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  Odd Sound Problem
Posted by: Jeremiah - 01-23-2020, 11:46 PM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (1)

So after Windows 7 lost support I decided to back up my data, wipe my hard drive, and install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I bought a USB Microphone a while back. For some reason the system thinks that the microphone is a valid audio output. The microphone is labeled as MIC_TEST. This wasn't a problem on 16.04 because every time I booted the system, it would set everything to output to my USB Speakers, labeled USB_AUDIO.

But now on 18.04, on boot I will get audio from my Speakers, but I can't adjust the master volume of the system, I think because it is trying to change the volume output of MIC_TEST. So something must not be agreeing, and I'm pretty sure it is a Pulse Audio problem because I googled it and someone told me to install pasystray which will have a tray icon for setting Pulse settings and every time the default gets reverted to MIC_TEST.

So every time I boot I have to go into settings and set the sound to go out USB_AUDIO. How do I change this, because everything I have done to this point gets reset upon reboot.

Attached is a screenshot of my Sound Settings on Boot. Thanks.

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  MacBook Pro Booting Issue
Posted by: LinuxNoob - 01-23-2020, 10:44 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - No Replies

I have a really old MacBook Pro from 2006 that I've been running Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce (32 bit edition) on for awhile. When I installed the OS, I used full disc encryption. This week, I've been trying to replace it with Fedora 17 via a USB Drive. I was having a lot of trouble getting the USB Drive to pull up when booting but finally got it to pull up so I could load Fedora. When it was supposedly loading the OS, the loading bar stayed the same for a long time, never progressing, so I thought it wasn't working. I turned off the laptop to try to start again, but when I did, it now won't boot in to anything. Every time I try, it gives me a flashing question mark (inside a file icon) on the screen and never goes anywhere and doesn't give me any options to try to boot into an operating system. I'm not really sure what to do. When I googled the problem, it pulled up a lot of articles about how to restore MacOS, but I don't have that on my computer, as I've been using Linux Mint for years on there. Any suggestions?

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  [Solved]Solved entry
Posted by: rjs1943 - 01-23-2020, 04:03 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (2)

Is there a way to enter [Solved] into the title?  I have a thread that is pretty much solved but can't find a way to let Ya'll know that it's solved other than to post in a reply, which I did.  It's located in "Mint" and called "Fn>F4 not working". Smile

Thanks for any info on this thread.

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  [Solved]Fn.F4 suspend key
Posted by: rjs1943 - 01-22-2020, 03:40 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (4)

Hello everyone:
It seems that Function F4 suspend button on my Lenovo T430 running Linux Mint 19.3 MATE with compiz windows manager, in standby, suspend mode isn't working. Don't know if it's the laptop or Linux Mint 19.3 MATE causing the problem. I don't know where to start to troubleshoot this problem. Can anyone give me a place to start? Other Function buttons seem to be working OK on the T430.  I do have "When suspend button s pressed" checked in the general tab in Power Manager.

Here in my logind.conf file.
























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  Today I wrote my first script!
Posted by: Yamlcase - 01-21-2020, 05:51 AM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (7)

Hi everyone,

So today I created my first shell script all by myself (and a little online research of course). It's basic as heck and won't impress anyone, in fact is probably horrifyingly inefficient, so I'd be happy to have any feedback from you guys.

My goal was to programatically remove a directory named 'node_modules' from inside another big directory where I keep some web development projects. I still want to keep the code around but I don't really need the dependencies right now, which is why I want to remove this node_modules directory from every single project (which took up a whooping 3GB of storage!).

I'm familiar with the concept of variables, conditional statements, loops, etc. However writing this in BASH was a different experience and a bit challenging, finding the right command and all that. So this is my folder structure:


So the node_modules folder is not always located directly inside the named directory for a project, as I sometimes divided those into their own respective sub-projects. In addition, some projects don't have a node_modules folder at all but it would still have to go and search through them which is why, I think, took so long to exectue (about 2 minutes). Anyway here's the amazingly simple code  I came up with:



for location in $locations
    cd $location
    if [ -d node_modules ]; then
        rm -r node_modules/
        find . -type d -name node_modules -exec rm -r '{}' \;

I'm also wondering why the find command requires those {} \; at the end of the statement. I had to look this one up online so I just didn't question it and included it.

Thank you for your help!

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  Curious boot situation
Posted by: Richard - 01-19-2020, 09:34 PM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (6)

The hard drive in the Ubuntu 16.04 machine died a sudden death. I replaced it with an identical drive---as identical as was possible---the old one was three years old.

I restored the OS with a Timeshift back-up to the new drive and restored the home and etc directories from XBT. It would not boot so I rebuilt GRUB. Everything works fine (except for a few preferences such as wallpaper, and I had to reload the Unity launcher). The only queer thing is that after I select "Ubuntu" in the boot menu, it goes to the Ubuntu logo with those five dots below it that go, one by one, from white to red and back again. It stays there for at least three or four times as long as it used to with the old hard drive. Once it goes from the logo to the log-in screen, everything happens rapidly.

I press "Esc" when the logo is there to see what is going on, but all I get is a blank screen.

Any ideas?


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  Extract one address from ip route show [SOLVED]
Posted by: rickromig - 01-17-2020, 06:05 AM - Forum: Mint - Replies (2)

i use a slightly modified version of Joe Collins' Syncall script where I use localip=$(ip route show | awk '/src/ { print $9 }') to obtain the IP address of my local machine with I compare to the address the script is attempting to rsync with. If the two match, the machine is skipped. This has worked fine up until today when I installed Gnome-Boxes which added a new network device, virbr0. Now ip route show | awk '/src/ { print $9 }' places two IP addresses in my localip variable which is obviously not a match.

For example:

$ ip route show | awk '/src/ { print $9 }'

In this example, is my local IP address and is the virbr0 bridge.

What I really need is a method to extract my local IP address separate from the bridge's IP.
hostname -I | cut -d' ' -f 1
seems to work but I'm aware that it may not be reliable.

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  Kernel Update v 5.4.12
Posted by: UserDeleted - 01-17-2020, 04:22 AM - Forum: Mint - Replies (5)

Hi, people
I am new to Linux and a noob at Ezee here so I hope I am doing this right. I keep getting an Update notification on Linux 'Tina' 19.2 prompting me to update to v 5.4.11 / 12.
Often dozens. When I click 'Install' nothing happens. I have Kernel 5.3.11-050311 active now.  I tried updating via Bash but I'm just not savvy enough. Please help if it is not too irritating,lol!
Thanks, Guy 

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  User Share error
Posted by: muddy - 01-15-2020, 12:02 AM - Forum: Mint - No Replies

Can someone tell me what this means and what I can do to fix it, please?

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  Gaming tweaks
Posted by: coxe87b - 01-14-2020, 09:08 AM - Forum: Gaming On Linux - No Replies

I just wanted to put a quick post here to share some tweaks that have helped me get better gaming performance, especially with Windows games;

  • Change your CPU governor to: "performance" (it is usually "ondemand" by default)
Set it for the session:
# cpupower frequency-set -g performance

Make the change permanent:

# echo performance > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_governor
  • Use the latest kernel version. I'm using 5.4.10-arch1-1 at time of writing this. This will especially help on newer hardware.
  • See if there are any new graphics drivers for your GPU (mesa-aco is available for AMD GPUs)
  • Optionally use game mode instead of manually editing the CPU governor.https://github.com/FeralInteractive/gamemode
  • Install and update wine-staging
  • Install Steam and then go in to settings and enable Steam Play
  • Use Lutris and it's install scripts to install your popular Windows games. (You can also use it as a launcher for native Linux games)

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