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  Does Ubuntu have compatiblity mode similar to Windows?
Posted by: Omar00 - 07-14-2021, 01:39 PM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (1)

I remember in Windows XP, when I tried to installed an old Windows 98 game, it wouldn't install, but it did install in Compatibility Mode though.

Does Ubuntu have similar functionality? Like if you need to install a program or device driver that ran in 12.04, but cannot run in 20.04, a Compatibility Mode feature would be great for that kind of scenario.

In my case, I have a 32-bit printer driver that ran from 14.04 to 18.04, but cannot run in 20.04, despite enabling 32-bit architecture, and I found out it's because of dependency issues, the dependencies cannot install due to being incompatible with 20.04. My solution is to use 18.04 in a VM and print from there, but it would be nice if Ubuntu could have a Compatibility Mode so I can run old software in old versions of Ubuntu natively.

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  USB wireless adaptors
Posted by: bulldog - 07-14-2021, 11:02 AM - Forum: Mint - Replies (4)


Has any one any experience with the following Panda PAU09 wireless USB Adaptor, on a Desktop PC?

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  grub not working on ZorinOS 15.3
Posted by: Mazen Yasser - 07-14-2021, 01:45 AM - Forum: Ubuntu - No Replies

So I've installed Zorin OS, I had a windows 10 install but I wiped its partitions (Not including the windows EFI partition) the installation ran smoothly but when I'm asked to reboot, It says "Selected boot image didn't authenticate" Which I know is related to Legacy and secure boot, and since Win10 was somehow on Legacy BIOS and MBR system. I enabled Secure boot and disabled Legacy, but then It won't boot saying there's no boot media, A workaround I did at the time was to find the EFI file manually and boot from it in the boot menu and it worked, I then tried to fix this problem so I deleted the Windows 350mb EFI partition and left it as free space, after reeboting the system then booted into ZorinOS smoothly, but shortly after, I broke the OS (I wanted to increase the root partition size but I somehow broke it and it won't pass the ZorinOS loading animation) So I re did the ZorinOS install, re-sized all partitions to my liking and then I got into the same problem where it says: No bootable media, insert disk and press enter. (This is while using Legacy boot)it says: selected boot image didn't authenticate (while using secure boot)
And inside the system it says it's MBR in the Disks app even though the Live USB I used to install was set to UEFI non-CSM and GPT partition scheme. To boot into the system I have to find the EFI file manually from the boot menu every single time I open it, named: grubx64.efi or shimx64.efi
Can someone tell me what can I do to fix this?(I'd like not to reinstall ZorinOS again because it took me hours trying to run MSOffice 2010 suite using PlayOnLinux and fixing multiple errors one after the other, Note: Powerpoint still won't run though.)

Solutions I've tried: Reinstalling grub following tutorials on youtube and even after it being successful (after some workarounds), the problem still persists.

Other solution I've tried was to install another ZorinOS (Same version) but in dual boot, hoping that it would fix the problem when it reinstalls grub but still, same problem.

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  Customize Terminal Command Prompt
Posted by: JohnA - 07-13-2021, 11:16 AM - Forum: Linux Tips & Tricks - Replies (2)

I Require some help please.
'hostname -I' returns the eth0 and wifi IP addresses
I would like to place these addresses into the Terminal Prompt.
Example: [jba@len1 ( ) ~/] $ 
Any suggestions most welcome - Thanks
Here's what I've got so far:
PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\][\u@\h:\033[01;35m ( \033[01;35m\]\033[01;34m\]\W/\033[01;32m\]]\033[00m\]\n\$ '
So I've used some coloured text and i've placed the IP address in the brackets - but that will not alter the address.
I require - Substitute the 'hostname -I' with a Formula or variable that represents it.
PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\][\u@\h:\033[01;35m (hostname -I) \033[01;35m\]\033[01;34m\]\W/\033[01;32m\]]\033[00m\]\n\$ '
Thx Again.

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  Joe's Command doesn't Work.
Posted by: bob777 - 07-10-2021, 11:19 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (3)

Hi Guys,

Just watched Joe's video...Remove Old Kernel Config Files.

I'm running Mint Cinnamon 19.1 but this command will not work...

sudo apt remove - -purge $ (dpkg -l | grep "^rc" | awk '{ print$2} ')

I get this error...    bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

Have I typed it wrong in the Terminal or is it something else, could someone help solve this problem...thanks.   Smile

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  bios does not detect USB3 external HDD
Posted by: Richard - 07-10-2021, 11:11 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (2)

I have an Arch system on an external HDD that has been woirking flawlessly. It is connected to a USB3 port. Now suddenly the bios does not detect the drive. And when I run Ubuntu and plug the drive in, it does not mount. I have to mount it manually.

The only change I have made to the computer was to upgrade to a more recent kernel. That should have no effect on the bios. But just for the hell of it I booted up with the previous kernel. Of course nothing changed.

What am I unclear about?


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  Adventures in ZFS
Posted by: Richard - 07-06-2021, 10:45 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (3)

After spending the past year experimenting with virtual machines with the ZFS file system, I finally put one on the metal. I have a collection of SATA hard drives, but only have two SATA connectors on my daily-driver mother-board, both in use, so I connected a 160 gig drive with a USB 3 connection. (It seems plenty fast, so far), and installed Arch on it with ZFS.

