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by jackcq
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How to mark bad blocks unusable?
Replies: 9
Views: 5395

Re: How to mark bad blocks unusable?

I never used badblocks directly so I was under the impression that it was badblocks that wrote to the bad block inode, but it's now apparent that it's fsck that does that :? Thank you, that seems to have worked. However, I am confused because the result seems different compared to running badblocks...
by jackcq
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How to mark bad blocks unusable?
Replies: 9
Views: 5395

Re: How to mark bad blocks unusable?

2. Run fsdisk with the text file as input: sudo fsck -C -t ext4 -l ~/badblocks.txt /dev/sdd1 I would probably wait for a second opinion though before running this. I checked the fsck manpage, and while this looks correct I've never used fsck before and I might be wrong. Cheers! Fred This looks real...
by jackcq
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How to mark bad blocks unusable?
Replies: 9
Views: 5395

Re: How to mark bad blocks unusable?

As far as I know the list displayed should have been written to the bad block inode so they will not be allocated to a file or directory. However you should double-check that with the dumpe2fs -b option. Thanks for the hint, but as I feared, badblocks only displays the bad blocks and does not actua...
by jackcq
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How to mark bad blocks unusable?
Replies: 9
Views: 5395

How to mark bad blocks unusable?

I have this old faulty 2TB disk, which I want to use as a data dump. Yes, I know it has some bad blocks and I know, it can completely fail anytime. That's why I don't plan to write anything important to it, at least nothing I haven't backed up anywhere else. My question is how do I manage to blackli...
by jackcq
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: hide user list in Mint 18.2/lightdm?
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: hide user list in Mint 18.2/lightdm?

Well, yeah, that blog also says it's cross-distribution. And seems like Fedora also uses it (see https://apps.fedoraproject.org/koschei/package/slick-greeter?collection=f26). In the end it doesn't matter, if I'd have to to tweak the greeter or the lightdm config itself, I just remember that it used ...
by jackcq
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: hide user list in Mint 18.2/lightdm?
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Re: hide user list in Mint 18.2/lightdm?

I think the change you're referring to is mainly for the configuration tool. I've used lightdm on Fedora a few years ago (before I switched to Mint), it did not come with a configuration manager, but even back then it was possible to remove that user list by changing the configuration files directly...
by jackcq
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: hide user list in Mint 18.2/lightdm?
Replies: 4
Views: 931

hide user list in Mint 18.2/lightdm?

Hi, I was wondering if there is any way to get rid of the user list in Mint 18.2 lightdm without replacing the whole display manger? I really don't want to see my name and a list of all my test accounts every time I turn on my computer. I've tried adding greeter-hide-users=true to /etc/lightdm/light...
by jackcq
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Is it possible to install handbrake 1.0.7 on Linux Mint 18.2?
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Is it possible to install handbrake 1.0.7 on Linux Mint 18.2?

Actually no, the PPA hasn't been updated yet. I think 1.07 is very new and the only way would be to wait a bit until the PPA is updated (or compile it from source).
by jackcq
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: autofs not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 4090

Re: autofs not working

I found it! To quote myself: The failed lookup shouldn't be critical, probably due to missing NIS. In fact, it was critical. The failed lookup means, that autofs was trying to excute the maps as binary, because they were excutable. This happened because I restored them from an old backup on a ntfs d...
by jackcq
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: autofs not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 4090

Re: autofs not working

"As soon as you change into the directory" through the Xfce file manager? I expect the mounting doesn't happen after cd ~/TheDirectoryWithTheSymlinks from a newly opened terminal? Actually, yes, it does happen in a newly opened terminal (I hardly even use the XFCE file manager). It also happens in ...
by jackcq
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: autofs not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 4090

Re: autofs not working

Okay, I have tested the configuration with the systemd.automounter for a while. It's working, it sucessfully mounts and unmounts my shares. But I noticed, that it always mount all shares as soon as I change into the directory with the symlinks. This is strange, because it really shouldn't mount anyt...
by jackcq
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] 64 bit mint 18.2: Avidemux 2.6 install always missing plugins
Replies: 11
Views: 4430

Re: 64 bit mint 18.2: Avidemux 2.6 install always missing plugins

You could also go with the latest version (2.7.0) from removed. sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.removed/ubuntu xenial-removed apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/removed.list' wget -q -O - http://archive.removed/removed-archive.key | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install avid...
by jackcq
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: autofs not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 4090

Re: autofs not working

if you actually upgraded to 18.2 rather than reinstalled, doing the latter after all may be useful. No, there wasn't much left to upgrade. It's a fresh install, except for a few settings and my homedir from an earlier backup. The thing is, I didn't even plan to migrate to 18.2 until when last Monda...
by jackcq
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: autofs not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 4090

Re: autofs not working

Okay, it turned out exactly as I feared. When I booted up my box today, there was a black screen after login and I already thought that Mint had crashed, when I remembered those automounter entries. After half a minute or so the system came up, so that's what happened: the NAS was still in sleep mod...
by jackcq
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: autofs not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 4090

Re: autofs not working

thanks for the quick answer. Nope, my home file system (including the mountpoint) is not encrypted. In fact, it's on the same file system as /mnt. Adding those lines to /etc/fstab works fine, except for one problem: when booting up, the first entry (/mnt/Pictures in this case) always gets mounted. I...
by jackcq
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: autofs not working [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 4090

autofs not working [SOLVED]

Hi, I need some help in setting up my autofs ... I desperately need it to access some shares on my NAS drive and since upgrading from Mint 17.3 to 18.2 it's like it's not doing anything anymore. My setup should be fairly simple, I've added the following line to /etc/auto.master: /- /etc/auto.nfs --t...
by jackcq
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: linux lvm2 boot / drive error [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: linux lvm2 boot / drive error

Wow, thanks for the hint. It really worked, it took whole night, but I could copy over everything except a few kilobytes in bad sectors. Afterwards, I could activate the group with vgchange, and fix the filesystem with e2fsck on the new drive. One would have thought, that after some 20 years with li...
by jackcq
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: linux lvm2 boot / drive error [SOLVED]
Replies: 2
Views: 463

linux lvm2 boot / drive error [SOLVED]

Hi, yesterday when I started my computer, my Linux Mint 17.3 system refused to boot up, spilling out the following errors: ata5.00: exception Emask 0x0 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x0 action 0x0 ata5.00: BMDMA stst 0x24 ata5.00: failed command : READ DMA EXT ata5.00: cmd 25/00:08:68:20:75 /00:00:7c:00:00/e0 tag 0...
by jackcq
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: using more than one firefox profile at once
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: using more than one firefox profile at once

Oups I should have included my OS, and Firefox version, sorry.

I'm on Linux Mint 17.3, and the update was firefox 52 (from 51.x I think).
by jackcq
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: using more than one firefox profile at once
Replies: 2
Views: 163

using more than one firefox profile at once

Hi, I used to be able to use more than one firefox user profile simultaneously, by starting firefox with with profile-manger ("firefox -P"). Since the latest update, I just get another window for the profile currently in use. For the profile-manger to show up, I would have to close all firefox windo...

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