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by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: free online password generators: yay or nay
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: free online password generators: yay or nay

In the second place, The xkcd scheme (and my how-to as well) tells you to use four *random* words, separated by spaces (I advise dashes instead). Random . Which means of course: not words containing any personal information. Nor words which form a regular sentence. :mrgreen: My custom password gene...
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Edit and save read-only files
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Re: Edit and save read-only files

I have an old Dell Latitude D830 and I wanted to add more brightness to the screen. So I installed Brightness Indicator and I saw that max number is 7. I looked on brightness folder with super user rights /sys/devices/platform/dell-laptop/backlight/dell_backlight $ sudo su - and I opened the max_br...
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Sudo is not known on line 1 in source list Help Please
Replies: 10
Views: 76

Re: Sudo is not known on line 1 in source list Help Please

gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:37 am
These are your sudo bug. Solution is
Nice work.
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint and laptops
Replies: 50
Views: 1209

Re: Linux Mint and laptops

Yes, but who mandated UEFI in modern OEM computers.? Someone has to make the first move otherwise we'd all still be using rocks and abaci. So says someone who is using open-source software. . Modern UEFI firmware is a closed-source, proprietary blob of software baked into your PC’s hardware. This b...
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint and laptops
Replies: 50
Views: 1209

Re: Linux Mint and laptops

Intel developed the EFI specification, not Microsoft. Yes, but who mandated UEFI in modern OEM computers.? Someone has to make the first move otherwise we'd all still be using rocks and abaci. Linus Torvald developed Linux. Who mandated the Anti-Fragmentation Agreement for Android, a Linux derivati...
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: unable to shutdown
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: unable to shutdown

Terryphi wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:17 am
My keyboard has a left Alt key and on the right is an AltGr key. Alt and SysRq are too far apart to hold together with one hand. Is it possible to use AltGr + SysRq?
Please read the forum rules about creating a new thread for a new question.

Cheers.
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 111

Re: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check

lazarus wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:29 am
I do have a concern about the RAID (BIOS re-detected drive order differently, hence mountlist for the RAID is screwy. Thank God for superblocks! I'll make a new thread for this, though. This one is [SOLVED] well enough for me.
mdadm --assemble --scan
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [solved] Sudo is not known on line 1 in source list Help Please
Replies: 10
Views: 76

Re: Sudo is not known on line 1 in source list Help Please

I'm trying to install a program and I've been having a lot of trouble with not being able to read sudo since it's not in the source list. I don't know how to fix it and I'm really confused. It says E: Type 'Sudo' is not known on line 1 in source list and that the list of sources could not be read. ...
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: External Monitor Times Out
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: External Monitor Times Out

zaivala@zaivala-ThinkPad-T430:~$ inxi -Fxz System: Host: zaivala-ThinkPad-T430 Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara Machine: Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 23427YU v: ThinkPad T430 serial: N/A Mobo: LENOV...
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 111

Re: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check

lazarus wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:20 am
sirrah!
Sirrah? HURRUMPH! I'm 85, junior :wink: :lol:

Ok, based on your response, you probably don't have anything to worry about but I would still check the SMART values for the drives.

Cheers.
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 111

Re: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check

One more thing to check, run the Disks utility and select SMART Data & Self-Tests. I think that for the RAID arrays, you'll have to stop them completely before you can check the disks.
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 111

Re: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check

Ok, you can try unmounting the drives then running sudo fsck -f /dev/sdXN where X is the letter and N is the partition number to check. You can also try sudo fsck -f /dev/md0 and sudo fsck -f /dev/md1 . These will reveal if there are any file system issues. Make sure you unmount the drive being chec...
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 111

Re: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check

To start with, you should update your BIOS, reboot and see if the message reappears. If it does, I'll need the dmesg output. Ooer! Touché A hit, a palpable hit! In my defence I had upgraded it back when still running Win but it broke the RAID functionality of the mobo so I reverted. In my head it w...
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 111

Re: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check

lazarus wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:39 am
/nvm. Multipart it is. ;)
Nothing conspicuous in the first part. Do you know what drive is affected?

Also, please post the output of lsblk.
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 111

Re: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check

Hmmm... dmesg generates output longer than the forum will accept. You prefer it trimmed or in multi-part? It should be ok if you paste it between code markers. If need be, split it up rather than trim it. http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/890FX%20Deluxe4/#BIOS To start with, you should update your BIOS,...
by catweazel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check [SOLVED]
Replies: 17
Views: 111

Re: LM18.3 queries on boot fsck check

1. Has LM18+ always done this? No. (Would the RAID to be mounted this early?) Possibly. 2. Every so often, instead of a quick flash of text I can actually see the % counter whizzing thru 0 to 100%. It still only takes a second or so but it does suggest that there was something that needed checking....
by catweazel
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon crashed after installing the new kernel.
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Cinnamon crashed after installing the new kernel.

hi CW...i think that would depend on just how old his nvidia card hardware is in relationship to just what driver update is applied...would not the age of the nvidia unit make some difference ?...DAMIEN To a point, yes, old cards are removed from driver support by nVidia but it doesn't make the sit...
by catweazel
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Acer Aspire E5-774G laptop is refusing to boot USB-ISO [ BIOS Security Settings fixed it ]
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Acer Aspire E5-774G laptop is refusing to boot USB-ISO

AZgl1500 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Pepperment Live Session Install...
...Peppermint Live Session
So, why doesn't the Install see the Win10 install?
https://forum.peppermintos.com/
by catweazel
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon crashed after installing the new kernel.
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Cinnamon crashed after installing the new kernel.

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:21 pm
believe it or not this may possibly be a problem with conflict between nvidia drivers and the kernel...
The same configuration works fine for me, and there aren't many reports of it not working so that cannot be correct.
by catweazel
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: Cinnamon crashed after installing the new kernel.
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Cinnamon crashed after installing the new kernel.

Can anyone assist. I still cannot use cinnamon while on the 4.15.0-30 kernel. I complete removed the 4.15.0-32 kernel without any change in status. How did you install the kernel? How did you install the nVidia driver? What version of the driver did you install? Please post the output of this termi...

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