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Smile Fan problem after install
Posted by: Oldsoldier - 10-14-2019, 02:10 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (4)

Hello from a newbie in the UK - very old non-techie here so please keep any answers very simple - no experience (yet) with BASH terminal Smile . I installed 19.2 Cinnamon yesterday as a replacement for Windows 7 on my old (9 years) Toshiba Satellite P300 - setup was fine and it all seems to work properly - apparently no new drivers needed and even the print test worked first time - except - since the installation the laptops fan is on constantly when switched on. Have tried online searches, but the results seem very technical and I can't understand them. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. Many thanks.

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  Arch install
Posted by: rick forges - 10-14-2019, 02:54 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (16)

After a week of re-installs of Arch Linux I finally have an CLI prompt . Wanted to see if I could do it. A real challenge , felt like brain surgery. I know enough to get myself in trouble but not enough to get out,( google search is my friend) .  After all those tries i was able to 'read between the lines' . Still i had a lot of fun doing it and learned more about the inner workings. makes you appreciate the Linux installers out there like Mint. Think I'll take the safe route and dd from my / sda1 to my /home at sda2 as a backup first. (need to research that) any tips there ? Then the DE, prob. XFCE. BTW the box I'm testing with is so old it doesn't support USB boot ; had to burn a CD. for the install ! Wink  Fun , Fun , Fun !

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  how to mount VBox GuestAdditions in Arch (SOLVED)
Posted by: Richard - 10-13-2019, 10:36 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (2)

I have an Arch machine running in Virtual Box. I am building an Openbox desktop.

When I insert the Guest Additions .iso file into the virtual cdrom drive, it does not show up anywhere that I can find. I created a /media/cdrom directory. It is not mounted there. When I go to "Devices" and tell it to remove the .iso, it asks me if I want to force an unmount. That is normal. What this tells me is that it is mounted somewhere. But how do I find out where?


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  how to change keyboard in Openbox (SOLVED)
Posted by: Richard - 10-12-2019, 09:38 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (2)

I am building Openbox as the desktop on an Arch virtual machine. I have it up and running nicely, except for one thing: the default keyboard, in xorg or Openbox, is the US English keyboard. I cannot find a way to change to the Spanish keyboard. I live in Mexico. We use Spanish keyboards.

I have the .vconsole file set as: KEYMAP=es, which changes the keyboard in tty, but in Openbox it does not.

The wikis I read use so much techie jargon I can't quite get what they are talking about. I know computers, Linux, and Arch pretty well, but I don't know all that jargon.

Does anyone know a way, in plain English, for accomplishing this task?


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  Anyone Using An SSD ?
Posted by: bob777 - 10-12-2019, 12:38 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (15)

I've always wondered if SSDs were as good as people say...so several months ago I perchased my first SSD for two reasons...

1. My Mechanical HDDs were over 6 yrs old. [Image: t3603.gif]
2. The price has dropped enough to buy one.  [Image: m0126.gif]

I created an Image of my HDD with Macrium and put it on my new 500GB SSD and yes it's true...SSDs are fantastic and I can't believe how fast they are. [Image: t2012.gif]  My System is 64bit with a i5 CPU and 16GB of Ram.

My Boot time was slashed by two thirds...running Mint Cinnamon 19.1 on a HDD it took 36/38 seconds to the Login Screen and 16/18 seconds to the Desktop.

On the SSD...12/14 seconds to Login Screen and 4/5 seconds to Desktop [Image: m1211.gif] and everything you click opens in a flash...unbelievable.  I originally intended to keep the SSD as a test Drive but after seeing what they can do...it's now my main Drive...I wish these Drives were around years ago. [Image: t2001.gif]

We all know you should never defrag an SSD and I followed this guide... 

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/ssd.html  to keep my SSD running for many years...fingers crossed [Image: m0115.gif] I don't take as true what manufacturers say...because they can fail at any time too...so what are your experiences with SSDs...what do you think ?

