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Networking / Re: Can't get USB WiFi dongle to work (Abandoned)
« on: November 07, 2017, 08:23:02 pm »
Why is this marked solved, when there's no posted solution ?

Not very helpful to others searching for a solution to a similar problem who'll now think:- "ah, Google suggests this person has a solution" and waste time coming here.

Please don't mark topics as (SOLVED) unless they contain a solution .. If you're abandoning the topic please mark it (ABANDONED) so others know not to waste time trying to replying, or if you've found a solution yourself please either take the time to include the solution (it will help others), or simply leave the thread open and let it fade away quietly .. TIA.

My apologies. I marked it wrong. I just went and changed it. Sorry about that.

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Networking / Can't get USB WiFi dongle to work (Abandoned)
« on: November 05, 2017, 04:26:53 pm »
Hello. I was trying to install Peppermint 8 on my wife's gaming PC. I have had Pepp 7 on here before, and after copying the driver files into home, 3 lines of commands, all was well. Below are the 3 commands I would run to make it work:

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sudo dkms add ./rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
sudo dkms install 8812au/1.0
sudo modprobe 8812au

Now I get the following error message when running the install command:

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Building initial module for 4.8.0-53-generic
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/rtl8812au/4.3.8.12175.20140902+dfsg/build/make.log for more information.

After Googling this, I think it has to do with the more advanced kernel?? I also tried running the commands below and got the same error.

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install rtl8812au-dkms

Can anyone point me in the right direction to make this thing work? Will include my inxi -Fz below:

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$ inxi -f
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-6400 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 799 MHz 3: 2024 MHz
           4: 799 MHz
           CPU Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat
           arch_perfmon art avx avx2 bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov
           constant_tsc cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts eagerfpu ept erms
           est f16c flexpriority fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr ht hwp hwp_act_window
           hwp_epp hwp_notify ida intel_pt invpcid lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx
           monitor movbe mpx msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pcid
           pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pts rdrand
           rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep smap smep ss sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2
           ssse3 syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme
           vmx vnmi vpid x2apic xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology
           xtpr
noah@eve ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: eve Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Eight
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: B150M PRO-VD (MS-7996) v: 1.0
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 1.20 date: 10/21/2015
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-6400 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3300 MHz 1: 799 MHz 2: 1188 MHz 3: 2554 MHz
           4: 829 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV117 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.2
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fbc driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 2032.3GB (0.6% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
           ID-3: USB /dev/sdc model: USB_2.0_FD size: 31.9GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 3.9G (9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
           ID-2: /home size: 664G used: 110M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb3
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 28.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 195 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 617.8/7947.4MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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Installation / Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install
« on: July 03, 2017, 10:10:56 pm »
For some reason it thinks you have a 32bit UEFI

If you're 100% sure you've run Peppermint 7 64bit on this system before.....


Try this:-

Boot to the LiveUSB (and make sure you have an active internet connection) and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /mnt
then
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sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/boot/efi
then
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for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
then
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sudo chroot /mnt
then
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grub-install /dev/mmcblk0 --target=x86_64-efi
then
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update-grub
then hit Ctrl+D to exit the chroot environment. (the prompt should change back to $)

Close the terminal and shut down the PC

Remove the LiveUSB

Turn ON the PC

did it boot ?
Now that I tried upgrading the same laptop to Peppermint 8, its giving me the same errors, except when I enter the above line of:
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grub-install /dev/mmcblk0 --target=x86_64-efi
I get the following error:
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grub-install: error: /usr/lib/grub/x86_64-efi/modinfo.sh doesn't exist. Please specify --target or --directory.
Any ideas how to fix this?

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General Discussion / Re: An upcoming project for my Dad's laptop
« on: April 23, 2017, 10:09:36 pm »
Thanks for all the advice guys, its helping to point me in the right direction. I am curious though about teamviewer though. Does it use a lot of data? He has like 2GB a month wifi that he shares with my stepmom. Mine is unlimited. If it doesn't take much data that would make things WAY easier on me. I plan on making a dry run here in a couple weeks on my old project laptop (I just use it to test different distros) and install everything as if it was his computer. I will probably install all of the recommended games (although I have no idea myself how to play them) and software and test it out first. I really have to look more into TeamViewer though, I think that could make things way easier.

