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by riki
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 18.2 soooo slow!
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: 18.2 soooo slow!

Pierre wrote:well, my "little Laptop" takes nearly 2Min to get to the log-in screen, & another 30s to a working desktop.
- which is fairly close to what you are experiencing.
So, conclusion: Sonya 18.2 is much slower than other previous distros and we have to live with it, period. Thanks for your help.
by riki
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 18.2 soooo slow!
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: 18.2 soooo slow!

Hi Riki, I've had no issues with my useage of LM18x so maybe if you can post some spec's of your machine: inxi -Fxz and post the results of that, back here. Hi Pierre, thanks for coming in. How long does it take YOU to boot? Here are my PC specs: riki@riki-System-Product-Name ~ $ inxi -Fxz System: ...
by riki
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Sonya slow boot and shutdown, freezing browsers
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: Sonya slow boot and shutdown, freezing browsers

I upgraded from Serena to Sonya following your instructions, and without difficulty except that it needed a couple of reboots to get it going. Now, however, it takes three times as long to boot as Serena, it is slow to shut down, while occasionally the browser freezes, a tiny pointer inching along ...
by riki
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 18.2 upgrade went super well
Replies: 48
Views: 3264

Re: Mint 18.2 upgrade went super well

I am down to the little linux laptop right now. My old system died, my new Ryzen is in BSOD hades, my mac laptop is boring, and this one is fun. Anyway, the upgrade from 18.1 to 18.2 went super smoothly, the installation of lightDM was easy. Mint just keeps impressing me. Aren't you experiencing mu...
by riki
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 18.2 soooo slow!
Replies: 7
Views: 695

Re: 18.2 soooo slow!

Is everybody also experiencing much longer login time, hence no tips? :(
by riki
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 18.2 soooo slow!
Replies: 7
Views: 695

18.2 soooo slow!

Sonya/Mate is taking up to 2 minutes to login. This has never happened with other versions. The average was about 30 seconds with my latest Maya and Rosa. How can I reduce login time? Startup applications have been checked and removing some of the apps hasn't made any difference. Any tips anybody? T...
by riki
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing level 4 updates on Mint 18.2 - How big is the risk? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Installing level 4 updates on Mint 18.2 - How big is the risk?

Wow that's some old hardware. haven't seen an nforce ssytem in eons. You are using the nvidia open source driver. The amdgpu driver has no effect on your system. Your hardware is so old, there is minimal effect in upgrading. I would be willing to apply all the upgrades, except for the linux-kernel-...
by riki
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing level 4 updates on Mint 18.2 - How big is the risk? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Installing level 4 updates on Mint 18.2 - How big is the risk?

Thanks JerryF. Apologies for not using Code, I haven't used the forum for quite a while. Your suggested command: riki@riki-System-Product-Name ~ $ inxi -Fx System: Host: riki-System-Product-Name Kernel: 4.4.0-81-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 5.4.0) Desktop: MATE 1.18.0 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) Distro: Li...
by riki
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing level 4 updates on Mint 18.2 - How big is the risk? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Installing level 4 updates on Mint 18.2 - How big is the risk?

@mr_raider. Many thanks for your interesting and helpful post. Below are the hardware specs you've asked for: riki@riki-System-Product-Name ~ $ sudo lshw [sudo] password for riki: riki-system-product-name description: Desktop Computer product: System Product Name (To Be Filled By O.E.M.) vendor: Sys...
by riki
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing level 4 updates on Mint 18.2 - How big is the risk? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: How big is the risk?

Pierre wrote:you most probably won't break it.

but, you also don't "need" to install Level 4 anyway.
or Level 5, for that matter.
Thanks Pierre. I think Level 5 was removed and it's now all under 4.
by riki
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing level 4 updates on Mint 18.2 - How big is the risk? [SOLVED]
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Installing level 4 updates on Mint 18.2 - How big is the risk? [SOLVED]

I am running Sonya 18.2 Mate. Could I break it by installing all levels 4? Any advice most welcome.
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by riki
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Sonya or Serena? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1935

Re: Sonya or Serena? [SOLVED]

Thanks all for your support. I didn't realize that upgrading was possible via the Update Manager. All done now.
by riki
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Sonya or Serena? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1935

Re: Sonya or Serena?

Moem wrote:You are missing the fact that you can actually upgrade directly from 18.1 to 18.2 through the update manager, without doing a new installation.
Many thanks Moem, I just had the feeling that I was missing something...apologies for my rant. Sorted.
by riki
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Sonya or Serena? [SOLVED]
Replies: 9
Views: 1935

Sonya or Serena? [SOLVED]

I am somewhat confused! I am running Serena, which was released not so long ago, and now Sonya comes on the scene as an update/upgrade which has to be downloaded for a new install. Serena is no longer a listed distro. What was the point in installing Serena? I could have kept running Rosa thus avoid...
by riki
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Please select a user. Only one account so why prompt ?
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Please select a user. Only one account so why prompt ?

Cosmo. wrote:Wait a little bit, until 18.2 is released. Autologin will be reliable and quick again. I don't expect, that for 18 & 18.1 the situation will ever change.
Many thanks Cosmo. I'll stay put and wait. Regards.
by riki
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Please select a user. Only one account so why prompt ?
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Please select a user. Only one account so why prompt ?

Linux is a real multiuser system There are always 2 at least 2 users: 1. root - the system administrator 2. a standard user with the rights to switch zu super user In Mint there is a switch on that forbids root to login to graphical shell - but you can swith that to off. Autologin is a security ris...
by riki
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Please select a user. Only one account so why prompt ?
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Please select a user. Only one account so why prompt ?

This is from a fresh boot after a clean shutdown. Having spent some more time searching the forums, 2 other threads suggest that the Auto login for Mint 18 is unreliable. Mint 17 was ok. The solution is to check the Enable Timed Login box. So, its not only me with this ...feature. Thanks for respon...
by riki
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Please select a user. Only one account so why prompt ?
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Please select a user. Only one account so why prompt ?

@NineLayerNige I am reviving this thread because I have just installed Serena 18.1 Meta and have the same problem. I am the only user. Obviously the developers have failed to solve this annoying problem which adds another 10 seconds to an already slow boot time. Maya booted in 30 seconds, Serena tak...
by riki
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Slow boot 18.1
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Slow boot 18.1

I don't run Mate but I'm fairly sure you can set it to auto login which sounds like what you had on Maya. What I was getting at with my commands was that sometimes the uuid of the swap partition is different between your fstab and the actual uuid as listed by 'lsblk -f' which causes the boot proces...

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