Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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I have an extra dimension. I fully expected to need to redo the networking to my 3 NASs however I turned everything on this morning and voila, all the shortcuts work.
Cinnamon 21 Thinkpad T440p: 4 core i7-4712, 64-bit, 16Gb RAM, 1Tb SSD, 2Tb HDD, 256Gb SATA M.2, VirtualBox w Win10 & antix21-base
Cinnamon 21 Lenovo Y50-70, 4 core i7-4710HQ, 64bit, 1Tb SSD, 16Gb RAM, VirtualBox w Win10

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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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My last post was viewtopic.php?p=2217753#p2217753
Since then I had been using Cinnamon for a couple weeks then I got tired of it.

I installed MX Linux 21.1 Xfce and used it for a couple weeks. For some reason I have font problems with MX and Debian that don't happen on Ubuntu or Mint.

I dumped MX and I'm back to using Linux Mint 21 Xfce again. This time the memory usage is less. There were a lot of upgrades and new kernel since the first time I installed it so I guess something got fixed.

One of the things I liked about Cinnamon is the "favorites" function. I tried to make the same thing for Xfce and wrote about it here: viewtopic.php?f=57&t=381667
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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

Post by JezekiljMonk »

I tried Mint21 Cinnamon on one PC of my colleague (required new installation with bigger SSD) and also in Virtual Box.
1. My first disappointment was that Programming Tools for Python3 (Eric and Spyder) both did not work from Software Manager (it is omission by Ubuntu 22.04). I spotted this even earlier (before Mint 21 had been released) when testing Ubuntu-mate 22.04 in VirtualBox. I was given this advice
https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/eric4-a ... 04/25610/2
After attempting this on Ubuntu-mate, I decided to use only Spyder on Linux Mint 21 with this patch.
2. In VirtualBox x11VNC server worked very slowly, but Vino server works just fine. I am not sure about x11VNC server on a physical machine, will try it later.
3. Installing Mint on my colleague's PC resulted with some problems related to his network printer. I posted a topic but did not get a solution so after some digging I got this solution here viewtopic.php?f=51&t=381199
4. There is also a problem related to Viber application if you use more than one keyboard layout, but I changed the launcher for the application to avoid this problem. viewtopic.php?f=47&t=379565

Other than these little problems that are all due to Ubuntu 22.04 not being yet followed by Developers' adjustments, the rest worked just fine for me.

Still, I will wait a little bit before fully moving all my machines to Mint 21.
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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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I took the plunge to upgrade and so far its doing everything without any problems. During initial installation there was a problem as the touchpad on my laptop the clicks didn't work. I eventually was advised to try a real mouse and that allowed the install to complete. After installation I entered settings using the mouse and was able to switch on "tap to Click" which was not switched on by default in the installation USB and everything operates as expected. I since discovered that using a mouse to switch on Tap to Click during installation live session allows the install to complete. You still need to attach it again post install to get the touchpad operating.

I had a momentary lapse on my Dell laptop where I wanted to run Libby library software which I could not find available for mint. I installed the current Ubuntu and everything seemed to be fine until it started freezing my computer. I googled a solution and found a full page article detailing three possible fixes. I decided on my own fix and reverted to mint which does not and has not frozen my laptop, with Windows 10 on the other half of my Samsung Evo 1tb SSD.
So far so good I'm well pleased with 21 and long may it continue.
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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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On two of three laptops is it working amazingly well. On the Darter Pro, still no USB-C/Thunderbolt even after a re-installation. So I had to go back to POP!_OS on that laptop. The Lemur Pro (also System 76) and HP Dev One are perfect so far. This is after a LOT of use on both.
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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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So far I've been liking Mint 21 Cinnamon. I Switched to it from Xubuntu. Ubuntu started putting Firefox in a snap and I didnt like that. I still have to dual boot into Windows 10 for certain games, though I dont have to do that very often because pretty much everything works fine in Mint. When I tried the cinnamon desktop environment i was afraid it would be really bloatey, but it's actually not too bad, actually runs better than Windows 10.
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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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Here is a good review of Mint 21: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4ZaLG2Vltk
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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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I believe I posted earlier in this but since Beta I have had no problems. Works fine last long time (until the next upgrade).
Hardware reference if needed. I throttled it down in bios, runs cooler.

