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Hardware / Re: Wayward Logitech mouse [Solved]
« on: August 25, 2020, 11:12:53 am »
I had looked many times in "Settings Panel" but not Control Centre.

Ah well you're never too old to learn. :P

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Hardware / Re: Wayward Logitech mouse
« on: August 23, 2020, 03:16:13 pm »
Thanks Slim.

You would not believe how many times I have searched for this but never ever thought of searching for Mouse "SENSITIVITY" Doh!

I actually found the settings in the Peppermint Control Centre.

All sorted now thanks for your kind help.

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Hardware / Wayward Logitech mouse [Solved]
« on: August 22, 2020, 12:20:42 pm »
I have a G402 Logitech gaming mouse on my system. The problem is it is way too sensitive and flies all round the screen with very little input.

I've looked online and saw a post on the Ubuntu forum where entering a small piece of code cured it (I can't remember what it was) but the next time I logged on it was too sensitive again.

Is there a way to set a speed and make it permanent?

Thanks.

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Networking / Re: What wifi adapter?
« on: July 31, 2020, 01:11:26 pm »
Thanks for all the replies lads. Anyway what I eventually did was get the modem into the same room as the pc. I had to re route a few cables getting it all sorted and it all turned out a lot neater than I was expecting and now I have full speed all the time.

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Networking / What wifi adapter? [Solved]
« on: July 27, 2020, 08:26:18 am »
I'm on 64Mbps fibre to cabinet and most of the time I get way above that sometimes hitting 90Mbps! However just recently every 2-3 days my speed will drop to 5-10Mbps and rebooting the router is the only way to get the speed back up.

Yesterday I did some digging and found the problem appears to be the link between my pc and router. I ran a speed test on my phone through wifi and was getting around 55-60Mbps then did a speed test on the pc and it was crawling again. My pc is in a different room to the router so I use TP-Link powerline adapters as it's not practical to run a direct cable.

I have three old wifi dongles that I've used before, one with Peppermintos but that was a few years ago. They are Tenda W311U, Tenda W900U and TP-Link T4U. The W311U worked with an old version of Peppermint, I'm not sure if the other two did. I downloaded drivers but was getting loads of errors attempting to install them. looking on the net people were saying to use an older kernel with them. To be honest the last thing I want to be doing is installing old kernels, I'd rather carry on rebooting the router every few days than mess about like that.

So is anyone using a wifi dongle with their Pepprmint install that they can recommend?

Many thanks.

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New Users / Re: Slow shutdown Peppermint 10
« on: July 12, 2020, 10:56:51 am »
Well everything has been fine so I'll mark as solved ::)

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New Users / Re: Slow shutdown Peppermint 10
« on: July 08, 2020, 03:35:03 pm »
Err ok I screwed up :D
I was convinced this was a graphics issue, checking log file errors it all pointed to graphics card. So looking in Synaptic I found an older driver and tried it. Wrong!
As soon as it booted everything just froze up, I couldn't do anything ::). Luckily as this was a fresh install I had nothing saved so I've done another install ;D.

Not wanting to risk P10 again I had an old copy of P9 already burnt to disk. I installed that and at the moment all the old spark is back with fast boot and shutdown times.
It reminds me of the old days running Peppermint Ice which was my favourite Peppermint distro.

I will use it for a few days just to make sure it's all ok and then mark it as Solved.

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New Users / Re: Slow shutdown Peppermint 10
« on: July 07, 2020, 12:06:25 pm »
I was looking at some Linux forums and on the Mint forum someone suggested "ps -A > processes.txt" just before shutting down and then "dmesg |tail" after rebooting for a similar issue. I tried it and got this:

d@d-B450-AORUS-PRO ~ $ dmesg |tail
[  685.004623] amdgpu: [powerplay]
                failed to send message 171 ret is 0
[  686.043808] amdgpu: [powerplay]
                last message was failed ret is 0
[  686.586501] amdgpu: [powerplay]
                failed to send message 171 ret is 0
[  687.625577] amdgpu: [powerplay]
                last message was failed ret is 0
[  688.168278] amdgpu: [powerplay]
                failed to send message 171 ret is 0
d@d-B450-AORUS-PRO ~ $

I'm not sure what this is but assume it's to do with my graphics card not shutting down properly.

Maybe I need to load Propriety drivers? I looked at the AMD site and there are up to date drivers for Ubuntu derived systems.

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New Users / Re: Slow shutdown Peppermint 10
« on: July 07, 2020, 10:29:15 am »
Hi murraymint I've tried that and also hitting Tab but nothing at all. No text, nothing.

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New Users / Re: Slow shutdown Peppermint 10
« on: July 07, 2020, 08:18:47 am »
I just tried "shutdown now" in a terminal but it was still very slow shutting down.

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New Users / Slow shutdown Peppermint 10 (Solved)
« on: July 07, 2020, 07:24:23 am »
I've never had this problem before.

I'm dual booting with Win 10 64 bit. Windows is booting and shutting down fine, however Peppermint is booting fine but shutdown is slow, 3-5 minutes.

I've tried hitting Esc or Tab whilst it's shutting down but can't see anything onscreen at all. I think I'm doing it right, Menu - Logout button then Shutdown then hit Esc or Tab?