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General Discussion / An upcoming project for my Dad's laptop
« on: April 22, 2017, 11:53:51 pm »
Hello everyone. In a month, I will be taking on a project. My dad has a laptop that last year I very quickly and sloppily installed Linux Mint 17.3 MATE on. It ran fine, but he doesn't understand it at all, stares at the screen for 5-10 minutes, gets frustrated and shuts it off. I have been debating between installing Peppermint 7 or elementary OS 0.4 Loki on it but am strongly leaning toward Pepp 7 as its an older laptop and my father is impatient and will NOT wait on it. Here's the thing, he lives 400 miles away from me, and has very limited data each month (like 2GB he shares with my stepmom). I have 5 days in early June to bring the laptop home with me and have it 100% amazing and ready to go so that when he turns it on, everything just works. My father has limited computer knowledge, and as an example he has asked me numerous times how to copy/paste things. Thats how "user friendly" I have to make Peppermint 7. His needs are simple. He said "I want to browse the internet, facebook messenger, gmail, play some games, play/rip/burn cds, play DVDs. Make it idiot proof and something I can't F up."  I have an idea in the direction I want to go, but am looking for any advice on this so his computer is setup perfect when he turns it on. I need advice on Games as well, as he is interested in games that I know nothing about. He said his favorites are: Chess, Mahjong, Sudoku, Solitaire & Freecell. As far as the CD thing, I was thinking Rhythmbox might be the most user friendly, but if you have other thoughts there, let me know. VLC for DVDs. I'm also wanting to create little tutorials with screenshots for him on how to do simple things (the things most of us do automatically). I'm not sure what the best way to go about that is though. Perhaps create static HTML documents or something?? Any ideas there would be appreciated as well. I was also going to ask about kernels. Currently on all of my laptops running Pepp7, I have the 4.10 kernel running and doing just fine. Considering his laptop probably will not be updated for another year, should I do that with his as well, or leave it with the default 4.4 kernel? Sorry for being so long winded, its just turning into a larger project than I originally thought. I look forward to any and all advice that you guys have. Thanks.

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Currently running Peppermint 7 respin on most of my computers, most recently is a Lenovo ThinkPad T420. Everything runs great.

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inxi -F
System:    Host: docbrown Kernel: 4.10.0-19-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: LENOVO (portable) product: 4236OP1 v: ThinkPad T420
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 4236OP1
           Bios: LENOVO v: 83ET79WW (1.49 ) date: 09/05/2016
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2520M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 991 MHz 2: 825 MHz 3: 903 MHz
           4: 909 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: intel
           Resolution: 1600x900@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 12.0.6
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-19-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: 00:21:cc:73:a2:f9
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak]
           driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: 08:11:96:f1:97:a4
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (5.3% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST320LT007 size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 8.4G (20%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /home size: 143G used: 278M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 3227
Info:      Processes: 182 Uptime: 11 min Memory: 709.8/7864.3MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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Installation / Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install
« on: March 19, 2017, 06:38:34 pm »
For some reason it thinks you have a 32bit UEFI

If you're 100% sure you've run Peppermint 7 64bit on this system before.....


Try this:-

Boot to the LiveUSB (and make sure you have an active internet connection) and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /mnt
then
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sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/boot/efi
then
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for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
then
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sudo chroot /mnt
then
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grub-install /dev/mmcblk0 --target=x86_64-efi
then
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update-grub
then hit Ctrl+D to exit the chroot environment. (the prompt should change back to $)

Close the terminal and shut down the PC

Remove the LiveUSB

Turn ON the PC

did it boot ?

Yay, it's working. Thank you to everyone for the help. I have no idea WHY it wasn't working, but it is now. I started cheering and my wife thought it was for the race on TV. Nope. Haha.

