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Problems with P-8 new installation
« on: November 30, 2017, 03:13:59 pm »
Hello Peppermint people. In a previous post I was concerned about memory bleed and finally decided to perform a new installation. Well, everything was going along real good for a few days until yesterday. Yesterday I was unable to boot into P 8, got a message that sda1 had broken lines or something and said manually run a fsck. Well I was able to log into one of the other distros on my hard drive and performed a fsck on sda1, losts of broken lines. Before this I was able to change the resolution in Grub and everything was fine. So I rebooted into P 8 and went ahead with my business. I rebooted a couple of times throughout the day with no problems. This morning I tried to boot into P 8 and I got a similar message about the broken lines and I tried to boot into one of the other distros and got the same thing. I had read that performing a manual fsck could sometimes only be a temporary fix, so I decided to do another fresh install. Well now I can't make changes to the grub menu resolution and I can't change the preference to one click in the file system. There may be other things but right now that's all I'm aware of. Anybody have an idea of what's going on? Thanks guys, Oh and I used the same usb memory for both fresh installations.  :) I almost forgot, I can't set my favorite photo as Desktop either.

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albert@albert-desktop ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: albert-desktop Kernel: 4.10.0-40-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   Mobo: ASRock model: AM1B-M
           Bios: American Megatrends v: P1.50 date: 04/29/2015
CPU:       Quad core AMD Athlon 5370 APU with Radeon R3 (-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2200 MHz 1: 1200 MHz 2: 1000 MHz 3: 800 MHz
           4: 1200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cedar [Radeon HD 5000/6000/7350/8350 Series]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x768@60.00hz, 1024x768@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CEDAR (DRM 2.49.0 / 4.10.0-40-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cedar HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5400/6300 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-40-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (53.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD2500AAKX size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 29G used: 6.6G (25%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.82GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 22.9C mobo: N/A gpu: 56.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 188 Uptime: 56 min Memory: 1139.5/7919.2MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
albert@albert-desktop ~ $

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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 03:49:21 pm »
How sure are you about the reliability of your HDD and RAM ?

I've never seen a message about "broken lines" before .. was is "broken pipe" ?
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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 10:50:04 pm »
How sure are you about the reliability of your HDD and RAM ?

I've never seen a message about "broken lines" before .. was is "broken pipe" ?

I don't know, hard drive and memories are less than a year old. I went ahead and did another fresh install and this time I was able to change the resolution in grub but I still can't select one click to open files or set my wallpaper preference.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2017, 10:58:33 pm by alynur »
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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 02:14:30 am »
How sure are you about the reliability of your HDD and RAM ?

I've never seen a message about "broken lines" before .. was is "broken pipe" ?

I don't know, hard drive and memories are less than a year old. I went ahead and did another fresh install and this time I was able to change the resolution in grub but I still can't select one click to open files or set my wallpaper preference.

What is happening when you try and click, to enable one click.  Does it tick it and then revert back to un-ticked immediately? Is it greyed out ?

The same questions re not being able to set your wallpaper preference.  Exactly what is happening please ?

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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 07:55:43 am »
How sure are you about the reliability of your HDD and RAM ?

I've never seen a message about "broken lines" before .. was is "broken pipe" ?

I don't know, hard drive and memories are less than a year old. I went ahead and did another fresh install and this time I was able to change the resolution in grub but I still can't select one click to open files or set my wallpaper preference.

What is happening when you try and click, to enable one click.  Does it tick it and then revert back to un-ticked immediately? Is it greyed out ?

The same questions re not being able to set your wallpaper preference.  Exactly what is happening please ?

Regards Zeb...

Hi Zeb, yes when I click to enable one click it doesn't even accept the click and it's not greyed out. With the wallpaper, I tried right clicking the image and selecting set as wallpaper with nothing happening, I've tried opening the image and clicking files and then selecting set as wallpaper and it acts as if it will work, ie the hide background option starts, with no luck and I've tried adding a new directory under peppermint settings, wallpapers, and selecting the image and clicking apply but the apply button stays lit up and nothing happens.
Also, I thought I was good with the grub menu resolution because I was able to change it, save it and run update-grub but it didn't change the grub menu on reboot. Actually it did but upon the first update thru the update manager, an option to install the developer's grub config file or maintain the currently changed file was presented and like a fool I chose to include the developer's file. I was still able to make the changes etc. but it didn't take.
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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 08:24:38 am »
What happens if you run:
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gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file:///usr/share/peppermint/wallpapers/PeppermintCold.jpg"
do you get an error, or did the wallpaper change ?

