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  Rebuilding boot menu for multiboot
Posted by: albert - 09-03-2018, 05:34 PM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (3)

Every distro creates a new boot menu. So, when I screw up my boot, I must install a new distro to get a new boot menu.  Is there an app that just builds a new menu without wasting time downloading and installing everything? I'm not giving the search engines the correct magic words.

(Grub-customizer ALWAYS screws things up so please don't recommend it)

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  How to display open windows side by side
Posted by: Dexter Hovis - 09-03-2018, 02:32 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (2)

In Windows a right-click on a blank spot on the taskbar displays a context menu. When you select show windows side by side all windows that are currently not in minimized state will be aligned next to each other, so that each window gets the same amount of space on the desktop. Is it possible to do this in linux mint? If so, is there a key board shortcut that will make this work

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  Very Slow Boot
Posted by: Mario - 09-03-2018, 02:03 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (5)


I decided to install Mint 19 Xfce 32-bit on my old laptop, but unfortunately it boot very long. I'm noob so can anyone help me from what should i start?

~$ systemd-analyze
Startup finished in 2min 40.650s (kernel) + 29.604s (userspace) = 3min 10.254s
graphical.target reached after 29.588s in userspace

~$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: R61i Kernel: 4.15.0-33-generic i686 bits: 32 gcc: 7.3.0
          Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.31) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 8932AFG v: ThinkPad R61 serial: N/A
          Mobo: LENOVO model: 8932AFG serial: N/A
          BIOS: LENOVO v: 7OET24WW (1.03 ) date: 06/28/2007
Battery    BAT0: charge: 36.1 Wh 100.1% condition: 36.1/47.5 Wh (76%)
          model: SANYO COMPATIBLE status: Full
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T5250 (-MCP-)
          arch: Conroe rev.13 cache: 2048 KB
          flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 5985
          clock speeds: max: 1500 MHz 1: 1155 MHz 2: 1208 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
          bus-ID: 00:02.0
          Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
          drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
          Resolution: 1280x800@60.00hz
          OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM x86/MMX/SSE2
          version: 2.1 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
          driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
          Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-33-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
          driver: iwl3945 v: in-tree:s bus-ID: 03:00.0
          IF: wls3 state: up mac: <filter>
          Card-2: Broadcom Limited NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCIE
          driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 04:00.0
          IF: ens4 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (9.5% used)
          ID-1: /dev/sda model: HITACHI_HTS54161 size: 160.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 146G used: 15G (11%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: 32.0C
          Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 3103
Info:      Processes: 178 Uptime: 19 min Memory: 561.9/2002.6MB
          Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
          Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56

~$ systemd-analyze blame
        15.365s dev-sda1.device
        14.322s networkd-dispatcher.service
        12.805s networking.service
        11.039s NetworkManager.service
         9.908s ModemManager.service
         9.033s udisks2.service
         8.419s ubuntu-system-adjustments.service
         8.290s alsa-restore.service
         7.946s grub-common.service
         7.301s accounts-daemon.service
         6.860s apparmor.service
         6.815s thermald.service
         6.047s wpa_supplicant.service
         5.125s avahi-daemon.service
         4.522s systemd-journal-flush.service
         4.125s polkit.service
         4.081s systemd-udevd.service
         3.623s dns-clean.service
         3.201s rsyslog.service
         2.877s keyboard-setup.service
         2.754s gpu-manager.service
         2.744s bluetooth.service
         2.724s plymouth-read-write.service
         2.541s lvm2-monitor.service
         2.394s systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service
         2.350s systemd-modules-load.service
         2.119s kerneloops.service
         2.081s systemd-rfkill.service
         2.072s apport.service
         2.019s systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service
         1.503s systemd-logind.service
         1.437s hddtemp.service
         1.432s lm-sensors.service
         1.383s ntp.service
         1.147s lightdm.service
         1.141s plymouth-quit-wait.service
         1.096s swapfile.swap
         1.029s systemd-random-seed.service
          906ms pppd-dns.service
          872ms console-setup.service
          795ms systemd-remount-fs.service
          777ms speech-dispatcher.service
          757ms systemd-resolved.service
          683ms sys-kernel-debug.mount
          668ms dev-mqueue.mount
          663ms dev-hugepages.mount
          480ms rtkit-daemon.service
          460ms systemd-sysctl.service
          421ms systemd-backlight@backlight:acpi_video0.service
          391ms systemd-journald.service
          370ms upower.service
          345ms packagekit.service
          254ms systemd-backlight@backlight:intel_backlight.service
          219ms systemd-update-utmp.service
          218ms setvtrgb.service
          186ms kmod-static-nodes.service
          179ms user@1000.service
          166ms systemd-udev-trigger.service
          161ms blk-availability.service
          110ms systemd-tmpfiles-clean.service
           93ms plymouth-start.service
           85ms systemd-user-sessions.service
           42ms ufw.service
           18ms ureadahead-stop.service
           13ms openvpn.service
           13ms systemd-update-utmp-runlevel.service
           10ms sys-fs-fuse-connections.mount
            7ms sys-kernel-config.mount