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System:
  Kernel: 5.15.0-48-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0
    tk: Gtk 3.24.23 wm: xfwm dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 21 Vanessa base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Machine:
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B450M-IBW serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: P1.70 date: 12/17/2019
CPU:
  Info: 8-core model: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 rev: 0 cache:
    L1: 512 KiB L2: 4 MiB L3: 32 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3193 high: 3195 min/max: 2200/3934 boost: enabled cores: 1: 3194 2: 3195
    3: 3194 4: 3193 5: 3193 6: 3193 7: 3193 8: 3194 9: 3192 10: 3193 11: 3193 12: 3193 13: 3193
    14: 3193 15: 3194 16: 3193 bogomips: 102197
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Graphics:
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU106 [GeForce RTX 2070] vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01
    pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: none off: HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1,DP-2,DP-3
    bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 compositor: xfwm v: 4.16.1 driver: X: loaded: nvidia
    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96
  Monitor-1: HDMI-0 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 102 diag: 546mm (21.5")
  OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.65.01
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel
    v: kernel pcie: speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 06:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f9
  Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 08:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-48-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24fb
  IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASRock driver: r8169
    v: kernel pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
  IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-1:2
    chip-ID: 8087:0aa7
  Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 2.1 lmp-v: 4.2
    sub-v: 1100
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 3.21 TiB used: 326.05 GiB (9.9%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s
    serial: <filter>
  ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-08WN4A0 size: 931.51 GiB
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter>
  ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Western Digital model: WD10PURZ-85U8XY0 size: 931.51 GiB
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter>
  ID-4: /dev/sdd vendor: A-Data model: SU800 size: 953.87 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter>
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 46.63 GiB used: 15.34 GiB (32.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 92.5 MiB used: 5.2 MiB (5.6%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1
  ID-3: /home size: 410.35 GiB used: 16.49 GiB (4.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
Swap:
  ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 file: /swapfile
USB:
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 10 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
  Device-1: 1-1:2 info: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth type: Bluetooth driver: btusb rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 8087:0aa7
  Device-2: 1-2:3 info: Samsung Galaxy A5 (MTP) type: Still Imaging,Abstract (modem),CDC-Data
    driver: cdc_acm rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip-ID: 04e8:6860
  Hub-2: 2-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
  Hub-3: 3-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
  Hub-4: 4-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
  Hub-5: 5-0:1 info: Hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    chip-ID: 1d6b:0002
  Device-1: 5-1:2 info: Pixart Imaging Optical Mouse type: Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid
    rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s chip-ID: 093a:2510
  Device-2: 5-3:3 info: Chicony USB Keyboard type: Keyboard,HID driver: hid-generic,usbhid
    rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s chip-ID: 04f2:1060
  Device-3: 5-4:4 info: HP HP LaserJet MFP M28-M31 type: Printer driver: usbfs rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s chip-ID: 03f0:bf2a
  Hub-6: 6-0:1 info: Super-speed hub ports: 4 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s chip-ID: 1d6b:0003
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 35 C
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 31%
Repos:
  Packages: 2503 apt: 2496 flatpak: 7
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
    1: deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com vanessa main upstream import backport
    2: deb http: //mirror.nodesdirect.com/ubuntu jammy main restricted universe multiverse
    3: deb http: //mirror.nodesdirect.com/ubuntu jammy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    4: deb http: //mirror.nodesdirect.com/ubuntu jammy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    5: deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jammy-security main restricted universe multiverse
Info:
  Processes: 338 Uptime: 16h 4m Memory: 15.55 GiB used: 2.17 GiB (14.0%) Init: systemd v: 249
  runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.2.0 alt: 11 Client: Unknown python3.10 client inxi: 3.3.13
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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

Post by MikeNovember »

Hi,

Installation with mintupgrade tool failed.