And what happens of you run:
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gsettings set org.nemo.preferences click-policy "single"
did you get an error or did the click policy change to a single click ?

How long have you had this PC ?
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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 08:44:12 am »
Could the file system be remounted as read-only somehow?

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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 08:45:35 am »
What happens if you run:
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gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file:///usr/share/peppermint/wallpapers/PeppermintCold.jpg"
do you get an error, or did the wallpaper change ?

And what happens of you run:
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gsettings set org.nemo.preferences click-policy "single"
did you get an error or did the click policy change to a single click ?

How long have you had this PC ?


Hi PCNetSpec, I get this;

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albert@albert-desktop ~ $ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri "file:///usr/share/peppermint/wallpapers/PeppermintCold.jpg"

(process:6223): dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: GDBus.Error:org.gtk.GDBus.UnmappedGError.Quark._g_2dfile_2derror_2dquark.Code2: Failed to create file '/home/albert/.config/dconf/user.82WOAZ': Permission denied
albert@albert-desktop ~ $ gsettings set org.nemo.preferences click-policy "single"
(process:6231): dconf-WARNING **: failed to commit changes to dconf: GDBus.Error:org.gtk.GDBus.UnmappedGError.Quark._g_2dfile_2derror_2dquark.Code2: Failed to create file '/home/albert/.config/dconf/user.U6TOAZ': Permission denied
albert@albert-desktop ~ $

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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 08:50:17 am »
What's the output from:
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ls -l /home/albert/.config/dconf
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ls -l /home/albert/.config | grep dconf
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whoami
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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2017, 09:25:38 am »
What's the output from:
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ls -l /home/albert/.config/dconf
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ls -l /home/albert/.config | grep dconf
and
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whoami

Hi PCNetSpec, here you go;

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albert@albert-desktop ~ $ ls -l /home/albert/.config/dconf
total 4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 523 nov 30 23:04 user
albert@albert-desktop ~ $ ls -l /home/albert/.config | grep dconf
drwxr-xr-x  2 root   root   4096 nov 30 23:04 dconf
albert@albert-desktop ~ $ whoami
albert
albert@albert-desktop ~ $
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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2017, 09:31:47 am »
Somehow root has taken ownership of your dconf directory and contents.

Run:
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sudo chown -R albert:albert /home/albert/.config/dconf
now see if the wallpaper changer and nemo preferences work ?



And just to be sure, what's the output from:
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ls -l /home | grep albert
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ls -la /home/albert | grep .config
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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2017, 12:51:29 pm »
Somehow root has taken ownership of your dconf directory and contents.

Run:
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sudo chown -R albert:albert /home/albert/.config/dconf
now see if the wallpaper changer and nemo preferences work ?



And just to be sure, what's the output from:
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ls -l /home | grep albert
and
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ls -l /home/albert | grep .config

Okay, that did the trick! Here's what you asked for;

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albert@albert-desktop ~ $ ls -l /home | grep albert
drwxr-xr-x 15 albert albert 4096 dic  1 11:47 albert
albert@albert-desktop ~ $ ls -l /home/albert | grep .config
albert@albert-desktop ~ $

So much better, I hate double clicking. Should I start a new thread about the grub menu?
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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2017, 01:52:28 pm »
Cool that looks good :)

Is there actually a problem with GRUB, besides you choosing to overwrite your config with the package maintainers ?
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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2017, 02:16:24 pm »
Cool that looks good :)

Is there actually a problem with GRUB, besides you choosing to overwrite your config with the package maintainers ?

It's booting up okay but the fonts are so small it's very hard to read. Same problem I had before that we were able to overcome.
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Re: Problems with P-8 new installation
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2017, 02:17:09 pm »
Does the same fix work here too ?
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