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#16
QuoteSo I closed the terminal and opened it again and put in what it told me and then I got this message:

By closing the terminal, you left the process dangling, so blocking debconf.
You should have completed the install in the same terminal.

Try again (after a reboot) and see if that removed the lock
If not then try:

sudo fuser -vik /var/cache/debconf/config.dat
Will display the process and ask if you want to terminate it.

Then run:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg
#17
Linux Support / Re: Can't get Smartmontools
July 30, 2021, 09:07:02 PM
Well, you must have installed (or tried to) mailutils (postfix) which after forcing the fix-missing has come to the point of setting itself up  ::)

It appears that if you got install recommends set then smartmontools will pull in mailutils.

Remove the packages first:

sudo apt-get remove smartmontools
sudo apt-get autoremove

You can test this by:
sudo apt-get install -s smartmontools

To install without the extra packages use this:
sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends smartmontools
#18
Linux Support / Re: Can't get Smartmontools
July 30, 2021, 05:35:34 PM
Always update before install  ;)

Try installing it again
sudo apt-get install smartmontools

then on a full disk (not partition)
sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda

#19
Linux Support / Re: Frequent crashing of 18.04
July 29, 2021, 08:25:43 PM
Check if /dev/sda is mounted
mount | grep "/dev/sda*"

if it is then unmount it
sudo umount /dev/sda2

then run fsck to test and repair (this will be verbose)
sudo fsck -pvf /dev/sda2

or

sudo fsck -yvf /dev/sda2
#20
Linux Support / Re: Frequent crashing of 18.04
July 29, 2021, 05:45:34 PM
Did not realise that you cannot boot your laptop :-[

Back to line USB/CD (lowercase L)
Please post the complete output here to show what is visible from live env.
sudo fdisk -l
#21
Linux Support / Re: Frequent crashing of 18.04
July 29, 2021, 08:50:45 AM
OK,

Try a different route, log in to your laptop then:
Get last time filesystem was checked

sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sda2 | grep Last\ c
then mount count since then
sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sda2 | grep Mount
check how many mounts are allowed before check
sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sda2 | grep Max

To force fsck on every boot:
sudo tune2fs -c 1 /dev/sda2
or every 10 boots
sudo tune2fs -c 10 /dev/sda2

To disable fsck on boot
sudo tune2fs -c -1 /dev/sda2
#22
Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
July 28, 2021, 09:31:56 PM
QuoteWarning!  /dev/sda2 is mounted.

Still mounted?

Probably a lot easier if you got nothing to loose
#23
Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
July 28, 2021, 08:26:00 PM
QuoteWarning!  /dev/sda is in use.
Did you unmount all sda partitions?

Please list partitions (that is lowercase L):
sudo fdisk -l

Then run fsck on partitions other than swap:
sudo fsck -n /dev/sda1

or
sudo fsck -n /dev/sda2

If that still throws the superblock corrupt message then
try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock (replace <device> with /dev/sda1 or sda2):
    sudo e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
#24
Linux Support / Re: peppermint won't boot
July 28, 2021, 06:13:04 PM
You need to boot into a live USB/CD environment then make sure none of the disks are mounted:

for n in /dev/sda* ; do umount $n ; done

then run fsck as Keith indicated

sudo fsck -y /dev/sda

Note using the -y will answer yes to all fixing suggestions.

perhaps you could just do a dry run first:
sudo fsck -n /dev/sda
#25
Linux Support / Re: Frequent crashing of 18.04
July 28, 2021, 03:39:26 PM
It is possible to check the file system type

df -Th | grep "^/dev"

Try using just fsck

sudo fsck /dev/sda2

fsck is a wrapper for various filesystem checks.

I have assumed you would have a ext type as being linux.
#26
Linux Support / Re: Frequent crashing of 18.04
July 27, 2021, 08:53:09 PM
Do not know if you made any mistakes but here it is again:
Is your partition ext2/3/4?
Make sure none of the disks in question are mounted first.
Try with sudo
sudo e2fsck /dev/sda2
#27
Linux Support / Re: Frequent crashing of 18.04
July 27, 2021, 08:22:14 AM
run fsck from a Live-CD/Live-USB
Identify partitions

sudo fdisk -l

Make sure they are unmounted:

for n in /dev/sda* ; do umount $n ; done

then run fsck on them (substitute X to suit):

e2fsck /dev/sdaX
#28
Packages needed to play DVD's are in separate repository
You can add the multiverse repository to Ubuntu
sudo add-apt-repository multiverse
then
sudo apt install libdvd-pkg
then
sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

Once complete, reboot your system and you should be able to play DVD in your Ubuntu system.
#29
General Discussion / Re: Changes to the Forum pages
June 18, 2021, 07:46:06 PM
Just an observation, on this site, the font size changes to suit the default font size set in the Browser (Firefox in my case). The default font size was set to 16pt. So (for my benefit) I changed it to 12pt and the page rendered as it used to before. Perhaps it is worth mentioning this if somebody has a font size issue when viewing these pages.
#30
What was the output from:
type firefox

Was it
Quotefirefox is /usr/bin/firefox

If that is the case then it is not a snap package.

You should be able to remove with apt:
sudo apt-get --purge autoremove firefox