All went OK up to "close to the end" of the final phase of unpacking and installing new packages (previously downloaded, 1.7 GB). There was an error when decompressing a linux-firmware package:
dpkg-deb: error: <decompress> subprocess returned error exit status 2
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_20220329.git681281e4-0ubuntu3.5_all.deb (--unpack):
cannot copy extracted data for './lib/firmware/qcom/sm8250/cdsp.mbn' to '/lib/firmware/qcom/sm8250/cdsp.mbn.dpkg-new': unexpected end of file or stream
Then the installation program entered an infinite loop: trying to decompress, error, trying to decompress, error etc.
The problem might have been solved by downloading again the defective package, but it is not the way the installation program is encoded: it tries again and again to decompress the defective package.

I had to stop the installation, reboot on my USB backup key and restore system from backup.

Regards,

MN
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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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I've just upgraded from 20.3 to 21 on a Lenova Yoga 300. A long slow process. It posed an interesting question. I've always previously used a soft reboot after such a procedure, but on the Yoga the graphic cursor (driven from the touchpad) just dissapeared.It showed on the logon page in the center of the window, but not on screen once logged on. The main touch sensitive screen worked fine with finger stabbing, but no amount of 'Preferences, Mouse and Touchpad' fiddling or soft reboots would provide a mouse cursor.

Eventually I gave up and powered the machine off. Later powering on I found the the cursor restored. So is there a difference between a soft reboot and a hard reboot?
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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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I switched to Mint 21 as my everyday distro about a month ago. I've tweaked this and that, and with few exceptions it all just worked.

A few days ago, I tried pairing my Sony bluetooth headphones. Nothing I did worked. Then, I went back to Mint 20.3 and tried the headphones again, and yes they worked as they had always done. So back to 21 I went and beat my empty noggin against the keyboard.

I must've knocked some sense into my few remaining brain cells, because I remembered a great resource, the Arch Wiki. The first paragraph I consulted broadly led me to installing bluez-tools. That worked.

So, I'm happy and listening to Pithos without disturbing the rest of the family (or being disturbed by them).
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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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jimux wrote:
Sun Oct 09, 2022 6:35 am
is there a difference between a soft reboot and a hard reboot?
Your question is buried deep in a chat topic. Very few people will see it here. If you want to know, I suggest posting in the Support section of the forum.
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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!
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Re: Mint 21--How is it working for you?

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I won't upgrade my main pc any time soon. I don't consider Ubuntu LTS-es as "stable" systems, at least at the time of their first one or two point releases. Moreover, over the years, I've stopped being curious about new Mint releases.
I knew already in advance they're going to work well for me :lol:
But I got other old systems to mess with safely to my heart's desire.
I was bewildered by early reports about botched efforts to install Vanessa in legacy mode. I installed LM21 early on into my only non-UEFI-capable old thinkpad. Defaults led to a gpt partition scheme which however didn't prevent Mint from booting faultlessly. Alternatively I could create a classic msdos partition table and manually partition the disks the traditional way. That was a relief and I immediately restored a cloned image of my previously installed OS.
Then I encountered this thread here. Moem wrote "4GB of RAM is one of the problems. Cinnamon does much better on a bit more." Jeez, if that were ever true, it would put Cinnamon on top of the most resources-hungry DEs in Linux universe. I had an enjoyable ride with LMDE5 and latest Cinnamon on my backup machine (equipped though with 8 gigs of ram). So I went back to my venerable thinkpad and installed Vanessa this time for real.

