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by acerimusdux
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Deleting an unwanted distribution and partition
Replies: 19
Views: 425

Re: Deleting an unwanted distribution and partition

Why not just leave /sda5 there, but reformat it so that you have all that drive space for future use? You can either back everything up to recreate your partitions. Or, maybe just use that space from within Tricia by keeping /sda5 and mounting it somewhere at boot, depending on what you want to use ...
by acerimusdux
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No OS message
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: No OS message

Also, are you using Windows on this machine?

I'm not sure why you would need to use legacy bios. You should probably be installing Mint with UEFI. If you have windows on this machine, you may need to disable secure boot and fast boot in windows.
by acerimusdux
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: No OS message
Replies: 21
Views: 392

Re: No OS message

Does the drive even show up when you do:

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lsblk -a
or

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inxi -dop
It sounds like you may not be identifying it properly to mount it. And partition data may be corrupted. You may need to recover the partition. But the device should still show up if connected properly and operating.
by acerimusdux
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My opinion: upgrade Ulyana; don't clean install
Replies: 27
Views: 1017

Re: Experience with Ulyana: upgrade, DON'T clean install

Of course, if the software developer is on the ball then they're going to update older configuration files when they come across them, but how many software developers are that much on the ball? Pretty near to 100%. If an application mismanaged it's own user configuration files, in such a way that ...
by acerimusdux
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My opinion: upgrade Ulyana; don't clean install
Replies: 27
Views: 1017

Re: Experience with Ulyana: upgrade, DON'T clean install

If you are keeping notes about how you intall and configure the software on your system, and reduplicate all of that, then all you are doing is regenerating all of the same "cruft" that you could have just kept in the first place! The only things that get stored in /home are your own data files, and...
by acerimusdux
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: My opinion: upgrade Ulyana; don't clean install
Replies: 27
Views: 1017

Re: Experience with Ulyana: upgrade, DON'T clean install

If you keep /home on a separate partition, you CAN do a clean install without losing most all of your previous configurations, themes, customizations, etc. Just use the "something else" or "manual" option in the installer, and be sure to not format /home on the install. And use the same username whe...
by acerimusdux
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Anyone put Mint on an Intel NUC?
Replies: 17
Views: 5300

Re: Anyone put Mint on an Intel NUC?

I've been thinking of trying this one:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6856102204

With a 120GB SSD and 8GB RAM it comes in about $290.
by acerimusdux
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Way to screen mirror to Roku?
Replies: 3
Views: 9408

Re: Way to screen mirror to Roku?

Just connect an HDMI out on the computer to an HDMI in on the TV, and it will recognize it as a second monitor, and you will be able to select the option to mirror. The Roku part really doesn't come into play.
by acerimusdux
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: "Device or resource busy" Can't delete nodejs package, can't install updates because the system wants me to delete it
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: "Device or resource busy" Can't delete nodejs package, can't install updates because the system wants me to delete i

You need more detail where the error is occurring. There's lots of files in /usr which should open, especially if you are running the desktop. Don't know what would be connected to removing nodejs, though. Try lsof +c 15 +D /usr/bin/ and see if anything there looks related. And try cat /var/log/dpkg...
by acerimusdux
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: same monitor, different workspace resolutions
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: same monitor, different workspace resolutions

Interesting. The easiest way I know to have a second display, different resolution, is to just log on as another user on another tty, and run startx -- :1 . But that doesn't give you any flexibility to move things between the two, not really practical for workflow, most of the time. Unless what you ...
by acerimusdux
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to adjust monitor brightness in Linux (GNU) Mint on Sony notebook VAIO VPCEH (Nvidia GeForce 410M)?
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

Re: How to adjust monitor brightness in Linux (GNU) Mint on Sony notebook VAIO VPCEH (Nvidia GeForce 410M)?

Try the instructions here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/472850/brightness-control-in-ubuntu-14-04-on-sony-vaio#514396 It looks like this should be right for your machine: Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce 410M" Option "Registr...
by acerimusdux
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problem with wireless connection
Replies: 13
Views: 661

Re: Problem with wireless connection

Likely a driver issue, and if it works in 18.04, it will probably be fixed in 19, which should be ready for release before the end of this month. But you should be able to get it working in 18. Some broadcom models especially need a driver installation, for example. Need the info from the inxi comma...
by acerimusdux
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Français (French)
Topic: Ma session X ne se lance pas
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Ma session X ne se lance pas

1. stat /usr/bin/python - pour voir que par défaut est toujours python 2.7 2. inxi -Fxxz - pour nous de voir les informations système, le bureau, kernel, etc. 3. cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log|grep "EE\|WW" , dmesg -l err and cat ~/.xsession-errors|tail -30 pour voir les messages d'erreur 4. peut-être réin...
by acerimusdux
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: "Device or resource busy" Can't delete nodejs package, can't install updates because the system wants me to delete it
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: "Device or resource busy" Can't delete nodejs package, can't install updates because the system wants me to delete i

Try:

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lsof +D /usr|grep nodejs
Since most all files installed by nodejs have "nodejs" somewhere in the filename or path, that should catch most all of them (it will take a little time to run, though). If that finds any open files, you can kill the process listed by PID using:

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kill -9 PID
by acerimusdux
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: SOLVED Strange internet connectivity issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Strange internet connectivity issue

Try this:

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apt install --reinstall resolvconf
That should work. If it doesn't, you can try to restore the missing symlink directly:

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sudo ln -nsf ../run/resolvconf/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf
by acerimusdux
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: SOLVED Strange internet connectivity issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Strange internet connectivity issue

Well you shouldn't need to put anything there in the connection info for the nameserver (DNS server), that should be blank, it should be getting that from the router if dhcp is working. Try this: cat /var/log/syslog|grep "NetworkManager\|dhclient" I can't figure why there appears to be no resolver w...
by acerimusdux
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: SOLVED Strange internet connectivity issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Strange internet connectivity issue

Have you tried changing the DNS server on the router? Maybe the one being provided by your ISP isn't working properly. Some public ones you can try: Google: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 OpenDNS: 208.67.220.220 and 208.67.222.222 You could also try: systemd-resolve google.com to verify that DNS isn't working ...
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: SOLVED Strange internet connectivity issue
Replies: 13
Views: 1588

Re: Strange internet connectivity issue

Maybe a dns issue. Maybe try changing the router DNS to something else (like google 8.8.8.8 ) Can you ping outside adresses?
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unable to launch cinnamon-session-cinnamon error
Replies: 4
Views: 6846

Re: Unable to launch cinnamon-session-cinnamon error

There's aparently an issue with Virtualbox guest additions:

viewtopic.php?f=143&t=266478

Try:

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apt remove virtualbox-guest*
and if that doesn't resolve it, then:

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apt install --reinstall cinnamon
sudo systemctl restart mdm

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