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  Ecstasy and Agony: Ubuntu 19.10 “Eoan Ermine” Update
Posted by: EzeeLinux - 10-11-2019, 10:57 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (6)

I did a manual upgrade from Ubuntu 18.04 to Ubuntu 19.10. If you have separate / and /home partitions, doing an in place upgrade is a matter of reloading the OS to the / partition while re-mounting the old /home at install. Everything went very well. There were no conflicts with GNOME 3.34 booting from the old GNOME 3.28 settings. Everything came up pretty much as I left it but with the new Yaru theme. Nice. We're still six days from the official release but I’d call it ready for prime time. It’s running brilliantly for me. I don;t think I’ve been this impressed with an Ubuntu interim release since Ubuntu 10.10 “Maverick Merekat.” Yes, it’s that good.


The general reaction to the news that Canonical is forcing users to switch from the traditional Debian software packaging  to Snap packages starting with the Chromium browser has generally been taken negatively. I’ve had many comment that they felt it was a step too far and they would never use Ubuntu again. I myself am of two minds about it: I can clearly see the administrative advantages of maintaining one package for all the supported Ubuntu versions but then again there are still some nagging issues with snaps that can effect theming and usability of large graphic applications. Curiously, I’m not hearing a lot of chatter about this in the Community. 

Ubuntu developers will tell you that the interim release just before the next Long Term Support version is really just a beta for the LTS. That would imply that the next six months will be a time for Canonical to refine what we have in 19.10 and smooth out any problems that may arise between now and then. If so, the outlook for 20.04 looks good from a technical point of view but the political repercussions of the Deb-to-Snap transition may seriously mar what would otherwise be a very happy outlook for 20.04. We shall see…

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  BlackMATE and Debian 10
Posted by: GMP79 - 10-10-2019, 06:05 AM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (3)

I have been using the BlackMATE theme with Debian 10 and I really like it, but I have an issue with the panel. when you open more than 3 applications, the date/time is pushed out past the edge of the screen, cutting out information like seconds. Is there a way you can open more than 3 applications without the date/time being cut off like that?, or do I need to move the application to a different workspace to prevent the cut-off, making sure that I have a maximum of 3?


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  Laptop Can't Change Resolution
Posted by: bmacclellan - 10-09-2019, 10:31 AM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (2)

(This Issue has been Solved) : Edit

Hello, While the switch from Windows to Ubuntu has been going well so far I've run into one problem.
My laptop's monitor is stuck at max resolution 3840 x 2160
I'd perfer to drop it to 1600 x 900, however under displays there are no futher options as far as resolution.

Xrandr comes up with the folloring
xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default
Screen 0: minimum 3840 x 2160, current 3840 x 2160, maximum 3840 x 2160
default connected primary 3840x2160+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   3840x2160     88.00*

I've tried folloring a few guides to add modes without much effect, though that might be a problem on my end.

My Computer is a Dell Insperon 7000 gaming laptop.
nvidia 1050 ti
16 gb ram

I'm Running Ubuntu Mate, however I've also installed Unity and Gnome and each has the same problem.

I'll continue to do what I can myself to find a fix, but if anyone here could also lend me a hand I'd apriciate it.

Decided to check something, and if I'm reading this right it seems like my computer is attempting to use the integrated graphics, rather then the Nvidia card.