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Installation / Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install
« on: March 19, 2017, 05:57:14 pm »
The partitions in 'inxi -Fz results' look janky, to me, especially in comparison to your previous setup:  https://goo.gl/tnmUFC

The link you posted is the same computer, different version of Pepp 7. I've had other OS'es on here since then. What I don't get is that I can install Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 right now from that LiveUSB, and everything installs perfect. Pepp 7 uses the same type installer, but it hangs on grub install. I've used this .iso file of Pepp 7 before and all was well.

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Installation / Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install
« on: March 19, 2017, 05:52:07 pm »
Can you copy this command to a terminal in the live session and give the result:

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[ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo UEFI || echo BIOS

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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ [ -d /sys/firmware/efi ] && echo UEFI || echo BIOS
UEFI

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Installation / Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install
« on: March 19, 2017, 04:56:55 pm »
After the last failed install, did you change from Legacy BIOS to UEFI mode before booting that live session (or vice versa)?

Not intentionally but how can I tell? I went into BIOS and and it said Legacy Support and Secure Boot both disabled. I guess I'm not sure what to check.

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Installation / Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install
« on: March 19, 2017, 04:14:23 pm »
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grub-install /dev/mmcblk0

Same result

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root@peppermint / # grub-install /dev/mmcblk0
grub-install: error: /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/modinfo.sh doesn't exist. Please specify --target or --directory.

I'm also curious as to why it has i386-pc in the result. Its the amd64 version that I've always had on this computer.

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Installation / Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install
« on: March 19, 2017, 03:23:05 pm »
Is there anything in the BIOS that locks the EFI partition ?

If not, try this:-

Boot to the LiveUSB (and make sure you have an active internet connection) and run these commands in sequence:
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sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p2 /mnt
then
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sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/boot/efi
then
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for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
then
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sudo chroot /mnt
then
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grub-install /dev/sda
then
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update-grub
then hit
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Ctrl+D
to exit the chroot environment. (the prompt should change back to $)

Close the terminal and shut down the PC

Remove the LiveUSB

Turn ON the PC

did it boot ?

I got as far as the following command:

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grub-install /dev/sda

I got this error message:

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root@peppermint / # grub-install /dev/sda
grub-install: error: /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/modinfo.sh doesn't exist. Please specify --target or --directory.

So I tried this:

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grub install /dev/mmcblk0p2

And got this result:

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The program 'grub' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
apt install grub

Then:

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root@peppermint / # apt install grub
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package grub is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
  grub2-common

E: Package 'grub' has no installation candidate

So I tried:

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root@peppermint / # apt install grub2-common /dev/mmcblk0p2
Reading package lists... Done
E: Unsupported file /dev/mmcblk0p2 given on commandline

I'm at a loss.

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Installation / Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:34:56 am »
Here is what my hard drive looks like from the install using GParted on LiveUSB. Hope this helps.


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Installation / Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install
« on: March 19, 2017, 10:47:58 am »
Make sure secureboot is disabled, and don't choose to download updates during the install

Ok. Just made sure secure boot was disabled. Ran the install without updates. It's still having the same issue. Then the installer crashes and won't close out.

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Installation / Re: grub-efi-amd64-signed failed to install
« on: March 19, 2017, 10:27:47 am »
inxi -Fz results.

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peppermint@peppermint ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: peppermint Kernel: 4.4.0-51-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard (portable) product: HP Stream Notebook PC 11 v: Type1 - ProductConfigId
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 8023 v: 54.12
           Bios: Insyde v: F.08 date: 12/26/2014
CPU:       Dual core Intel Celeron N2840 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2582 MHz 1: 1524 MHz 2: 1505 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.07hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-51-generic
Network:   Card: Broadcom BCM43142 802.11b/g/n driver: wl
           IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 31.2GB (9.2% used)
           ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 model: N/A size: 31.3GB
           ID-2: USB /dev/sda model: USB_2.0_FD size: 31.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 946M used: 267M (29%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 0.50GB used: 0.18GB (37%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-3: swap-2 size: 0.50GB used: 0.18GB (37%) fs: swap dev: /dev/zram1
           ID-4: swap-3 size: 2.03GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/mmcblk0p3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 194 Uptime: 56 min Memory: 862.9/1891.5MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35

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