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by AscLinux
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: software rendering mode. What do I do?
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: software rendering mode. What do I do?

Unless you are allowing direct access to the nVidia card you don't have it in a virtual machine. You have virtual hardware, including virtual graphics card. You need to install virtualbox add-ons.
by AscLinux
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: limit thumbnails cache does not work
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: limit thumbnails cache does not work

Don't know about dconf and Co. But you could create a cronjob which cleans the thumbnails directory of all files older than x days (or hours).
by AscLinux
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Intel a370 / AC 9560 no wifi [Solved]
Replies: 13
Views: 5649

Re: Intel a370 / AC 9560 no wifi

First, you should check dmesg to see if there are any clues regarding wireless.
Also, you could check what kernel version is needed for your card. For instance, device a370 with subsystem 42a4 requires kernel 4.17 or newer.
There is kernel database at cateee.net. IWLWIFI
by AscLinux
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Toshiba Hard disk
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Toshiba Hard disk

Hmm ... try connecting the drive to the PC?
by AscLinux
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Consequences of using an older kernel
Replies: 24
Views: 650

Re: Consequences of using an older kernel

Reading this thread and wondering. Handling the kernel configuration and enabling drivers for hardware used to be a basic skill of any *nix admin and user. Nowadays it seems to become separated - users and admins. Mint developers do the admin work and users rely on it. And there is no direct feedbac...
by AscLinux
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: logrotate
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: logrotate

Mint certainly rotates its logs. However, in some cases some process can spam the log and it grows faster than expected. Check what's in that log.
by AscLinux
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked out - help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Locked out - help!!!

I build all my Gentoo kernels without IOMMU support and never had an issue. However, if the stock kernel has IOMMU enabled [just in case] then it would make sense to pass iommu=off to the kernel. Unless you really need it, that is. Enabling IOMMU only may add undesirable DMA mapping overhead to setu...
by AscLinux
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked out - help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Locked out - help!!!

For sake of clarity. IOMMU is required only to give exclusive access for virtual machines to a certain piece of hardware. Lacking IOMMU support will not affect the main operating system in any way.
by AscLinux
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Locked out - help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Locked out - help!!!

IOMMU has nothing to do with your problems. Your root filesytem is corrupted. Whether it is due to failing hard drive or improper shutdown is up to you to diagnose. To boot again you need to repair your root filesystem and hope nothing is permanently lost. You can do it from busybox or you can boot ...
by AscLinux
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Reverting USB image writer action
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Reverting USB image writer action

In case you want to use it with Linux only. sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdX Where X is the external drive. Probably sdb, but you need to be sure. Otherwise you may overwrite something you want to keep. This command will tell you what block devices you have connected to your box. sudo parted -l In case you n...
by AscLinux
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Make the touchpad minimal
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Make the touchpad minimal

Welcome to the forum! I have no GUI tools in my computer, thus I have no idea what tool you are using and how it works. However. In general there will be a hidden config file in your home directory which can be edited by hand to include more options and settings. Also, custom settings can be put in ...
by AscLinux
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Linux Mint 19, unable to run OpenArena game
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Re: Linux Mint 19, unable to run OpenArena game

In general, if you need to troubleshoot anything in Linux the first step is to run it in a terminal window. Usually there will be an error message that at least gives clues. Often there is enough information to solve the problem.
by AscLinux
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Transfer Linux from one HDD to another?
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: [SOLVED] Transfer Linux from one HDD to another?

-a does all you need, it is short for -dR --preserve=all You need to correct your fstab afterwards if UUID's are used. In case of MBR boot you probably need to chroot and [re]install your boot loader. You did boot from an external media for this, right? Copying from live installation may work, but ...
by AscLinux
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Transfer Linux from one HDD to another?
Replies: 12
Views: 562

Re: [SOLVED] Transfer Linux from one HDD to another?

I've always used simple cp -a to move my installations to a new disk. But of course, I'm a pragmatic Linux user, I fail to see the beauty of all bells and whistles.
by AscLinux
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint Mate 19 and Open DNS- solved, and thank you.
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Mint Mate 19 and Open DNS

Immutable flag is ugly and incompetent solution. There are clean ways to do it, of course.
This is one.
Finding other ways will be your homework.
by AscLinux
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LinuxMint on a dual Xeon system
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: LinuxMint on a dual Xeon system

interesting question I have a HP z620 dual Xenon 2.20GHZ E5-2660 with 64GB ram after more than a year running various Linux distros I have the "feeling" that the CPU capabilities are seldom used...nor is the ram. Yes, this is the case with many Linux machines. Users add RAM and buy powerful CPU's a...
by AscLinux
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: LinuxMint on a dual Xeon system
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: LinuxMint on a dual Xeon system

Linux on supercomputers.
Don't worry, it can handle yours, too. ;)

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