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by trope
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] System crash - systemd-journald[354]: failed to write entry, ignoring: read-only file system
Replies: 6
Views: 3163

Re: System crash - systemd-journald[354]: failed to write entry, ignoring: read-only file system

The SMART test showed that the "last self-test completed successfully" and the overall assessment is "Disk is OK". Can I rule out a disk problem with this, or does the test not cover all the segments? Will apply some updates.
by trope
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] System crash - systemd-journald[354]: failed to write entry, ignoring: read-only file system
Replies: 6
Views: 3163

Re: System crash - systemd-journald[354]: failed to write entry, ignoring: read-only file system

The output is: System: Host: Latitude-E5450 Kernel: 4.15.0-20-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: Dell product: Latitude E5450 serial: 446B262 Mobo: Dell model: 0DCPV1 v: A00 serial: /446B262/CN1296...
by trope
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] System crash - systemd-journald[354]: failed to write entry, ignoring: read-only file system
Replies: 6
Views: 3163

[SOLVED] System crash - systemd-journald[354]: failed to write entry, ignoring: read-only file system

Am using Mint 19, Tara, 64-bit, MATE. Had no problems with the OS and suddenly when trying to write some data in the terminal in taskwarrior, got an error message about not having permission. I closed all applications, logged out of Mint, got a message that something with virtualbox was not respondi...
by trope
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: shortcut to Close All Windows
Replies: 11
Views: 635

Re: shortcut to Close All Windows

I haven't seen any such shortcut in Windows. However you can implement it by writing a bash script and then assigning keyboard shortcut to execute that script. Bash script source: for n in $(wmctrl -l | awk -v name=$1 '$0 ~ name{print $1}'); do wmctrl -i -c $n; done Save it as <filename>.sh in your...
by trope
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Create a separate partition for snapshots during Linux Mint installation ?
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: Create a separate partition for snapshots during Linux Mint installation ?

Is disk the same as hard drive? I have a laptop with a single hard drive, so what would be recommended, connecting to an external HD for timeshift? On the current hard drive I have 3 partitions, one for windows, one is an extended which has 2 Mint partitions, a swap, and a data partition, and then I...
by trope
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox upgrade does not work
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: [SOLVED] Firefox upgrade does not work

Thanks.

Someone updated it in the package manager, so it now works.
by trope
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Firefox upgrade does not work
Replies: 2
Views: 121

[SOLVED] Firefox upgrade does not work

I am using linux mint 19, have firefox 61 and the upgrade available in the synaptic package manager is 63. However, when I try to update, I receive the error message that the following package is not found: http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/upstream/f/firefox/firefox_63.0+linuxmint2+tara_amd64.deb ...
by trope
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Remember Brightness Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Remember Brightness Settings

Have I posted this in the right section?

Even moving the mouse sometimes causes the brightness to reset to what it is when linux starts. I am also thinking that maybe it is not a MATE setting, but could it be an issue with the graphics card/drivers?
by trope
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: MATE
Topic: Remember Brightness Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Remember Brightness Settings

On a Tara install, Dell laptop, using Fn and the up/down keys did not work to adjust brightness, so I had to install an app using sudo add-apt-repository ppa:indicator-brightness/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install indicator-brightness However, opening various applications changes the brigh...
by trope
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root is full
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

[SOLVED] Re: Root is full

Thanks, I solved it, these commands are great.

The file manager only shows the size of non-hidden files! So I was getting totally wrong information. Using the commands you posted I found 5 GB of hidden files from a dropbox-like service.
by trope
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root is full
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: Root is full

sdb2 appears to be your linux installation mount point. So looking at the file system folder files should give you an idea. Those files should be viewable via home folder on desktop>file system>I have about a dozen folders there and if I right click them I can look at each ones size in properties. ...
by trope
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: laptop incompatible?
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: laptop incompatible?

Did you check the linux mint hardware incompatibility page to see if others had problems on that computer?
I had problems with linux mint installations on 2 different laptops using Cinnamon, but then when I tried MATE it worked fine.
by trope
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No option for linux in dual boot; windows 10; legacy
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: No option for linux in dual boot; windows 10; legacy

What laptop and how installed? inxi -Fxzop cat /proc/mdstat sudo parted -l System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-20-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: Dell product: Latitude E5450 serial: N/A Mobo: De...
by trope
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No option for linux in dual boot; windows 10; legacy
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: No option for linux in dual boot; windows 10; legacy

You wrote: " I made new logical partitions for it." Does this mean you followed the procedure of "something else" or "manual" and did not choose the installer option of installing Linux Mint alongside Windows 10? I used gparted. There was a partition for boot and one for Windows 10. Since making 2 ...
by trope
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] No option for linux in dual boot; windows 10; legacy
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

[SOLVED] No option for linux in dual boot; windows 10; legacy

I have a new laptop with windows 10. I installed linux mint as a dual boot (19, tara), and the installation went fine. I made new logical partitions for it. However, when I reboot, it goes directly into Windows 10 and there is no option for linux mint. I do not have a windows 10 CD as it did not com...
by trope
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root is full
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: Root is full

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:26 am
Installed any Flatpaks?
No, I have not used Flatpaks.

Surely there is a linux command to see what files/directories are in sdb2, and sort them by size?? Seems like a very basic function.
by trope
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Root is full
Replies: 18
Views: 1062

Re: Root is full

It was 11 GB when I last posted but now it is already up to 13 GB. I am not running Timeshift on this new system. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 1.9G 0 1.9G 0% /dev tmpfs 386M 1.5M 384M 1% /run /dev/sdb2 30G 13G 16G 44% / tmpfs 1.9G 33M 1.9G 2% /dev/shm tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/...
by trope
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Create a separate partition for snapshots during Linux Mint installation ?
Replies: 18
Views: 983

Re: Create a separate partition for snapshots during Linux Mint installation ?

Why is it a good idea to have Timeshift in a separate partition?

And why create the partitions using Gparted in advance, is it not possible during the manual install option of the GUI of Mint 19?
by trope
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Partitioning Advice - 19 Tara Manual Install, 1TB hard drive
Replies: 3
Views: 442

[SOLVED] Partitioning Advice - 19 Tara Manual Install, 1TB hard drive

I am doing a manual install of linux mint 19 (tara) on a Dell laptop with a 1 TB hard drive. It comes with 8GB RAM, maybe I will increase it to 16 GB because I run a lot of applications and some of them are not very efficient, but I am not sure about that (as I could also try to change the applicati...

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