nouveau unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1280x1024~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: NVAC v: 3.3 Mesa 18....
by karlchen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt and mintupdate cli
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: apt and mintupdate cli

Correct. You can use the following 3 steps in order to update your system:
  1. Query the repos for updated software packages: apt update
  2. Display the upgradable software packages: apt list --upgradable
  3. Install the available software updates: apt upgrade
by karlchen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: apt and mintupdate cli
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: apt and mintupdate cli

DobrAn wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:32 am
Is it a safety to upgrade my system with apt upgrade --upgradable ?
Hm, neither safe, nor dangerous, but impossible.
The commandline apt upgrade does not accept any further commandline arguments.
Basically it is the same as sudo apt-get upgrade
by karlchen
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Current Version Of Graphics Driver Available
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Current Version Of Graphics Driver Available

Hi, Jeremy2006.

What is the goal of this poll? How will vote counts help you in any way?
You are looking for the most recent proprietary NVidia graphics driver, available for Dell notebook Latitude E6400 running on which Linux Mint release precisely?

Regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Update Manager failing
Replies: 21
Views: 335

Re: Update Manager failing

Hello, Andow. The whole thread suggests to me that what happened is this: In the list of available software updates, one of the packages will be an updated Mint Update Manager. If this happens, then Mint Update Manager will only download and install its own update, the new Update Manager. Only after...
by karlchen
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Make firefox STOP reminding about updates - how? [SOLVED]?
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Make firefox STOP reminding about updates - how?

Flemur,

be happy that your Firefox keeps on bugging you about upgrading to Firefox 67.0.2, because there are quite a few not so irrelevant bugfixes in 67.0.2.
Firefox 67.0.2 Release Notes

Regards,
Karl
by karlchen
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Which file stores the list displayed in the 'Recent Files' Menu in Cinnamon?
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Which file stores the list displayed in the 'Recent Files' Menu in Cinnamon?

Hi, Silent Blue. After the file had been restored, have you tried logging off and logging back in? Restarting Cinnamon might have the same effect. (There is a keyboard shortcut for it, only restarts Cinnamon, no reboot involved.) Might be Cinnamon simply did not notice that the file had been modifie...
by karlchen
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New software update launched several screens I didnt understand
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: New software update launched several screens I didnt understand

Hi, carum carvi. I cannot answer for the developers or package maintainers. Yet, as I understand it, the situation is like this: You upgrade the software package of a service. The service is still loaded in memory (old software version). You either have to restart the service in order to load the ne...
by karlchen
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New software update launched several screens I didnt understand
Replies: 18
Views: 380

Re: New software update launched several screens I didnt understand

Carum carvi,
this is only about restarting a service, after the software package has been upgraded. This is not about rebooting.
Karl
by karlchen
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: No Flash Update?
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: No Flash Update?

Hi, sleeper12. Seems as if the adobe-flashplugin 32.0.0.207 has not arrived in the canonical partner repository, yet. $ apt-cache policy adobe-flashplugin adobe-flashplugin: Installed: 1:20190514.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 <== this is still 32.0.0.192 Candidate: 1:20190514.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 Version table: ...
by karlchen
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint starts/boots very slowly
Replies: 38
Views: 819

Re: Linux Mint starts/boots very slowly

Hello, Anna. Does your theory regarding the video mode mean that I should set the Grub GFX_MODE from 640x480 to 1600x900 or something? If it were that simple, then I would have suggested doing so. :wink: Yet, during the early system startup phases, the AMD graphics card drivers have not been loaded,...
by karlchen
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] sudo: unable to resolve host charlie-ThinkPa
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: sudo: unable to resolve host charlie-ThinkPa

Hi, WharfRat.

How did you know that
a) we are on Mint 18.x, not 19.x?
b) that gksudo would work where sudo fails?

Cheers,
Karl
by karlchen
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] sudo: unable to resolve host charlie-ThinkPa
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: sudo: unable to resolve host charlie-ThinkPa

gksudo xed /etc/hosts should work. Only if the Mint version is 18.x. On 19.x gksudo no longer exists. sudo fails, pkexec fails, why should gksudo not fail? I think we should give recovery mode -> root shell a try, because we will have the root privileges, which we need. Editor nano will be availabl...
by karlchen
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint starts/boots very slowly
Replies: 38
Views: 819

Re: Linux Mint starts/boots very slowly

Even if Mate should really be faster than Cinnamon, all the delays seem to occur during startup phases, when the OS does not know, yet, which desktop environment it is going to launch. Cf. above
by karlchen
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Need to make room in my root folder
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Need to make room in my root folder

Hi, guys. It would have been smart to mention at the beginning of this new thread that the problem started here: [SOLVED] Cannot login anymore to Mint 19.1 In that thread some cleaning up had already been done. But it was only sufficient to permit logging in again. The root cause seems to be a USB-C...
by karlchen
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint starts/boots very slowly
Replies: 38
Views: 819

Re: Linux Mint starts/boots very slowly

Hi, Anna. Just to be quite sure that my understanding of the given timespans during startup is correct: This happens before the Grub menu appears: 6 seconds black screen 17 seconds "Press F2" screen This is the Grub menu, displaying and closing automatically 2 seconds boot menu This is the time betw...
by karlchen
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Linux Mint starts/boots very slowly
Replies: 38
Views: 819

Re: Linux Mint starts/boots very slowly

Hello, Anna. I guess I have got a hypothesis why booting Linux Mint from the SSD is as slow as it is. Your machine has got an old BIOS from 2010. This BIOS seems to support SSD devices. Else the machine would not boot from the SSD at all. Yet, it is not totally unlikely that the old 2010 BIOS forces...
by karlchen
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: <solved> Cannot upgrade to Mint 19.1
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Cannot upgrade to Mint 19.1

Hi, HAWR. What should be set to "unlimited" is the number of textlines, which the terminal buffer will keep in memory, as long as you do not close the terminal window. The reason for instructing to set the buffer size to "unlimited" is that during the mintupgrade process a very large number of outpu...

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