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New Users / Re: Setting up video acceleration.
« on: October 16, 2020, 01:01:58 pm »
Might be a little off topic - maybe - maybe not...

I find this utility invaluable when setting up hardware. It's one of the tools I use during a fresh install; and it continues to be helpful, from time-to-time. You can find it in the Synaptic Package Manager.



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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: XFCE 4.16 November and Peppermint 11
« on: October 13, 2020, 09:16:59 pm »
I want to personally thank grafiksinc for all the work he has done, not mentioning the time spent, on Peppermint 11.

Hear, hear!

Great job, grafiksinc (and cohorts). Much appreciated!   :)


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Networking / Re: No network - new installation
« on: October 13, 2020, 09:10:04 am »
Fired up my 'resurrected' lappy. Here are a couple of visuals, that might help...

I'm ignoring the horribly old and stale Broadcom STA driver, and purged it from my system.




My Broadcom BCM card has full (IPv4 & IPv6) connectivity over both WiFi and Ethernet now.



Okay, I'm back on the trot, again...   :)

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Networking / Re: No network - new installation
« on: October 13, 2020, 07:53:45 am »
I 'resurrected' my Dell ATG D630 laptop, last week, and ran into the same Broadcom sniggle.

I have meetings this morning, so I'll need to give you a brief reply.

Check out this discussion: https://is.gd/BtHVJI. That's where I found the fix, for my situation.

Basically, Linux sees the network hardware and installs a 'Broadcom STA' driver. However, the 'Broadcom STA' driver was a 'bad guess' and  needs to be removed and replaced. It makes network connections undiscoverable.

Hope this helps. Gotta run. BBL


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General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2020
« on: October 11, 2020, 03:10:05 pm »
bought a new usb mic, audio technica at2020 usb.. just waiting on it to arrive.

Noice!   :)




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Gotta love Peppermint!   :)

I spent the last week shoehorning PM10 into my 13 year-old Dell Latitude ATG D620 laptop - the same lappy pictured above. I'm dual booting PM5 & PM10 on its 60GB SSD now.

Surprisingly, there's still plenty of life left in its Intel Core 2 Duo T7800 CPU. Doesn't feel noticeably slower than my Dell Latitude E6430 Core i7 lappy, actually.

Peppermint OS and Dell is a wicked combination...



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Advanced Topics / Re: 5.4.0-48 Kernel install error
« on: September 27, 2020, 03:31:46 pm »
I didn't see any of this "obsoleted"  narrative when the kernel last updated.

 :-X

Yeah, that was a weird one, for sure!

It's kinda mystifying when the OEM WiFi card on a Dell lappy won't light up.  Oh, well, all's well that ends well.

As an aside, out of boredom, I've decided to restore my former 'Road Warrior.' It's running on top of PM5 (Linux kernel 3.13.0). After updating it, everything (including the WiFi) works fine. Go figure.

Think I'll dual-boot it with PM10, and call it a day...   ;)

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Software & Applications / Re: sudo apt-get upgrade triggers syntax error
« on: September 26, 2020, 10:11:50 am »
I'm glad I went through this and didn't give up or just reinstall.  :)  Honestly, this is one thing I love about Linux.  You break it, you fix it, you learn along the way.  WOO!

Good job, Detective rkkc!   :)


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Advanced Topics / Re: 5.4.0-48 Kernel install error
« on: September 26, 2020, 12:11:19 am »
BTW, Much Joy with PM7! I'm playing it safe this time (kernel-wise).   ;D

Here's my restored PM7 install. Same lappy -  UEFI Secure Boot, et cetera


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Advanced Topics / Re: 5.4.0-48 Kernel install error
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:35:33 pm »
No problem(s). Working perfectly! UEFI Secure Boot, MOK, Shim, and the whole enchilada...


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Advanced Topics / Re: 5.4.0-48 Kernel install error
« on: September 25, 2020, 11:09:30 pm »
Anyone else have this kernel installation error message pop up?

I've been resorrecting the PM7 install on my triple-boot 'Road Warrior' - been at it for a few weeks - and I'm putting the finishing touches on it. I had temporarily installed PM10, to get the PM7 ball rolling, and had no reason to update PM10.

Soooo... tonight I was thinking about your query (above) and decided to use my temporary PM10 OOTB install as a guinea pig.  I haven't rebooted yet, but I found the dialog in CLI interesting.

