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Hardware / Re: New Ryzen system problem (Solved)
« on: June 30, 2020, 11:47:15 pm »
Hi demag,

Glad to hear that you resolved your issue (unfortunately, at some expen$e to you  >:( ). And thank you for marking this thread as (Solved)8)


Regards,

-- Slim

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Installation / Re: New P10 install running very slowly. RESOLVED
« on: June 25, 2020, 03:31:46 am »
Hi Fitzroy,


You are welcome.  8)


When Peppermint 8 reaches EOL I'm rather confident that you will still find some distros that continue to support 32-bit systems. You can begin your searches now (to perhaps test some of these and to see whether they already have plans to continue supporting 32-bit systems) at DistroWatch;)


Regards,


-- Slim

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Installation / Re: New P10 install running very slowly. RESOLVED
« on: June 25, 2020, 02:13:05 am »
Hi Fitzroy,


Unfortunately, yes, it does look as though 32-bit support will be (eventually) no longer available from Ubuntu:(


Regards,


-- Slim

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Installation / Re: New P10 install running very slowly. RESOLVED
« on: June 22, 2020, 01:35:07 pm »
Hi Fitzroy,

Very happy to hear that you have found a solution!  :) It might be worth following up on the suggestion from rjm65 to expand the RAM to 1 GB (if it is not too expensive). The difference would definitely be noticeable and would make the experience of surfing the web more enjoyable for your friend.

Also: thank you for marking the topic RESOLVED8)


Regards,

-- Slim

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Installation / Re: New P10 install running very slowly.
« on: June 22, 2020, 09:11:52 am »
Ah, good old Peppermint Six !! Probably my favorite release of all !! Slim, trim and fast as a bootlegger on the run  ;D


Regards,

-- Slim

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Installation / Re: New P10 install running very slowly.
« on: June 22, 2020, 06:58:04 am »
OOps -- LOL  :D :-[

Of course, I mean 400 MB. That is really very little. Just opening a web browser with a couple of tabs puts you very near or even above that limit! If buying and installing additional RAM is not an option, then (as suggested) go for Peppermint 8.


Regards,

-- Slim

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Installation / Re: New P10 install running very slowly.
« on: June 22, 2020, 05:36:26 am »
Hi Fitzroy,

So this machine only has about 400 GB of RAM:o Have you performed a search and tried out any of the suggested solutions for speeding up the boot time? I think that if the computer only has about 400 GB of RAM that you cannot expect much performance with Peppermint 10 and should reinstall Peppermint 8;)


Regards,

-- Slim

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Installation / Re: New P10 install running very slowly.
« on: June 22, 2020, 04:01:51 am »
Hi Fitzroy,

As usual, we need more info about the friend's computer. Please have your friend open a terminal and enter this command:

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inxi -Fz

Then copy the output and post it in your next message (or have your friend register with the forum so that we can directly communicate).

As far as slow boot times go, search our forum using the Search function (at the top of the page) and the search terms "slow boot time" or similar to find some possible solutions to that issue. As you will discover there are numerous possible areas to investigate and the more information you can provide about the computer and some of the installation settings the better we can assist you/your friend.  ;)

Regards,

-- Slim

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: rem in terminal
« on: June 21, 2020, 01:22:41 pm »
Thanks, Slim.
I knew that but forgot (Old Timers Disease?)
Bruce


Check! Been there, done that!  ;D

Regards,

-- Slim

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Networking / Re: Another Realtek Wifi with random slowdowns.
« on: June 21, 2020, 01:17:29 pm »
Ok so two things.

1. You recommended that I do that very thing, noting that it was risky in regards to the same problem on my Peppermint 9 instance. Now I have reinstalled with Peppermint 10. But you were the one that said that I needed that rc, then and it solved my problem then. I just mean to say that you seem to be at odds to your own advice in the linked post.