I can find my boot log in Var but is there a shutdown log I can look at?

This is my inxi:

@d-B450-AORUS-PRO ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: d-B450-AORUS-PRO Kernel: 5.3.0-62-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: B450 AORUS PRO serial: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: B450 AORUS PRO-CF v: x.x serial: N/A
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F50 date: 11/27/2019
CPU:       6 core AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3600 MHz 1: 2195 MHz 2: 2195 MHz 3: 2196 MHz
           4: 2195 MHz 5: 2195 MHz 6: 2194 MHz 7: 2194 MHz 8: 2189 MHz 9: 2194 MHz
           10: 2194 MHz 11: 2194 MHz 12: 2195 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Tonga PRO [Radeon R9 285/380]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.8 )
           drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon R9 380 Series (TONGA, DRM 3.33.0, 5.3.0-62-generic, LLVM 9.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.8
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Starship/Matisse HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Tonga HDMI Audio [Radeon R9 285/380]
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.3.0-62-generic
Network:   Card: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection driver: igb
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2620.5GB (0.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_HDWA120 size: 2000.4GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 120.0GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WDS500G2B0A size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 110G used: 8.8G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: No active sensors found. Have you configured your sensors yet? mobo: N/A
Info:      Processes: 279 Uptime: 45 min Memory: 824.8/16021.2MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

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d@d-B450-AORUS-PRO ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: d-B450-AORUS-PRO Kernel: 5.3.0-62-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Gigabyte product: B450 AORUS PRO serial: N/A
           Mobo: Gigabyte model: B450 AORUS PRO-CF v: x.x serial: N/A
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: F50 date: 11/27/2019
CPU:       6 core AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (-MT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3600 MHz 1: 2195 MHz 2: 2195 MHz 3: 2196 MHz
           4: 2195 MHz 5: 2195 MHz 6: 2194 MHz 7: 2194 MHz 8: 2189 MHz 9: 2194 MHz
           10: 2194 MHz 11: 2194 MHz 12: 2195 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Tonga PRO [Radeon R9 285/380]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.8 )
           drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD Radeon R9 380 Series (TONGA, DRM 3.33.0, 5.3.0-62-generic, LLVM 9.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 19.2.8
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Starship/Matisse HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Tonga HDMI Audio [Radeon R9 285/380]
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.3.0-62-generic
Network:   Card: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection driver: igb
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2620.5GB (0.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_HDWA120 size: 2000.4GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 120.0GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WDS500G2B0A size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 110G used: 8.8G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: No active sensors found. Have you configured your sensors yet? mobo: N/A
Info:      Processes: 279 Uptime: 45 min Memory: 824.8/16021.2MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

Took a while to sort out but got it all working dual boot Peppermint 10 and Win 10 64bit.

The only problem which I am looking at now is very slow shutdown.

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Well I managed to sort it. I checked the P10 install on the old 80gig hdd and there were no fat32 partitions anywhere. So I connected the ssd back up and ran yet another P10 live session!
I opened Gparted and deleted all the partitions again then formatted the whole drive into one ext 4 partition.  Then I reinstalled P10 for about the fifth time :D after double checking there were no fat32 entries on the drive. Rebooted and yes everything was back to normal  :). How strange was that then.

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I built this pc this week with a Gigabyte Aorus Pro mb. I set the bios to Legacy and dual booted P10 and Win10 64, Windows is an old install (a few years) but my P10 Respin install was on an old pata/ide hdd so could not be used with this board. I used an old sata 80gig hdd and put P10 on it, updated grub and everything worked, got the grub menu at startup to boot into P10 or Windows no problem.

The old hdd was very slow and not in good health so I fitted a Samsung Evo ssd and once again burned P10 onto it but this time when I booted and updated grub Windows did not show up. When I restarted the pc it booted straight into P10 with no grub menu which had me puzzled.

I looked on the Disks utility and found the Evo ssd had formatted partition 1 as Fat32 during install and was mounted at/boot/efi. Partition 2 is Extention 4 though, so I ran a live P10 session and formatted the ssd as Extension 4 then reinstalled P10 onto it. I got the same result and can still only boot P10. I checked bios and it's still set to Legacy so nothing has changed there.

I'm going to change the boot order in bios and see if I can boot Windows and then I might refit the old 80gig hdd and see if that will dual boot but I would like to use the ssd simply for the speed.

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Hardware / Re: New Ryzen system problem
« on: June 30, 2020, 04:14:31 pm »
I am cautiously going to say "good news" :). The Gigabyte board arrived today so I stripped the MSI out and installed it. I connected it to a few of my drives and booted but nothing doing, however this was early days as all I'd really done was set the bios to Legacy.

I connected the cd rom, fitted a spare (old) 80gig drive and tried booting into a live Peppermint session. Success! :D I just flicked around and everything appeared to be working so went for an install, another success :D ;D so I updated grub then turned off and fitted my old 2tb Win 10 drive. Booted and did another grub update, restarted and I'd got my old Win10 back. I tried a couple of games and noticed everything running a lot cooler and fps through the roof.

I also did an internet speed test and I'm back up to full speed 60+ Mbps.

Well I think I've learned my lesson, stick with Gigabyte ;D

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