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Advanced Topics / Re: 5.4.0-48 Kernel install error
« Last post by spence on September 27, 2020, 09:29:28 am »
from your screenshot it looks like its related to the 8812au driver which im assuming is wifi, try to install a newer version of it then update and see if it goes away

Thanks for that suggestion @rayzer... powering on the desktop today, the wifi would not connect at all. So I pulled out the extra long cable and rebooted.. then ran thru the uninstall and reinstall process for the driver for my wifi dongle.

Voila!  8)
Hardware / Talktalk router switching between 2.4ghz and 5ghz for no "apparent" reason.
« Last post by Fitzroy on September 27, 2020, 08:17:40 am »
Hi all,

I have a talktalk router which appears to be dual band 2.4 and 5ghz which I assume is common these days?

I want to be able to switch from one band to the other at will primarily because the smart plugs/sockets/lights only work on 2.4ghz or failing that switch it permanently to 2.4ghz.

I'm not sure if this is what's happening but when I use my mobile phone to check the router it sometimes says 2.4 and other times 5ghz, sometimes it changes within seconds but I don't understand why.

If anyone can help me I'd be most grateful.
New Users / Re: Package update failing on Peppermint 10.0.0
« Last post by rayzer on September 27, 2020, 07:44:42 am »
try searching synaptic for linux-image, remove the packages related to the troublesome kernel then close synaptic and reboot your machine. then run sudo apt autoclean && sudo apt autoremove. see if that helps your problem
New Users / Re: Package update failing on Peppermint 10.0.0
« Last post by Slim.Fatz on September 27, 2020, 02:55:59 am »
Hi bobpace,

I agree with the last posting by invisible. Also note that the current kernel is 5.4.0-48 so that updating your system to the current kernel is definitely worth trying as well.  ;)


-- Slim
New Users / Re: Package update failing on Peppermint 10.0.0
« Last post by invisible on September 27, 2020, 02:42:13 am »
As you have only installed calibre, then it may be the calibre itself or dependencies causing the problem.
Synaptic tells me that 58 new packages are required when you install calibre and it would be difficult to identify and remove all those packages individually.

I would try the following (only because I have some free time  ;)):-

Boot into a previous kernel or install a later one (via synaptic)

If that shows no improvement:-

Remove calibre and dependencies

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sudo apt remove calibre
sudo apt purge calibre
sudo apt autoremove

Again, if the problem persists:-

Reinstall (because it's often quicker than trying to identify and repair the error)

Whatever you try, please have backups of your data at all times.

Good luck
New Users / Re: Package update failing on Peppermint 10.0.0
« Last post by bobpace on September 26, 2020, 11:28:21 pm »
Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: unrecoverable fatal error, aborting:
 reading files list for package 'linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-42-generic': Input/output error
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:

Is there any advice on how I can recover this or should I just get the latest image and reinstall?

Are you using kernel 5.4.0-42?

You can check your current kernel in use with the terminal command:-
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uname -a
My current kernel is 5.4.0-48.
I am hoping that you are not using 5.4.0-42 and the package could be removed providing you are using a newer linux image.
Thanks for the reply.

My current kernel is 5.4.0-42.

So far as I recall calibre is the only package other than the generic install that I have in this build.

Kind regards,
New Users / Re: Package update failing on Peppermint 10.0.0
« Last post by bobpace on September 26, 2020, 11:24:53 pm »
I can't think of the cause or solution. However, I would suggest backing up your user directory and any files to a second drive. Just in case you are forced to perform a clean install later.

Thanks josephd. The only stuff that is not generic on this client is my calibre library. About to back that up now and expect that I will try a rebuild.

Many years providing support in a large corporation.

1) Have you tried turning it off an on again?

2) Can you recreate the problem with a clean rebuild?

Oh well. Projects help covid pass more quickly.

Just as Peppermint boots, I often get a small notification window that warns me that 'Sticky keys are enabled'.....the notification alarm often varies and I may be advised otherwise that 'Slow keys' or 'Bounce keys' are enabled????

Running a search suggests running 'xfce4-accessibility-settings' and 'unticking' where necessary but there was nothing to untick!

I am not sure if this problem actually affects my keyboard but I don't find any difficulty in normal use.

Is there a way to effectively avoid these random messages and more importantly avoid having issues with my keyboard?
Software & Applications / Re: Permission denied
« Last post by straybit on September 26, 2020, 01:54:37 pm »
Thanks Murraymint.
Here is the fstab entry
Spoiler (click here to view / hide)
All folders are
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Software & Applications / Re: sudo apt-get upgrade triggers syntax error
« Last post by VinDSL 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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