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Installation / Re: Error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod
« on: October 19, 2019, 05:22:10 am »
I disconnected the hard drive, than the PC did boot up. I reconnected the hard drive, now everything functioned as it should.

Thank you very much for your responses.

With kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands

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Installation / Re: Error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod
« on: October 18, 2019, 02:24:33 am »
No, I used the 64 bit version.

But .... during boot up of the live usb, right at the beginning, a black screen briefly mentions something like: 
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unknown chipset 000000x0

With kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands

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Installation / Error: file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod [SOLVED]
« on: October 17, 2019, 04:12:42 pm »
After a long time I decided to built myself a new pc.

AMD Ryzen 5-3600 - B450 I Aorus Pro Wifi - 16Gb RAM - 500 Gb M2 SSD and a 750Gb 3,5" HDD

After installing PM10 it would not boot. I get the message:

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error:file /boot/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod not found

I did some research, but couldn't find a workable solution so far. Is there anybody out there who has a solution for this issue?

Thank you in advance.

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands

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Software & Applications / Re: SSD failure and Deja-Dup failure
« on: January 13, 2019, 04:10:27 pm »
No, the home partition was never encrypted. Not the current partition, nor the old one.

The idea was to restore the backup to the new disk, but for some reason it doesn't work ..... I could off course extract the difftar files, but I do not know how that will exactly work out since it is in incremental backup that has been made. The only full back up was made in May last year, the last incremental backup was made in December last year.

With kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands

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Software & Applications / Re: SSD failure and Deja-Dup failure
« on: January 13, 2019, 03:57:34 pm »
I can open any random difftar file with the archive manager.



With kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands

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Software & Applications / Re: SSD failure and Deja-Dup failure
« on: January 02, 2019, 04:03:41 pm »
I have been busy with this subject for days. So far with no success. I have not tried with the archive manager yet.

First I went to the command line.

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duplicity list-current-files file:///media/joop/94ece50d-d453-41e4-b449-339097576dee

This resulted in a good result, hence, there is a valid backup on the disk.

Than I tried:
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duplicity restore file:///media/joop/94ece50d-d453-41e4-b449-339097576dee /home/joop

which gave me the following output:
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gpg: WARNING: unsafe ownership on homedir '/home/joop/.gnupg'
Restore destination directory /home already exists.
Will not overwrite.

Than I tried:
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duplicity restore --force file:///media/joop/94ece50d-d453-41e4-b449-339097576dee /home/joop

which gave me the following output:
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Last full backup date: Sat May 26 12:58:55 2018
GnuPG passphrase for decryption:

I have never given a passphrase for duplicity, hence I entered nothing:
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Cannot use empty passphrase with symmetric encryption!  Please try again.
GnuPG passphrase for decryption:

I managed to retrieve the
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.gnupg
folder and its content from the faulty SSD. I than replaced the current
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.gnupg
with the one from the faulty SSD. Than I tried again:
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duplicity restore --force file:///media/joop/94ece50d-d453-41e4-b449-339097576dee /home/joop

which gave me the following output:
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gpg: WARNING: unsafe permissions on homedir '/home/joop/.gnupg'
Local and Remote metadata are synchronized, no sync needed.
Last full backup date: Sat May 26 12:58:55 2018
GnuPG passphrase for decryption:
Error '[Errno 17] File exists' processing home/joop/.mozilla/firefox/s6sd02h0.default/lock
...

So far, I don't know what to do next. I have studied a lot of sources, but unfortunately my English is not always good enough to really grasp what is meant. I especially do not understand at all what is meant with this gpg stuff and the passphrase. While setting the backup I have never given a passphrase, hence I assumed I would be able to restore the backup without a passphrase, or, as I understand, with a password. Even if I use the password that my dad usually uses (he is 87) there is no result. Unfortunately the man stored 22000 eBooks in Calibre which are, so far, unreachable.

With kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands.

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Software & Applications / SSD failure and Deja-Dup failure
« on: December 27, 2018, 09:50:44 am »
My dad's computer had a SSD failure. Frequent backups from his home folder are made with Deja-Dup to an external hard drive which were always succesful.

I bought a new SSD and after installing I wanted to restore the backup from the external hard disk to his new SSD.

I was very surprised to get the message that Deja-Dup couldn't find a single backup on the external hard drive. Hence, I checked the hard drive and found countless duplicity difftar files on the exernal hard drive. Hence, the backups were made, they are present, but for some reason Deja-Dup can't find them.

Since the old SSD is still functional I tried to copy his home folder to the new SSD but that did not work as well since so many faults on the SSD are being reported that the action never ends.

Now I am stuck with many backup files, but not able to restore them to the new SSD. Is there anybody out there who can help?

By the way, should this work? And if so, should the "--file-to-restore" be a difftar file?
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duplicity restore --file-to-restore / file:///path/to/backups /path/to/dir

Thank you in advance, and with kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
The Netherlands

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Installation / Re: Troubles installing PM9 on Acer 5715Z laptop
« on: December 06, 2018, 04:52:51 pm »
That did it! Thank you very much, you just give a second life to another old laptop!

With kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands

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Installation / Re: Troubles installing PM9 on Acer 5715Z laptop
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:08:17 am »
The action made it possible to install PM. Unfortunately it seems not to be permanent because the boot up is extremely slow, and the same messages pop up.

Is there a way to overcome the slow boot up?

Thank you in advance, and with kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands.

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Installation / Troubles installing PM9 on Acer 5715Z laptop [SOLVED]
« on: December 03, 2018, 03:19:09 pm »
I have an old Acer Aspire 5715Z laptop which was running an old version of Elementary OS. I want to replace it with PM9 but I run into some strange problems.

During boot up of the "Live" USB there are many messages. Booting up goes very slow. The first few lines of the messages are:

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[0.151649] ACPI BIOS error (bug) : \_SB.PCIO._OSC: excess arguments - ASL declared 5 ACPI requires 4 (20170831/nsarguments-198)
[12.313517] [DRM Intel_CPU_fifo_underrun_irq_handle] [i915] *ERROR* cpu pipe B FIFO underrun
[22.752104] [drm:drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_flip_done [drm_kms_helper]] *ERROR* [CRTC:34:pipe A] flip_done timed out

And so the messages continue for some time. In the end I was unable to install PM9. The funny thing is, with Elementary OS the laptop just did fine .... it was, however, an old version, based on Ubuntu 14.04.

Does anybody have any ideas?

Thank you in advance,

Laurens Swarte
the netherlands.

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Advanced Topics / Re: Firefox UI always in English ?
« on: July 05, 2018, 03:51:14 am »
Yes, Mark, it is all clear now. Thank you very much!

By the way, my PM8 machine has the same issue. Solved in the same way too ;-)

With kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands


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Advanced Topics / Re: Firefox UI always in English ?
« on: July 04, 2018, 04:45:32 pm »
I was confused with the language packs in Firefox. This is the cause of my misunderstanding. I am sorry.

I didn't understand to search in the repos. I just searched for the Firefox language packs in the add-ons.



The message is that FF is an old version. So at first instance I wondered how to update. I assumed the updates come with the usual updates.

Thank you for your help.

With kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands.

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Advanced Topics / Re: Firefox UI always in English ?
« on: July 04, 2018, 05:16:21 am »
In my case I cannot find intl.locale.requested in about:config. I can also not download the language pack because Firefox is on old version (60 instead of 61) (it seems it doesn't update automagically.....)

Is there any other way to update so I can install the right language pack?

Thank you in advance, and with kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands.


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Software & Applications / Re: PM9 heats up Dell Studio XPS 1640
« on: July 02, 2018, 01:57:47 pm »
The output from inxi -Fz is:

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laurens@laurens-Studio-XPS-1640 ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: laurens-Studio-XPS-1640 Kernel: 4.15.0-24-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: portable System: Dell product: Studio XPS 1640 v: A153 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Dell model: 0Y537R v: A15 serial: N/A
           BIOS: Dell v: A15 date: 04/09/2011
Battery    BAT0: charge: 2.6 Wh 88.1% condition: 3.0/5.1 Wh (58%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T9600 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2801 MHz 1: 2792 MHz 2: 2820 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV730/M96-XT [Mobility Radeon HD 4670]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.01hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RV730 (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.15.0-24-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RV710/730 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4000 series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-24-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom Limited NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
           driver: tg3
           IF: enp8s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (10.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: KingDian_S400_12 size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 110G used: 12G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 58.0C mobo: 40.0C gpu: 49.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A fan-2: 2837 fan-3: 2840
Info:      Processes: 191 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 948.9/3910.7MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

And the output from lspci -vnn | grep -iA2 net is:

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laurens@laurens-Studio-XPS-1640 ~ $ lspci -vnn | grep -iA2 net
04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 [8086:4235]
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300 [8086:1121]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
--
08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Limited NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1698] (rev 10)
Subsystem: Dell NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [1028:0272]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29
Memory at fc000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]

This laptop never ran PM8. I used it with Cent OS for some  time, but it never had this problem. I tested the laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 and KDE Neon before installing PM9. Bot had the same troubles as PM9.

I never use Bluetooth, so I will just leave it disabled and will happily use it with PM9.

Thank you so much for your help, Tony and Mark. PM would never be the same without you.

With kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands


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Software & Applications / Re: PM9 heats up Dell Studio XPS 1640
« on: July 02, 2018, 05:25:55 am »
BIOS does allow the wifi to be switched off. Doing so made no difference in the behavior of the machine. Disabling Bluetooth however did.

This is how TOP looks like after switching off Bluetooth in BIOS:


And this is how the system manager looks like after switching off Bluetooth:


Does this mean there is something wrong with the Bluetooth module?

Thank you in advance for your reply, and with kind regards,

Laurens Swarte
the Netherlands

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