bmacclellan@TheDen:~$ nvidia-smi -q

==============NVSMI LOG==============

Timestamp : Wed Oct 9 06:57:13 2019
Driver Version : 418.56
CUDA Version : 10.1

Attached GPUs : 1
GPU 00000000:01:00.0
Product Name : GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Product Brand : GeForce
Display Mode : Disabled
Display Active : Disabled
Persistence Mode : Disabled
Accounting Mode : Disabled
Accounting Mode Buffer Size : 4000
Driver Model
Current : N/A
Pending : N/A
Serial Number : N/A
GPU UUID : GPU-dbeaecb7-8236-8cba-0703-ab2a6bfdfa63
Minor Number : 0
VBIOS Version : 86.07.3C.00.60
MultiGPU Board : No
Board ID : 0x100
GPU Part Number : N/A
Inforom Version
Image Version : N/A
OEM Object : N/A
ECC Object : N/A
Power Management Object : N/A
GPU Operation Mode
Current : N/A
Pending : N/A
GPU Virtualization Mode
Virtualization mode : None
Relaxed Ordering Mode : N/A
Bus : 0x01
Device : 0x00
Domain : 0x0000
Device Id : 0x1C8C10DE
Bus Id : 00000000:01:00.0
Sub System Id : 0x07981028
GPU Link Info
PCIe Generation
Max : 3
Current : 3
Link Width
Max : 16x
Current : 16x
Bridge Chip
Type : N/A
Firmware : N/A
Replays Since Reset : 0
Replay Number Rollovers : 0
Tx Throughput : 0 KB/s
Rx Throughput : 0 KB/s
Fan Speed : N/A
Performance State : P0
Clocks Throttle Reasons
Idle : Not Active
Applications Clocks Setting : Not Active
SW Power Cap : Not Active
HW Slowdown : Not Active
HW Thermal Slowdown : Not Active
HW Power Brake Slowdown : Not Active
Sync Boost : Not Active
SW Thermal Slowdown : Not Active
Display Clock Setting : Not Active
FB Memory Usage
Total : 4040 MiB
Used : 0 MiB
Free : 4040 MiB
BAR1 Memory Usage
Total : 256 MiB
Used : 2 MiB
Free : 254 MiB
Compute Mode : Default
Gpu : 1 %
Memory : 0 %
Encoder : 0 %
Decoder : 0 %
Encoder Stats
Active Sessions : 0
Average FPS : 0
Average Latency : 0
FBC Stats
Active Sessions : 0
Average FPS : 0
Average Latency : 0
Ecc Mode
Current : N/A
Pending : N/A
ECC Errors
Single Bit
Device Memory : N/A
Register File : N/A
L1 Cache : N/A
L2 Cache : N/A
Texture Memory : N/A
Texture Shared : N/A
Total : N/A
Double Bit
Device Memory : N/A
Register File : N/A
L1 Cache : N/A
L2 Cache : N/A
Texture Memory : N/A
Texture Shared : N/A
Total : N/A
Single Bit
Device Memory : N/A
Register File : N/A
L1 Cache : N/A
L2 Cache : N/A
Texture Memory : N/A
Texture Shared : N/A
Total : N/A
Double Bit
Device Memory : N/A
Register File : N/A
L1 Cache : N/A
L2 Cache : N/A
Texture Memory : N/A
Texture Shared : N/A
Total : N/A
Retired Pages
Single Bit ECC : N/A
Double Bit ECC : N/A
Pending : N/A
GPU Current Temp : 51 C
GPU Shutdown Temp : 102 C
GPU Slowdown Temp : 97 C
GPU Max Operating Temp : 94 C
Memory Current Temp : N/A
Memory Max Operating Temp : N/A
Power Readings
Power Management : N/A
Power Draw : N/A
Power Limit : N/A
Default Power Limit : N/A
Enforced Power Limit : N/A
Min Power Limit : N/A
Max Power Limit : N/A
Graphics : 1493 MHz
SM : 1493 MHz
Memory : 3504 MHz
Video : 1341 MHz
Applications Clocks
Graphics : N/A
Memory : N/A
Default Applications Clocks
Graphics : N/A
Memory : N/A
Max Clocks
Graphics : 1911 MHz
SM : 1911 MHz
Memory : 3504 MHz
Video : 1708 MHz
Max Customer Boost Clocks
Graphics : N/A
Clock Policy
Auto Boost : N/A
Auto Boost Default : N/A
Processes : None


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  Catch 22 (SOLVED)
Posted by: Richard - 10-08-2019, 01:41 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (3)

I am attempting to compile an AUR package in Arch with makepkg. When i run makepkg, it tells me it is missing a dependency (perl-linux-desktopfiles 0.25-2). This dependency is an AUR package, which needs to be compiled using makepkg, which requires this dependency in order to compile the dependency.


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  New to EzeeTalk and Linux Mint
Posted by: bndoug66 - 10-08-2019, 04:50 AM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (3)

Hello All,

My name is Doug, in case you couldn't tell from my user name, lol. I made the switch to Linux Mint about 2 months ago. It took me a month to get it setup properly mostly due to me being my worst enemy. I was originally going to go with Solus but it did not recognize my RAID, Mint did however.
I also looked at Manjaro after getting a little frustrated with Mint (about 2 weeks into my setup adventure).

I finally figured out what I was doing wrong and got things worked out. I really love Mint!

I watched a lot of Youtube vids and stumbled onto JC's (not sure if it's ok to use people's names on here so I'll stick with initials for now). Those vids really helped me a lot.

Anyway, I just wanted to say hello and I am looking forward to learning as much as I can about Linux and Linux Mint.


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