Code: [Select]
Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 455650 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../00-busybox-initramfs_1%3a1.27.2-2ubuntu3.3_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking busybox-initramfs (1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.3) over (1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2) ...
Preparing to unpack .../01-busybox-static_1%3a1.27.2-2ubuntu3.3_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking busybox-static (1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.3) over (1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.2) ...
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Unpacking gir1.2-packagekitglib-1.0 (1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.6) over (1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.5) ...
Preparing to unpack .../04-librados2_12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.4_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking librados2 (12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.4) over (12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.3) ...
Preparing to unpack .../05-libcephfs2_12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.4_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libcephfs2 (12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.4) over (12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.3) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-modules-5.4.0-48-generic.
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Selecting previously unselected package linux-hwe-5.4-headers-5.4.0-48.
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Unpacking linux-hwe-5.4-headers-5.4.0-48 (5.4.0-48.52~18.04.1) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-headers-5.4.0-48-generic.
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Unpacking shim-signed (1.37~18.04.8+15+1552672080.a4a1fbe-0ubuntu2) over (1.37~18.04.6+15+1533136590.3beb971-0ubuntu1) ...
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Preparing to unpack .../21-packagekit_1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.6_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking packagekit (1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.6) over (1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.5) ...
Setting up aptdaemon-data (1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.4) ...
Setting up shim (15+1552672080.a4a1fbe-0ubuntu2) ...
Setting up shim-signed (1.37~18.04.8+15+1552672080.a4a1fbe-0ubuntu2) ...
Installing for x86_64-efi platform.
Installation finished. No error reported.
Setting up libpackagekit-glib2-18:amd64 (1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.6) ...
Setting up linux-modules-5.4.0-48-generic (5.4.0-48.52~18.04.1) ...
Setting up librados2 (12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.4) ...
Setting up busybox-initramfs (1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.3) ...
Setting up libcephfs2 (12.2.13-0ubuntu0.18.04.4) ...
Setting up snapd (2.46.1+18.04) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/apparmor.d/usr.lib.snapd.snap-confine.real ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/profile.d/apps-bin-path.sh ...
snapd.failure.service is a disabled or a static unit, not starting it.
snapd.snap-repair.service is a disabled or a static unit, not starting it.
Setting up gir1.2-packagekitglib-1.0 (1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.6) ...
Setting up busybox-static (1:1.27.2-2ubuntu3.3) ...
Setting up linux-hwe-5.4-headers-5.4.0-48 (5.4.0-48.52~18.04.1) ...
Setting up packagekit (1.1.9-1ubuntu2.18.04.6) ...
Setting up linux-headers-5.4.0-48-generic (5.4.0-48.52~18.04.1) ...
/etc/kernel/header_postinst.d/dkms:
 * dkms: running auto installation service for kernel 5.4.0-48-generic

Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel.  Skipping...

Building module:
cleaning build area....
'make' -j4 KLIB=/lib/modules/5.4.0-48-generic........................
Signing module:
 - /var/lib/dkms/backport-iwlwifi/7906/5.4.0-48-generic/x86_64/module/iwlmvm.ko
 - /var/lib/dkms/backport-iwlwifi/7906/5.4.0-48-generic/x86_64/module/cfg80211.ko
 - /var/lib/dkms/backport-iwlwifi/7906/5.4.0-48-generic/x86_64/module/mac80211.ko
 - /var/lib/dkms/backport-iwlwifi/7906/5.4.0-48-generic/x86_64/module/iwlxvt.ko
 - /var/lib/dkms/backport-iwlwifi/7906/5.4.0-48-generic/x86_64/module/compat.ko
 - /var/lib/dkms/backport-iwlwifi/7906/5.4.0-48-generic/x86_64/module/iwlwifi.ko
Adding '/var/lib/shim-signed/mok/MOK.der' to shim:
cleaning build area....

DKMS: build completed.

compat.ko:
Running module version sanity check.

Module has been obsoleted due to being included
in kernel 5.0.0.  We will avoid installing
for future kernels above 5.0.0.
You may override by specifying --force.

iwlwifi.ko:
Running module version sanity check.

Module has been obsoleted due to being included
in kernel 5.0.0.  We will avoid installing
for future kernels above 5.0.0.
You may override by specifying --force.

iwlxvt.ko:
Running module version sanity check.

Module has been obsoleted due to being included
in kernel 5.0.0.  We will avoid installing
for future kernels above 5.0.0.
You may override by specifying --force.

iwlmvm.ko:
Running module version sanity check.

Module has been obsoleted due to being included
in kernel 5.0.0.  We will avoid installing
for future kernels above 5.0.0.
You may override by specifying --force.

mac80211.ko:
Running module version sanity check.

Module has been obsoleted due to being included
in kernel 5.0.0.  We will avoid installing
for future kernels above 5.0.0.
You may override by specifying --force.

cfg80211.ko:
Running module version sanity check.

Module has been obsoleted due to being included
in kernel 5.0.0.  We will avoid installing
for future kernels above 5.0.0.
You may override by specifying --force.

depmod...