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System:
  Kernel: 5.15.0-52-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.15.0-52-generic
    root=UUID=59437993-7bc7-4db1-a990-d8e329cc7d04 ro quiet splash
  Desktop: Cinnamon 5.4.12 tk: GTK 3.24.33 wm: Mutter vt: 7
    dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Linux Mint 21 Vanessa base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 2537W6J v: ThinkPad T410
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: LENOVO model: 2537W6J serial: <superuser required> BIOS: LENOVO
    v: 6IET75WW (1.35 ) date: 02/01/2011
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 22.0 Wh (99.1%) condition: 22.2/93.2 Wh (23.8%)
    volts: 12.8 min: 11.1 model: SANYO 42T4799 type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: Not charging
Memory:
  RAM: total: 3.63 GiB used: 2.04 GiB (56.2%)
  RAM Report:
    permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5 M 520 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Westmere
    family: 6 model-id: 0x25 (37) stepping: 2 microcode: 0x11
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 3 MiB desc: 1x3 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1393 high: 1463 min/max: 1199/2400 boost: enabled
    scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1254 2: 1463
    3: 1452 4: 1406 bogomips: 19154
  Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion
  Type: mds status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode;
    SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Not affected
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics vendor: Lenovo
    driver: i915 v: kernel ports: active: LVDS-1
    empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2, HDMI-A-3, VGA-1
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0046 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Lenovo Integrated Webcam [R5U877] type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-1.6:5 chip-ID: 17ef:480f class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.3 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1280x800 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 338x211mm (13.3x8.3")
    s-diag: 398mm (15.7")
  Monitor-1: LVDS-1 model: Lenovo built: 2009 res: 1280x800 hz: 60 dpi: 107
    gamma: 1.2 size: 303x190mm (11.9x7.5") diag: 358mm (14.1") ratio: 16:10
    modes: 1280x800
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics (ILK) v: 2.1 Mesa 22.0.5
    direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Lenovo
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:3b56
    class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-52-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e
    v: kernel port: 1820 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:10ea class-ID: 0200
  IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie:
    gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:4238
    class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Broadcom BCM2045B (BDC-2.1) type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-1.4:4 chip-ID: 0a5c:217f class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
  Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
    bt-v: 1.2 lmp-v: 2.1 sub-v: 4203 hci-v: 2.1 rev: 168
  Info: acl-mtu: 1021:8 sco-mtu: 64:1 link-policy: rswitch hold sniff park
    link-mode: peripheral accept
    service-classes: rendering, capturing, object transfer, audio, telephony
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 12.09 GiB (5.4%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SHFS37A240G
    size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s
    type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: BBF0 scheme: MBR
  Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: MATSHITA model: DVD-RAM UJ892 rev: SB01
    dev-links: cdrom
  Features: speed: 62 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes
    rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 29.8 GiB size: 29.17 GiB (97.87%) used: 11.35 GiB (38.9%)
    fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 189.86 GiB size: 185.82 GiB (97.87%)
    used: 751.2 MiB (0.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 maj-min: 8:6
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 3.91 GiB used: 768 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda5 maj-min: 8:5
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0
Repos:
  Packages: apt: 2457 lib: 1356 flatpak: 0
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jonaski-strawberry-jammy.list
    1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/jonaski/strawberry/ubuntu jammy main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nextcloud-devs-client-jammy.list
    1: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nextcloud-devs/client/ubuntu jammy main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
    1: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com vanessa main upstream import backport
    2: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy main restricted universe multiverse
    3: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    4: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu jammy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ jammy-security main restricted universe multiverse
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list
    1: deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq-jammy.sources
    1: deb [arch=amd64 i386] https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu jammy main
Info:
  Processes: 235 Uptime: 4h 29m wakeups: 1 Init: systemd v: 249 runlevel: 5
  tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.3.0 alt: 11 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16
  running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.13
First, all hardware works OOB as always with this machine. Even the card-reader (some ppl face regressions with old card readers on newer kernels). My phones are paired over bluetooth without a hitch.

