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by turboscrew
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 19.1 Cinnamon jams
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Mint 19.1 Cinnamon jams

The jam seemed to appear again. Not as bad as it used to be, though. The disk still runs non-stop, but it doesn't seem to jam everything else that badly.
I guess I'll try to upgrade the kernel next.
by turboscrew
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 19.1 Cinnamon jams
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Mint 19.1 Cinnamon jams

Looks promising. No jams this far...
by turboscrew
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 19.1 Cinnamon jams
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Mint 19.1 Cinnamon jams

Upgraded to 19.3.(kernel 5.4.0-48-generic). Let's see...
by turboscrew
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 19.1 Cinnamon jams
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Mint 19.1 Cinnamon jams

sudo inxi -Fxpmrz [sudo] password for jaa: System: Host: ThinkPad-L430 Kernel: 4.15.0-118-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 24665G5 v: ThinkPad L430 serial: <f...
by turboscrew
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mint 19.1 Cinnamon jams
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Mint 19.1 Cinnamon jams

Does anyone know what the heck is going on? A couple of times a day the system jams. Something somewhere does something with the hard disk so hard that pretty much nothing else happens, and that lasts about 5 to 10 minutes. I tried to trace that, but I found out that the it's a kernel worker thread ...
by turboscrew
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Is my PC too Old?
Replies: 35
Views: 2037

Re: Is my PC too Old?

My suggestions on that HW would be Slackware or Lubuntu.
Slackware probably fits fine and is still a full distro.
Maybe even Debian runs with some lighter DE.

If Slackware doesn't run, I suspect faulty HW.
by turboscrew
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?

I think there's a small bug in the installer. I installed Debian on another machine with exactly similar disk. Debian didn't need the gap between the extended partition and the primary partition before that. Maybe it confuses offset to last block of partition and partition size (offset to the beginn...
by turboscrew
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Installing on preformatted disk?

Finally! For some reason, the installer wants a gap between the extended partition and a primary partition before that. Fdisk doesn't suggest that. And the installer adds 2047-sector gap that pisses fdisk off. If there's a gap fdisk thinks the next partition should start at 1MiB boundary. This seeme...
by turboscrew
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Installing on preformatted disk?

Is there a way to install Mint (in my case 19.1) on a preformatted disk? Yes. Just select the 'something else' option then tell the installer what partitions to use for /, and /home if you set one up. That's what I did. I wonder if the "catch" is the "format"-checkbox? Maybe &qu...
by turboscrew
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Installing on preformatted disk?

My formatting is: sda1 = root, sda2 = swap, sda3 = extended, sda5 = home, sda6 = backup stuff (not normally mounted).
by turboscrew
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?
Replies: 9
Views: 392

[Solved] Installing on preformatted disk?

Is there a way to install Mint (in my case 19.1) on a preformatted disk? It looks like the installer just reads the partition info and calculates a rough sizes of partitions, and then partitions the disk again by those rough sizes. I even partitioned the disk with fdisk using block counts, but after...
by turboscrew
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Menu entry names truncated - how to restore
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Menu entry names truncated - how to restore

A-ha. That happened when I removed tons of far&middle east fonts, and the default font went with them.
In system settings/fonts default font, desktop font, etc became undefined. When I selected an existing font for them, the menu entries show as not truncated again.
by turboscrew
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [Solved] Menu entry names truncated - how to restore
Replies: 2
Views: 234

[Solved] Menu entry names truncated - how to restore

I don't know how this happened, but I'd like to get the menu entry names not truncated, but how?
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by turboscrew
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VNC for Mint 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

Re: VNC for Mint 19

Funny, that dpkg couldn't install either of the package.
Apt could install the host, but not the full program, but gdebi could install the full program.

Also weird that I can log in remotely with my credentials, but with my moms credentials there is no way to log in anymore, not even locally.
by turboscrew
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VNC for Mint 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

Re: VNC for Mint 19

Aha. With apt TeamViewer host installs... But the client(?) (teamviewer_13.2.13582_amd64.deb) didn't. The error log didn't fit the terminal buffer, not even close... ... Looks like gdebi could install the client... Teamviewer seems to work partially. I can connect and log in with my credentials, but...
by turboscrew
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VNC for Mint 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

Re: VNC for Mint 19

Probably the easiest way to do it is install Teamviewer. It's not open source, but it is free for private use, and I have seen many others here on the forums recommend it. I messed with something else a few years ago to connect to my Raspberry Pi. I think it was xtightvnc, but I could be rememberin...
by turboscrew
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VNC for Mint 19
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

VNC for Mint 19

Has anyone got some VNC server working on Mint 19 / Cinnamon? What I need is crypted traffic (connecting over public network) and get hold on the current session. The idea is to help my mom that lives 150 km away. I need to see what she sees on the screen. I've tried x11vnc that works fine in LAN wi...
by turboscrew
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Tigervnc x0vncserver?
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Tigervnc x0vncserver?

I was about to try TigerVNC between two Mint machines. The server end machine is running Mint 19. So I installed TigerVNC fron the repo, but I can't find x0vncserver. The idea is to give my mom the machine with the server to be able to help her if (when ;-) ) she has problems. To be able to do that,...
by turboscrew
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: New Mint19 and rkhunter warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: New Mint19 and rkhunter warnings

Oh, I know Linux is much safer than Windows. I've been Linux user for quite some time (since latter half of 90's).

But it's known to happen that distro sites get compromised. Not so long ago that happened to Mint.
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994
Rare situations, yes, but still...
by turboscrew
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: New Mint19 and rkhunter warnings
Replies: 2
Views: 589

New Mint19 and rkhunter warnings

I've just installed Mint 19 Cinnamon on a laptop. Everything else is from standard repo except Acroread. I run rkhunter and got warnings (replaced the owner names by "xxx"). [12:23:43] /usr/bin/lwp-request [ Warning ] [12:23:43] Warning: The command '/usr/bin/lwp-request' has been replaced...

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