DKMS: install completed.
   ...done.
Setting up linux-headers-generic-hwe-18.04 (5.4.0.48.52~18.04.42) ...
Setting up linux-image-5.4.0-48-generic (5.4.0-48.52~18.04.1) ...
I: /vmlinuz.old is now a symlink to boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-47-generic
I: /initrd.img.old is now a symlink to boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-47-generic
I: /vmlinuz is now a symlink to boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-48-generic
I: /initrd.img is now a symlink to boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-48-generic
Setting up linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-48-generic (5.4.0-48.52~18.04.1) ...
Setting up linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04 (5.4.0.48.52~18.04.42) ...
Setting up linux-generic-hwe-18.04 (5.4.0.48.52~18.04.42) ...
Setting up aptdaemon (1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.4) ...
Setting up python3-aptdaemon (1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.4) ...
Setting up python3-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets (1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu19.4) ...
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.130ubuntu3.10) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-47-generic
I: The initramfs will attempt to resume from /dev/sda8
I: (UUID=46de3fd8-221d-4634-9270-b35aaa8633ed)
I: Set the RESUME variable to override this.
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1.2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for dbus (1.12.2-1ubuntu1.2) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for linux-image-5.4.0-48-generic (5.4.0-48.52~18.04.1) ...
/etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms:
 * dkms: running auto installation service for kernel 5.4.0-48-generic
   ...done.
/etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools:
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-48-generic
I: The initramfs will attempt to resume from /dev/sda8
I: (UUID=46de3fd8-221d-4634-9270-b35aaa8633ed)
I: Set the RESUME variable to override this.
/etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub:
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub'
Sourcing file `/etc/default/grub.d/50_peppermint.cfg'
Generating grub configuration file ...
Found background image: grub-background.png
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-48-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-48-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-47-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-47-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-45-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-45-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.4.0-42-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.4.0-42-generic
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-5.0.0-37-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-5.0.0-37-generic
Found Windows Boot Manager on /dev/sda2@/EFI/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi
Found Peppermint 7 Seven (7) on /dev/sda6
Found Linux Mint 7 Gloria - Main Edition (7) on /dev/sdb6
Adding boot menu entry for EFI firmware configuration
done


I'll reboot after I post this, and we'll see how it goes...

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New Users / Re: Stuck at Boot
« on: September 16, 2020, 12:07:43 pm »
I ran into a similar problem when I was running manjaro and I was messing around with the driver settings, a black screen with a flashing underscore that won't let me reach the login. Instead of fixing that I distrohopped instead and it seems to have found me again but I like this system so I want to keep it.

I'd appreciate any advice on how to fix this if this is repairable, if not I'll do another clean install.

Different distros (Arch Linux & Lubuntu) - same problem - same machine. Interesting.

I'm wondering if this has to do with a kernel update, too  :-\

The specialized/quirky PM machine I'm on right now refuses to run properly on anything but 'Linux 4.15.0.23-generic'. I've tried unsuccessfully to update the kernel on this rig for a couple of  years, but it always ends up having hardware & display probs.

Does your machine boot up and run properly on a PM installation ISO stick?

If so, I'd suggest sticking with that kernel ver.

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Software & Applications / Re: Creating a portable OS on a USB pendrive
« on: September 06, 2020, 01:38:15 pm »
I did as you directed and booted up the live USB and then asked it to install as you would normally do if you were installing on the HDD.

I always use "Something else" in Ubiquity, to setup/choose the partitions where to install it.

You should see the USB stick in there.

Perhaps I should write a HowTo on this, when I get some time...   ;)

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Software & Applications / Re: Creating a portable OS on a USB pendrive
« on: September 06, 2020, 11:14:31 am »
I've done something like this many, many times over the years. I used to call it my 'Pocket PC', until someone brought it to my attention that Pocket PCs were actually a thing - and I was confusing ppl by calling it that.   ;D

Anyway, it's easy to make a 'portable laptop' for want of another phrase. But, it does require two (2) USB sticks.

All one needs to do is make a Live USB stick, and boot into a live session. Then, plug a second USB stick into a spare USB port and do a full install to the second USB stick, instead of the SSD/HDD drive.

When installation is complete, just boot from the USB that you created, and away you go.

I've never actually "cloned" data to a bootable USB stick with persistence. I just copy n' paste what I need to the stick. I suppose one could do a data backup of the SSD/HDD and restore it to the USB, but that's just a guess.

Like I said, I've done this many times. As an experiment, I ran one of my bots 24/7/365, off one of these sticks.  I wanted to see how long the USB stick would survive constant read/write activity. It lasted almost 2 years before it started getting errors. Last recorded uptime was 285 days.

Have fun!

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I looked at the commit. I think I would try reinstalling them:

Code: [Select]
Upgraded the following packages:
grub-common (2.02-2ubuntu8.17) to 2.02-2ubuntu8.18
grub-efi-amd64 (2.02-2ubuntu8.17) to 2.02-2ubuntu8.18
grub-efi-amd64-bin (2.02-2ubuntu8.17) to 2.02-2ubuntu8.18
grub-efi-amd64-dbg (2.02-2ubuntu8.17) to 2.02-2ubuntu8.18
grub-efi-amd64-signed (1.93.19+2.02-2ubuntu8.17) to 1.93.20+2.02-2ubuntu8.18
grub2-common (2.02-2ubuntu8.17) to 2.02-2ubuntu8.18

And, pick 'Replace' when asked...

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