4hrs up. I opened 9 tabs simultaneously on Firefox, a video plays in the background, text editor, thunderbird, terminal, 4 Nemo windows. Slightly heavy, still not a-typical use of a laptop. 2gigs of ram used. Desktop is perfectly responsive. 1080p video playback on youtube creates a steady ~20% cpu load, 10-12% usage for avc/h264 streams. Amazing and far better than my nvidia-powered desktops. And Mint looks a tad sexier. This is a success-story.

I was looking for a newer second-hand Thinkpad to buy, but, you know what, I'll replace the battery (replacements are easy to find and cheap) and keep this one for another 4 years!
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So far no issues whatsoever. I really am proud of Linux Mint. Everything just works OOTB.
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Works and and with not problems so far.
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One of my two desktop tower computers has an Intel i7 12th Generation processor in it and it does not play nicely with Mint's Power Manager settings. I have it set to Suspend after 20 minutes of idle time and when the time is up, the computer does not Suspend. It turns itself completely off.

I'm a taking a wild uneducated guess and think this computer does not like the 5.15 kernel. Other older versions of Mint came with more than one Kernel choice, but Mint 21 only comes with the 5.15 Kernel.
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Night Wing wrote:
Sat Nov 12, 2022 9:33 pm
I'm a taking a wild uneducated guess and think this computer does not like the 5.15 kernel. Other older versions of Mint came with more than one Kernel choice, but Mint 21 only comes with the 5.15 Kernel.
Technically, older versions of Mint did not come with more than one kernel choice. They originally came out with one kernel, the LTS kernel. Then as newer kernels became available hardware enablement kernels were added to what was available.

We are still early in the cycle for LM21 so only the 5.15 LTS kernel is available. The 5.19 kernel became available with Ubuntu 22.10 and I expect that kernel will soon be available in Update Manager so Linux Mint users can use it.

The 12th-gen Intel processors do need a newer kernel than 5.15. Right now there are two OEM kernels available through Synaptic that you can try (because I don't think the 5.19 is available yet in Update Manager). You can also install the OEM kernels from the command line.

Install the latest 5.17-oem kernel with sudo apt-get install linux-oem-22.04 and reboot.
Install the latest 6.0-oem kernel with sudo apt-get install linux-oem-22.04b and reboot.

See if one of these kernels works better for you. Remember that Linux Mint automatically boots to the newest installed kernel. I have not yet heard much feedback on the 6.0-oem kernel so I do not know if there might be issues. I have not heard of complaints from those using the 5.17-oem kernel so I definitely recommend upgrading to at least that kernel.
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SMG wrote:
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:16 pm

The 12th-gen Intel processors do need a newer kernel than 5.15. Right now there are two OEM kernels available through Synaptic that you can try (because I don't think the 5.19 is available yet in Update Manager). You can also install the OEM kernels from the command line.

See if one of these kernels works better for you. Remember that Linux Mint automatically boots to the newest installed kernel. I have not yet heard much feedback on the 6.0-oem kernel so I do not know if there might be issues. I have not heard of complaints from those using the 5.17-oem kernel so I definitely recommend upgrading to at least that kernel.
The 6.0 works on the Galago Pro, but battery life is still dead dog bad. But overall it is pretty stable, and I have found no real issues installing it on Mint 21. I was concerned for a "slow shutdown" issue that I had on Mint 20.x with the OEM kernels, but that issue does not seemed to have raised its ugly head with the 6.0 kernel. BUT it is the 6.0.0 and has not had any updates as of yesterday that have been pushed through. So no 6.0.5, etc. Which I find odd since with the OEM kernels on 20.x updates for the kernel got pushed pretty quickly. I have noticed that the 12th gen do seem to get a little hotter than the 10th or 11th gen processors under normal load (i.e web surfing, emails, video watching, etc).
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