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by feffer
Sun May 31, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wireguard, compiling from source?
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Wireguard, compiling from source?

I'm trying to run Wireguard for a VPN on my laptop (a 2010 MacBook converted to linux only use). It installs and runs on Mint_18x (4.10xx kernel), but I have another distro (Xubuntu_bionic) running on that machine which uses a 5.3xx kernel and WG fails to build a module on it. Mint is my main distro...
by feffer
Mon May 25, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Wireguard VPN fails with some kernels?
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Wireguard VPN fails with some kernels?

I'm running Wireguard for VPN on my laptop. I have a couple of linux distro's installed. Wireguard successfully builds a module and loads into the kernel on Mint 18.3 which has a 4.xx kernel, but fails in Mint 19.3 which has a 5.3.0-53-generic kernel. I found an explanation/solution in this Manjaro ...
by feffer
Sat May 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Using VPN practically
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Using VPN practically

I've install a vpn between my home LAN (on the router) and my iPone. I want to do it from mint 18.3 on my laptop but haven't got that running yet. It is a self installed wireguard connection and I do not use a 3rd party VPN ISP. My questions is about using vpn when I'm at a remote location and I don...
by feffer
Sat May 16, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: VPN plan for a home network
Replies: 1
Views: 150

VPN plan for a home network

Retired, but would like secure access when traveling. In the past, I've used ssh to remotely log into my home LAN...only minor terminal based use. But lately I've been researching setting up a VPN server. I have an OpenWRT flashed Netgear 7800 router and asked about installing OpenVPN on their forum...
by feffer
Fri May 15, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install has TTY issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Mint install has TTY issue?

Decided to resurrect this issue! I now have 3 distros that will suspend/resume properly on my linuxed MacBook: Peppermint_10, Xubuntu_18 and Mint_18. Mint_19 runs nicely but resumes to a black screen after suspend. Also installing the nvidia video driver breaks suspend every time I've tried it. So t...
by feffer
Fri May 15, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Confused about VPN
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Confused about VPN

I thought the main purpose of VPN was to access your home (or business) LAN securely from a remote location. If so, isn't it possible to simply install an openvpn client on a laptop for travel and an openvpn server at home? In that case, why would there be any need to pay for a special VPN provider?...
by feffer
Wed May 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install has TTY issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: [Solved...sort of] Mint install has TTY issue?

A little more research about the "tty" issue. Opps, I just ran inxi and see that the video driver failed! Code: Select all Graphics: Card-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Card-2: NVIDIA GT216M [GeForce GT 330M] bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.org 1.18.4 driver...
by feffer
Sat May 02, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install has TTY issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: [Solved...sort of] Mint install has TTY issue?

No, only Peppermint_10 works...original install nouveau driver suspend and resume correctly. I installed the previous Xubuntu (19x) and it does not resume after suspend. With Mint 18.3 I tried the procedure in this thread, but it did not work for me.
by feffer
Fri May 01, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvidia with Laptop suspend?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: Nvidia with Laptop suspend?

I see "PAM adding faulty module: pam_kwallet.so" and other errors but don't know how to deal with them. Is there a solution to this suspend/resume issue that I'm just not finding? Leads to a "known" solution would be greatly appreciated. Further research says that the "pam kwallet.so" error is not ...
by feffer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Nvidia with Laptop suspend?
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Nvidia with Laptop suspend?

This seems to be a well known problem, and I've been doing a LOT of reading but I do not see an accepted solution...maybe I'm just not looking in the right place. I have a 2010 MacBook Pro converted to linux only use. Suspend and Resume is a big problem. I have 3 linux distros installed: Mint 18.3, ...
by feffer
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install has TTY issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Mint install has TTY issue?

Tried a few other things all with iso's on usb sticks. It seems the nouveau video driver sometimes fails during boot on this 2010 MacBook. Tried with Mint 18.3 cinnamon, mate & xfce...all failed to load the nouveau drivers during the boot sequence. I could get video by dropping to tty1, login then g...
by feffer
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install has TTY issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Mint install has TTY issue?

OK, just rebooted into Mint_19.3 and re-ran inxi: Graphics: Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Device-2: NVIDIA GT216M [GeForce GT 330M] vendor: Apple driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 Display: server: X.org 1.20.5 driver: modesetting un...
by feffer
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install has TTY issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Mint install has TTY issue?

Opps, I just ran inxi and see that the video driver failed! Graphics: Card-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 Card-2: NVIDIA GT216M [GeForce GT 330M] bus-ID: 01:00.0 Display Server: X.org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: intel tty size: 116x3...
by feffer
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install has TTY issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Re: Mint install has TTY issue?

OK, good to know about gparted not reading usb correctly...had me twisting! I've installed various linux distros many times over the years, but mostly thru DVDs and haven't run into this issue before. This machine is a 2010 MacBook now running multi-boot linux; not one of my main machines. There may...
by feffer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install has TTY issue?
Replies: 11
Views: 574

Mint install has TTY issue?

When installing Mint & one other distro on a mid-2010 MacBook I had suspend issues mentioned in another thread. Also I ran into another weird issue during this process. The install of Mint 18.2 seemed successful, but booting into it brought me to a black screen. This is NOT the issue of a black scre...
by feffer
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install issue on MacBook
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Mint install issue on MacBook

Apparently it's not trivial in 18.2, see this viewtopic.php?f=90&t=250723 Checked that thread. Changing the .conf file is easy, but as you say it does lead to other non-trivial things. Instead I was about to install Mint 18.3 but ran into another problem. It's probably better to start a different t...
by feffer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install issue on MacBook
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Mint install issue on MacBook

Just tried installing nvidia 340 (recommended) on Mint 18.2. On reboot I got a black screen. Still researching.
by feffer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install issue on MacBook
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: Mint install issue on MacBook

thx both for the quick replies. It will take me a while to research these topics and try things out. So please check in even if I don't reply for a few days. My goal is get mint and one other debian based distro fully working on the machine. I was pretty close a week ago. The second linux OS is Pepp...
by feffer
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Mint install issue on MacBook
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Mint install issue on MacBook

Installed Mint 18.2 on a mid 2010 MacBook converted to linux use (no Mac OS, no Windows). Install seemed to be successful, but on reboot I got a black screen. I tried a ping, then ssh from another machine. This worked and I got in and could see the machine booted properly but X did not start. I trie...
by feffer
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suspend problem on MacBook-Mint install
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Suspend problem on MacBook-Mint install

The Nouveau Drivers don't support suspend/wake on Mac's so you will need to install the nVidia drivers. That may be true on Mint_19.3 but the install of Peppermint_10 does successfully suspend and wake up. So the open source nouvea drivers themselves are not the issue. I'd really much rather work o...

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