Be careful, Brotherred: I did not tell you to use anything. I said you could try it -- and that suggestion is not the same thing as telling you to use it.  ;) I assume that you always check your downloads for security reasons. Obviously you don't. My mistake on top of your mistake.  ::)

Also note: I did not tell you or anyone to even try a release candidate kernel. So don't start putting words into my mouth that actually are your own.  ;)

 Have fun and I hope that you solve your problem.

Regards,

-- Slim

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Know what you mean but ZFS still results.........checking back via "install type" page it shows my selection of ext4 on the USB but Gparted shows 1 ZFS partition. I followed your suggestion and formatted the USB prior to running the install again.
I seems as if ZFS is somehow locked into the USB ??? ??? ??? I might just find another drive before trying again.


Wow! That is something I have not found in my readings -- although I must say that I don't read much about ZFS because it is not for me.

BTW Peppermint is Ubuntu based...just sayin


Right you are, plumtreed -- there was never any doubt about that! 8)

Regards,

-- Slim

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GNU/Linux Discussion / Re: rem in terminal
« on: June 21, 2020, 01:51:04 am »
Hi straybit,

The simplest thing to do in such a situation is to press the <Ctrl> key and while it is pressed also press the key for the letter 'c' (this is usually shortened to: press <Ctrl><c> or Ctrl+c or something similar). This gets you back to your command prompt without even attempting to run whatever you had already typed on the line. The way you did it, the command interpreter tried to execute the line you had entered, but stumbled at the (unknown) command rem. That also works but is more time consuming than simply pressing the key combination <Ctrl><c>8)


Regards,

-- Slim

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Hi plumtreed,

ZFS will not be used for an installation unless you explicitly select it. And that is not advisable at this point in time, because ZFS is (for Ubuntu-based distros) still somewhat experimental. Only those with good knowledge of ZFS should attempt to use it. To my knowledge, ZFS is not advisable for use on a thumb drive. It is, according to what I have last seen, best for use on large storage capacity systems that are used for web servers or enterprise applications.

My only advice is that you need to start over from the beginning and wipe (reformat) the USB stick. Then reinstall Peppermint, this time being careful to select e.g. ext4 rather than ZFS;)


Regards,

-- Slim

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Networking / Re: Another Realtek Wifi with random slowdowns.
« on: June 21, 2020, 01:25:29 am »
Hi Brotherred,

You should stay away from Release Candidate (rc) kernels (such as v5.8-rc1) unless you really know what you are doing!  ;) People with experience advise waiting until a kernel has reached its first stable point release. That means v5.8.1 (not v5.8, which is still not considered a stable point release).  A release candidate can often work very well, but there are much higher probablilities of problems than with stable releases -- which is why these are called Release Candidates::)

Release v5.8-rc1 should not be used because it failed during its self-test. You can see this when closely reading the page entry for it. Here is a copy of it:

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Test amd64/build succeeded (rc=0, on=amd64, time=0:18:24, log=amd64/log)
   amd64/linux-headers-5.8.0-050800-generic_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
   amd64/linux-headers-5.8.0-050800-lowlatency_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
   amd64/linux-headers-5.8.0-050800_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_all.deb
   amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.8.0-050800-generic_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
   amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.8.0-050800-lowlatency_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
   amd64/linux-modules-5.8.0-050800-generic_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
   amd64/linux-modules-5.8.0-050800-lowlatency_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
 
 Test amd64/self-tests failed (rc=2, on=amd64, time=0:00:21, log=amd64/self-tests/log)

Look closely at the last line, where it tells you that the amd64 kernel failed its self-test.

In addition, I would never install any software (and especially not the kernel) if I could not at least get checksums to give me some confidence that I am installing software that has not been changed by someone with malicious intent. For the v5.8-rc1 you will find that the checksums file does not give a checksum for any of the kernel packages.  ;)

You have been warned. Proceed at your own risk. 

Regards,

-- Slim

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General Discussion / MOVED: CK2 on Steam
« on: June 17, 2020, 11:29:44 pm »

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