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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 09:16:35 pm »
Here's free -m from Peppermint 10 after full installation.  Yeah, I reinstalled again, but this time with Peppermint 10.

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ecuaperk@peppy ~ $ free -m
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           3885         263        3181          37         440        3365
Swap:           707           0         707
ecuaperk@peppy ~ $

And here's free -m from Peppermint 9 after PCNetSpec salvaged its memory, but before I'd removed a few packages and personalized the distro:

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ecuaperk@peppy ~ $ free -m
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           3885         475        2735          81         675        3108
Swap:           707           0         707
ecuaperk@peppy ~ $

Those differences aside, my conclusion is Peppermint 10 is generally better on resources than Peppermint 9 -- which is okay by me!  ;)

Are you ever likely to use hibernate ? .. if so we'll likely have to expand your swapfile size now, but on such a small drive I wouldn't bother because it'll eat a quarter of the drive.

No, never.  I mean I'm probably going to set the power button to suspend upon press, but I don't remember us ever regularly using hibernate.  I hadn't even given it a thought.

Thank you, PCNetSpec.  I've now synced mrs.perknh's new "Pepperbook" to her Chrome account.  I believe mrs.perknh will now be able to continue with Peppermint 10 here without missing a beat! :)

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 06:31:33 pm »
Bravo!!  You fixed the problem, PCNetSpec! 8)

I had to add a xed before your command, and I had to reboot, but here are the results:

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ecuaperk@peppy ~ $ free -m
              total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           3885         475        2735          81         675        3108
Swap:           707           0         707
ecuaperk@peppy ~ $

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ecuaperk@peppy ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: peppy Kernel: 4.18.0-21-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Acer product: Peppy v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: N/A model: N/A serial: N/A BIOS: coreboot v: N/A date: 03/02/2017
Battery    BAT0: charge: 13.0 Wh 39.0% condition: 33.4/44.7 Wh (75%)
           hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron 2955U (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1400 MHz 1: 815 MHz 2: 810 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile version: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.8
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-21-generic
Network:   Card: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 16.0GB (38.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SNS4151 size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 15G used: 5.9G (42%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 91.5C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 166 Uptime: 5 min Memory: 521.4/3885.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
ecuaperk@peppy ~ $
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That is terrific.  Assuming Brianrh has the same memory issue on his Acer C-710, he should now be able to do the same procedure in order to free up the memory on his Chromebook too. ;)

Thank you so much. :) 

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 04:17:30 pm »
PCNetSpec, if I installed Ubuntu 18,04.2, or Mint Cinnamon 19.1, on mrs.perknh's Chromebook again, while also running two rounds of inxi -Fz, or any other commands, on Peppermint first, and the other distribution of your choice after, would the comparison of the two sets of commands help you determine what Ubuntu or Mint are doing differently than us so that they don't require a boot parameter?  Might doing some reverse engineering help you here?

All I know is that this Chromebook is not like a normal Windows computer.  It is very, very, particular, and intentionally so, I believe.

Here's Peppermint's inxi -Fz:

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ecuaperk@peppy ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: peppy Kernel: 4.18.0-21-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Acer product: Peppy v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: N/A model: N/A serial: N/A BIOS: coreboot v: N/A date: 03/02/2017
Battery    BAT0: charge: 18.3 Wh 54.9% condition: 33.4/44.7 Wh (75%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron 2955U (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1400 MHz 1: 854 MHz 2: 798 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.1 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile version: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.8
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.18.0-21-generic
Network:   Card: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 16.0GB (38.4% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SNS4151 size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 15G used: 5.8G (42%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 80.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 214 Uptime: 4:17 Memory: 305.4/984.6MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
ecuaperk@peppy ~ $
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General Discussion / Re: Big Poppa Peppermint
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:55:32 am »
It looks like I've been bestowed with the title 'Big Poppa Peppermint'.  It was started by one of my followers and now PCNetSpec and ZebedeeBoss have both given their blessings.