~$ systemd-analyze critical-chain
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the "+" character.

graphical.target @29.588s
└─multi-user.target @29.588s
 └─getty.target @29.587s
   └─getty@tty1.service @29.587s
     └─system-getty.slice @29.586s
       └─setvtrgb.service @29.366s +218ms
         └─systemd-user-sessions.service @28.132s +85ms
           └─network.target @28.120s
             └─NetworkManager.service @17.081s +11.039s
               └─dbus.service @13.660s
                 └─basic.target @13.554s
                   └─sockets.target @13.554s
                     └─avahi-daemon.socket @13.554s
                       └─sysinit.target @13.402s
                         └─apparmor.service @6.427s +6.860s
                           └─local-fs.target @6.382s
                             └─local-fs-pre.target @6.382s
                               └─keyboard-setup.service @3.504s +2.877s
                                 └─systemd-journald.socket @3.402s
                                   └─system.slice @3.401s
                                     └─-.slice @3.378s

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  Printer on Linux Mint 19
Posted by: Susan - 09-03-2018, 12:52 PM - Forum: Mint - Replies (5)

 what Linux software do you suggest to run a printer, mine is an Epson XP-235 and they supply a setup disk with excellent software for Windows but its all .exe files and won't run on Linux.
I know that I can get drivers for the generic printer for Linux, it's the scan and print user software that I don't know about, do you have any suggestions,Huh please.

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  XBT_Drive shows up as /dev/sda1 in Ubuntu 18.04.1
Posted by: delboy - 09-03-2018, 08:11 AM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (2)

Hi Everyone

After rebooting and issuing the command lsblk it shows the following output;

sda      8:0    0   2.7T  0 disk
└─sda1   8:1    0   2.7T  0 part /media/derek/XBT_Drive
sdb      8:16   0   1.8T  0 disk
└─sdb1   8:17   0   1.8T  0 part /

My understanding is that the first drive should show as /dev/sda1 on the / partition.

Please let me know if you require any further information to resolve this issue.

Thanks Derek

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  Problem - VLC not upgrading to v3.0.4
Posted by: charliebrownau - 09-03-2018, 01:48 AM - Forum: Ubuntu - Replies (3)


Linux Problem

VLC not upgrading to 3.0.4

 Toshisba Chromebook 2 CB35 2014
 (Intel Baytrail/2gb RAM/16gb emmc)

GalliumOS v2.1

current edition v2.2.7

-  GaliumOS Upgrade tool didnt upgrade VLC
-  apt-get upgrade       didnt upgrade VLC
-  Ubuntu Software centre reports installed

From the OMFG Ubuntu Article it mentions
 VLC needs to come from Ubuntu Software Centerand repo ????
not via

Snap isnt upgraded yet to 3.0.4

Does VLC 3.0.4 .deb file exist?

VLC Site not very helpful

File on Laptop:

 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial main restricted
 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates main restricted
 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial universe
 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates universe

 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial multiverse
 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates multiverse

 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports main restricted universe multiverse
 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security main restricted

 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security universe
 deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security multiverse

Ubuntu Centre reports more PPA added, yet isnt displayed on the source file

Installing Windows or ANOTHER distro is NOT the solution to ONE program not upgrading
GalliumOS is the ONLY distro that works with the hardware
every other distro REFUSES to provide the correct drivers
(Yes even Ubuntu mate and mint Ive tired)

Thanks for any help in fixing this

Also I can SSH via LAN into Laptop via Windows PC using Putty
or access it directly

Laptop (galliumos 2.1+XFCE):-
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  Automatic login to desktop and Gnome Keyring
Posted by: Rob - 09-02-2018, 09:10 PM - Forum: Ubuntu - No Replies

Hi everybody! I'm setting up a new Ubuntu MATE installation on a ThinkPad T520 for a school teacher (who happens to be my wife). This ThinkPad is intended to be used mostly for her personal use since her school will be issuing her a Windows 10 laptop. I have SyncThing set up on the ThinkPad to keep all her files in sync between both laptops and a NAS on my local network, so she's free to use either computer to do her work with. Of course I will be encouraging her to use the Windows 10 laptop as little as possible in favor of the ThinkPad I'm setting up for her. With all that background info out of the way, on to my problem.