Ubuntu with ZFS creates snapshots automatically, Arch does not. Arch doesn't do or load anything until you tell it to: no applications, no desktop environment, no nothing. Just the base operating system. No bloat; you choose what you need.

With Ubuntu I had to set up something to get rid of old snapshots; they can fill up your drive pretty quickly, (zfs-prune-snapshots on github, an excellent bash script, does the job). Whereas with Arch I had to set up something to create them, and then get rid of them. Once again from github: zfs-auto-snapshot. Another simple bash script that works quite well. I set it up as a cron job. It creates snapshots and then deletes them, automatically, according to how I prescribe it to act. Very simple and flexible---as soon as you get cron set up, (or system d). Cron does have a bit of a learning curve, but it's not rocket science.

One of the attractive aspects of ZFS is the snapshots feature. But the best, to me, is the ability to set up a mirror drive system, wherein the primary hard drive is constantly cloned to the secondary drive, and error checking between the two fixes any disk errors. I could disconnect my DVD drive and use that SATA connector for the secondary drive, but I'm in no hurry. The next computer I buy will have space for two hard drives. I had never seen a desktop computer without space for two hard drives, so I didn't pay attention to that when I bought this one. Life bites you in the ass every chance it gets.


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  Video Jitter, stutter, I'm not sure what to call this problem!
Posted by: NewbieForever - 07-03-2021, 12:45 PM - Forum: Mint - No Replies

Disclaimer: I used my brand new camcorder to record these videos.  I'm aware that there is a line on the left side of the video.  There is something wrong with the camcorder but it doesn't effect the over all video quality.  It's a bummer, that I already need to contact canon to try and get that issue resolved too.

When I'm trying to watch some videos on youtube, I'm experiencing some kind of video Jitter, or Stutter?  (I'm not sure what to call it) The objects in the video don't play smooth.  They jump around in a jittery sort of way.  But In Windows 10 they play nice and smooth.  Do you know what could be causing this?

Two Links to my video comparisons:

Linux Jitter

Windows no Jitter

System Specs:
Linux Mint 20.1 XFCE

System:    Kernel: 5.4.0-77-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa
          base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal
Machine:  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z170M-PLUS v: Rev X.0x serial: <filter> UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends
          v: 3805 date: 05/16/2018
Battery:  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 charge: 100% (should be ignored) status: Discharging
CPU:      Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-6600K bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Skylake-S rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB
          flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 27999
          Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/3900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] vendor: eVga.com. driver: nvidia v: 460.80 bus ID: 01:00.0
          Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: nvidia resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
          OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 750 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 460.80 direct render: Yes
Audio:    Device-1: Intel 100 Series/C230 Series Family HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
          bus ID: 00:1f.3
          Device-2: NVIDIA GM107 High Definition Audio [GeForce 940MX] vendor: eVga.com. driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
          bus ID: 01:00.1
          Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-77-generic
Network:  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: ASUSTeK driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f000 bus ID: 00:1f.6
          IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 579.22 GiB used: 200.11 GiB (34.5%)
          ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SV300S37A240G size: 223.57 GiB
          Partition: ID-1: / size: 204.39 GiB used: 87.48 GiB (42.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
          ID-2: swap-1 size: 14.90 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:  System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8 C mobo: 27.8 C gpu: nvidia temp: 32 C
          Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 40%
Info:      Processes: 244 Uptime: 38m Memory: 15.58 GiB used: 3.81 GiB (24.4%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0
          Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 inxi: 3.0.38

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  Installation Question
Posted by: Spidak - 07-02-2021, 03:03 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (13)

Hello . 

I have an older HP 400-434 Desktop PC in which the hard drive recently crashed . I replaced the old hard drive with a brand new Samsung SSD .

I have Linux Mint 19.2 XFCE on a dvd which I have successfully used to install Linux on several other PC's . Difference being , the other PC's had Windows installed to begin with and the installation went very smoothly . With this brand new , clean hard drive I am having trouble getting the PC to boot so I can install Linux . I've tried pressing F9 but I receive an error message that states "no boot disc or disc has failed" . 

Can someone point me in the right direction as to how to install Linux on a new internal hard drive from my dvd ?

Thank You !

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  Anyone able to use Ubuntu laptop with Jabra Elite 85 Wireless earbuds?
Posted by: Wayne10 - 06-29-2021, 06:12 PM - Forum: Ubuntu - No Replies

Ubuntu 18.04. I'm seeking a guide, tutorial or general pointers. I'd like to know if anyone has been able to use Jabra Elite 85 wireless earbuds with their ubuntu laptop? I was able to connect via bluetooth while attempting to listen to a podcast on my ubuntu laptop but the earbuds behaved as if they were in phone call mode not regular listening mode, so controls and sound behaved differently than desired. I'd liek to be able to use these earbuds with my laptop for both calls and regular listening. Has anyone been able to get this set up?

Secondary question, does anyone have a wireless bluetooth earbud recommendation that works out of the box or with minimal fiddling to get them working with Ubuntu?

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