And what could more appropriate than to announce these blessings on Father's Day?  Congratulations, Big Poppa Peppermint! :)

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:44:05 am »
No, it freezes and says Booting from Hard Drive...

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:38:22 am »

were you shown the GRUB menu this time ?

No.

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:22:05 am »
If you hit option #1 are you presented with the GRUB screen ?

If not, hit option #1 then immediately start tapping the Shift key .. do you then get presented with the GRUB screen ?

No, I see SeaBIOS.  If I press Escape for the boot menu, I then see option #1 for the Kingston drive.  If I repeatedly tap Shift, the screen freezes on me.

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:06:46 am »
I've have nothing like that.  I've never seen anything like GNU GRUB.

If you could fast forward and take a quick look at this video from 9:10 - 9:40.  That is what I have, but with only option #1 which is the Chromebook's Kingston drive.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxsckwmRhfw

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 09:27:07 am »
Do you know how to temporarily (for a single boot) boot without that parameter now Peppermint is installed .. just to test if it's still necessary ?

bare in mind I said TEMPORARILY.

No, I don't know how to do that.  I don't know how to remove the boot parameter.

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 09:09:34 am »
Has it always been automatic since installation, or did you have to manually add it ?

It's always been automatic,

What's the contents of
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xed /etc/default/grub

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# If you change this file, run 'update-grub' afterwards to update
# /boot/grub/grub.cfg.
# For full documentation of the options in this file, see:
#   info -f grub -n 'Simple configuration'

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="mem=1G"

# Uncomment to enable BadRAM filtering, modify to suit your needs
# This works with Linux (no patch required) and with any kernel that obtains
# the memory map information from GRUB (GNU Mach, kernel of FreeBSD ...)
#GRUB_BADRAM="0x01234567,0xfefefefe,0x89abcdef,0xefefefef"

# Uncomment to disable graphical terminal (grub-pc only)
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console

# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
#GRUB_GFXMODE=640x480

# Uncomment if you don't want GRUB to pass "root=UUID=xxx" parameter to Linux
#GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true

# Uncomment to disable generation of recovery mode menu entries
#GRUB_DISABLE_RECOVERY="true"

# Uncomment to get a beep at grub start
#GRUB_INIT_TUNE="480 440 1"

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 08:59:06 am »
Are you having to enter that kernel boot parameter at each boot .. or is it being entered automagically ?

It's automatic.

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 08:46:02 am »
Have you tried Peppermint 9 (without the parameter) ?

Yes, and just like Peppermint 10, it won't install.  Also, 4G and 2G do not help.  Only 1G works.

Right now the Chromebook is running Peppermint 9, and with the 4.18 kernel.


P.S.

I'm actually quite impressed with what a Chromebook can do when running on only 1G of memory.   It's amazing! :o

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New Users / Re: Lost panel
« on: June 16, 2019, 08:34:55 am »
I forgot the z sorry  :(

That's okay, clatterfordslim .  I've got a feeling our new friend, safn1949, may be dealing with bigger problems than that.  Anyway, he's in good hands with PCNetSpec. :)

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General Discussion / Re: Chromebook conversion
« on: June 16, 2019, 08:25:14 am »
Am I right in assuming Ubuntu 18.04.2 uses the same 4.18 kernel as Peppermint 10 .. and it was Peppermint 10 you installed ?

Yes, that's right!

I'm trying to figure out what Ubuntu are doing differently than us where they don't require the parameter.

Mint 19.1 Cinnamon edition doesn't require the parameter either if that offers you any clues.  It's not using the 4.18 kernel either.

Thank you, PCnetSpec

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New Users / Re: Lost panel
« on: June 16, 2019, 07:19:18 am »
This command in the terminal tells us about the hardware you're using  ;D



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inxi -F

That's true, but if you post its output here within the forum, use this command instead.  This command helps protect the poster's privacy.

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inxi -Fz

@safn1949

For your own privacy's sake, modify your post by using the above command, safn1949.  We're trying to change this old bad habit around here. ;)





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