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Messages - Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

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Programming / Re: Signals with trap
« on: Yesterday at 10:34:13 pm »
I'm pretty sure SIGKILL and SIGSTOP cannot be trapped (or handled at all).
https://www.shellscript.sh/trap.html
and
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35569659/the-signals-sigkill-and-sigstop-cannot-be-caught-blocked-or-orignored-why

Ctrl+\ will send a SIGQUIT signal to the terminal, so maybe
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trap "bash -c /usr/bin/gedit" 3
then Ctrl+\ should fire up /usr/bin/gedit

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So it works via USB but not via wireless ?

Try this in Peppermint 9
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,7086.msg72516.html#msg72516

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When it goes off, does running
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sudo rfkill unblock all
bring wireless back ?

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You're most welcome Degsy :)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Running defragfs
« on: October 18, 2018, 12:06:37 pm »
You'll be glad you did .. but there's no going back to a spinner once you've tried an SSD :)

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General Help & Advice / Re: Running defragfs
« on: October 18, 2018, 12:52:57 am »
Sorry Mike, but I'm not happy providing help with a command I don't know much about that could potentially do damage.

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Ubuntu / Re: Can I Remove Startup Applications
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:20:19 pm »
I can see no major problems in your dmesg output besides some IPv6 duplicate warnings.

If you don't need it, you could see if disabling IPv6 helps
https://support.purevpn.com/how-to-disable-ipv6-linuxubuntu

If that doesn't help, can you explain:-

Quote
The system takes over two minutes to boot up and into Firefox

How long to boot, and once booted how long to start firefox?



Oh and in answer to your original question .. this for sure can be disabled
GNOME Software

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Peppermint / Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:55:12 pm »
Okay, boot into the Peppermint 9 LiveUSB/LiveDVD and select "Try Peppermint"

Once at the desktop fire up GParted, and delete these 2 partitions
/dev/sda1
and
/dev/sda7
then apply the changes.

Now do a regular install (from the Install Peppermint icon on the desktop), and it should offer to install Peppermint 9 ALONGSIDE Peppermint 6
(if it doesn't offer this, back out of the installer and let me know)

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What's the output from
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lsusb
and
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net
and
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sudo rfkill list
and
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iwlist scan
as well as checking wireless isn't disable by a hardware switch (or key combo), check it hasn't been disabled in the BIOS.

BTW, if these guys changed some "incorrect" settings, do they understand Linux ? .. I wouldn't have expected PC World techs to.
(or are you dual booting? .. if not, it MAY suggest they changed some stuff in the BIOS)

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Peppermint / Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:56:04 pm »
Okay then

Boot to the Peppermint 6 LiveUSB

Open a terminal and run these commands in sequence
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sudo mount /dev/sda6 /mnt
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 Ctrl+D (to exit the chroot environment).

Shut down the PC

Remove the LiveUSB

Boot up the PC (without manually choosing an OS at the GRUB screen)

Did it automatically boot into Peppermint 6 ?

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Peppermint / Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:58:20 pm »
Is the installed Peppermint 6 32bit or 64bit ?

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a) does it work connected via USB ?en set it
(will probably require you delete the printer, th up again)

b) in your web browser, go to
http://localhost:631/
go to Administration (tab) .. then "Manage Printers" button.

Is there only one printer listed ?

and if you select it, does it say it's active ?

is there anything stuck in the print queue (you can access this either via the CUPS web interface, or by right-clicking the printer in "Printers")

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Peppermint / Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« on: October 16, 2018, 03:24:51 pm »
Have you got an Ubuntu 14.04 or Peppermint 6 LiveDVD/LiveUSB ?

Because the first thing we need to do it make sure GRUB stage one is pointing at grub stage two on Peppermint 6 .. so when we remove Ubuntu, Peppermint 6 is still bootable.

I just want to make sure you're equipped in case this goes wrong.

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General Discussion / Re: best thing to do with a mac mini
« on: October 16, 2018, 03:09:03 pm »
Dunno .. will Linux go on the mini ?

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Peppermint / Re: New Installation of Peppermint 9 on dual boot system
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:25:02 am »
Sorry, I forgot to ask for the output from:
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sudo blkid

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