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Hardware / HDMI audio problems on Dell E6630
« on: August 18, 2019, 07:07:13 am »
I'm using a Dell E6630, Peppermint10, on an SSD with plain onboard audio.....when I want to use HDMI I have to change the audio mixer selection.......and when I unplug the HDMI connector I have to go back to the audio mixer to get audio back on the notebook.

 I also have Win10 on the second drive, a HDD and the audio selection is automatic when I plug in to HDMI and back again.

I'm I missing something.........is there a way of making this an automatic process in Peppermint? It's not a big hassle to make the changes but maybe all I need is to change the kernel?

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Hardware / Re: Pulled the Trigger
« on: June 19, 2019, 06:55:59 am »
Financial year ends in June in Australia so a friend needed to throw out his dated hardware in order to upgrade to tax deductible new stuff. His laptop was a Dell E6330 with a 250G HDD and 8GB RAM......immaculate condition cos Charlies a farmer and 'never uses computers'

I took the Peppermint SSD out of my old Acer and slipped it into the new Latitude......Win10 was on the old HDD!

Your going to have fun with your 'new' Dell ;D

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General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 29, 2018, 04:36:54 pm »
Thanks Pin........you always jump in to help ;D...............if it wasn't the problem, i'll be back!

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General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 29, 2018, 06:16:50 am »
Your 'Phantom Drive' comment caused me to check the PCMCIA slot.....has a Adaptor inserted to accommodate SD cards......found an sd card inserted but it didn't seem to be picked up at boot or even on Gparted.

Card was pushed in but I guess not completely or had worked loose.......does boot when solidly installed.

I'm full of hope that this was causing the glitch..........time will tell.........thanks PCNetSpec for the heads up!

............BTW card has Slitaz installed and was probably in there for months :(

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General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 28, 2018, 04:42:23 pm »
@Pin..........I have 2 drives, 60 GB ssd and the original 80 GB hd in the optical drive bay, live USB @8

@PCNetSpec your summation is probably the confirmation I was expecting.........I always use the laptop as wireless.

I appreciate the help but I will just go with it to see if it fails again..........backups are in place.


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General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 28, 2018, 07:37:36 am »

Hi Pin

From a live USB, 'fsck  /dev/sdb' returns that '/dev/sdb' is busy.........when I try 'umount' I get a temporary ' not mounted' that seems to become mounted when I run the 'fsck' command again........going nowhere, mate.......what's missing?

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General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 27, 2018, 07:17:57 pm »
That is what happens, turn laptop on, no grub, just the "Read Error".....unable to do anything but shut down and reboot and it continues to fail indefinitely. I usually scramble to try to revive things with no apparent result. This process has happened about a dozen times.

It usually ends with me running my live usb vers of Peppermint trying to Google a fix.......with no result. then a random reboot brings success and relief.

......I am now running correctly since my question was posted  on Oct26 .....

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General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 27, 2018, 06:14:07 pm »
This has been happening every now and then. There is no indication that anything is failing.......the warning arrives when trying to boot...'Read Error' shows on the screen.

Any attempt to correct the situation fails.........then, again, without any indication then next boot will work.....and, as it is now, it seems to be OK.

I'll try to squeeze more info with your <dmesg | grep -i "error\|warn\|fail"> when it happens again..........with a bit of luck it doesn't happen???

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General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 27, 2018, 05:19:38 pm »
Thanks for your help and I promise that the 'read error' has cropped up more than a few times...........the only new intro to the system has been a pair of poweline adaptors.....didn't think they would affect anything?