I initially installed Ubuntu MATE with an encrypted LVM. I configured the desktop to login her user account automatically so she won't have to type both the decryption password and her login password to start up the computer. For her, I figured it's enough security just to enter the decryption password to boot the computer. The problem is by automatically logging into the desktop, the Gnome Keyring is not unlocked. Consequently, launching Google Chrome will access the default keyring and insist that she type her login password. Is there a way around this? Is there a way to have her account automatically logged in and automatically unlock Gnome Keyring? Can I have my cake and eat it too?

In an attempt to find an acceptable workaround, I experimented with an unencrypted Ubuntu MATE installation, turned off automatic login to the desktop, and then added on eCryptfs to encrypt only her home directory. That setup satisfies the condition of only needing to type one password to boot the computer, but the overlayed filesystem creates a new set of problems. Long filenames which are okay on a normal ext4 or NTFS filesystem, can't be as long when you are using eCryptfs. This problem is interfering with SyncThing's ability to keep all of her files in sync since some of her documents have filename lengths that approach the limit of what's allowed on a non-overlayed filesystem.

I'm looking for suggestions, but it's important that they don't require her to change her workflow. Thanks!

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  Old laptop back from the dead
Posted by: Lurchicus - 09-02-2018, 08:07 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (10)

Hi All,

Thanks to the videos from Joe, I was able to bring an old Dell laptop back from the dead this weekend (used to run Windows XP).

Dell Inspiron E1705
Intel Core Duo (Intel T2250 @ 2x 1.733GHz)
2003MiB RAM (max) (2 GB)

The first step was to open the system up and clean it... unexpectedly, there was very little dirt in the machine, just a little dust here and there that cleaned up very quickly. I will reseat the CPU, once I get some new thermal paste (I didn't even look... with a CPU temp of 33.5 C, I feel pretty safe for now).

The second step was to replace the existing 80GB HDD (Samsung - Sept 2006, and still working) with a Samsung 500GB SSD (860 EVO) for 99.99 USD on Amazon.

I went through several distros and ended up on Ubuntu Studio 18.04 (XFCE 32-bit low latency i686 kernel), mostly because it's new and supports 32-bit. I did try older Ubuntu distros, but I was never able to get Ethernet to work with then... and didn't like the desktop very much. I tried to get Mint Cinnamon, but the Mint download links timed out every time I tried them.

I still may try Mint Cinnamon 32-bit since I was finally able to download the iso today (9/27/2018).

The end result is a system with more storage space then I will ever use that performs very well for me. 

Thanks everyone!


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Sad PROGRAMMING - Madness....???
Posted by: dai-3 - 09-02-2018, 07:53 PM - Forum: EzeeLinux Community Commons - Replies (18)

Hello, I thought I would post something that probably not many people can help with but it's worth a shot asking.

I started to code in c# using Unity5 using MVS-Community 2017, the IDE was great and was easy to use but I went off the "game/object" programming in frustration of too many enums/arrays ++++++ etc driving me mad and too much math in "catlike coding", though I could copy it.

I have Linux now and have no idea how or what to learn as a foundation or what I want to build but would like a bit of advice on what is quick and easy to learn. I will probably go to basics with HTML5 probably, then CSS.

But people mention Javascript to go with it. Though I thought PHP7 was supposed to be better in the ranks and more job useable. BUT....I don't know what the IDE in a simple format is with the best support for Linux that is free (lots of project tutorials.

I thought PHP would suit or match learning bash to learn memory/files/basic programming and "forms" or GUI's not that I have a clue as I only did the basics.

I would appreciate someone's simple advice on this as Stefan Mischook in his videos points to PHP for jobs and ease and version seven being much better than the old stuff etc.

Does anyone have a clue in an ordered manner of how to become a web developer or programmer from home, as there are no college evening courses around me and not really much help I can seem to get. I'm too old to waste time on too difficult languages like C++ etc. and c# is not free on linux apparently due to the .net core licences from redhat & keys from microsoft etc.

Any help appreciated, thanks. Probably not making much sense to a lot of people Smile

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  Help with Nano
Posted by: Mdmartiny - 09-02-2018, 02:13 PM - Forum: GNU/Linux, Unix, BASH and More - Replies (3)

I am trying to do something in Nano and I keep getting this error message:

Unable to create directory /home/michael/.local/share/nano/: Permission denied
It is required for saving/loading search history or cursor positions.

Press Enter to continue

Can someone explain to me what I am doing wrong?

ok, I figured out that issue. I had to go in under SU and give myself permissions for the folder.

Now I am getting an error telling me that

Could not launch /usr/bin/nano

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