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by acerimusdux
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: CPU usage seems high???
Replies: 25
Views: 1455

Re: CPU usage seems high???

A couple of other things worth trying on a laptop: sudo apt-get install laptop-mode-tools powerstat powertop preload sudo powertop --auto-tune Laptop-mode-tools will help optimize your performance for a laptop. There is a similar program called TLP also available which does essentially the same thin...
by acerimusdux
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Save "Home" with installation
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Save "Home" with installation

This actually will not work. Doing it this way would result in various KDE specific user config files being setup in /home directory under root. If you then just switch to old Mate home partition none of those KDE configs will be there and system won't work properly. Best and easiest way to install...
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Non-Windows laptops?
Replies: 15
Views: 1743

Re: Non-Windows laptops?

I also have Mint running on an Acer C720, with no problems, other than bluetooth is a bit complicated to get working properly. It took some googling, and following instructions, was a bit of a project, but it works. But I've got the one with the i3 processor, and 32GB drive, 4GB RAM, not the cheapes...
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Preference Effects
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Preference Effects

Well there is a custom tab there as well. Doesn't really give you new effects, but you can choose different ones for different things and modify how they behave somewhat.
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot Not Recognized by System - m.2 fresh install Mint 18.1
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Boot Not Recognized by System - m.2 fresh install Mint 18.1

Go into Windows 10 power settings and disable "fast startup" for that drive. Windows is basically hijacking your linux drive. You apparently now need to do this (in addition to disabling secure boot) on systems with Windows 10.
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Save "Home" with installation
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Save "Home" with installation

I've got Home on a separate partition so this will be interesting. :mrgreen: Thank you! It should be pretty easy, then. Just select "something else" or "custom" in the installer, so you aren't using the whole drive. And install everything to your current / partition. When you reboot into the new sy...
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Getting sound working on new laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: Getting sound working on new laptop

Have you tried installing pavucontrol? Just noticed in the release notes that's the first thing recommended for sound issues. Doesn't look like you should need to install any drivers or anything, the default snd_hda_intel should work with that card.

Do any outputs show up if you do aplay -l ?
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Administrator account for everyday use
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Re: Administrator account for everyday use

The administrator account in linux systems is always "root". In a standard Mint install, this account exists, but is not even permitted to log in. It doesn't even have a password. The account you create during your install is a user account, which is then given administrative privileges by being gra...
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie need help [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: Newbie need help

So in addition to disabling secure boot, it looks like in Windows 10 you also need to go into the Windows power settings and disable fast startup.
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (Solved)Auto shutdown at 10:30PM daily
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Auto shutdown at 10:30PM daily

Don't think you want to run sudo from crontab. If you use roots crontab (in /etc/crontab, accessed by sudo crontab -e) it will already run with root permissions. And actually, you don't need to be root to run shutdown in Mint. So you could just do crontab -e, and add the poweroff -h command there.
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: (Solved)Auto shutdown at 10:30PM daily
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Auto shutdown at 10:30PM daily

This is one of those that might have more than one good answer. But I think the typical unix way would be to run a cron job. Which you can do by editing your crontab file. The following for example would add the needed line to /etc/crontab: sudo bash -c 'echo "30 22 * * * root /sbin/shutdown -h now"...
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie need help [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: Newbie need help

Yes do "custom settings", or on the 18.2 installer I think it's called "something else". This way it won't use the whole drive, and you can pick exactly which partitions you want to use. And it won't touch any which you don't select. You can also create and resize partitions from there, but I prefer...
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie need help [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: Newbie need help

So I do think you will want a fresh ext4 filesystem there though with some space on it for new stuff, documents, files, etc, that you create or download once you are using linux. I found a way. On MS windows through storage settings it is possible to shrink free space of one disk and extend the oth...
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Possible to move from Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 to Mint 18.1?
Replies: 11
Views: 849

Re: Possible to move from Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 to Mint 18.1?

Basically, if you do want to do this, the simplest way is going to be: 1. Use the "something else" option in the install, and chose /dev/sdb3 to format to ext4 and mount as /. Leave all other partitions unselected (it will probably use the swap partition automatically, that's fine). When it prompts ...
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Script to start a program, short delay start second program SOLVED
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Script to start a program, short delay start second program

On one line: qupzilla& sleep 5 && alltray&

Or put them on separate lines:

Code: Select all

qupzilla&
sleep 5
alltray&
by acerimusdux
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Boot keeps crashing
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: Boot keeps crashing

Try this. When you are on the grub boot screen, to booth the installer, instead of pressing enter, press "e", which will allow you to edit the boot command. In the command line, you will see options, should probably say something like "quiet nosplash". Add "toram" there. This will cause the entire i...
by acerimusdux
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 17.3 Rosa update removed cinnamon + network
Replies: 35
Views: 903

Re: Linux mint 17.3 Rosa update removed cinnamon + network

We'll never know now :( Yes, the response to the "why-not" command seems to suggest there is a network-manager installed, but maybe it's not the right one? So maybe coming from a PPA or pointing to the wrong repositories? I was thinking I'd maybe have tried to purge and then reinstall that (making ...
by acerimusdux
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie need help [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: Newbie need help

My current C is 70 Gb. Can i make 65Gb root, 5 gb swap is D going to become home partition without formatting it? With only 70 GB I wouldn't use more than 20 GB for root. I'd go 20 GB root, 5 GB swap, 45 GB home, and leave D alone. You will be able to access all the stuff on D from linux after the ...
by acerimusdux
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie need help [SOLVED]
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: Newbie need help

My current C is 70 Gb. Can i make 65Gb root, 5 gb swap is D going to become home partition without formatting it? With only 70 GB I wouldn't use more than 20 GB for root. I'd go 20 GB root, 5 GB swap, 45 GB home, and leave D alone. You will be able to access all the stuff on D from linux after the ...
by acerimusdux
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved]my laptop runs too hot it turns off[/solved]
Replies: 26
Views: 1424

Re: my laptop runs to hot it turns off

I think i will try getting back on Linux Mint xface as i like it a lot more than Lubuntu. I will probably go to Rosa version as it seems it has been tested previously on this system? On either one, a couple of other things to try if going back to XFCE Mint: sudo apt-get purge mdm xscreensaver xscre...

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