Spoiler (click here to view / hide)

 sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for plumtreed:
Disk /dev/sda: 74.5 GiB, 80026361856 bytes, 156301488 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x2247c06c

Device     Boot     Start       End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sda1            2048  62087167 62085120 29.6G 83 Linux
/dev/sda2        62087168 123527167 61440000 29.3G 83 Linux
/dev/sda3       123527168 156301311 32774144 15.6G 82 Linux swap / Solaris


Disk /dev/sdb: 55.9 GiB, 60022480896 bytes, 117231408 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x83781d1a

Device     Boot    Start       End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *        2048  47106047 47104000 22.5G 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2       47106048  96751615 49645568 23.7G 83 Linux
/dev/sdb3       96751616 117229567 20477952  9.8G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
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Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
plumtreed@plumtreed-Aspire-5315 ~ $ blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="e7d602ac-7a5d-4f01-b20a-8b57bc2e473b" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="2247c06c-01"
/dev/sda2: UUID="bcdeccf2-90ba-4f54-a47e-2fd03e0172a8" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="2247c06c-02"
/dev/sda3: UUID="c3a24a3d-08b9-4c6d-be10-6eefc79d5399" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="2247c06c-03"
/dev/sdb1: UUID="a5d3f57f-d96b-4598-b7f8-eaaebe2dae96" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="83781d1a-01"
/dev/sdb2: UUID="6871b755-02d9-4ca0-93e4-baeee837527b" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="83781d1a-02"
/dev/sdb3: UUID="c6b2ad17-3257-4527-8746-90c0e9cec5f9" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="83781d1a-03"
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well, I didn't get that right.........

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General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 26, 2018, 06:59:17 pm »
That seems to present a few errors but I don't know if they relate to my problem.......in fact I have no idea what they suggest!



[    0.090241] ACPI BIOS Error (bug): \_SB.PCI0._OSC: Excess arguments - ASL declared 5, ACPI requires 4 (20180531/nsarguments-164)
[    0.090352] acpi PNP0A08:00: _OSC failed (AE_TYPE); disabling ASPM
[    1.500096] RAS: Correctable Errors collector initialized.
[    4.716508] EXT4-fs (sdb1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[    5.423589] random: 7 urandom warning(s) missed due to ratelimiting
[    7.214543] wl: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel


Peppermint( is on /dev/sdb

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General Discussion / Re: Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 26, 2018, 05:23:06 pm »
The complete message is "Read Error"........there is nothing else to go on......except somebody saying 'oh, Fudge!'

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General Discussion / Does 'Read Error' Suggest a Failing Drive?
« on: October 26, 2018, 07:43:54 am »
This seems to be happening more often....periodically and for no obvious reason, when I boot I get "Read error". I have tried to sort it out by rebooting of course and perhaps by running a live peppermint9 USB....but usually part way thru my efforts to find the problem everything returns to normal!

Peppermint9 is the first grub boot option on an SSD with Manjaro on a hd run thru an adaptor in the optical drive, seldom used but I thought I needed to put something on it? I double checked the bios and the boot order is ok.

I am beginning to think I may have a drive that is beginning to fail and since I seldom use Manjaro on the HD it probably is the constanstly used Peppermint SSD that is going off.

Are there any suggestions or are there any ideas at possible remedies......


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.....thats cool! :D

My boot time is slowed a few seconds by the 'hddtemp' but I guess I prefer to have it triggered at boot-up and sacrifice the boot time.

Hey, thanks for your words of wisdom :)

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This is always interesting stuff.....I am amazed at the speed of Peppermint.

one question, have you disabled 'hddtemp' via systemctl or has it just not appeared on your unit? :-\

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I have Peppermint 7 and Peppermint 9 running on separate drives on a laptop............I find that it takes a long time to boot into 9 so I usually 'suspend' rather than do a complete shutdown.

When I close the lid Peppermint 7's suspend works as it should and displays a flashing LED to show it has suspended.......and fires up when the lid is opened.

When I close the lid on 9 it suspends but the light does not flash........other than that it works fine! Oddly, if suspend from the logout panel the light flashes.

......have I missed ticking a box somewhere, I've googled it all weekend and find mostly that people want to turn the light off not on :'(.

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